FloWrestling Radio Live
Flowrestling Radio live hosted by Christian Pyles, Ben Askren, and JD Rader on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The three, along with the occasional guest, discuss the hottest topics in college and international wrestling.
FRL 743 - Tom Brands Speaks On Desanto + Weekend Picks
Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (0:00) Reflection’s on Iowa’s press conference (11:00) Michigan - Penn State picks (21:14) Ben clarifies his comments about Penn State not developing guys (24:20) back to Michigan - Penn State (32:45) Cyon crashes the show (41:50) Virginia Tech - NC State picks (54:50) rest of the weekend’s picks (1:19:00) questions from friends
January 20, 2022
FRL 742 - Penn State vs Michigan Preview + Whiteboard War
Shane Sparks joins the show to talk about PSU vs Michigan, Hodge rankings, weight cuts, and more. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (0:00) Ben and JD fight about Drew Hildebrandt’s rankings once again (6:00) Why Desanto sat last weekend (12:12) a good weight cut vs a bad weight cut (18:58) Hodge talk (29:20) Penn State vs Michigan (1:23:10) Caller Pete from central PA has some harsh words for Iowa wrestling
January 19, 2022
FRL 741 - What Does Schriever At 133 Mean For Iowa?
The boys recap a massive weekend in D1 wrestling covering topics like Iowa's 133 situation, Brady Berge, Ohio State - Michigan, and more! Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (1:40) is Austin Desanto done for the year? (5:40) Iowa - Northwestern (11:55) Ben has big time issues with 125 lbs ranking (14:15) Pat Glory - Brandon Courtney (17:55) weekly picks recap (19:43) Penn State - Rutgers (29:38) more crazy results and picks from the weekend (38:25) Arizona State’s weird weekend (41:50) Ohio State - Michigan (44:55) looking ahead to this upcoming weekend (52:13) questions from friends
January 18, 2022
FRL 740 - Massive Weekend Preview
Iowa - Northwestern, Ohio State - Michigan, Nebraska - Minnesota, Penn State - Rutgers, and more. The boys preview a massive weekend in D1 wrestling. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (2:25) Virginia Duals (4:21) Ohio State - Michigan (12:40) Illinois - Rutgers (15:08) Arizona State - Pitt (18:40) Iowa - Northwestern (29:40) Nebraska - Minnesota (35:20) Iowa State - Wyoming (35:59) Virginia - Oklahoma (27:20) Cornell - Army (40:12) Oklahoma State - West Virginia (41:30) Princeton - Arizona State (44:55) Iowa - Illinois (45:54) Minnesota - Wisconsin (52:00) Penn State - Rutgers (1:02:30) Questions from friends
January 13, 2022
739 - Shane Sparks Has A LOT Of Thoughts On The State Of NCAA Wrestling
Shane Sparks joins the show to give his thoughts on all things NCAA wrestling. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off.
January 12, 2022
FRL 738 - What The Heck Happened This Weekend?
The boys recap a wild weekend in Div I wrestling. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (0:20) The state of youth wrestling parents (3:15) Iowa’s lineup (6:45) The state of 125 in the Big Ten (13:30) Iowa vs Minnesota (19:38) Brady Berge to Penn State (23:24) Cole Matthews upset Stevan Micic (29:47) Ben has big-time beef with where Drew Hildebrandt is ranked (35:24) Why are some of the top teams not doing tournaments this year? (41:30) Lehigh upset Cornell (45:55) Purdue upset Nebraska (48:24) Other notable results from the weekend (50:50) J’den Cox to Michigan (52:32) Cheesehead results (57:50) questions from friends
January 11, 2022
FRL 737 - First Big Dual Weekend Of The Year + Finishing Tiers
The boys preview a huge weekend in D1 wrestling and give their midseason 149-285 tiers. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (2:28) New rankings are out (4:40) team race talk. How far ahead is Penn State? Who can win a trophy? (17:45) weekend preview + picks (43:25) 149 midseason tiers (51:40) 157 midseason tiers (57:25) 165 midseason tiers (1:03:37) 174 midseason tiers (1:10:40) 184 midseason tiers (1:20:13) 197 midseason tiers (1:23:23) 285 midseason tiers (1:27:10) questions from friends
January 05, 2022
FRL 736 - What Happened Yesterday + 125-141 Midseason Tiers
Shane Sparks joins the show to talk about what happened with Arizona State - Michigan, how our tiers have changed since the off-season, and much more. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (2:10) What happened with ASU vs Michigan, masks, etc. (29:05) elite wrestlers’ mindset towards competition (36:30) should there be a penalty for failed challenges in folkstyle? (41:30) we sort of did pre-season tiers, so now we’re going to do midseason tiers (42:22) 125 (1:05:15) 133 (1:09:36) 141 (1:21:65) ranking Iowa wrestlers by their probability of making the finals (1:15:50) Hodge Talk (1:22:30) back to 141 (1:26:17) the greatest transitive property path of all time
January 04, 2022
FRL 735 - Why Spencer Lee's Decision Came Now + Weekend Recap & ASU/Mich Preview
The boys discuss a massive week in college wrestling and preview tonight's Arizona State - Michigan dual. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show (0:58) Spencer Lee is done. What it means for Iowa, the team race, and everything else. (23:29) Southern Scuffle recap (56:18) Illinois Matmen notable results (1:00:26) ASU - Michigan preview and picks (1:14:19) Questions from friends
January 03, 2022
FRL 734 - Kyle Dake & David Taylor + Holiday Tournament Special Mega Show
Kyle Dake and David Taylor join the show to talk about Athletes For Medical Freedom + the guys recap Collegiate Duals day 2 and preview MatMan Open + Scuffle. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:00 - Kyle Dake and David Taylor discuss the purpose and reasons behind Athletes For Medical Freedom (41:20) - Iowa vs NC State recap + takeaways (1:05:30) - Who is winning the NCAA team title? (1:13:14) - Midlands was canceled, but several people stepped up and now we have two tournaments to discuss (1:24:20) - Southern Scuffle preview + picks (1:45:10) - questions from friends
December 28, 2021
FRL 733 - Collegiate Duals Day 1 Recap + Day 2 Preview
The boys recap an eventful day 1 of collegiate duals and give their picks for day 2. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off.
December 21, 2021
FRL 732 - Jordan Burroughs Drops Participation Trophy Truth Bombs
Jordan Burroughs joins the show to talk participation trophies in youth wrestling and answer your questions. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:00 - Jordan Burroughs has an open and honest discussion about participation trophies and youth wrestling as a whole 0:58 - Burroughs on the Snyder - Sadulaev bromance 1:04 - Burroughs on NIL in college athletics 1:12 - What’s next for Burroughs 1:18 - Weekend preview & picks
December 16, 2021
FRL 730 - Bedlam + Ironman Preview
Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:01 - Ironman preview 0:21 - Bedlam preview and picks 0:51 - Carson Kharchla vs Jake Wentzel goes down this weekend 0:53 - should Spencer or Gable win the Hodge if they don’t wrestle a full season? 1:04 - we’ve got a caller furious with Ben Askren 1:09 - questions from friends
December 09, 2021
FRL 729 - Logan Massa Is Back! + Burroughs' Folkstyle Rules Changes
The boys discuss Sean Bormett's tweet and Jordan Burroughs' proposed folkstyle rule changes. Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:00 - Sean Bormett basically announced that Logan Massa is returning for Michigan 0:04 - Jason Nolf beat Khetag Tsabolov yesterday 0:09 - last weekend’s picks 0:11 - Jordan Burroughs rule changes for folkstyle 0:44 - questions from friends
December 08, 2021
FRL 728 - Cy-Hawk & CKLV Madness
Shane Sparks joins the show to talk about a crazy weekend in college wrestling. Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:06 - Iowa vs Iowa State 0:22 - Is Iowa still the favorite to win NCAAs? 0:47 - CKLV
December 07, 2021
FRL 727 - CKLV Preview & Predictions
CP, Kozak, and JD break down all 10 weights at CKLV and give their predictions. Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv!
