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Get Comfortable on the Mat without an Opponent!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

Four-time All-American Joe LeBlanc works on three different techniques for the bottom position in this video: the hip heist, the granby and the knee slide. All three moves will help wrestlers work their way out of tough situations and get back to attacking the opponent.

Hip Heist, Granby, Knee Slide

Drill Summary: Wrestlers find a spot on the mat and envision being on the bottom against an opponent. On their own, wrestlers practice hip heisting, granbying, and knee sliding to improve their skills from the bottom position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “One Step Ahead: Bottom Position Technique and Attacks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn the High Drag from a Former Olympian!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

Rob Eiter, five-time U.S. Open national champion, teaches you how to execute a high drag in the heat of battle. Once wrestlers use the high drag, Eiter explains how to re-attack and get into a double leg.

High Drag

Drill Summary: When the opponent has grabbed or re-grabbed your wrist, square up (if you’re a left leg lead) and shoot your left arm under the opponent’s left arm behind their elbow, then penetrate deep on a re-attack and go for a double leg. You can also duck under their left arm after squaring up with a baseball grip, which will allow a shot at a double leg as well.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attacks from a Dominant Wrist Control Position (Includes Left Leg Lead Techniques).” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Execute the Bar Tilt with Tim Flynn!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

There are many things that wrestlers can do from the top position. Edinboro University head coach Tim Flynn is fond of using the bar tilt after locking up the opponent’s leg, and in this video, Flynn teaches you how to drive into the bar to secure your opponent.

Bar Tilt

Drill Summary: Start this move when the wrestler is riding their opponent and has one of the opponent’s legs locked up. From that position, to hip the opponent over, the wrestler has to make sure the opponent’s arm isn’t blocking them from doing so. If it is, grab the opponent’s fingers and drag the arm down to their hip. You can also place your elbow in the crux of the opponent’s elbow and turn the opponent’s body, which will allow you to slip your arm under their body and onto their back. After that, lunge forward into a bar tilt and go for the fall. It’s also important to remember to block the opponent from rolling into you whenever you go to flip them over for this move.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Riding and Turning: A Guide to Offensive Success.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Force Opponents into a Jam with the Spladle!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

Erik Akin, three-time Big 8 champion at Iowa State University, explains how to work the opponent into a spladle. The spladle is a move that any wrestler can use, and is one of the most impressive ways to get a fall if executed correctly.


Drill Summary: There are two main positions a wrestler can attempt to get their opponent in a spladle. The first is when the opponent has you in a single leg and they step over your leg. In that position, hold onto their arm and reach for the leg on the same side of their body. From there, pull the opponent over your body and try to get a fall. The second main position is from the feet, when the opponent is working your leg, reach to the inside of their knee cap, sit down with your hip on the back of their neck, and pull them over into the spladle.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Youth Wrestling: Advanced Pinning.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn the Defensive Basics that Set Up Short Offense Success!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Grand View Vikings are back-to-back-to-back-to-back NAIA national wrestling champs. In this clip, head coach Nick Mitchell presents the basics of short offense, and how wrestlers can get their opponent into a front headlock.

Head/Hands Drills and Downblocking

Drill Summary: Coach Mitchell trains wrestlers to have good head/hands defense, which if used correctly can lead to opportunities on offense. The basics Mitchell teaches include being inside on ties, varying hand orientation and keeping the head in position (even or lower). Also, it’s important to keep your opponent in front of you and defend penetration by lowering your level. As for downblocking, wrestlers need to get a hand down to the mat and create space between the shot and their leg.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Short Offense: Scoring from the Front Headlock Position.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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