There are regular decision victories, worth 3 points. Then major decisions, if you really laid the wood to your opponent, worth 4. Next, there are “technical falls”, so named because your technical expertise is so superior to your opponent’s, that the referee stops the fight. It’s the 10-run rule from Little League. It’s the “he’s already dead, you can stop kicking him now” rule. They’re worth 5. And best of all, of course, is the pin, where you rip your opponent’s manhood from him, and wave it in front of his face like a tiny flag, while he watches helplessly. That’s worth 6 points.
Zain Retherford, Jason Nolf, and Bo Nickal average better than a tech fall every time they step on the mat against a Division 1 foe. And they’ve done it all season long.
That’s ridiculous. But it sure is fun to watch.
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