MorWrestling Oct 20, 2023
#92 NYSPHSAA Girls Freestyle Wrestling Talk
The big news this week in NYS has been the talk of NYSPHSAA APPROVING Freestyle wrestling for our Girls Wrestling Championships.
Social Media was flooded with questions. What does this mean for NY? Zakk and I brought on 2 members of the NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Committee to further answer questions that have been asked this week.
#91 Tarleton State Wrestling W/ Grant Leeth and Jimmy Overhiser
Head Coach Grant Leeth and BREAKING NEWS --> Associate Head Coach Jimmy Overhiser join the podcast to further discuss Tarleton State Wrestling and the full scope of the situation.
The NCWA and The Texas Collegiate Wrestling Foundation (TCWF) are thrilled to welcome Coach Grant Leeth as the new leader for Tarleton State University's NCWA Intercollegiate wrestling program. The establishment of this new team, chartered just last month, marks a significant development in Tarleton State's skyrocketing academic and athletic growth. The team is set to compete as a proud member of the NCWA, while the TCWF passionately pursues its goal of raising the required $2,000,000. This ambitious fundraising initiative aims to explore the future possibility of a potential wrestling team to Tarleton State's existing NCAA athletic offerings.
#90 Alfred State Wrestling Season Preview
Episode 90?! Its been 4 years since bringing Coach Justin Signorelli on for an episode to talk about the Ox Gang down at Alfred State. Along with Coach Signorelli coming on, I also brought on Zach Levey. Levey, who is a transfer student and now one of the leaders heading into his first full season at Alfred State.
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#89 SUNY Cortland Wrestling Season Preview
We brought on Coach Tommy Prairie and 2x NCAA qualifier Jayden Cardenas to preview the Red Dragons 2023-24 season.
This is episode two of the 2023-24 season previews. If there's a college you want to hear from leave us a message on social media.
#88 St John Fisher Wrestling Season Preview
We are looking forward to bringing on and highlighting several more college programs in NY this fall leading up to the season. If there's a college you want to hear from send us a message on FB or "Twitter".
#87 Zoe Griffith and Emily Sindoni
A much overdue episode with Emily Sindoni and Zoe Griffith, two of NY's top girl wrestlers.
Sindoni and Griffith just competed at Fargo where Griffith was a 16u Womens Freestyle National Champ at 138lbs and Emily Sindoni was a runner up in JR Womens Freestyle at 127lbs.
Sindoni is a recent graduate of Tioga and Griffith just finished her sophomore year at Gouverneur.
Sindoni ends her high school career a 2x NHSCA National Champ, 2x Fargo Runner Up and a NYS Girls State Champ.
Griffith adds to her resume with a Fargo National Title and a NHSCA runner up this spring.
Sindoni is attending D'Youville to compete for the Saints in the fall.
#86 Joe Uccellini - Curby Training Center
A long overdue episode with Coach Joe Uccellini of the Curby Training Center. We are two weeks away from Fargo and Joe is between training camps at the Curby Training Center in Troy NY preparing Team NY.
#85 Coach Vutianitis - Presbyterian Women's Wrestling Coach
NY native Brian Vutianitis has an interesting story from starting wrestling in 8th grade to now the head coach for the D1 Presbyterian Women's Wrestling Program. Brian started his journey at Warwick Valley under coach John Canty. He then wrestled in college at SUNY Cortland under Brad Bruhn and Ryan LeBlanc before getting into coaching at his own club, Vision Wrestling Club then Coker College before landing as an assistant at Presbyterian for the Men's and Women's Programs.
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#84 Jeff Blatnick NY-USAW Freestyle/Greco State Championships Info
I brought on Team NY's Head Freestyle Coach, Kris Harrington and Team NY's 14u Coach, Chris Adams to discuss the upcoming state tournament in Binghamton. Registration closes Friday morning!!
#83 Anthony Noto - Lock Haven 2023 NCAA All-American
Two days after stepping on the podium at the D1 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Anthony Noto jumps on MorWrestling for a rundown. Anthony was a 4x NYS Champ for Honeoye Falls Lima in Section 5. Noto began his college career at NC State before transferring to Lock Haven where he has won 2 MAC Conference Titles and recently took 4th at the NCAA's as just a sophomore.
