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Achieve a Higher Percentage Finish with the Double Leg!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Matt Azevedo, Drexel University Head Coach,  teaches the athlete to maintain good single leg position and to change to an even higher percentage finish with the double leg. This drill can be taught as an attack in itself once mastered.

Change to a Double Leg

Drill Summary: From a single leg on the knees, knee slide and re-penetrate into good single leg position. Next slide your head across his body to the opposite hip and into a double leg on the opposite side. The key is keep good position. In addition, this can become a go to technique and not a secondary finish.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Single Leg Finishes: From the Feet to the Mat.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Tips to Create a More Effective Inside Tie!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014

Matt Azevedo, 2008 U.S. National Freestyle Champion, shows you how to perform a head pull to an inside step high crotch. You will learn arm positioning is essential to make this move the most effective and avoid getting the inside tie underhooked.

Inside Tie

Azevedo sets up this high crotch attack with a head pull down, level change and a back pedal. As he pulls down and back pedals, he sets his feet to shoot. As the opponent pulls up, he steps in and attacks the inside step high crotch. Finish the shot by driving across to a double leg position.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Inside Tie Series.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos From the Feet, click here.

Single Leg Technique to Create More Chances to Score Points!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 13, 2013

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.

Single Leg Technique

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.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Inside Tie Series.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos From the Feet, click here.

Azevedo named head coach at Drexel!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Championship Productions would like to congratulate Matt Azevedo on being named head wrestling coach at Drexel! Azevedo comes to Drexel after a successful coaching career at Cornell University and Cal Poly. Azevedo also wrestled collegiately at Arizona State and Iowa State, each for two seasons. He advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three of his four seasons. He continued his wrestling career after graduation and went on to be a seven-time U.S. National place winner and won the 2008 U.S. Open National Championship. At Championship Productions we are proud to say we had the privilege of working with Matt on the instructional wrestling DVD: All Access Cornell Wrestling Practice with Rob Koll

Championship Productions’ Authors Featured in the 2011 NWCA National Duals!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, January 10, 2011

The 2011 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, held in Cedar Falls, IA,  featured multiple wrestling programs led by Championship Productions’ authors.  Rob Koll guided Cornell University to the championship in the NCAA Division I division while Jim Miller guided Wartburg College to the championship in the NCAA Division III division.  Below are how our author’s finished in the duals:

1st Place  – Cornell University (Coached by Cornell Rob Koll, Matt Azevedo, and Jeremy Spates)
1st Place – Wartburg University (Coached by Jim Miller)
2nd Place – Virginia Tech (Coached by Kevin Dresser)
3rd Pace – Wisconsin (Coached by Barry Davis)
4th Place – Minnesota (Coached by J. Robinson)
6th Place – Oklahoma State (Coached by John Smith)


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