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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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English

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(651) 315-8171


Episodes

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...

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 coaches perspective on what Tyler Graff will bring to the room. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes |...

Duration: 00:31:48


VT3-16: Tony Robie ready to seek out new blood for Hokie Nation

9/1/2017
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The school year has arrived and Tony Robie is looking to make sure Hokie Nation is engaged and ready to go for the future. As we enter September, we've got our new staff settling in and a donor drive up and rolling. Robie will break down how Frank Molinaro, Jared Frayer and Tyler Graff are adjusting to their new digs, while Ty Walz moves from athlete to coach but maintaining his training at the Southeast Regional Training Center. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker |...

Duration: 00:27:26


VT3-15: Coach Tony Robie talks recruiting and the newest additon to the SERTC

7/6/2017
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Tony Robie is hot on the recruiting trail as July 1 has come and gone. He's also had a chance to fire up the grill and celebrate the Fourth as Hokie wrestlers returned to campus for the upcoming wrestling camps hosted by Virginia Tech. We'll talk with Robie about some of the early stories on the road, the newest addition to the Southeast Regional Training Center, and some upcoming nuggets from the 2017-18 wrestling schedule. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker |...

Duration: 00:23:45


VT3-14: Computer gaming, Chipotle and the Blacksburg diet with Ty Walz

6/6/2017
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Ty Walz ended his career as a three-time Division I All-American for the Hokie wrestling program, just the third in the school's history. Walz will now move into a coaching role as the volunteer assistant coach as well as continue wrestling with hopes of making World and Olympic teams in the future representing the Southeast Regional Training Center. Today, we'll talk to Walz about his cut down to 97kg (213 pounds), why he's choosing to go the same weight as World and Olympic champion...

Duration: 00:29:20


VT3-13: Time to meet new assistant coach Frank Molinaro

5/12/2017
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Olympian Frank Molinaro comes to Blacksburg as a four-time All-American and past NCAA wrestling champion. In August of 2016, Molinaro represented the U.S. at the Rio Olympic Games, finishing fifth at 65kg in men's freestyle. On the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Molinaro talks about his rise to prominence in international wrestling, his desires to coach long-term, life at Penn State, similarities with his alma mater and Virginia Tech as well as the infamous "I choose...

Duration: 00:37:20


VT3-12: Meet new assistant coach Jared Frayer

4/27/2017
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The offseason churns forward but we're going to take a pause and introduce new assistant wrestling coach Jared Frayer to Hokie Nation on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. A two-time All-American at Oklahoma and a 2012 Olympian for Team USA, Frayer is a Florida native with coaching stops at his alma mater, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin. After time away from coaching, Frayer got lured back and this time, it was to Blacksburg. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher...

Duration: 00:29:30


VT3-11: Tony Robie breaks down his hiring and the new coaching staff in Blacksburg

4/10/2017
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It's time for Tony Robie to officially take the lead on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. With Coach Robie now officially the head coach, he made sure to fill out his staff with two notable names with Olympic credentials. Coach Robie hired 2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro and 2012 Olympian Jared Frayer to join the Hokie wrestling staff after former assistants Mike Zadick and Derek St. John left Blacksburg to follow former coach Kevin Dresser to Iowa State. We'll recap...

Duration: 00:36:09


VT3-10: Interim coach Tony Robie talks change and the upcoming ACC championships

3/1/2017
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With Kevin Dresser now at Virginia Tech, Tony Robie has been labeled as Virginia Tech's interim head wrestling coach. As the Hokies closed out the season ranked fourth in the nation, Robie now has to lead the Hokies into the postseason and that begins with this weekend's ACC tournament in Raleigh. We'll chat with Robie about his role, the level of responsibilities and what's changed and then we'll go weight-by-weight to expand on what the postseason chances are for the Hokie wrestling...

Duration: 00:41:48


VT3-9: ACC regular-season champion Hokies prepare for National Duals battle with Nebraska

2/14/2017
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are the ACC regular-season wrestling champions for the third year in a row after beating 8th-ranked NC State 20-14 in Blacksburg on Saturday, February 11. On this episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, coach Kevin Dresser will recap the Hokie wins over NC State on Saturday and South Dakota State on Sunday. We'll then look at some of the key matchups with the Hokies dual with visiting Nebraska on Sunday, February 19 at Cassell Coliseum in the NWCA National...

Duration: 00:32:22


VT3-8: Coach Kevin Dresser and the Hokies battle NC State, South Dakota State; Await National Duals opponent

2/10/2017
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The final two "regular season" home duals are set for Virginia Tech wrestling. The Hokies will wrestle for the ACC regular season championship on Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum against eighth-ranked NC State. Coach Kevin Dresser's squad will then circle back and face No. 16 South Dakota State on Sunday, February 12 at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, they'll await their opponent as the Hokies are set to host an NWCA National Duals Series match against a Big Ten...

