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Hosted by Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton of Trackwrestling.com, On The Mat talks to a number of guests related to the national wrestling scene. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Kyle Klingman & Andy Hamilton, Mat Talk Podcast Network


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    Purdue assistant coach Leroy Vega goes On The Mat - OTM637

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 43:09


    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 Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.Show Segments
0:38 - Pride of the Yankees, Andy Hamilton.1:00 - Previewing the guest, Leroy Vega and what that Minnesota move to the top did for college wrestling.3:30 - J Robinson deserves a lot more credit than he gets.
6:00 - What Andy recalls about Vega. 7:05 - Cliff Keen Athletic.7:45 - Leroy Vega Interview40:00 - Show wrap-up.


    U.S. Women's Freestyle National Team Coach Terry Steiner - OTM636

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 76:49


    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 on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.Show Segments
0:54 - Cross Country Runners gotta eat.1:20 - Why do you like Terry Steiner?2:11 - Andy's tweet and medal performances.9:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic10:12 - Terry Steiner interview1:07:36 - Sterilaser1:09:00 - Show Wrap


    U.S. National men's freestyle coach Bill Zadick - OTM635

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 68:05


    U.S. National Men's Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick
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, Nebraska on September 11-12, 2021.
Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.Show Segments
0:36 - The Green Machine!1:33 - Kyle's top event live was the 2017 World Team Trials in Lincoln. What about Andy?6:40 - Kyle looking at the resources now with FloSports from the content side?13:00 - Sterilazer14:40 - Bill Zadick Interview1:05:35 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:06:00 - Show wrapSUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.https://www.mattalkonline.com/contribute


    Andy Hamilton recaps the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - OTM634

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 75:17


    Andy Hamilton is back from Tokyo
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 Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.Show Segments
0:34 - The Samurai Warrior1:10 - Kyle Klingman breaks down how Cliff Keen, the coach, had a vision for RTCs back in 1948.2:40 - Kyle Klingman was catching the action from Stillwater on assignment.3:50 - How Kyle Dake lost 11-0?7:50 - Unpacking the tournament. Starting things out with the venue.12:30 - How to cover this in-venue. 17:10 - The humidity in Tokyo is unreal. 18:30 - Let's jump through those hoops.22:50 - Cliff Keen Athletic23:40 - Interacting in the press area and trying to eat. 25:20 - Gable Steveson.37:36 - The moment you knew wrestling changed.40:22 - David Taylor vs. Hassan Yazdani. 44:18 - Tamyra Mensah-Stock is the star of the Olympics. 49:30 - Sadulaev's draw - come on dude. 52:00 - Helen Maroulis & Thomas Gilman59:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic with Sterilazer.1:00:00 - Sarah Hildebrandt wins bronze. 1:03:00 - Adeline Gray takes silver. 1:05:00 - Kyle and Ken Klingman talk wrestling. 1:07:00 - Final thoughts on the Games: Meltdowns and more. 

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    New Bellarmine head wrestling coach Ned Shuck - OTM633

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 67:54


    Ned Shuck goes On The Mat
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 Heidelberg after a wrestling career at Iowa. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.Show Segments
0:45 - We're back with the singular, possessive one, Andy Hamilton.
1:25 - We've been everywhere, man. 
4:30 - Is there a better visionary in the sport than Brian Smith of Missouri?
9:30 - The Olympics and all the stuff that goes with it?
15:00 - Why can't we get half the golds in men's freestyle?
17:44 - It's easy to get excited about the women's team!
20:15 - Greco trends. 
21:30 - Andy's storylines upcoming. 
22:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic
24:00 - Ned Shuck Interview1:04:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:05:00 - Postshow.


    Olympic Trials finalist Joey McKenna of the Pennsylvania RTC - OTM632

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 54:52


    Joey McKenna goes On The MatJoey 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 State, McKenna now represents the Pennsylvania RTC. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:32 - 232 Andy Hamilton, what does that ACTUALLY mean?1:00 - Quick preview of Joey McKenna on the suggestion of Michaela Beck.2:17 - It’s imperative that Jordan Oliver qualifies the weight, and the weight is deep.4:00 - The 232 is actually 2.32 and it was Andy’s GPA. 8:40 - Andy insists he wasn’t an idiot. 11:00 - You can’t teach hustle. 13:10 - Kyle’s Rant: “If I had his talent, I could coach his team to a national title.”26:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic Beast Backpack26:45 - Joey McKenna Interview52:36 - Cliff Keen Athletic Headgear.53:10 - Show Recap


