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Aug 16, 2019

We’ve got electricians, we’ve got plumbing and we’ve got mouse ears! That’s right, the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is heading to Orlando. My wife and kids and I will head to Disney World. We’ll be hitting a few different places, spending time by the pool, sweating, having breakfast with Cinderella and everyt hing else that goes with it.

My seven-year-old has been writing about this on the dry erase board for months, while my three-year-old would rather watch PJ Masks, which isn’t a Disney thing.

This, however, is the Short Time Wrestling Podcast and I’m still working without a proper studio, so I’m still doing the solo show topic episode. Last time, we had a lot of great feedback with the pro wrestling topic.

Before we get to all that - a quick hit on the Yianni-Zain thing.

While I wasn’t at the NWCA Convention, I did get word there were some ideas being tossed around about the NWCA All-Star Classic and the future of that event. This prompted me to ask you what your favorite All-Star Classic match of all-time was.

So before we get to those answers, let’s give you a little bit of backstory on the event.

The East-West All-Star Classic first started in 1967 and was held after the season in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The event continued to be an East-West dual meet through 1987 when the team scoring component was taken out of the event.

In 1973, the event moved to an in-season event, taking place in late January or early February until 2004. The NWCA opted to put the event in November to avoid matchups being dumped amidst concern for seed protection and coaches citing injury concerns so close to the postseason. The late November date went for eight seasons before the NWCA moved the event to the opening weekend of the college wrestling season in order to make it a kickoff weekend for college wrestling.

The last two events have featured a large presence of women’s college wrestlers, which the NAIA has already created women’s wrestling as an invitational sport, while the NCAA is close to granting women’s wrestling emerging sports status.

One of the most recent complaints coming from fans is that the event hasn’t been a real “All-Star” event because there are so few No. 1 vs. No. 2 wrestlers. Statistically, only one dual in recent memory (Penn State vs. Ohio State in 2017-18) featured as many All-Americans and top-ten wrestlers than the All-Star Classic typically does. Denver in 2018-19 was a notable exception as the card was split between men and women.

This will be the 54th edition of the NWCA All-Star Classic. No, I do not yet know where the next edition will be, but before I get to your responses on your favorite All-Star Classic match of all-time, let’s go back to Stillwater, Oklahoma and then-Gallagher Arena, they didn’t add the Iba until later.

Of the 11 weight classes – yes 11 – we had eight individual NCAA champions, and 21 of the 22 wrestlers were All-Americans. In addition to the eight champions, we had three runners-up, three thirds, two fourths, three fifth-place wrestlers and two sixth-place finishers.

How many 1 vs. 2 rematches did we have? NONE! That’s right. But we did have a number of weights that shifted.

At 115 pounds, third-place Glenn McMinn of Arizona State beat runner-up Jim Anderson of Minnesota 3-2. The two didn’t meet during the tournament, with McMinn falling in the semifinals to eventual champion Rick Sanders of Portland State. Sanders pinned McMinn in the quarters and then beat Anderson 19-2, in the pre-technical fall era, in the finals.

115-pound champion Rick Sanders went up to 123 pounds where he tied Michigan’s Bob Fehrs, the runner-up at 123, 2-2. Fehrs had just finished second a third straight year, losing to Lehigh’s Mike Caruso in the finals. That’s not second just a third year in a row. Fehrs lost to Caruso all three years in the finals.

At 130 pounds, it was Caruso, the aforementioned champion at 123, who went up to defeat Colorado’s Jim Hanson 6-3. Hanson was fourth, having fallen to Michigan State’s Don Behm 9-5 in the semifinals. Hanson fell to Caruso’s teammate, Joe Peritore, 11-5 in the consolation final. So is that what you get? You lose to the 130-pounder, so they feed you the 123-pound champion?

At 137, Don Behm, who finished second at 130, fell to Oklahoma State’s Gene Davis, who was third at 137 just a few weeks earlier. Davis fell in the semifinals 1-1, 0-0 in a referee’s decision to Portland State’s Masaru Yatabe. Yatabe would then lose to Michigan State’s Dale Anderson.

At 145 pounds, Oklahoma State’s Jim Rogers finished fourth at the weight and got the nod against 137-pound All-American Don New of Cornell. New was fifth, having lost to Yatabe on the top side and Gene Davis in the consolation semis. Rogers lost in the opening round to Mike Gluck of Wisconsin, the eventual finalist. Back in those days, we had something that’s pretty much the repechage back then. Seriously. The only difference is there’s no double bronze back in 1967, which proves, yes, even us Americans had systems that were completely “meh” at times.

Rogers would win this one 8-5.

