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Short Time Wrestling Podcast

Hosted by Hall of Fame and award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist Jason Bryant, Short Time brings you the most relevant topics in wrestling with news, reviews, previews and interviews with the top names from Olympic-level, college and high school wrestling. Short Time is outfitted by Compound Clothing and is produced by Mat Talk Online.
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Apr 30, 2018

When short-sighted administrations opt to cut opportunities for potential students, people get upset. When forward-thinking people decide that growing opportunities is the best course of action, we celebrate, especially in wrestling.

On Episode 430 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk with Chasse Conque, Director of Athletics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, or simply Little Rock, about the addition of varsity wrestling to the school's Division I athletics program.

The son of a coach, Conque is also one of the youngest ADs in the country, checking in at 34 years old. Conque talks about the role people like Greg Hatcher and Mike Moyer played in the drive to bring a Division I wrestling program to Arkansas and why it made sense at Little Rock.

Little Rock joins Presbyterian as two Division I schools that announced the addition of varsity wrestling to the roster of sports sponsored.

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Apr 24, 2018

Gary Abbott is approaching the 30-year mark as the Director of Communications and Special Projects at USA Wrestling. With the Marine Corps U.S. Open coming up this weekend in Las Vegas, it's a busy time for the entire USA Wrestling staff.

Abbott talks about his foundations in wrestling media, working with his college coach Carl Adams with the Wrestling Masters magazine, and the evolution of wrestling coverage in the era before the internet to the 2001 purchase of TheMat.com.

Abbott also fields questions about the new media regulations requiring members to pass a background check and undergo SafeSport training before being allowed to cover USA Wrestling events.

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Apr 18, 2018

Eastern Michigan University decided to drop four sports on March 21, citing a savings of 2.4 million dollars. Wrestling was among those four sports. On Episode 428 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk with Eastern Michigan accounting professor Howard Bunsis, who has been critical of the cuts and claims Eastern Michigan will actually lose money by cutting four sports.

Bunsis was a faculty representative for the NCAA until 2005. He's been critical of the school's spending on football in the past. Eastern Michigan athletics was contacted requesting an interview from A.D. Scott Wetherbee to answer the very same questions posed here. That request was declined.

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Apr 10, 2018

The 21st annual Dream Team Classic from Cliff Keen and Wrestling USA Magazine will head to Indiana for the first time and here to talk about it on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is the man behind IndianaMat.com, Joe Caprino.

Headlining the senior class for the Hoosier State is Brayton Lee, Lucas Davison and Mason Parris. The event will be streamed live on Flowrestling on April 14 at 6 p.m. Eastern from Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Caprino will give us a weight-by-weight look at what to expect from the Indiana kids and where they've committed.

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Apr 6, 2018

Ohio native Dom Abounader has been one of the best 184-pounders in the country throughout the course of his career at the University of Michigan. In three previous trips to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, he came up short, failing to place each year. On Episode 426 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk to the Michigan senior about what it was finally like to breakthrough and finish his career on the podium.

Abounader will share his history in wrestling, what it was like coming through St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio and his thoughts on the coaching change seeing the retirement of Joe McFarland and the ascension of Sean Bormet.

He'll also tell an Adam Coon story or two and we'll also recap a wild situation from his days wrestling in Fargo.

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Apr 3, 2018

How does a wrestler go from seventh in the state to the NCAA finals? On Episode 425 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with Lock Haven's Ronnie Perry on how he did just that at 149 pounds at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Perry jumped several weights after graduating from Solanco High School in Lancaster County, Pa. He started at 125 pounds as head coach Scott Moore was just getting his feet wet as the Bald Eagles' head coach. After five years and some quality wins and experiences along the way, Perry capped his senior season with his only All-American finish, just one off the top step of the podium.

We talk Pennsylvania depth, development and life in and around Lock Haven.

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Mar 30, 2018

The man, the myth, the Duke king of cutting promos, Jacob Kasper finally joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast for Episode 424. The Ohio native talks about his run to a second All-American finish, being able to represent his hometown of Lexington as one of two All-Americans across the various NCAA wrestling divisions and one of two Kaspers to wrestle in the postseason.

He also explains the situation he's trying to right with Duke wrestling's lack of scholarships, what life is like with four teammates named Finesilver, any potential WWE runs in the future and his biggest opponent, life with Crohn's disease.

The animated and colorful Blue Devil also turns the mic around on host Jason Bryant to figure out what the heck is going on in Virginia.

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Mar 27, 2018

North Carolina's Troy Heilmann was highly regarded coming out of New Jersey's South Plainfield High School. A three-time state finalist and four-time placewinner, he chose to compete at North Carolina for then coach C.D. Mock and head assistant Cary Kolat.

