Beach Wrestling is a Tier 3 event. The competition begins as a round-robin competition within each weight class. Top wrestlers from each class advance to the Regimental Tournament.
Desired roster size is three (3) wrestlers per company. Varsity wrestlers who have been on Corps Squad for 21 or more days this academic year are not eligible to compete.
Per the published schedule, competitors will report to Deas Hall for weigh-ins, conducted by a designee of the Director of Intramurals. Competitors must be clothed for weigh-ins.
Wrestlers will be assigned to an appropriate class after all competitors have weighed in.
Participants with an open wound or infectious skin condition, e.g., impetigo, scabies, herpes, ringworm, may not participate. Current knowledge indicates that bacterial, parasitic, viral, and fungal infections may be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.
Start time is forfeit time: there is no grace period for wrestlers to arrive late.
Wrestlers must be barefoot and wear either a PT uniform (without belt) or PT shorts and a rash guard. It is recommended that a mouthpiece be worn.
Each match will be no longer than three (3) minutes. The match winner is the one who scores three (3) points first or has the highest score at the end of three (3) minutes. If there is a tie at the end of the match, the wrestler who scored the last point wins. If the tie is 0-0, then the lightest wrestler wins.
Wrestlers begin each match in the neutral position. There is no ground fighting.
The referee will award points as described:
Takedown (to the belly)
Takedown (to the back)
Opponent receives a caution
Scoring opportunities are defined as:
Step Out – awarded when a wrestler pushes the opponent out of the ring.
Takedown (to the belly) – awarded when a wrestler brings any of his opponent’s body to the ground, except the hands.
Takedown (to the back) – awarded when a wrestler exposes the opponent’s back to the ground during a takedown.
Overhead throws and suplexes are not permitted. In addition, an opponent may not be thrown from higher than hip height.
The referee will stop the match and call for injury time if a wrestler is temporarily injured due to an incidental blow (i.e., eye poke, head collision, etc.). Injury/blood time per match cannot exceed two (2) minutes per athlete; otherwise, the athlete is disqualified.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, e.g., disrespectfully addressing an official, illegal throws, profanity, taunting, using insulting or vulgar language or gestures, contact with an official, or fighting, results in disqualification.