Foxcatcher Stirring Renewed Interest in Wrestling By Robert Haugh

January 1, 2015 6:03 AM

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Foxcatcher Stirring Renewed Interest in Wrestling By Robert Haugh

With young grapplers currently battling it out on the mat, practicing up-downs, fireman’s carries, chin whips and single-leg takedowns, the recently released movie Foxcatcher is turning eyes and making waves.

Based on the true story of a multi-millionaire du Pont family heir John Eleuthere du Pont’s Olympic wrestling training facility, it was there that du Pont recruited the best athletes with his deep pockets, offering thousands in stipends, free housing and other lavish gifts to allure the renown athle...

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