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Feb 1, 2018

Former California state qualifier Elijah Qualls surprised us with his wrestling background on Episode 405 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast from the Philadelphia Eagles breakout sessions on Wednesday of Media Week.

Like most of the other linemen, Qualls talks about how wrestling helped him understand leverage and balance and even gives an insight on why he almost opted to wrestle in college before ultimately choosing the University of Washington to play football. He did also show some interest in watching Penn State and Ohio State on Saturday.

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Feb 1, 2018

More from Opening Night as the Short Time Wrestling Podcast catches up with Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski. The Pennsylvania native wrestled at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, the same high school as current NCAA champion Vincenzo Joseph and like Joseph, he too was a Penn State Nittany Lion.

Wisniewski talks about his background in the sport, his family history and what he learned from wrestling.

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Jan 31, 2018

The biggest sporting event in the world takes place on Sunday in Minneapolis. The biggest match of the year in college wrestling takes place on Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania. So when it comes to making picks on the big match on Sunday, where do the allegiances lie with the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles?

On Wednesday during Super Bowl Media Week, we talked to Kenjon Barner, Wendall Smallwood, Jake Elliott, Elijah Qualls, Stefan Wisniewski, Jaylen Watkins, Rasul Douglas, Brent Celek and Beau Allen to talk about their pick, their reasons and then some real questions about their experience in Minnesota for the Super Bowl.

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Jan 31, 2018

Mat Talk Online's Super Bowl 52 coverage continues as the Short Time Wrestling Podcast features New England Patriots offensive lineman James Ferentz. The son of University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz and an Iowa state wrestling runner-up, James Ferentz is with his first season on the Patriots practice squad after spending two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Ferentz talks about his battles with Eric Thompson on the mat, growing up where wrestling became part of the family in Iowa and how his skills on the mat translate to his presence in the NFL.

Trackwrestling's Andy Hamilton joins in the Q&A as well.

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Jan 28, 2018

On Friday night, I was set to plop down here in the office and fire out another fine episode of Short Time Shots. By the way, that's the show you're listening to and it's a look back at the day's scores and more in college wrestling. I'd also be your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant.

But once my wife and I finished having some quiet time watching the most recent episode of Top Chef, I went to the Mat Talk Online headquarters and realized there were like a lot of duals last night. By the time I finished logging them into the nation's most robust college wrestling scoreboard, which you can find at almanac.mattalkonline.com, it was nearly 2 a.m. and I had to be up early Saturday to make chocolate chip pancakes for the girls. Sometimes, I just don't have the time to push out a daily scores episode.

Today is different, because there were 104 dual meets that I could track on Saturday - there's a few JUCOs that won't report their results until March, but that's not important right now.

It's Saturday, January 27 and here's what we had to roll with.

We had two stellar top 10 duals, one in the Big Ten and another between former Big 12 rivals. Where to begin? Let's go with the place that had the bigger crowd and that would almost always be Iowa.

No. 7 Michigan beat No. 4 Iowa 21-17 in front of over 10,000 fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Michigan wasn't as explosive as it was a week prior when the Wolverines trounced Minnesota. In fact, it seemed like they left a lot of potential bonus points on the table. Credit Iowa for wrestling very tough and nearly pulling out the win in a dual where they were without the services of All-American Michael Kemerer. Alex Marinelli stayed unbeaten, topping Logan Massa 3-2 at 165 pounds, but Michigan would sweep the last four weights with the biggest win coming at 197 pounds where Kevin Beazley topped Cash Wilcke 6-5. The win set up the dual-winning triumph by heavyweight Adam Coon, who beat Sam Stoll 3-2.

In Stillwater, things were a bit wild and crazy, like the Wild and Crazy Kids. Anyone remember that? Chances are, if you're below the age of 32, you don't. Nickelodeon was so awesome back in the day -- You Can't Do That On Television, Double Dare, Turkey TV. Oh, speaking of things you're not supposed to do - Jaydin Eierman of Missouri decided to complicate things even more by pinning two-time national champion Dean Heil at 141 pounds in Missouri's 21-19 win over No. 5 Oklahoma State. Combine that with Willie Miklus' modest upset over Preston Weigel at 197 pounds and Brian Smith has his Tigers 16-0 and a clear No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.

What's going to make things interesting in the voting this week is the fact Iowa was without Kemerer, but hey, big boy sports right - you play without your starting quarterback, you lose, you drop in the rankings. Rank it like a team sport, when you're looking at dual rankings.

No. 10 Virginia Tech got quite a fight from Duke, but a fall by Zack Zavatsky at 184 pounds gave the Hokies enough breathing room to improve to 2-0 in the ACC and 12-2 overall. Zavatsky has scored 10 straight bonus point wins. He also helped the Hokies knock off Lehigh on Friday night.

Cornell won two matches on the day. The Big Red beat Harvard 35-3 and Brown 27-9. The two wins give Cornell 80 straight dual meet wins in the Ivy League. Fredy Stroker saw his first action in the Cornell lineup. He split matches on the day, beating Harvard's Brock Wilson but losing to 500th-year senior Justin Staudenmayer of Brown. What's also of interest is Max Dean of Cornell beat his cousin Kanon Dean of Harvard 3-0. Last year, Max's brother Gabe beat Kanon. Must be a rather uncomfortable silence at the kids table on holidays up in Michigan.

Rider has emerged as the top dog -- or in this case, horse -- in the EWL after the 19th-ranked Broncs beat 23rd-ranked Lock Haven 22-12. Let's cut right to the chase here. 165 pounds, right? Well, Chance Marsteller continued his climb up the rankings, beating two-time All-American Chad Walsh 8-4.

The only other ranked team in action was No. 22 Wyoming, which beat Fresno State 40-6. Ok, let's just get this out of the way, Dewey Krueger is the Jose Oquendo of college wrestling. Don't know who Jose Oquendo is? Look it up. Or don't. The guy was the ultimate utility man in baseball. He could play every position, and over the course of his major league career, he did. Last week, Krueger weighed in at 157 and yes, won by fall at 197. On Saturday, he got another victory, this time at 184 pounds. If Missouri would have been able to borrow him, I'm sure Brian Smith would have thrown HIM out there at heavyweight.

Other things in the Division I world that you SHOULD be paying attention to - Binghamton improved to 8-4 and they stand at 5-0 in the EIWA, which is technically in first place. Cornell is 3-0 in conference, but 5-0 is greater than 3-0. Today the Bearcats beat Penn 19-18 and Drexel 21-12 to complete the cheesesteak sweep. That's one helluva job interim head coach Kyle Borshoff has done since taking over the program earlier this season. Sometimes those types of teams can just fall apart with a mid-season coaching change. That loss pretty much seals Drexel's fate from getting ranked this season. But yes, the Dragons did wrestle without Austin DeSanto, but what did we say earlier about wrestling with who you've got?

Oh, by the way, that Bell's Hopslam I was talking about the other night? Yeah, pine tree juice. I got about two swigs into it and went NOPE. You can keep your double imperial death star IPAs. I like some hops, but mother of all that's holy, yes, it tasted like stoned cat Christmas tree urine. But hey, I guess some people like that, but I ain't them people.

Hofstra's been catching some hell, but the Pride today picked up a good 22-17 win over Buffalo after falling behind 14-0 early on. Dennis Papadatos - the best hair product game in college wrestling.

Navy won the All-Academy championships hosted in Charleston, South Cackalacky by The Citadel. The Mids won six individual titles and Jadaen Bernstein was the outstanding wrestler of the event. Army West Point was second.

That wraps up our Division I recap, all those scores and more again, at almanac.mattalkonline.com. Speaking of Division I, you know I've talked about the best, most awesome, stellar, bodacious NCAA Division I preview guide? Well, it's available for pre-order now by going to mattalkonline.com/fanguide18. Use the offer code "podcast" and save yourself $5. Trust me, it's the ONE thing you need going into Cleveland this year. Yeah, you don't need clothes, but you need this digital preview guide.

In other places around the country, Grand View won its 64th dual in a row. The Vikings beat second-ranked Missouri Valley on Friday before finishing up the conference dual schedule with a 31-16 win over No. 14 Baker. Grand View hasn't lost a dual since 2013. They've only lost NINE in school history. This is the 10th year of the program.

Ashland went 6-0 at the Midwest Duals hosted by Belmont Abbey, which isn't exactly in the Midwest, it's in North Carolina. Four of those wins came on Saturday. Bellarmine earned its first two conference victories in school history. What's interesting is Bellarmine, which is in Louisville, Kentucky, started a wrestling program by absorbing what was left of the program at St. Catherine's, which closed its entire school two years ago. The Knights beat Truman State and Drury.

Tiffin also picked up four wins on the day, beating Queens, Belmont Abbey, Coker and Limestone. Western State Colorado upset No. 10 Central Oklahoma 26-18 in a single dual, while in Division III, we had multiple wins registered by a slew of teams as quads were aplenty.

Centenary, Johnson & Wales, TCNJ, NYU, Gettysburg and York -- the one in Pennsylvania -- all had successful dual days.

Earlier this month, the namesake of the Pete Willson Invitational, former Wheaton coach Pete Willson passed away. The tournament named in his honor is like the Southern Scuffle or Midlands of Division III. On Saturday, Messiah put five in the finals and outdistanced second-place Mount Union to claim the team championship.

The most impressive performances were turned in by 125-pound champion Carlos Fuentes of Wheaton, who beat Baldwin Wallace's Chris Doyle 12-3 in the finals. Mount Union's Jairod James knocked off 2016 Division III champion Ben Swarr 6-4 in the finals at 174 pounds. And UW-La Crosse's Wesley Schultz pinned Messiah All-American Kyle Koser in a minute in the 197-pound final.

The tournament showed good individual balance as eight different teams won individual titles, led by Messiah's three -- Stephen Maloney at 149, Kevin Edwards at 157 and Jeff Hojnacki at 165.

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Jan 26, 2018

So I'm a craft beer guy. I wasn't always a craft beer guy. It took me to move to Pennsylvania at age 25 to realize that there were good beers out there that weren't named Natural, Beast or Bud. But I also have a very diverse palate when it comes to the types of beers I drink. In my older age, I've learned to drink for flavor not to drink to figure out how many beers we can get for $20 at the local Farm Fresh or Food Lion -- yes, in Virginia, you could buy cheap swill at the grocery store.

Thankfully by the time I was actually 21, Yuengling Lager had made its way down to Virginia. You know what the difference between a pint of Lager in Pennsylvania and a pint of Lager in Virginia is? About four bucks.

Anyway, you're not here to hear me talk about my beer fridge - or maybe you are - but this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's scores and more in the world of college wrestling from January 25, 2018, I'm your media guide slinging, craft beer enjoying Hall of Fame wrestling announcer, writer and broadcaster Jason Bryant.

But before I get to the scores, I want to call out my buddies over at the Bloodround Podcast, which is pretty much the antithesis of anything you'll find on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. They're close to Bell's Brewing out there in Michigan. I picked up a six pack today of a limited seasonal they put out called Hopslam. I'm not by any means an IPA guy. I typically don't like drinking a pine cone. But I also like rarities, so I'll give it a shot.

The promotional video says … you know what. I'm just going to let you hear it in their own words …

I'm very afraid.

Now, FINALLY to wrestling, there were two Division I duals and both were in the Southern Conference. Appalachian State remained unbeaten in the SoCon with an 18-12 win over Campbell in a match that was rescheduled from some snow that hit the Southeast a week or so ago. Key victories there for the Mountaineers were by 174-pounder Forrest Przybysz who beat Andrew Morgan 13-11 and Codi Russell, who beat Nathan Boston in sudden victory at 133 pounds. Gavin Londoff's win at 149 over Zach Barnes was the match-clincher for JohnMark Bentley's squad.

VMI, which has been struggling quite a bit in recent memory, picked up its first win over The Citadel in 11 years. The Keydets picked up falls from Blake Hohman and Gage Levine to help push past the Bulldogs 24-21 in a battle of bonus points. Hohman and 133-pound winner Hunter Starner are from my home district, so shout out to Mike Faus' New Kent Trojans and Doug Roper's Tabb Tigers -- they helped a D1 team get a W tonight.

In Division II, St. Cloud State improved to 15-0 and extended its win streak to 24 in a row with a 42-3 win over Northern State. The jaw-dropper was at 157 where Tanner Olson, who was just 2-3 on the season coming in, beat No. 1-ranked Larry Bomstad of St. Cloud State 3-1. To try to put that in perspective -- it's like a guy from say, Cleveland State beating Bryce Meredith or something like that. No, Bomstad isn't a national champion, but he's been an All-American. So tip of the cap to the Wolves' Tanner Olsen. You know what, this isn't intentional, but Olsen … is from Wyoming.

Keeping with the Northern Sun, Augustana - the one in South Dakota - upended Minnesota State 17-13, while Upper Iowa topped Southwest Minnesota State 25-13. Out west in Division II, Colorado School of Mines, yes, we've been over this, they're the Orediggers, well, they beat New Mexico Highlands 22-18. That action taking place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Also out there, Cal Baptist topped Colorado Mesa 36-9. This is the last year Cal Baptist is eligible to compete in Division II. The school announced it was moving to Division I last year.

In Division III, fifth-ranked Loras tied a school record with its 16th dual meet win of the season. The Duhawks are 16-0 and topped Cornell College 27-9. Things weren't all sunshine and Tony Ramos for Loras as second-ranked Jimmy Davis was upended by Cornell's Phillip Opelt at 149 pounds. Both are returning All-Americans, but Opelt scored two and two late to pick up the win.

Oneonta State beat King's College - that's KING'S with an apostrophe and an S, not King, 49-3. King's College is on just its second coach in school history. Previous coach Ned McGinley stepped down after last season after coaching at the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania school for nearly 50 years.

Gettysburg beat McDaniel 30-7 in Centennial Conference action. Tip of the cap to Andy Vogel, who also runs D3wrestle.com.

In the NAIA, Southeastern beat Campbellsville 21-18 in a Mid-South Conference matchup, while Wayland Baptist beat Missouri Baptist and I'm going to assume they also beat Bacone, but since neither school had reported their scores by MIDNIGHT, I can't really report the men's side of things. Wayland Baptist's women DID officially beat both Missouri Baptist and Bacone in a double triple event in Muskogee. It was two tri meets held simultaneously in men's and women's wrestling.

One JUCO score to pass along, North Idaho topped Division II Simon Fraser 31-15.

Once again folks, I want to implore you to pre-order the best dad-gum preview guide ever made for the upcoming NCAA Division I championships in Cleveland. Go to mattalkonline.com/fanguide18 and use the offer code "podcast" to save yourself $5. And if you've ordered this before, tell a friend.

And in case you're wondering, you'll have to wait for another episode to get a taste test of that Hopslam.

 

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Jan 24, 2018

Now in his third year at the helm in Tempe, Arizona State head wrestling coach Zeke Jones is starting to see the fruits of his recruiting labor mature. Ranked No. 8 in the most recent USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, the Sun Devils have won nine straight duals. On Episode 399 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Coach Jones talks about the development of the program, honoring the 1988 NCAA championship team, dealing with lineup questions and starting lineups.

Coach Jones will also offer his opinion on Final X, how women have been working their way into administrative roles within wrestling programs themselves, including their own Director of Operations Maddie Schossow. He won't talk about his real name being Larry, but there's a lot of information here on when the Sun Devils can expect to compete for trophies at the NCAA championships. Can that first trophy come this year?

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Jan 22, 2018

There was one thing my wife asked me NOT to do on this episode of Short Time Shots -- and that's talk about the Minnesota Vikings. It's pretty hard when the three most important women in our life, my wife and my two young daughters Lucy and Ruby are decked out in purple and you see what happens when your five-year-old realizes what losing is, as she's wrapped up in a Vikings blanket my mom made her.

Sadly, the Vikings faithful are used to heartbreak. This is one reason I'm trying to at least salvage Ruby, the youngest to be a Bucs fan. You see, I grew up a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. I still am a diehard, although most years since 2002, I can check out around week 10, knowing the playoffs are a pipe dream. When you're a Bucs fan, there are no expectations. The Super Bowl in 2002 is an outlier, a one-off. I can die a happy man knowing what was once the worst franchise in pro sports actually has a championship.

Eat that, Browns fans.

This isn't a show about football, It's Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's notable college wrestling scores and more. I'm your host Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant and we've got some things to talk about today.

Did you know there were 63 dual meets on Sunday? 63? Yeah. All of their results available at mattalkonline.com's college wrestling scoreboard. It's the link at the top right of the page that says "SCOREBOARD!" Or just go to almanac.mattalkonline.com to check it out. The most comprehensive scoreboard in the nation is hosted here.

First off, the biggest dual of the day took place in Columbus, Ohio where second-ranked Ohio State topped fourth-ranked Iowa 22-12 in front of 15,117 fans at Value City Arena. The crowd rates 14th all-time in Division I dual meet attendance and it was the final "home" dual for Nathan Tomasello, Bo Jordan and Kyle Snyder. Two of the three didn't disappoint, that is if you're a Buckeye fan.

Iowa true freshman Spencer Lee's proficient top work was enough to get him past Tomasello 3-2 at 125 pounds. Lee's two escapes and a riding time point were enough to overcome Tomasello's third-period takedown. Brandon Sorensen beat Ke-Shawn Hayes at 149, Iowa's Michael Kemerer beat Micah Jordan at 157, Alex Marinelli returned home to Ohio to beat TeShan Campbell at 165, but then it was all Buckeyes. Bo Jordan, Myles Martin, Kollin Moore and Kyle Snyder swept the last four weights to keep Ohio State unbeaten. Questions circling about why Iowa, which needed a fall to win the dual, didn't sent out Sam Stoll at 285 and sent Steven Holloway out instead to take on the World and Olympic Champion. You guys can discuss that all you want. If you're a Hawkeye fan, you think one way. Most everyone else thinks another. It is what it is. I wanted to see where Sam Stoll was at. I guess we'll have to wait until the grind of the Big Ten tournament to find out.

In ranking order, top-ranked Penn State had little trouble staying unbeaten with a 47-3 plundering of Maryland. The Nittany Lions scored six falls, including five in a row -- take a guess where -- to improve to 9-0 on the year. Best match of the dual was at heavy where Nick Nevills beat Youssif Hemida 4-1 in an upset on paper, depending on which rankings you prefer.

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State smashed Kent State 42-3, while seventh-ranked Lehigh got back on track with a 30-6 win over Army West Point. By the way, Army and Navy both wrestled on Sunday, while the government shutdown impacted the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Air Force Academy. So I asked Navy assistant Nate Engel why the Midshipmen and Black Knights wrestled today and he was explaining that the athletic departments are non-profits and aren't technically owned by the government. Air Force set their department up this way recently, but apparently don't have enough in their coffers to YET operate the way the other two major service academies do. Now, I don't have 100 percent confirmation on this -- but apparently neither does the House or the Senate. Too soon?

I was at the Maturi Pavilion on Sunday afternoon watching No. 8 Michigan beat the everloving crap out of Minnesota. Let's make this clear, the Gophers are NOT a bad team. Michigan just beat them everywhere. The Gophers' lone bright spot was Nick Wanzek, who beat Logan Massa 14-8 at 165 pounds. Other than that, the Wolverines just out-hustled and out-wrestled the Gophers to the tune of a 30-7 win. Stevan Micic packed Mitch McKee with a cradle at 133 pounds.

Virginia Tech went up to Pitt and beat the Panthers 31-10. Good win by B.C. "The Headache Powder" LaPrade at 157 pounds, he beat Taleb Rahmani. Yes, B.C. gets a bit of a push here on the show because the kid is from my home district.

South Dakota State's Connor Brown picked up a gigantic fall to start off the dual against Northern Iowa and the 15th-ranked Jackrabbits are sure to move up in the rankings after a 22-16 win over No. 11 Northern Iowa in front of over 1,200 fans in Frost Arena on Sunday. In case you're wondering, South Dakota State's highest Division I ranking all-time is 15, which is where they stand as of now.

Nebraska rallied past Rutgers 19-13 in Lincoln, while Rider stopped Edinboro's 24-match EWL winning streak with a 21-15 win over the Fighting Scots.

Elsewhere, Appalachian State improved to 3-0 in the SoCon with a 30-9 win over SIU Edwardsville, Oklahoma beat Northern Colorado 28-10 in front of nearly 5,000 fans at a Beauty and the Beast tandem match with gymnastics, Iowa State beat West Virginia 25-17. Sam Colbray FINALLY won a big match, beating Jake Smith at 197 pounds. Colbray has struggled mightily this season. Tip of the cap to Bloomsburg, which beat VMI and Sacred Heart at home on Sunday. Duke's Jacob Kasper picked up a fall at 285 pounds to give Duke a 23-22 win over Navy in Durham. Kasper's fall tied the score, but Duke won the dual on the second criteria, most number of six point victories -- and Kasper's fall was the difference maker at the end.

Campbell beat Gardner-Webb 31-7, Chattanooga topped The Citadel 38-7, Clarion blanked George Mason 48-0 and Old Dominion beat American 27-10.

Outside of Division I, Central Oklahoma beat Lindenwood 32-13, while Johnson & Wales went 4-0 to win the New England Duals. The Wildcats beat intra-state rival Roger Williams 20-15.

Top-ranked Augsburg beat UW-Eau Claire 34-3 in Minneapolis, so at least one team in the Twin Cities got a win on Sunday.

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Jan 21, 2018

So apparently Tom Arnold can rest easy now that I'm issuing a CORRECTION on my statement from the January 19 edition of Short Time Shots. As Dan Ransick pointed out, Tom Arnold was NOT in Little Giants, rather it was Ed O'Neill who went opposite of Rick Moranis in the football flick. Where did I get my streams crossed? Tom Arnold, who allegedly roomed with Takedown Radio's Scott Casber at some point in their college careers, was in BIG BULLY with Moranis.

That one's on me. What did I say about not quoting a movie if you haven't seen it? Well, if you've only seem most of two different movies and you think they're the same, best stay away from those references too, unless you find a flick where I can yell STUDENT PRINCES out loud. That's Heidelberg, by the way.

And if you're wondering what this is, this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's college wrestling scores and more from January 20, 2018, I'm Hall of Fame wrestling writer, announcer and broadcaster Jason Bryant. I'm also not a Vikings fan, but it sure would be cool if they got to play at home during "THE BIG GAME."

Today also makes me feel old as my baby sister Kitty turned 32 today. Yikes. I also threw a vice grip wrench through a wall today. I'll explain.

Ninth-ranked Arizona State won its ninth dual in a row with a 27-15 win over Pac-12 rival Oregon State. The Sun Devils honored the 1988 NCAA Division I championship team led by Bobby Douglas -- which still to this day is the only Western team to have won an NCAA Division I wrestling championship. Arizona State's Ryan Millhof scored two and two late to rally past Ronnie Bresser at 125 pounds, but Oregon State did get one notable "upset" if you can call it that. Amar Dhesi topped Arizona State's rental-car eligible Tanner Hall 9-5 at heavyweight in a battle of returning All-Americans. Dhesi's been slow coming off his return to the lineup, but this is a solid win over Hall. Zahid Valencia went beast mode again registering a fall in 1:37 at 174 pounds. Z Money now has six falls, six techs and six majors on the year. Only four of his matches this season haven't ended in bonus, not counting the unofficial All-Star Classic win over Mark Hall.

No. 22 Wyoming finished its trip through the Dakotas with a 32-6 win in Fargo over North Dakota State. Highlight there was at 133 pounds where Wyoming's Montorie Bridges ate up Cam Sykora 14-4, scoring six takedowns in the match.

No. 23 Lock Haven beat George Mason 40-6 in the EWL.

Harvard beat Franklin & Marshall 30-6. Little tidbit that most of you didn't know - Harvard head coach Jay Weiss is an F&M alum. He prefers Hildy's over Brendees, but I like the Irish hole more so than the other one. Plus, Hildy's only serves hot dogs.

Austin DeSanto returned to the Drexel lineup to power the Dragons past Army West Point 20-12 in EIWA action. DeSanto put up 24 points in a major decision victory over Lane Peters at 133 pounds. Good win by Drexel's Stephen Loiseau over Rocco Caywood at 197.

Utah Valley improved to 7-3 after a 20-15 non-conference win over CSU Bakersfield. What's interesting about that is it's a non-conference win in wrestling, but Utah Valley and CSU Bakersfield are in the same all-sports conference. Yup, they're both in the WAC. As you know, the Wolverines are in the Big 12 for wrestling and the Roadrunners are in the Pac-12. Taylor LaMont won his 11th in a row at 125.

In Division II, top-ranked St. Cloud State improved to 14-0 and won its 23rd dual in a row with a 32-6 win over the Marauders of Mary. UW-Parkside beat Indianapolis and Bellarmine in conference action.

You want to know something crazy? The Iowa Conference in Division III has been called the Big Ten of Division III. Powerhouse teams, powerhouse individuals. Well second-ranked Wartburg just won its 201st conference dual meet in a row. YES, IN A ROW. The Knights beat Dubuque 50-0, Central 39-6 and Buena Vista 54-0. They head into a rough stretch with Coe, Augsburg and Loras back-to-back-to-back to close out the regular season.

Speaking of Loras, I had T.J. Miller on the most recent episode of The Ice Hour and the forecast of an Iowa Conference championship coming down to Miller's Duhawks and his alma mater Wartburg almost got toasted. Fifth-ranked Loras beat seventh-ranked Coe 17-16 on the third criteria to remain undefeated. If all plays out, Loras could be unbeaten heading into Waverly on February 6 with the conference dual meet championship on the line. Yes, Miller's dad is former Wartburg coach Jim Miller.

In the NAIA, Embry-Riddle beat Warner Pacific and Eastern Oregon, but a notable win registered in Eastern Oregon's 34-10 win over Warner Pacific. Eastern Oregon's Drake Randall knocked off two-time All-American and 2016 NAIA national champion Blake Cooper 8-5 at 165 pounds. Randall trailed 5-4 heading into the third period, but scored an escape, a takedown and tacked on a riding time point for the big win.

In the JUCOs, Clackamas topped North Idaho 34-14 in a battle of two traditional powerhouses.

We also have some tournament scores to throw your way …

Out in Marshall, Missouri, which I hear is a nice community, host Missouri Valley won the Missouri Valley Invitational, outdistancing Grand View 157-146. Before you freak out, Grand View's core of national champions didn't wrestle. Regardless, this event is a solid one on the mostly-NAIA calendar.

Eight different schools crowned champions, but none were crowned by the tournament champion Vikings. Missouri Valley that is, since Grand View is also the Vikings. Lindsey Wilson and Hastings each had two, with one notable coming at 149 pounds where Cam Tessari - yes, THAT Cam Tessari - beat Tyler Fraley - yes, THAT Tyler Fraley, 6-1 in the finals.

Ithaca won the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference championship on Saturday with 193.5 points. Brockport was second with 179. The Bombers picked up championships at 141 with Ben Brisman, 157 with Austin Whitney, Nick Velez at 165 and Jake Ashcraft at 184.

Oneonta State All-American James Bethel picked up three falls and a major en route to the title. He pinned former Binghamton wrestler Conner Calkins in the finals in 32 seconds. Calkins is now at RIT.

Messiah captured the Middle Atlantic Conference championship, outdistancing second place Delaware Valley 152.5-130. The Falcons crowned five champions -- Stephen Maloney at 149, Jeff Hojnacki at 165, 2016 Division III champion Ben Swarr at 174, Victor DeFrance at 184 and Kyle Koser at 197.

On the women's side, McKendree hosted the Bearcat Open with the host Bearcats winning three individual titles, as did second-ranked Campbellsville. McKendree picked up golds from Genae Sampract at 101, Megan Black at 130 and Brandy Lowe at 191, while Campbellsville's Koral Sugiyama won gold at 123 as did Grace Bullen at 136 and Kayla Miracle at 143. Miracle beat Alexis Porter 2-1 in a matchup of two outright hammers in women's wrestling. Oklahoma City's Rachel Watters topped Mariah Harris of Campbellsville for gold at 170.

 

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Jan 20, 2018

It's Friday, you ain't got … well, this show is pretty much safe for work, so while I could throw lines from the movie Friday at you for hours on end, we'll just stick to the scores and more from a great night of wrestling. That's right folks, you can only quote Friday if you've seen it, and I seen it! I even have it on VHS. What's that got to do with wrestling? Nothing, but here's your rundown from January 19, 2018 -- I'm Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant -- and this is how you start off your Saturday morning.


Top-ranked Penn State blitzed No. 24 Purdue in front of another sellout Rec Hall crowd on Friday. Purdue got up early after Penn State had a rare forfeit at 125 pounds. PSU sports info reported that both eligible 125-pounders were sick and weren't in any shape to compete. That'd be the only W Purdue would get. The murderer's row of five NCAA champions swept 149 through 184 with three falls, a technical fall and a major. It might not be a stretch to say this might be the best 1-2-3-4-5 punch in the history of college wrestling -- and I don't subscribe to hyperbole. We all know this -- they're so freaking fun to watch.

Missouri improved to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the MAC with a 29-6 win over No. 17 Central Michigan. The win clinched the regular season title in the MAC for the Tigers, who won eight out of 10 including an upset win by Canten Marriott over Jordan Ellingwood at 184. Grant Leeth upended All-American Justin Oliver 3-1 at 149 pounds -- quite the recovery from a guy who many thought might not wrestle again after continued injuries.

Couple matches of note in fifth-ranked Oklahoma State's 29-6 Big 12 win over West Virginia -- Nick Piccininni topped Zeke Moisey 4-0 at 125 pounds while 197-pound All-American Preston Weigel beat the ageless Jake Smith 5-2 at 197 pounds. Jake Smith … been wrestling at West Virginia since Millard Fillmore was President.

Sixth-ranked NC State opened up ACC competition beating host Duke 32-6. Best result there was at 157 pounds where Hayden Hidlay topped Mitch Finesilver 10-5. Overall, Duke's tandem twins combined to go 2-2. Yes, there are four Finesilvers in the lineup and they are two different sets of twins -- and yes, they're brothers. The People's Champ Jacob Kasper beat Malik McDonald at heavyweight 8-6 for one of Duke's two wins.

No. 8 Michigan topped Wisconsin 29-10, but that one had a couple of head-scratchers -- the biggest at 157 where Andrew Crone of Wisconsin knocked off All-American Alec Pantaleo 3-0. This was coming off Malik Amine's big fall over Cole Martin at 149. Hunter Ritter picked off All-American Kevin Beazely 3-2 at 197 pounds. No Logan Massa, but we did see Evan Wick tech Justin Hughes at 165. Adam Coon spent 41 seconds on the mat.

No. 12 Cornell took advantage of two missing Lehigh starters and picked off the No. 7 Mountain Hawks 23-14. Individually, Cornell was powered by Yianni Diakomihalis, who earned an 8-0 major decision over Luke Karam at 141 and Ben Darmstadt, who pinned Jake Jakobsen at 2:36 of the first period. Lehigh still without Scotty Parker and Ryan Preisch, but you wrestle with who you got.

No. 16 Rutgers picked up a 37-9 victory in the RAC over Hofstra. The Scarlet Knights improved to 5-3 on the season and picked up seven bonus victories in front of 3,139. Hofstra heavyweight Michael Hughes picked up his weight-class leading 13th fall of the season.

Taylor Venz victory at 184 was enough to give Nebraska a 18-17 criteria victory at Northwestern.

No. 25 North Carolina opened up ACC competition by rallying past Virginia 24-15. The Cavaliers jumped ahead with back-to-back falls at 125 and 133, including Jack Mueller pinning Zach Sherman at 133. The Tar Heels swept the last four weights, including a major decision from Ethan Ramos at 174 pounds over Will Schany. Ramos hadn't been in the lineup since the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Old Dominion won three out of four overtime matches to scrap out a deceptively close 22-9 win over Buffalo in the MAC. Michael McGee, Luke Drugac and Antonio Agee all won matches with takedowns in the extra period.

Michigan State beat Indiana 18-15 in the Big Ten. Moving on.

Northern Colorado heavyweight Robert Winters picked up a win in sudden victory over Spencer Empey to give Troy Nickerson's Bears a 21-20 win over Cal Poly. Northern Colorado won the bonus battle with three majors and a fall compared to just two bonus wins by the Mustangs.

In EIWA action, Bucknell, which is a bit of a walking wounded team right now, wrestled well and picked off Harvard 21-10. Best match there was Tyler Smith's 8-2 win at 141 pounds over A.J. Jaffe. Keeping it in the EIWA, Navy won the last five matches to surge past American 22-9.

In Division II, top-ranked St. Cloud State headed west to Minot and picked up a 32-6 win over Minot State to improve to 13-0 on the season. Notre Dame College thrashed West Liberty 36-7. Out in Colorado, we had a couple of Rocky Mountain duals to take in -- Western State Colorado beat Colorado School of Mines -- that's MINES, not MIMES. If they were mimes, they wouldn't be yelling from the bench. Anyway, the Mountaineers beat the Orediggers -- yup, Orediggers -- 34-9 while Colorado State-Pueblo beat Colorado Mesa 24-18 in a dual between schools that used to be known as Southern Colorado and Mesa State. Google it.

Sixth-ranked Upper Iowa got past scrappy Minnesota State 18-12. Big win to help the Peacocks get past the No. 22 Mavericks was Nick Baumler's win over nationally ranked Matt Blome at 197. Minnesota State's Andrew McFall upset Upper Iowa's Maleek Williams 8-1 at 125.

In Division III -- Centenary won its first dual of the year, beating Garden State rival TCNJ -- that's THE College of New Jersey -- 24-15. In case you didn't know, TCNJ used to be known as Trenton State. York -- the one in Pennsylvania -- beat Johns Hopkins and Elizabethtown beat Gettysburg.

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Jan 19, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about shifting weights this week and of course, on Thursday night, the action in Brookings, South Dakota did not disappoint as No. 15 South Dakota State beat No. 22 Wyoming 20-18 in Big 12 action.

Wait, the dual meet? What are you talking about? We’ll talk about all that and more on Short Time Shots, a look back at the day’s wrestling scores and more, I’m Hall of Fame broadcaster, announcer and writer Jason Bryant. Caution - NAME DROPPING AHEAD.

So by now most of you know Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith, the top-ranked 141-pounder by Flowrestling met up with South Dakota State’s Seth Gross, the top-ranked 133-pounder by everyone. What started as some Twitter talk quickly escalated into a match that caused wrestling historians, including myself, to pore through old results to find out the last time this happened.

So before we get into the history, Meredith, an NCAA runner-up two seasons ago, topped Gross, an NCAA runner-up last season 4-2, scoring midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie. He tacked on a riding time point to make it 4-2, but when you look at what this was, it was much more than a 4-2 win.

Giving promotional credit where credit is due -- Flowrestling, which has the rights to stream all of South Dakota State’s home duals -- jumped all over this and rightly so. On Flowrestling Radio Live on Thursday morning, they brought on Jackrabbits coach Chris Bono to explain the situation and why he bought in. Bono, who also had the buy in from Wyoming coach Mark Branch, and Flo, played this one perfectly. It’s like catching lightning in a bottle -- build up, the right amount of hype and a great match to finish. We need more opportunities to showcase the individual matchups we have in dual meets like this. The only thing lost at the end of the dual was who won, considering Wyoming still had a chance to win the match in the last weight.

So, December 18, 1998 - Eric Guerrero handed Stephen Abas a 5-3 loss. What exactly was the situation there? Let me run to the stacks and tell you, from the pages of Amateur Wrestling News.

Abas was ranked 2nd in the country behind Oklahoma State Cowboy Teague Moore. So what we could have had was No. 1 vs. No. 2 at 125, but instead, we had No. 1 at 133 vs. No. 2 at 125. But would we? NO! You see, Teague wasn’t in the lineup that weekend for Oklahoma State and it would be future All-American Jeff Ragan getting the call. So does Stephen Abas go to work on a then-unheralded underclassmen or does he bump up and face another Californian. It went 5-3 in Guerrero’s favor.

Shifting our attention to Division II No. 10 Upper Iowa improved to 6-3 with a 30-7 win over MSU Moorhead, that in the Northern Sun Conference. At 174, Jordan Gundrum picked off eighth-ranked Adam Blees to highlight the Peacocks victory.

Wins by Isaac Lopez, Richard Bencomo and Tuli Laulu sealed the victory for coach Jason Ramstetter’s Adams State Grizzlies as they beat New Mexico Highlands 25-16.

Closer to home, Augustana -- University -- the one in South Dakota -- picked up a 27-9 Northern Sun victory over Southwest Minnesota State. Record another fall for Aero Amo at 184 pounds from Augustana. This guy has been around forever it seems.

Fresh off a championship at the Virginia Duals, King University returned to its winning ways with a 26-21 win over Coker in ECAC South action. It was a 5-5 split, and even without nationally ranked 133-pounder Dustin Kirk, the Tornado were just fine. Geography note, as offered by Julia Salata. If you’re catching a trucker out of Philly, he probably had a nice long toke, because you don’t head west through the Cumberland Gap to get to Johnson City, Tennessee. Don’t believe me? Google Map it.

Speaking of Moorhead, we’ll go to Division III, where top-ranked Augsburg headed West on I-94 and stopped just short of the North Dakota line, but they didn’t stop short of a win. The Auggies didn’t Fear the Ear, instead, they’d win the four of the first five matches via bonus and beat Concordia -- the one in Moorhead -- 36-6. On the mic out in Moorhead, PA announcer Brian Doucette.

No. 8 UW-Whitewater beat No. 12 UW-La Crosse 19-15. The big Warhawk win came at 125 pounds where Mike Tortorice knocked off super freshman Zach Villareal 8-0. At 197, returning national champion Jordan Newman iced the victory with a 7-4 win over Wesley Schultz.

Wabash jumped out to a big lead and cruised past Millikin 25-15. The Little Giants -- yes, we haven’t had too many Little Giants references this year -- had five of their six wins via bonus, including a fall at 157 from Kyle Hatch. Millikin also shut out MacMurray 48-0.

UW-Oshkosh topped MSOE -- that’s the Milwaukee School of Engineering 36-10. In addition to name-dropping the Concordia announcer, I’ll do the same for the Titans former announcer Casey Nelson, who like me, was an applicant for the Timberwolves gig a few months ago.

Up in the mitten (that’s Michigan in case you’re wondering), Olivet picked up five bonus victories including technical falls from Tyler Grimsley at 165 and Ryan Clark at 184 to beat Adrian 27-19. Big news also came out of Michigan this week as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced it would be sponsoring men’s wrestling as a conference sport starting next year. That will put Olivet, Adrian, Alma and Trine -- which isn’t in Michigan, but it’s in the conference -- as the four schools with teams. The positive there? Well, since a conference sponsors the sport, the opportunity to add new programs within is greater, so let’s keep an eye out to see if Albion, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo and St. Mary’s are looking to start teams in the future.

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Jan 17, 2018

USA Wrestling and Flowrestling announced on Tuesday there would be an alteration to the men's and women's World Team Trials finals process. USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender will join the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about what this means for the wrestlers, the fans and the whole spring freestyle season.

The Final X will provide a best two-out-of-three series at three different locations with the 10 weights split evenly at events in June. While not officially released just yet, Lincoln, Nebraska and two Pennsylvania cities -- State College and Bethlehem -- are set to host.

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Jan 17, 2018

Hey folks, it’s been a while. I’ve had a trip to Virginia, an appearance on a radio station that once fired me after five hours and of course, SNOW! But it’s a Tuesday night, the Bartz Brothers here in New Brighton have unveiled a new snow sculpture and I’m back to give you a rundown of the scores and more from January 16, 2018. This is Short Time Shots and I’m your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer, Jason Bryant.

Stellar Top 10 dual in Division III as unbeaten and fifth-ranked Loras -- the DUHAWKS! -- beat ninth-ranked Central College 25-12. Loras won six of the 10 bouts, but bonus points were the word of the day as four of the six wins picked up some extra sumpin’ sumpin’ -- even with an injury default at 133 where Michael Triplett was up 10-1 on All-American Cam Timok before Timok was forced to injury default. No, that’s not quite a nod to Lagunitas -- or is it Lagu-nit-as -- asking for a friend, right Richard Immel?

North Central topped Wheaton 33-9 in a matchup of Top 25 teams. Wins were few and far between for the Thunder, who came in No. 25 in the most recent Division III rankings.

Mount Union improved to 9-1 and picked up a second OAC win with a 39-9 win over Muskingum in Alliance, Ohio on Tuesday. Michael McIntire registered the quickest fall of the night for the Purple Raiders at 1:18 at 157 pounds.

Greensboro comes off the Virginia Duals and picks up a 28-24 win over Southern Virginia.

Time for your semi-irregular Student Princes update. Yes, the Student Princes of Heidelberg evened its record at 6-6 with a 23-12 win over Otterbein, that action taking place in the OAC.

In Division II, Pitt-Johnstown got a technical fall from heavyweight D.J. Sims lifted the Mountain Cats past Seton Hill 21-17. UPJ also picked up a crucial win at 165 pounds as Devin Austin earned a 5-4 win over Zach Voytek. Cody Law’s fall at 157 wasn’t totally unexpected, but the bonus points were needed down the stretch.

Mixing up some divisions, which is what we’re about to do, we saw Drury University of Missouri pick up its first dual meet win of the season. The Panthers topped Arkansas’ University of the Ozarks, a Division III school headed up by former Junior world teamer LeRoy Gardner. We had him on The Ice Hour last year -- he’s got a story about Uzbekistan, but doesn’t everybody? Extra credit: coach James Reynolds wrestled at Adams State.

Speaking of Panthers! Up in Michigan, bumping away from Kyle Nixon was a bad idea! What happened up in the mitten, well Davenport University won three of the last four matches to move past Division III Alma College 24-21. In case you’re wondering where the heck Davenport is -- it’s in the home of Bloodround -- Grand Rapids, Michigan and they’re reclassifying from the NAIA to Division II. And yes, they are the Panthers, too.

By the way, the aforementioned Mr. Nixon DOES have a podcast. Gold star when you find it.

In the NAIA, Grand View won again -- and this just in, snow … is cold. The Vikings won for the 62nd time in a row and the 91st time in the last 92 duals.

Lyon and Hannibal-LaGrange were canceled due to inclement weather -- the real reason according to Julia Salata is because Southerners are soft. No tickets if you keep that up, pal!

Barton Community College swept three duals at the Barton Duals. The Cougars -- GO COUGARS -- beat Colby 55-0, Cowley 42-6 and Northwest Kansas Tech 28-13. No report on the other scores, since most junior colleges don’t really update their athletic websites the night of a road dual in the middle of Kansas. Just how it is.

 


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Jan 9, 2018

Ben Askren, a two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American at the University of Missouri returns to the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about the upcoming USA Wrestling initiative called Give Wretling A Shot, a week dedicated to exposing the sport to new people without the need to buy a USA Wrestling card right away.

Askren and his brother Max launched the Askren Wrestling Academy six years ago and along with their staff, they've been adamant about improving the retention problem with wrestling and eliminating barriers to entry.

Information about the project can be found at GiveWrestlingAShot.com. Follow Ben on Twitter @BenAskren and learn about the Askren Wrestling Academy at AWAWisconsin.com
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Jan 6, 2018

So it’s been a few weeks since we downed a few shots, and no, I’m not talking about your double imperial homebrewed egg nog. I love craft beer, especially the stuff made up here by Minnesota’s finest, but come on -- no one needs a Russian Imperial triple-hopped barrel aged collaborative fest bier, unless that beer is FREE! I’m Jason Bryant, and this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the days happenings in college wrestling.

To me, the most important thing going on was the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals. The event featured 86 teams from five college divisions, over 50 ranked teams and an astounding 345 nationally ranked wrestlers. Basically, there’s currently 76 teams in Division I wrestling -- there were more teams in this event than there were in the nation’s most popular division.

Why? Because these ranked Division I duals won’t take that long to power through. By the way, Happy New Year.

No. 2 Ohio State squashed Maryland 44-3, but that’s not surprising. Nathan Tomasello made his much-anticipated season debut at 125 pounds and he didn’t spend that much time on the mat, registering a technical fall against Maryland’s Brandon Cray.

Third-ranked Oklahoma State scored bonus victories from heavyweight Derek White and 133-pounder Kaid Brock to get past fifth-ranked NC State 19-16 in the Tussle for the Troops, the first ever NCAA college dual meet to take place outside of North America. Why do I have to specify North America? Simon Fraser is an NCAA Division II school and they’re in Canada, so it wouldn’t be the first NCAA dual outside of the U.S. and it wouldn’t be the first Division I dual either, considering D1 teams have wrestled at Simon Fraser in the past.

Oh, yeah -- Kevin Jack beat Dean Heil with a late takedown in the third period. After winning over 50 in a row, Mean Dean has lost two straight. 141 is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Shout out to you Hanna Grisewood.

Seventh-ranked Iowa laid the wood to Michigan State, picking up six falls and coming away with a 49-6 victory. STOP BURYING THE LEDE! Spencer Lee made his Carver-Hawkeye debut and promptly decked another talented freshman, RayVon Foley in 46 seconds. Not to be confused with the 46 MINUTES I had to wait today for my Freaky NOT FAST Jimmy Johns lunch delivery. Anyway -- anyone remember that story about the Iowa college student that tried to bribe a police officer to get out of a ticket with some Jimmy John’s? I’d have taken it.

Michigan shut out Indiana 43-0. Things went about how you might expect there. South Dakota State, which sits at No. 15, the highest ranking in school history, beat Oregon State 30-15. Seth Gross, ANOTHER fall at 133 pounds. Seriously, if it weren’t for guys named Nolf and Retherford, Gross would be getting a lot more chatter.

