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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 26, 2017

Podcast listeners may be familiar with crates or subscription boxes from things ranging from dog treats to makeup. Wrestling is now in the mix as Rider alum Dave Miller has launched Scrap Pac, a monthly bag of goodies for wrestlers, curated by wrestlers with gear, products and other things wrestlings might find useful.

On Episode 389 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with Miller about the foundations of Scrap Pac, how people can sign up, what product brands he's approached and where he sees the fledgling company going in the future. We also talk a bit about the days of Rider in the CAA and the job coach John Hangey is set to do at Rider.

Listeners of this show can get 15 percent off your first month at ScrapPac by using the promo code MATTALK15 at checkout!. Follow ScrapPac on Twitter @ScrappacWrestle.

You can check out their show here or on Apple Podcasts (formerly known as iTunes) and where most podcasts are found.

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Dec 18, 2017

The oldest wrestling podcast in the country isn't one here on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, it's run by a couple of guys who have spent decades around the mat teaching, coaching and officiating.

On Episode 388 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we go to Northwest Iowa and talk with Jan George and Mark Caputo, the two brains behind Mat Slammers, a wrestling podcast entering its 12th season.

The pair talk about their affinity for the sport and where it comes from as well as some of the best experiences they've shared with a life in wrestling and on the show.
You can check out their show here or on Apple Podcasts (formerly known as iTunes) and where most podcasts are found.

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Almanac Time!
Get the Cadet & Junior Nationals All-American Almanac, a 250-page digital download. It's available now and if you use the promo code "JB" you'll save $5 off the cover price. It's got every All-American EVER in Fargo (and the locations that were before Fargo) and every breakdown by year and state. Oh, you know this guy who says he placed at Juniors? Fact check him or her quickly by buying one now!

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Dec 17, 2017

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, Saturday night’s scores and more here on Short Time Shots, I’m your host Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant and baby, it’s cold outside. Anyone ever actually listen to the lyrics of that song? This day and age, conduct like that would get you fired and tarred and feathered on social media. What the heck is that guy’s problem? Anyway … cliché warnings are walking around this winter wonderland tonight.

It was hardly a silent night in college wrestling as one of the nation’s best tournaments, the Midwest Classic, completed its first day of action. I’ve always said there’s more to college wrestling than just the Division I teams and the Midwest Classic is a stellar event. Some might put it as say the Midlands or Southern Scuffle of Division II, despite there’s more than just Division II teams competing. Anyway, we’ll ring-a-ling, hear them ring right into the semifinals as UW-Parkside leads the field after the first day of competition with 68 points, followed by Findlay with 59.5, McKendree with 57.5 and Ashland with 57. Central Oklahoma isn’t far behind with 54.

What’s astounding about this is there are 22 different schools represented in the semifinals out of the 30 teams in the field. Parkside and Findlay each have five, while Ashland has four. Central Oklahoma and Maryville have three each.

You might remember Maleek Williams of Upper Iowa. Two years ago, he had a stroke ... and then later qualified for the NCAA Division II championships. Yes, the same season. Crazy. Anyway, he's into the semifinals for Upper Iowa where he'll face Sebastian Vidika of Ashland. Upsets disrupted things down low as ninth-ranked Carlos Jacquez will face freshman Joe Arroyo of Parkside in the bottom bracket semi.

At 133, top-ranked Dustin Kirk of King moved into the semis where he'll face Darius Bunch of West Liberty. Ninth-ranked Arik Furseth of Parkside will face Mary's Tate Barnhardt in the semis. Barnhardt knocked off seventh-ranked Naquan Hardy of McKendree 8-7 in the quarterfinals.

A pair of ranked wrestlers meet in the top bracket at 141. Darren Wynn of McKendree, ranked No. 1 in Division II will face Maryville's Will Roark, whom some of you may remember from Fargo. Roark is ranked No. 9 in Division II. Down low, Robert Mason of Ashland faces third-ranked Brandon Ball of Fort Hays State in the semifinals.

Parkside's Frank Yattoni knocked off second-ranked and top-seed Rudy Guillen of Mary in the quarterfinals 2-0 at 149 pounds
Down low, Will Steltzen picked off fifth-ranked Logan Grass of Mercyhurst in the quarters. Steltzen will face second-seeded but top-ranked James Krischke of Maryville in the semifinals. Wild weight class there.

Shakeups were also around at 157 where Ryne Cokely, yes, THAT Ryne Cokely of Fort Hays State pinned third-ranked Ryan Strope of McKendree in the second round, but then fell to Parkside's 12th-ranked Pernevlon Sheppard in the quarterfinals. Sheppard will face unraked Austin Palmer of Newberry. Palmer beat fifth-ranked Heath Lange of Indianapolis 10-6 in the quarters. Up top, seventh-ranked Byran Dutton of Central Oklahoma will face NAIA runner-up Cam Tessari of Lindsey Wilson -- yes, THAT Cam Tessari.

Top semifinal will come in the bottom bracket at 165 as fourth-ranked Alonzo Turner of Findlay will face off with Lake Erie's Nick Vandermeer. Third-ranked Bret Romanzak of Ashland is up top facing off with Seton Hill's Zach Voytek.

Parkside's Nick Becker -- yes, another Becker still at Parkside -- is up top facing Nathan Vandermeer of Findlay, while down low, unheralded Miaden Vasilev of Maryville rolled into the semifinals beating two ranked foes, including sixth-ranked Brandon Supernaw of Western State Colorado. Yes, the full name of the school is now Western State Colorado University, not Western State College. Vasilev will try to take out his third straight ranked opponent -- fourth-ranked Nick Foster of McKendree in the semis at 174.

Lake Erie's Tyler Hughes and Findlay's Brad Metz will meet in the bottom bracket at 184 pounds. Both are ranked in the top eight in the country.

At 197 pounds, Limestone's fourth-ranked Matt Rudy will face seventh-ranked Wes Phipps of Mercyhurst in the top bracket semifinal, while 11th-ranked Konnor Schmidt of Western State Colorado will matchup with unseeded Armani Robinson of Findlay.

Second ranked Logan Hopp was injured in his second round bout and was forced to default out of the tournament. That left ninth-ranked Mimmo Lyttle of Findlay to face off with Dalton Weidl of Newman in the top bracket semifinal. Indianapolis, the hosts of the event, gets its lone semifinalist with eight-ranked Dylan Falkenberg. He'll face fourth-ranked Caleb Cotter in the semifinals. This one's streamed live on Trackwrestling and it's one helluva tournament.


The dual meet side of things had a very shiny nose, too. Ok, that … was not amusing.

Lock Haven improved to 4-0 after picking up three wins in the Bald Eagle Duals in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The 22nd-ranked Bald Eagles cruised past Division II Wheeling Jesuit 32-11 and Division III Messiah 34-6 before dispatching with EWL rival Bloomsburg 37-2 in the nightcap. Ronnie Perry knows when you’ve been sleeping, he scored three technical falls while Chance Marsteller, who knows when you’re awake, picked up a fall and two techs.

Central Michigan opened up its MAC schedule with a ho-hum 34-6 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night. The 23rd-ranked Chippewas earned five bonus victories en route to the win. Heavyweight Matt Stencel scored a fall in 36 seconds for CMU. Cold never bothered him anyway.

A pair of old EWL wrestling foes tangled on Saturday with Clarion upending Pittsburgh 24-20. Trailing 14-9 with four matches left, Clarion went big with back-to-back falls by Dominic Rigous and Greg Bulsak put Clarion in position to win. Dustin Conti rocked the corncob pipe and button nose on the way to a tiebreaker victory over transfer Kellan Stout was the clincher.

No. 1 Johnson & Wales went over the river and through the woods to New York and smacked around a pair of junior colleges with both the A and B teams. The Wildcats beat Nassau 36-9 and Camden County 46-6.

Gator Boots Duals Nashville
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening Loras College? The fourth-ranked Duhawks improved to 7-0 on the season with three wins at the Gator Boots Duals in Nashville, take me to another place, Tennessee. Wait a minute, Tennessee isn’t a Christmas song. Anyway, Coach T.J. Miller’s team outlasted eight-ranked Baldwin Wallace 18-13 and also picked up another top-ten win, beating No. 9 Ferrum 34-7. Loras’ Jimmy Davis rocked around the Christmas tree, topping nationally ranked Collin Saunders at 149 pounds. In other action down there, Luther, which serves as the host of the event, went 4-0 beating Lakeland, Huntingdon, UW-Oshkosh and the University of the Ozarks. Wheaton swept the Jim Fox Duals in Dubuque beating host Dubuque, Concordia -- of Wisconsin -- and Nebraska Wesleyan.

I came across a roadkill dear … and that’s all I’ve got for Saturday, December 16.

 

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Dec 16, 2017

It’s truly a sight to behold, that’s right, it’s time to ski the K12, dude with Short Time Shots, a look back at the day’s college scores and more with me, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant. No, I didn’t learn English by watching the Wide World of Sports.

At the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware, second-ranked Ohio State trounced Princeton 39-0 on the eve of the Beast of the East. Key match there was at 149 pounds where Ke-Shawn Hayes knocked off All-American Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton 2-0 at 149 on the strength of an escape and riding time. The Buckeyes had six bonus point victories. Prior to the bout, we had a women’s freestyle dual where Campbellsville topped the University of the Cumberlands 35-11. Why? Well, following Presbyterian’s lead, the folks in Delaware are showing their local administrators men’s and women’s wrestling. Could we see the Fightin’ Blue Hens with wrestling once again? Whatever it is, they have no idea what the street value of this mountain is.

Out in Lincoln, sixth-ranked NC State won basically every toss up and came into the Devanney Center and spanked No. 12 Nebraska 29-3. It started with Hayden Hidlay’s 6-3 win over Tyler Berger at 157 pounds and continued on with close but solid wins from Daniel Bullard at 174, Pete Renda at 184, Tommy Cox at 125 and Beau Donahue ripping victory away from Collin Purinton 11-10 at 149. Donahue trailed 7-1 at one point. He scored three third-period takedowns to basically sum up how the day went for both teams. Donahue also said he didn’t like all the extra fat from fried bacon, so he boiled it.

Out west, Northwestern has quietly improved to 6-0 after wins against Cal Poly and CSU Bakersfield. Against the Runners, the Wildcats won seven out of 10 bouts including bonus victories from Sebastian Rivera, Ryan Deakin, Johnny Sebastian, Mitch Sliga and Conan Jennings. By the way, I know two Conan’s who wrestled -- they were both heavyweights. I guess their parents knew something waaaay ahead of time. It’s got raisins in it, you like raisins. The Wildcats beat Cal Poly 30-8 in the nightcap. Would you mind if I asked out Beth?

Utah Valley picked up a Big 12 win over North Dakota State, stopping the Bison 26-13 in Orem. Notable wins registered from the Wolverines Demetrius Romero at 165, Dustin Dennison and heavyweight and Taylor Lamont at 125 pounds. Romero, a transfer from Boise State after that school ducked and covered after dropping wrestling last season, topped nationally ranked Andrew Fogarty 5-3 in sudden victory. Both teams were receiving votes in this past week’s NWCA Division I Coaches Poll and both teams WANT THEIR TWO DOLLARS!

Chris Lyons and Tyler Ortmann’s victories at 197 and 285 gave Cornell College a 23-15 come-from-behind win over Augustana -- the one in Illinois -- on Friday. The win is the Rams’ first since head coach Mike Duroe was revealed to be fighting brain cancer. Check out his gofundme page. We’re with you coach Duroe.

Nationally ranked Matt Noble, Raymond Jazikoff and Blaise Benderoth picked up bonus victories in the final “home” dual of the season for NYU as the Bobcats topped the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 32-16. We say home because the match was held at the New York Athletic Club, which is just three miles from NYU’s Manhattan campus.

MSOE, that’s the Milwaukee School of Engineering won its first dual of the year, winning six bouts in the middle to top Concordia -- the one in Wisconsin -- 27-23. Coach Matt Zwaschka’s Raiders were also added by two forfeits.

Missouri Valley 3-0 including 27-15 win over Williams Baptist at the WBC Eagle Duals hosted by Williams Baptist. The Vikings topped Brewton-Parker 41-3 and Bacone 51-3.

WBC’s Demetrius Thomas and Jaitlan Pitts each went 3-0 with 3 falls for Williams Baptist. Also in the NAIA, Life beat Reinhardt 29-16 and Menlo beat Embry-Riddle 23-20.

Out in Rocklin, California, Emmanuel College went 3-0 at the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions, beating Grays Harbor 40-5, Southern Oregon 40-7 and Eastern Oregon 45-4. Individual tournament comes on Saturday. That’s all from the base of Mount Brodie where the once proud champion, Lane Meyer, is now a study in mopishness.

 

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Almanac Time!
Get the Cadet & Junior Nationals All-American Almanac, a 250-page digital download. It's available now and if you use the promo code "JB" you'll save $5 off the cover price. It's got every All-American EVER in Fargo (and the locations that were before Fargo) and every breakdown by year and state. Oh, you know this guy who says he placed at Juniors? Fact check him or her quickly by buying one now!

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
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Dec 14, 2017

The 25th edition of the Beast of the East kicks up December 16-17 at the Bob Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark. On Episode 385 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast we talk to current tournament director Steve Lex and the event's first tournament director, Vic Leonard, to talk about the remarkable growth of the event.

There will also be two college duals on the Friday prior, a women's dual featuring Campbellsville and the University of the Cumberlands and No. 2 Ohio State wrestling against Princeton.

A tough tournament with 11 teams in its first iteration, and now over 100 different programs will be represented in the 25th edition. Streaming and brackets are live on Trackwrestling.com.

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Almanac Time!
Get the Cadet & Junior Nationals All-American Almanac, a 250-page digital download. It's available now and if you use the promo code "JB" you'll save $5 off the cover price. It's got every All-American EVER in Fargo (and the locations that were before Fargo) and every breakdown by year and state. Oh, you know this guy who says he placed at Juniors? Fact check him or her quickly by buying one now!

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Dec 11, 2017

Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina announced it was adding men's and women's wrestling on December 7. In doing so, the school became the first Division I school to start a women's wrestling program while becoming the latest Division I team to add the sport.

Presbyterian last fielded a collegiate wrestling team in 1951. On this edition of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we find out what went into the decision, who was involved and why women's wrestling was an important facet of bringing another Division I opportunity to the South with Presbyterian Athletic Director Danny Sterling.

We also dive into Sterling's background and find out how a guy from Pound, Virginia ends up a Division I AD.

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Almanac Time!
Get the Cadet & Junior Nationals All-American Almanac, a 250-page digital download. It's available now and if you use the promo code "JB" you'll save $5 off the cover price. It's got every All-American EVER in Fargo (and the locations that were before Fargo) and every breakdown by year and state. Oh, you know this guy who says he placed at Juniors? Fact check him or her quickly by buying one now!

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Dec 10, 2017

Busy day in the small colleges on the dual meet side of things, I’m in New York, so after checking out the Kentucky-Monmouth game, I saw some boxing, the Rangers and the Devils and a bunch of drunken Santas stumbling through Manhattan. Seriously. I saw college hoops, the NHL and pro boxing all in the same day in the same venue. The Ukrainian boxer made the Cuban quit. Craziness.

Before I start, Brian Williams, and probably not the former newsman, corrected me on my Gannon reference the other day. I mistakenly said Gannon was from Metroid, well, that’s all jacked up. My childhood memories are crap. Gannon was from Zelda. And since I never played Zelda and was confusing it from the Nintendo commercial so many years ago, I call shenanigans. Anyway, the evil boss in Metroid was Mother Brain.

Coach Paul Keysaw and Fresno City College won the school’s 15th state championship as the Rams claimed four titles to outdistance second-place Mt. San Antonio 184-152. Brandon Betencourt, Isaiah Perez, Aaron Mora and Dylan Martinez won titles at 125 through 149 while five other Rams placed in the top eight to claim Fresno City’s second straight championship.

Lock Haven won the PSAC Championships for the 20th time, but it was the first time in 17 years since they’d done it. The Bald Eagles were led by champions Ronnie Perry at 149, Chance Marsteller at 165, Corey Hazel at 184 and Thomas Haines at heavyweight. Lock Haven scored 156 points, followed by Clarion in second with 122 and Edinboro in third with 120.5. Pitt-Johnstown was fourth, the top non-Division I finish of the 12-team field.

Only thing really notable out of the UNI Open was Iowa’s Spencer Lee entered and dominated. Results on Trackwrestling.com, video on Flo.

Campbellsville won its third straight NAIA Women’s Invitational and crowned six champions. While not entirely comprised of every NAIA school with a women’s team, it’s a fledgling event that could be the precursor to an officially sponsored NAIA national championship event.

No. 19 Wisconsin cruised past Division III UW-Whitewater 38-3. Nothing really to go into, it’s what big brother does to little brother.

Wyoming reeled off four wins in the last five weights to get past Iowa State 24-14 to open up Big 12 action. Wins by Branson Ashworth, Kyle Pope, Chaz Polson and Cody Vigoren gave Wyoming the leg up, if that is such a rodeo reference. If not, my apologies to fellow announcer and rodeo legend Boyd Polhamus. Of note, Iowa State’s Jakob Allison, a guy the Cyclones pulled off the club team in Ames, earned a fall at 125 pounds. Pretty cool story there.

In Division II, No. 23 Mary and coach Adam Aho picked up one of the program’s biggest wins since it moved to NCAA Division II with a 21-19 win over ninth-ranked Upper Iowa. Wins down the stretch by Phillip Springsteen and Austin Eichmann were clutch for the Marauders. Springsteen’s fall at 165 was crucial. Eichmann’s major at 174 put the dual out of reach.

In Division III, fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales carved up the competition and cooked up three wins -- beating Niagara 46-4, Oneonta State 48-3 and Cortland State 45-12. Lonnie Morris is probably hanging red stockings for Christmas. Some of you might get that.

WPI went 3-0 defeating Niagara Community College and a pair of Red Dragons. The Engineers beat Niagara 40-8 before beating No. 16 Cortland State 36-6 and Oneonta State 27-19. Both Cortland and Oneonta are named the Red Dragons. Seriously. Shout out to you Jason Ellis -- if you know who that is, more power to you.

No. 9 Baldwin Wallace went 3-0 on the road at Waynesburg. Jamie Gibbs’ Yellowjackets topped Penn State Behrend 45-3, the Newport News Apprentice School 39-7 and No. 24 Waynesburg 23-10.

Buena Vista beat St. Olaf 41-9.

Marian, a second-year program, picked up its most successful day of its young history by going 4-0 at the Indiana Tech Warrior Duals, including a 26-19 win over third-ranked Indiana Tech. Fire it up coach Steven Bradley

Snow caused problems across the southeast as the Williams Baptist Duals were canceled in Arkansas, as was the Brewton-Parker tri meet in Georgia.

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Almanac Time!
Get the Cadet & Junior Nationals All-American Almanac, a 250-page digital download. It's available now and if you use the promo code "JB" you'll save $5 off the cover price. It's got every All-American EVER in Fargo (and the locations that were before Fargo) and every breakdown by year and state. Oh, you know this guy who says he placed at Juniors? Fact check him or her quickly by buying one now!

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Dec 9, 2017

Friday night and I’ve gotta catch a flight to New York in a few hours. By the time you hear this, I’ll be snoozing away hoping a drink cart doesn’t slam into my knee or elbow. I’m Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant, and this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day’s scores and more from the world of wrestling.

Before we get into the dual meet action, there’s a pretty good little tournament going on in California, the California Community College state championships. Fresno City leads after the first day of competition with eight wrestlers reaching the semifinals and leading second-place Mt. San Antonio College 98.5 to 80.5. Cerritos is a distant third with 54.5.

All those results are at trackwrestling.com and check out John Sachs’ tech-fall.com for photos from the event. Count the tattoos, you’ll be there a while.

Rutgers fans showed up in force, setting a school-record for attendance with 6,754 fans at the RAC, but key wins by Alex Marinelli at 165 and Joey Gunther at 174 lifted seventh-ranked Iowa to a 23-15 win over upset-minded Rutgers on Friday.

Iowa won its 23rd straight conference road dual and improved to 4-0 all-time against the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers jumped out to a 12-0 lead after wins by Nick Suriano, Scott Delvechhio and Mike Van Brill, but then the strength of Iowa’s middle weights shone through, including Marinelli’s first dual meet victory coming against U23 World Champion Richie Lewis, who went up a weight from his expected competition weight of 157 pounds. Gunther fell behind early but a third-period takedown in the final minute plus riding time was the difference as he snatched away a victory from Joe Grello.5-4. Nick Gravina gave Rutgers it’s last lead of the bout with a win over Mitch Bowman at 184 before Cashtag Wilke and Sam Stoll closed the door on Rutgers’ upset hopes. Stoll finished off Razohnn Gross in 2:40 to end it.

Nate Rotert’s major decision at 197 pounds and Alex Macki’s 7-5 win at 285 pounds broke a 16-16 tie and lifted No. 16 South Dakota State past No. 18 Central Michigan 23-16 in Brookings. South Dakota State’s Seth Gross continued to put up big numbers, earning a 16-2 major decision at 133 pounds, while 174-pounder David Kocher notched a convincing 10-5 win over C.J. Brucki in one of the dual’s key swing bouts. South Dakota State improved to 4-2.

Navy dropped the first two bouts to Drexel, but stormed back to win seven of the next eight to power the Midshipmen to a 22-13 win over previously unbeaten Drexel. The Austin DeSanto watch is in full effect though, but he ONLY scored 13 points in a 13-6 win at 133. Solid wins checked in for Navy’s Nick Gil at 141 and Jadaen Bernstein at 174. By the way, Army-Navy football this weekend -- who you got?

Michigan State went on the road and got past Buffalo of the MAC 17-16 on criteria three. True freshman RayVon Foley notched the biggest individual victory for the Spartans, an 8-6 victory in sudden victory over NCAA qualifier Kyle Akins at 125 pounds. Two major decisions were also key as Michigan State did lose a team point during the course of the dual. Overall, it was total match points that gave the Spartans the W.

Fresno State put 3,700 fans in the seats on Friday night, but CSU Bakersfield won eight of the 10 matches as the Central Valley wrestling rivalry was rekindled.

Sacred Heart won its first dual of the John Clark era, topping undermanned American International, a Division II school, 50-6. Eastern Michigan beat Cleveland State 29-13.

In Division II, 10th-ranked Ashland topped West Liberty 24-13. Back to back falls in the middle by Bret Romanzak and Christian Price gave the Eagles some breathing room and wins by Tristen Wirich and Luke Cramer finished the dual off. Coker beat Emmanuel 21-11 in an ECAC matchup. Coker won the last four weight classes to earn the win over the Lions, who are actually searching for a head coach at the moment.

Top-ranked Warburg, at least top-ranked for now, beat Cornell College 45-3. Eight of the nine victories were by bonus including falls by Bennen Doebel, Mike Ross and All-American Lance Evans.

Sixth-ranked Messiah cruised past in-state rival Gettysburg 38-3. This one always stings for Gettysburg head coach Andy Vogel, who wrestled at Messiah. Yeah, the Falcons are pretty good typically.

Mustache power was apparently the key for Heidelberg to knock off John Carroll 22-16 in Division III. Heidelberg, which if you may remember from the first editions of Short Time, is the STUDENT PRINCES. Wins by Patrick Brown, Tyler Hammack and Christan Climer at the upper weights gave Heidelberg 13 key points and the come-from-behind victory. Hammack earned the dual’s only fall in 92 seconds.

No. 17 UW-La Crosse thumped Luther 34-4. Keep an eye on La Crosse 125-pounder Zach Villareal. He’s off to a real solid start . 14-0 with 11 bonus victories and eight falls. Illinois kid, contender.

Mixing things up between divisions, we saw Division II Limestone get past a scrappy Southeastern University squad 21-16. Northwest Kansas Tech from the NJCAA upended NAIA Concordia of Nebraska 23-21. Cloud County won its first dual in program history with a 40-18 win over NAIA Central Christian.

Also in the junior college ranks, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M swept Labette and Northwest College in a tri-meet on Friday night. The Karstetter brothers had a good night, going 4-0 as they combined for four bonus victories -- two techs, a major and a fall. NEO topped Labette 51-6, while they topped Northwest 47-4. The lone win for Northwest? Yup, Nodir Safarav, the Uzbek import.

 


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Dec 8, 2017

One of the giant indoor playgrounds reopened tonight. You want to know stress? Take a couple hundred kids under the age of 6 and cramp them all into an indoor playground and watch your blood pressure rise. This is Short Time Shots, a quick look back at the day’s wrestling scores and more, I’m your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant.

