with Terry Brands, University of Iowa Assistant Coach; 2009 NCAA Champions; former USA National Freestyle Resident Coach, Bronze Medalist 2000 Olympic Games 2X World Champion 2X NCAA Champion at University of Iowa.
Terry Brands has found great success at the International Level: Olympic medalist, 2-time World Freestyle Champion, 2-time World Cup Champion. Brands discusses his two rules for successful freestyle defense: Read your opponent's shoulder and no lazy scenarios. Following these rules he demonstrates defense against gut wrenches (mid/low, high and trap arm), leg laces, leg turks, leg straddles, Ankle/knee hooks and outside series. Some of the tips he covers include beat elbows inside, elbow fighting, turn toe inside, "molding", "jack hammer" and hand fighting. The goal of great freestyle defense is reading where your opponent's pressure is and then keeping him off balance enough not to get his move. With these techniques that Brands teaches, your wrestlers will be well on their way to accomplishing that goal.
42 minutes. 2003.