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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. Check us out at www.monarchmatcast.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

    ODU Sports Hall of Famer and two-time All-American James Nicholson - ODU71

    ODU Sports Hall of Famer and two-time All-American James Nicholson - ODU71

    James Nicholson, a two-time All-American and recent inductee into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame, joins the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast on Episode 71.
    Nicholson, a Des Moines, Iowa native, came to Old Dominion as one of coach Steve Martin's first major out-of-state recruits. A finalist at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle national championships and an Iowa State champion, Nicholson had quite the adjustment to college wrestling. He breaks down his path to ODU, his development and what he's doing now, running the Birmingham Wrestling Complex in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
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    • 46 min
    Recapping a rugged two weeks of duals with Daryl Thomas - ODU70

    Recapping a rugged two weeks of duals with Daryl Thomas - ODU70

    Coming off a fifth-place finish at the 40th annual Virginia Duals in the National College Division, Episode 70 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast returns with Associate Head Coach Daryl Thomas. After eight duals in two weeks, the Monarchs come into this weekend's duals with Lock Haven and Rider with a 3-7 dual mark. ODU will host Lock Haven on Friday night at Chartway Arena, while Rider comes in on Sunday afternoon.

    Coach Thomas will talk about the experience at the South Beach Duals and which Monarchs need to turn it around and who's coming on after the Virginia Duals.


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    • 22 min
    Assistant coach Steve Bleise getting acclimated to Norfolk - ODU69

    Assistant coach Steve Bleise getting acclimated to Norfolk - ODU69

    Steve Bleise is a Michigan native and a four-time NCAA qualifier. He spent his last two years at Minnesota and has joined the Old Dominion wrestling coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2019-20 season. On Episode 69 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we introduce Bleise (pronounced Bl-ice) to #MonarchNation and talk about his run-ins with ODU wrestlers in the past, his relationship with Daryl Thomas, his kinship with head coach Steve Martin and his season and career goals.

    There's also plenty of discussion about the weather comparisons between Norfolk and Minnesota.

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    • 27 min
    Daryl Thomas recaps ODU's loss to No. 9 NC State, looks ahead to Navy Classic - ODU68

    Daryl Thomas recaps ODU's loss to No. 9 NC State, looks ahead to Navy Classic - ODU68

    Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to look back at the dual loss against No. 9 NC State, a match the Monarch coaching staff believe they could have won. Coach Thomas explains why, as well as going match-by-match on what ODU needs to improve upon.

    Coach Thomas also briefly talks about Kevin Beazley's freestyle event in New York City as he tries to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this coming April as well as a look ahead to

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    • 26 min
    Coach Steve Martin talks season openers and expected lineups for 2019-20 - ODU67

    Coach Steve Martin talks season openers and expected lineups for 2019-20 - ODU67

    Wrestling season is here and on Episode 67 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we catch up with ODU head wrestling coach Steve Martin and look at the lineup we expect to see on the mat this year.

    The entire squad will head down to Charleston, South Carolina and compete at The Battle at The Citadel and compete for starting spots, since not everything was determined at the recent Blue-Silver intrasquad.

    Coach Martin also talks about the ranked teams on the schedule, as No. 25 Old Dominion will face seven teams currently ranked in the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll. The squad also comes in ranked second in the MAC as the MAC Coaches Rankings were released recently.


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    Contribute to the Jamie Kelly Memorial Fund at JKMemorialFund.com

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    • 27 min
    Daryl Thomas previews the 2019-20 ODU wrestling schedule - ODU66

    Daryl Thomas previews the 2019-20 ODU wrestling schedule - ODU66

    Episode 66 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, today, we visit with associate head coach Daryl Thomas. Practice has started and a new season of Monarch wrestling is here. On today’s show, we’ll break down the opening week of practice and talk about this year’s schedule and the opponents we’ll see coming to The Ted this year and what road trips Monarch Nation can be prepared to see around the country.

    Before we start, thanks to all the feedback received from #MonarchNation about the previous episode, the tribute to the late Jamie Kelly.

    Giving Day: Monarchs calling previous donors and contributors. I got a call from Larry Early. We’ll put the link to continue to give in the show notes for this episode. Like right here.

    Coach Thomas recently spoke at the Chesapeake Sports Club. What’s an event like this mean for a coach?

    Every starter who wrestled at the conference tournament is back. Coach Martin says there’s a belief on this year’s team that he hasn’t often seen. What do you see?

    Monarchs are ranked preseason No. 19 by W.I.N. Magazine, No. 20 by Trackwrestling and No. 21 by Flowrestling. Rankings from Amateur Wrestling News, InterMat and the NWCA have not yet been released.

    Schedule for 2019-20
    Blue-Silver Intrasquad, first chance to see most, if not all of the Monarchs wrestle at home at the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m.

    November, the season kicks off with a new event hosted by The Citadel on November 3, the Battle at The Citadel. This includes ODU, American, Duke, NC State, Presbyterian, Stanford and the host school, The Citadel. It’s multiple entries and designed for mat time. On the same day, some Monarchs will also head up to the Princeton Open in New Jersey. Who is going where?

    November 10, the Monarchs will head to the Journeymen Classic, another modified individual tournament where pools of athletes will compete against one another. Follows the Northeast Duals.

    First dual of the year comes against No. 13 NC State on November 15 in Raleigh. The team will stick around for the Wolfpack Open that following Sunday. November will close out with the Navy Classic in Annapolis on November 23 just after Thanksgiving.

    December opens with a drive up to Fairfax for the Patriot Open on December 7 before the heading to your old neck of the woods, Edwardsville for a dual with SIUE.

    The calendar year closes out as the Monarchs will head to Fort Lauderdale to compete at the South Beach Duals for the first time. MAC foe Missouri is on the schedule. Who else will the Monarchs face as the format is two duals each day, then some time on the beach.

    2020 Opens with a trip to Amish country as a number of Monarchs will compete at the Franklin & Marshall David Lehman Open in Lancaster.

    While not officially a home date, the Monarchs first competition locally will be at the 40th annual Virginia Duals in the Hampton Coliseum. The field this year includes ODU, Duke, Fresno State, Kent State, Maryland, Penn, Rider and Virginia.

    Now the conference slate in the MAC has changed significantly with the absorption of the old Eastern Wrestling League. January 17 sees the Monarchs home opener against No. 26 Lock Haven, a well-coached gritty team from central Pennsylvania. Old CAA rival Rider will get reacquainted with the Monarchs on January 19 at The Ted.

    The following week, it’s a road trip through the Keystone State and a date with Edinboro on January 24 and a dual with Clarion two days later on the 26th.

    Virginia Tech will come to town on Sunday for the annual alumni dual on Sunday, February 2. Tech always brings a big crowd.

    Another former CAA opponent, Drexel, which competes in the EIWA, will come to town on Monday, February 10. A non-conference dual with Navy takes place on Valentine’s day up in Annapolis, before the Monarchs

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