Wrestling; Fast Facts

February 5, 2022
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Wrestling is the subject of the latest edition of Fast Facts, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

Wrestling is considered the world’s oldest sport, dating before 3000 B.C.

Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler, losing only once over a 12 year span.

The two most common styles of wrestling practiced around the world are Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling.

Wrestling points breakdown: takedowns = 2, reversals = 2, escapes = 1, and near falls = 2-3.

A pin is when parts of both shoulders of the wrestler are in contact with the mat for two seconds.

The first IHSA wrestling tournament was held in 1937.

The 2021- 2022 season is the first official IHSA girls wrestling tournament season in Illinois.

Naperville mayor Steve Chirico finished in 4th place at the 1978 state meet for NCHS.

Waubonsie Valley finished as the Class AA state runner up in 1993 and 1994.

In 2003 NNHS Alumni, Eric Tannebuam became a three-time state champion for the Huskies. Naperville North has 14 individual champions in the program’s history, which is more than any of our five local wrestling teams.

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