Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling:

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is a traditional English sport that has been practiced in the Lake District.

This style of wrestling was founded in 1906 and is a trial of strength and reactions.

It is certainly not a sport for the faint-hearted or weak-kneed.

The aim of Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is to force your opponent to the ground with both shoulders touching the ground.

This can be done by using a variety of techniques, such as throws, trips, and takedowns. However, there are a few key rules that must be followed:

  • Wrestlers must start each match with a hold on each other’s belts.
  • Wrestlers are not allowed to punch, kick, or bite each other.
  • Wrestlers are not allowed to hold onto each other’s clothing.
  • Wrestlers are not allowed to use leverage on each other’s joints.

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is a physically demanding sport, but it is also a very skilled one. Wrestlers need to be strong, agile, and have good balance. They also need to be able to think quickly and adapt their strategies on the fly.

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is typically practiced outdoors in a grass ring. Matches are usually held at agricultural shows, such as the Lakeland Sports event in Grasmere, and other rural events.

The sport is particularly popular in the Lake District region of England, but it is also practiced in other parts of the country and in Scotland.

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is a unique and traditional English sport that has been enjoyed by people of all ages for centuries. It is a great way to keep fit and have fun, and it is a great way to learn about the history and culture of the Lake District region.

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