Holliston Varsity Notches an Opening Win
The Holliston Varsity wrestling team started the 2019-2020 season with an impressive 43-35 win over Norton High School. This is an unbelievably intense sport, and we hope to provide more updates during the season.
Quoting Wiki: “Wrestling represents one of the oldest forms of combat. The origins of wrestling go back 15,000 years through cave drawings.
Babylonian and Egyptian reliefs show wrestlers using most of the holds known in the present-day sport. During the Middle Ages (fifth century to fifteenth century) wrestling remained popular and enjoyed the patronage of many royal families, including those of France, Japan and England.
Early British settlers in America brought a strong wrestling tradition with them. The settlers also found wrestling to be popular among Native Americans. Amateur wrestling flourished throughout the early years of the North American colonies and served as a popular activity at country fairs, holiday celebrations, and in military exercises.
The first organized national wrestling tournament took place in New York City in 1888. Wrestling has also been an event at every modern Olympic Games since the 1904 games in St. Louis, Missouri.”
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