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Jason Bryant

Host, Producer & Editor of Short Time Wrestling Podcast
Hall of Fame Sportswriter, Broadcaster & NCAA/Olympic PA Announcer. Podcaster. Historian. Wrestling & weather nerd. Once spotted in the background in SI #ODU
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Short Time Shots: 11-10-19
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There’s been 10 straight days of Short Time Shots. This is National Podcast Post Month, which is kinda like National Novel Writing Month. NaPodPoMo as compared to NaNoWriMo. The goal is to put out a podcast a day for the month of November. This is part of the reason Short Time Shots came back. The season’s here, it started on November 1 and there’s wrestling news virtually every day. What’s going to make this suck is Thanksgiving, but I’ll figure something out. This is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look at the scores in more from the world of wrestling, I’m sore from the trampoline park, I’m installing flooring now in the studio, and most importantly, I’m your soundtrack, Jason Bryant.   Dual Meets:  No. 1 Penn State extended its win streak to 60 in a row with a 45-0 shutout of Navy in front of a sold out crowd at Rec Hall. Penn State picked up six bonus victories, including falls from Mark Hall at 174 pounds and Anthony Cassar at heavyweight. As far as ranked wins go, top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph teched No. 11 Tanner Skidgel at 165, while Hall decked Spencer Carey in just under a minute. It was the 49th straight sellout at home for Penn State. The 60 in a row is the eighth-longest dual meet win streak in college wrestling history. It’s the fifth longest in major college wrestling history.  The three longest active streaks in college wrestling are Grand View’s 76 in a row in the NAIA, St. Cloud State’s 51 in a row in Division II, which is just three away from tying their own Division II record and Penn State’s 60 in Division I.  Ohio State debuted their new arena with some style as the third-ranked Buckeyes chopped down Stanford 29-6 in Columbus. The Covelli Center was abuzz as Ohio State won nine out of 10 bouts, including Luke Pletcher’s cardiac win over Stanford freshman Real Woods in sudden victory at 141. At 157, Elijah Cleary recovered from being rode for about 15 minutes to rally to force sudden victory and beat Tyler Eischens. Stanford’s only win came by fall at 165 as Shane Griffith stuck Ethan Smith. Kollin Moore went Hulk Smash on Nathan Traxler.  In the first Mound on the Mat dual held at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park, No. 11 Virginia Tech got a major decision at heavyweight to push past No. 21 Northwestern 21-18. John Borst’s major decision over Jack Heyob closed out the dual, which was a 5-5 split between the teams. Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera, a two-time All-American at 125, was up at 133 and majored Collin Gerardi 13-4 as the dual went back and forth but bonus points was also the theme as six of the 10 bouts had bonus wins. Mitch Moore went yard after pinning Jack Tolin at 141 pounds, but Yahya Thomas of Northwestern fired right back with a major over Brent Moore at 149. Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin and Virginia Tech’s David McFadden traded majors at 157 and 165. Hunter Bolen earned a huge major decision over Jack Jessen at 184. Lucas Davison, fresh off a Junior world silver, stopped Stan Smeltzler 5-3 at 197 to give the Wildcats their last lead. Borstyman then finished it off for the Hokies on a sunny and mild November afternoon. Play Ball! Army West Point went 2-0 at the inaugural Chattanooga Duals. The Black Knights beat host Chattanooga 18-12 as Alex Hopkins and Bobby Heald closed out the Mocs with wins at 197 and 285, while it was the opposite against Illinois as the Black Knights built a 19-6 lead after seven matches and cruised. Illinois beat host Chattanooga 22-10. Campbell evened its record at 1-1 with a 24-16 win over host Ohio on Sunday. At 133 pounds, the top matchup of the day saw Mario Guillen of Ohio top Noah Gonser of Campbell. Matthew Dallara of Campbell picked up a solid win over Zac Carson at 157, while Andrew Morgan picked up another major decision at 184. My wife and I started a re-watch of sorts with The Office last night, so we close out the dual portion of the episode with the Electric City Duals, hosted by Scranton. The host Royals went 4-0 and beat Middlesex Community College 45-3, Oneonta State 19-16, Rowan College of Gloucester, which used to be known as Gloucester County, 25-24, and Lackawanna College 35-18. Toby, NO! Tournaments:  Top notes from the DefenseSoap/Journeymen Collegiate Classic were Dom Demas of Oklahoma pinning Nebraska’s Chad Red at 141, Arizona State’s Josh Maruca lost three times on the day to finish sixth in his pool at 149, the pool was won by Nebraska’s Colin Purinton, who’s like a 10th year senior. This guy has been around forever, but he wrestled well. Isaiah White of Nebraska beat Josh Shields of Arizona State 6-1 in a battle of All-Americans at 165 pounds. All-American Jordan Kutler of Lehigh beat All-American Mikey Labriola of Nebraska 4-1 to claim the title at 174 in Pool A. At 184 pounds, a late score by returning national champion Zahid Valencia lifted him to his pool title over Nebraska All-American Taylor Venz and Utah Valley heavyweight Tate Orndorff probably had the best day, beating All-Americans Tanner Hall of Arizona State and Jordan Wood of Lehigh to claim the A bracket at 285 pounds.  The big result at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton was Lou DePrez of the host squad knocking off All-American Ben Darmstadt of Cornell, who was returning to the mats after a year away due to injury - and coming down a weight in the process.   