Home Mat Advantage

Home Mat Advantage

By Sam Herring & Jude Swisher
Home Mat Advantage is a wrestling podcast brought to you by HMA Wrestling. Hosted by Sam Herring (age 13) and Jude Swisher (age 15).
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HMA Fantasy #1: NCAA Bracket Deep Dive (125-133)
On the first episode of Jacob Hewgley's HMA Fantasy, Dysen Gould of PA Power joins him to dive into the fantasy of the NCAA brackets.
1:48:07
March 29, 2020
HMA Interview #29: Joey McKenna
On this episode of the Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Jude sits down with Joey Mckenna for a great conversation about Freestyle wrestling, the coronavirus, and the debut of the new Scraplife Ascend Ones. Instagram and Twitter: @hmawrestling Shoutout to our sponsor: Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
50:53
March 26, 2020
HMA #30: Full HMA Team Episode
On the 30th edition of the Home Mat Advantage Podcast, Tony, Mason, Jude, and Sam all get together for a wild show. They cover recent events like Pan-Ams, Olympics getting postponed, and more! HMAWrestling.com
1:14:43
March 25, 2020
HMA Interview #28: Jordan Kutler
On the 28th edition of the Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Mason Beckman brings fellow Lehigh star, Jordan Kutler, on the show for an awesome interview!
1:07:08
March 24, 2020
HMA #29: One Year Anniversary Show
On the 29th edition of Home Mat Advantage, Sam and Jude recap the last year of memories and experiences from their rollercoaster ride with HMA.
1:00:54
March 20, 2020
HMA Interview #27: Darian Cruz
On the 27th edition of the Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Mason Beckman debuts his interviewing with NCAA champion, Darian Cruz. Darian explains what it was like to grow up in the Lehigh Valley as a wrestler, being a part of the Lehigh program and much more!  HMAWrestling.com
1:00:39
March 5, 2020
HMA Interview #26: Yianni Diakomihalis
On the 26th edition of the Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Yianni Diakomihalis jumps on the show for the second time. Yianni covered a lot of topics including his brother, Greg's, fifth New York High School state title, the Pan Am Championships, and the future of his career.
46:39
March 2, 2020
HMA Interview #25: Tony Ramos
On the 25th episode of the HMA Interview Podcast, Tony Ramos joins Sam for an awesome interview. Tony shares his coaching philosophy at UNC and covers the stories of his wrestling career.
49:01
February 21, 2020
HMA Podcast #28: PSU/OSU Recap & Looking Forward to Next Weekend with Dysen Gould
On this wild episode of HMA, Sam and Jude invite their friends Jacob Hewgley and Dysen Gould on to recap some of the action from this past weekend and to preview the upcoming week. 0:05- Introductions 3:15- PSU/tOSU Recap 53:55- Jude leaves and a recap of last weekend continues 1:02:55- Iowa/OK State Preview 1:22:55- Dysen leaves and a preview of Minnesota/Nebraska begins 1:29:50- UNI/Wisconsin Preview 1:38:57- J'den Cox to 97kg Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Shoutout to our sponsor: Tony Rotundo
1:45:53
February 20, 2020
HMA #27: Ohio State vs. Penn State Whiteboard War (ft. Jacob Hewgley)
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude invite Jacob Hewgley back on for another breakdown of the upcoming PSU/OSU dual.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling Shoutout to our sponsor: Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
1:27:21
February 13, 2020
HMA Interview #24: Anthony Cassar
On this interview on Home Mat Advantage Jude sits and talks with Anthony Cassar, NCAA Champ and Olympic hopeful.
44:39
February 8, 2020
HMA #26: PSU/Iowa Whiteboard War: Shakur's Lollipop (ft. Jacob Hewgley)
On this much-anticipated episode of Home Mat Advantage, Sam and Jude invite special guest (and Iowa fan) Jacob Hewgley on the show to preview the upcoming PSU vs. Iowa match.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling Send us emails: hmatadvantage@gmail.com HUGE thanks to our sponsor Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS 
1:04:32
January 29, 2020
HMA #25: Mason & Sam Talk College Week 11/12 Preview/Recap
On the 25 edition of Home Mat Advantage, Mason Beckman and Sam Herring talk straight straight college wrestling.
