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Former NCAA Champions Kevin Dresser and Bill Zadick Clinicians for 2013 NWCA Convention

by Coyte Cooper | Jul 05, 2013

Kacie Albert – ELSM

Manheim, PA – The 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Annual Convention will be headlined by clinicians Bill Zadick and Kevin Dresser, both University of Iowa alums and former NCAA champions.

Each clinician will hold one session focused on technique at the convention; Zadick will lead convention attendees on Friday, August 2 and Dresser on Saturday, August 3.  

Zadick and Dresser both attended the University of Iowa and competed collegiately for legendary coach Dan Gable.

Zadick joined the Hawkeyes following a high school career where he joined only a few other Montanan scholastic wrestlers to win four state championships at four different weight classes.

While competing at the Division I level, Zadick completed his collegiate career with a record of 87-13, 16 pins and an NCAA championship at 142 pounds, which he earned during his senior season in 1996.

Following his collegiate career, Zadick ascended to competing at the international level, competing and finishing seventh at the 2001 FILA Wrestling World Championships. Zadick then went on to live and train at the United States Olympic Training Center from 2004 till 2008, where in 2006 he wrestled to gold at 145.5 pounds at the FILA Wrestling World Championships.

In 2008, Zadick retired from competition and now serves as the Resident Coordinator and Assistant National Coach for USA Wrestling.

Dresser, like his fellow clinician, joined the University of Iowa after a successful scholastic career where he was a two-time Iowa state champion, four-time place winner and to this day Humboldt High School record holder for most wins, 112, takedowns and pins.

Once a Hawkeye, Dresser wrestled to a career record of 34-2-1, along the way recording 16 falls, earning All-American honors twice, winning the Big Ten Conference Championship twice and becoming an NCAA champion at 142 pounds in 1986.  For his success in 1986, Dresser was honored with the Mike Howard Award for most valuable wrestler.

After graduation, Dresser returned to the University of Iowa, coaching under Dan Gable for several years until he accepted a head coaching position at Grundy High School in Grundy, VA.

Dresser coached at Grundy High School for 8 years, leading the team to a state championship each year, until he accepted a position as the head coach at Christiansburg High School, where he coached until 2006.

In 2006, Dresser returned to collegiate wrestling as the head coach for Virginia Tech, where he has led the program to becoming one of the best in collegiate competition.

The convention, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic and Resilite, will hold all sessions at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Event registration will cost $250 per attendee, who will then be able to make reservations at the host Westin Resort and Spa for $109 per night.

For more information about conference including a complete schedule and hospitality information visit the NWCA at http://www.nwcaonline.com/nwcawebsite/events/nwcaconvention.aspx.

About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.   The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.  The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.

About Asics 
ASICS, an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Our mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, we pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon our technological advances and pushing the limits on what we can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. We pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul. 

About Cliff Keen 
Cliff Keen Athletic is a wrestling and officials wear company, dedicated to the advancement of athletics through innovative products and communications. Cliff Keen Athletic exemplifies the rich traditions of sport and the superior quality of athletic wear required for holding up to the rigors of competition. 

About Resilite 
For nearly 50 years, Resilite has been manufacturing quality athletic mats. Resilite has grown from a manufacturing leader of wrestling mats to providing protective mats for gymnastics, cheerleading, pre-school, tumbling, weightlifting, and more. Our reputation for customer satisfaction and first class workmanship has made Resilite the world's largest mat manufacturer.

Contact: For NWCA Coyte Cooper - ccooper@nwca.cc

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Former NCAA Champions Kevin Dresser and Bill Zadick Clinicians for 2013 NWCA Convention

by Coyte Cooper | Jul 05, 2013

Kacie Albert – ELSM

Manheim, PA – The 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Annual Convention will be headlined by clinicians Bill Zadick and Kevin Dresser, both University of Iowa alums and former NCAA champions.

Each clinician will hold one session focused on technique at the convention; Zadick will lead convention attendees on Friday, August 2 and Dresser on Saturday, August 3.  

Zadick and Dresser both attended the University of Iowa and competed collegiately for legendary coach Dan Gable.

Zadick joined the Hawkeyes following a high school career where he joined only a few other Montanan scholastic wrestlers to win four state championships at four different weight classes.

While competing at the Division I level, Zadick completed his collegiate career with a record of 87-13, 16 pins and an NCAA championship at 142 pounds, which he earned during his senior season in 1996.

Following his collegiate career, Zadick ascended to competing at the international level, competing and finishing seventh at the 2001 FILA Wrestling World Championships. Zadick then went on to live and train at the United States Olympic Training Center from 2004 till 2008, where in 2006 he wrestled to gold at 145.5 pounds at the FILA Wrestling World Championships.

In 2008, Zadick retired from competition and now serves as the Resident Coordinator and Assistant National Coach for USA Wrestling.

Dresser, like his fellow clinician, joined the University of Iowa after a successful scholastic career where he was a two-time Iowa state champion, four-time place winner and to this day Humboldt High School record holder for most wins, 112, takedowns and pins.

Once a Hawkeye, Dresser wrestled to a career record of 34-2-1, along the way recording 16 falls, earning All-American honors twice, winning the Big Ten Conference Championship twice and becoming an NCAA champion at 142 pounds in 1986.  For his success in 1986, Dresser was honored with the Mike Howard Award for most valuable wrestler.

After graduation, Dresser returned to the University of Iowa, coaching under Dan Gable for several years until he accepted a head coaching position at Grundy High School in Grundy, VA.

Dresser coached at Grundy High School for 8 years, leading the team to a state championship each year, until he accepted a position as the head coach at Christiansburg High School, where he coached until 2006.

In 2006, Dresser returned to collegiate wrestling as the head coach for Virginia Tech, where he has led the program to becoming one of the best in collegiate competition.

The convention, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic and Resilite, will hold all sessions at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Event registration will cost $250 per attendee, who will then be able to make reservations at the host Westin Resort and Spa for $109 per night.

For more information about conference including a complete schedule and hospitality information visit the NWCA at http://www.nwcaonline.com/nwcawebsite/events/nwcaconvention.aspx.

About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.   The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.  The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.

About Asics 
ASICS, an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Our mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, we pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon our technological advances and pushing the limits on what we can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. We pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul. 

About Cliff Keen 
Cliff Keen Athletic is a wrestling and officials wear company, dedicated to the advancement of athletics through innovative products and communications. Cliff Keen Athletic exemplifies the rich traditions of sport and the superior quality of athletic wear required for holding up to the rigors of competition. 

About Resilite 
For nearly 50 years, Resilite has been manufacturing quality athletic mats. Resilite has grown from a manufacturing leader of wrestling mats to providing protective mats for gymnastics, cheerleading, pre-school, tumbling, weightlifting, and more. Our reputation for customer satisfaction and first class workmanship has made Resilite the world's largest mat manufacturer.

Contact: For NWCA Coyte Cooper - ccooper@nwca.cc

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