Wrestling is one of the world’s oldest sports as the origins were discovered in cave drawings in France from more than 15,000 years ago. At the original Greek Olympics wrestling was one of the most popular sports and competition only ended when one of the contestants admitted defeat. The Circumpolar world also has a storied history of wrestling with the unique variation of Inuit Wrestling included in the Arctic Winter Games.
Wrestling events include a team competition consisting of a dual meet round-robin tournament, as well as individual competition and optional Inuit wrestling competition in each weight class. Wrestling has only one age category: Junior for both male and female. A team consists of up to 12 athletes (7 male and 5 female) in different weight categories and two coaches for each participating contingent.