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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.

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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.

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How Honors Weekend looks and feels to those who attend

6/5/2024
Walking around taking to guests at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Honors Weekend before the unveiling of the honorees on Friday night in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Guests interviewed were Lisa Little Smith, Hardell Moore, Teague Moore, Tom Keen, Sandy Stevens, Kyle Klingman and Rich Bender. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 751 – May 31, 2024

Duration:00:25:30

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Breaking down Honors Weekend with USA Wrestling's Gary Abbott

6/1/2024
Longtime USA Wrestling staffer Gary Abbott has probably interviewed more people going into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame than anyone since he started with the National Governing Body in 1988. Abbott sits down with Jason Bryant to talk about the specialness of the weekend, what it's like covering this event and the changes in coverage from the USA Wrestling perspective over the years with Honors Weekend. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 750 – May 31, 2024

Duration:00:28:11

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Catching up with Olympic journalist and longtime wrestling fan Maggie Hendricks

4/23/2024
In niche sports journalism, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and storytelling are key to success. On the latest episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, host Jason Bryant catches up with longtime wrestling friend and fellow scribe Maggie Hendricks, who currently covers a number of sports for Olympics.com. The Chicago native has previously covered college and Olympic sports, wrestling, MMA and a bevy of others at outlets like Yahoo, USA Today and Ballys Sports. She was in State College covering the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Initially friends via the message boards, The two talk about their lives crossing paths via the internet wrestling world, covering events, strengths and backgrounds in covering niche sports. Hendricks also shares her experiences from covering women’s sports, which also battles for screen time and mainstream media attention just like wrestling and what may be helpful to grow wrestling in the media like we have seen with NCAA softball and women’s basketball. You can find Hendricks on the socials @maggiehendricks. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 749 – April 23, 2024

Duration:01:17:39

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2024 NCAA Division III Championship Preview with the guys from D3 Nation

3/13/2024
Jason Bryant is joined by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura from the D3 Nation Podcast to talk about the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships coming up March 15-16 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Check out The Guide, Mat Talk Online’s massive Division I Men’s Wrestling Championship Preview Guide with pre-orders now available at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. Use the Discount Code “podcast” to save $10. You won’t be disappointed. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 748 – March 13, 2024

Duration:01:32:53

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2024 NAIA Men's Wrestling Championship Preview

2/28/2024
Checking out what’s coming up at the 2024 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships this weekend at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. Host Jason Bryant will look at the draws, point out who to keep an eye on and provide some history of the championships. Event kicks off Feb. 29 and will be streamed live on Flowrestling. Brackets at Trackwrestling.com Check out The Guide, Mat Talk Online’s massive Division I Men’s Wrestling Championship Preview Guide with pre-orders now available at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. Use the Discount Code “podcast” to save $10. You won’t be disappointed. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 747 – February 28, 2024

Duration:00:35:04

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Beat the Streets Bay Area Executive Director John Lange on growing wrestling in Oakland and beyond

2/27/2024
The new Executive Director of Beat the Streets Bay Area, John Lange, comes on Short Time to talk about his new role with the organization and his return to wrestling. An All-American at Penn State in 1998, Lange has the unique distinction of being the first wrestler in the full wrestleback era to have lost in the first round and come back to take third at the NCAA Division I championships. He spent time as an assistant coach at Hofstra and Eastern Michigan before assuming the role of interim head coach at EMU in 2005-06. A move to California almost 20 years ago gave Lange a new home and time away from the sport. When he wanted to get back involved in the Bay Area, he quickly found himself as the guy tabbed to lead. Lange breaks down the wrestling culture in the Bay Area and what Beat The Streets Bay Area is doing to help foster the sport in Oakland and the surrounding communities. Information on how to contribute can be found at btsbayarea.org. Check out The Guide, Mat Talk Online’s massive Division I Men’s Wrestling Championship Preview Guide with pre-orders now available at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. Use the Discount Code “podcast” to save $10. You won’t be disappointed. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 746 – February 26, 2024

Duration:01:19:46

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Ohio Wesleyan assistant coach Tanner McHugh, the guy behind True Tan Wrestling

2/22/2024
Pennsylvania native Tanner McHugh was a two-time high school state placewinner who opted to go the Division III route for college. During his time at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio, McHugh launched the True Tan Wrestling YouTube channel. Fast forward a couple of years and McHugh is now coaching in Division III at Ohio Wesleyan University, a school that's in just its sixth year of wrestling. McHugh got back to his True Tan brand recently and will be releasing a documentary on the 2018 NCAA Division I season, focusing heavily on the Penn State-Ohio State rivalry. You can check out the documentary the fourth week in March at https://www.youtube.com/@UC2D1k_CPNKpnRujOsIWU4OQ Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 745 – February 22, 2024

Duration:01:07:36

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Shannon Scovel: Former swimmer on the wrestling beat for NCAA.com

2/8/2024
Shannon Scovel covers NCAA Division I Men's wrestling for NCAA.com. Today on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we've got Scovel, an Assistant Professor of Sports Communications at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and is also a former collegiate swimmer at American University. Scovel's journalism background has stops overseas as a Fulbright Scholar, internships at Yahoo and Sports Illustrated and graduate work at the University of Maryland. Check out The Guide, Mat Talk Online’s massive Division I Men’s Wrestling Championship Preview Guide with pre-orders now available at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. Use the Discount Code “podcast” to save $10. You won’t be disappointed. Want an ad-free version of the show? Hit up the Patreon link at patreon.com/mattalkonline to contribute and get your own ad-free RSS feed for (most of) the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 744 – February 8, 2024

Duration:01:03:09

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Little Rock head wrestling coach Neil Erisman has the Trojans moving on up

1/24/2024
Little Rock wrestling is ranked in the NWCA Division I Men's Wrestling Coaches Poll for the first time in school history. At No. 25 this week, the ranking is the quickest for a start-up Division I men's wrestling program since the first publication of the poll in 1960. Host Jason Bryant is joined by Little Rock head wrestling coach Neil Erisman to talk about the team's record-setting season and the perspective his team has on its recent success. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 743 – January 24, 2024

Duration:00:46:36

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Short Time Shots: December 8, 2023

12/8/2023
Twas a backyard brawl on Thursday night. I took in some high school wrestling as I watched Mounds View High School dispatch with Irondale … which are the two high schools in my school district. One is known as the sports school, the other is the band and robotics school. The sports school won 60-6. By the way, former Gopher Marty Morgan’s youngest son is a 215-pounder for Mounds View and he’s freaking HUGE. He’s headed to South Dakota State. I was spotted in the crowd by one Mounds View parent. Was great to just watch some pretty good high school wrestling without actually working. There’s some great HS wrestling kicking off today at the Walsh Ironman. Check my socials @jasonmbryant for some knowledge bombs. It’s Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s college wrestling scores and more, I’m your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer and broadcaster Jason Bryant. On to the scores on the college scene from Thursday. Speaking of scoreboards, did you know you can find all the D1 dual meet scores and links to their results at collegewrestlingscoreboard.com AND I’ve added another redirect to help you follow all the tournaments from every division at collegewrestlingtournaments.com. Only D1 dual of the night, Michigan State improved to 4-0 after a 25-9 win over Buffalo ON THE STAGE up in New York. Buffalo did one of those theatre-style duals for the third year in a row. If you look at the dual, this one was probably closer than the score indicates as Michigan State picked up three victories that were two points or less. Still been a rough start for Buffalo this year. In Division II, Augustana (S.D.) knocked off 13th-ranked Northern State 21-13 out in the middle of South Dakota. The Vikings were ranked 18th in the most recent NWCA rankings, which is a tournament points ranking rather than a dual ranking. Augie’s top-ranked Jaxson Rohman earned a major at 125 pounds, while top-ranked Wyatt Turnquist won 7-2 at 149 pounds for Northern State. Out west, San Francisco State shutout Simpson (Calif.) 41-0. In D3, second-ranked Wartburg rolled past the only non-Iowa team in the American Rivers Conference, which used to be the Iowa Conference. The Knights had five falls, the fastest coming at 197 pounds by top-ranked Mo Endene, the returning D3 champion at the weight in the 54-0 win. Third-ranked UW-Eau Claire rallied from down 14-3 after five weights and reeled off five straight W’s to oust rival UW-Whitewater 25-14. Whitewater did pick up the dual’s most notable win as ninth-ranked Dominick Mallinder bounced top-ranked Tyler Fleetwood 7-1 at 133 pounds. 20th-ranked Millikin topped Aurora 23-17. Bonus points were the difference for the Big Blue as three of the wins were bonus victories including falls by Coby Haney at 133 and Nathan Callaway at 157. Also in the CCIW, Elmhurst edged Concordia Wisconsin 24-23. Roanoke beat Shenandoah 43-4 out in my home state of Virginia. Three bonus victories were the difference for Loras as they topped Cornell College 21-19 in a matchup of Iowa schools. In the NAIA, Montana State-Northern rallied to beat Dickinson State 32-16, while No. 11 Providence (Mont.) beat Eastern Oregon 28-15. Top-ranked Hunter Sparks of Eastern Oregon got a fall in that one at 125 pounds. The Evergreen State College earned its first win, topping Grays Harbor College 50-3. Evergreen’s mascot? The GEODUCKS. What is a Geoduck? Well, it’s the largest burrowing clam in the world, native to the coastal waters of the Pacific. Makes sense, Evergreen is in Washington. Grays Harbor is too, just a mile or two from the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah. Some of you will get the reference. On the women’s side, fourth ranked Colorado Mesa torched Texas Woman’s University 44-5, and Adams State 45-4. UW-Stevens Point topped Wartburg 30-13 in the first home dual in school history for the new women’s program at Wartburg. Minot State was a winner over Dakota Wesleyan 27-16. Evergreen’s women also picked up a W, beating Grays Harbor...

