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By The Numbers: Wrestling Edition

With the new wrestling season underway, here are 10 facts you may not know about the sport.

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seconds is the fastest and official record for pinning an opponent at the high school level.

 

 

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colleges sponsor varsity women’s wrestling programs.

 

 

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century when the earliest documented wrestling match took place.

 

 

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nations and more sponsoring a wrestling federation.

 

 

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ranking of wrestling against all male high school sports.

 

 

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consecutive wins to earn Brandon High School in Brandon, Fl. the title of longest winning streak for high school wrestling.

 

 

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percent of females are accounted for in high school wrestling nationwide.

 

 

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the year freestyle wrestling became an Olympic event.

 

 

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the required thickness of a wrestling mat in inches.

 

 

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wins American wrestling legend Dan Gable had in college.

 

 

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