The Freestyle wrestling will be the primary style of wrestling that is coached and practiced at Denver Wrestling Club. Freestyle wrestling is practiced around the world, and along with Greco-Roman is one of the two styles of wrestling athletes compete in at the Olympic Games.
Unlike its Folkstyle (collegiate, high school) wrestling counterpart, freestyle wrestling encourages explosive non-stop action. Freestyle wrestling matches are structured two three minute periods. A freestyle wrestler wins the match if he has a ten point advantage, or pins his opponent at any point during the match.
Points are awarded for takedowns, throws, and exposing ones opponent's back to the mat. If a wrestler forces both his opponent's shoulder blades to the mat, a match is won by fall (pin). A pin only needs to be held long enough for the referee to observe total control of the fall.
In addition to freestyle wrestling, we also practice greco-roman and folkstyle wrestling.
Want to try out the exciting sport of freestyle wrestling? JOIN US at one of our practices!
Examples of points awarded in Freestyle Wrestling are:
Takedowns/Throws = 2, 4, or 5 points
Back Exposure = 1 or 2 points
Out of Bounds (border points) = 1 point
Wrestlers competing in a freestyle wrestling tournament must wear a competition singlet. In freestyle wrestling one opponent wrestles in a red singlet, the other in a blue singlet.