Duration:00:05:44

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Short Time Shots: December 7, 2023

12/7/2023
It’s Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s college wrestling scores and more, I’m your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer and broadcaster Jason Bryant and I want to let you know, this is the scoreboard show of record. Speaking of scoreboards, did you know you can find all the D1 dual meet scores and links to their results at collegewrestlingscoreboard.com AND I’ve added another redirect to help you follow all the tournaments from every division at collegewrestlingtournaments.com. NO ONE ELSE DOES THIS. Top dual of the night, No. 25 Stevens Institute knocked of No. 11 Coast Guard 18-15 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The dual had a couple of matches between ranked individuals. Coast Guard took the 133-pound match as sixth-ranked Chase Randall beat 10th-ranked Luke Hoerle 9-3. At 157, Stevens' Ryan Smith, ranked as high as fourth, topped No. 14 Noah Caskey 9-6 in a matchup between returning All-Americans. Trailing 11-6 halfway through, the Ducks won four in a row from 165-197 to ice the dual. Elsewhere in Division III, Coe bested Buena Vista 45-9 to open up action in the American Rivers Conference. Will Esmoil, L.J. Richardson and Mathieu Arsenault picked up falls for the Kohawks (with a K) and head coach John Oostendorp - he beat Rulon Gardner back in the day by the way. McDaniel beat Division II Frostburg State 30-14. No. 12 Ashland edged No. 21 Mercyhurst 20-19 on criteria. Ashland took the victory on the third criteria, most match points 77-76. This is again one of those things that makes me wonder why the heck we don't just do match points. Wade Schalles has been touting a version of it for years. Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman went through and came up with a system. If we're changing points in individual matches for whatever reason, why don't we just change dual meet scoring to match the output of the athletes? Kutztown pulled away from Shippensburg, winning three of the last four weights to come away with a 33-18 win in a battle of PSAC squads. The Golden Bears improved to 2-0 on the season. Emmanuel beat Emory & Henry 45-3 and San Francisco State won a Bay Area battle, topping NAIA Menlo 43-9. In the NAIA, second-ranked Life University used a squad mostly of reserves and smashed Brewton-Parker 45-9. 10th-ranked Myles Starke did get the go for Life at 184 pounds. He picked up a technical fall over Charles Henkel. All seven victories were bonus victories for the Friends University Falcons as the flew past Bethany (Kan.) 39-18. Reigning KCAC Men's Wrestler of the Week Gunnar Henderson pinned Nathaniel Zabala in 2:33, while Thomas Vasquez, Jamie Mitchell and Gustavo Renteria also got their hand raised after they had the win by pin. It was also the first dual win for new men’s head wrestling coach Tyler Mies. On the women’s side, Grand View beat Baker 32-8. Emmanuel beat Emory & Henry 44-2. My thoughts are with my man Chris Mecate, a past two-time All-American at that place in Norfolk and current assistant coach at Mt. San Antonio College in SoCal. Mecate's dad passed away in the past few days and I wanted to drop a line with my condolences to a guy I haven't seen in a while. December 6 was a tough one here, it would have been my late father's birthday. Mt. San Antonio and the rest of the California Community Colleges wrap up their season at Cuesta this weekend for the California Community College Athletic Association state championships - which is still on my list of events to check out. Subscribe, for free, to my Daily Wrestling News. Get it for free at mattalkonline.com/news, sign up free today. That’s as always, delivered by our longtime friends at Resilite.

Duration:00:05:03

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Short Time Shots - December 1, 2023

12/1/2023
Las Vegas is on everyone’s mind who follows the world of Division I wrestling and that also means me. There’s a bunch of Vegas-related content in the newsletter today, so again, you can find out how to get that daily at the end of the show. I was on the mic Thursday here in the Twin Cities - more on that in a bit, this is Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s results in and around college wrestling. Right now, if you hear any banging around, it’s because I’m getting a new furnace installed this morning. Yup. Thankfully before it his absolute zero here this winter. Our installer used to wrestle, too. Links: Did you know you can find all the D1 dual meet scores and links to their results at collegewrestlingscoreboard.com AND I’ve added another redirect to help you follow all the tournaments from every division at collegewrestlingtournaments.com. As to the aforementioned Minnesota match, Division III’s top-ranked team, Augsburg, blanked No. 25 Loras 46-0 at Si Melby Hall. Augsburg won four matchups between ranked wrestlers, including returning national champion Sam Stuhl earning an 11-2 major decision over No. 13 Jalen Schropp at 141 pounds. Top-ranked heavyweight Tyler Kim and 184-pounder Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann picked big bonus victories - Kim with the fall and BSO (his name is too long to keep repeating) with the tech. Other scores around Division III saw Carthage beat Elmhurst 29-15, and Central, that’s it, just Central, pushed past Augustana (Ill.) 36-9. UW-Stevens Point trounced UW-Oshkoh (B’Gosh) 40-18. Augustana did beat Simpson (Iowa) The only Division I match of the night featured a pair of transitional programs as Bellarmine heads out to Missouri and beat Lindenwood 35-7. There were some exciting duals in Division II, including Kutztown winning the last five bouts to pull away past Seton Hill 34-15. Both of Kutztown’s ranked wrestlers - No. 11 Dalton Gimbor at 165 and third-ranked Matthew Weinberg at 184 - won. Gimbor beat Kane Kettering while Weinberg picked up a forfeit. I hate forfeit. Millersville beat East Stroudsburg 23-19. Colorado School of Mines won the last six weights to top New Mexico Highlands 31-13. Colorado Mesa beat rival Western Colorado 24-17. Davenport beat NAIA Cleary 37-12. Down south, Coker blanked Bluefield State (that’s in West Virginia), while Belmont Abbey beat Emory & Henry 48-3. Emory & Henry is transitioning from Division III to Division II. In the NAIA, Ottawa beat Avila 35-13. On the women’s side, Grand View beat Central Methodist 27-18, Cedar Crest beat Alvernia 32-16 in the school’s first ever home women’s wrestling dual. Sioux Falls new women’s program improved to 2-0 with a win over Minot State 39-13 and Lock Haven beat Elmira 35-12. Subscribe, for free, to my Daily Wrestling News. Get it for free at mattalkonline.com/news, sign up free today. That’s as always, delivered by our longtime friends at Resilite.

