42 episodes

A trip through the recent history of college wrestling from the perspective of a wrestling junkie.

Sudden History Earl Smith

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A trip through the recent history of college wrestling from the perspective of a wrestling junkie.

    Toeing the Line with Troy Nickerson - Sudden History Episode 42

    Toeing the Line with Troy Nickerson - Sudden History Episode 42

    Troy Nickerson entered the college wrestling scene as one of the most decorated high school wrestlers ever and is still the only wrestler to win 5 New York State Titles. Troy sits down with Sudden History to discuss his injury plagued, yet still successful collegiate career, which included an NCAA Title and 4 top 4 finishes. Nickerson was also one of the first blue chip recruits for Cornell and helped make Ithaca, New York a destination for wrestlers to win NCAA titles and compete on top ten teams. Currently, Troy is the Head Coach at Northern Colorado, a team on the rise competing in the always-difficult Big 12. Subscribe to Sudden History iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | RSS    

    • 33 min
    The Power of Belief with Clarissa Chun - Sudden History Episode 41

    The Power of Belief with Clarissa Chun - Sudden History Episode 41

    Sudden History is lucky enough to feature it's most highly credentialed guest thus far when 2008 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Clarissa Chun stops by. Currently a coach on the Women's National Team, Clarissa talks about the current state of the women's program, as well a recap on the recent World Championships. As we normally do on Sudden History, Earl turns back the clock with Clarissa and discusses her career competitively.  Subscribe to Sudden History iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | SoundCloud | Google Play Music | RSS    

    • 33 min
    The Coaches Poll - Sudden History Episode 40

    The Coaches Poll - Sudden History Episode 40

    One of the mainstays of the D1CW website is the Coaches Poll which is reborn on this episode of Sudden History. Earl has surveyed DI coaches and asked them questions like the "Best Pound for Pound" wrestler, "Best Incoming Freshman" and "Best Pinner". Who did the coaches select? Is there anyone they missed? Listen to find out. In addition to the survey, the coaches also provided answer to two questions that routinely come up on the message boards. One is "What is your ideal National Duals Format" and the second is "If you could change one rule to make wrestling better, what would it be?. Earl sifts through the varying responses. Subscribe to Sudden History iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | SoundCloud | Google Play Music | RSS    

    • 50 min
    Sudden History asks "What If..." - Episode 39

    Sudden History asks "What If..." - Episode 39

    The Back to the Future Part II episode. Earl explores how some situations and decisions changed wrestling history, or at least could have. What were some possible obstacles that 4x NCAA Champs Kyle Dake and Logan Stieber managed to avoid? Who could have won the 2009 NCAA Team Title? Could David Taylor's storied collegiate career have been even more legendary? How Jordan Burroughs almost never was Jordan Burroughs. The grand finale includes a big decision by a big man that may have shaped the current college landscape as we know it. Open up your imagination and enjoy..

    • 34 min
    Being Tough with Kyle Crutchmer - Sudden History Episode 38

    Being Tough with Kyle Crutchmer - Sudden History Episode 38

    Sudden History sits down with 2x Oklahoma State All-American Kyle Crutchmer to discuss his recently completed career as a wrestler. Kyle talks about his love for competing having to get tough in order to rise through the ranks of the storied Cowboy wrestling program. He also shares a John Smith story from his recruiting days. Currently Kyle is training with AKA for a future in MMA. He shares with Sudden History his timetable for his fighting career. 

    • 27 min
    The Boise State Situation with Ben Cherrington - Sudden History Episode 37

    The Boise State Situation with Ben Cherrington - Sudden History Episode 37

    A week after the stunning news that Boise State would be eliminating its wrestling program, Sudden History sat down with the Broncos most recent (and hopefully not last) NCAA Champion Ben Cherrington. Ben gives a behind the scenes look into the interview process with the current athletic administration, the hollow promises that followed, and an unprofessional way to find out that he was not hired. He is very forthcoming in sharing his feelings towards the program that he poured his heart and soul into a decade ago.    Subscribe to Sudden History iTunes | Stitcher | Spreaker | SoundCloud | Google Play Music | RSS    

    • 27 min

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Smooth Voice + Hard Facts = Great Podcast

Earl runs a great interview when he has guests, and can also entertain with his facts, data, and what ifs. Of course, the real star of the show is his voice.

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