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ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast

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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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Norfolk, VA

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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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English


Episodes

ODU44: Previewing the 2017-18 schedule with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon

9/27/2017
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The Old Dominion wrestling program announced its 2017-18 schedule earlier this week and on Episode 44 of the ODU Monarch Matcast, we'll talk with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon about it. The Monarch wrestling program will first have a Monarch Day of Giving on October 6 where the staff and team is looking for 200 gifts of any denomination to contribute towards the program. Coach Dixon breaks down the schedule as a slew of events around the region and in Norfolk highlight what will be...

Duration: 00:31:50


ODU43: Mike Dixon on the recruiting trail in Fargo, North Dakota

7/16/2017
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Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon joins the Monarch Matcast on the floor of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota at the USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior Nationals. Fargo, as the tournament has simply been known, is one of the most fertile recruiting grounds and coaches from all divisions are flocking to the Fargodome to recruit. We'll talk with coach Dixon about recruiting, the staff change over and what to expect from Monarch wrestling in 2017-2018. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes |...

Duration: 00:11:01


ODU42: Season recap with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon

3/30/2017
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Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon recaps the MAC Championships and NCAA Division I Championships on Episode 42 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast. Redshirt junior Kevin Beazley earned the program's 18th Division I All-American honor by placing eighth at 197 pounds. The placement gave the Monarchs an All-American for the fourth straight year and ties a school record for consecutive years producing at least one All-American. Coach Dixon looks at the individual performances of the five...

Duration: 00:45:57


ODU41: MAC Championship Preview

3/2/2017
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Episode 41 of the ODU Monarch Matcast previews the upcoming Mid-American Conference championships to be held at the University of Northern Iowa on March 4-5. Jason Bryant breaks down the weight-by-weight prospectus on the chances of each Monarch wrestler in making the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | TuneIn | Google Play Music | RSS | Android App | iOS App JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the...

Duration: 00:22:28


ODU40: Mike Dixon preps for Senior Day while recruiting in the Midwest

2/16/2017
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Mike Dixon catches back up with us on Episode 40 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast from the road as he's out recruiting for the incoming class. The Monarchs close out the regular season with a February 19 dual at the Ted Constant Convocation Center with a 1 p.m. dual with Kent State. The wrestling program will honor three seniors -- Kevin Johnson, Mikey Hayes and Jack Dechow. Coach Dixon talks about what each person has meant to the program and how the Monarch wrestling program as a...

Duration: 00:29:36


ODU39: Monarch senior Mikey Hayes focusing on wrestling rather than cutting weight

1/30/2017
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Episode 39 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with Stafford native and Monarch senior Mikey Hayes. A graduate of powerful Colonial Forge High School, Hayes came to ODU as a walk-on after placing three times at the Group AAA state championships, but failing to win a state championship. A career that started spanning multiple weight classes, Hayes moved up to 149 pounds and has found himself in a position at the NCAA championships this season. While there's still a lot of...

Duration: 00:29:51


ODU38: Alum, booster and local official Bill Calley from the Virginia Duals

1/14/2017
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From the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia, Episode 38 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast features former Monarch wrestler and current booster Bill Calley. Calley has been a longtime supporter of the program since his career ended in the early 1980s. He's a local official and has seen a number of coaches come through and the impact the program has had on high school wrestling locally. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | TuneIn | Google...

Duration: 00:19:46


ODU37: From the mat to media relations, Tristan Warner staying close to the program

12/23/2016
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After five years with the Old Dominion wrestling team as a competitor, Tristan Warner has stayed close to the program, but in a more official capacity. As ODU football is set to play in its first bowl game, Warner visits the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to talk about his time in the school's Sports Information Office, working as a graduate assistant. The world of the SID is typically fraught with long hours, little appreciation and even less pay, but for Warner, it's been a great...

Duration: 00:37:19


ODU36: Kevin Beazley's back and ready to roll in 2016-17

12/9/2016
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Episode 36 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast circles back with redshirt junior Kevin Beazley. The Michigan native is back on the mats at ODU after taking an Olympic redshirt to train in Greco-Roman wrestling. An injury cut short his journey towards Rio, but he's back in Norfolk looking to earn All-American honors for the first time. Beazley explains the process of redshirting (again) for an Olympic year, what life was like at the Olympic Training Center and what the experience was...

Duration: 00:36:04


ODU34: Former coach Gray Simons, recent inductee into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame

10/25/2016
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Episode 34 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with one of the true legends in wrestling, former coach Gray Simons. As a wrestler, Simons was one of the greatest. A four-time NAIA champion and three-time NCAA champion at Lock Haven, he also made two Olympic teams. A Norfolk native who wrestled at Granby High School under legendary coach Billy Martin, Simons was recently inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame. Simons, an inductee into the National...

Duration: 00:40:53


ODU33: Coach Steve Martin preparing for another season of Monarch Wrestling

10/10/2016
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We kick off the third season of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. Coach Martin runs down some of the summer time activities and already starts to eye the first official home date of the season, the November 13 dual against national powerhouse and MAC champion Missouri. The Monarchs return NCAA qualifiers Brandon Jeske and Jack Dechow as well as get the services of Kevin Beazley, who was an NCAA qualifier two years ago and redshirted last season...

Duration: 00:26:22


ODU32: Catching up with 2009 NCAA finalist Ryan Williams

6/29/2016
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Episode 32 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast catches up with 2009 NCAA finalist Ryan Williams. Currently employed by wrestling-friendly Mythics in Virginia Beach, Williams recaps the rise to the NCAA finals his senior season after coming out of Cumberland Valley High School in Pennsylvania with some unfinished business. Williams recalls the chance meeting from a friend's father and ODU coach Steve Martin in Hershey, Pa., that led to his recruitment and improving rapidly...

Duration: 00:45:21


ODU31: Two-time All-American and ODU Male Athlete of the Year Chris Mecate

5/12/2016
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Episode 31 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast talks with two-time All-American Chris Mecate, the 2016 Old Dominion Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year. The California native became the first wrestler in Old Dominion's Division I history to become a back-to-back All-American and just the third wrestler in the program's history at the Division I level to be a two-time All-American. Mecate recently graduated and was also named the NWCA's All-Academic team earlier this week....

Duration: 00:35:30


ODU30: Coach Steve Martin recapping the NCAA's at Madison Square Garden

4/5/2016
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Episode 30 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast revisits the NCAA Division I Championships with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. Senior Chris Mecate ended his career as a two-time All-American, while ODU's two other qualifiers, Brandon Jeske at 125 and Jack Dechow at 184, each won multiple-bouts before being eliminated. Coach Martin will talk about the end of the season, incoming recruits, the upcoming golf tournament on April 29 and eye what the lineup could look like next...

Duration: 00:29:10


ODU29: Previewing the MAC Championships with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon

3/1/2016
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The regular season is over and Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon will join Episode 29 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to recap the dual meet portion of the schedule and give a preview of the upcoming MAC championships set for Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 5-6. With a 6-13 record and a 1-7 mark in the MAC, it was a disappointing season in dual competition for the Monarchs, but with three returning All-Americans poised for another run at the podium, the MAC tournament is the last hurdle to...

Duration: 00:40:55


ODU28: Richmond native Austin Coburn moves through the weight classes

2/10/2016
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One of the more entertaining personalities on the Old Dominion wrestling team is senior Austin Coburn. A native of the Richmond, Va., area, Coburn was a state champion in 2011 at Cosby High School and opted to enroll at ODU. On Episode 28 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Coburn talks about his move up through four different weight classes, his general demeanor and why he chose Old Dominion. Coburn has wrestled most the year at 197 pounds, but in the past three duals, he's 3-0 bumping...

Duration: 00:40:28


ODU27: Alumni weekend approaches with Northern Iowa invading the Ted

1/15/2016
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With the Midlands and the Virginia Duals in the rearview, the focus for the Old Dominion University wrestling team is on the conference schedule. On Episode 27 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon talks about a few individual performances from the Midlands and the Virginia Duals and then we look into Alumni Weekend and the January 17 dual at The Ted against Northern Iowa. There will be an alumni social on Saturday, January 16 and then a pre-match social on...

Duration: 00:32:28


ODU26: Doug Ripley, ODU's do-everything voice, chats about ODU wrestling

12/21/2015
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Doug Ripley is living the dream when it comes to being an Old Dominion Monarch fan. One of the main voices for ODU athletics with public address and women's basketball, Ripley visits Episode 26 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to chat about the wrestling program. A graduate of Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Ripley has been the voice for numerous sporting events at Old Dominion and all over the country. He's been doing PA for wrestling at ODU home matches, the Virginia Duals and the...

Duration: 00:42:03


ODU25: Monarchs prep for Top 20 duals against North Carolina and N.C. State

12/9/2015
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Episode 25 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. The Monarchs are coming off a trip to California where they picked up wins over Cal Poly and San Francisco State. The win over Cal Poly was the Monarchs' first over the Mustangs as the schools met for the first time in 33 years in a dual. ODU has two big duals coming up, one at The Ted and another on the road. On December 13, the Monarchs host No. 16 North Carolina, which brings in All-Americans...

Duration: 00:24:05


ODU24: Monarch wrestling prepares for nationally-ranked clash with Virginia

12/9/2015
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Episode 24 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast recaps the opening weekends of the season with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. The Monarchs had several wrestlers in action at the Hokie Open in Blacksburg and the Jonathan Kaloust Open in Binghamton, N.Y. Coach Martin will give a breakdown of the performances he was pleased about and then we head into our discussion with the dual against Virginia. Virginia is fresh off a win at then-No. 25 North Dakota State and coach Steve...

Duration: 00:33:11

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