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  • from On The Mat 11/22/22 6:18 PM

    Olympic silver medalist and PINnacle Wrestling School’s Brandon Paulson?<br />Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, ...

  • from On The Mat 11/10/22 6:27 PM

    U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Terry Steiner goes On The Mat?<br />Terry Steiner has led USA Wrestling’s women’s program since its welcome into the Olympic family. Heading into next month’s World Cup in Coralville, Team USA has a shot to take on the juggernaut Japanese on home soil for the first t...

  • from On The Mat 10/28/22 6:33 PM

    Women’s wrestling pioneer goes On The Mat?<br />One of the early trailblazers for women’s wrestling, Afsoon Johnston emigrated from her native Iran and fought for a place in the sport of wrestling in California. The first woman in U.S. history to win a medal at the women’s wrestling world championsh...

  • from On The Mat 10/09/22 8:07 PM

    Newly crowed women’s freestyle world champion Dominique Parrish is this week’s guest. Parrish was a four-time WCWA All-American at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Parrish won gold at 53kg in Belgrade, Serbia after making her first Senior world team. She’s a native of Scotts Val...

  • from On The Mat 09/28/22 7:58 PM

    New Morgan State head wrestling coach Kenny Monday joins the show to talk about his new role as the Baltimore-based HBCU is relaunching its wrestling program in 2023-24. Monday was a three-time All-American and 1984 NCAA champion at Oklahoma State. He climbed the podium at the highest levels with an...

  • from On The Mat 09/04/22 8:32 PM

    Israel “Izzy” Martinez was one of the top high school wrestlers coming out of Illinois in the early part of the 2000s. Martinez won an NJCAA championship as a freshman at North Idaho College and then enrolled at Iowa, but his Division I career didn’t develop like the expectations that followed his s...

  • from On The Mat 08/23/22 7:23 PM

    Doug Brooker has spent decades covering wrestling, but doing it behind a wall of monitors. A longtime producer, Brooker worked for Iowa Public Television for 30 years and was the go-to guy when it came to wrestling on television. Brooker also was on the ground floor with Big Ten Network’s wrestling ...

  • from On The Mat 08/08/22 5:37 PM

    It’s been a while since Kyle and Andy sat down and hit record, but that’s just what they’ll do as they recap some of the summer happenings - the U17 World Championships, Junior & 16U Nationals and the NWCA Convention. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on ...

  • from On The Mat 06/06/22 5:28 PM

    Brian Fox of the Mississippi Wrestling Foundation is helping to try to get Mississippi to complete that circle on getting the sport of wrestling fully integrated into the last state that doesn’t have an official state wrestling tournament. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the ...

  • from On The Mat 05/16/22 8:42 PM

    Think Iowa City President Josh Schamberger goes On The Mat?<br />A new college wrestling tournament will hit the schedule in December as Soldier Salute will kick off just before New Year’s at Coralville, Iowa’s Xtreme Arena. The event is the brainchild of Josh Schamberger, the President of the Iowa ...

  • from On The Mat 04/26/22 3:52 PM

    Michigan’s Sean Bormet Sean Bormet goes On The Mat?<br /><br />Michigan head wrestling coach Sean Bormet is coming off a program-best second-place finish at the NCAA Division I Championships as the school capped it’s 100th season on the mats. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about t...

  • from On The Mat 04/07/22 5:02 PM

    NC State’s five-time All-American Hayden Hidlay finished up his college career a few weeks ago in Detroit at 174 pounds. Now he’s taken the shoes off from competitive wrestling and will turn his focus to coaching, starting out with a new role at his alma mater. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton ...

  • from On The Mat 03/15/22 4:52 AM

    Clackamas head coach Josh Rhoden goes On The Mat?<br />Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon won its sixth NJCAA national wrestling championship a couple weeks ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and head coach Josh Rhoden is on the program to talk about it. The title is the Cougars’ fourth in ...