At 152 pounds, UCLA’s Lee Ehrler, who was third at 160 pounds, came down to defeat Michigan NCAA champion Jim Kamman 8-7. Ehrler was one of three wrestlers who came down to new weights in the event. Kamman defeated Oklahoma’s Wayne Wells 6-5 in the 1967 finals, while Ehrler was bested by Vic Marcucci of Iowa State 10-8 in the semifinals. Marcucci would beat Cleo McGlory of Oklahoma in the finals.

At 160, Joe Domko of Southern Illinois, known then as SIU-Carbondale, knocked off Marcucci 3-2. Domko, a three-time qualifier, came into the 1967 NCAA tournament as the fifth seed. He was pinned in the opening round by Adams State’s Don Apodaca. Apodaca was then beaten by No. 4 seed Jeff Smith of Oregon State, eliminating Domko. Domko was the only non-All-American in the meet.

At 167 pounds, George Radman of Michigan State, a Granby High School alum from Virginia, beat Washington State’s Fred Fairbanks in a matchup of wrestlers who met at their postseason weights. Radman won the national championship, beating Mike Gallego of Fresno State in the finals. Gallego, who was the College Division champion, put Fairbanks into the consolation bracket in the second round with a 7-1 decision.

At 177 pounds, Northern Iowa’s Don Parker came down from 191 pounds and topped Moravian’s Dave Mucka 5-3. Porter was sixth, falling to Syracuse’s Tom Schlendorf in the quarterfinals. Well, coming “down” isn’t exactly accurate. Parker wrestled the University Division at 191 after winning the College Division earlier at 177 pounds, where Mucka was fourth. So while Parker went up and placed sixth, Mucka stayed at 177 for the University Division where he too would finish sixth.

At 191 pounds, Syracuse national champion Tom Schlendorf beat Iowa State’s Don Buzzard in the NCAA finals 5-0. Schendorf would face off with 177-pound national champion and future world champion Fred Fozzard of Oklahoma State. Schlendorf would prevail 5-3 in the ONLY head-to-head matchup of NCAA champions. Fans waited with anticipation to talk about the results 14 days later when the results arrived via First Class Mail in Amateur Wrestling News.

What if the message boards existed in that era? Man, the stories our predecessors would be able to tell us.

At Unlimited, Dave Porter of Michigan got a little bit of redemption as he pinned NCAA champion and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp of Arizona State at 3:38. Porter was the top seed in the NCAA tournament and the returning champion. Would-be messageboards would have melted down after he was upset 5-4 by NAIA champion Nick Carollo of Adams State in the quarterfinals. Porter fought back after Carollo made the finals. Culp dispatched with Carollo in the NCAA finals in just under a minute.

So there’s your look back at the FIRST NWCA East-West All-Star Classic. So to your comments – what was YOUR favorite All-Star Classic match of All-Time?

Kevin Claunch (Patron)
@Claunchinator
Heil v Brewer is underrated.

Will Johnson
@Will_J_157
Agrees - "I SEEN IT"

Brad Bowles (a Patron!)
@bbb4ut
It was not the best match but the build-up to Dake-Taylor was intense! Has there been a more anticipated All-Star match?

Mike Chick via MTO FB group (Contributor)
you have seen way more of these than any of us...but 2012 Dake-Taylor definitely stands out for me --

Jim Brown
@JimBrow31280302
Mark Ironside over Cary Kolat. Carver. Great comeback. Two of the all time greats.

Jeff Maher
@mrmcrib
Ironside over (Jeremy) Ensrud - 1998 at 134 pounds 18-7

Ed
@EdwardGalloMMA
Recency bias but I'll go Brewer-Heil from 2015. Vintage Brewer, and a great pace from Heil, pretty rare.

Lars Underbakke
@LarsIAwrestle
Ironside vs Kolat for sure

Coach K
Ironside vs. Kolat, the prototypical Iowa style vs. one of the most skilled and talented wrestlers of all time

Ian
@Rustygriswold34
It can’t be any match that isn’t this one. Kolat got Carvered and Ironside carvered people in every gym. Might be the best college match ever. McIlravy/Abas is the only one that competes in my eyes

Jeff Johnson
@coachjeff01
Kolat vs Ironside, next topic

Marcos Aranda
@MarcosAranda17 (also a Patron)
Kolat-Ironside

TELL KLINGMAN KOLAT STORY HERE

34Wrestle (Pat Kelly)
@34Wrestle
1983 - Mark Rigatuso vs. Tab Thacker. Rigatuso weighed just over 200 lbs., Thacker over 400. Rigatuso, a 2X D2 champ and 2X D1 AA, won 5-3. @theopenmat
@MaryvilleWrestl

Jamie Canaday
@tWaterwayduals
89 and 91 in Philly featured some great matches. Check out the results. Lots of PA power both years. Brands v. Fried. Or Martin v. Cross.

