Nov 20, 2019
I’m Jason Bryant, and this is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily
look at the scores and more from around the world of wrestling. My
wife’s asleep, so I’m doing something different and recording this
using the Backpack app on my phone. I’m standing in my 44-degree
garage. And of course, this is now the second time I’m recording
it, since stupid me tested it, changed a setting, but didn’t
re-test it. So now I’m back in the garage. This isn’t my initial
script, so screw it.
- As noted in the Monday episode, there was a dose of Division
III wrestling in Ohio where No. 4 Mount Union beat
Muskingum 54-0, highlighted by seven falls from
the Purple Raiders, including a 10-second fall from returning
All-American and top-ranked Antwon Pugh. No. 1 Jordin James, last
year’s national champion at 133, picked up one of the other six
falls. John Carroll beat
Heidelberg 25-15, No. 9 Baldwin
Wallace beat Ohio Northern 28-6 and No.
15 Otterbein beat Wilmington
53-0. Of note with Wilmington, this is the second year the team has
been active since reinstatement, but with no home duals last year
with an abbreviated schedule, Tuesday was the first home dual in
seven years for the Fighting Quakers - yes, I say again, Fighting
Quakers. All-American heavyweight and top-ranked Drew Kasper had a
fall in 94 seconds there for Otterbein.
- In the NAIA, Baker beat
Graceland 32-12. Returning national champion Lucas
Lovvorn picked up a major decision at 174 pounds over Brennan
Swafford of Graceland. Lovvorn was No. 1 in the preseason at 174,
while Swafford was No. 2 at 165 in the NAIA preseason
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Notables on the Docket for November 20:
- No Division I duals on Wednesday, but here’s some of the things
I’ll be watching. In Division III, Wartburg hosts Simpson, while
UW-La Crosse will face UW-Eau Claire and UW-Platteville will face
UW-Whitewater. In Division II, it’s a PSAC tilt with Millersville
heading northeast on Route 222 to face Kutztown, passing a few
places in Ephrata where I used to throw darts. St. Cloud State
opens up the Northern Sun slate by hosting Southwest Minnesota
State. In the NAIA, Briar Cliff heads to Northwestern (Iowa), while
on the women’s side, Texas Wesleyan heads north to face Oklahoma
- As teased on Monday’s episode, there were some major shake-ups
NWCA Division I Coaches Poll. Virginia Tech moved up to No. 4,
tied with Wisconsin, while ironically, Lehigh is now tied at No. 7
with Oklahoma State, the same squad they beat by criteria on
Saturday. I mean, it was a tie-breaker that decided it, right?
Rider also entered at No. 20, while three teams who beat ranked
teams - Stanford, Illinois and Michigan State, were just outside
the rankings this week. As far as the individual rankings go, each
site puts them out Monday or Tuesday. As I said last week, those
individual rankings won’t be linked in the newsletter because some
sites put them behind paywalls, while others update the same page
weekly, which makes for sharing links difficult because it thinks
its a repeat. Whatever. That’s one shortcoming I can’t quite
overcome here. I’m going to share them all, or I’m going to share
none. Gotta keep it fair, right?
- Bo Nickal’s
going to do some grappling thing. I’m not much of a grappling
guy, so take of it what you will.
- Five Point Move tells you what you need to know about Nolan
this is something you need to know.
Nick Forrester talks with Kyle Snyder about his move to the
Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in a feature on TeamUSA.org. Nick’s
been covering the Olympic beat for a while at a few different
- Division III Adrian College brought wrestling back a couple of
seasons ago. Now the Bulldogs will honor the school’s winningest
wrestling coach on November 21 against Manchester.
Check out the information on Paul MacDonald Night.
- PA Power Wrestling released its annual Top
Incoming Freshman report. Why is this relevant? Well, PA is the
best high school wrestling state in the country, so when there’s
hammer freshmen in the Keystone State, you’re going to hear about
them. Yes, I said PA is the best high school wrestling state -
don’t @ me.
- You want some serious don’t @ me stuff? Read Kyle Klingman’s
piece focusing on Terry Steiner and why he believes the U.S.
should embrace freestyle over folkstyle.
- Inside CO Wrestling
features Fort Collins in Episode 21 of the site’s Border to
- I typically don’t even acknowledge the existence of Barstool
Sports, but former Kent State wrestler Kyle Bauer has been on their
staff for over a year and he has put out his something-another
All-cauliflower ear team. One guy who made the squad was Dalton
the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. You’ll want to go to the show
notes and click on the link of Mr. Robertson. The name … is
- USA Wrestling announced that Loves Park, Illinois will be the
host of the 16U National Duals, aka the Cadet Duals. Where is
Loves Park? I had to Google it. It’s just outside of Rockford. Ok
- InterMat’s Craig Sesker wrote a feature on Luke
On The Network
- On The Mat talks
with Wisconsin coach Chris Bono, but there’s a pretty cool
discussion with Doug Waggoner, the man behind QuantWrestling, a new
wrestling analytics site trying to provide stats and analysis based
on actual performance data. Bono is entertaining as
- The ODU Monarch Matcast
revisits ODU’s loss at No. 9 NC State last weekend. Coach Daryl
Thomas believes the match was closer than the score indicated. ODU
is one of the charter schools on the network, as is Virginia Tech,
which I record on Wednesday.
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(Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script
of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no,
it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic
published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as
they're done on the road from a mobile device).
Short Time Episode 547 - November 19, 2019