The fast and easy way to pin down the sport of wrestling
Wrestling is a fast-paced sport with many technicalities, rules, and ways to score points making it difficult for spectators to follow the score and understand whistles and restarts. In Wrestling For Dummies, author and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo explains the scoring system and unique rules of wrestling to new competitors, confused parents, and fans of this ancient and captivating sport.
Wrestling For Dummies also explains the rich history of the sport and covers the six styles of competitive wrestling and their distinction from the modern entertainment-based "pro wrestling."
Covers Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestlingPlain-English explanations of wrestling rulesDetails the history of wrestling
Whether you're just getting started as a wrestler or enjoy it as a spectator sport, Wresting For Dummies makes this sport accessible and easy to understand.
Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In so doing, he became the youngest American at the age of 20 to ever win a gold medal in wrestling.
Introduction 1 Part I: Wrestling 101: Understanding the Ins and Outs of the Sport 7 Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Wrestling Before You Sign Up for the Sport 9 Chapter 2: Identifying What Wrestling Is 21 Chapter 3: Being Equipped to Wrestle 33 Part II: Creating a Solid Wrestling Foundation before Your First Match 43 Chapter 4: Knowing What Happens during a Wrestling Match 45 Chapter 5: Staying Healthy, Safe, and in Shape 67 Chapter 6: The Mental Aspect: Wrestling in the Right Mindset 93 Chapter 7: Grappling with the Fundamentals and Basic Movements 109 Part III: Hitting the Mat and Using Your Moves 135 Chapter 8: On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Positions 137 Chapter 9: Breaking Down Breakdowns and Escapes 147 Chapter 10: Reversing Your Fortune: Reversals 167 Chapter 11: Taking Down Your Opponent: Attacks and Counterattacks 187 Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Pinning Combinations 221 Part IV: The Adults behind You: Coaches and Parents 241 Chapter 13: Coaching 101: Being the Best Coach You Can Be 243 Chapter 14: Running a Productive Practice with Key Drills 265 Chapter 15: Knowing How to Be a Supportive Parent 307 Part V: The Part of Tens 323 Chapter 16: Ten Tips For Wrestling Success 325 Chapter 17: Ten (Plus One) Wrestling Camps You Should Consider Attending 333 Index 343