Jeremy S. Lanthorn (Patron!)
I always enjoy seeing a top D2, D3, NAIA, etc. Get a chance at a top D1 guy. Like Gutches vs Kokesh.

Taylor Miller threw out that she was a fan of Valencia-Hall in the 2017-18 event.

Mike Buckiso
@MikeBuckiso
1990 Ty Moore v TJ Jaworski. Moore fall first period at Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic. Two 4 timers

-- I only started attending in 2006, and have watched "most" if not all of them since. Some that have stood out to me.

I also want to say the dates I'm referring to are for the season itself. So in 2006, that event was actually in 2005. So when you hear me specify the year, that means for the season that it was. Ok, confused yet? Good.

First was in 2006 in Stillwater when we had FOUR NCAA champions lose on the same night. Teyon Ware, Zack Esposito, Johny Hendricks and Steve Mocco all lost. The most surprising was probably Minnesota's Matt Nagel over Hendricks in sudden victory or Cole Konrad beating Mocco. Now, Konrad would beat Mocco two more times that season, including by fall at the National Duals finals, but that event was bonkers. It was also the first time I'd ever watched Tervel Dlagnev compete. He was on the undercard and beat Josh Leadingfox of Central Oklahoma. It would be Tervel's first of three appearances.

In 2007, I was working for the NWCA full-time and we took it to Dallas. Northwestern's Ryan Lang beat Oklahoma State's Nathan Morgan late, Jake Herbert majored Roger Kish and Harvard's Bode Ogunwole wrestled North Carolina's Spencer Nadolsky to quite possibly the most boring heavyweight match of all-time. Afterwards, I said we should have put Dlagnev and Wartburg's Blake Gillis as the main event match at heavyweight. They scored more points.

In 2008, we were up in Oregon, trying to save the program. Roger Kish and Jake Varner got into a nice shoving match infront of me, Mike Poeta of Illinois caught Craig Henning with a neutral fall, Hofstra went 2-for-2 at 133-and-141 and Tervel beat Cal State-Fullerton's Wade Sauer.

In 2009, pretty cool for me that James Nicholson of ODU was in the event, becoming the first Monarch to wrestle since 1970 when Dan Gable pinned Wayne Bright. Brent Metcalf of Iowa teched NC State's Darrion Caldwell. Nick Marable and Mack Lewnes wrestled one of their most thrilling - just kidding - these two should never be allowed to wrestle one another ever. In fact, we should fire up the DeLorean and remove all traces of these two ever competing against one another. I like both guys, but not when they wrestled one another. My gawd, Sherwin Williams and Miracle Gro thought these two were boring.

In 2010, the event went out to try to help the Cal State-Fullerton program. Matt Montiero of CSU Bakersfield upset Iowa State's David Zabriskie. Binghamton and Bucknell both had participants, which was cool. Jordan Burroughs beat Matt Moley.

In 2011, I thought Anthony Robles of Arizona State was going to win that season, his dismantling of Zach Sanders via technical fall cemented that thought. This one was personally interesting. I was doing the sideline TV for Fox College Sports. It had been seven years since I'd done television in the sideline role. I was interviewing the winners. It's long gone since, so I'll have to tell you a quick story and yes, I'm going to throw Adam Hall under the bus here. Bubba Jenkins had transferred to Arizona State and was scheduled to face Adam Hall. The week prior, Bubba had just lost to Tyler Chang of NAIA Embry-Riddle. So we're around 133 and Adam walks up to me and goes "Hey Jason, can we just do the interview now?"

Bubba majored him. Ouch. Yeah.

2012 out in Arizona was a bit of a cluster. Jordan Oliver and B.J. Futrell probably had the best match. Wartburg's Byron Tate represented D3 in the event and unfortunately for him, was quickly decked by Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt.

2013 - Dake-Taylor, next topic.

2014 - This was real good, even if it was at George Mason. Devin Carter vs. Tony Ramos and Logan Stieber vs. Kendric Maple? Stieber and Maple returning NCAA champs facing off?! Love that. Stieber won in the tiebreakers. SIX of those matches went to overtime. It's also the only time I've ever applauded George Mason's pep band. It wasn't basketball, so I was allowed.

2015 - Dude, Scott Schiller beat J'Den Cox. How does no one remember this?

2016- We were in Atlanta, had three-point takedowns, four-point nearfalls and a wild Brewer-Heil match that ended 13-12 for Brewer. Ty Walz also gave Virginia Tech one of two wins beating Adam Coon.

As far as the last three years, they're too fresh in the mind to really put any "historical" awesomeness on them.


