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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June 12, 2024 69 mins
E60 features the unique pairing of Billy Sullivan and Justus Scott. The Nevadan duo have been friends since their youth wrestling days and have continued to achieve one milestone after another as adults. Sullivan and Scott both made the U20 World Team in 2021, they joined Army WCAP together the next year, and late last month they both won the U23 World Trials, which means they will be on a second World Team together. 

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Episode 59 of the Five Point Move Podcast brings back Northern Michigan University assistant coach Parker Betts, who discusses Payton Jacobson's rise to the 2024 Olympic Team, what the impact of that has been, as well as the performances of several other NMU top athletes including National Team member Max Black. 

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Episode 58 of the Five Point Move Podcast welcomes back Ellis Coleman, who after a two-year hiatus from competition returned to action this past winter and just two weeks ago won the Olympic Trials. Coleman, 32, now has his sights set on placing in the top-3 at the World Olympic Games Qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey. Coleman had appeared on three previous episodes of the program but it has been a while. One thing that has not changed...
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January 9, 2024 107 mins
Episode 57 welcomes in two of the nation's top Greco-Roman competitors: three-time World Team member/six-time US National Champion Kamal Bey and 2021 U23 World Teamer David Stepanyan.
Fresh off of being named Five Point Move's Athlete of the Year for 2023, Bey reflects back on some of the highlights he experienced last season as well as the lessons learned from setbacks that he eventually turned into new goals to achieve. Bey, cand...
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December 29, 2023 116 mins
Episode 56 of the podcast focuses on two athletes from the best weight class in the sport -- 87 kg. Three-time National Champion "The Alaskan Assassin" Spencer Woods and multi-time National Teamer Rich Carlson join the program to discuss their performances from the recently-wrapped Nationals with looks ahead towards the rest of the Olympic push. The two top-level competitors also share training philosophies and mindset insights tha...
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A different format is in order for Episode 55 as three members of the 2023 USA Greco-Roman World Team are featured in a series of separate audio clips, most of which revolving around Final X: Newark. Co-host Dennis Hall returns to offer input relative to the athletes' descriptions and perspectives, as well as to provide analysis on several key topics.

Also included are words from US Greco-Roman General Manager Justin Ruiz, who deliv...
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Ryan Epps returned from Basic Training after joining the U.S. Army to compete for its World Class Athlete Program and then he found himself winning the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Epps will face Spencer Woods at 82kg at Final X.

Epps was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA Division III champion at powerhouse Augsburg University.

The show will break down the weights at Final X in The Classic Style. Welcome back!


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Two guests are featured in Episode 53, Northern Michigan University Assistant Coach Parker Betts and Pan-Am Championships gold medalist Jamel Johnson. Betts provides perspectives on several topics surrounding the NMU program, including the status of Benji Peak and the school's three recent U20 World Team members. Betts also opens up about an important upcoming trip to Sweden, as well as the value of being able to perform backflips ...
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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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April 1, 2022 87 mins
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 mins
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 take a big step ...
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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 mins
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 clim...
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March 19, 2021 83 mins
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 different...
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March 11, 2021 79 mins
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 to p...
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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 mins
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 training plans are d...
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