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Learn a Change Over from Kevin Dresser!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Battling out of the bottom position can sometimes be a challenge for wrestlers, but when you can do it consistently, it can become a weapon. Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech head coach, demonstrates a change over that will allow you to quickly escape from your opponent and get to your feet.

The Change Over

Drill Summary: With the bottom wrestler set and the top man on, the bottom athlete shifts their weight into their opponent and sits to their butt. As they’re getting to their butt, it’s important to keep their feet in close so they don’t get too sprawled out. Once they get to their butt, change their feet over and switch the hand controlling the opponent’s wrist. After that, try to create space between you and the opponent and stand up.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship!

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Championship Productions Authors to Appear in NWCA National Duals Championship Series

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

The matchups for this year’s NWCA National Duals Championship Series have been released, and Championship Productions authors and their teams are well-represented. Out of the 16 teams competing, nine have coaches who have produced wrestling videos with Championship.

For the full release on the event, head over to to get their insight on the Duals.


Friday – February 19

Iowa State at Minnesota – 7:30 p.m. – Williams Arena

Get coaching instruction from Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson!

Saturday – February 20

Lehigh at Rutgers – 8 p.m. EST – RAC

Sunday – February 21

Oklahoma State at Penn State – 5 p.m. – Rec Hall

Get coaching instruction from Oklahoma State head coach John Smith and his coaching staff!

Virginia Tech at Michigan – 2 p.m. – Cliff Keen Arena

Get coaching instruction from Virginia Tech head coach Kevin Dresser!

Appalachian State at Indiana – 1 p.m. EST – University Gym

Get coaching instruction from Indiana head coach Duane Goldman!

Missouri at Nebraska – 2 p.m. CST – Bob Devaney Sports Center

Get coaching instruction from Nebraska head coach Mark Manning!

Monday – February 22

Edinboro at Ohio State – 7 p.m. – St. John Arena

Get coaching instruction from Edinboro head coach Tim Flynn and assistant coach Cliff Moore!

Get coaching instruction from Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan!

North Carolina State at Iowa – 7 p.m. CST – Carver Hawkeye Arena

Get coaching instruction from Iowa head coach Tom Brands and associate head coach Terry Brands!

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Discover Escape Drills from a Former NCAA Champion!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kevin Dresser, head coach at Virginia Tech University and two time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you three drills that help wrestlers train to get off the mat quickly. Athletes will learn the proper positioning and how to escape with explosion and quickness.

Escape Drills

Drill Summary: There are three different escape drills in this video.

The first drill is the “Position Drill.” The Position Drill is a solo drill that has wrestlers work on getting their leg up off the mat quickly with explosiveness. Get in a simulated bottom position, then lift one leg up onto the mat with good posture. Work both legs through multiple reps.

The second drill is the “Head Gear Drill.” In it, the wrestler gets into a simulated bottom position and the coach places head gear on the wrestler’s upper back. Next, the coach stands 5 feet behind the wrestler and blows the whistle. On the whistle, the wrestler gets one foot onto the mat and tries to throw the head gear all the way to the coach using only their back.

The third and final drill is the “Chair Drill.” Start in a pinch next to the wall. On the coach’s whistle, the wrestler gets to the wall in a chair position with their elbows in. Make sure to get to the wall from both directions.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

View Superb Takedowns from an All-American!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, February 18, 2013

Virginia Tech Head Coach, Kevin Dresser, gives you some front headlock techniques from the feet. The first takedown that Coach Dresser shows is his famous Dresser Dump. The second takedown that he shows is a knee tap. The third takedown that Coach Dresser shows is a cross ankle pick. The final takedown that he shows is an ankle pick. See how you can use some of his famous moves to your advantage.


He explains how and why you may end up with a front headlock while standing and that it is important to be able to score from this position. He stresses keeping good position and not letting your opponent control your arm. He emphasizes when and how to execute these takedowns and the importance of getting back points from these holds.

View an additional clip from Championship Signature Move Series: The Dresser Dump.  See what other Wrestling: Championship Signature Wrestling Move Series DVDs we have in our world class Wrestling DVD collection!

Discover a “Secret” Move That Can Make You a Top Competitor!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, November 19, 2012

For the first time ever Kevin Dresser presents the secrets to his legendary Dresser Dump – a move that helped him capture a national championship under Coach Dan Gable at the University of Iowa.  Current Virginia Tech Head Coach, Kevin Dresser, talks about how to get into a front headlock series.  See how this move can benefit you in your future meets.

Look at the two positions, (Chin & Pit and Double Overs), wrestlers need to know how to have a good front headlock series and how to properly execute the Dresser Dump. Coach Dresser also shows you how to secure a front headlock from snapping your opponent down to the mat. He then executes the Dresser Dump. Coach Dresser explains the finer points of the move and common mistakes made by wrestlers. He states that the Dresser Dump is a trick move that requires proper technique.

View an additional clip from the product page of “Championship Signature Move Series:The Dresser Dump.”  See more great Signature Move Wrestling Series DVDs and other world class Wrestling DVDs from our massive collection!


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