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  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 2015 National Champion head coach for the Ohio State University, Tom Ryan. In a final RUDIS Wrestling Podcast before a hiatus, Ryan and Dernlan discuss Ryan's new book, Chosen Suffering. The book can be preor...

  • On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of th...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA’s 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels u...

  • On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of th...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by Ohio State wrestling head coach Tom Ryan. The two discuss various aspects of life, ranging from how to manage an elite mentality, becoming the CEO of your own life, and how the Buckeyes are separating themselves from the rest ...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA’s 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels u...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined live in the studio by 4x NCAA Champion Logan Stieber. The second episode of a four-part series, he and Dernlan break down the sophomore season which culminated in Stieber's second of four NCAA titles.

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA's 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels u...

  • On today’s episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Executive Director Mike Moyer. Dernlan and Moyer break down who the NWCA serves, how it is structured, and the ways in which it betters the sport of wrestling. Moyer provides an...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the fallout resulting from COVID-19 on wrestling programs as well as athletic programs across all sports being dropped from schools with the uncertainty ahead. The two also discuss the semantics and caveats that ha...

  • On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of th...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant are joined by former Eastern Michigan head wrestling coach and current volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan, David Bolyard. Bolyard held the reigns on one of the most successful EMU wrestling programs in...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by new RUDIS Ambassador and Wisconsin associate head coach Jon Reader. Reader is a 2011 graduate of Iowa State University, where he was a 3x NCAA All-American and a national champion at 174 pounds. He has since spent near...

  • In this final episode of the series, Dernlan and Bryant break down the heavyweight team members, discuss wrestlers who they think should have made the cut, and who they'd replace. The heavyweights are Clarion’s Kurt Angle, Iowa’s Ed Banach, Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Carlton Haselrig, Oklahoma’s Dan Hod...

  • On today's LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of th...

  • Matt Dernlan is joined by Lehigh head coach Pat Santoro to discuss the current state of Lehigh athletics, staying motivated during Coronavirus quarantine, and the importance of Regional Training Centers to the advancement of American wrestling.

  • In this episode, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the middleweight members of the NCAA's 75th Anniversary Wrestling Team, discuss wrestlers who they think should have made the cut, and who they’d replace. The middleweights are Lee Kemp of Wisconsin, Lincoln McIlravy of Iowa, Wade Schalles of...

  • Matt Dernlan is joined by UFC bantamweight legend Dominick Cruz to discuss his career, overcoming injuries and how wrestling has prepared him for fighting and life.

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the 75th Anniversary Team, as presented by the NCAA in conjunction with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The team, named at the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships, is comprised of 15 of the all-time greats, a...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Jason Bryant is joined by 2x NCAA Champion at Oklahoma State and new Oregon State University head wrestling coach Chris Pendleton. Pendleton led Arizona State for the past six seasons as an assistant coach under Zeke Jones, and during that time...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by new Campbell wrestling head coach Scotti Sentes. Sentes, a two-time NCAA All-American for Central Michigan University, served as head assistant coach at Cal Poly before spending five seasons at Campbell under then head...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant dive into the whirlwind of head coaching changes across college wrestling, highlighting two of Division I’s biggest hires: Cary Kolat and Chris Pendleton. Dernlan, who has an extensive history in serving on and leading Div...

  • On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren is joined by wrestling vigilante Canaan Bower and revered hall-of-fame wrestler and Superbowl Champion, Stephen Neal. Bower, a 16-year-old from Las Cruces, New Mexico recently went viral across the country for a video showing him storming into a gas station and...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan gets an exclusive look into the factors that drove Cary Kolat to leave his post at Campbell to take the head coaching job at the U.S. Naval Academy. Kolat served as the head coach for the Campbell Camels for six seasons, leading his team t...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by three-time World and Olympic champion Kyle Snyder. The two discuss the postponement of the 2020 Games, his mindset during present adversity, Kyle’s decision to train at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club and more.<br /><b...

  • On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 1996 Olympian and University of Oklahoma head coach Lou Rosselli. A veteran coach of numerous powerhouse programs, Rosselli has served the sport of wrestling as a collegiate and freestyle coach for over a dec...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant reflect on seasons past and remember the first NCAA Championships they attended or participated in. The two take a trip back in time to championships from the 90s and early 2000s and discuss unforgettable moments in wrestl...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant react to the Summer Games being delayed to 2021. The two discuss the global impact of a sports-less 2020 summer, what the postponement means for the sport of wrestling, and what the future landscape looks like for athletes...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by 2x NCAA Champion Gabe Dean. Dean, an assistant coach at his alma mater Cornell, talks how the past few weeks have changed his perspective as both a coach and fan of the sport. Dernlan and Dean dive into Gabe’s transition from ...

