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May 1, 2020
Four-time NCAA qualifier and 2006 All-American David Hoffman comes on to Episode 97 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Hoffman just finished up his second year as the head coach at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Hoffman talks about coming to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 2001, competing as a true freshman, managing the gap between Keith Mourlam and Tom Brands as well as the changes in the program when the Dresser-Robie era rose to prominence in Blacksburg. Hoffman spent time coaching with former Hokie assistant Dan Wirnsberger at Bucknell before turning to Blacksburg to join the staff with Dresser and Robie for several years. A stop off in Chattanooga preceded his return back to the Keystone State. Hoffman will talk about his view of the program, what it was like coaching and wrestling there and also what it was like to watch Mekhi Lewis win the 2019 NCAA championship at 165 pounds.   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.
March 28, 2020
In the wake of the cancellation of the entire 2019-20 NCAA and NAIA college sports seasons, there’s been a lot of chatter about what’s next, especially in wrestling circles. On Episode 96 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we get to hear from coach Tony Robie for the first time after the landscape of sports changed with the reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coach Robie talks about the seniors, what’s next and how Virginia Tech responded to the situation. 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.
March 5, 2020
Tony Robie returns for Episode 95 of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling to put the memory away of the last two dual meets of the season and look forward to the 2020 ACC Championships hosted by Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 8. We go weight-by-weight with Robie on the Hokies’ qualifying chances. SHOW SEGMENTS 0:34 - Show Introduction 0:51 - Coach Robie goes to Western Pennsylvania again 1:48 - Finishing up the dual meet season 3:20 - Back to the scene of the crime 4:30 - The allocation procedure 5:44 - There’s a good chance of going compared to the old system 8:25 - The team race 10:10 - 125 pounds 12:25 - 133 pounds 13:57 - 141 pounds 15:57 - 149 pounds 17:45 - 157 pounds 18:58 - Comparing true freshman prep to others who have been there 21:25 - 165 pounds 22:45 - Answering the McFadden questions 23:25 - 174 pounds 24:30 - What’s Cody Hughes mean to this program? 25:50 - 184 pounds 28:08 - Keeping Hunter Bolen focused on the goal with Zahid Valencia possibly gone 29:16 - 197 pounds 30:45 - 285 pounds 32:40 - The ACC information and closing thoughts THE PREVIEW GUIDE SALE IS ON!Hey #HokieNation, get yourself all set for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships by pre-ordering the Mat Talk Online NCAA Division I Digital Fan Guide. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling can get a special $5 discount by going to  WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie or by entering hokie during your order process at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. The Guide will be digitally delivered March 17. 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.
February 12, 2020
Tony Robie returns for Episode 94 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll recap the events since the loss at home to North Carolina, which includes the wins at Virginia and ODU before beating Duke comfortably at the Moss Arts Center. Coach Robie will break down the NC State dual weight-by-weight as there are as many as eight possible toss-up matches and six weights where athletes are meeting for the first time in college. SHOW SEGMENTS 0:38 - Introduction 1:00 - Recovering from Carolina. 2:00 - The experience at the Moss Arts Center 3:35 - Good crowd at U.Va. 5:40 - Impressions of NC State vs. North Carolina on the ACC Network 7:40 - How closely do coaches watch those duals? 8:48 - Valentine's Day - Dinner and a Show in Raleigh 10:43 - The required Dual Meet Champion chatter 12:12 - Getting every school to track attendance 13:10 - 125 pounds - Prata vs. Camacho 14:24 - 133 pounds - Gerardi vs. Trombley 15:29 - 141 pounds - Moore vs. Wilson 16:55 - 149 pounds - Andonia vs. Leitten 19:54 - 157 pounds - LaPrade vs. Hayden Hidlay 21:26 - 165 pounds - McFadden vs. Thomas Bullard 23:23 - 174 pounds - Howard vs. Daniel Bullard 25:34 - 184 pounds - Bolen vs. Trent Hidlay 28:41 - 197 pounds - Smeltzer vs. Reenan 30:36 - 285 pounds - Borst vs. Wilson 32:05 - How nerve-wracking is a dual like this? 32:56 - Perspective on four ACC teams in the Top 10 34:00 - Wrapping it up on the ACC Network THE PREVIEW GUIDE SALE IS ON! Hey #HokieNation, get yourself all set for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships by pre-ordering the Mat Talk Online NCAA Division I Digital Fan Guide. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling can get a special $5 discount by going to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie or by entering hokie during your order process at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. The Guide will be digitally delivered March 17. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOWApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
January 23, 2020
Since the last time we met, Virginia Tech's wrestling program has improved to 8-0 and risen to No. 3 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. On Episode 93 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, head coach Tony Robie returns to talk about the lineup changes as a result of Brent Moore's injury and the trip up to New York and the subsequent wins over Binghamton and Cornell. The heavy focus on this episode is with Friday's home dual at Cassell Coliseum against No. 12 North Carolina. We go weight-by-weight and get Coach Robie's perspective of how this dual will go. It's the first wrestling match ever on the ACC Network, so there's a lot of excitement expected coming to Blacksburg this weekend. THE PREVIEW GUIDE SALE IS ON! Hey #HokieNation, get yourself all set for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships by pre-ordering the Mat Talk Online NCAA Division I Digital Fan Guide. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling can get a special $5 discount by going to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie or by entering hokie during your order process at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. The Guide will be digitally delivered March 17. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
December 18, 2019
Jared Frayer will bring Mekhi Lewis and Ty Walz to the USA Wrestling Senior Nationals this coming weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The pair will try to qualify for April's U.S. Olympic Team Trials in State College, Pennsylvania in April. A top five finish will be needed to assure them a shot at the Trials. On Episode 92 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Frayer will briefly review the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and touch on his relationship with UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell heading into the Hokies' home dual with the Mocs on Saturday before we turn the focus on freestyle. Frayer also recounts the uniqueness of his Olympic quest, which he fulfilled by making the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in men's freestyle after a series of second-place finishes at the U.S. World Team Trials. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
November 21, 2019
Tony Robie and 2019 NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will go to Washington. On Episode 91 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Robie about the upcoming trip to the White House as part of NCAA Champion Day, where numerous NCAA team and individual champions will have the opportunity to meet the President along with representatives from Penn State, Northern Iowa and Cornell, who also accepted the invitation to come to the White House. Robie will then breakdown the win over Ohio State, a win that's vaulted the Hokies up to No. 4 in the latest NWCA Division I Coaches Poll. Then we take a quick look at who is expected to compete at the Navy Classic this weekend in Annapolis. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
November 13, 2019
Episode 90 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is an exciting one as head wrestling coach Tony Robie finally gets to talk about his incoming recruiting class. With #SigningDay here, five Hokie commits have put pen to paper and have joined the family. Coach Robie will talk about the first five signees and then talk about the performance at the recent Mat on the Mount held at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park, the home of Hokie baseball. John Borst's victory at heavyweight gave the Hokies the 21-18 win over the No. 21 Northwestern Wildcats. Now the Hokies will prepare for No. 3 Ohio State on Sunday at the Covelli Center in Columbus, Ohio. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
October 30, 2019
It’s wrestling season time! That’s right, we have Hokie wrestling coming to Cassell Coliseum this weekend and more wrestling up in Roanoke at the Southeast Open. Welcome back #HokieNation to another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, as you heard in the intro, I’m Jason Bryant and on Episode 89, we’ll talk with head coach Tony Robie about this weekend’s competition, but first, we’ll get to a guest spot with Missouri head wrestling coach Brian Smith – This is Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We then get to coach Tony Robie and before we talk about this weekend’s competition, let’s just go through a few things from the intrasquad before putting some thought into Missouri and the Southeast Open in Roanoke. Information on the Southeast Open: SoutheastOpenWrestling.com Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
