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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: January, 2015
Jan 29, 2015

Episode 139 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is the first of a three-part series that honors the 30-year anniversary of the release of the movie Vision Quest.

We'll talk with Terry Davis, the man who came up with the character Louden Swain in his book with the same name that was released in 1979.

Davis, a retired college professor, has written four books, but Vision Quest was the only one of his books that made it into a major motion picture. Davis explains his memories of writing the book, its intended audience and what he remembers about the Hollywood filming of wrestling's most-storied movie.

It's a look back at a book some might not even know existed and the movie's cult-like status within the sport.

Order the book online by going to mattalkonline.com/vqbook


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Jan 26, 2015

From now until February 2, we're seeking YOUR nomination for the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to be included in the 10th annual Podcast Awards presented by New Media Expo. Fans can nominate their favorite podcasts in each of over a dozen categories, but they can nominate just once. We hope you enjoy the show enough to nominate the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Go to www.mattalkonline.com/podcastawards to nominate this show for the Sports Category. Please include the web address, www.mattalkonline.com in the URL field.

Now, on to business as Episode 138 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast features Minnesota assistant coach Brandon Eggum. The Gophers, ranked second in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll, topped fifth-ranked Penn State 17-16 on Sunday, January 25 in Rec Hall.

Eggum answers questions about Chris Dardanes' weight and coming right out of the chute at 133 pounds to start the dual and about the decision to wrestle true freshman Ethan Lizak, pulling the Pennsylvania native out of redshirt for the dual.

We'll also play back some of the audio from the Cael Sanderson postmatch press conference to get the Penn State perspective on the dual. That audio provided by GoPSUSports.com.

Short Time will also present a new listener feedback featured called Sound Off. Listeners can go to www.mattalkonline.com/contact and leave an audio message of a topic that concerns them in wrestling, a shout out to a great performance or leave general feedback for the wrestling community. If your Sound Off file hits the right note, it could be featured in an upcoming episode of Short Time. Be sure to leave your name and location in your recording. Sorry folks, no anonymous or nameless submissions will be accepted.

And if you haven't already, head to www.mattalkonline.com/getshorttime to leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

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Jan 23, 2015

In 1997, Jim Giunta wanted to create more opportunities for people to wrestle in college. A year later, the National Collegiate Wrestling Association was founded and held its first national championship.

From meager beginnings with 13 sports clubs and small varsity programs to now over 170 teams, the NCWA is thriving. On Episode 137 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I catch up with Giunta, the founder and Executive Director of the NCWA, prior to the organization's National Dual Meet Championships in Dalton, Georgia.

Giunta first breaks down some innovative aspects of the National Duals, with an experimental dual meet scoring system where every match point is part of the team score and with the placement at the National Duals feeding into the year-end individual tournament.

We also talk about the word "club" and how it does and doesn't apply to the entire organization as there are a growing number of teams sponsored by their athletic departments. He likes to use the word "programs."

It's informative and innovative as Giunta talks about the mission and direction of his organization. Find out more about the NCWA on the web at NCWA.net and on Twitter @NCWA

Short Time will also present a new listener feedback featured called Sound Off. Listeners can go to www.mattalkonline.com/contact and leave an audio message of a topic that concerns them in wrestling, a shout out to a great performance or leave general feedback for the wrestling community. If your Sound Off file hits the right note, it could be featured in an upcoming episode of Short Time. Be sure to leave your name and location in your recording. Sorry folks, no anonymous or nameless submissions will be accepted.

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Jan 19, 2015

It was a trip down to Ames, Iowa for the Virginia Tech vs. Iowa State dual and our first introduction to the Beauty and the Beast concept.

Yes, the floor of the Hilton Coliseum was covered with gymnastics equipment and a wrestling mat. Iowa State's women's gymnastics team held a triple dual with Oregon State and Southeast Missouri. It was an interesting concept and experience.

