Freestyle wrestling techniques

The two most common international styles of wrestling are greco-roman and freestyle.  Techniques used in both styles are very important in the development of a school aged wrestler, especially as they become physically mature and can perform the more dynamic lifts and throws.  Freestyle wrestling will help an athlete become better from the neutral position (on their feet) and teach them how to defend against being put into danger positions (on their back).  Wrestling for a state high school title or at the collegiate level is becoming more and more rare for wrestler who have not participated in the two most popular international styles.

freestyle wrestling

If you are passionate about wrestling and want to get better with the sport then here are some freestyle wrestling techniques that you can practice in your training sessions. Irrespective of whether you are an expert or beginner, you can always do better with some new moves under your belt. Sharpen your wrestling skills with these great moves mentioned below:

Ankle lock.

This freestyle wrestling techniques is accomplished by tightly grabbing the ankle of the other wrestler. You have to sweep them to the ground by placing the ankle in the elbows crook and grabbing the arm and toes with the help of opposite hand. You have to Force the other wrestler onto his back and then twist the foot. The opponents shoulder will be forced to the ground when you hold their elevated ankle with a tight grasp.

Leglock.

Another freestyle wrestling technique that involves the use of legs is the leg lock. Get the opponent lying on their stomach and sit on their butt area. Grab their lower legs and pull them towards your body. This will cause pain because of the hyper extension of the opponent’s leg. Do not harm your competitor, so only use force that will trap them and get them to surrender.

Head lock.

One of the popular freestyle wrestling techniques is the head lock. Go behind the other wrestler and place your arms around their bicep and head area. Grab your arm with the opposite hand, keeping it in front of your face.

Suplex.

Similar to the professional freestyle wrestling techniques, this freestyle tactic involves grabbing your opponent from around the waist by using both your arms and lifting them to a level. When they are lifted the next step is to fall forward over them.

Leg sweep.

The final freestyle move is the leg sweep. In this you have to hold your opponent from the upper chest area and make use of your single leg to sweep their leg from under. By pushing forward your opponent will go crashing down on the mat and you will definitely score more points.

Double leg takedown.

Quite like single leg take down, double leg takedown is among freestyle wrestling techniques that can be used by both novice and expert wrestlers. This move is anticipated in the standing position with a slight bending of knees. You need to grab on to the opponents legs and drive them forward.

Bear hug.

Show your strength to your opponent with this freestyle move. This is move goes exactly by its name, i.e. you have to hold your opponent tight quite like a bear hug. This move has to be performed till the time your opponent falls on his back. This move is particularly used when the other wrestler squares up a single.

Gator Roll.

Score some points with this classic move, where you force fully put your opponent in the position of a headlock and roll him down the floor. Such freestyle wrestling techniques are only performed when the standing or knee position has inside control. You need to grab the other wrestler’s upper right arm with the help of your own right arm, pull him down, duck under him and then roll him over.

Single- hip toss.

Surprise the other wrestler with this brilliant throw. This technique is performed particularly when the other wrestler sprawls a single leg move. You will need to hold his back with one of your arms and take a step backwards inside. Then pop your hip and throw him on your hips.

Remember these tips are only for Freestyle wrestling and are not acceptable in in Greco Roman style or Folk style. Work with a coach before attempting these freestyle wrestling techniques in a competition.

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