December 02, 2021
FRL 726 - Best NCAA Dual Action This Weekend
CP, JD, and Kozak take a look at some of the best matches going down this weekend outside of CKLV + more bonus Hodge talk. Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:01 - some key names are missing from CKLV entries 0:05 - Penn State vs Penn 0:10 - Missouri/VA Tech/UNI tri-meet 0:18 - Iowa vs Iowa State 0:26 - Hodge talk 0:41 - picking NCAA champs in order of confidence 0:50 - more questions from friends
December 01, 2021
FRL 725 - Can Michigan Take Out Iowa and Penn State Now?
Jon Kozak and Shane Sparks join the show to talk about Nick Suriano's move to Michigan and recap the weekend. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Use promo code FLO at takedownshop.com for 20% off. Run of Show 0:01 - Nick Suriano to Michigan 0:28 - Dustin Kawa of Takedown joins the show to talk wrestling apparel 0:43 - Shane Sparks gives his argument for folkstyle vs freestyle 0:51 - what to make of Braxton Amos losing 0:57 - other notable results from the weekend 1:08 - making wrestling a one semester sport and solutions to the forfeiting problem 1:22 - Hodge talk
November 30, 2021
FRL 724 - Making Sense Of The Madness This Weekend
Bray joins the show to talk about what all of the crazy results mean for the NCAA landscape and look ahead at what's coming up after Thanksgiving. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show Audio issues deleted the first handful of minutes from the show, but David Carr defeated Peyton Robb in a great match 0:00 - Daktronics Open 0:05 - Cyon joins the show to talk random Iowa State and Penn State things + Thanksgiving food 0:11 - Shane Griffith - Julian Ramirez 0:17 - who should be ranked #1 at 165? 0:20 - Hines over Phillipi 0:23 - Charchla vs Ulrey 0:24 - Yianni vs Abas 0:30 - are Yianni and Vito staying up in weight? 0:33 - Ohio State vs VA Tech 0:37 - Iowa vs Princeton 0:51 - the balance of competing vs being ready for March at the D1 level 0:57 - OK State vs Minnesota 1:07 - top matches over Thanksgiving weekend 1:12 - Questions
November 23, 2021
FRL 723 - Breaking Down O'Connor's Loss & NCAA Coaching Tactics
The boys break down the Nebraska - North Carolina dual and give their picks for some of the weekend's best upcoming matches. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:00 - Wednesday duals are awesome 0:03 - What to make of Robb beating O’Connor 0:14 - more Nebraska - North Carolina 0:19 - should coaches argue with regs? 0:24 - back to Nebraska - North Carolina 0:33 - weekend preview and picks 0:59 - questions
November 18, 2021
FRL 722 - What We Expect At Iowa - Princeton
The boys discuss the probable starting lineups for the Iowa - Princeton dual and deep dive into grappling vs wrestling rule sets. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:00 - Ben made the top 100 list 0:02 - Tervel is once again officially an Olympic bronze medalist 0:08 - our thoughts on Iowa and Princeton’s probable starting lineups 0:21 - Nebraska vs North Carolina is tonight 0:23 - user voicemails 0:50 - Russia is starting an awesome league and Americans are going to be wrestling in it 0:52 - Twitter questions from friends
November 17, 2021
FRL 721 - Immediate Thoughts On Iowa & Penn State's Weekend
The boys talk recap a fun week 2 in D1 wrestling. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:00 - Ben is producing a lot of D1 wrestlers 0:03 - Penn State lineup questions 0:10 - Thoughts on Iowa at the Luther Open 0:23 - Killian Cardinale coming after Spencer Lee 0:28 - Nick Stemmet is JD’s new favorite wrestler 0:30 - Oklahoma State - Stanford 0:36 - Should there be fewer qualifiers for NCAAs? 0:41- Wolfpack open 0:46 - did this weekend show us what Cornell’s lineup will be? 0:49 - Andrew Alirez made his 141 debut 1:00 - Questions from friends
November 16, 2021
FRL 720 - NCAA Weekend 2 Preview
The boys talk about some of the best upcoming matches and answer some listener questions.
November 11, 2021
FRL 719 - Ferrari Trash Talking + Shane Sparks Goes Off On MFFs
The boys talk about AJ Ferrari and Nick Stemmet trash-talking on Instagram and Shane Sparks joins the show to talk about medical forfeits. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:07 - should Nick Stemmet have come after AJ Ferrari like he did? 0:14 - why were there so many forfeits in week one? 0:26 - Shane Sparks joins the show to rant about anything that comes to his mind particularly medical forfeits, Anthony Robles, the top 100 list, and music
November 10, 2021
FRL 718 - PSU Media Day, Opening D1 Weekend Takeaways
FRL 718 focuses on the huge results of a loaded first week of D1 competition as well as PSU media day which had more than a few major takeaways.
November 09, 2021
FRL 717 - Picking All 10 NCAA Champs!
Ben, CP and Bray put it out there: Who will be the 10 NCAA Champs this year?
November 04, 2021
FRL 716 - Jesse Mendez Announces College Decision!
Bray, CP and Ben welcome #1 Jesse Mendez to discuss his college choice and plan for the future.
November 03, 2021
FRL 715 - D1 Commitment News, Jesse Mendez, Opening D1 Competition
Ben, CP and Bray chat about major recruiting news, the start of the D1 season and how Michigan fits in the NCAA Team Race.
November 02, 2021
FRL 714 - Iowa Media Day Reactions + Greatest NCAA Team Of The Decade
The boys talk about what came out of Iowa City, Bo Nickal responding to Burroughs, and crown the greatest NCAA team of the last decade. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:01 - Takeaways from Iowa media days 0:07 - Bo Nickal responded to Burroughs about fighting 0:19 - Flo is releasing an incredible 10 part series that ranks the 100 best US wrestlers of all time 0:30 - finalizing the best NCAA team of the last decade. You’re going to be surprised at who wins 1:07 - questions from friends
October 28, 2021
FRL 713 - Early Notable D1 Wrestle-Off Results + More Super 32
David Bray joins the show as the guys talk about Super 32 as well as the first round of D1 wrestle-offs that have taken place. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:03 - Morgan State added wrestling 0:06 Jordan Burroughs wants to fight MMA 0:11 - There have been some interesting early D1 wrestle-off results 0:18 - We know what weight Sebastian Rivera is going 0:29 - Super 32 talk 0:50 - listener voicemails 1:06 - Twitter questions from friends
October 27, 2021
FRL 712 - JB Squashes Beef With Askren + Talks Social Media & Future
Jordan Burroughs joins the show to discuss social media use, his future, his relationship with Kyle Dake, and more. The guys also give a short Super 32 recap. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:00 - Jordan Burroughs joins the show 0:02 - JB & Ben discuss social media use 0:30 - JB & Ben talk about their Beat the Streets match 0:34 - JB talks about injury and World title run 0:42 - JB talks about what weight he'll go in the future 1:00 - JB and Ben talk about the famous FRL episode with Kyle Dake and squash the beef 1:06 - JB and his relationship with opponents 1:10 - JB on USA vs Iran and Gable vs Zare 1:13 - Super 32 recap
October 26, 2021
FRL 711 - Jordan Burroughs' Tweet + Knox vs Bassett
The boys make Knox vs Bassett picks, discuss Jordan Burrough's tweet about young athletes using social media, and make progress on the greatest NCAA team of the past decade bracket. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:01 - Anthony Knox is going down to 106, setting up a super match with Bo Bassett 0:08 - the Jordan Burroughs tweet that got AJ Ferrari and others fired up 0:26 - 2017 Penn State vs 2014 Penn State 0:43 - 2019 Penn State vs 2018 Ohio State 0:55 - 2012 Penn State vs 2020 Iowa 1:05 - 2018 Penn State vs 2021 Iowa 1:18 - Questions from friends
October 21, 2021
FRL 710 - Bray Joins The Show To Talk All Things Super 32
High school ranker David Bray joins the show to give an extensive Super 32 preview. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv!
