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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.

#PackMentality Pop-Ins Jason Bryant

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 92 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.

    Coach Popolizio recaps the first semester of action - NCS103

    Coach Popolizio recaps the first semester of action - NCS103

    Looking back at the first part of the season as Episode 103 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast rolls on with head coach Pat Popolizio and host Hayden Hidlay.


    Show Segments
    1:00 - Coach Popolizio is always happy to see Hayden.
    1:50 - First semester recap from Coach Popolizio.
    3:30 - Collegiate Duals: NC State wins the Red Pool.
    11:15 - Time off, meet travel problems.
    12:30 - Hayden will take Tool as his long drive musical selection, then switch to … the Eagles?
    14:25 - Looking at the win over Binghamton.
    16:40 - F&M Open recap.
    22:00 - Previewing Army West Point.
    28:00 - New Year’s Resolutions? Hayden has a big announcement, and it’s not about Krispy Kreme.

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    • 34 min
    Pat Popolizio sings his favorite holiday hits and we meet Director of Ops Mackenzi Wood - NCS102

    Pat Popolizio sings his favorite holiday hits and we meet Director of Ops Mackenzi Wood - NCS102

    Wolfpack wrestling is coming off a trip to Las Vegas and the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and now another challenge awaits as the Pack will head to New Orleans, Louisiana on December 19-20 for the Journeymen Collegiate Duals, which features nine Top 25 teams in the 12-team field. Join host Hayden Hidlay and coach Pat Popolizio to talk all things Pack wrestling and meet new NC State Wrestling Director of Operations Mackenzi Wood on Episode 102!

    Pat doesn't actually sing on this episode.

    Show Segments
    0:45 - Welcome. Pat doesn't deviate much from his welcome.
    2:20 - Runner-up at the CKLV and thoughts on the performance.
    18:00 - Collegiate Duals Preview - Cal Poly and Lehigh on first day.
    22:00 - Hayden's food quest in New Orleans.
    26:00 - Pat and Hayden's Christmas questions.
    32:15 - Mackenzi Wood Interview.

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    • 44 min
    Looking ahead to CKLV and a chat with 197-pounder Isaac Trumble - NCS101

    Looking ahead to CKLV and a chat with 197-pounder Isaac Trumble - NCS101

    We move into December with Episode 101 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Hayden Hidlay will talk with NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio on the happenings in and around the program before getting with the show’s featured interview, 197-pounder Isaac Trumble.

    Show Segments
    0:45- Welcome. Pat’s always happy to see his co-host.
    1:30 - Recapping CMU and Illinois.
    7:20 - Staying on campus for Thanksgiving to prep for CKLV.
    8:08 - Thanksgiving Question: Too much hype and too little hype on food.
    10:30 - Hayden trying to talk a big game on in-room scraps.
    11:40 - Looking at the CKLV (with a hat tip to the show’s former host)
    14:30 - Who’s going to CKLV and why.
    25:00 - Some stuff Hayden’s doing, that he never thought he’d be doing.
    27:18 - Question: How do you curb the medical forfeit problem.
    29:15 - Trent’s Bonus Question: Best win and loss of Pat’s careers.
    33:30 - Isaac Trumble Interview.

    • 59 min
    Episode 100 features 100 seconds of NC State Trivia with Coach Popolizio and heavyweight Owen Trephan - NCS100

    Episode 100 features 100 seconds of NC State Trivia with Coach Popolizio and heavyweight Owen Trephan - NCS100

    It’s spanned five years, two hosts, dozens of guests, but just one head coach. We’ve finally made it to the milestone 100th episode of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Hayden Hidlay speaks with head coach Pat Popolizio to celebrate the mark and talk about the start of the season before getting to the show’s featured guest, heavyweight Owen Trephan.

    Show Segments
    1:00 - Pat’s intro really has never changed, despite the host.
    1:30 - Pat taking all the credit for Brian Reinhardt’s hustle on the first 97 episodes.
    2:00 - Setting the stage for the episode.
    5:15 - Recapping the App State win.
    7:20 - Lock Haven and Nebraska wins at WrangleMania.
    13:15 - Journeymen Collegiate Classic across town in Bethlehem.
    18:00 - Previewing Central Michigan.
    22:30 - 100 second wrestling trivia vs. Owen Trephan.
    28:20 - Owen Trephan Interview.

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    • 45 min
    App State on the horizon and meet new SID Jonas Pope - NCS99

    App State on the horizon and meet new SID Jonas Pope - NCS99

    Episode 99 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast will get a recap of the U23 World Championships with Trent Hidlay’s performance, a wrestle-off recap and then looking ahead to the annual early-season dual with App State. Host Hayden Hidlay will also introduce Pack fans to new Sports Information Director Jonas Pope IV. Pope spent 16 years in the print world and is now working on the other side of the media world in Athletic Communications.

    Show Segments
    0:30 - Regular folkstyle sleep patterns.
    1:45 - Recapping the U23 World Championships.
    4:10 - Looking back at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club function prior to wrestle-offs.
    5:45 - Impressions of the wrestle-offs.
    8:20 - Talking App State.
    18:20 - What’s Pat’s deal with Halloween candy?
    19:25 - Meet Jonas Pope IV.

    • 31 min
    NCAA qualifier Ryan Jack breaks in the show's new host, Hayden Hidlay - NCS98

    NCAA qualifier Ryan Jack breaks in the show's new host, Hayden Hidlay - NCS98

    Episode 98 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is back at you with head coach Pat Popolizio and 141-pounder Ryan Jack, an NCAA qualifier a year ago. One thing you’ll immediately notice is the show has a new host as five-time All-American and current Student-Athlete Development Coordinator Hayden Hidlay. Practice has started officially, so the season is here. What’s in store for the Pack this season?

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 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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