Let me assure you, I am aware that there is no "tap-out" in folkstyle wrestling, however, at the same time, I would like to show you this short match video. Take note of what happens just before the ref slaps the mat for the fall. I am the one in the white singlet.
I guess the real question is, what was I supposed to do if the ref call declair the fall?
Linky no worky. But, you CAN "tap-out" in HS/Collegiate wrestling, IIRC. I mean, anyone can give up at any time. And I've heard of people tapping because they simply got caught in something that they thought was going to cause injury. Of course, you can't go after the Tap because the ref could call you for being unsafe. But it can happen. Rarely.
BTW, Mike, where are you in FL? I spent about a year wrestling with a FAWA club in Winter Springs. I took 2nd in Freestyle at 212* in the 2004 FAWA Championships. (Which is lolzers if you know the whole story behind it!)
*I remember I weighed in at 208, so it must've been 212, brcause the next weight down is 185...
Tampa Bay Area, as far as the link goes, its a very large file, so you have to wait a while for it to load. In this particular case, it was a situation where the kid got caught in something. I got him in a head and arm throw and once we were on the ground (with me ontop with my arm encircling his head) he spent the remainder of the period trying to avoid getting pinned and in the process ran a little too low on air.
Was it like the Kesa Gatame pin in Judo? I could see someone freaking out and tapping to that because sometimes it really does feel like you can't breath.
BTW, I get a red x....
Here, I will just post the hard link
As far as what it looked like, Think of a side head lock, only, the guy who is in the head lock is on his back and and I am lieing on top of him in a perpendicular orientation.
Can't get the vid to play but it sounds like you're talking about a brabo or monson n-s choke:
I think of it as a reverse guillotine.
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