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Wrestling Meet

Overview & Examples

A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparing partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles.

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Traditional Formats

Intramural programs typically offer wrestling in a tournament style format, with varying weight classes for participants. Tournaments can last from one to three days with both men’s and women’s classes being offered.


For wrestling, one official is used for each match. The official is in charge of recording takedowns, escapes, reversals, and near falls. Intramural programs typically outsource for wrestling officials – usually club or varsity squad members or local high school officials.


Intramural programs typically adopt their rules from the National Federation of Wrestling rules or the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules. In either instance, modifications are made to suit the needs of the respective intramural program.

Notes & Variations

Rules on weight classes and allowed weight gain vary by program. Additionally, some programs offer team awards.

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