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How to Run the Pipe in Wrestling

How to Run the Pipe in Wrestling 2 Comments

If you're a wrestler who likes to shoot single-leg takedowns, this finish is for you! Check out this guide to learn the powerful “run-the-pipe” finish.
How to Finish a Double with a Lift in Wrestling

How to Finish a Double with a Lift in Wrestling 2 Comments

All wrestlers should know how to finish a double-leg takedown with a lift. This guide will teach you one type of finish to use on even the toughest opponents.
How to Do the Post-double in Wrestling

How to Do the Post-double in Wrestling 1 Comment

Knowing how to use your opponent's posts is critical for success in wrestling. Check out this guide to learn how to set up a double-leg takedown when your opponent posts.
How to Work a Scoring Table in Folkstyle Wrestling

How to Work a Scoring Table in Folkstyle Wrestling 1 Comment

Working a scoring table is a very important job in wrestling. Learn the different roles and duties involved with this incredibly important job in this guide.
How to Set up a Double with an Arm Drag

How to Set up a Double with an Arm Drag 1 Comment

The arm drag is one of the most effective takedown setups in wrestling. This guide will teach you how to use the drag to get into a double-leg takedown.
Tips on Creating a Wrestling Schedule

Tips on Creating a Wrestling Schedule 1 Comment

Creating a competition schedule for your wrestling team is no easy task. This guide will provide you with tips to help you build a schedule that meets your team's needs.
How to Do a Reverse Slide-by in Wrestling

How to Do a Reverse Slide-by in Wrestling 1 Comment

The slide-by is a sneaky technique that allows wrestlers to use their opponent's own pressure against them. Check out this guide to learn how to perform this technique.
How to Deal with Referees as a Wrestling Coach

How to Deal with Referees as a Wrestling Coach 2 Comments

It’s not always easy to deal with referees. This wrestling guide will teach you some of the best practices to use when it comes to interacting with them at competition.
Wrestling Practice Etiquette

Wrestling Practice Etiquette 1 Comment

Anyone who is new to the sport of wrestling may not understand standard practice etiquette. Read this guide to learn what is and isn't acceptable during training.
The Ultimate Wrestling Fan’s Bucket List

The Ultimate Wrestling Fan’s Bucket List 1 Comment

There are a ton of exciting wrestling meets in the world, but some are better than others. If you consider yourself a wrestling fanatic, this guide is a must-read.
How Adults Can Get Involved in Wrestling

How Adults Can Get Involved in Wrestling 2 Comments

No matter your age or level of experience, there is always a place for you in wrestling. Check out this guide to learn how and where to get started.
How to Find Your Wrestling Style

How to Find Your Wrestling Style 13 Comments

It's difficult for a newer wrestler to figure out his or her own style of wrestling. This guide will teach you about emerging styles and how to figure out your own.
How to Start a Wrestling Club

How to Start a Wrestling Club 4 Comments

Clubs are an extremely important part of developing wrestlers. If you're looking to start your own club, this guide will teach you everything you need to know.
Tips on Wrestling in the Heat

Tips on Wrestling in the Heat

There are many cases when you will need to deal with hot conditions when wrestling. Check out this guide to learn how to stay safe and compete at your best.
The Fargo National Wrestling Championships

The Fargo National Wrestling Championships 7 Comments

The annual Cadet and Junior Nationals is one of the most exciting and competitive events for a youth wrestler to participate in. Read this guide to learn all about it.
Tips on Wrestling in the Cold

Tips on Wrestling in the Cold

Wrestling is at its peak during the coldest months of winter. Check out this guide for some tips on how to deal with low temperatures when training and competing.
How to Maintain a Healthy Diet on the Road for Wrestling

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet on the Road for Wrestling

It can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet when you are traveling for competition. Check out this guide for some tips on how and what to eat when you are on the road.
What to Eat before a Wrestling Match

What to Eat before a Wrestling Match

Pre-match nutrition is critical in achieving your peak performance in wrestling. Check out this guide to learn the best foods to fuel your body with on match day.
How to Get to Your Base in Wrestling

How to Get to Your Base in Wrestling

Returning to your base in the bottom position is one of the most important skills for wrestlers to know. Check out this guide to learn the fundamentals of basing up.
Match-side Etiquette for Wrestler’s Parents

Match-side Etiquette for Wrestler’s Parents 5 Comments

For parents new to the sport of wrestling, a competition can be a bizarre place. This guide will teach you some of the "dos" and "don'ts" when attending matches.
How to Scout an Opponent in Wrestling

How to Scout an Opponent in Wrestling

Sooner or later, you’ll need to scout an opponent to learn how he wrestles. This guide will teach you the basics of scouting, so you can create a match-winning strategy.
Visualization Techniques for Wrestling

Visualization Techniques for Wrestling

If you want to win at the highest levels of wrestling, you should be using visualization techniques. This guide will teach you how and when to use these intuitive skills.
How to Prevent & Treat Cauliflower Ear in Wrestling

How to Prevent & Treat Cauliflower Ear in Wrestling

Cauliflower ear is a common occurrence in wrestling. Although it is typically a minor injury, check out this guide to learn how to prevent and treat it.
How to Do the Basic Pummeling Drill in Wrestling

How to Do the Basic Pummeling Drill in Wrestling

Pummeling is one of the most important skills for wrestlers to master. This guide will teach you a drill that will help you learn the fundamentals of pummeling.
How to Keep a Wrestling Journal

