Kevin Dresser Introduced As ISu Head Coach The Iowa Native was announced as the eighth head coach in program history

“This is an exciting day for our athletics program and our wrestling program. I truly believe in my heart that in the future, history will reflect back on February 22, 2017 as a very historic day in Iowa State Wrestling history.” – Jamie Pollard

“We had one target, and one target only, and that target came through. We were able to spend a day with their family in Blacksburg. We told Kevin, ‘We aren’t here to interview you, we’re here to court you.’” - Jamie Pollard on the process of hiring Kevin Dresser

“I recognized the strength of Cyclone Nation 25-30 years ago. My memories of Hilton Coliseum are incredible and that’s a ‘Why ISU?’ for sure. I just think this place is dynamite. Needless to say, I’m excited.” - Kevin Dresser

“He likes to win and he finds a way to win. Iowa State is expecting him to keep doing what he’s been doing his whole life. He’ll raise the profile … He’ll create a lot of excitement.” - Dan Gable on Kevin Dresser, courtesy of the Iowa State Daily

"It was a chance to go home. I really fell in love with the sport of wrestling as a youth wrestler in Humboldt, Iowa, at the age of eight or nine when we got tickets to Iowa State matches.” - Kevin Dresser

“It’s very important to get the fan base and the alumni involved. We can’t do this alone. We want to be great, and great means that we win titles. We win titles as individuals and we win titles as teams.” - Kevin Dresser at his introductory press conference

“I’m excited to get in front of a couple of our recruits and signees this coming weekend. I want them to understand the history of Iowa State wrestling. I went and toured the facilities and I said, ‘Wow.’ There’s my recruiting pitch for anyone in high school that might want to come to Iowa State.” - Kevin Dresser

“We also want to recruit the best post-graduate talent and make Ames, Iowa their home to train. When they go to the World Championships or when the go to international events they have that Cyclone stamp on them. We want to win team titles and we want to provide World and Olympic opportunities.” - Kevin Dresser

“I’m very excited for him to be my coach. Hopefully we can build this program together back to what it once was. With me being a freshman and him being in his first year at Iowa State, I’m excited to build this program back together.” – Kanen Storr on Kevin Dresser, courtesy of the Iowa State Daily

“The amount of passion that Jamie Pollard has provided me since that very first meeting is most impressive… the amount of detail he’s taken with my family is also super impressive.” - Kevin Dresser

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