International Wrestling

What I Learned from the 2019 World Championships (Greco-Roman)


photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com

Just like that the World Championships have come and gone. Before we turn the page on the international scene for 2019, we should go through some of the observations from the tournament. Since there is so much to unpack from the entire World Championships, we’ll break these articles down by style. With the Greco-Roman team having started first on the mats, they’ll lead off here in our “Five Things I Learned from the 2019 World Championships”.

1) What a Difference a Day Makes

Now this observation is not solely related to the Greco team. It can be applied to the men’s and women’s freestyle teams, but it was first evident for me during the Greco portion of the World Championships. These tournaments are a roller coaster of emotions. Ten minutes after an unexpected, emotional victory comes and soul-crushing loss. What seems good one day, may not be the next. 

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