Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Everett A. Irish

Second Committee Member

Eric R. Beardsley

Third Committee Member

Dean Stinson


The purpose of this study was to develop an Instructional 16 mm color film on Greco-Roman wrestling moves, counters, and drills which would benefit those on all levels interested in the use of upperbody wrestling techniques. To achieve this objective it was necessary to determine the moves, counters and drills which are most successfully used in Greco-Roman wrestling. This was accomplished by means of a questionnaire and by personal interviews with nationally and internationally known coaches and competitors. The results of the questionnaires and interviews formed the basis for the 16 mm color film and for the explanations used to explain the illustrations used in the Instructional film. Major emphasis was placed toward the high school, college and international levels. Several other purposes will also be served, for example, it is possible through this study to determine where national and international competitors learned their Greco-Roman wrestling, and the actual amount of upperbody wrestling taught at the high school and college levels. The coaches and competitors contacted also suggested the moves, counters and drills which they recommend to be taught at these levels.