Wrestling For Dummies
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While the basic aim of rugby is to score a try, players can get points on the board in many different ways. You can score points as follows:

  • A try is worth five points, which is the most number of points you can score at once.

  • A penalty try is worth exactly the same as a normal try — five points.

  • A converted try is worth seven points: Five points are awarded for the initial try and two more are awarded when the goal kicker kicks the ball over the crossbar.

  • A field goal earns the goal kicker’s team three points.

  • A penalty goal is worth three points.

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Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, becoming the youngest American to ever win a gold medal in wrestling at the age of 21. Cejudo works extensively with USA Wrestling, the national governing body for amateur wrestling in the USA. Philip J. Willenbrock, EdD, is athletic director at the Evergreen Campus, a high school within Highline Public Schools near Seattle, Washington. He has served as a head football coach at both the high school and college levels, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University. He also acts as a consultant, providing leadership curriculum, team leadership assessments, and team leader seminars.

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