This Week on TDR
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Joining us in studio for this weeks special program is Jeff Murphy of Kemin Industries.
Our guests this week include:
John Stutzman head coach of the Bloomsburg University wrestling. In his first year as head coach Stutzman led the Huskies to a mark of 11-9, 4-2 in the EWL. Bloomsburg also sent five wrestlers to the NCAA championships. Prior to becoming the Huskies' head coach last season, Stutzman spent five years as the recruiting coordinator at both Northern Illinois and Bloomsburg. Stutzman has been able to bring in four nationally-ranked recruiting classes with the 2003 Bloomsburg recruiting class ranked as high as 14th, nationally, by Intermat. As an assistant coach he has had the opportunity to coach over 22 NCAA Division I national qualifiers, two Division I All-Americans, and one Olympic Trials participant. He has also coached for the New York Athletic Club at the 2004 US Olympic Freestyle Trials.
Eric Bellas- Author of Train Like a Champion, PSU Grad 2001, Wrestling Coach in San Diego, Ca. his book is now available in a hard copy edition.
Greg Jackson- Jackson MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Greg Trains some of the worlds greatest MMA stars like George St. Pierre (Canada), Sugar Rashad Evans (Mich. St.) and many others. Recently one of Greg's students had a falling out, rather publicly, with his gym. Tune in to hear what Greg has to say about the charges Diego Sanchez laid out rather publicly.
Archie Randall- Head Coach of Oklahoma City University. Recent hiring of Wayne James as asst. for both Men's and Women's programs has only served to strengthen the resolve of this coach. A month earlier and more Archie signed athletes Will Shelton, Colin MacMillan, Tyler Untrauer, Billy Burt, Aaron Richards, Jake Mabry, Brandon Tullos. His additions to the women's program also indicate a drive to the future with the signing of Nicole Woody, Lacey Novinska and Samantha Phillips. This coach is driven by goals and a sincere look to the future. Tune in the hear what plans he has for the 07-08 season.
Nicole Woody- 2007, 102 pound Junior National Champion from Gambrills, MD will join us as her coach Archie Randall stays air. This wiley little spitfire may surprise some of you but not Coach Randall. Question for Nicole: Why Oklahoma City University and what's more, Why Coach Randall. Nicole joins Lacey Novinska, Ashley Hudson, Samantha Phillips and the balance of the team for what Coach Randall calls his best recruiting class yet.
Zac Hall (Ithaca, Mich.) was named TDR/TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for July 3-July 9
Hall claimed a double title at the ASICS Kids National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships in Green Bay, Wis., July 6-7, winning the Novice 80-pound division in both Greco-Roman and freestyle. This is the third consecutive year that Hall has won a double-title at the ASICS Kids National Championships. In 2006, he was a double champion at the Novice 75-pound class. In 2005, he was a double champion in the Midget 70-pound weight class. At the ASICS Kids Greco-Roman Nationals, Hall won five straight matches to claim the gold medal. He defeated Tommy Forte of Indiana in the finals, 2-4, 1-1, 3-2. In freestyle, Hall also had five straight wins on the way to the title. In the championship match, Hall stopped Anthony Gonzalez of Michigan by technical fall, 7-0, 8-0.
Mike Duroe, Head Coach (3rd season) (TDR's Hero of Wrestling List)
Duroe, head coach of the 2005 and ?06 U.S. Freestyle World Team and head coach of the University of Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling Club from 2003-05, begins his second season as head wrestling coach at Cornell College. In 2006 the U.S. team finished third in the world with four medalists. In his first season at Cornell, Duroe? s squad won a school-record 15 dual meets and the Rams qualified two wrestlers for nationals with one All-American.
Duroe, a native of Charles City, has been head coach at Northern Michigan University, an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania and head coach of the Northwestern University Wildcat Wrestling Club. He was a member of the coaching staff for the Pan American Games (2003) and the Olympic Games (1996, 2000 and 2004). At Northern Michigan from 1980-85, Duroe compiled a record of 82-27 with 23 All-Americans and two NCAA champions. For two years he was in charge of the Northwestern Wildcat Wrestling Club before leading New Trier ( Ill.) High School from 1986-98. From 1998-2001 Duroe was national resident coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He was the head assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-03 before joining the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in 2003.
Duro will update us on his squads preparedness as they get ready for Baku, (Azerbaijani: Bakı), sometimes known as Baky or Baki, is the capital and the largest city of Azerbaijan.
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