Zain Retherford’s Breaking People on Top
Zain Retherford‘s Breaking People on Top
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Description of Instructional:
This instructional is designed for wrestlers of all skill levels who want to improve their ability to turn and pin their opponents with leg riding.
In this instructional, 3 time NCAA champion and 2x Hodge Trophy winner will share his techniques, strategies, and tips on how to stay tough on top and break your opponents.
The instructional will cover a range of topics, including breakdowns, tilts, riding legs, and pinning your opponent. Zain will teach you how to stop your opponent’s first move off of the whistle and stay tough on top until your opponent has no choice but to quit!
Throughout the instructional, you will learn a variety of tilts, turns, and pinning combinations primarily from a figure-four leg ride. By the end of the instructional, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to control your opponent from the top position, score points, and get more pins.
Retherford’s top series instructional is a must-have if you compete in wrestling.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced wrestler, this instructional will accelerate your top game. Zain will provide insights into how to drill these techniques effectively and incorporate them into your training. Buy his instructional today and learn from one of the world’s best wrestlers!
Overview of Instructional Chapters:
- General Top Wrestling Concepts
- Figure-Four Leg Riding
- Power Half
- Bar Arms
- Bow and Arrow
- Leg Riding Drill
- So much more!
Zain Retherford’s Bio:
Retherford is widely regarded as one of the most dominant wrestlers in NCAA wrestling history. Although Zain is a well-rounded competitor, his ability to turn and pin any opponent set him far apart from his competition in his high school and NCAA career. Zain is a 2x Pennsylvania state champion and compiled a high school record of 131-3.
Zain is a 3x NCAA Champion and 2x Dan Hodge Trophy Winner. Zain was also an integral part of the Penn State team’s dominance over the last several years, securing 3 team titles while on the starting roster. To highlight how good Zain is, during his 3 NCAA title runs, in 15 matches he had: 5 falls, 7 technical falls, 1 major decision, and 2 decision wins.
On the Men’s Senior Freestyle stage, Zain competes at 70 kgs and is the current representative of Team USA. Zain has won several national and international tournaments and has medaled at many more. Zain will compete for the 70 kg starting spot for the 2023 World Championships and the 2024 Olympics.
- 2022 70 kg World Silver Medalist
- 2019 65 kg World Cup Bronze
- 3x NCAA Champion (2016, 2017, 2018)
- 2x Hodge Trophy Winner (2017, 2018)
- 4x All-American (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- 3x Big Ten Champion (2016, 2017, 2018)
- 4x Big Ten Finalist (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- NCAA Championship Outstanding Wrestler Award (2017)
- 3x NCAA Wrestling Team Champion (2016, 2017, 2018)
Training out of/Affiliations:
- State College, Pennsylvania
- Nittany Lion Wrestling Club/Penn State University
Approximate Length of Instructional:
- 49 Minutes
Suggested Skill/Experience Level:
- All Skill Levels
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Zain Retherford’s Tough on Top Series
Zain’s Favorite Breakdown02:23
Figure 4 Leg Ride, Bow and Arrow03:50
Figure 4 Leg Ride, Opponent Sits Out02:22
Figure 4 Leg Ride, Bar Arm03:11
Hammer Lock/Blair Ride, Part 104:33
Hammer Lock/Blair Ride, Part 202:20
Hammer Lock/Blair Ride, Part 302:03
Opponent Defends Hammer Lock; Bow and Arrow05:16
Power Half, Opponent Sits Out01:58
Power Half, Readjustment04:11
General Top Wrestling Concepts04:33
Leg Riding Drill02:51