On Episode 423 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Heilmann talks about the journey from a middling middleweight at North Carolina to All-American, earning a fourth-place finish in his final trip to the NCAA Division I Championships. The senior talks about the coaching change and how he bought into Coleman Scott's attitude and how he jumped from a .500 record to the podium.

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Mar 20, 2018

Undoubtedly one of the most-talked about stories from the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships was the run to third place by Kent State's Kyle Conel. On Episode 422 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with Conel about his run through the tournament, avenging losses along the way and why he stepped away from wrestling last year.

Conel is also an avid gamer and aspires to be a video game designer and developer. We jump into the weeds about playing video games, the desire to do that for a living and why his life choices ultimately made Kent State the perfect place for him, wrestling or not.

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Mar 14, 2018

NCAA Division I Coach Press Conference with Pat Santoro of Lehigh, Cael Sanderson of Lehigh, Zeke Jones of Arizona State, Brian Smith of Missouri and Tom Ryan of Ohio State.

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Mar 14, 2018

NCAA Division I Athlete Press Conference with Darian Cruz of Lehigh, Bryce Meredith of Wyoming, Zain Retherford of Penn State and Kyle Snyder of Ohio State.

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Feb 26, 2018

On this episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we go to lunch with former Drexel coach Jack Childs and talk about his life and career coaching wrestling and what life is like now as a retired wrestling coach.

Before Childs led Drexel for over three decades, he was a multi-sport athlete who didn't actually wrestle in high school. How does someone with that background coach a Division I program for decades?

With a respect and a presence like few in the sport, Childs has been one of the most likable coaches to ever grace the coaching fraternity.

Hear some stories from the road, as well as his wife Anne chime in.

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Feb 19, 2018

The time has come for Kentucky Mudflap to do his first public interview after nearly 17 years of relative anonymity. The Voice of Hawkeye Wrestling has arrived with some braking hawk news and it's on Episode 418 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.

Going back and forth between the man behind Flap and the story that is Flap, he'll take us through the backstory and rationale of why he's posting what he does and why. We'll break that fourth wall and see what one inventive wrestling fan has done to become one of the most talked about personalities in the sport.

What's his best roofing job, where will the RV be parked and of course, where is that notorious house of ill repute?
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We'll also take some listener questions to find out more behind Kentucky Mudflap.

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Feb 19, 2018

I love Virginia. The state, not the town that shares the name in the Iron Range of Minnesota. Ok, I've been to Virginia, Minnesota, but that's not important right now. Want to hear a rant? Well, you might not have a choice -- this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's scores and more from the world of wrestling for February 18, 2018., I'm your host, Poquoson, Virginia native and Hall of Fame writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant.

I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.

This is the last of the regular season nightly updates and I'll actually be throwing in some of Saturday's stuff here from the NAIA, because my wife just spent a week in California on business and Saturday night, we spent catching up on The Amazing Race and Top Chef.

And I will throw the rant at the end of the show. It's an entirely different type of flying, altogether.

No. 1 Penn State finished the regular season at 14-0 and capped off a stellar season with seven falls in a 55-0 win over Buffalo. Several Buffalo starters took the dual off, after all, this one didn't mean much to anyone other than the seniors in the starting lineup and the fans wanting to see who was going to get the nod at 197 pounds. The "here, hold my beer" back-and-forth all year long between Mark Hall and Bo Nickal has been fun. Not saying these guys are slugging tallboys of PBR before going out on the mat and trying to pin people faster than the other, but Mark Hall went 56 seconds and NoBickal went 11 -- seconds. That'll teach'em that the red zone is for the immediate unloading and loading of passengers.

The Nittany Lions will start next season building on its run of 45 straight dual meet victories.

No. 2 Ohio State looked fairly sharp in winning eight of 10 over No. 6 NC State in front of nearly 4,000 fans at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Just one week ago, the Pack set an attendance record, only to shatter it. Too bad the team W didn't follow. Myles Martin beat Pete Renda in a matchup of highly-ranked All-American 184 pounders, but Michael Macchiavello did give the Pack fans something big to cheer about as the North Carolina native knocked off Ohio State's Kollin Moore with two late third-period takedowns. Ohio State's Joey McKenna topped Kevin Jack at 141 pounds, while Hayden Hidlay stayed unbeaten for the Pack, beating Micah Jordan 6-3. The Buckeyes finished the season 14-1, while the Wolfpack finished 15-2 and Friday's win over Virginia Tech did give them the ACC regular season title. No, the WHITE zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers, there is no parking in the red zone.

