Kranjčevićeva ulica 61, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Grand Prix Zagreb Open 2018

Grand Prix Zagreb Open Wrestling Tournament

About wrestling

Wrestling is one of the oldest and most useful sports for a man whose great content has remained unchanged to date. The folk forms of wrestling are as old as human civilization. Wrestling is the oldest martial art and has been around since the start of all the Olympic Games so far.

As a sport, wrestling occurs in two ways: Greek-Roman (Classic) and Free Mode.

These styles differ significantly in the following:

In the Greek-Roman wrestling mode, it is strictly forbidden to grab an opponent under the hips, forcing the leg and actively using the leg to perform the procedure.

In Free Wrestling Mode, on the other hand, it is allowed to grab the opponent’s legs and to actively use the leg to perform the action.

The first beginnings of sporting forms of wrestling in Croatia coincide with the creation of the soccer companies in 1874. To the incentive of Dr. Franjo Bučar, initiator of the founding of many sports clubs in Zagreb, some members occasionally engaged in wrestling.



The Croatian show of the year will feature the best world wrestlers, including the Olympic, World and European conquerors. The tournament will take place in the sports hall “Dom Sportova”