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Featuring the semi-daily Short Time Wrestling Podcast hosted by three-time wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, the podcast series by TheOpenMat.com also features the On The Mat weekly radio show hosted by Kyle Klingman of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Weekly web-specific episodes are also released, as well as interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.

Featuring the semi-daily Short Time Wrestling Podcast hosted by three-time wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, the podcast series by TheOpenMat.com also features the On The Mat weekly radio show hosted by Kyle Klingman of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Weekly web-specific episodes are also released, as well as interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.
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St. Paul, MN

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Featuring the semi-daily Short Time Wrestling Podcast hosted by three-time wrestling broadcaster and journalist of the year, Jason Bryant, the podcast series by TheOpenMat.com also features the On The Mat weekly radio show hosted by Kyle Klingman of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Weekly web-specific episodes are also released, as well as interviews from the top names in college, high school and international wrestling.

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@theopenmat

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Episodes

Final X Lincoln Press Conference: Session 2 Athletes

6/14/2019
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Session 2 Final X Athlete Press Conference from Lincoln, Nebraska. Athletes included are Cohlton Schultz, Mallory Velte, Sarah Hildebrandt, Kyle Snyder, Jordan Burroughs, Isaiah Martinez, Kyven Gadson, Katherine Shai, Kayla Miracle, Adam Coon, Joe Colon, Ryan Deakin, Adeline Gray, Daton Fix, Thomas Gilman, Precious Bell, James Green and Tyler Graff. If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of...

Duration:00:49:55

Final X Lincoln Press Conference: Session 1 Athletes

6/14/2019
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Session 1 Final X Athlete Press Conference from Lincoln, Nebraska. Athletes involved were Raymond Bunker, Ryan Mango, G'Angelo Hancock, Lucas Sheridan, Xavier Johnson, Alex Mossing, Leslie "Mike" Fuenffinger, Jacarra Winchester, Alli Ragan, Lauren Louive, Dominique Parrish and Ildar Hafizov. If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by...

Duration:00:26:18

Friday in Stillwater: A bucket list event for wrestling fans

6/3/2019
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Friday at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend is one of the most important days of the year in wrestling. That Friday, the plaques are unveiled and the award winners are introduced to the public. An informal gathering, Friday is one of those days every wrestling fan should experience. Episode 511 talks to a dozen individuals who were involved or attending Honors Weekend. We'll kick things off with the Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lee Roy Smith, to get...

Duration:00:50:09

Little Rock's Neil Erisman gives an update on the end of year zero

5/24/2019
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With four months to go until a new school year starts, Little Rock head coach Neil Erisman will return to the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Episode 510 talks with Erisman about the construction of the Hatcher Wrestling Facility as well as the recent news the Trojans wrestling program will be wrestling in the Pac-12 Conference this upcoming season. Coach Erisman also talks about the process of hiring an assistant coach, which will be coming shortly, as well as the difficulties of building...

Duration:00:52:46

Supporting Olympic dreams to managing basement battles with Allyson Schwab

5/20/2019
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Behind every good man is usually a good woman. In the case of Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab, the saying is an understatement. On Episode 509 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll meet Allyson Schwab, wife of the Panther head coach and mother to four children. We'll go into how Allyson and Doug first met, their travels around the globe, the trials and tribulations of being an athlete's wife, then a coach's wife and all the things that go into managing the chaos of...

Duration:01:27:34

Coach Jason Schweer talks about the loss of his Kansas Wesleyan wrestling program

5/15/2019
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The NAIA has grown considerably over the past decade. The college wrestling opportunities in Kansas have also grown during that span. This is why the announcement that came from Kansas Wesleyan University on May 14 was a stunner to many - the school was dropping wrestling after only four seasons. On Episode 508 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, KWU head coach Jason Schweer, who'd been on the job less than one year, explains some of what the issues were, why the team struggled with...

Duration:00:45:34

Officially speaking: Laura Conway talks officiating at the U.S. Open

5/8/2019
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Wrestling official Laura Conway sits down with fellow officials Zach Errett and Casey Goessl during the U.S. Open in Las Vegas to discuss a couple of variables within wrestling officiating and how they're called. Among the topics discussed include what negative wrestling is in Greco-Roman, the challenge procedure and how out of bounds gets called at various points during a match. This show is a pilot show to gauge the interest on whether fans would be interested in more information and...

Duration:00:26:10

Washington native and Indian women's national freestyle coach Andy Cook

5/3/2019
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When Andy Cook talks about his wrestling career, he doesn't hide the fact he didn't do the right things in college. After washing out his collegiate career and spending time away from the sport, Cook found his way back, eventually starting a club in the Pacific Northwest. A few years later, he was the head women's coach at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington and on tours with Team USA. Now Cook finds himself in the lead women's coaching position with the Indian National Team. How...

Duration:00:59:57

Behind the broadcast at the Asian Championships

4/24/2019
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A different episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast as this gives a full audio rundown of Day 1 at the Asian Championships from my perspective as the television commentator. All the coughs and hacks and conversation that is surrounding is included. There's also narrative points after the first six matches during the awards ceremony. It's a long session, but a look into how some things happen when the mics aren't on. If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio...

Duration:02:55:49

Tony Hager on the new plan for Takedown Radio and TheOpenMat

4/18/2019
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Tony Hager wasn't exactly looking to carve out a career in wrestling media. Rather, it was his time away from the sport combined with an idea to do something to help people like him understand what was going on around his favorite teams that launched him into the sport's coverage wing. On Episode 504 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I talk with Hager about the foundation of IAwrestle.com and the new brand of content you'll see on Takedown Wrestling Media, also known as Takedown Radio....

Duration:00:58:51

Josh Rhoden, coach of NJCAA National Champions, Clackamas Community College

4/15/2019
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Making his second appearance on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Clackamas Community College head coach Josh Rhoden talks about his school's third NJCAA national championship and the first since 2011. Rhoden's teams have won multiple National Duals titles, but after several years of second-place finishes, the Cougars climbed back to the top of the NJCAA. Rhoden talks about being "ballers on a budget," in terms of fundraising for travel at the junior college level. Why his squad didn't...

Duration:00:57:01

Two-Time All-American Chance Marsteller of Lock Haven

4/9/2019
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Episode 502 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast is with Lock Haven two-time All-American Chance Marsteller. We talk about the start of college competition, which in Marsteller's case, began by entering the Penn State Open as an eighth grader, how he got introduced to wrestling, when he decided to start focusing heavily on wrestling and the pressure that followed him through high school. He'll also explain his college selection and what went into choosing Oklahoma State after initially...

Duration:01:11:49

NCAA Champion Drew Foster of Northern Iowa

4/5/2019
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Drew Foster became the first NCAA Division I champion from Northern Iowa since 2000 when he topped Cornell's Max Dean in the finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh at 184 pounds. On Episode 501 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I'll talk with Foster about his rise from a sub-.500 wrestler as a freshman, to his All-American finish as a sophomore and his final season, which saw him best an opponent who'd already beaten him twice. He'll explain what it's like wrestling in Iowa and...

Duration:00:58:20

Beat The Streets New York's Emma Randall on the upcoming Gotham City Girls Open

4/1/2019
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Episode 500 brings back a previous guest as Emma Randall of Beat The Streets New York is back on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Randall, the only woman who holds a gold-level coaching status by USA Wrestling, left Colorado Springs last summer to take over as the Girls Development Coordinator for Beat The Streets New York. The Ohio native and Lock Haven graduate talks about the recent US win over India in the Hollywood vs. Bollywood dual hosted by Beat The Streets LA among other...

Duration:00:45:04

Coach Press Conference - 2019 #NCAAwrestling Division I Championships

3/20/2019
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NCAA Division I Coach Press Conference audio with Tom Ryan of Ohio State, Cael Sanderson of Penn State, Tom Brands of Iowa, John Smith of Oklahoma State and Keith Gavin of Pittsburgh. Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know...

Duration:00:27:03

Athlete Press Conference - 2019 #NCAAwrestling Division I Championships

3/20/2019
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NCAA Division I Athlete Press Conference audio with Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf of Penn State, Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell, Myles Martin of Ohio State and Derek White of Oklahoma State. Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know...

Duration:00:23:09

Driving Time Division III Preview with Bryan Hazard and Jason Bryant

3/7/2019
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It's a Division III preview with PA announcers Bryan Hazard and Jason Bryant as they drive down to Roanoke from Northern Virginia. Stats and names to watch and some cool things we like about the Division III Championships, which run March 8-9. Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount...

Duration:00:50:36

NAIA Champions of Character and 2019 National Tournament run-through

2/28/2019
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A full rundown of the 2019 NAIA Champions of Character recipients and a quick weight-by-weight list of some names to watch for the 2019 NAIA National Championships set for March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa. Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll...

Duration:00:19:54

Ronnie Delk, coach of the legendary Perry (Okla.) wrestling program

2/19/2019
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The long and storied history of Perry High School wrestling in Perry, Oklahoma is being chronicled in an upcoming documentary. That storied history added another milestone last month when Perry won the school's 1,000th dual meet. On Episode 495 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I talk with head coach Ronnie Delk, an Oklahoma State alum, in his eighth year coaching the program. The school and town center around wrestling, with a noted monument dedicated to all its state champions as...

Duration:00:42:56

Menlo women's coach Joey Bareng and the path to a national title

2/14/2019
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Menlo College is a small, business-minded school in California's Silicon Valley. Joey Bareng is a native Hawaiian who found himself ready to coach. Six years ago, Bareng took over at Menlo and the slow process of building the women's program from the bottom to the top began. That process came to a head on February 9 as Menlo won the school's first national title in any sport as the Oaks won the WCWA championship and crowned three individual winners. On Episode 494 of the Short Time...

Duration:00:49:30