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    Gold Medal Summer Training Camps

    Most of our camps include Super Gold options for wrestlers looking for our most intensive training camp. Many Super Gold Camps are multi-location, meaning that you start in one camp location and travel with us to the next, where you build on what was already learned and get to drill and wrestle with new partners. You can learn more and view all of the Super Gold camp options here: http://kenchertow.com/?page=summer_super_gold Enroll in a Super Gold Camp by May 1 to receive four free DVDs!
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    Why don't we see more Gene Mills ride?

    Bullying over an opponent of similar strength and ability with the high half series is not as common as it was decades ago. Even Gene would roll opponents over the top of him and suck back into crab and halfs in order to get back to a high half finish, though he did not roll around as much as Troy, JP, Jesse. The threat of roll throughs also make the high half work better. You have to be able to go in any direction. I consider it all the same series but you can look at roll throughs separately and high half series as a series in and of itself. A few more thoughts... I think Jantzen rode Esposito for an entire period in NCAA Finals largely with a with a high half. I have not watched the match for many years but that is gist of what I recall. Not ever certain it was Esposito but regardless, he was able to ride elite opponent with high half largely because Esposito was scared of the roll through. Digging back into memory further - I learned the half nelson roll through Tilts from Gene Mills by reading Carl Adams Wrestling Masters Magazine in high school. USA Wrestling Lifer Gary Abbot was the editor. He and Carl created a great publication in the 80s. I learned many holds from this resource. Back to the 21st century, JP O'Connor scored a lot of back points tilting opponent to side opposite of the half rather than rolling through. He would also suck opponents back with half and tight waist. Logan Steiber is able to take a loose near shoulder claw and do roll through tilt. Did it to Zain in Big Ten Finals. The series keeps evolving. Steiber is one of the few elite wrestlers who runs over other elite wrestlers with the high half. His combo of strength, aggression, and technique on top make him very impressive on top. Our sport keeps evolving but Gene's tenacity and creativity with the high half series definitely catalyzed an evolution of running half nelson from the knees which has led to a variety of other techniques. Forgive me if this is all over the place. I am just talking tech informally off top of my head and not proofing.
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    Why don't we see more Gene Mills ride?

    Bullying over an opponent of similar strength and ability with the high half series is not as common as it was decades ago. Even Gene would roll opponents over the top of him and suck back into crab and halfs in order to get back to a high half finish, though he did not roll around as much as Troy, JP, Jesse. The threat of roll throughs also make the high half work better. You have to be able to go in any direction. I consider it all the same series but you can look at roll throughs separately and high half series as a series in and of itself. A few more thoughts... I think Jantzen rode Esposito for an entire period in NCAA Finals largely with a with a high half. I have not watched the match for many years but that is gist of what I recall. Not ever certain it was Esposito but regardless, he was able to ride elite opponent with high half largely because Esposito was scared of the roll through. Digging back into memory further - I learned the half nelson roll through Tilts from Gene Mills by reading Carl Adams Wrestling Masters Magazine in high school. USA Wrestling Lifer Gary Abbot was the editor. He and Carl created a great publication in the 80s. I learned many holds from this resource. Back to the 21st century, JP O'Connor scored a lot of back points tilting opponent to side opposite of the half rather than rolling through. He would also suck opponents back with half and tight waist. Logan Steiber is able to take a loose near shoulder claw and do roll through tilt. Did it to Zain in Big Ten Finals. The series keeps evolving. Steiber is one of the few elite wrestlers who runs over other elite wrestlers with the high half. His combo of strength, aggression, and technique on top make him very impressive on top. Our sport keeps evolving but Gene's tenacity and creativity with the high half series definitely catalyzed an evolution of running half nelson from the knees which has led to a variety of other techniques. Forgive me if this is all over the place. I am just talking tech informally off top of my head and not proofing.
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    Need OT

    I agree. I predict a change in 2015. How about if no one scores in those 2 minutes, each guy gets 20 seconds on top? If still tied after those 40 seconds of par terre, we go back on feet for a minute? Then back to par terre if still tied. etc?
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    Pico/Retherford

    Zain.
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    Why don't we see more Gene Mills ride?