  • from On The Mat 02/18/22 7:14 PM

    Four-time All-American and two-time NCAA Division I Champion Travis Lee joins Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman on the latest episode of On The Mat. Lee became the first Hawaiian to become an All-American at the NCAA Division I level when he finished seventh in Albany in 2002. In 2003 in Kansas City, ...

  • from On The Mat 01/28/22 5:13 PM

    Mark Schwab goes On The Mat?<br />Two-time UNI All-American and longtime coach Mark Schwab goes On The Mat. Schwab had a successful career as an assistant coach at UNI, Purdue and Minnesota before a head coaching stop at Buena Vista. As a wrestler, Schwab’s prowess was tough to match. <br /><br />S...

  • from On The Mat 01/18/22 6:36 AM

    Eric Juergens goes On The Mat??Eric Juergens was a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion for the University of Iowa from 1998-2001. Juergens is the co-owner of Young Guns, which has locations in Pennsylvania and Iowa. Juergens handles the Midwest location while former teammate John Strit...

  • from On The Mat 12/31/21 5:15 AM

    Jim Miller goes On The Mat??Jim Miller won 10 NCAA Division III titles as the head coach at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Jim is in studio on Episode 639 of On The Mat. Miller is now the Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. Coach Miller talks abo...

  • from On The Mat 12/02/21 5:56 PM

    Khash Saghafi goes On The Mat??<br /><br />Khash Saghafi joins Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as On The Mat returns now that the college wrestling season is here. Saghafi is currently the President of Liberty Home Mortgage in Ohio, but he was a former wrestler at Oklahoma State. Kyle’s been wanting...

  • from On The Mat 09/27/21 3:57 PM

    Indiana native Leroy Vega as an animal on the mat as a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier and three-time All-American at the University of Minnesota. Vega had a couple of short coaching stops before landing at Purdue a couple seasons ago as the volunteer assistant for coach Tony Ersland. ?Join Kyle...

  • from On The Mat 09/09/21 4:23 PM

    Terry Steiner, the current U.S. National Women’s Freestyle Coach, will come On The Mat to talk about the Olympic Games and the upcoming U.S. World Team Trials, which are set for Lincoln, Nebraska on September 11-12, 2021.?Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling...

  • from On The Mat 08/25/21 4:10 PM

    U.S. National Men’s Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick?<br />Bill Zadick, recent inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the current U.S. National Men’s Freestyle Coach, will come On The Mat to talk about the Olympic Games and the upcoming U.S. World Team Trials, which are set for Lincoln, Ne...

  • from On The Mat 08/17/21 9:15 PM

    Andy Hamilton is back from Tokyo?<br />The only guest that matters this week is co-host Andy Hamilton. It’ll be a full Tokyo breakdown as Andy’s back from Japan and the Olympic Games. ?Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwres...

  • from On The Mat 07/12/21 4:10 PM

    Ned Schuck goes On The Mat?<br />The newest head coach to be hired in Division I is Ned Shuck at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Shuck was most recently at Army West Point as an assistant coach under Kevin Ward. Prior to that, Shuck was a Division III head coach at UW-Whitewater and H...

  • from On The Mat 04/22/21 4:18 PM

    Joey McKenna goes On The Mat<br /><br />Joey McKenna’s had an up-and-down path through senior-level wrestling. From reaching Final X to not qualifying for the World Team Trials to reaching the Olympic Trials finals, he’s got an interesting path. A three-time NCAA All-American at Stanford and Ohio St...

  • from On The Mat 04/10/21 5:18 PM

    North Carolina head coach Coleman Scott goes On The Mat?<br /><br />Coleman Scott was a four-time All-American at Oklahoma State and a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in London. In 2021, he coached his first individual champion at North Carolina as Austin O’Connor won the 149-pound title, becoming the ...