October 16, 2019
It’s Episode 88 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, welcome back again #HokieNation, Today we are talking about the 2019-20 wrestling schedule with head coach Tony Robie. Before we get to that, a few updates to make you aware of. Mekhi Lewis finished fifth at the Continental Cup in Russia, his first senior-level freestyle tournament at 74kg, while Ty Walz finished with a bronze medal at 97kg at the same event. Thoughts on both Mekhi and Ty’s performance in Russia while representing Team USA and the Southeast Regional Training Center? Last episode, we brought in new volunteer assistant coach Jared Haught, a three-time All-American for the Hokies during his career. What’s it been like to work with Haught now in a coaching role vs. the relationship with him as an athlete? Now to the schedule, first, we see that Virginia Tech comes in ranked across the board by Trackwrestling, Flowrestling, W.I.N. and The Open Mat. We still haven’t seen the Coaches Poll, AWN or InterMat as yet. No. 16 by The Open Mat No. 17 by W.I.N. Magazine No. 17 by Flowrestling No. 19 on Trackwrestling, Thoughts on the rankings, which at this point, is almost universally a tournament-scoring rubric. Now to the schedule. The first time Hokie fans will get a chance to see the team compete is on October 25 at 7 p.m. at Cassell with the intrasquad. Again, the intrasquad, 10-15 years ago, wasn’t as big of a thing as it is now. Back then, it was Lehigh, Oklahoma State, those types of programs doing the intrasquad thing. Now, the majority of Division I programs are doing something like it. What’s good about it? You waste no time getting into the teeth of college wrestling, facing off with Missouri in Blacksburg at Cassell on November 2, the kickoff weekend of college wrestling. You’ve wrestled the Tigers in the early part of the season the last few years, but why the opening weekend? The Southeast Open is again a spot where Hokie fans can get a glimpse of a good portion of the team. This one’s in Roanoke and let’s talk location, differences, similarities on this event which takes place a day after the Missouri dual. It was recently released that on November 10 against Northwestern, the first Mat on the Mound will take place at Virginia Tech’s baseball facility, English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park. It was either last year or the year before, we saw Missouri and Illinois do an outdoor dual at a softball stadium. Weather permitting, what was the thought process behind doing this with the baseball field? Ohio State will host the Hokies at their new wrestling facility, the Covelli Center, on November 17. Again, this is an opponent who has been consistently on the schedule. There’s a pipeline of Ohio kids who come to Blacksburg and how much of this is to make sure Hokie wrestling continues to grow roots in Ohio and how much of it is getting that national-caliber look for the starters? The Navy Classic, a small, but dynamic tournament in Annapolis is on the schedule during the Thanksgiving holiday. About a five-hour drive up 81 and over to the D.C. metro area. This is the first time I can recall the Navy Classic being on the schedule. What do you like about the tournament and what about it from a scheduling standpoint is beneficial? Las Vegas and the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Closing out the calendar year with a home dual before Christmas with Chattanooga. Last year, it was the dual with West Virginia around this time on the calendar. This time it’s the Mocs. The new year will open with a trip to Mount Pleasant and a dual with Central Michigan on January 3 before a home dual on January 11 with West Virginia. The Virginia Duals has been working on trying to bring itself back and right now, the tournament doesn’t seem like a good fit competitively for Virginia Tech despite the large group of Hokie fans who live in Hampton Roads. On January 18-19, it’s a trip to the Empire State and a pair of EIWA teams. On Saturday, it’s a dual with Binghamton, your former coaching place of residence, and on Sunday, it’s a dual with Cornell, who seems to be looking ahead as several of the Big Red’s best wrestlers will be opting to take the year off in preparation to train to make the 2020 Olympic Team. Five of the next six duals are with conference opponents as you close out the season with six straight single dual weekends. From January 25-February 22, you go home against North Carolina, on the road at Virginia, on the road in a non-conference dual at Old Dominion, the Moss Arts Dual is February 8 against Duke, you go to Raleigh on February 15 to take on NC State before closing out the season on the road at Pitt before turning around two weeks later and competing at the ACC Championships at Pittsburgh. The ACC sets the conference schedule for the most part, so thoughts on how you guys close out the season with single weigh-in events. Now, thoughts on the NCAA Championships in a giant football stadium. U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. We’re looking at the potential of nearly 45,000 wrestling fans in there. How’s the ask been for tickets this year after the pandemonium that was 2019 in Pittsburgh? Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
September 26, 2019
Jared Haught, a three-time All-American and past NCAA finalist returns to the show and more importantly, he returns to the Hokie program as the new volunteer assistant coach. On Episode 87 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Haught talks about his year away from wrestling and "adulting" in the real world and what drew him back to the wrestling room. We also give you a quick hit on Giving Day's Drive for 25 Blitz, which you can contribute to by clicking here. We close out by grilling Haught on famous West Virginians. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
August 27, 2019
Episode 86 fires up as Coach Tony Robie returns to fill Hokie Nation in on the summer happenings around the wrestling program. Among the topics discussed are Mekhi Lewis' redshirt and the impact of the lineup as well as numerous questions answered regarding the Southeast Regional Training Center and the differences between contributions and funding. Coach Robie will also touch on some scheduling nuances as well as fill us in on some early dates and tailgating events around Hokie home football games at Lane Stadium. Got a question? Email the show at insidevtwrestling@gmail.com to ask your question for Coach Robie and the staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
June 5, 2019
Episode 85 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with new assistant coach and 2019 U.S. Open champion Cody Brewer. The four-time All-American from Oklahoma and 2015 NCAA Division I champion talks about growing up in Kansas City, his choice to go to Oklahoma and what competition was like in college. Brewer will also share about his time at Northwestern before coming to Blacksburg and what he knew about the program prior. We'll also get some insight into Brewer's future plans on the mat. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
May 3, 2019
Jared Frayer lost a bet, so he had to wrestle at the U.S. Open. Not only did the 2012 Olympian compete pretty well at the event, he actually qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials. While it'll take another bet to likely get him to wrestle anymore, a seventh place finish at 40 is impressive. On Episode 84 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, I'll get the backstory with Frayer and go back in time to his own performances in freestyle and Greco-Roman as a youth. He'll also speak about new assistant Cody Brewer and his U.S. Open championship. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
April 17, 2019
Episode 83 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling returns with head coach Tony Robie. The Hokies head man will talk about the tragedy campus experienced 12 years ago and how it's shaped him and the program. Robie will then introduce the newest member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff before answering a number of questions fielded from #HokieNation via Twitter and TechSideline.com. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
April 4, 2019
Episode 82 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is simple. It's with NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
March 28, 2019
Get the coaches perspective on what it was like to see Mekhi Lewis become Virginia Tech's first NCAA Division I wrestling champion on Episode 81 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll talk with Jared Frayer about the year since he won the Junior World championships and what the gameplan was heading into Pittsburgh and how Lewis wasn't the underdog. Where does this rank among Frayer's biggest professional coaching milestones? Find out on the latest Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
March 5, 2019
Episode 80 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling previews the ACC Championships set for Cassell Coliseum on March 9 with head wrestling coach Tony Robie. Hokie fans can save $5 of the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Preview Guide, which is available for pre-order now. Go to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie to save $5 off the retail price of $19.99. Which podcast fanbase consumes the most knowledge? Let's see what Hokie fans got! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
February 14, 2019
