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Gain Control with Dan Gable’s “Lifting Drill!”

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Former University of Iowa head coach, Dan Gable, presents a drill that helps wrestlers work on lifting their opponent off the mat. This exercise will help athletes learn to maintain control of their opponent, which can be especially important for heavier weights that rely more on riding time.

Lifting Drill

Drill Summary: From a conventional starting position, the wrestler on top picks up the bottom wrestler, then puts them back down onto the mat. Repeat this 4-6 times in a row, also working on jamming into the wrestler on the mat to prevent them from coming back up. Be careful during this drill, as there is a high injury risk involved.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Gable Coached Partner Workout.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Fight Out of a Leg Hook!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jordan Leen, University of Virginia assistant coach, walks you through how to counter an opponent that hooks your armpit with their leg when you’re looking for a “swing it and step on it” situation. Coach Leen shows you what he does to force opponents onto their belly, or even into a cradle.

Leg Hook Under the Armpit

Drill Summary: When you’re trying to go for a “swing it and step on it” move, but your opponent hooks your arm pit with their feet, this is the move that Coach Leen recommends. First, focus on keeping heavy hips and a high head/chest. Quickly shift your hips and crowd toward the opponent’s head, then work on catching a cradle. If your opponent starts to suspect this move, they might panic and flip over, allowing you to get on top of them.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Defense Against the Funk.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Learn a Great Finishing Move from Mark Ironside!

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.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Art of Breakdowns: Creating Constant Grinding Pressure.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Build the Discipline to Finish Matches Strong!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

UW-Lacrosse head coach, Dave Malecek, instills the will to win in his wrestlers by running them through “Ride Outs” at the end of practice. The goal of the drill is to battle through pain and make something happen at the end of a match, whether that be staying on top of the opponent or escaping from the bottom.

Ride Outs

Drill Summary: Wrestlers find a partner at the end of practice and get to an open area on the mat. One wrestler starts on bottom and the other on top. The goal on top is to ride out the bottom wrestler until time runs out, while the goal on bottom is to escape before time runs out. Whichever wrestler achieves their goal wins the drill.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access UW-La Crosse Wrestling Practice with Dave Malecek.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Get Out of a Side-by-Side Stalemate!

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

University of Virginia assistant coach, Keith Gavin, walks you through a last-resort move that can get you out of a side-by-side stalemate with your opponent. A quick bump, followed by a limping of the arm and quick jerk-down can be all you need to escape from a difficult position.

Bump & Limp

Drill Summary: This move should be executed as a last-ditch effort from a side-by-side “seatbelt” stalemate position when you can’t get an underhook on the opponent’s near shoulder. To start the sequence, make sure you have the opponent’s hips covered and bump into them. Next, turn the palm up on your locked arm and limp it down and out of the opponent’s grasp.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Keith Gavin’s Underhooks & Drags.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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