No. 4 Michigan had little trouble with No. 20 Central Michigan. Although the Wolverines did see All-Americans Alec Pantaleo and Kevin Beazley drop matches. Head scratchers there.

No. 5 Oklahoma State wrapped up its Big 12 season 8-0 after shutting out host Fresno State 41-0 in front of 4,328 fans, the second largest crowd of the season for the reinstated Bulldogs.

No. 7 Iowa thrashed host Iowa State 35-6 to claim another victory in the CyHawk series. The Hawkeyes won all nine bouts that were contested. The only Cyclone win came via forfeit at 197 pounds. No. 9 Lehigh wrapped up its season with a 28-10 win over Pittsburgh. Lehigh's Darian Cruz finished his official season unbeaten with a tight 1-0 win over L.J. Bentley, while Pitt's Dom Forys knocked off All-American Scotty Parker 7-6 at 133 pounds. Jordan Wood topped Ryan Solomon 3-1 at 285. Oh stewardess, I speak jive. I think both of those terms are offensive to someone nowadays.

Just two seasons after going 2-13, No. 17 Northwestern capped off its regular season with a 36-10 win over SIU Edwardsville, pushing the Wildcats record to 11-4. No. 21 Rutgers topped Princeton 28-7, apparently the loser had to buy the winner Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese sandwiches for breakfast. By the way, on Saturday, Drexel beat Penn for the Cheesesteak Trophy. No. 22 Purdue closed out its Big Ten schedule by topping No. 18 Wisconsin in what's been probably one of the most hard-to-figure grouping of Big Ten teams outside the top four. It's like everyone has literally beaten each other all season long.

It's like that time we joined the Peace Corps -- we worked with this tribe, the Malumbos. They'd never seen Americans before.

Other notables saw Appalachian State close out the SoCon schedule with a 6-0 mark. The Mountaineers blasted The Citadel 45-6. George Mason beat VMI in a battle of Commonwealth squads 40-9 -- that being the Commonwealth of Virginia. Rider beat Maryland 23-18, West Virginia beat Clarion 25-13, Maryland finished the season with a W, beating Ohio 33-14 and Air Force won an all-Colorado battle against Northern Colorado 27-6. Those are the FINAL dual meets reported for this season on Short Time Shots.

Now to do something I typically didn't do this season, and that's give a recap of the previous day's previous day. So on Saturday, the NAIA national qualifiers were held in eight conferences. It's kinda similar to D1 in terms of each conference gets x-number of bids and then they wrestle for it. Full NAIA qualifier lists will be out on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. That championship will be in Des Moines the first weekend of March.

Second-year Reinhardt and coach Jeff Bedard won the Appalachian Athletic Conference, crowning seven champs. Reinhardt outdistanced second place West Virginia Tech 131.5 to 65.5. Don't expect too much at Nationals out of this conference, which is mostly programs started within the last few years.

Midland only had two champions, but captured the Great Plains title outdistancing second-place Northwestern College -- the one in Orange City, Iowa -- 137.5 to 107.5. In what's a complete surprise to absolutely no one, Grand View won the Heart of America Conference title with eight individual champions and 211.5 points. Second-ranked Missouri Valley was … well, second, with 162 points.

York College of Nebraska won the (wait for it) Kansas Collegiate Conference with five champions and 155 points. Second-place Bethany, which is actually from Kansas, had 134 points. In the extremely balanced and tough Mid-South Conference, not to be confused with the old Mid-South wrestling with Jerry Lawler and company, Chris Fleeger's University of the Cumberlands took the championship, outdistancing second-place Lindsey Wilson 145-138.5. The Patriots had two champs and six runners-up. Campbellsville led all teams with three champions.

In the SOONER Athletic Conference, Indiana Tech - YES, I said Sooner, not Hoosier - Indiana Tech won six weights and scored 208 points, to lead the field. Oklahoma City finished with 136. In the American Midwest, which is named somewhat accurately, Williams Baptist scored 205 points and crowned seven champions to win the conference. Marian out of Indianapolis, was second with 125.

And now in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Here's the deal. Menlo and Southern Oregon tied for the team title with 120 points and Providence, which was formerly Great Falls, finished third with 119. It came down to the last match of the tournament. There's a sale at Penny's!

Matthew Hopkins of Providence and Javier Gonzales of Menlo. Hopkins needs a major to give the Argonauts a share of the title. Gonzales needs any sort of win to give Menlo the conference title. Southern Oregon needs Hopkins to win only by a decision to have a tie at the top.

Knowing the relationship between Providence coach Caleb Scheaffer and Southern Oregon's Mike Ritchey, I can only imagine the taunting that was going on through this whole ordeal. Ultimately, Hopkins won 10-4, just missing the major. Again, had he gotten the major, we'd have a rare three-way tie for a championship. A tech or a fall would have done it.