Harold Nichols Cyclone Open: Nine of the 10 titles were won by athletes from schools in the state of Iowa. Iowa State had four champs, as did Northern Iowa. Grand View also had an individual champion - all of that from the open division. The one non-Iowa school to pick up a title was Drew Scharenbrock at 157 - he’s from Wisconsin. Among the better finals, Northern Iowa’s Max Thomsen knocked off Iowa State’s Jarrett Degan 12-7 at 149 in a battle of All-Americans. Bryce Steiert’s move up to 174 has been so far so good for UNI. Steiert beat Iowa State’s Marcus Coleman 6-0 in the finals there. The move up was also good for UNI’s Taylor Lujan, who defeated Sam Colbray of Iowa State 7-5 in the finals at 184. Grand View’s Tyree Sutton beat Northern Iowa’s Tyrell Gordon 3-1 in the finals to give the NAIA a champ at the event at 197.  Some solid Arizona State true freshmen won titles - Nick Raimo at 125, Trey Munoz at 174 and Cohlton Schultz at heavyweight. Three notable titles were won by Northern Colorado Bears: Mosha Schwartz at 133, Andrew Alirez at 149 and Alan Clothier at 184. Last week, we told you about Boise State alum Ben VomBaur wrestling with his sons, Will and Vance at the Cowboy Open. Well, he did most of that again, wrestling with his son Will at the event. This time, they both took third. VomBaur was a two-time All-American at Boise State in 2002 and 2003. So he’s close to 40.  Cleveland State won six titles at the Ohio Intercollegiate Open, with the most notable coming at 141 pounds as Evan Cheek knocked off Drew Mattin of Michigan in the semifinals and then beat younger brother Cole Mattin in the finals. Ohio State won three weights as Carson Kharchla, Rocky Jordan and Gavin Hoffman won their weights. The only non-Ohio State or Cleveland State champion was Mercyhurst heavyweight Jacob Robb.  On the women’s side, Emmanuel captured six titles at the East Stroudsburg Open, while first-year Presbyterian won three weights.  Bakersfield College won California’s Southeast Conference tournament, outdistancing second-place West Hills.  PROMO CODE WARNING There are approximately 63 active wrestling podcasts out there, with 20 of them on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. I get asked all the time about what people need to start a podcast. One of the most important things is a podcast host. I firmly believe in quality comes at a cost and with Libsyn, my podcast host of choice, that cost is super affordable. Sign up for Libsyn, at L-I-B-S-Y-N.com and use the promo code MTO to get your first month of podcast hosting for free when you sign up. That means you get the rest of THIS month and NEXT month free. They’ve got plans as affordable as $5 a month. They’ve been the backbone of this network and if you don’t reach out to me for technical advice, at least hear me on this one – Libsyn.com, use promo code MTO and get your free month (and a half!) TAKEDOWN CANCER It's time again to think about hosting a TakeDown Cancer event at one of your home meets, tournaments or youth events. TakeDown Cancer raises money for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund where over 91 percent of all money goes directly to research doctors and other cancer related projects. TakeDown Cancer is an all volunteer group with no paid salaries. TakeDown Cancer has raised almost $250,000. Please consider hosting an event. Go to www.takedowncancer.org for information or contact Mark Neu at mneu@shakopee.k12.mn.usLet’s TakeDown Cancer! - No one fights alone! Notables on the Docket for November 11: NOTHING. YOU GET NOTHING. Just like Weaver in Wheel of Fish. Yes, I saw Weird Al Yankovic live back in August at the Minnesota State Fair. And that’s a UHF reference. Today, we’re going to teach poodles how to fly.  FROM THE DWN: In many situations during the season, much of what you hear about in the scores above will be in the daily wrestling newsletter, so I won’t repeat items that are included here that I’ve mentioned above.  The Mankato Free Press follows past Division II national champion Jason Rhoten from Minnesota State-Mankato as he’s hunting elk in Montana.  Omaha.com with the biggest banner ad I’ve ever seen. But below that is a feature from Gene Schinzel on the Huskers wrestling lineup this season as the team looks to butcher the Emeril Lagase phrase by taking it up a notch. It’s like the guy in the business meeting who thinks he’s big on Emeril and goes, BOOM, take it to the next level. What up Nate Schy! It was in yesterday’s newsletter, but I’ll mention it again here as Tim Hands of FivePointMove.com liked his chat with Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman coach Dan Chandler so much, that he posted it immediately. It’s worth the read.  I know he was a pretty decent high school wrestler, but you will NEVER read anything about Logan Paul in this newsletter.  In India, The Bridge previews the Indian national championships without Bajrang Punia. I don’t believe there’s any drama here … yet.  Finally, this note from Twitter where the new programs at Corban University in Oregon announced the signing of triplets - two to their men’s team and the other to the women’s team that starts next year. That’s absolutely the first time in history that’s happened.  You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top wrestling stories from around the world delivered to your inbox for free every single morning.  The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Want to contribute? Got a product or something you want some added exposure for? Give me a shout OR 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 going to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam  The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHORT TIME WRESTLING PODCAST Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Google Podcasts | Spotify | iOS App | Android App | RSS (Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).