Duration:00:04:01

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Short Time Shots: November 30, 2023

11/30/2023
The network dropped a couple of episodes for you to check out - the biggest was Episode 2 of the Etched in Stone series on Gray Simons called Seven. Shane Sparks fired out a show with Alex Marinelli on the Go Earn It Podcast, which has been a great addition to the network. Bob Bowlsby, inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this summer as an Outstanding American, is returning to where his AD career started - Northern Iowa - as the Panthers named him the school’s interim AD on Wednesday, taking over for David Harris, who is leaving for Tulane. This one’s amusing since Tulane got its last AD from UNI - Troy Dannen. He recently left Tulane for Washington. So let’s see if Dannen, a friend of wrestling, or so it seemed at times in his past, will be proactive and bring wrestling back to Washington. None of that is in the show, just my own personal thoughts. TO THE SCORES! In Division II, top-ranked Lander beat Mount Olive 43-3. The Bearcats had SEVEN bonus victories and had ranked wins by Junior Downing at 149 and Brandon Matthews at 174. Downing used a third-period takedown and riding time to slip past 10th-ranked Dallas Wilson, while 12th-ranked Matthews topped seventh-ranked Calan Staub 13-8. UNC Pembroke beat Emmanuel 27-17. Tiffin beat Thomas More 39-13. Thomas More heavyweight Dalton Mayer still probably has the best hair in college wrestling. Down in South Carolina, Allen beat Lincoln Memorial 28-16 and St. Andrews of the NAIA 43-6. Speaking of the NAIA, You got to call Tyrone … a winner. Tyrone Lewis picked up his first victory as the new head coach at Baker University. The Wildcats earned five bonus victories, including Kevin Lund’s tech fall at 197 pounds to get past William Penn 24-22. Williams Baptist beat Lyon College 34-24 in an all-Arkansas tussle. Williams Baptist is in the NAIA, while Lyon is in its transitional process from the NAIA to NCAA Division III. On the women’s side, Lincoln Memorial earned its first win in program history, defeating Allen 25-10. Ashley Morris, Calista Gibson and Jenna Blinkewicz each got falls for the victorious RAILSPLITTERS! St. Andrews’ women beat Allen 18-13. Subscribe, for free, to my Daily Wrestling News. Get it for free at mattalkonline.com/news, sign up free today. That’s as always, delivered by our longtime friends at Resilite.

Duration:00:05:05

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Northern Iowa welcomes back Bob Bowlsby as interim Athletic Director

11/29/2023
Bob Bowlsby was re-introduced at Northern Iowa on Wednesday as the school’s interim Athletic Director. A recent inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American, Bowlsby recently retired as the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Bowlsby’s first job as an AD came at UNI where he’d worked with the department previous to his promotion to the role. He then left to take the reins at the University of Iowa before finishing the first run of his AD career at Stanford. Bowlsby fielded questions from the media on Wednesday as he was re-introduced to the Cedar Valley. Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 742 – November 29, 2023

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Short Time Shots: November 17, 2023