Duration: 00:29:06


VT3-7: Virginia Duals reactions, National Duals premonitions

1/19/2017
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Coach Kevin Dresser recaps the Virginia Duals National College Division Championship which saw the Hokies improve to 11-1 on the season. Dresser talks lineup, some individual performances and some things to look forward to with the upcoming home duals with Pittsburgh and Virginia at Cassell Coliseum. We'll also get into a discussion about what the Virginia Duals can do to remain a quality college event and how that parlays into the National Duals and who might be coming to Cassell on...

Duration: 00:31:47


VT3-6: It's time for the Virginia Duals

1/12/2017
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Catching up with Kevin Dresser as the team treks across Virginia to the 37th annual Virginia Duals. We'll recap the wins over Princeton and North Carolina and then get into the lineup discussion moving into the end of the season. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | 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...

Duration: 00:17:05


VT3-5: Kevin Dresser caps the first part of the season and expects a festive 2017

12/20/2016
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Virginia Tech closed out its 2016 with a win in Parkersburg, W.Va., against rival West Virginia. The site was Parkersburg High School, the alma mater of 197-pound Hokie All-American Jared Haught. Coach Kevin Dresser talks about the "early season" performance, and the performances of a number of Hokies at the Cleveland State Open. Is there a chance we'll see David McFadden? Hokie Nation has been buzzing about the possibility. Coach Dresser also breaks down some of the top individual...

Duration: 00:29:36


VT3-4: Recapping Vegas with coach Kevin Dresser

12/8/2016
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With a recap of the Hokies performance at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Kevin Dresser returns on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Coach Dresser keys on Joey Dance's victory in Las Vegas, Ty Walz closing the gap on Connor Medberry and what Jared Haught and Zack Zavatsky have to do to make sure they don't give their opponents too much respect. Zavatsky picked up a win over returning NCAA champion Myles Martin in the semifinals of the CKLV only to get teched...

Duration: 00:35:35


VT3-3: Coach reactions after weekend win at Northern Iowa, loss at Mizzou

11/20/2016
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It was a mixed bag of results for the Virginia Tech Hokies this past weekend. On this episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we'll catch up with head coach Kevin Dresser after Sunday's 23-19 loss to No. 5 Missouri in Columbia. Coach Dresser will analyze the individual performances and talk about what went right, what went wrong and what the No. 6 Hokies need to do heading into the Thanksgiving break and the upcoming Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. We'll also get an insight...

Duration: 00:27:12


VT3-2: Kevin Dresser recaps wins over Edinboro, VMI and looks towards Chattanooga

11/8/2016
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The wrestling season is here for Hokie Nation as Season 3 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling rolls on with Episode 2, recapping the Hokies' win in Cassell Coliseum over Edinboro and VMI. We'll also look at some of the performances from the younger athletes at the Southeast Open and look forward to the first Moss Arts Center dual of the season as No. 24 Chattanooga comes into town on November 13 at 1 p.m. Following the Moss dual, the Hokies will have a stiff test, heading to Northern...

Duration: 00:34:20


VT37: Ty Walz returns from the OTC and preps for the season and All-Star Classic

10/26/2016
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Two-time All-American Ty Walz is getting ready for the season and getting ready for the NWCA All-Star Classic on Episode 37 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Walz is set to make his second appearance at the annual kickoff event, but this time, it's in his native Cleveland. We talk to Walz about the Cavaliers, the Indians, Stipe Miocic, but really nothing about the Browns, because they're awful. We'll also get into a discussion about a recent trip to the Olympic Training Center with...

Duration: 00:31:07


VT35: Getting back to campus with assistant coaches Tony Robie and Derek St. John

9/12/2016
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Episode 35 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling starts gearing up for the preseason with assistant coaches Tony Robie and Derek St. John. Coach Robie talks about the successful summer camps run at Virginia Tech as well as two upcoming open mat workouts prior to home football games in Blacksburg. Robie also addresses his courtship by former coach and current friend Lou Rosselli, who recently took the head coaching job at Oklahoma. We'll then circle back with Derek St. John, who's moved...

Duration: 00:27:00


VT34: Summer time hiring chatter with Hokies head coach Kevin Dresser

8/3/2016
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Episode 34 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with head coach Kevin Dresser as he vacations in Iowa following a busy summer and a trip to the NWCA Convention in Florida. Coach Dresser will look into the discussions at the NWCA Convention about moving the season so it finishes up in April. With the new hirings of full-time assistants Mike Zadick and Derek St. John to the Hokie wrestling staff, we take a look back on Coach Dresser's hiring dating back to his days as a high school...

Duration: 00:30:34

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