Just wild. Almanac.mattalkonline.com for all the postseason links to tournament results. Buy the guide at mattalkonline.com/fanguide18 and use the offer code "podcast" to save yourself $5.

Now, here comes an unscripted rant about Virginia.

 

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Feb 15, 2018

Episode 416 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast previews the 2018 edition of Army-Navy wrestling. Joining the program to talk about the rivalry and their circuitous routes to each respective service academy will be Army West Point assistant coach Chris Chionuma and Navy assistant coach Nate Engel.

The squads face off for the 62nd time at Alumni Hall on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 Eastern. Both Chionuma and Engel have routes in coaching that started in the NAIA and wound through various locations like Marquette, Michigan, Colorado Springs and Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It's a fun look into how some people end up as Division I assistant coaches and some of their unique stories that see paths crossing left and right.

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Feb 13, 2018

When you turn on ESPN to watch the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships again this year, you'll hear the voice of Mike Couzens directing traffic and setting the stage. The 29-year-old ESPN broadcaster will be in Cleveland with another shot at calling college wrestling's most iconic event with fellow broadcasters Anthony Robles and Tim Johnson.

On Episode 415 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk with the New York native and Syracuse alum on his career in broadcasting and how he's prepping for the NCAA championships as well as what he's done to prepare for a world of wrestling, one he wasn't familiar with before getting the assignment.

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Feb 12, 2018

This is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's college wrestling scores and more from February 11, 2018. I'm your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant … and I'm holding off on the jokes until later because Ohio University Austin Reese is sitting in an Ohio hospital right now after a gigantic scare.

So Austin Reese is a redshirt junior on the Bobcats wrestling team. The 174-pounder from Urbana was leading Old Dominion's Seldon Wright 7-0 in the second period of Sunday's dual ESPN's stream cut away from the action -- and never returned.

While there's been no official word other than "health complication" regarding what happened with Reese, a glimpse of the action before the expect restart showed Reese flat on the mat, facedown and being quickly tended to by Ohio athletic trainers.

I'd assume EMT's quickly arrived as Reese had to be resuscitated on the mat. Anything other than that is hearsay and I want to respect the privacy of Reese and his family, but I also want to pass along our thoughts, well wishes, and if you're a person of faith, our prayers.

According to Ohio head coach Joel Greenlee, Reese is currently hospitalized, but he's awake, talking and stable. This could have ended in a way no one wants to consider. Let's keep him and all of Ohio U in your thoughts this week and beyond. As for the match, the rest of the dual was canceled. Who won? Who cares. That's not important.

Now to the wrestling …

No. 2 Ohio State got back to its winning ways with an 18-15 win over No. 4 Michigan on Sunday. Wait, winning ways Two unbeaten Buckeyes are no longer unbeaten. The biggest win, no pun intended, came at 285 pounds where Michigan's Adam Coon stopped Ohio State's Kyle Snyder 3-1. The record-crowd of 8,303 loved it as Coon handed Snyder, a two-time NCAA heavyweight champion and of course, two-time World champion and 2016 Olympic champion, his first collegiate defeat since the NCAA finals in 2015. Wrestling Twitter nearly broke, while some people felt the need to puff out chests over a loss. This sets the stage beautifully for March, does it not?

Coon's bearhug throw in the second period was the decisive score. Another Ohio State unbeaten fell as Michigan's Stevan Micic avenged an early-season loss to Luke Pletcher and after giving up the first takedown, Micic bulldozed Pletcher the rest of the bout and picked up the 11-5 decision. Myles Amine upended Bo Jordan with a late takedown at 174. This was just a fun dual all over the place. Myles Martin beat Domenic Abounader at 184. Just good stuff.

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State won the Bedlam matchup with Oklahoma for the 15th time in 16 tries. The Cowboys saw Dean Heil walk off the mat in Gallagher-Iba Arena for the final time with a 16-6 major decision win over Sooner Mike Longo. Nick Piccininni topped Oklahoma's Christian Moody 8-2 at 125 in the dual's only matchup of ranked opponents -- depending on the poll. Ok, we'll give you Chandler Rogers' 8-2 win over Dawaylon Barnes, too.

No. 8 Arizona State finished the Pac-12 dual slate unbeaten for the first time in 12 years after the Sun Devils beat Cal Poly 38-9.