How to Keep a Wrestling Journal

If you want to succeed in wrestling, it is essential that you record your progress in a wrestling journal. Check out this must-read guide to learn how.
Folkstyle Wrestling Referee Hand Signals

Folkstyle Wrestling Referee Hand Signals

Folkstyle wrestling referees use numerous hand signals to communicate with the scoring table. This guide will explain how these signals are used.
How to Practice Pummeling in Wrestling

How to Practice Pummeling in Wrestling 1 Comment

All wrestlers should drill their pummeling skills regularly. Check out this guide to learn a drill that is essential for intermediate-level wrestlers.
Youth Wrestling Drills

Youth Wrestling Drills 2 Comments

It's tough to teach youth wrestlers the basics. This guide explains a few fun drills that will help your newcomers succeed in the sport of wrestling.
How to Do an Arm Bar in Wrestling

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If you're a folkstyle wrestler, you need to know the arm bar. This step-by-step guide will teach you the basics of this powerful pinning technique.
Forms of Live Wrestling

Forms of Live Wrestling

Live wrestling is critical in helping your wrestlers develop their skills and improve. This guide explains how these types of workouts will help your wrestlers excel.
How to Do the Defensive Arm Drag in Wrestling

How to Do the Defensive Arm Drag in Wrestling

Although it’s not well-known, the defense arm drag is a sneaky setup for the traditional arm drag that all wrestlers should know. Learn how to perform it in this guide.
How to Do the Basic Duck Under in Wrestling

How to Do the Basic Duck Under in Wrestling

All wrestlers should know how to perform the duck under. Check out this guide to learn the fundamentals of this versatile takedown.
The Spiral Ride & Breakdown in Wrestling

The Spiral Ride & Breakdown in Wrestling

All folkstyle wrestlers should know how to perform the spiral ride and how to use it to break down an opponent, as well. Check out this guide to learn all the basics.
How to Tilt with the Claw Ride in Wrestling

How to Tilt with the Claw Ride in Wrestling

If you're a wrestler that utilizes the claw ride, you should absolutely know to tilt in this position. This guide will teach you how to rack up points with this simple tilt.
The Claw Ride & Breakdown in Wrestling

The Claw Ride & Breakdown in Wrestling

The claw ride is a basic, yet powerful, technique used to control opponents in wrestling. Read this guide to learn how to use the claw as a ride and as a breakdown.
Groom Check Procedure in Wrestling

Groom Check Procedure in Wrestling

Groom check is an essential part of a wrestling competition. Learn all about its procedure and how to prepare your body for competition with this guide.
How to Do the Merkle in Wrestling

How to Do the Merkle in Wrestling

The merkle is a spectacular and effective turn used in folkstyle wrestling. Check out this guide to learn the fundamentals of this flashy technique.
How to Stack a Half in Wrestling

How to Stack a Half in Wrestling

All wrestlers should know how to stack the half-nelson. Learn how to stack and pin the best wrestlers by reading this guide.
How to Win in Wrestling

How to Win in Wrestling

Although winning isn't the most important aspect of wrestling, success is what all wrestlers work towards. Check out this guide for some tips that will help you win.
The Basic Wrestling Hand Fighting Drill

The Basic Wrestling Hand Fighting Drill 2 Comments

Being able to hand fight to take your opponent out of position is a huge part of offensive wrestling. This guide will teach you how to drill your hand fighting.
How to Do an Inside Tie

How to Do an Inside Tie

All wrestlers should know how to control an inside tie. This guide will teach you how to initiate the tie, as well as the fundamentals of how to score with it.
How to Do the Basic Arm Drag

How to Do the Basic Arm Drag

The arm drag is one of the most versatile setup techniques in all styles of wrestling. Learn the basic arm drag by reading this guide.
Freestyle & Greco Match Procedure

Freestyle & Greco Match Procedure 3 Comments

The procedures used in a freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling match can be confusing at first. This guide will walk you through an entire international regulation match.
How a Folkstyle Wrestling Match Works

How a Folkstyle Wrestling Match Works

For a beginning wrestler, the procedure of a wrestling match can be confusing. This guide will walk you through an entire wrestling match from start to finish.
Neck Bridge Drills for Wrestling

Neck Bridge Drills for Wrestling

The neck bridge is important for wrestlers of all levels to master. Check out this guide to learn some drills that are especially beneficial for intermediate wrestlers.
How to Defend Against a Half-nelson

How to Defend Against a Half-nelson

Nearly every opponent you face will try to pin you with a half-nelson. Learn its basic defense by checking out this must-read wrestling guide.
How to Defend Against Cradles in Wrestling

How to Defend Against Cradles in Wrestling

All beginning wrestlers should know how to defend against cradles. Check out this guide for some very basic, yet important tips that will keep you off of your back!
How to Do a Near-side Cradle

How to Do a Near-side Cradle

All wrestlers should know how to execute the near-side cradle from the top position. If you want to be able to pin the toughest of opponents, check out this guide.
How to Do a Far-side Cradle

How to Do a Far-side Cradle

The far-side cradle is one of the most common pinning combinations used in folkstyle wrestling. Learn the fundamentals of this cradle with this guide.
How to Do a Reverse Half-nelson

How to Do a Reverse Half-nelson

All wrestlers should know how to do the reverse half-nelson. Check out this guide to learn how to perform this basic, yet effective pinning combination.
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