In Folkstyle wrestling, there is a lot of different ways you can score. Some of the simple ones are getting a takedown, reversal, escape, and nearfall, and locked hands. Examples of more complicated ones are stalling, and cautions. Certain ways you score, can get you more points than others. It is very important to know how many points you are scoring while in a match, because while you're wrestling you will not always have the chance to look up at the scoreboard to see who is winning. Most of the time you'll know what the score is, like after a break, but it is really nice to be able to know what the score is when you or your opponent score.
Takedown - 2
Penalty Points - 1 or 2 points
Escape - 1
Reversal - 2
Near Fall - 2-3 points
How to prepare for a wrestling meet
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