What is Freestyle wrestling?

Have you considered putting your child in freestyle wrestling? Well in recent time I learned a lot about both styles of wrestling. Both Greco and Freestyle wrestling are very dynamic and exciting. Each one has its slight differences. In this blog I want to tell you about freestyle wrestling .

freestyle wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is a combat sport which confronts two male 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 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.

Currently, men’s freestyle wrestling is divided into four main age categories internationally: schoolboys, cadets, juniors, and seniors.

Schoolboys (young men ages 13–14; or age 12 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following 10 weight classes:-
• 29 to 32 kg (64 to 70 lb)
• 35 kg (77 lb)
• 38 kg (84 lb)
• 42 kg (93 lb)
• 47 kg (104 lb)
• 53 kg (117 lb)
• 59 kg (130 lb)
• 66 kg (146 lb)
• 73 kg (161 lb)
• 73 to 85 kg (161 to 187 lb)

Cadets (young men ages 15–16; or age 14 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following 10 weight classes:-
• 39 to 42 kg (86 to 92 lb)
• 46 kg (101 lb)
• 50 kg (110 lb)
• 54 kg (119 lb)
• 58 kg (128 lb)
• 63 kg (139 lb)
• 69 kg (152 lb)
• 76 kg (167 lb)
• 85 kg (187 lb)
• 85 to 100 kg (187 to 220 lb)

Juniors (young men ages 18 to 20; or age 17 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following eight weight classes:-
• 46 to 50 kg (101 to 110 lb)
• 55 kg (121 lb)
• 60 kg (132 lb)
• 66 kg (145 lb)
• 74 kg (163 lb)
• 84 kg (185 lb)
• 96 kg (211 lb)
• 96 to 120 kg (211 to 264 lb)

Seniors (men ages 20 and up) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling do so in one of the following seven weight classes:-
• 50 to 55 kg (110 to 121 lb)
• 60 kg (132 lb)
• 66 kg (145 lb)
• 74 kg (163 lb)
• 84 kg (185 lb)
• 96 kg (211 lb)
• 96 to 120 kg (211 to 264 lb)

The time is now to learn freestyle wrestling. Whether you just want to improve your wrestling technique and skill, become a state placer or champion, or even want to become a World and Olympic Champion, freestyle wrestling is mandatory to become successful. If you have high wrestling goals, freestyle wrestling must be a part of your yearly wrestling plan.

There are many wrestling club in United States who offers you good coaching. But one of the best that I’ve know is vhw wrestling club.

vhw wrestling club

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