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Timeline of historic events in wrestling (incomplete)

 

7000 BC - Cave paintings show record of a crowd of people in the Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia gathering to watch two men wrestle

 

3000 BC - Stone Slab shows records of wrestling matches

 

 

2600 BC - Bronze statue of two men wrestling is cast in present day Iraq - currently the oldest record of sport ever found in Iraq

 

 

2300 BC - (Shown Above) Tombs in the Nile River Valley dipict over 400 different pairs wrestling and nearly all of the acts are used in modern Freesyle wrestling

 

776 BC -  First Ancient Olympic Games features wrestling and all wars are suspended to ensure the best can compete.

 

100 AD - Greek text writen on how to wrestle

 

393 AD - The Ancient Olympic Games are ended due to political and religious issues

 

1894 AD - International Olympic Comittee is formed

 

1896 AD - First Modern Olympics is held in Athens, Greece with wrestling as a core sport

 

1903 AD - First Collegiate wrestling match is held between Yale University and Columbia University 

 

1904 AD - First ever World Championship is held for Greco-Roman wrestling

 

1905 AD - The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) holds the first ever collegiate tournament 

 

1912 AD - International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) is formed to govern international wrestling (now with 174 member nations)

 

1927 AD - First Collegiate Wrestling rule book is formally writen

 

1928 AD - First NCAA Wrestling Championship is held at Iowa State College

 

1932 AD - The first 'Rose Bowl of Wrestling' Wilkes Open is held

 

1941 AD - The NCAA introduced a point system to determine winners in matches wrestled without a pin.

 

1951 AD - First FILA World Championship for Freestyle wrestling is held

 

1962 AD - First Midlands Championship is held at Northwestern University

 

1974 AD - Cornell College becomes the first, and only, private school to win the NCAA Division-I title

 

1987 AD - First FILA World Championship in Women's wrestling is held

 

1997 AD - Takedown Radio is launched

 

2002 AD - The University of Minnesota sets the national dual attendance record (15,646)

 

2002 AD - Real Pro Wrestling is founded

 

2005 AD - Real Pro Wrestling holds its first season of competition

 

2007 AD - Auburn Hills, Michigan sets NCAA Championship single session attendance record of 17,780 

 

2007 AD - Takedown Television goes live (now airing in 54 million homes in US)

 

2007 AD  - Wrestling media website FloWrestling.org is founded

 

2008 AD - Arkansas High School Athletic Association becomes the 49th state association to sanction a state championship

 

2008 AD - University of Iowa hosts Iowa State University--setting the national dual attendance record with 15,955 fan in attendance

 

2008 AD - Single session attendance record is set for the Olympic Trials in Dallas, Texas (9,434)

 

2009 AD - First National Collegiate Open Wrestling Championship is held

 

2009 AD - NCAA Wrestling Championships set an attendance record in St. Louis, Missouri (97,334)

 

2011 AD - NCAA Wrestling Championships set an attendance record in Philadelphia, PA (104,260)

 

2012 AD - The University of Iowa sets a new single season average dual attendance record (9,014)

 

2012 AD - St. Louis, MO breaks the single session (18,919) and total (112,393) NCAA Wrestling Championship attendance records

 

2012 AD - Iowa City, Iowa sets a new single session attendance record for the Olympic Trials (13,750)

 

2013 AD - The Southern Scuffle sets an attendance record (5,399) making it the best attended sports attraction in the city of Chattanooga

 

2013 AD - The Association of Career Wrestlers is founded

 

2013 AD - The Tour ACW Test Event is held in Pittsburgh, PA

 

2013 AD - Agon I is held in Las Vegas

 

2013 AD - Victory Wrestling Championships to take place in Omaha, NE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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