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Take a trip back in time... when college wrestling was done on cotton mats, sometimes in roped-off rings... when the wrestlers didn't wear singlets, but wore trunks and tights, shirts optional (as seen here in this photo of an early 1930s Oklahoma State wrestling practice).

VintageAmateurWrestling is designed to be a tribute to the "good old days" of amateur wrestling -- and the all-time past greats -- with the focus on top college wrestlers and wrestling programs such as IOWA, IOWA STATE, OKLAHOMA, OKLAHOMA STATE and MORE!

This Yahoo group is your place to...
> Discover the history and heritage of scholastic wrestling
> See photos of college wrestling as it was 30, 60 or 90 years ago
> Meet some of the all-time greats of the past
> Exchange information about books, magazines, videotapes and other resources that focus on vintage amateur wrestling
> Discuss old-time wrestling moves, holds, equipment and gear
> Share stories about the good old days

Please be respectful of your fellow members -- no slams or flames. Remember that this Yahoo group is about old-time AMATEUR wrestling. Do not discuss professional rassling UNLESS it has some connection to real wrestling of the past. Don't promote off-topic products or websites.

Moderator, Vintage Amateur Wrestling

Visit these affiliated "old school" Yahoo groups with even more photos, links and features...

> See old-time BIG TEN mat men:

> The best of the BIG men of college wrestling 1928-2000:

> For vintage images from HIGH SCHOOL and RARE "how to wrestle" books and magazines:

> For pics from past NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, other COLLEGE PROGRAMS and wrestling HALLS OF FAME & MUSEUMS:

Group Information

  • 1667
  • Wrestling
  • Oct 11, 2003
  • English

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