October 20, 2021
FRL 709 - Spey Answers All Of Your NCAA Rankings Questions
Spey joins the show to explain himself for the new NCAA rankings. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:08 - 125 0:17 - 133 0:23 - 141 0:28 - 149 0:31 - 157 0:36 - 165 0:49 - Gordon Ryan making his return to FloGrappling 0:51 - 174 0:58 - 184 1:01 - 197 1:09 - 285 1:14 - pound-for-pound 1:19 - questions from friends
October 19, 2021
FRL 708 - KJ To Michigan + The Greatest NCAA Team Of The Past Decade
CP, Ben, and JD discuss what Kevin Jackson to Michigan means and fill out some brackets to determine the best NCAA team from the past decade. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:01 - Kevin Jackson to Michigan. What does it mean for J’den Cox and Team USA? 0:13 - creating a bracket to determine the best NCAA team of the past decade 0:16 - 2016 Penn State vs 2014 Penn State 0:24 - 2018 Ohio State vs 2013 Penn State 0:47 - 2020 Iowa vs 2011 Penn State 1:02 - 2021 Iowa vs 2015 Ohio State 1:15 - Questions from friends
October 14, 2021
FRL 707 - The Best 149 To Not Win NCAAs + Breaking Down Battle At The Ballpark
The boys debate who the best 149-pounder from the past 10 years to not win NCAAs was, break down Battle at the Ballpark, and answer a whole lot of questions. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Run of Show 0:01 - Battle at the Ballpark is going to be the greatest event in the history of wrestling 0:26 - best 149 from the past decade not to win NCAAs Questions 0:30 - how we feel about people wrestling in college forever 0:34 - could we see Spencer Lee double up at the Ballpark? 0:36 - why is Jordan Burroughs popular in Iran? 0:38 - why doesn’t UWW use bonus points + solving all of international wrestling’s problems 0:48 - better athlete: Snyder or Sadulaev? 0:50 - is Kyle Snyder a defensive wrestler? 0:51 - what does Gable vs Sadulaev look like? 0:52 - Is Bo Bassett eligible for the 2024 Olympics and do most phenoms pan out? 0:57 - The true freshmen who could make an impact this year 1:04 - Our favorite wrestlers to watch both international and domestic
October 13, 2021
FRL 706 - Spencer Lee vs Thomas Gilman + More World's Recap
CP is back from Worlds to recap what he saw from the ground in Oslo + reigniting the Spencer Lee vs Thomas Gilman debate. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv!
October 12, 2021
FRL 705 - Sadulaev GOAT Debate + Should Russia Be Wrestling?
JD, Bray, and Ben talk about where Sadaulaev stacks up on the all-time list and debate whether or not harder sanctions should have been brought down on Russia. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv!
October 06, 2021
FRL 704 - What Burroughs 6th Title Means Historically
JD, Bray, and Ben talk about all the action from day three at the World Championships. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv!
October 05, 2021
FRL 703 - Why This Team Race Is So Great
Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! JD, Bray, and Ben recap the first 2.5 days of the World Championships and take a look at Team USA's chances for a team title.
October 04, 2021
FRL 702 - World Championship Betting Odds & FRL Tattoos
Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Bray is back on as the boys put their money down on the World Championships and some fans call and say how far they're willing to go to be the #1 FRL fan.
September 30, 2021
FRL 701 - Ranking Who Had The Best Off-Season Transfer Portal
David Bray joins the show to talk about who had the best overall experience in the transfer portal this offseason and CP makes a late appearance from Oslo.
September 29, 2021
FRL 700 - World Championship Preview & Predictions
Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv! Jon Kozak joins the show to give a weight by weight preview of the World Championship and give predictions. Run of Show 0:02 - Nic Bouzakis committed to Ohio State 0:06 - Stevan Micic is still wrestling in college 0:12 - 57 kg 0:19 - 61 kg 0:25 - 65 kg 0:30 - 70 kg 0:33 - 74 kg 0:38 - 79 kg 0:43 - 86 kg 0:47 - 92 kg 0:49 - 97 kg 0:55 - 125 kg 1:00 - What are the US’ odds of winning it all? 1:08 - Questions from friends
September 28, 2021
FRL 699 - The Next Steps For Women's Wrestling + Cyon's Return!
Ben is in the studio to discuss Iowa adding women's wrestling and have a heated debate about Dake vs Taylor's careers + Cyon joins the show to tell some crazy recruiting stories. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv Run of Show 0:01 - the University of Iowa has added a women’s wrestling program 0:10 - what are the challenges to building a women’s wrestling club 0:16 - Cyon joins the show and tells some crazy recruiting stories from his Iowa State days 0:35 - back to Iowa women’s wrestling 0:37 - Is Kyle Snyder sad that Sadulaev is going to be at Worlds? 0:45 - the SEC just added a rule that could be advantageous to Missouri 0:50 - Who’s career would you rather have if they ended today: Kyle Dake or David Taylor? 1:03 - User voicemails 1:19 - Questions from friends
September 23, 2021
FRL 698 - Russian Correspondent King G Shares The Secrets Behind Team Russia
King G joins the show again to give the lowdown on Russia's World Team and the boys debate a National Dual tournament. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv Run of Show 0:01 - Is Jordan Burroughs putting out propaganda on Twitter? 0:03 - Penn State’s schedule is out and there’s one big takeaway 0:07 - National Duals debate 0:20 - Russian Coach Tedeev is not happy with his pay 0:30 - Russian correspondent King G joins the show 1:04 - Questions from friends
September 22, 2021
FRL 697 - Shocking News Out Of Northwestern
The boys talk about how COVID is affecting Northwestern and college wrestling as a whole + recap WNO and debate the best 141 from the past 10 years not to win NCAAs. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv 0:01: Carter Young is transferring and more crazy news out of Northwestern 0:18 - Who’s Number One recap 0:51 - Ben Kueter is playing both football and wrestling at Iowa 0:59 - the best 141 from the past 10 years not to win NCAAs 1:10 - questions from friends
September 21, 2021
FRL 696 - Who Would Win Now, David Taylor Or Kyle Dake?
