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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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Talk to a Wrestling Coach as a Parent

How to Talk to a Wrestling Coach as a Parent 4 Comments

Learning how to communicate with a wrestling coach is essential to the support your wrestler. This guide includes tips for parents when talking to a coach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Hit a Blast Double

How to Hit a Blast Double 3 Comments

One of the most physically dominating takedowns in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling is the blast double. Check out this guide to learn more about this powerful move.
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!
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.
Why U.S. Wrestlers Should Try Freestyle & Greco

Why U.S. Wrestlers Should Try Freestyle & Greco 2 Comments

Competing in the styles of freestyle and Greco-Roman is critical to success. Here are a few reasons why you should make these styles a priority in the off-season.
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 Prepare for Collegiate Wrestling

How to Prepare for Collegiate Wrestling 2 Comments

If you plan to wrestle in college don't wait until the last minute to start preparing. This guide will help to ready you for your life as a collegiate student-athlete.
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.
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 Drill in Wrestling

How to Drill in Wrestling 2 Comments

Drilling technique is one of the most influential factors in becoming a successful wrestler. Learn some tips on drilling etiquette in this guide.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 Do the Single Leg Position Drill

How to Do the Single Leg Position Drill 1 Comment

Basic takedown positioning is invaluable for intermediate level wrestlers. Read this guide to learn the single leg position drill to help kick your wrestling up a notch.
How to Shoot a Sweep Single from Wrist Control

How to Shoot a Sweep Single from Wrist Control 1 Comment

The sweep single is a technique that the world's best use in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Read this guide to learn how to hit this technique with a sneaky set up.
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!
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.
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