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This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....
Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....
The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....
Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....
Takedown Radio guests this week: Fleeger, Schwab, Fergola, Kosek, Pruesse, Greenawalt, Farrell, Frye
On the show this week:
Chris Fleeger - This Purdue grad who wrestled at 125/133 and was a two-time 2nd place NCAA finisher recently took 1st place in a loaded weight class at the Sunkist and is now looking for world titles in freestyle. His hero in wrestling was Cary Kolat. Born in Williamsport, Pa.. he now makes his home in Ithaca, NY. Chris is now working with Rob Koll's Big Red of Cornell Finger Lakes Wrestling Club. Coaching and learning fills his days.
Chris Fleeger is our TheMat.com/Takedownradio.com Athlete of the Week brought to you by Asics!
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Buena Vista Head Coach Mark Schwab joins us as guest Co-Host in studio-an Osage, Iowa native, Schwab was a four-time state champion in high school. He went on to wrestle at the University of Northern Iowa where he was an All-American as a true freshman. He then suffered a severe knee injury which put him out of wrestling for a complete year. He did come back his senior year to be an All-American for a second time.
Schwab is entering his third season coaching Buena Vista. In his second season, he coached the Beavers to a 14-10 dual record and a fifth place finish at the National Duals. He also coached the 75th All-American in school history, Jestin Hulegaard, to a third place finish in the 133 pound weight class. He also coached two other qualifiers: Kyle Forness at 149 pounds and Ben Strandberg at 197 pounds.
Rich Fergola Head Coach of the Dana College Vikings, the defending NAIA champions will join us for a 10 minute Intermat NAIA Regional preview.
Koy Kosek - Former Wisconsin Wrestler joins us to discuss his new paper "The Wisconsin Wrestling Paper".
Bob Preusse- Respected author and voice for HS wrestling in and around the great state of Ohio will join us for a look at the HS scene in Ohio. Lots going on in the Buckeye State.
Mychal Grenawalt is the publisher of Matside Michigan. Mychal will fill us in on what is going on in Michigan at all of the top schools. Joe Warren earns World Gold in China. Comments?
Bill Farrell, legendary wrestling icon, 1972 Olympic Wrestling Coach and the Boss at Asics. Bill Farrell joins us for a look back and possibly an opinion on where wrestling is today. Questions: Could Dan Gable win as thoroughly today as he did back then? Would Gable be as dominant?
MMA Icon/Pioneer Don "The Predator" Frye will join us for a look at his on going career, The UFC, The IFL and the future for wrestlers making a living in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. What's next for this former UFC Champion? This Asian motion picture super star?