Wrestling match scoring is easy to follow once you understand the scoring system. This wrestling Scoring & Penalties page will give you a good start getting to know how the scoring of a wrestling match is done.

The #1 objective of the sport of wrestling to force your opponent onto his back and pin him/her.. A pin, also called a fall, occurs when any part of both shoulders or both shoulder blades (scapula) of either wrestler are in contact with mat for two continuous seconds. A pin ends the match immediately. However, if neither wrestlers is pinned, the winner is the wrestler with the most points at the end of the match.

Referee Hand Signals

Wrestling Match Scoring
Escapes and Reversals
Wrestling Penalty Chart
Takedowns
Near Fall
The Fall (Pin)
Technical Fall
Decision
Major Decision
Illegal Moves & Holds
Unnecessary Roughness
Technical Violations
In/Out of Bounds