- Discover drills for defending a leg rider and create more escapes and reversals
- Learn three different ways to find your escape when an opponent has his legs in
- Learn a simple approach to defending a crab ride
with Steve Garland, University of Virginia Head Coach;
2015 and 2010 ACC Champions; 2010 ACC Coach of the Year;
All-American Wrestler at Virginia; 2000 ACC Wrestler of the Year; member of the 50th Anniversary ACC Wrestling Team
Many wrestlers today use a tough leg ride to score points and inflict pain. Former All-American and University of Virginia Head Coach Steve Garland works through a variety of methods to prevent their success.
He begins with techniques to stop opponents from getting their legs in, then progresses into what to do once they are in.
Garland's drills focus on the footwork needed to defend legs, and they create muscle memory making leg defense second nature. Wrestlers will become comfortable in these positions and develop the ability to bait their opponents into a false sense of confidence.
You will see specific situations such as the crackdown, crab rides, and options for elevators. You'll also see a way to force a fall once an opponent gets a leg in.
This is one of the most useful videos a coach or wrestler can own. Coach Garland's instruction shows how to be tough on the bottom and how to stop dominant leg-riders from riding and turning.
49 minutes. 2013.Wrestling Videos