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  • 11/20/15--22:00: Explosive Escapes
  • with Kevin Dresser,
    Virginia Tech Head Coach;
    2015 ACC Dual Meet Champs; Back-to-Back ACC Tournament Champions (2013-14);
    former Christiansburg (VA) High School Head Coach, 5x Virginia Group AA State Champions;
    1986 NCAA Champion and 2x All-American wrestler at the University of Iowa

    Success on the bottom requires mental toughness and tenacity. More importantly, it requires the knowledge of proper technique. In this video, Kevin Dresser gives you that knowledge and the drills to help you take it to the mat.

    Coach Dresser teaches you how to master the bottom position with concrete technique, broken down into three easy to remember steps: setup, explosiveness and positioning. You will learn how to gain an advantage over your opponent before the whistle even blows. You will then learn proper hand fighting technique, how to seal off your opponent, and how to position yourself for the escape.

    In addition to great conventional technique, Coach Dresser demonstrates unconventional technique that has helped him and the individuals he has coached get that key reversal when needed.

    The Set-Up

    The bottom position begins with the setup. If you don't setup properly, your opponent will have an advantage when the whistle blows, and that can lead to spending a lot of time on bottom with your opponent in control. Coach Dresser demonstrates how to be ready to score on the whistle. Amongst other things, you'll learn to keep a wide base, keep your hips low, and how to be ready to spring into action.

    Explosion Drills

    When the whistle blows, the defensive wrestler has to be ready to explode, and a good setup will help you to get into position. During explosion, hand-fighting skills are imperative. Coach Dresser demonstrates how to simultaneously explode off the whistle and trap the "belly" hand.

    You'll learn to pinch off your opponent and scrape away their hands en route to your escape. Coach Dresser also includes five explosion drills, including the headgear drill, stand up drill, chair drill, change over drill and the fly away drill.

    The drills shown are easily implemented into any practice and can make an average wrestler great in short order if the positions are maintained.

    The Stand-Up

    Getting out from the bottom is essential in wrestling. The stand-up is the best and safest way to get out from bottom. Coach Dresser teaches three stand-ups in this video: an explosion stand-up, a changeover stand-up and a technique to help get to your feet if the opponent puts you to your butt.

    Rolls

    Coach Dresser moves from the conventional to the unconventional with his elevator roll series. Coach Dresser shows how to be sound fundamentally with his take on side rolls and elevator techniques that will throw even the most seasoned top wrestlers off their game. With the elevator series, you'll learn how to position yourself for a reversal and, in many cases, score a five-point move.

    This is a great video for beginning and intermediate wrestlers, but can also be a refresher for upper- level wrestlers and coaches. The information is simple and clear, yet effective. If viewers pay attention to the details Dresser describes in the video and work on the drills to master the technique, they will learn to be successful from the bottom position.

    44 minutes. 2015.


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    WRD-04894A: with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    former Cal Poly State University Co-Head Wrestling Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    The international wrestling scene has been dominated in recent years by wrestlers from Russia and Iran. Iran especially has exploded onto the scene, winning the 2012-2015 World Cups and the 2013 World Championship in freestyle wrestling.

    While they traditionally wrestled in a more relaxed, defensive style, they have experienced most of their recent success after switching to an aggressive, attacking style centered around getting to the underhook.

    In spite of their success, the techniques used by wrestlers from Iran and Russia are poorly understood in the United States.

    Illinois Associate Head Coach Mark Perry has extensively studied the techniques of the Iranian and Russian wrestlers, and demonstrates how to effectively use them in collegiate and scholastic wrestling. These techniques are innovative and fundamentally sound. And, if mastered, can change the way wrestlers compete and how they think about match situations.

    Iranian Underhook Series

    The Iranian Series evolved from an underhook, but has slight variations from that which is used in the United States. Coach Perry details the Iranian approach of staying low, keeping the head on the opposite side, and applying heavy pressure. These variations are what help to make this series effective and hard to defend. In this series, you will learn how to:

    • Set your opponent up
    • Dictate your opponent's movements and reactions
    • Disguise your set ups and moves
    • Pressure your opponent into making mistakes

    Coach Perry spends extra time showing how exactly to posture and control in this highly technical position. In nearly every situation, Coach Perry demonstrates an attack that will be nearly impossible for your opponent to stop. While primarily looking to attack a knee pull or snatch single, he also demonstrates options to hit a throw-by or a snap down.

    Opposite Side Attacks

    In order to be successful at the highest levels, wrestlers need to be able to attack both sides of the body from every position. The Iranian underhook series is no different. Coach Perry demonstrates how to attack the far side of the body with a high-crotch, a double, or a drag, when the opponent looks to re-pummel an underhook.

    The Iranians hit some of the most explosive high crotch and double legs attacks. Coach Perry shows how this is not about being explosive but about their set up and positioning. He works through a variety of drills with his wrestlers, showing how to acquire the sensitivity to the opponent's weight distribution and timing that is required to utilize these attacks.

    Russian 2-on-1 Series

    For decades, the Russians have been successful using a 2-on-1 control to win world championships. Coach Perry shows the latest innovations from Russian wrestlers in attacking with the 2-on-1. This series, like its Iranian counterpart, relies on deception and anticipation of your opponent's reaction. Your moves will be based on that reaction. He starts with the traditional use of the position, and then demonstrates the subtle adjustment the Russians have been using to make the position more powerful and controlling.

    Coach Perry demonstrates a set-up to a knee pull that negates the most common and effective defenses to the 2-on-1. To complement the knee pull attack, he demonstrates an ankle pick on the far side of the body. Finally, he shows an unorthodox outside-step fireman's that has the potential to score big points.

    With these two highly effective, easily taught, interconnected series of moves you will find yourself in complete control of the match and your opponent and make him react. Once he reacts, you have a huge arsenal to choose from that will dominate anyone on their feet.

    80 minutes. 2015.



    WRD-04894B: with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    former Cal Poly State University Co-Head Wrestling Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    Mark Perry has a unique perspective on wrestling being born into one of America's foremost wrestling families. The nephew of the legendary John Smith, Perry wrestled for Blair Academy in high school and learned the "Iowa way" while wrestling for Tom Brands at the University of Iowa.

    Good leg riders often devastate their opponents. They wear them down with punishing rides and hammering turns. Countering a good leg rider is a difficult task for many wrestlers. This video will change all of that.

    Coach Mark Perry has taken everything he's learned from his elite mentors and developed a dominating style of leg riding and defending legs. You'll learn how to properly throw the legs and how to turn an opponent with them. You'll also learn how to escape the legs while on bottom.

    Leg Riding

    What separates Coach Perry from other coaches is his ability to highlight key concepts. He understands that concepts are as important as technique, and understanding concepts allows you to improve your game without having to learn hundreds of new moves.

    Coach Perry describes several wrestling scenarios on the mat, and then shows you how to get the legs in to ride and turn an opponent. You won't always win the hustle, but Perry will show you how to win when things go wrong. You'll get a realistic look at how he coaches his wrestlers to win these situations.

    Breakdowns

    The first 15 seconds after the whistle are crucial to maintain control over your opponent and establishing legs. Learning to beat your opponent to the inside will open up all of your breakdown options. You will learn new, creative set ups to classic breakdowns with the leg in such as the baseball grip, the crossface and the far ankle. These are punishing breakdowns that will send an early message to your opponent.

    One Leg In Series

    Learn three variations of the bar-arm tilt that allows you to hit multiple angles, depending on what your opponent does. No matter what your opponent's reaction, you will be able to complete the turn and score back points. Other turns in this series include:

    • Turk - Coach Perry teaches the tricks you will need to make this, already effective turn into an extraordinary turn. You will learn how to use the neck crank to put your opponent in a position where he has to turn to his back.
    • Overhook and Ankle - This cutting-edge move will baffle your opponents as they try to defend the legs. You will learn three variations of this move that allows you to dominate your opponent's entire body, which cuts down on his defensive options.

