There are many benefits of wrestling.  Listed below are some of the benefits according to various sources on the internet.  Click on "full article" to view article in its entirety.

SectionOneWrestling | full article (scroll down)
  • You'll never be in better shape in your life.
  • You can burn off more fat, in less time, and keep it off.
  • It's the best kept secret in college admissions.
  • It's the best non-violent self-defense training you'll ever get.
  • It puts mental toughness and a fearless, confident attitude in your life.

EntertainmentWrestling | full article (no longer active)

  • Wrestling is an anaerobic exercise that increases endurance.
  • Wrestling improves flexibility.
  • Wrestlers learn to eat healthy with the right amount of vitamins and minerals.
  • Learned discipline increases resistance to diseases such as diabetes, fractures, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Jack Fisher, editor of Texas Wrestling Magazine | full article (no longer active)

  • Wrestling increases speed, quickness, coordination, and balance.
  • Injuries in wrestling are less debilitating than in other sports.
  • Wrestling emphasizes team work and individual dedication.