What is ShotSled®?

ShotSled® is specifically designed for combat sport athletes (wrestlers/MMA) to enhance their takedowns. ShotSled® athletes can train solo or with a partner to offer more resistance.


Tandem use allows a partner to stand on the back and weigh the sled down – which forces the athlete to use more power and penetration to move the sled across the mat. For smaller athletes, ShotSled® can be used alone. Partners of all different sizes can be added to ShotSled® as long as they’re available!

Shot Sled

Our History


Renderings, Plastic straw & pool noodle prototypes begin.


Final functional prototype goes into production. ShotSled trademark & patent are issued.


ShotSled Sales commence & distribution partners are added to the ShotSled team.


ShotSleds can be found in combat sport training facilities across The United States of America.


Our Story

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.


ShotSled® is patented.

Why ShotSled

Patent Sliding Technology & Design – ShotSled is uniquely designed to work on all combat sport training surfaces while providing athletes a training tool that represents an opponent’s torso & legs.

Light weight – ShotSled is light weight & is easy to move for all aged athletes.

Collapsible Frame – ShotSled’s frame can be assembled or disassembled in seconds, allowing athletes to transport & store in convenient fashion.

Low Impact – ShotSled is wrapped in Resilite Traditional Pads to provide athletes safety upon impact.

Increased Reps – Endless Reps for Combat Sport “Shots” including double leg shots, head outside shots, head inside shots, & low leg shots.

Versatility – ShotSled also functions as a conditioning tool for sled pushes, sled pulls, hand fighting, push-ups, sit ups, & more!

Partnered, Weighted, or Solo Use – ShotSled allows: athletes to train with a partner on the back of the sled, additional weight(s) to the back of the sled, or train solo with no additional weight.

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Meet the Team


Rick Seidman


Rick operates a family business that wholesales commercial flooring products. He has been a part of various domestic and international start-up companies. Rick is an active combat sport enthusiast and a father of a youth wrestler.

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Joe McMullan


Joe works in commercial real estate and was a Division 1 NCAA Wrestler for Bucknell University where he was a team captain and a Freestyle All-American. Joe has been involved with the sport of wrestling for over 20 year and coaches youth wrestling throughout greater Philadelphia.

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