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ABOUT THIS EPISODEUncle Chael Sonnen is back! In this episode we talk about Barstool Sports’ betting lines on the Olympics, a few legendary fargo matches involving greats such as Stephen Abas, Teague Moore and Eric Guerrero, as well as McGregor vs Poirier 4.Chael Sonnen is a UFC legend, ESPN analyst and co-host of Ariel and the Bad Guy. As a UFC fi…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEDJ Bruce and I talk Fargo! Fargo started on Saturday and has been heating up all weekend. Please enjoy!*PRESENTED BY MANSCAPEDThis episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML’. Shop Manscaped now.*FANSIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODELogan Storley is a 4x All American for the University of Minnesota. Today, he’s a top 5 welterweight for Bellator. Logan fights for Sanford MMA, where he is coached by Greg Jones and Henri Hooft; Robbie Lawler and Michael Chandler also train at Sanford MMA. Logan is originally from Webster H.S. in South Dakota, where the great Bro…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJohn Kuchinski is a double amputee, and is blind but is a judo man and former wrestler. Please enjoy this inspirational episode.*PRESENTED BY MANSCAPEDThis episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML’. Shop Manscaped now.*FANSIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consid…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMark Grey is a 3x NCAA qualifier for Cornell. He was a multiple-time, age-group and junior national champion. In high school, Mark wrestled for Blair Academy and the legendary Jeff Buxton. Mark’s older brother is Cornell University head coach Mike Grey (episode 81). Please enjoy!Instagram: @markgrey26Picture: Tony Rotundo*PRESENTE…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEAlec Pantaleo is a 3x All American for the University of Michigan and has been lighting up the freestyle scene this summer. He just won the Poland Open and will be gunning for his first Senior World Team this fall. In college, Alec was coached by Josh Churella, Sean Bormet and now the great Sergei Beloglazov at the Cliff Keen Wres…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEIvan Delchev Ivanov is a 5x Bulgarian National Champion who currently runs a wrestling academy in the Greater Omaha Nebraska / Council Bluffs Iowa (The Best Wrestler) regions. Ivan competed for the Bulgarian national team in 1993 and 1994, and before that attended sports school in Bulgaria throughout the 80’s. After competing, Iva…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEGreg Jones is one of the best collegiate wrestlers of all time. He won NCAA titles as a freshman, junior and senior. In total, Greg lost just 4 college matches during his tenure at West Virginia. After coaching in Morgantown for the better part of a decade, Greg moved to Florida’s Blackzilians gym to teach wrestling to MMA fighter…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODETom, The Big Cat, Erikson is one of the all-time great heavyweights of freestyle wrestling. Despite never qualifying for the Illinois High School state tournament, Tom made the finals of 12 US Open Championships and was a 3x Olympic Alternate. After wrestling, Tom was one of the early pioneers of MMA, fighting in Pride 8 in front …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEChael Sonnen is a UFC legend, ESPN analyst and co-host of Ariel and the Bad Guy. As a UFC fighter, Chael battled Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and many others in a HOF-caliber career. As a wrestler, he was an All American for the University of Oregon. In this episode, Chael and I breakdown current events including-Stanford hiring Rob …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEDan Gable is a 15x NCAA National Champion coach for the University of Iowa and 2x World Champion, winning the 1971 Worlds and 1972 Olympic Gold Medal. In this episode, Dan shares a story about Rick Sanders (2x Olympic Silver Medalist)that you’re not going to want to miss. Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is presented…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJohnni DiJulius is the assistant wrestling coach at Harvard - go Crimson Tide - and is a former Ohio State Buckeye. While at Ohio State, Johnni was a 4x NCAA qualifier and a member of the 2015 NCAA Championship team. He was coached by the great Tom Ryan during his stint in Columbus. Johnni is also an avid BASE jumper and has some …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODERyan Morningstar is the assistant coach at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Hawks in 2012, Coach Morningstar was an assistant for Barry Davis at the University of Wisconsin and was a 2x All American as a wrestler for the Hawks. In this episode we cover...-The Lisbon Iowa wrestling community-Tom Brands’ coaching impact-…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJohnny, J Rock, Johnson is the owner of RAW 241 wrestling club, based out of the Garden State, New Jersey. J Rock is one of the top youth and high school coaches in the country. He’s worked with the likes of Brett Matter, Jordan Burroughs and Darion Caldwell. J Rock’s passion for wrestling is insane and I can’t wait for you to lis…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJake Deitchler shocked the wrestling world in 2008 when he qualified for the US Olympic Wrestling Team while just 18 years old. Jake went on to wrestle at the University of Minnesota before his career was cut short due to concussion related injuries. Today, Jake runs Grynd Wrestling Academy. I freaking loved this podcast folks. Pl…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODENick Garone is a New York legend. A former All American for Old Dominion and a New York state champion before that, Nick has a passion for wrestling that few can match. Enjoy!Connect with Nick on Twitter and Instagram:-Twitter: @MSGWrestling-Instagram: @xcel_worldwide*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATRegister for the Spartan Combat Nati…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEAaron Steed is the CEO of Meathead Movers and a founding member of the Central Coast RTC, hosted near Cal Poly. Aaron is a former wrestler turned businessman who still has an incredible passion for the sport. I’m really excited to see what transpires at the Central Coast RTC (their facility is amazing). Enjoy this one and happy Fr…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJohn Smith talks about the 1992 Olympics, Pat Smith and the beginning of his coaching career in this never before released episode. This interview was recorded in October of 2020 and is the third and final interview that we recorded with John as part of our audio documentary series, The Smiths. Enjoy!Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN CO…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJoe Rau is a Chicago Legend. He’s a multiple time World Team Member in greco and winner of the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. He was recently involved in a controversial match in the finals of the 2021 Olympic Team Trials. Back in high school, Joe was a 1x state qualifier and went on to wrestle Division 3 at Elmhurst College. There he …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMississippi is the only US State without high school wrestling. Brian Fox is looking to change that. Over the past year, Brian created the Mississippi Wrestling Federation / Foundation and has been instrumental in creating a wrestling culture in Mississippi. Before Brian’s efforts, just two high schools had wrestling. Now, there a…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODE“If you solve a problem for a customer you earn more loyalty and then they come back for more,” says Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics. In this episode, host Ryan Warner talks with Doug about navigating obstacles, taking risks and how / when to use Transcendental Meditation. In this episode you’ll learn,-How to know when…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEYianni Diakomihalis is a 2x NCAA Champion for Cornell University and is one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the country at 65kg. He recently took 4th at the 2021 Olympic Trials and will be gunning for his 3rd NCAA title during the 2021/2022 season. This interview took place four days before the 2021 Olympic Trials and was recor…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODETony Robie is the head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech. Prior to being named the head coach in 2017, Tony was an associate head coach under Kevin Dresser. As a wrestler, Tony competed for Bruce Baumgartner at Edinboro University. He was a 2x All American, taking second in 1997 to Iowa’s Joe Williams. Please enjoy! (Picture: Tony …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEShane Sparks (@ShaneSparksBTN) is an award winning sports broadcaster. He’s covered wrestling for the Big 10 Network, NCAA and Track Wrestling. (Photo: Tony Rotundo)Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATRegister for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida, now! REGISTER *FANSIf you enjoy the podcas…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODETim Wright is the first NCAA 4x Champion in any sport. In the late 80’s, Tim won four NCAA D2 wrestling national crowns for Southern Illinois Edwardsville. Prior to college, Tim won two state titles for Rock Island High School, and was voted outstanding wrestler of Illinois his senior year. Tim is no doubt one of the great wrestle…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEKennedy Blades is the future of women’s wrestling. She’s a junior in high school and recently took second at the 2021 Olympic Trials. Prior to the Trials, Kennedy has been on a warpath, racking-up three Fargo National Titles, a 2019 Cadet World Team membership and numerous international tournament wins. Kennedy, along with her sis…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEThis episode is with the great John Smith. This interview was recorded in September of 2020 and was the second of three interviews that we recorded with John as part of our 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. Enjoy!*PRESEN…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEThe Olympic Trials were incredible, and in this episode Adam Tirapelle and I break-down some of our favorite moments including: -Kyle Dake vs Jordan Burroughs-Gable Steveson and his chances for winning gold at Tokyo-J’den Cox and what’s next for the two-time UWW World Champion-Helen Maroulis vs Jenna Burkert Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SP…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEKendall Cross is a 2x Olympian and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist. In this episode we review some of the big matches that are likely to go down at the 2020 Olympic Team Trials, including Jordan Burroughs vs Kyle Dake and J’den Cox vs Kyle Snyder. We also talk about Kendall’s experience at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Trials. Please enjoy…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEChael Sonnen is a UFC legend, media personality and former NCAA wrestling All American. Today he runs a Youtube show (Beyond the Fight), a podcast (You’re Welcome) and is featured on ESPN’s Ariel & The Bad Guy. Please enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place thi…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEBuddy Lee is a US Olympian Wrestler, 2X US Marine Best Athlete and the world’s leading Jump Rope Training educator and pioneer in jump rope product technology. His time-tested system lets you experience real and lasting fitness results while helping you to reach the highest levels of physicality and mental toughness.Buddy Lee, has…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODERyan takes this episode solo as he recaps the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Tournament. After watching damn near every match, Ryan wanted to share his highlights from the tournament. We’ll be back later this week with our regularly scheduled programming. Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODENick Hardwick is a former NFL Pro Bowl center for the Chargers. His NFL career started in 2004 and ended in 2014 as one of the most decorated centers in Chargers history. After retiring, Nick lost upwards of 60 lbs and formulated his weight-loss strategy into a program he calls Lose Like a Lineman, which helps men in their 30’s lo…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMike Powell is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets Chicago. In this episode - recorded at the new BTS Chicago facility - we go deep on the tremendous impact that Mike and his team is making on the wrestling scene here in the Windy City. Donate to BTS Chicago’s Fund a Need Program.*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEAndy Hamilton is a wrestling media legend. He’s been with Track (now Flo) since 2016 and prior to that covered Iowa wrestling from both Des Moines and Iowa City. He’s a 4x recipient of the national wrestling writer of the year award. Please enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat Nati…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEPaul Bradley is a 2x All American and former professional MMA fighter. Paul wrestled under Jim Zalesky at the University of Iowa, where his teammates included Steve Mocco, Mark Perry, Izzy Style, and many more. After retiring from fighting, Paul became the assistant coach at Queens University of Charlotte. Enjoy it folks!*PRESENTE…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEDennis, the Godfather, DeLiddo is the former head coach at Fresno State. Dennis served as head coach from 1981 - 2005. During that time he produced 27 All Americans, multiple WAC titles, and the great Stephen Abas, who was a 3x NCAA Champion and an Olympic Silver Medalist. This conversation is a lot of fun as we recap the history …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEBrandon Slay is an Olympic Gold Medalist and the Executive Director for the Penn Regional Training Center. Brandon’s run to Olympic Gold started at the US Open in the spring of 2000, where he entered the tournament as the 7th seed. In the finals, he knocked-off Joe Williams, earning a bye to the Olympic Trials finals. After making…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMike Palazzo is the head coach at Lake Highland Prep high school. Since taking over the program in 2008, Lake Highland Prep has won 7 Florida state titles, crowned 2 Ironman champs and Coach Palazzo was named Flo Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2016. This guy is driven, loves wrestling and shares a ton of knowledge in this episode.…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEWoody Woodburn is a 2x All American - once for Oklahoma State and once for Cal State Bakersfield - who now coaches high school wrestling in Oklahoma. He’s also been a long-time camp instructor at the J Rob Camps. This episode was a lot of fun. Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat N…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODERob Koll is the head coach at Cornell University. Since taking over at Cornell in the early 1990’s, Coach Koll has created a dynasty: crowning 16 individual NCAA Champions, placing at least three wrestlers on the All American stand for 17 straight years, and Cornell is one of only two schools (Iowa being the other) to finish in th…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODETim Kendall joined Facebook in 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg was just 19 years old. Tim would go on to serve as president at Pinterest and is now the CEO at Moment. Most recently, he was featured in the very popular documentary, The Social Dilemma. Back in the late 1990’s, Tim was a starter for Stanford’s wrestling team. In this episo…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEJay Jackson shares a story about how wrestling saved his life, unlike any life-saving story that you’ve heard before. I think you’ll be blown away by this episode.Jay Jackson is an educator, residing in California, and formerly wrestled and coached at Stanford. After wrestling, Jay developed a youth-based curriculum, teaching non-…
 
Bonus episode time! This episode features the full Dan Gable interview, which was recorded in August of 2020 for The Smiths. Enjoy!***THE SMITHSThe 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.***CREDITSExecutive Producers: US…
 
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 SMITHSThe Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat …
 
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 SMITHSThe 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.*…
 
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 SMITHSThe Smiths chronicles the rise of wrestling icons, John & Pat Smith, with never-before-seen footage, as well as…
 
John navigates his freshman year at Oklahoma State, while his older brother, Lee Roy, attempts to make the 1984 Olympic Team. ***THE SMITHSThe 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.***CREDITSExecutive Producers: USA Wre…
 
John suffers a crushing defeat in the 1985 NCAA finals before entering an age of self-discovery.***THE SMITHSThe 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.***CREDITSExecutive Producers: USA Wrestling; The National Wrestling…
 
John battles an unlikely foe before making his first run at Olympic Gold.***THE SMITHSThe 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.***CREDITSExecutive Producers: USA Wrestling; The National Wrestling Hall of FameDirected, …
 
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