    Much educated dialog above. Tilts got steadily more popular through the late 80s and 90s and continue to gain popularity today. Since there is so much time spent learning and drilling tilts, there is less time spent learning and drilling the high half series and less time attacking half nelsons in competition. Gene's series still works. Steiber and Taylor use parts of it, though they obviously tie is a wider variety of techniques and tilts. New Yorkers Jess Jantzen, JP OConnor, Troy Nickerson all used high half series well, though most of their points in big matches were scores with roll through halfs and claws. Gene is before my time, but from what I see of him on video and him teaching at my camps, his focus was and is on tenaciously running the high half. He shares many important subtle details. I read Gene's book in jr high. Great stuff! Ken
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    Stroker

    Fredy Stroker is the real deal. When living in PA he always worked very hard at my camps and stood out in the crowd. Chain wrestles well, good in all positions, passion for wrestling. Good upside as he continues to fill out. Always respectful, coachable and intelligent. Ken
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    Gold Medal Training Camp

    We also offer Super Gold options for wrestlers looking for our most intensive training camp. Many Super Gold Camps are multi-location, meaning that you start in one camp location and travel with us to the next, where you build on what was already learned and get to drill and wrestle with new partners. You can learn more and view all of the Super Gold camp options here: http://kenchertow.com/?page=summer_super_gold
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    Gold Medal Training Camp

    Olympian Ken Chertow will conduct camps this summer across the United States. Here is the schedule: http://kenchertow.com/?page=summer_camp_list We offer group discounts and have 4-day to 4-week camp options for all ages! Request a brochure here: http://kenchertow.com/?page=subscribe Email camps@kenchertow.com if you have questions!
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    Gold Medal Training Camp

    We offer group discounts and also incentives for coaches or parents who organize their group in advance. More info is here: http://kenchertow.com/?page=summer_gd Teams or groups of 8 or more will receive a discounted rate of $50 off each camper Teams or groups of 12 or more will receive a discounted rate of $75 off each camper For teams and groups of 20 or more, email camps@kenchertow.com for additional discounts and/or incentives.
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    Gold Medal Training Camp

    Great opportunities at camp locations across the nation. Email me for more info. kc@kenchertow.com
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    College wrestling on TV 13-14 edition

    The National Registry for Wrestling - NR4W.com. Exciting for our sport to have steadily expanding TV coverage. ESPN, PAC 12 Network, BTN, and others, broadcast more college wrestling than ever before. Many USAW Events will be broadcast this spring too. To keep up with the evolution of wrestling on TV I encourage everyone to join the National Registry for Wrestling - NR4W.com. Registration is free and you will receive newsletters informing you of upcoming wrestling events on TV. This list will also be used to show advertisers that the wrestling community is strong, so that we can bring more advertisers to our sport and put more wrestling on TV in the coming months and years. You likely noticed some commercials for NR4W.com during the NCAA Broadcasts featuring celebrities who are wrestlers, Billy Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo, as well as USAW leaders Rich Bender and Zeke Jones. Sign up now for NR4W.com and let your friends know to do so too. Thank you to Al and Chris Bevilacqua for being great visionaries and working hard to grow our sport and put more wrestling on TV. Let's keep the ball rolling! www.NR4W.com
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    Standing ovation for Tim Flynn and the Edinboro staff

    I agree. No surprise. Tim Flynn understands wrestling and gets most out of his wrestlers annually! Great work by his assistant coaches Cliff Moore and Colt Sponsellor too. The big 4 coaches have tremendous name recognition to attract elite recruits and big budgets for staff, recruiting, and scholarships. Tim Flynn does the most with the least and gets my vote for coach of the year. If Boro had 9.9 scholarships or has was at a different school with 9.9, they would contend for national title annually.
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    NCAA tournament challenge

    Don't get left out of our NCAA pick'em contest! We're giving away great prizes, and it's free to enter. Show off your knowledge of college wrestling and pick the winners in each weight class, as well as the top 3 teams. We ask that you fill out our contest entry form by Thursday, March 20 at 8 AM. Winners will be announced next week. Good luck to all participants! http://kenchertow.com/?page=ncaa
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    Gold Medal Training Camp

    We offer group discounts and have 4-day to 4-week camp options for all ages! Request a brochure here: http://kenchertow.com/?page=subscribe Email camps@kenchertow.com or call 814-466-3466 with questions.
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    NCAA tournament challenge

    Don't get left out of our NCAA pick'em contest! We're giving away great prizes, and it's free to enter! Show off your knowledge of college wrestling and pick the winners in each weight class, as well as the top 3 teams. We ask that you fill out our contest entry form (link below) by Thursday, March 20 at 8 AM. Winners will be announced next week. Good luck to all participants! http://kenchertow.com/?page=ncaa
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    cow catcher counter?

    some options in no particular order... Dump (there are a few variations) Spin through (risky unless great at it.) Circle and drive up to feet and reshoot Peel hand of chin and get out from under or to opponents legs. Too many kids dive in and stop. Really best to clear out and get off of knees before getting trapped under and needing to look for some of moves listed above.
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    Best Throwers