Short Time Shots: 11-09-19
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Ever go to a trampoline park? Yeah. You’ll feel it the next day. With a pretty good slate of college wrestling going on Saturday, I’m sure you’re going to feel it too. I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look at the scores and more from the world of wrestling.  Dual Meets:  Most of the key action took place at the Northeast Duals, but before we get there, No. 15 Pittsburgh hosted Campbell in a dual where the Fighting Camels felt they had chance to pull the upset and potentially get ranked for the first time in school history. They’ll have to wait. The Panthers won eight of 10 bouts in a 28-6 win. There were notable individual matches, though as Pitt’s Micky Phillipi downed Noah Gonser 6-2 at 133, while freshman Cole Matthews pinned Josh Heil at 141 pounds. At 165, Pitt’s Jake Wentzel majored Quentin Perez, who was coming off a solid effort at the Southeast Open. Campbell did pick up one notable upset, as red hot Andrew Morgan beat Nino Bonaccorsi 11-8 at 184. Morgan fell behind early, but rallied with a second period reversal and set of four nearfall points to tie the match going into the third. He added an escape and another takedown to pull out the win. Demetrius Thomas of Pittsburgh topped Jere Heino 10-3 at 285. Wow, there was actually a lot more to that dual than the score indicates.  Now, we get to the Northeast Duals and I’m going to start off with the highest ranked dual between any teams in the mix, and that was in Division II where No. 2 St. Cloud State spanked No. 1 Pitt-Johnstown 31-6. St. Cloud State’s Garrett Vos knocked off No. 1 Tyler Warner 11-6 at 133 pounds and fourth-ranked Devin Fitzpatrick beat No. 2 Devin Austin 3-1 in two of the Huskies’ biggest wins. UPJ did get one win of note, two-time Division II national champ Chris Eddins edged three-time All-American James Pleski 3-2 at 149 pounds. That’s likely a preview of your national finals at the weight.  The only matchup with ranked teams in Division I saw No. 8 Arizona State beat No. 23 Virginia 27-12. The Sun Devils also rallied to beat Purdue 22-19 as car-rental eligible Tanner Hall earned a tech fall at heavyweight to give ASU the dual win. Virginia opened the day with a 49-0 win over LIU. No Jack Mueller today for the Cavaliers. Purdue beat Buffalo 32-8 and Utah Valley 30-12. Utah Valley beat Sacred Heart 40-3, while Sacred Heart beat LIU 26-12. Buffalo also beat LIU 37-3. This is going to be a long year for the newly minted Division I team at LIU.  Elsewhere around the Journeyman mats, No. 12 TCNJ beat No. 14 Ithaca 23-9, St. Cloud State shut out Division III Johnson & Wales 43-0, UPJ beat American International 51-4, Johnson & Wales beat TCNJ 25-10, Ithaca beat fellow D3 Castleton 35-6, while TCNJ beat Castleton 30-12. St. Cloud State had a second shutout, beating American International 54-0. UPJ opened with a win over Ithaca 25-12, Johnson & Wales also beat American International 45-3 and Castleton did get one win, beating Alfred State 49-0.  At North Penn High School in Pennsylvania, Drexel opened up its season 2-0 beating Division II West Liberty 32-9 and SIUE 18-15. Ebed Jarrell’s sudden victory win over Chase Deihl at 165 was a crucial win for the Dragons as was Bryan McLaughin’ major decision at 197 over Aric Bohn. SIUE edged West Liberty 17-15. Out west, Cal Baptist, in its second year transitioning to Division I, shut out NAIA Life Pacific 51-0.  In the land of cheese and Spotted Cow, UW-Parkside topped UW-Whitewater 32-19 to maintain possession of the Sake Bottle, a weird traveling trophy between the D2 and D3 schools. When I think Whitewater, or Kenosha, which is where Parkside is located, I think Japanese rice wine.   In Division III, it’s weird to say No. 3 Wartburg, but No. 3 Wartburg won its 214th conference dual in a row, beating Nebraska Wesleyan 39-6. With seven bonus victories, the Knights dominated, but at 133, Nebraska Wesleyan All-American Eron Haynes got down early, then got up, then held on for a wild 23-17 win. In New England, it was New England College beating Plymouth State 35-13. The Pilgrims also beat New Hampshire’s club team 51-0. Southern Maine beat Bridgewater State 30-10, while Johnson & Wales, with a split squad, beat Bridgewater State 34-8 and Southern Maine 21-11.  In the NAIA, Southeastern’s 52-0 win over Keiser wasn’t the most impressive thing about the dual. It was the first dual for Southeastern under new coach Brandon Jorge, it was the first dual in school history for the new program at Keiser, and it was the first varsity college dual in the state of Florida since 1986. Returning All-Americans Dylan Chatterton, Olson Delisca and Ethan Owen all had bonus victories on the day.  On the women’s side, No. 4 Wayland Baptist picked off Colorado Mesa 29-18. All-Americans Nina Pham at 101 pounds, and Desiree Zavala at 136 pounds, picked up big victories in the dual.  Tournaments:  At the Bison Open in Fargo, Minnesota had five champs, while North Dakota State had four. Joe Russell once told me, the season starts when you have a hot dog at the Bison. I’d counter with a beer at The Turf - which is Turf reference No. 3 this week! At 141 pounds, Minnesota’s Mitch McKee picked up a 16-second fall in the finals. At 149, Brayton Lee of Minnesota beat teammate Jakob Bergeland 7-5, it’s notable since Bergeland beat South Dakota State’s Henry Pohlmeyer in the semifinals.  Roger Williams won the Ned McGinley Invitational with 150 points and had two champs and three runners-up, while second place York (Pa.) finished with 115.5 points and two champs. Springfield was third with two champs and 104 points.  Notable matches from the Mountaineer Invitational and Open, which had two brackets with those particular names - interesting. Oregon State’s Devan Turner topped App State’s Codi Russel at 133 pounds, Logan Parks of Central Michigan beat App State’s Matt Zovistoski 3-2 at 157, while Matt Stencel of CMU beat Cary Miller of App State 3-1 in sudden victory at heavyweight.  Gannon won the Mount Union Invitational with 154 pounds, followed by Seton Hill at 113.5. Lake Erie was third with 100.  At Oklahoma City University’s open, the story there is the first competition for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. They’ll host their first dual on November 24, but Saturday was their first official competition as a squad. At 133, Paul Bianchi, a transfer and past NCAA qualifier from North Dakota State, finished second, falling to Oklahoma State’s Reece Witcraft. The Trojans had three more placers - Jayden Carson at 125, Joe Bianchi at 141 and Jose Champagne at 157. As far as the tournament went, Oklahoma State won nine of the 10 weights. The other was a double by Oklahoma at heavyweight.   