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Join NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and staff as they bring you all the news from inside the wrestling room in Raleigh with the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

Join NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and staff as they bring you all the news from inside the wrestling room in Raleigh with the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

    Catching up with Pat Popolizio - NCS81

    Catching up with Pat Popolizio - NCS81

    Catch-up on Wolfpack Wrestling news with head coach Pat Popolizio on episode 81 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Brian Reinhardt and Popolizio run the gamut of wrestling action over the past month, from the NCAA Championships to the Olympic Team Trials to four Super Senior returning to the Pack. The duo also offer up some breaking news, boasting loudly how the podcast ranks in Japan.
     
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    • 31 min
    Four-time All-American Hayden Hidlay and The Decision - NCS80

    Four-time All-American Hayden Hidlay and The Decision - NCS80

    With the conclusion of the 2021 NCAA Championships, we now turn to the offseason on Episode 80 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Some major decisions are going to be announced in regards to the extra year of eligibility, as host Brian Reinhardt visits with four-time All-American Hayden Hidlay to talk about his NC State Wrestling journey and what lies ahead in his future – hint #WPN will be happy!
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Wolfpack-centric NCAA Division I wrestling preview with Pat Popolizio - NCS79

    The Wolfpack-centric NCAA Division I wrestling preview with Pat Popolizio - NCS79

    We’re just days away from blowing the whistle at the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships from the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. It’ll be almost two years to the day since we last had an NCAA wrestling championships and host Brian Reinhardt is giddy with anticipation and coach Pat Popolizio can barely contain his own excitement as it’s their favorite show of the year - the NCAA preview episode! 
     
    Show Segments
    0:52 - Third take’s a charm for Episode 79.
    2:30 - Getting the special message from the big boss.
    3:30 - Where does St. Louis stack up?
    4:30 - The sessions are broken up - what changes things for the squad?
    5:30 - Extra week in prep, what changes?
    6:40 - Third straight ACC title!
    8:00 - Are we prepared? How do you prepare the first-timers? 
    10:00 - Jakob Camacho at 125 pounds.
    11:21 - Jarret Trombley at 133 pounds.
    12:45 - Tariq Wilson at 141 pounds.
    14:23 - Hayden Hidlay at 157 pounds.
    16:58 - Thomas Bullard at 165 pounds.
    19:00 - Daniel Bullard at 174 pounds.
    21:30 - Trent Hidlay at 184 pounds.
    23:49 - Nick Reenan at 197 pounds.
    25:45 - Deonte Wilson at 285 pounds.
    27:45 - What’s the travel situation?
     
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    • 31 min
    ACC Champion Daniel Bullard and Sport Administrator Josh Dalton - NCS78

    ACC Champion Daniel Bullard and Sport Administrator Josh Dalton - NCS78

    With the brackets still yet to be revealed, head coach Pat Popolizio goes into hiding, leaving host Brian Reinhardt with the opportunity to bring NC State Sport Administrator Josh Dalton on to the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. After we get an update from Dalton, Reinhardt will FINALLY get ACC Champion Dalton Bullard on the show for the first time. What are the differences between the Bullard twins and why does Brian still mess it up?

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    • 32 min
    Previewing the Pack at the upcoming ACC Championships - NCS77

    Previewing the Pack at the upcoming ACC Championships - NCS77

    Heading into this weekend’s ACC Championships in Raleigh, NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and host Brian Reinhardt go weight-by-weight on Episode 77 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. There’s an importance with every match at a small conference tournament and with five of the six squads nationally ranked, it should be a good one. We’re also joined by Ryan Tice, an NC State wrestling alum who will be one of the voices fans hear from this weekend’s championships on the ACC Network.
     
    Show Segments
    1:00 - Pat always likes talking wrestling with Brian, when he’s in town.
    1:35 - How’s the training going heading into the ACC Championships?
    3:30 - What do we have with the six-team ACC tournament with matchups.
    4:15 - 125 pounds (Jakob Camacho)
    5:28 - 133 pounds (Jarrett Trombley)
    6:38 - 141 pounds (Tariq Wilson)
    7:44 - 149 pounds (Ed Scott)
    9:35 - 157 pounds (Hayden Hidlay)
    10:55 - 165 pounds (Thomas Bullard)
    12:20 - 174 pounds (Daniel Bullard)
    13:25 - 184 pounds (Trent Hidlay)
    15:55 - 197 pounds (Nick Reenan)
    17:44 - 285 pounds (Deonte Wilson)
    21:00 - NC State alum and ACC Championships broadcaster Ryan Tice. 

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    • 47 min
    Top 10 battle against Hokies await the Wolfpack - NCS76

    Top 10 battle against Hokies await the Wolfpack - NCS76

    NC State is coming off a resounding victory over rival North Carolina and the Wolfpack is ranked third in the nation in the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. Host Brian Reinhardt goes one-on-one with the great one, Pat Popolizio. Another big weekend of action coming up as the Pack will face eighth-ranked Virginia Tech on Friday night.
     
    Show Segments
    1:00 - Pat is questioning Brian’s lunchtime schedule. 
    1:45 - Three straight Friday nights on the ACC Network as we’re coming to Virginia Tech.
    2:45 - Are we getting enough matches? What’s the strategery?
    4:50 - Recapping the UNC dual. 
    7:35 - Pack vs. Hokies.
    14:22 - Recruiting news and updates.
    16:26 - Pat Popolizio finally figured out text messaging. 

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

David Troxler ,

Troxler

Coach Popolizio has done a great job since arriving in Raleigh 6 years ago. He's a great coach and ambassador for the sport. This is an excellent podcast... meet the coaches, wrestlers, and learn all about the program.

NJ Pack Backer ,

Doing it the right way

Great insights into the Packwrestle program. As an NCSU alum it makes me proud to see Pat & team building a national power the right way, recruiting quality kids and instilling the Packmentality. Thanks for giving us a window into the great things happening in Raleigh!

Kellie0815 ,

Great Podcast

Great podcast! Love keeping up-to-date on what’s going on around the NCAA in wrestling. Gwiz is hilarious! Would love to see him on again!

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