Learn how to build as great stance with University of Illinois Associate Head Coach and 2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Coach of the Year, Mark Perry. In this video, Perry discusses the important of stance and how it affects your offense and defense.
Coach Perry begins by addressing your position on the mat. He explains that you always want to be six to eight inches apart from your lead leg peck to your lead leg knee. A mistake commonly seen is when wrestlers get fatigued and stand straight up. Coach Perry explains that if your hands are not able to touch the mat at all times, that is a good indication that you are not low enough. Having the correct position is essential at every level of wrestling.
Championship Productions would like to congratulate two-time NCAA champion Mark Perry as he joins the Fighting Illini coaching staff as an associate head coach! Perry comes from Cal-Poly where he served as co-head coach last season and as an assistant coach in 2009-10. Perry won a pair of NCAA titles at Iowa, taking the crown at 165 pounds in 2007 and 2008. He was a four-time All-American from 2005-08 and won a Big Ten title in 2007. He helped lead the Hawkeyes to an NCAA team national title in 2008 and was a team captain from 2005-08. Championship Productions is proud to have partnered with Mark Perry on multiple instructional wrestling DVDs. You can check out his expertise by clicking on the link: Mark Perry Instructional DVDs
We have just released two new wrestling DVDs featuring Mark Perry. The first DVD is titled Signature Move Series – Mark Perry: The Claw Series, and is part of the Championship Signature Wrestling Move Series. This series features past NCAA Champions and their “go to” move. The second DVD is titled Scramble Funk Defense: Winning Bad Positions.
Mark Perry is currently the Co-Head Wrestling Coach at Cal-Poly State University. Perry, a 2X NCAA champion and 4X All-American at Iowa, served as an assistant to John Azevedo (Cal Poly) in 2009 as the Mustangs claimed third place in the Pac-10 conference.