Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling

Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling

Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Virginia Tech. Interviews with coach Tony Robie and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Hokie Wrestling. Check us out at www.insidevirginiatechwrestling.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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April 8, 2021 42 min
After a morning workout with assistant coach Cody Brewer, 2021 All-American Korbin Myers joins Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling to talk about his recent choice to stay in Blacksburg for another season of eligibility. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania native will also look back at his high school career, answer what he thinks a Bubbler actually is, talk about this battles back in high school with Micky Phillippi and all the things the sports...
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Tony Robie returns to Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling for Episode 102 as the Hokies are coming off an unbeaten season, finishing 9-0 and winning the ACC regular season championship. 

Coach Robie breaks down the big performances that pushed the Hokies through the five ACC wins as well as touches on the best things that came from this season with the free year and the extra countable matches. 

We’ll also get an update on some injuries...
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Assistant coach Jared Frayer returns to the show to show his allegiance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they head into Sunday’s playoff game with the New Orleans Saints. In actuality, Frayer will recap the competitive actions that went on at home vs. Campbell and in West Virginia against the host Mountaineers, Ohio and Kent State.

Frayer will also look at the extra matches situation and how that’s impacting the squad as well as tr...
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November 25, 2020 39 min
It’s been a while since Tony Robie has addressed #HokieNation on Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling and what better time than Episode 100! It’s also mildly coincidental this will be the 100th season of Hokie wrestling. 

On today’s show, Coach Robie talks about his contract extension, the 2020-21 schedule and what it looks like. The Southeast RTC also picked up World teamer, NCAA champion and four-time All-American Nahshon Garrett, so ...
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August 24, 2020 36 min
James Green, a multiple-time World medalist, four-time Division I All-American at Nebraska and New Jersey native, has joined the Southeast Regional Training Center. On the 99th installment of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we meet Mr. Green and talk about his expectations with this Olympic cycle and beyond, what he hopes to learn from the staff and athletes in Blacksburg and what it’s been like to move across the country during a ...
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Cody Brewer rejoins the show to talk about his first year on the job at Virginia Tech, some of the impacts he’s felt he’s had and where he believes he can continue to help the program. Brewer also gives his insight on the lightweight situation, the graduation of wrestlers like David McFadden and Cody Hughes and what it’s like to get Mekhi Lewis back in the lineup and James Green into the SERTC.   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a...
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Four-time NCAA qualifier and 2006 All-American David Hoffman comes on to Episode 97 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Hoffman just finished up his second year as the head coach at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Hoffman talks about coming to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 2001, competing as a true freshman, managing the gap between Keith Mourlam and Tom Brands as well as the changes in the program wh...
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In the wake of the cancelation of the entire 2019-20 NCAA and NAIA college sports seasons, there’s been a lot of chatter about what’s next, especially in wrestling circles. On Episode 96 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we get to hear from coach Tony Robie for the first time after the landscape of sports changed with the reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coach Robie talks about the seniors, what’s next and how Virginia T...
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Tony Robie returns for Episode 95 of Inside Virginia Tech wrestling to put the memory away of the last two dual meets of the season and look forward to the 2020 ACC Championships hosted by Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 8. We go weight-by-weight with Robie on the Hokies’ qualifying chances. SHOW SEGMENTS 0:34 - Show Introduction 0:51 - Coach Robie goes to Western Pennsylvania again 1:48 - Finishing up the dual meet season 3:20 - Back ...
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Tony Robie returns for Episode 94 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. We'll recap the events since the loss at home to North Carolina, which includes the wins at Virginia and ODU before beating Duke comfortably at the Moss Arts Center. Coach Robie will break down the NC State dual weight-by-weight as there are as many as eight possible toss-up matches and six weights where athletes are meeting for the first time in college. SHOW...
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Since the last time we met, Virginia Tech's wrestling program has improved to 8-0 and risen to No. 3 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. On Episode 93 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, head coach Tony Robie returns to talk about the lineup changes as a result of Brent Moore's injury and the trip up to New York and the subsequent wins over Binghamton and Cornell. The heavy focus on this episode is with Friday...
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Jared Frayer will bring Mekhi Lewis and Ty Walz to the USA Wrestling Senior Nationals this coming weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The pair will try to qualify for April's U.S. Olympic Team Trials in State College, Pennsylvania in April. A top five finish will be needed to assure them a shot at the Trials. On Episode 92 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Frayer will briefly review the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and touch o...
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Tony Robie and 2019 NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will go to Washington. On Episode 91 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Robie about the upcoming trip to the White House as part of NCAA Champion Day, where numerous NCAA team and individual champions will have the opportunity to meet the President along with representatives from Penn State, Northern Iowa and Cornell, who also accepted the invitation to come to the White House...
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Episode 90 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is an exciting one as head wrestling coach Tony Robie finally gets to talk about his incoming recruiting class. With #SigningDay here, five Hokie commits have put pen to paper and have joined the family. Coach Robie will talk about the first five signees and then talk about the performance at the recent Mat on the Mount held at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park, the home of Hokie...
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It’s wrestling season time! That’s right, we have Hokie wrestling coming to Cassell Coliseum this weekend and more wrestling up in Roanoke at the Southeast Open. Welcome back #HokieNation to another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, as you heard in the intro, I’m Jason Bryant and on Episode 89, we’ll talk with head coach Tony Robie about this weekend’s competition, but first, we’ll get to a guest spot with Missouri head wr...
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It’s Episode 88 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, welcome back again #HokieNation, I’m Jason Bryant and today we are talking about the 2019-20 wrestling schedule with head coach Tony Robie. Before we get to that, a few updates to make you aware of. Mekhi Lewis finished fifth at the Continental Cup in Russia, his first senior-level freestyle tournament at 74kg, while Ty Walz finished with a bronze medal at 97kg at the same event. ...
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Jared Haught, a three-time All-American and past NCAA finalist returns to the show and more importantly, he returns to the Hokie program as the new volunteer assistant coach. On Episode 87 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Haught talks about his year away from wrestling and "adulting" in the real world and what drew him back to the wrestling room. We also give you a quick hit on Giving Day's Drive for 25 Blitz, which ...
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Episode 86 fires up as Coach Tony Robie returns to fill Hokie Nation in on the summer happenings around the wrestling program. Among the topics discussed are Mekhi Lewis' redshirt and the impact of the lineup as well as numerous questions answered regarding the Southeast Regional Training Center and the differences between contributions and funding. Coach Robie will also touch on some scheduling nuances as well as fill us in o...
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Episode 85 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with new assistant coach and 2019 U.S. Open champion Cody Brewer. The four-time All-American from Oklahoma and 2015 NCAA Division I champion talks about growing up in Kansas City, his choice to go to Oklahoma and what competition was like in college. Brewer will also share about his time at Northwestern before coming to Blacksburg and what he knew about the program prior. We'...
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Jared Frayer lost a bet, so he had to wrestle at the U.S. Open. Not only did the 2012 Olympian compete pretty well at the event, he actually qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials. While it'll take another bet to likely get him to wrestle anymore, a seventh place finish at 40 is impressive. On Episode 84 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, I'll get the backstory with Frayer and go back in time to his own performances in f...
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