Folkstyle wrestling puts more emphasis on controlling your opponent. The vast majority of men's wrestling events in the United States are battled using "Folkstyle" wrestling rules. This is true of most youth events including PJWs as well as PIAA middle and high school competitions.
Whether you're brand new, an inexperienced novice, or not finding success as an experienced wrestler, this is the time to master the fundamentals. Successful wrestlers can win matches with one, perfectly executed move over an opponent with multiple, imperfectly executed moves. Get back to basics and perfect your favorite shot, your effective sprawl, and a strong counter-attack.
Develop strength and flexibility specific to the movements and positions of wrestling. Wrestling strength is different than other sports and your strength program should be focused on the muscles that get taxed during a match.
"IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU
GET KNOCKED DOWN, IT'S WHETHER YOU GET UP"
Freestyle wrestling focuses on exposing your opponent's back. This style of wrestling is more popular in women's wrestling and is one of two Olympic wrestling formats. There are opportunities to compete locally, regionally and nationally in Freestyle wrestling in the spring/summer, including Team PA events.
Previously referred to as group private sessions, these are ideal for youth, or any wrestler looking to strengthen their foundation of technique and build muscle memory.