On the women’s side, the Waldorf Open finished up in Forest City, Iowa. What’s also notable here is for the first time, two Iowa schools had women’s wrestling programs competing in the same event - Grand View and host Waldorf - while Augsburg, a Division III powerhouse on the men’s side, competed in its first event as a varsity women’s program. As far as the tournament goes, Jamestown crushed it, with five champions. Grand View had two, Augsburg had co-champs at 123. Waldorf also had a champ.  PROMO CODE WARNING There are approximately 63 active wrestling podcasts out there, with 20 of them on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. I get asked all the time about what people need to start a podcast. One of the most important things is a podcast host. I firmly believe in quality comes at a cost and with Libsyn, my podcast host of choice, that cost is super affordable. Sign up for Libsyn, at L-I-B-S-Y-N.com and use the promo code MTO to get your first month of podcast hosting for free when you sign up. That means you get the rest of THIS month and NEXT month free. They’ve got plans as affordable as $5 a month. They’ve been the backbone of this network and if you don’t reach out to me for technical advice, at least hear me on this one – Libsyn.com, use promo code MTO and get your free month (and a half!) Notables on the Docket for November 10: Northwestern is at Virginia Tech for the Mound on the Mat outdoor dual, Navy’s at Penn State, Illinois and Army West Point are at Chattanooga, Campbell’s at Ohio, Stanford opens up Ohio State’s new facility and there’s a crap ton of tournaments around the country, too many to list here, but there is the Journeymen Collegiate Classic in Troy, N.Y. FROM THE DWN: A school district in Pennsylvania is reversing its course after being challenged on a policy that prevented girls from competing in combat sports, like wrestling, against boys. Seventh-grader Katalyna Borreli loves wrestling and wanted to compete for her junior high team until she was told it was against the district’s policy. Read about how that policy got reversed via WFMZ. This has also been a prolific topic among Facebook groups. Dan Lobdell, aka The Wrestling Nomad, looks at Jaydin Eierman’s impact on the Iowa lineup and the team race for the NCAA Division I Championships - in 2021.  Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton gets a tour of the UW-La Crosse wrestling facility as coach Dave Malecek enters his 14th season at one of the top wrestling programs in the country. Also on Trackwrestling, Kyle Klingman lists the 79 Division I wrestling coaches and their alma maters. There’s some in there I bet you didn’t know.  You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top wrestling stories from around the world delivered to your inbox for free every single morning.  The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Want to contribute? Got a product or something you want some added exposure for? Give me a shout OR 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 going to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam  The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHORT TIME WRESTLING PODCAST Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Google Podcasts | Spotify | iOS App | Android App | RSS (Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).
Short Time Shots: 11-08-19
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  I think I spend more time watching DIY videos on YouTube these days than I do watching anything else on the platform. Why? My home renovation, which has entered its fourth month, is nearly complete. The basement was half finished, but now, we’ll have a legit, legal guest bedroom and I’ll have a dedicated studio and office space – tucked away from everyone. In 10 years, when I’ll have two teenage girls in the house, I’m going to probably need that hideaway – or speakeasy – if you will. So it’s time to learn how to build desks, build bars and accent walls. I’m Jason Bryant, and I’m also building quite the repository of podcasts, this is just one of them, it’s Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look at the day’s scores and more from around the world of wrestling. Dual Meets: In the second head-to-head dual between teams ranked in the Top 25 this season, No. 17 North Carolina edged No. 19 Michigan by a coincidentally similar 19-17 score. Each team won five matches, but the big difference were three additional bonus points earned at 174 pounds where Clay Lautt cradled up Reece Hughes and got the fall in the first period. North Carolina’s Austin Headlee made his move up two weight classes to 157 pounds a successful one, defeating highly touted redshirt freshman Will Lewan 5-2. Michigan’s Mason Parris had a chance to give the Wolverines the win, needing a fall at heavyweight, but managed a 4-0 win over Andrew Gunning. At a sold out Saegertown High School in Northwest Pennsylvania, No. 7 Wisconsin improved to 5-0 win a 28-15 win over the host Fighting Scots of Edinboro. The Badgers picked up falls from Seth Gross at 133 pounds, Tristan Moran at 141 and Evan Wick at 165 pounds. It was a homecoming, albeit a short trip, for Edinboro’s Cody Mulligan, a Saegertown native, who fell to Tyler Dow 5-2 at 184 pounds. In Division III, Western New England jumped out to a 23-4 lead over Norwich and ended up holding off a late rally to pick up a 26-19 win. While Norwich lost, give their Instagram a follow @cadetwrestling. It’s totally worth it if they post stuff like they did tonight from their duals. Quality stuff. Bluefield, the only NAIA school in Virginia, picked up a home win over Truett McConnell 28-19. Joseph Dudley and Creed Lumpp picked up falls for the Rams at 157 and 165 to help lift Jason Waelti’s squad to the win. The Muskegon Duals are going on in Michigan and the club team from Grand Valley State picked up wins against Trine and Olivet, while Niagara Community College picked off the first-year NAIA program at Rochester (Mich.) and host Muskegon. Late Thursday: Division II San Francisco State, led by head coach and past three-time Northwestern All-American Jason Welch, spoiled Vanguard’s first home dual in 39 years as the Gators topped the Lions 39-11. Vanguard is coached by California native and former UNI Panther Caleb Flores. In Ashland, Oregon, No. 2 Menlo topped Southern Oregon 32-12 as the pair of women’s teams in the NAIA’s Cascade Conference did battle. Had one correction to make, Cerritos beat Palomar last night, not Rio Hondo. Santa Ana had the 29-18 win over Rio Hondo out in California. I also said “Fresno State” instead of Fresno City. Meh, it was after midnight. PROMO CODE WARNING I’ve recently posted on Twitter about the number of wrestling podcasts currently out in the wild. There’s about 63 active shows with 20 of them on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. I want people making good decisions when it comes to choosing a podcast hosting company. If you’re going to jump into podcasting. Let me help. Here’s step one: Choose the right hosting company. There’s stuff that’s free, and there’s stuff that’s good. I want you to go with what’s good, proven and reliable. Sign up for Libsyn, at L-I-B-S-Y-N.com and use the promo code MTO to get a month for free. That means you get the rest of THIS month and NEXT month free. They’ve got plans as affordable as $5 a month. They’ve been the backbone of this network and if you don’t reach out to me for technical advice, at least hear me on this one – com, use promo code MTO and get your free month (and a half!) Notables on the Docket for November 9: Journeymen Northeast Duals are taking place at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. Division I teams in action there are Arizona State, LIU, Purdue, Sacred Heart, Buffalo, Virginia and Utah Valley. There’s also a solid mix of non-Division I schools including Division II powerhouses St. Cloud State and Pitt-Johnstown. Guess what, they aren’t avoiding each other either. In the past, power teams come to this tournament and don’t wrestle one another. Come on. Why you going to go all the way across the country and be a part of an event that showcases wrestling and NOT wrestle? Division II American International is also there along with Division III Alfred State, Castleton, Ithaca, Johnson & Wales and TCNJ. There’s also a youth club division with some of the top clubs in the Northeast. North Dakota State hosts the Bison Open, Appalachian State hosts the Mountaineer Open, the Ohio Intercollegiate Open is also floating around on Saturday, as are opens at Maryville, Oklahoma City, Millikin, UW-Oshkosh, UNC Pembroke, and Dakota Wesleyan. Invitationals are being hosted by King’s College (Pa.), Gettysburg, UW-Platteville, Mount Union, Ursinus, and Washington & Jefferson. On the women’s side, Waldorf hosts its open as well. There’s also a ton of duals – check Trackwrestling, WrestleStat, D3Wrestle and Transition Wrestling for all the relevant scores from your particular division of choice. FROM THE DWN: Travis Johnson gives a notebook-style look at the week in Division I with Penn State media day, Iowa injury updates and some things from last week. That’s on Trackwrestling.com. In India, wrestling journalist Vinay Siwach explains how a decades long land dispute between opposing groups could impact a large state wrestling championship, which could impact athletes from the region and their opportunity to compete at the Indian senior nationals. Check it out on Scroll.in. Five Point Move again with the Greco-Roman news as Spenser Mango returns with his latest blog from the Army’s World Class Athlete Program called Fort Greco. There’s a reason Five Point Move was the National Wrestling Media Association’s website of the year in 2017-18. The RUDIS Podcast with Matt Dernlan and Ben Askren recap the Princeton Open and they also discuss the impact of true freshmen on college wrestling. Minnesota Public Radio previews the inaugural season of Augsburg University’s women’s wrestling team. There’s some hammers in that wrestling room. There’s no other women’s wrestling programs in Minnesota. That also doesn’t stop Augsburg from launching a program. That’s in stark contrast to what the administration is doing 45 minutes south in Northfield at St. Olaf College. They still haven’t responded to interview requests. A longtime wrestling coach in New Jersey, Russ Riegel, passed away at age 89. Riegel coached Hunderton Central to 533 wins in his 35 years as the school’s head coach. Read about it at NJ.com. From The Washington Post, Liz Clarke profiles Mya Kretzler, a Kansas wrestler who spent four years working to get girls wrestling sanctioned in Kansas. Continuing with the women’s and girls wrestling news, Ferrum’s Talum Smith was honored by Wrestle Like A Girl last week with the Afsoon Roshanzamir Johnston Courage Award. She’s got a great story, as the Franklin News-Post outlines. Ferrum SID Gary Holden gets called into duty with this feature. Bloody Elbow’s Ed Gallo goes into a wrestling breakdown with the 2019 World Championships. He starts with Gadzhimurad Rashidov of the Russian Federation. Bryce Villa of The Open Mat gives us a look into five things to watch in Division II wrestling this weekend. Bryce has been putting in the time to cover D2 wrestling for TOM. Big props. By the way, there’s a ton of news out there on Jim Jordan, the Republican congressman from Ohio and past NCAA wrestling champion involving the Richard Strauss case. A handful of links will be included in the newsletter, but it’s not a topic I care to discuss on the show. You want wall to wall political coverage of this topic, I’d implore you to look elsewhere. On the Network Chad Dennis of The MatBoss Podcast returns with Episode 40 featuring NCAA champion, World Teamer and Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Keith Gavin. The PA Power Podcast with hosts Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder return with Episode 55 as the pair recaps the PA Power preseason tournament, The Surge! You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top wrestling stories from around the world delivered to your inbox for free every single morning. The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Want to contribute? Got a product or something you want some added exposure for? Give me a shout OR 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 going to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHORT TIME WRESTLING PODCAST Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Google Podcasts | Spotify | iOS App | Android App | RSS (Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).    
