By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Wrestlers looking for a quick finishing move from the top position will love this move from two time NCAA Champion, Mark Ironside. By controlling the opponent’s wrist and turning them over, wrestlers can get them in a position to earn the fall.
Half & Pin
Drill Summary: Begin by bumping the opponent forward and getting a hilt tip on up. Force the opponent into a near fall and get a five second count, then pinch your knees together, hold the opponent’s wrist and begin to move over them. While you’re moving over them, quickly switch which hand you’re holding their wrist with while continuing to apply pressure. Next, come under their elbow with your other hand and turn them over with your chest on their chest for the fall.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015
Two-time NCAA Champion Mark Ironside gives you the small adjustment that he developed when using the spiral ride that will break your opponent down to the mat and keep him there. This technique leads to a near wrist tie, and perfect position to start working a variety of turns.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014
Mark Ironside, two time NCAA Champion, teaches you the chop and drive. This technique will teach you to keep weight on the opponent and constant grinding pressure from the top position. The chop and drive also gets the bottom man flat and allows you to transition easily into numerous nearfall turns and pins.
Chop & Drive
Drill Summary: Begin with a bump and chest pressure to get weight on the hands of the bottom man, immediately change to a chop and continue to drive forward over the near arm and continue to leg and hip drive over the chopped arm until the opponent is flat. The key emphasized by Mark Ironside is the leg drive and knee pressure from the back side.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Mark Ironside is a Dan Hodge Trophy winner, 2x NCAA D1 Champion and 4x All-American. Coach Ironside covers Clearing Front Headlocks as an example of his philosophy on defending ties, sometimes it’s better to work with the tie than to fight it.
Clearing Front Headlocks
If you’ve ever experienced the Front Headlock position as the defender, then you’ll know the difficulty and importance of getting out of the situation. Coach Ironside shows you how to save your back, save your neck, and go from bad to good position.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014
Learn how to improve your handfighting with 2x NCAA Champion, 4x All-American, and Dan Hodge Trophy winner, Mark Ironside. In this video, Ironside presents his Heavy Hands drill where wrestlers can begin to wear out an opponent using constant pulling and snapping. This might be one of the intangibles that would change who wins a championship match and Coach Ironside can show you how to use it!
Heavy Hands Drill
Handfighting is crucial to the outcome of the match. If you win the handfighting battle, then you will dominate the neutral position. If you dominate the neutral position, then you’ll be very successful.