  • On this episode of The Way, Matt Dernlan and Cary Kolat react to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics from this July to the summer of 2021. Kolat, an Olympian who competed at the Sydney Games in 2000, reflects on his own adversity at the Games and predicts what the prospective athletes representin...

  • On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren is joined by 4x All-American, 2x NCAA Champion, and co-founder of Young Guns Wrestling Club, Jody Strittmatter. Strittmatter, current assistant coach at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, has coached Division I prodigies including Penn State’s Jason Nolf and V...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro. Molinaro, a 2012 NCAA Champion for Penn State and coached by Dernlan, is currently training for the 2020 Games at the Oklahoma Regional Training Center. The two discuss training at the h...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the cancellation of the NCAA Wrestling Championships due to Coronavirus concerns, bringing the 2019-2020 collegiate wrestling season to an unexpected and disappointing end. The two discuss the cancellation from the...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Cary Kolat joins Matt Dernlan to discuss the abrupt end to the 2019-2020 NCAA Wrestling season, what it means for the athletes and for the sport as a whole. Dernlan and Kolat provide a coach’s perspective to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, and...

  • On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren sits down with 2019 U23 World Silver Medalist and Olympic hopeful Kayla Miracle. After qualifying the 62kg women's freestyle spot for the United States at the 2020 Olympics at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier, Kayla reflects on her performance, and looks ahea...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the Big Ten Conference Championship, talk ideal NCAA Finals matchups at various weights, and discuss an array of factors which contribute to the added pressure of performing at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Cham...

  • On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren sits down with World Silver Medalist, former Hawkeye, and Olympic hopeful Thomas Gilman to discuss his trip to Russia, relationships with Iowa wrestlers in the light of Big 10’s and the Olympics, as well as his mindset approaching the Pan American Games. Then A...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the upcoming NAIA Championships, as well as the Big 10 Championships. Dernlan and Bryant discuss the caveats and conditions that will come into play for this year's Big Ten Championships as well as go weight by weig...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the upcoming championships across all of college wrestling. Bryant gives a lay of the land for the next few weeks as collegiate wrestling wraps the regular season and we head into conference tournaments and each div...

  • On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren sits down with Campbell Camels Head Coach Cary Kolat to discuss the way he and his staff have been able to make tremendous progress in developing the team in just a few short years. In addition, Askren also gets Kolat’s thoughts on the Iowa State controversy as...

  • On this episode Ben sits down with the Head coach of the undefeated NC State wrestling team, Pat Popolizio to discuss the benefits of a Dual Meet National Championship alongside the current system as well as talk over the recent controversy with Iowa State. Then Askren talks to Keith Gavin head coac...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down one of the craziest weeks in college wrestling this season. Starting off with a weekend recap, they discuss dual meets won, records broken, and conference depth for programs across the country. At 26:15, Dernlan ...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant talk all things rankings. With both having longstanding experience in the world of rankings, the two break down everything from the difference between the multitude of types of rankings and sources of rankings, as well as d...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant catch up after a short break to recap Ohio State vs Penn State and Iowa vs Minnesota, as well as look ahead to the final week of Dual Meets to come. They discuss in detail the matchup between Luke Pletcher and Nick Lee alon...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the intricacies and strategies behind getting college athletes to be able to peak correctly through their competition season. Kolat brings a unique perspective as his first recruiting class as a coach in Campbell are now Seniors and his...

  • On this week’s episode of On Deck, Ben Askren sits down with coaches from three of the NCAA’s top up-and-coming programs. Jake Sueflohn, assistant coach with #10 Purdue wrestling, Hofstra head coach Dennis Papadatos and associate head coach from Army Ned Shuck all discuss their seasons up through th...

  • On this episode of the On Deck Podcast, Ben Askren sits down Princeton head coach Chris Ayres and #8 at 184lbs for Michigan State, Cameron Caffey. Ayres, hot off an Ivy League title win over Cornell, talks all things wrestling from growth and development in both the sport and in his own program over...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the reasons behind what is commonly referred to as the “Sophomore Slump” when it comes to Collegiate Wrestling. With both having competitive and coaching backgrounds they bring insight into the potential causes and solutions to what cau...

  • On episode 122 of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant preview duals between UNC and NC State, recap Nebraska's win over Ohio State as well as Wisconsin vs. Purdue. They talk ACC Wrestling from top to bottom, and predict future outcomes and rankings heading into the tail end of...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant sit down to go over their picks and predictions from the most anticipated dual meet of the season between the #1 Iowa Hawkeyes and #2 Penn State Nittany Lions. Dernlan and Bryant go in depth weight by weight with their pre...

