Hosted by Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton of Trackwrestling.com, On The Mat talks to a number of guests related to the national wrestling scene. On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic and part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
Overcomer Training Center's Mark Fong and Minnesota's three-time All-American Mack Reiter - OTM626
Mark Fong and Mack Reiter will go On The Mat. Fong is a high school coach in Connecticut and is starting the Overcomer Training Center in Middletown. The connection there is Fong was Richard Perry’s high school coach. Perry suffered a life-altering injury while training in the run up to the 2018 World Championships. Don Bosco graduate and Minnesota three-time All-American Mack Reiter also joins the show. He talks a lot, so he’ll be entertaining. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
0:45 - The Magnifying Glass and Quick Show Introductions
1:15 - Kyle tells a Cliff Keen story about Andy Hamilton
4:20 - Question for the day: What is more impressive - placing 8th at D3 or wrestling a handful of varsity matches at Iowa or Oklahoma State?
6:45 - Cliff Keen Athletic
7:40 - Mark Fong Interview
30:42 - Mark Fong Recap
34:47 - Cliff Keen Athletic
35:28 - Mack Reiter Interview
1:26:00 - Mack Reiter Recap
Nebraska head coach Mark Manning - OTM625
Mark Manning, head coach at the University of Nebraska, will go On The Mat for January 12, 2021. Manning is in his 20th season at the helm in Lincoln after previous coaching stops at Northern Iowa and Oklahoma. Manning is a South Dakota native who won two Division II championships at Nebraska-Omaha under coach Mike Denney. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
0:34 - Scott Beck returns for the mailbag right off the bat with a risky proposition.
2:00 - Tamyra Mensah-Stock over Adeline Gray
7:00 - Going back with the time machine
10:55 - Watching footage in a unique way
17:00 - Age gaps and competing by comparing levels.
25:00 - Smoking heaters as an elite athlete?
28:00 - Georgia (the state) wrestling and a Southern shift in focus.
32:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic
33:35 - Mark Manning Interview
Iowa State's Austin Gomez - OTM624
After a history of injuries and concussions, Iowa State’s Austin Gomez announced last month he was stepping away from the sport of wrestling after a short lifetime competing within it. Gomez was a 2019 NCAA qualifier, finishing a match away from placing in Pittsburgh. A four-time champion in Fargo and a three-time Illinois high school state champion, he was one of the top recruits in the nation. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
0:45 - Houndstooth coat, but previewing Austin Gomez coming on the show.
2:12 - What makes a wrestler exciting? Let’s go down the rabbit hole.
16:40 - Kyle still learns about high school wrestling.
23:00 - Dan Hodge and going back in time with how the schedule works.
28:30 - A word from Cliff Keen.
29:40 - Austin Gomez Interview
49:55 - Cliff Keen Athletic
50:32 - Recapping the show.
Oklahoma State Recruiting Coordinator Tyler Caldwell - OTM623
Kansas native and four-time NCAA Division I All-American Tyler Caldwell is next up On The Mat. A two-time All-American at both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Caldwell serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Oklahoma State wrestling program. He was also a 2014 World University champion in freestyle wrestling. On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
0:50 - What type is Andy? Bowl or Plate?
3:30 - Matt Krumrie’s High School Insider discussion.
5:15 - Legacies are going to look differently moving forward.
12:00 - How many true freshmen will we see on the mats?
15:00 - We get to find out who the top wrestlers are with wrestling, not like football.
19:15 - Trackwrestling College Rankings
23:00 - Grand View broke the college wrestling dual meet win streak record.
24:00 - Why is a recruiting coordinator on the show?
27:12 - Cliff Keen Athletic
27:40 - Tyler Caldwell interview
1:15:00 - Show Wrap
Michigan head coach Sean Bormet - OTM622
Michigan head wrestling coach Sean Bormet goes On The Mat Sean Bormet, the head wrestling coach at the University of Michigan, is the latest guest On The Mat. Bormet will talk about his ascension to the head coaching ranks, the success of the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club and more on this episode. On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
0:50 - Andy’s nickname is overblown.
1:00 - Kyle is still obsessed with Sacred Heart.
3:00 - Clearing up Kyle’s vent about Kennedy Blades.
4:55 - D1 and non-D1 prestigiousness.
10:48 - Andy has the right to change his goalposts, too!
13:00 - Les Sigman sucker bets.
15:00 - Jim Miller has gotten himself into a pickle with Dan Gable stuff.
22:00 - Previewing Sean Bormet
24:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic
24:30 - Sean Bormet Interview
59:00 - More from Cliff Keen
1:00:00 - Show wrap
Penn head wrestling coach Roger Reina - OTM621
Penn head coach Roger Reina goes On The Mat Roger Reina, in his second stint as the head wrestling coach at Penn, joins the show to talk about the state of his program, Ivy League wrestling and topics relevant to the Pennsylvania RTC (and more). On The Mat is presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.
Show Segments 0:50 - Shimmy Shamrock Shake, Please.
1:30 - Kyle Klingman’s addendum regarding Sacred Heart.
9:22 - Questions we can’t answer. There are no answers.
16:20 - Talking about Grand View. Have they elevated NAIA wrestling?
22:04 - Kyle wants to pull the pressure from Kennedy Blades
23:30 - Cliff Keen’s Beast Junior Backpack
24:18 - Roger Reina Interview
Customer ReviewsSee All
As good as it gets
Awesome show. But not gonna lie, I miss Doug. Hope he's doing well. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Kyle Klingman
I began listening to this show on the radio when i lived in NE Iowa and am so thankful it’s available in a podcast form now that I’m on the east coast. Keep up the great work guys!
These guys put together a great pod that is very professional and full of content. The guests are top notch in the wrestling family. Check it out!