Definitions

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  • adj. Being a style of amateur wrestling practised at collegiate and university level in the United States; the ultimate goal is to pin the opponent to the mat, and the legs can be used in offense and defense.

Etymologies

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folk +‎ style

Examples

  • Like freestyle wrestling, folkstyle utilizes leg attacks, where an opponent will perform a “shot,” or dive, on his target.

    Becoming the Natural

  • I also learned there were three major wrestling styles: freestyle, folkstyle or collegiate, and Greco-Roman.

    Becoming the Natural

  • Since folkstyle is taught and practiced in high schools and colleges nationwide, many wrestlers transition to freestyle when they hit the national and international levels of competition.

    Becoming the Natural

  • Much like sumo wrestling is primarily practiced in Japan, the United States is the only country that practices folkstyle it is not represented in the Olympics.

    Becoming the Natural

  • The United States has a long heritage of folkstyle wrestlers which is what I wrestled in high school, dating back to the early 1900s.

    Becoming the Natural

  • Al Bevilacqua, a former NYU wrestler and current USA wrestling executive, explains it like this: Collegiate folkstyle wrestling is like riding a tricycle, and freestyle wrestling is like riding a bicycle.

    SI.com

  • There is also great wrestling information in the state program on page five about the TOC and the Blewett Wrestling Scholarship and on page 12 about the state AAU folkstyle tourney in Great Falls March 13-14.

    billingsgazette.com

  • Indiana's Mitch Sliga earned the 189 folkstyle title in April and the Greco-Roman crown on

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • "I hadn't really though about it," said Richards, who started the Triple Crown watch with the Cadet folkstyle national title in April in Iowa.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • He's also a bit of a freestyle wrestling snob who tends to look down on the efficacy of Greco and folkstyle wrestlers (think Ben Askren) in an MMA context.

    Bloody Elbow

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