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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.

On The Mat Mat Talk Podcast Network

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    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

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.

    Purdue assistant coach Leroy Vega goes On The Mat - OTM637

    Purdue assistant coach Leroy Vega goes On The Mat - OTM637

    Indiana native Leroy Vega as an animal on the mat as a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier and three-time All-American at the University of Minnesota. Vega had a couple of short coaching stops before landing at Purdue a couple seasons ago as the volunteer assistant for coach Tony Ersland. 
Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.

    Show Segments
0:38 - Pride of the Yankees, Andy Hamilton.
    1:00 - Previewing the guest, Leroy Vega and what that Minnesota move to the top did for college wrestling.
    3:30 - J Robinson deserves a lot more credit than he gets.
    
6:00 - What Andy recalls about Vega.
    7:05 - Cliff Keen Athletic.
    7:45 - Leroy Vega Interview
    40:00 - Show wrap-up.

    • 43 min
    U.S. Women's Freestyle National Team Coach Terry Steiner - OTM636

    U.S. Women's Freestyle National Team Coach Terry Steiner - OTM636

    Terry Steiner, the current U.S. National Women’s Freestyle Coach, will come On The Mat to talk about the Olympic Games and the upcoming U.S. World Team Trials, which are set for Lincoln, Nebraska on September 11-12, 2021.
Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.

    Show Segments
0:54 - Cross Country Runners gotta eat.
    1:20 - Why do you like Terry Steiner?
    2:11 - Andy’s tweet and medal performances.
    9:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic
    10:12 - Terry Steiner interview
    1:07:36 - Sterilaser
    1:09:00 - Show Wrap

    • 1 hr 16 min
    U.S. National men's freestyle coach Bill Zadick - OTM635

    U.S. National men's freestyle coach Bill Zadick - OTM635

    U.S. National Men’s Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick

    Bill Zadick, recent inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the current U.S. National Men’s Freestyle Coach, will come On The Mat to talk about the Olympic Games and the upcoming U.S. World Team Trials, which are set for Lincoln, Nebraska on September 11-12, 2021.
Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.

    Show Segments
0:36 - The Green Machine!
    1:33 - Kyle’s top event live was the 2017 World Team Trials in Lincoln. What about Andy?
    6:40 - Kyle looking at the resources now with FloSports from the content side?
    13:00 - Sterilazer
    14:40 - Bill Zadick Interview
    1:05:35 - Cliff Keen Athletic
    1:06:00 - Show wrap

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Andy Hamilton recaps the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - OTM634

    Andy Hamilton recaps the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - OTM634

    Andy Hamilton is back from Tokyo

    The only guest that matters this week is co-host Andy Hamilton. It’ll be a full Tokyo breakdown as Andy’s back from Japan and the Olympic Games. 
Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.

    Show Segments
0:34 - The Samurai Warrior
    1:10 - Kyle Klingman breaks down how Cliff Keen, the coach, had a vision for RTCs back in 1948.
    2:40 - Kyle Klingman was catching the action from Stillwater on assignment.
    3:50 - How Kyle Dake lost 11-0?
    7:50 - Unpacking the tournament. Starting things out with the venue.
    12:30 - How to cover this in-venue.
    17:10 - The humidity in Tokyo is unreal.
    18:30 - Let’s jump through those hoops.
    22:50 - Cliff Keen Athletic
    23:40 - Interacting in the press area and trying to eat.
    25:20 - Gable Steveson.
    37:36 - The moment you knew wrestling changed.
    40:22 - David Taylor vs. Hassan Yazdani.
    44:18 - Tamyra Mensah-Stock is the star of the Olympics.
    49:30 - Sadulaev’s draw - come on dude.
    52:00 - Helen Maroulis & Thomas Gilman
    59:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic with Sterilazer.
    1:00:00 - Sarah Hildebrandt wins bronze.
    1:03:00 - Adeline Gray takes silver.
    1:05:00 - Kyle and Ken Klingman talk wrestling.
    1:07:00 - Final thoughts on the Games: Meltdowns and more.

    
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    New Bellarmine head wrestling coach Ned Shuck - OTM633

    New Bellarmine head wrestling coach Ned Shuck - OTM633

    Ned Shuck goes On The Mat

    The newest head coach to be hired in Division I is Ned Shuck at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Shuck was most recently at Army West Point as an assistant coach under Kevin Ward. Prior to that, Shuck was a Division III head coach at UW-Whitewater and Heidelberg after a wrestling career at Iowa. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com, part of FloSports.

    Show Segments

    0:45 - We’re back with the singular, possessive one, Andy Hamilton.

    1:25 - We’ve been everywhere, man. 

    4:30 - Is there a better visionary in the sport than Brian Smith of Missouri?

    9:30 - The Olympics and all the stuff that goes with it?

    15:00 - Why can’t we get half the golds in men’s freestyle?

    17:44 - It’s easy to get excited about the women’s team!

    20:15 - Greco trends. 

    21:30 - Andy’s storylines upcoming. 

    22:30 - Cliff Keen Athletic

    24:00 - Ned Shuck Interview
    1:04:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic
    1:05:00 - Postshow.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Olympic Trials finalist Joey McKenna of the Pennsylvania RTC - OTM632

    Olympic Trials finalist Joey McKenna of the Pennsylvania RTC - OTM632

    Joey McKenna goes On The Mat

    Joey McKenna’s had an up-and-down path through senior-level wrestling. From reaching Final X to not qualifying for the World Team Trials to reaching the Olympic Trials finals, he’s got an interesting path. A three-time NCAA All-American at Stanford and Ohio State, McKenna now represents the Pennsylvania RTC. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com.

    Show Segments
    
0:32 - 232 Andy Hamilton, what does that ACTUALLY mean?
    1:00 - Quick preview of Joey McKenna on the suggestion of Michaela Beck.
    2:17 - It’s imperative that Jordan Oliver qualifies the weight, and the weight is deep.
    4:00 - The 232 is actually 2.32 and it was Andy’s GPA.
    8:40 - Andy insists he wasn’t an idiot.
    11:00 - You can’t teach hustle.
    13:10 - Kyle’s Rant: “If I had his talent, I could coach his team to a national title.”
    26:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic Beast Backpack
    26:45 - Joey McKenna Interview
    52:36 - Cliff Keen Athletic Headgear.
    53:10 - Show Recap

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

WayneTTomala ,

As good as it gets

Awesome show. But not gonna lie, I miss Doug. Hope he's doing well. Keep up the good work.

akenn86 ,

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!

ty geren ,

Professionalism

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!

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