Short Time Shots: 11-07-19
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As you’ve most certainly heard by now, my wife, who is a complete Rockstar at her job, is coming back from China today. In fact, she’ll probably be walking in on the recording of the end of this episode. So another week, I’ve survived the challenges and championships of being a parent. Today, I chaperoned my daughter Lucy’s second-grade field trip to one of the history places in St. Paul. My wife does most of this stuff, since a lot of the times, I’m at a tournament or something. Today was great to see my daughter interact with her friends. She’s been through a lot already, but just one of those days where my own survival instincts and being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of fruit snacks and chattering seven-year-olds were in a cohesive balance. I’m Jason Bryant, this is Short Time Shots, a look at the scores and more from around the world of wrestling. Dual Meets: Limited night again with ranked Division I teams in action, we kick things off as No. 5 Nebraska got into the groove early, hosting a trio of non-Division I opponents in Lincoln. The Huskers only wrestled twice, beating a pair of Division II squads - Nebraska-Kearney 47-0 and Chadron State 37-3. Other outcomes saw Nebraska-Kearney blank NAIA Hastings 54-0 and Chadron State beat Hastings 45-3. Out in New York, No. 7 Wisconsin beat host Buffalo 33-3 at Mayhem on the Mainstage, another presentation of collegiate wrestling in a theater setting. Depending on what rankings you look at, there weren’t many ranked matchups here. Seth Gross beat Derek Spann 7-2 at 133 for the Badgers, while two-time All-American Evan Wick beat Troy Keller at 165. Loras, the top-ranked team in Division III, opened up its dual meet season with a 51-6 win over American Rivers Conference rival Buena Vista on Thursday. All nine wins from the Duhawks were bonus victories, including six falls. Keeping it D3, Wisconsin-Whitewater topped Wisconsin-Oshkosh 26-18. Mike and Devin Totorice were impressive for the Warhawks as Mike picked up a tech fall at 125 and Devin a major decision at 149. In the NAIA, the coaching debut of Steve Komac was a successful one as No. 16 Providence (Mont.) knocked off rival and No. 17 Montana State-Northern 25-22. Warner Pacific picked up a fall from heavyweight Cortez Rodelo in nine seconds to lift the Knights, spoiling the first dual in school history for host Corban University. Benedictine (Kan.) and Waldorf wrestled to a 5-5 split, but two forfeits were the difference as Benedictine, they’re the Ravens, nevermore, beat Waldorf 21-18. Now a run of mixed-divisional results, first in Ohio where former InterMat results maven Dan Ransick continues to be boiling mad, Division II Ashland topped NAIA Lourdes 29-12, with 2018 Division II champion Bret Romanzak picking up a 6-0 win at 174 pounds. In the Upper Midwest, Division II Northern State spanked Division III John’s – the one in Minnesota - 42-3. St. John’s Jacob Scherber won the bout’s first match at 174 pounds, but the next nine went the way of the Wolves. In keeping with the D2 over D3 theme, Mary defeated Concordia-Moorhead 28-6. The Marauders, yes, a name they share in wrestling with Millersville, put nearly 1,000 people in the stands on a Wednesday night where the November temperature is a paltry 19 degrees. Division III Central College shut out NAIA William Penn 52-0 in a matchup between a pair of Iowa schools. Daniel Radcliffe, no, not THAT Daniel Radcliffe, started a parade of pins from 141 to 165 and the DUTCH cruised. NJCAA Jamestown (N.Y.) beat Division III Pitt-Bradford, but we have to let them know their scored the dual wrong – you do NOT receive points for a double forfeit. It’s 0-0, not 6-6. Learned that in high school. Remember it well. I think the referee that dual was a guy named Jim Hedrick. Another junior college picking up a win was Labette topping Oklahoma Wesleyan of the NAIA 37-5. Out in California, two scores to report: Top-ranked Fresno City beat Chabot 45-6, while second-ranked Cerritos cruised past Rio Hondo 33-8. It’s almost midnight as I record this in Minnesota, so that’s my cut off for now. It’s like opening up the baseball page in the old newspaper, when you actually read a newspaper, and seeing “Late Thursday.” Well, yeah. PROMO CODE WARNING I’ve recently posted on Twitter about the number of wrestling podcasts currently out in the wild. There’s about 63 active shows with 20 of them on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. I want people making good decisions when it comes to choosing a podcast hosting company. If you’re going to jump into podcasting. Let me help. Here’s step one: Choose the right hosting company. There’s stuff that’s free, and there’s stuff that’s good. I want you to go with what’s good, proven and reliable. Sign up for Libsyn, at L-I-B-S-Y-N.com and use the promo code MTO to get a month for free. That means you get the rest of THIS month and NEXT month free. They’ve got plans as affordable as $5 a month. They’ve been the backbone of this network and if you don’t reach out to me for technical advice, at least hear me on this one – com, use promo code MTO and get your free month (and a half!) Notables on the Docket for November 8: Friday will be a really light day as Wisconsin continues its eastward trip, wrestling Edinboro in an already sold out Saegertown High School gym. The biggest dual of the night is No. 17 North Carolina heading to Ann Arbor to face No. 19 Michigan. Neither team will be at full strength on paper, but it’s November. FROM THE DWN: Jaydin Eierman will be a Hawkeye. It’s all over the internet, so here’s a story about it from Flowrestling, one from com and why not, a link to Eierman’s Instagram. com’s Potentially Dangerous returns with a lot of takes on the happenings around Iowa wrestling, from the major college teams to