NEXT QUESTION OF THE WEEK IS: Who was the first college wrestler you became a fan of and why?

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Aug 8, 2019

Episode 525 is a little different as we take to Twitter and Facebook to ask fans about the stigma of "pro wrestling" and why "our" side of the sport seems to be less annoyed with the pro wrestling/sports entertainment side of it.

So there's the question of the week!

Next week's question: What's your favorite All-Star Classic match of all-time?

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Jul 26, 2019

After 38 years, a new man will be leading Ursinus College into battle next season. Longtime coach Bill Racich passed away at the beginning of last season and Josh Mangle stepped in as the interim coach to close out the season. The 2019-20 season will begin with King's College alum and longtime Princeton assistant Joe Jamison taking the helm. Jamison had been coaching with the Princeton Wrestling Club after a run as an assistant at the Division I program in New Jersey.

Jamison talks about what it'll be like replacing a stellar person in the late Bill Racich, the program's goals, his journey through Division III as an athlete who battled injuries and how a two-year Division III starter ended up on a Division I coaching staff before landing the head job at Ursinus.

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Jul 18, 2019

Team Nebraska coach Zac Dominguez on the growth of USA Wrestling programs in Nebraska, dealing with "farm boy" strength and balancing the difference between farm kids and city kids to create one team.

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Jul 17, 2019

Live from Fargo and Herd and Horns with Earl Smith of The Open Mat, Willie Saylor of Flowrestling and Jason Bryant from Mat Talk Online..

Don't look for a format, because we're all over the place.

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Jul 15, 2019

Join Willie Saylor of Flowrestling, Earl Smith of The Open Mat, Julia Salata and Jason Bryant on an roundtable live from Herd and Horns in Fargo as we go 90+ minutes talking wrestling in Fargo. Coach Foca from NJ also jumps in, so does J.D. Rader from USA Wrestling.

Don't look for a format, because we're all over the place.

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Jul 14, 2019

California's Mike Duran is an avid Angels baseball fan. He's also an avid developer of talent in the nation's most talent-rich women's wrestling state. On the latest #Fargo2019 episode, Duran talks about what makes California so successful, some of his favorite memories of the event and how he got into coaching girls and what is next for women's wrestling.

We also chat about the Angels fanhood and some interesting developments out of the California Community College wrestling system that involves women's wrestling.

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Jul 14, 2019

Longtime coach and current Iowa USA Wrestling State Chairman Mark Reiland's seen a lot in his time. Now officially out of coaching, the 1991 NCAA champion from the University of Iowa is spending more time here in #Fargo2019 on his leadership role. Reiland explains what his role is now and some of his best memories.

And yes, Brett Haas' bracket is again discussed.

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Jul 14, 2019

Gary Brownell is known more by his nickname "Gimp" in wrestling circles. He's attending his 42nd USA Wrestling Junior & 16U National Championships. He's held a variety of roles in wrestling, but technology has been something he's been an innovator.

We talk with Gimp about his fond moments and how technology has shaped wrestling and how much easier it is to follow an event like #Fargo2019.

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Jul 13, 2019

The shows from #Fargo2019 begin as the theme this year is to talk about your favorite "Fargo" memory, whether or not that actually occurred here. First up is Illinois coach Pete Kowalczuk, who talks about coaching and his favorite memory.

Patrick Kelly of Kansas, host of the Air Time Podcast, also sent in his top memories.

