Jan 16, 2020
Got a two-star review on this here show the other day. The
review, which was on the master Mat Talk feed and not this or the
master Short Time feed, said they missed the longer shows and these
short ones weren’t cutting it. First off, thank you for the
feedback. Everyone has different tastes and this format has mostly
been agreeable to listeners. This show, Short Time, actually
started in this format in November of 2013. It went to interviews
when the scores stopped, and the show grew from there. The
interview shows aren’t done, but I’ve been busy handling the
clients I have with the network. I’m also not going to chase the
same interviews as everyone else. Doing things differently is what
I’ve always done, but that being said, yes, I miss “my show” with
“my interviews.” I’ll be picking them back up here soon, but I’ve
always got a lot of irons in the fire. When my time becomes
strained, I put my own shows on the back burner. I don’t put Short
Time ahead of any other show on the network. These shots keep me
fresh, help promote every level of wrestling and keep episodes in
the feed. I don’t just want to stop doing shows and then lose the
listeners. There’s over 70 wrestling podcasts out there. This was
the second one. I know people have come and gone from the various
Mat Talk shows. I like this format. I like the interview format,
but this is also my business, I have to make sure my time is
cost-effective. This is why I pitch the Patreon links at the end of
each show. Maybe I can take the time away to develop the show ideas
in the off-season, but as my wife says, wrestling has no
off-season. I put out 448 episodes in 2019, always putting my
clients and affiliate shows ahead of my own. Thanks for the
feedback, constructive and positive. It’s all taken into
consideration. That long winded intro is by your host, me, Jason
Bryant, and this is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look back at
the scores and more in the world of wrestling.
Also, the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast will be coming back
with NCAA champion Daryl Weber. We’ll record the first episode in
over a year next week.
- We lead with the first victory in over 60 years for
Presbyterian College. The Blue Hose hosted NAIA Truett McConnell on
Wednesday and shut out the Bears 44-0. It was a forfeit-laden meet.
This is the first year of Division I wrestling for Presbyterian,
which did have a team back in the early 1950s. It’s the smallest
school in Division I and started both men’s and women’s wrestling
- Closest match of the night came in Division II where
Indianapolis edged Findlay 19-18 on criteria E - Total number of
takedowns scored only from decisions, major decisions and technical
falls. Also in Division II, Belmont Abbey topped Queens 36-12.
Fairmont State beat Kent State-Tuscarawas, a varsity NCWA team,
35-0. It’s the first win since the program was added back at
Fairmont State, but we’re not exactly sure if the Kent State branch
campus is actually a countable opponent under NCAA rules. Fairmont
State’s last win came at some point in the 1982-83 season. Fort
Hays State beat Central Missouri 28-12.
- Second closest match of the night was in Division III where
Pitt-Bradford topped Penn State Behrend 28-27. This one came down
to the second criteria, most six-point victories, which favored
Pitt-Bradford. Too many forfeits here though. In Division III,
Castleton beat Rhode Island College 31-6, Springfield topped
Norwich 37-9. North Central topped Chicago 22-15, Otterbein beat
Case Western 38-15. Case Western Reserve did get one win on senior
night as Connor Forrest got a fall in the first period to push the
Spartans past Ohio Wesleyan 27-26.
- NAIA Cumberland University doubled up Division II Kentucky
- In another forfeit-filled dual, NAIA Warner Pacific beat
Division III Pacific 29-9. Just four matches were actually
- Rochester (Minn.) blanked Northland, Itasca, Minnesota West and
Ridgewater by a combined 227-0 to win their eighth straight
Minnesota College Athletic Conference championship in a row. Also
in the NJCAA, Cloud County beat Barton 30-21.
- On the women’s side, Life picked up a pair of wins, beating
Brewton-Parker 49-1 and Limestone 37-9. Limestone also beat
Notables on the Docket:
- In Division I, three of the four teams in action are from PSAC,
or the MAC East. Lock Haven heads to Appalachian State, while
Edinboro faces Bloomsburg.
- In Division II, Emmanuel takes on Limestone, Nebraska-Kearney
heads to Warrensburg to take on Central Missouri. Out in the
Rockies, Western Colorado faces Adams State while New Mexico
Highlands, which is in Las Vegas (New Mexico), faces Chadron
- Decent night of action coming up in Division III as some, but
not all, of the matches of note see UW-La Crosse head to
UW-Whitewater, Wartburg heads to Luther, Olivet is at Trine,
Washington & Jefferson is at Thiel, Alma is at Adrian, Loras
takes on Central and of course, I can’t resist the epic battle
between the Student Princes of Heidelberg and the Polar Bears of
Ohio Northern. In mixed division action, Fontbonne is at Lincoln
and Central Methodist is at Westminster.
- The Pioneer Press talks with
Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson about his time away from
the mat during his suspension during an investigation into
allegations of sexual assault. No charges were filed and Steveson
is the top-ranked heavyweight in the country.
- Pretty cool story out of West Virginia, well, kinda. Davis
& Elkins head coach Jerry Boland spent a ton of time teaching
and coaching in New Jersey.
He’s got four wrestlers from Burlington County on the first-year
Point Move profiles Alex Sancho prior to Thor
- A day late, but still relevant.
The Daily Collegian, the student paper at Penn State, talks
about Cael Sanderson and the Penn State take on the transfer
- Due to an issue with Mailchimp on Wednesday morning, the Daily
Wrestling News didn’t go out. So you may have already heard about
the story from NBC Sports that notes
Kyle Snyder is living in Cael Sanderson’s basement. For
- Cody Goodwin from The Des Moines Register is
back with his weekly mailbag. No worries Cody, the NWMA awards
have been paid for. You won’t have to lie to your parents
- Also from the Daily Collegian was the
announcement that super senior Anthony Cassar’s college career
- IAWrestle reported the former Penn State wrestler
Brody Teske was transferring to Northern Iowa, while
Austin Gomez of Iowa State is seeking a medical
- There was also a pretty cool feature yesterday from
Seth Duckworth at the Pistols Firing Blog about Adnan Alkaissy,
also known as General Adnan from his pro wrestling days. Alkaissy
is from Iraq, was an All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State, and
knew Saddam Hussein. Crazy stuff.
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Short Time Episode 591 - January 15, 2020