Wrestling in Iran

Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat. The origins of wrestling go back 15,000 years through cave drawings in France. In the Olympics two people are involved at a time during the match. Depending how long a person gets pinned or the league you play in the match could last for awhile.


International mats for wrestling can be two sizes. The first size is 12 meters or 39.36 feet on each side. This size is a traditional square mat size. The second size is 15 meters or 49.21 feet in diameter. This size is for a octagon shaped mat.  

There are many leagues that exist for Wrestling such as professional, amateur, international and the Olympic Games. 

Basic Tactics of Wrestling 

*Stance: Your body position and posture on the mat; can be parallel or staggered

*Penetration step: The first offensive movement that puts you in a position to score

*Level change: The act of raising and lowering your hips to set up or execute an attack or to counter the moves of your opponent

*Neutral position: The starting position in which you stand face to face and with your shoulders square to your opponent in the wrestling area

*Referee’s position: The starting position in which one wrestler is in the top position and the other is on the bottom

*Takedown: A move during which you take your opponent down to the mat and gain control from the neutral position

*Reversal: A move during which you quickly turn the tables and go from being in a position of defense to being in a position of control as the offensive wrestler

*Escape: A move you use from the bottom of the referee’s position to escape, or get away from your opponent

*Breakdown: A move you use when you’re in the top of the referee’s position to try to get your opponent off balance and down to the mat

*Finish: The act of pinning your opponent with special techniques that lead to a fall, meaning that the back of your opponent’s shoulders are on the mat for at least two seconds

How Wrestling Matches are Scored


*Pin or fall: Victory; end of match

*Takedown: 2 points

*Escape: 1 point

*Reversal: 2 points

*Near fall: 2 points if you hold your opponent for two seconds; 3 points if you hold your opponent for five seconds or more

*Illegal hold: 1 point for your opponent

*Unsportsmanlike conduct: 1 point for your opponent

*Unnecessary roughness: 1 point for your opponent

*Stalling: 1 point for your opponent after you receive one warning; disqualification on the fifth stalling violation


Gear needed for Wrestling 

* Singlets ~A singlet in wrestling is usually cut slightly lower at the chest, armpits, and and back in comparison to folk style..In competition you will typically be required to have one red singlet and one blue singlet.

*Headgear~ In the Olympics and in Iran headgear is not used

*Wrestling Shoes~ Shoes are the most important item you will need when stepping on the mat. Wrestling shoes help you get grip on the mat for better results in a wrestling match.



World Cup of Greco-Roman wrestling took place in Tehran.The State Department worked with USA wrestling to make sure that a U.S. team competed. That participation broke a number of different barriers in US-Iranian relations. 

Wrestling has changed somewhat over the years. When wrestling first started it was kind of a way to settle fights and arguments but later became fun activity and now is a worldwide sport.

Citations

*"Wrestling For Dummies." Cheat Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.


*TeamUSA. "Qualified: The Rules of Wrestling with Jordan Burroughs." YouTube. YouTube, 23 July 2012. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.


*)., Illegal Holds/maneuvers, Technical Violations, and Stalling. PENALTY CHART (Available in PDF Format on Web Site – Nfhs.org) (n.d.): n. pag. Web.

* "Wrestling Gear: What You Need to Compete | ISport.com." Wrestling Gear: What You Need to Compete | ISport.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

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