Situational Wrestling from the Bottom Position

  • Turn losing bottom situations into points
  • Master the key bottom position skills you need to become a championship wrestler
  • Learn how to consistently beat the popular tight waist ride
    with John Smith,
    Oklahoma State University Head Coach,
    5x NCAA Championship coach, 2016 NCAA Runners-Up;
    2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year – 9x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2016 Big 12 Champions – 16 Big 12 Conference Championships;
    2x Olympic Gold Medalist,
    6x World Champion,
    2x NCAA ChampionIt’s hard to win matches if you can’t escape the bottom position. Now you can turn those losing situations into points!

    In this instructional wrestling DVD, wrestling icon John Smith shows you how to come out on top when you’re on the bottom.

    Smith demonstrates how to beat eight common situations wrestlers struggle with:

    • Tight waist rides: Beat the most popular ride in wrestling. Smith also shows what to do if you get chopped from the tight waist.
    • Bar arms from the tight waist: Learn how to get out of 2-on-1 and bellied out situations.
    • The Tulsa Ride: See how you can use your hips to get your opponent out of position.
    • Trapped ankles: Defend near and far ankle rides. Smith includes the swisher technique to get to your feet.
    • One leg in: Learn five options based on hip position to free the leg and score points.
    • Two legs in: See how pressuring into the opponent can get you into a scramble position.
    • Crab rides: Get five options for beating crab rides including tips for beating the half nelson from the crab ride.
    • Mat returns from the feet: Learn to stay in position to get the escape.

    In each area, Smith clearly defines the key to each move, concentrating on the hip and hand positions. These are the same techniques that he teaches in the Oklahoma State wrestling room. These techniques will keep your wrestlers from being ridden for long stretches of time, giving up riding time or being scored on with cheap tilts.

    The hardest area of wrestling is coming off the bottom once you get stopped. Incorporate these situational wrestling drills into your practice and your wrestlers will get back to scoring position quicker and more consistently.