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    Default Best way to beat a more experienced wrestler than you ?

    well this is my first year for the hs wrestling team im trying for the 152 varsity spot i was wondering what is the best way to beat some of these kids who been wrestling since they were 9?

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    Pay attention to the basics and work your ass off. Put in the extra time after practice or before with a coach to improve technique, your coach will be able to point out little details to make you better and the drill time is important. When you drill take it seriously and if you have a partner that isn't get a new one. Lastly wrestle the best guys in the room, they will exploit your weakness and you will hopefully be mentally tough enough to improve and not wilt. If you are a Fresh or Soph you don't have to jump in with the studs straight away you can work up, but if you are older then jump in and try to get better.

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    You don't have to be the best at every move. Learn a couple of solid takedowns to perfection and work on your defence.

    PS check out the thread at the bottom of the page about "beating someone better than you"... a lot of answers to essentially the same question.

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    I live by 3 principles to winning.
    1) The most techical wrestler can prevail
    2) The strongest wrestler can prevail
    3) the most endurred wrestler can prevail.

    But, the wrestler that can combine 2 or 3 of these WILL prevail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory View Post
    I live by 3 principles to winning.
    1) The most techical wrestler can prevail
    2) The strongest wrestler can prevail
    3) the most endurred wrestler can prevail.

    But, the wrestler that can combine 2 or 3 of these WILL prevail.
    i think a really good 1 can beat a 2+3

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    Quote Originally Posted by mir20052 View Post
    i think a really good 1 can beat a 2+3
    Sure can, but the one that is able to put 2 or even all 3 combinations together will most definitly be the favor.

    Technique is my #1 for that sole reason. Great technique is hard to beat. But if the perfectly techincal wrestler does not have the gas to last, he is in trouble come the 3rd period. We've a;; seen it happen time and time again. A kid who is phenominal, but does not work hard...

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    You should also attend wrestling camps during the off season. Those can make a lot of difference.

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    Not to take anything away from the other post, but take "UGLY's" comments to heart. Attitude & Believe. Its work and most often its a mental focus to improve during the drilling. Someone said Why is it that we dont have time to do right the first time, but have time to do it a second time. Wrestling you want to do it right a thousand times and then put it into your tool box.

    You asking and thinking. Remember on the drilling, no short cuts.

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    You could always work on perfecting a solid pinning move as well. I had a teammate who always gave up a ton of points early in his matches, but sooner or later he'd often hit a throw or inside trip and put the match away.

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