RUDIS Wrestling Podcast

RUDIS Wrestling Podcast

The RUDIS Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to give entertaining and expert analysis on the biggest stories and events in wrestling. Jason Bryant, an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, announcer and National Wrestling Hall of Fame (VA) inductee for Lifetime Service to Wrestling hosts alongside Matt Dernlan. Dernlan joins with a D1 college coaching background and family roots grounded in Ohio wrestling with a collective 10 state titles on the shelf. It is our mission to continually project the message that wrestling is more than just sport, but rather A WAY OF LIFE. There is no greater way to do that than by representing the merits of the sport while highlighting and outfitting all those who help to write it's story. We strive to grow wrestling by accurately and authentically telling its story.

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May 13, 2020 53 min
On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 2015 National Champion head coach for the Ohio State University, Tom Ryan. In a final RUDIS Wrestling Podcast before a hiatus, Ryan and Dernlan discuss Ryan's new book, Chosen Suffering. The book can be preordered beginning May 17, and more information is available at https://www.chosensuffering.com/
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On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of the most successful competitive careers in American wrestling history. Dernlan and Stieber discuss Logan’s entire senior season which cul...
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On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA’s 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels up through the 2019 season. On this episode, Dernlan and Bryant break down the heavyweights and discuss which of the members of the 75th...
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On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of the most successful competitive careers in American wrestling history. Dernlan and Stieber discuss Logan’s entire junior season which cul...
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May 1, 2020 49 min
On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by Ohio State wrestling head coach Tom Ryan. The two discuss various aspects of life, ranging from how to manage an elite mentality, becoming the CEO of your own life, and how the Buckeyes are separating themselves from the rest of Division I wrestlers during this time of quarantine due to COVID-19.
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On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA’s 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels up through the 2019 season. On this episode, Dernlan and Bryant break down the middleweights and discuss which of the members of the 75t...
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On today's special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by 2x NCAA Champion, 4x All-American and 2x National Team Member Isaiah Martínez. Martínez discusses how he's handling quarantine as an elite athlete, the difference an extra year of development can make, his thoughts on the importance of belief and what it takes to be the best. Dernlan and Martínez also break down the Burroughs/Dake ambush fr...
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On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined live in the studio by 4x NCAA Champion Logan Stieber. The second episode of a four-part series, he and Dernlan break down the sophomore season which culminated in Stieber's second of four NCAA titles.
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On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant pick up where they left off on debating the NCAA's 75th Anniversary Wrestling team, but put a new spin on it with taking it upon themselves to name a 90th Anniversary team. The 90th team considers wrestlers at all levels up through the 2019 season. On this episode, Dernlan and Bryant break down the lightweights and discuss which of the members of the ...
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On today’s episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined by National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Executive Director Mike Moyer. Dernlan and Moyer break down who the NWCA serves, how it is structured, and the ways in which it betters the sport of wrestling. Moyer provides an administrative point of view on how the Coronavirus has impact college athletics, as well as institutions in general. Moyer suggests a...
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On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the fallout resulting from COVID-19 on wrestling programs as well as athletic programs across all sports being dropped from schools with the uncertainty ahead. The two also discuss the semantics and caveats that have come with the awarding of All-American and Honorable mentions to athletes from the 2020 season and how this will be looked at from a...
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On today’s LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of the most successful competitive careers in American wrestling history. Dernlan and Stieber discuss Logan's entire freshman season whi...
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April 17, 2020 45 min
On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant are joined by former Eastern Michigan head wrestling coach and current volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan, David Bolyard. Bolyard held the reigns on one of the most successful EMU wrestling programs in recent history before the program was cut in April of 2018.
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In this final episode of the series, Dernlan and Bryant break down the heavyweight team members, discuss wrestlers who they think should have made the cut, and who they'd replace. The heavyweights are Clarion’s Kurt Angle, Iowa’s Ed Banach, Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Carlton Haselrig, Oklahoma’s Dan Hodge and Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson.
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April 13, 2020 58 min
On today's LIVE episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 4x NCAA Champion and 2016 World Champion Logan Stieber. Stieber, a coach at the Ohio RTC and founder of the Stieber Elite Wrestling Academy, has transitioned into serving the sport after capping off one of the most successful competitive careers in American wrestling history. Dernlan and Stieber discuss the transition from athlete to coa...
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Matt Dernlan is joined by Lehigh head coach Pat Santoro to discuss the current state of Lehigh athletics, staying motivated during Coronavirus quarantine, and the importance of Regional Training Centers to the advancement of American wrestling.
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In this episode, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the middleweight members of the NCAA's 75th Anniversary Wrestling Team, discuss wrestlers who they think should have made the cut, and who they’d replace. The middleweights are Lee Kemp of Wisconsin, Lincoln McIlravy of Iowa, Wade Schalles of Clarion, Pat Smith of Oklahoma State, and Joe Williams of Iowa.
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Matt Dernlan is joined by UFC bantamweight legend Dominick Cruz to discuss his career, overcoming injuries and how wrestling has prepared him for fighting and life.
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On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the 75th Anniversary Team, as presented by the NCAA in conjunction with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The team, named at the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships, is comprised of 15 of the all-time greats, as voted on by college wrestling fans.

A panel of collegiate wrestling experts built a list of 45 former wrestlers, classified in three d...
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On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Jason Bryant is joined by 2x NCAA Champion at Oklahoma State and new Oregon State University head wrestling coach Chris Pendleton. Pendleton led Arizona State for the past six seasons as an assistant coach under Zeke Jones, and during that time he helped produce countless upper-weight All-Americans. Prior to ASU, Pendleton was an assistant coach at the University of Wyoming fo...
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