State of Wrestling by the NWCA

State of Wrestling by the NWCA

State of Wrestling is the official podcast of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. State of Wrestling will provide monthly updates on program initiatives on the growth of wrestling at the grassroots and collegiate levels. Get more information on the NWCA at www.nwcaonline.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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June 22, 2021 61 min
The June WIBN Speaker Series featured former wrestler and iconic Hollywood TV/Documentary producer, Jonathan Koch. Jonathan has a fantastic story which includes being one of the first successful recipients of a hand transplant. His story has been featured on many major television documentaries, and you won't be disappointed when you hear his messages.

To learn more about Jonathan’s journey, check out https://www.jonathankoch.co...
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The latest guest in the Wrestlers In Business Network’s speaker series is Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. A New York native, De Sena was never a wrestler, but through his time at Cornell Univeristy, he befriended head wrestling coach Rob Koll and is now an active member of the sport.

From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to cr...
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On March 11, World Champion and current Team USA Men’s Freestyle wrestling coach Bill Zadick joined the Philadelphia Chapter of the Wrestlers in Business Network for a virtual speaking engagement. Zadick discussed the landscape of freestyle wrestling, the rise back to prominence for Team USA, how he’s worked with a network of coaches around the country to build the team and how his day-to-day operations as a national team coach com...
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Bob Bowlsby has been the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference since 2012. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Bowlsby wrestled at Minnesota State Moorhead as a college athlete before getting into the world of college athletics administration. After leaving Moorhead, he took a job in athletics at Northern Iowa before ascending to the role of Athletics Director. He left UNI to take the same job at the University of Iowa.

At Iowa, Bowlsby le...
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December 11, 2020 56 min
Carl Eschenbach is a Partner at Sequoia Capital and a former wrestler originally from the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Episode 9 of State of Wrestling kicks off the Wrestlers In Business Network Speaker Series with Eschenbach as he talks about leadership, business and technology and our current state of business affairs.

Eschenbach will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American in 2021, altho...
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Jason Bryant of Mat Talk Online and the announcer at the NCAA Division I, Division III, NAIA, World and Olympic championships stops in to create and host the second NWCA Trivia Night. 40 questions, nearly impossible. How would you have done?
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Troy Nickerson, head wrestling coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, comes on the latest episode of State of Wrestling to discuss his role with the NWCA Division I Leadership Group, his tenure as head coach at Northern Colorado and what’s next for Division I wrestling.
Nickerson looks on his experiences as an athlete and an assistant as to what’s guided him in his career as well as the promotion of assis...
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Episode 6 of State of Wrestling by the NWCA talks to Dundee (Mich.) High School head coach Tim Roberts. Earlier this month, Roberts was named the NWCA’s National Boys High School Coach of the Year. Roberts led Dundee to the 2019-20 Division 3 state team championship and also crowned seven individual state champions. Roberts has put Dundee on the map both within the state and the region, winning 12 team state championships. He’s bee...
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Nate Naasz of the NWCA comes back to State of Wrestling’s fifth episode to talk about the dynamics of working remotely in the world of wrestling and what the National Wrestling Coaches Association has been doing to continue working through the global pandemic.
The key points of the episode are about the move to a virtual convention for 2020 as the NWCA Convention will take place online July 29-31, 2020. We touch on some of the keyn...
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The fourth installment of the NWCA’s official podcast, State of Wrestling, visits with Dr. Brooke Zumas and NWCA Senior Director Pat Tocci to talk about the #SanctionPA movement. Pennsylvania is one of the top wrestling states in the country in terms of quality and reputation. Where it falls behind is its sanctioning of high school girls wrestling. Less-established wrestling states like New Mexico and Arkansas have announced they w...
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At the recent NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California, one piece of legislation wrestling leaders had their eye on was the vote on Emerging Sports status for women's wrestling. With 32 NCAA member schools fielding varsity wrestling programs, it seems as if it would only be a matter of time before women's wrestling became an NCAA sport.


On Episode 3 of State of Wrestling by the NWCA, Sally Roberts and Julia Salata of Wrestle L...
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Episode 2 of State of Wrestling is highlighted by an update from Nate Naasz, the NWCA's Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Nate will give us a quick introduction on who he is and his role with the NWCA and the upcoming events you can find NWCA materials and information at, such as this weekend's Beast of the East and the upcoming NWCA Multi-Divison National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Mark McLaughlin, a neurosu...
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December 11, 2019 30 min
The NWCA has launched a new organizational podcast called State of Wrestling, hosted by Jason Bryant of the Mat Talk Podcast Network. The podcast will give monthly updates on NWCA initiatives with staff, member coaches and leaders within the sport and the organization.

Today, we kick off the show with Mike Moyer, the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Some of the topics we discuss in the inaugural epi...
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October 10, 2019 35 sec
State of Wrestling is the official podcast of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Monthly updates will focus on the core competencies of the organization with a focus on strengthening existing programs, starting new ones and providing wrestling coaches with progressive educational opportunities. More information on the NWCA can be found at nwcaonline.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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