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#82 Cam Catrabone - Williamsville North
Cam makes a return to the podcast after winning his 1st NYS Title and having his video of doing a "Shoey" go viral on social media. We talk about the highs and lows of the sport of wrestling as well as what Cam's been up to since we last had him on back on Episode 49.
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#81 Ousmane Duncanson - Tioga
Just 10 days off winning his 2nd NYS Title, Ousmane Duncanson joins Dylan for an episode on MorWrestling!! Ousmane is also apart of the 3 other state titles at Tioga this year, NYSPHSAA Football Champs, NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Wrestling Champs, NYSPHSAA Wrestling Team Champs.
#80 NYSPHSAA Championships Recap
The 2022-23 NYSPHSAA Season is in the books!! Zakk and Dylan are back with the NYSPHSAA Championships Recap episode of this past weekends state championship tournament in Albany. Give it a listen and a share!
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#79 NYSPHSAA Championships Preview
Cue the Motley Crue and Foo Fighters the NYSPHSAA Championships are here!! Zakk and Dylan jump on the mic for a lengthy episode previewing each weight in the D1 and D2 brackets. If you've listened to the whole episode please give it a share on social media!!
#78 Steve Hart - Starpoint Wrestling Coach
Just 2 days from leading his Starpoint Spartans to a NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Title, Coach Hart jumps on the podcast to talk about the rise his program has gone through. His team has really bought in from losing in the semis last year to knocking off Minisink Valley this year. It takes a village to do what Starpoint has done, and they certainly have a village behind them.
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#77 Chris Adams NY-USA Wrestling National Team Coach
Chris Adams jumps on MorWrestling for the first time since episode 61 when we were on the road back from Fargo with a recap. Chris talks about the upcoming NY-USA Wrestling Folkstyle State Championships in Utica as well as the importance of getting into Freestyle and Greco from an early age. Chris is the 14u National team coach and the co director for the NY-USAW Youth division.
#76 Southern Tier Memorial Tournament Preview
Seeds are out for the 1st annual Southern Tier Memorial Tournament. This tournament is similar to what the Jeff Reese was back in the early 2000's. Zakk and Dylan jump on the mic to run through the weights and discuss some of the top wrestlers at each weight.
#75 A 2022 MorWrestling Year In Review and Windsor Christmas Tournament Recap
On the last episode of 2022 I take a look back at the 20+ guests I brought on over the past 12 months as well as a brief recap of the Windsor Christmas Tournament that was held this week.
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#74 Windsor Christmas Tournament Preview
Zakk and Dylan are back with a preview episode! Fresh off the seeds being released we jump into the weights to discuss some potential matches.
#73 Adam Greene - Utica University Men's Head Wrestling Coach
Adam Greene comes to Utica with roots in NY both at the high school and college levels. in high school, Adam was a 4x NYS qualifier and a NYS place finisher for Chenango Valley in Section 4. In college, Greene wrestled for Oneonta State where he later started his coaching career as an assistant for coach Duane Ritter. Adam also started the NAIA program at Sienna Heights and spent time coaching at Brandon HS in Florida.
Be on the lookout for Utica University Wrestling on social media.
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#72 NCAA Wrestling - Opening Weekend Preview
For the first time since March, Zakk and Dylan are back on the mic!! This weekend is the opening weekend of NCAA Wrestling competition and MorWrestling is here to fill you in on our NY programs!!
In this episode we discuss a few of the tournaments that are going on this weekend and talk about some of the key returners from out NY programs.
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#71 Carlene Sluberski - D'Youville University Women's Wrestling Head Coach
Carlene Sluberski joins the podcast to talk about her path through women's wrestling. Carlene is the first female to place at the NYS Wrestling Championships placing 2nd in 2009. She went on to win a Junior National title in Fargo before her competitive career at Northern Michigan and Brock University. Carlene also made 2 national teams for USA wrestling. Her coaching career has brought her to the University of Cumberlands to University of Providence to Eastern Oregon and now she made her way back to NY where she has been named the head wrestling coach for the new program, D'Youville Womens Wrestling Saints. D'Youville is one of 5 NY colleges that have added Womens Wrestling and with the growth of the sport at the high school level, I can't wait for the success of women's wrestling to rise!
