Originally Posted by E Lit Er Ate
sure cuz americans waste their time with folkstyle while the rest of the world does real wrestling.
change HS and college programs to all Freestyle or Greco and the program will get stronger seemingly overnight.
but alas, americans love to be different.
I mean, that's partly the reason. We have had reasonable success transitioning to freestyle in the past though. It was just a tough tournament for out guys and we got a couple of close calls and heart breaking defeats. Also a very very young team that needs more experience.
Folk style is not a waste of time and it is much more difficult physically than freestyle or greco. Plus it's proven to transition to mma better, because you can scramble in mma without worrying about having your back exposed for a quarter of a second.
I think they should add folkstyle to the olympics and let all the other countries try to play catch up to the Americans.