The Half Nelson is a high school wrestling move that should be your bread and butter when it comes to pinning your opponent. It can be hit from pretty much any postion, as long as your hand has access to the back of their head, and it's extremely effective if done right. In this post, I'm going to talk about some common mistakes I see that people make when throwing the half nelson wrestling hold, that are killing their chances of getting the pin.
As I've mentioned elsewhere, the cradle is one of my favorite high school wrestling moves, and I believe one of the more effective wrestling holds. However, this is only when it's done correctly. I see people do BAD cradles all the time, and it never works out. I wanted to take this opportunity to correct some of those common mistakes, and make you all become masters at this wrestling hold.