With both teams hit by the injury and flu bug, No. 9 Virginia Tech took the Commonwealth Clash over rival Virginia 22-18. In matches of note, Ryan Blees beat Sam Krivus in sudden victory at 149, Virginia's Fred Green topped Solomon Chishko 6-4 at 157, Hokie true freshman Hunter Bolen continues to improve as he beat Will Schany 5-4 at 174. Hokie hammers David McFadden, Zack Zavatsky and Jared Haught all did as expected.

No. 12 South Dakota State set a school record by winning its 13th straight dual with a 24-9 win over West Virginia. Ah yes, college sports, where regional conference rivalries between schools in South Dakota and West Virginia are prevalent. Of note, David Kocer won his 100th match as a Jackrabbit.

Kent State knocked off No. 16 Central Michigan 21-13 in what's become the norm - an unpredictable Mid-American Conference -- at least outside of Missouri. Keys there were Stephen Suglio's fall over Matt Stencel at 285 pounds and the Chippewas wrestling without highly-ranked Mason Smith at 141. Casey Sparkman also picked up a nice win for Kent State over Colin Heffernan at 157.

No. 20 Wisconsin upended No. 14 Illinois on the road. This whole swath of teams in the Big Ten from No. 5 to No. 11 position in the Big Ten has been a crap shoot in terms of who's going to win from week to week. Isaiah Martinez of Illinois majored Evan Wick at 165 pounds in a battle of ranked foes. An upset win by Johnny Jimenez at 125 and a fall by Cole Martin at 149 were the difference-makers for the Badgers. Badger, Badger, Badger, Badger, Mushroom, Mushroom.

Ryan Diehl pinned Tommy Thorn at 141 pounds, but No. 21 Minnesota survived an ugly dual with Maryland beating the Terps 26-22 in College Park.

Shout out to coach Heath Eslinger at Chattanooga, who won his 100th match as a head coach in the Mocs' 37-5 win over Gardner-Webb.

Elsewhere in Division I, Drexel beat American 25-16 with 133-pounder Austin DeSanto of Drexel rallying to top Josh Terao 12-10 in sudden victory.

In Division II, Notre Dame College improved to 11-1, sweeping three matches at the Lombardi Duals in St. Louis. The Falcons beat McKendree 24-11, host Maryville 30-10 and Indianapolis 40-6.

In Division III, the top upset came from Middletown, Connecticut where Wesleyan topped No. 16 Brockport 27-16 en route to a 3-0 day in a quad they hosted. Other Cardinals victories were a 47-9 win over Division II American International and a 43-9 win over Norwich.

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Feb 11, 2018

Tonight, we'll take you to the Temple of Boom as I spent the time setting up this show listening to the mashup between Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy -- they're the Prophets of Rage and it's just enough of a taste of all three groups to give you that angsty fight the man feeling from the late 90s. This is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's scores and more for February 10, 2018, I'm your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant and I actually saw Rage perform live back in August of 1997.

We can tell you that the women's team at Campbellsville will be going down Rodeo after capturing the school's first ever Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association national championship on Saturday at Oklahoma City University. Powered by champions Grace Bullen and Kayla Miracle, the Lady Tigers took things down to the wire to rip the championship away from Simon Fraser in the event's final match.

The stage was set for some drama as the finals round started at 143 pounds and would end with 136, where Miracle would wait to see if she could make history. More on that in a bit.

Simon Fraser earned titles at 143 with U.S. World Teamer Mallory Velte winning her third WCWA title with a dominant win over Junior World bronze medalist Alexis Porter of McKendree. Brittany Marshall would Fight the Power and give Wayland Baptist a title with a 6-5 victory at 170 over Campbellsville's Mariah Harris. Marshall scored two as time expired to cap an exciting bout.

Simon Fraser would overtake Campbellsville with back-to-back titles at 116 and 123. At 116, Abby Lloyd capped her career winning her first WCWA title after finishing second the previous two years. At 123, Dominique Parrish topped unseeded teammate Alex Hedrick 5-4 to claim gold.

With two weights left, Campbellsville and Simon Fraser would meet up at 130 with SFU holding a seven point lead. The lead would shrink to one as freshman Grace Bullen, a Norwegian import, laid down another bombtrack pinning Nicole Depa in 2:17 seconds.

Miracle would then step to the mat, with her chance at four titles and the team title on the line. She gave up the first takedown to Grays Harbor's Desiree Zavala, but then used a leg turk to arch Zavala over for the fall.

MIC. DROP. CHAMPIONSHIP. Lights out. Guerilla Radio.

Miracle joins exclusive company, joining Oklahoma City's Emily Webster and Simon Fraser's Victoria Anthony and Helen Maroulis as four-time WCWA champs. Maroulis actually won her first title at Missouri Baptist.

