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79 minutes | 10 days ago
Nebraska head coach Mark Manning - OTM625
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
54 minutes | 17 days ago
Iowa State's Austin Gomez - OTM624
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.
81 minutes | a month ago
Oklahoma State Recruiting Coordinator Tyler Caldwell - OTM623
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
63 minutes | a month ago
Michigan head coach Sean Bormet - OTM622
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
77 minutes | 2 months ago
Blair Academy's Brian Antonelli and St. Edward's Paddy Gallagher - OTM620
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
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli - OTM619
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
73 minutes | 2 months ago
Life's Ashley Sword and Oregon State's Chris Pendleton - OTM618
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
70 minutes | 3 months ago
Princeton All-American Matthew Kolodzik - OTM617
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.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine's Mike Finn goes On The Mat - OTM616
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.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
New BTS Chicago women's coach and 2016 Olympian Haley Augello - OTM615
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
85 minutes | 5 months ago
Northern Colorado head coach Troy Nickerson - OTM614
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
49 minutes | 5 months ago
NASCAR Truck Series Driver Derek Kraus - OTM613
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
59 minutes | 5 months ago
Anthony Holman, NCAA Managing Director of Championships - OTM612
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.
74 minutes | 5 months ago
Marc Sprague, longtime coach of Cobra Wrestling, goes On The Mat - OTM611
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
62 minutes | 6 months ago
Ryan LeBlanc, new head coach at The Citadel - OTM610
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 SUPPORT 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.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.
76 minutes | 6 months ago
Olympic champion and Pennsylvania RTC coach Brandon Slay - OTM609
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.
49 minutes | 6 months ago
World champion and Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun - OTM608
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
47 minutes | 8 months ago
World and Olympic Champion Kevin Jackson - OTM 607
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.
87 minutes | 9 months ago
NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer and Trackwrestling founder Justin Tritz - OTM606
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
79 minutes | 10 months ago
Ohio State's Tom Ryan and McKendree's Sam Schmitz - OTM605
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
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