April 2017: A few weeks ago we sent out information regarding the new rules for 2017. At that time, we were only using them for our National Juniors and down. After the 1-S Referee meeting in Sofia last week, these changes have now been updated in the UWW Rule Book and are now being used for all age groups. As a result, we will begin using them in US for all age groups too. This includes the Open in Vegas, UWW Junior Trials, University Nationals, UWW Cadets, etc...
From the original changes, the only difference is with Fleeing the Hold. Now Fleeing the Hold can be called in the last 10 seconds of the match without giving a warning. The referee should still stop the match when requesting Fleeing the Hold so that the clock stops. The only change is that if this occurs in the last :10, the referee does not have to give an Attention before making the call.
MOA Officials working any USAW Event will be paid by the MHSA Sub-Varsity Tournament Rate. MOAs will be paid by the MHSA sub varsity fee schedule with per diem if any to be negotiated by the head official.
Sub Varsity Double Elimination $98.75 (Long Day >6hrs)
Sub Varsity Single Elimination $61.25 (Short Day <6hrs)
The coaches’ representative will coordinate with MT-USAW coaches and represent them and their concerns to the board of directors.
Officials Chair Blake Love 5500 Hayes Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59804 firstname.lastname@example.org 406-880-8643
The head official will obtain, train and critique new officials. He/She will coordinate official training clinics throughout the state. He/She will monitor registration of state mat officials regarding names, addresses, and phone numbers. He/She will collect fees paid at all clinics and remit them to the treasurer. He/She will attend all possible regional and national clinics. He/She will recruit qualified officials for all state competition. He/She is responsible for providing current rules interpretations to all officials. He/She will prepare a budget request for officials and submit it to the board of directors.