Freestyle Wrestling in High School

Freestyle Wrestling is a power game we all know, the sport’s rules and conventions keep it surprisingly safe and injury-free. Understanding the rules and moves of wrestling can help you enjoy watching the sport, and help you make a decision about whether or not to participate — or have your child participate.

Freestyle wrestling

 Basic structure

A wrestling match is usually divided into three rounds. Each round lasts two or three minutes, depending on the conference that sanctions the match. In a three-round match, the first round begins with both wrestlers standing. In subsequent rounds, both athletes might start standing, or with one on top and one on bottom in what is known as “referee’s stance.”

Basic Play

Different accomplishments in a wrestling match score numbers of points. Exactly how many points depends on the style of wrestling. Both wrestlers accumulate points over the course of the match. At the end of the match, a wrestler who is ahead wins by what’s called “decision.” A wrestler who wins by eight to 14 points scores a “superior decision.” If at any time during the match a wrestler holds his opponent on his back for three seconds, the match ends and that wrestler wins by pin or “fall.” A wrestler can also win by “technical fall” by widening the score margin to 15 or more points.

Takedown

One of the major ways to score in wrestling is the takedown, during which a wrestler takes an opponent from a standing position to the ground and establishes control. In collegiate wrestling, a takedown is worth two points. Similar to the takedown, and also worth two points, is the reversal. To score a reversal, the wrestler who has been taken down reverses position so he is the one on top and in control.

Escape

A wrestler who has been taken down can score one point by escaping back up to a standing position. To score an escape, a wrestler must not only be standing, but must have broken any grip his opponent has on him.

Near Fall

If a wrestler is on his back, but not for the full three seconds, his opponent scores points for a near fall. If this is held for long enough — three to five seconds — with his back at 45 degrees or less to the mat, his opponent also scores near fall points. A near fall is worth two or three points, depending on how long the wrestler’s back was near the mat.

Other Points

A referee will award penalty points to the opponent of a wrestler who commits a foul. Stalling and unsportsmanlike conduct are the most common fouls in a wrestling match. In both cases, a wrestler usually receives a warning, followed by a one-point penalty. Further infractions can be worth two points, but just as often result in disqualification.

Vhwclub is one of the best club for freestyle wrestling coaching.

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Vougar Oroudjov : Wrestling at its best

Vougar Oroudjov was born in Russia in 1971. He competed in both the 1992 Summer Olympics, for the Unified Team, and the 1996 Summer Olympics, taking third and fourth respectively. In Russia, Vougar was the 2 time freestyle world champion as well as bronze medal winner in the 1992 Olympics. He came to the United States in 2000 to establish his career and provide a future for his wife and children. Vougar worked for many years personally training eager students from California to New York, the skills of wrestling.

Six years ago Vougar opened his very own wrestling club on long island,

nassau wrestling countyVHW : Vougar’s Honor Wrestling Club located in Syosset, N.Y. Vougar started training children of all ages ranging 7- 18yrs through college .He wanted all children to have a place where they can learn wrestling, develop athletically, and learn honor, respect, and discipline for themselves and others. Vougar also works with children who have special needs. For the past 13 years, Vougar has been working as one of the wrestling coaches at Nassau Community College.

Vougar not only works hand in hand with his students during the wrestling seasons, but he also gives his time, knowledge and experience. He helps his students during the crucial college application process. He advises his students of colleges that offer the ideal situations, where they can prosper not only in wrestling, but also with their future endeavors. His students have had acceptances to such Ivy league Universities as, Harvard, Cornell, American, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana ,Michigan, NYU and Hofstra, just to name a few.

Vougar has three boys of his own. Nick, the eldest, (Nick Arujau) is a three-time state champion from New York (2008, 2009, 2010) who continues his wrestling career and education at Cornell University. Nick was also awarded a full Scholarship at American University. Vito, 13years, was recruited from 8th grade middle school to be the 100 lb varsity starter at his high school. George will be coming of age to wrestle soon enough and his dream is to beat his Dad’s record.

Vougar doesn’t just work, he lives his career. He works 12 months, seven days a week. He runs a summer program for children of all ages. He is committed to his family. His love, honor and respect, transcends to all.

Vougar’s Honors Wrestling Club

VHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling) club was established in 2006 by two time freestyle wrestling world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Vougar Oroudjov.  Vougar has transformed his successful wrestling career to coaching by transferring his knowledge and experience to children of all ages and skill levels including those with special needs.  Vougar’s passion for wrestling, his skills, and his techniques have contributed to his success as well as to the success of his students.

freestyle wrestlingVougar is not only a successful  wrestler but also an experienced coach, trainer, and leader. He has 13 years of coaching experience and he is currently one of the wrestling coaches for Nassau Community College.   At his wrestling club he has trained numerous county and state wrestling champions. Many of his alumni have gone on to Ivy league Universities such as Harvard, Cornell, American, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan, NYU, and Hofstra, among others. Vougar helps his students reach their fullest abilities athletically as well as helping them through the college application process.  He guides his students to colleges that will allow them to succeed not only in wrestling but, in their future careers.

Vougar not only has a good rapport with all of the students, but also with the parents involved in the club.  He takes an interest in the needs of his students as individuals and helps them to achieve their goals. He genuinely loves the sport of wrestling and cares about his students and their families. He has formed a close bond with the students and parents that have joined his club and they have become in a sense, part of his family.  Vougar works year round including the off season and accompanies his students to wrestling tournaments. He is committed to his career, his students, and their families.

VHW instills discipline, dedication and a sense of pride in its students and emphasizes the importance of academics as well as athletics. Vougar’s hope is that all of his students will excel at the college of their choice whether they continue to wrestle or not.  VHW builds confidence for future success, not only in wrestling, but in all aspects of life.