What was amateur wrestling like before today's headgear, synthetic singlets and foam mats?
See for yourself with VintageAmateurWrestling Photo Annex 2, the old-school amateur wrestling Yahoo group that takes you back in time, giving you an inside view of...
> Old-time NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
> Rare old issues of AMATEUR WRESTLING NEWS
> Great wrestling MUSEUMS and HALLS OF FAME
> Various COLLEGE WRESTLING programs like Cornell of Iowa, Kent State and Ohio University
> All-time great college wrestlers who became pro wrestlers
With this group, you'll see HUNDREDS of rare, vintage PHOTOS and FEATURES that take you back in time, when wrestling was done on cotton mats... and wrestlers didn't wear singlets, but wore trunks and tights, headgear and shirts optional. (Shirtless wrestling was outlawed in the mid-1960s.)
Photos on this page, from left: 1958 NCAA program, Dan Gable Wrestling Museum entrance, 1947 Cornell College team, inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Thanks for being a part of this group. If you have old-time photos of NCAA wrestling championships and/or pre-1980 college wrestling images, please post them here.
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Visit these affiliated "old school" Yahoo groups with even more photos, links and features...
> For thousands of vintage amateur wrestling photos, mostly from top college programs like IOWA, IOWA STATE, IOWA STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, OKLAHOMA and OKLAHOMA STATE, here's THE original old-school Yahoo amateur wrestling group:
> For the best of the BIG TEN wrestlers before 1980
> For pics of old-time HIGH SCHOOL MATMEN and images from rare "how to wrestle" books and magazines: