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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 20, 2018

The Mat Talk Podcast Network will launch a year-long series about the start of Little Rock's Division I wrestling program later this winter. During a trip to Little Rock to collect interviews for the series, we sat down with freshman Conner Ward, a Kansas native who is the only wrestler that's currently a part of the program.

We'll talk with Ward about what it's like to be the only guy "on the team" even though there isn't officially a team yet and what it's like to be the first building block to a new Division I program.

Ward's story will be chronicled later on in 2019 with the launch of the Little Rock show, but this episode of Short Time is the raw interview as I sat down with Ward at the Arkansas Wrestling Academy on December 17, 2018.

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Dec 12, 2018

Fresno City College won its eighth California Community College state championship in the last 13 years and its second three-peat last weekend at Cerritos College in Southern California. On Episode 484 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, head wrestling coach Paul Keysaw returns to the program for the first time in two years to talk about this year's team and why it was special.

Keysaw also broaches the topic of opportunities available in California for wrestlers and the untapped potential the state has to be able to teach and coach wrestling. He'll also touch on the relevance of Fresno State's program on the state as well as new coaches up and down the college rankings in the Golden State.

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Dec 10, 2018

The 40th edition of the Midwest Classic is coming to the University of Indianapolis on December 15-16, 2018 and with that comes a host of relevance and history in the world of Division II wrestling.

On Episode 483 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I visit with head wrestling coach Jason Warthan and Jackie Paquette of UIndy to talk about the program, the impact of the Midwest Classic past, present and future as well as some historical research being done to pursue a doctorate.

The Midwest Classic is streaming live this weekend on Trackcast.

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Dec 6, 2018

Welcome back to the world of wrestling Richard Immel. That's right, the man himself, Captain Burundi will be a guest on Short Time where we talk about what he's been doing since leaving USA Wrestling, his foray into photography and the world of wrestling, ranging from AWL, attendance in wrestling, things in Vegas, Final X and how no one cares about your fantasy football league.

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Dec 4, 2018

It's been 20 years since a group of wrestling-minded fans, parents, promoters, and media-types got together and formed the Virginia Challenge, a youth-based wrestling group aimed at building wrestling in Virginia.

One of the notable events that's come out of the formation of the Virginia Challenge is the annual Holiday Duals, held in Virginia Beach. Now in its 18th year, the VAC Holiday Duals is regarded as one of the toughest events among those in age-group wrestling.

On Episode 481 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Virginia Challenge Executive Director Frank Lipoli joins in to talk about about the foundation of the event, his promotional efforts over the years and what it's been like to see this event grow into the monster that it is today.

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Dec 1, 2018

No cheeky intros. No elaborate song lyrics sprinkled through. Today, it’s just wrestling. I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a sometimes daily rundown of the day’s wrestling scores and more.

There will be more on the AWL in other episodes, since this show concentrates on the college levels of the sport. Highlights though were Jordan Oliver knocking off Zain Retherford, Alex Dieringer beating Isaiah Martinez, Cory Clark beating Tony Ramos and Kyven Gadson giving a very short interview after he beat Jacob Kasper to get to the hospital, where he had a baby on the way - like literally any minute. All those results on Trackwrestling. Check the daily newsletter at mattalkonline.com/news or the @mattalkonline twitter for links to the recaps.

In Las Vegas, as always, there were some solid upsets and individual wins. Ohio State put six into the semis, so that’s the short version. All that can be viewed at Flowrestling. But here’s some of the quarterfinal notables from Friday in Lost Wages.

Notables from each weight:
At 125: North Dakota State’s Brent Fleetwood stormed into the semifinals with back-to-back wins over Louie Hayes and Zeke Moisey. He’ll face top-seeded Sebastian Rivera of Northwestern, while down low, it’s a 2-3 matchup with Minnesota’s Sean Russell facing Oregon State’s Ronnie Bresser.

At 133: Pittsburgh’s Micky Phillipi upended Minnesota’s Ethan Lizak 4-0 in the quarters to reach Saturday’s semifinals. He’ll face second-seeded Luke Pletcher of Ohio State, while up top, it’s No. 1 Nick Suriano of Rutgers and No. 4 John Erneste of Mizzou. Erneste is 3-0 with three first-period falls.

At 141: Second-seeded Jaydin Eierman gave up a reversal and then outlasted Michigan’s Kanen Storr 3-2 in the tiebreakers. Eierman will see a familiar foe, Illinois’ Mikey Carr in the semis. Up top, it’s one vs. four with Joey McKenna of Ohio State meeting Northern Iowa’s Josh Alber. Storr, by the way, knocked off Chad Red of Nebraska in the Round of 16. All-American Red was bounced out of the tournament in the consolations.

At 149: Clarion’s Brock Zacherl upended All-American Grant Leeth and his neckbrace 3-2 in the quarterfinals courtesy of a third-period takedown. Zacherl will face Micah Jordan of Ohio State in the semis, while fifth-seeded Mitch Finesilver of Duke reached the semis after beating All-American Max Thomsen of Northern Iowa 3-2. Finesilver will face Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault.

At 157: The on-again, off-again Griffin Parriott is on again. The Purdue sophomore beat All-American Tyler Berger of Nebraska 4-2 in the quarters and earned the right to face fifth-seeded Taleb Rahmani of Pittsburgh. Rahmani beat Eric Barone of Illinois, who had previously bumped off Ohio State’s Ke-shawn Hayes. Down low, it’s Kennedy Monday of UNC against Ryan Deakin of Northwestern.

At 165: Michigan’s Logan Massa seems back in his Super Saiyan Level 3 form. He breezed into the semis and will face fourth-seeded Isaiah White of Nebraska. Just so you know, while looking up the correct spelling of Saiyan, I got distracted by the Dragon Ball wiki. Where were you when you first watched the Namek saga? Down low, Mekhi Lewis of Virginia Tech upended red-hot Branson Ashworth of Wyoming 3-1. He’ll face Northern Iowa’s Bryce Steiert in the semis.

In just three short minutes, the Planet Namek … that was the longest three minutes in television history.

At 174, all top four seeds reached the semis as Michigan’s Myles Amine will face Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola and Northern Iowa’s Taylor Lujan will face Missouri’s Daniel Lewis.

At 184, second-seeded Taylor Venz of Nebraska was down 8-4 with riding time against in the third period when he countered a Nino Bonaccorsi shot by stepping over a chestlock and earning the fall. Venz will face sixth-seeded Drew Foster of Northern Iowa, who beat All-American Zack Zavatsky of Virginia Tech 9-6 in the quarters. Up top, Myles Martin of Ohio State has been rock solid. He’ll face All-American Max Dean of Cornell in the semis. Dean majored North Carolina’s Chip Ness in the quarters.

At 197, unseeded Greg Bulsak of Clarion picked off Virginia Tech’s Tom Sleigh 8-1 in the quarters to reach his semifinal opponent, 10th-seeded Eric Schultz of Nebraska. Second-seeded Nathan Traxler of Stanford was upset by Virginia’s Jay Aiello early, then Schultz edged Aiello 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Up top, Kollin Moore of Ohio State is back in action after returning from the U23 Worlds. He’ll face Purdue’s Christian Brunner, the fifth-seed, in the semis there. Brunner beat Tanner Orndorff of Utah Valley in the quarters. Orndorff majored Drexel’s No. 4 seed Stephen Loiseau in the Round of 32.

At 285 pounds, unseeded Chase Singletary of Ohio State pulled two upsets on his way to the semis. First he beat Northwestern’s Conan Jennings 6-5 in the Round of 16, then he pinned Central Michigan’s Matt Stencel in the quarters. Singletary will face Tate Orndorff of Utah Valley in the semis, while up top, Gable Steveson of Minnesota is almost to the point of going full heel turn as he bullied his way into the semis with some powerful bonus victories. Steveson will face North Carolina’s Cory Daniel in the semis.

Team-wise, it’s Ohio State, Missouri, Nebraska and Northern Iowa leading the back, with a host of teams bunched between 5-13.

Now to some duals, where we had two historical feats occur in Pennsylvania. First, unranked Princeton beat Lehigh for the first time in 50 years and for the first time ever at Lehigh. While the eighth-ranked Mountain Hawks aren’t even close to full strength, you wrestle with who you’ve got and on Friday night, Princeton got them. Patrick Brucki’s win over Jake Jakobsen at 197 sealed the deal for this one.

Further west in Lewisburg, the first sellout in Bucknell wrestling history with over 4,200 fans present saw No. 1 Penn State extend its dual meet win streak to 47 with a 42-3 win over the host Bison.

No. 7 NC State survived a scare as they went to Norfolk, Virginia and beat Old Dominion 16-15. This one was supposed to take place on Thursday, but a bomb threat at ODU forced the school to postpone women’s basketball and wrestling events. The rest might have served the host Monarchs well as Larry Early upended second-ranked Hayden Hidlay at 157 pounds. That offset NC State’s upset at 141, where Jamal Morris beat Sa’Derian Perry 7-2. Tariq Wilson’s bonus point at 133 proved to be the difference.

No. 20 Lock Haven had over 2,300 fans at Thomas Fieldhouse watch the Bald Eagles pick up an EWL win over George Mason 28-10. Other action in Division I saw Indiana beat Northern Illinois 20-14 and Ohio beat Appalachian State 25-16.

In the NAIA, Grand View extended its win streak to 66 duals in a row as they blanked Benedictine 56-0. Out in Great Falls at the Battle of the Rockies duals, which saw schools from Division II, the NAIA and the NJCAA, McKendree won three duals, as did Embry-Riddle.

Colorado School of Mines won a Division II tri over Chadron State and San Francisco State. Other multiple-dual winners on Friday included Eastern Oregon, Lindenwood, Northwest Kansas Tech, Providence (the one in Montana) and Spartanburg Methodist.

Looking at some other tournaments, Johnson & Wales leads the New Standard Corporation Invitational hosted by York College - the one in Pennsylvania. The Wildcats lead Ithaca, Baldwin Wallace and Roger Williams. Quarters kick up tomorrow, so there should be rowdiness. Couple of national champions meet in the quarters too, as Division III champ Jay Albis of Johnson & Wales meets Colton Messick of the Newport News Apprentice School, the returning NCWA national champion. Messick was coached by my old roommate, Matt Wright, at Warwick H.S. in Newport News, Virginia. Same one where Michael Vick - and my brother actually - graduated from.

12.

(Editor’s note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it’s not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work)

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Nov 28, 2018

Jonny Ruggiano of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and the Executive Director of the American Wrestling League comes on Short Time to talk about the idea behind the upcoming AWL and to answer questions about the long-term viability of the league, why it's in the current format, its future prospectus and more.

Lots of Q&A here and it should fill in plenty of gaps for fans willing to find out more. The AWL featuring Team Dake vs. Team Taylor starts on November 30 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Nov 19, 2018

Sure enough, the first full day with the new car, and I have to take my wife’s Pontiac G6 down to Maturi Pavilion. Why? I don’t quite yet know how to park our new monstrosity and her car fits in better places.

Yup, it’s a Sunday in college wrestling and we’ve got some real fun stuff to discuss. I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s happenings in college wrestling from around the world. I don’t have any funny anecdotes to share today, other than man, my fantasy football teams SUCK. Like bad. Horrible. Hashtag #NoOneCaresAboutYourFantasyTeam.

I’ll start off at the dual I was at today as No. 4 Oklahoma State pulled away from No. 13 Minnesota 23-9 in front of over 3,000 fans at Maturi Pavilion. We saw two highly anticipated bouts and five overall that featured both competitors in the national rankings.

After a rather uneventful Cowboy win at 125 pounds, Daton Fix of Oklahoma State knocked off Minnesota’s two-time All-American Ethan Lizak 6-1 at 133 pounds. Lizak is every bit of 133 and this new weight class should serve him well. Fix and Lizak got involved in some fun scrambles, but a pair of takedowns AND a reversal helped give the Cowboy redshirt freshman the W. I talk with Fix and a bunch of Gophers on The Guillotine Grapevine, which you can also find on the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Bonus wins by Chandler Rogers, Jacobe Smith and Dakota Geer allowed the Cowboys to pull ahead, even after a lost team point during the 133-pound bout. Minnesota did give their fans something to cheer about as Gable Steveson’s first home dual was a big W as he used a first period takedown and set of four nearfall points to top All-American Derek White 8-2 at 285 pounds. Again, hear from Gable, Eggum, Fix and Mitch McKee, who FINALLY beat Kaid Brock in a folkstyle match on the latest edition of The Guillotine Grapevine.

No. 2 Ohio State had no Myles Martin and no Kollin Moore, but the Buckeyes had enough to beat Arizona State 22-17 in Tempe. Zahid Valencia of ASU beat TeShan Campbell at 174 pounds, while Micah Jordan registered a solid 18-8 major decision over Josh Maruca at 149 pounds.

Lineups weren’t exactly at 100 percent for either team, but No. 5 Michigan topped No. 6 Lehigh 21-13 at Crisler. At 174, Myles Amine topped Jordan Kutler 6-4 at 174 … and really, that’s the only matchup that really had ranked wrestlers. We had an injury default with Malik Amine dropping a match to Jimmy Hoffman and Lehigh’s Jordan Wood majoring Luke Ready at heavyweight. Other than that, nothing really riveting, other than this match was supposed to be wrestled on Friday, but snow moved it to Sunday.

Virginia Tech will limp home to Blacksburg after taking two losses on the road this weekend. No. 25 Northwestern used a major decision at heavyweight by Conan Jennings to knock off the 10th-ranked Hokies 20-16 in Evanston. The key match there came at 149 pounds where Shayne Oster upended Ryan Blees 8-7 in the tiebreaker.

No. 12 Nebraska topped No. 18 Wyoming 22-12 in Laramie. A couple of interesting results from this dual on both sides. First, Zeke Moisey was upended by Wyoming’s Cole Verner at 125, then Tucker Sjomeling, who was just beaten the other night by Jens Lantz of Wisconsin, well Sjomeling beats All-American Montorie Bridges 13-11. Eye-Yeye-EYE. Branson Ashworth beat Nebraska’s Isaiah White 2-0. Nebraska picked up seven wins.

No. 17 Wisconsin had redshirt freshman heavyweight Trent Hillger play hero on two occasions on Sunday. First against Princeton, Hillger earned a first period technical fall to push the Badgers past the Tigers 22-18. A few hours later, an overtime win over Tate Orndorff lifted Wisconsin past No. 21 Utah Valley 22-17.

We’ll get to the tournaments in a sec, but we had some D3 action to get around to. John Carroll went 5-0 as it hosted the JCU Duals along with D2, D3 and NAIA teams. The Blue Streaks, and we don’t mean Martin Lawrence, beat Urbana, Waynesburg, Lourdes, Pitt-Bradford and Penn State … Behrend. Speaking of Urbana, the first-year Division II program earned its first win in school history by defeating another first-year program, Pitt-Bradford. Trevor Hankins’ technical fall at 184 pounds clinched the dual for the Blue Knights, who are coached by Seton Hill alum Brett Smith.

Ok, tournament time and that’s where top-ranked Penn State rolled. One media professional, who shall remain nameless, told me earlier on Sunday that he appreciates how Penn State helps move a tournament along. Yeah, if Brock Lesnar welcomes people to suplex city, then Penn State wrestling .. wait, Pittsburgh is already calling itself Pinzburgh this year .. hey Penn State faithful, let’s come up with some type of name for Penn State that has some type of geographical marker like “city” or “town” or I dunno, maybe my friend Nate Schy, the Mayor of Bringtown, can come up with something.

So Penn State won the tournament for a third straight year, scored 192 points and had EIGHT champions. The only weights they didn’t win were 125 and 149. Drexel was second with 109.5 points and five runners-up.

Roman Bravo-Young, Nick Lee, Jason Nolf, Vincenzo Joseph, Mark Hall, Shakur Rasheed, Bo Nickal and Anthony Cassar. Two things MIGHT have gotten sorted out with the Penn State lineup. Brady Berge beat Jared Verkleeren at 149 pounds in a tight one before Berge would medically forfeit the finals. Cassar beat Nick Nevills convincingly in the semis at 285. I remember my first episode of Short Time, “depth is never a bad thing.”

There wasn’t much in the way of ranked roadblocks in the finals, but Cassar had a solid major decision win over Drexel’s Joey Goodhart - Lancaster kid! - in the finals.

Lock Haven won the Black Knight Invitational. THE BLACK KNIGHT ALWAYS TRIUMPHS! NC State didn’t see much in the way of super crazy battles at the Wolfpack open, but Tariq Wilson did beat Zach Sherman of North Carolina in the finals at 133.
Best final of the New York State Intercollegiate championships was at heavyweight, where a pair of Division III All-Americans mixed it up. It was Oneonta State’s James Bethel who came away with the title, beating Ithaca’s Jake O’Brien 5-1. Bethel was a D3 runner-up a year ago.

North Dakota State won five titles at the Roadrunner Open. Stanford freshman Shane Griffith, who’s still redshirting, was impressive in winning a title at 165 pounds. Menlo’s Terrill Sidner won at 149 pounds, beating high school phenom Jaden Abas and Junior World teamer Peyton Omania of Michigan State on the way to the title.

The Missouri Valley Open took place in Marshall, Missouri for the women on Sunday. Marshall, as we know, is a nice community. There were plenty of notables.

Sarah Allen of the University of the Cumberlands topped Wayland Baptist’s Junior world medalist Asia Ray with a second-period fall at 101. McKendree’s Felicity Taylor registered a solid title and a fall over Makayla Welch of King to win the gold at 116 pounds. Brenda Reyna of McKendree topped returning WCWA champion Andribeth Rivera of Campbellsville by fall to claim top honors at 130. Rivera had beaten Ali Howk in the semis, while Reyna topped Arian Carpio of Sunkist in her semi. Junior world champion Maya Nelson mixed it up with the college kids as she topped fellow Colorado native Ashlynn Ortega of King 11-1 in the finals. Ortega topped NYCRTC’s Bri Csontos in the semifinals there.

Anna Naylor of the University of the Cumberlands won a 7-7 criteria final over McKendree’s Jasmine Bailey at 155, while veteran Brandy Lowe, who seems to have been around forever, gave McKendree another title with an 8-2 win over Alex Castillo of Campbellsville in the finals at 191.

As always, all those scores and more at the nation’s most comprehensive college wrestling scoreboard at almanac.mattalkonline.com. Contribute and say thanks with a small monthly contribution at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam.

The kids are off from school this week. We will have shakeups in the rankings this week with the coaches poll and I’m going to go watch Spaceballs!

I’d like to thank you for spending your time with me, because you’ve always got time for Short Time.


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Nov 18, 2018

If you recently listened to the episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast where Kyle Klingman and I talked about our experiences 10 years ago with the Wrestling 411 project, you’ll know that year, I totaled my car and had to buy a new one.

Well, it’s almost fitting that we put a bow on that year in an episode and my trusty 2008 Chevy Trailblazer finally got retired. My wife and I said the last time we got the car out of the shop - which happened to be in Iowa City prior to the World Cup - that this was the last repair. Anything else, and we’d get a new car.

Sure enough, the driver’s side window went on the blink and with winter the way it is, that was the final straw. And no, we are NOT minivan folk. So rather than sit and watch wrestling on Saturday, I listened to ODU close out Foreman Field with a football victory and watched updates on Twitter - I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, an update for you, the wrestling fan, on the pertinent happenings in and around college wrestling for November 17.

