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This category covers sites dedicated to amateur wrestling including junior, high school, college, freestyle and greco-roman wrestling.

Please submit all web sites relating to amateur wrestling products to Shopping: Wrestling.

Note: Submissions for Professional Wrestling (WWF, WCW, etc.) and Backyard Wrestling will not be accepted. Please submit all Professional Wrestling sites to Sports: Wrestling: Professional and Backyard Wrestling sites to Sports: Wrestling: Backyard_Wrestling.

This category covers sites dedicated to amateur wrestling including junior, high school, college, freestyle and greco-roman wrestling.
Following these guidelines will help get your site listed as quickly as possible.

1. Submit sites for federations only. Submit "link" or "resource" sites to Sports:Wrestling:Backyard_Wrestling:Resources.

2. Please include the location of your federation at the end of your description in the following format: [City, State Country] (Or whatever is appropriate for your area.)

3. Sites for individual wrestlers will not be accepted in this category.

Backyard Wrestling is a form of amateur wrestling that is not associated with any athletic commissions. It grew from some friends getting together in their backyard and having wrestling matches; hence the name. Some Backyard Wrestling federations are quite large while others are still just some friends getting together. Keep in mind that some federations may have risky practices, but any physical activity can be risky without the proper precautions and training.
Please discuss changes to these submission guidelines in the Sports forum.

Before you submit your site please take the time to look around and review the guidelines below. Following these guidelines will speed the acceptance of your site and significantly reduce the chances of its rejection. Multiple submissions to inappropriate categories will not be tolerated.

Find the Proper Location for Your Site

  1. Search the Open Directory for keywords that relate to your site. This will aid you in submitting to the most appropriate category.
  2. Be sure to review the subcategory descriptions if available.
  3. Try to submit to the most specific category.

Tips on Creating a Good Description

In other words, if you want us to use the description you submit it needs to be accurate and within guidelines.

  • Try to describe your site in the style of the sites already listed in the category.
  • The title should be what you have in the title of the document, or perhaps the name of your company or organization.
  • Do not type in all caps.
  • Do not include a list of keywords. Try to use full sentences.
  • Do not write a sales pitch. E.g. "The best site in the world for everything you ever wanted to know about anything and everything."
  • Do not include HTML, it will not work and may mess up your submission to the point it is rejected.
This category is for all sites related to professional wrestling, with the exception of Shopping sites which should be submitted to Shopping: Sports: Pro_Wrestling. (Or sites which fall under the Adult guidelines.)
This category contains links to resources associated with traditional wrestling styles that are commonly associated with a particular culture or region. Many of these wrestling forms date back thousands of years, and may or may not be practiced today. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Canary Style (Lucha Canaria)- Canary Islands
  • Cornish Wrestling - Cornwall, England
  • Cumberland and Westmoreland - England
  • Devonshire Wrestling - Devon, England
  • Glima - Vikings
  • Gouren (Breton Style) - France
  • Inner/Outer Mongolian - Mongolia
  • Kato pale (Ground Wrestling) - Greece
  • Laamb - Senegal
  • Oilwrestling - Turkey/Egypt
  • Orthia pale (Upright and Proper Wrestling) - Greece
  • Pankration - Greece
  • Ranggeln - Austria
  • Sambo - Russia
  • Schwingen - Switzerland
  • Scottish Backhold - Scotland
  • Shuai Chaio - China
  • S'istrumpa - Sardinia
  • Sumo - Japan
and other forms.
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