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This camp is open to any and all wrestlers grades 9 through 12 and is limited however to first 30 participants who enroll. The camp is designed for only those wrestlers who are very serious about the sport of wrestling and are committed to the training and lifestyle necessary to succeed at the highest level. Campers will train along side the Virginia Tech wrestling team and will experience a typical week of training for a Division I wrestler. Wrestlers will be in a training environment that will challenge their mental toughness, physical condition, and wrestling abilities.
Participants will stay on campus of Virginia Tech. The specific dorm in which campers will stay is not yet determined. There will be two campers to a dorm room. Please list on the registration application campers who would like to room together. Please note that listing a roommate preference does not guarantee enrollment of the roommate in camp. Kevin Dresser Camps will do their best to meet roommate requests but cannot guarantee you will room with the person you request.
In the event that your request are not able to be accommodated, Kevin Dresser Camps will try to assign rooms so all campers are on the same floor and near each other. If no roommate preference is indicated, campers will be assigned a roommate. There is no guarantee entire teams or campers from a single school will be housed on the same floor. Campers will be required to put down a USD50 key deposit at check-in, deposits will be refunded at the conclusion of camp with the returned key. Campers are financially responsible for any damages they cause to their rooms or other university property.
Dorms are equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers. However, there is an optional laundry service for USD 35. Campers will be provided a laundry loop that will hold up to three sets of work out gear. The dirty laundry will be picked up at the morning wrestling session and returned clean later in the day.
The training takes place during the course of 6 days from Sunday to the following Friday with tentative schedule as below:
13:00 - 14:00 Check-In
15:00 Workout (wrestling & running shoes)
20:00 - 21:30 Wrestling Session
Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 Weight Training/Conditioning Session
10:00 - 11:00 Technique Session
15:30 - 17:30 Hard Wrestling Session
20:00 - 21:30 Workout (wrestling & running shoes)
9:30 - 11:30 Wrestling Session
12:00 - 13:00 Check-Out
Kevin Dresser Wrestling Camps is owned, controlled, and operated by Kevin Dresser - Head coach at Virginia Tech. The camps work closely with Virginia Tech wrestling team to utilize the university training facilities, and provide participants with intensive training typical of a Division I wrestler.
Located in southwest Virginia in the town of Blacksburg and set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virgina Tech campus is truly second to none and one that you must experience first hand in order to get the full appreciation of. The campus is a mixture of old-styled buildings and modern technology-inspired ones.
Meals will be provided at the award-winning Virginia Tech D2 Dinning Hall. Virginia Tech Dinning Services are ranked 1st nationally among US colleges. Meals for campers will begin with dinner on the first night and end with breakfast on the last day. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be sold at the camp store which is located in the dormitories.
Take Exit 118 to reach the exit ramps for all three of the exits at this location. There is only one exit ramp serving the exits; missing the ramp means a trip north to Exit 128 or south to Exit 114 to turn around.
Take Exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West. This exit connects directly to the Christiansburg Bypass. Follow the signs for Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. The U.S. 460 bypass between Blacksburg and Christiansburg is a limited-access highway from I-81 to the campus entrance.
Take exit 32 onto I-81 North. Continue for about 36 miles to Exit 118. There is only one exit ramp serving multiple exits; missing the ramp means a trip north to Exit 128 to turn around.
Take Exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West, then follow the directions above.
In West Virginia, take Exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA." Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East.
Continue on U.S. 460 East for about 44.9 miles (11.6 in W.Va., 33.3 in Virginia). Take the Toms Creek Road exit. Turn left onto Toms Creek Road.
Turn right onto University City Boulevard at the first traffic light. Continue on University City Boulevard for about 1.2 miles until reaching the Prices Fork intersection (third light on University City Boulevard). Go straight at the light.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Va., is served by major domestic airlines.
The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between the airport and Squires Student Center in Blacksburg.
Roanoke Airport Limousine Service provide transportation between the airport and campus.
Private planes may land at the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport adjacent to campus (telephone: (540) 231-4444).
Amtrak passes through Virginia and West Virginia on several routes, but the station stops are several hours away from Blacksburg. Lynchburg is a stop for the Crescent and Northeast Regional service. Charlottesville. Staunton, and Clifton Forge, plus stations in southern West Virginia (White Sulfur Springs, Alderson, and Hinton) are all stops for the Cardinal. Another station is located in Danville, in addition to Union Station in Washington, D.C.
Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Blacksburg area via a stop in Roanoke at the Campbell Court bus station downtown. The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between Campbell Court and Squires Student Center in Blacksburg. Greyhound also stops in Wytheville (service to Christiansburg and Pulaski has been discontinued).