48 episodes

Headlocks & Lateral Drops loves wrestling! We take a little deeper dive into the stories of the coaches from all levels of wrestling. Episodes released every Thursday.

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Headlocks & Lateral Drops Cole Zempel

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Headlocks & Lateral Drops loves wrestling! We take a little deeper dive into the stories of the coaches from all levels of wrestling. Episodes released every Thursday.

Follow Mr Headlock at:
Instagram - @headlock4fun
Twitter - @the_headlock

    H&LD E48 - Haley Augello: Olympian & Beat the Streets Chicago Coach

    H&LD E48 - Haley Augello: Olympian & Beat the Streets Chicago Coach

    H&LD E48 w/ Haley Augello: Starting as her brother’s practice partner (00:01:50). Finding great support from her coaches and father from the start (00:05:00). Decision to take an Olympic redshirt and why that was so crucial to her growth (00:12:22). Haley’s Olympic experience (00:20:40). Finding her way to Tar Heel Wrestling Club (00:29:45). A love for the Asian cultures (00:37:38). When small sacrifices suddenly feel large (00:40:30). Predicting a women’s Olympic team title (00:50:00). Transitioning to coach at Beat the Streets Chicago (00:54:00). The coaching curve (01:04:33). Haley’s advice (01:07:28).

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    Twitter: @hayaugello @BTSCHICAGO1
    Instagram: @haleyaugello @btschicago

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    H&LD E47 - Dave Zabriskie: National Champion & Elevation Fight Team Coach

    H&LD E47 - Dave Zabriskie: National Champion & Elevation Fight Team Coach

    H&LD E47 w/ Dave Zabriskie: Two starts to the sport (00:02:20). Needing the redshirt year to develop (00:19:50). Learning a hard lesson at the National Tournament (00:25:57). His toughest opponent in the Iowa State room wasn’t either of the two Olympic Champions (00:35:40). Only football experience was in NFL (00:43:10). Senior level adjustments (00:53:40). Joining Elevation Fight Team (00:55:00). Colorado School of Mines (01:00:00). Strongman training (01:05:45). Acting career (01:09:32). Come early. Be on time. Work Hard. Stay late. (01:17:29).

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    Twitter: @David_Zabriskie
    Instagram: @dave_zabriskie

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    H&LD E46 - Becka Leathers: World Bronze Medalist

    H&LD E46 - Becka Leathers: World Bronze Medalist

    H&LD E46 w/ Becka Leathers: Rough housing with her brother and some professional wrestling (00:01:50). The decision to leave Oklahoma City University after winning a National Title (00:07:30). Decision to join Tar Heel Wrestling Club and a summer of 1,000 leg laces (00:10:05). Stepping away from competition as the number 2 wrestler in the country (00:14:25). Recipe for success on and off the mat (00:19:50). Olympic excitement and predictions (00:31:35). Becka gives her parting advice (00:37:00).

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    Twitter: @TeamBA4Life
    Instagram: @beckaleathers

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    • 40 min
    H&LD E45 - Art Castillo & Dillon Karajanis: Western Wyoming Community College

    H&LD E45 - Art Castillo & Dillon Karajanis: Western Wyoming Community College

    H&LD E45 w/ Western Wyoming Community College Head Coach Art Castillo AND Assistant Coach Dillon Karajanis: Dillon found singlets were a little uncomfortable and Art has been at it for 37 years (00:02:36). 5th in the state of Wyoming to All-American status (00:04:30). From workout partner to head coach for 13 years (00:08:10). Starting late didn’t matter when he bought in (00:12:10). Advantages to the junior college route (00:17:30). Your books are a priority in the Rock (00:31:15). One for the record books in 10 All-Americans in 2021 (00:37:10). Establishing relationships and continuing to learn (00:44:25). How the team takes advantage of the great outdoors of Wyoming (00:52:25). Full effort and don’t identify with winning and losing (00:55:35).

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    Twitter: @WWCC_WRESTLING
    Instagram: @wwcc_wrestling

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    H&LD E44 - Mark Rial: Buena Vista University Head Coach

    H&LD E44 - Mark Rial: Buena Vista University Head Coach

    H&LD E44 w/ Mark Rial: Starting at the local YMCA (00:02:40). Dodger Tradition (00:05:05). Transitioning to 3 different head coaches at UNI (00:10:00). 2008 Nationals and Olympic Trials (00:15:28). Overcoming the disappointment of not making the Olympic team (00:21:40). Influence of Olympic Champion Momir Petkovic (00:22:55). Having fun coaching the schoolboys and cadets (00:29:45). Bringing stability back to Buena Vista University (00:32:25). Slow down and appreciate where you are at and what you have (00:38:45).

    Go follow Mark Rial and Buena Vista Wrestling:
    Twitter: @MarkRial1 @BVUWrestling
    Instagram: @markrialbvu @bvuwrestling

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    • 41 min
    H&LD E43 - Jessica Medina: Team USA Women's Developmental Coach

    H&LD E43 - Jessica Medina: Team USA Women's Developmental Coach

    H&LD E43 w/ Jessica Medina: Seeing it through lead to a long career (00:01:00). Trying to fit in without standing out (00:03:40). Coach boycotted the women’s national tournament (00:10:00). Difference between being the World Team representative and not (00:14:20). First female coach at the Illinois High School State Tournament (00:19:35). Transitioning from college head coach to USA Women’s Developmental Coach (00:28:07). Another all women’s wrestling event on the horizon? (00:34:55). Excitement around the Pan-American Championships and our up and coming female wrestlers (00:42:15). Closing the gap at the Junior level (00:49:30). Coaches build core values and train them to be their own coach (00:53:00).

    Go follow Jessica Medina:
    Twitter: @medinafunkygold
    Instagram: @funky_gold_medina

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    To find out more about Beat the Streets: https://beatthestreets.org/

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    • 56 min

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