    Two Leg Series

    Discover how to ride with both legs in and to virtually make your opponent quit on bottom. Coach Perry shows a series of different breakdown that can be used on top to get your opponent your opponent if flat to the mat makes it much easier to get your tilts, turns and pins on top. Coach Perry shows a simple tilt and finishes with a tough power half. This isn't your father's power half. The days of unsuccessfully trying to overpower your opponent from this position are over. You will learn solid, irrefutable technique that will see your turn success rate multiply exponentially.

    Defending Against Leg Riders

    Simply being offensive is not enough. Too many people know how to use and ride the legs. Coach Perry knew, from being so good on top, that if he didn't get out from the legs, there was a strong possibility that he wouldn't make it out of the match. He covers several techniques on how to fight legs and not put yourself in trouble.

    • The Leg Slip - This move will put your opponent on his hip and in danger of losing control.
    • The Leg Slip to a Near-Side Cradle - Your opponent will feel the danger, but will not know what happened to him when you move from having the legs thrown on you, to having him in a near-side cradle looking for the fall.
    • Head Catch - Even if the top man has two legs in, you can put your opponent in a near-fall situation with the head catch. Like the leg slip to a cradle, the head catch will surprise even the best wrestler, as he goes from control to his back in just seconds.
    • Swimming Out of the Power Half - Even if your opponent has the legs in on you and is cranking the power half, you will be able to escape with the swim move. You will learn this simple technique to escape the power half.
    • The nuances of the moves Coach Perry teaches in this video will take you from an ordinary leg rider to a master leg rider. The moves are safe, effective and easy to learn. This is essential technique for anyone wanting to improve their mat skills.

      82 minutes. 2015.




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    with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    former Cal Poly State University Co-Head Wrestling Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    Mark Perry has a unique perspective on wrestling being born into one of America's foremost wrestling families. The nephew of the legendary John Smith, Perry wrestled for Blair Academy in high school and learned the "Iowa way" while wrestling for Tom Brands at the University of Iowa.

    Good leg riders often devastate their opponents. They wear them down with punishing rides and hammering turns. Countering a good leg rider is a difficult task for many wrestlers. This video will change all of that.

    Coach Mark Perry has taken everything he's learned from his elite mentors and developed a dominating style of leg riding and defending legs. You'll learn how to properly throw the legs and how to turn an opponent with them. You'll also learn how to escape the legs while on bottom.

    Leg Riding

    What separates Coach Perry from other coaches is his ability to highlight key concepts. He understands that concepts are as important as technique, and understanding concepts allows you to improve your game without having to learn hundreds of new moves.

    Coach Perry describes several wrestling scenarios on the mat, and then shows you how to get the legs in to ride and turn an opponent. You won't always win the hustle, but Perry will show you how to win when things go wrong. You'll get a realistic look at how he coaches his wrestlers to win these situations.

    Breakdowns

    The first 15 seconds after the whistle are crucial to maintain control over your opponent and establishing legs. Learning to beat your opponent to the inside will open up all of your breakdown options. You will learn new, creative set ups to classic breakdowns with the leg in such as the baseball grip, the crossface and the far ankle. These are punishing breakdowns that will send an early message to your opponent.

    One Leg In Series

    Learn three variations of the bar-arm tilt that allows you to hit multiple angles, depending on what your opponent does. No matter what your opponent's reaction, you will be able to complete the turn and score back points. Other turns in this series include:

    • Turk - Coach Perry teaches the tricks you will need to make this, already effective turn into an extraordinary turn. You will learn how to use the neck crank to put your opponent in a position where he has to turn to his back.
    • Overhook and Ankle - This cutting-edge move will baffle your opponents as they try to defend the legs. You will learn three variations of this move that allows you to dominate your opponent's entire body, which cuts down on his defensive options.

    Two Leg Series

    Discover how to ride with both legs in and to virtually make your opponent quit on bottom. Coach Perry shows a series of different breakdown that can be used on top to get your opponent your opponent if flat to the mat makes it much easier to get your tilts, turns and pins on top. Coach Perry shows a simple tilt and finishes with a tough power half. This isn't your father's power half. The days of unsuccessfully trying to overpower your opponent from this position are over. You will learn solid, irrefutable technique that will see your turn success rate multiply exponentially.

    Defending Against Leg Riders

    Simply being offensive is not enough. Too many people know how to use and ride the legs. Coach Perry knew, from being so good on top, that if he didn't get out from the legs, there was a strong possibility that he wouldn't make it out of the match. He covers several techniques on how to fight legs and not put yourself in trouble.

    • The Leg Slip - This move will put your opponent on his hip and in danger of losing control.
    • The Leg Slip to a Near-Side Cradle - Your opponent will feel the danger, but will not know what happened to him when you move from having the legs thrown on you, to having him in a near-side cradle looking for the fall.
    • Head Catch - Even if the top man has two legs in, you can put your opponent in a near-fall situation with the head catch. Like the leg slip to a cradle, the head catch will surprise even the best wrestler, as he goes from control to his back in just seconds.
    • Swimming Out of the Power Half - Even if your opponent has the legs in on you and is cranking the power half, you will be able to escape with the swim move. You will learn this simple technique to escape the power half.
    • The nuances of the moves Coach Perry teaches in this video will take you from an ordinary leg rider to a master leg rider. The moves are safe, effective and easy to learn. This is essential technique for anyone wanting to improve their mat skills.

      82 minutes. 2015.


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    with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    former Cal Poly State University Co-Head Wrestling Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    The international wrestling scene has been dominated in recent years by wrestlers from Russia and Iran. Iran especially has exploded onto the scene, winning the 2012-2015 World Cups and the 2013 World Championship in freestyle wrestling.

    While they traditionally wrestled in a more relaxed, defensive style, they have experienced most of their recent success after switching to an aggressive, attacking style centered around getting to the underhook.

    In spite of their success, the techniques used by wrestlers from Iran and Russia are poorly understood in the United States.

    Illinois Associate Head Coach Mark Perry has extensively studied the techniques of the Iranian and Russian wrestlers, and demonstrates how to effectively use them in collegiate and scholastic wrestling. These techniques are innovative and fundamentally sound. And, if mastered, can change the way wrestlers compete and how they think about match situations.

    Iranian Underhook Series

    The Iranian Series evolved from an underhook, but has slight variations from that which is used in the United States. Coach Perry details the Iranian approach of staying low, keeping the head on the opposite side, and applying heavy pressure. These variations are what help to make this series effective and hard to defend. In this series, you will learn how to:

    • Set your opponent up
    • Dictate your opponent's movements and reactions
    • Disguise your set ups and moves
    • Pressure your opponent into making mistakes

    Coach Perry spends extra time showing how exactly to posture and control in this highly technical position. In nearly every situation, Coach Perry demonstrates an attack that will be nearly impossible for your opponent to stop. While primarily looking to attack a knee pull or snatch single, he also demonstrates options to hit a throw-by or a snap down.

    Opposite Side Attacks

    In order to be successful at the highest levels, wrestlers need to be able to attack both sides of the body from every position. The Iranian underhook series is no different. Coach Perry demonstrates how to attack the far side of the body with a high-crotch, a double, or a drag, when the opponent looks to re-pummel an underhook.

    The Iranians hit some of the most explosive high crotch and double legs attacks. Coach Perry shows how this is not about being explosive but about their set up and positioning. He works through a variety of drills with his wrestlers, showing how to acquire the sensitivity to the opponent's weight distribution and timing that is required to utilize these attacks.

    Russian 2-on-1 Series

    For decades, the Russians have been successful using a 2-on-1 control to win world championships. Coach Perry shows the latest innovations from Russian wrestlers in attacking with the 2-on-1. This series, like its Iranian counterpart, relies on deception and anticipation of your opponent's reaction. Your moves will be based on that reaction. He starts with the traditional use of the position, and then demonstrates the subtle adjustment the Russians have been using to make the position more powerful and controlling.

