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Featuring the Short Time Wrestling Podcast and hosted by award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, this show sets the standard when it comes to wrestling podcasts with news, reviews, previews and interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.

Featuring the Short Time Wrestling Podcast and hosted by award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, this show sets the standard when it comes to wrestling podcasts with news, reviews, previews and interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.

Location:

St. Paul, MN

Description:

Featuring the Short Time Wrestling Podcast and hosted by award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, this show sets the standard when it comes to wrestling podcasts with news, reviews, previews and interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.

Twitter:

@theopenmat

Language:

English


Episodes

New Central Missouri head coach Cody Garcia begins his own legacy

5/13/2022
Cody Garcia was a four-time NCAA Division II All-American and two-time champion at powerhouse Nebraska-Omaha under coach Mike Denney. Garcia, the son of a coach himself, started his career at his alma mater after finishing up with his eligibility in 2009. Most in wrestling know what happened in Omaha at the end of the 2011 season, but Garcia moved on to coach at two NAIA schools in Kansas. His first stop would be Bethany before spending the last seven years leading the Wildcats of Baker...

Duration:01:14:17

All you need to know about #WrestlingShirtADayInMay with Jim Dutrow

5/3/2022
Jim Dutrow is back for another year of promoting wrestling at all levels with #WrestlingShirtADayInMay, a social media campaign aimed at showing your wrestling pride from every level of wrestling. This year, the month-long campaign is combined with the #BloodRoundPoundDown weight-loss fundraiser, so the wrestling social media community is losing weight, while repping their school or club of choice each day. Get your shirt via Rudis:...

Duration:00:45:55

Wrestling coach and author J.D. Oliva launches his next trilogy of novels

4/27/2022
J.D. Oliva is carving out quite the career for himself as a fiction writer. The wrestling coach at Illinois’ DeKalb High School is publishing a trilogy of books via Kickstarter with his new series, The Wolf Stone Saga. Link: http://kck.st/3EpOqae Oliva also writes on the topic of professional wrestling for FightGameMedia and the first half of our show talks about the crossover with professional wrestling and collegiate and international level wrestling, some of its origins and our thoughts...

Duration:01:22:38

New Oregon State assistant coach Josh Rhoden is Ready for the Next Dam Chapter

4/25/2022
For the past 16 years, Josh Rhoden has been leading the Cougars of Clackamas Community College to new heights in the NJCAA. After winning the program’s sixth national championship - and fourth in a row - Rhoden jumped at the opportunity to head to Division I, joining the coaching staff at Oregon State. Rhoden assumed the role at Clackamas as a 26-year-old alum of the school, leaving after Mike Haluska took to take the job at Portland State. Thrown into the fire, Rhoden taught himself how to...

Duration:00:54:24

Kenny Monday and his role as the Director of Wrestling at SPIRE

4/20/2022
Kenny Monday was an NCAA champion at Oklahoma State and won four medals at the World Championships and Olympic Games, including Golds in 1988 and 1989. He’s now the Director of Wrestling at the Geneva, Ohio private school, SPIRE Institute & Academy and is looking to create something new as he’s giving back to the sport by teaching another generation of wrestlers, but now at the high school level. Monday tells stories about wrestling in Tulsa, Oklahoma growing up, how Ray Lewis played a role...

Duration:01:14:31

Coach reactions as NAIA approves women's wrestling for championship status

4/9/2022
A momentous day for women’s wrestling and wrestling as a whole came on April 9, 2022 as the NAIA approve women’s wrestling as its 28th championship sport. With the announcement, the NAIA becomes the first major college athletics organization to officially sanction the sport for an official national championship. On Episode 700 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we’ll visit with two of the 2022 championship coaches, Lee Miracle of Campbellsville University and Ashley Sword Flavin of Life...

Duration:00:29:46

Ed Giese takes another coaching path, this time to Budapest

4/7/2022
During the 2022 European Championships at BOK Sportcsarnok, I sat down with Illinois native and 1986 Division I All-American Ed Giese. Ed goes through his years wrestling in Illinois, competing at Minnesota in an era before J Robinson was coaching there, wrestling with Foxcatcher and help train the next level of wrestlers in Illinois through his work at Team Overtime with current Michigan head coach Sean Bormet. Ed will then chat about what he’s doing in Hungary and how he’s made the...

Duration:01:12:07

Mic'd Up Matside with Augsburg's Tony Valek

2/11/2022
Sometimes we get an opportunity to put new gear to use and try to come up with new features to bring another perspective to coverage and content. Episode 698 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is just that. With some new wireless devices used to record audio, I hit record on Augsburg co-head coach Tony Valek during the annual Battle of the Burgs dual on January 27 in Minneapolis. What this episode highlights is Valek’s coaching style just as the meet begins, during the competition and how...

Duration:00:30:10

Todd Steidley has Central Oklahoma back atop Division II

2/8/2022
Central Oklahoma has long been a player on the national stage when it comes to small college wrestling. Having won national championships in both the NAIA and NCAA Division II, the Bronchos have returned to prominence after winning the National Duals for the first time in 20 years and are ranked No. 1 in Division II. This also marks the 50th anniversary of the wrestling program. What's been the key to bringing the Bronchos, with an H, back to the top? Recorded on February 8, 2022 at 12:30...

Duration:00:45:01

Limestone University women's wrestling coach Brandy Green on her program and showcasing the sport

2/3/2022
Brandy Green has been part of some of women's wrestling's most monumental firsts. She won a title at USA Wrestling's first Junior National championships in 2002, competed in the first U.S. Olympic Team Trials in women's freestyle and on Saturday, February 5, her school will be hosting a Division I showcase quad, highlighted by the first ever dual between Division I women's teams from Sacred Heart University and Presbyterian College. Links to Follow Daily Wrestling Newsletter:...

Duration:00:50:12

Previewing the Battle of the Burgs with Augsburg's Tony Valek and Wartburg's Eric Keller

1/26/2022
The top rivalry in Division III wrestling resumes on Thursday, January 27 at Si Melby Hall in Minneapolis as Wartburg will visit Augsburg. The host Auggies have won 13 NCAA Division III titles while the Knights have won 14. Wartburg is riding a four-match win streak in the series. The two schools typically meet twice during the season, the scheduled dual that rotates between home sites and the NWCA National Duals. Due to COVID-related issues, neither team went to the National Duals in...

Duration:00:56:36

Amid non-Division I powers, Portillo twins match exemplifies wrestling's awesomeness

1/21/2022
Iowa natives Justin and Josh Portillo have been battling each other their entire lives. The twin 125-pounders took that sibling rivalry to the next level on January 15 when Josh's Nebraska-Kearney Lopers hosted Justin's Grand View Vikings an a dual between two of the top programs outside of Division I. The bait? UNK was trying to snap Grand View's college wrestling record win streak, which stood at 111 going into the dual. The hook? The twin brothers would wrestle each other in the dual's...

Duration:00:58:12

Albert White's journey from Harvey Twister to Little Rock Trojan

1/11/2022
Albert White grew up wrestling in the famed Harvey Twisters wrestling club in Harvey, Illinois. A high school wrestling legend and one of the nation’s top recruits coming out of high school, White had to go the junior college route before enrolling at Oklahoma State and wrestling for legendary coach John Smith in Stillwater. On Episode 693 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, White talks with host Jason Bryant about his path from Harvey to Iowa to Oklahoma to Arkansas, his relationship with...

Duration:00:47:19

California Champs! Mt. San Antonio College head coach David Rivera

12/17/2021
Coming into this season, never before had Mt. San Antonio College came away from the California Community College wrestling championships with a championship. That changed on Saturday, December 11 when the Mounties and head coach David Rivera won the school’s first title, outdistancing second-place Cerritos College. On Episode 692 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Rivera talks about his family wrestling history, his career in college, his staff and what it took to overcome a season away...

Duration:00:36:09

Remembering Dad

12/2/2021
A non-wrestling tribute to my father, Grover Clinton Bryant, Jr., who passed away on November 24, 2021 at the age of 76. Full description at mattalkonline.com/dad

Duration:00:25:13

Dylan Wanagiel breaks down the first Garden State Grapple on November 27

11/25/2021
Dylan Wanagiel, the Vice President of Sports Properties and Special Events for The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey comes on the show before he cooks up some turkey to talk about the first Garden State Grapple on November 27. Wanagiel brought wrestling to Madison Square Garden with the Grapple at the Garden and was part of the group that brought the NCAA Division I Championships to MSG back in 2016. He’s working to build a new event in New Jersey at his new building and features four...

Duration:00:25:09

Iowa introduces new women's wrestling coach Clarissa Chun (Press Conference)

11/19/2021
Audio from the press conference introducing Clarissa Chun as the first women’s wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Audio provided by Chris Brewer and Iowa Sports Information. Speaking will be Gary Barta, Barbara Burke and Clarissa Chun. Links to Follow Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline Rokfin: https://www.rokfin.com/creator/mattalkonline The Short...

Duration:00:19:33

Short Time Shots: 11/11/21

11/12/2021
Jason Bryant’s College Wrestling Wrap Sheet is a look at five topics from the world of college wrestling with highlights, things you know and things you don’t. Here’s the five for November 11, 2021. A full breakdown of this available on Rokfin and Patreon, which you can find out how to gain access to mattalkonline.com/contribute. You can get all the Mat Talk Podcast Network shows ad-free by being a team member on Patreon at that same address, mattalkonline.com/contribute. Full text...

Duration:00:06:20

Short Time Shots: 11/10/21

11/11/2021
Welcome to Short Time Shots, the audible version of Jason Bryant’s College Wrestling Wrap Sheet, I am he, Hall of Fame Wrestling Writer, Broadcaster and Announcer Jason Bryant and this is a look at five things from the day in college wrestling on November 10, 2021. A full breakdown of this available on Rokfin and Patreon, which you can find out how to gain access to mattalkonline.com/contribute. You can get all the Mat Talk Podcast Network shows ad-free by being a team member on Patreon at...

Duration:00:08:05

Dave Malecek has UW-La Crosse ready for some multi-divisional action on November 12

11/10/2021
Episode 686 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast and we’re talking with UW-La Crosse head wrestling coach Dave Malecek about the upcoming triple-dual in La Crosse on November 12 featuring Division I, Division II and Division III simultaneously. We'll also chat about Dave's time in La Crosse and D3 wrestling overall. Malecek was a 1994 All-American for Northern Iowa at 190 pounds before getting into high school teaching and coaching. The opportunity arose to join the Wartburg staff in 2000...

Duration:00:44:48