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Jul 9, 2019

1999 – First Year
Was working at a KFC in the Grafton section of Yorktown, Va. Got a call from Mike Newbern. “Twink, Gary Alcon (ref) can't make it, do you want to go to Fargo?”
That right there changed it all. Everything.
Stayed in Reed Johnson Hall.
Virginian Christian Smith made the Cadet Freestyle finals at 83.5 pounds. He ended up being a 3x state champion and NCAA qualifier for Duke and Liberty (He took down Nickerson in 2007 to open up the tournament).
There was no Buffalo Wild Wings. There was a Bison Turf, there was a mug and I may or may not have been from Alabama. Or named Kevin.
Shared a dial-up line with Sara Koenig from NCMat.com (you know her now as one of the tournament directors for the Super 32. Rob Sherrill vouched for me for a media credential. Thankfully, I'd met him in Virginia at the Virginia Duals when I was in high school.
Don't remember much about the competition since I was still pretty new to the national scene. We had the Dream Team Classic in VA that year, so I paid attention to guys like Foley Dowd, Jason Powell, Clark Forward — and two of those Team USA guys met in the finals, Damion Hahn beat Jason Potter.
2000 – Year 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Opened. Taco Bell re-opened, it was closed the year before for renovations.
Harry Lester vs. Mark Jayne, Junior Greco. Jayne was returning JR. Champ, Lester won cadets the year before. 3-5-3 (BOOM). 132 pounds.
Virginia had two cadet champs – Christian Staylor and Albert Childress (almost bookends)
Kid named Tyler Safratowich of Minnesota won at 83.5 pounds, did a backflip, then he started eating.
Mary Kelly going 2-2 in Cadet Freestyle and Micah Amrozowicz, now the head coach at the Newport News Apprentice School, having to come from behind to beat her 8-7.
2001 – Year 3
Started doing freelance work for TheMat.com and wrote features on the Dibbern triplets, Mary Kelly wrestling against the boys in the Juniors. Cerebral Palsy kid J.C. McMaster – his e-mail address was pimp_limpin@ something another dot com. Jeff Courtney, a deaf All-American from West Virginia ? and TRAVIS EFFING LEE.
Lee “leis' greco gold. Beat Nick Simmons. Stopping Simmons from becoming just the second guy to win 4 JR FS titles. As of right now, it’s only Alan Fried.
2002 – Year 4 – Drove from ODU.
FIRST YEAR OF FEDERATION WEIGHTS.
WENT FROM 96 AAS TO 120 IN JUNIORS
104-136
Started bringing my radio equipment and doing the webcast for USAW with Rob and the late Jon Ponwani.
Cleveland – NO
Chicago – Driving down Addison, game over
Milwaukee – Karaoke at a Friday's in Brookfield, WIS
Minneapolis – Twins vs. Angels, Milton vs. Washburn, preview of ALCS
First year of Junior Women — Malinda Ripley beat Mary Kelly in the finals. Who the hell is Malinda Ripley? Natasha Umemoto was 3rd. She got the first pin of the tournament ever.
Poeta beat Metcalf in Cadet FS. Only finals loss in Metcalf's Fargo career. Stepovers, if I recall correctly for exposure.
Decent year from VA, Anthony Burke from my club was 5th in a bracket with Coleman Scott, Mike Rowe, Garrett Scott, Mike Rodrigues, Jake Kreigbaum and Eric Albright. I think I had a team PA jacket on when I gave Burke a high five after beating Albright for 5th.
Patrick Bond won Cadet FS.
Todd Meneely was the OW, beating Teyon Ware.
Some guy with an Afro won Junior FS at 171. Herbert was 3rd. Afro guy recently lost a fight.
VANS WARPED TOUR WAS OUTSIDE.
2003 – Year 5 – Drove from ODU on short notice
Got up, went to Jiffy Lube and boom. Drove to Milwaukee – was using an old atlas, so I didn't know about the cut through via Rockford and kept adding 90 more minutes to my ride. Went to the same Fridays to sing karaoke again.
Sat on top of my truck after a session and listened to a Willie Nelson concert at Newman Outdoor Stadium. Years later, Doc Jim Porter would crap all over my Nelson story and say he went and ended up hanging out with him.
All-Southern Cadet final as Nick Marable of Tennessee beat Ben Fiacco of Georgia at 145
Cormier vs. Morrison wrestle-off. I slept through the first one. Not a great moment, but indicative of my 20s.
2004 – Year 6
Rode the bus with team Virginia, wrote a blog as we went all week for the old Mat Talk. Won the Connect 4 championship on the bus, beat Josh Wine 51 consecutive times in Connect 4. Finished up my last college class two weeks after getting home. Finishing up 7 years in college.
Henry Cejudo beat Spenser Mango in the Greco finals, was up 9-0 or something and thought he'd gotten the tech, then Mango bombed him for 3 (should have been 5) before Cejudo finished it 13-3.
2005- Year 7 –
Hired at InterMat. Pretty sure I flew.
Stayed at either the Econo Lodge or the Best Western near Bucks. I still hear the bullhorn go off whenever I hear Mony Mony.
Florida had a monster year, although I got into an “argument” with Rob Sherrill about who Franklin Gomez counted for — Florida or Puerto Rico. I say PR, because that's who he was representing.
Robby Smith beat Cody Gardner in Freestyle, which stunned us from VA. Justin Wren won in Greco, but when Luke Ashmore won, they all climbed over the railing to celebrate, then trying to go back, Wren got into an argument with a security guard and got thrown out.
Couple of Wyoming kids met in the Greco finals, but one had moved to Ohio. Tyler Cox pinned David Taylor in Cadet Greco. Taylor beat BJ Futrell to win cadet FS at 91 ? pounds.
2006 – Year 8
First year of the garbage rules.
Hit a rainstorm coming through O'Hare and spent the night there. Connor McDonald took my spot on the last plane to Fargo from O'Hare. Then he wins the tournament. The little shit.
