Twenty-nine college wrestlers from the University of California at Davis (n = 6), Riverside (n = 8), San Diego (n = 7), and Santa Barbara (n = 8) served as Ss. Alternate forms of the IPAT 8-Parallel-Form Anxiety Battery were administered to each wrestler in early season following his weigh-in at the All-California Tournament, one hour before the tournament started, and between 15 and 30 minutes following the tournament. The data were analyzed with a repeated measures ANOVA for multifactor experiments. Comparisons of mean anxiety scores revealed that anxiety increased significantly in the pre-match setting. Also, post-match anxiety was significantly lower than the pre-season, weigh-in, or pre-match anxiety levels. It was concluded that anticipation of competition was associated with an increase in anxiety, whereas the competition per se was associated with a reduction in anxiety below “control” levels.