    Coach Perry demonstrates a set-up to a knee pull that negates the most common and effective defenses to the 2-on-1. To complement the knee pull attack, he demonstrates an ankle pick on the far side of the body. Finally, he shows an unorthodox outside-step fireman's that has the potential to score big points.

    With these two highly effective, easily taught, interconnected series of moves you will find yourself in complete control of the match and your opponent and make him react. Once he reacts, you have a huge arsenal to choose from that will dominate anyone on their feet.

    80 minutes. 2015.


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    with Jesse Delgado,
    2x National Champion, 3x All-American, 2x Big Ten Champion for the University of Illinois

    Understanding how to wrestle through funk position has become increasingly important to both the offensive and defensive wrestler, as more wrestlers have acquired an advanced understanding of scrambling and have developed new techniques in those positions.

    Jesse Delgado, two-time NCAA champion at the University of Illinois, made expert use of funk positions throughout his collegiate career. In this video, Delgado shares his unique take on a variety of basic and advanced techniques that will give your wrestlers the edge on their competition.

    Single Leg Finishes

    The best set-ups and penetration will be wasted if a wrestler can't finish his shots. Conversely, even a sloppy shot can be salvaged with a strong finish. Delgado starts by teaching basic single leg finishes, emphasizing proper positioning and avoiding the opponent's attempts at scrambling. He shows unique adjustments to these finishes to counter common reactions that give even the best wrestlers trouble.

    Delgado shows his backdoor finishing series, which he used to finish most of his single legs attempts against the toughest competition in the country. You'll get his take on the position, which is different to a standard drive across and involves less hand switches, and how to finish when the opponent traps an arm.

    Attacking the Opposite Side

    To be a great wrestler you need to be able to attack both sides of the body. Delgado shows several high crotch set-ups for when he encounters stiff resistance to his head-inside single. He teaches several game-changing details to the entrance from the inside and outside ties, as well as a uncommon entrance against his opponent's underhook. Finally, he shows his unique low-shot entrance into the crackdown, with key details for avoiding the common scrambles in that position.

    Single Leg Defense

    Even the most aggressive wrestler will find himself with his opponent in on his legs. Before the opponent gets to your legs the first line of defense must be your head and hands. Delgado shows an excellent drill to train the heads and hands deal with the three most common leg attacks.

    Delgado teaches a number of techniques that made it very difficult to score on him at the collegiate level and helped him win two National Championships.

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  • Single leg defense - Delgado focuses on three moves, whizzer, Funk Roll and Carry Cradle. The whizzer features a unique baseball slide approach to the common kick-out defense. He shows an easy way to teach wrestlers how to enter the funk roll, which is one of Delgado's signature "funk" moves that helped make him such a great wrestler. With the Carry Cradle, you can get a takedown, back points or even a fall.
  • High crotch defense - Delgado teaches how to slip the shoulder in order to force the crackdown. This is an innovative roll-through series that will avoid the scrambles and stalemates that many wrestlers attempt.
  • Every technique shown is a difference-maker that can be adapted very quickly, that few of your wrestlers' opponents will be familiar with.

    55 minutes. 2015.


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  • 12/02/15--22:00: Ed Ruth - Riding and Pinning
  • 2014 U.S. World Team member Ed Ruth presents the top position techniques that helped him claim three NCAA titles. He covers more than 15 techniques, including crossface cradles, 2-on-1 roll through tilt, the Ruth Ride, The Ruth Cradle, Easton tilt and more. You'll also see how Ruth defends cradle and helf nelsons.

    29 minutes. 2014.


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  • 09/22/18--22:00: The Tiger Tilt
  • with Herb Stinson,
    former Aztec (NM) High School Head Coach;
    member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame (2016);
    12 New Mexico High School State Champions, including 11 in a row (1990-2000);
    3x National High School Coach of the Year (1991, 1995, 2000);
    6x New Mexico A/3A State Coach of the Year; coach 65 individual State Champions and won 139 tournament championships; over 500 career wins

    Legendary wrestling coach Herb Stinson, member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame and three-time national coach of the year, walks you through a tilt system guaranteed to bring points to your wrestlers - no matter their skill level.

    With this four-point tilt system, you will be able to turn opponents from just about any position, including base, flat, short sit, standing and even when they par terre.

    Easy set-up, simple fundamental moves and tilts on drilling make this tilt a go-to for any wrestler in any situation.

    All proceeds from this video benefit the Aztec Wrestling Program Community Building Fund to build a new facility to meet the needs of the wrestling community ages 4-18.

    23 minutes. 2016.


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    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Fundamental defense from the feet is a trademark of great wrestlers. In order to win at the highest level, your athletes must be solid on their feet, and especially at defending opponent's shots.

    Mark Cody's teams were known for their fundamentally sound defense and ability to score back points with their counter offense. In this video, he shows different defenses to the single leg and the high crotch. He emphasizes heavy hip pressure and shows ways to break a tight lock and finish the go-behind with a cradle or turn.

    Stance, Motion and Downblocks

    The most effective defense is always prevention. If your opponent cannot snap you down or get to your legs, he has no chance of scoring. Coach Cody demonstrates the proper stance and how to move in order to create angles to attack an opponent while keeping yourself in good position. You'll learn how to down block and sprawl, and how to recover from these movements to get yourself back in good position.

    Coach Cody shares individual and partner stance and motion drills that are excellent for reinforcing solid positioning skills. They have a unique emphasis on creating forward pressure to prevent the opponent from initiating their own attacks.

    Single Leg Defense

    Coach Cody teaches defensive techniques from several positions:

    • Low level - Various options depending if the opponent is in tight or extended; and how to score from a possible stalemate position
    • High level - See a couple of options and how one can set up the other

    When defending a single leg shot, Coach Cody emphasizes pressuring down on your opponent's head and applying hip pressure. You'll see how to apply constant hip pressure while attacking your opponents back ankle. He demonstrates how to score using a "high leg over leg under" technique, which puts the attacking wrestler in danger of going over to his back. Also, Coach Cody demonstrates locking through your opponents legs, which leads to cradle and turk opportunities.

    High Crotch Defense

    Coach Cody demonstrates leg in the air defense and a high crotch defense that is similar to the high single leg defense, except that the defensive wrestler squares their hips to negate the angle that the attacking wrestler has created. He pays special attention to defending against and countering the crackdown finish that has become so popular from the high crotch.

    Defending and Clearing Ties

    The Underhook and the 2-on-1 Russian tie are two positions from which many wrestlers will look to control the clock and set up their own offense. Here, Coach Cody shows several ways of safely clearing each tie-up without exposing yourself to attacks from the opposing wrestler.

    Re-Shot Techniques

    The re-shot is one of the best shots in the sport, and all elite wrestlers are good at it. Coach Cody demonstrates the basic theory of the re-shot and demonstrates how to use your opponent's motion to set up your own leg attack. Learn how to drill so that your opponent's shot becomes your set up.

    The defensive techniques taught in this video will give your wrestlers an advantage on the mat. Being able to score from a defensive position is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Solid technique is critical in wrestling and can overcome strength and athletic ability.

    "I can't think of a video that shows so many moves in an hour. Many of them are very unique so that makes this video valuable." - Customer Review

    64 minutes. 2017.


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    WRD-05136A:

    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Many wrestlers struggle with creating openings and finishing takedowns against quality opponents. Even the best high school wrestlers struggle when they reach the collegiate level and need to learn to use their whole body to control and attack their opponent, instead of just their arms.

    Mark Cody, one of the most experienced and highly regarded collegiate wrestling coaches, has developed a series that generates a ton of offense. His system stresses attacking with your body and not your arms, which helps athletes of all sizes to be effective. The series isn't challenging to learn and has a beauty in it that most finishes all come from the same set of skills.

