Ben Askren’s “funk” style of wrestling is widely known for its aggressiveness. Witness his school records: 91 career falls and 29 falls in a season. Askren shows the secrets of his favorite pinning combinations. He focuses on three pinning holds: the inside cradle, outside cradle, and the hammerlock. He teaches a number of finishes for each, showing how to score the fall no matter what your opponent tries to do to counter it. He also includes his brand of the three-quarter nelson, as well as his own creation - “the Assassin” - which originated from a freestyle move. He covers each move from breakdown to finish, and details how he made each move work in college.