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Tips for High School Wrestlers

By M.L Rose, LiveStrong, 06/04/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Wrestling is one of the most popular high school sports among boys in the United States -- with more than 270,000 boys from public and private U.S. high schools participating in the 2012 to 2013 school year, along with about 8,700 girls -- according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Refining your technique and being smart about your training can help you become a healthier and more successful wrestler, perhaps even putting you in contention for a state championship.