While this isn’t an every day show, it typically breaks when there’s at least 10 dual meets or events that are worth discussing. That’s just kind of a loose guide. Some days, there might be 3-4 really good ones I want to give you the scoop on. Others, there are a few matches or the results from some of them weren’t reported by the time I sat down and hit record. Before we start, want to thank the latest contributor to the Mat Talk Podcast Network, Ralph Wetzel from Pennsylvania. Thank you kindly sir. You are entered into the drawing for the $150 prize pack from Compound Clothing.

Before we get to the scores, the big news today was Presbyterian College, a small Division I school in Clinton, South Carolina is adding a men’s and women’s wrestling program. I had a chance to talk to AD Danny Sterling today for about 40 minutes to talk about the additions and that will be on the next full Short Time Wrestling Podcast on Monday. Presbyterian had a team in the 1940s and 50s. The last team in Division I that started from scratch and wasn’t a quick reinstatement? Utah Valley in 2003. Kind of hard to call Presbyterian a “reinstatement” since they haven’t had a team since Truman.

Only one Division I dual on the docket on Thursday and it wasn’t close as No. 19 Wisconsin opened up its Big Ten schedule by smashing Maryland 32-6 in Madison.

Big one for the Badgers came at 141 pounds where Eli Stickley majored NCAA qualifier Ryan Diehl of Maryland 14-1. Maryland heavyweight Youssif Hemida was sharp in helping the Terrapins avoid the shutout with a first-period fall over Ben Stone. That dual was live on BTN, so go ahead and check out the Badgers who earned major decisions from Andrew Crone at 157, Evan Wick at 165, Ryan Christensen at 174 and Hunter Ritter at 197 pounds.

In blustery Minneapolis where the match time temperature at Si Melby Hall was 18 degrees. This one was a romp for Augsburg, which came in ranked second in Division III. The Division II Dragons made it a match early, trailing 16-9 after five bouts but the Auggies rolled in the final five weights with four bonus victories including Lucas Jeske’s 13-5 win over Weston Dobler.

No. 8 Loras, which is fresh off its win over Augsburg over the weekend, rolled past No. 18 Augustana -- yup, the Illinois one, 32-9 in Rock Island. Second-ranked Jimmy Davis earned a technical fall at 149 pounds, while we had a nationally-ranked battle at 285 as top-ranked All-American Adarios Jones of Augustana knocked off sixth-ranked Quin Gilliam 2-1. These rankings from the NWCA Division III Coaches Association. Our man Andy Vogel at D3wrestle.com has more rankings over there.

Eric Van Kley’s Central Dutch -- again, fitting a school named the Dutch is coached by a guy with a Dutch name -- topped the Prairie Wolves of Nebraska Wesleyan 42-3. The Prairie Wolves are a second-year program in Lincoln, Nebraska coached by Virginia native Brandon Bradley. He went to Henrico. Ty Owens coached right there. Central improved to 2-1 on the year and picked up falls from Cam Timok, Tristan Clark, Lane Rumelhart and Daniel “not Harry Potter” Radcliffe. As my wife’s family says, if you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much.

In a battle of New York teams, Don Murray’s College at Brockport Golden Eagles -- hey I wore their hat today as a matter of fact -- topped Rochester Institute of Technology, or RIT 35-12. Top-ranked 125 pounder Jonathan Haas picked up a fall in 4:05, while Dillon Stowell, Sean Peacock, and Triston Engle also recorded falls. Don Murray started coaching when Richard Millhous Nixon was President.

In other action, No. 24 Waynesburg beat Muskingum 33-12, while in the NAIA we saw Lindenwood-Belleville top Missouri Baptist 27-22. Missouri Baptist would win the nightcap over first-year St. Mary of Kansas, coached by former Oregon head coach Chuck Kearney. Keeping things in the NAIA, York College of Nebraska, they’re the Panthers, not the one in Pennsylvania, topped Kansas Wesleyan 42-5. On the women’s side, Missouri Baptist’s women defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 29-12 and St. Mary 37-10.

No theme tonight. Just a solemn salute to people like my late Granddaddy Otis “Plug” Abbott who served in World War II and was on the second wave of Normandy years after what today’s anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is remembered as.

December 7, 1941 was a day that according to President Franklin Roosevelt, that will live in infamy. I never had the pleasure of serving this nation, but my family did in numerous branches of the military. My father was in the Army, so were both my grandfathers. I’m not sure where my paternal grandfather was at the time, but Otis was in Europe, where he met my soon-to-be grandmother. My mother was born overseas to an American GI. God Bless America and those who serve and protect her.

 

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Dec 5, 2017

The Ironman at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is regarded as one of the top high school sporting events in the nation. Next up on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with Corey Haddad, the Ironman's General Manager about the field, his background and what fans can expect to see in 2017.

A native of the Lehigh Valley, Haddad's been in and around wrestling since middle school and has done work for Flowrestling and Amateur Wrestling News prior to his role with the Ironman. Fans can watch live on Flowrestling.org this weekend and follow the event's brackets at Trackwrestling.com.

Corey also dropped some of the pre-seeds for us. The whole list will be released on Tuesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern WalshJesuitIronman.com

2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman Pre-Seeds
106
1. Isaac Salas - St. John Bosco, CA
2. Jacob Decatur - Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad., OH
3. Richard Figueroa - Selma, CA
4. Ryan Miller - Blair Academy, NJ

113
1. Lucas Byrd - La Salle, OH
2. Antonio Lorenzo - St. John Bosco, CA
3. Trevor Mastrogiovanni - Blair Academy, NJ
4. Ryan Chauvin - Lake Highland Prep, FL

120
1. Joey Melendez - Montini Catholic, IL
2. Michael Colaiocco - Blair Academy, NJ
3. Malik Heinselman - Castle View, CO
4. Julian Tagg - Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH

126
1. Jordan Decatur - Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad., OH
2. Beau Bartlett - Wyoming Seminary, PA
3. Malik Johnson - Christian Brothers College, MO
4. Jordan Crace - Graham, OH

132
1. Joe Silva - Lake Highland Prep, FL
2. Real Woods - Montini Catholic, IL
3. Ryan Anderson - Bethlehem Catholic, PA
4. Jesse Vasquez - Santiago, CA

138
1. Jaden Abas - Rancho Bernardo, CA
2. Malcolm Robinson - Blair Academy, NJ
3. Marshall Keller - Christiansburg, VA
4. Jack Davis - Wyoming Seminary, PA

145
1. Mitch Moore - Graham, OH
2. Brock Hardy - Box Elder, OH
3. Josiah Rider - Grand Junction, CO
4. Cole Matthews - Reynolds, PA

152
1. David Carr - Perry (Massillon), OH
2. Will Lewan - Montini Catholic, IL
3. Anthony Artalona, Tampa Prep, FL
4. Josh Kim - Santiago (Corona), CA

160
1. Andrew Merola - Blair Academy, NJ
2. Ryan Thomas - Graham, OH
3. Erich Byelick - Lake Highland Prep, FL
4. Jake Hendricks - Wyoming Seminary, PA

170
1. Julian Ramirez - Blair Academy, NJ
2. D.J. Shannon - Christian Brothers College, MO
3. Rocky Jordan - Graham, OH
4. Emil Soehnlen - Perry (Massillon), OH

182
1. Ryan Karoly - Malvern Prep, PA
2. A.J. Ferrari - Allen, TX
3. Trevor Lawson - Olentangy Liberty, OH
4. Tate Samuelson - Castle View, CO

195
1. Michael Beard - Malvern Prep, PA
2. Jared Ball - Hilliard Darby, OH
3. Zach Marcheselli - Broken Arrow, OK
4. Cody Howard - St. Edward, OH

220:
1. Braxton Amos - Parkersburg South, WV
2. Ben Goldin - Lake Highland Prep, FL
3. Ian Edenfield - Laurel Highlands, PA
4. Antonio McCloud - Elder, OH

285:
1. Seth Nevills - Clovis, CA
2. Cohlton Schultz - Ponderosa, CO
3. Jordan Earnest - Wadsworth, OH
4. P.J. Mustipher - McDonogh School, MD


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Dec 4, 2017

Another Sunday of wrestling is in the books and a completed garage project is now off my to-do list. It’s Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s top wrestling scores and more, I’m your host Jason Bryant, and today, we’re going to teach poodles how to fly.

Just a limited schedule in Division I, but we had a dandy at sold-out PPL Center in Allentown as No. 1 Penn State rallied to beat No. 5 Lehigh 23-19. The Mountain Hawks took advantage of PSU’s lightweight situation as Darian Cruz and Scotty Parker got Lehigh out to a 12-0 lead with back-to-back falls. No, we didn’t see Corey Keener for Penn State. Luke Karam extended the lead to 15-0 after a slight 2-0 upset over Jered Cortez. After that, the Penn State buzzsaw would get fired up, but the big five was only four on Sunday as Vincenzo Joseph was also out of action at 165. Zain Retherford and Jason Nolf did Retherford-Nolf kinds of things, while Mark Hall edged Jordan Kutler and Bo Nickal got past Ryan Preisch by matching 3-2 scores.

Anthony Cassar and Nick Nevills closed the door on the upset bid with two decisions. Nevills scored an escape and rode out Jordan Wood to earn a 2-0 win and lock up Penn State’s 35th straight dual win. The dual drew 9,896 fans, almost doubling Lehigh’s all-time record of just over 5,000 set against Penn State last year.

Next, we discover Secrets of the Universe where today we’re going to learn how to make plutonium from common household items.

In Spearfish, South Dakota, 17th-ranked South Dakota State swept the Dakota Showcase, as expected. The Jackrabbits picked up big wins over Division II Augustana -- the one in South Dakota obviously -- and Northern State as well as one over NAIA Dakota Wesleyan. This event had previously been held in Sioux Falls at the Pentagon -- yes, there’s an arena with such name, not a giant military office building. Chris Bono’s squad now 3-2 on the year.

Frank Beasley may have found the marble in the oatmeal and he gets to drink from the fire hose as his George Mason Patriots picked up a 32-10 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday. The win is Beasley’s first as a head coach. As an ODU alum, you know the best thing I can say about George Mason University? At least they’re not VCU.

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On Long Island, Penn went 3-0 at the Hofstra Duals, beating host Hofstra 34-8, The Citadel 35-10 and edging Campbell 16-15. The math tells you it’s a 5-5 split so the bonus point that made the difference came at 197 pounds from Frank Mattiace. Hofstra beat The Citadel 43-6 and Campbell beat Hofstra 30-9.

The only other major dual meet event was down in South Cackalacky was Newberry hosted the Newberry Duals. St. Cloud State, the No. 1 team in Division II, went 4-0 and picked up 17 victories by fall. NAIA Life was solid, beating Emmanuel 42-3 and first-year Queens 41-10 before falling to Division II Limestone 23-9. Host Newberry did pick up one seriously big win as Jordan Simpson beat past national champion Brett Velasquez of St. Cloud State at 125 pounds.

Tournament-wise, it was T. Boone Slim Pickens except for Oklahoma State, which won eight titles at the Bob Smith Fort Hays State Open. By the way, I’ve met Bob Smith. Helluva guy. Seriously. Quality dude all around. Oh, the tournament. Boo Lewallaen beat Geo Martinez -- again -- at 149 pounds. They’re both Cowboys. Nebraska freshman Mikey Labriola topped Jacobe Smith of Oklahoma State 7-6 at 174.

At the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open, the only real notable was at heavyweight and it’s only notable to most because these guys were hammers in high school. North Dakota State’s Brandon Metz pinned South Dakota State’s Kevin Vough in the finals of the Red Division.

At the Colorado Mesa Open, mostly Division II guys out there, but Utah Valley’s Tate Orndorff did earn a fall in 16 seconds, the fastest of the tournament.

Be sure to check out the trailer for Conan the Librarian, that’s all I’ve got for now, remember, we’ve got it all on UHF, I’m Jason Bryant.

 

 

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Dec 3, 2017

After a hard day of wrestling, we’ll have to take a big drink of Lakini’s Juice and call it a day. Ohio State won the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational without Joey McKenna and Kyle Snyder. That doesn’t bode well for the rest of the country. This is Short Time Shots with a look back at the wrestling happenings from December 2, 2017. I’ll be your heropsychodreamer and Hall of Fame writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant.

Them Buckeyes earned three titles to outdistance that state down south, aka Michigan, 155.5 to 140. Arizona State was third with 113.5, followed by Northern Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

Leading the way for the Buckeyes were champions Luke Pletcher at 133, Myles Martin at 184 and Kollin Moore at 197.

