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Dec 3, 2020

On episode 582 of FRL, Ben, Bray, and Jon Kozak talk top mercenaries and wildcards at this weekend's RTC Cup.

Run of Show

0:00 - Ed Ruth accidentally called out a small child

0:04 - Gable Steveson promo. Is that the top match of the RTC Cup?

0:17 - What does a Mason Parris vs Nick Gwiazdowski look like?

0:22 - Reviewing UWW dual meet criteria

0:30 - Top mercenaries at the RTC Cup

0:41 - Wildcards who could make a big impact

0:54 - Top dual meet memories

Dec 2, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - CP is hanging out with Joe Rogan on Lake Travis

0:03 - Gabe Dean calls out Ed Ruth

0:06 - Ben is going to take some matches next year

0:12 - Making picks for Spartan vs Wolfpack

0:20 - Breaking down the most recent brawl at a Russian wrestling tournament

0:25 - Predictions for Gopher WC vs Ohio RTC

0:32 - A couple rule changes we would like to see

0:40 - Picks for NJ/SE vs Wolfpack WC

0:47 - Predictions for the championship final of the RTC Cup

01:02 - Questions from friends

Dec 1, 2020

Run of Show

00:00 - Ben is back in black and doing a giveaway on his Instagram

0:01 - Is Ben going to fight Jake Paul?

0:02 - Thoughts on Tyson-Jones

0:04 - Shoutout to the 580 area code

0:05 - RTC Cup week is finally here and unfortunately there are some roster changes

0:11 - CP about left his kids on a Colorado mountainside 

0:14 - Gabe Dean really pushed David Taylor, will wrestle through the Olympic Trials

0:22 - CP’s thoughts on Nahhson Garrett joining the SE RTCs

0:24 - Ben really wants to see Terry Brands and John Smith wrestle

0:25 - Making picks for every day 1 dual at the RTC Cup

01:27 - Bajrang Punia training at CKWC in December

01:28 - Bastida joins Iowa State wrestling program

Nov 24, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Titan Mercury Wrestling Club Director of Operations, Jonny Ruggiano, joins the show to talk about how the RTC Cup came to be, how the pools were decided, how it will be contested, and much more

0:24 - Talking about the day 1 RTC Cup matchups we’re most excited about 

0:35 - Nahshon Garrett joined Southeast RTC and will wrestle for them at the RTC Cup

0:37 - Does adding Nahshon make NJ/SE RTC the favorite in their pool?

0:38 - Ben forgot to lock his door and Ozzy makes an appearance 

0:40 - Oklahoma State is on fire recruiting. What has led to their uptick in recruiting?

0:53 - Bratke has to go let his dog out

0:54 - Ben explains why folkstyle turns don’t work in freestyle 

0:55 - Wrapping up the Oklahoma State talk with somes theories on why the Cowboys succeed when guys move up

0:57 - Michael Blockhus transferring from UNI to Minnesota

0:58 - An awesome Gabe Dean interview where he opened up about personal stuff while wrestling

01:03 - Seth Nevills transferring from Fresno State to South Dakota State

01:05 - Ben begins his war on Thanksgiving food again

01:10 - Questions from friends

Nov 19, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is back in America and his sleep schedule is messed up

0:01 - The Tiger King’s husband got arrested pretty close to Bratke’s house

0:02 - The hilarious story of how Ben got out of a ticket one time

0:05 - We received an anonymous email from someone claiming they know Rutgers lineup, 

0:15 - Should freestyle results count towards college rankings in this crazy year?