#70 Sam Recco - SUNY Brockport Wrestling Head Coach
The newest head coach for the Brockport State Golden Eagles, Sam Recco!! Recco takes the reins from the legendary coaches of Don Murray and Bill Jacatout. Sam who is a 2012 NYS Champ for Section 5's Lydonville HS comes back to Rochester area after spending his collegiate career at Edinboro and coaching at General McLane HS, Lincoln College and Edinboro. Having a NY and Section 5 native at the helm is just what SUNY Brockport needs!! We are just under a month until the Golden Eagles take the mat!!
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#69 Jon Loew - Cornell Wrestling
Jon Loew is a 2022 NCAA All-American for the Cornell Big Red. In high school Jon wrestled in Nassau County at Wantagh where he was a NYS Champion. Jon was a 2020 NCAA qualifier who had to miss out on the NCAA Tournament for Covid and as an IVY leaguer he had to sit out for the 2020-21 NCAA season. Jon is one of 3 returning NCAA All-Americans for the Big Red this year.
#68 Jason Bryant - International Podcast Day
Who better to bring on for International Podcast Day than Jason Bryant! Jason Bryant is a hall of fame sportswriter, broadcaster and announcer. He's announced 6 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games and over 30 NCAA Championships. Jason founded the Mat Talk Online network which you can find his Fargo Almanac and NCAA Preview guides. He is a big reason I got into podcasting, he's a mentor and a friend.
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#67 David Fontaine - Utica University Athletic Director
Just 24 hours after announcing the additions of Men's and Women's Wrestling programs at Utica University, David Fontaine comes on for an episode to further discuss the decision. Utica adding both programs will make 332 Men's and Women's Wrestling Teams added since 2000 and 12 in NY since 2013. With NYSPHSAA announcing the emerging sports status for girls wrestling at the high school level this is exciting to help build the sport at both levels. Mr. Fontaine further talks the decision in adding both programs and what Utica has to offer.
#66 Kevin Ward - Army West Point Wrestling Head Coach
Kevin Ward is entering his 9th season at the helm of Army West Point Wrestling. During his time at West Point, Ward and the Black Knights snapped a 17 win-less drought against rivals, Navy. Ward welcomed Scott Green to staff last season and recently added assistants Taylor Venz and Ian Parker. The Black Knights have quite the schedule lined up, with B1G dual as they host the Iowa Hawkeyes in November.
Go Army, Beat Navy!!
Check out what America's Team is up to down at West Point.
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#65 John Stutzman - University at Buffalo Wrestling Head Coach
John Stutzman is going into his 10th year as the head coach of University at Buffalo. Before taking the helm at his alma mater, Stuzman spent 11 years at Bloomsburg, 8 as a head coach. During his time at Bloomsburg, Stutzman had 3 NCAA All-Americans and led his huskies to a top 15 ranked team in the country. While at Buffalo, Stutzman has brought the Bulls to new levels. Last year the Bulls went 12-6 and 7-2 in MAC duals finishing 4th at the MAC tournament.
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#64 Catching up on NY Wrestling w/ Kyle Windover
I've realized it's been far too long since I've posted an update/recap kind of episode after the past 7 episodes have been interviews. After listening to the Bloodround Wrestling Podcast I knew I needed to do an episode right away, plug in Kyle Windover. Kyle is an assistant coach at Chatfield High and an assistant club coach in Colorado, but his roots are in Lowville NY where he wrestled over 10 years ago. I enjoyed bringing on someone new to talk wrestling from a different perspective.
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#63 Connor Lapresi - Ferrum Women's Wrestling
Connor Lapresi is about to begin his first season as the head coach of Ferrum Women's Wrestling. Connor is one of the most energetic individuals I know in the sport of wrestling. He tells his journey of moving to Lansing NY to further his development in the sport of wrestling and as well as the connections he's made. Lapresi who is a NY state champ and a Cornell wrestling alum has a very positive outlook on the sport of wrestling serving on team VA's staff for Cadet Freestyle/Greco Duals and was on staff for Team NY in Fargo. Like our conversation in Fargo, we could have talked for hours.
#62 Ryne Morrison - St John Fisher Wrestling
Ryne Morrison is the new head coach of St John Fisher Wrestling. A program that hasn't been around in 38 years. The return of the wrestling program is boosted by a $400,000 gift from alumnus and trustee William J. Pellicano ’80 and Tracy Pellicano to create a state-of-the-art wrestling room. Known as the Joseph Pellicano Wrestling Pavillion.
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Ep 61 Fargo Recap On The Road
A 20-hour car ride from Fargo ND calls for a highway episode. The quality of this episode isn't the greatest as the mic was passed around our rental car as we head East on I-90. A car with Coach Chris Adams, Coach Lewis Cucchiara, Tyler Ferrara and Myself(who covered the NY-USAW social media pages over the week). Brief recap of our week but looking forward to bringing others on the show in the next few weeks.
#60 Heath Macaluso NY-USA Womens Director/Head Coach
Heath Macaluso the father of Mia and Sofia Macaluso, he joins the podcast from Madrid, Spain. Heath is out at the Grand Prix with Sofia as she competes in a busy summer of wrestling. Heath and Sofia will be flying back to the states just in time to make the flight to Fargo ND for the 16u/Junior National Championships. Heath is the NY-USA Womens director and head coach.
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#59 Kris Harrington -Tioga Wrestling
Great to have Tioga Wrestling's Kris Harrington on for episode 59. Coach Harrington holds a lot of titles and is very involved with our sport. He is the head coach for Tioga, Head Freestyle coach for Team NY, and is the Spartan RTC director. While coaching for Lansing and Tioga, Harrington has coach 8 NYS Champs, 20+ NYS Place Finishers and has won the last 3 NYSPHSAA Team Titles. We talk about what to expect for this year's Fargo team to his alma mater of Brockport State and his career of coaching for the state powerhouse team of Tioga.
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#58 Troy Seymour -Oswego State Assistant Coach
Troy Seymour is the assistant coach at Oswego State, a SUNY school in New York. Troy was a 2x NYS place winner in high school and NHSCA Junior National Finalist. Troys wrestling began in a rich wrestling program at Peru HS in northern NY his journey led him to Wyoming Seminary, North Carolina State, and finally Oswego State where he has been for the past 7 years.
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#57 Mike Grey - Cornell Wrestling Head Coach
Mike Grey is the David Dunlop '59 Head Coach of Wrestling for the Cornell Big Red. Coach Grey just finished his 1st season as head coach where his team finished 7th at NCAA's with Yianni Diakomihalis winning his 3rd NCAA Title, Vito Arujau finished 3rd and Jon Loew finished 7th. Cornell was also the Ivy League Champs and brought the E.I.W.A Title back to Ithaca. Mike Grey talks about his first year at the helm as well as what he has learned from Rob Koll and the coaching tree of Cornell as well as what to expect in the future for the Big Red.
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#56 NYSPHSAA Championships Recap
Zakk and I are back with a NYS Wrestling Recap after a great weekend of wrestling at the MVP Arena in Albany. We run through the weights talking about some upsets, guys that made runs as well as other fun facts of the tournament.
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#55 Double Champs & M.O.W's Carter Baer and Kole Mulhauser
The 2022 D1 189lb NYS Champ and MOW Kole Mulhauser and 2022 D2 160lb Champ and MOW Carter Baer make an appearance fresh off their titles over the weekend. I've watched these two grow up from 99lb middle-schoolers to some of the best wrestlers in the state and even the country. Having Kole on was long overdue, like Baer he has had a lot of success in HS and getting into all of that might be for another episode. The two friends have been training together for years at the Grainhouse Wrestling Club and were both named M.O.W's after their NYS Titles this past weekend. A true icing on the cake for both wrestlers!! Baer is committed to Binghamton University and Mulhauser to Princeton University.
#54 NYSPHSAA Championships Preview
Zakk and Dylan are back for what was planned as a quick preview. Zakk covered the D1 weights and Dylan the D2 weights. This was the first time the duo has done an episode since last summer, so it was a tad longer. These are by no means our predictions but things you might expect or facts of each weight. I hope you enjoy the episode, and we hope to see everyone in Albany!!
