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Takedown Can Help Mitigate COVID’s Impact on Wrestling

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection is on everyone’s mind these days. Wrestling is inherently a close contact activity. Yet, certain aspects of operating a wrestling program can be transformed from close contact to socially distanced. Takedown can help in three specific areas.

Weigh In

Normally, the weigh-in process requires a coach or official to be close enough to the scale to read the weight from the scale or a tethered console. Depending on your equipment, this distance between the wrestler and recording official might not meet your state or CDC guidelines for social distancing.

However, you can use Takedown’s wireless weight management feature to maintain a COVID-safe distance between the wrestler on the scale and the recording official. This feature uses Bluetooth wireless technology (built into every iPad) to allow the Takedown iPad to maintain a safe distance from the scale.

Learn more About Wireless Weight Management

Single Person Table Staffing

Typically, a wrestling Scoring table might have up to three workers:

  • Scoreboard/clock operator

  • Scorer

  • Towel tapper

While the towel tapper doesn’t need to sit at the table, it would be very difficult to have scoreboard/clock operator and scorer physically separated and that’s a risk that might not be acceptable to government health departments or state wrestling associations.

Takedown allows an event manager to staff the scoring table with a single person! With Takedown’s Scoreboard feature, turn any digital display into a remote, professional wrestling-specific scoreboard, automatically generated by Takedown. One person for scoreboard, match clock and scoring.

Learn more About Scoreboard

Fan App for Scoring and Video

When wrestling resumes, it’s safe to assume that we won’t be allowed to fill the stands with spectators! Fans of all types — family, friends, wrestling aficionados — want to know what’s going on. You’ll need a way to keep these fans informed.

With zero effort, Takedown Scoring and Stats users can publish both scoring (real-time, score-by-score) and match videos to Takedown LIVE. Takedown LIVE is a free, fan-focused app available on on Apple and Android mobile devices. You can also, with zero effort, publish live results to a team Twitter account.

You can spend a lot of time and effort developing and producing special communications for your fans. Or, you can turn on Takedown LIVE.

Learn More About Takedown LIVE

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