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Common Wrestling Skin Diseases

Common Wrestling Skin Diseases 5 Comments

Skin diseases are an unfortunate part of wrestling. This must-see guide discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of some of the most common types of skin diseases.
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.
The Benefits of Wrestling: Why You Should Wrestle

The Benefits of Wrestling: Why You Should Wrestle 12 Comments

Wrestling provides a number of positive benefits to those who take the sport seriously. Check out this guide to learn all about its advantages.
Wrestling Strength Workouts

Wrestling Strength Workouts 11 Comments

Sheer physical strength and conditioning is often what separates the best wrestlers. In this guide, learn more about the most important muscle groups for wrestling.
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.
History of Wrestling

History of Wrestling 9 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrestling Takedowns

Wrestling Takedowns 5 Comments

There are literally hundreds of different types of takedowns that are used in wrestling. Check out this guide to get an overview of what is being used in each style.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Wrestling Knee Injuries

Wrestling Knee Injuries 4 Comments

Knee injuries are among the most common types of injuries in wrestling. Check out this guide to learn more about these injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.
Wrestling Weight Classes

Wrestling Weight Classes 1 Comment

This guide explains everything you need to know about weight classes, including rules, procedures, and more, to help turn you into a knowledgeable competitor!
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.
Wrestling Gear: What You Need to Compete

Wrestling Gear: What You Need to Compete 6 Comments

Knowing exactly what you need for wrestling competition is a little confusing for new wrestlers. This guide breaks down exactly what you will need as well as some extras.
Wrestling Drills: Beginner

Wrestling Drills: Beginner 1 Comment

Certain drills are more beneficial for beginning wrestlers to learn in order to master important basic skills. Read this guide to learn three useful beginner drills.
How to Shoot in Wrestling

How to Shoot in Wrestling 1 Comment

The penetration step is a basic component for most leg-attacks in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. This step-by-step guide will help you learn basic shooting technique.
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.
Preventing Skin Diseases in Wrestling

Preventing Skin Diseases in Wrestling 2 Comments

In the sport of wrestling, constant effort must be made to prevent skin diseases. This guide lists 10 ways you can help protect yourself on a daily basis.
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 Get in a Wrestling Stance

How to Get in a Wrestling Stance 4 Comments

In wrestling, position is everything. This guide explains how to stay in good position using two basic stances: the square and staggered stances.
Buying Wrestling Shoes

Buying Wrestling Shoes

Choosing the wrong pair of wrestling shoes could have a definite effect on how you compete. Consider the tips discussed in the following guide to ensure the right fit.
How to Start in Referee’s Position in Wrestling

How to Start in Referee’s Position in Wrestling 2 Comments

Lining up in referee’s position is a little tricky for beginning wrestlers. Learn the basic rules for both the top and bottom positions with this guide.
How to Train for Wrestling at Home

How to Train for Wrestling at Home

Training off of the wrestling mat can get costly. Before cashing out on that expensive gym membership, consider the 4 training items under $40 in this guide.
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.
How to Suplex

How to Suplex

The suplex is the most dominating technique in all of wrestling. This step-by-step guide walks you through this move so you can start hitting it on your opponents.
How to Shoot a Double Leg in Wrestling

How to Shoot a Double Leg in Wrestling 1 Comment

The double leg takedown is one of the most effective and versatile takedowns in both freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Check out this guide for some tips on the basics.
Nutrition for Wrestlers

Nutrition for Wrestlers 4 Comments

Proper nutrition is absolutely essential to reaching your peak performance in wrestling. Learn more about the best foods for your body in the following 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.
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.
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.
10 Items to Pack for a Wrestling Match

10 Items to Pack for a Wrestling Match 5 Comments

If you’re new to competitive wrestling, knowing what to pack for a match isn’t always clear. Check out this guide to make sure you are prepared!
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.
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.
Choosing a Pair of Wrestling Kneepads

Choosing a Pair of Wrestling Kneepads

There are many different types of wrestling kneepads currently on the market. Check out this guide to understand the differences between the most popular styles.
Wrestling Defense: Neutral Position

Wrestling Defense: Neutral Position 2 Comments

Any experienced wrestler will tell you fundamentals win matches. Check out this guide to learn about basic defensive positioning & strategy in the neutral position.
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.
How to Become a Wrestling Coach

How to Become a Wrestling Coach 7 Comments

Are you looking to become a wrestling coach, but don’t know where to start? This guide contains everything you need to know about getting into coaching.
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.
Wrestling Agility Drills

Wrestling Agility Drills

Agility training has become a major focus of current training practices in wrestling. Check out the drills in this guide to help establish an athletic base.
How to Warm Up in Wrestling

How to Warm Up in Wrestling 5 Comments

A good warm-up is essential to competing well and preventing injuries in wrestling. Check out this guide for some tips on how to prepare yourself for competition.
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.
Maintaining Your Weight for Wrestling

Maintaining Your Weight for Wrestling 3 Comments

Regulating your weight for wrestling takes a solid routine and lots of practice. The tips in this guide will help you feel and compete better!
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 Basic Ankle Pick

How to Do a Basic Ankle Pick

The ankle pick is one of the most versatile takedowns in all of wrestling. This guide explains everything you need to know about the basics, so read on!
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