There were also a number of emotional moments, including Kaitlyn Hill finally earning All-American honors for the first time and then promptly getting hit with a marriage proposal. Get the tissues folks. It's one of those moments that you just can't put into words.

Marina Doi's shot for a third individual championship came to an end, as her twin sister Regina would claim the title at 101 poun ds. But the California wonder twins also made this moment distinctly theirs. You see, Marina had previous won two titles but the sisters had a goal to meet each other in the finals when they decided to attend King. That happened this year and Marina forfeited to her sister, giving Regina her first title. The pair then placed their shoes on the mat, signifying their retirement from wrestling.

Emmanuel's Cody Pfau would Take the Power Back, winning her third title and first for her new school. She'd previous won two titles at Oklahoma City. Lindenwood-Belleville's Niauni Hill finished an undefeated season with a title at 155 pounds. Paige Baynes of Grays Harbor would be the OW, earning the title at 191 pounds. She teched all four opponents in a combined 3:32.

Moving over to the men's side of things, there was enough to talk about at an indoor record crowd of 15,998 saw No. 1 Penn State top No. 7 Iowa 28-13 at a sold-out Bryce Jordan Center. The most notable win of the dual came in Iowa's favor, as it was Bulls on Parade -- or just BULL as Alex Marinelli defended a Vincenzo Joseph inside trip attempt and body-locked the returning NCAA champion to his back for a six-point sequence leading to Marinell's win at 165.

Marinelli is still unbeaten as a freshman. It gave Iowa a shred of life -- that is until Mark Hall and Bo Nicka l scored back-to-back falls in a minute or less to slam the door on any Hawkeye comeback hopes. Nick Nevills topped Sam Stoll at heavyweight, while Zain Retherford controlled Brandon Sorensen at 149 pounds.

No. 10 Cornell beat Penn 33-9 and Princeton 34-6 to claim yet another regular season Ivy League championship. One notable came against Princeton where super freshman Ben Darmstadt rallied in the third period to beat Princeton's Pat Brucki. Darmstadt trailed by two before getting a reversal, a penalty point for stalling and two nearfall to earn a 9-6 victory.

No. 13 Northern Iowa packed West Gym to the rafters and beat Iowa State 31-7 in the first meeting between the two teams as members of the Big 12. UNI joined the conference this season as an affiliate member after spending the last five years in the MAC.

Also around DI, Oklahoma beat Edinboro 19-16, Penn topped Columbia 21-18 and Stanford beat Oregon State 22-15. Amar Dhesi with an 8-5 win over Nathan Butler at heavyweight there. Davidson won its second dual in a row, beating Division II Belmont Abbey 25-16.

In Division III, there were a host of conference tournaments before we get to the regional qualifying weekend coming up, but there are two notables I want to throw out here. The first comes from the Rochester Institute of Technology, or RIT where freshman Kaidon Winters broke Matt Hamill's single season school record for falls. YES, THAT Matt Hamill, the guy who won three Division III titles for the Tigers and the deaf guy who fought in the UFC and is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for the medal of courage.

Kaidon Winters, bravo young man. He's 35-8 this year. The other milestone goes to NYU's Raymond Jazikoff. He won two matches at the UAA championships, which is just a tri-meet between the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve and NYU. Jazikoff's two wins put him at 142 for his career, setting a new school record with still a few weeks left in the season. Jazikoff is 41-5 this year for coach Bruce Haberli's Bobcats. They're today's Renegades of Funk.

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Feb 9, 2018

Elmo from Vision Quest once said, it ain't the six minutes, it's what happens in that six minutes. So with that in mind, here comes the most cram-packed six minutes of wrestling news, although, I typically don't care about how long or short this show is, this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's wrestling scores and more. I'm your host, Jason Bryant and I was too young to be an extra in Vision Quest.

So the Vision Quest theme has been a constant this week. On Day 302 and 303 of #WrestlingShirtADay, I rocked shirts from RedBubble.com with Thompson High and Hoover High wrestling teams. Louden Swain, as many of you know, represented Thompson, while Brian Shute was a Hoover guy. Of note, his name was Gary Shute in the book. I still recommend reading the book if you get a chance. It won't ruin it for you, but you wrestling people out there might actually relate to it more so than the Hollywood depiction where sometimes fictionalization is more engaging to a viewer.

What isn't fiction is the bit of wrestling history that unfolded on Thursday night in the Southern Conference. Davidson has been one of Division I's doormats pretty much forever. It's rare the Wildcats even win a conference dual, and most of the time when they did, it was against VMI or Campbell. But with Campbell improving, that's likely a thing of the past. One thing the Wildcats program had NEVER done -- beat The Citadel -- that is, until Thursday night when Davidson ended a 54-match winless streak against the Bulldogs in a 25-15 win, the first SoCon win of the season for Andy Lausier's squad. Davidson's wrestling program started in 1920 and the earliest results we can find were from the 1962 season. I'm not saying this to kick The Citadel when they're down, it has been a rough year in Charleston, but Davidson doesn't win duals like this -- until now.

