Coach Lang's Notes from UVU Wrestling Camp - Session III
Tuesday June 7, 2016 9 a.m. - Session III - Clinician Ethen Lofthouse (Ethen is in his 2nd year as an assistant at UVU. Previously was a 4X Utah State Champion and won multiple national titles during his prep career. A four year national qualifier for the University of Iowa, Ethen was a 2 x All American for the Hawkeyes).
-Warm up and Review previous sessions.
Short Offense Front Headlock
-Chin and pit - get with a partner and just work on moving him around to get the feel for this (circle to pit side)
-Run to the Angle - Secure Hamstring - finish your takedown.
-If opponent raises up to tripod position - circle towards pit side - drop chin-side knee back - put opponent's head where your knee was - Backhand Go-Behind.
-When snapping... hips up and pressuring in to him - push down with straight arms to get heavy.
-If you need to free your elbow... pressure on neck - short elbow over back of opponent's head and neck - pull down and in - finish the Go Behind.
-This time Run the Angle then Snap to lock up the Near-Side Cradle
-If opponent will not go over when attempting to drive the Near-side cradle... knee slide with your far side knee behind opponent's trapped-leg foot - Backwards Cradle.
-If opponent reaches up near-side arm to block you... Cow Catcher (but do it the right way) - Underhook hand reaches all the way across the back and grab far Lat up high near pit - Underhook-side knee slides inside opponent's near thigh. Drive your Underhook-side hip into his side - Crank the head - Finish!
-Misdirection (variation to the Shuck and they like this better) - Work to Run the Angle for the Backhand Go-Behind, but opponent is tough and circles with you... With your Chin-side hand, do a short T-Rex Arms Overhook on far side pit (float position) - Complete an Opposite Side Backhand Go-Behind for 2 points.
Countering the Front Headlock while on your Hands and Knees
-Keep head up and in middle of his chest.
-Pressure up and in
-Stay off of your haunches
-Move with him and stay tough and in good position
-When ready to make your move, Circle hard to chin-side (think about which of his arms is touching your neck, that's the side you circle towards).
-Once his weight comes off from circling toward his Chin hand - Reach up to grab his elbow and Step your foot up on that side and continue to circle up to your feet.
-Finish in the 2-on-1 on feet and immediately transition into your attack!
*If his hands are locked tight once you are on your feet, keep his elbow secured and post your free hand on his far hip to create space to rotate your head out.
*If you were at the camp, these notes will make sense. If you were not at the camp, the video will make it more clear. Enjoy!
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