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Forum: Wrestling 10-18-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By Jim Behrens
Show this rule to your administration and see...

Show this rule to your administration and see what they say.
The rule seems to be pretty clear in wording and intent.
I would guess that the basketball "open gyms" will go away as well.
Chances...
Forum: Wrestling 10-11-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,547
Posted By Jim Behrens
As an official, this has nothing to do with us. ...

As an official, this has nothing to do with us.
However I think there are two really big issues here.
The first is liability. The rule seems to be quite clear so if there is an alum in the room...
Forum: Wrestling 10-08-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 556
Sticky: Ask the Ref.
Views: 520,849
Posted By Jim Behrens
Using this as a resource, nothing I read in...

Using this as a resource, nothing I read in paragraph 8 indicates that.
IOW, I would not count on it. OTOH, the OHSAA sometimes does the unexpected.
...
Forum: Wrestling 09-27-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jim Behrens
While I do not doubt or dispute you, I would say...

While I do not doubt or dispute you, I would say that reading the OHSAA regulations, a coach or AD is opening their school up to all kinds of liability problems.

Would you put your job on the...
Forum: Wrestling 09-26-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jim Behrens
Correct on both counts from what we are told. ...

Correct on both counts from what we are told.
Here is the way the OHSAA office worded it:

"If coaches are trying to get wrestlers matches at the end of a meet, that is fine, they just need to...
Forum: Wrestling 09-26-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jim Behrens
Well, you might think that but would be...

Well, you might think that but would be incorrect.
This is covered under General Sports Regulation #26 which reads as follows:

"26. Exhibition Competition
Any event or competition involving...
Forum: Wrestling 09-20-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Jim Behrens
LOL Not true at all. As I always tell people,...

LOL Not true at all. As I always tell people, they actually pay me to have the best seat in the house.
When you work hard and become known, you get lots of work and it gets to be real fun.
Forum: Wrestling 09-20-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 556
Sticky: Ask the Ref.
Views: 520,849
Posted By Jim Behrens
There are too many variables to be able to decide...

There are too many variables to be able to decide without seeing it but, if I understand you correctly, wrestler B is the defensive wrestler?

If so, wrestler B can lock his hands all he wants with...
Forum: Wrestling 09-07-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Jim Behrens
Since I wrote what you read, yes, the shortage is...

Since I wrote what you read, yes, the shortage is real. The OHSAA doesn't seem to notice or at least they are not addressing it directly. This is true in most, if not all, sports.

There are a...
Forum: Wrestling 09-03-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jim Behrens
Not trying to be a wet blanket but "exhibition"...

Not trying to be a wet blanket but "exhibition" matches are prohibited by rule.
No official who values his/her permit, or any AD who doesn't want to deal with the liability, would choose this route....
Forum: Wrestling 09-02-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By Jim Behrens
Neither. I am not arguing at all, I am merely...

Neither.
I am not arguing at all, I am merely stating facts concerning the number of participants at a couple of large holiday tournaments. I know they can be pesky and get in the way of your view...
Forum: Wrestling 09-02-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By Jim Behrens
I would have to say that you haven't been paying...

I would have to say that you haven't been paying attention if you believe this to be true.
In 2016 there were approx 46 teams at Brecksville. How many of those teams fielded a 14 man line up?
The...
Forum: Wrestling 08-31-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By Jim Behrens
Out of curiosity, how do you come to that...

Out of curiosity, how do you come to that conclusion?
Forum: Wrestling 08-30-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Jim Behrens
I hope it is okay to tag onto this thread. ...

I hope it is okay to tag onto this thread.
Officials are needed all over the entire state. It takes some time to get comfortable on the mat and to get known but the rewards are worth it.
Without...
Forum: Wrestling 07-18-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,829
Posted By Jim Behrens
I tend to agree with you. Fried was before many...

I tend to agree with you. Fried was before many people here got involved in the sport.
I was lucky enough to have officiated both of them in matches. Both were outstanding wrestlers and we could...
Forum: Wrestling 07-11-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,246
Posted By Jim Behrens
Sorry to have to break this to you but there are...

Sorry to have to break this to you but there are a LOT of people on Yappi with those exact qualifications.
Forum: Wrestling 07-11-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,246
Posted By Jim Behrens
I agree with Coach 100%. I saw everyone on the...

I agree with Coach 100%. I saw everyone on the list except Bobby Douglas and officiated most of them at least one time. While it is not the intent of this poll, I always appreciate wrestlers who...
Forum: Wrestling 06-14-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Jim Behrens
A bit of an update: ...

A bit of an update:

http://www.gcwcoa.com/lake-catholics-kevon-freeman-named-gcwcoa-lee-kemp-award-winner/

http://www.gcwcoa.com/2018-g-c-w-c-o-a-award-winners-announced/

BTW, the ball game...
Forum: Wrestling 06-13-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By Jim Behrens
Assuming you are talking HS, it is illegal. ...

Assuming you are talking HS, it is illegal.

Depending on how the official views it, or whether he is able to stop it in time, it is not PD. Don't count on that being the call. It can be, and...
Forum: Wrestling 06-12-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Jim Behrens
I can give some info. This is the Outstanding...

I can give some info.
This is the Outstanding Wrestler award given to a wrestler in the NE area.
The coach must be a member of the GCWCOA (which costs virtually nothing).

Here is a list of...
Forum: Wrestling 05-31-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jim Behrens
I am kind of glad to hear that it isn't only me...

I am kind of glad to hear that it isn't only me getting that post.
I have no idea what it is about but I do know enough not to do anything with it.
I hope something can be done to eliminate it.
Forum: Wrestling 04-28-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jim Behrens
Is this going to help?

Just asking the question.

http://www.nfhs.org/articles/clarity-provided-to-out-of-bounds-calls-in-high-school-wrestling/
Forum: Wrestling 04-08-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,849
Posted By Jim Behrens
Because Brecksville announced it early last week.

Because Brecksville announced it early last week.
Forum: Wrestling 04-07-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jim Behrens
Well, I decided to submit this, to the NFHS, as a...

Well, I decided to submit this, to the NFHS, as a rules change idea.
A great plan until I found out that wrestling changes can be submitted ONLY between 6/1/18 and 3/1/19. Who would know that there...
Forum: Wrestling 04-06-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jim Behrens
Well, unfortunately my opinions mean very little...

Well, unfortunately my opinions mean very little but I could live with it. Anything to stimulate action is fine with me.

While I am thinking about it, there is another change that I would love...
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