Most guys who wrestle learned the sport either in gym class or as part of a youth or high school wrestling team.
Lot of dads introduce their sons to the sport either because they wrestled themselves as young people, or they see the sport as a good match for their boys. I know I learned the sport as a dad, first watching my young sons at practice and then joining them on the mat as an assistant coach.
Regardless how you learn the sport, it’s never too late to pick it up. Here’s an article I found the other day about getting into wrestling as an adult:
One of the greatest things about wrestling is that anyone can do it, no matter your weight, body type, or even age. If you’re interested in learning how to wrestle, but think you may be too old to do so, think again!
If you are new to the sport, or are concerned about your level of fitness, the best way for you to learn the basics is by joining a club/team, or by taking classes geared towards beginners. Some freestyle and Greco-Roman clubs offer beginners’ classes for adults.
One of the goals of Northern Virginia Wrestling is to introduce men who’ve never wrestled to this great sport. Hopefully, as we get things organized, we’ll assemble a group of guys of varying skill levels and the more experienced wrestlers will take the time to show the new ones the ropes.
Read the whole article: http://wrestling.isport.com/wrestling-guides/how-adults-can-get-involved-in-wrestling