This day was actually pretty loaded when you look at it. There were 84 dual meets and over a dozen tournaments across all divisions - and that’s also exactly what this program covers - all divisions. If you do the math, there’s approximately 450 varsity college wrestling teams in this country. Division I accounts for 75 of those and it goes to 77 next year. That’s 17 percent of college wrestling. This show talks about that 17 percent and as much as the other 83 percent as possible.

So enough with the car buying and the statistical pleasantries, let’s get to the upsets!

Why are we starting with upsets? Because there were two of them on Saturday, the first seeing No. 24 North Carolina head to the valley of the sun and knock off No. 8 Arizona State in Tempe.

The Tar Heels benefitted from a major decision at 141 pounds by Jaime Hernandez and a fall from Devin Kane at 174 and a rare brother vs. brother matchup at 285 pounds. In case you’re wondering, returning national champion Zahid Valenica of Arizona State bumped up to 184 and beat All-American Chip Ness 9-6. That bump opened the door open for Kane to pin Jacen Petersen in the third period. With Carolina leading 16-15, Cory Daniel bested his younger brother Brady Daniel 12-3 to cement the upset for Coleman Scott’s squad.

The other big upset on the day saw unranked Pitt pick up falls from Micky Phillipi and Taleb Rahmani as the Panthers from Pittsburgh knocked off the 14th-ranked Panthers of Northern Iowa 21-19. UNI led 19-15 heading into the final two bouts, but a pair of transfers - Kellan Stout and Demetrius Thomas - both picked up six-point decisions to give Keith Gavin his biggest win of his coaching career. Thomas, an NAIA national champion as a freshman and a runner-up a year ago, beat UNI’s Carter Isley 9-3 to make it a final.

In Brookings, South Dakota, over 1,800 people were a bit let down as Seth Gross didn’t weigh-in, denying the much anticipated Gross vs. Daton Fix match from happening. The dual, however, wasn’t even much of a consideration as No. 4 Oklahoma State smashed host South Dakota State 45-6. The only Cowboy loss was an injury default at 149 pounds by Boo Lewallen.

No. 8 NC State won three duals at the Wolfpack Duals, topping Davidson 47-6 and then picking up wins over Division II UNC Pembroke 40-0 and NAIA Reinhardt 35-6. The rest of the Pack gets to the mats on Sunday at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open in Raleigh.

Trailing 15-14 with just one bout to go, No. 9 Cornell needed All-American Max Dean to deliver a victory. He did that, but did it with some flare as Dean pinned Jackson Moomau in the first period to lift the Big Red past visiting West Virginia 20-15. West Virginia jumped out to a 9-0 lead after picking up wins at 197, 285 and 125. Noah Adams had the duals’ most notable win, a 13-7 win over nationally ranked Ben Honis of Cornell. We also saw Vito Arujau wrestling at 133 and Chaz Tucker up at 141 for the Big Red. Hrmmmm.

No. 21 Utah Valley swept a trio of duals as the Wolverines improved to 5-1 with wins over Northern Illinois, Clarion and Harper College. What was one of the most interesting, and perhaps unusual things of this quad at Northern Illinois was the three matches lost by Harper College, which is a junior college in Illinois, were by identical 44-3 scores - and it wasn’t the same winner. Hrm.

There were a ton of duals in the world of Division III with Roanoke, Virginia hosting the Southeast Duals. Mount Union, which was fresh off its big win over Baldwin Wallace this week, went 4-0 with a 32-15 win over Messiah, a 33-14 win over Lycoming and a pair of shutouts, 54-0 over Huntingdon and 51-0 over Penn College. Wilkes also went 4-0, beating Averett 27-12, Bluefield 51-0, Greensboro 33-10 and Otterbein 30-21.

Central College - they’re the Dutch and coached by a guy named Van Kley - fitting I know - went out to Muhlenberg in Pennsylvania and won five duals to come away with the title at the Scotty Woods Duals. Central beat host Muhlenberg 36-6, Washington & Jefferson 42-11 and Keystone 54-3 as well as two shutout wins over a pair of junior colleges.

Olivet swept the Comet Duals, going 4-0 with wins over Manchester, Millikin, Cornell College and Mt. St. Joseph. Individually, Manchester’s JaVon Phillips was most impressive, pinning all four of his opponents on the day at 157 pounds.

Up in New England, Matt Oney picked up his first win as the new head coach at WPI as the Engineers, yeah, go figure a Polytechnic school would be called the Engineers, beat Castleton 31-19. What was most notable though at the WPI duals was No. 14 Roger Williams picking off No. 24 Stevens Tech 24-18. Anthony Malfitano’s pin at 197 pounds was the back-breaker, giving the Hawks the win.

We did have some tournament action to tackle with the Navy Classic taking place in Annapolis. Michigan State had two champions and nine placewinners overall to capture the team title with 126 points. Indiana was second with 95.5, followed by Navy and Old Dominion.

Six different teams had champions, as Michigan State was led by individual champions RayVon Foley at 125 pounds and Cameron Caffey at 184. Foley beat Ohio’s Shakur Laney 7-4, while Caffey beat Old Dominion’s Antonio Agee 12-6. Navy had two champs - Casey Cobb at 133 and Nicholas Gil at 141. Gil beat All-American Sa’Derian Perry 7-6.

Other champions were Josh Heil of Campbell at 149, Larry Early of ODU at 157, Jonathan Viruet of Brown at 165, Andrew Morgan of Campbell at 174, Jake Kleimola of Indiana at 197 and Zack Parker of Ohio at 285.

Host Springfield won the Doug Parker Invitational, placing seven and outdistancing second-place Centenary 111.5 to 102.5. Nine different teams had champions with Springfield’s Ryan Peters at 141 and heavyweight Joe Fusco picking up titles for the Pride.

Some notables from the opens around the country:

At Lindenwood
Ohio State’s Malik Heinselman edged Iowa State’s Alex Mackall 11-10 to take top honors at 125 pounds. Iowa State’s Austin Gomez reportedly stormed back from a big deficit to claim a 15-13 win over Danny Swan of Division II Lindenwood in the finals at 133. Iowa’s Vince Turk beat Iowa State’s Ian Parker 6-5 at 141. Iowa’s Nelson Brands won at 165, beating former Hawkeye Joey Gunther in the semifinals on his way to the title. NAIA national champion Lucas Lovvorn of Baker won the title at 174. Among his notable wins was a 5-4 win over Iowa State’s Marcus Coleman in the semifinals. Illinois’ Emery Parker and Iowa State’s Willie Miklus won titles at 184 and 197, respectively, while Iowa freshman Anthony Cassioppi had three falls and a major on his way to a heavyweight crown.

Also of note, Oklahoma State freshman Travis Wittlake won five matches to claim gold at 174 pounds in the freshman/sophomore division …

All these results and even the stuff I didn’t mention is available at the nation’s most comprehensive college wrestling results and schedule page at almanac.mattalkonline.com or just click the scoreboard link on the main page of Mat Talk Online. This service, like this podcast, is free, but if you want to throw something that shows you appreciate what I’m doing here, you can do that at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam or contact me @jasonmbryant on Twitter for other options, such as Paypal or Venmo.

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Nov 17, 2018

Friday night saw some tremendous action around the country, but most of it centered in Big Ten Country. That’s right, to hell with your high school football playoffs - except for Poquoson - Go Islanders - it’s wrestling season and we had some fun stuff on Friday night.

This is Short Time Shots, a sometimes relevant look at the day’s scores and more in college wrestling, I’m Jason Bryant and Schell’s Firebrick might be my second favorite beer. My favorite beer sits across the border in Wisconsin. It’s called Spotted Cow.

Speaking of Wisconsin, they Badgers and Chris Bono were wild and crazy on Friday night as they went to Lincoln and knocked off No. 12 Nebraska 22-21 on criteria. It was Coach Bono’s first Big Ten win as the Badgers head coach and it was all sorts of crazy.

First off, Ryan Christensen rallied from a 6-4 third-period deficit to pin Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola with just a couple of ticks left on the clock at 174 pounds. Every point would count here as an excited Chris Bono was docked a team point for control of mat area. Another key bonus victory came at 125 pounds as Zeke Moisey benefitted from a quick injury default win over Connor Brown. Brown rolled his ankle in Moisey’s first attack of the match, and then tried to restart the bout. That didn’t happen and Nebraska went up 18-12 with just three weights to go.

Jens Lantz came through for the Badgers at 133, delivering what could be the most relevant victory of his college career, a 10-3 win over Tucker Sjomeling. Then six more points came as 141 pound Tristan Moran pinned Nebraska reserve Christian Miller in the first period to give the Badgers a 21-18 lead heading 149. This one was wild. Cole Martin nearly ended it for the Badgers with a cradle, but then Collin Purinton turned the tables and nearly pinned Martin, which would have given the Huskers the win. Purinton got the W, but it was the second criteria - most falls that gave Bono and company the W.

Oh, we didn’t even talk about the most anticipated match of the night - Evan Wick beat Isaiah White 12-5. Wick did it with only two takedowns and no nearfall points. Next time, me thinks White will NOT be taking down when he has choice as Wick drew three stall points while working on top at 165.

No. 2 Ohio State ventured west and pounded Cal Baptist 42-0 in front of over 3,000 fans in Riverside, California. As I’ve mentioned on this show previously, Cal Baptist began its four-year transitional period to Division I this year and the Lancers aren’t hiding with a soft schedule.

No. 3 Iowa hosted Princeton in just the second meeting between the two programs and the first in 17 years. The night started off with a highly anticipated matchup between returning national champion Spencer Lee of Iowa and Princeton’s highly regarded true freshman Pat Glory. Lee blew the doors off Glory, getting up 14-0 at one point before finishing off the technical fall in the second period. Back-to-back falls by Austin DeSanto and Max Murin fired up the strong, focused and energized crowd at Carver-Hawkeye.

Top-ranked Matt Kolodzik got Princeton on the board with a gritty 7-4 win over Pat Lugo, avenging a defeat from last year. Iowa also picked up a fall from Alex Marinelli at 165 pounds.

No. 7 Missouri and No. 10 Virginia Tech didn’t really have much of a thriller, despite some matches being close. The Tigers won their 22nd straight dual, topping the Hokies 21-8. The biggest win of the night sent many fans in Last Man Standing contests to the showers early as Connor Flynn knocked off Mekhi Lewis 8-6 at 165 pounds. The other two matchup of ranked wrestlers both went Mizzou’s way as John Erneste beat Korbin Myers at 133 and Grant Leeth beat Ryan Blees 3-1 at 149.

No. 9 Cornell wasn’t tested in a 36-6 win over Binghamton in EIWA action. No. 20 North Dakota State survived an upset attempt in California as the Bison had to get a major decision from 125-pounder Brent Fleetwood to beat Fresno State 21-20.

No. 23 Rutgers pounded Hofstra 40-3, giving coach Scott Goodale his 166th career victory as the Scarlet Knights head coach, tying former coach John Sacchi for first on the all-time coaching list in New Brunswick - or is it Piscataway?

In Division II, Pitt-Johnstown stopped Millersville 30-6, while Ohio Valley beat NAIA West Virginia Tech 27-24 in a matchup of two West Virginia programs.

The Mark Rial era in Storm Lake started out well as Buena Vista went up to Minnesota and beat St. John’s 31-13 to give the new Beavers coach his first head coaching win. Washington & Lee, that’s Dubya-N-Ell for those in that part of Virginia, beat Southern Virginia 36-9 in a crosstown scrap. The two schools are six miles apart - and get this - Southern Virginia is in Buena Vista … Virginia.

In the NAIA, the Fire of Southeastern topped Campbellsville 27-12 in Mid-South Conference
action. Wins by Jason Davis, Jesse Pryor and Silas Root closed things out for coach Javier Maldonado’s squad.

In junior college action, the Clackamas win streak continues. The Cougars knocked off North Idaho 34-3 to extend its win streak to 41 in row!

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Nov 15, 2018

Short Time goes into a deep dive into 10 years of podcasting with Jason Bryant and Kyle Klingman. In November of 2008, Wrestling 411 launched in what was supposed to be a three-pronged attack on wrestling promotion. A television show, a radio show and a web presence. Funding was ultimately dooming the project even before the hosts knew it, and it turned into one of the most interesting lame duck wrestling years of all time.

Road trips to four national tournaments, launching the first true national wrestling podcast, covering coaching changes almost as they happened and a different approach to providing coverage. Wrestling 411 was ahead of its time and many of the ideas the project pushed out are being used today by various outlets in wrestling.

It was a rough year in some aspects too, but check out the recap of the year Wrestling 411 essentially launched the national wrestling scene into the world of podcasting.

 

To listen to old episodes, go to mattalkonline.com/wrestling-411



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Nov 12, 2018

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

(I made this part up on the fly)

This is Short Time Shots, a comically unfunny wrestling podcast aimed at giving you, the wrestling fan, everything you need to know about the day’s happenings in college wrestling. I’m your host Jason Bryant, and here’s something about me, November 11 marks the 10-year anniversary of my first ever podcast.

That was called Wrestling 411 with my co-host Kyle Klingman. I’ll actually break that historic show down later this month as Kyle and I talk about that doomed but life-changing project and its impact on wrestling, whether you remember it or not.

Speaking of things people wouldn’t rather remember - and I’m talking about our friends in Kent, Ohio.

No. 1 Penn State won its 46th dual in a row as the Nittany Lions blasted Kent State 52-3 at sold-out Rec Hall. After dropping the first match at 125 pounds, Penn State reeled off nine straight bonus victories, including six falls in a row, to trounce the Golden Flashes, who wrestled without returning All-American Kyle Conel at 197 pounds.

The debut of Roman Bravo-Young was sound as the true freshman from Arizona registered his first collegiate fall over Tim Rooney at 133. Just two days earlier, Rooney lost a tough one to Iowa’s Austin DeSanto in a dual at Kent State. What impressed me the most about Bravo-Young was his top work. He good. We use that F-word a lot around Penn State - Fun. Love them or hate them, Penn State is freaking fun to watch - probably not that fun to wrestle, though.

No. 5 Michigan opened up its dual season with a 32-12 win over rival Central Michigan up in Mount Pleasant, a result leaving Bloodround’s Kevin Claunch torn to his core. Big Wolverine bonus wins were registered by Stevan Micic at 133, Kanen Storr at 141, Malik Amine at 149, Logan Massa at 165 and Myles Amine at 174. We did NOT see Mason Parris at heavyweight, as an FYI.

No football-like comebacks for ODU on the wrestling mats on Sunday. A day after its football team rallied from a 28-0 deficit to beat North Texas, ODU’s wrestling team fell behind 18-0 … and it got worse as No. 7 Missouri continued its dominance over the Monarchs as the Tigers rolled into the Ted Constant Convocation Center and topped ODU 40-3 in an early-season MAC contest.

The match which saw the most eyes came at 141 pounds where a pair of All-Americans tangled. It was Missouri’s Jaydin Eierman who came away with the W, pinning Eastern Michigan transfer Sa’Derian Perry in 5:05. Missouri also picked up bonus wins at 125, 133, 165, 174 and 197 pounds to roll.

At the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, a big crowd saw No. 11 Arizona State top No. 19 South Dakota State 30-9 in the dual meet coaching debut for Damion Hahn of SDSU. Nothing really unexpected here. The dual’s two returning NCAA champions, Seth Gross of South Dakota State and Zahid Valencia of Arizona State both scored falls for their respective teams. The bout that was probably of the most interest in terms of a potential toss up went Arizona State’s way at 149 pounds where Josh Maruca topped Henry Pohlmeyer 5-3. ASU All-Americans Ryan Millhof and Josh Shields won big as well.

No. 24 North Carolina opened up its season with a 23-10 over Chattanooga. The Mocs jumped out to an early 10-0 lead after the first three weights, highlighted by Chris Debien’s 10-5 win over A.C. Headlee at 141. After that, it was all Tar Heels as Coleman Scott’s squad swept the last seven bouts.

Buffalo went 3-0 in sweeping a quad hosted by Bucknell on Sunday. The Bulls topped VMI 34-5, Cleveland State 34-6 and host Bucknell 25-12. It wasn’t smooth sailing the entire time for coach John Stutzman’s team as Bucknell did steal a few bouts. At 125 pounds, Geo Barzona knocked off Buffalo’s Kyle Akins 5-4, while Bucknell 157-pounder Zach Hartman upended Alex Smythe, who was trending upwards in the eyes of many after his rapid improvement.

VMI’s Neal Richards went 3-0 in his three bouts at 174 pounds.

In the Big 12, Fresno State cruised by Northern Colorado 34-4 before they headed south down I-25 and were greeted by an Air Force team that wasn’t going to let them do the Colorado D1 double. Air Force beat Fresno State 19-15 with the swing victory coming in overtime at 174 where Air Force’s Randy Meneweather beat the Bulldogs’ Ricky Padilla 3-1 in sudden victory.

Iowa State opened up its dual slate with a 37-3 win over SIU Edwardsville. Impressive performances turned in by Austin Gomez at 133 as he earned a first-period technical fall. Ian Parker and Marcus Coleman added falls for the Cyclones at 141 and 174 pounds.

In Division II, No. 6 Pitt-Johnstown topped No. 5 Wheeling Jesuit 19-15 in Wheeling. Fifth-ranked Levi Niebauer picked up a major decision at 197 pounds the put the bout out of reach and gave coach Pat Pecora his 583rd dual meet victory. Yes, he’s in his 43rd year at the helm.

Central Oklahoma gave up the first and last wins of the dual and thumped NAIA Oklahoma City 34-6. Oklahoma City head coach Sam Hazewinkel, the dual threat World and Olympic teamer spent the last two seasons prior as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma.

In Division III, Muhlenberg won the Electric City Duals at Scranton going 4-0. The MULES beat host Scranton, Keystone, Lackawanna and the club team from Temple. No idea whether or not there were any Man in the High Castle references at the event. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Watch Season 3 on Amazon Prime.

Going back to New York as the round-robin style Journeymen Collegiate Classic took place a day after the Northeast Duals.

Some of the top results saw Lehigh’s Nick Farro knock off Oklahoma’s Christian Moody 3-2 at 125 pounds. Lehigh’s Brandon Paetzell beat Wyoming All-American Montorie Bridges in pool competition, then fell to Purdue’s Ben Thornton 5-1 in the final at that particular weight class pairing.

Oklahoma’s Dom Demas had a solid outing at 141 pounds, beating Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop, Wyoming’s Sam Turner and Purdue’s Nate Limmex. Not too shabby, especially as he got the fall over Limmex at 1:38.

NC State’s Justin Oliver topped Davion Jeffries of Oklahoma 7-2 in the A-Bracket final at 149 pounds. Army West Point’s Luke Weiland emerged at 157’s A bracket. Weiland topped Oklahoma’s Justin Thomas 9-0 in the final. Thomas defeated Appalachian State’s Matt Zovitoski and Utah Valley’s Grant LaMont in his side of the pool.

Lock Haven All-American Chance Marsteller beat Wyoming’s Branson Ashworth 7-4 in the A-bracket final at 165 pounds. Lehigh’s Jordan Kutler beat Purdue’s Dylan Lydy 3-1 at 174.

