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Put Opponents Into a Pinch with the Double Chicken Wing!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Oklahoma State University assistant coach, Zack Esposito, loves to get his opponents into a double chicken wing. Once a wrestler has their opponent’s arms locked behind their back, they’ll be able to roll the opponent over and get their shoulders against the mat for an impressive pin.

Double Chicken Wing

Drill Summary: When the wrestler has secured the opponent’s arm in an over bar, jump to the side of the opponent (away from the over bar). When the opponent posts with their free arm, slip your arm up and over theirs and reel it back in for a double chicken wing. From there, the wrestler can roll over and go for the pin.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Zack Esposito’s Wrist Ride Series.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Get More Reverses with a Drill from Ken Chertow!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Three time All-American and U.S. Olympian, Ken Chertow, loves to use the “Reversal Drill” to help his wrestlers practice their reverses while conditioning them at the same time. Athletes will be challenged to pull off reversals quickly, which will translate to more effective moves during a match.

Reversal Drill

Drill Summary: Wrestlers get with a partner and see how many reversals both of them can make in five seconds. You can change it up to only allow certain types of moves as well in order to help wrestlers develop certain techniques.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Home Training Center Skills & Drills, Volume 1.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Create Misdirection to Get a Takedown!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ken Chertow, U.S. Olympian and three time Academic All-American at Penn State University, teaches you how to execute a “Sweep Double” takedown. By using misdirection, you can throw your opponent off, change levels, and secure a double leg before they even know what hit them.

Sweep Double

Drill Summary: From an over-tie, the wrestler sets up their opponent, grabs a high single, ducks under, changes directions and finally gets a double leg. The key to this move is changing levels and directions quickly.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High Percentage Takedowns.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Attack Out of Frontal Assault Position!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ken Chertow, three time NCAA All-American at Penn State University, loves to use the frontal assault position to control his opponents. Chertow knew he wasn’t the quickest wrestler, so he had to find other ways to shoot, and this position was one of the most effective for him due to its versatility. 

Frontal Assault Position

Drill Summary: The drilling wrestler begins this technique by sprawling on top of a partner. From there, the wrestler can get a front headlock, underhook, front quarter, snake and many other effective moves. Coach Chertow stresses using this position as a strong wrestler, as being aggressive is the key to success.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ken Chertow’s Favorite Wrestling Techniques.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Train With a Partner to Develop More Strength!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

U.S. Olympian wrestler, Ken Chertow, presents three drills that help athletes become stronger in matches. The drills shown in this clip are high intensity bursts, which will improve the core endurance of wrestlers needing to add to their explosiveness.

Partner Strength Drills

Drill Summary: The first drill is the Float Drill, where one partner gets in a base position on the ground and the other floats back and forth over top of them. Go for about 10 seconds of intense training, then switch partners.

The second drill is the Break Down Base Drill. In this drill, the partner on the bottom takes their stance, and the partner on top tries to break them out of it. The wrestler on bottom should do everything they can to stay in a good base. Go for 10 seconds, then switch partners.

The third and final drill is the Flip Drill. One wrestler is on bottom in a good base, while the other comes up to the side of the bottom wrestler, puts their hands underneath their partner’s stomach, and flips up and over their partner back and forth. Go for 10 seconds, then switch.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Gold Medal Wrestling Camp.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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