How Is Wrestling Scored?
- Takedown (2 points) Two points are awarded for taking your opponent down to the mat and controlling him/her.
- Escape (1 point) One point is awarded for getting away or getting to a neutral position when your opponent has you down on the mat.
- Reversal (2 points) Two points are awarded when your opponent has you down on the mat and you come from underneath and gain control of your opponent.
- Near Fall (Back Points) - (2 or 3 points) Near fall points are awarded when you almost but not quite get your opponent pinned. A near fall (near pin) is when...
- both shoulders are held for two seconds within four inches of the mat, or...
- one shoulder touches the mat and the other shoulder is at a 45 degree angle coming down to the mat, or...
- the wrestler is held in a high bridge or back on both elbows.
- Fall/Pin ( End match) You hold your opponent’s shoulders/blades to the mat for 3 counts. You win the match.
- Technical Fall (End match) You gain a margin of greater than 15 points over your opponent. You win the match.