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Jun 18, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 – Askren’s studio is coming together
0:02 – UWW events are coming back, and we have a million questions
0:23 – Askren wanted to wrestle Saitiev
0:31 – Women’s Wrestling has emerging sport status
0:41 – How many people outside of wrestling know who Cael is?
0:47 – Our top 5 current most popular wrestlers
0:55 – Thoughts on Free Solo
1:04 – Why do MMA commentators say “All-American” instead of “National Champ?”
1:09 – Are schools still recruiting Ben to be an assistant coach?
1:12 – Best wrestler turned MMA fighter
1:15 – The unwritten rules of FloSports

Jun 17, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 – Trying to rank the top 5 Penn State wrestlers of all time
0:58 – Who else would have been in the top 20 Penn State wrestler list
1:01 – Our Penn State film series drops tonight
1:02 – The Flo Store is open so you can get your Flo shirts
1:03 – Mark Bader will give you the shirt off his back, and so would Mike Duroe
1:06 – Where would Kerry McCoy fit on the all-time Penn State list?
1:08 – Who really drinks chunky milk
1:19 – Greatest Penn State underdog of all time?
1:12 – Does Ben really need a new hip?
1:15 – What would CP do to get an exclusive with Cael?
1:16 – Does Ben get paid more to talk about Keegan’s late development
1:19 – Some top standout moments
1:22 – Can Oklahoma State get back on top?
1:23 – Max Roshkopf is making his UFC debut
1:25 – Which PSU wrestler has a style closest to Cael
1:25 – CP’s gonna get cut custard

Jun 16, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 – What is Bratke doing in West Virginia?
0:02 – Was Bad Blood biased toward Dake?
0:09 – Ben’s thoughts on We Are: Cael’s First Decade
0:17 – What do people dislike about Penn State?
0:23 – CP’s parents watched The Funk to figure out who Askren was
0:25 – The boys discuss the Wisconsin coaching changes
0:36 – Would Ben give up ice cream to reschedule 2020 NCAA’s
0:39 – Kerry McCoy to California RTC
0:42 – Coaching opening at The Citadel
0:45 – Mark Hall to PRTC
0:56 – Chandler Rogers is moving to Little Rock and Oklahoma State tradition
01:04 – Trey Kibe commits to Virginia Tech
01:08 – How will coaches recruit without seeing kids compete?
01:13 – Who has the best superduck?
01:16 – Will McHenry stay at Michigan?
01:19 – Did Askren’s Dake ambush make Bad Blood biased?
01:21 – Thoughts on high school cutting weight classes
01:25 – Candidates for The Citadel coaching job

Jun 11, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - What did the boys think about Bad Blood?

0:05 - Thoughts on the U.S. World Team Trials process?

0:19 - Bratke is going back to West Virginia for a few weeks

0:20 - We have a Penn State doc coming and it’s going to be epic

0:30 - Sam Herring’s guide to getting your kid to love wrestling

0:38 - Ben spills his AWA secrets 

0:43 - Alien Hour and Bratke found tarot cards

0:51 - Sikom says Russia, Iran, and the United States voted on having Senior World Championships this year

0:56 - Ben’s buddy Jon Kozak is going to make a website for international results

0:57 - Previewing 197 next season

01:00 - Cornell has never had an All-American at heavyweight

01:04 - CP is going to get the tattoo he owes J’den Cox

01:06 - Does Ben Darmstadt 

01:09 - Questions from friends

Jun 10, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Stevo Poulin makes his college decision

0:05 - What does the recruiting dead period mean for the uncommitted juniors?

0:08 - Ohio State and Penn State still in play for Richard Figueroa

0:10 - Is Stevo the highest ranked recruit NC State has landed? The boys take a look back

0:12 - The Northwestern team that could have been

0:14 - CP and Ben share their thoughts on the Lance Armstrong documentary

0:28 - David Carr is the brains behind the Burroughs-Dake FloFilm

0:37 - Best U.S. men’s freestyle wrestler to never win World or Olympic gold?

0:40 - Ben’s Olympic finish got moved up a spot bc of cheaters

0:42 - Teasing who your coach should be calling on June 15

0:44 - Previewing 184 pounds for next season

0:54 - Questions from friends

Jun 9, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - A little bit of foreshadowing from Thursday’s show

0:01 - Breaking down what went down with ScrapeLife this weekend

0:25 - Everyone needs to go watch USA Wrestling’s 

0:33 - Previewing 174 next year

0:37 - Ben goes super in-depth about scrambling and the evolution of scrambling

0:52 - Getting back to 174, can Chris Foca make some noise

0:56 - Could we see some 165-pounders bump up to 174?

0:58 - Does Spey need to answer for his ranking of Carter Starocci?

01:01 - Questions from friends

Jun 4, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Ben doesn’t want randoms to come to his disc golf course

0:02 - We need some news to happen now

0:03 - How no on-campus visits and events will impact juniors and sophomore 

0:08 - 165-pound NCAA preview

0:09 - Ben is hearing college guys (ex. Spencer Lee) are going to fight to get last year back

0:21 - Where did the phrase, “my truth” came from

0:24 - Ben gets a kick out of the George Masvidal comments

0:25 - We finally get back to previewing 165

0:39 - Bratke crashed on Monster yesterday

0:41 - Alien Hour is back and the Alaskan Triangle is extremely scary

01:06 - Questions from friends

Jun 3, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - We are all wearing shirts to suck up with people

0:01 - Ben misses us starting each show with the area code

0:03 - Oklahoma State depth chart and potential lineup possibilities 

0:25 - Previewing 149 for next season: If Yianni moves up, can anyone beat him?

0:32 - Taking a look at 157 next year: Is David Carr on Deakin and Hidlay’s level?

0:38 - A little redshirt report talk

0:40 - Ben had a friend who tried to rig a scale 

0:42 - How does Anthony Echmendia stack up against Yianni, Jaydin Eierman, Nick Lee, and Dom Demas?

0:46 - We have a chat feature on the app now and people think standing on their head helps lose weight

0:53 - Ben has a theory of espresso helping him lose weight 

0:56 - Jon Kozak’s stats on most matches wrestled by senior level freestyle athletes

0:59 - Questions from friends

Jun 2, 2020

Run of Show

0:02 - Difference in Last Dance and The Lance Armstrong documentary

0:06 - James Green to Virginia Tech and the Southeast RTC

0:19 - Iowa depth chart breakdown

0:37 - Carole Baskins now owns Joe Exotic’s old zoo

0:40 - James Green joins the show to talk Nebraska and his move to the Southeast RTC

01:11 - Ben is weak and needs a pee break

01:16 - Questions from friends

May 28, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - App State head coach JohnMark Bentley joins the show

0:25 - Fargo is officially canceled 

0:38 - Best/worst case for Penn State next season

01:03 - Questions from friends

May 27, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - CP has one more point on the talent debate

0:06 - An update from the training camp going down in Oklahoma 

0:07 - Should Michigan redshirt Micic, Massa, Amine again since Iowa is so good?

0:09 - What does Penn State look like over the next two seasons?

0:10 - Back to Michigan lineup possibilities 

0:12 - How many title contenders does Iowa have next season?

0:13 - It’s hard to leave fire power on the bench

0:15 - The future of Penn State wrestling 

0:20 - Over/under 125 points at the NCAA Championships for Iowa this season

0:21 - Cornell can make things interesting next season, but their best shot may be in 2022

0:22 - 2022 NCAAs are in Detroit…

0:22 - Pres also did another pizza review for Imos...we’re still taking it over Joe Exotic’s pizza

0:25 - People are mad that wrestlers are training in Oklahoma

0:29 - Another update on sports returning, college ADs and Presidents keep disagreeing 

0:33 - Hands on knees better for resting but what about body language? (Helen Maroulis vs Chris Bono)

0:44 - Would you go to a dual held today?

0:46 - Henry Cejudo going to go to Iowa City to train with Spencer 

0:48 - Previewing 125 for the 2020-21 season

0:49 - Northwestern has some options if Sebastian Rivera goes up to 141

0:51 - Who wins between Sebastian River and Nick Lee?

0:56 - Tougher weight next season: 133 or 141?

0:58 - Video evidence of the stink bug, Sebastian Rivera

0:59 - Jose Rodriguez update

01:01 - Ben wants CP to move to Puerto Rico

01:03 - Ben almost got in a street fight with a man who could kill him with death touches

01:06 - Bratke has a karate video ready to show the world 

01:07 - Bigger threat to Spencer: Glory or Vito?

01:10 - 125-pounders that could surprise people

01:12 - Ben proclaims himself the best pinner in NCAA history

01:15 - Questions from friends

May 26, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - We somehow made it to 500 episodes and Ben was part of episode 1

0:01 - Talent debate: CP says yes and Ben says no

01:01 - Sadulaev has COVID-19

01:07 - CP did the Murph and did worse than last year, what gives?

01:13 - Update on NCAA sports returning 

01:16 - Is there a chance that Fargo gets pushed back?

01:17 - Getting use to the new normal

01:21 - Wrestling is going down in Tulsa, OK and we are there to cover it

01:25 - CP is being super judgy about Monster energy drinks

01:28 - A couple questions from friends

May 21, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben has a monologue and just wants wrestlers to wrestle 

0:13 - NCAA votes to resume voluntary on-campus activities for football, men’s and women’s basketball

0:15 - Grapplers competing for money vs wrestlers 

0:18 - Coach Roper explains what he’s heard around 2020-21 NCAA wrestling schedules

0:19 - NASA might have shown that Kyle Dake could be getting younger each day

0:22 - Jaydin Eierman and Anthony Echemendia have a fun Twitter exchange 

0:26 - Teasing episode 500 of FRL

0:27 - All-time state D1 lineup semifinal: #1 Pennsylvania vs #5 New Jersey

01:01 - All-time state D1 lineup final: #1 Pennsylvania vs #2 California

May 20, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Update on Fargo, Ben wants us to move to Fargo

0:05 - Wrestlers are gaining a lot of weight in quarantine (Micic,

0:14 - All-time state D1 lineup quarterfinals: Iowa vs New Jersey 

01:00 - All-time state D1 lineup semifinals: California vs Ohio

01:24 - A couple questions from friends

May 19, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Accents make everything better

0:01 - Ben has an update on his chickens

0:04 - USA Wrestling return to wrestling guidelines 

0:05 - Chris Pendleton completes his staff

0:11 - How the training session went between Henry Cejudo and Daton Fix

0:16 - Dan Gable retired very early like Michael Jordan 

0:24 - We promise we are trying to make wrestling happen and no one will do it

0:25 - Brett Ungar to Cornell, what the recruiting race is looking like in 2021

0:33 - NCAA rankings dropped and we have a lot to talk about…

01:12 - Questions for friends

May 14, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Roper and Ben are contrarians 

0:01 - Ben’s time he was entrapped by a UGA cop

0:02 - Wisconsin opened up and people flocked to the bars

0:04 - Ben has some more thoughts on the MJ conversation and his lifestyle

0:10 - Which D1 teams have peaked the best over the past 20 seasons

0:29 - All-time state duals: #3 Oklahoma vs #6 Ohio State

01:12 - Questions from friends

May 13, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - If the FRL boys are the 90s Bulls, who is who?

0:02 - Ben can’t stop watching a bum fight that went viral on Twitter

0:04 - Ben brings up the 2008 149-pound bracket and another under the radar tough bracket

0:05 - Breaking down the bum fight

0:07 - Bratke can throw down with the best of them 

0:08 - The boys' thoughts on Last Dance, did Jordan’s lifestyle factor into why he retired? 

0:19 - Everything went through Jordan i.e. Dennis Rodman vacation

0:27 - Ben & Roper see similarities in Jordan Burroughs and Michael Jordan

0:40 - Penn State has been able to maintain their coaching staff, why assistants want their own program

0:47 - The boys thoughts on how Michael Jordan was viewed as a teammate 

0:56 - Ben reflects on when he knew Burroughs would be great his true freshman year 

0:59 - The mental strength to see yourself being great...how Drew Foster winning helped Taylor Lujan

01:03 - UNI wrestlers were stunned by Jordan Burroughs at the OTC

01:04 - Bratke’s unpopular opinion on LeBron 

01:07 - Bringing back our conversation about Cael Sanderson and if he hadn’t hung it up after the Olympics in 2004, how media pressure impacted him

01:24 - Which international wrestler had the greatest impact on technique?

May 12, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - UNI assistant and wrestling junkie Lee Roper joins the show

0:02 - Could Henry Cejudo compete for a spot on the Olympic team in 2021?

0:13 - Do the boys really think Henry Cejudo is done?

0:19 - What would Henry Cejudo have done if he stayed in wrestling after 2008?

0:24 - Thoughts on the Anthony Echemendia FloFilm

0:34 - Scott Ross sent us a poster of Cael wrestling a bear

0:40 - Update on NCAA sports status 

0:48 - All-time D1 lineup dual between #2 California vs #7 New York

May 7, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - May the 7th be with you 

0:02 - We dropping the Anthony Echmendia film tomorrow and it’s going to be an all-time one

0:17 - Ben saw a match fixing discussion one time at the World Cup

0:30 - Picking the freshman wrestler of the year at each weight

0:47 - What do CP & Ben think of the NWCA All-American teams?

01:25 - 1 question from friend that will be answered in full later, but leads to good discussion

May 6, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - FRL has a new logo

0:02 - Ben is working on the side for a lesser known company called ESPN 

0:08 - Breaking down the all-time D1 lineups by state

0:13 - Update on the FloWrestling dual 

0:19 - Back to the all-time state D1 lineup tournament

0:38 - How do you judge a wrestler’s greatness?

0:41 - Ben on his experiences of wrestling Cael Sanderson

0:46 - We finally get back on track with the all-time state D1 lineup tournament

0:59 - CP & Ben use to have crazy dreams after watching certain shows

01:03 - All-time state D1 lineup tournament: Pennsylvania vs Michigan

01:16 - Questions from Friends

May 5, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben got Lyme disease and already defeated it

0:10 - UFC fights this weekend, Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson 

0:14 - Super 74kg round robin going down?

0:19 - Why does Burroughs struggle with Sidakov late?

0:24 - Dream group of four tournament with international wrestlers you want to see?

0:33 - Murder hornets are coming and there’s nothing Spey can do to stop it

0:34 - Tom Brands tried to make Grapple On The Gridiron II happen with Penn State

0:39 - Mitch Moore is transferring to Oklahoma

0:45 - Shayne Van Ness School List

0:53 - Questions from friends

Apr 30, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Kayla Miracle joins the show to talk about what’s going down at the HWC

0:16 - Recapping what Kayla said, our final thoughts on the situation

0:23 - The NCAA is going to start letting athletes profit of their likeness

0:30 - What will it take for a professional league to succeed?

0:41 - Stevo Poulin school lists

0:51 - Best of the best of the decade semifinals

0:59 - Questions from friends

Apr 29, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Breaking down the HWC drama 

0:07 - Ben’s opinion on RTC’s paying athletes 

0:18 - Best of the best of the decade quarterfinals

0:29 - Revisiting the 2019 NCAA Championships

Apr 28, 2020

Run of Show

0:01 - Ben Askren got a cease and desist order from the Green Bay Packers

0:02 - Bratke rants about the Packers terrible draft 

0:08 - Cyon is going to get us shutdown 

0:10 - The Last Dance has been pretty awesome so far

0:12 - Best of the best of the decade bracket first round

0:53 - Alien Hour as the Pentagon confirms the existence of unidentified flying objects

0:57 - John Michael Zak is an American hero

01:02 - Questions from friends

Apr 23, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - It’s NFL draft day and some former wrestlers are going to be selected

0:05 - Question from friends

0:06 - Ben hands out his funky wrestler of the year

0:10 - What match have you never seen before that you are dying to?

0:14 - The debut of Finding Cyon

0:19 - Cyon joins the show to tell inappropriate stories

0:38 - Chris Pendleton jumps on the show to breakdown two of his matches with Ben Askren

01:28 - Pendleton explains why Oregon State was a great fit and why he believes it’s a great job

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