The matchups for this year’s NWCA National Duals Championship Series have been released, and Championship Productions authors and their teams are well-represented. Out of the 16 teams competing, nine have coaches who have produced wrestling videos with Championship.
For the full release on the event, head over to intermatwrestle.com to get their insight on the Duals.
Friday – February 19
Iowa State at Minnesota – 7:30 p.m. – Williams Arena
Saturday – February 20
Lehigh at Rutgers – 8 p.m. EST – RAC
Sunday – February 21
Oklahoma State at Penn State – 5 p.m. – Rec Hall
Virginia Tech at Michigan – 2 p.m. – Cliff Keen Arena
Appalachian State at Indiana – 1 p.m. EST – University Gym
Missouri at Nebraska – 2 p.m. CST – Bob Devaney Sports Center
Monday – February 22
Edinboro at Ohio State – 7 p.m. – St. John Arena
North Carolina State at Iowa – 7 p.m. CST – Carver Hawkeye Arena
Coach John Smith of Oklahoma State University believes a good defense will lead to a potent offense. The theme of his defense is a strong head, hand and hip pressure. In this segment, Coach Smith demonstrates a go behind from the chest lock.
From the front chest lock, one must bring the opponent’s elbow to the mat using a forearm block, then the long arm moves toward the side to be blocked, the forearm goes to the tricep to bring the opponent down to his elbow. Next, step around to beat the elbow on the opposite side. Reach for the hip on that side. To finish the go behind, bring the other leg around, behind his elbows.
Hall of Fame wrestler and coach, John Smith, of Oklahoma State University believes a good defense will lead to a potent offense. Take a look at some demonstrations of the sprawling technique. This is excellent instruction from one of the best teachers in the sport of wrestling!
In this segment, Coach Smith explains a crucial technical error many wrestlers make when sprawling. He also demonstrates the hand sprawl drill to improve our ability to pick our feet up and downblock when our opponent attacks our legs.