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Short Time Wrestling Podcast

Hosted by Hall of Fame and award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist Jason Bryant, Short Time brings you the most relevant topics in wrestling with news, reviews, previews and interviews with the top names from Olympic-level, college and high school wrestling. Short Time is outfitted by Compound Clothing and is produced by Mat Talk Online.
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Dec 22, 2014
With the rise of podcasts like “Serial,” the medium is starting to get some mainstream appeal. While the Mat Talk Podcast Network has been adding programming to the wrestling podcasting landscape, so have two wrestling fans from Michigan. Tommy Baranoski and Kevin Claunch started the Bloodround Podcast in September. In addition to the podcast, the two also post blogs and amusing stuff on their home page at Bloodround.com. On Episode 131 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, it’s an entertaining discussion about why two wrestling Read More +
Dec 19, 2014
In a special joint episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we go in tandem with the founder of the FRB Show, and that’s internet MMA insider Front Row Brian. FRB and I are co-branding this particular episode and we’ll talk with Kyle Dake about his upcoming match with Greco-Roman world champion Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia. Before we get to take, FRB and myself will talk a little bit about our paths in becoming wrestling fans, which started through the world of sports entertainment (or Read More +
Dec 15, 2014
Episode 129 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast comes your way with the Director of Sports Events at Madison Square Garden, Dylan Wanagiel. Dylan talks about how the idea for the Grapple at the Garden got started as the event will kick for a third time on December 21 in New York City. Wanagiel explains what goes into the event, what fans can look forward to seeing in New York City and things they can do to prepare for the 2016 NCAA Championships coming to Read More +
Dec 12, 2014
Nate Parker only began wrestling as a sophomore in high school in his native Virginia. After stints at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, a stop at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, he landed at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, where he won a state wrestling championship and picked up All-American honors at Senior Nationals and in Fargo. After starting his collegiate career at Penn State, Parker transferred to Oklahoma, where he’d place fifth at the 2002 NCAA Division I championships in Albany, Read More +
Dec 8, 2014
When you talk about adversity, Rider’s Don McNeil has some stories for you. On Episode 127 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, McNeil recaps his clutch victory at 197-pounds that was one of the key wins in Rider’s 17-16 criteria victory over No. 10 Lehigh on Sunday, December 7. But what does that have to do with adversity? McNeil’s broken his neck, had his program dropped and lost another season to injury. Now in his senior campaign, the Massachusetts native is looking for one last Read More +
Dec 5, 2014
Coming out of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Justin Tritz has a fond appreciation for wrestling. After his high school career ended, Tritz headed to college with the hopes of becoming a college professor and focusing on his love of math. Taking a computer science minor changed things as he then sought to solve a problem with seeding at wrestling tournaments. Then came Trackwrestling. Now Trackwrestling is running tournaments in nearly every state and has some of the nation’s biggest and best tournaments on its calendar. Tritz Read More +
Dec 1, 2014
Before we get into Episode 125 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we’d like to express our condolences to the entire Ohio State football and wrestling family as we learned about the loss of football player and wrestler Kosta Karageorge. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Karageorge family as well as the entire Ohio State community. Episode 125 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast features post-match interviews with Oklahoma State coach John Smith and Minnesota coach J Robinson after the No. 2 Gophers beat Read More +
Nov 28, 2014
Pat Tocci grew up in the rugged wrestling-rich Lehigh Valley. After a solid high school career, he went to Brown and competed at the Division I level. Following his on the mat career at Brown, Tocci got into coaching with stints at the high school, Division I and Division II levels. Currently the Senior Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Tocci makes sure he spends ample time with his three boys, with much of that revolving around youth sports. Tocci still coaches with the Read More +
Nov 24, 2014
Hard to believe it’s been 12 years since Frank Popolizio started the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals. Since its inception, the early-season dual meet showcase has put some of the best college wrestlers on the mat in New York’s Capital region here at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. The 2014 edition will be no different as the Northeast Duals will showcase 17 college wrestling programs, a full mat of Scrap & Scramble youth duals and highlight matches from the second Flo Premier League offering. For Read More +
Nov 20, 2014
The Global Wrestling Championships will kick off on November 22 at Cornell University with three championship bouts. Wayne Boyd of the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club hosted a media conference call on Thursday, November 20 with legendary coach Dan Gable. Boyd answered questions from the media about the first Global Wrestling Championships and what the goals and long term ideas behind the organization. Gary Abbott (USA Wrestling), Jason Bryant (Mat Talk Online), Willie Saylor (Flowrestling), Michael Johnson (PWInsider) and David Peterson (Minnesota USA Wrestling) were part Read More +
Nov 17, 2014
After cutting his teeth coaching within the NCWA with the start-up club program at Stony Brook University on New York’s Long Island, Shaun Lally headed back home. The Lehigh Valley native recently took over the coaching position at Division III Muhlenberg, just a few miles from where he grew up wrestling in high school. After a collegiate career at Pittsburgh, Lally broke into coaching and got his fledgling Seawolves (that’s Stony Brook) into a competitive atmosphere within the NCWA. When a head coaching job at Read More +
Nov 14, 2014
We had some milestones on Thursday, November 13. Big program wins, new eras beginning and of course a reference to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. Oregon State achieved a milestone few teams in the sport of wrestling have eclipsed. The Beavers picked up the program’s 1,000th dual meet victory with a 43-6 win over NAIA Southern Oregon. Oregon State joins Iowa State and Oklahoma State as the only three programs in college wrestling with 1,000 wins. Tip of the cap to Jim Zalesky and past coaches Read More +