1:13:14
January 18, 2020
HMA #24: Holiday Tournaments Recap
On the 24th edition of the Home Mat Advantage, Sam and Jude breakdown all the action that took place at the Southern Scuffle and Ken Kraft Midlands Open. Brought to you by HMAWrestling.com and WrestlersAreWarriors.com
1:00:40
January 6, 2020
HMA Interview #23: Lee Roper
HMA Interview #23 is the longest interview yet. UNI Assistant coach, Lee Roper, hops on the showoff an amazing interview. Lee talks about the beginning of his wrestling career, his adversities in wrestling and coaching, and how he was able to overcome those adversities.  Watch this video here: https://youtu.be/zjXqr5QeckI
1:43:31
December 27, 2019
HMA #23: Senior Nationals Recap
On the 23rd edition of Home Mat Advantage Podcast, Sam & Jude recap all of the action that took place in Fort Worth, Texas last weekend. Recorded Dec 24th/
1:01:40
December 25, 2019
HMA Interview #21: Neil Erisman
On the 21st edition of the HMA Interview Podcast, Sam is joined by the head coach of Little Rock, Neil Erisman. Neil has coached on many levels at a myriad of schools, including his alma mater, Oklahoma State.  
42:59
December 20, 2019
HMA Interview #20: Rebecca Roper
For the 20th edition of Home Mat Advantage's Interview Podcast, Rebecca Roper joins Sam Herring to chat about her experiences in wrestling as a kid, her relationship with her husband, Lee Roper, who is the head associate coach at the University of Northern Iowa, as well as her job at the Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.
29:42
December 16, 2019
HMA Interview #19: Olympic Referee Sammy Julian
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Jude sits and talks with Olympic official Sammy Julian and learns about officiating at the highest level! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling Shoutout to our sponsor Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
50:39
December 16, 2019
HMA #22: CKLV Recap with Mason Beckman & Sam Herring
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Mason Beckman joins Sam Herring for his first of many appearances on the show. They recap the Cliff Keen Las Vegas which took place this past weekend.    Check out HMA's press release on Mason joining the team below: http://www.hmawrestling.com/article/beckman-joins-staff-of-home-mat-advantage-wrestling/
1:06:15
December 12, 2019
HMA Interview #18: Scott Green & Beau Bartlett
For the first time in HMA history, we have a joint interview. On HMA Interview #19, Sam joins head coach at Wyoming Seminary, Scott Green, and his protégé, Beau Bartlett. Beau moved to Kingston, PA in 7th grade to wrestle and learn from Coach Green. Tune in to hear the development of their relationship.
1:07:40
December 4, 2019
HMA Interview #17: David Taylor
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Jude sits down with his coach David Taylor for a lengthy interview! They discuss the M2 Training Center, his college career, and his overseas competition. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling Shoutout to our sponsor Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
1:12:02
November 27, 2019
HMA Interview #16: Seth Gross
On Home Mat Advantage Interview #16, Sam sits down with Seth Gross to discuss his youth wrestling all the way up to his showing at the Bill Farrell. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @hmawrestling Shoutout to our sponsor Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
1:04:21
November 20, 2019
HMA #21: College Season Week 2 and SPECIAL guest Eli Herring!
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Sam and Jude briefly recap the 2nd week of NCAA college wrestling, including PSU vs Navy, the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, and Ohio State vs Stanford. Later they are joined by special guest Eli Herring to talk about fantasy wrestling and answer your questions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @hmawrestling Send us emails: hmatadvantage@gmail.com Support our sponsor: Tony Rotundo/https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS
51:27
November 14, 2019
HMA #20: Adam Gusky's Weight Cutting Guide, Fantasy Wrestling, & Questions!
On HMA #20, Sam & Jude discuss Adam Gusky's book about weight cutting, their fantasy wrestling teams, and answer some of your questions!    Check out Adam Gusky's book here: https://www.matawareness.com/product/2019-season-pass-the-ultimate-guide-to-cutting-weight/ Stay tuned to HMA on our Twitter: https://twitter.com/HMAWrestling  Check out our website: HMAWrestling.com
59:36
November 1, 2019
HMA Interview #14: Kyle Snyder
On the 14th episode of Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Kyle Snyder joins Sam for an amazing edition of HMA.
51:33
October 25, 2019
HMA Interview #13: Eric Thompson
Having interviewed Mark McKnight, Jude interviews another 1/3 of his coaches at M2: Eric Thompson. They talk about Eric's growing up in Iowa, his transition to Grandview University, his coaching experience at the NLWC and at the youth and highschool level, and wrap it up with some delightful Mark McKnight stories. Shoutout to our sponsor Tony Rotundo at https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling Send us emails: hmatadvantage@gmail.com Go check out our website: http://www.hmawrestling.com
1:04:42
October 22, 2019
HMA Interview #12: Mark McKnight
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Jude talks with NCAA All American, Pan American Champion, now youth/highschool wrestling coach, Mark McKnight.
