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Hosted by Hall of Fame wrestling broadcaster, announcer, and journalist Jason Bryant, Short Time brings you the most relevant topics in wrestling with news, reviews, previews and interviews with the top names from Olympic-level, college and high school wrestling. Short Time is a member of the SPNT.tv podcast network and is produced by the Mat Talk Podcast Network at mattalkonline.com.
 
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The world lost the legendary Danny Hodge on Christmas Eve 2020 at the age of 88. Thousands were impacted by Hodge, but he made his biggest impact in the world of wrestling - both on the collegiate and international side and the more theatrical side of professional wrestling, commonly called sports entertainment. Episode 659 of the Short Time Wrestl…
 
Three years ago, Short Time host Jason Bryant (that’s me) did a #WrestlingShirtADay challenge with some wrestling fans. The end result was 366 days of different wrestling shirts to promote the sport. After the drop of wrestling at some wannabe school in Norfolk, Virginia, the initial idea sparked something in Jim Dutrow, who wanted to do more to dr…
 
Longtime sports journalist Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about the situation at Stanford. Now a columnist after impressive career stops at the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News and Sports Illustrated, Killion’s job is to offer her perspective on topics in and around sports and the S…
 
R.J. Mitte’s breakout role as an actor came with his portrayal of Walter White Jr. in the hit series Breaking Bad. Mitte’s still been working as an actor and now the sport of wrestling has come to his front door in the new film Triumph, which gets released to 200 theaters nationwide on April 30. On Episode 656 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, M…
 
Clackamas won its third straight NJCAA national championship on Thursday night after a huge fall by 133-pound champion Zeth Brower gave the Cougars the points they needed to get past Western Wyoming 152.5-147. Western Wyoming and head coach Art Castillo picked up 10 place winners, the first time in NJCAA history a team has had 10 place in the champ…
 
Two of the top coaches in the NJCAA, Joe Renfro of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Josh Rhoden of Clackamas, will come on Short Time to talk about the unique season that's impacted the junior college wrestling landscape and talk a bit about the upcoming NJCAA Championships on April 21-22. Daily Wrestling News, delivered every day, free. As always, yo…
 
Richard Immel of FloSports swings by the Speakeasy to recap the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials from Fort Worth, Texas. Richard is an award-winning media guru in the sport of wrestling with skills on the mic, in content creation and with photography. This episode was recorded from a live stream of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Daily Wrestling New…
 
Tim Hands, founder of the award-winning Greco-Roman wrestling website, FivePointMove.com, joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to recap the happenings from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth from April 2-3. Hands covers Greco through his website and podcast that shares the same name. He’ll look at some of the unique matchups and go into d…
 
Gabby Lord-Klein, founder of the women's wrestling website TransitionWrestling.com, will join the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to discuss the happenings at the recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials in women's freestyle! Lord-Klein is a former athlete and current women's wrestling coach in Wisconsin. Find out more about women’s college wrestling at Transi…
 
This coming week, we’ll finally have the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for what will be the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Originally scheduled for Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas is now the host city. Texas last hosted the Trials in 2000 to then-record crowds. The pandemic will limit attendance, but we’ll still have t…
 
One of the best parts for the statistically and historically minded is the weeks following the close of the men’s college wrestling seasons. Well, almost the close, since the NJCAA championships are coming up in April. The women’s college seasons ended with the NAIA Invitational and the long-named event for the NCAA schools, but they haven’t hit fo…
 
Join host Jason Bryant for a look into this weekend's upcoming NAIA National Championships. Joining the show will be Tom Molony, the first-year head coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph, an NAIA program in Indiana to talk about his post as well as the tournament overall. Show Segments 0:30 - Welcome friends and Patron Shout Outs to Barry Jenkin a…
 
Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about this year's wrestling situation, the drama that's not been discussed and how long this saga will go and what it's been like on his athletes. Before we get to that news, you can make an online donation this week (February 1-7) for Takedown Cancer, check…
 
Graham Karwath wasn't ready for college wrestling. The Louisiana native had a solid high school career on the mats, but after graduating, he hung around and began coaching. When trying to get his younger brother recruited to college, Karwath crossed paths with then-Williams Baptist head coach Kerry Regner. His path to college coaching began as a st…
 
Little Rock hosted its first home event of the year on January 17 at the Jack Stephens Center against Oklahoma State and SIUE. The tri-meet launched the second season of Little Rock wrestling on the mats. Coach Neil Erisman, an Oklahoma State alum, sat down to talk about the progress of the program in the second year of competition, what it’s like …
 
There’s been a long time between the time I spoke with Cody Goodwin of The Des Moines Register for International Podcast Day. We’d just finished up with the Night of Conflict out in Sioux City, Iowa and were conversing about the state of wrestling coverage. Part of that wrestling coverage discussion is here on Episode 644 of Short Time where the 20…
 
Afsoon Johnston, then known as Afsoon "Sue" Roshanzamir, was the first world medalist in women's wrestling back in 1989. Afsoon will talk about the book, Afsoon, written by Craig Sesker, that tells the story of how she and her family fled Iran in the early 1980s and landed in California. Her journey made her somewhat of an outcast in an era where t…
 