11/17/2023
It’s Friday, and I’ll be heading back to my native lands this weekend after the Husky Hockey squad finishes up with Duluth. This is NOT a hockey podcast, it’s Short Time Shots, a look back at the day’s scores around college wrestling. Here’s what went down on Thursday. Second-ranked NC State dominated Army West Point 34-6. Jakob Camacho had a takedown and nearfall points late to break open a close bout to earn a 9-1 major decision over Army’s Ethan Berginc at 125 pounds. Ed Scott beat Nathan Lukez 14-8 at 157 and Dylan Fishback majored Ben Pasiuk 15-7 at 184 pounds. Minnesota rolled Bucknell in Lewisburg 37-3. Minnesota true freshman Tyler Wells continued to be the second most famous wrestler from Princeton, Minnesota behind Bob Backlund, but his college legend begins as he topped Kurt Phipps at 133 pounds. The Gophers picked up five bonus victories including falls by 125-pound All-American Patrick McKee and heavyweight Bennett Tabor. Tabor pinned Bucknell’s Dorian Crosby in sudden victory. Former EWL rivals met up in Pennsylvania as West Virginia bested Clarion 32-7. Bonus victories were registered by Jordan Titus at 141 pounds, Ty Watters at 149, Peyton Hall at 165, Dennis Robin at 184 and Michael Wolfgram at heavyweight. The Mountaineers came in ranked 24th this week. They improved to 4-0. In Division II, top-ranked Lander won eight of 10 to defeat UNC Pembroke 31-9. Lander opened up with second-ranked James Joplin edging 11th-ranked Logan Seliga 6-4 at 125 pounds. Lander’s Kaden Kuenzi picked off No. 11 Logan Robinson 8-7 at 133 pounds. The nationally ranked trio of David Hunsberger, Anthony Yacovetti and Juan Edmond-Holmes all picked up bonus victories on the night. Down in Missouri, Third-ranked St. Cloud State picked up a pair of wins, beating Central Missouri 37-11 and host Drury 46-5. The Mules did pick up a ranked win at 133 pounds where eighth-ranked Tommy Frezza majored ninth-ranked Caleb Meekins 11-1. St. Cloud State got one back at 165 pounds where fourth-ranked Anthony Herrera pinned eight-ranked John Ridle in the first period. Central Missouri beat Drury 47-4. Minnesota State Moorhead beat NAIA Jamestown 38-10. In Division III, 15th-ranked Coe beat Central 32-13 with All-American Will Esmoil and L.J. Richardson picking up bonus victories for the Kohawks, yes, with a K. Loras pounded the Beavers of Buena Vista 43-3. Augustana (Ill.) singed the Firebirds of Carthage 22-21 in the CCIW, while Augustana’s women beat Carthage 29-20. Pacific beat Linfield 34-24 on the men’s side, while Linfield’s women prevailed 20-18. In the NAIA, Dakota Wesleyan beat Northwestern (Iowa) 26-21, Ottawa (Kan.) beat York (Neb.) 43-7. The Ottawa women also beat York 40-10. Cornerstone topped NJCAA Henry Ford, the college, not the man, 48-3. Providence (Mont.) beat North Idaho of the NJCAA 39-3. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M beat Carl Albert State 33-8 in junior college action. Subscribe, for free, to my Daily Wrestling News. Get it for free at mattalkonline.com/news, sign up free today. That’s as always, delivered by our longtime friends at Resilite. Go Huskies. WOOOOO!

Duration:00:03:50

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Short Time Shots: November 16, 2023

11/16/2023
It’s Short Time Shots, a quick look at the day’s wrestling scores and more. I am on the struggle bus realizing that my dad jokes and bad jokes might only be funny to … one of you. Anyway, I’m Jason Bryant and here’s what you are catching up on for November 16. A wild crowd saw Division II Montevallo pick up the first home win in program history, a 27-16 triumph over NAIA Midway. Do yourself a favor, go to MontevalloW on Twitter and check out how boisterous the home crowd is. And remember folks, this is a first-year Division II program in ALABAMA. Montevallo is the first Division II program in Alabama since Jacksonville State, yes, it’s in Alabama, dropped the sport as a Division II school in 1981. The only other option would be Troy, then known as Troy State, which fielded a program in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mount Olive upended King 23-17 but we saw something we typically don’t see in college wrestling and that’s someone bump UP to get the ranked matchup rather than bump away. With Mount Olive holding a 14-9 lead after 165, King bumped up seventh-ranked Trent Mahoney to take on Mount Olive’s seventh-ranked 174-pounder Calan Straub. Tied 5-5 after 1, Mahoney went up 8-5 in the second, but in the third, Straub earned the fall 43 seconds into the period in what turned out to be a crucial win for the Trojans. Heavyweight Jayln McClammy iced the dual with an 8-3 win at heavyweight for Mount Olive. Props for the move, it made for an exciting dual. 14th-ranked Pitt-Johnstown shutout East Stroudsburg 47-0 in PSAC competition. Ranked wins registered for the Mountain Cats by seventh-ranked Trevon Gray at 125 pounds, Jacob Ealy at 149 pounds, Dakoda Rogers at 197 and Isaiah Vance at 285 pounds. This also makes me feel quite old, because I covered Trevon Gray’s father Teante in high school. He actually wrestled the best man in my wedding multiple times. Coach Pat Pecora picked up career coaching win nine billion. Belmont Abbey shutout undermanned Bluefield State 56-0. Too many forfeits here. The Green Mountain Championship went the way of Vermont State University-Castleton, which beat Norwich 50-6. No, this is NOT a new school. The school formerly known as Castleon University merged with Vermont Technical College and Northern Vermont University to create Vermont State University. So with the unification, the name we are supposed to refer to the old Castleton Spartans is now Vermont State University-Castleton. Not Vermont State-Castleton. Vermont State University-Castleton. Also, in case you were wondering, Vermont is the Green Mountain State. Wayne Campbell celebrates as Aurora, which you should know is in Illinios, beat Milwaukee School of Engineering, also known as MSOE, 32-20. Angel Jaimes’ fall at 197 pounds sealed it for the host Spartans. No word if they have that Spartan Spirit as I cram TWO SNL references into one scoreline. Another traveling trophy was on the line as UW-Eau Claire spanked UW-Oshkosh … b’gosh … 49-6 to retain the Chancellor’s Cup. Southern Virginia over Patrick & Henry 48-7. Those three old grouches in Buena Vista left happy. In the Keystone State, Delaware Valley beat York, the one in Pennsylvania 32-7. Top win for the Aggies was at 157 pounds where Nick DeLorezno knocked off 14th-ranked Jared Blair of York 6-3. The women’s teams also squared off, with Delaware Valley winning there as well 36-8. In an all-Arkansas battle, Vinny Barber’s University of the Ozarks Eagles topped Division II Ouachita Baptist 25-17 on the road in Arkadelphia on Wednesday. Props here goes to the squads for wrestling five extra bouts as well. In the NAIA, Grand View extended its win streak against NAIA competition to 157 in a row with a pair of shutout wins against Avila and Central Methodist in a tri-meet hosted at CMU. The Vikings beat Avila 56-0 and Central Methodist 50-0. The last time Grand View lost to an NAIA opponent came on January 16, 2011 against Lindenwood, which was then an NAIA...

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Short Time Shots: November 15, 2023

11/15/2023
Bad college football, like that place in Ypsilanti with the ashtray for a football field. It’s Short Time Shots. I’m Jason Bryant. Wilmington’s program hasn’t been back that long, but the Quakers picked up a competitive 27-26 criteria win over Muskingum in what was decided by the FOURTH criteria. Can you name the fourth criteria without looking it up? Most can’t, so don’t be down on yourself. It’s most near fall points. The teams were tied in wins at five, tied in six-point victories with three each and tied with match points at 33 apiece. So it was Wilmington’s 10 nearfall points to Muskingum’s seven that was the difference. But when I wrote that first line, it got me digging. Coach Chris Basford is in his second year there and he started last season inheriting a roster of four guys. He ended with six. He’s got 20 now and trying to create some type of positive culture there. “This was a total team effort. It was a great win for our young program... the first in 6 years. It was priceless to see the faces of the guys getting their first college win to go along with a team win. They did a great job battling and picking each other up,” said Basford. So when was Wilmington’s last official dual win? Best I can find using the internet and all its archives - January 5, 2010 … which was a 25-22 win over Baldwin Wallace, which, was NOT good then. Speaking of Baldwin Wallace, they blanked Heidelberg 51-0 and what was dubbed MUSTACHE MANIA! I don’t know what Mustache Mania was, but it didn’t really matter what it was for Baldwin Wallace as they had four techs and three falls among their bonus victories. The fastest fall came at 197 pounds from Carter Lloyd, who got the match-ender at 1:50. In case you’re wondering, Coach Gibbs’ Baldwin Wallace team came into the season ranked third. Zac Stray’s major decision at heavyweight completed a large comeback by Otterbein as the Cardinals upended Mount Union 20-18. Otterbein was down 15-3 after four bouts and 15-6 halfway through the dual. North Central beat Carthage 44-3. Saint Vincent’s return to competition after 50 years away from the sport came up short as Penn State-Behrend bested the Bearcats 26-17 in Latrobe. The first win in the program’s revived history came from 133-pounder Ryan Klingensmith out of Kiski Prep. Behrend's Matthew Caldwell’s tech fall at 197 sealed it for the Lions - yes, pretty much all of the Penn State branch campuses are Lions or Nittany Lions or Roaring Lions or Tea Sipping Lions or something. In Division II, Coker edged Emmanuel 21-20 in a Conference Carolinas dual, with Coker heavyweight Hamilton Cooper getting an 8-0 major decision at 285 pounds to give Coker the win. But the win actually didn’t come on the extra bonus point. Emmanuel was docked a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct, so instead of the major sending the match to criteria, Coker won outright. And here’s the gut-punching kicker - Emmanuel would have won on the third criteria, most match points, 48-47. Uffda. Also in the conference, Newberry beat Emory & Henry 51-6. The Wolves picked up five falls in the victory over the Wasps, who are transitioning from Division III to Division II. McKendree beat Kentucky Wesleyan 42-12. Quincy beat NAIA Missouri Baptist 32-20. In the NAIA, St. Ambrose heavyweight Jeremiah Morris picked up a 6-3 win over Sam Fleming lifted the Bees past host Graceland 18-17. On the women’s side, North Central’s women also beat Carthage, coming away with a 38-3 win in CCIW action. Fastest fall of the night came at 130 pounds where two-time All-American Amani Jones got the touche in 41 seconds. The Cardinals are 8-0 already to start the season. Missouri Baptist’s women beat Quincy 30-14. A metric crap ton of news, much more than this, can be delivered to your inbox daily. Just today, there were 58 stories, ranging from these small college results to international news from India, the IOC and high school Hall of Famers and where are they nows. Get that for free at...

