Hello everyone! My name is John Altmann and I joined this forum as I have a budding interest in amateur wrestling that I am eager to explore. I have always found that the best way to cultivate a new interest, is to go on forums populated by aficionados and enthusiasts of the interest in question. In this respect, I hope to interact with many coaches and amateur wrestlers at all levels (High school, Collegiate, Olympic) and build up my knowledge and hopefully a love for the sport. In particular, I would love to learn about the current trends rather than getting bogged down by the historicity of the sport completely. Specifically, I want to know about the crop of up and coming Olympic wrestlers. So do not be tentative in engaging me. As my name implies, I am a complete neophyte to this world, but I am more than excited to change that.