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Mental Preparation for Wrestling Matches

Mental Preparation for Wrestling Matches 13 Comments

In wrestling, proper mental preparation is critical for success. In this guide, you will learn how to prepare yourself and get motivated for competition.
How to Escape a Pin in Wrestling

How to Escape a Pin in Wrestling

Knowing how to escape a pin and get off of your back is a crucial skill for beginning wrestlers. Learn the basics of escaping a pin in this must-read guide.
Neck Exercises for Beginning Wrestlers

Neck Exercises for Beginning Wrestlers

Neck strength is important for wrestlers. A strong neck helps prevent against injury and improve your technical skills. Learn several beneficial exercises in this guide.
A Guide to Women’s Wrestling in the US

A Guide to Women’s Wrestling in the US 2 Comments

Wrestling isn’t just for men anymore — it’s for women, too. This guide will teach you about the growth of opportunities provided to female grapplers in the United States.
The Tripod Escape in Wrestling

The Tripod Escape in Wrestling 1 Comment

The tripod is an effective escape used in folkstyle wrestling. This is a must-read for female and upper-weight wrestlers! Check out this guide to learn the tripod escape.
The Arm Chop Breakdown in Wrestling

The Arm Chop Breakdown in Wrestling

The arm chop is one of the most commonly used breakdowns in folkstyle wrestling. Check out this guide to learn how to perform this basic, yet effective technique.
Wearing Out an Opponent in Wrestling

Wearing Out an Opponent in Wrestling

Wearing out an opponent is a winning strategy in wrestling. This guide provides several tips on how to fatigue your opponent both mentally and physically.
Wrestling Mat Dimensions

Wrestling Mat Dimensions

Wrestling mats have detailed specifications which help to support the rules of matches. Here you can learn everything about international and folkstyle regulation mats.
Wrestling Rules & Regulations

Wrestling Rules & Regulations 5 Comments

The rules that shape the sport of wrestling are confusing to newcomers. Here is an overview of the rules & regulations for all the major styles of wrestling.
History of Wrestling

History of Wrestling 10 Comments

Wrestling is the world's oldest sport. Learn about the rich history of wrestling, and how the styles of freestyle, Greco-Roman, and folkstyle came to be.
The Shot Penetration Drill for Wrestling

The Shot Penetration Drill for Wrestling

Staying in good position as you shoot on an opponent is critical for success at all levels of wrestling. This guide will teach you a way to drill basic shot positioning.
Push-up Variations for Intermediate Wrestlers

Push-up Variations for Intermediate Wrestlers

All wrestlers should be doing push-ups routinely. Aside from the standard push-up, here are a few fresh push-up variations that are beneficial for intermediate wrestlers.
Using Technology for Wrestling

Using Technology for Wrestling

Technology has had a positive impact on the sport of wrestling. Read this guide to learn how to use the latest technologies to your advantage.
How to Become a Wrestling Referee

How to Become a Wrestling Referee

Refereeing is one of the most rewarding jobs in wrestling. If you think you have what it takes, this guide will teach you how to get started on a rewarding career.
A Guide to Wrestling Tournament Seeding

A Guide to Wrestling Tournament Seeding

Understanding how wrestling tournaments are seeded can be extremely confusing. So, this guide will teach you everything there is about the process of seeding wrestlers.
Wrestling Stronger & Heavier Opponents

Wrestling Stronger & Heavier Opponents 4 Comments

It’ll be difficult to beat a stronger or heavier opponent in wrestling without the right strategy. Learn how to wrestle against these types of opponents in this guide.
How to Shoot a Sweep Single in Wrestling

How to Shoot a Sweep Single in Wrestling 1 Comment

Every wrestler should know how to shoot a sweep single. This guide teaches you this simple, yet effective technique using double inside ties as your set-up.
Core Exercises for Wrestling

Core Exercises for Wrestling 1 Comment

The core muscles are one of the most important muscle groups for wrestling. Learn several important core exercises in this guide to help you build your core strength.
Wrestling Glossary

Wrestling Glossary 4 Comments

Check out this Wrestling glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Plan a Wrestling Banquet

How to Plan a Wrestling Banquet

Planning an awards banquet for a wrestling team is no easy task. Here you will find useful tips and suggestions to help you put together a banquet your team will enjoy.
How to Save Money in Wrestling

How to Save Money in Wrestling

Everything involved in competitive wrestling can be costly. This guide will provide you with some useful tips that are sure to save you some cash!
How to Pass the Time at a Wrestling Meet

How to Pass the Time at a Wrestling Meet

Wrestling meets can last long hours and it can be difficult figuring out how to occupy idle time. Check out this guide for some tips on keeping busy during a competition.
How to Do a Leg Lace in Wrestling

How to Do a Leg Lace in Wrestling

The leg lace is one of the most widely used turns from the par terre position in freestyle wrestling. Check out this guide to learn a basic variation of the leg lace.
Medicine Ball Workouts for Wrestling

Medicine Ball Workouts for Wrestling

The medicine ball is one of the most beneficial and versatile pieces of equipment for wrestlers. Check out a few great workouts for your core in this guide.
How to Do a Gut Wrench in Wrestling

How to Do a Gut Wrench in Wrestling

The gut wrench is one of the most effective techniques used in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Check out this guide to learn the basics of the gut wrench roll.
The Basic Leg Lace Defense in Wrestling