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Short Time Shots: November 11, 2023

11/11/2023
It’s time for Short Time Shots, a quick look at the day in college wrestling. Did you know 15 years ago, Kyle Klingman and I launched our very first podcast called Wrestling 411. Yup, now over 3,000 episodes later, I’m still trying to figure this out. In Blacksburg, the raucous crowd at Cassell Coliseum was silenced both early and late as the eighth-ranked Buckeyes topped the fifth-ranked Hokies 24-12. The biggest win came at the jump as Brendan McCrone majored All-American Eddie Ventresca 11-3 at 125 pounds. With Ventresca leading in the second period, McCrone countered Ventresca to his back, picking up a seven point move and went from trailing 3-2 to up 9-3. Isaac Wilcox used a third-period takedown to upend Connor Brady 6-5 in a pivotal swing bout. Ryder Rogotzke’s dual meet debut at 184 pounds was a big one as the 2023 Junior Schalles Award winner scored his fifth fall of the year over Sam Fisher. Two freshmen Buckeyes - Luke Geog and Nick Feldman - would take wins over ranked opponents to close out the win for Tom Ryan’s squad. The Hokies did pick up three notable ranked wins - Caleb Henson beat Dylan D’Emilio at 149, Bryce Andonian beat high school teammate Paddy Gallagher at 157 and Mekhi Lewis beat Carson Kharchla at 174. Ninth-ranked Nebraska rolled past Campbell 37-4 in Lincoln. The Huskers earned six bonus victories and saw a stellar return from Peyton Robb at 157 pounds after his freak infection that nearly cost him his leg last offseason. The Huskers two best wins came at the first two weights as Lenny Pinto edged Caleb Hopkins 6-5 at 184 and Silas Allred beat Levi Hopkins 11-6 at 197 pounds. At Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State won nine of 10 to top visiting Bucknell 38-6. The only stumble came at 174 pounds, where Oklahoma State injury defaulted late in the first period after an apparent hamstring injury from Brayden Thompson. Daton Fix and Dustin Plott each scored falls, while Troy Spratley at 125 and Luke Surber at 197 earned techs. Three straight bonus victories for Indiana at 174, 184 and 197 helped pull the host Hoosiers past upset-minded Rider 27-15 at historic Assembly Hall on Friday. Trailing 15-10, D.J. Washington picked up a technical fall over Mike Wilson, then transfer Roman Rogotzke pinned Isaac Dean in the third period at 184 pounds, the second big fall of the night for the Rogotzke family at the weight class. Up 21-16, Gabe Sollars slammed the door on Rider with a second-period fall over Azeem Bell at 197. Rider’s top win came at 149 pounds, where Quinn Kinner knocked off Graham Rooks, who’s ranked in the top 10 in most, if not all, of the rankings. Ned Shuck and the Bellarmine Knights opened up with a 49-0 win over Division II Kentucky Wesleyan Friday night in Louisville. Word is they got a pretty boisterous crowd down there for Coach Shuck. Out west, Wyoming rolled past host CSU Bakersfield 40-3. The Cowboys got falls from Riley Davis at 174 pounds and Paolo Salminen at 157 pounds. In Division III, TCNJ beat Wilkes 35-11 and we’ll keep with the acronym theme as Muhlenberg beat NJCU 38-7. Arizona Christian won four duals - beating Division II New Mexico Highlands 25-20, Simpson (Calif.) 40-15 and a pair of California Junior Colleges - Cerritos 46-9 and Sierra College 52-0 at the Mile High Duals in Prescott, Arizona, hosted by Embry-Riddle. Elsewhere in the NAIA, Dakota Wesleyan beat Ridgewater of the NJCAA 32-15. Good number of Junior Colleges were in action at the Mile High Duals and around the country as well. North Idaho beat Ellsworth 49-0 and Southeast, again, the one in Nebraska, 35-6. Southeast beat Ellsworth 30-19. Back in Prescott, Snow beat Cerritos 41-10, NAIA Embry-Riddle 24-22, and Sierra 53-0. On the women’s side, Life picked up home wins over Hastings and Marymount at home before hosting Eagle Madness in Marietta on Saturday. Remember, these aren’t all the scores, but it’s a lot of them. Full Division I scoreboard can be found at...

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Short Time Shots: November 10, 2023

