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QCA Wrestle Podcast

QCA Wrestle Podcast

By QCA Wrestle
Quad Cities- Iowa and Illinois wrestling content.

Our primary focus is Quad City Area wrestling, while also bringing content that all wrestling fans will enjoy.

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Wednesdays with Willaert (Week 8)
Week 8 update with Augustana Wrestling Coach Tony Willaert!
13:03
December 22, 2021
Wednesdays with Willaert (Week 7)
Week 7 update with Augustana Wrestling Coach Tony Willaert!
09:50
December 15, 2021
Week 6 update with SAU Coach Bo Bettinson
Bo keeps us up to date on the Fighting Bees wrestling team!
19:33
December 09, 2021
Wednesdays with Willaert (Week 6)
Week 6 update with Augustana Wrestling Coach Tony Willaert!
20:51
December 08, 2021
Wednesdays with Willaert (Week 5)
Week 5 update with Augustana College Wrestling Coach Tony Willaert!
09:11
December 02, 2021
Week 4 Update with St Ambrose Coach Bo Bettinson
Week 4 Update with St Ambrose Coach Bo Bettinson
20:60
November 24, 2021
Wednesdays with Willaert (Week 4 Update)
Week 4 Update with Augustana Coach Tony Willaert!  
09:19
November 24, 2021
Matt Robertson and Bo Bettinson
St Ambrose's Matt Robertson was the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Wrestler of the Week!  We caught up with him and Coach Bo at the Fighting Bees wrestling facility!
24:41
November 19, 2021
Week 3 Update with SAU Coach Bo Bettinson
Week 3 Update with SAU Coach Bo Bettinson
20:21
November 17, 2021
Tuesday's with Tony (Week 3)
Week 3 update with Augustana College Coach Tony Willaert!
11:49
November 17, 2021
QCA Clash Recap
What an awesome night of wrestling!  The QCA Clash was amazing.  Thank you to all supporters, sponsors, coaches, wrestlers, fans, etc.  It was a great way to "kick off" the season!  
45:55
November 13, 2021
Week 2 Update with SAU Coach Bo Bettinson
Week 2 Update with SAU Coach Bo Bettinson
20:39
November 11, 2021
Tuesdays With Tony (Week 2)
Augustana Coach Tony Willaert gives us an update on the team and what to watch for coming up!
15:54
November 10, 2021
QCA Clash Preview!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only 2 more days! In this episode, Rob, Jay, and Todd go through the QCA Clash weight by weight, telling a little about each wrestler and what the fans can expect! Looking forward to an awesome night of wrestling at Saturday night (Nov 6) at Assumption!
39:57
November 05, 2021
St Ambrose Coach Bo Bettinson- Week 1 Update 2021
Week 1 update with St Ambrose Wrestling Coach Bo Bettinson!
18:41
November 03, 2021
Augie Coach Tony Willaert- Week 1 Update 2021
Week 1 update with Augustana College Wrestling Coach Tony Willaert!
14:16
November 02, 2021
Gabriel Rangel
Gabriel Rangel wrestled at Davenport Assumption and Grand View University.  He is now headed into his final collegiate season at reigning NAIA National Champion Life University.  It was great catching up with Gabe and getting some insights on his journey!
26:57
November 02, 2021
We're back!!!
Welcome back!   This is a big episode as we announce some pretty big changes coming to QCA Wrestle! We have some very exciting news! We also recap last season and share a bunch of off-season highlights! You won't want to miss this episode!
49:40
August 14, 2021
Interview with Sonny Alvarez
Sonny Alvarez was just named the new Head Wrestling Coach at Assumption High School.  We chat with him a bit about his past in the sport and his plans for the Knights.  We are also introduced to a few members of his coaching staff and we find out who will round out the Assumption Wrestling Coaching staff this upcoming season.
18:20
April 10, 2021
Pre Conference Tournament Podcast- Jan 29, 2021
We discuss local rankings, MAC Tournament preview, Covid and injuries, Illinois is going to wrestle!
01:37:15
January 29, 2021
Episode 35- Bo Bettinson
Bo Bettinson was recently named Head Coach for the new wrestling program at St. Ambrose University!  He wrestled in Iowa in college and is happy to be back in our great state!  It was a pleasure to get to know him and we are excited to see him do great things in the Quad Cities and at SAU!
43:44
December 24, 2020
Episode 34- Dustin Caldwell
Dustin Caldwell is the head wrestling coach at Clinton High School.  He was a 4 sport athlete and 2-time State Qualifier at Clinton.  Dustin coaches football at Clinton High as well.  In this episode, Dustin shares a lot about his background and insights into the sport of wrestling.
36:18
October 06, 2020
Episode 33- Matt Robertson
Matt Robertson wrestles at Grandview University.  He was a 2-time Iowa High School State Champion for Davenport Assumption.  Matt shared a bunch of great stories as well as some really good advice for younger wrestlers in this episode! It was great catching up with him!