  • On this Episode of the On Deck Podcast, Ben Askren sits down with #3 at 165lbs Evan Wick, Northern Iowa Head Coach Doug Schwab, and Nebraska Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder. Askren Discusses Wick’s upcoming match with Vincenzo Joseph, Northern Iowa’s success in the latter half of January, along wi...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant sit down to go over their picks and predictions from the most anticipated dual meet of the season between the #1 Iowa Hawkeyes and #2 Penn State Nittany Lions. Dernlan and Bryant go in-depth weight by weight with their pre...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the results and individual matchups from the previous weekend's Dual Meets between Iowa and Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska, as well as NC State vs Virginia. Special spotlights are given to Sammy Sasso, Kennedy...

  • On this episode of On Deck with Ben Askren, Ben sits down with NC State Head Coach Pat Popolizio, UNC Head Coach Coleman Scott, and number 1 ranked, 2x NCAA Champ and Hodge frontrunner Zahid Valencia. Askren discusses the Hidlay brothers impact on their team as a whole, the growing strength of the A...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan is joined once again by National Hall of Fame inductee Jason Bryant to discuss the events of the previous weekend, along with the silent rise of Virginia Tech and the overall depth in the ACC. In addition the two also cover the hosting of t...

  • On this episode of On Deck with Ben Askren, Ben sits down with World Silver Medalist and Matteo Pellicone Champion Sarah Hildebrandt, World Gold Medalist and 2x U.S. Open Champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock, as well as #1 ranked at 141lbs Luke Pletcher of Ohio State. Askren Discusses Hildebrandt's big move...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan welcomes his new co-host, National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee and 11 time National Award-Winning Journalist, Jason Bryant. During this episode of the podcast, Matt and Jason discuss the nature of ducking matches, the injury policies a...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan talks with NCAA Champion and 3x All American Max Askren about the factors behind Iowa's rise to #1 in the NCAA team race for 2020. The two focus on the importance of the culture that has been established at Iowa that has allowed them to re...

  • RUDIS is proud to introduce the brand new podcast On Deck with host Ben Askren. On Deck will be a weekly podcast featuring interviews with the top athletes, coaches, and personalities of the wrestling world discussing current events, life stories, and everything in between. On this first episode of ...

  • On this episode of The Way, Matt Dernlan and Cary Kolat weigh in on the topic of realistic goals and dreams for athletes during competition. With both having a deep background in coaching they discuss the caveats of keeping it honest with your athletes about what goals are realistically achievable w...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by special guest host, NCAA Champion, 2x BIG 12 Champion, and 3x All American Max Askren to recap the down to the wire dual meet between Arizona State and Ohio State.

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan recap the results of the 2020 Southern Scuffle matches weight by weight. In addition to covering the results, Askren also announces his new RUDIS podcast in which he will be recording interviews with high profile coaches and ...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan bring in the New Year with a recap of the 2019 Midlands Championships results. To kick off the podcast, the two discuss the tendency of college coaches to try and sway the officials, and then the increased amount of programs...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan LIVE from Fort Worth Texas at Senior Nationals. Championships Recap

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan LIVE From Fort Worth Texas at Senior Nationals

  • On this episode of The Way Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the problems that come up as coaches when you're a third of the way through the season and issues of rest and recovery come to the surface. Kolat stresses the need for athletes to have perspective on the lucky position that they have whi...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the differences between Discipline and Sacrifice when it comes to being a wrestler. The discussion begins with Matt recalling a conversation with Kyle Snyder, in which Snyder states that he does not believe he is sacrificing anything in...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan go through a recap of the results of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament that took place over December 13th and 14th. The Ironman Tournament is one of the most anticipated high school wrestling tournaments in the country and...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan wrap up their breakdown of the matches at the Las Vegas Invitational from the past weekend. Timestamps by weight can be found below<br /><br />125lbs 16:25<br />133lbs 17:33<br />141lbs 19:00<br />149lbs 34:34<br />165lbs 41...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren begin by discussing the recent news that Russia has been barred from competing in and hosting international sporting competitions in response to the abuse of P.E.D.’s and cheating scandals in recent years. The two then move ...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren discuss the nuances between the NCAA tournament format and the team race during the college wrestling season covering the pros and cons of each. During the second portion of the podcast, the two share their picks and predicti...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan recap the Wisconsin Iowa Dual Meet with a particular focus on the DeSanto Gross match. Askren and Dernlan debate whether or not Gross is spreading himself too thin trying to compete at an Olympic weight as well as in NCAA com...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover the remainder of Dual Meets from the previous week and address Spencer Lee's dominant performance. The two also discuss whether or not Cael Sanderson and Penn State's program should have been able to influence Pennsylv...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover the 4th week of NCAA wrestling results focusing on the end of Penn State's 60 dual meet win streak, as well as the increase in attendance to college wrestling meets as a whole in the recent years.<br /><br />Follow Wres...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the struggles and variables that come along with traveling for competition and how to deal with them in order to perform at the highest level possible while on the road. Cary pulls insight from his experience coaching at Campbell Univer...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover the results of the previous weekend’s College Wrestling competition including The Black Knight Invitational, Rider vs Minnesota, Army vs Penn State and more. In addition Dernlan congratulates Ben Askren on his retiremen...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the current state of officiating in college-level wrestling. Both agree that officials are held to unreasonably high expectations in relation to their compensation for working wrestling meets, and that fans harassing officials for misse...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover the results of the 2nd week of NCAA wrestling beginning with the 2019 Journeymen Tournament. The two cover Valencia’s slim victory, Dom Demas’ highlight reel performance and finally Luke Pletcher’s difficult match with...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss the implications of Jaydin Eierman leaving Missouri and transferring to Iowa in his 5th year. The two also speculate that some athletes will abuse the portal, especially when factoring in RTC’s. From here they discuss...

  • On this Episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Benn Askren and Matt Dernlan continue their coverage of the opening week of college wrestling season. They begin their discussion with a continuation on the topic of talent in sports and then move into a discussion of the advantages of starting your spo...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss what the best ways of coaching from your athlete’s corner during competition are. The two begin by discussing the process of wrestle off’s and how to determine starters and move into talking about their preferred methods of coaching fro...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the benefits and requirements for having “On Your Own” workouts in the wrestling room. With their combined coaching experience the two talk about how the sign of a healthy program and healthy team is when the athletes are able to not on...

  • On this Episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren sits down with 2019 World Champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock to discuss her introduction to the sport of wrestling, the growth and development that led to her becoming a World Champion, and her future goals in the sport.

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan break down the current ratings for the NCAA wrestling season for 125 lbs 133 lbs and 149 lbs

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan break down the current ratings for the NCAA wrestling season for 174lbs, 165lbs, and 157lbs. 6:10 At 174lbs the two discuss the lack of depth in the weight class with Mark Hall being the only remaining clear #1 at the weight...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss the decision of RUDIS Athlete Kyle Snyder to make the move to the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club from Ohio State and the advantages of changing up your environment in the sport to gain an edge. They also briefly discuss ...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan divert from their traditional format of the podcast and dive into the concept of discipline in the wrestling room from the perspective of their combined years of experience as both athletes and coaches of top tier wrestling programs. <br /><br ...

  • On this episode of the podcast, Ben and Matt break down their predictions for the top contenders in the upcoming college wrestling season for each weight class.

  • This week on the podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss the results of Who’s Number 1, breaking down several different matches. They also debate the idea of whether or not talent is a legitimate factor in success as an athlete when compared to environment and work ethic overall. To wrap up the ...

  • On this episode of the podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover a wide range of topics spanning from a preview of the statistical breakdown from World Championships, the committed recruits for the upcoming college season, potential changes that could be made to redshirt policy, as well as the subj...

  • On this episode of the podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan go over the results from the U.S. Team’s performance at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and cover topics like Daton Fix’s performance as well as speculation on which weight class J’Den Cox will be moving to for his 2020 Olympic run. ...

  • Protection From Above<br />Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan introduce a new book they will be discussing, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek. In this episode, they discuss Ch. 1 “Protection from Above”. Throughout the chapter, Sinek utilizes examples from milit...

  • This episode Ben Askren sits down with 2018 NCAA Champion and 2017 NCAA Finalist Seth Gross who is preparing to start his 6th collegiate season and his first season with the University of Wisconsin. They breakdown Gross’s journey starting with how he began wrestling through his troubles and tribulat...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren continue their breakdown of the results of the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. Dernlan reports in from Nur Sultan for the final time and the two recap the last of the Men's Freestyle matches. They discuss the dominant pe...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren continue their breakdown of the results of the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. Dernlan is reporting in from Nur Sultan Kazakhstan where the competition is taking place. The two first recognize the dominant performance pu...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren give a breakdown of the results of the 2019 World Championships after 6 days of competition. Dernlan is reporting in from Nur Sultan Kazakhstan where the competition is taking place. The two cover the results of Greco Roman,...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren make predictions about what they expect to see for each weight class in this year’s World Championships as well as talk college wrestling and how next year being an Olympic year will impact rosters.<br /><br />125kg: (16:13)...

  • RUDIS Wrestling Shoes and Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy On this special episode, Kyle Snyder and Logan Stieber join Matt Dernlan as they discuss the brand new 2019 RUDIS Wrestling Shoes. Stieber and Snyder breakdown the process of making, developing, and everything that goes into making a shoe. Sn...

  • Daton Fix Podcast On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren sits down with 4x Oklahoma State Champion, 2017 Junior World Champion, NCAA Finalist, 2019 Senior World Team Member, and 7x World Team Member Daton Fix. Fix holds many, many more accolades including the most recent ...

  • Team USA - One Step Closer to Final Form This episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan detail and breakdown Dake vs Dieringer, Diakomihalis vs Retherford, wrestling protocol, Junior Greco, and Daton Fix joining Askren on the podcast. Askren commends Dake on his gameplan, execution, and all-around wrestl...

  • Olympic Red Shirt and Jr. Worlds This episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover Yianni Diakomihalis / Zain Retherford arbitration process being dragged out, Mekhi Lewis taking an Olympic redshirt, Vito Arujau at Junior Worlds, and Collegiate rosters for next season. Askren and Dernlan First get into...

  • Spencer Lee Before Iowa On this special episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren sits down with 2x NCAA Champion and Iowa Hawkeye Spencer Lee for an exclusive interview. Askren first met Lee at Young Guns Camp when Lee was a sophomore or junior in high school. Even at that time, Lee was a ...

  • RTCs On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss the main topics from the NWCA coach’s convention including changes/recommendations for how RTCs are being run, monitored, regulated and enforced by the NCAA. They kick off the podcast by bringing up current news of Zain Retherford not wrestli...

  • You Will Always Regret it This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 10 “Never Ever Quit” from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter talks about not giving up on your dreams and having the fortitude t...

  • Why Maryland? On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan sits down with newly named University of Maryland Head Wrestling Coach Alex Clemsen. Dernlan asks Clemsen why Maryland was the right choice for him to take his storied coaching career to the next level. Clemsen speaks...

  • The Harsh Reality This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 8 “Rise to the Occasion” and Ch. 9 "Give People Hope" from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. Ch. 8 deals a lot with giving respect to those soldiers...

  • Developing a Wrestling Prodigy On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren is joined by Yianni Diakomihalis for an exclusive interview. Diakomihalis explains how he started wrestling at the young age of five and by ten began training seriously with his father former Rochester ...

  • Why Fargo Is So Important This episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan recap Fargo Junior Nationals and Askren Wrestling Academy results. They discuss how much Junior Nationals has grown in the past 5 years. They attribute the growth to national media coverage and high-level coaching/training partners t...

  • Training with Team USA This special episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan are joined by Isaiah Martínez in Fargo at Junior Nationals as they talk Yasar Dogu, Dake vs Dieringer, and share wrestling stories from their past. Dernlan begins by asking Martínez what he’s been up to since his matches with J...

  • Matt Storniolo Joins On this special LIVE episode from the RUDIS Booth at Fargo, North Dakota Junior Nationals Ben Askren, Northwestern Head Coach Matt Storniolo, and Matt Dernlan talk collegiate wrestling and Yasar Dogu results. They kick-off by asking Storniolo about how Freestyle training is goin...

  • The Next Chapter On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan sits down in the studio with 2016 World Gold Medalist, four-time NCAA Champion, 2018 World Cup Champion, and 2018 Pan American Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber recently announced his retirement from active wrestling...

  • Where You Find Wrestling, You Will Find RUDIS On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss Fargo Junior Nationals, UFC 239, and the controversy surround Kyle Dake’s decision to delay his match with Dieringer but compete internationally. Dernlan starts by announcing RUDIS will be in Fargo, No...

  • Lean into Discomfort This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 7 “Stand Up to the Bullies” from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter goes over standing up and overcoming adversity. Not only reacting...

  • The Very First Interview On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren sits down for an exclusive interview with founder and former CEO of FloSports and current founder and CEO of Rokfin Martin Floreani. Askren kicks off the podcast by asking Floreani how the past year has been ...

  • Great Wrestlers Dare Greatly This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 6 “You Must Dare Greatly” from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter talks about pushing your limits, taking risks, believing an...

  • It's All About Perspective This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 5 "Failure Can Make You Stronger" from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter talks about persevering through failures and allowi...

  • How Do You Rank the Top RTCs? This week, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan have a unique episode where they give you their Regional Training Center (RTC) power rankings. One question while coming up with this list Askren had was if they should count international wrestlers or only USA wrestlers. Another w...

  • Securing the Lineup This episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan talk NCAA Wrestling, World Team Trials Format, and who is most likely to medal at the World Championships. Askren starts by discussing the news 2018 All-American Shakur Rasheed announced he will be returning for another year of collegiate...

  • Final X Lincoln During this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan recap Final X Lincoln and breakdown all the exciting moments. Askren talks about the excitement surrounding United States Wrestling and the level our team is at compared to previous years and the world. Dernlan gives some insight behin...

  • Failure Is a Product of Long Term Success This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Ch. 4 "Life’s Not Fair. Drive On." from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter talks about the way you look at life an...

  • Great Competitors, Controversial Call. On this special episode, Matt Dernlan sits down with Ivy League’s all-time winningest wrestling coach, Cornell Head Coach Rob Koll. Along with being the Head Coach at Cornell he also coaches his wrestlers as they pursue Olympic and World Championship dreams in ...

  • Elevating the Sport On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan talk about and recap all of the exciting stories revolving around Final X Rutgers. Dernlan attended Final X Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) and speaks about how phenomenal of an event it was. Dernlan’s opinion echos the on...

  • Determination Over Talent This episode Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan continue onto Ch. 3 “Only the Size of Your Heart Matters” from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This chapter speaks about the size of your heart being ...

  • On this special episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan are in the wrestling room to breakdown the Final X matchups between Yianni Diakomihalis vs Zain Retherford, Gable Steveson vs Nick Gwiazdowski, Bo Nickal vs J'Den Cox, and the postponed match Kyle Dake vs Alex Dieringer. Tune into our YouTube Cha...

  • Anthony Cassar On this episode, Ben Askren is in the studio with Matt Dernlan as they discuss some recent events such as the UWW Cadet & U23 Nationals, collegiate wrestling news, and. They kick off by talking about big news for Penn State, Anthony Cassar was granted two years of eligibility by the N...

  • Team Work Makes the Dream Work This episode Cary Kolat, and Matt Dernlan continue onto Ch. 2 "You Can't Go It Alone" from the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. The name of this chapter says it all, you need people in life...

  • A Family Business On this special episode, Matt Dernlan sits down with 4x WCWA National Champion, 3x U.S. Open Champion, 2x Junior World Medalist and recently signed RUDIS athlete Kayla Miracle. Coming off a U23 World Team Trials win and a Senior World Team Trials win, Miracle is heading to Final X ...

  • Download the full scoring breakdown at therudis.com Current Events This episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan present detailed statistics pulled from data collected by Askren and his team of the 2019 U.S. Open. Before getting into the numbers Askren talks about the sad news that hit the wrestling com...

  • Keep it Simple Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan introduce a new book they will be discussing, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. This episode they will discuss Ch. 1 "Start Your Day with a Task Completed". McRaven gave a commencemen...

  • The Future of Heavyweight This episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown the World Team Trials Junior’s tournament. Askren really enjoys watching the Junior tournament because it gives you a sneak peek on the talent that is entering college. One standout performan...

  • Heavy Weight On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan will break down the Finals of the World Team Trials. Askren doesn't waste any time jumping right into his opinion on Gable Steveson vs Adam Coon in the Heavy Weight Finals. some people picked Steveson to beat Coon but not in the dominant fash...

  • Current EventsThis episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan preview the 2019 World Team Trials. Askren starts the podcast by telling Dernlan how much he enjoyed Dernlan's interview with Anatoly Beloglazov on episode #55. Dernlan gives some insight on the interview and all the interesting pieces he took f...

  • Spreading the MessageOn this special episode, Matt Dernlan sits down with Olympic Gold Medalist, 3x World Champion, and International Coach, Anatoly Beloglazov as well as Anatoly's son Alex for an exclusive interview. Beloglazov is currently in the middle of his second tour around the USA putting on...

  • New Wrestling Data On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan talk about Beat the Streets, as well as all the exciting upcoming events surrounding the podcast. Askren starts off with the news that he along with a handful of wrestlers from Askren Wrestling Academy have finished collecting data from...

  • 57 & 61 kg On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt talk about the UWW Junior Freestyle U.S. Open Wrestling Championships. They kick off the podcast by talking about the 57 kg weight class. Ohio State’s Malik Heinselman dominated his way all the way through this tournament. It’s great to see Heinselman ...

  • When Should You Enter the Open? On this special episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Kyle Snyder joins Ben Askren and Matt as they discuss the U.S. Open, Beat the Streets, and Final X. Askren starts by asking Snyder what his takeaways were from watching the U.S. Open. Snyder was surprised by a few...

  • Yianni Is Living in the Matrix On this special live broadcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown all the wrestling from the U.S. Open leading up to the finals and make their predictions for the finals. The first topic they jump into is someone everyone is talking about, Yianni Diakomihalis. Diako...

  • Positive Encouragement This episode is the second part in a series of statistical scoring breakdowns by Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan. The wrestling communities positive reaction to this analysis and data gathered by Askren has been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. It shows the demand and inte...

  • Download Infographic Here: https://therudis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/0322-ben-infographic-13.jpg Askren vs Burroughs During this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan break down. First, they jump into talking about the announcement of Ben Askren vs Jordan Burrough...

  • Ben Askren sits down with Isaiah Martínez for an exclusive interview. Everyday Training (0:00) Fighting Career (5:08) How it All Began (6:38) Just Attack (8:20) Young Wrestlers (13:31) Early College Career (18:03) Freshman Year (24:18) Sophomore Year (26:38) Vincenzo Joseph (31:59) Professional Car...

  • On this podcast, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Chapter 11, “Keep the Switch Going” from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. This is the last chapter of Switch. The book has been about how to enact change within an organization or team. Dernlan and K...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan break down their picks for the best dual, match, rivalry, upset, top wrestler, pinner, scrambler, freshmen, most exciting, and overall best wrestler. Best Match (7:10) Best Rivalry (11:03) Best Upset (17:35) Best on Top (22:03) Best Pinner (26:57) Best Scrambler (2...

  • Beat The Streets In this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss the top 10 coaches of the year. How to Judge (6:23) Number 10 - Troy Steiner (12:15) Number 9 - Chris Ayres | Coleman Scott (17:37) Number 7 - Kevin Dresser | Scott Moore (28:03) Number 6 - Sco...

  • Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Chapter 10, “Rally the Herd” from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, by Chip and Dan Heath. Body Language (6:35) Hostile Environment (11:40) Tweak the Message (16:50) Transfers (21:32) Building the Herd (25:53) Follow Wrestling: https...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown team performances and preview the 2020 season for the top teams. Sarah Hildebrandt | Beat The Streets (5:30) Next Year's NCAA Champions (6:48) Bonus Points are Not an Option (14:40) Ohio State (20:38) Penn State (25:52) Cornell (34:13) Oklahoma State (40...

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan recap the finals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. 133 lbs Hypocritical Calls (5:39) Headgear Grab (15:13) Heavy Weight (19:30) 125 lbs (23:00) 141 lbs (26:25) 149 lbs (29:09) 157 lbs (31:42) 165 lbs (35:33) 1...

  • Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ Stay connected with RUDIS: Website: https://therudis.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_rudis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_rudis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rudiswrestling/ The Way: A RUDIS Wrestling Podcast: https:...

  • Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ Stay connected with RUDIS: Website: https://therudis.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_rudis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_rudis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rudiswrestling/ The Way: A RUDIS Wrestling Podcast: https:...

  • Session 2 During this live broadcast Thursday night at 10:30PM EST from Pittsburgh, PA, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown Session 2 of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. 125 lbs (3:40) 133 lbs (7:37) 141 lbs (12:38) 149 lbs (15:30) 157 lbs (17:28) 165 lbs (19:15) 174 lbs (23:27) 184 lbs ...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan Recap the Session 1 of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ Stay connected with RUDIS Website: https://therudis.com Instagram: @the_rudis Twitter: @the_rudis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rudiswrestling

  • NCAA Bracket Breakdown With the release of the NCAA Wrestling Championships brackets, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan discuss, debate, and breakdown their thoughts on what will go down next weekend. Supposed Seeding Criteria (1:16) Heavyweight 285 lbs (7:05) 197 lbs (12:48) 184 lbs (17:09) 174 lbs ...

  • Don't Change Habits That Got You Here On this podcast, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Chapter 9, “Build Habits”, from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. Environment is Crucial (5:10) Action Triggers (12:20) Build Your Reputation (21:30) Autopil...

  • 125 lbs On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan talk about NCAA Wrestling Championships qualifiers beyond just those from the Big Ten. 133 lbs (9:44) 141 lbs (18:05) 149 lbs (22:07) 157 lbs (27:59) 165 lbs (29:06) 174 lbs (35:58) 184 lbs (39:46) 197 lbs (40:30) Heavy weight (43:03) F...

  • 125 lbs Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan jump right into breaking down the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. 133 lbs (5:07) One of the biggest matchups in the tournament went down in the quarterfinals Luke Pletcher beating Roman Bravo-Young 8-5. 141 lbs (16:20) The biggest story out of this bracket wa...

  • On this episode, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown UFC 235, Askren vs Lawler, the Oklahoma State Rogers vs Smith wrestle off, as well as their predictions for the BIG 10 conference tournament. A Champion Mentality (6:31) Dernlan asks how Askren felt about going from the build-up of his previous...

  • High School vs College Wrestling Put in the Work (4:35) Weight Control (10:18) Consistency is Key (20:54) Creating a Positive Work Environment (31:45) Learn from Competition (34:27) Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-m... Stay connected with RUDIS: Website: https://therudis...

  • A Sport of Emotional Expression In this episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown the Oklahoma State vs Iowa dual. Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena was packed with over 13,000 fans in attendance. They watched their Cowboy’s secure a 15-0 regular season record defeating Iowa 27-12. Askren doe...

  • Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Chapter 7 “Grow Your People”, from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. Growth Mindset (0:00) Initiate the Change (4:26) Changing Perspectives (8:36) Successful Teams (16:00) Generating Buy-in (21:22) Prove Your W...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan begin by talking about Sarah Hildebrandt, her new clothing line, and the interview Askren did with her on the last episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. New Gear New Technique (0:00) Oklahoma State vs Missouri (7:15) Jaydin Eierman vs Kaid Brock (11:23) Brock Maull...

