Freestyle & Greco

There are three primary wrestling styles: Freestyle, Greco-Roman, and Folkstyle (Collegiate). While all are different in their own right, all have many of the same basic characteristics. All three have takedowns, turns, and pins and the primary goal of each style is to pin your opponent. In both Folkstyle and Freestyle, you can do takedowns by either shooting or throwing. In Greco-Roman, you can only do takedowns by attacking your opponents upper body, leg attacks are prohibited. 

Freestyle and Greco-Roman are important to developing skills for all wrestlers. In Illinois, the season begins at the end of March and goes until May. Freestyle and Greco-Roman each have state tournaments which can lead to wrestlers competing in the summer months at the National level.