Learn the basics of amateur wrestling from John Smith, head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and one of the most decorated wrestlers in American sports history. In this instructional video, Coach Smith will show you the art of the takedown, escape, and reversal, in addition to explaining situations like the referee’s position, scoring, and locked hands.
John Smith is the all-time winningest coach at Oklahoma State University, whose wrestling program has won an NCAA-best 34 team national championships. Smith is a two-time NWCA National Coach of the Year, and has coached the Cowboys to five NCAA team national titles. Smith has also coached more than twenty NCAA individual champions, as well as nearly 100 All-Americans. In addition to wrestling for and now coaching his alma mater, Smith is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and has also coached the USA Olympic Wrestling team.