  • On this episode, Ben Askren sits down with World Medalist and newly signed RUDIS ambassador Sarah Hildebrandt. Fresh off winning gold at the Yarygin Grand Prix, Hildebrandt tells Askren how she got started in the sport of wrestling. Where It All Began (0:00) High School Wrestling (4:31) College ...

  • Developing Life-Skills for Athletes (0:00) The Magic of Momentum (3:43) Adjust the Clock (14:00) Segmenting Outcomes (21:00) Getting the Most Out Of Practice Time (35:44) Shrink Change (38:59) Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ Stay connected with RUDIS: Website: htt...

  • Sebastian Rivera vs Stevan Micic (0:00) Ryan Deakin vs Alec Pantaleo (4:45) Showing Some Love (12:39) Missouri vs Arizona State (28:50) Zahid Valencia vs Daniel Lewis (31:02) Missouri in the MAC (35:43) Sarah Hildebrandt (42:33) Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ St...

  • Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan reflect on their predictions for the Ohio State vs Penn State dual last Friday. Follow Wrestling: https://therudis.com/wrestling-news-media/ Stay connected with RUDIS: Website: https://therudis.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_rudis/ Twitter: https://twitte...

  • Special live video with Ben Askren, Matt Dernlan, and guest Tommy Rowlands discussing possible outcomes for the Ohio State vs. Penn State match tonight, 02/08 at 8:30pm EST.

  • Entertainment vs Unsportsmanlike (0:00) Ben Askren addresses a main news story that wasn't brought up last podcast, Austin Desanto's antics, and suspension. Matt Dernlan's take on what happened at the Nebraska dual is that it was kind of justified. Earlier in the dual, after a sudden victory win, Ty...

  • Don't Limit Athletic Performance Ben Askren kicks off this week's podcast by getting Matt Dernlan's take on Certainty vs Truth which was Askren's Mental Mondays topic. Dernlan agrees that if you're telling a wrestler exactly what to do in a match, you're limiting them. You should encourage your wres...

  • Appreciate Your Experiences Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss Chapter 5 of the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. The chapter is about using positive emotion to create change. Dernlan has found this book extremely helpful and relatable. Kolat asks if Dernl...

  • Ohio State vs Michigan Ben Askren starts off the podcast saying Ohio State vs Michigan was the college wrestling dual of the season so far. It was an action-packed rivalry match where the No. 2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes fell 19-17 to No. 6 Michigan, after losing six of ten weight classes. Kicking o...

  • Is "Ducking" Bad? Wasting no time Ben Askren jumps into one of the biggest stories from this weekend, a match that didn't even happen. The main takeaway from the Northwestern vs Iowa dual wasn't about any of the matches that actually took place, it was about the ones that didn't. Neither Spencer Lee...

  • With Matt Dernlan absent, Cary Kolat tackles chapter 4 of the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip and Dan Heath and how he uses its lessons every day as a wrestling coach. Kolat breaks down the examples used in the book and applies them to his own life. Remembering to appea...

  • Kyle Snyder and Ben Askren discuss Snyder's collegiate wrestling career. The journey from being pinned in the NCAA Finals to winning 3 NCAA Wrestling Championships and 2 World Wrestling Championships as well as an Olympic Gold Medal before graduation. They also talk about Snyder's post-college caree...

  • Appreciate the Process Before getting into chapter 3 of the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip and Dan Heath, Matt Dernlan and Cary Kolat discuss recent wrestling events at Campbell. Kolat's team finished 10th at Midlands. The pair talk about appreciating the process. When...

  • Elite Youth Wrestling Teams On this edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren sits down with Kyle Snyder for a 2 part exclusive interview series. The conversation begins with Snyder telling his history with Cary Kolat. Around 5th grade Snyder started to see Team Kolat competing at the diffe...

  • Did Anyone Really Win in Daton Fix vs Nick Suriano? This weekend was filled with exciting collegiate match ups. With streaming and broadcasting services the availability of watching these duals are at your fingertips. This wasn't a reality a short time ago when it was hard to find live college wrest...

  • Ohio State vs North Carolina State Ohio State begins 2019 with a 26-10 win over NC State. Ben Askren starts the podcast with a mention of the business as usual Joeseph McKenna 10-2 major decision over Jamal Morris. This win moved McKenna to 11-0 on the season. Moving on to more memorable match from ...

  • Bright Spots Building off the last episode Matt Dernlan and Cary Kolat continue the discussion of the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip and Dan Heath. Recapping the last episode Kolat describes the basis of the book. Chip and Dan Heath use the analogy of a rider and eleph...

  • Homer or Game Changer? Getting right into the episode, Ben Askren begins to break down the Detroit Catholic Central vs Davison rivalry match between Cameron Amine and Alex Facundo. This was an exciting yet controversial match from the finals of the DCC Invite. It was between two of Michigan's best h...

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