Five Point Move - U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling

Five Point Move - U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling

The home for Greco-Roman wrestling news and features, FivePointMove.com, with now the only wrestling podcast centered around the Olympic style of Greco-Roman wrestling. Promoting the sport, promoting the athletes, promoting American wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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May 2, 2022 95 min
Two-time Olympian Jim Gruenwald joins the show. Jim just released a new book, Not All Roads Lead to Gold.

“Not All Roads Lead to Gold” is a book that tells a story that answers the “Why?” Why should I do something that doesn’t always end with a Gold Medal? Is the journey worth the time, energy, and pain.
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Surging Illinois heavyweight and former Division I lineman and NAIA runner-up Tanner Farmer helps usher in the new season of the podcast by sharing his thoughts on a variety of perspectives. With his first overseas tour now in the books, Farmer is poised for even more improvements entering his second year as a full-time Greco athlete and opens up regarding his approach to learning -- and the confidence he has in his overall physica...
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July 9, 2021 61 min
Episode 50 has Hall commenting on the unusual training schedule for the Team USA Olympians. After that, US National Team member "Mr. Fantastic" Benji Peak drops by the program for the very first time. At the Olympic Trials, Peak caught fire and garnered nearly as much "mainstream" wrestling attention as the tournament winners, but he was already well-established prior to April. Now, the Wisconsin native is about to ...
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Multi-time World Team member and 2016 Olympian Robby Smith joins the show to discuss retirement, the legacy of Mark Halvorson, and becoming the head assistant coach at the place where it all began, the Community Youth Center in Concord, California.

Photo: Smith with Halvorson at 2015 World Championships by Tony Rotundo.
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May 21, 2021 130 min
Episode 48 brings a pair of familiar figures to the forefront: Austin Morrow (77 kg, NYAC/NTS) and USA Greco-Roman Manager of Operations Gary Mayabb. Morrow, one of the country's more popular athletes thanks in large part to his exceedingly friendly persona, is also in the midst of a career upswing following his move up in weight prior to the Olympic Trials. Throughout his segment, the NMU grad discusses the thought behind his ...
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March 19, 2021 83 min
Dennis Hall sinks his teeth into the recent "Ranking Series" event for US Seniors and sheds some light on the upcoming mentoring program being implemented by the National program. Old pal and Oregon State assistant Nate Engel drops by for the first time in a while to discuss how his Beavers overcame several challenges this season to wind up with six NCAA Division I National Qualifiers, as well as how he navigates coaching d...
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Junior World bronze, US National Team member, and now multi-time NCAA Division 1 Qualifier Taylor LaMont comes on to discuss folkstyle's place in American Greco-Roman development as well as how he has navigated training concerns so far this season. After LaMont, 2018 US Open runner-up Jessy Williams goes deep on a variety of topics, including the struggles he has faced over the past couple of seasons, as well as how he has had ...
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Episode 45 features Dennis Hall and Max Nowry along with host Tim Hands as they discuss the happenings and randomness in the world of Greco-Roman Wrestling.
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Episode 44 features a reinvigorated Hall as well as two guests, Army wrestlers Toby Erickson and Michael Hooker. With UWW updating the rules for Greco and an overseas trip on the horizon for US National Team members, there is plenty to discuss. 
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Episode 43 features Millersville University head coach and former US Greco-Roman National Team member Kerry Regner in his first appearance on the program. Regner provides an overview of how he has stayed on top of his athletes despite their season being canceled while also sharing his perspective on why Greco-Roman, or any wrestling style, can succeed at enrollment-driven colleges. After that is out of the way, a special guest drop...
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November 25, 2020 57 min
In what has become an annual tradition, if by accident, the Five Point Move Podcast is here with the Thanksgiving 2020 Special. Hall assumes his duties as co-host to discuss the match between Ben Provisor and Fritz Schierl along with the various tie-ins all three have with one another.

After that, some off-topic commentary on the general state of the country makes its way into the conversation before Hall closes it out with his vie...
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Episode 41 brings together a pair of Minnesota Storm teammates with whom everyone is familiar: two-time Senior National runner-up Calvin Germinaro and Alec "The Gunslinger" Ortiz. Germinaro just added a silver from the U23 Nationals to his collection while Ortiz's last time out was his third-place showing at the Senior event in October. Topics holding importance relative to both wrestlers' careers and impending trai...
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September 12, 2020 89 min
The 40th episode of the podcast sees Hall return from a brief hiatus to discuss why the US Nationals, despite talk of limited participation and general uncertainty, should be a tournament top athletes consider entering, as well as what his general approach might be as a competitor if faced with the same decision. Three-time U23 World Team member Jesse Porter then makes his first appearance on the program and shares a slew of inspir...
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August 22, 2020 101 min
Episode 39 presents two well-known athletes discussing a variety of recent, relevant topics. First up is Army National Team member Luke Sheridan, who details the challenges and frustrations military athletes are currently experiencing as they wait for clearance to return to action. After that, Greco "folk hero" Corey Hope goes nuclear on items ranging from age-group development and the differences between styles, to his dis...
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Episode 38 involves a number of topics that have been making the rounds recently, including how wrestling is covered in the United States, the interest in "hybrid matches", and the challenges surrounding a Senior World Championships in December. MWC founder and multi-time Cadet World Team coach Zac Dominguez then makes his first appearance on the program to discuss the measures he undertook when reopening his club earlier t...
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April 24, 2020 53 min
Episode 37 welcomes back "Wildman Sam" Sammy Jones, who in December appeared in his third straight US National final, making him one of the premier names at 60 kilograms leading up to the now-postponed Olympic Trials. Everything is on the table with Sammy, including interesting perspectives on how faith has shaped his competitive outlook, as well as what he is doing to stay ready for when wrestling gets back to "normal&...
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With Hall sitting on the sidelines for Episode 36, Joe Betterman hops aboard and digs into a few important topics -- such as the Olympic Trials postponement, if he is thinking about coming back, and why team duals would help get more eyeballs on Senior Greco. WBU head coach Todd Allen makes his first appearance on the show in the second segment to discuss Greco being cut from WBU, how he wound up falling in love with the style, and...
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March 22, 2020 34 min
Episode 35's main talking point is easy: the United States' success at the 2020 Pan-Am Olympic Qualifier. With four weights now accounted for in advance of Tokyo, co-host Dennis Hall breaks down the most important aspects to achieving the mission and wonders how the current uncertainty surrounding international competition will affect athletes training for the Olympic Trials.
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March 12, 2020 55 min
The most important day of the season is almost here for US Greco athletes, as Episode 34 puts a spotlight on the Pan-Am Olympic Qualifier. Co-host Dennis Hall shares his perspective on what wrestlers should be thinking about entering the tournament, and speaks to the pressures wrestlers face when attempting to accomplish the mission. After that, Armed Forces champ Terrence Zaleski of the All-Marine Team pops on to discuss his retur...
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January 14, 2020 54 min
Episode 33 offers a quick glance back at the US Nationals but is mainly focused on the Ranking Series tournament in Italy. After that, Marine National Team member Jamel Johnson makes his first appearance on the program and appraises his recent results while providing his perspective on what was one of the most violent matches in recent memory.


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