Thesis statement: Free style, Professional, Greko Roman, and Collegiant
wrestling have very different rules and styles.

I. Free style wrestling A. Rules B. Style

II. Professional wrestling A. Rules B. Style

III. Greko Roman wrestling A. Rules B. Style

IV. Collegiant wrestling A. Rules B. Style

Wrestling is broken into four different types based on rules and style; Free
style, Professional, Greko Roman, and Collegiant. Free style is usually started
after school is let out for the summer. The rules of Free style wrestling are
pretty simple. Both wrestlers start in the standing position for all three
rounds. Each round is two minutes long, and the person with the most points at
the end of the third round wins. Free style wrestling is done on a mat,
approximately two inches thick and is half the size of a basketball court. The
out of bounds area on the mat is marked by a circle; so no one gets hurt by
being thrown off the mat. There are several ways to score points, takedowns,
throws, and pins. Takedowns are when one wrestler has the other wrestler under
control on the mat, all four extremities are touching the mat. In Free style,
after a takedown both wrestlers start back at the standing position. Takedowns
are worth one point, because using the legs is not favorable in Free style.
Throws are exactly what is sounds like, one wrestler throws the other one. Two
to four points can be awarded depending on the height of the throw. The higher
the more points. After a throw both wrestlers start back at the standing
position. A pin in Free style is when one wrestlers shoulder blades roll on the
mat. You do not have to hold a wrestler down for a count of three to get a pin
in Free style. Free style is basically practice for the Collegiant wrestling
Professional wrestling is done in a boxing ring, the rules are vague,
but the sport is very entertaining. They can hit each other with chairs, body
slam from the top ropes, and even throw each other out of the ring! I think the
only rule they have is no biting. Professional wrestling is done for the
entertainment of others.
Greko Roman wrestling also has three rounds and is played on a mat. The
real difference in Greko Roman is that you can not use the legs at all. To
score points in this type of wrestling you must throw your opponent. The higher
you throw your opponent the more points you receive. You can win if you throw
your opponent and pin him, similar to Free style. Greko Roman is played in the
off season after the Free style season is over. Greko Roman like Free style is
for practice for the Collegiant season. Very few people wrestle only Greko
Collegiant wrestling is for high school, college students, and the
Olympics. It is played on a mat of similar size and boundaries. There are
three rounds which are two minutes long. The first is started in the standing
position, in the second round there is a coin toss. Whoever wins the coin toss
gets to choose what position the wants to start the second round in. The
choices are up, down, or standing. Up is the term for the other wrestler is on
all fours with you behind him, one hand on the belly-button the other on the
elbow. One knee must be down on the mat, the other must be off the mat. The
down position is you are on all fours and the other wrestler is in the up
position. The only advantage of being in the down position is if you are good
at reversals. A reversal is one point, and is done when the down wrestler gets
in the up position or the standing position. Escaping from the other wrestler.
You can also score points by takedowns, two points. In Collegiant wrestling you
can get points by putting your opponents back at a forty-five degree angle to
the mat. Holding him there for four seconds is four points, three seconds is
three points. Pins in this type of wrestling can only be achieved by holding
both shoulder blades to the mat for three seconds. Throws are takedowns and are
only two points. Wrestling is very exhausting sport even though it is only six
minutes long, it seems like an eternity.

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