In collegiate and scholastic (folkstyle) wrestling, a differential of fifteen points ends the match regardless of when it occurs. If the high-scoring wrestler is able to pin the low-scoring wrestler as a continuation of the near fall whose points gave the decisive margin, the pin is awarded.
Awarded to the team whose wrestler has scored 15 match points more than the opponent. The match is stopped as soon as the 15 point margin is achieved, except in a pinning situation where the referee will allow the offensive wrestler to try to score the fall. In college only, the winning wrestler must have scored near fall points during the match to receive the technical fall team points. If no near fall points were scored, this 15-point-margin-win would be a major decision.
The technical fall wins only the period, as opposed to a pin, which ends the match entirely. However, if a wrestler wins two out of three periods in this way, he is then the winner of the match by technical superiority. The new technical fall can be achieved in three ways: