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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

Mar 10, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Bratke is fired up about some of the at-large selections

0:14 - Don’t forget to watch the bracket show tonight at 6 PM ET. We are going to lose our minds

0:16 - Who has a snap as good as Gable Steveson?

0:17 - Who should win the Hodge: Spencer Lee or Gable Steveson?

0:39 - Burroughs/Chamizo was controversial 

01:02 - Zahid Valencia’s performance has CP thinking some crazy thoughts about him challenging David Taylor

01:10 - Nick Suriano and Daton Fix didn’t move up to avoid Spencer Lee

01:13 - Bratke is sleep deprived and should be in rare form for the bracket show

01:14 - Questions from friends

Mar 9, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is coming to us from LA where he is training boxing

0:01 - We had a ton of fun on the watch party and are going to do it again for NCAAs

0:02 - CP is finally ready to admit that the team race is over

0:04 - Ridge Lovett makes the Big Ten finals just like Ben Askren predicted

0:05 - Penn State doesn’t have the same bonus point potential they use to

0:07 - Ben starts to have some internet issues..hang in there with us

0:10 - Ben is back and ready to talk about Sebastian Rivera-Nick Lee

0:12 - You might not like it, but Nomad’s seeding projections are always spot on

0:16 - 133 will come down to Daton and RBY

0:20 - Oklahoma somehow tied Oklahoma State for the Big 12 title

0:27 - All the top storylines nationally at 197

0:32 - Beau Bartlett is not getting a wildcard. Why didn’t he wrestle 149 all year?

0:36 - Mike Van Brill was an electric factory all weekend going ultimate road warrior, and a little Rutgers talk

0:40 - 125 in the Big Ten was upset city, but it looked like Rayvon Foley and Devin Schroder are back

0:45 - Did Spencer Lee hurt his knee in the Big Ten finals?

0:51 - Who will get the wildcards at 125?

0:53 - Real Wood and Chance Rich got some “matches” in this weekend

0:59 - DeSanto clearly has RBY’s number and Lucas Byrd was impressive

01:01 - Any one of Jaydin Eierman, Nick Lee, and Sebastian Rivera can win on any given

01:03 - Boo wins Big 12s with a rideout in the third period. Should Moore have gone auto bottom?

01:05 - Ryan Deakin and David Carr were another level from their conferences

01:06 - Alex Marinelli wins but has some close matches. We concerned about bull?

01:11 - Kemerer appears to be on his own level

01:18 - Gable Steveson makes a statement and should be # 1 int he Hodge race

01:24 - We were wrong about Kerkvliet

01:27 - The heavyweight seeds at NCAAs could be wild

Mar 4, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben starts the show with an apology to Malik Heinselman

0:06 - Adam Coon beat Cohlton Schultz last night at Matteo Pellicone

0:09 - The men’s freestyle entries at Pellicone are insane

0:18 - Big 12 brackets are out

0:49 - Big Ten #1 seed most likely to not make the finals

0:52 - Complete Big Ten tournament previews

01:18 - Question from friends

Mar 3, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - 618 area code has produced some hammers

0:02 - We somehow talk about Jerry Spring for awhile

0:06 - Kaden Gfeller definitely going 141

0:08 - Big Ten pre-seeds are out

0:36 - Breaking down the Big Ten race and the matches that could impact it

0:39 - Actual cannibal is going to eat CP

0:43 - Big UFC fights coming up this weekend

0:45 - Going weight by weight and looking at the best early round matchups at Big Tens

0:52 - Questions from friends

Mar 2, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ollie is a man of mystery

0:01 - Paulo Costa comes through with one of the worst excuses of all-time

0:03 - Did Ben even watch ACCs? Spoiler alert: He did.

0:23 - Possible NCAA seeding scenarios at 184

0:25 - Getting back to our final thoughts on the ACC Championships

0:28 - NC State and Virginia Tech really do not like each other

0:29 - Ollie fan boys out on Ben for a second about Ben’s rant on Eric Luedke

0:30 - Lineup drama at Arizona State between Peter LiPari and Julian Chlebove

0:33 - Does Ben still think this could be the best Missouri team of all-time?

0:34 - Playing the interview where Ben ranted about Eric Luedke

0:36 - Getting more into LiPari and Chlebove drama

0:40 - Oregon State pushed Arizona State at the Pac-12 Championships. Breaking down the important results from Corvallis

0:41 - The Real Woods situation

0:46 - We’ve got some MACtion to talk about

0:49 - Zach Hartman majored Tanner Skidgel after Ben said Skidget should be tier 2

0:51 - Will Alex Marinelli run away with 165?

0:55 - Big 12 pre-seeds are here

0:59 - Wrestlers who need a wildcard right now

0:1:01 - Taking a look at some of the most fun weights at the Big 12

01:05 - We are going to have a dope Big 12 and Big Ten watch party this weekend live on Flo

01:07 - Could Kaden Gfeller come down to 141 for this weekend’s Big 12 Championships?

