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Wrestling Moves Demonstrated


While Previewroaming around the Internet this morning, I came across The Wrestling Site, which offers a variety of videos illustrating basic wrestling moves.

The site is produced by Les Anderson, “The Champions Coach,” and features videos on basic technique as well as one demonstrating neutral, defensive and offensive wrestling moves.

Unfortunately, you only get to see a short preview of each clip. Viewing the videos costs $0.99 per video, downloading them costs $1.99, and there is an option for a $9.99 per month subscription.

Other than that, it looks like a great site to see wrestling moves demonstrated.


Conditioning Drills

Wrestling is an intense sport that taxes the mind, body and spirit.

In addition to practicing individual moves and live wrestling with a partner, condition drills are essential to build up endurance for a match.

That National Federation of State High School Associations has a nice run down of conditioning drills.

The Double Leg – This carry involves having a partner face you and then lifting him up by his upper legs and then draping him over a shoulder. He is then carried to the opposite end and set down on his feet again. Then after jogging back to the starting point, he does the same thing to you. This is the case for each of the five total body carries.
The Fireman’s Carry – This carry is also very specific to wrestlers because it involves the technique of a popular wrestling move, the fireman’s carry. One wrestler grips his partner’s tricep and then puts his partner on his back while putting his other arm through the partner’s legs so that partner can hang behind the carrier’s neck on his upper back.
The Piggy Back Ride – This carry simply involves having one wrestler hop on the back of the other. The rider can lock his hands loosely around the carrier’s neck while the carriers can reach back and hold his legs.
The Bridal Carry – This carry is a reference to a groom carrying a bride over the threshold. The rider locks his hands behind the carrier’s neck and then hops in his arms.
The Wheelbarrow – Another classic carry where one wrestler holds his partner’s legs at the knees while the other uses his hands to “walk” to the other end.

Read the whole article for more drills.

MAWA in March


Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Va., will once again host the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association’s South Region District Tournament on March 12 and 13.

Matches start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, for Bantam, Midget, Junior and Intermediate level wrestlers. Open competition for wrestlers over the age of  18 begins at 11:30 a.m.

Advanced and elite level wrestlers compete at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., March 12 and 7 to 8 a.m., Sunday, March 13.

Weigh-is at FHS must be in a singlet. Wrestlers must wear a singlet in competition as no T-shirts or striped socks are allowed

For more information, contact Tournament Director Jack Raines at 540-341-4622 (home) or 540-229-1400 (cell), or by email at coachraines@fauquierwrestling.org.

Visit the MAWA website for more information. Download the tournament entry form here: MAWA2016

Wrestling Styles

2006 usa nationals_0096The three main styles of wrestling practiced in the United States are folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Among youth, high school and college wrestlers primarily follow folkstyle rules. According to the Reactor Wrestling Club in West Richland, Wash,

One feature that makes collegiate-style wrestling different from freestyle is that a wrestler must hold the opponent’s shoulders to the mat for one second to earn a fall. Collegiate-style wrestling rewards wrestlers with “near falls,” worth two or three points, for holding an opponent close to his or her back. Collegiate wrestlers earn credit for “riding time,” or time during which they control their opponent on the mat. “Riding time” points are unique to college wrestling and do not play a factor in the high school sport.

Greco-Roman wrestling is popular in Europe. Greco-Roman  differs from in that wrestlers may only use holds above the waist. They may not use legs in scoring or defense.

Tripping, tackling, and using the legs to secure a hold are not permitted. Greco-Roman wrestlers begin their bout in a standing position, and attempt to either throw their opponent to the mat or to use holds to drop them to the mat.

Freestyle is the most popular style of wrestling in the world. Freestyle allows wrestlers to use their entire body during a match.

Holds below the waist and the use of the legs are permitted. In the 1990s, the United States became one of the leading freestyle wrestling nations in the world, winning its first-ever team title at the 1993 Freestyle World Championships.

Once Northern Virginia Wrestling practice begin, it will be interesting to see which style of wrestling most guys will pursue. Most likely either folk- or freestyle will dominate.

GMU Wrestling This Weekend

MasonWrestlingIf you like college wrestling, then George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., is the place you want to be this weekend.

GMU wrestlers have a dual tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Recreation Athletic Complex on campus.

Mason recently enjoyed a 38-4 victory over Eastern Wrestling League opponent Bloomsburg, and will look to carry the positive momentum to their duals this weekend.

What: Duals against Franklin & Marshall, Bucknell and Maryland

Where: Recreation Athletic Complex, Fairfax, Va. and the XFinity Center College Park, Md.

When: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14

Live Scoring: Follow the action through Trackwrestling.com