    Quentin Wright He used Step Around Knee Block better than anyone since Belaglozov. Quentin used it consistently at high levels of competition. Opponents knew it was coming but few could stop it. For example, at NCAAs his sophomore season, he threw MN and IA for 5 on way to the finals. Then in finals Lehigh was so scared of his underhook that Quentin hit him with two double legs to win. Dan Chaid, Mark Schultz and Ed Banch all used Step Around Knee Block from body lock and other positions. I watched them at NCAAs when I was in high school and have been using it ever since. Quentin is the best I have ever seen with it. Quentin also uses Screwlock and whizzer throws from overhook and cruncher from underhook. He is the best thrower I have ever seen at the college level. Nate Carr was perhaps the most explosive thrower I have ever seen but he did not throw as much as Quentin. Nate's duck step across knee block and throws from that position in freestyle were incredible. Randy Lewis is one of best overhook thrower and counter attack thrower. Though some of his best wrestling is before my time and in the VHS era, I will forever remember him dominating his opponent in Olympic Finals with multiple counter attacks. Many great throwers in this thread! We need more throwers in our sport and more coaches exposing our wrestlers to throws. Knee blocks and trips are relatively safe moves, we need to see more of that too. Think about Kendall Cross winning 96 Olympics with Step Around knee block and Jared Frayer tossing the Russian in Time Square with Salto.
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    Best Ever Regular Season For A True Freshman?

    Dustin Schlatter's freshman season was outstanding. Zain is having a super season and beat a 2x defending champ, but the events that matter have yet to be contested. Really, NCAA performance is all that matters in the history books. Though Dustin and Zain have different styles, they have some common fundamental attributes that come to mind. If you want to develop successful college wrestlers or become one, keep these ingredients in mind. Good in all 3 positions - top, bottom and neutral. Great attacks, though first focus is good position before contact, especially Dustin. Excellent re shots. Poise under pressure. Year round commitment for a decade - hitting mats and weights consistently. Dustin had a great re shot single, slide by, elbow pull duck to his right, and re-bar on top. He score A LOT of points with these holds and gave up very few points. As his career went on, opponents scouted him well and he did not adjust as well as he could have. He got more conservative over time. Though still an awesome wrestler after that, he did not have another magical season like as a freshman. I think more than anything weight cutting and multiple injuries limited his progress. Though he did not win another NCAA Title, he did make a World Team at 163. Dustin Schlatter had an awesome career. Zain may not have as much raw athletic ability as Dustin, but he has a more diverse arsenal and is more aggressive. Zain will continue to mature into a great wrestler over time. Too early to tell exactly what level he will rise too, but regardless of future it has been a very memorable freshman season.
  20. Sunday March 2, 8pm EST. Expect some great matches and likely a tight team race with Stanford challenging 2x defending champion Oregon State.
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    Pac-12 Championships

    PAC 12 Finals: Sunday, March 2 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) LIVE on the Pac-12 Network Coach Chertow will be the expert analyst and will conduct a FREE clinic during the championships! This Friday and Saturday, Coach Chertow will conduct several clinics in California for wrestlers of all ages. Friday, Feb. 28 Union MS, San Jose: 3:30-5:30 PM Foothill HS, Pleasanton: 7-9 PM Saturday, March 1 Terra Nova HS, just west of San Francisco: 1-3 PM Click here for a clinic flier/application: http://kenchertow.com/pdfs/clinics/ca_feb.pdf If you are interested in hosting a camp or clinic with Coach Chertow at your school or club on Saturday, e-mail kc@kenchertow.com.
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    Pac-12 Championships

    Reminder to tune in and or set DVR at 5pm PST today.
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    PAC 12 Finals Live on PAC 12 Network

    Reminder of college wrestling on TV Sunday evening, 8pm EST live.
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    Pac-12 finals, clinics in CA

    PAC 12 Finals: Sunday, March 2 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) LIVE on the Pac-12 Network - tune in and/or set your DVR! Coach Chertow will be the expert analyst and will conduct a FREE clinic during the championships! This Friday and Saturday, Coach Chertow will conduct several clinics in California for wrestlers of all ages. Friday, Feb. 28 Union MS, San Jose: 3:30-5:30 PM Foothill HS, Pleasanton: 7-9 PM Saturday, March 1 Terra Nova HS, just west of San Francisco: 1-3 PM Click here for a clinic flier/application: http://kenchertow.com/pdfs/clinics/ca_feb.pdf
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    Pac-12 finals, clinics in CA

    Tune in Sunday night and set DVRs. If you live in Bay area, I am conducting clinics today and tomorrow per above. If you live in California, travel to PAC 12 Sunday at Stanford to see some elite west coast wrestlers go at it. I will conduct free clinic during break after semis. Ken
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