Episode 79 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is up and around with head coach Tony Robie. Coach Robie opens up talking about the recent release of the second NCAA coaches ranking and the first RPI before addressing his view on what went wrong in the Hokies' 18-14 loss at North Carolina last week. Owning it and calling it a lack of effort, Robie explains how they'll handle it and how they handled the loss immediately following. Coach Robie will then talk about the upcoming home duals with No. 9 Cornell on Friday and No. 22 Virginia on Saturday at the Moss Arts Center. Hokie fans can save $5 of the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Preview Guide, which is available for pre-order now. Go to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie to save $5 off the retail price of $19.99. Which podcast fanbase consumes the most knowledge? Let's see what Hokie fans got! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
February 7, 2019
Tony Robie returns to Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling for Episode 78 to recap a home win against No. 13 Pittsburgh, a road win at No. 24 Lehigh and a trip to historic Cameron Indoor Stadium and a 40-3 win at Duke. Coach Robie will also run down what to expect against North Carolina on Friday in Chapel Hill. Hokie fans can save $5 of the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Preview Guide, which is available for pre-order now. Go to WrestlingPreviewGuide.com/hokie to save $5 off the retail price of $19.99. Which podcast fanbase consumes the most knowledge? Let's see what Hokie fans got! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
January 22, 2019
Coach Tony Robie is back in Blacksburg as Episode 77 recaps the Hokies performance at the Virginia Duals, discusses what needs to be worked on at 125 pounds. Coach Robie will also provide an NCAA ticket update for those interested, since there's a shortage of tickets that's impacted every Division I program. We'll then go weight-by-weight breaking down Friday's dual at Cassell Coliseum with Pittsburgh and touch on Sunday's away dual against streaking Lehigh. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
January 14, 2019
Episode 76 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is a quick rapid recap with head wrestling coach Tony Robie and 157-pounder B.C. LaPrade after the Hokies 37-5 win over rival Virginia to win the National College Division of the Virginia Duals. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
December 28, 2018
Episode 75 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling catches up with coach Tony Robie as he takes a break from watching Christmas Vacation and wondering where to empty his chemical toilet to talk about the latest happenings in Blacksburg. Coach Robie will touch on Frank Molinaro leaving Blacksburg to focus on his own competitive goals in 2020 and then we'll chat about recent performances against Princeton and West Virginia. The dual with West Virginia was big, not just because it's West Virginia, but because the Mountaineers are now coached by Robie's former coach, Tim Flynn, who spent over 20 years at Edinboro. We'll talk to Robie about what it was like seeing his former coach not wearing plaid. Finally, Robie will break down the next two competitions for the Hokie wrestlers, the Southern Scuffle and the F&M Open in Pennsylvania. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
December 6, 2018
Coach Tony Robie joins Episode 74 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling as he recaps the first two duals of the season and the Hokies somewhat disappointing 11th-place finish at the Clff Keen Las Vegas Invitational this past weekend. We will recap the event weight-by-weight and preview the upcoming HOKIEMANIA dual against Princeton on December 7 at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a program high as they beat Lehigh for the first time in 50 years. Princeton also has past Hokie two-time All-American Sean Gray as a member of its coaching staff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member and supporting the show. You'll get some cool stuff too.
November 8, 2018
Season 5 kicks off with head coach Tony Robie as we recap the intrasquad match and the first weekend of competition as the Hokie wrestling program hosted the Hokie Open just up the road in Roanoke. Coach Robie analyzes the performances and also looks at lineup situations as well as expectations heading into the week off and looming road duals with Missouri and Northwestern. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
October 12, 2018
Tony Robie is back on Episode 72 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to put a bow on the fourth season of the podcast. Coach Robie confirms there will be another season of the show, which has proven to be the blueprint for college teams on the Mat Talk Podcast Network and wrestling team-specific podcasts in general. Robie will talk about his contract extension and about surprises on the design side of things with singlets this season, per a question from Abby Bryant, as well as recapping what it was like for the Hokie wrestling team to watch Mekhi Lewis win a Junior World Championship last month in Slovakia. We'll also talk about David McFadden's preparation for the U23 World Championships, the preseason workouts and the first week of official practice. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
September 23, 2018
From Trnava, Slovakia, Episode 71 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Junior World champion Mekhi Lewis and coach Jared Frayer about the obvious, Lewis' world title in just his third freestyle tournament ever. We start with the introduction of Lewis on the podium, then the call from Jason Bryant from the UWW live stream, then we move to interviews with Frayer and Lewis before we get interrupted at the Team USA dinner with coaches Kevin Jackson, Teague Moore and Rob Eiter before finishing the show back up with Frayer and Lewis. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
September 10, 2018
Episode 70 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling starts off talking football as both assistant coach Jared Frayer and host Jason Bryant are Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. We talk a tad about the NFL, then get into the impact Hokie football has on recruiting at Virginia Tech. We'll also handicap the golf tournament that recently concluded and the fall picnic out in the Roanoke Valley. Frayer will then talk about the preparation being done for Mekhi Lewis heading into the Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia next week and where Lewis can expect to be heading into the event. We also stump Frayer on grammar, geography, and the correct usage of the Oxford comma. We actually don't do that last one. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
August 23, 2018
With school starting up, it's time to visit again with head coach Tony Robie on Episode 69 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Coach Robie had a busy July and August with a number of camps coming through Blacksburg and trips to Fargo and Daytona Beach. Coach Robie will talk about the types of camps that are hosted by Virginia Tech and then the recruiting landscape in Fargo before diving into some topcis that were discussed at the annual NWCA Convention, including the potential for the redshirt rule applied to football this season and what it could possibly mean for wrestling. Other topics from the convention include issues with RTC's, recruiting dead periods and clearing up how the new transfer rules work. We'll also get an update on what Mekhi Lewis, David McFadden and Ty Walz are getting into this fall. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
June 26, 2018
It's been three years since David McFadden's last appearance on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and in that episode, he wasn't even enrolled in school yet. Episode 68 talks with the two-time NCAA Division I All-American and U23 World Team member about his summer, what it was like coming to Blacksburg, fishing with Tony Robie, cooking his own food and how much he loves living down south. It's a discussion that could have gone on for days, but one Hokie fans will enjoy regardless. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
June 11, 2018
From Bound Brook, New Jersey to Blacksburg, Mekhi Lewis is now set to head across the Atlantic to Slovakia for the Junior World Championships. On Episode 67 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we meet Lewis to talk about growing up in New Jersey, what he liked about his visits that made him choose Virginia Tech, working out with David McFadden and the other Hokie wrestlers and what sparked an interest in wanting to compete for Team USA. After going 28-2 during his redshirt season, there's high hopes for Lewis this coming season, but there's also high hopes for his development in freestyle wrestling. He'll talk about his improvement from Las Vegas to Rochester and what helped him win the spot. He'll also talk about his first experience at the Olympic Training Center and how he's been readied by his work within the Southeast Regional Training Center. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
April 23, 2018
Jared Frayer recaps his first full season in Blacksburg and what he's been able to do as a coach under coach Tony Robie and the rest of the coaching staff. We'll revisit the recruiting process and how that works now for Frayer and then we'll get into discussion about what to expect from athletes representing the Southeast Regional Training Center this upcoming weekend in Las Vegas at the U.S. Open. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
April 4, 2018
NCAA finalist and three-time All-American Jared Haught finally makes an appearance on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. The Parkersburg High School alum talks about his West Virginia roots, his move to Parkersburg, his reasons for choosing Virginia Tech and what it's like to go through a senior season preparing to graduate AND get married. We also get some insight on what and where the Horseman and horse noises stuff comes from. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.
