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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2017, 02:40:37 PM »

The headgear rule, as it stands, is basically useless for protecting anyone. Most teams practice forever without them, then have to wear them in a match. The damage gets done in practice. Duck after duck, you're gonna bust that cartilage sometime.



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1.12.4 Ear Protection. A protective ear guard shall be worn anytime live
wrestling takes place (this includes practice, dual meets and all collegiate
and open tournaments). This rule does not apply to passive drilling or the
warm-up period before competition.

...now, I guess, it depends on what your definition of passive is.
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 07:44:13 PM »

Lots of passive practice. Kids wear them for competition.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2017, 11:33:37 PM »

I had my wrestlers wear them for everything but running.  The funny thing is after a while most of them left them on for that, too. 
They kept them on when I was demonstrating as well.  Too much searching for headgear every time we came together for instruction if they take them off.  They take them off, toss them or drop them.  Leave them on, no time wasted.  Practices intense and shorter.  Another benefit I believe was less skin infections on the face.  They wiped their headgear down (disinfectant) at the beginning and end of each practice.  I believe the headgear makes for less skin to skin contact on the face where most skin infections occur.  We had very little skin stuff to deal with compared to many other teams.
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 08:10:53 AM »

The farm world can pose some skin issues, especially the worm. I don't see why they need to keep the headgear thing alive in college. Doesn't protect anybody. Let them bare their ears!!! Breathe free!!

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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 09:11:33 AM »

Ringworm is less of an issue than herpes.  Herpes tends to occur on the face, especially where the headgear (larger ones like cliff keens) keep some fo the skin to skin contact down.
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2017, 05:48:35 PM »

I would think headgear would cause more abrasions than head to head contact.
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2017, 09:43:41 PM »

Not if you are both wearing it.  It mostly covers the side of the head along the hairline where much skin lesions occur.  I don't have scientific evidence for this but it makes sense and on my teams I required headgear all the time.  We had less skin trouble than most other teams.
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2017, 12:50:32 PM »

I'm with MNBadger about the kids.  My point is adults are big boys and girls and should have the choice on how to protect their ears... or not.
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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 10:53:17 AM »

Not if you are both wearing it.  It mostly covers the side of the head along the hairline where much skin lesions occur.  I don't have scientific evidence for this but it makes sense and on my teams I required headgear all the time.  We had less skin trouble than most other teams.
Mainly because you or your staff washed your mats regularly, showered right after, etc. not because of wearing headgear.
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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »

I seriously doubt we were the only team doing these things.  Actually, I should state I know we were not the only team cleaning mats daily, showering, etc.
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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2017, 09:55:32 PM »

We never caught herpes. Just had to deal with the with clean mats, shoe restrictions and showers. Gotta be proactive clean. Don't see why this makes a college headgear requirement would help that.

You're an adult. Headgear or not; you should choose.
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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2017, 10:10:26 PM »

We can disagre to be certain.  Unless someone did a long term study who knows.  I am just looking at it logically.  The headgear covers some of the skin in an area where most skin diseases occur (the face).  If you restrict the skin to skin contact area, the odds of tranmission go down.
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2017, 10:17:19 PM »

I can picture your logic. Temple to temple contact, and such, can lead to more abrasions. More abrasions-more sharing blood and bacteria, fungal infections, etc.

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