ODU had two signees in the Fargo finals — James Nicholson at 119 and Adam Koballa at 130.
Eric Grajales bombed Donte Butler and during my interview, Butler cut through it talking some trash. Grajales goes “I just fived you!” in response. Butler has the unique distinction of being the ONLY five-time finalist to never win a title.
Eli and Michaela Hutchison become first brother-sister combo to win Junior titles in the same year.
2007 – Year 9
Oregon's Norman Richmond with the breakout performance splitting finals with Jason Chamberlain
Helen Maroulis wins a chicken, Nicole Woody goes nuts and ruins my interview.
Hayden Zillmer and Jade Rauser at the same weight — 84 pounds — Zillmer doubled at 84 pounds.
Alton brothers, Josh Kindig from PA. Nasty.
2008 – Year 10 – Last year at InterMat
Drove straight through from PA to Minnesota. Stopped in St. Cloud for about 2 hours, missed the first session.
2009 – Year 11 – Wrestling 411/USAW
“That just happened” – This was the finals where Mark Grey was about to start giving an interview, then he was brought back to the mat to re-wrestle the last few seconds of a second period, only to have Ben Whitford score, force a third and then win the title with a third-period win. Man, those rules sucked.
2010 – Year 12 – USA Wrestling
F-Rod's Triple Crown
Ringer over Ness
Grant LaMont makes Greco finals at Juniors as a first-year Cadet. He doesn’t wrestle on Sundays and Cadet Greco kicked off on a Sunday. Well, let’s move up.
2011 – Year 13 – USA Wrestling
Parker VonEgidy makes finals with TWO losses. Ended up with 3.
Situation – Abounader, VonEgidy, O'Donnell- won by Ricky Robertson. I think I’ve rehashed this on every single show I’ve had Dom Abounader on.
Pat Downey with limited FS experience wins over Jordan Rogers at 171. This looks a lot better now than it did then.
2012 – Year 14 – USA Wrestling
Zain vs. Zane at 132. Retherford would win cadet WC that year.
Cox/Snyder – J'Den wins Freestyle, Kyle wins Greco.
Brett Haas wrestles them both.
Willie crashed on my couch and squatted all week during his TOM era.
2013 – Year 15 – AWN/TOM
Did the interviews on short notice.
Elijah Oliver's gross cauliflower ear
Stephanie Hampton making fun of my clothing choices.
Jake Marnin was a JV kid and won the cadet triple crown
2014 – Year 16 – Mat Talk
Coltan Williams from Texas, OMG that throw in Cadet FS vs. Wilson Smith of NC
Johnny Blankenship and Trey Meyer going through my table, and through me — no STWP tonight folks.
2015 – Year 17 – Mat Talk
How good those cadet champs were. Gable Steveson, Schwartz, RBY, Raimo, Warner.
Wittlake's shoes.
Interviewed the Mayor of Fargo for Short Time. He lied about there not being any construction around town.
2016 – Year 18 – Mat Talk
Turf burned down. Nothing else matters.
2017- Year 19 – Mat Talk
Alabama’s Sam Latona won the state’s first Junior freestyle championship. The soon-to-be Virginia Tech signee claimed gold at 106 pounds. Two months before they would win Cadet World Championships, Will Lewan and Aaron Brooks won Fargo titles. No Turf, so Herd & Horns was the replacement venue for mugs. There weren’t nearly as many shenanigans there, simply because it was cleaner, neater and had better food.
2018 – Year 20 – Mat Talk
The Turf re-opened. There was again cornhole to be played. Willie, Spey and myself championed the first ever Wrestling Trivia night. Spey dropped some quality knowledge, all the while Willie answered ONE question, then paraded around the restaurant like he was the freaking MVP. Entries here were 4,999, just one below the elusive 5,000. Carson Manville represented Pennsylvania, however that works, and won double Cadet titles. Jakason Burks was mighty impressive, winning Nebraska’s first Cadet freestyle title since Thomas Gilman represented the state in 2010. Super beastly crop of champions on the Junior freestyle side of things too with pretty much everyone being a hammer.
Introduced Earl Smith to Fargo. Ashley Sword showed me that I could get free nachos with the Buffalo Wild Wings app. I was also interviewed by Wayne Fish. Zach Elam generally thought I was mad at him. Discovered Labby’s has Castle Cream Ale on draft – the last night we were there.
2019- Year 21 – Mat Talk
The mug turns 21. The bartenders at The Turf are tired of hearing that story.
Things I can't remember the year, but are of note.
— The year the first session was canceled because they couldn't get the first electronic bracketing set.
— When Fargo went from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. for last call.
— Beating Kendall Cross in Foosball AND Greg Jones in Darts in the same night.
— Mike Newbern driving us to Bucks and bumping a redneck's truck in the parking lot of a country bar, later determined it wasn't much of a country bar.
— $2.50 domestics at the Turf.
— The Flo intern who wasn't old enough to drink.
— The Flo intern who got his fake ID taken
— Drinking dirty martinis and playing silver strike bowling with Jeff Blatnick.
— Ted Witulski standing next to me saying “We'd like to hire him if we could finally get him to graduate” — this might have been in 2002.
— Bucky Maughan telling me Grain Belt Premium will put hair on your balls.
— The story about how I missed the first Cormier-Morrison wrestle-off.
— Karaoke at Chumleys.
— Dwaft wrestling at Coaches.
— Coach from Delaware eating glass. Like chewing it up.
— Unnamed USA Wrestling intern thinking it was a good idea to go up to his HS coach at Perkins at 4 a.m.
— Unnamed USA Wrestling intern (a different one) showing up late for noon sessions because of their footwear.
— Doing a story on The Turf.
— Willie taking about an hour and a half to order lunch at B-Dubs, which is almost a yearly occurrence.
— The referees chants when entering the Turf.