The wrestling world lost Danny Hodge on Christmas Eve. The only wrestler to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated for his wrestling credentials, Hodge was a standout in three varieties of the sporting world - collegiate and international wrestling, boxing and professional wrestling. As Hodge became one of the favorites in the world of professional …
 
Jeremy Barnes (aka J.B.) is one of the hosts for The Grind. A podcast committed to promoting all things Appalachian State Wrestling. The show started in effort to bring more awareness to Appalachian State Wrestling. Most people probably recognize the name from football, but our wrestling is just as successful or even more so. All that news and more…
 
On October 16, California State University, Fresno announced it was dropping men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, and for the second time in school history, men’s wrestling. After a decade-long quest to bring the sport back to campus in 2016, a new quest has been started by Keep Fresno State Wrestling. In conjunction with USA Wrestling, the National Wre…
 
Casey Moss was best known as J.J. Deveraux on the long-running daytime drama Days of Our Lives. As Moss was toward the end of his run on the show, he earned the role of Scott Baker in the recently released wrestling-themed drama The Last Champion. On Episode 639 of Short Time, Moss talks about his role as Baker in the movie, what it was like to gai…
 
Washington native and former University of Jamestown wrestler Michael John Madden joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about his role as Deck Hines in The Last Champion. Madden was a 2009 state qualifier in Washington for White River High School in Buckley. He wrestled for a season at NAIA Jamestown in North Dakota before leaving school t…
 
Glenn Withrow grew up wrestling in Kentucky. A state runner-up in high school, he quickly went into film and over the last several decades, he’s acted, written and produced a number of series’ and films. On Episode 637 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Glenn and his wife Hallie Todd and their daughter Ivy Withrow, join the show to talk about the…
 
Earl Smith talks Vengeance in Virginia coming December 6. The event, which starts at 3 p.m. at Top of the Podium in Sterling, will feature 18 bouts with a mix of high school boys, high school girls and one college all-star bout. Information can be found at VirginiaWrestling.com. Live streaming will be available on Trackwrestling.com. SHORT TIME SHO…
 
John Wright is a disgraced American wrestler who finds himself back in his hometown with a chance at redemption. Cole Hauser plays Wright as he returns to his hometown and finds himself back near a wrestling mat after years away. On this episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Jason Bryant talks with Hauser about the role, the release and prod…
 
Cam Tessari was one of the top high school wrestlers in the country. On a team with high school superstars Logan and Hunter Stieber and Chris Phillips, the "Monroeville Four" were destined for college greatness. Phillips never wrestled in college, while the Stiebers and Tessari went to Ohio State. All were All-Americans with Logan winning four NCAA…
 
How did wrestling change your life? That’s exactly the question Ryan Warner wants to know and that’s exactly the theme of his podcast, Wrestling Changed My Life. Warner, an Illinois native, started up the podcast a couple years ago and has been prolific with his interviews and his conversational style of podcast. Digging into greats, documentary se…
 
Tony Hager, one of the guys behind IAWrestle, joins Short Time as part of International Podcast Day to talk about what he’s been doing with IAwrestle, Night of Conflict and his Rokfin-based Hager’s Happy Hour, which is a wrestling-centric show about pretty much anything. Well, beer and wrestling and everything else. Hager and Bryant talk about the …
 
Pat Christenson has spent the last 19 years as the President of Las Vegas Events, which has helped bring major sporting events and such to Las Vegas. He’s been a key person behind the bid process for the NCAA championships for Las Vegas in all sports. He was also instrumental in the 2008 Olympic Trials and 2015 World Championships coming to Las Veg…
 
Fantasy wrestling has become a thing. Tony and Todd aim to bring the wrestling fans who host their own leagues information on the top scorers and favorable schedules as well as talking some general wrestling news while they're at it. It's for all your major decisions. ALSOThe 2021 Virginia Duals have been canceled. I’ll breakdown a bit of informati…
 
Rob Hill and Jay Zeimet are the hosts of the QCA Wrestle Podcast. Rob and Jay both grew up in Iowa and wrestled through high school. Now, both have kids heavily involved in the sport. While they are both veterans in talking about wrestling, this is the first podcast either has been involved in. The QCA Wrestle Podcast predominantly consists of inte…
 
One half of the pair behind the Michigan-based, alcohol-induced Bloodround Wrestling Podcast. Tommy Baranoski spent most of his wrestling career trying to come from behind the shadow of his sister's wrestling credentials. Now Baranoski has done fine in the year of our Lord Gable in podcasting. In all seriousness, Baranoski and co-host Kevin Claunch…
 
Pat Hogan was a 2006 New Jersey state wrestling champion. He and his wife Amanda have recently released a new children's book, Wrestling the Alphabet. Today, I talk with Pat about the idea behind the book, the selection process for who is included and what they hope to get out of this project. Before talking with Hogan, I break down what’s awesome …
 
Jacob Hewgley is the host of the Mat Geeks podcast. The Mat Geeks media organization is devoted to providing exclusive coverage of ACC wrestling. Hewgley works as a high school math teacher and wrestling coach in North Carolina. Hewgley decided to start Mat Geeks because he felt the ACC was not receiving the attention it deserves from the major wre…
 
