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Feb 16, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Austin is under attack by snow and ice, and the FloWrestling team is stranded across the country

0:04 - The allocations for the NCAA Championships were released on Thursday and are all kinds of messed up

0:21 - Penn State beats Michigan and looked like we expected them to look all season

0:36 - Cowboy Challenge thoughts: Ferrari-Adams, Buchanan-Adams, Mauller-Lewallen, Oklahoma State’s struggles

01:02 - Bratke could be a long haul trucker and the time Ben fell asleep behind the wheel

01:06 - Mekhi Lewis-Jake Wentzel and why we don’t count injury defaults

01:17 - Questions from friends

Feb 11, 2021

Run of Show

0:01 - JD is drinking Topo Chico, not beer, but Tom Brady was definitely driving beer yesterday

0:02 - Cael Sanderson says Greg Kerkvliet is likely done for the year, gives update on their schedule

0:10 - Yianni-Vito are savages and Been wants to come up with a nickname for them

0:15 - Wrestlers and matches that stood out on day one of the America’s Cup

0:20 - John Smith confirms that Daton Fix is back and will wrestle at the Cowboy Challenge on Sunday

0:27 - Michigan-Ohio State on Friday night should be very interesting

0:36 - Korbin Myers has been outstanding this year. Previewing Virginia Tech-Pitt

0:39 - Arizona State, UNI, Iowa State tri is going to be fire

0:45 - Captains Cup is coming this weekend and JD has some roster updates for ya

0:47 - Questions from friends

01:11 - #FreeBritney

Feb 10, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - We get a Wisconsin snow update from Ben

0:01 - America’s Cup begins today. Looking at the toughest weight and best potential matchups

0:12 - Ben has an update for us on most pins in a single season by a college wrestler

0:14 - Ben wants Austin DeSanto to be a hype man for Spencer Lee as he enters all the open tournaments he can to try and break the single season pin record

0:16 - Michigan is back this weekend and are also trying to add another match this weekend…

0:23 - Is there any chance Nick Suriano returns?

0:24 - How will allocations, auto qualifiers work this year for the NCAA Championships?

0:31 - Questions from friends

Feb 9, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Andy Hamilton is in the building and on the desk with CP

0:02 - Ben appears to be wrong about Nelson Brands and Max Murin based on this weekend’s results

0:06 - Olympic Trials being moved from Penn State

0:08 - Iowa pauses all team activities which means now Iowa-Penn State

0:16 - The first person CP followed when he joined twitter was Andy Hamilton

0:18 - Complete Iowa-Ohio State dual recap

0:31 - Our Tuesday headlines did not work out too well

0:32 - Getting back to Iowa-Ohio State and Kemerer-Romero

0:36 - Virginia Tech-NC State was the best dual of the year once again

0:45 - There are a number of undefeated wrestlers at 125. How will seeding go there?

0:53 - People are wrestling all kinds of crazy weights this year and Ben enjoys it

0:54 - Talking about Nebraska-Michigan State dual

0:58 - The first #1 of the year went down

01:00 - Gable’s celebration was great and he had an awesome technique tutorial

01:01 - AJ Ferrari beats Woodley and makes his rankings debut

01:05 - Stephen Buchanan wins a wild one over Noah Adams. Did altitude strike again?

01:16 - Doug Schwab was deducted a team point for stupid wardrobe “rules”

01:19 - More details on the merger with Trackwrestling

01:25 - Questions from friends

Feb 4, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is going to wrestle Floyd Mayweather in best 2 out of 3 falls match

0:03 - Sadly DIII Winter Championships Canceled

0:10 - Kaid Brock is done for the year

0:15 - Talking 2021 Iowa compared to 2018 Penn State and Ohio State

0:20 - Making picks between 2021 Iowa and 2018 Ohio State

0:41 - Making picks between 2021 Iowa and 2018 Penn State

0:57 - NC State-Virginia Tech picks and dual breakdown

01:16 - Tuesday Headlines for the boys

01:18 - Tom Brands test positive for COVID-19

01:21 - Questions from friends

Feb 3, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Penn State-Wisconsin recap. Thoughts on how PSU has looked at each weight so far

0:06 - Breaking the news that Gabe Tagg has entered the transfer portal

0:18 - AJ Ferrari didn’t agree with our assessment of his incident with Yonger Bastida

0:24 - Update on wrestlers currently in the WWE

0:26 - Kenny Monday’s Twitter beef with Hayden Hidlay

0:32 - Updated dual and individual rankings…what people are mad about

0:42 - Episode 2 of the Greatest Bracket Ever is out

0:44 - Questions from friends

Feb 2, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben got a sweet punching bag with Jake Paul’s face on it

0:03 - What the hell was up with the officiating this weekend?

