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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

Dec 15, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - JD is back and as always looking fashionable

0:01 - Burroughs-Taylor is really going to happen

0:43 - Russia send the #1’s to the individual World Cup

0:47 - Is Burroughs-Taylor the biggest U.S. match of all-time?

0:53 - 150 lbs bracket update

01:02 - Ben’s favorite international wrestlers

01:08 - Will Nick Lee really Olympic redshirt?

01:13 - Questions from friends

Dec 10, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Big day at FloSports on the announcement front

0:01 - How we decided to put together the 150 lbs 8-man bracket

0:02 - Getting down to business and revealing the bracket

0:21 - James Green thinks Lugo beats Bajrang

0:25 - Why does Bajrang resonate with American wrestling fans

0:35 - The Anthony Robles advantage talk got brought up again last night…

0:39 - Showing the RTC Cup highlight

0:42 - Update on saving Stanford wrestling

0:46 - Why wrestling doesn’t need the Olympics

0:52 - The return of Alien Hour

01:00 - Breaking down Brock Martin’s throw against the TCU football player

01:02 - Questions from friends

Dec 9, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - We are going to try and be dynamic again today

0:01 - The 2024 Olympics are running it back with the same weights, medals, participants, etc.

0:07 - The UFC makes some major cuts

0:10 - It’s crazy how many techs there at the U.S. Open

0:14 - NCAA wrestling takeaways from the RTC Cup

0:19 - Kollin Moore-Mike Macchiavello was wild

0:23 - Will J’den Cox go back to 92kg or stay at 97kg at the Olympics

0:25 - Ben does not want J’den Cox and Kyle Snyder at the same weight in non-Olympic years

0:30 - Carson Kharchla is going to be a factor at 165 this season

0:34 - Breaking down the contenders next year at 165

0:40 - What will the back half of Michigan’s lineup look like next szn?

0:44 - How would Myles Amine vs AJ Ferrari go?

0:46 - Hidlay-Massa was wild

0:48 - Question from friends

Dec 8, 2020

Run of Show

0:00 - Ben is nervous about filming some technique today

0:02 - Mason Parris is doing things that Ben has never seen heavyweights do

0:10 - Who’s stock went up the most this weekend?

0:13 - Can Vito Arujau go with Spencer Lee now?

0:18 - Back to the OW’s of the weekend

0:31 - Ben wants to retract a statement he had about professional duals moving forward

0:40 - The grounded rule needs to be looked at

0:42 - Yianni looked great

0:43 - Thoughts on how James Green looked down at 68kg and thoughts on him going 65kg

0:50 - Should a tech fall be higher?

0:53 - What did Gable change from his last matches with Gwiz?

0:59 - Gable says he’s done after next year

01:09 - CKWC secures the bag and wins the RTC Cup

01:16 - Burroughs and Dake won’t stop tweeting each other

01:22 - Mason Parris-Gable exchanging some tweets

01:23 - Stillwater vs Broken Arrow live tonight!

01:27 - A couple questions from friends

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

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