I sent the video link to two different friends. One wrestled D1 and is now volunteer HS coach. The other wrestled at, and now coaches at the NAIA level. Both know a ton more than I do. I didn’t share any background of what the ref ruled, or what the discussion on here has been.
D1 friend said: “unless there is more that I’m not seeing, at the most the ref could call unnecessary roughness. To me it looked like “wrestle on””
NAIA: “ hard to tell if knee was deliberate. In college kids are good enough if that happens it was probably on purpose; in HS who knows. Kids are spazzes at that age. I would lean toward 1 point UR, or if match was getting out of hand, maybe an Unsportsmanlike Conduct.”