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Of the two styles of wrestling, "Greco-Roman" and "freestyle," Greco-Roman is the classic form, the style of wrestling practiced by the ancient Greeks. Although differences in techniques are numerous, the most obvious is that Greco-Roman is confined to upper-body grappling. Freestyle, by contrast, involves the entire body, and leg attacks are permitted. Europeans tend to favor the Greco-Roman classical style, while North America's best wrestlers are attracted to the freestyle. United States collegiate wrestling, for example, is very similar to international freestyle. Today, the training and techniques of each style are so specialized that most wrestlers concentrate on one style or the other.
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