I do not understand why people come on the boards and talk about how greco needs to be dropped or how the rules need to be changed. Do you not see that FILA is always changing the rules so the athletes have to change with the rules as well in all styles. Now in greco you have to be more active and stay in contact, in freestyle you can bounce around break away from your opponent. You need to accept greco its not going any where. Here is a stat Jason Bryant posted on twitter before the finals:
Stat of note: Greco-Roman had 261 entries with the largest weight having 39. Menâ€™s FS had 245 with 38 being the biggest #Tashkent2014
That should speak for itself. In America Greco deserves more respect than people give it. It is hard to wrestle folkstyle in college and than switch over to greco, the athletes over seas wrestle greco since they are little kids. We need to be excited for the greco team winning its first medal since 2009 and support Freestyle, Greco, and Womens Freestyle 100% the same.