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Feb 8, 2017

Mike and Nomad take an in depth look at the front runners for the Iowa State job, Dake vs Burroughs at The Open, and who will rep the USA at 57kg. 



Dec 26, 2016

Zach Even Esh is one of the best and most innovative strength coaches in the world and he joins MI this week to talk with Mike Mal about everything from movies to dietary supplements like Rapid Rehydration. 

Dec 18, 2016

Jake Herbert is one of the more forward thinking figures in the wrestling world. His plan for freestyle to replace folkstyle is a bit abrasive, but it is probably the only way to do it.



Dec 8, 2016

Mike and the Nomad run through the Non-Olympic weight world championships that are going on in Budapest, Hungary this coming weekend. 



Nov 16, 2016

The Bill Farrelll was this past weekend. The action was amazing and we have a non-Olympic Team. 

Nov 4, 2016

Money (or the lack of it) is a major factor in wrestling. Mike and Nomad break down some of the dollars and cents involved with the future of greco. 


Oct 20, 2016

One of the great out of the box thinkers in our sport, Jason Welch, join Mike and Nomad. 

Oct 14, 2016

News came down that the senior world championships will be moved to October, get Mike and Nomad's take on it. 

Oct 7, 2016

Mike and Nomad go back over the singlet/shorts, compression gear debate after USAW puts out an article calling to "ditch the singlet". 


Also, JB wrote an amazing blog post that hinted at him considering retirement. 



Sep 29, 2016

CP and Nomad broke the news this week that UWW officials conspired to fix matches at the Olympic games. UNI head coach, Doug Schwab, is one of the few high level coaches willing to speak out about the events that happened in Rio and some of the things that he witnessed when he was on the senior circuit. 

Dan "WrestlingNomad" Lobdell is one of the people that put together a lot of the numbers implicating the UWW officials, he sounds off on what a lot o those numbers mean. 

Sep 21, 2016

Mike and Dan run down UWW's judgement on the Mongolian coaches and the lack of judgement of the Russian coaches. 



Sep 8, 2016

Nomad and Mike sit doen and talk about the Junior world championships.  

Aug 26, 2016

From 6th in the US to top 5 in the world in just 8 months the Frank Molinaro thrill ride has just begun. 

Aug 10, 2016

The US Greco National Team coach has, throughout his career, been known as the one of the toughest competitors to ever lace up a pair of wrestling shoes. What many people don't know is what passion and reverence he has for the sport of wrestling. He allows his athletes to be creative and encourages other coaches to do the same. 

Aug 3, 2016

Matt and Mike geek out on coaching philosophy, greco tech, and the general direction of the sport.  

Jul 28, 2016

Mike talks with The Wrestling Nomad about Fargo, the Russian doping scandal, and the Indian doping conspiracy. 

Jul 7, 2016

Mike and Tony break down some results from this weekend's tournament in Germany and give their thoughts on the present state of the freestyle rules. 

Jun 29, 2016

Mike and Jesse speak candidly about the Canada Cup, the state of affairs in US and foreign youth wrestling, and coaching philosophies in general. 

Jun 23, 2016

Mike and Lee go back and forth about this week in wrestling across the world. 

Jun 16, 2016

Waylon Griffith brings southern flavor to MI this week as he and Mike recap Team USA's performance at the World Cup 


:00 Waylon Griffith is bringing a big world of wrestling to a small town in NC. 
:05 USA gets an 8 out of 10 on world cup…. and J’den Cox was a big reason why
:09 Dan Dennis is right closing the gap between himself and the best in the world 
:15 The Russians were throwing “Breather Bricks” in LA this weekend. 
:26 James Green is back where he should be and lightin’ it up. 
:31 We take the success that JB has had for granted….. 74 is a tough weight across the world 
:37 Will Tervel be ok for Rio?
:41 Wrestling Snyder is like trying to get out of the way of moving brick wall. 
Jun 9, 2016

Oklahoma State assistant coach Eric Guerrero joins the podcast to talk wrestling culture and how we're poised to explode into the national limelight. 

Then a special surprise guest host joins Mike to talk World Cup wrestling. 

Jun 2, 2016

When you think about the debacle that went down at Russian nationals this past weekend who better to give insight into their mindset and their culture then Andy Hrovat. Hrovat live and trained in Russia for a full year in 2010-2011. He lends his expertise and insight into the wrestling power house that is Russia. 


- 2016 Russian Nationals 

- Doping 

- Can a pro league work in the US?

May 25, 2016

From the way that he wrestles to the way that he thinks, jason Welch is a unique individual. 

- Jason Welch to compete at the 70kg WTT trials. 

- Aaron Pico out for 6-9 months...... But at least hes in a private jet. 

- UWW Junior World Team Trials 

-Zahid had a nice turn around after Beat The Streets. 

- Tedeev says that Russian Nationals will be only one factor in choosing who goes to Rio.... except at 96kg

-Flight Time duals scoring was awesome!


May 19, 2016

Mike Mal is joined by one of wrestling greatest young minds and UNI asst coach Lee Roper. Topics include

-2016 Beat The Streets Event

- Someone pulled a gun at a HS tournament in Russia 

- Reza Yazdani is back

- The Kumar/Narsingh debacle 

- UWW to compete non-olympic weights world championships 

- FLO IS 10!!

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