NC State’s Nick Reenan’s return to folkstyle wrestling was successful one. He topped Lehigh’s Ryan Preisch 5-1 in the top bracket final at 184 pounds. Army West Point’s Rocco Caywood had a win over Lehigh’s Chris Weiler in the pool competition before knocking off NC State’s Malik McDonald 4-2 to claim the title at 197 pounds. Lehigh’s Jake Jakobsen won the B bracket at the weight and 197 is shaping up to be real interesting at Lehigh already this year.

Lehigh heavyweight Jordan Wood topped Utah Valley’s Tate Orndorff 6-0 in the final at 285 pounds. Orndorff had a solid 6-5 win over Lock Haven’s Thomas Haines in pool competition.

At the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open up in Binghamton where the Bearcats program is celebrating its 50th wrestling anniversary, Cornell was strong to quite strong.

At 133, Chaz Tucker beat Vitali Arujau 7-5 in an all-Big Red Final. At 157, Josh Humphreys of Lehigh came away with three falls, a tech and a major on his way to the title. Two of those wins were over NCAA qualifiers Hunter Ladnier of Harvard and Mike D’Angelo, wrestling unattached for Princeton.

Brown’s Jonathan Viruet majored George Mason’s Colston DiBlasi 11-0 in the finals at 165 pounds.

NC State’s Trent Hidlay knocked off All-American Brandon Womack of Cornell in the second round, then beat Penn State’s Mason Manville in the semifinals en route to the title at 174 pounds. Pretty good starting weekend for the true freshman.

Other notable winners were Brown’s Christian LaFragola at 197 and George Mason’s Matt Voss at 285.

At the Ohio Intercollegiate Open, the Ohio State Buckeyes pretty much dominated the field. Well, there isn’t too much pretty much, it was dominating. There were a lot of OSU wrestle-offs in the finals. Rather than go through all of them, here’s the notables.

Micah Jordan topped teammate Sammy Sasso 9-7 in the final at 149 pounds.

Ke-Shawn Hayes won at 157, topping Elijah Cleary 6-5. Cleary upended Michigan’s Will Lewan 3-1 in sudden victory in the semifinals. People notice since Lewan topped teammate Alec Pantaelo last week at the Michigan State Open.

Ethan Smith topped teammate TeShan Campbell 8-5 in the finals at 174. More Ohio State stuff happened with titles at 184 with Gavin Hoffman winning, Chase Singletary won at 285. Singletary defeated Mason Parris of Michigan in the semis and beat D2 All-American Kam Teacher of Notre Dame College.



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Nov 11, 2018

Pretty full plate of college wrestling action going down on Saturday, but first, my oldest Lucy still isn’t feeling good, but my wife survived her 20+ hour trip back to the U.S. from Singapore just in time to make dinner.

I’m actually kidding. We picked up dinner on the way home from the airport and I do most of the cooking because I have the job that has the home office. She’s also like, super awesome at her job.

With the homestead back to normal, save the kiddo being sick, I’d like to welcome you to Short Time Shots, a semi-daily podcast aimed at giving you, the wrestling fan, all you need to know about the night’s (or previous day’s) wrestling news in a short, somewhat funny, or not, format. I’m Jason Bryant and I’ve skipped over the Octoberfests and I’ve gone right to the porters and stouts!

There were 24 duals in Division I on Saturday with most of them taking place in the Capital Region of New York where Mr. Awesome Frank Popolizio hosted the Journeymen MyHouse Northeast Duals. We saw a lot of good individual action and a few upsets, but the biggest one team-wise came as Utah Valley knocked off No. 15 Rutgers 24-14.

Rutgers jumped out to a big lead early, with a pair of major decisions at 125 and 133. After Utah Valley’s Matt Findlay picked up a fall at 141, Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault matched it with a fall of his own at 149, giving Rutgers a 14-4 lead after four matches. Now, say it in your Red Dawn voice, the WOLVERINES, reeled off six straight wins to close things out, the biggest likely being Grant LaMont’s 9-6 win over John Van Brill at 157 pounds. Tanner Orndorff’s 9-2 win over Matthew Correnti sealed the deal after 197.

Utah Valley did fight pretty hard earlier in the day, and that’s just not one of those cliché headlines when a team gets blown out. Yes, we saw a few of those already with teams “fighting hard” in a 48-3 loss or something like that. Yeah, you actually didn’t. You know who did, though? Utah Valley. No. 12 Nebraska, which was favored by like 19.5 points according to that one online sportsbook that’s now throwing out wrestling lines, needed a crucial win at 197 pounds by Eric Schultz to avoid the upset. Even without Zeke Moisey for that dual, the Huskers held on 19-15. No. 12 Nebraska went 3-0 on the day, also picking up a 28-9 win over Drexel and a 21-15 win over Virginia. No, we didn’t see Louie Hayes vs. Zeke Moisey. Moisey wrestled one match on the day, one where he had to do everything he could to beat Drexel freshman Antonio Mininno 8-7.

Elsewhere in Troy, Utah Valley’s Matt Findlay and Virginia’s Sam Krivus both beat Nebraska All-American Chad Red on the day. Another Husker, Isaiah White, had a rough day as well. The former Division II national champion fell to Ebed Jarrell of Drexel and Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley.

No. 17 Purdue went 2-0, blasting Bloomsburg 35-5 and Drexel 25-14. No. 21 Wyoming beat Edinboro 33-6 and Virginia 21-9.
I’m going to give Johnny Clark some time here. Sacred Heart is no stranger to this show. I had their old coach Andy Lausier on the show on two different occasions, but he’s now at Davidson and Clark is running the show.

On Saturday in Troy, Sacred Heart won two duals, which was the exact amount they won last year. They won two duals against Division I opposition, which has only happened sparingly since former coach Andy Seras left, like 10+ years ago. And not only did they win two duals against D1 competition, they did it in the same DAY. Now the internet archive kinda sucks when trying to pull up database-drive sites like the old InterMat from 10 years ago, but the most likely scenario that saw Sacred Heart ever win two Division I duals in one day was when Seras was coaching them and the Pioneers were in the CAA.

It was also Sacred Heart’s first Division I win in the last eight years over a team not named Bloomsburg, Davidson or VMI. While Sacred Heart did also beat Bloomsburg on Saturday, the win I’m talking about here is the 24-22 win over The Citadel.

Three things you LIKELY didn’t know about Sacred Heart - it’s program started in 1999, it’s in Fairfield, Connecticut and it’s the only Catholic university with a Division I wrestling program.

While we’re talking about religious schools doing cool things …

Cal Baptist is in its first year transitioning from Division II to Division I, which means the Lancers are in a bit of a no-man’s land when it comes to postseason competition. Coach Lennie Zalesky’s squad earned its first win as a Division I program over a Division I program on Saturday with a 28-10 win over Cal Poly.

So I found myself watching the closing bouts of Western Colorado’s 18-17 win over Nebraska-Kearney. I love small college wrestling because of the cool, wacky things that go on. So Western Colorado was formerly known as Western State College, then it became Western State Colorado University, if for nothing more than to keep all the merchandise that said WSC relevant. I guess that old gear ran out and the board of visitors said, ok, we’re Western Colorado University now.

A fall by Konnor Schmidt at 197 pounds gave Western Colorado a four-point lead heading into heavyweight and Kearney’s Jarrod Hinrichs did everything he could to score bonus points to try to send the dual to criteria or win outright, but came up just short 10-3, which clinched the dual for the Mountaineers. This was under a mat lamp, there were dudes with their chests painted hoopin’ and hollerin’ around the mat. It was a wild atmosphere. By the way, Western Colorado holds the distinction of being the highest school in college sports - NO, I don’t mean that kind of high with the laws in Colorado, I mean the altitude. Gunnison, Colorado sits 7,700 feet above sea-level. The University of Wyoming holds that distinction in Division I, at just over 7,200 feet.

Yes, I was a geography nerd as a kid.


The last time Clackamas Community College tasted defeat came back in 2015 when Division I Oregon State topped the Cougars. And this narrative of winning streaks will continue as Clackamas won its 40th straight dual, topping NAIA Eastern Oregon 34-10 on Saturday.

The Clackamas win streak is the nation’s third longest in any division, behind NAIA Grand View, which has won 64 dual meets in a row dating back to November 7, 2014 when the Vikings were narrowly defeated by Iowa State, yes, THAT Iowa State 22-18.

In case you’re wondering, Penn State’s streak is second behind Grand View at 45 and counting.

In Division III, Springfield won the City Championship, beating the other three college wrestling teams in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Pride beat Western New England 24-17, American International 45-8 and Springfield Tech 45-6.

Now to some notable tournament nuggets. The first one we’ll go with will be out in Fargo, where Mike Quamme is still likely buying beers at the Bison Turf. Don’t know Quamme? Ask Chris Willaert about their trip to Rio … oh wait, that’s right, Willaert wasn’t there. Quamme was one of the dudes who was with me and Julia Salata when we were all over Olympic Late Night with Ryan Seacrest. He’s also an NDSU alum.

Oh yeah, NDSU. Gable Steveson, wrestling unattached, won the Bison Open beating 2017 All-American Tanner Hall of Arizona State 3-1 in sudden victory in the finals. Minnesota beat Air Force 33-3 in Colorado Springs on Friday night, so as of this moment, Steveson’s on redshirt. How long he stays there remains to be seen.

Anything else notable? Well, other than Lee Pritts reminding me where he taught me how to play blackjack on Friday night, nah, not really. Returning national champion Zahid Valencia won at 174 pounds, picking up three falls and spending 4:48 on the mat all tournament.

In Des Moines at the Grand View Open, it was mostly a redshirting freshman showcase as titles were won by Nebraska’s Alex Thomson, Iowa State’s David Carr, and Iowa’s duo of Nelson Brands and Anthony Cassioppi.