On Episode 136 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I'll give my feedback on the type of event Beauty and the Beast was, and we'll hear from Iowa State coach Kevin Jackson about the Cyclones 21-12 upset over No. 6 Virginia Tech.

We'll then talk college wrestling with one of the sport's best scribes, Andy Hamilton of the Des Moines Register. We'll talk about this season and a little bit about how Andy broke into the business and why he loves covering wrestling.

Short Time will also present a new listener feedback featured called Sound Off. Listeners can go to www.mattalkonline.com/contact and leave an audio message of a topic that concerns them in wrestling, a shout out to a great performance or leave general feedback for the wrestling community. If your Sound Off file hits the right note, it could be featured in an upcoming episode of Short Time. Be sure to leave your name and location in your recording. Sorry folks, no anonymous or nameless submissions will be accepted.

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Jan 15, 2015

In just the fourth year of wrestling at Maryville University, coach Mike Denney led his Saints to the championship at the NWCA Division II National Duals in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Denney, who's patrolled the edge of the mat as a wrestling coach at the college and high school level for nearly a half-century, won seven Division II titles as the head coach at Nebraska-Omaha.

When Denney's UNO program won its third straight Division II title in 2011, his program was unceremoniously dropped by UNO administrators with new Athletic Director Trev Alberts leading the charge.

Then Maryville came calling, literally, days after the announcement.

After packing up Omaha and the house he lived in for 37 years, Coach Denney and a handful of other UNO castoffs headed to St. Louis to start a wrestling program. Denney calls it a "delightful challenge."

Four years later, the Saints are No. 1 in Division II.

Denney talks about the scenario that led to coming to Maryville, his dreams of competing in the NFL and his semi-pro football career in Omaha and then on to coaching and building a culture at Maryville and previously, at "that other place."

The Saints beat Notre Dame College for the Division II championship and Denney explains how he built the program and what it's going to take to win the Division II title this year.

It's an engaging, informative and engaging interview with one of the most amazing coaches in the sport of wrestling, Maryville's Mike Denney.

Short Time will also present a new listener feedback featured called Sound Off. Listeners can go to www.mattalkonline.com/contact and leave an audio message of a topic that concerns them in wrestling, a shout out to a great performance or leave general feedback for the wrestling community. If your Sound Off file hits the right note, it could be featured in an upcoming episode of Short Time. Be sure to leave your name and location in your recording. Sorry folks, no anonymous or nameless submissions will be accepted.

And if you haven't already, head to www.mattalkonline.com/getshorttime to leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly sponsored by Flipswrestling. Share your attitude and be heard at Flipswrestling.com.

Jan 12, 2015
It’s a little history on Episode 134 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast as it was time to head home to Virginia for the 35th annual Virginia Duals. I caught up with Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter and coach Kevin Dresser to talk about their performances in Hampton. Carter was the Outstanding Wrestler of the National College Division and the Hokies, ranked sixth in the country, won the event for the second time. We’ll also talk with Bill Swink, the head coach of the Colonial Forge Read More +
Jan 8, 2015
On Episode 133 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we’re in Hampton, Virginia, site of the 35th annual Virginia Duals. The Virginia Duals was an innovation in college wrestling with the dual meet advancement concept. For the past 35 years, the Virginia Duals has put some of the best college and high school wrestling teams on the mats of the Hampton Coliseum. What started with eight colleges and four high schools in 1981 has now become a premier destination for wrestling teams across the country. Read More +
Jan 5, 2015
New Jersey native Taylor Walsh has moved up a weight class each of the last two years and the move been a detriment to his wrestling talents. As a sophomore at 149 pounds, Walsh struggled with weight and wasn’t the prolific pinner, at least not yet. In 2013-14, Walsh went on a pin streak that got the nation talking about him at 157 pounds. He was second at the Midlands to Iowa’s Derek St. John. In 2014-15, Walsh moved up to 165 pounds. He finally Read More +
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