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Now displaying: 2021
May 12, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - NYC area code and Ollie is nowhere to be found

Mike Zadick story

0:12 - Crazy Ben Askren weight cutting story

0:14 - Ben’s thoughts on the Daniel Cormier Olympic weigh-in situation

0:16 - It seems like our Senior level guys our managing their cuts much better

0:20 - Thomas Gilman foot injury?

0:27 - Ohio State lineup look

0:42 - The top high school mascot names in the

0:47 - Questions from friends

May 11, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Max Dean is going to Penn State and there’s a lot to unpack with it all

0:23 - Evan Wick going into the portal and could go to Penn State as well

0:27 - J’den Cox is going to bring the wrath of god on the mat

0:31 - Will there be another team that wins a national title without a transfer?

0:38 - Iowa recruiting Austin Gomez

0:41 - Jakason Burks leaving Oklahoma State

0:43 - Ben can’t get out of the Dells and escape the Wisconsin accent

0:46 - Jordan Oliver falls just short at the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier

01:04 - Questions from friends

May 6, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Starting the show off by watching JO’s quarterfinal and giving an update on what happened over night

0:10 - Sushil Kumar is wanted for his involvement in an alleged murder

0:22 - Ben wants to fix the edge continuation rule

0:27 - Nate Jackson continues to impress up at 92kg

0:28 - A little National Prep talk as Malvern Prep ran away with it

0:33 - 86kg at Senior Nationals and the Mark Hall-Trent Hidlay final

0:38 - Will Alex Dieringer go 86 and talk about why guys don’t want to go to the non-Olympic weights

0:51 - A little more talk about Jackson-Gadson and how Jackson as evolved

Senior Nationals talk

0:57 - A deep dive on all the hammers from Kansas

01:00 - U23 World Team Trials heading to Lincoln, Nebraska

01:02 - Questions from friends

May 5, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ollie is not here, but dogecoin is taking over the crypto world

0:02 - Ben explains why he has a black eye

0:03 - The JO bracket watch is officially on and his draw should be out later this show

0:04 - CP is very concerned that Keegan O’Toole is now a skateboarder 

0:09 - Brand new high school rankings are and Bray talks about the biggest changes

0:20 - Oklahoma State lineup look

0:39 - Biggest storylines from Senior Nationals

0:41 - Playing the James Green FloFilm trailer and talking about how awesome he is

0:48 - The boys are on JO bracket watch 

0:51 - Luke Smith has interim tag removed and is the permanent head coach at CSU Bakersfield

0:53 - A recruiting strategy a certain school has

0:55 - Questions from friends

May 4, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Should Ollie sell dogecoin?

0:02 - Ben parties on everyone that Mizzou did v good at Junior WTT

0:08 - We begin to bounce around all over Juniors talking about the biggest storylines, upsets, performances

01:24 - Questions from friends

01:28 - Bratke rants about the Packers

Apr 29, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - We miss that little sneaker head Ollie

0:02 - This Phillipsburg wrestling coach drama is something else

0:07 - Chris Weiler will come back for a sixth year, update on who is and isn’t coming back

0:12 - 57kg at Junior WTT is insane

0:23 - 61kg is all about Bouzakis-Mendez

0:31 - 65kg is a lot of fun at JTT

0:42 - Bryce Andonian the man to beat at 70kg?

0:50 - 74kg might be the deepest weight at Junior WTT

0:59 - Can anyone stop Carter Starocci at 79kg?

01:02 - Chris Foca looks like the man to beat at 86kg

01:07 - Rocky Elam and who else at 92kg?

01:11 - Is Braxton Amos the biggest favorite in the field?

01:12 - Are you ready for the Wyatt Hendrickson era?

01:15 - Questions from friends

Apr 28, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ollie already has a challenger for his hand fighting challenge

0:03 - Max Dean to Penn State?