At the Kaufman-Brand in St. Louis, Missouri’s Brock Mauller won again. Everytime this kid wins a tournament, he’s going to get into Short Time Shots. It could be the Afton Quadrangular, I don’t care. I want more Brock Mauller.

At the Northern Colorado Open, Aaron Brooks won again. What’s also interesting about that tournament is Northern Colorado’s Rico Montoya, an NCAA qualifier last season at 133, won at 125 pounds.

Johnson & Wales had five champions and scored 153.5 points to win the Roger Williams Invitational up in Bristol, Rhode Island. One thing some of you folks don’t know about is how active and competitive Division III is. Johnson & Wales’ returning national champion Jay Albis, who saw both positive and negative comments from fans after first-period tech fall against a Division I opponent last week, well, he was upended 6-4 by Southern Maine’s Peter Del Gallo in overtime in the finals at 125.

Not to bring up Albis’ loss in a negative light, but seriously folks, if you would just GO to a Division III tournament and start following it as a whole, you’ll see the competitiveness there is among some of the best … in the WORLD. I announce the biggest and best tournaments the world has to offer and TRUST ME, the Division III championships is one of the most fun tournaments on the planet.

UNSCRIPTED DIVISION III RANT

JWU champs were Jordan Robinson at 133, Gabe McDaniel at 141, Da’Mani Burns at 149, Khamri Thomas at 184 and Michael DiNardo at 197.

North Central won the Trine Invitational, outdistancing second-place Olivet 149.5 to 127.

In California, West Hills College edged Bakersfield College 158.5-158 to win the Southeast Wrestling Alliance Conference. That’s in the California Community College league. They wrestle a fall semester only. West Hills had three champs. Bakersfield, the RENEGADES, had four.

Not much on the women’s side to report, other than Emmanuel beat King and the University of the Cumberlands in dual meet competition.

As always, all these scores and more available at the nation’s most comprehensive college wrestling scoreboard at almanac.mattalkonline.com.

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Nov 9, 2018

Two things are notable today - first off, because of the generosity and sheer awesomeness of the Patreon contributors to the Mat Talk Podcast Network, I’m talking into my brand new Shure SM7B. Yes, it’s the microphone you see on a lot of these podcasts, including Joe Rogan, but I’ve had my eye on it since ever since, to quote my friend Cliff Fretwell. The other important thing is a happy birthday to my mom Jeanette back in Poquoson, Virginia. When I started this Mat Talk Online enterprise while I was a freshman in college, I probably spent more time updating high school wrestling scores than I did going to class.

I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the night’s college wrestling scores and more.

Wait. There is no PROBABLY in that statement. In my college years, while working at a newspaper, running a website, announcing tournaments on the weekends, there were two other choices, beer and books. It took me far too long to understand the importance that your GPA SHOULD be higher than your BAC. But we were all young and stupid once and my mom, she put up with it, supporting what was then a hobby and now it’s a sustainable career. Don’t think for a second I’m not aware of what that means.

Speaking of my tenure in college, I guess there’s a third big thing. It’s been 5,201 days since I completed my last class, Communications Research Methods II at Old Dominion University. Today, I paid off the last bit of my student loans. 14 years and I’m no longer sitting with student loan dept. To my credit, there was a good chunk of that seven years I was in college that I paid my own way.

But you’re not here to listen to me wax poetic about my glory days, especially since my next birthday is the big 4-0.

As Gantry on TheMat Forum said earlier, today the only D1 game in town was Northern Illinois and North Dakota State. And if you’re a NIU fan, you could have done what Gantry did and check out after the first five weights. No. 22 North Dakota State stomped Northern Illinois 35-4 as the BiZon won nine out of 10 matches and closed things out with falls by Cordell Eaton and Brandon Metz.

There was some notable news further west within the great state of North Dakota as the University of Mary, the MARAUDERS, had a packed house in Bismarck as they topped Minot State 31-12. Talk about an environment that Adam Aho is growing out there. Just check Twitter for UMary wrestling and you’ll see it yourself. Wild stuff. Even though both schools are part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, this was a non-conference matchup.

Emmanuel, which is in its first year as a full member of Division II, knocked off Ouachita Baptist 25-22. Two forfeits and a fall at 165 were enough for the Lions to get past the Tigers, oh my!

Dad jokes.

A lot of inter-divisional matches on Thursday as Division II Ashland improved to 5-0 after dominating NAIA Lourdes 43-6. Returning Division II national champion Bret Romanzak got his championship ring and picked up a technical fall at 165 pounds.

Going back to the Dakotas, Northern State, which is in SOUTH Dakota, topped Division III Concordia-Moorhead, which is in Minnesota, across the river from Fargo and the Bison Turf 23-14. Wins by Kolton Roth and Caden Moore down the stretch helped give the Wolves the W.

Colorado Mesa beat Cloud County Community College 36-12, while Colorado School of Mines beat Northeastern Junior College 32-6. That’s a pair of Colorado Division II schools with wins over junior colleges, in case you’re counting at home.

Earlier, we mentioned Lions and Tigers, well, to complete the whole circle of cheesiness, West Virginia Tech, the GOLDEN BEARS, beat Bluefield College 31-24. Bluefield is in its second year as a program, but this was the first official dual in program history.

Out in Kansas, Benedictine beat St. Mary 27-18. The Ravens earned three wins by fall, nevermore. In the NAIA, sixth-ranked Menlo beat Southern Oregon 27-15, while the Menlo women beat Southern Oregon 40-4.

Also in the NJCAA, No. 20 North Idaho knocked off No. 22 Iowa Western 30-19. This was close until falls at 197 and 285 by Hunter Gregerson and Connor Sullivan gave the Cardinals the win over the Reivers. YES, Reivers. What the heck is a Reiver? A river pirate. Google. North Idaho also upended No. 6 Iowa Central 20-19. Talk about burying the lede.

There’s always some things you can’t quite believe when we talk about some of the smaller divisions. From the NJCAA-NAIA battle, which in case you’re wondering, those duals COUNT for the junior colleges, but they don’t count for the NAIA schools - yeah, NAIA rule about non-four year schools not counting for official records - well, NAIA Oklahoma Wesleyan, which started its program last year, but didn’t really get it off the ground until this year, won five of the six contested matches against Labette on Thursday. Those five wins were all bonus, four by fall and one by technical fall. Well, Labette picked up a fall and four forfeits. So do the math - A fall and four forfeits is 30 points. Four falls and a technical fall is 29 points. Ouch. Oklahoma Wesleyan won’t have a problem with numbers in the future, but that’s a tough way to lose.

Neosho, by the way, beat both teams. Props Nick Nothern.

No report as of “press time” on the Simpson-Lassen dual out in California and Life Pacific’s first ever home dual against Mt. San Antonio.

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Nov 7, 2018

With the college wrestling season here, we'll head to Laramie and talk with Wyoming head wrestling coach Mark Branch. As a competitor at Oklahoma State, Branch has the unique distinction of winning the NCAA Division I title as a freshman and coming into the tournament with a losing record.

Branch talks about the legacy his family had in Stillwater, what role basketball had in that legacy, what it was like wrestling for John Smith early in his coaching career and some of the things that went along with his 1-2-2-1 placements at the NCAA Championships.

We'll also dive into what make Wyoming the right choice for Branch 11 years ago when he applied for the head coaching job of wrestling's other Division I Cowboys.

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Nov 4, 2018

I found bags for the leaves. YES! It took about two and a half hours to clear the yard, but at least I got it all done before the rains came. I would litter this episode with lyrics inspired by Annie Lennox, but that’d be painful for you, just like walking on broken glass.

This is Short Time Shots, a mostly unfunny podcast that recaps the day’s happenings in college wrestling. I’m your host Jason Bryant, and I have many leatherbound books and I do this kind of stuff for a living. Seriously.

At the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, here are the notables out there, but there are no more I love yous.

Wisconsin’s Tristan Moran topped Northern Iowa’s Josh Alber in the finals by picking up a second-period fall at 141 pounds. At 149 pounds, Missouri’s Brock Mauller, who probably has THE wrestling name of the year, picked up a 12-6 win in the finals over Iowa State’s Jarrett Degan. Mauller beat Wisconsin’s Cole Martin to reach the finals.

At 165 pounds, Evan Wick of Wisconsin beat Northern Iowa’s Bryce Steiert 3-2 in the finals in a matchup of All-Americans. UNI did see All-American Drew Foster major Iowa State’s Sam Colbray 14-0 in the finals at 184. New Cyclone Willie Miklus was solid with two falls on his way to a 5-2 finals victory over NAIA national champion Evan Hansen of Grand View in the finals at 197.

Clarion Open
Not a whole lot going on up at Clarion in terms of star-power, but notable performances were, well, notable. Eastern Michigan transfer Armando Torres captured the crown for Cleveland State at 133 pounds, beating Bloomsburg’s Lewis Williams 3-2 in the final.

At 184, Michael Beard, who’s not on a roster this season but is bound for Penn State, topped NCAA qualifier Greg Bulsak of Clarion 13-9 in the finals. What’s also interesting is after building a 13-2 lead midway through the second period, Beard got hit four times for stalling and gave up nearfall late. What’s also interesting is since Beard isn’t on a college roster, his wins and losses don’t count. Nuance of an NCAA rules regarding official records say you have to be enrolled for results to count, even in opens. So all those guys losing to Aaron Brooks don’t have to worry about their record either. Speaking of Aaron Brooks …

Heavyweight was an interesting weight as Pittsburgh’s Demetrius Thomas topped Division III national champion Jake Evans 14-4 in the semifinals on his way to the championship.

Thomas was an NAIA national champion at Williams Baptist as a freshman and was second last year before transferring to Pittsburgh. He had to beat Seth Nevills, an unrostered soon-to-be Nittany Lion 9-7 in the second round.

