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The Merge: DARRION CALDWELL SAG HEADLOCK

bjj | 01/22/2021

Rewind back to 2009! One of the biggest upsets in NCAA wrestling finals history - Darrion Caldwell vs #1 seed and returning national champion, Brent Metcalf. Early in the first period Darrion scores two quick takedowns, one being this stunning sag headlock. Michael walks through the setup that Caldwell used and discusses proper positioning when performing the sag headlock.

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About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.