0:09 - A little transfer portal update

0:13 - This weekend is Junior WTT and the top five at Seniors qualify for 2021 WTT

0:14 - Ben was a total rules guy yesterday

0:17 - Ben still won’t give in on what he’s secretly working on with his guys

0:18 - Why is 57kg at Senior Nationals not good?

0:24 - 61kg in Coralville is pretty salty

0:27 - Will we have an all Hawkeye final at 65kg?

0:30 - 70kg is likely the toughest weight at Olympic Trials

0:37 - Hayden Hidlay looks like the class of the field at 74kg

0:43 - 79kg will be super interesting in Coralville

0:47 - Hidlay, Hall, Foster, headline 86kg

0:55 - Kyven coming down and Nate Jackson going up to 92kg

0:57 - 97kg is also not great at Senior Nationals

0:59 - Nick Gwiazdowski and Dom Bradley are destined to wrestle again

01:00 - Questions from friends

Apr 27, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - We are big fans of the topography of the Wisconsin Dells

0:03 - Mizzou will return to the Big 12

0:06 - Mike Poeta named Illinois Head Coach

0:10 - Gas Tank Gary and Andrew McNally announce transfer destinations

0:13 - Joe Rau petitioning after controversial stoppage in match one of OTT finals

0:31 - Jordan Burroughs officially moving to 79kg

0:39 - Biggest standouts at Cadet World Team Trials

01:04 - Questions from friends

Apr 21, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - We have a full house today and a lot to cover since it’s the last FRL of the week

0:01 - Thoughts on the new proposed NCAA rules

0:15 - Doug Schwab to Illinois rumors and potential head coaching candidates

0:28 - What would a Super League look like in college wrestling?

0:40 - Cadet World Team Trials preview

01:03 - Questions from friends

Apr 20, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben goes in-depth about his experience of the Jake Paul fight

0:21 - Ultimate Duals

0:26 - Big names and U15 and U17 World Team Trials

0:33 - Getting back into the youth wrestling and development discussion

0:47 - The best weight at this weekend’s Cadet World Team Trials

0:53 - Primacy effect, gamblers fallacy, nostalgia

0:59 - Re-watching the Dustin Kilgore-Logan Brown match

01:12 - Questions from friends

Apr 15, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - David Taylor is a bit coiner apparently

0:02 - One-time transfer and end of the dead period will become official today

0:10 - Kyle Parco flips from Utah Valley to Arizona State

0:14 - Joey Prata commits to Oklahoma

0:16 - U15 and U17’s are coming up and Ollie wants to stay with Ben and Bratke wants Pizza Ranch

0:22 - 2011 NCAA champions vs 2021 NCAA champions

01:15 - Questions from friends

Apr 14, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Boxing Ben Askren is back

0:03 - Gable Steveson got the red carpet treatment at Wrestlemania over the weekend

0:09 - Thomas Gilman said some really interesting things on The Bader Show

0:16 - Wrestlers who Ben thought would have success in MMA

0:18 - Hassan Yazdani apparent hurt his knee a couple months ago. Running back through his career matches with

0:38 - Jason Borrelli named Head Coach at American

0:43 - Early Penn State projected lineup

0:58 - Transfer portal talk and potential NCAA rule changes

01:02 - Questions from friends

Apr 13, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Kozak went from the Facebook comments to full-time FloWrestling staff

0:01 - We teased it Thursday, but the Dean’s are officially gone from Cornell

0:05 - The five schools that Gas Tank Gary is considering right now

0:10 - The four schools in the Andrew McNally sweepstakes

0:12 - Jim Heffernan steps down at Illinois. Who could be the next head coach?

0:14 - Austin Gomez is unretired and has entered the transfer portal

0:17 - Update on the Asian Olympic qualifying event

0:24 - Update on the 57kg drama in Japan

0:28 - The Oliver Astone story

0:56 - Questions from friends

Apr 8, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Bratke is wearing the brightest shirt in FRL history today

0:01 - Michael Kemerer is coming back for a 7th year

0:05 - Can Penn State dethrone Iowa next year?

0:13 - Max Dean on the move?

0:21 - The Mets are awful and causing Ollie to drop GD bombs

0:23 - A little alien hour update on Britney Spears and Haunchyville

0:25 - Questions from friends that are really legit topics

Apr 7, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben has an update on this year’s Hodge Trophy voting

0:09 - It feels like Penn State is about to hit another level with the success of the NLWC

0:20 - A question about the matches that went on TV at Olympic Trials

0:27 - Thoughts on the number of forfeits

0:31 - Going through the 57kg bracket

0:37 - Going through the 65kg bracket

0:43 - Relationships between Senior level athletes and coaches

0:49 - Rules guys are back

0:53 - Nick Lee went on a tear on the backside

0:54 - We got side tracked talking about being lumberjacks

0:56 - 74kg bracket talk

01:03 - 86kg bracket

01:04 - Brady Berge is retiring from wrestling

01:06 - A little update on the Senior tracker, transfer tracker, and some rumor mill stuff

01:12 - Getting back to the 86kg bracket

01:14 - 97kg bracket talk

01:16 - Questions from friends

Apr 6, 2021

Run of Show

0:01 - Trying to make sense of the J’den Cox saga

0:25 - Kyle Dake finally gets over the hump and beats Jordan Burroughs

0:35 - Gable Steveson is unreal

0:46 - 65kg was wild and we got the McKenna-Oliver final we all expected

0:54 - Gross-Colon controversial exchanges and everything else that went down at 57kg

01:08 - David Taylor runs through 86kg

01:13 - Shane Griffith is done to Michigan and North Carolina

01:15 - Helen Maroulis-Jenna Burkert series was an emotional roller coaster

01:18 - Kennedy Blades and Kylie Welker

01:20 - How will Team USA women’s freestyle team fare in Tokyo?

01:23 - Getting to a few questions from friends

Apr 1, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben lives in the Wisconsin Dells

0:02 - Nick Suriano did in fact test positive for COVID-19

57kg predictions

0:32 - 65kg predictions

0:46 - 74kg predictions

0:53 - 86kg predictions

01:01 - 97kg predictions

01:08 - 125kg predictions

01:15 - How the team will be covering Olympic Trials

01:19 - Questions from friends

Mar 31, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - AJ Ferrari first pitch was electric

0:06 - Gable Steveson’s thoughts on his future

0:07 - Ben’s update on the Hodge Trophy

0:17 - We can’t wait for Dake-Burroughs and what’s next for the guy who doesn’t make the team?

0:26 - J’den Cox-Kyle Snyder matchup and future implications

0:30 - Breaking down the transfer portal

0:34 - St. Chris and Blair Academy coaching changes

0:37 - Breaking down the women’s freestyle Olympic Trials brackets

0:43 - Breaking down the Greco-Roman Olympic Trials brackets

0:50 - Questions from friends

Mar 30, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Olympics Trials week is really here

0:01 - Thoughts on the co-Hodge

0:14 - 57kg Olympic Trials seeds are something

0:27 - A little break to talk about the Jake Paul press conference and Ben’s training

0:31 - 65kg Olympic Trials seeds & Last Chance thoughts

0:53 - 86kg Olympic Trials seeds & Last Chance thoughts

01:08 - 97kg Olympic Trials seeds & Last Chance thoughts

01:12 - 125kg Olympic Trials seeds & Last Chance thoughts

01:16 - Questions from friends

Mar 25, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Our man Kozak is filling in for Ben today

0:01 - Hayden Hidlay is coming back and moving up two weights

0:03 - Will Michael Kemerer return?

0:07 - Who the Shane Griffith sweepstakes are done to…

0:08 - The Joey Silva love affair begins again

0:11 - Transfer portal power. Who is in there?