  • from On The Mat 03/19/21 11:06 PM

    Mike Denney goes On The Mat?<br />Maryville head wrestling coach Mike Denney reflects on the UNO series on Trackwrestling and the 10-year anniversary of the program being dropped after winning a third straight NCAA Division II championship. Denney shares some stories about the process before, during...

  • from On The Mat 03/03/21 4:38 AM

    Missouri head coach Brian Smith goes On The Mat??Brian Smith and his Missouri Tigers are fresh off their 10th straight conference championship and ninth Mid-American Conference title. Coach Smith joins the show to talk about Missouri qualifying all 10 wrestlers to the Division I Championships the th...

  • from On The Mat 02/23/21 4:44 PM

    Wartburg All-American and Gilbertville (Iowa) Don Bosco High School head wrestling coach Tom Hogan is next On The Mat. Hogan recently led Don Bosco to yet another 1A Iowa high school state championship, but now Hogan will step away from coaching at the respected Gilbertville school. Join Kyle Klingm...

  • from On The Mat 02/17/21 6:23 PM

    Frank Popolizio go On The Mat??Successful New York high school and club coach Frank Popolizio has had great success in building teams, programs and events New York’s Capital Region. You’ve seen the Northeast Duals, Journeymen Fall Classic just to name a couple. What’s next on the horizon for the pro...

  • from On The Mat 01/23/21 8:58 PM

    Mark Fong and Mack Reiter will go On The Mat. Fong is a high school coach in Connecticut and is starting the Overcomer Training Center in Middletown. The connection there is Fong was Richard Perry’s high school coach. Perry suffered a life-altering injury while training in the run up to the 2018 Wor...

  • from On The Mat 01/13/21 4:50 AM

    Mark Manning, head coach at the University of Nebraska, will go On The Mat for January 12, 2021. Manning is in his 20th season at the helm in Lincoln after previous coaching stops at Northern Iowa and Oklahoma. Manning is a South Dakota native who won two Division II championships at Nebraska-Omaha ...

  • from On The Mat 01/05/21 9:34 PM

    After a history of injuries and concussions, Iowa State’s Austin Gomez announced last month he was stepping away from the sport of wrestling after a short lifetime competing within it. Gomez was a 2019 NCAA qualifier, finishing a match away from placing in Pittsburgh. A four-time champion in Fargo a...

  • from On The Mat 12/23/20 2:09 AM

    Kansas native and four-time NCAA Division I All-American Tyler Caldwell is next up On The Mat. A two-time All-American at both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Caldwell serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Oklahoma State wrestling program. He was also a 2014 World University champion in freesty...

  • from On The Mat 12/15/20 1:43 AM

    Michigan head wrestling coach Sean Bormet goes On The Mat??Sean Bormet, the head wrestling coach at the University of Michigan, is the latest guest On The Mat. Bormet will talk about his ascension to the head coaching ranks, the success of the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club and more on this episode. On T...

  • from On The Mat 12/08/20 1:03 AM

    Penn head coach Roger Reina goes On The Mat??Roger Reina, in his second stint as the head wrestling coach at Penn, joins the show to talk about the state of his program, Ivy League wrestling and topics relevant to the Pennsylvania RTC (and more). On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join ...

  • from On The Mat 11/30/20 8:21 PM

    Blair Academy coach Brian Antonelli and St. Edward senior Paddy Gallagher On The Mat??Brian Antonelli, the head coach at one of the nation’s premiere high school wrestling programs, Blair Academy, joins the show, as does Trackwrestling’s Cliff Keen Preseason Wrestler of the Year, Paddy Gallagher fro...

  • from On The Mat 11/24/20 5:49 PM

    Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli goes On The Mat<br /><br />Jason Borrelli, the head wrestling coach at Stanford and an alum of Central Michigan, is the latest guest On The Mat. Borrelli will give us a breakdown on what’s going on to keep the program, as well as what they want to bring t...

