World Wrestling Resource Podcast | Wrestling discussion with World Champions Terry Brands, Dennis Hall and longtime coach Jon McGovern

World Wrestling Resource Podcast | Wrestling discussion with World Champions Terry Brands, Dennis Hall and longtime coach Jon McGovern

News and interviews from Jon McGovern and World Champions Dennis Hall and Terry Brands about the World Wrestling Resource and topics related to wrestling training, coaching and development. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.... Show More

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Episode 64 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast visits with Vinay Siwach, a sports journalist for The Indian Express in New Dehli, India. Siwach has covered wrestling for the paper the last five years and he'll talk about the dynamic of Indian wrestling, how Olympic medals won by Sushil Kumar kickstarted interest in the sport in the country, the popularity of the mud wrestling dangals as well as the impact the movie of the same ... Read more

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Lúcás Ó'Ceallacháin, the interim High Performance Manager for Wrestling Canada, has spent the last five years heavily involved in wrestling. On Episode 63 of the World Wrestling Resource, we'll talk to the native Irishman about his background in sports management, how it developed based on his linguistic skills and what the last five years have been like after roles with United World Wrestling and as the competition manager for the... Read more

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Olympic champion Ben Peterson and World Wrestling Resource co-founder Jon McGovern join host Jason Bryant on the latest edition of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to break down Peterson's vision of leadership. Peterson talks about his background in what he believes makes good leaders and how he's presented his leadership speech over the years around the world. The World Wrestling Resource has a slew of resources for wrestler... Read more

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One of the larger stories that came out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia was the one of Kevin Wallen. The president of the Jamaica Wrestling Federation, Wallen competed at 86kg in freestyle and won his opening match 11-10 over a wrestler from the Bahamas. At 48 years old. On Episode 61 of the World Wrestling Resource, we'll catch up with Wallen, who was raised on the island nation of nearly 3 million people... Read more

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While at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Jason Bryant caught up with the Treasurer of Wrestling Australia, Lazarus "Larry" Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has been working the GC2018 Games as a color commentator for the television broadcasts and he also works with the rugby and Aussie rules football leagues to work wrestling techniques into their respective gameplay. We go over a number of topics, including developing ... Read more

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United World Wrestling brings the Men's Freestyle World Cup to Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on April 7-8, 2018. On this episode of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we talk with U.S. National Freestyle coach Bill Zadick about the event. Zadick reflects on last year's World championship in Paris and what it was like to see wrestlers like Kyle Snyder and Jordan Burroughs accomplish amazing feats of wrestling greatness. Zadi... Read more

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Mike Moyer of the National Wrestling Coaches Association again joins the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the recent additions and subtractions in college wrestling. What is the NWCA doing to help save the program at Eastern Michigan and what led to the addition of wrestling at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock? Strategies, updates and perspective from Moyer on what the fans can do to help with EMU and promote w... Read more

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Nick Mitchell has built what he calls a Championship Lifestyle at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. On Episode 57 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we talk with the Wartburg alum who has led the Vikings to six NCAA Division III championships in a row and seven National Duals titles in a row. As the program nears the end of its 10th year in existence, what's been the secret sauce that's helped his team win? An Iowa ... Read more

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Technology advances have made training and athletes bigger, stronger, and stronger. On Episode 56 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we talk with John Lally, the President and CEO of PIVOT Sports Global about Firstbeat, a product geared at providing elite athletes and teams the ability to understand their workouts and performance by data-driven analytics. Firstbeat is already being used by over 800 professional sports teams ... Read more

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Mike Moyer is the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the NWCA will be hosting one of the nation's biggest college wrestling events on January 4-5 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It's the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals and Fort Wayne will host 86 teams in five college divisions to determine a dual meet champion in Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and the WCWA. Moyer will talk about the event a... Read more

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The holiday breaks mean food, family, fun, presents and long days in gyms for wrestling tournaments. As long as there's been holiday wrestling tournaments, there's been skin infections, funk and junk. On Episode 54 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we talk with Guy Sako, the founder of Defense Soap, to talk about prevention, treatment and tips that can help wrestlers go through this season on the mats and not off it with a s... Read more

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Sportsmanship is something the sport of wrestling throws at you with headlocks, snap downs and cross faces. It's not the most delicate of sports, but there's an element of sportsmanship that goes along with being a warrior on the mat. On Episode 53 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we'll get the sportsmanship perspectives from two Olympic champions -- Ben Peterson and Dan Gable. The World Wrestling Resource has a slew of re... Read more

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Joe Heskett was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American and a 2002 NCAA champion at Iowa State University under coach Bobby Douglas. In 2007, Heskett was on the path to the Olympics after finishing fifth in the World at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Five days later his life changed. On Episode 52 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, Heskett talks about his upbringing, wrestling and a life-altering cardiac ... Read more

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November 16, 2017 46 min

Dan Gable had the opportunity to coach the late Dave Schultz on World and Olympic teams. On Episode 51 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, Gable explains when he first heard about some teenager from California entering the Tblisi tournament and what happened next. Gable recounts why he was a better fit at Oklahoma with coach Stan Abel at the time and how Schultz was constantly studying the sport in a time before easily traded... Read more

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Kyle Klingman is the Director the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. On Episode 50 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, we'll talk with Kyle about the events coming up the weekend of October 27-30 with an artifact sale going on in conjunction with the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals. Klingman talks about the role history and museums must play in helping educate current generations of wrestler... Read more

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Lee Kemp is one of the finest wrestlers the world has ever known. A three-time NCAA Division I champion at Wisconsin and a four-time finalist, Kemp won three World championships and four World medals. Kemp has a new book called Winning Gold: Success Secrets of a World Champion available at

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In a long discussion about USA Wrestling's summer success, Executive Director Rich Bender joins the World Wrestling Resource Podcast for Episode 48. In 30 years with the company, Bender has moved up from intern to Events Director to Executive Director and has been a leader not just domestically, but within international wrestling. Bender will talk about the development of USA Wrestling's age-group teams and the personnel who have ... Read more

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Dan Gable will again join the World Wrestling Resource Podcast for Episode 47 as he and host Jason Bryant recap the summer that was for USA Wrestling. Gable discusses Thomas Gilman's rise to silver from his Iowa perspective, as well as talk about the performances of Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder on their men's freestyle world championships. Coach Gable will touch on the Taylor-Cox kerfuffle briefly, before focusing in on Helen... Read more

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Wrestling legend Dan Gable will again join host Jason Bryant on Episode 46 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the upcoming United World Wrestling Senior World Wrestling Championships in Paris. Among topics discussed: the push for women's wrestling to be an emerging sport, the relevance and importance of Regional Training Centers, the focus by USA Wrestling on the age-group tournaments and grassroots development. ... Read more

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Wrestling legend Dan Gable will join host Jason Bryant and University of Dubuque head wrestling coach Jon McGovern on Episode 45 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast to talk about the upcoming rule changes in NCAA wrestling for the 2017-18 season. Most seem to be universally accepted, although there are a few that seem to have some degree of opposition. Coach Gable also breaks down his theories on why we lose so many wrestlers ... Read more

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