3/4 Nelson Defense

Wrestling season has ended, but many lessons from our school’s first season as a varsity program are still bouncing around in my head. One problem that gave our wrestlers difficulty in particular was defending against the 3/4 nelson. One defense I found was to sprawl out, look away from the opponent, strip the hands from the head, and fight back to base. There has to be a better method other than giving up position even further. Breaking down the move, I see that collapsing the head of the down wrestler creates the outside shoulder and arm to collapse, thus allowing the breakdown in position. One idea would be to replace the outside arm support by bringing up the outside leg then hand fighting and using this leverage for shoulder pressure. Any thoughts or resources to direct me to would be greatly appreciated.

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