General funkiness down in Chapel Hill as Wyoming went 4-0, beating No. 19 North Carolina, American, Duke and Army West Point. North Carolina has proven to be a nightmare when coordinating the Division I coaches poll. This is the same team that started the year ranked, lost 31-6 to Purdue, beat No. 8 Minnesota and then loses to Wyoming -- the same Wyoming team that split with Oklahoma State. Sure, no AC Headlee or Ethan Ramos for UNC. Dalton Macri had a really tough day up at 141 pounds for the Heels.

Now, time to roll! National Duals Time. Oh wait, one more thing.

I was going to mention this on Thursday night, but quite frankly, it was late and I had to take my inlaws to the airport at O’Dark Thirty.

Fresno State picked up its first win against a Division I opponent since reinstatement with a 29-13 victory over Cal Poly. Josh Hokit, welcome to the party. Right off the football field and in there with a fall. Attaboy coach Steiner.

While Thursday’s competition at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals was fueled by upsets, traditional powers settled in on Friday where three championship streaks continued as the finals wrapped up at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Grand View collected its seventh straight NAIA National Duals championship, Clackamas won its fifth in a row in the NJCAA division, while St. Cloud State won its second straight title in Division II. Augsburg beat rival Wartburg to end the Knights’ seven-year win streak in Division III, while Campbellsville won its first title in the WCWA division.

Hosted by the NUWAY, the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals is presented by Applied Silver, InBody, Therawox and the United States Marine.

WCWA
The Lady Tigers of Campbellsville are the new queens of the National Duals. A down-to-the-wire finish gave coach Lee Miracle’s team the school’s first National Duals championship in any division with a 24-19 win over second-seeded McKendree.

It was truly a tale of two halves as McKendree jumped out to a 17-4 lead after winning the first five matches. The WCWA competes using international freestyle rules, allowing teams to score team points in a loss. Some lineup shifts by Campbellsville saw several wrestlers bump up two weights to maximize matchups including Grace Bullen, who went up to 143 from 130, and three-time WCWA champion Kayla Miracle, who went up to 155 from 136. Koral Sugiyama started Campbellsville’s roll of five straight wins with a fall over Brenda Reyna at 2:35 at 136.

Bullen and Miracle followed with fa fall and a technical fall. Bullen pinned McKendree’s Alexis Porter in a matchup of past Junior world bronze medalists. Miracle’s tech gave Campbellsville its first lead at 18-17 with two weights left.

Campbellsville’s Mariah Harris scored a 9-9 criteria over All-American Brandy Lowe at 170, putting the pressure on 191-pounders Kaitlyn Hill of Campbellsville and Destane Garrick of McKendree. Needed a shutout, a technical fall or a fall to win the dual for her team Garrick controlled the action early, but Hill hit a pair of four-point moves to pull out a 13-13 criteria victory and seal the win for Campbellsville.

Division II
St. Cloud State abruptly ended Seton Hill’s Cinderella run through the Division II bracket, smoking the Griffins 41-0 in the Division II final. The victory gave coach Steve Costanzo and the Huskies its 19th dual meet victory in a row and the program’s fourth Division II National Duals title. They also won titles in 2012 and 2013.

St. Cloud State was the only seeded team to place in the top four -- they finished the event 34-6 individually.

Division III
Wartburg’s seven-year run atop the National Duals in Division III came to an end at the hands of longtime rival Augsburg. The Auggies split 10 matches with the Knights, but falls by David Flynn at 141 pounds and Lucas Jeske at 165 pounds were vital in the 21-17 victory.

It was the 11th time the two teams have met in the Division III National Duals finals and the win on Friday gave Augsburg a 6-5 lead in the overall series when the teams meet in the championship final. Wartburg has 11 titles in the event, compared to the six won by Augsburg. Wartburg has reached the title match in all 17 years of the Multi-Divisional format.

Augsburg opened winning the first three bouts, highlighted by Flynn’s fall over Martine Sandoval. Wartburg would chip away at the lead after wins by All-Americans Cross Cannone and Logan Thomsen before top-ranked Jeske picked up a fall late in the second period to put Augsburg handily in the lead. Stephen Larson’s 6-4 win at 184 pounds clinched the win for coach Jim Moulsoff’s Auggies, who had to get past a scrappy Johnson & Wales team just to make the final.

Augsburg and Wartburg will reacquaint themselves in the annual Battle of the Burgs dual on February 1 in Waverly, Iowa. I will drive there. It will happen.

NAIA
Grand View won its seventh straight NAIA National Duals title on Friday, defeating sixth-seeded Williams Baptist 33-9. The seventh title in a row ties Wartburg’s all-division record that ended on Friday.

Williams Baptist briefly held a 6-3 lead after Nick Souder’s pin over Omeed Chamanzad at 133 pounds, but Grand View would win seven of the next eight bouts, including national champion Josh Wenger’s 7-2 win over All-American Tyler Fraley at 149 pounds. Fellow national champions Grant Henderson (165) and Evan Hansen (197) scored bonus victories before Dean Broghammer avenged last year’s NAIA semifinal loss to Williams Baptist’s Demetrius Thomas with a 3-2 decision at 285 pounds, sparked by Broghammer’s takedown late in the second period.

Grand View’s dual meet streak has been impressive. The Vikings have won 60 straight duals and 89 of 90 duals overall since the start of the 2011-12 season. The lone blemish was a loss on November 7, 2013 at Division I Iowa State. Now in the program’s 10th season, Grand View has lost just nine duals in school history.

NJCAA
Clackamas stopped Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 27-14 to earn the Cougars’ fifth straight NJCAA championship. It’s the third straight year Clackamas has defeated NEO in the junior college final.

The key for Josh Rhoden’s squad came with four straight wins between 149 and 174 pounds.
At 165, Clackamas’ Dayton Racer beat NEO’s Wyatt Jordan 10-4 in a matchup of returning national champions. Racer, last year’s champ at 157, trailed early and with the score tied at four with just over 30 seconds left, Racer scored a takedown and four nearfall points to pick up the victory.

Clackamas’ top-ranked Dylan Reel needed overtime to get past Devin Crawl at 174 pounds, while Gage Harrah is sure to break into the NJCAA rankings after his 48-second fall over Gus Boyd at 197 pounds.

The title is Clackamas’ sixth overall. The Cougars previous won the NJCAA National Duals title in 2011.

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Jan 2, 2018

Episode 390 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is a not-so-quick preview at the upcoming NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Content from this episode was written for the NWCA and can be found at NWCAonline.com.
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Dec 26, 2017

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

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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

The pair talk about their affinity for the sport and where it comes from as well as some of the best experiences they've shared with a life in wrestling and on the show.
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Dec 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec 14, 2017

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

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

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buena Vista beat St. Olaf 41-9.

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

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

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Dec 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Dec 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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