We’ll dial it back though and go weight-by-weight as freshman Taylor LaMont became the first wrestler from Utah Valley to win the CKLV by beating Sean Russell of Edinboro 4-3 at 125 pounds. LaMont, a member of the Junior World Team in Greco, was the No. 8 seed and after Friday’s win over Ethan Lizak, beat two more All-Americans to cap off a breakthrough event.

At 133, Pletcher got past Stevan Micic in the semis before handling American’s Josh Terao 9-2 in the finals. A lot of buzz came out of the tournament from Drexel’s Austin DeSanto, who finished fourth, losing to Virginia’s Jack Mueller twice. The big the true freshman hype, at least for now, should go with a guy who won the tournament, and that’s 141-pound champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell.

The New York native knocked off past NCAA finalist Bryce Meredith in the semifinals before topping Northern Iowa’s Josh Alber for the second time this year. Expect a giant jump in the rankings from Yianni D. this week.

Not sure if there’s a more underappreciated All-American than Justin Oliver. The Central Michigan junior wrestled exceedingly well en route to the title and a 9-7 win over upstart Troy Heilmann of North Cackalacky. That’s southern for Carolina.

Michigan’s Alec Pantaelo got off the proverbial schneid with a resounding 10-3 win over Micah Jordan in the finals at 157 pounds. Jordan had avenged an earlier loss to Josh Shields, while Pantaleo was solid in his semi win over Nebraska’s Tyler Berger.

David Freaking McFadden is nasty good. The Virginia Tech All-American packed upstart freshman Evan Wick in 2:58 to claim the Hokies only individual title in Vegas. Wick reached the finals as the No. 9 seed.

Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia notched his second win of the year over Ohio State’s Bo Jordan. This time, the Sun Devil sophomore took home a 9-6 win after a 9-6 win in the semis over the rugged Taylor Lujan of Northern Iowa. Tis Valencia’s second straight championship at the event.

Myles Martin scored three takedowns and only gave up escapes and a penalty point in an 8-5 victory over Michigan’s Domenic Abonader in a match that wasn’t as close as the score indicated.

Kollin Moore shook off Friday’s bugaboos and regained the crushing promise he’s shown the past two years by hitting a slick fireman’s carry on Virginia Tech’s Jared Haught and then switched off to a head and arm and registered the first-period fall to win the gold at 197 pounds.

Adam Coon of Michigan would top Arizona State’s Tanner Hall as Coon quickly countered a bad Hall shot in sudden victory. Coon wants to fly rockets and stuff. He’s big.

Other tournament action that didn’t involve that big tournament in Las Vegas was mostly outside of Division I.

Mt. San Antonio College won the Southern Regional championship of the California Community College Athletic Association. The Mounties, yes, the MOUNTIES, only had two champions but 10 of the 12 wrestlers placed in the Top 4. No report from the North Region up at Lassen College in Susanville.

The Mid-South Conference had its women’s conference championships on Saturday with Campbellsville picking up four individual titles, not counting Kayla Miracle, who was in Russia at the World Cup. The Mid-South Conference has five of its members fielding women’s wrestling programs. Charlotte Fowler, Koral Sugiyama, Alexia Foca, and Kaitlyn Hill claimed gold.


Lightning crashes in York, Pennsylvania as Johnson & Wales won four individual titles to win the New Standard Invitational at York College. Bobby Jordan, Jay Albis, Michael Gargano and Michael DiNardo each claimed titles for Lonnie Morris’ Wildcats, again, they aren’t just a cooking school.

I alone challenge you to find the reference here. Messiah outdistanced Mount Union to win the Messiah Petrofes Invitational. The Falcons earned three individual championships. Mount Union scored 70 points in its NCAA Division III quarterfinal football win over Frostburg State over the weekend. Oh, we’re talking wrestling.

Little alphabet soup as WPI won the RIT Invitational with two champions -- Tyler Marsh and Brendan Marion. “Lois, there’s a message in my alpha bits, it’s saying ooooooo.” Peter, those are Cherrios.

By the way, that reference I was mentioning earlier? The band Live is from York, Pennsylvania, so there’s the I Alone and the Lightning Crashes references. 90’s music fans rejoice.

Speaking of outside of Division I, you can file this under stuff that just never happens. Both Wartburg and Augsburg lost on Saturday. At the same event. To Division III schools. Not sure when, or if, that’s ever happened, but it’s a big enough anomaly that it leads off our dual meet section of the show.

This craziness happened in La Crosse at the Candlewood Suites duals. Loras, coached by Watrburg alum T.J. Miller, beat Augsburg 17-16 as the Duhawks. Yes, Duhawks, won the last three bouts to rally from a 16-8 deficit. Heavyweight Quin Gillam earned the dual-deciding 5-0 win. Since many of you may not be super familiar with Division III or life outside of D1 wrestling, Loras is in Dubuque, Iowa and they were ranked eighth in the country coming in. Augsburg was second. Loras SID Jim Naprstek even sent me a DM asking if the #1 and #2 teams in D3 ever lost on the same day.

No. 12 UW-Whitewater used a 4-2 decision at 197 pounds by All-American Jordan Newman over Kyle Fank to clinch a 21-20 win over No. 1 Wartburg. Both teams were docked a team point in the dual, with Whitewater’s coming after the match had concluded. Crucial swing was at 133 pounds where Hazen Rice was trailing Wartburg’s Brennen Doebel 6-3 in the second before Rice reversed Doebel to his back to get the fall at 3:38.

Want to make things even more complicated? Augsburg beat UW-Whitewater 26-16. This should be a real interesting year in D3, especially after the semester break and a few more athletes come into play.

Fourth-ranked Missouri opened up #MACtion with a 36-3 win over visiting Old Dominion. Grant Leeth picked up a fall at 149 pounds while Daniel Lewis picked up a technical fall at 174 to power the Tigers. Playing the name game, ODU’s Michael McGee, without an H, beat Missouri’s Barlow McGhee, with an H, in the tiebreakers.

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes you wonder how days could be any worse. Sixth-ranked NC State didn’t drop a goose egg on Chattanooga, they sent them into negative integers. The Pack beat the Mocs 41 to -1. Team point got deducted after 184 pounds when Pete Renda edged Bryce Carr. The Pack improved to 8-0 already this season.

Northwestern showed some snarl as the much-improved Wildcats handled Maryland 34-12. If you remember last week, Maryland had upended then-No. 21 Stanford. The Cats got falls from Sebastian Rivera at 125, Ryan Deakin at 149 and Johnny Wrestling, aka Johnny Sebastian at 174. The top individual matchup went Maryland’s way as heavyweight Youssif Hemida pinned Conan Jennings.

Fire up Dips? Franklin & Marshall topped VMI 25-12. The Diplomats are the only Division III school with a Division I wrestling program. They are the Highlander. There can be only one. Because the Highlander was a documentary and it was based on events that happened in real time! Ok, enough Aqua Teen references. One bright spot for VMI is Hunter Starner picked up a fall at 133 pounds. Starner’s from Tabb, my high school rival, but he was part of my old wrestling club, the PWA.

Indiana went 3-0 at the Hoosier duals, beating Northern Illinois, Cleveland State and SIU Edwardsville.

In Division II, fifth-ranked Pitt-Johnstown fell behind early, but came back to win six of the last eight bouts to defeat 10th-ranked Ashland 25-12. Pat Pecora, the AD and head coach at UPJ, started his head coaching career -- get this -- DURING the Carter Administration. See, it’s not just a joke I throw around about Colton McCrystal.

San Francisco State head coach Jason Welch earned his first head coaching win of his career as the Gators beat NAIA Southern Oregon 32-13. San Francisco State trailed 13-10 after five matches, but three of the next five wins were bonus victories, including falls by Sam Alnassiri at 285 and Isaiah Alva at 149.

Mercyhurst scored wins by Penn State transfer Wes Phipps at 197 and Jacob Robb at heavyweight to get past Kerry Regner’s Millersville Marauders 22-16 in a matchup of PSAC schools. Mercyhurst also beat LIU Post 25-19. Gannon also went 2-0 with wins over Millersvile an LIU Post. Gannon, like the bad guy in Metroid? Ah, nostalgia. I wasn’t any good at that game.

In the NAIA, top-ranked Grand View shut out Benedictine 51-0. The Vikings picked up falls from Blake Joiner at 174 and national champion heavyweight Dean Broghammer. We talked about the rarity of the negative one earlier -- coincidentally -- negative one was my softball number. Seriously.

Southeastern University of Lakeland, Florida won six out of 10 matches on Saturday against the University of the Cumberlands. But the Patriots’ four wins were all by bonus wins, two majors and two falls and those four wins were enough to beat Southeastern 20-19. Quandre Chisolm’s major decision at heavyweight pushed coach Chris Fleeger’s team to the win. Yes, THAT Chris Fleeger. Lime green buddah still unaccounted for. Southeastern is coached by a former Division I qualifier, Javier Maldonado. The Fire, yes, FIRE, is Florida’s only varsity college wrestling program.

Out in Oregon City, Oregon, Clackamas went 3-0 in a dual event it hosted. The Cougars beat junior colleges Highline and Southwestern Oregon and then beat NAIA Warner Pacific. Some names you may have heard of went 3-0 -- Ralphy Tovar, Dayton Racer and Gage Harrah.

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Dec 2, 2017

The big news in college wrestling is of course the wonderful world of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. There’s a lot to watch and with 20 different schools represented in the semifinals, it’ll sure to be a good Saturday of wrestling. Thanks to Earl Smith for that stat, I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a semi-daily look around the world of college wrestling.

Michigan leads the CKLV after the first day. Ohio State’s in second place followed by Nebraska, Arizona State and Northern Iowa. Michigan put five wrestlers into the semifinals, while Ohio State put six. Nebraska and UNI each have four.

As always, the Cliff Keen provides then ranking public some major headaches as upsets are plentiful.

At 125 pounds, a pair of All-Americans fell as returning NCAA runner-up Ethan Lizak was knocked off 4-3 in the quarterfinals by Utah Valley’s Taylor LaMont. Jay Schwarm of Northern Iowa avenged a loss earlier in the day to Cornell’s Mike Russo and Schwarm then beat Arizona State’s Ryan Millhof to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Boise State transfer and past JUCO All-American Will Bardezbain of Kent State topped North Carolina’s Dalton Macri 18-15 in the Round of 16.

Josh Terao of American is the lowest seed to reach the semifinals at 133 pounds. The Eagle topped No. 2 seed Dom Forys of Pittsburgh 6-3 in the quarters. He’ll face Jack Mueller of Virginia, who defeated 11th-seeded Austin DeSanto of Drexel in the other bottom bracket quarter. Up top, It’s a Michigan-Ohio State semi with top-seeded Stevan Micic set to face off with Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher. Pletcher survived a scare in a first-round tiebreaker win over Ben Thornton of Purdue.

At 141, two-time All-American Bryce Meredith of Wyoming will give Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis his first test in the semifinals. Down low, it’ll be a Chad Red-Josh Alber semifinal. Nebraska’s Red topped Eli Stickley of Wisconsin 7-5 in the quarters while Northern Iowa’s Alber upended Tommy “The Cat” Thorn of Minnesota 4-3. Top upset of that bracket came as Pitt’s Nick Zanetta beat No. 4 seed Javier Gasca of Michigan State in the pigtails.

At 149, a modest upset saw North Carolina’s Troy Heilmann go all South Plainfield on Ke-Shawn Hayes of Ohio State. Heilmann beat Hayes after falling behind 6-0 in the first period. Heilmann will face All-American Max Thomsen of UNI in the top bracket semi, while Justin Oliver of Central Michigan will face 900-year-old Colton McCrystal of Nebraska in the bottom bracket semi. McCrystal saw a huge lead evaporate in the quarters, but held on to beat Zander Wick 11-10. I found out Mr. Wick’s secret internet password -- it’s Mister Wick! Drew Carey Show reference if you’re wondering.

At 157, top-seeded Tyler Berger of Nebraska looked uninspiring, but he got the job done reaching the semifinals. He’ll face All-American Alec Pantaleo of Michigan. Pantaleo pinned North Dakota State’s Clay “I’m a lot smarter than you” Ream in 1:09. We’ll see a rematch of an earlier dual this year in the bottom bracket semi as Arizona State’s Josh Shields will face Ohio State’s Micah Jordan.

