Championship Productions Blog

Archives by Tag 'Kevin Dresser'

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!

Championship Productions’ Authors Featured in the 2011 NWCA National Duals!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, January 10, 2011

The 2011 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, held in Cedar Falls, IA,  featured multiple wrestling programs led by Championship Productions’ authors.  Rob Koll guided Cornell University to the championship in the NCAA Division I division while Jim Miller guided Wartburg College to the championship in the NCAA Division III division.  Below are how our author’s finished in the duals:

1st Place  – Cornell University (Coached by Cornell Rob Koll, Matt Azevedo, and Jeremy Spates)
1st Place – Wartburg University (Coached by Jim Miller)
2nd Place – Virginia Tech (Coached by Kevin Dresser)
3rd Pace – Wisconsin (Coached by Barry Davis)
4th Place – Minnesota (Coached by J. Robinson)
6th Place – Oklahoma State (Coached by John Smith)

New Wrestling DVD Featuring Kevin Dresser!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2009

We have recently released a new wrestling DVD featuring Kevin Dresser.  Dresser, the head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech and 2X All-American at the University of Iowa, produced The Dresser Dump.  This DVD is part of the Championship Signature Wrestling Move Series, a collection of successful moves that each wrestler mastered while competing.  The series includes moves from Ben Askren, Mark Ironside, Chris Bono, John Smith, and Jon Trenge.


Drake University Continuing Education Gold Medal Guarantee Sign Up for our Newsletter Request a Catalog Testimonials Career Opportunities
SecurityWorry-Free Shopping
Championship Productions, Inc. Follow danbergan on Twitter