Publication Date

1962

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

McAdam, Robert Everett, 1920-||Black, Darrel

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Wrestling

Abstract

The purpose or this study was to investigate the relationship between gaining the initial takedown in a wrestling match and winning the match. Three hundred and ninety-four interscholastic competitive wrestling matches were recorded from tournaments held at the district, sectional, and state levels. In these matches, two hundred and ninety-one initial takedowns were made. These initial takedowns were then compared to the final outcome of these matches. It was found that of these two hundred ninety-one initial takedowns, two hundred and forty-eight were made by wrestlers who continued on to win their bouts. The Chi-squared formula applied to the number of wrestlers who got the initial takedown and won equaled l4.30. This figure is reduced to 10.08 if the score of two points for the initial takedown is excluded. This still proves a substantial significant relationship between the initial takedowns and the final outcomes of the wrestling matches.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [22])

Extent

vi, 47 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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