#53 Section 3 Talk With fanofitsince98
Ever been on the CNYwrestling.com forum and seen an awesome in-depth preview or recap written by fanofitsince98? The man behind the account is Jacob Smith. Jacob has spent 6+ years blogging Class, Sectional and State Tournaments for section 3 wrestling. Jacob came on the show to talk about the recent Section 3 Championships as well as what to expect for the NYS Championships next weekend. We also explain the details behind the team score change which led to Indian River being crowned Section 3 Team Champs 3 days later.
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#52 Matt O'Rourke (WNY Athletics/Wrestling Roundtable)
On this episode of MorWrestling's podcast we bring on Matt O'Rourke of WNY Athletics and host of Wrestling Roundtable podcast. Matt is a section 3 native coming from a wrestling family and school with a rich wrestling history. Now Matt puts out wrestling content for WNY Athletics as well as Wrestling Roundtable which has a section 6 wrestling focus. On this episode we talk about some of the studs we may see in Albany in two weeks at the NYSPHSAA Championships as well as some of the blue blood wrestling programs of section 6.
#51 Khaled Dassan 'LETS WIN'
On this episode of MorWrestling's podcast Dylan brought on Khaled Dassan of KD Wrestling. KD is a young coach who is growing his club into one of the best in the country. Not only does he have 10 #1 ranked wrestlers in their respective states coming to his club to train but multiple NCAA AA's or Champs coming to practice or show technique as well. His club is growing to the point that he will soon have a KD Wrestling Training Center that will attract the best wrestlers in the northeast.
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#50 Anniversary Episode
It's been 1 year since dropping our first MorWrestling episode and over 2 months since our last episode posted so I figured I needed to get an anniversary episode out! On this episode we take a look back on some of the guests we've had on including the content we shared. I also do a brief midseason recap for the High School and College seasons.
#49 Cameron Catrabone
Cam Catrabone is fresh off his 3rd place finish at Super 32 and just announced his commitment to the University of Michigan.
Cam wrestles for Williamsville North out in Section 6 and is trained by Kellen Devlin and Kyle McGregor over at KD6. Before entering his Sophomore season he is already a 2x NYS place winner and also a NHSCA Freshman National Champ.
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Ep 48 International Podcast Day
Wrestling World, we are 47 awesome episodes deep into MorWrestling Podcast! This episode is for International Podcast Day, 9/30/21. Last year listening to the 12 hour marathon that Jason Bryant put on for International Podcast Day had helped inspire me to start this podcast. The wrestling world is a small one and the connections we can make around the state, country and world can go a long way. This has been a fun 9 months of podcasting so far and I am excited for the future!
#47 Scott Green -Associate Head Coach @ Army West Point
After being named the Associate Head Coach at Army West Point, Scott Green is back in NY. The western New York native started his career in Section 6 before attending Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton he spent the next 18 years in the 607 coaching at the HS level at Oxford HS and college level at Binghamton U. While in the 607 he coached multiple NYS Champs and molded young wrestlers into successful athletes. Guys like Jon Jones, Art Jones, Troy Nickerson, J.P O'Connor, Kyle Dake, Donnie Vinson to name a few. He spent 11 years at Wyoming Seminary where his teams won 2 national prep titles. We are glad to have Coach Green back in the Empire State!!
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#46 Jesse Porter
On this episode of MorWrestling's Podcast, Dylan brings on 2021 Greco-Roman Olympic Team Member and 2021 Greco-Roman World Team Member, Jesse Porter. Jesse just won the 77kg spot at the World Team Trials this past weekend. Jesse shares his busy year from the end of March to now he has competed in 4 tournaments and will look to bring home a medal for U.S.A next month in Oslo, Norway.
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#45 Kyle Borshoff Head Coach @ Binghamton University
On this episode of MorWrestling's Podcast I bring on Binghamton University's Head Coach Kyle Borshoff. As always I dig into the beginning of the journey into wrestling from my guest. Kyle was a NYS champion for Pittsford out of section 5, he went onto become a 2x NCAA D1 All-American @ American University before jumping into the coaching role at American. From American, Kyle moved back to NY where he was an assistant coach at Binghamton before taking over the program in 2017.
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#44 WarZone Competitions W/ Jason Layton
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#43 Zack Ryder
Fresh off his 2021 16U Freestyle National Title, Zack Ryder comes on to talk about his tournament and his HS wrestling career this far.
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