The Basic Leg Lace Defense in Wrestling

Knowing how to defend against a leg lace is crucial for success at all levels of freestyle wrestling. So, check out this guide to learn the basic defense to this move.
How to Practice Your Sprawl in Wrestling

How to Practice Your Sprawl in Wrestling 1 Comment

The sprawl is the most important technique for folkstyle and freestyle wrestlers to know. This guide explains the basics of sprawling so you can practice on your own.
Basic Gut Wrench Defense for Wrestling

Basic Gut Wrench Defense for Wrestling

The gut wrench is one of the most commonly used moves used in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. This must-read guide teaches you the basics defense against this move.
How to Maintain a Wrestling Mat

How to Maintain a Wrestling Mat 1 Comment

A mat is the most important piece of equipment wrestlers have access to. Read this guide to learn how to care for your mat and keep it looking like new.
How to Clean a Wrestling Mat

How to Clean a Wrestling Mat 2 Comments

All coaches and wrestlers should know how to clean a wrestling mat properly. Check out this guide to understand the cleaning process, from start to finish.
Bodyweight Exercises for Wrestling – Lower Body

Bodyweight Exercises for Wrestling – Lower Body

All wrestlers should have a bodyweight strength training routine. Learn about some beneficial bodyweight exercises for your lower body in this guide.
How to Choose a Wrestling Mat

How to Choose a Wrestling Mat

A mat is the most needed piece of equipment in wrestling. Learn and weigh the options you have when buying a mat by reading this guide.
How to Choose Headgear for Wrestling

How to Choose Headgear for Wrestling 1 Comment

Headgear is an important piece of equipment for wrestlers, especially at the youth and scholastic levels. Check out this guide for some help with buying headgear.
Bodyweight Exercises for Wrestling – Upper Body

Bodyweight Exercises for Wrestling – Upper Body 2 Comments

Bodyweight strength training is critical for success in wrestling. Read this guide to learn a few upper body exercises that will help you build strength and burn fat.
How to Hit a Fireman’s Carry in Wrestling

How to Hit a Fireman’s Carry in Wrestling 4 Comments

The fireman’s carry is a unique takedown that all wrestlers should know. Check out this step-by-step guide to learn the basics of this technique.
A Guide to Dual Meet Scoring in Wrestling

A Guide to Dual Meet Scoring in Wrestling

Understanding how team dual meets are scored in wrestling is tricky for new wrestlers. So, learn all about dual meet scoring by reading this guide.
A Guide to Tournament Scoring in Wrestling

A Guide to Tournament Scoring in Wrestling 2 Comments

Determining the team score of a wrestling tournament is a complex process. This guide will tell you what you need to know about how tournaments are scored.
Building Confidence in Wrestling

Building Confidence in Wrestling 7 Comments

It takes confidence to succeed at the highest levels of competition in wrestling. Learn how to build your confidence with this must-read guide.
Getting Your Child Started in Wrestling

Getting Your Child Started in Wrestling 16 Comments

Your child is interested in taking up wrestling? Great! If you don’t know where to begin, this guide provides everything you need to know to get your child started!
How to Do the Cheap Tilt

How to Do the Cheap Tilt

The cheap tilt is one of the most effective moves from the top position in folkstyle wrestling. This guide will teach you how to rack up back points using this technique.
Wrestling Moves: Basic Breakdowns

Wrestling Moves: Basic Breakdowns

Knowing how to break an opponent down from the top position is important for all beginning wrestlers. Check out this guide to learn two effective breakdowns.
Becoming a Varsity Starter in Wrestling

Becoming a Varsity Starter in Wrestling 2 Comments

Earning a starting spot in a varsity team’s line-up is a huge milestone for scholastic wrestlers. Check out this guide for some tips that can help you achieve this goal!
How to Be a Good Teammate in Wrestling

How to Be a Good Teammate in Wrestling

Although wrestling is an individual sport, the "team element" is critical for several reasons. Check out this guide to better understand how you can be a good teammate.
Fundraising Ideas for Wrestling

Fundraising Ideas for Wrestling 1 Comment

Fundraising is one of the most important tasks for wrestling coaches. This guide details a few of the countless ways you can earn money for your team's upcoming season.
How to Take a Loss in Wrestling

How to Take a Loss in Wrestling

Learning how to take a loss is crucial for success in wrestling. This guide will help change a losing experience from a negative upset to a positive outlook on the match.
How to Do a Neck Bridge

How to Do a Neck Bridge

Every wrestler should know how to get off of his back to keep himself from being pinned. To do this, though, you must first learn how to do a proper neck bridge!
A Guide to Par Terre Starts in Wrestling

A Guide to Par Terre Starts in Wrestling

The par terre position is commonly used in international styles of wrestling. This guide will give you the basics of par terre and some extra tips that the pros use.
How to Hit a Standing Spladle

How to Hit a Standing Spladle

All wrestlers should have a homerun move they can use to turn the tide on losing matches. Learn the sneaky and effective spladle with this step-by-step guide.
Partner Push-ups for Wrestling

Partner Push-ups for Wrestling 1 Comment

Push-ups are often used in wrestling to build upper body strength. Partner push-ups are even better! This guide will teach you two beneficial partner push-up workouts.
High Crotch Set-ups from Elbow Control

High Crotch Set-ups from Elbow Control

Knowing how to set up a high crotch from elbow control is something that all wrestlers should know. Check out two variations of this setup with this step-by-step guide.
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