    Coach Cody solves the issue of losing takedowns by sharing his "two hands on the leg" philosophy. He emphasizes constant forward motion, which helps wrestlers stay on the attack and close the gap so that they can take good shots. He teaches how to stay solid in attacks by keeping power in one place, which keeps the offensive wrestler from getting into a bad position. The techniques he demonstrates will eliminate many opportunities that opponents often have to create scramble situations.

    Arm Drag and Arm Drop Series

    The arm drag is a common set-up seen at all levels of wrestling, with wrestlers from youth levels up to Olympians using it with great success. Coach Cody teaches a unique finishing technique to the arm drag that will keep a wrestler from giving up their ankles and getting leg rolled. He also shows how to maintain pressure with the body in order to keep the opponent from getting to their belly

    Coach Cody shows his modification of the arm drag into a more controlled, methodical position: the arm-drop. He demonstrates a logical progression of attacks: single leg, ankle pick, and snap down. With every technique, Coach Cody emphasizes using the whole body to pressure and control the opponent, instead of relying on upper body strength.

    Every takedown is carefully addressed to minimize the risk of the opponent initiating a scramble, and follow-ups into pinning combinations and turns are investigated.

    Shrug Takedowns

    The shrug, or slide-by, is perhaps the most efficient takedown in wrestling. It requires minimal energy to finish and exposes the attacker to virtually no counter attacks. Despite this, it is a technique that few wrestlers are able to decipher, let alone master.

    The shrug series showed by Cody is perfect to use on an aggressive opponent. This series teaches wrestlers to have heavy hands and attack with their body and hips. He demonstrates the nuances of setting up the takedown, enabling wrestlers to treat it as more than just a reactive technique. Cody discusses a number of gripping varieties, and the differences of each, which allows wrestlers and coaches to figure out which method works best for their body.

    Takedown Finishes

    Every successful coach and wrestler knows the hardest part of scoring a takedown is not getting to the legs - it's finishing the takedown once you're there.

    Cody shows techniques to finish the double leg, the high crotch and both the high and low single legs; he shares highly effective, and sometimes non-conventional, methods that have been used with terrific success by his wrestlers to minimize scrambles and wasted energy.

    With this video you will learn how to stay in good position throughout your attack without wasting energy and leaving yourself open to scrambles and counters!

    67 minutes. 2017.



    WRD-05136B:

    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Fundamental defense from the feet is a trademark of great wrestlers. In order to win at the highest level, your athletes must be solid on their feet, and especially at defending opponent's shots.

    Mark Cody's teams were known for their fundamentally sound defense and ability to score back points with their counter offense. In this video, he shows different defenses to the single leg and the high crotch. He emphasizes heavy hip pressure and shows ways to break a tight lock and finish the go-behind with a cradle or turn.

    Stance, Motion and Downblocks

    The most effective defense is always prevention. If your opponent cannot snap you down or get to your legs, he has no chance of scoring. Coach Cody demonstrates the proper stance and how to move in order to create angles to attack an opponent while keeping yourself in good position. You'll learn how to down block and sprawl, and how to recover from these movements to get yourself back in good position.

    Coach Cody shares individual and partner stance and motion drills that are excellent for reinforcing solid positioning skills. They have a unique emphasis on creating forward pressure to prevent the opponent from initiating their own attacks.

    Single Leg Defense

    Coach Cody teaches defensive techniques from several positions:

    • Low level - Various options depending if the opponent is in tight or extended; and how to score from a possible stalemate position
    • High level - See a couple of options and how one can set up the other

    When defending a single leg shot, Coach Cody emphasizes pressuring down on your opponent's head and applying hip pressure. You'll see how to apply constant hip pressure while attacking your opponents back ankle. He demonstrates how to score using a "high leg over leg under" technique, which puts the attacking wrestler in danger of going over to his back. Also, Coach Cody demonstrates locking through your opponents legs, which leads to cradle and turk opportunities.

    High Crotch Defense

    Coach Cody demonstrates leg in the air defense and a high crotch defense that is similar to the high single leg defense, except that the defensive wrestler squares their hips to negate the angle that the attacking wrestler has created. He pays special attention to defending against and countering the crackdown finish that has become so popular from the high crotch.

    Defending and Clearing Ties

    The Underhook and the 2-on-1 Russian tie are two positions from which many wrestlers will look to control the clock and set up their own offense. Here, Coach Cody shows several ways of safely clearing each tie-up without exposing yourself to attacks from the opposing wrestler.

    Re-Shot Techniques

    The re-shot is one of the best shots in the sport, and all elite wrestlers are good at it. Coach Cody demonstrates the basic theory of the re-shot and demonstrates how to use your opponent's motion to set up your own leg attack. Learn how to drill so that your opponent's shot becomes your set up.

    The defensive techniques taught in this video will give your wrestlers an advantage on the mat. Being able to score from a defensive position is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Solid technique is critical in wrestling and can overcome strength and athletic ability.

    "I can't think of a video that shows so many moves in an hour. Many of them are very unique so that makes this video valuable." - Customer Review

    64 minutes. 2017.




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    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Many wrestlers struggle with creating openings and finishing takedowns against quality opponents. Even the best high school wrestlers struggle when they reach the collegiate level and need to learn to use their whole body to control and attack their opponent, instead of just their arms.

    Mark Cody, one of the most experienced and highly regarded collegiate wrestling coaches, has developed a series that generates a ton of offense. His system stresses attacking with your body and not your arms, which helps athletes of all sizes to be effective. The series isn't challenging to learn and has a beauty in it that most finishes all come from the same set of skills.

    Coach Cody solves the issue of losing takedowns by sharing his "two hands on the leg" philosophy. He emphasizes constant forward motion, which helps wrestlers stay on the attack and close the gap so that they can take good shots. He teaches how to stay solid in attacks by keeping power in one place, which keeps the offensive wrestler from getting into a bad position. The techniques he demonstrates will eliminate many opportunities that opponents often have to create scramble situations.

    Arm Drag and Arm Drop Series

    The arm drag is a common set-up seen at all levels of wrestling, with wrestlers from youth levels up to Olympians using it with great success. Coach Cody teaches a unique finishing technique to the arm drag that will keep a wrestler from giving up their ankles and getting leg rolled. He also shows how to maintain pressure with the body in order to keep the opponent from getting to their belly

    Coach Cody shows his modification of the arm drag into a more controlled, methodical position: the arm-drop. He demonstrates a logical progression of attacks: single leg, ankle pick, and snap down. With every technique, Coach Cody emphasizes using the whole body to pressure and control the opponent, instead of relying on upper body strength.

    Every takedown is carefully addressed to minimize the risk of the opponent initiating a scramble, and follow-ups into pinning combinations and turns are investigated.

    Shrug Takedowns

    The shrug, or slide-by, is perhaps the most efficient takedown in wrestling. It requires minimal energy to finish and exposes the attacker to virtually no counter attacks. Despite this, it is a technique that few wrestlers are able to decipher, let alone master.

    The shrug series showed by Cody is perfect to use on an aggressive opponent. This series teaches wrestlers to have heavy hands and attack with their body and hips. He demonstrates the nuances of setting up the takedown, enabling wrestlers to treat it as more than just a reactive technique. Cody discusses a number of gripping varieties, and the differences of each, which allows wrestlers and coaches to figure out which method works best for their body.

    Takedown Finishes

    Every successful coach and wrestler knows the hardest part of scoring a takedown is not getting to the legs - it's finishing the takedown once you're there.

    Cody shows techniques to finish the double leg, the high crotch and both the high and low single legs; he shares highly effective, and sometimes non-conventional, methods that have been used with terrific success by his wrestlers to minimize scrambles and wasted energy.

    With this video you will learn how to stay in good position throughout your attack without wasting energy and leaving yourself open to scrambles and counters!

    67 minutes. 2017.


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    with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa;
    won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    Mark Perry has been successful as both a coach and an athlete at all levels of wrestling. One of the reasons he's had great success is his attention to detail in finishing takedowns. Perry's ties to the Oklahoma State and Iowa wrestling programs have allowed for him to become one of the great technical minds in the sport. In this video, Perry provides insight as to why the ability to finish takedowns is what sets great wrestlers apart from good wrestlers.

    The key to scoring on your feet is the ability to finish an offensive attack on any opponent. Perry demonstrates high level finishes from a high crotch, crackdown, single leg, and low single leg, such as the lost art of running the pipe, Saitiev crackdown, and an Iranian. You'll also see variations to the finishes based on the type of opponent that a wrestler might encounter.

    High Crotch Finishes

    The high crotch has traditionally been taught with two finishes up high: the cut off and the lift. Coach Perry revisits these classic finishes and adds a new wrinkle to consistently create a strong angle and more powerful lift. Next, he shows how to incorporate running the pipe in with the high crotch to reset the angle if the opponent squares up, and how to use it to complement the other finishes. Finally, he shows a series of leg up finishes, which have started to grow in popularity at the collegiate level, but are poorly understood by many.

    Crackdown Finishes

    The crackdown is one of the most frustrating positions to be put in for an attacking wrestler because it's incredibly easy to get stuck in a stalemate. Perry was one of the most effective users of the crackdown defensively during his collegiate career, and he's able to bring an interesting perspective to the position on offense.

    Coach Perry demonstrates what to do if a wrestler's high crotch attempt ends on the mat in a crackdown position:

    • Swim - One of the most effective ways to finish in the crackdown position. The swim puts a wrestler in a situation to cradle and pin their opponent.
    • Arm Trap to Kick Flip - Used when an opponent defends with a chest lock or a crotch lift and allows a wrestler to put their opponent in danger.
    • Pushback - Used when a wrestler is unable to get arm control and allows for a wrestler to secure a takedown with a table top or Saitiev crackdown finish.

    Single Leg Finishes

    Perry shows several twists on traditional finishes to the single leg, coming out the backdoor, and low single leg. He emphasizes locking out the leg and the foot, completely eliminating the advantages that flexible and athletic opponents may have. He also shows a key detail to attacking the low single that will change your approach to penetration and significantly improve your efficiency with the attack. Finally, he shows a simple and effective counter to the funk cradle, a move for which he has received great recognition.

    Opponents will force you into various positions and you must learn how to finish from all positions and from both sides. Perry will give you the foundation for building those skills. With this video, you'll learn to wrestle from all positions.

    101 minutes. 2017.


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    with Chris Perry,
    Oklahoma State University Assistant Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion and 3x All-American for Oklahoma State University;
    2014 University World Silver Medalist; 2009 Junior Hodge Trophy winner

    The most important aspect of wrestling in the neutral position is hand fighting - controlling the opponent, setting up offense, and wearing them down. However, this is often considered the most challenging aspect of wrestling to teach - wrestlers are often shown discrete tie-ups, without an idea of how to transition between them and keep their opponent off-balance.

    In this video, two-time NCAA National Champion Chris Perry teaches a systematic approach to transitioning between tie-ups and leg attacks. You'll learn offensive moves from three common and important ties ups:

    • Inside tie and wrist control
    • Head ties
    • Elbow control

    Perry thoroughly explains the concepts, tricks and objectives of each tie up and how to set up shots and neutralize your opponent's offense, giving you the advantage of knowing that you can attack, while your opponent's options are limited.

    After explaining each tie up, Perry goes on to show the transitions from the tie ups, to the leg attacks, focusing heavily on the high crotch and single leg.

    Inside Tie, Wrist Control and Take DownsPerry begins by showing how a wrestler should approach the opponent so he/she doesn't extend themself and get taken down. With an inside tie, you will learn a nifty trick with your thumb that will hinder your opponent from being able to shoot.

    After getting an inside tie along with wrist control, you'll learn how to successfully use it to attack a high crotch. Perry methodically explains how to open a "window" with an inside tie to get to a high crotch, and from there, how to properly position your body and finish the take down.

    Perry also shows how to attack a single leg from this tie up. Learn why the single leg is actually easier, as often at times your attack hand is the closest hand to the leg. When attacking the single leg, Perry demonstrates the importance of ensuring your arm pit and attack hand are both underneath the leg, which prevents your opponent from being able to defend the single leg. You'll see two common finishes from the single leg, giving you the option to:

    • Use your shoulder to turn into the leg to finish it on the mat
    • Bring the leg up to your feet and finish it from there

    How to Clear Head Ties and Get to Leg Attacks

    Head ties are one of the most common and annoying tie ups in wrestling. In this section, you'll learn why you shouldn't go ear-to-ear when in a collar tie unless you're trying to stall or catch your breath. However, as all wrestlers know, being ear-to-ear with your opponent happens all the time and this can be annoying when you're offensive minded and looking to score.

    • You will learn how to get from being jammed up ear-to-ear in a collar tie, to a more offensive position where you are head-to-head and have the space to attack the single leg.
    • If you prefer the high crotch, Perry shows you how to set this up from a collar tie and how to open the "window," allowing you to successfully get to the leg and finish the take down.
    • If attacking from collar ties aren't your thing, Perry also shows you the option of using your hand to push your opponent's face away, to either create separation or transition into another tie up which you find favorable.

    Elbow Control

    Elbow control is a tie up Oklahoma State is known for. Perry begins by expelling the common misconceptions about elbow control and shows you how to hold onto the elbow properly, so you nullify your opponent's inside tie and take away any offensive opportunities.

    You'll learn how elbow control can be used as a control tie to bully your opponent around the mat, and how to recognize the best time to shoot off elbow control. From elbow control, you'll learn how to segue into the main attacks from the position: the inside reach single, the duck-under, and the high crotch.

    Elbow Pass

    If you find yourself stuck ear-to-ear in your opponent's head tie, and can't roll your head underneath theirs to create space or push their head away, Perry shows you how to execute an elbow pass off elbow control. When executing an elbow pass, you can often go to an inside tie and execute your favorite take downs from there. He explains why shooting off an elbow pass is dependent on how your opponent reacts, and shows attacks to the most common reaction of your opponent squaring up. From there, you have the option to go for a:

    • High crotch
    • Double leg
    • Low single leg

    Finishing Leg Attacks

    As important as hand fighting, set-ups and penetration are to wrestling, they are useless without strong finishes on takedowns. Perry breaks down the fundamentals of positioning to finish a single leg and a high crotch. He emphasizes how to keep the hips under a wrestler, and maintain a strong angle to minimize the use of strength and energy to finish the position.

    Wrestling on the feet is a tough skill to learn. Perry does an amazing job showing how these set-ups transition a bad shot into a great attack series.

    54 minutes. 2017.


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    WRD-05245A:

    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Many wrestlers at all levels are successful at getting to the legs, but struggle with finishing, either wasting energy being stalemated, or being scored on with counter offense. Frequently, these wrestlers have a finish or two they feel comfortable with, but don't have a systematic approach to dealing with the variety of defenses that opponents can use against them.

    Two-time National Coach of the Year Steve Constanzo shows a complete system for finishing the single leg attack. Along with his assistant, Division II All-American Jay Hildreth, Costanzo demonstrates the fundamental positioning to finish the single leg and high crotch off your opponent's reaction on your feet and on the mat. They also demonstrate how to finish from various problem positions that wrestlers may encounter from their takedown attempts.

    Single Leg Finishes (Head on the Inside)

  • The single leg is the most common and high-percentage finish at every level of wrestling, from the youth level to the World Championships and Olympics. Many athletes, however, struggle with finishing. Constanzo delves into his complete system of finishing from the feet, on the mat, and splitting the legs.

