CLINIC WARS is a unique event after/during the Winter Break for wrestlers to learn from outstanding clinicians and apply it immediately in live situations with wrestlers from other teams.
2020 clinicians were Wade Schalles, Sahid Kargbo and Logan Savvy. The technique area was finishing and defending leg attacks.
In 2019, our clinicians were Steve Fittery and Sahid Kargbo. The technique area was mat returns (returning and defending).
Clinic Wars was not held in 2021 due to COVID.
How does it work?
Wrestlers are put into groups with other athletes of similar age, weight and experience. When the event begins, half of the group goes to one end of the facility, and the others go to the other end of the room. They then participate in a 30-minute clinic to help them learn and succeed in a specific situation.
For example, perhaps the situation is a wrestler in on his knees after shooting a single leg. One group works on single leg finishes, while the other group works on defending the shot. When the horn blows, the groups meet in the center, find their opponents, and wrestle live in the situation several times. No refs, no scoring---just learning and working on specific areas. When this is completed, the groups switch sides and work with the other clinician...and the process repeats.
Once the clinic and corresponding wars are over, we'll let the wrestlers go live a bit longer with various opponents. There will be no awards or trophies on this day---it's just a great way to ease back into wrestling after Winter Break, learn some new techniques, and have some fun.
2020 FEATURED CLINICIANS