31:42
September 21, 2020
Episode 32- Brent Metcalf
Brent Metcalf is an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Iowa State University.  He was an undefeated 4-time Michigan High School State Champion for Davison High School before becoming a 2-time NCAA Champion at the University of Iowa.  Brent shares some great stories and insights with us in this episode!
01:15:39
September 14, 2020
Episode 31- Brent Carstensen
Brent Carstensen is the Head Wrestling Coach at Camanche high school.  Brent was a State Champion wrestler at Camanche.  Brent shared a lot of great insight and thoughts about the sport with us.
31:14
September 07, 2020
Episode 30- Doug Schwab
Doug Schwab is the Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Northern Iowa.  He was an Iowa high school State Champ for Osage before becoming a 3-time All American and NCAA Champion at the University of Iowa.  He spent time as an Assistant Coach at Virginia Tech and at the University of Iowa before becoming Head Coach at UNI in 2010.
01:13:13
August 31, 2020
Episode 29- Lambros Fotos
Lambros Fotos is the United Township High School wrestling Coach.  He was an Illinois High School State Champ and 4 time State Placewinner, before wrestling at the University of Illinois.
35:25
August 24, 2020
Episode 28- Jack Wagner
Jack Wagner was a 3-time Iowa High School State Champion at Bettendorf High School.  He is entering his senior year at UNI.  It was really great to catch up with Jack and we are excited to follow his upcoming wrestling season!
17:23
August 17, 2020
Episode 27- Jacob Conner
Jacob Conner is the coach at Davenport North High School.  He is entering his 12th season as head coach this upcoming season.  We enjoyed talking to him about his background and his philosophies on the sport.  He also shared a lot of insights into the recent growth in girls wrestling as well as what we can do to help continue that trajectory.  
37:22
August 10, 2020
Episode 26- Josh Dziewa
Josh Dziewa was a PA High School State Champion and 2 time NCAA Qualifier for the University of Iowa.  He has spent the past fews seasons coaching at the D1 Collegiate level and recently accepted his first head coaching position, at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA.  Josh has a really cool program called WrestleText.  Whether you are an athlete, coach, parent, or fan, WrestleText will help you with advice, words of wisdom, and motivation.  Text 215-515-4170 to join this awesome, free service!
01:24:43
July 31, 2020
Episode 25- James Ealy
James Ealy is the Head Wrestling Coach at Rock Island Alleman.  He was Captain of the 1996 state championship team at Moline High School.  He has been an assistant coach at Macomb High School, and Head Coach at Sherrard, Moline, and Alleman.
40:51
June 25, 2020
Episode 24- Pete and Danny Bush
In a special Father's Day episode, we were joined by Pete and Danny Bush.  Pete Bush was the first State Champion at Davenport Assumption and went on to be a National Champion at the University of Iowa.  Danny Bush joined his dad as a State Champion at Davenport Assumption, was a NJCAA All American, and completed his competitive wrestling career at Iowa State.
01:00:60
June 21, 2020
Episode 23- Jake Larsen
Jake Larsen is the Head Wrestling Coach at Pleasant Valley High School.  He was a three-time All-American and NCAA Champion at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.  We really enjoyed talking with Jake and he shared some good insights into his wrestling background and perspectives on the sport!
01:00:49
June 18, 2020
Episode 22- Colton Feller
Colton Feller is the Head Wrestling Coach at Maquoketa High School. We enjoyed talking with Colton and hearing about the great things going on in the Maquoketa wrestling program!
43:29
June 11, 2020
Episode 21- Jay Borschel
Jay Borchel became the 16th 4-time Iowa High School State Champion, while compiling a 163-1 record at Linn Mar High School in Marion Iowa.  He went on to become a 2-time All American at the University of Iowa, capping off his Senior year in 2010 as NCAA Champion.  We had a blast talking to Jay!
59:46
June 04, 2020
Episode 20- Chris Grant
Chris Grant is the Head Wrestling Coach at Fulton High School.  It was a pleasure talking to Chris and getting to hear a few of his stories!
41:52
May 28, 2020
Episode 19- Wyatt Wriedt and Matt Randone
Today's episode is with Loras duo Wyatt Wriedt and Matt Randone.  Wyatt was a 2 time State Champion at North Scott.  Matt was a State Champion at Davenport Assumption.  We had a great time talking with these guys and they shared a lot of good stories and wrestling knowledge!
52:08
May 25, 2020
Episode 18- Chris Meineke
Chris Meineke has been a referee with the Eastern Iowa Wrestling Officials Association for 24 seasons. He has seen a lot of wrestling and has a lot of great stories!  We had a great conversation and Chris shared a lot of great perspective about the 3rd guy on the mat! 
01:23:06
May 21, 2020
Episode 17- Byron Tate
Byron was a State Champ at Clinton High School, a 3 time NCAA Champ at Wartburg, and is now an assistant Coach at Iowa City West High School.