  • from On The Mat 11/09/20 6:10 PM

    Ashley Sword, the head women’s wrestling coach at Life University in Georgia and Chris Pendleton, head wrestling coach at Oregon State University are the latest guests On The Mat. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. <br /><br />Show Segments?<...

  • from On The Mat 10/26/20 5:45 PM

    Four-time All-American Matt Kolodzik goes On The Mat ??Princeton’s first four-time wrestling All-American, Matthew Kolodzik, will go On The Mat to talk about his upcoming battle with Pat Lugo at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open on November 1. An Ohio native, Kolodzik wrestled at prep powerho...

  • from On The Mat 09/28/20 9:47 PM

    Longtime editor of Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine Mike Finn comes back On The Mat. Finn’s covered the sport for decades and provides one of the sharpest beards in all of wrestling. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. <br /><br />Show Segments?...

  • from On The Mat 09/22/20 3:06 AM

    2016 Olympian and new Beat The Streets Chicago women’s coach Haley Augello goes On The Mat ??On The Mat returns as Kyle and Andy talk Haley Augello, an Illinois native who represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in women’s freestyle wrestling. Augello was also a 2017 World Tea...

  • from On The Mat 09/07/20 4:37 PM

    On The Mat returns as Kyle and Andy talk with Northern Colorado head wrestling coach Troy Nickerson. A New York native, Nickerson was an NCAA champion and a four-time Division I All-American at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He’s entering his sixth season at the helm in Greeley. <br />Join ...

  • from On The Mat 08/23/20 5:05 AM

    NASCAR Trucks Series driver and high school wrestler Derek Kraus goes On The Mat ??Sitting 11th in NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series, Stratford, Wisconsin native Derek Kraus is on the playoff bubble this season. A recent high school graduate, Kraus wrestled and trained with age-group world c...

  • from On The Mat 08/15/20 3:46 AM

    With wrestling’s start date looking more and more like January 1, the NCAA’s Director of Championships, Anthony Holman, rejoins the show to talk about what is going to happen with wrestling at the college level, specifically NCAA Division I amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Ham...

  • from On The Mat 08/08/20 9:46 PM

    Longtime Cobra Wrestling coach Marc Sprague of Oregon goes On The Mat??Longtime Oregon wrestling coach Marc Sprague joins the show to talk about the wild success of the Cobra Wrestling system in Oregon along with the rivalries and battles that went along with the great wrestling stars of the Pacific...

  • from On The Mat 08/01/20 8:42 PM

    Indiana alum and New York native Ryan LeBlanc was recently named the new head coach at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Most recently an assistant within the Southern Conference at Appalachian State, LeBlanc joins On The Mat to talk about his new perch.<br /><br />Show Segments<b...

  • from On The Mat 07/25/20 5:18 PM

    Olympic champion and Pennsylvania RTC head coach Brandon Slay goes On The Mat??Brandon Slay, the head coach of the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center and a 2000 Olympic champion in men’s freestyle wrestling joins the show. It’s been 20 years since Slay competed in Sydney, but the big news also ce...

  • from On The Mat 07/18/20 8:24 PM

    World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun goes On The Mat??Clarissa Chun, a 2008 world champion and 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Clarissa Chun comes on the show to break the silence from On The Mat. Chun is on the coaching staff for Team USA and has a distinguished career on the mat. ...

  • from On The Mat 06/05/20 2:10 PM

    World and Olympic champion Kevin Jackson goes On The Mat?An open dialogue with Kevin Jackson on race and wrestling and the current events going on in the world.

  • from On The Mat 04/14/20 5:20 PM

    NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer and Trackwrestling founder Justin Tritz go On The Mat<br /><br />Mike Moyer, the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, will kick off Episode 606 of On The Mat with Kyle and Andy. The second guest is Trackwrestling founder Justin Tritz, w...

  • from On The Mat 03/29/20 8:56 PM

    Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan and McKendree women’s head coach Sam Schmitz go On The Mat<br /><br />Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan and McKendree women’s head wrestling coach Sam Schmitz will double up on the 605th installment of On The Mat. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they tal...

  • from On The Mat 03/20/20 8:03 PM

    Grand View head coach goes On The Mat<br />Grand View tied a college wrestling record by winning its ninth consecutive national championship in Wichita, Kansas a couple of weeks ago. This week, head coach Nick Mitchell goes On The Mat as he talks about the Vikings’ championship and tying Iowa as the...

  • from On The Mat 03/05/20 9:30 PM

    World Champion David Taylor goes On The Mat?After a year away from the mat due to an injury sustained in 2019, two-time NCAA champion and 2018 World Champion David Taylor is ready for competition. The Penn State alum talks about the Pan Am Olympic qualifier and more this week. Join Andy Hamilton and...

  • from On The Mat 02/28/20 9:22 PM

    Army West Point head coach Kevin Ward returns to On The Mat?Army West Point won its fourth straight dual over rival Navy to close out the season. A giant part of the Black Knights success has been head coach Kevin Ward. Army West Point ends the season ranked 17th, its highest since 1994. Join Andy H...

  • from On The Mat 02/21/20 7:27 AM

    NCAA Managing Director of Championships Anthony Holman and Spartan Race’s Joe De Sena Go On The Mat<br />Anthony Holman, the NCAA’s Managing Director of Championships and Joe De Sena, the man behind the Spartan Race will go On The Mat this week. Holman will touch on topics related to the upcoming 20...

  • from On The Mat 02/13/20 10:46 PM

    Sacred Heart head wrestling coach John Clark goes On The Mat<br />John Clark, an All-American at Ohio State and the current head wrestling coach at the nation’s only Division I Catholic school with wrestling, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, joins the show. Join Andy Hamilton and K...

  • from On The Mat 02/10/20 4:53 PM

    Rider head coach John Hangey goes On The Mat<br />Wrestling in New Jersey at the college level has picked up with the rapid rise of Princeton and Rutgers, but prior to those programs getting the love, Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey was putting All-Americans on the podium at the NCAA c...

  • from On The Mat 01/31/20 2:31 PM

    Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab goes On The Mat<br /><br />Northern Iowa head wrestling coach Doug Schwab goes On The Mat this week. Schwab, an Iowa native, was a three-time All-American at the University of Iowa and won the 141-pound individual title as a sophomore in 1999. He's currently in h...

  • from On The Mat 01/24/20 5:11 PM

    Dan Gable goes On The Mat<br /><br />Dan Gable returns to On The Mat. He's won a lot of stuff. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk wrestling from around the globe each week via Trackwrestling's flagship podcast, On The Mat. <br /><br />Show Segments<br />0:34 - Daily Warrior Andy Hamil...

  • from On The Mat 01/17/20 5:24 PM

    NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer<br /><br />On The Mat returns for the year 2020 as today's guest is the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Mike Moyer. Coming off the NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships, Moyer will talk about the growth of the event, ...

  • from On The Mat 01/07/20 6:53 PM

    2019 Year in Review: Workhorses and Show Ponies<br /><br />It's a clip show! Check out the best (and maybe worst) comments and quotes of the year with the 2019 Year in Review from On The Mat.<br /><br />Subscribe to On The Mat and listen anytime<br />Apple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spot...

  • from On The Mat 12/18/19 8:18 PM

    Northern Colorado head coach Troy Nickerson joins On The Mat<br /><br />Troy Nickerson, a four-time All-American and 2009 NCAA champion at Cornell, currently leads the Bears of the University of Northern Colorado. He'll come On The Mat this week, his first appearance on the show since June 2014. Joi...

  • from On The Mat 12/11/19 9:53 PM

    Olympian Andy Hrovat joins On The Mat<br /><br />Andy Hrovat, a multiple-time All-American at Michigan and U.S. World Team and Olympic Team member, joins On The Mat this week to lend his insight to the Russian wrestling system and the potential impact the recent WADA recommendation might have on Rus...

  • from On The Mat 12/03/19 8:29 PM

    Presbyterian head coach Mark Cody joins On The Mat<br /><br />Mark Cody, the Director of Wrestling and the head men's wrestling coach at the new program at Presbyterian College comes on the show to talk about his new position and post in South Carolina. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they t...

  • from On The Mat 11/26/19 7:45 PM

    Arizona State assistant coach Chris Pendleton joins On The Mat<br /><br />Arizona State assistant coach and two-time NCAA champion Chris Pendelton joins On The Mat to talk about his competitive career, his coaching career and the things going on in Tempe. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they...

  • from On The Mat 11/19/19 5:31 PM

    Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono goes On The Mat<br /><br />Now in his second year at the helm at the University of Wisconsin, head wrestling coach Chris Bono has the Badgers sitting near the top of the rankings and has a renewed energy building in Madison. Doug Waggoner of Quant Wrestling will also ...

  • from On The Mat 11/11/19 4:20 PM

    USA Wrestling's Gary Abbott goes On The Mat<br /><br />For over 30 years, Gary Abbott has worked at USA Wrestling in Communications. As the Director of Communications and Special Projects, Abbott has overseen media relations for the company since it was based in Oklahoma. In 2020, Abbott will be hon...

  • from On The Mat 10/25/19 7:49 PM

    U23 World Team coaches Mike Zadick and Nicole Tyson go On The Mat<br /><br />The U23 World Championships are coming up in Budapest, Hungary and U.S. U23 World Team Coaches Mike Zadick and Nicole Tyson join the show to talk about it. Zadick was a three-time All-American at the University of Iowa and ...

  • from On The Mat 10/18/19 5:59 PM

    Michigan's Alec Pantaleo and Missouri's Jaydin Eierman go On The Mat<br /><br />Three-time Alec Pantaleo of Michigan and two-time Jaydin Eierman of Missouri join the show this week to talk about their careers and their opportunity to represent Team USA at the U23 World Championships later this year ...

  • from On The Mat 10/12/19 5:21 AM

    Maryland head coach Alex Clemsen<br /><br />First-year Maryland head coach Alex Clemsen joins the program. Clemsen, a longtime assistant at numerous programs after an All-American career at Edinboro, is a head coach for the first time. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest a...

  • from On The Mat 10/06/19 5:15 PM

    Michigan All-American and San Marino representative Myles Amine<br /><br />While a native of Michigan, three-time NCAA Division I All-American Myles Amine has been turning heads on the wrestling mat internationally. Representing the small European microstate of San Marino, Amine qualified the nation...

  • from On The Mat 09/30/19 4:39 PM

    On The Mat - J’den Cox<br /><br /><br />Two-time men's freestyle world champion J'den Cox<br /><br />J'den Cox, a three-time NCAA champion, four-time All-American and two-time men's freestyle world champion talks with Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton about his performance at the World Championships a...

  • from On The Mat 09/07/19 3:42 AM

    U.S. Men's Freestyle National Team Coach Bill Zadick Bill Zadick, an NCAA champion from Iowa, a 2006 men's freestyle world champion and world championship coach for the U.S. men's freestyle team goes ON THE MAT. We're getting ready for Nur-Sultan and the 2019 World Championships Join Andy Hamilton ...

  • from On The Mat 08/30/19 8:47 PM

    A Trip to Colorado Springs with Kyle and Andy Recapping a big trip to U.S. World Team training camp in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. Joining Kyle and Andy on the show from training camp are Adeline Gray, Pat Smith, Kyle Dake, Yianni Diakomihalis and Jordan Bur...

  • from On The Mat 08/09/19 3:51 PM

    On The Mat visits with Olympic champion Randy Lewis and Northwestern coach Matt Storniolo Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton return after a week off with On The Mat where a big point of discussion is Andy's trip to the NWCA Convention and talking about the topics discussed there. Olympic champion Rand...

  • from On The Mat 07/27/19 8:56 PM

    On The Mat previews the Cadet World Championships with Gary Mayabb, Kevin Jackson and Jessica Medina The preparation is over and the tournament begins soon as this episode of On The Mat talks with the developmental coaches in all three styles - Jessica Medina, Kevin Jackson and Gary Mayabb heading ...

  • from On The Mat 07/19/19 9:53 PM

    USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender Goes On The Mat USA Wrestling set an entry record at the 2019 Junior & U16 National Championships this week. Coming on the show to talk about Fargo and all things associated with the upcoming World Championships is Rich Bender, the longtime executive dir...

  • from On The Mat 07/13/19 3:52 PM

    World Team member Daton Fix goes On The Mat U.S. World Team member and 2019 NCAA Division I runner-up Daton Fix of Oklahoma State is this week's guest ON THE MAT by Trackwrestling. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and arou...

  • from On The Mat 07/08/19 8:33 PM

    On The Mat with U.S. men's freestyle World Teamer Tyler Graff Tyler Graff joins the show to talk about his first World Team berth at age 30, while Andy Hamilton is on location at training camp in Colorado Springs. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to ...

  • from On The Mat 06/29/19 4:23 PM

    On The Mat with U.S. Women's National Team Coach Terry Steiner Terry Steiner, longtime U.S. Women's National Team Coach, joins On The Mat. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling. Show Segments 0:39 - Andy's...

  • from On The Mat 06/23/19 4:14 PM

    On The Mat from the Junior Duals Several interviews are collected from a trip to the USA Wrestling Junior National Duals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling. Show Segments 1:00 - This...

  • from On The Mat 06/13/19 6:11 PM

    UWW's Tim Foley goes On The Mat Tim Foley, an All-American at the University of Virginia, a columnist for InterMat and the current Senior Manager of Media Operations for United World Wrestling joins the show to talk about international wrestling. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to...

  • from On The Mat 06/10/19 3:43 PM

    World Team members Richie Figueroa and Aaron Brooks go On The Mat A pair of World Team members in freestyle will go ON THE MAT this week as they prepare for the UWW Cadet and Junior World Championships later this summer. Cadet Richie Figueroa and Junior Aaron Brooks are on the show. Join Andy Hami...

  • from On The Mat 05/30/19 3:46 PM

    NCAA champion and two-time U.S. world teamer Tony Ramos goes On The Mat Three-time NCAA All-American, two-time U.S. world team member and current North Carolina assistant coach Tony Ramos joins the show this week. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to ...

  • from On The Mat 05/25/19 4:07 AM

    Two-time Olympian, World silver medalist and former Maryland head coach Kerry McCoy goes On The Mat Kerry McCoy, a dominant three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion joins On The Mat this week. McCoy recently stepped down as the head coach at the University of Maryland. A New York native, ...

  • from On The Mat 05/17/19 3:20 AM

    NCAA champion and NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee Chair Matt Valenti goes On The Mat Matt Valenti, a two-time NCAA champion and the current Associate AD of Student Development at Penn joins On The Mat this week. In addition to his duties in athletic administration, Valenti is also the chair of the N...

  • from On The Mat 05/12/19 3:05 AM

    U.S. Open champion and four-time All-American Cody Brewer goes On The MatNew Virginia Tech assistant coach, four-time NCAA wrestling All-American, 2015 NCAA champion, and recent U.S. Open champion Cody Brewer is next up On The Mat. Jay Snow, the coach of Mississippi's lone high school team, Ocean Sp...

  • from On The Mat 05/05/19 3:10 AM

    Two-time NCAA champion Yianni Diakomihalis goes On The Mat Fresh off a second NCAA Division I Championship and a U.S. Open championship, Cornell sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis joins On The Mat. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings...

