"HOW TO WIN:
As we mentioned in the Basics, a wrestler must defeat his
opponent via pinfall or points. A pin (or fall) takes place when a wrestler puts
the opponent on his/her back with any part of both shoulders or shoulder blades
in contact with the mat for two seconds. The match immediately ends upon
pinfall. Regardless of score, the bout match is recorded simply as "Fall", along
with a time of fall. A pinfall can occur by either wrestler regardless of score.
A wrestler can trail by ten points in a match, for example, and still pin the
opponent. This wrestler would then be declared the winner of the
If there is no pin, the wrestler who scores more points by the
end of the match is declared the winner. If one wrestler leads his opponent by
15 or more points at any time during the match, the referee will stop the match
and award the victory to the leading wrestler. This is called a technical fall.
A technical fall can take place at any time during a
This was, indeed, a "pin"!
~Nancy ~ 336/365