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Motion Leads to Scoring - Kyle Snyder 2017 World Championship Bout

By Coach Wheeler, 10/07/17, 11:15AM MDT


Here's are some technique tips from watching Kyles Snyder in the 2017 Wrestling World Championships 97kg (213lb) Gold Medal Match vs. Abdulrashid Sadulaev from Russia.

Watch the match on TrackWrestling

This is an absolutely amazing match between two great wrestlers!!! It would also be fun to analyze Sadulaev, but maybe at a later date. 

Instead ... 

Let's look at tools Snyder uses to lead scoring opportunities (freestyle scoring) 

His Focus:
1) Repeated powerful snap-downs to get angles 
2) Power positioning & down blocks on his feet 
3) Constant motion & re-attacks to fend off enough of Sadulaev's attacks and score himself

How did Kyle score: 
1) re-attack double leg to push-out point
2) snap-down, go-behind takedown
3) double leg to push-out point
4) down-block defense, go-behind takedown -- with the match on the line Snyder uses amazing motion to spin behind Sadulaev