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HS wrestling agate question -- ASAP

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Was questioned by a desk guy tonight in wrestling agate.
    I've always listed, when a team can't fill a weight class, as "won by void."
    He thought it forfeit... and I cant find in stylebook.

    Which is it?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    we have always used forfeit
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Good enough for me...
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Agree with spirited. Forfeit.
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Never heard of void (in that context), I'd go with forfeit as well.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    In Michigan, it was the way everyone -- including the MHSAA -- wrote it. And it makes sense, void means the other side was empty, but forfeit can have the meaning of disqualification..

    But I'm not IN Michigan any more...

    Final Match Summary--Dundee vs. Union City
    103-BJ Locker (UC) pin Nathan Daggs, 4:20, UC 6-0
    112-Jerry Thenen (UC) dec. Mike Tremonti, 4-3, UC 9-0
    119-Nick Roof (D) dec. Eric Gruner, 5-1, UC 9-3
    125-Greg Mason (D) won by void, 9-9
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Count me in the won by forfeit crowd. If the wrestler got dq'd, you say won by disqualification instead of won by forfeit.
  8. I'm in as big a wrestling state as any, and we all use forfeit around here.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Actually, forfeit can't mean the same as disqualification.

    119-Bob Wilson D p Joe Jones 5:45
    126-Randy Mackey B won by forfeit
    132-Greg Long D won by disqualification over Mike Martz 3:22
  10. MCEchan36

    MCEchan36 Guest

    I wrestled for six years, spent another two covering the HS for the local rag and now might be an ast. coach. It's been a forfeit as long as I can remember. Or at least in NJ
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Four ways of earning six points for your team.

    • Fall: You know what that is.
    • Forfeit: Nobody on other team at that weight.
    • Disqualification: Joey Badknees kicks you in the balls.
    • Injury default: You kick Joey in the balls, nobody sees that you did it, and he can't continue.

    Forfeit is the only one that doesn't require a second wrestler.
  12. Dessens71

    Dessens71 Member

    Technically, injury default is redundant. The only reason to default is because of injury. Anything else would be a DQ.
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