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Folkstyle or Collegiate Wrestling

Folkstyle is the traditional name for the American style of Amateur Wrestling.  Both high school and colleges wrestle this style with some minor differences in rules and scoring.  Beach Rats folkstyle practices focus on the rules as governed by the NHSCA.  This provides a common ground for the wrestlers regardless of the state where a meet or tournament takes place.  Below are some of the key facts about Folkstyle Wrestling.

  • Three periods usually 2 min. each.  Overtime is possible in a 1 min. sudden victory period followed by two 30 sec. overtimes.
  • Head Gear is required during all High School matches but is optional for off-season wrestling.
  • Singlets are optional and fight shorts and compression shirts can be worn instead.
  • Folkstyle is differentiated from the international styles of Freestyle and Greco Roman in that there is extensive on the Mat Wrestling.

Teams

The Beach Rat Competition Teams members are expected to participate in all club practices.    The composition of teams is based primarily on participation and skill as proven through wrestle offs.  While it is always the goal of the Club to provide a wrestling match in any dual tournaments, it is often beyond our control.

Participation in a Folkstyle Competition team does not guarantee a spot in any Freestyle or Greco Team.

Team Beach Rats

All members of Team Beach Rats must be in HS, about to enter HS or recently graduated. Selected advanced Middle School wrestlers may be eligible on a case by case basis.

Team Crusader

All members on Team Crusader must be in HS, about to enter HS or recently graduated. Selected advanced Middle School wrestlers may be eligible on a case by case basis.

Middle School Team

All members on the Middle School -Team must be in MS, about to enter MS or recently graduated. Selected advanced Youth wrestlers may be eligible on a case by case basis.

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