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Want to see what high school wrestling looked like 30, 40, 50 or 75 years ago?

Interested in learning about "old-school" amateur wrestling, as it was taught to previous generations?

You've come to the right place!

VintageAmateurWrestling Photo Annex is a tribute to the "good old days" of amateur wrestling, with the focus on photos and features from vintage instructional books and magazines (such as this photo from a 1936 issue of Athletic Journal)... along with historically significant high school wrestlers and programs.

At this Yahoo group, you'll see when amateur wrestling in high schools was done on cotton mats, not today's Resilite foam mats... when the wrestlers didn't wear singlets, but wore trunks and tights, shirts optional, headgear optional... and the rules even allowed full Nelsons and other now-prohibited holds.

We welcome YOUR contributions of photos, links, articles and comments that relate to old-time amateur wrestling. Just be sure to play by the rules. 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.

Violators will be warned by the moderator. If violations continue, the moderator will exercise his right to ban the offending member.

Have fun!
Moderator, Vintage Amateur Wrestling Photo Annex

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  • 886
  • Amateur
  • Mar 28, 2004
  • English

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