Wrestling

Wrestling

Wrestling classes at Ground Control are taught by Mousa Momeni. Mousa was a former member of the Iranian National wrestling team. Mousa and his brother Eisa Momeni were the wrestling coaches for John Rallo when he was actively competing in grappling and MMA competitions. The Momeni family is wrestling royalty in Iran. Mousa, Eisa and his father were all on the Iranian national team. They have wrestled all over the world. We are very fortunate to have this world class instructor here at Ground Control.

Greco-Roman

Greco-Roman is an international discipline and an Olympic sport. In Greco-Roman style, it is forbidden to hold the opponent below the belt, to make trips, and to actively use the legs in the execution of any action. Recent rule changes in Greco-Roman increase opportunities for and place greater emphasis on explosive, 'high amplitude' throws. Pinning one's opponent to the mat is one way of winning. One of the most well known Greco-Roman wrestlers is Alexander Karelin from Russia.

Freestyle wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is an international discipline and an Olympic sport, for both men and women. This style allows the use of the wrestler's or his opponent's legs in offense and defense. Freestyle wrestling has its origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and the prime victory condition in this style involves the wrestler winning by throwing and pinning his opponent on the mat. American high school and college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling.