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The RUDIS Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to give entertaining and expert analysis on the biggest stories and events in wrestling. Ben Askren a 2008 U.S. Champion, U.S. Olympian, and 2x NCAA Champion as well as a four-year college coach hosts alongside Matt Dernlan. Dernlan joins with a D1 college coaching background and family roots grounded in Ohio wrestling with a collective 10 state titles on the shelf.

It is our mission to continually project the message that wrestling is more than just sport, but rather A WAY OF LIFE. There is no greater way to do that than by representing the merits of the sport while highlighting and outfitting all those who help to write it's story.

We strive to grow wrestling by accurately and authentically telling its story.

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The RUDIS Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to give entertaining and expert analysis on the biggest stories and events in wrestling. Ben Askren a 2008 U.S. Champion, U.S. Olympian, and 2x NCAA Champion as well as a four-year college coach hosts alongside Matt Dernlan. Dernlan joins with a D1 college coaching background and family roots grounded in Ohio wrestling with a collective 10 state titles on the shelf.

It is our mission to continually project the message that wrestling is more than just sport, but rather A WAY OF LIFE. There is no greater way to do that than by representing the merits of the sport while highlighting and outfitting all those who help to write it's story.

We strive to grow wrestling by accurately and authentically telling its story.

    #118: The Rise of the ACC and Preventing Match Forfeits

    #118: The Rise of the ACC and Preventing Match Forfeits

    On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast Matt Dernlan is joined once again by National Hall of Fame inductee Jason Bryant to discuss the events of the previous weekend, along with the silent rise of Virginia Tech and the overall depth in the ACC. In addition the two also cover the hosting of the NCAA Tournament being hosted in Minneapolis Minnesota for 2020, and the different options that are available to prevent forfeits during dual meets that has been seen in recent weeks. Show Notes: 0:00 Show Introduction 19:26 Virginia Tech in the Top 5 24:48 NC State Potential 32:45 Big 10 Wrap Up 36:33 2020 Vision for Steveson 44:10 Eliminating Forfeits 1:04:43 Show Wrap-Up

    • 1 hr 5 min
    On Deck with Ben Askren #2: Luke Pletcher, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, and Sarah Hildebrandt

    On Deck with Ben Askren #2: Luke Pletcher, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, and Sarah Hildebrandt

    On this episode of On Deck with Ben Askren, Ben sits down with World Silver Medalist and Matteo Pellicone Champion Sarah Hildebrandt, World Gold Medalist and 2x U.S. Open Champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock, as well as #1 ranked at 141lbs Luke Pletcher of Ohio State. Askren Discusses Hildebrandt's big move to 50 KG for the upcoming 2020 Olympic trials, Mensah's experience in Rome and her adjustments following the Matteo Pellicone, as well as Pletcher's most anticipated opponents in the coming weeks.

    Show Notes
    0:00 Introduction
    1:54 Sarah Hildebrandt
    13:20 Tamyra Mensah
    30:46 Luke Pletcher
    39:25 Show Wrap-Up

    • 39 min
    #117 Iowa vs Nebraska

    #117 Iowa vs Nebraska

    On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan welcomes his new co-host, National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee and 11 time National Award-Winning Journalist, Jason Bryant. During this episode of the podcast, Matt and Jason discuss the nature of ducking matches, the injury policies and the nature of fatigue for athletes during a college season, in addition to the results of the Iowa and Nebraska Dual meet that took place over the past weekend.

    • 58 min
    #116: Iowa Style Coming to Fruition

    #116: Iowa Style Coming to Fruition

    On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan talks with NCAA Champion and 3x All American Max Askren about the factors behind Iowa's rise to #1 in the NCAA team race for 2020. The two focus on the importance of the culture that has been established at Iowa that has allowed them to remain a top contender for the last several years, and discuss what factors have fallen into place for this season making the team race Iowa's to lose. Along with focusing on Iowa's culture specifically they also discuss whether or not Jaydin Eierman will be pulled out of redshirt in light of the decision with Abe Assad, how certain teams have managed to remain strong at specific weights throughout the years regardless of overall team strength, along with the still looming threat of Penn State's long track record of pulling everything together come March.

    • 47 min
    On Deck with Ben Askren #1: Chris Bono, Bryan Snyder, and Brian Smith

    On Deck with Ben Askren #1: Chris Bono, Bryan Snyder, and Brian Smith

    RUDIS is proud to introduce the brand new podcast On Deck with host Ben Askren. On Deck will be a weekly podcast featuring interviews with the top athletes, coaches, and personalities of the wrestling world discussing current events, life stories, and everything in between. On this first episode of On Deck, Ben Askren interviews Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach and NCAA Champion Chris Bono, 2017 USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach of the Year and Nebraska Assistant Head Coach Bryan Snyder, and Ben Askren's own former coach Brian Smith of Missouri.

    Show Order
    0:00 Show Introduction
    2:10 Chris Bono
    16:50 Bryan Snyder
    32:50 Brian Smith

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    • 49 min
    The Way #30 | The Importance of Realistic Goals

    The Way #30 | The Importance of Realistic Goals

    On this episode of The Way, Matt Dernlan and Cary Kolat weigh in on the topic of realistic goals and dreams for athletes during competition. With both having a deep background in coaching they discuss the caveats of keeping it honest with your athletes about what goals are realistically achievable while also giving them the opportunity to put in the work and dream big enough to accomplish something great

    • 21 min

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