the opens this weekend and some high school happenings, as well. IAwrestle also reported another Hawkeye commitment, as Caleb Rathjen also committed to Iowa on Thursday. In a bizarre story, the AP reported on the strange case of Alexis Vila, a 1993 freestyle world champion and 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, and his role in the plot to kill a South Florida interior designer. Vila later fought in various MMA promotions. You also might remember Vila ran his car into the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale airport in 2004. West Virginia’s Matthew Schmitt announced he will be taking the year off with an Olympic redshirt to train in Greco-Roman. Lehigh announced its December 6 dual with Penn State at Stabler Arena is now sold out. Speaking of tickets, Rutgers announced its season ticket number has exceeded 3,000. That’s pretty freaking good. The Predicament continues with its Senior Spotlight series. On Thursday, Central Lyon’s Jarrett Meyer, gets the look. Transition Wrestling gives us a look at the weekend action in women’s college wrestling coming up. The Open Mat’s Earl Smith gives us a tour of The Citadel on the most recent TOM Campus Visit feature. Earl was down there last week covering The Battle at The Citadel. The Tulsa World features former Oklahoma State Cowboy Kyle Crutchmer as he makes his MMA debut with Bellator on Friday in Thackerville, Oklahoma. While I said I wouldn’t link up things behind paywalls, I’ll make an exception if you have a subscription to high profile sports website, The Athletic. Today, Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto’s wrestling background is prominently featured. Realmuto is the nephew of the famous Smith brothers from Oklahoma. Yes, THOSE Smith brothers. Olaf alum Alex Morf pens a heartfelt and direct letter to the administration at the school in the Manitou Messenger, the school’s student newspaper. He starts off quoting John Irving. Even poor leaders like David Anderson might know who he is. On the Network Rob Waltko and Tristan Warner entertain you with a PA-centered recap of the weekend’s action on the PA Power Wrestling College Podcast. They’re joined by Clarion’s Brock Zacherl. If you’re not familiar with that show, all three of the show’s hosts, which include Mason Beckman as well, wrestled Division I and grew up in PA. It’s one of my favorite shows on the network. You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top wrestling stories from around the world delivered to your inbox for free every single morning. The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Want to contribute? Got a product or something you want some added exposure for? Give me a shout OR 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 going to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHORT TIME WRESTLING PODCAST Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Google Podcasts | Spotify | iOS App | Android App | RSS (Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).  
Short Time Shots: 11-06-19
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Getting back into the flow of college wrestling season is always one of those things where you’re all fired up and excited and doing so many things, and then by April, you’re like totally spent. Only this year, April means the Olympic Trials! Yes, it’s the first week of November, it’s already snowed twice here in Minnesota and I might already be overdoing it here with Short Time Shots. But have no fear, it’s still pushing through the adversity that is week one of the college wrestling season. It’s too early to whine, I’m Jason Bryant.    Dual Meets: With Tommy Baranowski and Kevin Claunch from Bloodround on the call, Division II Davenport went into Alma College’s gym and beat the Division III Scots 25-20. Rock On. Tommy offered his referee-endorsing apologist viewpoint, while Claunch was spending so much time looking at wrestler’s feet. Ok, he’s a shoe guy, Promo Code Blood20, right guys? The Danny Irwin era at West Liberty got off to a strong start as the Division II Hilltoppers won nine of 10 bouts to defeat the NAIA Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech 48-3. Fastest fall of the night came at 285 where Chase Logan of West Liberty picked up the win in 1:41. The Nick Soto era at St. Andrews wasn’t as welcoming as Division II Belmont Abbey cruised past NAIA St. Andrews 43-6 in a matchup between North Carolina schools. Quick fall for Belmont Abbey was Chandler Echols’ 41-second fall at 174 pounds. In a dual that actually involved two teams from the same Division, that being Division III, Ferrum beat Greensboro 30-6. Both of Ferrum’s returning All-Americans, Levi Englman and Mario Vasquez earned victories at 133 and 141 – respectively of course. Both schools are relatively new programs. A fall at heavyweight by Bridgewater State’s Ryan Higgins was doubly impactful on Wednesday. Not only did his fall tie the team score at the end of the 10 bouts, it was the tie-breaking criteria as it was the dual’s only one and it lifted Bridgewater State past New England College 20-19. I watched most of that dual. Nebraska Wesleyan spoiled the debut of the new Division III program at Fontbonne, that’s in St. Louis. The Prairie Wolves won 38-13 with All-American Eron Haynes, the newly minted American Rivers Conference Wrestler of the Week, picking up a fall in 86 seconds at 133 pounds. In the NAIA, Graceland fell behind the brand new program at Central Methodist 12-0 after three weights, but would win the six of the next seven weights and come away with a 27-15 win in Fayette, Missouri. In the NJCAA, Niagara Community College opened up with a 28-20 win over Mercyhurst North East. Niagara won three of the last four weights to pull out the win, highlighted by Adam Mateo’s fall at 184 pounds. Northwest Tech beat Otero 42-18. PROMO CODE WARNING: I’ve recently posted