0:04 - Ben loses his mind about Chad Red’s cradle being called an illegal move

0:08 - Breaking down all of the terrible calls in the Nebraska-Wisconsin dual

0:14 - Ben goes over all of the illegal holds in the rule book that the Red call could have been

0:16 - Ben goes on an all-time rant about officials

0:25 - Getting back to Nebraska-Wisconsin

0:33 - The terrible stall call on Malik Heinselman

0:36 - Revisting Tuesday headlines and talking about Mark Hall-Nate Jackson

0:39 - Bratke-Bauer V update

0:41 - ACC was fire this weekend. Recapping UNC-NC State and UNC-Virginia Tech

0:55 - Donnell Washington stuns Carter Starocci and thoughts on Penn State’s debut

Americas Cup

01:03 - America’s Cup is coming next weekend

01:06 - Oklahoma State’s weekend trip to Iowa and AJ Ferrari being electric

01:23 - Iowa put it on Illinois like expected

01:26 - Terrible calls in the Maryland-Ohio State dual

01:32 - We’ll see ya tomorrow!

Jan 28, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Jake Paul is saying things about Ben’s wife

0:04 - Buddy Lee the jump roping legend

0:05 - Asking our daily questions about the Jake Paul fight

0:06 - Looking ahead to Iowa-Illinois

0:10 - Penn State is finally wrestling. Previewing their weekend against Northwestern and Indiana

0:15 - Emails the rankers get and how many are from parents

0:19 - Finally getting back to talking about Penn State-Northwestern

0:28 - The return of Alien Hour talking government document dumps, Chupacabra is back, and BigFoot hunting season

0:35 - The time we thought it was a good idea to rent an RV to take to Stillwater

0:40 - Ben on some Oklahoma noodling movie that sounds ridiculous

0:41 - The time Bratke was right about the Oklahoma Octopus

0:43 - Ohio State-Michigan State breakdown

0:45 - Talking a little Virginia Tech-UNC

0:53 - Oklahoma State-UNI preview

1:02 - Questions from friends

Jan 27, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is taking over the internet with this fight against Jake Paul

0:11 - Ben’s hair is out of control today

0:12 - Talking about the Toughest Bracket Ever FloFilm

0:33 - Snoop dog is going to be involved with Ben’s fight

0:35 - Penn State and Northwestern are supposed to wrestle this weekend

0:36 - No Michigan dual, but we’ve got Iowa-Illinois

0:38 - Missouri is still kicking people’s necks in

0:39 - AJ Ferrari’s double looks amazing

0:41 - Oklahoma State gets UNI and Iowa State this weekend

0:42 - Why don’t more international wrestlers come to college in America?

0:48 - A quick little breakdown of the best duals going down this weekend

0:50 - Questions from friends

Jan 26, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Bratke vents about his beloved Green Bay Packers

0:04 - We had an Olympics scare late last week, but the IOC and Japan said it’s still happening

0:06 - Penn State-Michigan State was on and then off

0:07 - The Michigan athletic department is ruining everything

0:13 - Gable tweeted Ben and said he was going to take his advice

0:15 - Who is actually better: Spencer or Gable?

