Chaining Attacks Together on Top by Evan Henderson

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Description of Instructional:

Evan Henderson’s instructional is designed for wrestlers of all ages that want to learn how to pin more people with a cross face cradle and leg rides!

In this instructional, 2x NCAA All-American and Lehigh University Assistant Wrestling Coach Evan Henderson will share his techniques, strategies, and tips on the top position – all the way from referee’s position to securing the fall!

Henderson had 125 wins in college and 46 of those were pins – mostly from a cross face cradle!

The instructional covers important topics on winning the top position and using solid positioning to break your opponent down, riding hard on top, and getting pins.

Henderson covers in detail how he starts in referee’s position, breaks his opponents down, keeps them down by applying heavy pressure, and chaining his attacks together.

By the end of the instructional, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to get to a tough ride on top and find opportunities to score points with the cross face top ride.

Evan Henderson’s ‘Chaining Attacks Together on Top’ is the perfect instructional if you want to learn how to inflict legal pain and get more pins!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced grappler, this instructional will help you get more back points and pins.

Buy his instructional today and learn how to effectively use a cross face cradle and leg ride!

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Referee Position Tricks
  • Breakdowns
  • Top Pressure
  • Cross Face Rides
  • Cross Face Cradles
  • Leg Rides
  • So much more!

Evan Henderson’s Bio:

Evan Henderson is a two time NCAA All-American. Evan competed for the University of North Carolina where he accumulated a career record of 125-37, and securing 46 pins. Henderson also won a pair of ACC Championships at 141 and 149 in 2013 and 2016.

After college, Henderson spent a season as an assistant coach at Campbell University. He then joined the New York City Regional Training Center and later spent some time at the Spartan RTC in Ithaca New York.

Evan is now an assistant coach at Lehigh University where he’s helped multiple athletes attain All-American status over the past few years.


  • 5x US Open Place Winner
  • 2020 Final-X Competitor
  • 2x NCAA All-American (6th, 4th)
  • 2x ACC Champion (2013, 2016)
  • 2018 Bill Farrell International Champion
  • Olympic Trials Qualifier
  • Lehigh University Assistant Coach
  • 125-37 Career Record
  • 46 Falls

Training out of/Affiliations:

  • Lehigh Valley Wrestling Club
  • Lehigh University

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 43 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Chaining Attacks Together on Top

  • 01:36
  • Referee’s Position Tricks + Cross Face Cradle Overview
  • Breakdowns – ‘Squeeze, Pry, Jam’
  • Getting to a Cross Face Cradle
  • Cross Face Cradle – Getting Back Points
  • 04:03
  • Cross Face Cradle – Rolling Through
  • Fat Man Butcher
  • Skinning the Cat
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Leg Ride – Cross Face Turn
  • Leg Ride – Opponent Grabs Foot
  • Leg Ride – Power Half not Working
  • Conclusion

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