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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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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!

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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.

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.

As for now, remember, kids seats still just five bucks.

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Almanac Time!
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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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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.

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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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.

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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The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Clothing.

And if you haven't already, leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

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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.

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.

Nov 16, 2017

Hey wrestling fans, it’s a Short Time wrestling minute giving you a quick breakdown of the happenings on the mats from November 15, 2017. I’m Jason Bryant and I like the movie Better off Dead.

This was the format that originally started Short Time, but now I’m bringing it back. Maybe not every single day, but each morning when I can, I’m going to rock out some notable things you should be paying attention to in college wrestling. Or just wrestling in general.

First, we start with the Ladies as second-ranked Campbellsville saw its senior night be a success as the Tigers knocked off the University of the Cumberlands 31-12. The Tigers are now 10-0 on the season.

A few notables in Division III, first in a Keystone State battle, Elizabethtown upended #14 York College of Pennsylvania 22-19. The match came down to heavyweight where Erik Ekstein’s takedown with 19 seconds to go broke a 1-1 tie and gave him and the E-Town Blue Jays the win. A big E-Town victory came at 149 pounds where Joe Ghione topped All-American Gregory Warner 7-4.

Also in Division III, Joe Norton’s North Central Cardinals knocked off #18 Augustana College 24-15, spoiling the debut of new Vikings head coach Tony Willaert. Also, this is the Augustana in Illinois. The one in South Dakota is now Augustana UNIVERSITY. They both … are still the Vikings.

A pair of top-ranked teams also cruised. Keeping it in Division III, Warburg won its 198th Iowa Conference Dual in a row in beating the Storm of Simpson 38-10. McKendree, #1 in Division II, pounded NAIA Missouri Baptist 42-6.

And speaking of the NAIA, Grand View is ranked #1 for the 40th straight week. Yes, 4-0.

Penn State Behrend, a brand new Division III program in Erie, dropped its opener 23-21 to Thiel College on Wednesday.

And the annual outdoor dual between Division II Belmont Abbey and NAIA St. Andrews went the way of Belmont Abbey 33-12 on Wednesday afternoon. The Crusaders won seven out of 10 to cruise … get it … to the win.

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Nov 15, 2017

Kevin Black was a four-time high school state wrestling champion at River Falls High School in Wisconsin. His college career at Wisconsin saw him compete at the NCAA Division I Championships three times, including a fourth-place finish at 133 pounds in 2002. Now the head coach at his alma mater of River Falls, Black has launched a unique initiative aimed at developing women's wrestling at the age-group levels.

On Episode 364 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Black explains his plan and how River Falls High School will facilitate the educational goals for a new group of women's wrestlers.

Black also shares his opinions on the developmental gap between the U.S. and other countries and why he believes women's-only wrestling opportunities will further help grow the number of women's wrestlers in Wisconsin and the U.S.

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Nov 7, 2017

Frank Popolizio is always a busy guy. He doesn't seem to have time to sleep in between coaching wrestling, coaching more wrestling, running events and even birthing cattle. On Episode 363 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with Popolizio about the upcoming Journeymen/MyHouse Northeast Duals and Collegiate Classic.

A solid core of teams are coming back to the Capital region of New York with third-ranked Oklahoma State and eighth-ranked NC State as two of the most notable teams. Popolizio will explain why the event, now in its 15th year, has morphed into a two-day, two-format, two-venue situation and what's been good about the process.

He also explains why you shouldn't leave a gate open with a bull in the field.

Also, SHORT TIME is now on SPOTIFY! Details on where and how to listen are coming soon. 

As noted in the post-show comments, ODU Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Rusak was mentioned. Here's the article about the former ODU wrestler who is now a Virginia Beach firefighter who helped amidst the turmoil in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes. 

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Nov 1, 2017

Episode 362 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast talks with one of the hosts of the upcoming NWCA All-Star Classic, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, neurosurgeon and President of the Wrestlers In Business Network Princeton Chapter.

Dr. McLaughlin, a New Jersey native who wrestled at the College of William & Mary, spent a number of years learning his craft with nearly a decade and a half of schooling. He's also taken time to coach kids at youth wrestling clubs in New Jersey on top of his 70-80-hour a week workload.

Dr. McLaughlin talks about what he's learned from wrestling, how it's shaped his career and his mindset and how to major in philosophy as a way to improve your critical thinking skills used while in the operating room.

He also briefly touches on the CTE and concussion chatter around youth sports, including wrestling, and how much a historic city like Williamsburg, Virginia, changed his life.

He also talks about some of the matchups he's most excited to see, including the 10 women's bouts scheduled for the first time in the event's 52-year history.

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