0:22 - Breaking down the rest of Iowa-Minnesota

0:26 - Teague Moore out at American

0:28 - Stanford wore all black singlets with no Stanford branding on them

0:30 - Lance Runyon is a man to watch, he pins Anthony Mantanona

0:33 - The Ian Parker-Dom Demas series has been all over the place

0:34 - Chris Cannon is going to be problems

0:36 - Eric Barnett deck #3 Devin Schroder

0:38 - Ohio State is a really tough team to figure out

0:46 - Ben shares some really awesome thoughts on wrestlers developing in college

0:48 - Ariel Helwani breaks the news that Ben will fight Jake Paul

0:52 - Ben gets us back on track and talks about wrestlers developing in college

0:53 - Isaac Trumble storms onto the scene

01:00 - A new wrinkle to how you can qualify for the NCAA Championships this year

01:02 - Jake Paul’s statement on fighting Ben

01:08 - Questions from friends

Jan 21, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - CP dies laughing bc Spey pulled a hilarious prank on him

0:01 - Ben shares who he believes are the best scramblers in NCAA wrestling

0:11 - Sadly Northern Colorado vs Oklahoma State for Friday night has been canceled

0:13 - Can anyone challenge Spencer Lee for the Hodge Trophy

0:25 - Ben has a theory for how guys can pad their Hodge Trophy stats

0:32 - How many weights could Spencer Lee go up in the Nebraska lineup and still win?

Could Spencer Lee beat Chad Red

0:36 - Previewing and making spread picks for Iowa-Minnesota

0:45 - Talking about a few matches in Virginia-Virginia Tech we’re excited for

0:48 - Breaking down the battle of Ben vs Bratke

0:50 - NC State-Pitt will be a lot of fun this weekend

0:56 - We could learn a lot Penn State this weekend against Michigan State

01:06 - Questions from friends

Jan 20, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is back from Tennessee where he lost to team West Virginia

0:04 - Ben shares his thoughts on the Henri Deglane and in particular 57kg

0:07 - A few more finals thoughts on Burroughs-Taylor

0:09 - Why does the criteria debate continue to pop up?

0:10 Ben lost the Peyton Robb bet and now owes us 30 push ups

0:11 - Ben’s thoughts on Iowa-Nebraska

0:15 - Tom Brands on Gable-Cassioppi

0:23 - Ben gives him an update on how his return to competition is going

0:24 - Looks like Penn State will wrestle this weekend and there’s some news on a possible Kerkvliet injury

0:25 - Ben has a new COVID-19 plan

0:27 - Previewing Michigan State-Penn State

0:30 - Bad news coming on the Tokyo Olympics?

0:40 - Jonny Ruggiano joins the show to talk about the Captains’ Cup

0:53 - NCAA D1 dual rankings have dropped and yelling at people who complain about rankings

01:12 - Questions from friends

Jan 19, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is out being a coach and will be back tomorrow

0:01 - Since CP and Bratke were out on Thursday, they share their thoughts on Burrroughs-Taylor

0:04 - Why criteria is just fine

0:11 - Thomas Gilman’s late match tactics continue to be puzzling

0:14 - Nick Suriano wins the Deglane looking amazing on the way.

0:23 - Why Suriano would not come back to Rutgers

0:27 - Pat McKee beats Mitch McKee and Brody Teske is into the top 10

0:36 - Dake killed a guy

0:37 - Sharifov didn’t wrestle Kyle Snyder for some reason

0:38 - Yianni looks like he’s on an up swing

0:45 - Tamyra-Forrest met in a potential Olympic Trials finals preview

0:47 - Iowa looked as advertised against Nebraska

0:57 - Missouri is on fire

0:58 - Stanford coaches get locked out of the team’s official social media accounts

0:59 - Making our way back to Missouri beating everyone badly

01:05 - Getting back to the Iowa-Nebraska dual

01:07 - Gable Steveson has no chill

01:10 - Illinois upsets Missouri

01:17 - Questions from friends

Jan 14, 2021

On episode 598 of FRL, Ben and Bray recap the action from Jordan Burroughs vs David Taylor, react to Penn State media day, and preview the weekend’s action.

Run of Show

0:00 – Breaking down JB vs DT

0:14 – J’den’s outstanding, but Nate Jackson looked great

0:18 – Do McKenna’s weigh ins at scratch weight give him an advantage?

0:24 – The high schoolers balled out at JB vs DT

0:30 – Penn State is out for this weekend

0:34 – Breaking down Penn State Media Day

0:35 – Iowa vs Penn State virtual white board war

0:53 – Henri Deglane rematches to look forward to

1:00 – Questions from friends

Jan 13, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - JB & DT are really going to wrestle today

0:01 - Time to put Ben on the spot and make him make a prediction

0:13 - Previewing the Nebraska-Iowa dual

0:14 - Christian Lance had looked good and then Gable Steveson teched him with only takedowns

0:17 - Getting back to previewing and making picks for Nebraska-Iowa

0:36 - Iowa State, Missouri, UNI, Arizona State is a fire quad

0:45 - Senior-level wrestlers who have competed the most since April 2020

0:46 - A little Henri DeGlane talk and what international guys will be there

01:01 - Questions from friends

Jan 12, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben got his eye split open but not by a Paul brother

0:01 - CP and Bratke are coming at you live from Lincoln

0:02 - Explaining what happened last week and why there was no FRL

0:05 - Guys on the Senior level are becoming more willing to wrestle since quarantine began

0:09 - Tamyra Mensah-Stock takes out Adeline Gray

0:14 - Thoughts on J’den Cox’s first match since last February

0:19 - Henri Deglane is officially live on FloWrestling this weekend

0:20 - Nahshon Garrett looks massive, but has no answer for Joey McKenna

0:22 - Richards looked good against Gross, but Gross is just better right now

Edge rules

0:33 - watching the opening sequence of the Richards-Gross match

0:35 - Ben was super impressed with Nate Jackson

0:38 - Full card for Wednesday

0:44 - Recapping all the D1 action

01:02 - Roger Reina is Andrew Spey’s father

01:05 - Yianni put it on Anthony Ashnault

01:09 - CP tells the story of a wild dream he had about Metz-Cassioppi

01:10 - The internet starts to fail us so we say goodbye

Jan 9, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - David Taylor on how he’s feeling

0:01 - DT on what the past few days have been like and his emotions throughout all of it

0:03 - Did DT ever think the match wasn’t going to happen?

0:05 - DT on how his preparations have been for his match with JB

0:07 - DT on his match with Gabe Dean and if that was good for him to have a close match

0:10 - Does DT think pace will impact the match either way?

0:12 - Is scoring early on JB crucial?

0:15 - What are the biggest differences in JB and DT’s games since they last met in 2014?

0:16 - What does DT think JB will do to avoid DT’s collar tie?

0:18 - Is there anyone in State College who can mimic JB?

0:19 - How will the match being at scratch 86kg impact DT?

0:20 - How much is the cut to 86kg for DT?

0:25 - If 79kg had been a weight when DT was in college would he have bumped up to 174?

0:27 - DT’s thoughts on how good Penn State is right now

0:28 - Thoughts on Carter Starocci and how good he can be

0:29 - Even though he isn’t wrestling, DT shares his thoughts on the rest of tonight’s card

0:30 - DT on how wrestling is evolving and the current economy of it

0:33 - What is the right amount of matches a year for Senior-level athletes?

0:38 - Which style does DT prefer?

0:40 - DT on how M2 Training Center is going

0:42 - Bumping up to take on Colin Palmer set DT on path for these big matches

0:44 - Ben might re-arrange his schedule to make it to Lincoln

Jan 6, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - For some reason we open by talking about tacos and workout routines

0:04 - Tom Brands media press conference was electric as always

0:11 - Spartan Combat WC event live Friday night headlined by Yianni vs Ashnault

0:21 - What Ben would like to see in wrestling gambling

0:26 - Getting back to the Spartan Combat event on Friday night

0:27 - Reflecting on some terrible freestyle rules over the years

0:33 - Ben talks about some of the gambling lines he likes on the Burroughs-Taylor card

0:34 - We can’t stop talking about terrible freestyle rules

0:36 - Thoughts on Gabe Dean vs Mike Macchiavello and Vito Arujau vs Michael Colaiocco

0:37 - Breaking down some of the best college matchups of the weekend

0:39 - Bratke continues to investigate what CP thinks used to be a freestyle rule

0:40 - Back to weekend of college wrestling ahead of us

0:42 - Ben recalls a funny Jake Herbert story from 2012 Olympic Trials

0:44 - How many D1 wrestlers have come from Austin?

0:46 - Bratke can’t get over how rigged this Gilman match is

0:47 - Questions from friends

Jan 5, 2021

Run of Show

0:01 - Bitcoin is on a heater and Ben wants CP to suck it

0:02 - The Big Ten schedule is finally here

0:04 - Oklahoma State wrestle-off results

0:07 - Back to Big Ten wrestling schedule talk

0:09 - Update on what’s going on with Nick Suriano

0:10 - Could there be an All-American this year with a losing record?

0:23 - Brandon Metz is our next electric factory at heavyweight

0:26 - Thoughts on Virginia Tech-Campbell

0:29 - Overall thoughts on NCAA wrestling coming back

0:33 - The team that USA Wrestling is sending to the Henri Deglane is insane

0:38 - How Henri Deglane could impact 57kg pecking order

0:48 - Updates to the Burroughs-Taylor card. We are up to 11 incredible matches

01:00 - Ben watched the Dan Gable documentary

01:09 - Getting back to the matches added to the Burroughs-Taylor card

01:11 - Questions from friends

Dec 30, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Wisconsin finally got a lot of snow

0:02 - Nate Jackson wants to wrestle Ben Askren

0:03 - The Big Ten has released their volleyball schedule just to troll us

0:05 - Everything you need to know about opening weekend in D1 wrestling

0:30 - Ben clarifies his comments on Dan Gable

0:42 - Question from friends on Dan Gable

01:01 - Mark Bader joins the show to talk about the Dan Gable documentary

Dec 29, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Catching up with the boys and sharing how Christmas was

0:03 - NCAA wrestling is officially back this week

0:05 - It was a very sad day in the wrestling community on Christmas

0:10 - Austin Gomez medically retires from wrestling

0:11 - Brand new NCAA rankings are out

0:17 - What the heck is going on with Nick Suriano drama

0:24 - Nebraska lineup changes

0:27 - Minnesota has some lineup changes as well

0:30 - What NCAA wrestling we have on tap this weekend

0:33 - NCAA 285 tiers

0:46 - Talking about the remainder of the Burroughs-Taylor card

0:54 - Questions from friends

Dec 23, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Is Ben going to fight Jake Paul?

0:04 - Still no Big Ten wrestling schedules. Do we need to hack the system?

0:06 - NCAA 174 tiers

0:07 - What is Michigan doing with the back half of their lineup?

0:09 - Moving back to the 174-pound tiers for fears

0:17 - A few interesting Mizzou wrestle-off results

0:20 - NCAA 184 tiers

0:47 - NCAA 197 tiers for fears

01:03 - Question from friends

01:06 - Breaking down Bajrang-Zain Retherford match and more thoughts on Wolfpack WC vs NLWC

01:16 - Questions from friends

Dec 22, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Ben is calling in from Haunchyville

0:02 - Where at the Big Ten wrestling schedules?

0:10 - Recapping the 150 lbs 8-man bracket

0:28 - What will the next 8-man bracket be?

0:35  - A little food talk, ranking the meats (Ben has some terrible takes)

0:41 - NCAA 157 lbs tiers

0:50 - NCAA 165 lbs tiers

0:59 - Questions from friends

01:07 - Thoughts on the Chamizo-Zhamalov match at Individual World Cup

01:14 - Back to Questions from friends

Dec 17, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Gilman-Gross was a mess

0:11 - The beef between Gilman and Hawkeye Wrestling Club

0:23 - Catching you up on what’s going on with the Individual World Cup

0:35 - Making predictions for the 150 lbs 8-man bracket

0:42 - Andrew Alirez is big mad at CP and Bratke

0:43 - Getting back to 150 lbs 8-man bracket predictions

01:12 - Russian still banned from the next two Olympics

01:15 - Questions from friends

Dec 16, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Bratke is back after healing his son

0:01 - Ben is on cloud 9 because of Bitcoin

0:03 - Update on NCAA seeding & field at the NCAA Championships

0:11 - NCAA 125-pound tiers

0:23 - NCAA 133-pound tiers

0:36 - NCAA 141-pound tiers

0:51 - NCAA 149-pound tiers

01:06 - Gilman-Gross predictions

01:09 - What matches will count towards Olympic Trials seeding

01:13 - How will 57kg be seeded at Olympic Trials

01:20 - Senior level MFS matches with the most heat

01:26 - Questions from friends

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