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    Default Re: why isnt Folkstyle Wrestling in the olympics

    By the way, by the 20 people I mentioned would compete on the national team in international competition, I meant 20 people in each of the three categories (Men's Freestyle, Women's Freestyle, and Greco-Roman). So I think 60 people would be on the USA Wrestling national team in all. But that's still a small number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangun View Post
    I'm non-American but I WISH folkstyle replace FS/GR wrestling in Olympics. Folkstyle resembles REAL grappling. FS/GR is all about back exposure like gut wrench, leglace, etc which might be cool to look at but Folkstyle is closer to real grappling like controlling(riding) your opponents and such. Call me crazy but I even find folkstyle more appealing to watch. You don't see too many crazy scrambles in international styles!
    I won't call you crazy but I will disagree with you... there are plenty of freestyle scrambles if you know where to look (ie any of the Shahin/Stadnik or Saitiev/Murtazaliev matches) and I find riding time boring as hell. To me, picking up an opponent and throwing them (as in a Greco match) shows a lot more meaningful control than holding someone down on the ground. To each their own, I guess.

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    I personally do not want to see the change and i fully understand why it won't
    happen, and also believe that it won't. But if this nation expects better wrestling
    results at the olympics, it is very neccessary
    "It ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving foward, how much you can take and keep moving foward. That's how winning is done!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestWilkesWrestling View Post
    Why make us change? Why not let folkstyle be a part in the olympics.
    And you really think that the rest of the world, which knows nothing about our folkstyle, would just go along with that????

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    Because we are the only country that practices Folkstyle Wrestling?

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    I agree here that a change should happen, but probably won't anytime soon, unfortunately. I would however like to think that nice way going about the whole 2-styles issue, is that through High School, both styles would be taught, to help develop a more well-rounded wrestler. In college however, there would be two teams, a FS and a GR, where wrestlers would begin to specialize in one or the other.

    I would imagine that this would help to develop better wrestlers for the US and offer more opportunity for wrestlers in our country.

    The hard sell would be adding ANOTHER team to college athletics, as well as making the change to include women's/girl's teams at all levels.

    And, as far as convincing administrators of the safety of the styles, modifications can always be made to the FILA rules for use within the country at any level (much like USAW does now with wrestlers at and below the Schoolboy/girl division.
    Last edited by azref87; 02-27-2010 at 01:31 AM.

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