1:08:33
October 12, 2019
HMA Interview #11: Michaela Beck
Michaela Beck joins Sam for HMA Interview #11 to talk her growth in Beat the Streets, her decision to move to Iowa City, and her future in the sport.
21:16
October 6, 2019
HMA Interview #10: The Greatest Mind in Wrestling, Willie Saylor
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage, Sam talks Who's Number One with FloWrestling's Willie Saylor!  Shoutout to our sponsor Tony Rotundo with Wrestlersarewarriors.com: https://tonyrotundo.smugmug.com/WRESTLERS-ARE-WARRIORS Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIlfb2TNGAp1X3RkCbe36A Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @hmawrestling  Send us emails: hmatadvantage@gmail.com
1:05:59
October 3, 2019
HMA #19: World Championships and Lots of Questions!
On this episode of Home Mat Advantage Sam and Jude wrap up the UWW World Championships recap and then answer two week's worth of questions! Sorry about Jude's audio, don't really know why it sounds like he's talking through a walkie-talkie. Shoutout to Tony Rotundo with wrestlersarewarriors.com for sponsoring us and our goals!
38:50
September 26, 2019
HMA #18: World's Recap, Greco and Womens Discussion
On this episode of HMA Sam and Jude talk about the first 7 days of the World Championships. No questions this week, but they will all be answered soon! Shoutout to Wrestlersarewarriors.com for sponsoring our podcast.
29:46
September 21, 2019
HMA Interview #9: Mike Malinconico
On HMA Interview #9, Sam chats with Mike Mal about his wrestling, his coaching, how he got to FloWrestling, and some beach wrestling talk.
1:06:24
September 17, 2019
HMA Interview #8: Bryce Meredith
Today on Home Mat Advantage, Jude talks with 2x NCAA finalist Bryce Meredith about all sorts of things. 
51:19
September 6, 2019
HMA Interview #7: Reece Humphrey
On episode 7 of HMA Interview Podcast, Sam sits down to chat with head coach at the NJRTC, Reece Humphrey. Reece talked about growing up wrestling in a family with a huge wrestling background, wrestling at Ohio State, his time wrestling on the freestyle scene, a whole lot on the NJRTC level, and even some beach wrestling. 
1:01:03
August 15, 2019
HMA Interview #6: Sean Russell
NCAA All-American, Sean Russell talks about growing up wrestling in GA, being a part of the first ever WNO, & his transfer to the University of Minnesota
47:03
August 11, 2019
HMA Interview #5: Yianni Diakomihalis
Sam gets to hear about Yianni growing up in the sport of wrestling, his college life, his recent freestyle events, and his relationship with his brother, Greg.
1:17:13
August 7, 2019
HMA Interview #4: Bo Nickal
On Interview #4, Sam and Jude get to sit down and chat with Bo Nickal about growing up in Texas, his experience at PSU, his future in MMA, and more!
49:37
August 2, 2019
HMA Interview #3 - Forrest Molinari
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude were able to pick the brain of Forrest Molinari about her wrestling, the growth of women's wrestling, and some HWC talk
49:38
July 18, 2019
HMA #16: Johnni DiJulius Joins HMA Once Again, Discussing Dogu, Free vs Folk....
Episode 16 is the second episode this week. On this episode, Johnni DiJulius joins HMA once again to chop it up with Sam and Jude
1:05:17
July 17, 2019
HMA Episode #15: The Sam, Jude and Cliff Fretwell MEGA SHOW!
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude are joined by Cliff Fretwell and basically ramble for an hour and twenty minutes! 
1:19:44
July 15, 2019
HMA #14: How Dake is Gaming the System, Yasar Dogu, and Questions!
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude discuss the Kyle Dake controversy, preview the Yasar Dogu, and answer some excellent questions from Instagram and Twitter.   Twitter: @HMA_Pod Email: hmatadvantage@gmail.com Instagram: @hma_podcast Website: www.hmawrestling.com/
54:09
July 4, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 13: Final X: Lincoln Recap with Special Co-host the Wrestling Nomad!
On this episode of HMA Sam and Jude are joined by the Wrestling Nomad for the discussion of Final X: Lincoln.
1:13:54
June 20, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 12: The Final X Rutgers Recap Show!