11/10/2023
It’s time for Short Time Shots, a quick look at the day in college wrestling. The only Division I dual of the night saw the Roger Kish era begin in his home state as the Oklahoma Sooners topped Central Michigan 29-11 in Mount Pleasant. Kish, a four-time state champion from Lapeer West saw a wave of transfers impact the victory, including All-American Stephen Buchanan at 197 pounds. Other new faces to earn wins were Jace Koelzer at 133 pounds, Cael Carlson at 165 pounds and Giuseppe Hoose at 184. The Chippewas did get solid victories from Corbyn Munson at 149, Johnny Lovett at 157 and one of the last of the Monarch Gang, Alex Cramer at 174. In Division II, top-ranked Lander shutout Limestone 48-0 in Greenwood, South Carolina on Thursday. In case you hadn’t been paying attention, R.C. LaHaye has assembled a pretty formidable squad with the Lander Bearcats. All-Americans James Joplin, David Hunsberger and Juan Edmond-Holmes. Second-ranked West Liberty was also in action. The Hilltoppers got a scare from Mercyhurst as falls by top-ranked Ty McGeary at 184 and fourth-ranked Francesco Borsellino at 285 pushed West Liberty past the Lakers 24-20 in Erie. The top individual matchup went Mercyhurst’s way as sixth-ranked Dillon Walker majored third-ranked and returning All-American Alec Cook 15-3 at 165. Out on the western slope, No. 22 Western Colorado used the third criteria, most match points, to edge No. 18 Nebraska-Kearney 21-20. The Mountaineers were led by returning All-Americans Patrick Allis at 133 pounds and Cole Hernandez at 174. Allis teched Hector Serratos, while Hernandez topped Jacobi Deal 12-6. The Lopers wrestled without all five of their preseason ranked wrestlers and reported the dual on their own website as their B team competing. Welp, it was still on the schedule … Northern State, which is in SOUTH Dakota topped Fort Hays State 35-6. Colorado School of Mines meat-wadded Otero Junior College 56-0. No, that’s not a dig on Otero, just a nod to Mines’ coach Austin DeVoe. In Division III, Fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse blanked UW-Oshkosh 59-0. The math says six falls, three forfeits and a technical fall. That’s former Fargo champ Ben Kawczynski with the tech at 197, by the way. Cornell College dominated NAIA St. Ambrose 45-5. Elmhurst and Coach Steve Marianetti beat Augustana, the one in Illinois, 26-22. The Blue Jays got a win at heavyweight to pull that one out. Tenth-ranked Wabash topped Albion 25-10. All-American Charles Baczek earned a 3-0 victory over Owen McDaniel at 184 pounds. It’s the Little Giants first dual win under new head coach Jake Fredericksen, who assumed the role after longtime coach Brian Anderson left for a gig at Indiana University. No. 12 Stevens Institute made the trip to Wisconsin and took down 8th-ranked UW-Eau Claire 19-16 down in La Crosse. This one hand a handful of ranked matchups, highlighted by a pair of All-Americans meeting at 174 pounds. Second-ranked Jared Stricker topped fourth-ranked Stefan Major 10-7 at 174 pounds. At 133, Eau Claire’s top-ranked Tyler Fleetwood shutout 12th-ranked Luke Hoerle 5-0 and at 165, 15th-ranked Harrison Hinojosa of Stevens knocked off seventh-ranked Travis Massie 4-1 in sudden victory. In the CCIW, Carthage topped Concordia, the one in Wisconsin, 25-20. In case you’re wondering, Carthage is also in Wisconsin. Kenosha to be exact. Seventh-ranked North Central beat Wheaton 47-6 for the program’s 40th conference win in a row. In the NAIA, Southeastern, in Florida, picked up a 32-10 victory over the Bobcats of St. Thomas, which is also in Florida. You might remember the logo from that dude’s shirt who won Big Brother. You know, the guy who paraded around the house banging pans. Yeah, that guy sucked. As far as people who don’t suck, All-Americans Andreus Bond Gabe Jacobs were among the notable winners for the FIRE! FIRE! Speaking of things that are red, the Red Raiders of Northwestern College, the one in Iowa, beat the Beavers of Buena Vista 32-12. Rik...

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Grappling with Elimination: Baskerville Institute Webinar with Nenad Lalovic, Andy Barth and Adeline Gray

11/9/2023
It’s another special episode of Short Time, this time with the audio from the webinar hosted on Tuesday, November 7 from the Baskerville Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah called “Grappling with Elimination. Hosted by the Baskerville Institute, a beacon for thought leadership and dialogue, this discussion titled "Grappling with Elimination" delves into the intense struggle faced by the wrestling community in 2013 when the sport was on the brink of Olympic exclusion. The panel features Nenad Lalovic, the President of United World Wrestling and an influential member of the International Olympic Committee. Under his leadership, UWW has played a crucial role in not only governing the sport but also in its expansion and the retention of its Olympic status. Joining him is Andrew F. Barth, known for his leadership beyond the mat as the retired chairman of Capital Guardian Trust Company and a trustee at Columbia University. Barth's passion for wrestling is evident through his founding of the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and his pivotal role in the Committee to Preserve Wrestling, which was instrumental in the fight to keep wrestling in the Olympics. The episode also highlights the achievements of Adeline Gray, whose record-breaking career has not only set new standards in wrestling but has also been a testament to the sport's enduring legacy and appeal. Her perspective as the most decorated female wrestler in U.S. history adds a profound depth to the conversation on wrestling's Olympic journey. Together, these voices share the narrative of wrestling's battle for Olympic survival, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the mobilization, advocacy, and sheer determination that safeguarded wrestling's place on the world's most prestigious athletic stage. More on the Baskerville Institute can be found at baskervilleinstitute.org Links to Follow Join the Discord: https://www.mattalkonline.com/discord Daily Wrestling Newsletter: https://www.mattalkonline.com/news Contribute: https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattalkonline The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly supported by Compound Sportswear: https://www.mattalkonline.com/compound Quick Subscribe: https://www.Podfollow.com/shorttime Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 741 – November 9, 2023

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