March 23, 2018
Tony Robie is on the road to Virginia Beach to do some recruiting at the NHSCA Nationals, but before he gets to finding the next generation of Hokie wrestlers, we'll talk with Robie about the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships. Virginia Tech finished eighth and had three All-Americans, led by the school's second-ever finalist, Jared Haught at 197 pounds. Zack Zavatsky finished sixth, while David McFadden earned his second All-American honor, finishing fifth at 165 pounds. Robie talks about the tournament that was, the improvements made and specifically what a unique presence like Haught has done to improve in his time in Blacksburg. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 8, 2018
What could we possibly talk about on Episode 63 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling? The ACC Championships, of course. Then again, we recorded this show just a few hours before brackets were released, so there's no bracket chatter, just coach Tony Robie's reactions to the title and what to expect from the team in Cleveland. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to order. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 16, 2018
Life on the road this time of year is part of the job description. Virginia Tech's Hokie wrestling squad will try to upend sixth-ranked NC State to claim the regular season ACC title. Coach Tony Robie will recap the sluggish win over Virginia and give a quick synopsis of the dual with NC State on Friday in Raleigh. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to order. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 8, 2018
Frank Molinaro rejoins the show after a few weeks away from Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech assistant coach joins Episode 61 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to talk about his trip to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, which for those of you wondering where that is - it's in Siberia. Molinaro talks about the acclimation, his performance and how he's been balancing coaching and family with such ventures. He'll also explain how tough it is to come back from an overseas trip and get into the flow of things, especially as it relates to Ohio State heavyweight Kyle Snyder, who was on the trip with Molinaro at the Yarygin and then wrestled a dual meet stateside later that week. We'll then tackle the North Carolina performances and have some lineup chatter because Ryan Blees is settling in at 149, B.C. LaPrade is currently out with an injury and two-time All-American Solomon Chiskho is now up at 157, too. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to order. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 23, 2018
Episode 60 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with coach Tony Robie who's back in Blacksburg after a 2-0 trip through Western Pennsylvania. The Hokies opened with a 20-15 win over Edinboro before topping Pittsburgh 31-6. We'll recap the Virginia Duals second-place finish and what Hokies need to improve down the stretch. This weekend is a big one for the Hokies as well, as it's Alumni Weekend. On Friday, No. 10 Virginia Tech will host No. 9 Lehigh at Cassell Coliseum. There will be a drawing for Southeast Regional Training Center members at the Lehigh dual for two tickets to the Virginia Tech-Notre Dame football game. You must be present to win. Duke will come to town on Saturday. Listeners of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling can also get a $5 discount on the Mat Talk Online Division I Preview Guide by using the offer code "hokie." Click here to order. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 10, 2018
Tony Robie is back to talk about the upcoming Virginia Duals on Episode 59 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. But before things get rolling on what's going to go on in Hampton, we'll recap West Virginia, the Southern Scuffle, the F&M Open and get an answer about the situation at 149 pounds. We'll also get some intel on what Ty Walz, Frank Molinaro, Tyler Graff and Mekhi Lewis have been doing since the Scuffle and it involves some wrestling at altitude. Hokie fans are reminded there is a social at Bar Louie from 4-6 p.m. on Friday after the first rounds of competition are over. Bar Louie is located on the other side of Mercury Boulevard across from Target in the Coliseum Central area of Hampton. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 11, 2017
Tony Robie visits with Jason Bryant on location in New York City to talk about the performance of the squad coming off Vegas and after the 26-12 win over Princeton. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 30, 2017
How is the turkey in Poland? Ty Walz doesn't exactly know, but he does know how the meat-stuffed crepes are. That's how you spend Thanksgiving in Poland and that's some of the backstory as the volunteer assistant coach returned from the U23 World Championships with a bronze medal at 97kg. On Episode 57 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Walz talks about the transition to freestyle, the coaching and support he's receiving at the Southeast Regional Training Center, how his family did Thanksgiving in Poland, working out with such a dynamic and different team in Poland, Richie Lewis' gold and more. Walz will also briefly touch on what he said to Jared Haught following his loss to Willie Miklus in the Moss Arts Center Dual last week. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 20, 2017
Tony Robie is back for another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. This week, we'll recap the two wins over Chattanooga and Central Michigan and preview the upcoming dual with Missouri at the Moss Arts Center. We'll also touch on performances from the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, breakdown what the freshmen need to do to improve and where the key matchups are with Missouri. Tickets are still available for the Moss dual, but there aren't many of them left. If you're in Blacksburg, get them for just $10. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
October 31, 2017
Season 4 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling kicks off as coach Tony Robie is set to begin his first full season as the new man calling the wrestling shots in Blacksburg. We'll breakdown some notable matches and outcomes from the wrestle-offs, as well as give a quick preview of the opening dual with Stanford before pushing fans to get their tickets for the Moss Arts Center dual against Missouri on November 25. Jared Haught will compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Sunday, November 5, while the rest of the Hokie wrestlers will head up the road to Roanoke to take part in the Hokie Open at the Berglund Center. It's another season and we're glad you're along for the ride! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 28, 2017
After six months on the job, assistant coach Jared Frayer and his family has settled into Blacksburg living. As a past Olympian, Frayer had the role of coaching another new hire, Frank Molinaro, at the U.S. World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. On the final episode of the third season of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Frayer opens up about why football games are important to recruiting, being a Buccaneers fan, his relationship with Molinaro and how he goes back with new assistant coach Tyler Graff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 26, 2017
After six months on the job, assistant coach Frank Molinaro and his family has settled into Blacksburg living. With two kids and another on the way, Molinaro compares the start of the 2017-18 preseason with his experiences at Penn State and Rutgers. Molinaro also talks about fall in Southwest Virginia, Hokie football and his relationship with Tony Robie and Jared Frayer. We also get a coach's perspective on what Tyler Graff will bring to the room. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 1, 2017
The school year has arrived and Tony Robie is looking to make sure Hokie Nation is engaged and ready to go for the future. As we enter September, we've got our new staff settling in and a donor drive up and rolling. Robie will break down how Frank Molinaro, Jared Frayer and Tyler Graff are adjusting to their new digs, while Ty Walz moves from athlete to coach but maintaining his training at the Southeast Regional Training Center. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
July 6, 2017
Tony Robie is hot on the recruiting trail as July 1 has come and gone. He's also had a chance to fire up the grill and celebrate the Fourth as Hokie wrestlers returned to campus for the upcoming wrestling camps hosted by Virginia Tech. We'll talk with Robie about some of the early stories on the road, the newest addition to the Southeast Regional Training Center, and some upcoming nuggets from the 2017-18 wrestling schedule. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
June 6, 2017
Ty Walz ended his career as a three-time Division I All-American for the Hokie wrestling program, just the third in the school's history. Walz will now move into a coaching role as the volunteer assistant coach as well as continue wrestling with hopes of making World and Olympic teams in the future representing the Southeast Regional Training Center. Today, we'll talk to Walz about his cut down to 97kg (213 pounds), why he's choosing to go the same weight as World and Olympic champion Kyle Snyder, his technologically-advanced computer that trumps all of the other coaches and what he's looking forward to when he's finally done with that one last class. He also misses Chipotle. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
May 12, 2017
Olympian Frank Molinaro comes to Blacksburg as a four-time All-American and past NCAA wrestling champion. In August of 2016, Molinaro represented the U.S. at the Rio Olympic Games, finishing fifth at 65kg in men's freestyle. On the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Molinaro talks about his rise to prominence in international wrestling, his desires to coach long-term, life at Penn State, similarities with his alma mater and Virginia Tech as well as the infamous "I choose down" match against Kyle Dake. Molinaro opens up about his family, his hopes for his position and training and what the approach was like from coach Tony Robie. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