Michigan’s Logan Massa fell 8-4 to the other Wick twin, Evan, 8-4 in the quarters at 165 pounds. Wick scored a third-period escape and a takedown and added a riding time point to beat the returning All-American. Down low, TeShan Campbell of Ohio State will face All-American David McFadden of Virginia Tech. Campbell beat Nebraska’s Isaiah White, last year’s Division II champion, 3-1. Nick Wanzek of Minnesota survived a scare in the Round of 16 and then used riding time to outlast Anthony Valencia. He’s got Wick next. Anyone else getting a Monty Python reference at all?

1-2-3-5 here in the semis at 174 pounds. Arizona State’s Zahid Valenica is beast mode right now. He’ll face a dangerous Taylor Lujan of Northern Iowa in the semifinals. Lujan pinned Jaeden Bernstein of Navy in under a minute, while it’s that whole Michigan-Ohio State thing again, the state up north against that state down south with Myles Amine facing off with Bo Jordan.

At 184, Nebraska’s Taylor Venz is the story thus far. The No. 13 seed pinned All-American Drew Foster of Northern Iowa and then did the whole pin thing again against No. 5 seed Jordan Ellingwood of Central Michigan to reach the semifinals. He’ll face two-time All-American Myles Martin of Ohio State in the semis. Down low, it’s a 2-3 matchup with Virginia Tech’s Zack Zavatsky meeting up with Michigan’s Domenic Abounader. Nothing super crazy in the rest of the weight.

Top-seeded Kollin Moore of Ohio State was less than stellar in three early-round wins, but in the quarters, he picked it up, majoring Wisconsin’s Hunter Ritter to reach the semifinals. He’ll face CSU Bakersfield’s Matt Williams. Williams topped Northern Colorado’s Jacob Seely 8-1 in the quarters. Down low, things got messy. Second-seeded Jared Haught of Virginia Tech reached the semis without incident, but his opponent is unseeded Stephen Lioseau of Drexel. Lancaster Catholic REPRESENT! Loiseau beat Purdue’ s Christian Brunner in his opening round bout and then beat Cal Poly’s Tom Lane, who’d majored All-American Kevin Beazley of Michigan in the previous round. There’s more on that Drexel team than just a true freshman, folks.

At heavyweight, the only sizeable -- get it? Sizeable? Heavyweights? Yeah, Purdue’s Shawn Streck beat No. 4 seed Ryan Solomon of Pittsburgh early, but Streck was beaten in the semis by Stanford’s Nathan Butler. Butler will face the hulking Fowlerville, Michigan native Adam Coon. Down low, it’s the People’s Champ Jacob Kasper of Duke meeting up with college wrestling’s oldest heavyweight, Tanner Hall of Arizona State in a battle of All-Americans.

Brackets and video is all at Flowrestling.

You wrestle with who you’ve got and right now, Lock Haven’s got a few guys who like to score bonus points. Friday proved to be the biggest win to date of Scott Moore’s head coaching career as Lock Haven scored four bonus victories in five wins to upend No. 11 Rutgers in front of 2,300-plus fans at Thomas Field House in Mat Town.

Key victories were registered by Ronnie Perry over Eleazar DeLuca at 149 pounds, Chance Marsteller over John Van Brill at 165 and Thomas Haines, who delivered the match-ending fall at heavyweight over Razohnn Gross in just 43 seconds. Lock Haven -- the Bald Eagles soaring.

Unranked Princeton tried to make it interesting at Jadwin Gym, but No. 5 Lehigh was too much as late wins by Jordan Kutler and Ryan Preisch slammed the door on the Tigers 25-13. Scotty Parker picked up another fall at 133 pounds for the Mountain Hawks, giving him three straight wins by fall. Six more and he’ll tie Shute.

Seventh-ranked Iowa escaped with an 18-17 win over No. 15 Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night. Sam Stoll was the hero as he literally fell into a fortuitous position as Illinois heavyweight Deuce Rachal tried to throw the GRECO Junior world medalist and ended up on his back and stuck to give Iowa the come-from-behind victory. Pretty gross dual all the way around though. Isaiah Martinez looked good, but grass is also green.

No. 22 Rider topped Penn 19-15. Notable wins registered by Rider’s B.J. Clagon over Joe Velliquette and Chad Walsh over May Bethea. Heavyweight Ryan Cloud sealed the win for the Broncs with a 10-4 win at 285 over Patrik Garren. The loss was the first for the Roger Reina Head Coach of Wrestling Roger Reina since he returned to be the head coach of the Quakers, which oddly enough, is the only Ivy League team whose mascot isn’t a color or an animal. That was actually a Final Jeopardy question once.

A pair of ranked foes met in Division II in an MIAA conference matchup as No. 6 Central Oklahoma topped No. 21 Fort Hays State 22-14 in Hays, Kansas. UCO won six of the 10 bouts. Fort Hays’ Conrad Cole made a statement at 125 pounds, teching No. 4 Josh Lindsey. Fourth-ranked Caleb Cotter sealed the dual for the Bronchos, that’s Bronchos with an H, kind of like Stanley, with a C. Cotter topped Dakota Gulley 6-3 at 285 to ice the win.

Out in Great Falls, Montana, a mix of Division II, NAIA and junior colleges met up at the Battle of the Rockies duals. McKendree, the third-ranked team in Division II, beat host Providence -- formerly known as Great Falls, Minot State and Simon Fraser, which was ranked 12th in Divison II. Montana State-Northern from the NAIA was unbeaten, but due to NAIA rules not counting duals against non-four year schools as official bouts, the Lights -- yes, the LIGHTS -- only officially scored one win, and that was over Division II Simon Fraser.

Northwest College’s Nodir Safarav went 3-0 at 125 pounds. He’s the guy who won the Dave Schultz. How someone goes from Uzbekistan to Powell, Wyoming is beyond me.

In the NAIA, Baker topped Graceland 24-20. Two quick falls there delivered by Baker’s Lucas Lovvorn in 21 seconds and David Dow in 24 seconds. Baker’s the Wildcats and their from Baldwin City, Kansas. Shout out to Dan Harris. Oh, and coach Cody Garcia.

Other scores from around the nation
Western State Colorado beat Chadron State 30-11.
Marc Antoni-Macias’ Hunter Hawks beat second-year Keystone 40-12.
And Western New England topped Rhode Island College 44-2

 

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Dec 1, 2017

The sixth annual Grapple at the Garden is set for The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Director of Sports Events for MSG Dylan Wanagiel will again join the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about the event and the changes its undergoing.

The previous five iterations have been in the Garden arena itself, the same place that hosted the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. With a ton of sporting events and concerts crammed into the facility, both on the arena and theater side, Wanagiel explains why and the potential for the current layout.

Nine teams will showcase a celebration of wrestling as well as a high school all-star dual and a clinic featuring four-time NCAA champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. The event, which takes place on December 10 in New York City, will be streamed live on Flowrestling.

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Dec 1, 2017

NO MORE BEARDS! Oh who are we kidding. It’s Minnesota and the beard is like standard issue. I can at least get rid of the neck beard. That catches on all the zippers. But this isn’t a show about grooming, it’s about wrestling. It’s Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s notable news and results from the world of college wrestling, I’m your scribe and not-so-humble host Jason Bryant.

At three different points tonight, my wife Abby, who is completely awesome, had to pull me away from my tablet where I was watching the dual between NC State and Old Dominion. Yes, I am an ODU graduate and yes, I make sure I mark time off on our calendar to watch ODU football and wrestling duals that are on my various subscription services. Tonight, the girls, Lucy and Ruby, were decorating the tree. I was helping out, but at points during the tree decorating, I was crouched and going through level changes watching the dual. Hey, I call things down the middle when I’m on work time, but when I’m on my own time, there’s no secret where I went to school.

No. 6 NC State topped ODU 25-15 with three straight bonus victories at the final three weights to pull away from the Monarchs. While the Pack were favored to start with, the momentum swung at 157 pounds where Hayden Hidlay got up 4-0 quickly on Larry Early and earned a 13-5 major decision. That win crippled any hopes of a Monarch upset. Pete Renda and Michael Macchiavello earned techs and Malik McDonald earned a major decision to finish off the Monarchs for the host Wolf Pack.

In Division II, No. 1 St. Cloud State trounced rival Southwest Minnesota State 39-4. Top-ranked Brett Velasquez earned a technical fall at 125 pounds while Larry Bomstad, ranked No. 1 at 157 also picked up a technical fall. Coach Steve Costanzo’s Huskies have only lost seven duals since 2010. What’s that exactly? They’ve won 131 out of their last 138 duals.

In an all-West Virginia matchup, Wheeling Jesuit rallied to win the last six bouts and beat West Liberty 29-12. The Cardinals had four of those six wins via bonus including a fall at 197 pounds by Sawyer Leppla. West Liberty did have one notable win, Darius Bunch upset two-time All-American Dustin Warner 9-3 in sudden victory at 125.

Minnesota State rocked Division III St. John’s 36-9 in an all-Minnesota dual, donchaknow.

In Division III, 13th-ranked Central dropped only two bouts en route to a 28-12 victory over Augustana -- the one in Illinois.

In other action

Lourdes split 5-5 with Adrian but a forfeit and two falls were enough to give Lourdes a 24-18 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday. William Penn topped Truman State 27-22 in a D2-NAIA scrap. William Penn’s mascot? The Statesmen! Remember that show The State that was on MTV? Nah, not many do. It was funny. Not Kids in the Hall funny, but still amusing.

Keeping it the NAIA, Andrew Nicola’s Concordia (of Nebraska) Bulldogs shutout Dakota Wesleyan 55-0 in GPAC action. Midland won the last two bouts to rally past Doane 25-17 in another GPAC dual. That’s Great Plains Athletic Conference in case you’re wondering. Yes, you were wondering. Oh, we’re not done yet -- Northwestern College, the RED Raiders who are from Orange City, Iowa topped Briar Cliff 19-17. Briar Cliff’s bonus points made it close but Northwestern won six of the 10 bouts for the win.

Lindenwood-Belleville won eight of 10 and beat Central Baptist 40-9 in an American Midwest matchup, while second-ranked Missouri Valley dispatched with Benedictine 40-3 in a Heart of American Conference dual. Top matchup there came at 165 pounds where third-ranked T.J. Barnes beat No. 9 Josh Romero 4-3.

That’s what’s happening in college wrestling on November 30, 2017. Be sure to check out our promotion and drawing to win a $150 gift pack from Compound Clothing and CMPTeamWear.com. All you have to do is become a team member of the Mat Talk Podcast Network by going to mattalkonline.com/contribute and helping spread the word of the original, on-demand wrestling content you’re hearing on the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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Go shave everyone, it’s December.

 

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Nov 30, 2017

When does dissecting pigs become a topic of Thanksgiving dinner? When you live in Minnesota! I’m Hall of Fame announcer, writer and broadcaster Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots by the Mat Talk Podcast Network, a daily look at scores and more from the world of college wrestling. More about the pigs just a bit later.

Wednesday tried to be pick on Division III day as a couple of Division II schools beat area rivals from the non-scholarship level of Division III. Out near me, at least in the soon-to-be frozen tundra, Mary beat Concordia of Moorhead 33-12, while UW-Parkside, a D2 school, beat UW-Stevens Point 35-6.

Mary, ranked 23rd in Division II, set the tone early earning bonus points in the first four bouts of the night over the Cobbers, FEAR THE EAR. Concordia is ranked 21st in Division III.

Sidenote: Division II Limestone beat Division I Davidson on Tuesday night.

Another Sidenote: I mentioned on one of the recent shows that my niece Ashley is a freshman at Concordia. Well, let me give you this little story. She was talking to our family during Thanksgiving about one of her bio labs and specifically her lab partner. No names here, but anyway, she said she was dissecting a pig -- it is Minnesota folks -- and she cut too much into the stomach and the contents of the pig decided to squirt out -- on to her lab partner. Since Ashely was doing most of the work anyway due perceived queasiness, it should come as no surprise that said lab partner decided to puke right there.

No worries dude, it’s the innards of a pig shooting across the room at you. I might have yacked too.

It wasn’t all sunshine and Tony Ramos for Division II on Wednesday though as Scranton, a Division III school in, you guessed it, Scranton, Pennsylvania, beat Division II East Stroudsburg 21-16. The Royals won the last three bouts of the dual to rally from a 16-12 deficit. The match-clincher came at heavyweight where freshman William Oxley topped Hunter Marhan 7-4.

