Announcement: Season Starts November 11th

Style of Wrestling

Folkstyle Wrestling is the form of Wrestling that is practiced mostly in American high schools and colleges. It is also known as collegiate wrestling. The object of folkstyle wrestling is to pin your opponent. Failing this, you want to get as many points as possible.
Folkstyle scoring focuses mainly on changes in control. Taking an opponent down to the mat, escaping from or reversing control, or turning an opponent’s back to the mat are all scoring situations. This differs from other styles such as Freestyle or Greco Roman, which don’t encourage escapes or reversals.
The scoring for folkstyle wrestling is as follows: expose an opponent’s back to the mat for 3 seconds at a 45 degree angle or less, score 2 points. Hold him for 5 seconds at 4 degrees or less, and you earn 3 points . In a takedown, once you gain control of your opponents hips and they have 3 points of balance (arms and legs) on the mat, you earn 2 points. If they can reverse the position so that they have control of your hips, they earn 2 points. If they simply get away so that you both are standing with no one in control, it is called an escape and they earn one point.
Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. American high school and college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling.
Freestyle wrestling, like collegiate wrestling, has its greatest origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and, in both styles, the ultimate goal is to throw and pin the opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Freestyle and collegiate wrestling, unlike Greco-Roman, allow the use of the wrestler’s or his opponent’s legs in offense and defense. Freestyle wrestling brings together traditional wrestling, judo, and sambo techniques.

According to wrestling’s world governing body, United World Wrestling (UWW), freestyle wrestling is one of the four main forms of amateur competitive wrestling that are practiced internationally today. The other main forms of wrestling are Greco-Roman and grappling (also called submission wrestling). The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended dropping wrestling as a sport from the 2020 Olympic Games, but the decision was later reversed by the IOC.

Our coaches are available for one on one training. This will help with your technique with specific and detailed instructions.

Get an edge on your opponents and the competition with a variety of different forms of training: Cross Training, Aerobic & Cardio, Resistance Training, Weight Lifting, and Power Lifting.


Many people do not know that ARIZONA TAXPAYERS can DONATE up to $400.00 (single filers up to $200.00, JOINT FILERS up to $400) TO ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE STATE AND GET THE ENTIRE AMOUNT BACK AS A STATE TAX CREDIT. THAT’S NOT JUST A DEDUCTION- it’s DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR TAX REDUCTION! The MONEY is used to HELP our WRESTLING CLUB PAY for various wrestling EXPENSES, such as tournament entry fees so our wrestlers may compete and have food at away competitions so they can eat.

Schedule/Practice Time

Season Begins:
November 18th

Practice Time:
K-4  Monday & Wed
5-8th Monday – Wednesdays and Thursday

PLACE: Perry High School, 1919 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297
Alex or Ronda Pavlenko 480-518-1792
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Coaches Meeting 7:00 a.m. WRESTLING BEGINS AT 8:00 a.m.
Friday, January 19, 2024 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Satellite weigh-ins will be offered to prepaid entries/if you are
interested in holding a SATELLITE weigh in, please contact me to
schedule time and place.
Phone: 480-518-1792


All practices are in the Perry High School wrestling room, 1919 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297

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