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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coaches and athletes along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Hokie Wrestling. Check us out at Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coaches and athletes along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Hokie Wrestling. Check us out at Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.


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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coaches and athletes along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Hokie Wrestling. Check us out at Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.






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James Green says farewell to Blacksburg, SERTC - VT113

After representing the United States on six World teams and coming away with a bronze medal in 2015 and a silver medal in 2017, James Green is calling it a career. On Episode 113 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Green talks about his career, why he’s leaving his shoes on the mat, what’s next with USA Wrestling and he also reflects on his time in Lincoln and Blacksburg, where he closed out his competitive career. Green represented Team USA at six straight World Championships, starting in...


#BuckleUp with All-American Bryce Andonian - VT112

Recapping the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with Virginia Tech All-American Bryce “Buckle Up” Andonian. The Ohio native has represented the United States at the Junior World Championships and provided #HokieNation and the wrestling world highlight reel throws and an unorthodox style that makes him a draw to anyone who likes exciting wrestling and bonus points. Andonian talks about growing up wrestling in Ohio, how he ended up wrestling at Ohio powerhouse St. Edward and when...


Recapping the ACC Tournament with Coach Robie - VT111

We’ll go weight-by-weight with Hokie head wrestling coach Tony Robie to recap the ACC Championships and see what adjustments need to be made moving forward heading into next week’s NCAA Championships on Episode 111 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | RSS SUPPORT THE NETWORK And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a...


Athletic Trainer Sean Collins is on the front lines for Hokies wrestling - VT110

Our final episode from the on-campus visit to Virginia Tech is with athletic trainer Sean Collins. A New York native with nearly zero wrestling experience before coming to Blacksburg, Collins talks about is journey to Virginia Tech and what it’s been like working with the wrestling program and falling in love with the sport. Collins is one of the frontliners when it comes to making sure wrestlers are at their best heading into matches, practice and the postseason. He’s also first on the...


Hokie wrestling SID Ethan Aguigui's nearly 8,000-mile road from Guam to Blacksburg - VT109

A Sports Information Director has a number of duties when it comes to promoting, covering and disseminating information about a certain sport. For Guam native Ethan Aguigui, his immersion into Virginia Tech’s wrestling culture has come with a number of responsibilities and taking on the role of the team’s SID has been a new challenge. On Episode 109 of Virginia Tech Wrestling, we’ll sit down with Aguigui (pronounced Ah-gee-gee) prior to the Hokies’ win over Duke on February 4 to see what his...


In Blacksburg as Coach Tony Robie takes us through match day - VT108

Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is on location in Blacksburg of all places as Jason Bryant is in Cassell getting some one-on-ones with the Hokies wrestling staff prior to the squad’s match with Duke on February 4, 2022. Yes, the match is over already, but Coach Robie will talk about the match-day preparation at this point in the season as we are about five hours away from match time and what the non-starters and starters are doing as time grows closer to the match. Coach Robie also offers...


He's on the call: ACC Network's Rock Harrison - VT107

During the no-fans era of college sports in 2021, one name quickly rose to the forefront of college wrestling - Rock Harrison. During Virginia Tech’s down-to-the-wire criteria win over NC State last season, ACC Network color commentator and former U.Va. wrestler Gerard “Rock” Harrison’s spirited and emotional call was streamed to the computers and living rooms to wrestling fans around the world. As ESPN’s production crew split screened Harrison’s reaction after Sam Latona’s late two-and-two,...


Understanding the Moss Arts Center with Executive Director Ruth Waalkes - VT106

The Moss Arts Center dual has been a unique fixture on the Virginia Tech wrestling schedule for nearly a decade. On Episode 106 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we’ll get a look into things on the Moss side of things with the Moss Center’s Executive Director and Virginia Tech’s Associate Provost for the Arts, Ruth Waalkes. In her 12th year in Blacksburg, Waalkes talks about the early discussions that opened the door to wrestling in the facility, what the crossover has been like between...


Nathan Traxler acclimates to Blacksburg and a new weight class - VT105

Graduate student Nathan Traxler joins Episode 105 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to talk about how he’s acclimating to Blacksburg. Before we introduce Traxler to #HokieNation, head coach Tony Robie talks about the first month of the season, the opener against Ohio State and the pair of big wins in Missouri this past weekend against Northern Iowa and the host Missouri Tigers. Traxler then goes into detail about his career at Stanford, the move up to heavyweight after fighting the cut...


Hokies ready to roll in 2021-22 - VT104

Another season of Hokie wrestling is here and that means another season of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is kicking off with head coach Tony Robie. Coach Robie talks about getting back to normal in Blacksburg, what the new normal is and what it’s like. Robie also breaks down how the scholarship figures are a bit different in the wake of the extra year, as well as how well Virginia Tech has been able to recruit once the recruiting dead period ended. Other topics discussed include the...


