High School Wrestling Techniques
Stands full of cheering fans and classmates, grueling gym work-outs practicing high school wrestling techniques, heart-stopping matches and shiny medals make up much of a high-school wrestler's agenda. Champion wrestlers diligently learn and practice basic high school wrestling techniques, then combine them to advance their wrestling skills.
- Half Nelson. The wrestler passes one arm under his opponent's armpit and puts his hand on the back of his opponent's neck in this high school wrestling technique.
- Takedowns. This high school wrestling technique calls for the wrestler to take the opponent down to the mat from a neutral position.
- Basic Headlock. This high school wrestling technique teaches the wrestler to hold one arm around his opponent's neck and lock his hands together. To prevent accidental choking, the high school wrestler should make sure the opponent's arms are gathered into the hold.
- Bridge position. The wrestler bends his back into an arched position keeping his back above the mat in this high school wrestling technique.. The wrestler uses this move to avoid being pinned and sometimes as an offensive move.
- Gut Wrench. In this high school wrestling technique, when a wrestler's opponent's face is on the mat, the wrestler tightly grips both arms around his opponent's mid section. He then goes into a bridge position, rolling the opponent over his own torso onto his back.
- Cobra Clutch. The wrestler stands behind his opponent using one arm to pass through the opponent's armpit (half-nelson). The wrestler then uses his free arm to grab and pull his opponent's arm across the opponent's face. Next, the wrestler locks his hand to his wrist behind his opponent's neck. The opponent should either submit or lose consciousness when this high school wrestling technique is preformed correctly.
- Arm Bar. This high school wrestling technique calls for the wrestler to turn his opponent from his stomach to his back on the mat by wrapping one arm around his opponent's elbow and using the leverage of the hold to flip over his opponent.