The Open Mat is proud to present our new groundbreaking venture, “Women Wrestle 2” a wrestling podcast hosted by women that focuses on all aspects of women’s wrestling. For far too long, women’s wrestling has not received the attention that it deserves and this is a huge step in the promotion and exposure of the world’s greatest sport. With the advent of this podcast, girls, women and fans of women’s wrestling will have an outlet to learn more about our athletes, their successes and struggles, as well as the lives of our elite competitors outside of the wrestling room.
“Women Wrestle 2” is weekly podcast that will be hosted by recent McKendree University graduate Alexis Porter. Alexis was a four-time All-American at the WCWA level, a three-time Junior National Champion in Fargo, a Junior World bronze medalist and an active competitor on the Senior level. Alexis will be joined by her co-host Arian Carpio, a two-time Cadet Pan-American medalist and 2019 U23 World Team member, who is also training to compete in the 2020 Olympics.
Our hosts, Alexis and Arian, will preview and recap notable women’s wrestling events, feature prominent guests in the women’s wrestling community and discuss other timely topics that are relevant and important to girls and women in our sport.
The Open Mat is a nationally-respected independent news resource for college, high school and international wrestling.
How to start a D1 Women's Program w/ John Clark
John Clark joins Arian Carpio and Alexis Porter on this week's episode to discuss how he executed his long-time vision of starting a women's wrestling program alongside his men's program at Sacred Heart University. He shares his plans for the women's program, when the head coach position application process will begin, and more. Coach Clark is a 2x D1 All-American for The Ohio State University and has coached at Stanford, Lehigh, and Brown before becoming the head coach at Sacred Heart.
Alexandria Glaude on BTS Card, Faith, & Body Positivity
This week on Women Wrestle 2, Alexis Porter and Arian Carpio are joined by U23 World Bronze Medalist and 2X Collegiate National Champion, Alexandria Glaude. They preview her upcoming match at the BTS Annual Fundraiser vs 2X World Team Member Victoria Francis. Alex also discusses how her faith has helped ground her in wrestling as well as her recent engagement!
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Pre-Match Chit-Chat w/ Julia Salata
This week on Women Wrestle 2, Alexis Porter and Arian Carpio chat with Senior National Team Member and Assistant Coach at King University, Julia Salata. Julia explains where her head's at for her upcoming match against Jane Valencia in the Nittany Lion WC card as well as gives insight on how balancing other activities has given her more gratitude for her sport.
2016 Olympian, Haley Augello, Retires
On this episode of Women Wrestle 2, Haley Augello opens up about her retirement from the sport of wrestling. Haley Augello is a Cadet World Champion, 2x College National Champion, 2016 Olympian, and 2017 Senior World Team Member. Arian Carpio and Alexis Porter dig into the depths of her decision and congratulate her on an awesome career.
Starting a HS Girls Wrestling Team w/ 3X D1 AA, Jordan Kutler
This week on Women Wrestle 2, Alexis Porter and Arian Carpio catch up with 3x NCAA All American and recent Lehigh University graduate, Jordan Kutler. He discusses his vision as the first Girls Head Coach for Easton High School in PA. Jordan was a favorite to win the 2020 NCAA Division 1 national title before it was cancelled due to covid. Follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @ayylexis14, @ariancarpio, and @jordankutler
Tweef Resolutions & Inequality Solutions w/ Sarah Hildebrandt
This week on Women Wrestle 2, Alexis Porter and Arian Carpio hear from 2018 World Silver Medalist, Sarah Hildebrandt, on recent Twitter controversy. They breakdown the need for equal representation and reiterate the importance of exposure in our sport.
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