Nov 10, 2014
While it wasn’t full-on crazy this weekend, we certainly had our share of notable upsets, what the heck moments and yes … the Tampa Bay Buccaneers losing yet again. It’s tough being a Bucs fan, but then again, I was a Bucs fan during the creamsicle days, so I know what it’s like to be the only Bucs fan sitting alone at a table, looking at the bottom of an empty glass. Instead, I was proactive. I shunned the Bucs, happy with an atrociously ugly Read More +
Nov 7, 2014
Hey there folks, we’re ready for season two of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. The last few months, we’ve gone with more of an interview-style show, and that’s how I’m going to keep it for the time being. I’ll still provide some updates of the happenings in wrestling, but they’ll be on the Monday and Friday shows. If you’re new to the podcast, and you’re here by simply hitting that play button, I’d encourage you to head over to mattalkonline.com/getshorttime to subscribe to the podcast Read More +
Nov 3, 2014
We’ve got no guest on Short Time tonight, but we’ve got a lot of news from the kickoff weekend for most of the college wrestling programs around the country. Granted, the women and California junior colleges have been wrestling prior to this weekend, so we’re not trying to slight them, but with the All-Star Classic, some duals and some opens, here’s a quick rundown of the weekend’s happenings. The NWCA All-Star Classic came and went in Philadelphia on Saturday at the Palestra. Unfortunately, a lot Read More +
Oct 31, 2014
Carl Adams spent 41 years as a wrestling coach. As college practices started up on October 10, it would be the first time in over four decades Adams wasn’t instructing young athletes on the wrestling mats. Boston University cut its wrestling program at the end of last season, leaving a deep scar on the legacy that surrounded its proud wrestling alumni. Adams, a consummate innovator and inventor, recently published his latest book and first in 12 years titled “Think It, Believe It, Do It.” The Read More +
Oct 27, 2014
After 19 years as the head wrestling coach at Penn, Roger Reina stepped away from coaching in 2005. While he doesn’t have to concentrate on wrestling 100 percent of the time anymore, Reina is still actively involved with the sport. On Episode 115 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Reina talks about his role as the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the upcoming NWCA All-Star Classic on November 1 at the Palestra, which sits on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Read More +
Oct 24, 2014
After capping his career as a four-time All-American with a 2008 NCAA Division I title, Penn State alum Phil Davis moved quickly into the world of Mixed Martial Arts. On October 25 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the sixth-ranked Davis is set to take on fourth-ranked Glover Teixeira at UFC 179. We catch up with Davis to talk about his preparation in taking on a fighter with more professional experience and how he’ll handle getting used to Brazil. We’ll also touch on what motivates Davis, Read More +
Oct 20, 2014
In 1999, Morehead High School wrestling coach David Barker ran the Morehead Booster Club wrestling tournament in the border town of Eden, North Carolina. In 2000, the tournament became the Super 32 Challenge with the idea of bringing the top North Carolina high school wrestlers to one tournament. Initially drawing wrestlers from Virginia and North Carolina, the Super 32 has grown into the toughest preseason tournament in the country, if not, one of the toughest high school events in the nation regardless of season and Read More +
Oct 16, 2014
In just its second year, Flowrestling’s Who’s #1 event has drawn in some of the top names in high school wrestling. With 11 of Flo’s top-ranked wrestlers in the event, it’s sure to be another action-packed dual at Lehigh University’s Grace Hall. On episode 112 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk with Willie Saylor, a Lehigh Valley native and editor at Flowrestling to talk about some of the matchups, the event logistics and the foundation of how Who’s #1 started. Watch Who’s #1 Read More +
Oct 13, 2014
Andy Vogel has lived Division III wrestling. As an athlete, he was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American at Messiah and in 2001, was the runner-up at 149 pounds. Following graduation from Messiah, Vogel’s coaching career started at Wheaton College. He landed the head coaching job at Gettysburg and is entering his eighth season at the helm. In 2012, Vogel was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director at the school. Vogel is one of the most knowledgeable minds in Division III wrestling. He launched D3wrestle.com, the Read More +
Oct 10, 2014
New Arizona State assistant coach Chris Pendleton comes north and joins us in studio for Episode 110 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Pendleton was in town following up on some recruiting, and of course, NCAA rules prohibit coaches from discussing any recruits with the media (or anyone else really) until they sign a letter of intent. So Pendleton sat down, thawed out from a brisk October evening and talked about his path from Oklahoma State to Wyoming to sunny Arizona State. Pendleton talks about Read More +
Oct 6, 2014
An All-American at 158 pounds in 1991 for the University of Missouri, stand-up comic Greg Warren will talk about wrestling any chance he gets. A fan of wrestling as a whole and a staunch supporter of his alma mater, Warren spends 180 days on the road doing comedy, but his knowledge of current happenings in wrestling might be the only current events he keeps up with regularly. On Episode 109 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we visit with Greg Warren at the House of Read More +
Oct 3, 2014
Virginia Beach native Bubba Jenkins has had a tumultuous life leading into his NCAA Division I championship a few years back. After putting the wrestling shoes away (at least for the most part), he joined the world of MMA. Now he’s rising up the ranks in Bellator MMA and is on a four-fight win streak after beating Thiago Meller at Bellator 126. On Episode 108 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we visit with “The Highlight Kid” to talk about his progression in MMA, life Read More +
Sep 29, 2014
When Nestor Taffur walked off the mat in Oklahoma City after falling to Rutgers’ Anthony Perrotti in the Round of 12, he walked off the mat as the very last competitive wrestler in the sport of wrestling for Boston University. The New Jersey native had proposed to his then-girlfriend earlier in the tournament, so it was a spectrum of emotion. As Taffur realized the program he’d given so much to was about to go away, he spent more and more time with his college coach, Read More +
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