Resuming the David Taylor - Kyle Dake rivalry, Who's Number One, Big Ten schedule, and so much more on episode 696 of FRL. Send in user submissions to 515-509-5071 or FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv
September 16, 2021
FRL 695 - Wrestlers Not Competing On The Backside + Carter Starocci Is Really Good
User voicemail & email submissions can be sent to 515-509-5071 and FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv. The boys give their takes on wrestlers not competing on the backside, talk more WTT, and preview Daton's biggest threat at Worlds. 0:00 - Intro 0:02 - Our take on wrestlers not competing on the backside 0:12 - What to make of Carter Starocci's performance 0:22 - More solid backside performances at WTT 0:45 - An introduction to Daton's main threat at Worlds, Abasgadzhi Magomedov 0:53 - Power ranking all 10 weights on the likelihood of medaling 1:08 - Why RBY didn't compete at World Team Trials & how a match with him in Daton in freestyle goes
September 15, 2021
FRL 694 - How Good Is Our World Team?!
The boys are back from Lincoln to recap the World Team Trials + Adeline Gray joins the show as well! 0:00 - Intro 0:02 - Burroughs performance + injury 0:15 - Adeline Gray joins to show to talk women's wrestling 0:30 - Iowa is VERY close to adding a women's team 0:31 - Gwiz is back 0:38 - NATO looked great 0:40 - Carter Young had himself a weekend 0:44 - Yianni vs Joey 0:57 - Should JO have stayed down at 65? 1:03 - 70 kg 1:14 - J’den back on the team 1:17 - Jenna vs Jacarra was amazing 1:22 - RTC talk 1:33 - Gable is officially going to the WWE
September 14, 2021
FRL 693 - Analyzing The Pre-Seeds + Final Predictions
We have a new voicemail submission # and email! 515-509-5071 & FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv Jon Kozak joins the show to talk about where the seeding committee got it wrong and everyone makes their final predictions.
September 09, 2021
FRL 692 - World Team Trials Picks + Best 133 To Not Win An NCAA Title
The boys make their final predictions for World Team Trials as well as rank the best 133s from the past decade who haven't won an NCAA title. Run of Show 0:02 - Who will be in Burroughs' corner this weekend? 0:09 - Why won't there be any Hawkeyes at the World Team Trials? 0:16 - Women and Greco pre-seeds are out 0:23 - 65 kg predictions 0:39 - 79 kg predictions 0:42 - 92 kg predictions 0:50 - 125 kg predictions 0:56 - ranking the best 133s from the past decade that didn't win an NCAA title
September 08, 2021
FRL 691 - 61 kg & 70 kg World Team Trials Predictions
The gang breaks down the 61 kg and 70 kg World Team Trials brackets and gives their predictions. Run of Show 0:00 - intro 0:01 - Michael K Williams passed away 0:02 - what made The Wire so great 0:06 - the new Suriano film is out 0:11 - Ashnault and Massa are out of WTT 0:13 - has Gable made it official with the WWE? 0:20 - 61 kg seeding and predictions 0:55 - 70 kg seeding and predictions 1:09 - questions from friends
September 07, 2021
FRL 690 - Russian King G Gives Inside Info + Best 125s Of The Last Decade To Never Win
User voicemail & email submissions can be sent to 515-509-5071 and FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv. King G joins the show from Moscow to give us the lowdown on Team Russia, including big news about Sidakov, and the boys debate the best 125 of the past 10 years to never win an NCAA title. Rundown 00:00 Intro 02:04 Suriano trailer 13:58 No Bajrang at worlds 25:55 Ben has a problem with big media holding videos from wrestling tournaments 29:40 King G joins the show to talk all things Russia, including some potentially big news on Sidakov 54:35 The best 125 pounder of the past decade to never win 1:09:15 User submissions 1:13:16 JD’s confession hour 1:22:33 How Would Ben coach Snyder to beat Sadulaev
September 02, 2021
FRL 689 - Braxton Amos Talks Weight & World Title
Braxton Amos joins the show to talk about his weight, his World title, Greco, and more. 00:00 Intro 02:00 Braxton Amos 23:52 Why are there different weights for freestyle and Greco? 26:25 CP is intrigued about 61 KG 31:47 Trent Dilfer & the loud, aggressive coaching style 41:14 Power ranking Wednesday 1:06:53 We have a new voicemail number and email for video/audio submissions!! 1:08:03 Questions from friends Phone number & email for voicemails and video/audio submissions is 515-509-5071 and FRLsubmissions@flosports.tv
September 01, 2021
FRL 688 - Weekend Recap + Yazdani - David Taylor Game Planning
Ben is back from vacation to discuss all the news over the weekend, Yazdani's new game plan for David Taylor, and so much more. 00:00 Intro 02:27 Amazing stretch of wrestling coming up 08:36 Yazdani’s coach has a new game plan 20:42 We have a new voicemail # and video submission email 23:45 we've got some new features coming 31:25 Spencer Lee to Rudis 38:38 Cornell Robinson named Wyoming Seminary head coach 39:47 Jamil Kelly named head coach of Tar Heel wrestling club 43:50 Who's Number One will be college rules 53:10 Most exciting Who's Number One matches 56:34 Holding back kids for athletics 1:06:20 Ben’s take on childhood obesity 1:15:15 Questions from friends
August 31, 2021
FRL 687 - Shane Sparks Talks Folkstyle & Looks Ahead At WTT + NCAA Season
Shane Sparks keep the energy up on this episode of FRL while discussing a variety of topics. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 03:10 NCAA talk 23:15 Shane’s thoughts on the Olympics 33:14 Joey Cruz to Oklahoma 33:38 Shane got a football gig for ESPN 41:49 NCAA weight & match Shane is most looking forward to this season 50:31 Looking ahead at World Team Trials 1:14:30 Questions from friends
August 25, 2021
FRL 686 - Chael Sonnen Rants & Raves About Who Promotes Themselves Best In Wrestling
Chael Sonnen joins the show and goes on several epic rants about a number of different hot topics in wrestling. Run of Show 00:00 Intro + Chael Sonnen joins the show 01:56 Thoughts on the Olympics 14:25 Braxton Amos vs AJ Ferrari 31:55 The needle movers in wrestling 37:48 Burroughs vs the field at 79 kg 44:21 61 at the World Team Trials 56:35 NCAA rules! WNO 58:00 Chael picks CP’s brain on Greco 1:03:51 Questions from friends
August 24, 2021
FRL 685 - Penn State Is Going To Trials & How Good Can O'Toole Get?
