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Joe LeBlanc’s Turn from the Claw!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Joe LeBlanc, University of Northern Colorado assistant coach and four time All-American at the University of Wyoming, runs through a turn from the claw position. By twisting the opponent onto their back, you’ll be able to position yourself to attempt the fall and win in dramatic fashion.

Turn from the Claw

Drill Summary: From a claw position, take a step behind your opponent and put your knee in the middle of their back. Next, pull up and extend their body while you twist them over. Fall back at an angle and place your hand over their shoulder so you can grab your own elbow. From there, move your leg to flank between your opponent’s legs and don’t pull your opponent on top of you (keep them extended). After that, you can go for the fall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Dominant Technique and Attacks from the Top Position.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Discover the Essentials for Pre-Match Routines!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Thursday, October 1, 2015

It’s no secret that people who establish routines and habits have a better chance of being successful during competition. Joe LeBlanc, University of Northern Colorado assistant coach and four time All-American at the University of Wyoming, explains the necessities of a great pre-match routine.

Pre-Match Routine

Video Summary: Talk to your athletes to find out what they need from you. Make sure your athletes are staying hydrated and keeping their muscle glucose up… Also, make sure your athletes are getting plenty of carbohydrates during the season for fuel. You can rehydrate faster than you can add glucose back to your muscle.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Developing Championship Wrestlers: Establishing Dominant Routines.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Get Comfortable on the Mat without an Opponent!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

Four-time All-American Joe LeBlanc works on three different techniques for the bottom position in this video: the hip heist, the granby and the knee slide. All three moves will help wrestlers work their way out of tough situations and get back to attacking the opponent.

Hip Heist, Granby, Knee Slide

Drill Summary: Wrestlers find a spot on the mat and envision being on the bottom against an opponent. On their own, wrestlers practice hip heisting, granbying, and knee sliding to improve their skills from the bottom position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “One Step Ahead: Bottom Position Technique and Attacks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Learn to Chop Like a Four Time All-American!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Joe LeBlanc, assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado, takes you through an alternate version of the chop that he used to become a four time All-American at the University of Wyoming. LeBlanc’s chop can serve as a change of pace for opponents who may already be conditioned to the traditional chop style.

The Chop

Drill Summary: The wrestler starts behind their opponent, directly square to the opponent’s shoulders. The outside leg starts up, and the same hand starts on the opponent’s belly button. The key to this version of the chop is to shift the opponent’s hips with the off side arm. While the elbow hits the opponent’s hip, the other hand breaks down the opponent’s arm and the wrestler takes the opponent’s hip into the mat. Finally, the wrestler slides back into a tight waist tilt.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Dominant Technique and Attacks from the Top Position.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Get More Pins with this Tight Waist Breakdown!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 11, 2013

Check out an excellent breakdown of a tight waist hip shift from 4X All-American, Joe LeBlanc. As the all-time wins leader at Wyoming University, Leblanc has some insightful tips to offer you on performing this unique version of a tight waist breakdown.

Instruction: He begins on the whistle, by showing how to use the waist side elbow to hit the opponent in his hip bone and pull the opponent toward his near hip; the force on this breakdown is sideways, not forward. The hand on the elbow pulls on the elbow crease. The back leg pushes (sideways) as the down knee blocks. It is important that the top wrestler not fall to his side. Instead, after executing the hip shift, finish the breakdown by circling to the near side and pinching both of his knees with both of your knees.

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