Watching wrestling or MMA from the side lines as a coach or parent can be just as nerve racking as the athlete in the match! How many times do you see your athlete getting to a perfect “shot” but not powering through their opponent? Maybe they do finish…but they compete from their knees working harder than they need to. The idea of ShotSled™ was born to focus on the initial power and penetration habits that are often overseen by many athletes and coaches. ShotSled™ forces athletes to keep penetrating THROUGH their opponent.
Co-founders Rick Seidman and Joe McMullan started brainstorming about ShotSled™ in the Spring of 2017 with plastic straws, hot glue, and pool noodles. After numerous designs, the ShotSled team began prototyping with its domestic manufacturer. Keeping manufacturing local and domestic is something that the ShotSled™ team prides itself on. After one year and five months of prototyping and field testing, ShotSled™’s final design went into production. Rick and Joe work out of Bristol, PA, which is located in the “heart” of wrestling country. What once started with many weekend road shows has grown to be a national presence. ShotSled™ is located in colleges, universities, high schools, MMA gyms, and youth wrestling clubs across the USA.