Do you have a child who is interested in wrestling? Come join our wrestling family! Regardless of your child's age and ability please get in contact with us and check out what we have to offer. You can email any questions to and someone will be happy to assist you. 

Why Wrestling? 

Life is hard and wrestling prepares you for the challenge. It's a fact of life that adversity is guaranteed. It is how we respond to these challenges that makes the difference. Wrestling instills the values of courage, hard work, discipline, perseverance, and humility. Wrestling is both an individual and team sport that offers a great environment for building physical fitness, mental toughness, and character that lasts a lifetime and trains people to triumph over trials. 

Wrestling is an inclusive sport with many faces. No matter your child's size, shape, gender, or capabilities, wrestling opens the door for all youth to flourish in sports and life. Don't worry if your child has never wrestled before.  A lot of wrestlers have only picked up the sport in the last year or two, and every year we add more new wrestlers to the program. You can progress at your own pace in our youth program. If your child isn't ready to enter a tournament, that is ok! They can still participate by coming to practice to learn the sport of wrestling from an excellent coaching staff, get a great workout, and meet new friends. 

Wrestling Rules and General Information

Eastwood Wrestling is part of the Northern Buckeye Conference (NBC).  Folkstyle wrestling is the style of amateur wrestling practiced at the high school and middle school levels in the United States. Our youth program follows league rules during the season and OAC in post-season for district and state tournaments. The middle school and high school follow OHSAA rules. 

The objective in folkstyle wrestling is to gain control of your opponent and to ultimately pin your opponent by holding your opponent with their back (both shoulder blades simultaneously) on the mat. Wrestling matches consist of three periods. These periods vary in length from one minute for younger age groups to 1.5 minutes for our older athletes.  Either wrestler in a match can win at any time if they are able to pin their opponent or develop a lead of more than 14 points.  Otherwise, the wrestler who can accumulate the most points by the end of the third period wins the match.  If the match is tied after three periods, it will go into overtime until one of the wrestlers wins. Additional details of how a wrestling match works can be found here

Wrestling Terminology

Wrestling Referee Signals (NFHS 2021-22)

OHSAA Wrestling Regulations

Basic Overview of Rules and Scoring in Wrestling: Here is a basic introduction to the rules of wrestling for beginners and parents.

Basic Wrestling Stance: Kyle Drake teaches all about wrestling stance and first contact.

Once You've Wrestled Everything in Life is Easier: Dan Gable speaks about why this quote rings true for so many wrestlers.