This weekend at Final X Rutgers, Jude and Sam finally met in person! Hear them talk about the insane wrestling at the RAC, the experience of being press at a huge event, and listen to special guest Eli Herring talk about chicken wings! Stay tuned for our Final X Lincoln preview coming up later this week.
1:05:22
June 10, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 11: FINAL X RUTGERS PREVIEW
On this episode of HMA Sam and Jude discuss the excellent lineup for Final X Rutgers and answer some banger questions! 
1:00:23
June 3, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 10: Special Guest Mark Bader!
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude are joined by a special co-host and Flowrestling journalist, Mark Bader! They discuss youth wrestling, the shifting highschool weightclasses, and answer some great questions! 
57:50
May 31, 2019
HMA Episode 9: WTT Recap
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude discuss the past weekend of wrestling at the World Team Trials! If you like this episode, listen to our others on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and many more platforms. Stay tuned for next week, a very special interview is coming up!
44:22
May 22, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 8: World Team Trials Preview!
This episode of HMA Sam and Jude preview the WTT, give some predictions, and answer some great questions!  Follow us on Twitter: @HMA_Pod Email us! HMatAdvantage@gmail.com
43:03
May 15, 2019
Home Mat Advantage: Interview Episode #2: Johnni DiJulius! Wrestling, Skydiving, and Fun Stories!
00:00 Introduction 1:00 How did Johnni and Sam meet? 3:00 Johnni and Bryce Meredith went on a trip to Europe 14:00 Sam's favorite college teams to watch 16:00 Johnni's early career in wrestling 19:00 Loving wrestling 30:00 Johnni's High school career 42:00 Johnni describes the difference in wrestling overseas 45:00 Johnni describes Tom Ryan and Tervell Dlagnev 47:00 Johnni lets it loose, talking about school, skydiving, stress, risks, and more 58:00 One ending piece of wisdom from Johnni 60:00 Conclusion
1:01:26
May 13, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 7: Beat the Streets Recap!
On this episode of HMA, Sam and Jude discuss the Beat the Streets event, possible future matchups, and some handy takes on "postseason" strength and conditioning! Order of Show: 0:00 Introduction 0:01 Recap Busiello/Aragona from BTS 0:04 Recap Mueller/Piccininni from BTS 0:06 Recap Green/Ashnault from BTS 0:08 Recap Snyder/Randhawa, Cox/Brucki, & Gwizdowski/White from BTS 0:10 Recap Suriano/Colon from BTS 0:17 Recap Taylor/Foster from BTS 0:21 Recap Diakomihalis/Punia from BTS 0:29 Recap Askren/Burroughs from BTS 0:33 Possible BTS matchups for the future 0:38 Questions from Listeners
45:15
May 8, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 6: U.S. Open- MEGA RECAP SHOW!
Order of Show: 0:0- Introduction 0:50- 57kg US Open Recap 10:30- 61kg US Open Recap 17:20- 65kg US Open Recap 25:00- 70kg US Open Recap 32:35- 74kg US Open Recap 38:38- 79kg US Open Recap 43:03- 86kg US Open Recap 49:54- 92kg US Open Recap 54:20- 97kg US Open Recap 57:18- 125kg US Open Recap 60:00- Questions from Listeners
1:03:30
May 1, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 5: U.S. Open MEGA SHOW! Picks, predictions, and more!
This episode of HMA Sam and Jude talk U.S. Open and answer some amazing questions!
43:53
April 24, 2019
Home Mat Advantage: Interview Episode #1- BIG news from Olympian, Dan Dennis
On this bonus episode of HMA, Jude and Sam interview Olympian, Dan Dennis and hear some special news regarding the future.
24:57
April 23, 2019
Home Mat Advantage Episode 4: The Love of Wrestling, Folkstyle into Freestyle and More!
On this Episode we discuss how to help your children love wrestling,  the transition from folkstyle into freestyle and greco, and more!
30:30
April 18, 2019
Home Mat Advantage: Episode 3- Beat the Streets, US Open, and more!!
On episode 3 we converse about the coming events in the freestyle season, and we answer some GREAT questions from listeners.
30:40
April 10, 2019
Home Mat Advantage: Episode 2- 2020 Team Predictions, NHSCA Experience, and More
On episode 2 we discuss our 2020 team race predictions, Jude's impression of NHSCA for the first time, and answer our listener's questions.
26:16
April 3, 2019
Home Mat Advantage: Episode 1- NCAA Tournament Recap
This is our first episode where we briefly discuss the NCAA Tournament from last week.
23:57
March 27, 2019