0:18 - Reviewing the MAC’s plan for the season 

0:19 - PSAC cancels winter sports. Now up to individual schools if they want to compete

0:21- RTC Cup rosters are out and are absolutely loaded

0:55 - Question from friends

Nov 18, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - The RTC Cup is coming up and NC State is hinting at a big announcement

0:10 - How the Ivy League canceling winter sports impacts individual rankings and team race

0:24 - Why Bratke is optimistic about the NCAA season happening 

0:28 - The Bachelorette featured wrestling last night and Bratke and Bray have some thoughts

0:38 - Bray breaks down the biggest changes to the high school wrestling P4P rankings

0:50 - All the scenarios of how the 150 lbs 8-man bracket could look like

01:00 - Ed Ruth officially announced by the Wolfpack RTC

01:04 - Question from friends

01:28 - The trailer for the Real Woods special coming next week

Nov 17, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is still in Singapore but ready to come back from the good ole USA

0:01 - Ben is making his way through The Wire and really wants to talk about it

0:05 - Burroughs-Zahid more than delivered

0:20 - Thoughts on how Echmendia-Henderson played out

0:22 - Tyler Berger could be a real problem once 70kg is back

0:23 - Alli Ragan and Kayla Miracle continued to look dominant 

0:23 - We all thought Hancock and Vera would be more competitive 

0:26 - The RTC Cup is coming December 4-5 and going to be awesome

0:31 - AJ Ferrari is the real deal and CP thinks he’s a title contender right away

0:36 - Bernie Truax made a name for himself over the weekend

0:39 - 65kg Juniors was insane from start to finish

0:43 - Is Ben becoming too white collar for the wrestling community?

0:45 - We are excited to announce a 4-year partnership with United World Wrestling

0:52 - Going weight by weight through U23 & Junior results

Getting back to talking 

01:23 - Our 8-man 150 lbs bracket is set and is fire flames

Nov 12, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben somehow has better internet in Singapore than he does in Wisconsin and he’s pretty jet lagged 

0:01 - Ben is fired up about the UWW Junior & U23 entries 0:05 - Ben’s computer might die bc he can’t leave the room to get an adapter 

0:06 - GSP, Demetrius Johnson, and Renzo Gracie will be on the show with Ben 

0:07 - Making picks for some of the best weights at UWW Junior and U23s

0:19 - Who won National Signing Day and the biggest surprises so far

0:29 - Gable Steveson and AJ Ferrari are still beefing on Instagram

0:31 - Dake’s thoughts on Burroughs-Zahid and what he would do if JB did chang weights

0:34 - Ben’s thoughts on what Dake had to say about Burroughs

0:38 - Making predictions for Burroughs-Zahid card

0:53 - Alien Hour about Gravity Hill in Pennsylvania

01:01 - Questions from friends

Nov 11, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - With JD around we can’t stop doing smelling salts

0:01 - Iowa registered a bunch of hammers for U23 & Junior Nationals including Austin DeSanto

0:06 - AJ Ferrari has entered Junior Nationals just like Ben wanted him to

0:21 - UWW switching from World Championships to Individual World Cup

0:25 - Kyle Dake shares his thoughts on the Burroughs-Zahid matchup

0:36 - Could Valencia’s par terre defense be an X-factor?

0:45 - Britney Spears is not free...yet

0:47 - Questions from friends

Nov 10, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - How did we do this show for 6 months with no wrestling happening?

0:01 - There was a lot of really good high school wrestling this weekend

0:05 - Jordan Burroughs & Zahid Valencia keep talking trash on Twitter

0:20 - IMAR is not happy with Jordan Burroughs

0:28 - AJ Ferrari also came at the king on Twitter…

0:31 - Gable Steveson had a few choice words for Ferrari himself

0:32 - John Smith gave a preview of what the Oklahoma State lineup will look like 

0:42 - AJ Ferrari is about to be the biggest heel in NCAA wrestling 

0:44 - U23 & Junior Nationals registration is picking up

0:50 - Questions from friends

01:16 - Burroughs-Valencia fire promo

Nov 5, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Mexico Ben can’t get connected to the internet south of the border

0:01 - The November 14th card match order is set

0:11 - JD is going to try to put together a compilation of all of Jordan Burroughs clutch moments

0:14 - Talking a little about the Burroughs-Valencia matchup

0:20 - Bratke was a jerk and reminded CP we should be watching college wrestling right now…

0:21 - Ammonia Sports saw our smelling salts video...could they potentially sponsor us in the future?

0:23 - The tough decisions NCAA seniors and wrestling programs will have to make next March

0:31 - JD is about to be a beach boy again with Spey for NHSCA Fall National Duals

0:32 - UWW Junior & U23 Nationals registration update

0:33 - State associations making big changes to the high school seasons around the country

0:39 - Nebraska on a roll on the recruiting trail

0:42 - Questions from friends

Nov 4, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - JD wore a Texas jacket just to trigger Bratke

0:02 - CP thinks the electoral college is electric 

0:03 - Roasting JD for picking two winners of the 195 lbs bracket

0:05 - United World Wrestling backs up their decision date to have the World Championships and is trying to talk USA Wrestling and Japan into going

0:08 - Double digit Fresno State wrestler have entered the transfer portal

0:11 - What should domestic men’s freestyle top 10 p4p rankings look like?

0:27 - If you could make a card featuring any matchups...what would it be?

0:39 - Questions from friends

Nov 3, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - The President won’t stop talking about Ben and 2 Chainz mentioned him in a song

0:03 - Recapping the 195 lbs 8-man bracket

0:37 - November 14 full card has finally been released

0:47 - Thoughts on HWC Showdown Open

01:06 - We had a celebrity guest taste tester try Imo’s Pizza

01:09 - Kamal Bey suspended for a year 

01:16 - Questions from friends

Oct 29, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Bratke has a Red Bull and Ben has a large cup of coffee...let’s do this! 

0:01 - Is Henry Cejudo really going to try to make the Olympic Team?

0:13 - CP thinks a kid at Caleb’s club is lying about his age & Ben has a funny age story

0:15 -  Wrestling needs to stop playing the blame game

0:28 - Making picks for Saturday night’s 195 lbs 8-man bracket

01:05 - Bratke with a super spooky Alien Hour

01:15 - Questions from friends

Oct 28, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - It’s really cold in Austin

0:01 - Ben is back to working outside

0:03 - State associations are canceling their seasons. What are the kids in those states going to do?

0:08 - Jumping into 8-man bracket talk. Sammy Brooks vs Nate Jackson is likely the best first round matchup

0:21 - Thoughts on Myles Martin vs Drew Foster

0:23 - We somehow start talking about ice cream, chicken, and pizza

0:31 - We finally get back to talking about Myles Martin and who he would want to see in the semis

0:35 - Alex Dieringer sadly tore his ACL, but is going to try and get back by the Olympic Trials

0:37 - We come back to Imo’s pizza and toasted ravioli 

0:39 - Questions from friends

0:55 - CP gets a DM from a very good wrestler wanting to wrestle another very good wrestler live on Flo

Oct 27, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Bray is back with us to help recap Super 32

0:01 - Should Super 32 permanently move to Myrtle Beach?

0:02 - Biggest storylines and takeaways from Super 32

0:34 - It’s officially 8-man bracket weekend! 

0:36 - The Big Ten has some crazy COVID-19 protocols that could impact the season’

0:43 - Michigan & Wisconsin are trying to make high school wrestlers wear masks while competing

0:50 - Jordan Burroughs clip saying he ain’t changing weights 

0:54 - Will Burroughs-Taylor actually happen?

0:55 - Zahid Valencia is feeling very confident coming into his match with Burroughs

01:00 - Questions from friends

Oct 22, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - David Bray is joining the show to talk about Super 32

0:01 - Reactions to USA Wrestling’s press conference on decision to not go to the World Championships

0:11 - Breaking down the biggest things you need to know about Super 32

0:17 - Ben has a conspiracy theory on Jordan Burroughs possibly moving up to 86kg

0:22 - Burroughs and Taylor back and forth on Twitter

0:25 - Finally bringing it back around to Super 32 and Drake Ayala vs Jordan Titus

0:45 - We can’t stop talking about Carl Monday

0:48 - Alien Hour time: breaking down Haunchyville for Ben and giving an update on Mothman in Chicago

0:57 - A little update on some Fresno State information

0:59 - Questions from friends

Oct 21, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is fired up about USA Wrestling not going to the Senior World Championships

0:15 - CP forgot to tell Caleb that Spencer Lee is getting a year back of eligibility

0:17 - Thoughts on the matches from last night’s NLWC event

0:32 - Can RBY make 57kg?