    Learn the "nuts and bolts" of the single leg by understanding the proper positioning. Costanzo demonstrates four main finishes from your feet:

  • Leg Sweep - A "go to" front side trip to secure a takedown.
  • Knee Smash to Backside Double - A great transition if you are unable to execute a leg sweep.
  • Uppercut to Trip - Great option to finish a takedown against flexible opponents.
  • Barzegar Technique - An explosive way to finish the single quickly, get your opponent off balance, and take them straight to their back.
  • Train your wrestlers to use their defensive position as an advantage to finish their takedown. You'll learn different single leg finishes from the mat. Coach Costanzo breaks down each technique, emphasizing key points so that the techniques are easy to learn.

    • Tug of War Position: Great way to defeat an opponent's whizzer attempt and to finish a takedown.
    • Knee Slide: Beat an opponent with heavy hips by getting underneath them into a better position.

    You'll also learn a variety of ways to look for falls after finishing the takedowns, such as a turk.

    Beating the Key Lock or Shin Whizzer

    One position that frustrates even the most experience athletes is the key lock, shin whizzer or hip lock position, as it isolates the leg and prevents the other wrestler from getting an angle to finish the single leg. Constanzo shows two distinct finishes to finish the single leg on the mat. These techniques are a must for wrestlers who are getting stuck in this position!

    High Crotch Finishes (Head on the Outside)

    Coach Jay Hildreth shows a variety of adjustment to improve your finishing percentage with the two most common high crotch finishes: the switch-off to a double leg and the dump, which is a great way to finish a high crotch if your opponent blocks your elbow to prevent you from switching off to a double leg finish.

    Beating the Crackdown Position

    Once wrestlers have established themselves as a threat in these positions, opponents will look to immediately enter the crackdown against them. From here, Hildreth shows five finishes, depending on the exact position the wrestlers land in, including two that will end in back points.

    • Create Space to a Body Turk: Great way to pick up a fall when wrestlers get stuck between opponent's legs.
    • Create Space to a Backside Double: Another way to score from between the opponent's legs.
    • Circle into Him: Ideal finish for when wrestlers are outside the opponent's legs in a crackdown situation.
    • Swim and Catch His Head: Allows for a transition from a crackdown to a cradle.
    • Elbow Roll: Score big points when the opponent locks around your body by finishing in a Peterson Roll or Turk.

    By learning a complete system of finishing leg attacks, wrestlers will always be in a position to score and control the match. Learn some great moves from Coach Constanzo today!

    68 minutes. 2017.



    WRD-05245B:

    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    featuring Austin Goergen,
    4x All-American at St. Cloud St.;
    named the NCAA Division II's Most Dominant Wrestler for 2017;
    holds the team record for most falls in a career (71) and season (20)

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Steve Costanza, with help from four-time All-American Austin Goergen, shows you how to score from the mat (and the neutral position) using his Leg Turk series. Along with the details of successfully executing the Turks, you'll see the set-ups, common mistakes, and how to score the pin out of these Turks. No secret is spared in covering how to get the Turk and your opponent to their back!

    Bent Leg Turk

    The Bent Leg Turk is a simple, but highly effective version of the Turk which does not involve scissoring your opponent's leg. Coach Goergen demonstrates the Turk from the set-up, through the takedown to the finish, highlighting several key details that make sure it stays functional.

    Costanzo demonstrates how to secure the fall after scoring the maximum allotment of near fall points, followed by the common mistakes made with the technique and how to rectify these mistakes.

    Split Leg Turk

    The Split Leg Turk is the more traditional Turk that includes a scissors of the opponent's "top" leg. It's one of the most effective scoring techniques from the top position that can crush your opponent's spirit due to its scoring power. Costanzo demonstrates how to get into the hold from a variety of positions, and how to finish scoring back points and pins. You'll also see how to set up and hit the Split Leg Turk from leg attacks in single leg, double leg, and high-crotch positions.

    Also demonstrated are the Trapped Leg Turk, which is a variation of the Turk that involves a figure four of your opponents leg, and the High Thigh Turk. You'll learn the main points of each, including how to finish the hold with a fall and how to correct the common mistakes related to each Turk.

    Body Turk

    The crackdown position is difficult for many wrestlers. Assistant Coach Jay Hildreth demonstrates how to use a Body Turk as a counter to opponent defense, primarily the crackdown position. He teaches two ways to secure the Body Turk, and technique to score back points from it.

    Breakdown Drills for the Turk Series

    Coach Costanzo shows three drills that he has his wrestlers do to master the Turk series. The first drill helps wrestlers develop good hip position while using the Turk and works on keeping the opponent on the mat. The last two drills are sparring drills that have the wrestlers go over each Turk series. During the drill sessions, Costanzo talks through the holds and focuses attention on key details as the wrestlers drill on the holds.

    This is a great video for an intermediate or advanced wrestler that wants to become tough on top from a comfortable position of already having a leg in. Not only are you shown how to get the turn in, you are shown how to get to it from the legs and various breakdowns and what to do when your opponent tries to counter the turn. This is a devastating series from the top position and you will benefit greatly from learning the finer points of a Leg Turk!

    43 minutes. 2017.




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    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Many wrestlers at all levels are successful at getting to the legs, but struggle with finishing, either wasting energy being stalemated, or being scored on with counter offense. Frequently, these wrestlers have a finish or two they feel comfortable with, but don't have a systematic approach to dealing with the variety of defenses that opponents can use against them.

    Two-time National Coach of the Year Steve Constanzo shows a complete system for finishing the single leg attack. Along with his assistant, Division II All-American Jay Hildreth, Costanzo demonstrates the fundamental positioning to finish the single leg and high crotch off your opponent's reaction on your feet and on the mat. They also demonstrate how to finish from various problem positions that wrestlers may encounter from their takedown attempts.

    Single Leg Finishes (Head on the Inside)

  • The single leg is the most common and high-percentage finish at every level of wrestling, from the youth level to the World Championships and Olympics. Many athletes, however, struggle with finishing. Constanzo delves into his complete system of finishing from the feet, on the mat, and splitting the legs.

    Learn the "nuts and bolts" of the single leg by understanding the proper positioning. Costanzo demonstrates four main finishes from your feet:

  • Leg Sweep - A "go to" front side trip to secure a takedown.
  • Knee Smash to Backside Double - A great transition if you are unable to execute a leg sweep.
  • Uppercut to Trip - Great option to finish a takedown against flexible opponents.
  • Barzegar Technique - An explosive way to finish the single quickly, get your opponent off balance, and take them straight to their back.
  • Train your wrestlers to use their defensive position as an advantage to finish their takedown. You'll learn different single leg finishes from the mat. Coach Costanzo breaks down each technique, emphasizing key points so that the techniques are easy to learn.

    • Tug of War Position: Great way to defeat an opponent's whizzer attempt and to finish a takedown.
    • Knee Slide: Beat an opponent with heavy hips by getting underneath them into a better position.

    You'll also learn a variety of ways to look for falls after finishing the takedowns, such as a turk.

    Beating the Key Lock or Shin Whizzer

    One position that frustrates even the most experience athletes is the key lock, shin whizzer or hip lock position, as it isolates the leg and prevents the other wrestler from getting an angle to finish the single leg. Constanzo shows two distinct finishes to finish the single leg on the mat. These techniques are a must for wrestlers who are getting stuck in this position!

    High Crotch Finishes (Head on the Outside)

    Coach Jay Hildreth shows a variety of adjustment to improve your finishing percentage with the two most common high crotch finishes: the switch-off to a double leg and the dump, which is a great way to finish a high crotch if your opponent blocks your elbow to prevent you from switching off to a double leg finish.

    Beating the Crackdown Position

    Once wrestlers have established themselves as a threat in these positions, opponents will look to immediately enter the crackdown against them. From here, Hildreth shows five finishes, depending on the exact position the wrestlers land in, including two that will end in back points.

