Bottom Wrestling Fundamentals by Levi Haines

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Description of Instructional:

Levi Haines’ instructional is designed for wrestlers of all skill levels who want to improve their success rate for getting off the bottom position!

Understanding how to escape from or reverse your opponent is a skill that is absolutely necessary for the highest levels of competition! Securing an escape point can be the difference between winning and losing.

If you can confidently choose bottom and create opportunities to escape from bottom every time, you will win more matches.

In this instructional, Levi Haines, the 2024 NCAA 157 pound Champion from Penn State, will share concepts about wrestling from the bottom and how he uses the position to score points and win big matches.

This instructional is great for wrestlers of all skill levels, but in particular youth and beginner wrestlers. This series you make you a scoring machine from the bottom!

Haines’ content is primarily focused on fundamental bottom wrestling concepts, but he also spends time going over leg riding defense, defending mat returns, and multiple drills to practice.

Throughout the instructional, you will learn how Levi Haines’ bottom wrestling continues help him find success on the biggest wrestling stages.

If you want to learn how to improve your bottom wrestling system, Levi Haines’ “Bottom Wrestling Fundamentals” instructional is perfect for you!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, this instructional will elevate your bottom wrestling and have you scoring more points.

Buy his instructional today and learn from one of the world’s best young wrestlers!

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Referee Position Details
  • Standup
  • Quad Pod
  • Standing Switch
  • Standing Peterson
  • Leg Riding Defense
  • Drills
  • + Much More!

Levi Haines’ Bio:

Levi Haines is one of the most talented young wrestlers competing at the NCAA and International level today. Levi started for Penn State University at 157 pounds and secured his first National Title in 2024.

Levi is a hard-nosed, technical wrestler that keeps the pace high on his opponents – he proved that during his last two college seasons by frequently scoring first as well as scoring at the end of periods.

Levi Haines is a product of Olympic Champion David Taylor’s wrestling club M2 in Pennsylvania.. He had an outstanding high school career through his junior season, which was capped with a Pennsylvania State title.

Haines opted to forego his senior year and begin focusing on his collegiate and freestyle careers. Levi won several college opens as a high schooler and was a member of the 2021 Cadet World Team.

It seems Haines made the correct choice, as he has made the NCAA finals in both his true freshman and sophomore seasons as a Nittany Lion. We look forward to watching Levi’s career continue to evolve.

Haines has an exciting career in store and we’re looking forward to seeing his trajectory toward NCAA, World, and Olympic Gold!


  • 2024 NCAA Champion
  • 2023 NCAA Runner-Up
  • 2x Big Ten Champion (2023-24)
  • 2021 Cadet World Team Member
  • Pennsylvania High School State Champion

Training out of/Affiliations:

  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Nittany Lion Wrestling Club/Penn State University

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 42 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Bottom Series

  • Introduction
  • Referee’s Position: Details
  • 02:00
  • Classic Standup
  • Quad Pod Standup
  • Change-Over
  • Change-Over, Opposite Side
  • Rear Standing Position – Breaking the Lock
  • Rear Standing Position – Preventing Mat Return
  • Rear Standing Position – Reaction to Mat Return
  • Rear Standing Position – Standing Switch
  • Rear Standing Position – Standing Peterson
  • Leg Riding Defense: Leg Slips
  • Leg Riding Defense – Double Leg Ride
  • Leg Riding Defense: Leg Slip (Second Variation)
  • Defending a Claw Ride
  • Defending a 2 on 1 Wrist Ride
  • Drill: Leg Slips
  • Drill: Land Like a Cat
  • Drill: Standup Drill
  • Conclusion

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