Get 20% off MANCSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code FLOWRESTLING at MANSCAPED.com! The boys discuss who Penn State entered at World Team Trials and why as well as how good Keegan O'Toole can get. Run of Show 00:00 Intro + Emily Shilson winning gold live reaction 02:50 Penn State entered World Team Trials last night 28:00 How good is/can Keegan O'Toole get? 43:30 Back to Trials talk 51:45 Kennedy Blades is destroying people 52:59 Rocky Elam also won Junior gold 55:10 Is 197 the best NCAA weight for the next four years? 58:08 Japan is going to Senior Worlds, but their Olympians aren't 1:00:40 How does a Retheford - Pantaleo rematch go? 1:02:50 Will Kennedy Blades win Senior Worlds this year? 1:09:45 Amit Elor live gold reaction 1:13:30 Questions from friends
August 19, 2021
FRL 684 - Gable Isn't Going To Worlds, But Keegan O'Toole Is A World Champion
Get 20% off MANCSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code FLOWRESTLING at MANSCAPED.com! The boys discuss what it means that Gable isn't going to Worlds as well as watch Keegan O'Toole's gold medal match live on air. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:30 Team USA women put 3 of 5 in the finals, lead team race after day 1 02:55 Braxton Amos killed a man in the Junior World finals 11:44 Gable Steveson declined his World Team spot 12:20 Does 10 weight Worlds help or hinder our chances of beating Russia? 29:45 Live reaction to Keegan O’Toole winning Junior Worlds 35:30 More Gable Steveson talk 49:50 More Keegan O’Toole talk 1:00:00 Questions from friends
August 18, 2021
FRL 683 - Keegan O'Toole Is Going Crazy & WTT Is Going To Be Insane
Get 20% off MANCSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code FLOWRESTLING at MANSCAPED.com! The boys discuss the first day and a half of Junior Worlds and get excited for how awesome World Team Trials is going to be.
August 17, 2021
FRL 682 - Will Dake Stay At Cornell? & The Folkstyle vs Freestyle Debate
Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code FLOWRESTLING at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod Ben is back to discuss if Kyle Dake will stay at Cornell, talk women's wrestling, and folkstyle vs freestyle training. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:20 More Burroughs - Sidakov discussion 07:30 Dake long term at Cornell? 21:00 Bennett Berge to SDSU 21:41 More Gable news 23:45 Breaking news from Stevie 24:31 Sarah Hildebrandt has become the best US woman at par terre 34:00 IOC article about gender equality and what it means for wrestling 39:08 folkstyle training vs freestyle training debate 59:41 Looking ahead at World Team Trials 1:08:51 Family dollar store in Lincoln loses all their employees 1:09:30 Questions from friends
August 12, 2021
FRL 681 - Dake + Gilman Injuries & International Pound-For-Pound Debate
David Bray joins the show to discuss Dake and Gilman's injuries and debate the top five pound-for-pound wrestlers in the world as well as peak Sidakov vs peak Burroughs. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:08 How Gilman healed his foot injury 16:30 Kyle Dake apparently got injured 35:00 Jordan Burroughs at 79 40:30 CP & JD fiercely debate peak Burroughs vs peak Sidakov 48:20 International pound-for-pound debate 1:10:20 Questions from friends
August 11, 2021
FRL 680 - Gable's Next Move & What Snyder Has To Do To Win
CP is back from Tokyo to discuss as much Olympic fallout as we can. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:08 Final Recap 8:00 Gable’s crazy gold 28:00 David Taylor vs Yazdani 35:30 Snyder vs Sadulaev III 45:40 Olympians going to Worlds 50:25 The US' depth 1:00:53 Tamyra's takeoff 1:02:15 Putting Kyle Snyder's greatness into perspective 1:18:38 CP's Tokyo experience 1:22:28 Questions from friends 1:31:50 Outro
August 10, 2021
FRL 679 - BEST ROUND IN USA WRESTLING HISTORY!
The boys talk about why this morning was one of the best days in the history of USA Wrestling.
August 05, 2021
FRL 678 - DT - Yazdani III, Gilman & Helen Go Down, + Gable, Dake, & Jacarra Draws
Ben is back to talk about everything that went down on day one of men's freestyle and day two of women's freestyle at the Olympics.
August 04, 2021
FRL 677 - Tamyra Wins Gold + Gilman, Taylor, and Maroulis' Bracket Draws
CP joins the show all the way from Tokyo to discuss Tamyra Mensah-Stock winning gold at the Olympics as well the first MFS bracket draws.
August 03, 2021
FRL 676 - Olympic Preview + Predictions
Jon Kozak joins the show along with JD and Ben to breakdown each men's freestyle weight class and give their predictions. Run Of Show 00:00 Intro 00:55 Spencer Lee has come out with t shirts along side Barstool Sports 04:30 ESPN is trying to break up the Big 12 08:00 Olympic preview and predictions 1:14:35 What is the likelihood of someone making back-to-back Olympic Teams?
July 29, 2021
FRL 675 - The Big 12 Is Collapsing + Athletes Dealing With Extraordinary Pressure
CP, Ben, and JD talk about what's next for the Big 12, Simone Biles pulling out of the Olympics, and where Dake & Snyder stack up on the all time list if they win in Tokyo. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 2:15 Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics for her mental health. Our thoughts. 22:14 What Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 means for wrestling 33:55 Team USA has arrived in Japan 37:00 Gable Steveson has signed a deal with MMA agent Dave Martin 41:50 Tom Brands got a nice pay raise and extension 45:18 The women's cadet world team won their first-ever World team title over the weekend 48:05 Debating where Kyle Dake and Kyle Snyder rank on the all time great list if they win in Tokyo 1:01:23 Questions from friends 1:11:48 Outro
July 28, 2021
FRL 674 - Nick Suriano Is In The Transfer Portal & Best Olympic Betting Odds
The boys talk about what it means that Nick Suriano is in the transfer portal, the US' Cadet Worlds performance, and make Olympic bets.
July 22, 2021
FRL 673 - Fargo Junior Freestyle Recap + Cadet Worlds Update
JD and Bray join CP from the FargoDome once again to go over all things Fargo and Cadet World Championships.
July 21, 2021
FRL 672 - Live From The FargoDome!
JD, Bray, and Ben join CP live from the FargoDome to discuss Fargo and Cadet Worlds.
July 20, 2021
FRL 671 - CP's Back To Talk Coaching & NIL News, Fargo, & Olympics
CP is back from his hiatus to discuss the latest college coaching news, NIL news, preview Fargo, and take a look at the Olympics. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 00:34 JD’s at-risk lifestyle 02:25 Cornell's squad 06:00 Penn staff/RTC 07:18 Borelli getting the band back together 08:27 Ned Shuck to Bellarmine 09:41 The best NIL deals we've seen so far 17:43 Sneak peek at USA Olympic singlets 20:06 Fargo main storylines 32:30 World and Olympic medals 2000-2019 42:00 Zamalov fan page goes at Burroughs 1:01:38 Questions from friends
July 14, 2021
FRL 670 - Olympic Death Brackets & The ACC vs The Big Ten
JD, Spey, and Bray talk about the worst-case scenario for Team USA in Tokyo and if the ACC could possibly surpass the Big Ten for best wrestling conference. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 03:57 BJ Futrell announced as Penn assistant 05:25 Tristan Moran hired as Cal Poly volunteer assistant 05:53 Spencer Lee filed an official trademark application for “excuses are for wusses” 07:27 What happens if a wrestler tests positive for COVID at the Olympics 13:48 Olympic talk What do brackets look like with the seeds? Who are the best guys getting drawn in? Death draws for Americans 1:01:25 The ACC vs Big Ten discussion
July 13, 2021
FRL 669 - How Does This Cadet World Team Stack Up Against Past Teams?
Ben, Bray, and JD take a look at past Cadet World Championships and make predictions for this year's team. Run of Show 00:00 - Intro 04:50 - RBY continuing to make NIL moves 07:55 - Ned Shuck named Bellarmine head coach 11:14 - Japan declares state of emergency 18:04 - Cadet World Championships rewind 53:30 - 2021 Team introduction 1:15:20 - 2020 vs past teams + predictions 1:20:50 - Questions from friends
July 08, 2021
FRL 668 - Team USA vs Team Russia In Tokyo
Kozak and Spey join the show to break down Russia's Olympic Team and Team USA's chances against them in Tokyo. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:08 Mike Grey is making moves in Ithaca 09:41 Russian Olympic Team introduction 13:55 Team USA's chances against Russia (with pics) 53:33 Historical Olympic data 1:08:35 Questions from friends 1:19:30 Chael Sonnen's Jordan Burroughs video
July 07, 2021
FRL 667 - Week 1 NIL Round Up + NCAA Coaching & Transfer News
JD, Bray, and Ben talk about all the deals from the first few days of the NIL era as well as what's been going on elsewhere in the NCAA. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 00:35 NIL roundup 26:40 Ed Ruth named Illinois assistant 43:19 Frank Perrelli named head coach of Spartan RTC 44:42 Ryan Deakin entered last chance qualifier at 70 kg 47:45 Transfer News 52:38 Bajrang update 52:57 Questions from friends
July 06, 2021
FRL 666 - Which True Freshmen Could We See Right Away Next Season?
Bray joins the show to discuss the first day of the new NIL rules as well as which true freshmen could we see wrestle next season. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:58 NIL day one social media roundup 07:52 Gable Steveson has the largest Instagram following of any active Big Ten athlete. RBY #3 Spencer #7 13:45 David Carr won Iowa State male athlete of the year 14:06 Which true freshman should go right away? 57:37 Questions
July 01, 2021
FRL 665 - Oklahoma State's Compliance Officer Joins To Talk NIL
On episode 665 of FRL Oklahoma State compliance officer, Kevin Fite, joins the show to talk all things name, image, and likeness, and the boys have their own NIL money-making draft. Run of Show 00:27 Kevin Fite interview 45:52 NIL extra thoughts 48:47 NIL draft 1:15:58 RBY won Penn State athlete of the year 1:16:47 Voinovich went 2-2 at junior Euros 1:17:06 Chance Marsteller rejoining Kolat 1:18:50 Questions
June 30, 2021
FRL 664 - Sadulaev's Aliev Performance & Expectations For Elite Wrestlers
JD's back to talk Aliev takeaways, recent coaching & transfer news, as well as expectations for elite high school wrestlers. Run of Show 02:20 NCAA talk NIL 17:29 Sadulaev at Aliev 32:15 Bajrang Punia at Aliev 34:55 Gwiz joining Spartan RTC/Cornell staff 38:20 Ray Blake to Bixby HS (Oklahoma) 39:50 Transfer news 41:33 Rylan Rogers to Michigan 43:00 Jayden Eierman teasing NIL signing 49:15 NCAA Rule changes 52:30 Disk Golf 59:05 Questions from friends 1:21:30 Otoguru horse training
June 29, 2021
FRL 663 - Rob Koll Talks Stanford Staff
Rob Koll joins CP, Ben, and Bray to talk about the newest members of Stanford's coaching staff and other developments to the program. Order of Show 0:00 JD Rader's whereabouts and talking about Rob Koll's new staff 0:09 Rob Koll comes on to talk about Stanford's staff 0:20 Financial Aid and its impact on college wrestling, and Rob Koll's professional energy 0:30 Recruiting to Stanford 0:46 The secret to Rob Koll's 0:53 Why Koll believes Kyle Dake is the best in the world 1:01 Rob Koll's take on name, image, and likeness changes 1:13 Questions from friends
June 24, 2021
FRL 662 - Minnesota's Recruiting Wins & More NIL Talk
CP, Ben, and Bray talk about what Gavin Nelson's commitment to Minnesota means, and more discussion of NCAA name, image, and likeness. Order of Show 0:00 NCAA recruiting nuggets 0:02 Gavin Nelson's massive commitment to Minnesota and what it means for the Gophers 0:11 NCAA step out talk 0:18 Name, Image, and Likeness talk 0:38 Questions from friends 0:57 Ben's autism test confirmed his suspicions
June 23, 2021
FRL 661 - AJ Ferrari's Name, Image, And Likeness Prospects & NCAA Supreme Court Ruling | FloWrestling Radio Live (Ep. 661)
CP, Ben, and Bray discuss AJ Ferrari's plan to capitalize on his name, image, and likeness and the Supreme Court's ruling on the NCAA. Order of Show 0:00 AJ Ferrari plans to sign endorsement deals on July 1 0:06 Why Oklahoma State's NIL plan puts them ahead of the game 0:18 The Supreme Court's ruling against the NCAA 0:29 How name, image, and likeness changes could impact wrestling 0:36 Questions from Friends
June 22, 2021
FRL 660 - Olympic Seeding & Transfer Talk
CP, Ben, and Kozak dive into topics related to the Olympics and discuss major transfer moves from the last few days. Order of Show 0:00 What to do about the looming episode 666 0:03 Gaige Garcia to Lehigh, and Keegan Moore to Oklahoma 0:05 What the Olympic seeds mean for Team USA 0:36 Questions from friends
June 16, 2021
FRL 659 - Evan Wick Commits & JB vs IMar Update
CP, Ben, and Bray talk about the canceled JB vs IMar match and June 15 recruiting advice before Evan Wick calls in to make his transfer announcement. Order of Show 0:00 Discussion of the canceled JB vs IMar match 0:16 Ben's advice for 2023 recruits on the first day coaches can call 0:25 Matt Ramos is in the transfer portal 0:28 A little Evan Wick Talk before he comes on 0:30 Ben's experience at 16u Duals 0:33 Fargo's coming up, and our hotel is janky 0:38 Yianni is going up to 70kg for trials 0:40 Questions from Friends 0:44 The worst stylistic matchup for Gilman and Dake at the Olympics 0:53 Evan Wick makes his transfer announcement 1:17 the toughest stylistic matchups for Taylor, Snyder, and Gable at the Olympics
June 15, 2021
FRL 658 - Poland Day 2 Craziness + 133 lbs Tiers
Run of Show 0:00 - Team USA has had a rough day in Poland so far 0:01 - Youssif Hemida is now competing for Egypt 0:02 - J'den Cox lost to a Ukranian 0:10 - Mohammadian will be Iran's rep at 97 0:12 - Yianni - Musukaev II was absurd and so was the reffing 0:31 - Alec Pantaleo beat James Green 0:37 - Jason Nolf blew a late lead to go 0-1 0:43 - 133 lbs tiers 0:53 - questions from friends 1:07 - Iowa vs Penn State 2022 team race 1:18 - how NCAA allowing athletes to benefit off their name and likeness will affect wrestling
June 09, 2021
FRL 657 - Poland Day 1 + College & High School Recruiting News + 125 Tiers
Run of Show 0:00 - Ben broke the internet 0:01 - Poland day 1 recap 0:10 - thoughts on 'Who Is James Green?" 0:12 - JD is pissed off about the grounded rule 0:15 - back to Poland recap 0:20 - the Tennessee Titans have signed Adam Coon 0:23 - why hasn't Rob Koll announced an assistant yet? 0:32 - #3 overall rising junior Christian Carroll has committed 0:33 - why are sophomores committing? 0:42 - thoughts on high school recruiting and how Oklahoma State utilizes it 0:52 - how FloGrappling is exterminating stalling from jiu-jitsu 0:57 - How to make the overall product of wrestling better (JD wants to exterminate folkstyle) 1:07 - 125 lbs NCAA tiers
June 08, 2021
FRL 656 - JB IMar Is On + Poland Is Going To Be Incredible
Run of Show 0:00 - Ben loves tank tops 0:02 - #1 Cody Chittum just committed to Minnesota 0:07 - Poland entries are hot fire flames 0:39 - Joey Silva is in the transfer portal 0:40 - James Green FloFilm is out now 0:42 - Jordan Burroughs vs Isaiah Martinez is going down live on FloWrestling June 18th 0:50 - Questions from friends
June 03, 2021
FRL 655 - Big Time Transfers & More Rob Koll Talk
Run of Show 0:00 - fun and easy banter 0:02 - Jordan Oliver to NYCRTC 0:07 - NYRCRTC & NJRCTC + J'den Cox are joining forces 0:11 - Austin Gomez is transferring to Wisconsin 0:15 - more Rob Koll, Mike Grey, Stanford, and Cornell talk 0:34 - U23 WTT recap 0:47 - how the transfer portal helps and hurts certain wrestlers 0:52 - finishing up U23 WTT recap 1:03 - questions from friends
June 02, 2021
FRL 654 - Rob Koll To Stanford, Mike Grey Promoted At Cornell, U23 Recap, Bratke Says Goodbye
Run of Show 0:00 - Everyone 0:01 - Rob Koll is really the coach at Stanford 0:22 - Team USA crushed everyone at Pan Ams with no Cuba 0:27 - A little tribute to Bratke once again trying to make him cry 0:35 - Bratke’s final alien hour and looking back on some of his favorites over the years 0:45 - Brief U23 recap 01:20 - A couple questions from friends 01:27 - Final thoughts on Bratke and his final word
June 01, 2021
FRL 653 - Could Rob Koll Entertain The Stanford Job?