01:08 - Questions from friends

Feb 25, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Ollie and KB won’t stop wearing dope jerseys

0:01 - Ben was almost late to the show today & a little Bachelor talk

0:03 - Ben has no desire to go skydiving or go Rocky Mountain climbing, or go 2.7 second on a bull named fu manchu

0:04 - Elon Musk doesn’t care about alien so CP feels validated

0:06 - Ben is going on some legit boxing training camps soon

0:07 - Wisconsin Underground results, and what is Wisconsin doing with their scholarship money?

0:15 - ACC Championships preview. Breaking down the battle between Virginia Tech and NC State

0:31 - The must watch weights at the MAC Championships

0:34 - We have an answer for the most NCAA champions by a team to not win the team title

0:36 - Shane Sparks wants to mat return Bratke

0:40 - 165-pound tiers for fears

0:48 - 174-pound tiers for fears

0:55 - 184-pound tiers for fears

01:01 - The worst stall call we saw this season

01:04 - 197-pound tiers for fears

01:13 - 285-pound tiers for fears

01:15 - Breaking news that Virginia Tech has made a couple lineup changes for the ACC Championships

01:19 - Questions from friends

Feb 24, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Snow is starting to finally melt in Wisconsin

0:01 - Tulsa is not a good place, and should not be hosting NCAAAs

0:03 - Ben is totally a black belt

0:05 - Gas tank Gary update

0:07 - Potential lineup shifts in the ACC

0:09 - Ben Darmstadt put the beat down on Jake Paul in high school

0:11 - Thoughts on the NLWC event and the biggest results there

0:12 - Ben finally watched Tiger Ep. 2 the same day het got in an awful car accident

0:14 - Getting back to our complete thoughts on the NLWC event

0:21 - Should matches in these one off events count towards Olympic Trials seeding

0:22 - Last Chance qualifier is going to be lit

0:24 - Shayne Van Ness looks incredible and looking at PSU’s future lineup with Van Ness and Facundo

0:29 - The list of guys not qualified for Olympics Trials at 86 is absurd

0:33 - Ben says NCAAs will have 25% capacity

0:36 - Is Missouri going back to the Big 12?

0:41 - What is the most NCAA champions a team has had but not won the team title?

0:42 - Bratke gets fired up about rankings…surprise, surprise

0:47 - 133-pound tiers for fears

0:51 - Bratke remembers a few other lineup changes in the ACC

0:59 - 141-pound tiers for fears

01:02 - 149-pound tiers for fears

01:15 - 157-pound tiers for fears

01:21 - Questions from friends

Feb 23, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - CP is back and it’s hockey sweater Tuesday

0:02 - Bratke finally has running water, but he does have to still boil it

0:03 - Beau Bartlett is the man for Penn State at 149

0:08 - Turns out, Greg Kerkvliet is likely NOT done for the season

0:12 - Ben watched episode 1 of Tiger, but somehow couldn’t figure out how to watch episode 2

0:15 - How does Kerkvliet impact the team race and comparing Penn State vs Iowa

0:23 - Myles Amine looked really good against Cam Caffey

0:25 - Don’t expect to see Nick Suriano or Stevan Micic this season

0:31 - How in the world do you pronounce Starocci and how smart is he making Ben and CP look?

0:41 - How should 174 be seeded in the Big Ten?

0:42 - And how the heck do you seed Kerkvliet at Big Tens?

0:45 - Who does Kerkvliet matchup better against: Gable or Mason?

0:51 - How did Ohio State not wrestle Gas Tank Gary on Senior night?

0:55 - Will next year be the toughest NCAA Championships ever?

0:56 - EIWA pre-seeds are out and it appears that allocations will not change

01:05 - Ben fist fought Doug Vollaro when he was 12

01:06 - An update on Ben’s boxing training

01:08 - Ryan Deakin destroyed Brayton Lee and looks incredible. Northwestern-Minnesota breakdown

01:15 - 125 tiers for fears

01:22 - Questions from friends

Feb 18, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Update on where CP is and what’s going on in Austin

0:03 - The recruiting dead period has been extended once again

0:12 - What’s going on with Iowa-Wisconsin this Sunday?

0:14 - Ben’s crazy recruiting story about a former All-American?

0:17 - Looking ahead to a nice little weekend of D1 action including: Ohio State-Penn State, Nebraska-Illinois, Northwestern-Minnesota, Bedlam, and more

0:50 - Questions from friends

Feb 17, 2021

Run of Show

0:00 - Update on CP’s quest to return to Austin, and what is going on in Texas currently

0:06 - Iowa AD confirms the school is considering adding women’s wrestling

0:10 - It appears world champion Tsabolov is on the move from Russia

0:20 - Another little update on how messed up the NCAA allocations are this year

0:22 - Davidson done for the year after having to pause activities

0:23 - Running through some NCAA qualifying scenarios

0:34 - California Baptist joining the Big 12 beginning in 2022-23

0:38 - Questions from friends

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!

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