Hokies All-American Korbin Myers pursuing a doctorate in wrestling - VT103

After a morning workout with assistant coach Cody Brewer, 2021 All-American Korbin Myers joins Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to talk about his recent choice to stay in Blacksburg for another season of eligibility. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania native will also look back at his high school career, answer what he thinks a Bubbler actually is, talk about this battles back in high school with Micky Phillippi and all the things the sports medicine staff at Virginia Tech have done to help him get...


Tony Robie and the Hokies sweep the ACC to win regular season crown

Tony Robie returns to Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling for Episode 102 as the Hokies are coming off an unbeaten season, finishing 9-0 and winning the ACC regular season championship. Coach Robie breaks down the big performances that pushed the Hokies through the five ACC wins as well as touches on the best things that came from this season with the free year and the extra countable matches. We’ll also get an update on some injuries sustained and what the postseason is going to look like for...


Jared Frayer looks at extra matches and the 4-0 start to 2021

Assistant coach Jared Frayer returns to the show to show his allegiance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they head into Sunday’s playoff game with the New Orleans Saints. In actuality, Frayer will recap the competitive actions that went on at home vs. Campbell and in West Virginia against the host Mountaineers, Ohio and Kent State. Frayer will also look at the extra matches situation and how that’s impacting the squad as well as training cycles without having the first two months of the...


Talking Turkey with Tony Robie - VT100

It’s been a while since Tony Robie has addressed #HokieNation on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and what better time than Episode 100! It’s also mildly coincidental this will be the 100th season of Hokie wrestling. On today’s show, Coach Robie talks about his contract extension, the 2020-21 schedule and what it looks like. The Southeast RTC also picked up World teamer, NCAA champion and four-time All-American Nahshon Garrett, so that’ll be a point of discussion as well. Finally, we wrap...


Introducing James Green - VT99

James Green, a multiple-time World medalist, four-time Division I All-American at Nebraska and New Jersey native, has joined the Southeast Regional Training Center. On the 99th installment of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we meet Mr. Green and talk about his expectations with this Olympic cycle and beyond, what he hopes to learn from the staff and athletes in Blacksburg and what it’s been like to move across the country during a global pandemic. Follow James on Twitter @WhoisJamesG and...


Cody Brewer breaks down his first year in Blacksburg - VT98

Cody Brewer rejoins the show to talk about his first year on the job at Virginia Tech, some of the impacts he’s felt he’s had and where he believes he can continue to help the program. Brewer also gives his insight on the lightweight situation, the graduation of wrestlers like David McFadden and Cody Hughes and what it’s like to get Mekhi Lewis back in the lineup and James Green into the SERTC. SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on...


2006 All-American David Hoffman breaks down his Hokie wrestling highlights - VT97

Four-time NCAA qualifier and 2006 All-American David Hoffman comes on to Episode 97 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Hoffman just finished up his second year as the head coach at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Hoffman talks about coming to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 2001, competing as a true freshman, managing the gap between Keith Mourlam and Tom Brands as well as the changes in the program when the Dresser-Robie era rose to prominence in...


Coach Tony Robie and the end of the season - VT96

In the wake of the cancellation of the entire 2019-20 NCAA and NAIA college sports seasons, there’s been a lot of chatter about what’s next, especially in wrestling circles. On Episode 96 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we get to hear from coach Tony Robie for the first time after the landscape of sports changed with the reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coach Robie talks about the seniors, what’s next and how Virginia Tech responded to the situation. SUPPORT THE SHOW And if...


Tony Robie looks at Virginia Tech's position at the ACC Tournament - VT95

Tony Robie returns for Episode 95 of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling to put the memory away of the last two dual meets of the season and look forward to the 2020 ACC Championships hosted by Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 8. We go weight-by-weight with Robie on the Hokies’ qualifying chances. SHOW SEGMENTS 0:34 - Show Introduction 0:51 - Coach Robie goes to Western Pennsylvania again 1:48 - Finishing up the dual meet season 3:20 - Back to the scene of the crime 4:30 - The allocation...


Another Top 10 ACC dual approaches for Hokies - VT94

Tony Robie returns for Episode 94 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll recap the events since the loss at home to North Carolina, which includes the wins at Virginia and ODU before beating Duke comfortably at the Moss Arts Center. Coach Robie will break down the NC State dual weight-by-weight as there are as many as eight possible toss-up matches and six weights where athletes are meeting for the first time in college. SHOW SEGMENTS 0:38 - Introduction 1:00 - Recovering from...