The MatBoss Podcast Episode 45: A.J. Schopp

Posted by Chad Dennis on Jan 15, 2020 5:39:40 PM

Purdue assistant coach A.J. Schopp joins host Chad Dennis on the latest edition of The MatBoss Podcast. Schopp, a three-time All-American at Edinboro, is known for his amazing work on top while on the mat. We'll also get his perspective on the things good and bad in college wrestling.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 44: Nick Buonocore

Posted by Chad Dennis on Jan 15, 2020 5:33:22 PM

Nick Buonocore, the founder of the Reformed Sports Parent, joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about what's going on with youth sports. Buonocore has six kids and they participate in a variety of sports, including wrestling.

Buonocore was a member of North Carolina Wesleyan's NCAA Division III baseball national championship team in 1999. Buonocore talks about how wrestling helped him be a better parent and how he's been able to form an organization aimed at making youth sports about youth sports, not about all the negative stuff that has come with being a youth sports parent. Find out more about the Reformed Sports Parent at reformedsportsparent.com.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 43: Brent Metcalf

Posted by Chad Dennis on Jan 15, 2020 5:29:16 PM

Iowa State assistant coach, multiple-time U.S. world team member and two-time NCAA champion Brent Metcalf joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis for Episode 43.

Metcalf talks about ISU's weekend in Las Vegas, what an athlete like David Carr means to the program, recruiting and the impact of social media and video on coaching as well as the upcoming dual with Chattanooga, one of Dennis' favorite subjects.



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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 42: Joe Johnston

Posted by Chad Dennis on Jan 15, 2020 5:25:18 PM

Joe Johnston has the unique distinction of knocking off two top seeds at an NCAA wrestling championship in consecutive years. The Kansas native and past Iowa Hawkeye joins Chad Dennis on The MatBoss Podcast to talk about his wrestling career, coaching at Missouri and now his new post, coaching at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Johnston talks about the unique situation service academies bring to the world of wrestling and the student-athletes who have unique educational experiences along the way.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 41: Dr. Hawkeye Alex Meyer previews Iowa-UTC

Posted by Chad Dennis on Nov 12, 2019 2:55:27 PM

Chad Dennis brings "Dr. Hawkeye" Alex Meyer to talk about the Iowa-Chattanooga dual as well as getting Meyer's perspective on the transfers into the Iowa program, payment of college athletes and some tangents on that. What is the going rate for what athletes can make in the summer? What's the deal with how Iowa does its intrasquad and wrestle-offs?

How does a team like Iowa prepare for a team that isn't highly ranked? All that and weight-by-weight preview of the UTC-Iowa dual.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 40: Keith Gavin

Posted by Chad Dennis on Nov 8, 2019 3:50:03 PM

Third-year head wrestling coach Keith Gavin from Pittsburgh joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 40. On this edition, host Chad Dennis talks about Gavin's prospectus for the 2019-20 season with his Panthers wrestling team and how the squad is looking to push through after a successful dual season a year ago, but a disappointing NCAA championships.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 39: Fantasy college wrestling discussion

Posted by Chad Dennis on Oct 23, 2019 10:35:48 AM

On Episode 39 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis returns with his college teammate, Jason Laflin, to talk fantasy wrestling as the two drafted after WrestleStat developed a fantasy wrestling engine for wrestling fans. The fantasy discussion centers around who's going what weights and where and how it's like other sports.

How's it work and how's it going to work?

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 38: Alex Meyer

Posted by Chad Dennis on Oct 9, 2019 11:11:27 PM

On Episode 38 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis talks with Iowa alum Alex Meyer.

Meyer was a 2016 All-American at Iowa. He's currently enrolled in medical school with a career based around medicine. Meyer chronicles his career coming from Southeast Polk and having to ride the pine at Iowa for several years before breaking into the lineup.

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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 37: Eric Akin

Posted by Chad Dennis on Oct 4, 2019 8:34:59 AM

Four-time All-American Eric Akin joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about his career, how the battles shaped him as a competitor, what it was like competing in an era of stellar U.S. lightweights as well as what it was like to go through his college career as a father and where his focus lives today with coaching kids.


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The MatBoss Podcast Episode 36: Daniel Dennis

Posted by Chad Dennis on Sep 8, 2019 4:24:41 PM



2016 Olympian Daniel Dennis joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 36. Dennis talks about what brought him from Iowa City to Chattanooga after his run to Rio ended. He'll also break down what makes the Brands brothers unique and much more.

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