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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 30, 1974 WRESTLING Grunt and groan There are two categories of Wrestling professional and amateur Professional wrestling has con- siderable appeal for some people but is generally considered more a show than a sport On the other hand amateur wrestl- ing has maintained its prestige resulting in continued growth The earliest depiction of wrestling holds and tails are from the walls of the Tomb of Ptahhotop (Egypt) This substantiates the belief that wrestling dates from 2350 B C or earlier restlmg was first introduced at the 18th Ohmpiad in 704 BC Through oI refinement the Greco Roman stvle arose trom I-rench origins about 18M) The International Federation was founded in 1912 restl ing styles differ greath as from night Sumo Wrestling which has its ongin in Japan has Mjme of the heaviest competitors During the 1920 s Dewagatski weighed in at 420 pounds Two types of wrestl- ing are allowed in the Olympic Games Greco Roman and Free Style In Greco Roman contestant mav use only that part of the body above the waist while there is no such restriction in Free Style hence the expres- sion "Catch as catch can Free style is the only Upe of wrestling on dis- play during the 1975 Jeux Canada Winter Games A fall is counted when both shoulders of an opponi it touch the floor Unlike professional wrestling, the amateur version does not allow blows, while the use of karate results in im- mediate expulsion from the tournament Strangle holds are also prohibited, and a wrestler must not im- mobilize both arms and legs of an opponent At least one limb must re- main free to allow an opponent, though han- dicapped to continue the match Specifications for wrestlers in the 1975 Canada Winter Games states that their age shall be Irom 15 to 20 years of age, their weight from 105 5 to 143 pounds one com- petitor per province or teintory in each of the weight divisions The Wrestling Com- mittee of the Lethbndge Southern Alberta Canada Winter Games is as follows Mr Frank Johanson, Chairman Dr Bert Fairbanks, Consultant Dr Doug McPherson Medical Shawn Ward, Vice- Chairman Stan Broder Ernest Daw son Ike Lamer U o n d Rdsmussen Russell Mike Mdvuh Lenn ;