Wrestling began as a man’s sport. Women had to start their wrestling careers alongside the men until they became recognized. And eventually, they did. The United States now has folkstyle and freestyle divisions for women. Although the sport is still not sanctioned in some states, there is a national tournament for both styles. It seems like Greco may now be on the way as well.
To give a basic understanding of the differences in Greco, it only allows contact above the hips. Wrestlers must score points without touching their opponent’s legs. Women’s Greco has been taking off at several events. The 2019 Western Regions was one of the first large wrestling events to offer Greco for the women’s division. Many girls at the US Marine Corps Nationals (better known as Fargo) chose to wrestle in the junior Greco division. Now, the 2020 Junior National’s tournament has decided to offer a women’s Greco division. For the time being it will be unofficial, but we hope that changes shortly. This trend should show that women want to wrestle no matter the style. Wrestling is just wrestling.