April 27, 2017
The offseason churns forward but we're going to take a pause and introduce new assistant wrestling coach Jared Frayer to Hokie Nation on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. A two-time All-American at Oklahoma and a 2012 Olympian for Team USA, Frayer is a Florida native with coaching stops at his alma mater, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin. After time away from coaching, Frayer got lured back and this time, it was to Blacksburg. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
April 10, 2017
It's time for Tony Robie to officially take the lead on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. With Coach Robie now officially the head coach, he made sure to fill out his staff with two notable names with Olympic credentials. Coach Robie hired 2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro and 2012 Olympian Jared Frayer to join the Hokie wrestling staff after former assistants Mike Zadick and Derek St. John left Blacksburg to follow former coach Kevin Dresser to Iowa State. We'll recap the postseason with Robie and get an insight on what the hiring process was like, both for him and his new assistants. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 1, 2017
With Kevin Dresser now at Iowa State, Tony Robie has been labeled as Virginia Tech's interim head wrestling coach. As the Hokies closed out the season ranked fourth in the nation, Robie now has to lead the Hokies into the postseason and that begins with this weekend's ACC tournament in Raleigh. We'll chat with Robie about his role, the level of responsibilities and what's changed and then we'll go weight-by-weight to expand on what the postseason chances are for the Hokie wrestling squad. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 14, 2017
The Virginia Tech Hokies are the ACC regular-season wrestling champions for the third year in a row after beating 8th-ranked NC State 20-14 in Blacksburg on Saturday, February 11. On this episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, coach Kevin Dresser will recap the Hokie wins over NC State on Saturday and South Dakota State on Sunday. We'll then look at some of the key matchups with the Hokies dual with visiting Nebraska on Sunday, February 19 at Cassell Coliseum in the NWCA National Duals Championship Series. Then we'll just about this year's matchups as a whole and Coach Dresser's position on contracts and opponents set for the National Duals and why or why not the Hokies aren't hosting Iowa. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 10, 2017
The final two "regular season" home duals are set for Virginia Tech wrestling. The Hokies will wrestle for the ACC regular season championship on Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum against eighth-ranked NC State. Coach Kevin Dresser's squad will then circle back and face No. 16 South Dakota State on Sunday, February 12 at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, they'll await their opponent as the Hokies are set to host an NWCA National Duals Series match against a Big Ten opponent. Coach Dresser believes his opponent will be either Nebraska or Ohio State, but that's also contingent on how the matches go this weekend as Nebraska wrestles both Iowa and Ohio State. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 19, 2017
Coach Kevin Dresser recaps the Virginia Duals National College Division Championship which saw the Hokies improve to 11-1 on the season. Dresser talks lineup, some individual performances and some things to look forward to with the upcoming home duals with Pittsburgh and Virginia at Cassell Coliseum. We'll also get into a discussion about what the Virginia Duals can do to remain a quality college event and how that parlays into the National Duals and who might be coming to Cassell on February 19. Will it be Iowa? Could it be? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 12, 2017
Catching up with Kevin Dresser as the team treks across Virginia to the 37th annual Virginia Duals. We'll recap the wins over Princeton and North Carolina and then get into the lineup discussion moving into the end of the season. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 20, 2016
Virginia Tech closed out its 2016 with a win in Parkersburg, W.Va., against rival West Virginia. The site was Parkersburg High School, the alma mater of 197-pound Hokie All-American Jared Haught. Coach Kevin Dresser talks about the "early season" performance, and the performances of a number of Hokies at the Cleveland State Open. Is there a chance we'll see David McFadden? Hokie Nation has been buzzing about the possibility. Coach Dresser also breaks down some of the top individual performances from West Virginia and what to look forward to as the team is busy in January with dual events every weekend, including the 37th annual Virginia Duals in Hampton. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 8, 2016
With a recap of the Hokies performance at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Kevin Dresser returns on the latest episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Coach Dresser keys on Joey Dance's victory in Las Vegas, Ty Walz closing the gap on Connor Medberry and what Jared Haught and Zack Zavatsky have to do to make sure they don't give their opponents too much respect. Zavatsky picked up a win over returning NCAA champion Myles Martin in the semifinals of the CKLV only to get teched in the finals by Cornell's Gabe Dean. We'll also go weight-by-weight from Vegas, look ahead to the December 18 dual against West Virginia and talk about the life and legacy of former Hokie Cody Gardner, whom Dresser coached in high school at Christiansburg and for a semester at Virginia Tech. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 21, 2016
It was a mixed bag of results for the Virginia Tech Hokies this past weekend. On this episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we'll catch up with head coach Kevin Dresser after Sunday's 23-19 loss to No. 5 Missouri in Columbia. Coach Dresser will analyze the individual performances and talk about what went right, what went wrong and what the No. 6 Hokies need to do heading into the Thanksgiving break and the upcoming Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. We'll also get an insight into the performances of Joey Dance and Zach Epperly as well as Dresser's high praise for heavyweight Ty Walz. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 8, 2016
The wrestling season is here for Hokie Nation as Season 3 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling rolls on with Episode 2, recapping the Hokies' win in Cassell Coliseum over Edinboro and VMI. We'll also look at some of the performances from the younger athletes at the Southeast Open and look forward to the first Moss Arts Center dual of the season as No. 24 Chattanooga comes into town on November 13 at 1 p.m. Following the Moss dual, the Hokies will have a stiff test, heading to Northern Iowa and Missouri prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll talk with coach Kevin Dresser about all that fun wrestling kinda stuff. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
October 26, 2016
Two-time All-American Ty Walz is getting ready for the season and getting ready for the NWCA All-Star Classic on Episode 37 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Walz is set to make his second appearance at the annual kickoff event, but this time, it's in his native Cleveland. We talk to Walz about the Cavaliers, the Indians, Stipe Miocic, but really nothing about the Browns, because they're awful. We'll also get into a discussion about a recent trip to the Olympic Training Center with Mike Zadick, Derek St. John and Jared Haught. He's got some interesting stories to tell about the altitude, the wrestling room and things that are in your nasal cavities. We'll also get his insight into what the guys on the team are setting as goals this season. We also go down a few rabbit holes. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 27, 2016
On Episode 36 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Hokie wrestling coach Kevin Dresser will break down the schedule and give fans a quick look into what to expect this season in Blacksburg. This is the final episode of season two and the Hokies have renewed the show for a third season. With that comes more chatter and we'll dive deeper into the lineup in future episodes, but as of now, Coach Dresser will give a little and keep a little when it comes to what he expects to do this season. Ty Walz will make his second appearance at the NWCA All-Star Classic and will wrestle an opponent yet to be officially announced, but he's an All-American who wears a red, black and white singlet from a state that borders Minnesota. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 12, 2016
Episode 35 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling starts gearing up for the preseason with assistant coaches Tony Robie and Derek St. John. Coach Robie talks about the successful summer camps run at Virginia Tech as well as two upcoming open mat workouts prior to home football games in Blacksburg. Robie also addresses his courtship by former coach and current friend Lou Rosselli, who recently took the head coaching job at Oklahoma. We'll then circle back with Derek St. John, who's moved on to the staff in a more hands-on capacity after serving as the Director of Operations a year ago. How does St. John like it after last year's magical season and getting settled in Southwest Virginia? Let's find out on Episode 35. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
August 3, 2016
Episode 34 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with head coach Kevin Dresser as he vacations in Iowa following a busy summer and a trip to the NWCA Convention in Florida. Coach Dresser will look into the discussions at the NWCA Convention about moving the season so it finishes up in April. With the new hirings of full-time assistants Mike Zadick and Derek St. John to the Hokie wrestling staff, we take a look back on Coach Dresser's hiring dating back to his days as a high school coach in Grundy and Christiansburg. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
July 21, 2016
Episode 33 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks new full-time assistant coach Mike Zadick in Fargo, N.D., at the USA Wrestling Cadet & Junior Nationals. Zadick talks about his first year in Blacksburg, why he's now a full-time assistant and how much being out of his comfort zone helped him with the position. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
April 21, 2016
Episode 32 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with seniors Austin Gabel and Nick Brascetta. We'll get a quick update from coach Kevin Dresser to kick off the show, then we let Nick and Austin take shots at each other. Both wrestlers have a career that dates back to both of them wrestling one another back when the two were kids in Colorado. Gabel finally gets a chance to retort on Brascetta's "airhead" comment from last season and he piles on when it comes to Brascetta's early-season "frost bite" injury. It's a fun way to send off these two seniors as they eye careers beyond graduation. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | Google Play Music | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 24, 2016
Kevin Dresser returns to Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling for Episode 31 where we'll recap the 2016 NCAA Division I Championships that took place March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Hokies finished fourth with 82 points and in the process became the first team from the ACC to come home from the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with a team trophy. The Hokies also produced a school-record six All-Americans and graduate just one placing senior, Nick Brascetta, who became a three-time All-American. We'll go weight-by-weight and recap this amazing tournament. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 1, 2016
Episode 30 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling again features head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser as the Hokies wrapped up the regular season with a 24-11 victory at Michigan. Virginia Tech finished the season with a No. 3 ranking in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, the highest in program history. The Hokies now prepare for the ACC Championships at Virginia on March 6. At the time of the recording, the ACC seeds weren't released, but by the time the show was over, they were released. They can be viewed here. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 17, 2016
In a spirited Episode 29 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Hokie head coach Kevin Dresser recaps the team's victory over N.C. State and looks ahead to the National Duals matchup with Michigan. But much of the discussion centers around the decision to send Virginia Tech to No. 8 Michigan instead of to No. 2 Iowa for the final weekend of the season. Coach Dresser sounds off on the process and directs some of the angst towards Iowa City. It's time to let the sparks fly! Virginia Tech will wrestle Michigan on February 21 at 2 p.m. in one of eight bowl-style dual meets to cap off the Division I regular season. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 10, 2016
With a dual against No. 3 N.C. State looming on February 12 in Raleigh, Virginia Tech wrestling coach Kevin Dresser breaks down the dual and recaps the action from wins over Pittsburgh and Edinboro. The Hokies will be at full strength for the first time since their early season loss to Penn State. It's the biggest ACC dual in Hokie history. Check out Episode 28 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to hear the breakdown. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 12, 2016
On Episode 27 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser recaps the Hokies performance at the 2016 Virginia Duals in Hampton. The Hokies went 3-1 but fell in the championship final to Iowa State 16-14. Coach Dresser talks about the lineup situation, injuries and what to expect in the upcoming Moss Arts Center duals against Northern Iowa and North Carolina on January 15-16 in Blacksburg. Tickets are still available and you can get them at artscenter.vt.edu. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 23, 2015
Episode 26 visits with Hokie 184-pound redshirt freshman Zack Zavatsky. Ranked in the top 15 by three of the major rankings services, Zavatsky is coming off a nice tournament in Las Vegas beating All-Americans Blake Stauffer of Arizona State and Willie Miklus of Missouri. A native of Latrobe, Pa., Zavatsky talks about the transition from high school to college, winning a state championship in Pennsylvania and dealing with the pending competition for the starting spot with teammate Austin Gabel. Assistant Coach Tony Robie opens up the show with some news about tickets available for the Moss Arts Center, the return of Dennis Gustafson and his thoughts on Zavatsky's development. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 9, 2015
Back in studio as Episode 25 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling catches up with Hokie head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser on the recruiting trail. Well, since we can't really discuss what recruits exactly, the discussion will center around the Hokie performances at the recent Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Ty Walz captured the school's first-ever individual title at the event and the team finished sixth with just seven wrestlers entered. Joey Dance also reached the finals, falling to returning NCAA champion Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State. With the team ranked sixth in the most recent USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, Dresser goes weight-by-weight, answers some injury-related questions and explains the recent lineup change at 133 pounds. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 23, 2015
Episode 24 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling goes on the road as the Hokies finished up a road trip to the Dakotas with wins over South Dakota State and North Dakota State. On this episode, we'll catch up with Hokie alum Jarrod Garnett, who is now on the coaching staff at North Dakota State and we'll get coaching insight from the trip and the last few weeks of action from Tony Robie, Dave Hoffman and Mike Zadick. Mike Zadick's beard will also make an appearance. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 10, 2015
Zach Epperly and Ty Walz picked up the first victories in school history for Virginia Tech at the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 1. Shortly thereafter, the No. 6 Hokies trounced No. 13 Iowa State at Cassell Coliseum. On Episode 23 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, coach Kevin Dresser will recap the performances at the All-Star Classic, the dual against Iowa State and the Hokie Open. But we'll also go weight-by-weight as we analyze the big home dual at Cassell against No. 2 Penn State. The Nittany Lions won four straight NCAA championships prior to 2015 and they're poised to make another title run with five All-Americans in the lineup and a talented group of freshmen. The dual is November 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern and Hokie Nation needs to pack Cassell! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
October 28, 2015
Episode 22 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling again visits with Hokie head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser as we look forward to Thursday's Maroon-Orange scrimmage at Northside High School in Roanoke and the two Hokies competing in the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 1. The Hokies start the year ranked No. 6 in the preseason USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on October 27. Coach Dresser talks about the pressure in such a lofty ranking and how his staff is handling it. Dresser will also explain why 157-pounder Nick Brascetta had to pull out of the All-Star Classic. The story is one that's a first in his career and one that should send a shiver across Blacksburg, but in a not-so-serious kind of way. We'll then center the discussion around the Southeast Regional Training Center and inform Hokie Nation as to what the RTC is designed to do and how you can help contribute to the SERTC. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
October 15, 2015
The first practice has come and gone and coach Kevin Dresser is looking forward to kicking off the season. We'll talk with coach Dresser about the first week and he'll even answer a few listener questions. Episode 21 features Virginia Tech alum and current Princeton assistant wrestling coach Sean Gray. A two-time All-American for the Hokies, Gray recently was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. We'll recap why Gray chose Virginia Tech under then-coach Keith Mourlam and how his time in Blacksburg helped shape him into the coach he is today. Gray breaks down the highs and lows of his career, including wrestling in the All-Star Classic, Virginia Tech's move into the Eastern Wrestling League from the CAA and how he battled back for his first All-American honor and the disappointment he has drawn inspiration from after his 2002 tournament. Gray's always a fun guy to talk with and he's never short on an explanation. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
September 30, 2015
Episode 20 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling kicks off a new season of Hokie Wrestling as we roll into the second season of the podcast. Coach Kevin Dresser always gets asked about the lineup, so we'll dive right in and see who and what he expects from the 2015-16 version of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Before the lineup discussion, we talk a little bit about the upcoming NWCA All-Star Classic, set for Atlanta on November 1. For the second straight year, multiple Hokie wrestlers will be in the event and for the first time ever, three will step to the mat. It's a weight-by-weight breakdown as well as some lofty goals for this year's team. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Soundcloud | iOS App | Android App | RSS Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