0:16 - Last Chance Qualifier seed talk

0:26 - Is Zahid a real threat to David Taylor

0:31 - Going weight by weight through the Last Chance weights

0:47 - 57kg Olympic Trials seeding scenarios

0:52 - 65kg Olympic Trials seeding scenarios

0:54 - 74kg and 86kg Olympic Trials seeding scenarios

0:55 - 97kg Olympic Trials seeding scenarios

0:57 - 125kg Olympic Trials seeding scenarios

01:00 - Questions from friends

Mar 24, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ollie’s family calls him Bear

0:02 - Going through the rules survey that was sent out

0:49 - Joseph Heinz educates us on ACLs

01:12 - Getting back to the rules we want to see implemented

01:15 - Teams that improved the most from conference to NCAA weekend

01:21 - Questions from friends

Mar 23, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is in Las Vegas

0:01 - Iowa wins their 24th national title despite some things not going their way

0:02 - Spencer Lee is a badass

0:13 - CP was down on Stanford heading into NCAAs and was v wrong

0:16 - Wentzel makes the finals after nearly losing in the first round and the call being reversed

0:18 - Warner-Reenan was wild

0:20 - Which Iowa wrestlers will be back this year?

0:21 - Ben’s gripe with how NCAA scoring is done

0:23 - Is Ben ready to apologize to Michael Beard?

0:25 - Mizzou did not wrestle to their seeds at all

0:26 - Oklahoma State and Arizona State wrestled unreal

0:27 - AJ Ferrari completed the mission operation

0:31 - The finals were low key boring

0:32 - The out of bounds rules and stall calls are edge stall calls are terrible

0:38 - RBY-Fix thoughts

0:41 - Could Iowa’s finals have gone differently if Spencer Lee went first?

0:43 - Carter Starocci-Michael Kemerer breakdown

0:48 - Austin O’Connor-Sammy Sasso got crazy in the final minute

0:55 - Yahya Thomas was on fire

0:57 - 125 got pretty wild

01:00 - Where will Shane Griffith transfer to?

01:01 - Rutgers gets 3 AAs and John Poznanski is the truth

01:02 - Ben’s thoughts on O’Toole’s match with Wentzel and Parker Keckeisen

01:04 - David Carr takes over 157, Dellavecchia was awesome

01:08 - You gotta watch The Bader Show interview with Jason Borelli

01:10 - Kemerer let Starocci wrestle his match

01:12 - Brooks-Hidlay was not officiated very well

01:16 - AJ Ferrari-Bonaccorsi breakdown

01:17 - Who should Ben vote for the Hodge?

01:22 - Last Chance entries are loaded

01:23 - Will AJ Ferrari wrestle at Olympic Trials?

01:26 - Question from friends

Mar 17, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Happy St. Patrick’s Day

0:01 - Ben picked Missouri to either have 8 or 9 All-Americans

0:04 - 165-pound bracket predictions

0:22 - 174-pound bracket predictions

0:50 - 197-pound bracket predictions

01:02 - 285-pound bracket predictions

01:14 - Questions from friends

Mar 16, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben made some friends in SoCal banging chains with his bros

0:01 - Was Ben really in Indianapolis?

0:07 - 125 bracket predictions

0:25 - 133 bracket predictions

0:37 - 141 bracket predictions

0:51 - 149 bracket predictions

01:04 - 157 bracket predictions

01:17 - Transfer portal update

01:22 - Questions from friends

Mar 11, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Andrew Spencer Spey is here with us today

0:01 - Bratke called that Noah Adams and Stephen Buchanan early round matchup

0:03 - We don’t understand why everyone is mad about Travis Wittlake’s seed

0:08 - Once again some amazing seeds for Missouri

0:11 - Russian Nationals update

0:17 - Ben was on a Logan Paul podcast and Dana White is picking

0:18 - Getting back to the NCAA Championship team race

0:20 - Going through all of Penn State’s draws

0:34 - Running through the draws of NC State and Virginia Tech

0:50 - Teams with an outside shot of

0:52 - Looking back at how many points the 4th-place team scored at the NCAA Championships

0:54 - What the teams have to do once they arrive in St. Louis

0:57 - Questions from friends

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