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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coach Kevin Dresser and his staff 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 coach Kevin Dresser and his staff 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.
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Blacksburg, VA

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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coach Kevin Dresser and his staff 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.

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@theopenmat

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(651) 315-8171


Episodes

Tony Robie talks contract extension, Junior Worlds, and the start of the season

10/12/2018
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Tony Robie is back on Episode 72 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to put a bow on the fourth season of the podcast. Coach Robie confirms there will be another season of the show, which has proven to be the blueprint for college teams on the Mat Talk Podcast Network and wrestling team-specific podcasts in general. Robie will talk about his contract extension and about surprises on the design side of things with singlets this season, per a question from Abby Bryant, as well as recapping...

Duration:00:29:48

In Slovakia with Junior World Champ Mekhi Lewis and coach Jared Frayer - VT71

9/23/2018
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From Trnava, Slovakia, Episode 71 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Junior World champion Mekhi Lewis and coach Jared Frayer about the obvious, Lewis' world title in just his third freestyle tournament ever. We start with the introduction of Lewis on the podium, then the call from Jason Bryant from the UWW live stream, then we move to interviews with Frayer and Lewis before we get interrupted at the Team USA dinner with coaches Kevin Jackson, Teague Moore and Rob Eiter before...

Duration:00:34:37

Football fun and Slovakia prep with assistant coach Jared Frayer - VT70

9/10/2018
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Episode 70 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling starts off talking football as both assistant coach Jared Frayer and host Jason Bryant are Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. We talk a tad about the NFL, then get into the impact Hokie football has on recruiting at Virginia Tech. We'll also handicap the golf tournament that recently concluded and the fall picnic out in the Roanoke Valley. Frayer will then talk about the preparation being done for Mekhi Lewis heading into the Junior World Championships...

Duration:00:31:39

Catching up with Tony Robie after a busy summer - VT69

8/23/2018
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With school starting up, it's time to visit again with head coach Tony Robie on Episode 69 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Coach Robie had a busy July and August with a number of camps coming through Blacksburg and trips to Fargo and Daytona Beach. Coach Robie will talk about the types of camps that are hosted by Virginia Tech and then the recruiting landscape in Fargo before diving into some topcis that were discussed at the annual NWCA Convention, including the potential for the...

Duration:00:31:52

U23 World Teamer & two-time All-American David McFadden - VT68

6/26/2018
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It's been three years since David McFadden's last appearance on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and in that episode, he wasn't even enrolled in school yet. Episode 68 talks with the two-time NCAA Division I All-American and U23 World Team member about his summer, what it was like coming to Blacksburg, fishing with Tony Robie, cooking his own food and how much he loves living down south. It's a discussion that could have gone on for days, but one Hokie fans will enjoy...

Duration:00:46:30

Junior World Team member Mekhi Lewis - VT67

6/11/2018
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From Bound Brook, New Jersey to Blacksburg, Mekhi Lewis is now set to head across the Atlantic to Slovakia for the Junior World Championships. On Episode 67 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we meet Lewis to talk about growing up in New Jersey, what he liked about his visits that made him choose Virginia Tech, working out with David McFadden and the other Hokie wrestlers and what sparked an interest in wanting to compete for Team USA. After going 28-2 during his redshirt season, there's...

Duration:00:28:30

Assistant coach Jared Frayer preps the SERTC for Las Vegas - VT66

4/23/2018
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Jared Frayer recaps his first full season in Blacksburg and what he's been able to do as a coach under coach Tony Robie and the rest of the coaching staff. We'll revisit the recruiting process and how that works now for Frayer and then we'll get into discussion about what to expect from athletes representing the Southeast Regional Training Center this upcoming weekend in Las Vegas at the U.S. Open. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify |...

Duration:00:25:17

National finalist Jared Haught on his career in Blacksburg - VT65

4/4/2018
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NCAA finalist and three-time All-American Jared Haught finally makes an appearance on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. The Parkersburg High School alum talks about his West Virginia roots, his move to Parkersburg, his reasons for choosing Virginia Tech and what it's like to go through a senior season preparing to graduate AND get married. We also get some insight on what and where the Horseman and horse noises stuff comes from. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker...

Duration:00:37:53

Tony Robie recaps the Hokies NCAA championship performance - VT64

3/23/2018
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Tony Robie is on the road to Virginia Beach to do some recruiting at the NHSCA Nationals, but before he gets to finding the next generation of Hokie wrestlers, we'll talk with Robie about the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships. Virginia Tech finished eighth and had three All-Americans, led by the school's second-ever finalist, Jared Haught at 197 pounds. Zack Zavatsky finished sixth, while David McFadden earned his second All-American honor, finishing fifth at 165 pounds. Robie talks...

Duration:00:33:46

ACC Champions! Tony Robie recaps the tournament and looks to Cleveland - VT63

3/7/2018
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What could we possibly talk about on Episode 63 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling? The ACC Championships, of course. Then again, we recorded this show just a few hours before brackets were released, so there's no bracket chatter, just coach Tony Robie's reactions to the title and what to expect from the team in Cleveland. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to...

Duration:00:37:37

Virginia Tech coach Tony Robie breaking down Friday's dual with NC State - VT62

2/16/2018
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Life on the road this time of year is part of the job description. Virginia Tech's Hokie wrestling squad will try to upend sixth-ranked NC State to claim the regular season ACC title. Coach Tony Robie will recap the sluggish win over Virginia and give a quick synopsis of the dual with NC State on Friday in Raleigh. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to...

Duration:00:36:10

Assistant Coach Frank Molinaro is back from Siberia to discuss his bronze and the Hokies' lineup - VT61

2/8/2018
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Frank Molinaro rejoins the show after a few weeks away from Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech assistant coach joins Episode 61 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to talk about his trip to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, which for those of you wondering where that is - it's in Siberia. Molinaro talks about the acclimation, his performance and how he's been balancing coaching and family with such ventures. He'll also explain how tough it is to come back from an overseas trip and get into the flow of...

Duration:00:30:12

Alumni weekend forthcoming as Lehigh and Duke come to Cassell - VT60

1/23/2018
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Episode 60 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with coach Tony Robie who's back in Blacksburg after a 2-0 trip through Western Pennsylvania. The Hokies opened with a 20-15 win over Edinboro before topping Pittsburgh 31-6. We'll recap the Virginia Duals second-place finish and what Hokies need to improve down the stretch. This weekend is a big one for the Hokies as well, as it's Alumni Weekend. On Friday, No. 10 Virginia Tech will host No. 9 Lehigh at Cassell Coliseum. There will be a...

Duration:00:30:21

Tony Robie prepares Hokie Wrestling for the 2018 Virginia Duals - VT59

1/10/2018
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Tony Robie is back to talk about the upcoming Virginia Duals on Episode 59 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. But before things get rolling on what's going to go on in Hampton, we'll recap West Virginia, the Southern Scuffle, the F&M Open and get an answer about the situation at 149 pounds. We'll also get some intel on what Ty Walz, Frank Molinaro, Tyler Graff and Mekhi Lewis have been doing since the Scuffle and it involves some wrestling at altitude. Hokie fans are reminded there is...

Duration:00:27:17

VT58: Tony Robie on Sunday's performance at the Grapple at the Garden

12/10/2017
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Tony Robie visits with Jason Bryant on location in New York City to talk about the performance of the squad coming off Vegas and after the 26-12 win over Princeton. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM 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...

Duration:00:21:43

VT57: U23 World bronze medalist Ty Walz and his Thanksgiving in Poland

11/30/2017
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How is the turkey in Poland? Ty Walz doesn't exactly know, but he does know how the meat-stuffed crepes are. That's how you spend Thanksgiving in Poland and that's some of the backstory as the volunteer assistant coach returned from the U23 World Championships with a bronze medal at 97kg. On Episode 57 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Walz talks about the transition to freestyle, the coaching and support he's receiving at the Southeast Regional Training Center, how his family did...

Duration:00:35:50

VT56: Tony Robie recaps wins over Chattanooga and CMU, looks ahead to Moss dual with Missouri

11/20/2017
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Tony Robie is back for another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. This week, we'll recap the two wins over Chattanooga and Central Michigan and preview the upcoming dual with Missouri at the Moss Arts Center. We'll also touch on performances from the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, breakdown what the freshmen need to do to improve and where the key matchups are with Missouri. Tickets are still available for the Moss dual, but there aren't many of them left. If you're in Blacksburg,...

Duration:00:39:01

VT55: Tony Robie kicks off a new season looking towards Stanford, Hokie Open

10/31/2017
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Season 4 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling kicks off as coach Tony Robie is set to begin his first full season as the new man calling the wrestling shots in Blacksburg. We'll breakdown some notable matches and outcomes from the wrestle-offs, as well as give a quick preview of the opening dual with Stanford before pushing fans to get their tickets for the Moss Arts Center dual against Missouri on November 25. Jared Haught will compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Sunday, November 5,...

Duration:00:37:57

VT3-18: Jared Frayer's six-month report card

9/28/2017
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After six months on the job, assistant coach Jared Frayer and his family has settled into Blacksburg living. As a past Olympian, Frayer had the role of coaching another new hire, Frank Molinaro, at the U.S. World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. On the final episode of the third season of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Frayer opens up about why football games are important to recruiting, being a Buccaneers fan, his relationship with Molinaro and how he goes back with new assistant coach...

Duration:00:35:08

VT3-17: Assistant coach Frank Molinaro on his first six months in Blacksburg

9/26/2017
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After six months on the job, assistant coach Frank Molinaro and his family has settled into Blacksburg living. With two kids and another on the way, Molinaro compares the start of the 2017-18 preseason with his experiences at Penn State and Rutgers. Molinaro also talks about fall in Southwest Virginia, Hokie football and his relationship with Tony Robie and Jared Frayer. We also get a coach's perspective on what Tyler Graff will bring to the room. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes |...

Duration:00:31:48