Cowboy Open
Wyoming had a bunch of guys win, no biggie there. Junior world silver medalist and Penn State bound Aaron Brooks won at 184 pounds. He’s spending this year at the OTC. While it’s impressive for a kid like Brooks to come in and win a college open, let’s not get too carried away about his competition. He’s a blue-chip, can’t miss recruit, so beating a pair of Division II guys and an Air Force guy who hasn’t been their full-time starter yet shouldn’t be cause for alarm. He’s going to be good on the next level and his scores were impressive, but I wouldn’t consider this a huge test for him just yet.

Michigan State Open
Michigan State’s RayVon Foley was very solid in earning the title at 125, beating Central Michigan’s Drew Hildebrandt in the semifinals and majoring Michigan’s Drew Mattin 12-3 in the finals.

Kanen Storr beat teammates in back-to-back rounds to pick up a title for Michigan at 141 pounds, while Penn freshman Anthony Artalona won the title at 149. Michigan’s got a real nice situation at 157 where true freshman Will Lewan topped All-American and teammate Alec Pantaleo 10-8 in the finals there. Lewan already stole a match in the wrestle-offs from Pantaleo, but let’s just be clear, there’s no way Lewan is starting this year unless something bad happens to Pantaleo. But man, that’s just impressive.

Speaking of impressive, Darden Schurg, a Division III All-American from Wabash, came away as the champion at 174 pounds and he did it pretty impressively. After beating returning Division III champion Jairod James of Mount Union in the quarters, Schurg teched Oklahoma’s Anthony Mantanona before beating Northern Illinois’ Brit Wilson in the finals. Wilson had beaten Michigan State’s Drew Hughes in the semis, so - cliché warning - Schurg is ready to wrestle this year. And Wabash? They’re the LITTLE GIANTS!

At heavyweight, Mason Parris pinned Central Michigan’s Matt Stencel in 14 seconds to win the title at heavyweight. Bruh. Here comes the rain again? More like here comes the PAIN again.

Ithaca Invitational in Division III

Returning NCAA Division III champion Ben Brisman of Ithaca won five bouts en route to the title at 141 pounds. Brisman topped Castleton’s Max Tempel 10-3 in the finals.

At 184, a pair of All-Americans tangled as Ithaca’s Jake Ashcraft and Western New England’s John Boyle got reacquainted. Last year at the D3 championships, Ashcraft majored Boyle 12-2 in the third-place match. This time it was a 4-0 win for Ashcraft. Ithaca won the team championship with 167 points and four champions.

You know what else is cool? Seeing a school win its first tournament title in nearly 40 years. That’s exactly what happened as Gettysburg crowned four individual champions to win the Messiah Invitational over host Messiah 110.5-97. Also of note, Andy Vogel, the head coach of Gettysburg and the man behind D3wrestle.com, is a Messiah alum. Champions for the Bullets, YES THE BULLETS, and not the crappy kind like the old Washington Bullets, were Robert Garnett at 141, Colin Devlin at 149, Colin Kowalski at 174 and Paul Triandafilou at heavyweight. That last name is easy for me - why? If I can say the Mongolians without an issue, Triandafilou is a walk in the park!

York College, the one in Pennsylvania, won the Ned McGinley Monarch Invitational held at King’s College in Pennsylvania. They’ve got that Spartan Spirit as Sparty Gang Green won four individual titles for coach Duane Bastress.

On to the dual meets!

No. 2 Ohio State returned to the state of Maryland to take on Navy. The end result was a 28-9 win for the Buckeyes in a dual where Navy battled hard for most of the matches, but faded at the end of several bouts. Myles Martin’s a New Jersey native, but went to high school at McDonogh School, where the dual was held. Martin looked solid, picking up one of two technical falls on the night - the other came at 149 pounds by Micah Jordan. Joey McKenna needed a pair of escapes and a riding time point to get past Navy’s Nic Gil 3-2 at 141 pounds. McKenna was fresh off the plane after competing in Friday’s All-Star Classic in Denver.

No. 7 Missouri blasted No. 15 Illinois 30-8 in the Grapple at the Grove, an outdoor event prior to the Illinois football game in Champaign. All-American Jaydin Eierman got past Mikey Carr 12-10 at 141 pounds, while true freshman Zach Elam, fresh off his silver medal performance at the Junior Worlds, beat Deuce Rachal 10-4 at 285 pounds.

Illinois did have one bright spot as transfer Joey Gunther knocked off Mizzou’s Connor Flynn 4-1 at 165 pounds.

No. 16 Rutgers cruised in three wins at the RAC in front of over 4,200 fans. The Scarlet Knight faithful saw the return of Anthony Ashnault to the lineup. The three-time All-American pinned all three of his opponents on the day, including returning NCAA qualifier Khristian Olivas of Fresno State. As far as the duals went, Rutgers beat Fresno State 30-6 and pounded Division III schools Johnson & Wales 38-5 and Centenary 48-3. Yes, Nick Suriano wrestled at 133 and yes, that’s where he WILL stay this year. If anyone tells you he might be going down at some point this year, that isn’t happening, folks. Trust me.

In Division III, Washington & Lee got an overtime victory at 285 pounds by freshman Clay Chadwick to upend No. 11 Ferrum 20-15. Having grown up in Virginia and been aware of the Generals program for over 20 years, this is the biggest win I can remember in the program’s history. Congrats to Nate Shearer and crew in Lexington.

Thomas More, yes, the Saints and we’re not talking about Val Kilmer here, picked up a 35-9 win over Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday. Can we talk about Elisabeth Shue, though? Seriously though, the match was the first dual in Kentucky Wesleyan history. Who got the school’s first wins? LaMont Wilson, Caleb Craig and Daniel Lopez did the honors for KWU.

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Nov 3, 2018

Something a little different in the Rocky Mountain high … and no, that isn’t a pun about the state of Colorado’s laws about a said controlled substance. No lying in the weeds here, this is Short Time Shots, a somewhat daily look at the happenings in college wrestling - I’m your host 11-time award winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist Jason Bryant, and I’m not just blowing smoke.

Speaking of things that make you bleary-eyed, I go to both Target and Menards today to get lawn bags. You know, the big paper bags that are biodegradable so you can put in your leaves and such. Yeah, both places completely out. What kind of bizarro world is this. Did the delivery driver camp out in Boulder a little too long? Totally left us all high and dry … yes, dad jokes.

In Denver, the 53rd edition of the NWCA All-Star Classic came and went with a split format featuring five men’s matches and five women’s matches. On the men’s side, Joey McKenna of Ohio State topped Kaid Brock of Oklahoma State in what was an exciting match until McKenna picked up four nearfall points in the second period to break open a tight bout.

The night’s most exciting men’s bout came at what’s typically the most sluggish weight as Oklahoma State’s Derek White topped Maryland’s Youssif Hemida 7-5 in sudden victory. These two guys were scrapping like little guys out there. Nebraska’s Taylor Venz upended Cornell’s Max Dean in another solid bout at 184 pounds. Venz picked up late points to ice a 10-5 win.

Myles Amine of Michigan hammered Jacobe Smith of Oklahoma State to the tune of a 10-2 major decision. In the night’s finale, top-ranked Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton became the first Tiger wrestler to win a bout at the All-Star Classic in school history with an 11-7 win over Mitch Finesilver of Duke. Finesilver grew up not far from the arena in suburban Denver. As far as history goes, Princeton wrestlers were 0-5 coming in all-time, including Kolodzik’s loss last year.

On the women’s side, Simon Fraser’s Dom Parrish and Emmanuel’s Abby Nette and Maria Vidales were dominant with their victories, each earning technical superiority wins. Parrish opened the day beating Gabriela Ramos-Diaz of Wayland Baptist 10-0 at 123, while Nette beat Erika Mihalca 10-0 at 130.

Vidales reversed last year’s outcome by earning a 12-0 technical fall over Campbellsville’s Charlotte Fowler at 109. Fowl er had defeated Vidales 14-3 at last year’s All-Star Classic in Princeton.

At 170, Brittany Marshall of Wayland Baptist topped Mariah Harris 3-1 with a takedown with 48 seconds remaining in a rematch of last year’s WCWA championship final in almost the same fashion.

In the one match that saw a late comeback, Alexis Porter of McKendree scored six points in the final period to rally past King’s Nicole Joseph 6-3.

On the Division I mats Friday evening, Matt Voss’ technical fall at 285 pounds rallied George Mason past VMI 20-17. Even in defeat, keep an eye on VMI’s Neal Richards. He’s up at 174 pounds this year and picked up an impressive technical fall over Mason’s Colston DiBlasi.

Clarion trounced Gardner-Webb 42-9 up in PA. Brock Zacherl, ranked by most everyone in the top 10 for Clarion at 149 pounds earned a 13-3 major decision, while Gardner-Webb’s nationally ranked Tyler Marinelli got past Mike Bartolo 5-3 at 157 pounds. Clarion ended the bout with two falls and a tech to close things out.

Division II Ashland went 4-0 on the day, including a 21-14 win over Division I Kent State. The Eagles - that’s Ashland for those wondering - beat Kent State’s branch campus, NAIA Lindsey Wilson and Division III Otterbein. So the Division II school gets wins over a D1, a D3 an NAIA and an NCWA program in the same quad. That does not happen very often.

Also in that “quad” if that’s what you want to call it, the Jeff Breese era at Lake Erie began as the Storm earned victories over Division III Otterbein, NAIA Lindsey Wilson and Cowley Community College, which made the trip from Kansas.

NAIA Lindenwood-Belleville trampled Division III MacMurray 47-3 on the men’s side of things, but MacMurray would get a 25-18 win over the Lynx in the women’s dual.

Out west, Providence - no, the one in Montana - beat North Idaho 37-7 and Southern Oregon beat Southwestern Oregon 27-20 in duals that saw NAIA schools beat NJCAA programs.

