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Matt Azevedo is a 2008 U.S. National Freestyle Champion and he demonstrates the head pull down and circle set up for a single leg. Azevedo emphasizes pulling, level changing, and setting the feet at the same time prior to the leg attack.
After securing the inside tie with his trail leg hand, he circles away from the leg he wants and pulls down on the head. It is essential on the head pull that the wrestler change levels with his opponent and immediately attack a single leg.
In this segment, former NCAA Champion at Oklahoma State, Zach Esposito, demonstrates the finer points of his spiral ride. The goal of the ride is to get as much weight on top as possible. The success of the ride is essential because the bottom man must be kept on the mat and controlled before the top man can work for a fall.
To gain an edge on inside position, Zach begins with a reverse cup on the elbow and begins to put weight on the opponent before the start, he puts as much chest pressure on the opponent’s back as allowable. Notice that Zach is off of his knees and his head is on the far side as he drives with the legs and applies pressure with the shoulders.
Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Signature Move Series: Zack Esposito’s Wrist Ride Series.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Championship Signature Wrestling Move Series, click here.
Assistant Coach at the University of Indiana, Joe LeBlanc, emphasizes the importance of controlling the opposite arm from one’s dominant lead leg. The ’2 on 1 Control to Post Double’ starts with controlling the opponent’s right arm and finishing with a double leg takedown.
This is a typical penetration step for a left-handed wrestler. From 2 on 1 control, the opponent posts on my head and tries to free his arm. Set the opponent up by circling and giving a pop with my shoulder to get the far leg to step. Next, post at the elbow on the arm posted on my head – AS SOON AS HE STEPS. Finish with an inside penetration step into a double leg takedown.
Mark Manning, 2x Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, demonstrates a chop breakdown to cross-wrist control. You will learn that the top man will need to drive his hips over the near arm and pivot on the front knee as you drive the hips to the hand.
The top man is looking to cause the chop arm to bend. When the arm bends, capture the wrist with the cross hand (the hand around the waist) and pull it to the far hip.