Wins at 125 and 141 helped Davidson pull away late with Michael McClelland's first career victory, a tech fall at 125, and Dustin Runzo picking up the W at 141 to close things out. McClelland was 0-16 on the season coming into the dual.

Also down tobacco road, Duke used technical falls in the last two matches of the dual to get past Appalachian State 25-17. Technical falls by Mitch Finesilver and 157 and Zach Finesilver at 165 gave the Blue Devils the win.

Harvard beat Brown 21-12 in what was dubbed the downtown showdown in downtown Providence. The other half of that showdown saw Division III's fourth-ranked team, Johnson & Wales, beat in-state rival Roger Williams 28-12. Lonnie Morris and the crew with great promotion there.

Keeping it in Division III for a bit, No. 18 Centenary beat Delaware Valley 33-14 and Centenary head coach John Garriques earned his 100th career victory as the Cyclones head coach. He's done a fine job there in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

In a battle of two of our nation's smaller service academies, a win by Victor Raigoza at heavyweight was enough to give the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy a 19-16 upset victory over No. 22 Coast Guard on Thursday. The Mariners, YES, MARINERS, trailed 16-10 before Raigoza's winning decision was set up by Blake Bunce's fall at 197 pounds.

Late heroics were also needed as No. 24 Central College survived a scare in the Iowa Conference from Simpson. The Dutch, yes, Dutch, trust me on this one, got the match-winner from top-ranked 125-pounder C.J. Pestano. The All-American earned a technical fall in the dual's final bout to close things out.

Another notable from Division III was No. 12 North Central won the CCIW - that's the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin - championship on Thursday, outdistancing second-place Millikin 125.5-114.5. The Cardinals won two individual titles and had four runners-up.

Heading back over to Division II, No. 1 St. Cloud State remained unbeaten, improving to 18-0 and winning the program's 27th straight dual. The Huskies wrap up their Northern Sun schedule on February 15 against Augustana -- the one in South Dakota.

And file this under things that can only happen in college sports - Indiana Tech beat Lourdes University of Ohio 30-15 in the NAIA. This was a conference dual. Not super strange since the schools are two hours apart. The thing is, they're both affiliate members of the SOONER Athletic Conference. Like Oklahoma. To get from Lourdes to conference foe Wayland Baptist down in Plainview, Texas? Nearly 1,300 miles.

I should be used to it with my alma mater in the same conference as UTEP, which is 2,000 miles away from Norfolk. You'll need a couple hundred episodes of Short Time Shots to make that drive.

Reminder to buy the guide at mattalkonline.com/fanguide18, use offer code "podcast" to save you $5. Thank you for spending your time with me, because you've always got time, for Short Time, even if you're not even an Indian and you made all that stuff up.

 

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Feb 8, 2018

We're coming up on 14th season of the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association and the 14th championship tournament set for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 9-10. On Episode 411 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we visit with Campbellsville head wrestling coach Lee Miracle as his Lady Tigers are ranked No. 1 heading into the event.

Miracle talks about his career as an athlete and a coach while balancing time in the U.S. Armed Forces. Miracle was tasked with building a brand new program at Campbellsville five years ago, one he helped build with his daughter Kayla, who will seek her fourth WCWA championship.

We learn more about the WCWA's top-ranked program and give a quick look inside the upcoming WCWA championships.

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Feb 7, 2018

We're into February and I missed Groundhog Day, so there's only one thing we can do about that.

We're into February and I missed Groundhog Day, so there's only one thing we can do about that, you say our love won't pay the rent, well this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's college wrestling scores and more. I'm your host, Pittsburgh weather man Jason "Phil Connors" Bryant and I will drink Iron City Beer when we get to NCAA's next year.

Just hold down the fort with a Primanti Brothers sandwich as well.

Not a huge night in college wrestling, but since it's been a wild few weeks in college wrestling, there wasn't much you were going to get from me that you haven't already read about -- the other part of that is I spent most of the previous week down at the Mall of America doing a number of interviews around Super Bowl 52. While I didn't get a game credential -- and to be honest -- I didn't apply for one, I did get credentials for three days on Media Week. You've seen some of these interviews on Trackwrestling with Andy Hamilton and a few other episodes of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast here on the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Of note, BOTH the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots correctly predicted Penn State to beat Ohio State on Saturday. I had the Buckeyes winning 20-19 on a 5-5 split. No one outside of State College or the 814 or the 717. I only say 717 because I lived there.

So here's what we've got on a Tuesday.

Oh, by the way, Rick Lovato, Old Dominion. First football player from ODU to play in the Super Bowl. He's got a ring. He also wrestled in high school in New Jersey.

The U.S. Naval Academy earned its first shut out in 12 years after beating regional rival George Mason 43-0 on Tuesday. Zack Davis earned his 100th career victory with a 92 second fall at 157 pounds over Bryce Reddington. The Midshipmen improved to 8-2 while the Patriots, and not the Tom Brady ones, fell to 3-11. 311 has grassroots for your momma. Those of you who listened to music in the 90s will catch that reference.

Elsewhere, we move to Division II, No. 11 Pitt-Johnstown picked up a 39-9 win over Shippensburg and in the process, secured FIVE falls in the dual. The Mountain Cats will face Mercyhurst on Friday for the PSAC regular season title. Best individual win saw No. 3 Evan Ramos topping No. 7 Levi Niebauer 3-2. Down south, UNC Pembroke beat Coker 33-12, Limestone topped King 36-9 - both of those duals in the ECAC Division II Wrestling Conference, which will actually morph into the Conference Carolinas next season. The South Atlantic Conference and the Conference Carolinas came together last week forming conferences for wrestling and field hockey.

Drury picked up a 30-13 win over Central Missouri.

In Division III, Baldwin Wallace improved to 18-2 and 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 32-13 win over Heidelberg. Say it with me - STUDENT PRINCES of Heidelberg. Jamie Gibbs, head coach of Baldwin Wallace was a previous guest on The Ice Hour, while today's guest on The Ice Hour, Manchester head coach Kevin Lake, saw his Spartans beast Trine 34-9.

John Carroll beat Otterbein 30-3.

In the NAIA, Missouri Valley shut out St. Mary of Kansas 47-0, while Baker trounced Ottawa 42-12. Baker 174-pounder Lucas Lovvorn won his 23rd match in a row with a first period fall.

All those scores at the Mat Talk Online college wrestling scoreboard at almanac.mattalkonline.com. And be sure to get the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Digital Fan Guide by going to mattalkonline.com/fanguide18. Use offer code "podcast" to save $5 and TELL A FRIEND. The guide is probably my biggest fundraising piece of content for the year and every one of those sales helps me actually get up and do these shows. Yup. There is a complete correlation to the number of podcasts, especially this one, you hear to the number of guides sold.

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Feb 5, 2018

Wrestling is a sport where milestones are celebrated. One of the most basic is when an athlete reaches 100 wins or 100 falls or a school breaks a record for dual meets won in a season. Then there are milestones that only a select few achieve. Now on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we talk with coaches Ryan Rooney and Craig Frost from Roselle Park High School in New Jersey to talk about that program's mega-milestone -- 1,000 wins.

Roselle Park, New Jersey is steeped in wrestling tradition. We'll explain how and why and how the wrestling bloodline runs through the town -- from the patrons at Frenchy's Bar & Grill to the mayor of Roselle Park.

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Feb 2, 2018

Joe Favorito is a busy guy. A Public Relations consultant and marketing guru, Favorito has been around the world of combat sports for a number of years. He's here at Super Bowl 52 working his promotional angles for Nickelodeon, which has a theme park here within the Mall of America.

Favorito has worked with wrestlers and brands and has some ideas and practices he feels wrestling should be jumping all over, including suggesting future Super Bowl media weeks include our Olympians when there's a tie to the community.

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Feb 2, 2018

The University of Iowa has three players on the New England Patriots. One of the men in charge of telling the story of Riley McCarron, James Ferentz and Cole Croston is Iowa Associated Athletic Director for Communications Steve Roe.

Roe and Darren Miller, the Director of Athletics Content, came down to opening night in St. Paul to talk with their three Hawkeye Super Bowlers. We'll talk with Roe about what the experience is like for him and how the school shares in the pride with its former athletes.

And to make it a little bit about wrestling, we do briefly talk about the World Cup and Olympic Trials hosted in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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Feb 2, 2018

It's now time for the New England Patriots to make their picks for the Penn State vs. Ohio State matchup on Saturday. The Eagles went with eight of their nine interviewees picking Penn State, but how do the Patriots coaches and players side with?

We talk with coaches Defensive Line Coach Brendan Daly, Special Teams coach Joe Judge, Safeties coach Steve Belichick, LaAdrian Waddle, Joe Thuney, Bernard Reedy and Joe Cardona about the big match and how they are enjoying the cold in Minneapolis.

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