Common questions

What are the 3 styles of wrestling?


What are the 3 styles of wrestling?

In the US, there are 3 main styles of wrestling. Folkstyle Wrestling (a.k.a Collegiate Wrestling), Freestyle Wrestling, and Greco-Roman Wrestling.

Is Greco-Roman wrestling in the Olympics?

Greco-Roman wrestling was included in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1904.

What’s the difference between Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling?

Freestyle is different from Greco-Roman simply because Greco-Roman does not allow scoring below the waist (no leg attacks or trips). The main difference between Freestyle and Folkstyle is that in Freestyle competition (and Greco) you do not do anything while you’re on the bottom besides trying not to get turned.

How many different styles of wrestling are there?

There are three main wrestling styles: Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling, and Folkstyle (Collegiate) wrestling.

What is the most popular wrestling style?


  • Sumo in Japan is the most popular form of competitive wrestling at a professional level.
  • Lucha libre was once a competitive sport, but is now a sports entertainment.
  • Catch as Catch Can.

Is wrestling a fighting style?

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

Which is harder Greco-Roman or freestyle?

Greco Roman Wrestling is more difficult to learn than Freestyle Wrestling. This is mostly because of the restriction in Greco Roman Wrestling of holds below the waist being illegal and not being allowed to use your legs or to grab your opponent’s legs to initiate a takedown.

What are Chinese wrestlers called?

Shuai Jiao
Shuai jiao

Two Shuai Jiao wrestlers testing each other in Tianjin, China.
Also known as Kung Fu Wrestling, Chinese Wrestling
Country of origin China
Creator Unknown (said to have existed for over 6,000 years)
Olympic sport No

Is the freestyle wrestling still part of the Olympics?

The two styles of wrestling – Greco Roman and freestyle – are still part of the Olympics and will feature at the Tokyo Games in 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about Olympic freestyle wrestling. A typical freestyle wrestling bout, much like Greco-Roman, is divided into two periods of three minutes each with a 30-second break in between.

What are the different types of wrestling styles?

1 Kurash 2 Kokh, Armenian type of wrestling Wrestling in Armenia 3 Khuresh 4 Mongolian wrestling 5 Oil wrestling, the national sport of Turkey 6 Schwingen in Switzerland 7 Ssireum, the national sport of Korea 8 Collar-and-elbow 9 Cornish wrestling 10 Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

Why is folkstyle wrestling important in the Olympics?

We always tell our athletes to “Dream Big” and truly believe that we have some future potential Olympic Champions! This olympic style of wrestling is crucial in learning fundamental techniques that are used in folkstyle wrestling.

What’s the difference between freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling?

In both styles the ultimate goal is to throw and pin the opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Unlike Greco-Roman, freestyle and collegiate wrestling allow the use of the wrestler’s or the opponent’s legs in offense and defense. Freestyle wrestling brings together traditional wrestling, judo, and sambo techniques.