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National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling's "Etched In Stone” podcasts are the stories of wrestling's legends, told by wrestlers. The series will take you inside the lives of those inducted into the Hall of Fame, as they share never before told stories about their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Wrestling is arguably the toughest sport in the world. After you hear about the unparalleled athletic achievements, discipline and commitment of these legends, it will no longer be debatable.
 
Welcome to a brand new season of Ice Talk - the figure skating podcast from U.S. Figure Skating. Things are a little different around here this year, but that’s kind of the story overall for 2020, isn’t it? Even in an unprecedented year, there is still skating happening, so there are scores to be analyzed, medals to be given, and stories to be told! Join host Mirai Nagasu for bi-weekly episodes full of competition news, interviews with people in and around figure skating, and a chance to hav ...
 
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The third John Smit interview is here! This interview was recorded in October of 2020 at Coach Smith's office, as part of the audio documentary series, The Smiths. We talk about Pat's career, John's loss to Reinoso at the '92 games, and John's coaching career. Enjoy! *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith…
 
Mirai and Tara take a few minutes to chat about the World Team Trophy competition, before being joined by Josh Babb (coach of the Skyliners) to take the teamwork idea to a different level. The world of synchronized skating is blossoming and evolving and we are here for it! Hear from Babb what it's like to pull together different elements for differ…
 
In honor of the Olympic Trials taking place this past weekend, we wanted to release the second of three John Smith interviews. As a reminder, this interview was recorded as part of the audio documentary, The Smiths. This interview covers the second-half of John’s competitive career, as well as John’s perspective on Pat’s career. *** THE SMITHS The …
 
The sport of figure skating was changed for the better by the barrier-breaking efforts of people like Mabel Fairbanks. This week on Ice Talk, Mirai and Tara continue the conversation with Tai Babilonia and Starr Andrews about the impact of Fairbanks and other BIPOC athletes, as well as the continuing efforts to confront the issues of race and inequ…
 
In February, we celebrate U.S. Figure Skating's Get Up Campaign, and who better to speak to the value and the challenge of getting up after every fall than Scott Hamilton? Plus, host Mirai Nagasu catches up with Yaroslav Paniot who turned heads at the U.S. Championships with an Elvis-themed free skate that landed him on the podium... and in the Oly…
 
Bonus episode time! This episode features the full Mark Branch interview, which was recorded in November of 2020 for The Smiths. Today, Mark Branch is the head coach at the University of Wyoming, but back in 93/94 he was a redshirt freshman, wrestling for the Cowboys. Enjoy! *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & P…
 
Bonus episode time! This episode features the full Dan Gable interview, which was recorded in August of 2020 for The Smiths. Enjoy! *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Produce…
 
Bonus episode time! This episode features the full Pat Smith interview, recorded in October of this past year at Pat’s wrestling academy in Arkansas. Please enjoy! *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitor…
 
Bonus episode time! This episode features the full John Smith interview, recorded in August of this year. We have two additional John Smith interviews that we may release in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, please enjoy! *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well…
 
John leads Oklahoma State through NCAA sanctions, while Pat tries to become wrestling’s first four-time, NCAA Division 1 Champion. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producer…
 
Distracted and exhausted, John makes a run at the 1992 Olympics, while Pat seeks a third-straight NCAA title. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producers: USA Wrestling; The…
 
John becomes a global wrestling superstar but is pushed to the brink of retirement by an unknown Cuban wrestler, Lazaro Reinoso. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producers:…
 
Pat Smith navigates the shark-infested waters of NCAA wrestling, while Oklahoma State is thrown into an NCAA investigation. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producers: USA …
 
John Smith battles an unlikely foe before making his first run at Olympic Gold. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producers: USA Wrestling; The National Wrestling Hall of Fa…
 
John Smith suffers a crushing defeat in the 1985 NCAA finals before entering an age of self-discovery. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Producers: USA Wrestling; The Nation…
 
John Smith navigates his freshman year at Oklahoma State, while his older brother, Lee Roy, attempts to make the 1984 Olympic Team. *** THE SMITHS The Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 30 friends, family and competitors. *** CREDITS Executive Produce…
 
Over the holidays, both Japan and Russia hosted their own national championships, and the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships are just days away. Mirai and Tara revisit the highlights from Japan and Russia, before looking forward to Las Vegas. Confidence is key on the biggest stage, and with so much uncertainty surrounding the competitive…
 
This time of year is typically headlined by travel home for the holidays for Team USA athletes. In 2020, though, that is just one more thing that is NOT business as usual. Just ask Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue, and Jason Brown what it's like trying to travel internationally -- even within North America -- during a pandemic! Non-essential travel is…
 
Between the ice dance debut of Daisuke Takahashi and the curious boot choices of Mana Kawabe, the Grand Prix's finale at NHK Trophy created plenty to talk about. Plus, Brian Boitano joins the show to dig deeper into the challenges and changes of skating equipment through the years. Then, a true skate expert in Jonathan English stops by to explain t…
 
This is the final installment of the Mark Churella story- The post wrestling career. With the amount of success Churella had as a wrestler, certainly international success would follow. Perhaps a coaching job. While things don't always happen the way we want them to, for Mark Churella, things always seem to fall into place. Etched in Stone, the sto…
 
Mark Churella's successful high school career caught the attention of top college wrestling programs around the country and while it wasn't apparent to anyone but him, the only place he was planning on going was to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. Even today, college recruiting pitches can be colorful. Even without the instantaneous techno…
 
Etched in Stone are the stories of wrestling's legends, told by wrestlers. The series will take you inside the lives of those inducted into the NWHOF, as they share their never before told stories about their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Wrestling is arguably the toughest sport in the world. After you hear about the unparalleled athletic achi…
 
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