Wrestling Pin Moves
If you've got the advantage and you're looking to finish your opponent off, end your wrestling match with these wrestling pin moves. These moves are meant to be implemented after you've done a little back and forth and you see an opportunity to pin your opponent and win your match. It is best you do not attempt these wrestling pin moves at the beginning of the match. Whether you're just beginning or a seasoned veteran, these pin moves prove advantageous to wrestlers of all ages.
- Half Nelson. A staple of wrestlers of all abilities, the half nelson should be one of the first wrestling pin moves you learn. Take one arm and put it across their head, grabbing hold of the opponents' arm opposite your own. Take you other arm, put it between his legs, and lock it with your other arm. From here, you can throw your opponent into a pinning position.
- Cement Mixer. To perform this wrestling pin move, you'll need to have your opponent in a headlock. Once you do throw a left arm underhook and slam on the ground and pin him. Although expert wrestlers will likely have a counter to this pin move, if executed properly, the cement mixer should result in a win.
- Cross-Face Cradle. Take your arm and bring it across your opponents' head, grabbing a hold of his tricep opposite the arm you are using. Use your free hand to bring his leg up so you can lock your hands together. Once in position, you can either force your opponent to concede the match or throw him onto his back for a pin. This move can cause extreme but not dangerous discomfort; however, it is still recommended that you practice this pin move before you use it in a match.
- Banana Split. Slide one of your legs through the inside of your opponents' same leg, locking your foot around his ankle. Take both of your arms and rap them around the other leg. Roll onto your back, and begin to pull the leg in your arms towards yourself. While it is harder to pin an opponent with this wrestling move, it is easy to execute and at the very least will add significant points to your score.