0:37 - Iowa vs Penn State Whiteboard War

0:56 - Carl Monday is a legend. CHECK OUT THIS INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

01:16 - Could Alex Facundo reclassify to the class of 2020 and place at 165 this szn?

01:21 - Questions from friends

Oct 20, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - CP and Bratke almost had a wardrobe malfunction today

0:01 - Szn 1 of The Wire hurt Ben

0:02 - Ben has ditched the crutches and is officially shooting high crotches 

0:03 - Fresno State drops wrestling after just reinstating a few years ago. What gives?

0:13 - Update on what Team USA will be doing this year with the Senior World Championships

0:15 - Everything you need to know about Russian Nationals

0:28 - Metcalf Episode 3 thoughts

0:38 - Changes coming to the PSAC schools

0:40 - Sadulaev’s quotes on Kyle Snyder and the losses he’s taken and winning vs money

0:45 - Beau Bartlett vs Bryce Meredith tonight...who you got? Thoughts on NLWC event

0:56 - A little Super 32 talk

01:05 - Questions from friends

Oct 15, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Today is Bratke’s six year anniversary at Flo

0:01 - The 195 lbs bracket show where the wrestlers chose their spot went terribly 

0:07 - Revealing the bracket and explaining how it got set

0:29 - A new NCAA rule that also came out yesterday which could not be good for wrestling

0:35 - Dan Gable was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last night

0:37 - A mountain lion tried to eat a dude just going for a nice little walk in Utah

0:40 - Future sites for NCAAs announced 

0:55 - Questions from friends

Oct 14, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Associate Head Coach at Ohio State J Jaggers joins the show to talk about the ramifications the extra year of eligibility for winter athletes will have on programs

0:27 - Thoughts on what Coach Jaggers had to say and more thoughts on the topic

0:41 - Jordan Burroughs continues to do workouts that look very Kyle Dake functional pattern esque 

0:52 - Which wrestlers from the class 2020 big board should go right away?

0:57 - AJ Ferrari’s tik tok game is strong 

01:03 - Should Daton Fix and Nick Suriano both go 125 this year?

01:09 - Questions from friends

Oct 13, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Our first tournament to talk about in 7 months

0:01 - Who stood out to us at Senior Nationals?

0:09 - The Kyle Snyder injury

0:18 - 65kg was awesome and Andrew Alirez is the truth

0:30 - 86kg was fun, got a little preview of the 8-man 195 lbs bracket

0:45 - NC State has the best how it started vs how it’s going

0:46 - Getting into the madness that was 74kg

01:05 - Some heavy takes for some heavyweights

01:12 - UWW announces there will be Senior Worlds this year, USA Wrestling decision coming soon

01:17 - Alex Thomsen won Greco after training for just a week, Greco-Roman recap

01:22 - Update on free eligibility for winter sports and a one-time penalty free transfer

01:23 - The MAC becomes the first wrestling conference to announce a plan for the season

Oct 8, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - We have some sad news

0:04 - Ben’s experience at the WWE headquarters the past few days

0:07 - Thoughts on METCALF Ep. 3

0:13 - Senior Nationals dark horses at each weight

0:36 - KB’s Alien Hour on Haunchyville

0:47 - Questions from friends

Oct 7, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben doesn’t love Florida (Also, his mic isn’t working, but hang with us with get it going in the second minute)

0:01 - The NCAA will likely approve an additional year of eligibility for winter sport athletes

0:18 - Bratke was right about the NFL COVID-19 testing not being a sham 

0:19 - A Senior Nationals schedule change, breaking down seeds for the tournament, and making predictions

01:13 - Questions from friends

Oct 6, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is in Florida at the WWE headquarters

0:02 - Who’s #1 Recap: OW, best match, biggest surprise, wrestler who looked best in defeat 

0:39 - Jordan Burroughs vs Zahid Valencia on November 14 on FloWrestling. 

0:48 - December 18 we are doing another 8 man this time at 150 lbs and we have four competitors right now locked in for it

0:54 - Senior Nationals registration continues to pick up and get tougher

01:01 - Questions from friends

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