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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 www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com. 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 www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Location:

Blacksburg, VA

Description:

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 www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Twitter:

@theopenmat

Language:

English

Contact:

(651) 315-8171


Episodes

Introducing James Green - VT99

8/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:36:50

Cody Brewer breaks down his first year in Blacksburg - VT98

6/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:25

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

4/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:44:59

Coach Tony Robie and the end of the season - VT96

3/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:27:11

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

3/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:43

Another Top 10 ACC dual approaches for Hokies - VT94

2/12/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:41

ACC showdown set for Friday as Hokies welcome Tar Heels - VT93

1/23/2020
Since the last time we met, Virginia Tech's wrestling program has improved to 8-0 and risen to No. 3 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. On Episode 93 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, head coach Tony Robie returns to talk about the lineup changes as a result of Brent Moore's injury and the trip up to New York and the subsequent wins over Binghamton and Cornell. The heavy focus on this episode is with Friday's home dual at Cassell Coliseum against No. 12 North Carolina. We go...

Duration:00:34:51

Jared Frayer coaching up the Hokies to chase their Olympic dreams - VT92

12/18/2019
Jared Frayer will bring Mekhi Lewis and Ty Walz to the USA Wrestling Senior Nationals this coming weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The pair will try to qualify for April's U.S. Olympic Team Trials in State College, Pennsylvania in April. A top five finish will be needed to assure them a shot at the Trials. On Episode 92 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Frayer will briefly review the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and touch on his relationship with UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell heading...

Duration:00:34:10

White House visit on tap for Mekhi Lewis; Tony Robie preps for Navy Classic - VT91

11/20/2019
Tony Robie and 2019 NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will go to Washington. On Episode 91 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Robie about the upcoming trip to the White House as part of NCAA Champion Day, where numerous NCAA team and individual champions will have the opportunity to meet the President along with representatives from Penn State, Northern Iowa and Cornell, who also accepted the invitation to come to the White House. Robie will then breakdown the win over Ohio State, a win...

Duration:00:31:16

Coach Robie talks #SigningDay, recaps Mat on the Mound and looks ahead to Ohio State - VT90

11/13/2019
Episode 90 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is an exciting one as head wrestling coach Tony Robie finally gets to talk about his incoming recruiting class. With #SigningDay here, five Hokie commits have put pen to paper and have joined the family. Coach Robie will talk about the first five signees and then talk about the performance at the recent Mat on the Mount held at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park, the home of Hokie baseball. John Borst's victory at heavyweight gave the...

Duration:00:36:52

Missouri coach Brian Smith on what he expects competing against Virginia Tech - VT89

10/30/2019
It’s wrestling season time! That’s right, we have Hokie wrestling coming to Cassell Coliseum this weekend and more wrestling up in Roanoke at the Southeast Open. Welcome back #HokieNation to another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, as you heard in the intro, I’m Jason Bryant and on Episode 89, we’ll talk with head coach Tony Robie about this weekend’s competition, but first, we’ll get to a guest spot with Missouri head wrestling coach Brian Smith – This is Inside Virginia Tech...

Duration:00:38:09

Breaking down the 2019-20 schedule with head coach Tony Robie - VT88

10/16/2019
It’s Episode 88 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, welcome back again #HokieNation, Today we are talking about the 2019-20 wrestling schedule with head coach Tony Robie. Before we get to that, a few updates to make you aware of. Mekhi Lewis finished fifth at the Continental Cup in Russia, his first senior-level freestyle tournament at 74kg, while Ty Walz finished with a bronze medal at 97kg at the same event. Thoughts on both Mekhi and Ty’s performance in Russia while representing Team...

Duration:00:34:48

Jared Haught returns to the program as new volunteer assistant coach - VT87

9/26/2019
Jared Haught, a three-time All-American and past NCAA finalist returns to the show and more importantly, he returns to the Hokie program as the new volunteer assistant coach. On Episode 87 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Haught talks about his year away from wrestling and "adulting" in the real world and what drew him back to the wrestling room. We also give you a quick hit on Giving Day's Drive for 25 Blitz, which you can contribute to by clicking here. We close out by grilling...

Duration:00:31:33

Coach Tony Robie and your questions on the SERTC

8/27/2019
Episode 86 fires up as Coach Tony Robie returns to fill Hokie Nation in on the summer happenings around the wrestling program. Among the topics discussed are Mekhi Lewis' redshirt and the impact of the lineup as well as numerous questions answered regarding the Southeast Regional Training Center and the differences between contributions and funding. Coach Robie will also touch on some scheduling nuances as well as fill us in on some early dates and tailgating events around Hokie home...

Duration:00:37:02

Meet Cody Brewer, new Hokies assistant coach - VT85

6/5/2019
Episode 85 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with new assistant coach and 2019 U.S. Open champion Cody Brewer. The four-time All-American from Oklahoma and 2015 NCAA Division I champion talks about growing up in Kansas City, his choice to go to Oklahoma and what competition was like in college. Brewer will also share about his time at Northwestern before coming to Blacksburg and what he knew about the program prior. We'll also get some insight into Brewer's future plans on the...

Duration:00:36:14

Feeling fine at 40: Jared Frayer talks about his U.S. Open experience - VT84

5/3/2019
Jared Frayer lost a bet, so he had to wrestle at the U.S. Open. Not only did the 2012 Olympian compete pretty well at the event, he actually qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials. While it'll take another bet to likely get him to wrestle anymore, a seventh place finish at 40 is impressive. On Episode 84 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, I'll get the backstory with Frayer and go back in time to his own performances in freestyle and Greco-Roman as a youth. He'll also speak about new...

Duration:00:37:21

Find out what's brewing with head coach Tony Robie - VT83

4/17/2019
Episode 83 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling returns with head coach Tony Robie. The Hokies head man will talk about the tragedy campus experienced 12 years ago and how it's shaped him and the program. Robie will then introduce the newest member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff before answering a number of questions fielded from #HokieNation via Twitter and TechSideline.com. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS...

Duration:00:40:57

NCAA Champion Mekhi Lewis - VT82

4/4/2019
Episode 82 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is simple. It's with NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content --...

Duration:00:50:52

Coach Jared Frayer reflects on Mekhi Lewis' NCAA championship - VT81

3/28/2019
Get the coaches perspective on what it was like to see Mekhi Lewis become Virginia Tech's first NCAA Division I wrestling champion on Episode 81 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll talk with Jared Frayer about the year since he won the Junior World championships and what the gameplan was heading into Pittsburgh and how Lewis wasn't the underdog. Where does this rank among Frayer's biggest professional coaching milestones? Find out on the latest Inside Virginia Tech...

Duration:00:33:14

Previewing the ACC Championships with Tony Robie - VT80

3/5/2019
Episode 80 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling previews the ACC Championships set for Cassell Coliseum on March 9 with head wrestling coach Tony Robie. Hokie fans can save $5 of the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Preview Guide, which is available for pre-order now. Go to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie to save $5 off the retail price of $19.99. Which podcast fanbase consumes the most knowledge? Let's see what Hokie fans got! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher |...

Duration:00:38:13