University of Wisconsin head coach and three time NCAA Champion wrestler, Barry Davis, shows you a roll through move that opponents won’t see coming. By giving the opposing wrestler some space, you’ll be able to chop and control their wrist to get into an opportunistic position.
Drill Summary: When you have your opponent flat on the mat, give them some space to come up. Once they come up, start your near-wrist series and chop them to the mat. Once they’re down, look to get a cross-wrist. From there, the opponent will likely roll over to avoid back points. After they do, continue to give them space while maintaining wrist control. When they try to come up into their base, stay low and roll through.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Combination Wrestling from the Top Position: Tilts and Leg Turns.” View other world class Wrestling videos!
The slide-by is a move that every wrestler should have in their arsenal of moves. In this clip, University of Maryland head coach and three time ACC Coach of the Year, Kerry McCoy, shows his basic slide-by technique that will allow you to pull the opponent past you and get on their back.
Drill Summary: Start off in a position where both you and your opponent have a collar tie. From that position, step-step with your feet (small step with your back foot, big step with your front foot) to get yourself in position. From there, make a fist with your outside hand and block above the opponent’s elbow. Next, lean back and turn your head and body, pull the opponent’s head and arm past your face and clamp them down.
Central Michigan University head coach, Tom Borrelli, presents the way that he teaches his wrestlers to kick out of a banana split and also a move called the “Ankle Switch.” Both of these moves require quick thinking and even faster reactions from the wrestler, making them impressive to pull off.
Drill Summary: When you’ve raised your hips up and your opponent goes for a banana split, take off with your free leg over and you should be able to kick out of it. Don’t raise your hips up too long – just get a little height to use as momentum.
To get an ankle switch, the opponent must be riding a deep leg. Try to get the opponent’s hips high so they have to post their foot to keep their balance. When they post their foot, catch it with your inside arm, drop your head, and sit out. As you’re sitting out, switch your hand on the opponent’s foot, bring your hips up and you’ll have legs in on your opponent.
Two time National Champion, three time All-American and two time Big Ten Champion at the University of Illinois, Jesse Delgado, explains how he executes a funk roll. You will see how Jesse rolls underneath his opponent’s low single and uses his hands and arms to turn the tables.
Drill Summary: The funk roll can be executed after your opponent had gone for a low or sweep single. Start by diving to the side and chasing the opponent’s ankle. Roll underneath the opponent so you’re facing opposite directions and on your belly. Swisher your feet opposite, then thread the needle with your arm between the opponent’s legs so you can control them both and get your other hand free. After that, drive back into your opponent, sink your hips and straighten out your leg. Finally, turn on top of your opponent and gain control.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Jesse Delgado’s Single Leg Finishes and Funk Defense.” View other world class Wrestling videos!
Mark Perry, University of Illinois associate head coach and four time All-American at the University of Iowa, demonstrates how he tilts, throws his legs and uses an across leg. Coach Perry models some of his style after MMA moves, which is seen when he uses his legs to knock the air out of his opponents.
Drill Summary: There are three main techniques presented in this clip.