    North Carolina head coach Coleman Scott - OTM631

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 86:09


    North Carolina head coach Coleman Scott goes On The Mat
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 Tar Heels first NCAA champion since 1995. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:35 - Andy rocks a Costanza (not Costanzo) wallet. 0:51 - Kyle literally got choked up - and you WILL hear about it later (hint hint)
1:18 - Division I championship recap - Iowa got it done.
3:08 - Mr. Fasttwitch chatter.
8:00 - Next up, Gable Steveson.
12:54 - Finishing up the NCAA tournament takeaways - Edge Rules!
16:48 - Shane Griffith wins an NCAA title, Family Legacies.
17:25 - We weren’t there!
19:25 - Andy was actually at the Olympic Team Trials. 
21:10 - Talking men’s freestyle.
30:22 - Talking women’s freestyle - all those sitting out made the team.
35:52 - Talking Greco-Roman.
38:15 - Cliff Keen Athletic.
39:11 - Coleman Scott Interview.
1:21:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic.
1:21:30 - Show Recap.
1:25:11 - Kyle getting choked up.


    Maryville head coach Mike Denney - OTM630

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 89:32


    Mike Denney goes On The Mat
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 and after.Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:35 - Andy is the Maverick. Let’s talk UNO. 2:30 - The steps of why leadership failed at UNO.4:30 - The school changed the locks before they even got home.6:30 - Trev Alberts couldn’t even deliver the bad news face-to-face.11:54 - Championship Season Update - D3 and NAIA.24:50 - Women’s Championships Updates & D2 Update.28:00 - High medal at the Olympics?
28:54 - Cliff Keen Athletic29:34 - Mike Denney Interview1:21:24 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:22:00 - Show Wrap


    Mizzou head coach Brian Smith - OTM629

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 71:18


    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 third weekend in March as well as setting a new MAC record and losing just six matches as a team the entire tournament. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:35 - Autobots, ROLL OUT!0:46 - How we got here.4:42 - When it shut down, being there, where were we?8:00 - Where are college sports without college football?11:40 - Necessity is the mother of invention. 14:00 - Let’s not lose the personal quality of the sport.15:30 - Looking ahead, what do we think? 19:00 - Remember complaining about the layout at U.S. Bank Stadium?21:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic22:00 - Brian Smith Interview1:06:50 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:07:30 - Show Wrap


    Don Bosco head coach Tom Hogan goes On The Mat - OTM628

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 67:16


    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 Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:35 - Ishtar reference. Such is the year we’re in. 2:00 - Coverage has been interesting in the COVID era. Who’s having championships?4:00 - How are states executing their tournaments? 6:30 - How do you explain this era of wrestling?10:30 - When will packed houses return to wrestling?14:00 - What happens when things get canceled? 16:00 - What about the Olympic Trials?19:30 - Division III talking points yet again, this time with a football example. 30:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic31:30 - Tom Hogan Interview
1:04:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:05:00 - Show wrap


    Journeymen's Frank Popolizio - OTM627

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 62:56


    Frank Popolizio goes 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 progressive wrestling leader? Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:37 - Andy “Go with the Flo” Hamilton0:58 - Impressive Category: Wrestle D1 as a starter or D3 All-American?4:40 - Trackwrestling/Flowrestling details.10:00 - Previewing Frank Popolizio11:05 - Cliff Keen Athletic11:52 - Frank Popolizio Interview 1:00:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:00:41 - Show Wrap Up



    Overcomer Training Center's Mark Fong and Minnesota's three-time All-American Mack Reiter - OTM626

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 88:52


    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 World Championships. Don Bosco graduate and Minnesota three-time All-American Mack Reiter also joins the show. He talks a lot, so he’ll be entertaining. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:45 - The Magnifying Glass and Quick Show Introductions1:15 - Kyle tells a Cliff Keen story about Andy Hamilton4:20 - Question for the day: What is more impressive - placing 8th at D3 or wrestling a handful of varsity matches at Iowa or Oklahoma State?6:45 - Cliff Keen Athletic 7:40 - Mark Fong Interview30:42 - Mark Fong Recap34:47 - Cliff Keen Athletic35:28 - Mack Reiter Interview1:26:00 - Mack Reiter Recap


    Nebraska head coach Mark Manning - OTM625

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 79:09


    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 under coach Mike Denney. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments0:34 - Scott Beck returns for the mailbag right off the bat with a risky proposition.
2:00 - Tamyra Mensah-Stock over Adeline Gray
7:00 - Going back with the time machine
10:55 - Watching footage in a unique way
17:00 - Age gaps and competing by comparing levels. 
25:00 - Smoking heaters as an elite athlete?
28:00 - Georgia (the state) wrestling and a Southern shift in focus.
32:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic
33:35 - Mark Manning Interview



    Iowa State's Austin Gomez - OTM624

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 53:35


    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 and a three-time Illinois high school state champion, he was one of the top recruits in the nation. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:45 - Houndstooth coat, but previewing Austin Gomez coming on the show.
2:12 - What makes a wrestler exciting? Let’s go down the rabbit hole. 
16:40 - Kyle still learns about high school wrestling. 
23:00 - Dan Hodge and going back in time with how the schedule works. 
28:30 - A word from Cliff Keen.
29:40 - Austin Gomez Interview
49:55 - Cliff Keen Athletic
50:32 - Recapping the show.


    Oklahoma State Recruiting Coordinator Tyler Caldwell - OTM623

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 80:47


    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 freestyle wrestling. On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:50 - What type is Andy? Bowl or Plate? 
3:30 - Matt Krumrie’s High School Insider discussion. 
5:15 - Legacies are going to look differently moving forward.
12:00 - How many true freshmen will we see on the mats? 15:00 - We get to find out who the top wrestlers are with wrestling, not like football.
19:15 - Trackwrestling College Rankings
23:00 - Grand View broke the college wrestling dual meet win streak record.
24:00 - Why is a recruiting coordinator on the show? 
27:12 - Cliff Keen Athletic
27:40 - Tyler Caldwell interview
1:15:00 - Show Wrap



    Michigan head coach Sean Bormet - OTM622

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 62:35


    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 The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:50 - Andy’s nickname is overblown. 
1:00 - Kyle is still obsessed with Sacred Heart. 
3:00 - Clearing up Kyle’s vent about Kennedy Blades. 
4:55 - D1 and non-D1 prestigiousness. 
10:48 - Andy has the right to change his goalposts, too!
13:00 - Les Sigman sucker bets. 
15:00 - Jim Miller has gotten himself into a pickle with Dan Gable stuff. 
22:00 - Previewing Sean Bormet
24:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic
24:30 - Sean Bormet Interview
59:00 - More from Cliff Keen
1:00:00 - Show wrap



    Penn head wrestling coach Roger Reina - OTM621

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 54:21


    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 Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:50 - Shimmy Shamrock Shake, Please. 
1:30 - Kyle Klingman’s addendum regarding Sacred Heart. 
9:22 - Questions we can’t answer. There are no answers.
16:20 - Talking about Grand View. Have they elevated NAIA wrestling?
22:04 - Kyle wants to pull the pressure from Kennedy Blades23:30 - Cliff Keen’s Beast Junior Backpack
24:18 - Roger Reina Interview




    Blair Academy's Brian Antonelli and St. Edward's Paddy Gallagher - OTM620

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 76:42


    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 from St. Edward in Ohio. On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:50 - Andy “Golden Arches” Hamilton is doing superbly.
1:00 - Talking H.S. wrestling with Paddy Gallagher and Brian Antonelli today
1:45 - What’s it like taking over for a legend? 
5:15 - Remembering Jim Keen, who recently passed away.
6:25 - Talking Sacred Heart. 
8:54 - My takes on your takes.
25:00 - A Word From Cliff Keen Athletic
25:50 - Brian Antonelli Interview
1:00:55 - Paddy Gallagher Interview


    Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli - OTM619

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 67:09

    Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli goes On The MatJason 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 to The Farm. On The Mat. Presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.Show Segments0:45 - Herbal Essences isn’t the title sponsor, Cliff Keen now is!2:50 - Exploring the possibilities of preserving Stanford wrestling.5:15 - Kyle’s segment idea: My Take on Your Takes5:20 - What’s more impressive, winning one match at the Division I championships or winning an NAIA, D2 or D3 national championship?10:50 - Wrestling is like no other in the anguish you take with you. 14:50 - What can we do to explain the sport more to the casual fan, especially in freestyle and Greco-Roman.24:00 - On The Mat Partner Cliff Keen Athletic25:00 - Jason Borrelli Interview1:05:00 - Show Wrap

    Life's Ashley Sword and Oregon State's Chris Pendleton - OTM618

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 73:15

    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. Show Segments
0:45 - The Snapping Turtle
0:55 - Recapping the HWC Showdown Open
5:45 - Sarah Hildebrandt didn’t compete, but Tom and Terry wanted women’s bouts on the card.9:00 - Devyn Gomez getting thrown to the wolves
10:00 - Bryce Meredith sounds off.14:50 - Tom Brands on paying the athletes
17:30 - There's big plans for Xtream Arena19:00 - Back to the snapping turtle line
21:00 - Ashley Sword interview
38:00 - Previewing Chris Pendleton
40:00 - Chris Pendleton Interview


    Princeton All-American Matthew Kolodzik - OTM617

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 70:25

    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 powerhouse Blair Academy in New Jersey before enrolling at Princeton. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:45 - Kentucky Derby vagrancy questions and Andy’s at a loss for words
1:50 - Kyle loves hypotheticals. Comparing eras. 9:40 - Evolution of sports and access. 
14:00 - Fresno State dropping wrestling. 
17:00 - Team USA isn’t going to Worlds.
19:22 - Chatting about the HWC Showdown Open.
20:55 - Andy showed up on Stalemates. 
24:00 - Andy recalls the time Tom Brands found out about Twitter.
30:00 - Looking back at Iowa in 2011. 
34:00 - Andy looks up Vagrant on Wikipedia. 
35:00 - Matthew Kolodzik interview.


    Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine's Mike Finn goes On The Mat - OTM616

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 53:51

    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. Show Segments
0:45 - Still with the horses - Wrestling’s Seabiscuit Andy Hamilton.
1:33 - Will Burroughs compete through 2024?
9:40 - Talking about the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open.
14:00 - Andy covered Iowa forever, now he’s helping put on an event.
16:00 - Got some events coming up on Trackwrestling
17:45 - Happy Birthday to Gary Abbott!
18:44 - Before we get to Mike Finn, what’s up with the horses, Kyle?
20:00 - Mike Finn Interview.

    New BTS Chicago women's coach and 2016 Olympian Haley Augello - OTM615

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 51:28

    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 with 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 Team member and was a 2011 Cadet world champion. She’s the new women’s coach at Beat The Streets Chicago. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments0:45 - Secretariat of Wrestling. We’re on to horses now? 
1:15 - The anniversary of Gary Abbott’s epic display of resilience.
5:40 - Previewing Haley Augello.
7:10 - Sally Roberts gets brought up a lot.
10:15 - Freestyle for women in high school?15:00 - #HowSheWrestles movement
17:30 - Are we journalists or are we storytellers?20:00 - Back to women’s wrestling 25:00 - Haley Augello Interview47:25 - Show wrap-up 


    Northern Colorado head coach Troy Nickerson - OTM614

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 85:26

    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. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:45 - Andy is THE COMMISH
2:00 - Hamilton Highlight Reel
3:30 - Bell cow is the theme for the year
4:00 - Who are wrestling’s celebrities? How do we plug in our fans?
13:40 - What if Ray Brinzer wrestled in the social media era? 
15:00 - Coverage has evolved for college wrestling
25:00 - We need more All The Way NASCAR-type fans in wrestling
28:00 - Looking at the rules and what’s that do for fans of all styles?
35:00 - We can’t be afraid to try stuff
38:20 - Who do people think they are? 46:20 - Troy Nickerson Interview

    NASCAR Truck Series Driver Derek Kraus - OTM613

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2020 48:58

    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 champion Macey Kilty and has deep wrestling roots. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:48 - Andy “The Deer Jerky” Hamilton
1:03 - Who is Derek Kraus?
1:56 - What is the NASCAR culture like?
9:30 - Kyle’s perceived interest in press releases from Andy
10:15 - Power of the headline, the picture and the art.14:50 - Kyle crashes a wedding with Jim Miller
20:10 - Andy/Adam/Whoever. 
23:30 - Derek Kraus Interview

    Anthony Holman, NCAA Managing Director of Championships - OTM612

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2020 59:09

    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 Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments
0:30 - Andy “Air” Hamilton and why Kyle’s feeling great.
4:40 - Kyle actually wanted Gable and Iowa to lose and his affinity for John Smith.
8:40 - The What I Learned From series on Trackwrestling. 
10:40 - Looking back at National Duals on the women’s side. 
15:00 - Previewing Anthony Holman.

    Marc Sprague, longtime coach of Cobra Wrestling, goes On The Mat - OTM611

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2020 73:34

    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 Northwest. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton On The Mat, the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com. Show Segments0:32 - Murder Hornets!
1:40 - Learning about our great guest today, Marc Sprague.
5:00 - Talking about the club scene nationally.12:50 - The energy of Jake Deitchler
19:15 - Shane Sparks is the king of energy22:00 - Marc Sprague interview


    Ryan LeBlanc, new head coach at The Citadel - OTM610

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2020 61:53


    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.Show Segments0:32 - Andy Hamilton, our own bell cow. Wait, what is an actual bell cow?
4:10 - Andy wants Cattle Congress to match up with his wrestling schedule again.
6:50 - Talking about the My Wrestling Hero series.
18:40 - NWCA Women’s Media Panel from the virtual convention.
24:00 - Previewing Ryan LeBlanc
25:00 - Ryan LeBlanc interview
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    Olympic champion and Pennsylvania RTC coach Brandon Slay - OTM609

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 76:26


    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 centers around the landing of Jordan Burroughs who will be coming to the area after this Olympic cycle ends. Show Segments
0:35 - Andy Hamilton is always going green.
1:35 - Previewing Brandon Slay’s interview and the Jordan Burroughs movement. 
5:00 - What actually is happening in wrestling. Let’s make sense of it. 
10:40 - Looking back at My Wrestling Hero on Trackwrestling.
15:50 - What’s Kyle’s quarantine project?
18:20 - Brandon Slay Interview.


    World champion and Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun - OTM608

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2020 49:24


    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. The Hawaii native has been an icon in American women’s wrestling.Show Segments
0:25 - Andy Hamilton and his junior college masterpiece 
1:30 - Strange times for wrestling, and everyone wants to know.
3:30 - Deciphering the information about COVID-19
6:00- Previewing Clarissa Chun and the turning point of women’s wrestling
10:45 - Objective journalist compared to the emotional parent perspective
12:00 - Hawaii sponsored girls high school wrestling in 1998. Iowa still hasn’t. 
17:00 - Emerging Sports Status for all three NCAA divisions. 
19:00 - Clarissa Chun interview


    World and Olympic Champion Kevin Jackson - OTM 607

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2020 46:35


    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.


    NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer and Trackwrestling founder Justin Tritz - OTM606

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 86:48

    NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer and Trackwrestling founder Justin Tritz go On The MatMike 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, who recently announced he was leaving the main part of the company to focus on some new technology avenues tied to wrestling. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:25 - Ice Cream Cone Hamilton0:55 - Previewing the show with guest Justin Tritz & Mike Moyer1:05 - Dynasty Duals breakdowns6:30 - How the history shakes out and what would have happened with social media8:14 - Andy finds a few things interesting11:10 - Hawkeye Wrestling Club news21:20 - Mike Moyer Interview1:03:00 - Justin Tritz Interview

    Ohio State's Tom Ryan and McKendree's Sam Schmitz - OTM605

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 78:52


    Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan and McKendree women’s head coach Sam Schmitz go On The MatOhio 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 talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:30 - The Splendid Splinter Andy Hamilton.1:00 - Resurrecting a women’s wrestling discussion.4:26 - Scott Beck, on the wrestling bucket list of listeners. 11:00 - Successful coaches are successful leaders11:30 - Sam Schmitz Interview35:14 - Tom Ryan Interview1:15:00 - Closing show comments


    Grand View head coach Nick Mitchell - OTM604

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020 71:34

    Grand View head coach goes On The MatGrand 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 only other college wrestling program with nine straight national championships. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:30 - The Juxtaposition of Astute Bull1:45 - Talking about the Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships5:30 - Things have changed in the two weeks since the CKNWCWWC.8:30 - The Pan Am Olympic Qualifier still took place14:00 - The public criticism of Zain Retherford17:15 - The names of the Pan Am’s and how they’re confusing18:00 - Burroughs and Gomez20:00 - NAIA wrestling is so much fun23:00 - Nick Mitchell Interview

    World Champion David Taylor - OTM603

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 56:03


    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 Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments1:20 - Introduction to The Cougar
2:55 - State Tournament Recaps from this past weekend
15:22 - Lots of college flavor coming up! Tight regional battles, too!
18:46 - Tod Surmon’s parents are still engaged to Stanford wrestling19:50 - David Taylor Interview
7in7 NCAA Kickoff Party
We’d like to let our listeners know about an NCAA Kickoff Party called “7 in 7” that will be co-hosted by Trackwrestling and JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps on Wednesday, March 18 at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's in Downtown Minneapolis. Emceed by Big Ten Network commentator Shane Sparks, the event will feature 7-minute interviews with 7 high-profile guests from the wrestling community. Dan Gable, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Sally Roberts and more are on the docket. Tickets are $15, and proceeds from the event will be donated to TakeDown Cancer. A limited number of tickets are available, so visit 7in7party.com soon to reserve your spot.


    Army West Point Head Coach Kevin Ward - OTM602

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2020 73:15


    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 Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments1:20 - Andy’s a birthday boy and he wants a pony.
1:50 - Andy is the only person from Williams, Iowa to go to Kazakhstan
2:30 - Reflecting on two-sport athletes
7:45 - Dissing the size of other state tournaments & general dissery
15:25 - Kyle is fired up about the sport
27:15 - Good stories about guys who hustle
31:20 - QuantWrestling with Zac Brunson
41:00 - Kevin Ward Interview7in7 NCAA Kickoff Party
We’d like to let our listeners know about an NCAA Kickoff Party called “7 in 7” that will be co-hosted by Trackwrestling and JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps on Wednesday, March 18 at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's in Downtown Minneapolis. Emceed by Big Ten Network commentator Shane Sparks, the event will feature 7-minute interviews with 7 high-profile guests from the wrestling community. Dan Gable, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Sally Roberts and more are on the docket. Tickets are $15, and proceeds from the event will be donated to TakeDown Cancer. A limited number of tickets are available, so visit 7in7party.com soon to reserve your spot.


    Spartan Race's Joe De Sena and NCAA Managing Director of Championships Anthony Holman - OTM601

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2020 82:27


    NCAA Managing Director of Championships Anthony Holman and Spartan Race’s Joe De Sena Go On The MatAnthony 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 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at U.S. Bank Stadium, while De Sena is tied to wrestling in a couple of different areas and will be a guest at the Trackwrestling/JROB kickoff party on Wednesday night prior to the championships. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments1:40 - Klingman goes with a Police Squad reference. 2:45 - Andy is pissed about the Astros cheating scandal.3:30 - Is Stephen Neal the greatest two-sport athlete? 7:20 - Wrestling has amnesia - Loras beats Wartburg11:00 - Being a prisoner of the moment (Kyle uses the term “throw shade”)14:45 - Iowa never lets themselves get out of contention17:40 - Previewing today’s guests18:00 - Busy week on Trackwrestling21:00 - Kyle Snyder and J’den Cox23:40 - Joe De Sena Interview45:00 - 7in7 Preview and De Sena recap46:30 - Previewing the Holman interview51:10 - Anthony Holman Interview1:16:50 - Show Wrap7in7 NCAA Kickoff PartyWe’d like to let our listeners know about an NCAA Kickoff Party called “7 in 7” that will be co-hosted by Trackwrestling and JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps on Wednesday, March 18 at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's in Downtown Minneapolis. Emceed by Big Ten Network commentator Shane Sparks, the event will feature 7-minute interviews with 7 high-profile guests from the wrestling community. Dan Gable is the first booked guest, and more will be announced soon. Tickets are $15, and proceeds from the event will be donated to TakeDown Cancer. A limited number of tickets are available, so visit 7in7party.com soon to reserve your spot.SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.


    Sacred Heart head wrestling coach John Clark - OTM600

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 73:39


    Sacred Heart head wrestling coach John Clark goes On The MatJohn 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 Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:25 - Andy, the Sacred Heart, of wrestling1:10 - Sacred Heart has not been good the previous 10 years. 5:00 - Kyle wants to make a visual comparison and yes …7:00 - … Karate Kid 3 is a horrible movie. 8:00 - Battle of the Burgs recap12:15 - J’den Cox going up to 97kg16:15 - Helen Maroulis is back19:00 - The split in women’s wrestling divisions23:50 - John Clark Interview7in7 NCAA Kickoff PartyWe’d like to let our listeners know about an NCAA Kickoff Party called “7 in 7” that will be co-hosted by Trackwrestling and JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps on Wednesday, March 18 at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's in Downtown Minneapolis. Emceed by Big Ten Network commentator Shane Sparks, the event will feature 7-minute interviews with 7 high-profile guests from the wrestling community. Dan Gable is the first booked guest, and more will be announced soon. Tickets are $15, and proceeds from the event will be donated to TakeDown Cancer. A limited number of tickets are available, so visit 7in7party.com soon to reserve your spot.


    Rider head wrestling coach John Hangey - OTM599

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 76:07


    Rider head coach John Hangey goes On The MatWrestling 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 championships. After decades of Gary Taylor leading the way, John Hangey is piloting his alma mater. Already with a win over Minnesota this season, Rider is making sure the rest of the wrestling world knows they're not going anywhere. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk wrestling from around the globe each week via Trackwrestling's flagship podcast, On The Mat.Show Segments0:30 - Andy Hamilton, The Rug Doctor1:00 - Penn State-Iowa made some history according to Kyle11:43 - Kyle is concerned when it comes to paths to championships24:00 - Previewing John Hangey of Rider25:00 - Respones from Andy's story on girls wrestling30:00 - Battle of the Burgs34:00 - Quant Wrestling numbers with Zac Brunson42:30 - Recapping the Quant conversation46:00 - John Hangey Interview 1:13:20 - Show wrap-up


    Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab - OTM598

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2020 70:59


    Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab goes On The MatNorthern 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 his 10th season at the helm in Cedar Falls. Doug was a 2007 men's freestyle U.S. World Team member and a 2008 Olympian. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk wrestling from around the globe each week via Trackwrestling's flagship podcast, On The Mat. Show Segments0:30 - Andy Hamilton Wrestles Like A Girl0:50 - Andy's personal experience at the Iowa girls wrestling state tournament8:15 - How women's wrestling has advanced21:30 - Wrestling is strong in Iowa, but not with Iowa's girls high school union22:30 - Iowa vs. Penn State33:11 - Doug Schwab Interview1:10:00 - Andy gets the last wordSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.


    Dan Gable goes On The Mat - OTM597

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 76:15


    Dan Gable goes On The MatDan 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. Show Segments0:34 - Daily Warrior Andy Hamilton. Kyle loves Smoothie King.1:30 - Did you know Dan Gable is a goofball?4:45 - Mailbag time8:00 - Still coming down from National Duals11:00 - How would non-D1 teams do against D1 teams?15:00 - Kyle still wants to wrestle Jason Bryant. (No one's actually asking for this)16:15 - Mailbag Kyle from Kyle19:30 - Guests for this year - who do you want to hear?20:00 - Scott Beck again chimes in with knowledge22:50 - Dan Gable Interview1:13:00 - Show wrap upSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.


    NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer - OTM596

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2020 63:12


    NWCA Executive Director Mike MoyerOn 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, the organization as well as relevant topics in the growth of wrestling. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk wrestling from around the globe each week via Trackwrestling's flagship podcast, On The Mat. Show Segments0:34 - The Blue Horse Andy Hamilton2:25 - Kyle is still buzzing about the National Duals and a shout to John Broughton7:30 - Moving to why the dual meet championship needs to happen10:00 - How about Grand View's dominance12:00 - Women's Duals14:40 - Can we get Division I back on board with a national dual championship?17:12 - Thoughts on Louisville and the NCAA tournament.20:35 - Omi is our Homie25:30 - Trackwrestling rankings23:36 - Mike Moyer InterviewSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.


    2019 Year in Review: Workhorses and Show Ponies - OTM595

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 56:01

    2019 Year in Review: Workhorses and Show PoniesIt'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.Subscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.

    Northern Colorado head coach Troy Nickerson - OTM594

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2019 68:45

    Northern Colorado head coach Troy Nickerson joins On The MatTroy 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. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:30 - Andy is glue, Kyle is beastmode1:30 - Andy didn't know the rule on how to order at Pat's, so he's going to Geno's instead2:45 - The Beast of the East4:10 - Troy Nickerson, today's guest, wrestled Coleman Scott in the finals at The Beast one year4:55 - Kyle to Kyle Mailbag Option: How to say names correctly6:50 - Scott Beck always has something up his sleeve with the Duals13:00 - Freestyle stuff coming, starting at 57kg16:35 - Troy Nickerson Interview1:05:45 - Show wrap-upSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.

    2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat's unique perspective on Russian wrestling - OTM593

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2019 73:22

    Olympian Andy Hrovat joins On The MatAndy 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 Russia moving forward. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.[powerpress]Show Segments0:30 - Is tangled bowl of spaghetti a compliment?1:00 - Right into the rankings chatter at 1843:00 - Aaron Brooks is now at the weight class5:00 - When Iowa opted out of the National Duals8:45 - Implications that hamper a Division I National Duals format14:40 - Where would it fit on the calendar? That's the problem17:43 - Brandon Sorensen battle with leukemia21:00 - Russia things, previewing the Andy Hrovat interview22:15 - Did you know what The Pirate actually does?24:20 - QuantWrestling's Zac Brunson with more analytics35:00 - Andy Hrovat InterviewSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOWIf you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.

    Presbyterian College Director of Wrestling Mark Cody - OTM592

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2019 77:02

    Presbyterian head coach Mark Cody joins On The MatMark 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 talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:25 - The Natural was Roy Hobbs0:35 - Kyle insists its a two-team race2:00 - Andy calls shenanigans on Kyle's memory3:15 - Kyle is undefeated against Mike Finn, too5:30 - Where does Andy see Iowa stacking up?10:00 - Something about Carver13:00 - Kyle's mailbag from Kyle about Richard Immel and Kyle figures out 2016 technology15:00 - Choosy writers choose gif15:45 - Scott Beck mailbag questions16:45 - Dorks18:15 - Kyle calls it pop. He's wrong. He and Andy discuss the nuances of the SODAS19:45 - More on duals doing what exactly? What do they mean?25:00 - Zac Brunson talking analytics with QuantWrestling33:00 - Moneyball references34:30 - Mark Cody interviewSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.

    Arizona State assistant coach Chris Pendleton - OTM591

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2019 73:03


    Arizona State assistant coach Chris Pendleton joins On The MatArizona 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 talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:25 - Andy Hamilton doesn't think eskimos would like Hawaii2:00 - Mailbag item from Junior High coach2:53 - Comments on Terry Steiner's opinion of moving to freestyle5:00 - Duals and tournament rankings, etc.6:50 - Virginia Tech fans lost their minds last week14:00 - Influence of Olympic redshirts on duals17:50 - Andy's jaw-dropping moments with Penn State's numbers22:30 - Kyle's mailbag to himself was actually a pretty weak flub24:10 - Reflecting on Arizona State, which dropped its program in 200826:10 - Get the NCAA's to Phoenix26:40 - Chris Pendelton InterviewSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.


    Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono - OTM590

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 81:59

    Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono goes On The MatNow 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 join the show to talk analytics. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.[powerpress]Show Segments0:30 - Andy has a 50 percent chance of buying a heifer for Thanksgiving2:00 - More discussion about analytics in wrestling4:15 - Some show preview stuff4:30 - Remembering the late Joe Seay5:20 - Kyle answers is own mailbag6:15 - Doug Schwab talking about kids weight cutting and the discussion around it17:20 - Doug Waggoner of Quant Wrestling on breaking down wrestling analytics34:15 - Recapping the analytics discussion40:00 - Chris Bono Interview1:16:32 - Show recapSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOWIf you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

    Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling Director of Communications and 2020 National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee - OTM589

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2019 86:54

    USA Wrestling's Gary Abbott goes On The MatFor 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 honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and will receive the Order of Merit.Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:30 - Crash Davis Hamilton0:45 - Previewing the show with Gary Abbott1:15 - Think about all the people Gary's worked with2:00 - Gary Abbott will not tap out2:30 - Back with the show after traveling3:00 - Kyle throws JB under the bus6:00 - Waiting for athletes with drug testing7:00 - Andy doesn't sleep with his legendary status9:00 - Kyle's Mailbag Question from Kyle Klingman10:15 - Andy has a question11:45 - JB vs. Kyle from Paul Reedy13:55 - Departures in the world of wrestling18:15 - Iowa Media Day was unique20:00 - Bobby Douglas Celebration recap21:30 - Doug Schwab takes on youth wrestling26:00 - Understanding the pressure of the name29:15 - The workload with Kyle's photography30:00 - Gary Abbott Interview1:24:00 - Show recapSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

    U23 World Team coaches Mike Zadick and Nicole Tyson - OTM588

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2019 102:08

    U23 World Team coaches Mike Zadick and Nicole Tyson go On The MatThe 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 a 2006 world silver medalist, while Oklahoma City head women's coach Nicole (Woody) Tyson was a 2006 Junior world champion and two-time WCWA national champion. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:40 - Andy really doesn't care about any other professional sports franchise3:00 - Kyle filled up the mailbag, with questions from himself4:20 - Andy made Kyle walk 10 miles home7:15 - Scott Beck makes another appearance8:50 - U23 thoughts and history12:00 - Previewing today's interviews with Mike Zadick and Nicole Tyson12:20 - Andy says there's no shortage of Mike Zadick stories14:00 - Rankings are out from Trackwrestling. College wrestling thoughts and redshirt chatter23:00 - Final U23 thoughts from Andy24:25 - Nicole Tyson Interview42:20 - Mike Zadick Interview1:39:45 - Show wrap Subscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

    Alec Pantaleo and Jaydin Eierman, U23 World Teamers - OTM587

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019 75:49

    Michigan alum Alec Pantaleo and Missouri's Jaydin Eierman go On The MatThree-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 in Budapest, Hungary. Eierman is taking an Olympic redshirt in 2019-20. Join Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman as they talk to our guest and topics related to the recent happenings in and around wrestling.Show Segments0:30 - Andy jumps the shark2:00 - Randy Lewis definitely did NOT jump the shark3:30 - Kyle Snyder buried the lede10:00 - Big move comparisons13:00 - Penn State is NOT the Mets15:30 - What borders on excuse and what borders on insight?22:55 - Alec Pantaleo Interview51:00 - Interview recap with Pantaleo52:20 - Jaydin Eierman Interview1:11:50 - Interview recap with Eierman, Andy's thoughts on watching him in the pastSubscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSSSUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

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