45:51
May 18, 2020
Episode 16- Matt Ohnemus
Matt Ohnemus has been the Head Wrestling Coach of Dewitt Central since 2016.  He shares a lot of great insight with us and we really enjoyed talking with him!
34:33
May 14, 2020
Episode 15- Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly is the Head Wrestling Coach at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa.  Coach Kelly was a 3 time Iowa High School State Champion from Charles City and an NCAA Qualifier at UNI.
50:23
May 11, 2020
Episode 14- Tony Willaert
Tony is the Head Wrestling coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.  Before coming to Augie, Tony coached at Saint John’s University in Minnesota, where he was a national qualifier.  While in Minnesota, he also ran the Central Minnesota Wrestling Club, part of the Minnesota Storm program.
34:15
May 07, 2020
Episode 13- Landon Williams
Landon was an Iowa High School State Champion from Davenport Assumption.   He went on to wrestle at Wartburg College, where he was a 2-time NCAA Champion.  During his college career, his Wartburg wrestling teams won an unprecedented 4 consecutive NCAA Championships and 4 consecutive National Dual Championships.  Landon is an Assistant Coach at Wartburg, and runs the Burg Training Center in Waverly.
28:17
May 04, 2020
Episode 12- Jon Murray
Jon Murray is the head wrestling coach at Geneseo High School.  Jon wrestled at Illinois College and in 2012 he was inducted into the Illinois College Sports Hall of Fame.  He shares some really good stories and insights with us in this episode.
41:16
April 30, 2020
Episode 11- Julien Broderson
Julien was a 3 time Iowa High School State Champion from Davenport Assumption.  He just finished up an incredibly successful Redshirt season at Iowa State.  We really enjoyed talking with Julien and getting to hear a bit about hear background and insights into the sport!  
44:44
April 27, 2020
Episode 10- Boone McDermott
Boone is the 2020 NJCAA National Champion at 285, and he recently announced that he is headed to Rutgers to continue his academic and wrestling career.  We had a blast talking to Boone!  We talked about his decision to take his talents to New Jersey, and to wrestle in the Big Ten.  He has some very good stories, some great advice for younger wrestlers, and an incredible endorsement for the Iowa Central program.
01:10:12
April 24, 2020
Episode 9- Chuck Yagla
Chuck Yagla was a 2 Time NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, and a member of the 1980 US Freestyle Olympic Team.  We had a great time hearing about Chuck's history in the sport of wrestling and he shares some really great stories and insights with us!
56:14
April 23, 2020
Episode 8- Jon Terronez
In this episode we chat with Davenport Assumption Head Wrestling Coach Jon Terronez.  We have a great discussion about our current isolation situation and what wrestlers should be doing during this time, and many of his insights into the sport of wrestling.
34:24
April 20, 2020
Episode 7- Nick Trizzino
Nick is the Head Coach of the Agoge Wrestling Club in Bettendorf, Iowa.  In this episode, we talk about his start in wrestling, his success at with building Agoge into one of the best in the state of Iowa, and he shares with a lot of perspective on the sport of wrestling.
40:05
April 16, 2020
Episode 6- Paul Bradley
In this episode, we talk with former Iowa Hawkeye Paul Bradley.  Paul was a state champion for South Tama High School, a two-time All American for the University of Iowa, and had a 12 year MMA career.  Paul shares with us some great stories about his background in wrestling, fighting, and what he is up to today!
01:01:24
April 14, 2020
Episode 5- Jay Schwarm
In this episode we chat with UNI wrestler, former Bettendorf Bulldog, Jay Schwarm.  Jay just finished up an very impressive season, where he was the NCAA D1 falls leader award winner.  Jay shares with us what it was like when he heard they were cancelling the NCAA wrestling tournament, what is was like when his teammate, Drew Foster, won his NCAA title, and more.  He also has some advice for younger wrestlers.
32:13
April 13, 2020
Episode 4- Josh Watts
Josh Watts is the Head Wrestling Coach at Iowa Western.  He was a 3 Time Iowa High School State Champion at Davenport Assumption.  In this episode he shares some of his wrestling background with us as well as several really good insights on college wrestling.  
21:58
April 09, 2020
Episode 3- Eric Juergens
Full Interview with Eric Juergens!  We talk about his start in wrestling, what it was like to wrestle on a star studded Iowa team, what it was like to wrestle for Dan Gable, and more.
38:20
April 06, 2020
Episode 2- Dan Knight
It was a pleasure getting to talk to Coach Knight.  We got to hear about how he got his start in wrestling, his experience as a wrestler and a coach, and he shared several of his insights on the sport of wrestling.
35:41
April 02, 2020
Episode 1- Jacob Ruettiger
Interview with Moline Wrestling Coach Jacob Ruettiger.  We have a great discussion about our current isolation situation and what wrestlers should be doing during this time.  Coach Ruettiger also has a famous uncle, who you have probably heard of.
22:58
March 30, 2020