on Twitter about the number of wrestling podcasts currently out in the wild. There’s about 63 active shows with 20 of them on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. I want people making good decisions when it comes to choosing a podcast hosting company. If you’re going to jump into podcasting. Let me help. Here’s step one: Choose the right hosting company. There’s stuff that’s free, and there’s stuff that’s good. I want you to go with what’s good, proven and reliable. Sign up for Libsyn, at L-I-B-S-Y-N.com and use the promo code MTO to get a month for free. That means you get the rest of THIS month and NEXT month free. They’ve got plans as affordable as $5 a month. They’ve been the backbone of this network and if you don’t reach out to me for technical advice, at least hear me on this one – Libsyn.com, use promo code MTO and get your free month (and a half!) Notables on the Docket for November 7: Nebraska hosts Division II’s Chadron State and Nebraska-Kearney. NAIA Hastings is in there too. Life Pacific and San Francisco State head up to Vanguard, a newly reinstated program in Costa Mesa, California. Up the coast, Warner Pacific heads over to Corban to take on the brand new program there in Oregon. The Battle of Montana continues with Montana State-Northern facing off with Providence – yes, the one in Montana that used to be Great Falls. Iowa Conf- Excuse me, American Rivers Conference action gets underway with Buena Vista traveling East to take on the top-ranked team in Division III – the Loras Duhawks. Yes, there’s another team in Iowa starting the year ranked No. 1. In the Dakotas, Concordia-Moorhead will cross the Red River and face Mary, while St. John’s does the same, only a little further south, facing Division II Northern State – which is in SOUTH Dakota. In Wisconsin, UW-Oskhosh faces UW-Whitewater. Other than Nebraska, the only other Division I action is in New York as No. 7 Wisconsin takes on Buffalo. Note: This isn’t every dual on the schedule, but a good sample of the better ones or more notable things going on. FROM THE DWN: Biggest news of the day came in the brunch hours as Flowrestling and MissouriWrestle both reported three-time Missouri All-American Jaydin Eierman has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Eierman, a native of Columbia – the one in Missouri – is taking an Olympic redshirt this year. This is another major shakeup with a second big name hitting the portal in a week. While behind the Flo Pro paywall, Flo’s Mark Bader had a Skype call with Eierman, who said he’s got a top choice, but didn’t say it on the video. The Daily Herald in Utah reports that 2018 Final X runner-up Jason Chamberlain is making the switch from freestyle to Greco-Roman to challenge for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Chamberlain placed five times in Fargo at the age-group levels, twice in Greco, with is best finish in that style coming in 2007 when he was the runner-up at 135 pounds. Following up on that news, the kids at the Home Mat Advantage Podcast have Jason Chamberlain on the show to talk about it! Over the weekend, Pat Pecora, the head coach at Pitt-Johnstown, picked up career victory No. 600 in the Mountain Cats win over LIU. The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown breaks down Pecora’s 44 years at the helm. He’s 16 wins behind Oregon State’s Dale Thomas, who has the all-division record with 616 dual meet victories. com with another strong athlete feature, this time from veteran media professional Darren Miller. This one’s on Kaleb Young, the Pennsylvania native and returning All-American. Columbia also offers up a solid inhouse feature with volunteer assistant Shelton Mack as he breaks down his trip to Russia in Taking Down Cultural Boundaries. Lehigh’s Cory Cooperman and Ed Hamer, American’s Josh Glenn, and Penn State’s Jack Light were announced as the induction class of the 2020 EIWA Hall of Fame. Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton keeps an eye on the market – the wrestling market – with Stock Watch, a new feature that identifies who’s up and who’s down in the Division I rankings this week. The Great Falls Tribune features Providence interim wrestling coach Steve Komac, a local high school coach thrust into a post coaching one of the NAIA’s top teams. The Predicament showcases the Galanakis-Sundell showdown on Inside the Rivalry, Chapter 7, Part 4. Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling writes about Transition Wrestling as part of #WomensWednesday. Gary, who will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame next Spring, has long served on committees and headed up special projects involving women’s wrestling. He talks to the site’s founder, Gabrielle Lord-Klein about Transition Wrestling on TheMat.com. On The Network If you missed Penn State coach Cael Sanderson’s media day on Tuesday, you can listen to the entire press conference on Short Time, with proper attribution and thanks to Penn State Athletics, which provided the content to the media. I put it in the feed. It’s also got timestamps to each question asked during the 30-minute sit down in State College – err, University Park. You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top stories from around the world in wrestling delivered to your inbox for free every single morning. The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Want to contribute? Got a product or something you want some added exposure for? Give me a shout OR 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 going to mattalkonline.com/jointheteam The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHORT TIME WRESTLING PODCAST Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn Google Podcasts | Spotify | iOS App | Android App | RSS (Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).
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