BVU Wrestling BeaverCast

BVU Wrestling BeaverCast

Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Buena Vista University. Interviews with coach Jeff Breese and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Beaver Wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Episodes

May 2, 2018 27 min
Coach Jeff Breese has taken a job with Division II Lake Erie College in Ohio. Episode 37 of the BVU Wrestling Beavercast will be the final one as coach Breese signs off and talks about what he learned during his tenure in Storm Lake. The BVU Wrestling BeaverCast is proudly sponsored by two-time All-American Monte Merz and High Country Search. Elevate Your Search at HighCountrySearch.com SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitc...
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A tough loss on the road to Northwestern College saw some positives according to Buena Vista head wrestling coach Jeff Breese. On Episode 36 of the BVU BeaverCast, coach Breese breaks down the ups and downs of the dual and looks ahead to this weekend's BVU Open and two duals next week with Coe and St. Olaf. The Coe dual is a new home addition as the dual was originally scheduled to be in Cedar Rapids, but now it'll be in S...
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Jeff Breese is on the road with the BVU BeaverCast as the squad headed north to Minneapolis and the home of Augsburg University for the Auggie-Adidas Open. Episode 35 talks about some of the ups-and-downs this season as well as injuries and why some teams pick certain tournaments. The BVU Wrestling BeaverCast is proudly sponsored by two-time All-American Monte Merz and High Country Search. Elevate Your Search at HighCountrySearch...
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Episode 34 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast features newly married assistant coach Sean White. Before chatting about the 2017-18 goals he's got for BVU wrestling, Coach White breaks down the wedding and the honeymoon for the newlyweds, complete with bugs, hot temperatures and less than ideal food. When the wrestling talk kicks up, Coach White explains his attendance at the USA Wrestling Silver Coaches College in Lincoln, Nebra...
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Episode 33 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast features new assistant coach and former BVU wrestler Ernesto Garcia. Garcia talks about his journey from Fernley, Nevada, to Storm Lake and how he was first worried about the coaching change that hit with the arrival of Jeff Breese a few years ago. With his eligibility expiring last year, Garcia goes from teammate to coach for many of the athletes in the program. We also check in on the ...
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Episode 32 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast features 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Schweitzberger. Schweitzberger was a four-time letterwinner for current BVU Hall of Fame Coach, Al Baxter, on the wrestling mat. He was a two-time All-American for the Beavers and became the fourth individual national champion in the program's history in 1998 (150 pounds). He also captured his only IIAC individual title that same year. He fini...
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Junior Brad Kerkhoff again takes over the BVU BeaverCast for Orientation Weekend and Move-In Day as the 2017-18 school year fires up. We'll talk with new assistant coach and recent graduate Ernesto Garcia before going rapid-fire with new freshmen Schuyler Spurrier, Lane Jellison, Max Owen, Myan DeHaan, Don Phillips II, John Tuttle, Nathan Lamas and Teylor Bruch. The BVU Wrestling BeaverCast is proudly sponsored by two-time Al...
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Coaches Jeff Breese and Sean White head back into the lodge for Episode 30 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast as we talk post-season awards, graduation and a recent alumni function in Des Moines. We also get a rundown of what the team expects to do in Akron at University Nationals, the relationship with AD Jack Denholm as he completes his first year on the job and the wonderful world of freestyle wrestling. The BVU Wrestling Beaver...
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In 1986, Buena Vista finished third at the NCAA Division III Championships. Leading that team was the first finalist in school history, Dan Dresser. A native of Humboldt, Iowa, the Dresser name has been synonymous with success. Dan's older brother Kevin was an NCAA Division I champion at Iowa and was recently named the head coach at Iowa State. On this episode of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast, Dresser talks about his years wres...
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After a rough postseason, BVU wrestling coach Jeff Bresse is back on the recruiting trail and ready to move into year four. On Episode 28 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast, Breese will recap the season's highs and lows, explain what the recruiting trail has been like and he'll talk about catching up with Al Baxter while at High School Nationals in Virginia Beach. We'll also go over upcoming guests, what the wrestlers are...
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Coach Jeff Breese returns to the lodge to talk about the final home match of the season on February 8 as the Beavers host Nebraska Wesleyan for "Dinner and a Show" at 7 p.m. at the Dows Grand Ballroom on campus. Before we get to the end-of-the-season festivities, coach Breese catches us up on a tough month for BVU wrestling which included two tournaments, the IIAC Duals and a heartbreaking loss to Simpson College. Wednesd...
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In 1989, Dave Jordan became Buena Vista's first NCAA Division III champion by topping Joe Dasti of Kean in the 118-pound finals. On Episode 26 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast, we'll visit with Jordan, who is currently the Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Community Choice Credit Union in Clive, Iowa. Jordan was under .500 his junior year in high school before a coaching change at Cedar Falls High School brought him the...
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Episode 25 welcomes coach Jeff Breese back in the lodge as he gets ready for the BVU Christmas Party at his house. Before the load of wrestlers invade, Coach Breese talked about hosting the BVU Open, the opening 42-3 loss to Coe and getting back on track with the win at St. Olaf. Coach Breese also explains the team mottos for this season, what they do on long trips and what games they play, the nuances of a hot dish versus a casse...
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It's a road trip for Buena Vista as the Beaver wrestling squad headed north to Minneapolis for the Auggie-Adidas Open on the campus of Augsburg College. On Episode 24, we'll catch up with Coach Jeff Breese in Minneapolis to get a recap of the Eastern swing at the W&J Open, his thoughts on Thanksgiving Day eating and the tournament format. We'll also meet up with Brian Broll, an alum currently working on his Ph.D at...
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Time to honor those from the past! Episode 23 of the BVU BeaverCast is live with head coach Jeff Breese. On Saturday, October 29 at the annual Buena Vista wrestle offs, the BVU wrestling staff will welcome alumni and honor the 1990 team that finished third at the NCAA Division III championships. We'll also talk with coach Breese about the schedule for the first month, a new team on the schedule and in the conference -- Nebras...
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On Episode 22 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast, we'll visit with two-time All-American Monte Merz. This season of the BeaverCast is sponsored by Merz's company, High Country Search, but Merz has an interesting story that led him from farm living in Nebraska to Storm Lake. His journey took him through Lincoln, Neb., and a chance meeting with Al Baxter along with his brother Shane changed everything. Merz talks about the 199...
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It's move-in day in Storm Lake, Iowa as Episode 21 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast rolls on with the new school year. On Episode 21, coach Jeff Breese and host Jason Bryant talk about moving in to college and the emotions (or lack of) that came with the moment. Coach Breese called in the services of Brad Kerkhoff to conduct interviews with the 20 freshmen moving into the dorms. It's an early chance to meet the future of BV...
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Episode 20 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast comes to us from Fargo, N.D., as coach Jeff Breese is part of the coaching staff for Team Iowa at the USA Wrestling Cadet & Junior National Championships. The BVU Wrestling BeaverCast is proudly sponsored by two-time All-American Monte Merz and High Country Search. Elevate Your Search at HighCountrySearch.com Updates on how to subscribe to the show will be posted at the landing page f...
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A new season of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast kicks off with Episode 19 and the new BV Director of Athletics Jack Denholm. Previously the A.D. at Valley City State in North Dakota, Denholm is an Iowa native with coaching experience at Ridgewater Community College and Ellsworth Community College. An All-American wrestler at Wartburg, Denholm assumed the duties on June 15 and is excited to be back at a school with wrestling. He expla...
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On Episode 18 of the BVU Wrestling BeaverCast, we'll visit with the Director of Athletic Performance Ryder Weischedel. The role of a Strength & Conditioning coach has evolved over the years and the South Dakota native has drawn on his experiences as a two-sport college athlete and learned under numerous mentors at all levels of college athletics. Weischedel pulls back the curtain to explain how the strength and conditioni...
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