Run of Show 0:01 - Rob Koll interviewed for the head coaching position at Stanford 0:13 - More Kyle Dake and functional patterns talk 0:24 - The Last Dance and Kwame Brown 0:34 - This weekend's schedule 0:35 - Ben is very afraid of sharks 0:40 - Are the Tokyo Olympics in trouble again? 0:43 - 2016 US Olympic Team vs 2021 US Olympic Team 1:01 - remaining questions from friends
May 27, 2021
FRL 652 - U23 Preview, Yianni To 141 or 149?, Dake Is Still Getting Younger
Run of Show 0:03 - Happy birthday to recently arrested Sushil Kumar 0:06 - U23 registration is starting to heat up. The boys give a weight-by-weight preview and make predictions 0:48 - Yianni still is not sure what weight he will be going next season 0:51 - Kyle Dake is still getting younger 0:59 - Questions from friends
May 26, 2021
FRL 651 - Revisiting The 2016 Big Board, Austin O'Connor Changing Weights, Bratke's Big News
Run of Show 0:00 - Bratke has some really big news about his future 0:16 - Austin O’Connor changing weights and country’s 0:19 - Some thoughts on wrestlers in MMA 0:22 - Ben has a homework assignment for us based on old Big Boards, and then we look back at the success of the 2016 Big Board 0:46 - Questions from friends
May 25, 2021
FRL 650 - 2021 Recruiting Class Rankings
Run of Show 0:00 - CP is a disgusting pig person 0:01 - Getting into the 2021 recruiting class rankings 0:38 - We somehow talk about Beau Bartlett for way too long 0:50 - Looking back at the 2018 recruiting class 0:59 - A quick look at the 2017 recruiting class rankings 01:04 - Chuck Barbee on a potential step out in college wrestling 01:15 - Questions from friends
May 20, 2021
FRL 649 - Stanford Associate Head Coach Ray Blake On Stanford Wrestling Being Saved
Run of Show 0:00 - Ollie is back from taking his mom to the airport 0:01 - Stanford wrestling is saved and it’s the biggest W for wrestling in a long time, but what happens next? 0:15 - Early look at class of 2022 Big Board 0:24 - We talk about a lot of really random stuff waiting on Coach Blake to educate us 0:36 - A few questions from friends 0:39 - Stanford assistant Ray Blake joins the show to talk about the reversal of the University’s decision 01:17 - A few more questions from friends
May 19, 2021
FRL 648 - 2021 Final Big Board Thoughts, Transfer Portal Update, Team USA At Pan Ams
Run of Show 0:00 - Ollie is out taking his mom to his airport 0:02 - Ben gives us an update on all of the wrestlers working on his land 0:03 - Ben on all the college hammers he has working out at his place 0:06 - The roster that Team USA is sending to Pan Ams 0:14 - Transfer portal update 0:37 - Thoughts on final 2021 Big Board 01:14 - Questions from friends
May 18, 2021
FRL 647 - Jesse Mendez Recruiting Update, Poland Open Is Going To Be Loaded, More On Max Dean To PSU, Ollie Is Back
Run of Show 0:00 - America’s heavyweight, Ollie Astone, is finally back 0:01 - Jesse Mendez recruiting update 0:18 - It looks like Penn State is going to mandate the vaccine 0:20 - Ziolkowsk is coming up in Poland and the entries so far are loaded 0:41 - Sage Mortimer commits to King University 0:43 - Ben wants to take the upper peninsula from Michigan and claim it for Wisconsin 0:44 - Ollie tells the story of the time they witnessed a shooting in Atlanta 0:52 - Questions from friends
May 13, 2021
FRL 646 - Potential Thomas Gilman Injury, Ohio State Lineup Look, Crazy Zadick Story
Run of Show 0:00 - NYC area code and Ollie is nowhere to be found Mike Zadick story 0:12 - Crazy Ben Askren weight cutting story 0:14 - Ben’s thoughts on the Daniel Cormier Olympic weigh-in situation 0:16 - It seems like our Senior level guys our managing their cuts much better 0:20 - Thomas Gilman foot injury? 0:27 - Ohio State lineup look 0:42 - The top high school mascot names in the 0:47 - Questions from friends
May 12, 2021
FRL 645 - Max Dean To Penn State, Evan Wick In The Portal, Jordan Oliver At Last Chance
Run of Show 0:00 - Max Dean is going to Penn State and there’s a lot to unpack with it all 0:23 - Evan Wick going into the portal and could go to Penn State as well 0:27 - J’den Cox is going to bring the wrath of god on the mat 0:31 - Will there be another team that wins a national title without a transfer? 0:38 - Iowa recruiting Austin Gomez 0:41 - Jakason Burks leaving Oklahoma State 0:43 - Ben can’t get out of the Dells and escape the Wisconsin accent 0:46 - Jordan Oliver falls just short at the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier 01:04 - Questions from friends
May 11, 2021
FRL 644 - Complete Jordan Oliver Last Chance Breakdown
Run of Show 0:00 - Starting the show off by watching JO’s quarterfinal and giving an update on what happened over night 0:10 - Sushil Kumar is wanted for his involvement in an alleged murder 0:22 - Ben wants to fix the edge continuation rule 0:27 - Nate Jackson continues to impress up at 92kg 0:28 - A little National Prep talk as Malvern Prep ran away with it 0:33 - 86kg at Senior Nationals and the Mark Hall-Trent Hidlay final 0:38 - Will Alex Dieringer go 86 and talk about why guys don’t want to go to the non-Olympic weights 0:51 - A little more talk about Jackson-Gadson and how Jackson as evolved Senior Nationals talk 0:57 - A deep dive on all the hammers from Kansas 01:00 - U23 World Team Trials heading to Lincoln, Nebraska 01:02 - Questions from friends
May 06, 2021
FRL 643 - Senior Nationals Recap, Oklahoma St Lineup Look, Jordan Oliver Bracket Watch
Run of Show 0:00 - Ollie is not here, but dogecoin is taking over the crypto world 0:02 - Ben explains why he has a black eye 0:03 - The JO bracket watch is officially on and his draw should be out later this show 0:04 - CP is very concerned that Keegan O’Toole is now a skateboarder 0:09 - Brand new high school rankings are and Bray talks about the biggest changes 0:20 - Oklahoma State lineup look 0:39 - Biggest storylines from Senior Nationals 0:41 - Playing the James Green FloFilm trailer and talking about how awesome he is 0:48 - The boys are on JO bracket watch 0:51 - Luke Smith has interim tag removed and is the permanent head coach at CSU Bakersfield 0:53 - A recruiting strategy a certain school has 0:55 - Questions from friends