In a Commonwealth matchup, meaning the Commonwealth of Virginia, Southern Virginia beat Hampden-Sydney 54-0 in a dual between two new-ish programs. Southern Virginia has fielded a program for over 15 years, but they finally became a school-sponsored varsity team a few years ago. This is the first year they are postseason eligible as the school reclassified to Division III. Hampden-Sydney is still struggling with numbers, but first-year head coach Chris Conkwright will eventually get things working in Farmville. Yes, Hampden-Sydney College is just outside Farmville, Virginia NOT the game on your phone.

Kansas Wesleyan beat Ottawa 26-24 as coach Matt Oney and his squad won the school’s first dual meet in history on Wednesday. Tanner O’Donnell’s first-period fall at 197 pounds iced it for the Coyotes.

Reinhardt picked up four forfeits and two falls, including an 18-second fall from Garrett Klinger at 165 pounds to beat Truett McConnell in an Appalachian Athletic Conference matchup. The NAIA moved from regions or groups to conferences for qualifying this season. The AAC is sponsoring wrestling for the first time, much like many of the other NAIA conferences.


In the JUCO ranks, Iowa Lakes beat NIACC 34-15. The Laker s, yes, a very original nickname, picked up falls from Anthony Fisher, Sangobunmi Smith and Brady Brott along the way.

In other news makers from Wednesday, Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin announced it would be starting women’s wrestling as a varsity sport in 2018-19. That will bring the number of new women’s college programs starting up next season to six. Nassau Community College was set to start next year, but they’ve got two women wrestling this season as featured by Newsday, a Long Island paper, last week. Lakeland joins Tiffin and Schreiner as three NCAA schools that have recently announced they’re starting programs next year.

The pre-seeds are out for the 36th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. You can find them on Flowrestling or a link to that story in the daily wrestling newsletter that will hit the inbox on Thursday morning. What? You don’t know what this free daily newsletter is? Well it’s the previous day’s top stories, key scores and news from around the world. You can sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news.

The #GivingTuesday promotion is going beyond Tuesday, in fact, it’s running until December 6. If you become a team member or patron of the Mat Talk Podcast Network, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $150 prize pack courtesy of Cliff Fretwell and his crew at Compound Clothing. New team members will be eligible to win another surprise, but every current patron, new and old, is eligible for the prize pack. You can sign up to be a patron and contribute to this network at mattalkonline.com/contribute. Would like to thank Brian Solo, Denny Diehl, Mark Williamson, Mike McCormick and Jack Childs for their recent contributions to the network.

Late breaking as I record this -- Kyle Snyder is the USOC’s male Olympic Athlete of the Year and Bill Zadick is the USOC’s Olympic Coach of the Year. U-S-A, U-S-A! Details on themat.com.

Now don’t go disectin’ them pigs without safety goggles and a strong stomach.

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Nov 27, 2017

The Sunshine State is on display as Episode 374 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast talks with Orlando Sentinel wrestling writer and glutton for punishment Brant Parsons.

A wrestler in his youth, Parsons moved to Florida as a teenager and was more of a runner than a wrestler. A career in radio eventually brought him into the print media and that's where he found wrestling -- or wrestling found him again.

We'll talk with Parsons about the state of wrestling in the media, balancing content with editors in a time where newspapers are struggling, his new podcast, Working the Edge, the quality of high school wrestling in the state and the impact the two-piece uniform might have on a state where much of its activity is spent outdoors.

You can follow Brant at OSWrestle on Twitter and check out the wrestling coverage in the Orlando Sentinel at OrlandoSentinel.com/Wrestling.

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Nov 27, 2017

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday - The Monsters of Mash, the Crushers of Crash coming to Civic Auditorium. FANS, meet the Nitro Girls. KIDS, meet SpongeBob SquarePants. You’ll see the five-story car-crunching monster CAR ZILLA not to mention monkey-driven, rocket-powered JET CARS! $5 buys a seat, but you’ll only need the edge -- plus ticket, title, license and service charge.

Yes, I’ve done that a time or two. My friend Nate calls that “Twinkie announcer voice,” it’s basically when I go so over the top like a monster truck commercial combined with my penchant for just announcing everything I do. One of my college roommates told me once that he knew I’d be good at broadcasting, because he said I narrated everything I did. “Looking for my shoes, my keys are over there.” Jeff Palmer, miss you man.

As for me, I’m Jason Bryant, your monster-truck talking, podcast-producing Hall of Fame jack of all trades and this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the happenings in college wrestling for November 26, 2017.

While I focus mostly on the college side of things here on this particular version of Short Time, Richie Lewis, the 732 Savage, goes out to Poland and he’ll bring a U23 World Championship back to New Jersey. He picked up the gold at 70kg in a day that finally saw the U.S. win some medals. Joey McKenna and Ty Walz also came home with bronze medals. McKenna, as most, if not all of you know, is at Ohio State, while Walz Is on staff at Virginia Tech.

NOW, to the duals. That’s duals with an A, not with an E, as someone asked on Facebook just the other day.

We start in Fargo where third-ranked Oklahoma State mauled North Dakota State 40-3. The Cowboys saw two-time NCAA champion Dean Heil win his 100th career match with a tech fall over Nico Colunga at 141 pounds. Six Cowboys scored bonus points, including a fall from Kaid Brock at 133 and Keegan Moore at 184. Andrew Marsden picked up a first-period technical fall at 197 pounds. Oklahoma State improved to 3-0, 1-0 in the Big 12 while North Dakota State fell to 0-3.

Fourth-ranked Missouri survived a scare in Charlottesville as the Tigers needed a win from heavyweight Austin Myers to pick up the 18-15 win over Virginia. Missouri wrestled without All-Americans Jaydin Eierman, who didn’t make the trip and Willie Miklus, who dinged up his knee in Saturday’s pin over Virginia Tech’s Jared Haught. Of note, Louie Hayes knocked off Barlow McGhee 4-1 at 125 and Jack Mueller has shown zero problems moving up to a new weight class. The Texas native topped Missouri’s John Erneste 9-2 at 133. Both teams won five, but it was bonus points from Joey LaVallee, Daniel Lewis and Canten Marriott that allowed the Tigers to survive their trip through the Commonwealth.

No. 12 Arizona State won the last five to pull away from No. 16 South Dakota State 25-13 in Tempe. The Jackrabbits led 13-7 halfway through, but wins by Josh Maruca, Josh Shields, Anthony and Zahid Valencia clinched the win, while Kordell Norfleet’s win over Brady Ayers at 184 in the dual’s final bout was the icing on the cake. Zeke Jones likes cake. I know this. I worked with Mr. Larry for three years. It takes him forever to order it, and usually he gets his assistant to do it for him.

No. 22 Rider ended up with a split on its jaunt to Iowa. After getting hammered in Carver-Hawkeye on Friday night, coach John Hangey picked up his first win as the head coach of the Broncs with a 22-15 win over Iowa State in a dual held ON A STAGE at Stephens Auditorium. Kevin Dresser brought the whole theater thing out to Ames. Only real surprise there came at 133 pounds where Anthony Cefolo pinned Iowa State’s Ian Parker in the first period. Cefolo was beaten on Friday night by unheralded Phillip Laux 5-1. From the Cyclone perspective, freshman Kanen Storr had a solid 11-6 win over Tyson Dippery at 141.

That’s all for the ranked stuff, but down tobacco road, North Carolina stopped Appalachian State 30-6. Dalton Macri made his first appearance at 125 pounds for the Heels and picked up a 12-3 major decision in the process. Best individual result there was All-American Ethan Ramos’ 12-2 major decision at 174 pounds over Forrest Przybysz (that’s Pribish, if you’re reading this).

Binghamton swept the Hoosier Duals at Indiana, beating Eastern Michigan 28-13, Division II Indianapolis 35-7 and host Indiana 29-6. Binghamton, which just got beat 40-2 by Penn State, won eight out of 10 weights on the road, against a Big Ten team. The Bearcats’ Joe Nelson had a 9-7 win over NCAA qualifier Elijah Oliver, who continues to struggle here in the early going.

And remember folks, from now until December 6, all current team members of the Mat Talk Podcast Network and all NEW patrons will be entered into a drawing to win a $150 prize pack from Compound Team Wear and my man Cliff Fretwell. All you need to do is contribute to this network with a monthly drop in the bucket - $1, $5, whatever - at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam. You’ll get a cool swag bag already, which is already done magnificently by Compound, but you can get more free gear as well. That offer runs until December 6, 2017. If you like this program or any program on the network, hit us up at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam and do that whole Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday in one shot.

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Nov 26, 2017

For those of you with kids, it certainly sucks when they’re sick. I’m dealing with that right now. Having to keep the 16-month-old active and away from her big sister while she decides to empty the contents of her stomach. It’s seriously the saddest thing. Hopefully some of this news will be a pick-me-up. My recent outlet, home improvement, also took its shots at me as I got hit in the face by a nail as I was prying old nails from out of my soon-to-be destroyed deck.

But this isn’t This Old House or Quincy -- a reference those of you over 45 might get -- this is Short Time Shots, a quick look back at the day’s notable scores and more from the world of college wrestling -- I’m Jason Bryant and my face hurts.

In Blacksburg, Virginia, the Moss Arts Center was literally center stage as No. 4 Missouri faced No. 10 Virginia Tech in this season’s top dual so far. Virginia Tech came out flat, while Missouri was wrestling crisp and clean even without the services of All-American Jaydin Eierman. With nine of the 10 bouts featuring ranked opponents in some way, shape or form, there were numerous toss-ups. One such toss-up came at 133 where John Erneste controlled the action on his feet to top a dangerous Dennis Gustafson by an 11-2 major decision. Grant Leeth scored the biggest win of his college career, an 8-2 win over two-time All-American Solomon Chiskho. The dual’s biggest individual match was also its most surprising, not by who won, but by how.

Second-ranked Jared Haught of Virginia Tech was up 7-2 in the third and appeared to be finishing a takedown before Willie Miklus, who’s fresh off a pasting by Iowa freshman Jacob Warner, whipped Haught through and rolled him over, pressed him flat, pinned his shoulders, to the mat. Miklus’ fall sealed the win for the Tigers.

No. 13 Nebraska headed east to West Virginia and trounced West Virginia 28-13 in Morgantown. With no individual matchups featuring ranked wrestlers, no Zeke Moisey and a forfeit at 133, this matinee was rather ho-hum. Bloodround’s favorite heavyweight, David Jensen, earned a fall in 3:17.

Looking for some #MACTION? The State University of New York AT Buffalo, AKA the University AT Buffalo, not OF Buffalo picked up its first MAC dual win of the year topping Ohio U. 27-9 IN Buffalo on Saturday afternoon.

Individually, Kyle Akins and Joe Ariola scored falls to propel the Bulls, but Ohio got the top individual win of the night as No. 18 Cam Kelly topped No. 5 Bryan Lantry 4-3 at 133 pounds.

Internationally … check out TheMat.com and Trackwrestling.com for coverage of the U23 World Championships from Poland. There isn’t much for the U.S. t o celebrate. Andy Hamilton had sausage and pierogis for Thanksgiving, I hear.

So while I’ve got your attention, I’ll be pushing out a Giving Tuesday promotion for those who are part of the Mat Talk Online daily wrestling news mailing list and for current team members of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

What is a team member, you ask? Well, it’s a group of people who are generously supporting this network and the original, on-demand content it provides. So between now -- which is November 25 and December 6, which is not an arbitrary date, it’s my dad’s birthday -- any NEW team members who sign up for a monthly contribution to the Mat Talk Podcast Network at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam will be entered in a drawing for a gift pack from Compound Clothing and Compound Team Wear valued at around $150. Knowing Cliff Fretwell, it’ll probably be worth more. And yes, current team members, since you’re an on-going contributor, you are entered in the drawing too. I will sweeten the deal for new patrons though, but that’s a secret!

So go to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam and become a team member to support this network and this program as well as to register for a drawing and contribute to this network.

I’m now off to a world of Children’s Tylenol and watching replays of my alma mater getting beat on a half-court shot at the buzzer. Freaking William & Mary.

I’m Jason Bryant and JOIN THE TEAM!!!

 

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Nov 22, 2017

The life and times of Mason Beckman is now up on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. There's so much being discussed here, all we can say is sit back and listen to a guy who can talk about wrestling for hours on end. This isn't that long, but it's a quality conversation with the two-time Lehigh All-American and co-host of the PA Power Wrestling Podcast College Edition.

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Nov 22, 2017

I got no crazy intro here because I spent two hours on a call tonight with Mason Beckman. It’s coming up on Short Time which will be put out on Wednesday. As for now, I’m Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant, and this is Short Time Shots, a quick recap of the day’s college wrestling action and news from November 21, 2017.

