This is a great thread and post. One time, I called for a conference at a tournament, knowing that I was going to get dinged and lose a team point but had to stick up for my wrestler who was getting slow rolled on accumulating back points while the opponent was continuously fleeing the mat to avoid back points and any takedowns. The opponent lived his life on the edge of the mat. Yes, I knew it was legal to flee the mat on exposure if that is the only way to escape exposure. Before I could get to the table referee decided that I was questioning his judgment, dinged me the point and moved back to the center to restart the match. I ended up having to call in the head referee, Wallace Chocklin, to make the referee hear me out. My reasoning was if I call for the conference, I get to have the conference before you ding me and restart. I got dinged after I had a chance to point out that the opponent lived on the edge of the mat from his feet and bottom. After getting dinged, I told my wrestler to put the wrestler up on his feet at the restart. Let the guy flee the center, stay centered up and only wrestle in the center. Finally, the stall warnings started coming because it was so obvious. Back points started coming with an eventual pin as the opponent tried to bridge from the center to out of bounds while scraping his shoulders on the mat.
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