Bonus Points - A USA Wrestling Podcast

Bonus Points - A USA Wrestling Podcast

Bonus Points is the official podcast of USA Wrestling and TheMat.com hosted by Richard Immel. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, Bonus Points offers interviews and insight from USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States and will feature coaches, athletes and notable names from the sport of wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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February 8, 2018 37 min
Episode 96 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Grays Harbor College Women's Wrestling Head Coach Andy Cook. Cook was named head coach of the Grays Harbor College women's wrestling program in 2016. In the program's inaugural season, Cook guided the Lady Chokers to an 18th place finish in the WCWA and its first individual All-American, Kacie Moorehouse. He continues to be heavily involved with USA Wrestli...
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Episode 95 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast previews the most anticipated college dual meet of the season, No. 1 Ohio State visitng No. 2 Penn State on February 3, 2018. The show begins with a quick chat with NCAA champion and two-time All-American Myles Martin of Ohio State. We discuss the upcoming dual meet, and his rivalry matchup with NCAA champion Bo Nickal of Penn State at 184 pounds. The second half of the episode...
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Episode 94 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Olympic and World silver medalist Brandon Paulson. Paulson is among the elite Greco-Roman athletes in U.S. history. He scored silver medals at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2001 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. He qualified for three additional U.S. World Team's throughout his Senior-level career. As a Division I wrestler for the Univer...
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Episode 93 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Trackwrestling's media mogul Andy Hamilton. Hamilton orchestrates the Trackwrestling media coverage across the vast wrestling landscape. Since joining Trackwrestling in 2016, Hamilton has expanded his global wrestling depth of knowledge, covering four World Championships, plus countless college and high school events. Hamilton has been involved in the wrestling com...
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Episode 92 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features U23 World champion and Rutgers senior Richie Lewis. Lewis won the 70 kg gold medal in men's freestyle wrestling at the U23 World Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, November 21-26. He was one of three medalists at the event for the United States. Lewis is competing in his final season for Rutgers at 165 pounds. He was a NCAA qualifier for the Scarlet Knights in ...
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December 7, 2017 75 min
Episode 91 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points features U23 World bronze medalist Ty Walz. Walz won the 97 kg bronze medal in men's freestyle wrestling at the U23 World Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, November 21-16. He was one of three medalists at the event for the United States. Walz was a three-time NCAA All-American and ACC champion for Virginia Tech. He finished his collegiate career with 109 wins, the 10th most ...
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Episode 90 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast takes a deep dive into the 2017-18 NCAA Division I wrestling season. Join show host Richard Immel and guest Jason Bryant as they give their thoughts on what could go down as one of the greatest NCAA seasons of all-time. Topics of discussion include four wrestlers going for their third individual titles, a team race of epic proportions, Hodge Trophy contenders, historical analys...
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Episode 89 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2017 Junior World champion Kamal Bey. Bey blitzed the 74 kg/163 lbs. field with one spectacular throw after another to claim America’s first Greco-Roman gold medal at the Junior Worlds since Garrett Lowney did so in 1999. He rattled off a tournament high 61 total points throughout his five matches in Tampere, Finland. He followed up his Junior World title by earning a ...
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Episode 88 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features the U.S. men's freestyle national coaching staff Bill Zadick, Joe Russell and Kevin Jackson. Zadick just completed his first full year as the head coach of the men's freestyle program. He was instrumental in leading the U.S. to its third World title in men's freestyle. Zadick was a World champion in 2006 and a NCAA champion for Iowa in 1996. Russell joined ...
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Episode 87 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2017 Junior World champion Maya Nelson. Nelson topped the 63 kg/139 lbs. weight class in women's freestyle at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Tampere, Finland. She won four matches, including a 6-0 shutout of Bulgaria's Yuliana Yaneva in the gold-medal match, to claim the title. Nelson is now a two-time Junior World medalist. She picked up a bronze in 20...
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Episode 86 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs. Burroughs picked up his fourth World title out in Paris, France in August. He won five hard-fought bouts to claim the 74 kg/163 lbs. men's freestyle gold medal. In the championship match, Burroughs topped past World champion Khetik Tsabolov of Russia, 9-6. In addition to his individual triumph at the 2...
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Episode 85 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2017 Junior World champion Daton Fix. Fix topped the 55 kg/121 lbs. men's freestyle charts at the Junior World Championships held in Tampere, Finland, in August. He won five matches on his way to gold, scoring five technical falls and outscoring his opponents by a combined 53-1 tally. The win in Finland added to an already outstanding resume for Fix that includes a...
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Episode 84 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features two-time World champion and Olympic champion Kyle Snyder. Snyder just capped off his second World Championships appearance with a gold medal at 97 kg after winning a legendary finals showdown against fellow Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia, 6-5. Snyder's win put the exclamation point on the U.S. winning its third men's freestyle team World title i...
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Episode 83 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast constitutes part three of a special three-episode series previewing the 2017 UWW Senior World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Aug. 21-26. The tandem of Richard Immel and Jason Bryant fill you in on all the need-to-know intel for the World Championships, including weight-by-weight breakdowns, seeding, contenders, dark horses and much more. Men'...
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Episode 82 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast constitutes part two of a special three-episode series previewing the 2017 UWW Senior World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Aug. 21-26. The tandem of Richard Immel and Jason Bryant fill you in on all the need-to-know intel for the World Championships, including weight-by-weight breakdowns, seeding, contenders, dark horses and much more. Women'...
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Episode 81 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast constitutes part one of a special three-episode series previewing the 2017 UWW Senior World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Aug. 21-26. The tandem of Richard Immel and Jason Bryant fill you in on all the need-to-know intel for the World Championships, including weight-by-weight breakdowns, seeding, contenders, dark horses and much more. Greco-Rom...
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July 18, 2017 14 min
On this special "Bonus Bytes" episode of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, we sit down with Oklahoma State head coach, two time-Olympic champion and four-time World champion John Smith to chat Fargo, the Cowboys and this year's World Team. This episode is one of a special line of shows that will be brought to you from the 2017 Cadet and Junior National Championships held at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Listen to...
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July 18, 2017 12 min
On this special "Bonus Bytes" episode of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, we sit down with King assistant coach Julia Salata to discuss her many roles in Fargo and her future prospects as an athlete and coach. This episode is one of a special line of shows that will be brought to you from the 2017 Cadet and Junior National Championships held at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Listen to previous episodes of the show on...
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July 17, 2017 7 min
On this special "Bonus Bytes" episode of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, we sit down with South Dakota State head coach Chris Bono to hit on Fargo topics and get a Jackrabbit update. This episode is one of a special line of shows that will be brought to you from the 2017 Cadet and Junior National Championships held at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus P...
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July 17, 2017 7 min
On this special "Bonus Bytes" episode of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast, we sit down with 2012 Olympian and Virginia Tech assistant coach Jared Frayer to chat Fargo experiences and his new role with the Hokies. This episode is one of a special line of shows that will be brought to you from the 2017 Cadet and Junior National Championships held at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Listen to previous episodes of the show ...
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