Lucho wrestling is one of the native and ritual sports of Mazandaran (Iran); Lucho is a combination of two words of equal weight, Lu and Chu, each of which has a separate meaning. Lu means the edge and side of something and the word Chu means wood. Therefore, Lucho refers to the edge of wood.
Lucho wrestling is one of Mazandaran's traditional wrestling sports. For many years, people have been rejoicing on the 26th of Tabari, the 28th (July of the solar month), in a ritual known as the celebration of the dead, by preparing all kinds of local food and delicacies. During this celebration, traditional wrestling competitions are also held to identify the best wrestler in the region.
Respecting elders and white-beards is one of the most effective things in Lucho ship. And usually they are in charge of organizing this ceremony. This wrestling is held in the form of light wrestling and heavy wrestling, and a head of sheep is awarded to the best wrestler of light weight and a head of cow is given to the heaviest wrestler.
Mazandaran province is the hub of wrestling in Iran and this province has won the most medals in the Olympic, World and Asian competitions for Iran. One third of the Olympic gold medals have been won by Mazandaran athletes. The most famous sport in Mazandaran is the national sport of Iran, wrestling.