    • Create Space to a Body Turk: Great way to pick up a fall when wrestlers get stuck between opponent's legs.
    • Create Space to a Backside Double: Another way to score from between the opponent's legs.
    • Circle into Him: Ideal finish for when wrestlers are outside the opponent's legs in a crackdown situation.
    • Swim and Catch His Head: Allows for a transition from a crackdown to a cradle.
    • Elbow Roll: Score big points when the opponent locks around your body by finishing in a Peterson Roll or Turk.

    By learning a complete system of finishing leg attacks, wrestlers will always be in a position to score and control the match. Learn some great moves from Coach Constanzo today!

    68 minutes. 2017.


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  • 09/22/18--22:00: Bent Leg Turk Series
  • with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    featuring Austin Goergen,
    4x All-American at St. Cloud St.;
    named the NCAA Division II's Most Dominant Wrestler for 2017;
    holds the team record for most falls in a career (71) and season (20)

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Steve Costanza, with help from four-time All-American Austin Goergen, shows you how to score from the mat (and the neutral position) using his Leg Turk series. Along with the details of successfully executing the Turks, you'll see the set-ups, common mistakes, and how to score the pin out of these Turks. No secret is spared in covering how to get the Turk and your opponent to their back!

    Bent Leg Turk

    The Bent Leg Turk is a simple, but highly effective version of the Turk which does not involve scissoring your opponent's leg. Coach Goergen demonstrates the Turk from the set-up, through the takedown to the finish, highlighting several key details that make sure it stays functional.

    Costanzo demonstrates how to secure the fall after scoring the maximum allotment of near fall points, followed by the common mistakes made with the technique and how to rectify these mistakes.

    Split Leg Turk

    The Split Leg Turk is the more traditional Turk that includes a scissors of the opponent's "top" leg. It's one of the most effective scoring techniques from the top position that can crush your opponent's spirit due to its scoring power. Costanzo demonstrates how to get into the hold from a variety of positions, and how to finish scoring back points and pins. You'll also see how to set up and hit the Split Leg Turk from leg attacks in single leg, double leg, and high-crotch positions.

    Also demonstrated are the Trapped Leg Turk, which is a variation of the Turk that involves a figure four of your opponents leg, and the High Thigh Turk. You'll learn the main points of each, including how to finish the hold with a fall and how to correct the common mistakes related to each Turk.

    Body Turk

    The crackdown position is difficult for many wrestlers. Assistant Coach Jay Hildreth demonstrates how to use a Body Turk as a counter to opponent defense, primarily the crackdown position. He teaches two ways to secure the Body Turk, and technique to score back points from it.

    Breakdown Drills for the Turk Series

    Coach Costanzo shows three drills that he has his wrestlers do to master the Turk series. The first drill helps wrestlers develop good hip position while using the Turk and works on keeping the opponent on the mat. The last two drills are sparring drills that have the wrestlers go over each Turk series. During the drill sessions, Costanzo talks through the holds and focuses attention on key details as the wrestlers drill on the holds.

    This is a great video for an intermediate or advanced wrestler that wants to become tough on top from a comfortable position of already having a leg in. Not only are you shown how to get the turn in, you are shown how to get to it from the legs and various breakdowns and what to do when your opponent tries to counter the turn. This is a devastating series from the top position and you will benefit greatly from learning the finer points of a Leg Turk!

    43 minutes. 2017.


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    WRD-05253A:

    with Chris Bono,
    University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
    former South Dakota State University Head Coach;
    2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2002 NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year;
    3x U.S. Freestyle World Team Member;
    3x All American and 1996 NCAA Champion at Iowa State University

    Have you ever had a wrestler in on a single leg and couldn't finish? How about giving up on a return to the mat, which resulted in a stall call or giving up a point? Now's the time for your wrestlers to win those positions! Matches can be won or lost by just one point, and this video will help your team be on the winning side of those matches.

    In this video, Chris Bono brings his national and international experience together to help you develop your wrestlers in these must-win positions. He shows you 10 must-win positions from the neutral position and the techniques to master these positions to become champions. The techniques and drills in this video will ensure your wrestlers compete at a high level once mastered.

    Finish 100% of the time when getting to a leg and getting it in the air.

    Your wrestlers must be able to finish when they get to the opponent's leg. Why would you want to work hard for 5 or 6 minutes to get to your opponent's leg once, then not be able to finish? Bono shows the proper technique in securing the single leg, and three ways to finish a single leg depending on how your opponent reacts. He also demonstrates how to score from a single when your opponent is trying to get off the mat or use the edge.

    Finish when in on a high crotch.

    Win the high-crotch crackdown position every time! Bono demonstrates small details to help your wrestlers score from four different high crotch positions that they'll end up in with regularity. Develop the skills needed to beat the wrestler who likes to sit the corner or crotch lift.

    Additionally, you'll get a knee slide drill that is essential for the high crotch.

    Win when in the dominant position from a standing front headlock.

    The front headlock is one of the most common positions in wrestling and one of the most common stalemated positions. Bono emphasizes proper head and hand position with this technique, showing how to control your opponent in order to get to their leg with a jab step.

    Beat your opponent's control ties.

    Coach Bono shows how to clear a two-on one and an underhook. He not only shows how to clear these ties, but how to transition directly into a tilt or capture the wrist.

    Win the rear standing position.

    Master the art of getting your opponent off his feet. Bono teaches ways to return the wrestler back to the mat that don't involve a lot of muscle to get the job done. He also shows how to get back points on the return.

    Coach Bono ends the video showing easy techniques to counter the single leg and body locks.

    This video addresses so many positions that tend to result in stalemates, conceding, or going out of bounds. Matches can be won or lost by just one point; this video will help your team be on the winning side of those matches!

    57 minutes. 2017.



    WRD-05253B:

    with Chris Bono,
    University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
    former South Dakota State University Head Coach;
    2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2002 NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year;
    3x U.S. Freestyle World Team Member;
    3x All American and 1996 NCAA Champion at Iowa State University

    Wrestlers miss or give up too many points in positions they can win. This video is a must for coaches tired of seeing their wrestlers leave points on the mat.

    Chris Bono walks through 10 must-win positions, focusing mainly on defensive positions that you must win. He breaks down the moves and covers every step in detail, adding drills along the way to master the positions. These are positions that are common problems for wrestlers.

    Crackdown Position and Beating a Leg Pass

    The crackdown is one of the most technical positions in wrestling, so learning how to win this position both offensively and defensively is essential. Coach Bono shows how to bump your opponent and get your leg back.

    A leg pass off a low single is rapidly becoming fundamental technique in wrestling. Learning the counter to counter game is now must-know material. Bono gives you a basic counter and shows how to use a back hook to complete the takedown.

    Single Leg Sprawl Counter and Returning to the Mat

    Coach Bono demonstrates three different finishes when your opponent sprawls. One of these finishes leads to back points from a Navy Ride, a solid, rarely seen move.

    If your wrestlers are tired of getting to their feet just to get returned, then learn how to land "like a cat" on all fours and knee slide in order to explode back to your feet and gain the advantage.

    Leg Defense and Defeating a Shin Whizzer

    The next two positions that Bono discuses are the shin whizzer defense and leg defense. Both of these positions can be difficult to defend. He shows two ways to defend the shin whizzer and four different ways to defend legs. Develop the skills to get the defensive pin or to get the escape.

    Win the Front Headlock

    The front headlock is a staple of Coach Bono's program. He demonstrates how he gets opponents out of position and how to score from the front headlock. See how to win this position from both top and bottom:

    • Master control with the chin and armpit to keep your opponent down and score on top.
    • Learn to stay strong on the bottom to win this position, whether your opponent locks hands or not.

    Coach Bono covers many common positions that wrestlers struggle with and shows how to rectify these problems. This is a great video to help your team get to the next level!

    53 minutes. 2017.




