Finding success in the bottom position is crucial for championship wrestling. To help you build success on the mat, 2009 NWCA Coach of the Year, Tom Ryan, teaches you about the bottom position and base maintenance drill. Coach Ryan does an excellent job thoroughly explaining and demonstrating each drill, making them easy to implement into your practice.
In this segment, Coach Ryan explains his philosophy in approaching the bottom position. He explains the importance of “no holes” on the haunches or on the sides and hips and the importance of light weight on the hands and head up. Following this explanation, Coach Ryan demonstrates a drill that will help athletes develop a better ability to maintain a strong base and to adjust to pressure from the top man.