Wrestling though not overly burdened with rules or technical minutia can still be difficult to grasp for those newly introduced to the sport. It took me a better part of my daughter’s first season before I could sort-of wrap my mind around what I was watching on the mat. To this day, I am still learning something new about the sport almost every time I attend a tournament. As enjoyable as the learning experience has been, I would have rather have learned a little more about the sport on my own so I wouldn’t have had to rely on the kindness of others; who patiently explained things when they probably would have preferred watching their own children wrestle. Hopefully, this section of wrestling primers will help someone out there do just that.
Suggestions on how to improve these primers are always welcome!