Championship Productions Blog

Archives by Tag 'Troy Letters'

Earn More Points with the Crab Ride from a 3x All American!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2012

Troy Letters is an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Penn State University.  He is also a former 3x All-American at Lehigh University.  This technique occurs from the base position for Letter’s crab ride-double underhooks and both feet laced.  The tilt begins when the offensive wrestler is able to extend the bottom man.  Next, the top man takes his opponent to one side; as the man is pulled to the side, the opposite leg comes in and the underhook on the far side slides to a half nelson.  At this point, the top man is in a position to earn near fall points.


View another clip from the product page of “Signature Move Series -Troy Letters: The Crab Ride.”  Check out more Crab Ride Technique DVDs and other high quality Wrestling DVDs!

Wrestle Like a Champion!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Congratulations to our 2011 National Championship Coaches! Troy Letters (Penn State-D-I Champions) and Jim Miller (Wartburg College-D-III Champions, his eighth NCAA title)!

Signature Move Series -Troy Letters: The Crab Ride

  • Rack up near fall points and pins with this multi-threat riding technique
  • Learn to transition into a number of pinning combinations using the crab ride
  • Learn the essential pins, turns and counters to master this point-producing move

Jim Miller: Key Positions and Concepts

  • Presents some of the key concepts that has stayed with him throughout his career and led to his great success
  • Shares techniques and ideas that include the start, defense, anticipating moves, avoiding the stalling calls, hand fighting and beating the collar tie
  • Includes drills and demonstrations to reinforce all instruction

Jim Miller: The Wartburg Drill System

  • Demonstrates 15 advanced drills to help wrestlers attain the next level
  • Covers the “end result,” detailing the proper technique these drills will help reinforce
  • Provides innovative drills in eight areas that are sure to get your wrestlers peaking at the right time


New Wrestling DVD: The Crab Ride with Troy Letters

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 10, 2010

We have recently released a new wrestling DVD, Signature Move Series -Troy Letters: The Crab RideTroy Letters, an assistant wrestling coach at Penn State University, was the 2004 NCAA Champion at 165 pounds for Lehigh University. A 3x All American, Letters also claimed runner-up and third-place honors at the NCAA Championships. A serious leg injury kept him from gaining his fourth All-America honor as a senior. Letters completed his collegiate career with an 115-9 overall record.

Read what former Lehigh University Head Coach, Greg Strobel, said about Letters:

“Troy is one of the best in the nation with the crab rise.  He has an amazing feel for the crab ride and can show you how to score with it.”


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