In the NJCAA, Muskegon got a pair of wins, beating Niagara and Triton, while the California Community Colleges actually had their scores reported the same night! Yes! Score. Anyway, Santa Rosa came away with a pair of wins in a double dual - The Bear Cubs - yes, seriously, the Bear Cubs beat Sierra and East Los Angeles in dual action. That’s the fall league in California folks.

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Nov 2, 2018

Oh, it’s about that time, it’s about that time, it’s ABOUT THAT TIME! The whistles of college wrestling season didn’t actually blow for the first time on Thursday night, they actually started in September with the California Community Colleges. But the four-year programs and the rest of the junior colleges got underway this week and this is your daily dose of the wrestling scores and more, that’s right, it’s Short Time Shots, the coffee you need for your morning wrestling commute, I’m your host Jason Bryant. Yes, I’m stunned I still have a voice after Budapest.

The first Division I dual of the season saw the Chris Bono regime in Madison start with a victory. The 18th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers won four of the last five bouts to pull away from a scrappy Buffalo team 25-12. Connor Brown opened up the dual with a fall, Ben Askren-style, who was actually calling the action live on Flowrestling. Buffalo’s Bryan Lantry scored a solid win at 141-pounds over transfer Tristan Moran, while All-American Evan Wick started the Badger roll with a 14-1 major decision at 165 pounds. Ryan Christensen, Mason Reinhardt and Trent Hillger finished things off down the stretch for Chris Bono’s new squad.

In another geographical indicator that college athletic conferences are still bonkers, West Virginia topped Northern Colorado 22-14 in the Big 12 Conference and season opener for both teams. Tim Flynn’s new team fell behind early, but four straight wins saw the Mountaineers rally for the win, thanks to victories by Matthew Schmitt at 133, Joe Wheeling - which is fitting he wrestles for West Virginia - at 141, Christian Monserrat at 149 and Zach Moore at 157. Moore’s locked up the dual win.

And out in California, Manny Rivera and his CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners did some wacky stuff, doing a tri-meet on two mats with three rounds each as San Francisco State and Life Pacific went round-robin in a way that is well, interesting.

Life Pacific is a brand-new NAIA program in Southern California while San Francisco State is led by second-year head coach and California native Jason Welch. The Gators have a pretty solid coaching staff too there with Ryan Loder, Dom Kastl and Orry Elor.

Runners won big, by the way, topping San Francisco State 38-3 and Life Pacific 38-6. San Francisco State beat Life Pacific 39-6.

Let’s go back to the whole “new era thing,” shall we? And we’re not talking Boston Red Sox World Series hats here either, Doug Schwab.

The Brett Hamm era opened up in a big way as Cornell College trounced Simpson College 51-0 in a battle of two Iowa Division III programs. As you may know, Mike Duroe, the former Cornell College head coach, lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this year.

Sixth-ranked Upper Iowa picked up five forfeits and beat undermanned Truman State 56-0. We’re going to give Truman State a bit of a pass here since coach David Schutter and the program raised enough money to keep the program afloat this year after the school announced it was going to drop the sport. Bulldog faithful raised over $81,000 to keep the program rolling.

Division III Millikin opened up its season outside with a 45-6 win over NAIA Hannibal-LaGrange. The Big Blue, yes, the BIG BLUE earned seven bonus victories and a forfeit to cruise in their season opener.

Keeping it D3, Delaware Valley got up 26-0 after five matches, but actually had to hang on 29-20 over Penn College. Kyle Hillermeier’s win at 184 pounds finally iced it for the Aggies.

Division III Alma beat Davenport in a battle of two of Bloodround’s favorite schools in Michigan. Alma’s Jacob Ransom topped Davenport’s Weston DeHaven 7-0 at 285 pounds to give the Scots the 21-16 victory over the Panthers, who are completing their transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II.

In a dual that featured just three actual individual matches, Arkansas Baptist of the NJCAA topped NAIA Central Baptist 18-15. This isn’t one you really want to promote. Let’s just hope both programs can do a better job of drawing more student-athletes to their respective schools so we don’t have duals with seven forfeits.

With some better news in Arkansas, at least for one team, the University of the Ozarks topped Lyon 24-16 in a matchup of two schools from down there. By the way, if you like some dark, twisted stuff - Ozark on Netflix has you covered. I’m almost done with Season 2. Wacky stuff. As far as the dual, well, Ny’Trell Dean had a big fall at 149 to power the Eagles past the Scots. HEY, that’s TWO Scots references tonight - three if you count Tim Flynn, but you can’t count that, since he’s not a Scot anymore.

Elsewhere in the NAIA, the Running Eagles of Life beat Truett McConnell 34-10. Omi Acosta has like 90-something wrestlers on his team at Life. Montana State-Northern beat North Idaho 35-3 and in keeping things out west, Clackamas beat Western Wyoming in junior college action 20-18 to extend the Cougars dual meet win streak to 35 in a row.

On the women’s side of things, King avenged an early-season loss to Life with a 31-11 win in Marietta. Wins by Ana Luciano at 143 and Rachel Hale at 155 solidified the dual for the Tornado.

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Oct 19, 2018

Episode 470 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast comes at you from Budapest, Hungary with Michigan head wrestling coach Sean Bormet as he talks about the international makeup of the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club and his three athletes competing in two styles for three different nations. David Habat (Slovenia) and Domenic Abounader (Lebanon) in men's freestyle and American heavyweight Adam Coon in Greco-Roman.

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Oct 9, 2018

On Episode 469 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Cliff Fretwell and I go longform as we have a lengthy conversation about social media marketing, professional leagues, a bit of smack talk, the evolution of wrestling marketing and media as well as how advertising and the value of wrestling has changed over the years in wrestling. Take notes, because there's a lot of stuff here to pick through.

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Oct 4, 2018

In preparation for #Budawrestle2018, we'll talk Greco-Roman wrestling with U.S. National Team coach Matt Lindland on Episode 468 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.

Lindland just arrived in Hungary as Team USA looks to finish up training and works through acclimation for the time difference between Colorado Springs and the competition site.
Lindland will talk about the training and break down the expectations of each member of this year's Greco-Roman World Team.

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Sep 27, 2018

Drew Manning became one of the most-talked about personal trainers in the country seven years ago when he put himself through a mind-boggling process to gain 75 pounds and then try to lose it.

On Episode 467 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Manning will talk about his wrestling career at Centreville High School in Northern Virginia and his short college wrestling career at Southern Virginia University before he jumped into a world of personal training.

His Fit2Fat2Fit journey has sparked books, fitness programs and keto-based eating programs and have made Manning a notable name in the industry. What does he remember about his wrestling background? What does he use in his day-to-day life that calls on that wrestling? What about the ability to develop his brand through the medium of podcasting?

Find more about Drew Fit2Fat2Fit.com and on Twitter @fit2fat2fit.

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Sep 19, 2018

Erkin Tadzhimetov came to the U.S. as a competitor for the Junior World Championships back in 1998. He was in line to be the representative for Uzbekistan in upcoming senior level championships, but then things changed.

Years later, he sits as the associate head coach at Utah Valley University and is on the coaching staff at the Junior World Championships for Team USA in Trnava, Slovakia.

Tadzhimetov talks about his journey to the U.S., his battle for the right to compete for his home country, his process to get citizenship and what it was like to compete for the final time representing his new home.

Has he been back to his homeland? What happens when or if that happens?

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Sep 16, 2018

It's been four years since Eric Olanowski last appeared on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. On Episode 465, we talk with Olanowski, who is working full-time for United World Wrestling as the organization's Web Content and Social Media Coordinator in Slovakia prior to the 2018 Junior World Championships.

We find out what it's been like to move from the "private sector" back into a world of wrestling. Among the topics are travel, time away from home and Dagestan, among other things.

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Sep 10, 2018

Keeping with the theme of financial health and well-being, we talk with Lyndsey Beasley, a certified public accountant and wife of George Mason head wrestling coach Frank Beasley.

We follow along with last episode's financial planning with what wrestling people need to consider with taxes when it comes to coaching, starting a club or whatever side hustle that's being worked.

Topics on this episode
1. Let's be honest, paying taxes sucks. What are some general tips before even getting started with filing if you're a wrestling coach?

2. What are some things you most often see left out of tax filings from people in and around wrestling?

3. Write-offs. This seems to be a very gray area. Everyone says "oh, business expense" or "oh, I can write that off." What is the truth about writing off meals and things you buy while traveling or simply during your every day.

4. I went through several scenarios with Northwestern Mutual's Jarrett Yehlen about the right saving situation when it comes to managing your money. I want to go through the same four scenarios and as a tax professional, what are some things that coaches and athletes must be aware of.

A - Volunteer assistant coach, no official salary, works camps & clinics. Might be training to make senior-level team. (Taxes not taken out by club/organization paying his stipend)

B - Paid assistant coach, doing the same as above, working camps and clinics, but on the books with the school, has taxes taken out. Makes side money as a clinician outside of the school's camp structure. May be training to make a senior-level team.

C- The high school coach who gets a small stipend to coach, but is a full-time teacher. Thinking about or has an offseason club, runs summer camps and clinics, also travels to camps and clinics as a guest instructor or clinician.

D- Independent Club. Your whole job is membership and training. You have your own space to train athletes, not affiliated with a school. You are your own business.

-- OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
1. In what cases is it better to file quarterly or file in April?
2. Should someone spend the extra money and find a CPA or do they go it alone with TurboTax?
3. Any opinion on the tax companies like H&R Block, Liberty, Jackson Hewitt, etc.
4. How would you recommend finding an affordable CPA.
- Considerations on how many states you are filing in (our example, we had to file in 3 states one year, I'll set that up beforehand)
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