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News and interviews from Jon McGovern and World Champions Dennis Hall and Terry Brands about the World Wrestling Resource and topics related to wrestling training, coaching and development. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

News and interviews from Jon McGovern and World Champions Dennis Hall and Terry Brands about the World Wrestling Resource and topics related to wrestling training, coaching and development. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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New Brighton, MN

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News and interviews from Jon McGovern and World Champions Dennis Hall and Terry Brands about the World Wrestling Resource and topics related to wrestling training, coaching and development. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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@WWRESO

Language:

English


Episodes

WWR55: NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer talks Multi-Divisional National Duals and how new teams have changed the landscape

1/2/2018
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Mike Moyer is the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the NWCA will be hosting one of the nation's biggest college wrestling events on January 4-5 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It's the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals and Fort Wayne will host 86 teams in five college divisions to determine a dual meet champion in Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and the WCWA. Moyer will talk about the event and the growth of the new programs as 40 of the 86 teams...

Duration: 00:30:16


WWR54: Keeping the holiday tournaments free of funk with Defense Soap's Guy Sako

12/21/2017
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The holiday breaks mean food, family, fun, presents and long days in gyms for wrestling tournaments. As long as there's been holiday wrestling tournaments, there's been skin infections, funk and junk. On Episode 54 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we talk with Guy Sako, the founder of Defense Soap, to talk about prevention, treatment and tips that can help wrestlers go through this season on the mats and not off it with a skin problem. Sako's company, founded 12 years ago, has...

Duration: 00:36:57


WWR53: Olympic Champions Ben Peterson and Dan Gable talk sportsmanship

12/14/2017
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Sportsmanship is something the sport of wrestling throws at you with headlocks, snap downs and cross faces. It's not the most delicate of sports, but there's an element of sportsmanship that goes along with being a warrior on the mat. On Episode 53 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we'll get the sportsmanship perspectives from two Olympic champions -- Ben Peterson and Dan Gable. The World Wrestling Resource has a slew of resources for wrestlers and coaches from all levels and...

Duration: 00:51:45


WWR52: hLeadership's Joe Heskett looking to help change lives after his own life-changing experiences

11/30/2017
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Joe Heskett was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American and a 2002 NCAA champion at Iowa State University under coach Bobby Douglas. In 2007, Heskett was on the path to the Olympics after finishing fifth in the World at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Five days later his life changed. On Episode 52 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, Heskett talks about his upbringing, wrestling and a life-altering cardiac arrest that nearly killed him. Ten years later, after...

Duration: 00:56:07


WWR51: Dan Gable describes Dave Schultz

11/16/2017
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Dan Gable had the opportunity to coach the late Dave Schultz on World and Olympic teams. On Episode 51 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, Gable explains when he first heard about some teenager from California entering the Tblisi tournament and what happened next. Gable recounts why he was a better fit at Oklahoma with coach Stan Abel at the time and how Schultz was constantly studying the sport in a time before easily traded video was available. Gable also recounts the dynamic of...

Duration: 00:46:04


WWR50: Kyle Klingman, Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

10/26/2017
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Kyle Klingman is the Director the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. On Episode 50 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we'll talk with Kyle about the events coming up the weekend of October 27-30 with an artifact sale going on in conjunction with the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals. Klingman talks about the role history and museums must play in helping educate current generations of wrestlers and wrestling fans about the heroes they should not be...

Duration: 00:46:46


WWR49: Lee Kemp burns the ships, discusses 1980, Dave Schultz and race in wrestling

10/12/2017
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Lee Kemp is one of the finest wrestlers the world has ever known. A three-time NCAA Division I champion at Wisconsin and a four-time finalist, Kemp won three World championships and four World medals. Kemp has a new book called Winning Gold: Success Secrets of a World Champion available at LeeKemp.com where he breaks down stories and nuggets that he's penned over the years that helped him be a success on the mat and in business. On Episode 49 of the World Wrestling Resource podcast,...

Duration: 01:50:49


WWR48: USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender talks development and wrestling's future on all levels

9/28/2017
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In a long discussion about USA Wrestling's summer success, Executive Director Rich Bender joins the World Wrestling Resource Podcast for Episode 48. In 30 years with the company, Bender has moved up from intern to Events Director to Executive Director and has been a leader not just domestically, but within international wrestling. Bender will talk about the development of USA Wrestling's age-group teams and the personnel who have made that a reality. He'll also break down the impact of...

Duration: 01:02:16


WWR47: Dan Gable recapping the summer for Team USA

9/14/2017
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Dan Gable will again join the World Wrestling Resource Podcast for Episode 47 as he and host Jason Bryant recap the summer that was for USA Wrestling. Gable discusses Thomas Gilman's rise to silver from his Iowa perspective, as well as talk about the performances of Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder on their men's freestyle world championships. Coach Gable will touch on the Taylor-Cox kerfuffle briefly, before focusing in on Helen Maroulis' role in wrestling and what Greco-Roman has...

Duration: 00:49:37


WWR46: Dan Gable looking for record performance as World Championships near

8/16/2017
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Wrestling legend Dan Gable will again join host Jason Bryant on Episode 46 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the upcoming United World Wrestling Senior World Wrestling Championships in Paris. Among topics discussed: the push for women's wrestling to be an emerging sport, the relevance and importance of Regional Training Centers, the focus by USA Wrestling on the age-group tournaments and grassroots development. The World Wrestling Resource has a slew of resources for...

