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Wrestling is a grappling-style combat sport that includes clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds. The sport can be either really competitive or purely recreational (see professional wrestling). Folkstyle, freestyle, Greco-Roman, catch, submission, judo, sambo, and other styles of wrestling exist. A wrestling match is a physical contest between two (or more) opponents or sparring partners attempting to achieve and retain dominance. Both traditional historic and current styles have a wide range of styles with various regulations. Other martial arts, as well as military hand-to-hand fighting systems, have included wrestling principles.

Wrestling is one of the most ancient forms of fighting. Wrestling dates back 15,000 years, according to cave paintings. Wrestlers are seen in Babylonian and Egyptian reliefs employing the majority of the modern-day holds. It has been mentioned in literature since the Old Testament and the ancient Indian Vedas. The patriarch Jacob is supposed to have wrestled with God or an angel in the Book of Genesis. Wrestling is mentioned in the Iliad, Homer’s account of the Trojan War in the 13th or 12th century BC. Martial arts, especially wrestling, are mentioned in the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Wrestling was a popular sport in ancient Greece, and it was the focus sport of the old Olympic Games. Wrestling competitions were harsh in many ways, and they served as the focal sport of the ancient Olympic Games. Greek wrestling was strongly influenced by the ancient Romans, but eliminated much of its brutality.

Wrestling remained popular throughout the Middle Ages (from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries) and was supported by several royal houses, including those of FranceJapan, and England.

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Wrestling was a popular sport among early British settlers in America. Wrestling was also popular among Native Americans, according to the settlers. Throughout the early years of the North American colonies, amateur wrestling was a popular sport at rural fairs, holiday festivities, and military drills. In 1888, New York City hosted the first organized national wrestling competition. Since the 1904 games in St. Louis, Missouri, wrestling has been a part of every modern Olympic Games (a demonstration had been performed at the first modern Olympics). United World Wrestling (UWW), the sport’s worldwide regulatory organization, was founded in 1912 in Antwerp, Belgium as the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA). In 1912, the first NCAA Wrestling Championships were held in Ames, Iowa. In 1983, USA Wrestling, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was established as the national governing organization of amateur wrestling in the United States.

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