Jun 27, 2019

Comedian Adam Hunter rejoins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast while he was in town to do a run of shows at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. A New York native, Hunter wrestled through high school and for a short time in college before setting out to pursue a career in comedy.

On this episode of Short Time, we'll talk about his coaching season at the middle school level along with assistant Jay Mohr (yes, that one) and what he's learned from coaching kids. He'll catch us up on his projects and other podcasts, the comforts of the road and the comforts of home being a new parent as well as chat some about Rokfin, a creator-focused platform founded by FloSports co-founder Martin Floreani.

We'll finish up talking about some of Adam's other projects as well as play some word association with some athletes in both MMA and wrestling.

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Jun 21, 2019

The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is back in the lovely confines of New Brighton, Minnesota where you always know the weather. Episode 514 talks with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club's Forrest Molinari, a two-time women's world team member about her start in wrestling and her recent performance at Final X.

Molinari recaps her journey to Iowa City, what life was like in Bristol, Tennessee at King University and where she's mostly improved from last year to this year and what she looks forward to most about representing the Hawkeye Wrestling Club and Team USA in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan later this year.

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Jun 15, 2019

Session 2 Final X Athlete Press Conference from Lincoln, Nebraska. Athletes included are Cohlton Schultz, Mallory Velte, Sarah Hildebrandt, Kyle Snyder, Jordan Burroughs, Isaiah Martinez, Kyven Gadson, Katherine Shai, Kayla Miracle, Adam Coon, Joe Colon, Ryan Deakin, Adeline Gray, Daton Fix, Thomas Gilman, Precious Bell, James Green and Tyler Graff.

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Jun 14, 2019

Session 1 Final X Athlete Press Conference from Lincoln, Nebraska. Athletes involved were Raymond Bunker, Ryan Mango, G'Angelo Hancock, Lucas Sheridan, Xavier Johnson, Alex Mossing, Leslie "Mike" Fuenffinger, Jacarra Winchester, Alli Ragan, Lauren Louive, Dominique Parrish and Ildar Hafizov. 

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Jun 3, 2019

Friday at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend is one of the most important days of the year in wrestling. That Friday, the plaques are unveiled and the award winners are introduced to the public. An informal gathering, Friday is one of those days every wrestling fan should experience.

Episode 511 talks to a dozen individuals who were involved or attending Honors Weekend. We'll kick things off with the Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lee Roy Smith, to get his take on the importance of the event as well as how much of the year builds towards this weekend.

On this show: Order of Merit recipient Dave "Doc" Bennett, Distinguished Member Rick Tucci, Maryland inductee and announcer Natanya Levioff, Medal of Courage recipient Joe Russell, Chairman of the NWHOF Board of Governors Tom Slowey, Distinguished Member Dan Gable, former Board of Governors member Stan Zeamer, Distinguished Member John Smith, New York inductee and USA Wrestling Director of Communications Gary Abbott, Order of Merit recipient Nancy Schultz Vitangeli and Millersville head coach Kerry Regner.


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May 24, 2019

With four months to go until a new school year starts, Little Rock head coach Neil Erisman will return to the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Episode 510 talks with Erisman about the construction of the Hatcher Wrestling Facility as well as the recent news the Trojans wrestling program will be wrestling in the Pac-12 Conference this upcoming season.

Coach Erisman also talks about the process of hiring an assistant coach, which will be coming shortly, as well as the difficulties of building a schedule in year one and who they'll be wrestling for the first home dual in school history on November 22.

