Wrestling Styles

Different Wrestling Types Explained.

Wrestling Styles

The four wrestling styles recognised by Wrestling WA

Freestyle Wrestling
Female Wrestling

Greco Roman

Beach Wrestling
Freestyle Wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is a combat sport which confronts two competitors who try to gain control over their opponent through the use of throws, locks, leg trips, and clinching techniques. Contrary to Greco-Roman which only allows the use of the upper body, all Freestyle holds can involve the legs in order to ultimately pin the opponent’s shoulders to the mat. If a wrestler manages to do so, victory by “fall” is proclaimed, otherwise, the match pursues until the end of the regular time and the winner is decided according to the technical points scored. Wrestling was introduced to the programme of the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC.

Except from the Stockholm Olympics in 1912, Freestyle has been part of the programme of all modern Olympic Games since its introduction in 1904.

Female wrestling is a combat sport which confronts two female competitors who try to gain control over their opponent through the use of throws, locks, leg trips, and clinching techniques. Similarly to Freestyle wrestling, all holds can involve the legs in order to ultimately pin the opponent’s shoulders to the mat. If a wrestler manages to do so, victory by “fall” is proclaimed, otherwise, the match pursues until the end of the regular time and the winner is decided according to the technical points scored.

Female wrestling was introduced to the programme of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens with 4 weight categories following the reduction of the male categories’ number.

Female Wrestling

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Greco-Roman wrestling is a combat sport which confronts two male competitors who try to gain control over their opponent through the use of throws, locks, and clinching techniques. The holds can only be executed by means of the upper body, with the ultimate goal of pinning the opponent’s shoulders to the mat. If a wrestler manages to do so, victory by “fall” is proclaimed, otherwise, the match pursues until the end of the regular time and the winner is decided according to the technical points scored.
Wrestling was introduced to the programme of the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC.

Except from the Paris Olympic in 1900, Greco-Roman has been part of the programme of all modern Olympic Games since its introduction in 1896.

Beach Wrestling was codified by UWW during the 2004 Congress in Athens in order to bring together all the different traditional wrestling styles practiced on sand and to make them more popular worldwide. It also aims at promoting the values of a fun, secure, accessible, and eco-friendly sport. Beach Wrestling is practised in swimming suit within a sand circle of 6m and consists of very simple rules: to win the match, the wrestler must maintain his opponent’s shoulders on the ground (victory by fall), bring him to the ground twice, or push him out of the circle twice.

Beach Wrestling was introduced to the programme of the first Youth Olympic Games that took place in Singapore in 2010 and UWW intends to bring the discipline to the World Beach Games that will be organised by SportAccord as per 2012.

Beach Wrestling

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