Wrestling is a dueling combat sport where two opponents spar in attempt to pin down each other down through strength and agility. Wrestling has been considered a sport for thousands of years, and is even included in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Greek mythology, and the Old Testament of the Bible. As a combative sport, wrestling contains multiple techniques such as takedowns, pins, joint locks, and a multitude of holds used in order to win. As a variation of the traditional freestyle wrestling, professional wrestling is more theatrical and performative with notable wrestlers such as John Cena and Hulk Hogan.

How is wrestling scored?

There are multiple ways to earn points ranging from 2 points all the way to 6 points: pins, forfeits, disqualification, injury, technical fouls, and majority decision are all ways you can score various points for your team or individually.

How do you lose weight for wrestling?

Losing weight for wrestling will consist of drinking plenty of water and lowering your food intake and fats in your diet. Other than dieting correctly, cardio and working out consistently will help you lose weight and still maintain muscle to perform better in wrestling.

When is the wrestling season?

The wrestling season usually lasts between October or November and March. Daily play for the season starts at the end of October or early November and lasts until February. Whether the individual or team make it into the post-season, expect the season to last from February to March.

Amateur Wrestling

Wrestling Mat
Scaled side elevation illustration the Wrestling Mat with fighters and measurements

A Wrestling Mat is a standard sports surface used in Amateur Wrestling and combat training sports. The mat is available in a variety of thicknesses and composed of high-density foam which allows maximum impact absorption hence reduces risk of injuries by offering excellent protection. A standard wrestling mat used in the Olympics must be easy to clean, durable, with a superior shock absorption capacity and for multi-sport use. Wrestling mat is most often used indoors and may be covered with anti--slip and static electricity PVC covers which help avoid unnecessary injuries to athletes.

Wrestling Mats have a regulated diameter of 29.53’ (9 m) and a competition area of 684 ft² (63.5 m²). Located at the center of the competition mat is a central circle with a diameter of 39.37” (1 m). A Passivity Zone, or Red Zone, of 39.37” (1 m) borders the competition area as a warning to wrestlers of their position on the mat.

Top view drawing of a Wrestling Mat measured with length and width
A Wrestling Mat is a standard sports surface used in Amateur Wrestling and combat training sports. The mat is available in a variety of thicknesses and composed of high-density foam which allows maximum impact absorption hence reduces risk of injuries by offering excellent protection.

Wrestling Mats have a regulated diameter of 29.53’ (9 m) and a competition area of 684 ft² (63.5 m²). Located at the center of the competition mat is a central circle with a diameter of 39.37” (1 m). A Passivity Zone, or Red Zone, of 39.37” (1 m) borders the competition area as a warning to wrestlers of their position on the mat.

Top view drawing of a Wrestling Mat measured with length and width
Wrestling Mat
Height:
1.25”-2” | 31.8-50.8 mm
Width:
29.53’ | 9 m (Diameter)
Length:
29.53’ | 9 m (Diameter)
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
684 ft² | 63.5 m² (Contest)

Central Circle Diameter: 39.37” | 1 m
Central Circle Thickness: 4” | 10 cm
Passivity Zone (Red Zone): 39.37” | 1 m
Overall Width: 39.37’ | 12 m
Total Competition Area: 1550 ft² | 144 m²
Surface Materials: Polyurethane or rubber foam

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Wrestling Mat plan, side elevation (wrestlers)

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