ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast

ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast

Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.... Show More

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February 14, 2020

James Nicholson, a two-time All-American and recent inductee into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame, joins the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast on Episode 71.

Nicholson, a Des Moines, Iowa native, came to Old Dominion as one of coach Steve Martin's first major out-of-state recruits. A finalist at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle national championships and an Iowa State champion, Nicholson had quite the adjustment to college wrestling....

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Coming off a fifth-place finish at the 40th annual Virginia Duals in the National College Division, Episode 70 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast returns with Associate Head Coach Daryl Thomas. After eight duals in two weeks, the Monarchs come into this weekend's duals with Lock Haven and Rider with a 3-7 dual mark. ODU will host Lock Haven on Friday night at Chartway Arena, while Rider comes in on Sunday afternoon.

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Steve Bleise is a Michigan native and a four-time NCAA qualifier. He spent his last two years at Minnesota and has joined the Old Dominion wrestling coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2019-20 season. On Episode 69 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we introduce Bleise (pronounced Bl-ice) to #MonarchNation and talk about his run-ins with ODU wrestlers in the past, his relationship with Daryl Thomas, his kinship with ...

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Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to look back at the dual loss against No. 9 NC State, a match the Monarch coaching staff believe they could have won. Coach Thomas explains why, as well as going match-by-match on what ODU needs to improve upon.

Coach Thomas also briefly talks about Kevin Beazley's freestyle event in New York City as he tries to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this coming April...

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Wrestling season is here and on Episode 67 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we catch up with ODU head wrestling coach Steve Martin and look at the lineup we expect to see on the mat this year.

The entire squad will head down to Charleston, South Carolina and compete at The Battle at The Citadel and compete for starting spots, since not everything was determined at the recent Blue-Silver intrasquad.

Coach Martin also talks ab...

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Episode 66 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, today, we visit with associate head coach Daryl Thomas. Practice has started and a new season of Monarch wrestling is here. On today’s show, we’ll break down the opening week of practice and talk about this year’s schedule and the opponents we’ll see coming to The Ted this year and what road trips Monarch Nation can be prepared to see around the country.

Before we start, thanks to a...

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On August 27, 2019, former ODU Monarch wrestler and coach Jamie Kelly passed away suddenly. On Episode 65 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we honor the memory of our friend and fellow Monarch.

This episode features a number of stories and interviews about JK, presented in a manner to serve as a memorial episode. This episode features ODU alum and Kelly's first high school coach Wayne Martin, as well as other ODU alums Cur...

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Episode 64 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with one of the newest members of the wrestling coaching staff, 2017 NCAA Division I All-American Kevin Beazley. The former 197-pounder returns to the area after competing at the University of Michigan for his final year of eligibility and working towards his master's degree. An injury derailed his last run at the NCAA championships in 2018 for Michigan, but now Beazley tur...

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Episode 63 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast is live with Associate head coach Daryl Thomas. Coach Thomas gives Monarch Nation a recap of the postseason lineup after an All-American finish by Larry Early and a Round of 12 finish by Michael McGee. Sa'Derian Perry also qualified for the NCAA championships.

We'll also quickly discuss the ODU wrestling golf outing set for May 3 at Sewell's Point as well as the academic ...

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Old Dominion earned its 19th Division I All-American accolade in Pittsburgh at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Junior 157-pounder Larry Early finished eighth at 157 pounds to become the 16th individual Division I All-American in school history.

On Episode 62 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we talk with Early, an Illinois native who started his career at the University of Minnesota. We'll also provide so...

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On Episode 61 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we meet Ragean Hill, Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Academic Services and the Senior Women's Administrator.

Hill will talk about her background, the influence of academic advising and the shifts over the years. She'll also break down how things work in regards to APR with revenue and non-revenue sports and outline her responsibilities with the MAC Wrestli...

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The Mid-American Conference will be hosting its conference wrestling championship at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center on March 8-9 and to talk about the impact on the school and revenue is Associate A.D. of Revenue and Marketing, Dr. Jason Chandler.

Chandler talks about his course through sports, starting in his native North Carolina and how he's pursued degrees in higher education before landing i...

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Associate head coach Daryl Thomas gives Monarch Wrestling fans a mid-season breakdown as the wrestling squad heads into a pair of weekend dual meets with SIU Edwardsville and Duke.

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There were a number of Old Dominion wrestling alumni coaching at the 2019 Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum over the weekend. Four teams in the Southeastern District - Great Bridge, Grassfield, Hickory and Oscar Smith - are all led by ODU wrestling alums. The most recent episode of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast talks with Jesse Pearce from Grassfield, Matt Small from Great Bridge and Donald Motley from Oscar Smith to talk ...

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Old Dominion head wrestling coach Steve Martin breaks down the loss to NC State on Friday and prepares for an upcoming battle with former pupil Matt Storniolo as the Monarchs head to Evanston, Illinois to take on Northwestern on December 7.

All that and some anecdotes from Coach Martin on how he still hassles high school officials on the latest edition of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast.

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Josh Tyler was part of the ODU Monarch wrestling program during Gray Simons last year as the head coach and bridged the gap of athletes who were in the program when current coach Steve Martin took over the program.

Tyler, who has spent time fighting in Mixed Martial Arts and creating his own company called Savage Gentleman, recaps what got him into wrestling, how he ended up at ODU and what it was like to endure his first season o...

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Associate head coach Daryl Thomas kicks off the fifth season of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast as we recap the Princeton Open and preview the lineup coming up on November 11 against Missouri.

There's still questions as to who is going to be wrestling at which weights this year, but we also talk depth and what to expect with the WHITEOUT at The Ted on Sunday.

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Coach Steve Martin talks about the recent departure of his longtime assistant Mike Dixon as we introduce a new school year in Norfolk for Episode 53 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast. Coach Martin talks about how Dixon found his way to Norfolk and some of the stories that go with it, as well as the promotion of Daryl Thomas and hiring of Steven Rodrigues.

We'll also dive into some of the scheduling, events and the layout of...

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Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast just days before he's getting married. It's been a hectic schedule for Thomas, who is entering his second year on staff and first as the Associate Head Coach, a promotion he received over the summer.

On Episode 52, Thomas talks about how the transition has been and what he learned from outgoing assistant Mike Dixon, who took a job at his alma mater at Indiana, and t...

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Episode 51 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with the newest member of Monarch Nation, assistant coach Steven Rodrigues.

The New York native and All-American from the University of Illinois is reunited with former teammate Daryl Thomas and Rodrigues is already hitting the ground running with his new post in Norfolk. We get to meet Rodrigues, find out how he was introduced to wrestling, his move up three weight classes du...

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