May 05, 2021
FRL 642 - Biggest Storylines, Upsets, Best Performances At Junior World Team Trials
Run of Show 0:00 - Should Ollie sell dogecoin? 0:02 - Ben parties on everyone that Mizzou did v good at Junior WTT 0:08 - We begin to bounce around all over Juniors talking about the biggest storylines, upsets, performances 01:24 - Questions from friends 01:28 - Bratke rants about the Packers
May 04, 2021
FRL 641 - Junior World Team Trials Predictions
Run of Show 0:00 - We miss that little sneaker head Ollie 0:02 - This Phillipsburg wrestling coach drama is something else 0:07 - Chris Weiler will come back for a sixth year, update on who is and isn’t coming back 0:12 - 57kg at Junior WTT is insane 0:23 - 61kg is all about Bouzakis-Mendez 0:31 - 65kg is a lot of fun at JTT 0:42 - Bryce Andonian the man to beat at 70kg? 0:50 - 74kg might be the deepest weight at Junior WTT 0:59 - Can anyone stop Carter Starocci at 79kg? 01:02 - Chris Foca looks like the man to beat at 86kg 01:07 - Rocky Elam and who else at 92kg? 01:11 - Is Braxton Amos the biggest favorite in the field? 01:12 - Are you ready for the Wyatt Hendrickson era? 01:15 - Questions from friends
April 29, 2021
FRL 640 - Max Dean Rumors & Senior Nationals Preview
Run of Show 0:00 - Ollie already has a challenger for his hand fighting challenge 0:03 - Max Dean to Penn State? 0:09 - A little transfer portal update 0:13 - This weekend is Junior WTT and the top five at Seniors qualify for 2021 WTT 0:14 - Ben was a total rules guy yesterday 0:17 - Ben still won’t give in on what he’s secretly working on with his guys 0:18 - Why is 57kg at Senior Nationals not good? 0:24 - 61kg in Coralville is pretty salty 0:27 - Will we have an all Hawkeye final at 65kg? 0:30 - 70kg is likely the toughest weight at Olympic Trials 0:37 - Hayden Hidlay looks like the class of the field at 74kg 0:43 - 79kg will be super interesting in Coralville 0:47 - Hidlay, Hall, Foster, headline 86kg 0:55 - Kyven coming down and Nate Jackson going up to 92kg 0:57 - 97kg is also not great at Senior Nationals 0:59 - Nick Gwiazdowski and Dom Bradley are destined to wrestle again 01:00 - Questions from friends
April 28, 2021
FRL 639 - Cadet WTT, Mizzou Back To The Big 12, Poeta Promoted At Illinois
Run of Show 0:00 - We are big fans of the topography of the Wisconsin Dells 0:03 - Mizzou will return to the Big 12 0:06 - Mike Poeta named Illinois Head Coach 0:10 - Gas Tank Gary and Andrew McNally announce transfer destinations 0:13 - Joe Rau petitioning after controversial stoppage in match one of OTT finals 0:31 - Jordan Burroughs officially moving to 79kg 0:39 - Biggest standouts at Cadet World Team Trials 01:04 - Questions from friends
April 27, 2021
FRL 638 - New NCAA Rules, Illinois Coach Candidates, Cadet World Team Trials Preview
Run of Show 0:00 - We have a full house today and a lot to cover since it’s the last FRL of the week 0:01 - Thoughts on the new proposed NCAA rules 0:15 - Doug Schwab to Illinois rumors and potential head coaching candidates 0:28 - What would a Super League look like in college wrestling? 0:40 - Cadet World Team Trials preview 01:03 - Questions from friends
April 21, 2021
FRL 637 - Ben Askren Opens Up About Boxing Match With Jake Paul
Run of Show 0:00 - Ben goes in-depth about his experience of the Jake Paul fight 0:21 - Ultimate Duals 0:26 - Big names and U15 and U17 World Team Trials 0:33 - Getting back into the youth wrestling and development discussion 0:47 - The best weight at this weekend’s Cadet World Team Trials 0:53 - Primacy effect, gamblers fallacy, nostalgia 0:59 - Re-watching the Dustin Kilgore-Logan Brown match 01:12 - Questions from friends
April 20, 2021
FRL 636 - 2011 vs 2021 NCAA Champions, Ben's Final Thoughts Before Fighting Jake Paul, Transfer Portal Commitments
Run of Show 0:00 - David Taylor is a bit coiner apparently 0:02 - One-time transfer and end of the dead period will become official today 0:10 - Kyle Parco flips from Utah Valley to Arizona State 0:14 - Joey Prata commits to Oklahoma 0:16 - U15 and U17’s are coming up and Ollie wants to stay with Ben and Bratke wants Pizza Ranch 0:22 - 2011 NCAA champions vs 2021 NCAA champions 01:15 - Questions from friends
April 15, 2021
FRL 635 - Taylor-Yazdani Breakdown, Early PSU Lineup Look, Borrelli To American, Portal & Potential NCAA Rules Update
Run of Show 0:00 - Boxing Ben Askren is back 0:03 - Gable Steveson got the red carpet treatment at Wrestlemania over the weekend 0:09 - Thomas Gilman said some really interesting things on The Bader Show 0:16 - Wrestlers who Ben thought would have success in MMA 0:18 - Hassan Yazdani apparent hurt his knee a couple months ago. Running back through his career matches with 0:38 - Jason Borrelli named Head Coach at American 0:43 - Early Penn State projected lineup 0:58 - Transfer portal talk and potential NCAA rule changes 01:02 - Questions from friends
April 14, 2021
FRL 634 - Who Gets The Illinois Job, Max Dean & Austin Gomez In The Portal, Where Gas Tank Gary and Andrew McNally Are Looking At, Last Chance Olympic Qualifier Update
Run of Show 0:00 - Kozak went from the Facebook comments to full-time FloWrestling staff 0:01 - We teased it Thursday, but the Dean’s are officially gone from Cornell 0:05 - The five schools that Gas Tank Gary is considering right now 0:10 - The four schools in the Andrew McNally sweepstakes 0:12 - Jim Heffernan steps down at Illinois. Who could be the next head coach? 0:14 - Austin Gomez is unretired and has entered the transfer portal 0:17 - Update on the Asian Olympic qualifying event 0:24 - Update on the 57kg drama in Japan 0:28 - The Oliver Astone story 0:56 - Questions from friends
April 13, 2021