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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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Now displaying: May, 2014
May 30, 2014
Sage Karam has two loves — wrestling and racing. While his senior year on the mats at traditionally tough Nazareth Area (Pa.) High School didn’t go as he wanted, Karam accomplished the first goal in his dream, racing at the Indianapolis 500. The 19-year-old didn’t just race at the historic Brickyard, he finished ninth. Normally not happy with a ninth-place finish, Karam was satisfied because it was his first Indy 500, a race he’d dreamed about winning since he first attended the race 11 years Read More +
May 28, 2014
Kyle Klingman, the current Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum keeps his thumb on the pulse of wrestling. It’s not just his job, but it’s his passion. As subscribers to Short Time know, Kyle hosts “On The Mat” on 1650thefan.com in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls region of Iowa on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Central. Due to Chicago Cubs baseball, which is aired on the station, there was no show on May 28. So we catch up with Kyle for a Short Read More +
May 26, 2014
Mike Novogratz, the Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group has a lot of money. This guy’s net worth is in the billions, that’s with a b. But Novogratz has remained close to the sport he loves. As a state high school runner-up in Virginia, he went on to Princeton and eventually found his way into the starting lineup for the Tiger wrestling squad. But Novogratz would take his tenacity he learned from wrestling to Wall Street where he would eventually land at one of Read More +
May 23, 2014
After spending nearly 20 years as a Division I assistant and balancing a competitive career on top of it, Sammie Henson finally became a head wrestling coach. West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck named Henson the new head coach at West Virginia on May 19. Henson brings an impressive resume to Morgantown and as he says, the time was right. Henson talks about what he needs to work on with West Virginia and what it’s going to be like to work with Luck. Henson also Read More +
May 19, 2014
One of the most colorful personalities in all of wrestling, 2009 World Silver medalist and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jake Herbert is our guest on Episode 59 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. As talkative as Herbert is, there’s no surprise we went nearly an hour with him, talking about a variety of topics including what the right age to start kids wrestling, how he benefitted from a community-oriented high school program at North Allegheny High School and the importance of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling as Read More +
May 16, 2014
When Joey Butler was 10, he went to his father Joe after a wrestling tournament and asked why some kids were using the same pairs of wrestling shoes. The elder Butler explained to his son about how some kids weren’t as fortunate with money to afford a pair of wrestling shoes to compete with. So Joey had an idea, donate his used wrestling shoes to kids who needed them. What started with just a few local clubs has gone national … and even international. Wrestle Read More +
May 12, 2014
Heading into his light heavyweight tournament final in Bellator on May 17, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal talks about how much he still enjoys wrestling. Originally from Plano, Texas, Lawal was a late bloomer in the sport, eventually becoming a three-time Division II All-American at Central Oklahoma under coach David James. Lawal used his last remaining year of eligibility in 2003 and finished third at the NCAA Division I championships for Oklahoma State. Lawal would go on to win three U.S. Open Championships and make the U.S. Read More +
May 9, 2014
Coming out of Lyndhurst, N.J., as a high school senior, Donny Pritzlaff didn’t picture Rutgers as a place he’d wind up. After finishing his career as a two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American at Wisconsin, Pritzlaff’s slow road back to New Jersey was put into motion. Pritzlaff recently returned to the Garden State, hired as the Associate Head Coach at Rutgers after coaching stops at Hofstra, Wisconsin and Michigan. Pritzlaff talks about his circuitous route back to New Jersey, the plans he and the coaching Read More +
May 5, 2014
After a storied wrestling career that saw him win two NCAA Division I Championships at Lock Haven, Cary Kolat went on to make a U.S. Olympic Team and win two World medals. For the last four years, Kolat was an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina and served as the Associate Head Coach the past two years. But when the Division I head coaching jobs started opening up, Kolat decided it was time to move. But instead of going for open jobs in Read More +
May 2, 2014
For years, coaches Jim Jackson and Scot Davis were super competitive with one another. Davis, then coaching at Owatonna, and Jackson, at Apple Valley, led two of Minnesota’s top high school wrestling programs. They went after each other with ferocity. Jackson stepped away from Apple Valley two years ago, while Davis left Minnesota for a year to coach in Kalispell, Mont. Davis returned and took the reigns at Eden Prairie High School and a year later, he added his former rival Jackson to his coaching Read More +
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