  • from On The Mat 04/19/19 7:50 PM

    Duke head coach Glen Lanham goes On The Mat With no scholarships, Duke head coach Glen Lanham has one of the must unique positions in college coaching. Recently, the Blue Devil wrestling program has seen All-Americans Conner Hartmann, Jacob Kasper and Mitch Finesilver come through the program. Get ...

  • from On The Mat 04/13/19 8:54 PM

    Two-time NCAA champion and Iowa State assistant coach Brent Metcalf Current Iowa State assistant coach Brent Metcalf join On The Mat. Metcalf, a Michigan native, was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at Iowa. He made four of U.S. World teams in freestyle and just finished his sec...

  • from On The Mat 04/08/19 6:53 PM

    National champion Anthony Ashnault of Rutgers One of Rutgers' two NCAA Division I champions, Anthony Ashnault, joins On The Mat to talk about his championship at 149 pounds as he and Nick Suriano won the school's first NCAA individual wrestling championships. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as...

  • from On The Mat 03/17/19 1:03 AM

    National champion and Clovis H.S. assistant coach Adam Tirapelle Past 2001 NCAA champion Adam Tirapelle, an Illinois alum, joins On The Mat with Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton. Tirapelle coaches high school wrestling with his father Steve at California powerhouse Clovis. Show Segments 0:22 - Welc...

  • from On The Mat 03/11/19 4:52 PM

    Olympic bronze medalist Nate Carr goes On The Mat Nate Carr, a 1988 Olympic bronze medalist, goes On The Mat to talk about his career and the people around him and his famous family in wrestling. There's also a new Kasper's Korner segment. Note: This show was recorded prior to the Division I confer...

  • from On The Mat 03/04/19 10:29 PM

    World & Olympic champion Kevin Jackson goes On The Mat Kevin Jackson, a World and Olympic champion, will go On The Mat with hosts Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman. Jackson is currently USA Wrestling's Developmental freestyle coach in Colorado Springs. He'll talk about a number of subjects, including...

  • from On The Mat 02/22/19 5:38 PM

    Oklahoma State head wrestling coach John Smith goes On The Mat Oklahoma State head wrestling coach John Smith is next up On The Mat with Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman. Coach Smith and his Cowboys are set to host Iowa in both team's dual-meet finale at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Harvard wrestling alum S...

  • from On The Mat 02/16/19 5:46 PM

    Virginia Tech head wrestling coach Tony Robie goes On The Mat Virginia Tech head wrestling coach Tony Robie is next up On The Mat with Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman. Show Segments 0:30 - Welcome to the show with Andy "The Snowblower" Hamilton 2:00 - What's been the highlight dual of the year? 5...

  • from On The Mat 02/09/19 7:32 AM

    Campbell head wrestling coach Cary Kolat goes On The Mat Campbell head wrestling coach Cary Kolat is next up On The Mat with Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman. We also have a new Kasper's Korner segment on the show. Show Segments 1:50 - The Mailbag, featuring The Swayz 8:15 - Giving and taking away...

  • from On The Mat 02/02/19 6:40 AM

    Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Keith Gavin goes On The Mat Second-year Pittsburgh head coach Keith Gavin is the guest on this episode of On The Mat. Gavin was a two-time All-American as an athlete at Pittsburgh and an NCAA champion his senior year. Pittsburgh is the host school for the 2019 NCAA D...

  • from On The Mat 01/27/19 3:44 AM

    LA Rams OL Austin Blythe goes On The Mat Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton talk with Duke assistant and two-time All-American Jacob Kasper with a new Kasper's Corner segment. Former Iowa three-time high school state wrestling champion and current LA Rams offensive lineman Austin Blythe. Kasper is in ...

  • from On The Mat 01/18/19 5:26 PM

    Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands goes On The Mat Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton talk with Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands on a number of topics, including injuries, the NCAA relaxing hardship waiver requirements. Brands also talks about individuals with the program and the process of recr...