We also talk about the development of the Little Rock podcast, Rocked Up, and how it chronicles the
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May 20, 2019

Behind every good man is usually a good woman. In the case of Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab, the saying is an understatement. On Episode 509 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll meet Allyson Schwab, wife of the Panther head coach and mother to four children.

We'll go into how Allyson and Doug first met, their travels around the globe, the trials and tribulations of being an athlete's wife, then a coach's wife and all the things that go into managing the chaos of life.

There's a lot to dive into here and there's plenty about the twins, the basement battles and Doug's affinity for Mountain Dew.

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May 15, 2019

The NAIA has grown considerably over the past decade. The college wrestling opportunities in Kansas have also grown during that span. This is why the announcement that came from Kansas Wesleyan University on May 14 was a stunner to many - the school was dropping wrestling after only four seasons.

On Episode 508 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, KWU head coach Jason Schweer, who'd been on the job less than one year, explains some of what the issues were, why the team struggled with numbers and how the school struggled with stability with three coaches in the first four years of the squad.

What's next for Schweer? Is there any chance to bring back a program that was dropped as a result of a school-wide budget issue? Was the staff given what it needed to be able to recruit and compete?

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May 8, 2019

Wrestling official Laura Conway sits down with fellow officials Zach Errett and Casey Goessl during the U.S. Open in Las Vegas to discuss a couple of variables within wrestling officiating and how they're called.

Among the topics discussed include what negative wrestling is in Greco-Roman, the challenge procedure and how out of bounds gets called at various points during a match.

This show is a pilot show to gauge the interest on whether fans would be interested in more information and podcast content from an official perspective. Got feedback? Hit up Laura Conway at conway.usaw@gmail.com and to me at jason@bryantwrestling.com.

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May 3, 2019

When Andy Cook talks about his wrestling career, he doesn't hide the fact he didn't do the right things in college. After washing out his collegiate career and spending time away from the sport, Cook found his way back, eventually starting a club in the Pacific Northwest. A few years later, he was the head women's coach at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington and on tours with Team USA. Now Cook finds himself in the lead women's coaching position with the Indian National Team.

How does a club coach in Washington end up being the leader of a foreign national team? Find out more as I caught up with Andy at the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China on Episode 506 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.

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Apr 24, 2019

A different episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast as this gives a full audio rundown of Day 1 at the Asian Championships from my perspective as the television commentator. All the coughs and hacks and conversation that is surrounding is included. There's also narrative points after the first six matches during the awards ceremony. It's a long session, but a look into how some things happen when the mics aren't on.

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Apr 18, 2019

Tony Hager wasn't exactly looking to carve out a career in wrestling media. Rather, it was his time away from the sport combined with an idea to do something to help people like him understand what was going on around his favorite teams that launched him into the sport's coverage wing.

On Episode 504 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I talk with Hager about the foundation of IAwrestle.com and the new brand of content you'll see on Takedown Wrestling Media, also known as Takedown Radio. Hager catches us up to speed about what's going on with the ownership of the longtime radio program and what the relationship is with ASM and The Open Mat.

PROMO NOTE: The first few minutes of the show focus on the new offering from Mat Talk Online called ROCKED UP, which focuses on the story of Little Rock's Division I Wrestling program.

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Apr 15, 2019

Making his second appearance on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Clackamas Community College head coach Josh Rhoden talks about his school's third NJCAA national championship and the first since 2011. Rhoden's teams have won multiple National Duals titles, but after several years of second-place finishes, the Cougars climbed back to the top of the NJCAA.

Rhoden talks about being "ballers on a budget," in terms of fundraising for travel at the junior college level. Why his squad didn't got to the National Duals this year, the rivalry with NEO and some of the relevant situations junior colleges have within the landscape of college wrestling.

If you don't know much about the NJCAA or wrestling in the Pacific Northwest, this one's for you. If you DO know something about the NJCAA and wrestling in the Pacific Northwest, this one's ALSO for you.

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Apr 9, 2019

Episode 502 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is with Lock Haven two-time All-American Chance Marsteller.

We talk about the start of college competition, which in Marsteller's case, began by entering the Penn State Open as an eighth grader, how he got introduced to wrestling, when he decided to start focusing heavily on wrestling and the pressure that followed him through high school. He'll also explain his college selection and what went into choosing Oklahoma State after initially committing to Penn State. He'll also explain the issues he had with life in Stillwater before leaving to head home to Lock Haven, 160 miles from where he grew up.

Marsteller takes us through his choices and consequences and what ultimately led to his final two years placing on the podium for Lock Haven. He also explains what makes him the happiest in the world, his fiance and two children.

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