August 21, 2015
It's been tweeted, rumored, confirmed and discussed, but what does the hiring of Mike Zadick and Derek St. John mean for Virginia Tech wrestling and the Southeast Regional Training Center? Find out on Episode 19 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling as host Jason Bryant talks with head coach Kevin Dresser, St. John and Zadick about their roles around the program. Before we talk with St. John and Zadick, Coach Dresser breaks down some of the news from the summer, mostly from the NWCA Convention held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in early August. Among the topics were athlete retention, scheduling, moving wrestling to one semester and of course, the National Duals. We then get to St. John, a four-time All-American and an NCAA champion at Iowa who recently finished up coaching one season at North Dakota State University. Zadick, a 2008 Olympian and 2006 World silver medalist in freestyle, has been coaching back in his native Montana recently and got the itch again to coach at the college level. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a contributor by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
July 8, 2015
When there's news, he's there. When there's a request, he's there and when it comes to anything and everything the media needs to know about Virginia Tech wrestling, Bryan Johnston is there. Johnston, the 2013-14 National Wrestling Media Association Division I SID of the Year, has been handling the athletic communications duties for wrestling at Virginia Tech for the past 16 years. As the offseason churns on, we'll talk with Johnston about his history with wrestling and the school and what things an athletic communications office has to deal with when balancing sports, promoting programs and working with the media. BJ is one of the best in the business and he joins us on Episode 18 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Shop, drop and roll Mat Talk Online has now launched an affiliate store through Amazon.com. So if you're looking for wrestling shoes, movies, books or digital downloads, check out mattalkonline.com/store today. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a contributor by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
June 19, 2015
Episode 17 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling features one of the members of the incoming Class of 2015, two-time New Jersey state champion David McFadden. Out of DePaul Catholic High School, McFadden went 85-1 over his last two seasons en route to a pair of state championships. A four-time placer and three-time finalist, McFadden explains why he chose Virginia Tech over Rutgers, what it was like to knock off some of the best kids in the country and of course, his preference between Taylor Ham and pork roll. Hokie faithful are going to enjoy this engaging interview with one of the newest members of the program. Shop, drop and roll Mat Talk Online has now launched an affiliate store through Amazon.com. So if you're looking for wrestling shoes, movies, books or digital downloads, check out mattalkonline.com/store today. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a contributor by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
May 26, 2015
We'll get a special visit from Director of Athletics Whit Babcock on Episode 16 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Babcock is in his second year leading the department in Blacksburg and he breaks down the role of the wrestling program at Virginia Tech, his experiences in the sport while in college at James Madison and as an administrator at Missouri as well as his goals for the program at Tech. Babcock explains how his career as an athlete might give him a little bit of an advantage when it comes to leading a department. Because the landscape of college athletics is changing with the Power 5 and the cost of attendance being key topics, Babcock gives his take on the wrestling program's presence within the school and the department as a whole. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a contributor by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
May 14, 2015
Time to talk with another All-American here on Episode 15 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Christiansburg native Zach Epperly didn't have to go very far to make a college choice. His family lives about 15 minutes away from campus. Epperly followed older brother Matt to Virginia Tech and in 2014-15, the youngest Epperly finished seventh at the NCAA Division I championships at 174 pounds. It garnered him first-team All-Rookie by Amateur Wrestling News and he's one of two returning All-Americans at the weight behind Oklahoma State's Kyle Crutchmer. Epperly talks about Ty Walz eating all his food, beating both NCAA finalists this year during the course of the season, wrestling the same guy three times, wrestling the same guy FOUR times and of course, Joey Dance's cat. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a patron by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a patron. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
April 29, 2015
On Episode 14 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Jason Bryant catches up with head coach coach Kevin Dresser to talk about the postseason team awards and upcoming competition. Before getting into the team awards discussion, we still keep talking about the whole eating of turkeys after Jeremy Johnson's interview on last episode. Coach Dresser offers some encouraging rationale behind why the big bird is consumed. Coach Dresser will also talk about the freestyle and Greco-Roman competition coming up with the U.S. Open and the University Nationals. Coach Dresser also discusses his upcoming induction into the Roanoke Valley Wrestling Hall of Fame. Contribute And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, consider becoming a patron by going to www.patreon.com/mattalkonline. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a patron. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn.com 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. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
April 18, 2015
On Episode 13 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Jason Bryant catches up with volunteer assistant coach Jeremy Johnson. An Ohio native and two-time All-American at Ohio University under coach Joel Greenlee, Johnson came to Blacksburg after finishing his student teaching in December. He was instrumental in helping Ty Walz earn All-American honors at heavyweight. Johnson talks about what life has been like in Blacksburg, how much fun it's been and what his future will hold in coaching, teaching or wherever it leads. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 25, 2015
The wrestling season has come to a close and on Episode 12 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, host Jason Bryant and head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser break down the individual performances at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis and look forward to the future. Coach Dresser also has a clinic and a fundraiser for Hokie Wrestling in Virginia Beach this weekend as the NHSCA National Championships take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, just blocks from the oceanfront. I'd like to include a personal note to all the fans of Virginia Tech wrestling who listen to this show regularly -- THANK YOU. As coach Dresser explains at the end of Episode 12, Virginia Tech was one of the first programs to jump on board with the Mat Talk Podcast Network. The relationship goes back to when he was coaching at Grundy and I was a high school student at Poquoson. Coach Dresser took a leap of faith on this project and I feel it's been a success. Virginia Tech has become the model program for which shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network are to follow. An engaged fanbase, I ask to simply leave a review on iTunes or on Stitcher for how much you liked the show. I appreciate all the feedback Hokie Nation has provided this year and we will continue on in the off-season with athlete interviews, we'll talk to alumni and keep you engaged throughout the offseason!. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
March 18, 2015
On Episode 11 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, coach Kevin Dresser gives us a rundown of the ACC tournament and the Hokie draws at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 18, 2015
The home slate is finished for the Virginia Tech Hokie wrestling team and on Episode 10 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, coach Kevin Dresser recaps the finale and looks towards the last two duals of the season. Virginia Tech will head to Chapel Hill on Friday, February 20 to take on North Carolina before heading up to Long Island to take on the host Pride of Hofstra University on February 22 at noon. After those duals, the ninth-ranked Hokies will hang around snow-covered Blacksburg to prepare for the ACC Championships, which take place on March 8 at Pittsburgh. Coach Dresser talks about sending off the seniors and the opportunity to wrestle three duals at the Moss Arts Center. He also gives Hokie Nation an update on the status of Austin Gabel at 184 pounds. We'll also poke some fun at Coach Dresser's age ... he placed fourth at the NCAA Division I Championships 30 years ago. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
February 3, 2015
On Episode 9 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser takes a look back at the very first wrestling dual held at the Moss Arts Center. That dual was an 18-16 win over rival Virginia. The Hokies now prepare for two duals over the weekend as they welcome nationally-ranked Pittsburgh on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. and then on Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m. against N.C. State. Coach Dresser points to some of the promising performances against Virginia and some of the not-so-promising ones. We'll get a timetable on when we could see Devin Carter back in the lineup and he also comments on Nick Brascetta's return. Brascetta will join the show in the second half to talk about his matriculation to Virginia Tech, when he got started wrestling, what it's been like to sit out this year with an injury and some of the special moments wrestling brings, like winning a Midlands title and earning All-American status. He'll also throw a teammate under the bus, not literally, of course! A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 20, 2015