Duration: 00:34:03


WWR45: Dan Gable on NCAA wrestling rule changes for 2017-18

7/20/2017
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Wrestling legend Dan Gable will join host Jason Bryant and University of Dubuque head wrestling coach Jon McGovern on Episode 45 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the upcoming rule changes in NCAA wrestling for the 2017-18 season. Most seem to be universally accepted, although there are a few that seem to have some degree of opposition. Coach Gable also breaks down his theories on why we lose so many wrestlers from the middle school/junior high years and debates the...

Duration: 00:57:08


WWR44: Ann Stohr, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for United World Wrestling

7/7/2017
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Ann Stohr was a pole vaulter in Germany and had aspirations of making World and Olympic teams for her native country. Injuries derailed her athletic career and she settled into the world of sports marketing. On Episode 44 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we'll talk with Stohr, who is currently the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for United World Wrestling. We'll talk with her about the marketing campaigns UWW has implemented in the last year and a half she's been on the...

Duration: 00:26:49


WWR43: Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

6/22/2017
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Episode 43 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast visits with Lee Roy Smith, the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We'll talk with Smith about how the Hall of Fame came to be, how he followed Myron Roderick into the role as Executive Director, how the organization is structured and the relevance of history and the Hall of Fame in wrestling. The World Wrestling Resource has a slew of resources for wrestlers and coaches from...

Duration: 00:52:36


WWR42: Jon McGovern and Jason Bryant discussing the cultural exchange in Canada and UWW initatives with media

5/25/2017
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World Wrestling Resource co-founder Jon McGovern talks with host Jason Bryant about a number of international topics on Episode 42 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast. McGovern is recently returning from a trip to Canada where his Dubuque squad trained in a cultural exchange with Doug Cox's Guelph wrestling program. We then turn the tables and McGovern starts asking Jason questions about the trip to the European Championships and some other initiatives that he's working on. The...

Duration: 00:42:19


WWR41: Two-time Canadian Olympian Doug Cox of Guelph talks cultural exchange and changes in international wrestling

4/6/2017
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Two-time Olympian Doug Cox will join Episode 41 of the World Wrestling Resource. Cox is currently the head coach at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He has been a longtime competitor and coach in both Greco-Roman and freestyle and will be hosting coach Jon McGovern's University of Dubuque team in May during a cultural exchange trip. Cox will also join the discussion with Dennis Hall about the Greco-Roman development in each country, share some stories about travel and give...

Duration: 00:40:30


WWR40: Implementation and marketing with Success Through Failure's Jim Harshaw

2/23/2017
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Division I All-American and former Slippery Rock wrestling coach Jim Harshaw has done a litany of things in his personal and professional career in and around coaching and marketing. Working in the athletic fundraising world with his alma mater, the University of Virginia, Harshaw has to make connections all the time to promote athletics, not just wrestling. On Episode 40, Harshaw breaks down things he's learned with his podcast from people outside of wrestling and topics and tactics he...

Duration: 00:43:27


WWR39: The Doctor of Wrestling, Dr. David Curby, on the scientific study of wrestling

2/16/2017
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Episode 39 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast visits with the Doctor of Wrestling, Dr. Dave Curby. Since 2007, Curby has been the leader of a group called the International Network of Wrestling Researchers. The intent after its foundation was to connect people who have like-minded research ideas and projects surrounding wrestling. Dr. Curby, who was a Big Ten champion for Michigan in 1974 and one of the first Junior National freestyle champions for the budding USWF, has been...

Duration: 00:55:11


WWR38: Olympic reaction and non-Olympic Worlds chat with National Team coaches Matt Lindland and Terry Steiner

12/1/2016
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Episode 38 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast features a pair of U.S. National Team coaches as Matt Lindland and Terry Steiner return to the show. Coach Steiner was finishing up a practice in Colorado Springs as he readies Sarah Hildebrandt and Alli Ragan for the non-Olympic World Championships in Budapest on Dec. 10-11, while Lindland was already in Budapest, sticking around with his athletes after the Golden Grand Prix and getting them ready for the Greco Clubs Cup prior to the...

Duration: 00:35:00


WWR37: Mindset red flags with Wrestling Mindset's Gene Zannetti

11/17/2016
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Gene Zannetti of Wrestling Mindset returns to the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the redflags that can lead to mindset mistakes in wrestling. One of the co-founders of WrestlingMindset.com, Zannetti wrestled at the University of Pennsylvania and he and his brothers and the rest of the team have created the only wrestling-specific mindset training program in the country. Episode 37 of the World Wrestling Resource is chock full of information about what habits lead to...

Duration: 00:41:41


WWR36: 1972 Olympic Champions Dan Gable and Ben Peterson talk hydration and recount weight changes

10/27/2016
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Nearly 20 years ago, the sport of college wrestling was rocked by deaths of three college athletes as they tried to cut weight. Billy Saylor, Joe LaRosa and Jeff Reese all died after massive dehydration complicated by the use of legal, yet mostly untested supplements. The result was sweeping change from the NCAA, including moving dual meet weigh-ins to one hour before and banning of anything related to weight loss that wasn't simply a product of hard work. Rubber suits, something...

Duration: 00:46:24

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