This is an exciting archival video to see the sport of wrestling which I am so close to as both an ex competitive college wrestler and now a coach. Having access to this material filmed at the New York Athletic Club, the best private club in the world in medal recognition at the Olympic Games, is very special.
The action hasn't changed much, just the outfits and the mats, which look like hardwood in the video. You'll see several wrestlers in action in the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club in 1905, YES 110 YEARS AGO!
Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 07Nov05; H68324.
Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer.
Filmed November 1, 1905 in Studio, N.Y.C.