Episode 8 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling catches up with head coach Kevin Dresser and 149-pounder Sal Mastriani in Ames, Iowa. The Hokies wrapped up an Iowa swing where they would defeat Northern Iowa but fall to No. 13 Iowa State at the Hilton Coliseum as part of a Beauty and the Beast production along with a women's gymnastics meet. Coach Dresser will discuss the ups and downs of the dual, address the Devin Carter "tweak," while Mastriani will talk about his season, his move to 149 pounds and how he feels the team needs to respond after the loss. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
January 4, 2015
Joey Dance captured the championship at 125 pounds at the 52nd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Evanston, Illinois on December 30. The Hokies finished fifth as a team and now will ride back to the Commonwealth for the Virginia Duals on January 9-10 at the Hampton Coliseum. Dance and head coach Kevin Dresser will talk about all things Midlands and look towards the Duals on Episode 7 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Dance talks about what he did to bounce back after his loss to Penn State's Jordan Conaway and coach Dresser gives a quick assessment of the performances at the Midlands where 141-pounder Devin Carter also reached the finals.  A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We?re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 24, 2014
It's time for the holidays, but for Virginia Tech wrestling coach Kevin Dresser, that means only a few days before action kicks back up. On Episode 6 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Dresser recaps the wild 20-15 loss to No. 4 Penn State and goes down the individual performances. He'll also talk about the newest addition to the coaching staff, two-time heavyweight All-American Jeremy Johnson. Coach Dresser will also look forward to the 52nd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, set for Dec. 29-30 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We’re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
December 10, 2014
A third-place performance and three second-place individual performances highlighted Virginia Tech's trip to the 33rd annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. / / On Episode 5 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we talk with Hokie head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser about the individual performances in Vegas and we also visit with sophomore heavyweight Ty Walz, who was one of the surprise runners-up. / / Coach Dresser also looks ahead towards Penn State on December 19 and talks about the latter part of the schedule with the three February duals at the Moss Arts Center. / / The visit with Walz was an engaging one, as he told the story about how he started wrestling in the eighth grade, the keys to beating Michigan's Adam Coon and Ohio State's Nick Tavanello and some of the reasons why he chose to wrestle at Virginia Tech. / / A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. / / We?re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. / / Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 19, 2014
David Hoffman came to Virginia Tech from the Hill School in Pennsylvania. After a stellar high school career that culminated with a couple of National Prep championships and a runner-up finish at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships, Hoffman headed to wrestle for then-coach Keith Mourlam at Virginia Tech. / / Hoffman then stuck around when Tom Brands took over the post for two years and finished his career as an All-American at 141 pounds. After a six-year run as an assistant coach at Bucknell under former Hokie assistant Dan Wirnsberger, Hoffman came back to Blacksburg to join Kevin Dresser's staff. / / On Episode 4 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we'll talk with Hoffman about his career in wrestling and what drove him to coaching and also ask him about what he picked up along the coaching years at Bucknell. / / We'll also do a quick recap of the tri-meet against Gardner-Webb and North Dakota State and look ahead to the big match with No. 4 Ohio State on November 23 at Cassell Coliseum. There's also a little tease about the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, which is on December 5-6. / / There will also be the Virginia Tech Coaches Clinic held on Nov. 22-23 in Rector Fieldhouse with a special speech on Friday by legendary coach Dan Gable. Coach Gable will also give a technique session on Sunday. Information on the clinic can be found by clicking here. / / A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. / / We?re also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. / / Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
November 4, 2014
The season is here and Virginia Tech wrestling prepares to open up its wresting schedule with a home dual on November 8 against Division II Newberry College and one day later, the Hokies will bring the Hokie Open to campus at Rector Fieldhouse. It's a jam-packed show today on Episode 3 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll talk with sophomore 125-pound All-American Joey Dance about his match with Missouri's Alan Waters at the NWCA All-Star Classic. We'll also meet up with senior 149-pounder Devin Carter who competed in the undercard against Penn's C.J. Cobb. Carter also has an interesting take on one of the experimental rules used at the All-Star Classic. We wrap things up talking with coach Kevin Dresser about this weekend's upcoming action and we also look forward to November 16 where Virginia Tech will host Gardner-Webb and North Dakota State at Cassell Coliseum. A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker. We're also happy to let you know the Android and iOS apps are available. Go to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and check the HOW TO LISTEN menu and you'll see links right to the specific apps. It's also available on the sidebar of the homepage. Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.
October 14, 2014
On Episode 2 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we talk with associate head coach Tony Robie. The Pennsylvania native was a two-time All-American for Edinboro and then went on to coaching positions at his alma mater, West Virginia and Michigan before landing the head coaching position at Binghamton.    After one year at Binghamton, Robie came to Blacksburg to join Kevin Dresser's staff. With a wealth of experience, Robie was a natural fit for the program. Robie discusses the relationship he and Dresser have with the way they operate the program.    Other than his resemblance to Dan Henderson, Robie speaks on a number of topics including the upcoming Hokie Open, the season's kickoff dual a day earlier against Division II Newberry College and the intrasquad match on October 30, just two days before the Hokie football game against Boston College. So make sure you take that half day, get to Blacksburg if you're coming in from out of town and make a weekend out of it.    Robie also touches on Joey Dance's upcoming participation at the NWCA All-Star Classic and talks about his own experience in the match back in 1997. We'll also break a little bit of news about another Hokie wrestler who will be making an appearance in Philadelphia.    A reminder, you can always go back and listen to the show at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com and they can subscribe using iTunes on your computer or Apple device by going to www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com/itunes. There are also links on the show page about how you can listen via other apps like Stitcher and Spreaker.    We'll also be able to provide a specific mobile app for Android and iOS devices within the month. If you like the show, be sure to get to that iTunes link and leave a rating and a review. The more ratings the show gets, the more exposure this show, and your team, will get worldwide.    Follow @mattalkonline on Twitter for updates and nuggets of information about Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and all the other shows that are part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. You can also check out our network home page at www.mattalkonline.com.   
September 29, 2014
It's the first episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, released just in time for National Podcast Day. Yes, National Podcast Day is September 30 and we couldn't think of a better time to launch this Virginia Tech wrestling-specific show where we'll talk with coach Kevin Dresser and his staff about all things related to the Hokie Wrestling Program. You can listen to Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling at insidevirginiatechwrestling.com, hokiesports.com and coming soon, we'll give you links to where you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker or any of your favorite podcasting applications.  On today's episode, we'll get a quick refresher on who coach Kevin Dresser is and how he ended up at Virginia Tech and we'll get right into the lineup discussion and what you can expect to see on the mats at Cassell Coliseum this season. Joey Dance will compete at the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 1 in Philadelphia. Dance's appearance will be the fourth time a Hokie wrestler has participated in the event. Sean Gray wrestled in the event twice, while Devin Carter was in the event last year.  After a discussion about what we'll see in the lineup, we took some time to talk about the memory of Darren Hankins, a Chesapeake native and member of the Virginia Tech wrestling team who tragically passed away this summer.   
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