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    with Chris Bono,
    University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
    former South Dakota State University Head Coach;
    2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2002 NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year;
    3x U.S. Freestyle World Team Member;
    3x All American and 1996 NCAA Champion at Iowa State University

    Wrestlers miss or give up too many points in positions they can win. This video is a must for coaches tired of seeing their wrestlers leave points on the mat.

    Chris Bono walks through 10 must-win positions, focusing mainly on defensive positions that you must win. He breaks down the moves and covers every step in detail, adding drills along the way to master the positions. These are positions that are common problems for wrestlers.

    Crackdown Position and Beating a Leg Pass

    The crackdown is one of the most technical positions in wrestling, so learning how to win this position both offensively and defensively is essential. Coach Bono shows how to bump your opponent and get your leg back.

    A leg pass off a low single is rapidly becoming fundamental technique in wrestling. Learning the counter to counter game is now must-know material. Bono gives you a basic counter and shows how to use a back hook to complete the takedown.

    Single Leg Sprawl Counter and Returning to the Mat

    Coach Bono demonstrates three different finishes when your opponent sprawls. One of these finishes leads to back points from a Navy Ride, a solid, rarely seen move.

    If your wrestlers are tired of getting to their feet just to get returned, then learn how to land "like a cat" on all fours and knee slide in order to explode back to your feet and gain the advantage.

    Leg Defense and Defeating a Shin Whizzer

    The next two positions that Bono discuses are the shin whizzer defense and leg defense. Both of these positions can be difficult to defend. He shows two ways to defend the shin whizzer and four different ways to defend legs. Develop the skills to get the defensive pin or to get the escape.

    Win the Front Headlock

    The front headlock is a staple of Coach Bono's program. He demonstrates how he gets opponents out of position and how to score from the front headlock. See how to win this position from both top and bottom:

    • Master control with the chin and armpit to keep your opponent down and score on top.
    • Learn to stay strong on the bottom to win this position, whether your opponent locks hands or not.

    Coach Bono covers many common positions that wrestlers struggle with and shows how to rectify these problems. This is a great video to help your team get to the next level!

    53 minutes. 2017.


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    with Chris Bono,
    University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
    former South Dakota State University Head Coach;
    2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2002 NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year;
    3x U.S. Freestyle World Team Member;
    3x All American and 1996 NCAA Champion at Iowa State University

    Have you ever had a wrestler in on a single leg and couldn't finish? How about giving up on a return to the mat, which resulted in a stall call or giving up a point? Now's the time for your wrestlers to win those positions! Matches can be won or lost by just one point, and this video will help your team be on the winning side of those matches.

    In this video, Chris Bono brings his national and international experience together to help you develop your wrestlers in these must-win positions. He shows you 10 must-win positions from the neutral position and the techniques to master these positions to become champions. The techniques and drills in this video will ensure your wrestlers compete at a high level once mastered.

    Finish 100% of the time when getting to a leg and getting it in the air.

    Your wrestlers must be able to finish when they get to the opponent's leg. Why would you want to work hard for 5 or 6 minutes to get to your opponent's leg once, then not be able to finish? Bono shows the proper technique in securing the single leg, and three ways to finish a single leg depending on how your opponent reacts. He also demonstrates how to score from a single when your opponent is trying to get off the mat or use the edge.

    Finish when in on a high crotch.

    Win the high-crotch crackdown position every time! Bono demonstrates small details to help your wrestlers score from four different high crotch positions that they'll end up in with regularity. Develop the skills needed to beat the wrestler who likes to sit the corner or crotch lift.

    Additionally, you'll get a knee slide drill that is essential for the high crotch.

    Win when in the dominant position from a standing front headlock.

    The front headlock is one of the most common positions in wrestling and one of the most common stalemated positions. Bono emphasizes proper head and hand position with this technique, showing how to control your opponent in order to get to their leg with a jab step.

    Beat your opponent's control ties.

    Coach Bono shows how to clear a two-on one and an underhook. He not only shows how to clear these ties, but how to transition directly into a tilt or capture the wrist.

    Win the rear standing position.

    Master the art of getting your opponent off his feet. Bono teaches ways to return the wrestler back to the mat that don't involve a lot of muscle to get the job done. He also shows how to get back points on the return.

    Coach Bono ends the video showing easy techniques to counter the single leg and body locks.

    This video addresses so many positions that tend to result in stalemates, conceding, or going out of bounds. Matches can be won or lost by just one point; this video will help your team be on the winning side of those matches!

    57 minutes. 2017.


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    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    Practice is where the most development happens in your wrestlers. As a coach, it's important to understand how to structure your practices throughout the season in a way that helps your athletes peak at the right time, so they can maximize their success at the end of the year during regional and conference tournaments.

    A distinguishing characteristic of the St Cloud Huskies' practice sessions is the simple, effective coaching style of Steve Costanzo. You will see that he encourages his athletes to stick to high-percentage moves throughout their training; moves that you will be able to observe and apply to your own training or coaching.

    Phase 1: Pre-Season (Disc 1 & 2)

    Beginning mid-October through mid-December, Coach Costanzo and his staff introduce their training system to wrestlers and focus primarily on building core technique and integrating those skills during longer, intense live wrestling sessions. Practices start with a dynamic warm up consisting of a combination of calisthenics, band exercise and wrestling drills.

    During the first practice, Coach Costanzo and his staff review the bent leg turk series and cradle series, while also illustrating how to build up to intense live wrestling sessions through stance and motion drills and 80/50 movement drills. The 80/50 drill is used to develop confidence in a wrestler's takedowns and hand fighting skills. It teaches wrestlers to get to an angle so they can effectively attack the legs. It also teaches wrestlers how to transition from hand fighting to leg attacks.

    In the second practice, Coach Costanzo walks us through a 90-minute pre-season wrestling practice that's a little unconventional because live wrestling is done in the first half of practice and the technical side of things is focused on at the end. Match length and live go's can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Costanzo explains that he gets the team to focus on a grinding type of training during phase one, typically lasting no more than 90 minutes.

    Drills focus on specific wrestling skills, such as the bull ride drill, to work on wrestlers' riding skills and the Abas roll and scrambling drill to work on leg passes and the ability to wrestle through all types of positions and scenarios.

    The last half of practice focuses on live situational wrestling and learning a cradle series. Assistant coach Brady Wilson shows the Huskie approach to breaking someone down, and how he splits the back into three parts. First, Wilson shows how to use this knowledge to successfully break the bottom man down, so the top wrestler can successfully start their cradle series. From there, Wilson goes into detail on how to execute the inside and outside cradle, as well as the situations in which a cradle presents itself.

    Phase 2: Mid-Season (Disc 3)

    From mid-December through the end of January, Costanzo shows how to focus on more chain wrestling through key drills, individual coaching, and shorter live wrestling sessions. With most of the team's core technique established at this time, the main focus of the practice is hard situational drilling to enhance technique that was developed during the first phase and live wrestling to help prepare the wrestlers for competition. Costanzo shows how to reinforce solid positions through key drills such as Position Matches, the Maintain Position Drill, and actively sparring through awkward positions.

    Phase 3: Late-Season

    From the beginning of February through the end of the season, Coach Costanzo shows how cutting practice times shorter and becoming more efficient with overall time on the mat can help your wrestlers peak at tournament time. With more intense practices that focus on constant drilling and short, situational wrestling sessions, Coach Costanzo reveals how you can get your whole team, both starters and non-starters, to peak at the end of the season. During this session, the coaching staff shows how to run a short, highly-intense practice with drills that promote fast reaction time and explosiveness, but allow wrestlers to drill at a high pace on individualized technique.

    Learn how to master the practice room, develop your wrestlers throughout the season, and get your team prepared to wrestle their best when it counts - at the end of the year! Use this video to create the ideal three phase training system for your team, so they can peak when it matters the most!

    387 minutes (4 DVDs). 2017.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's gym can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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