Welcome To 

The Northside KidsWrestling Club
 

FREESTYLE/ GRECO- ROMAN

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"Regardless of how I feel, that guy over there wants to beat me. The only way to face my fear is to go out there and do what I do best."
      
     -Jordan Burroughs
       2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
 

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About the Program

Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. American high school and college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling. Freestyle has its greatest origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and, in both styles, the ultimate goal is to throw and pin your opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Freestyle and collegiate wrestling, unlike Greco-Roman, allow the use of the wrestler's or his opponent's legs in offense and defense. Freestyle wrestling is the most complete style of standup wrestling and brings together traditional wrestling, judo, and Sambo techniques.
 
Greco-Roman wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced worldwide. It was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908. Two wrestlers are scored for their performance in two three-minute periods, which can be terminated early by a pin or (fall). This style of wrestling forbids holds below the waist;  this is the major difference from freestyle wrestling, the other form of wrestling at the Olympics. This restriction results in an emphasis on throws because a wrestler cannot use trips to take an opponent to the ground, or avoid throws by hooking or grabbing the opponent's leg.
The Northside Kids will conduct on the campus of Holy Innocents' Episcopal school located at 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA 30327.
 
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is located north of downtown Atlanta between I-75 and GA 400 off the I-285 Perimeter Highway. From I-75, go EAST on I-285. From I-85 or GA 400, go WEST on I-285. Take EXIT 24 (Riverside Drive) and turn south (inside the Perimeter). After approximately ¼ of a mile, Riverside Drive ends at Mount Vernon Highway. Turn right onto Mt. Vernon and proceed about ¼ mile to the main entrance of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School on your right.