Brian Reinhardt serves as the host of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast, a podcast that covers the back-to-back ACC Champion NC State Wolfpack wrestling team. Brian has been with NC State Athletics since graduating from West Virginia University in 1999. He has been the communications contact for all of Pat Popolizio's nine seasons with Wolfpack Wr…
 
The teenage duo that hosts the Home Mat Advantage Podcast, Jude Swisher's a rapidly improving Pennsylvania High School wrestler. Along with co-host Sam Herring, the pair have carved out a place for themselves in the rapidly evolving world of online sports media. Recorded on September 30 for #InternationalPodcastDay Rockin’ Wrestling Fact Drop REALL…
 
Coach Patrick Kelly has been innovative not just in the world of wrestling, but also in the world of podcasting and melding the two for the great wrestling state of Kansas. On Episode 623 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Coach Kelly, the head coach at Seaman High School in Topeka, Kansas talks about his wrestling backstory and how the medium of…
 
Episode 622 of Short Time features award-winning wrestling journalist K.J. Pilcher of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Pilcher is an Iowa native who followed his brother to wrestle at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Getting into journalism, Pilcher has one of the most strenuous beats in all of wrestling - covering the Iowa high school and coll…
 
Episode 621 of Short Time features Kyle Klingman, a longtime radio and podcast host. The co-host of On The Mat, Klingman is a content producer for SportEngine's Trackwrestling.com. Klingman's first foray into podcasting came in 2008-09 with Wrestling 411, but prior, he'd been the host of On The Mat when it was housed by the NWHOF's Dan Gable Museum…
 
Twin brothers and Division III wrestling coaches Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura are up next on Short Time. The pair host the D3 Nation Podcast, which focuses on, you guessed it, Division III wrestling. Anthony is a coach at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, while Gennaro is an assistant at their alma mater of Waynesburg. This intervie…
 
Sam Eagan wrestled for Mark Branch at the University of Wyoming and spent time growing up in Utah and New York. He currently produces Vice News Reports for VICE and previously was the producer for Mo Rocca's Mobituaries. Eagan was the first guest of #InternationalPodcastDay Wrestling Edition. Eagan breaks down how he got into becoming a podcast edi…
 
Mike Dixon had a long coaching career across Division I and Division II with the lion’s share of it coming at Old Dominion before he returned to his alma mater at Indiana. On Episode 618 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Dixon talks about his newest move as he’s the new Director of Wrestling and Enrichment at Beat the Streets Chicago. Dixon talk…
 
One of the more underrated wrestling club coaches in the nation is past Division III All-American Johnny “J Rock” Johnson out of New Jersey. Picking up wrestling as a freshman in high school, Johnson placed three times for what was then known as Trenton State College at the NCAA Division III championships. After getting into college coaching at his…
 
Anthony Robles won the 2011 NCAA Division I championship at 125 pounds for Arizona State University. Since then, he's been a visible personality on television with the Pac-12 Network and ESPN, a motivational speaker, and a record-breaking athlete. On Episode 616 of Short Time, Robles chats about his next venture, The Unstoppable Podcast, which will…
 
Brady Buck grew up in the blue collar town of Wray in Eastern Colorado. A wrestler as a youth, he gravitated towards other sports before heading to college at Duke University in North Carolina. He always kept up with wrestling as a fan, but something drew him to tell the story about one of the greatest upsets high school wrestling in the West had e…
 
J.D. Oliva’s spends a lot of his time coaching high school wrestlers at DeKalb High School in Illinois. The former Northern Illinois University wrestler also has carved out his own career, much of which started with a small wrestling movie called 7 Minutes and a highlight show called The Wrestling Recap, which was a short-lived “Daily Show” of wres…
 
Grant Leeth is one of the oldest athletes in Division I wrestling. A 2014 high school graduate, Leeth’s career started at Duke before he transferred back to his native Missouri to wrestle for coach Brian Smith at the University of Missouri. Leeth joins Short Time to talk about his career and some of the things he’s balancing with wanting more eligi…
 
Romanian national team member Simona Buibar hasn’t been wrestling very long. In fact, she started four years ago at age 18 and has already represented her native country in two World-level competitions - the U23 World Championships and the World Military Games. On Episode 612 of Short Time, Buibar explains her interesting journey through the sport …
 
With no Fargo this year, it’s a fine opportunity to go back through the history books and talk to the most accomplished Cadet and Junior age-group wrestler in USA Wrestling history. It’s not Cael Sanderson or Kyle Snyder or John Smith, rather, Council Bluffs, Iowa native and former Oklahoma Sooner David Kjeldgaard. Now working in Texas, Kjeldgaard …
 
CSU Bakersfield head coach Manny Rivera is heading into his fifth season at the helm of the Roadrunner wrestling program. On Episode 610 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Rivera talks about the Ride in Style fundraiser that ends August 6 where they’re auctioning off a car (Infiniti Q50). Manny also talks about the entire school’s move to the Big…
 
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