The pin chain was in full effect at St. John Arena in Columbus where second-ranked Ohio State won two “duals” against Cleveland State and Kent State at the Thanksgiving Throwdown. Luke Pletcher, Micah Jordan, Kollin Moore and Kyle Snyder each had falls on the day. The Buckeyes beat Kent State 38-9 and Cleveland State 43-3. Kent State topped Cleveland State 36-9.

Air Force and Fresno State matched up on Tuesday ON A BOAT. Well, technically the USS Midway is an aircraft carrier. Air Force encroached on its military comrades to use their boat and beat the start-up Bulldogs 24-12. This one’s drawn considerable media attention, check out the daily wrestling newsletter by signing up at mattalkonline.com/news to read all about it.

In Division II, King rallied from a 22-6 deficit to win the last four weights to beat Belmont Abbey 23-22 in an ECAC matchup. Virginia Beach native Eldon Valery picked up his match-winning takedown in sudden victory at 285 pounds that also gave the Tornado the team win.

Also in the mix there was Queens University earning its first dual meet win in school history. Ken Chertow’s Royals -- yes, THAT Ken Chertow -- won eight out of 10 bouts and Seth Petarra, yes, the same Seth Petarra who goes bonkers over international wrestling rankings, earned the lone fall of the dual for Queens. It’s the first year of the program, which is going to compete as an NCWA team this season before fully competing in Division II next year. And yes, you WILL get an e-mail about it.

Sixth-ranked Pitt-Johnstown won again. The Mountain Cats beat East Stroudsburg 34-9 in a PSAC tilt.

In Division III, second-ranked Augsburg trounced St. Olaf 42-9. Yes, I know, I know. You think I’m going to make a reference about that show and that one woman who’s still alive at like 900 years old. Well, I won’t. Alex Wilson notched the fastest fall of the night for the Auggies, a 57-second fall at 149.

Augsburg is the Auggies, St. Olaf is the Oles, St. John’s in the Johnnies … oh, it gets worse. Other schools in that conference are St. Thomas. They’re the Tommies. Gustavas Adophus? The Gusties. And Concordia out in Moorhead? Well, they’re at least sane. Fear the Ear. They’re the Cobbers. My niece Ashley is a freshman there this year.

One of the ol’ clients here on the Mat Talk Podcast Network is the Beavers of Buena Vista. Well things didn’t go great for the Beavers tonight as Northwestern College of Iowa had just a few too many bonus points to get the 20-18 victory. Northwestern is an NAIA school in Orange City, Iowa, but they’re the RED Raiders. No worries, coach Rik Dahl is color blind.

Graceland got all shook up beating Ottawa 35-12 in NAIA action. The Yellow Jackets are off to a solid start this year. U. of the Cumberlands topped Division II Bellarmine 26-17 in a matchup of Kentucky programs.

UW-Eau Claire beat Luther 27-14, while UW-Whitewater beat UW-Platteville 33-10. That does it for all the YOU DUBS tonight. We’ll to east where WPI topped Western New England 36-9 in a New England matchup. There’s a TON of D3 schools in New England. I still have yet to visit Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire. Don’t worry, Massachusetts, you’re good. I was up there in 1992.

In the junior college ranks, we had CRITERIA SEVEN!

A few years ago, when Rider beat Wisconsin on what was then the fourth criteria, first takedown, people were incensed. Then, they should have cared a year earlier, since it was a full year after the “first takedown” criteria was instituted as the fourth criteria but it hadn’t decided a D1 dual until then. Well, now we’ve got first takedown still as a criteria, but it’s the last one. SEVENTH on the list. So how’d this happen on Tuesday? Itasca Community College and Minnesota West, two two-year institutions up here in the great state of Minnesota went back and forth. There were only four bouts wrestled, so we had six forfeits -- which sucks.

But all 10 bouts were six-point victories, thus, there were no individual match scores to tabulate with other criteria and there were no penalty points. Ultimately, it was Tanner Reetz who scored the first takedown of the dual to give Itasca the win. Oh you wacky JUCO’s.

I should have asked Beckman what Lehigh’s REAL mascot is. To many, they’re still the Engineers. To Gimp, they’re the South Mountaineers or Turkey Buzzards or something.

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Nov 20, 2017

Fantasy football sucks the life out of me. It really does. This is Short Time Shots for Sunday, November 19, 2017 and let’s just say, I’m having more success starting guys like Case Keenum than I am “fantasy studs.” I’m also recording these in one take. If I flub, I flub. Who am I? Hall of Fame announcer Jason Bryant, that’s who!

Very limited schedule across the country on this, the Sunday before Thanksgiving here in the United States, but the five Division I duals we saw all involved ranked teams. The question is, where do we start? We had two top 10 duals … ah, let’s start with the upset.

And by upset, we mean No. 10 Lehigh pasting No. 4 Michigan at Grace Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 27-8. On paper, people believed this Michigan team could make a run at the NCAA title. I even mentioned to Richard Immel on Bonus Points on Friday that Michigan could take some dual losses and still come out as a threat.

On Sunday, Lehigh wasn’t impressed by the credentials, the hype or the ranking as Pat Santoro’s 10th-ranked Mountain Hawks scored sizable wins from Ian Brown at 157, Jordan Kutler at 174 and Ryan “The Preisch is Right” at 184. At this rate, it’s doubtful anyone’s going to drop a weight, especially Preisch, who topped Domenic Abounader 3-1 at 184 and Kutler, who topped All-American Alec Pantaleo at 157. Scotty Parker using that RP Norley Pennridge strength registered another fall, although it was over Michigan backup Michael Volyanyuk.

In Stillwater, we were expecting a tight dual with third-ranked Oklahoma State and sixth-ranked Minnesota. A bunch of matches were tight, but the dual score wasn’t. The Cowboys gave coach John Smith his 400th career dual victory with a 30-3 beatdown of the Golden Gophers. The Cowboys won five matches decided by two points or less.

Minnesota’s lone bright spot came at 125 where returning NCAA finalist Ethan Lizak rallied to beat Nick Piccininni 10-9. Piccininni built an 8-1 lead at the end of the first period before Lizak chose top and scored six nearfall points in two different sequences. In the third, Piccininni chose neutral and gave up the go-ahead takedown. A riding time point would be the final difference maker.

The rest of the dual -- uffda. Kaid Brock scored four takedowns to beat Mitch McKee 9-7 in a bout that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Dean Heil needed a third-period takedown to do Dean Heil types of things and beat Tommy Thorn 3-1.

No. 9 Virginia Tech looked strong to quite strong in a maroon battle against Central Michigan. The Hokies won eight out of 10 and too both head-to-head ranked matchups to earn the win in Cassell Coliseum. At 149, Solomon Chishko topped Justin Oliver 3-1 in a matchup of past All-Americans while Zack Zavatsky topped Jordan Ellingwood 7-4 at 184. For the second straight time, B.C. “The Headache Powder” LaPrade makes the show. He upset Collin Heffernan 3-1 in sudden victory. Being a Poquoson grad, I can’t give the New Kent guy TOO much pub.

Arizona State took center stage, LITERALLY, as the Sun Devils hosted a theater-style dual against No. 25 Pittsburgh. The end result was more tragedy for the Panthers than it was comedy as the Sun Devils won eight of 10 bouts to cruise to a 32-6 win. Coach Zeke “My real name is Larry” Jones saw his team win both of the notable matches as Josh Shields beat Taleb Rahmani at 157 and Tanner Hall beat Ryan Solomon in one of those thrilling escape-riding time 2-0 wins.

No. 13 Northern Iowa rebounded from Friday’s loss to win its first Big 12 dual with a 21-19 win over North Dakota State in Cedar Falls. At 141, Josh Alber scored the match-winning individual victory with a technical fall in the final match of the dual.

Penn State crowned seven champs at the Keystone Classic at The Palestra hosted by Penn (singular). Zain Retherford won his 100th career bout during the course of the event, while Jason Nolf pinned his way through at 157 pounds. Bo Nickal scored three falls and a tech en route to the title at 184. Other Penn State champs were Jered Cortez at 141, Anthony Cassar at 197, Nick Nevills at heavyweight and Mark Hall at 174, who went fall, fall, tech tech, fall. Kinda like that whole duck-duck-grey duck thing they do out here. I still think it’s duck-duck-goose.

Cornell won the New York State Intercollegiate championships, there wasn’t a whole lot of comp to challenge the Big Red this year. Lock Haven won four titles at the Black Knight Invitational at Army West Point -- yes, you kind of have to say the whole “Army West Point” thing now. Something about branding. The Bald Eagles got golds form Kyle Shoop-Shoop-ay-Doop, Chance Marsteller and a pair of Solanco Mules -- Ronnie Perry and Thomas Haines. Lancaster-Lebanon League representing the 717 there.

NC State won five titles at the Wolfpack open. Yup. They hosted. Wisconsin won five titles out west at the Roadrunner Open hosted by CSU Bakersfield. Top win there was probably Ricky Robertson’s 3-1 overtime win over Emery Parker of Illinois.

In Division III, John Carroll swept the John Carroll duals, earning wins over Case Western Reserve, Penn State Behrend, Lycoming, Alfred State and Lourdes.

Gettysburg won three matches at the Green Terror Duals in Westminster, Maryland. Yes, the Green Terror is the nickname of McDaniel College, formerly known as Western Maryland. Coach Andy Vogel’s Bullets topped Division II Alderson-Broaddus 30-14, Penn State-Mont Alto 57-0 and Scranton 27-15. Gettysburg 133-pounder Louie Carusillo picked up the Dundie Award for fastest fall in the dual against Scranton.

All the scores and tournament results and standings can be found at mattalkonline.com/scoreboard. Get this news and a ton more each and every morning with my free daily wrestling newsletter, you can sign up at mattalkonline.com/news and you can drop a dollar in the tip jar over at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam. Your contributions keep the lights on and keep these shows free of ads for crap you don’t need.

In case you’re wondering, my team names this year in fantasy football are not that good. The only one I stuck with was the Berlin Walleye. I’m actually losing to a bunch of other podcast nerds in one league. I’m like 0-10. But I’m in the running in my league with a bunch of former colleagues from the paper, some of whom are NFL beatwriters. Podcasters know more about fantasy football than sportswriters. That’s today’s lesson.

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Nov 19, 2017

Elton John sang something about Saturday night. I’m just trying not to get my butt kicked by my wife in Dr. Mario yet again. This is Short Time Shots for November 18, 2017. I’m Jason Bryant and spent the day over at Augsburg UNIVERSITY. Sorry Kyle Simmons, that is NOT a pun.

Before I begin this monologue, I want to explain one thing about this particular version of the show. If I don’t get to a score, it’s because there was too much stuff to talk about. The point of this is to be short, not analyze every single dual that comes out. If it’s notable, and I’m not being lazy, it’ll make the show. Best way to make the show? Schedule duals for Tuesdays, there’s not much going on then.

Now, dual-meet wise, it was slow in Division I, however Kerry McCoy’s Maryland Terrapins went west and beat No. 21 Stanford 18-15. McCoy spent time in Palo Alto as the Cardinal head coach prior to coming to Maryland, so he knows the landscape well. Saturday’s however, was OUTSIDE. Yes, Maryland’s wrestled TWO outdoor duals this year. Swing match at the dual came at heavyweight where Youssif Hemida topped Nathan Butler 3-1 to give the Terps the win. Maryland was put in a position to win when Brandon Cray. Wait, WHO? Beat All-American Connor Schram 8-7 at 125. Who the heck is Brandon Cray. A pretty solid kid out of New Jersey who went 26-7 during his redshirt year. Stanford surely to drop out of the Top 25 this week. Don’t expect Maryland to jump in, though.

Missouri won 10 overall titles at the Joe Parisi Lindenwood Open, but six of them were in the Open Division, so we’re focusing action there. The big Missouri outcome was actually a loss by All-American Willie Miklus at 197 pounds. Coming back off an injury and moving up a weight, he was majored by Iowa true freshman Jacob Warner. That’s going to be quite the result when it comes time to pull or not to pull redshirts up in Iowa City.

Of note, Barlow McGhee won at 125 in a weight where Zeke Moisey again struggled, defaulting to sixth after losing to Oklahoma’s Christian Moody. Daniel Lewis looked sharp up at his new weight class, beating Oklahoma’s Yoanse Mejias at 174 and the lone non-D1 champion -- DEMETRIUS Thomas, the returning NAIA champion from Williams Baptist. He beat Missouri’s Austin Myers 7-1.

