Length: Peewee, Bantam and Midget wrestle three (3) 1 minute periods. Novice and Schoolboy wrestle three (3) 1½ minute periods.
- 1st Period: Starts from the standing or "Neutral" position.
- 2nd Period: Choice of position is determined by a coin toss. The winner may choose top or bottom in "referee's" position or may opt to start in the neutral position.
- 3rd Period: Choice of position is given to the wrestler who lost the coin toss before the second period. The same options apply.
|Takedown||2||From a neutral position (both standing with neither wrestler having control) a wrestler gains control over his opponent down on the mat while the supporting parts of either wrestler are in bound.|
|Escape||1||When a defensive (bottom) wrestler gains a neutral position and his opponent has lost control while at least one wrestler is in-bound.|
|Reversal||2||When the defensive wrestler comes from the bottom position and gains control of his opponent, either on the mat or in a rear standing position, while the supporting points of either wrestler are in-bounds.|
|Near Fall||2 or 3||When near fall criteria is met for 2 seconds. Near fall criteria is:
|Penalty||1||A wrestler is awarded point(s) for technical violations or infractions of the rules committed by his opponent. These points are awarded according to the penalty chart below.|
|Illegal holds||No||1 point||1 point||2 points||Disqualify|
|Unnecessary roughness||No||1 point||1 point||2 points||Disqualify|
|Unsportsmanlike conduct||No||1 point||1 point||2 points||Disqualify|
|Stalling||Yes||1 point||1 point||2 points||Disqualify|
|Technical violations||No||1 point||1 point||2 points||Disqualify|
Dual Meet Team Scoring:
|Won By||Team Points|
|Fall (aka Pin)||6 points|
|Forfeit, Default, or Disqualification||6 points|
|Technical Fall - won by 15 or more points||5 points|
|Major Decision - won by 8-14 points||4 points|
|Decision - won by less than 8 points||3 points|