There was a team-scored invitational in Division I where Navy won its own Navy Classic by outdistancing Purdue 112.5 to 100.5. Old Dominion was third with 98.5

Navy crowned three champions -- Nicholas Gil at 141,Drew Daniels at 165 and Jaeden Bernstein at 174. Brown was the only other team with two champions as the Bears, yes, they are the BROWN BEARS, had champs from Justin Staudenmayer and Christian LaFragola. Notable champions included Luke Welch of Purdue at 125, Josh Terao of American at 133, Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton at 149, Cory Griego of Oregon State at 197 and Mike Hughes of Hofstra at heavyweight.

At the Georgia Open hosted by Emmanuel College, Maveric Rechsteiner captured the championship at 285 pounds. Some of you already know why I’m plugging this one. Rechsteiner is the son of Rob Rechsteiner, whom many of you may know as professional wrestler Rick Steiner. Pretty cool.

Wesleyan captured the championship at the Doug Parker Invitational held at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Coach Drew Black’s Cardinals won three weights and placed eight overall to outdistance second-place Southern Maine 125-116.

Back in Division I, NC State swept three opponents at the Wolfpack Duals. The seventh-ranked Pack beat Utah Valley 34-6, Division II UNC Pembroke 48-0 and NAIA Reinhardt 54-0.

In Division II, Seton Hill rallied to win the last four bouts to defeat Millersville 20-18. You’re going to see a theme developing here. Damon Greenwald, Billy Bowlen, Jacob Temple and Jody Crouse swept 174 through heavyweight to give the Griffins the win. Of note on the Millersville side of things, 125-pounder Aaron Wildonger pinned third-ranked Alan Diltz in the first period.

Other shoutouts go to Thomas More in Division III winning three duals on the day, topping Trine, MacMurray and Ancilla. That’s Thomas More, the school, not a singular person. The school is named after a person. You get the idea. The Saints, YES, Thomas More, like in the Val Kilmer movie The Saint. Still my favorite movie with Elisabeth Shue. Seriously.

Dual action in Division III and a BIG ONE held at Roanoke Catholic High School in Roanoke, Virginia sees No. 11 Ferrum rip off five straight individual matches to come from behind to beat No. 3 Stevens Tech 21-18. The Panthers, in just the program’s fifth year, registered the program’s biggest win to date. Wins down the stretch by Andrew Tolbert, Blake Rosenbaum, Zach Shaffer, Hunter Goulart and Carlos Leyva gave Nate Yetzer’s squad the win. They are rolling there in Southwest Virginia.

It was somewhat similar for another Virginia school, but in the other direction as Averett University wrestled its first dual as a first-year program and fell to Huntingdon 24-21. The Hawks won the last four matches, all by bonus points, to rally from a 21-3 deficit.

Baldwin Wallace went 4-0 at the Mount Union Duals. Jamie Gibbs’ squad is serving as the host for the Division III National Championships this year in Cleveland. Muhlenberg hosted and won the Scotty Wood Duals, beating Camden County College in the final.

On the women’s side, McKendree came away with the team championship at the Missouri Valley Invitational. The Bearcats placed 11 and crowned three individual champions. Brenda Reyna had three techs and a fall en route to her title at 123 pounds. Senior Megan Black, a U23 World Teamer, went 4-0 to take gold at 130, while Junior World bronze medalist Alexis Porter went 5-0 to win the title at 143.

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I got no Elton John jokes, except the whole Diet Coke campaign he had in the 90s. And some people I know saw him in Baku in 2007.

 

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Nov 18, 2017

Finally, wrestling has COME BACK TO FRESNO. With apologies to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, that’s the top story for Friday, November 17. This is SHORT TIME SHOTS, I’m Hall of Fame announcer, broadcaster and writer Jason Bryant

What isn’t a top story -- I actually owned the original version of NBA Jam with Charles Barkley on the Phoenix Suns instead of THUNDER Dan Majerle. But he coaches Grand Canyon and they cut wrestling, so screw them.

While the score wasn’t super important, the fact we had wrestling at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, California for the first time in almost 11 years, that’s the deal. Sure, 14th-ranked Illinois piled up bonus points and Isaiah Martinez won his 100th collegiate match, but we saw a school President, Joseph Castro, man up and say “This area cares about wrestling and we’re bringing back our team.” Donkey like former AD Thomas Boeh might have put the team on ice for a while, but coach Troy Steiner and his crew are going to build a winner in the Central Valley    That didn’t happen on Friday though. Two big wins were registered by the Bulldogs, whom I represented today with #WrestlingShirtADay. Kristian Olivas topped Eric Barone at 149 and Greg Gaxiola knocked off Kyle Langenderfer. I just want to play some Nerfherder after saying Langenderfer. Santa has a Mullet -- look it up, it’s a song by Nerfherder.

Oh, I-Mar improved to 100-2 all-time. He’s good.

Top-ranked Penn State is probably the best road draw attendance-wise in the country. The Nittany Lions saw over 3,000 witness their 40-2 blitzkrieg of Binghamton on Friday night. Seven of the Penn State wins came via bonus points with Jason Nolf and Zain Retherford each earning falls, while Bo Nickel fell to third in the Penn State individual Hodge standings merely capturing a major decision. The one Penn State loss? You guessed it, 125.

No. 6 Minnesota headed west to Brookings and beat No. 16 South Dakota State in front 3,063 fans at Frost Arena. The highlight there was at 133 pounds where No. 1 Seth Gross topped No. 6 Mitch McKee 9-4. South Dakota State did score a modest upset at 157 pounds where Luke Zilverberg beat 10th-ranked Jake Short 5-2.

No. 8 Iowa swept the Iowa City Duals. In other news, water is wet.  

Zack Zavatsky needed overtime to get past Bryce Carr at 184 pounds in the top bout of the night as No. 9  Virginia Tech beat host Chattanooga 28-7. Little homer note, B.C. LaPrade picked up his first career dual meet victory. He’s from New Kent, which is right up the road from where I grew up and he’s named after a headache power for a reason.

Even without a couple of its regular starters, 10th-ranked Lehigh flew past No. 24 Edinboro 27-14. Scott Parker continued his torrid start, pinning nationally ranked Korbin Myers at 5:33 to spark the Mountain Hawks victory. Also of note for Lehigh, Gordon Wolf earned a 16-8 major decision over Austin Matthews at 165.

On paper, Cornell didn’t look that strong. On the mat, No. 19 Cornell said we’re Ivy Leaguers, whatever that means. The Big Red won seven of 10 and got three falls en route to a 30-10 pasting of No. 13 Northern Iowa. Chaz Tucker set the tone with a fall over Jack Wagner to start the dual at 133, while Jon Jay Chavez and Ben Darmstadt also picked up pins. 184-pound freshman Max Dean, the younger brother of four-time All-American Gabe, announced his presence Nuke Laloosh style -- with authority -- beating All-American Drew Foster 9-7. Also in the dual, UNI’s Taylor Lujan beat All-American Brandon Womack 5-3. Oh, and that freshman, Yianni Diakomihalis, he beat Josh Alber 5-2.

Two-time All-American Bryce Meredith topped super freshman Chad Red 11-5 at 141, but that was the only read bright spot for the Cowboys as the Huskers won seven out of 10 to cruise. Nebraska’s Tyler Berger outlasted Archie Colgan 5-4 at 157, while Nebraska’s Isaiah White, last year’s Division II champion at Notre Dame College, topped Branson Ashworth 7-5. 

Ryan Solomon’s major decision at heavyweight rallied No. 25 Pittsburgh past CSU Bakersfieid. Things weren’t so hot for the Panthers otherwise, as No. 18 Wisconsin declawed Pitt 26-6. Yes, cliché puns!

Elsewhere, Virginia topped Gardner-Webb 30-11. The Wahoos picked up falls from Louie Hayes at 125 and Andrew Atkinson at 165.

In Division II, No. 6 Pitt-Johnstown topped PSAC rival Kutztown 24-10. Five of the six ranked Mountain Cat wrestlers picked up victories, including a technical fall at 174 pounds from 2016 D2 champion Tyler Reinhart. Kutztown’s Ryan Appleby, ranked fifth, did knock off 11th-ranked D.J. Sims 5-3 at heavyweight.

In the NAIA, fifth-ranked Providence welcomed a new member to the family as head coach Caleb Schaeffer and his wife Annie welcomed Kamden Kendrick to the world. He’s already able to take dad down. The school, formerly known as Great Falls, gave Coach Schaeffer a nice “it’s a boy” gift, beating Warner Pacific 34-11. Sixth-ranked University of the Cumberlands -- they’re coached by Chris Fleeger -- the Patriots beat Indiana Tech 31-13. No. 11 Southern Oregon also beat Eastern Oregon in a directional battle in the Cascade Conference. 

And of note in the junior college ranks, Western Wyoming topped Northwest College 30-15. What’s notable about a junior college dual between teams most of you have probably never heard of? Well, Uzbekistan native Nodir Safarov, who’s ranked in the WORLD, is wrestling at 133 pounds for Northwest College. He had a fall in 26 seconds. 

BOOM SHAKA LAKKA.

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Nov 17, 2017

It’s Short Time Shots recapping the scores and more from November 16, 2017 … and just to let you know, the worst band I’ve ever paid to see on purpose perform live? R.E.M. I’m Jason Bryant, let’s get to it.

Light night in Division I with just two duals including Indiana escaping 19-18 against host Bloomsburg. Hoosier heavyweight Fletcher Miller was the hero, earning a victory in overtime to give Indiana its first win of the year. Bloomsburg put up a fight, with Willy Girard knocking off NCAA qualifier Elijah Oliver 12-5 at 125 pounds. The score tells two different stories here. Indiana, from the Big Ten, struggled to get past a team that coming into this season had only won FIVE of its last 52 dual meets. The Huskies can see some positives here. They’re 1-2 on the season and coach Marcus Gordon can use this for some badly-needed program momentum. If you’re the Hoosiers, you shouldn’t be this close to a team that went 4-17 last year with its only wins coming over Davidson, Sacred Heart and a couple of non-Division I teams.

In Fairfax, Virginia, the Frank Beasley era began with a thud as Oregon State ventured across the country and topped George Mason 32-9. Oregon State won eight of ten matches, but forfeited 125 pounds. So that meant no Ronnie Bresser. Also out of action was All-American Canadian Amar Dhesi. In his place, Oregon State’s Cody Crawford rallied from an early 4-1 deficit to beat Matt Voss 9-5.

#15 Coe-#13 Central
The best dual of the night came, not surprisingly, from the Iowa Conference where 15th-ranked Coe College knocked off 13th-ranked Central College 23-15 in Cedar Rapids. Central jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead thanks to wins by All-Americans C.J. Pestano and Cam Timok, but Coe All-Americans Cole Erickson and Jake Voss -- hrm, a second Voss reference today -- earned major decisions to highlight the Kohawks performance. It came down to heavyweight and Coe’s Brennan Koerperich pinned Holden Miller to give the host squad the modest upset.

D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week Jordan Newman was the fastest man on the mat on Thursday, picking up a fall at 197 pounds in 95 seconds as No. 12 UW-Whitewater went into Stevens Point, Wisconsin and pounded UW-Stevens Point 33-3. Ned Shuck’s Warhawks improve to 2-0.

Elsewhere in Division III, Manchester topped Adrian 25-21, while NAIA Lourdes knocked off Muskingum 38-12. Natural segue to the NAIA where Oklahoma City shut out Lyon 50-0 and No. 12 Montana State-Northern topped Warner Pacific 34-12

Some news you can read about by subscribing to Mat Talk Online’s Daily Wrestling Newsletter at mattalkonline.com/news

-- Tiffin University hired Brittney Gadd as its new women’s coach. The school will start a women’s program next season.
-- Flowrestling did a list of the top wrestler celebrations. Fuddy-duddies need not read.
-- The World Wrestling Resource Podcast I hosted on Thursday featured coach Dan Gable and our topic was Dave Schultz. Lots of great stuff can be mined out of that one -- I’m looking in your direction Wrestling Quoter.
-- Cool story on past NCAA finalist Kyle Ott, who’s now Dr. Kyle Ott.
-- The saga of Indian’s Sushil Kumar continues. Can this guy just retire already?
And Cole Schrupp doing awesome stuff as always with Through the Lens with Zach Sanders.
All that and more at mattalkonline.com/news. You’ll get it probably before you listen to this.

Stay shiny and happy, people.

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