TDR is back in the Brute adidas Studios this week for a regular studio show. A big shout out to the AAU who always make the State Championships so much fun to do. Thank you to Lee Pamulak. Takedown Radio is "America's Wrestling Radio Show" this week is no different as we go coast to coast from 9 AM CST to 11 AM CST. Join us for lively discussion and great interviews.
Our guests this week include-
9:05 Greg Jackson- For a guy who's roots are firmly planted in wrestling he sure understands the art of training athletes for ultimate competition. He own's the school that world class stars like Rashad Evans (Mich St.), Keith Jardine (UFC) and Georges St. Pierre (UFC) call home. Recently we sent our own Ryan Hass for a weeks worth of training in the deserts of Albuquerque, New Mexico at Jackson's MMA to prepare for his coming fight on the 11th at Hilton Colleseum in Ames, Iowa. Other than to say it was grueling and inspiring, Hass complimented Jackson on his staff and facilities. Nice, Very Nice!
9:20 Jake Herbert (Northwestern) This 2009 Hodge Award winner, 2 X NCAA Champion will join us to discuss his future aspirations as he works out in Naperville, Ill at Sean Bormet's Overtime School of Wrestling. RevWrestling.com, a Web site dedicated to covering all levels and aspects of amateur wrestling, announced Friday that Northwestern senior Jake Herbert is the winner of its Rev Wrestler of the Year Award. The award's voters cited Herbert's triumphant finish to an oustanding career -- including his career-ending 66-match win streak, 2009 Big Ten title and conference Wrestler of the Year honors, and his second 184-pound NCAA championship -- as the deciding factors in his recognition.
"Jake Herbert proved all season long that he was the dominant force in college wrestling," said Andrew Hipps, senior writer at RevWrestling.com. "He possesses all the necessary ingredients one needs to be special in the sport. You would be hard-pressed to find a more intense, driven wrestler than Jake Herbert. He has a passion for the sport that is unmatched." This award is presented each year to the nation's best college wrestler across all divisions, and is based on a vote of RevWrestling.com writers and executives. With this award, Herbert joins previous Rev Wrestler of the Year honorees Brent Metcalf of Iowa (2008), and Missouri's Ben Askren (2006 and 2007).
9:40 Jarrod King- 165 pound 2009 NCAA from Edinboro in western PA. Jarrod, now a senior, has always been a PA boy who wrestled in the WCIAL prior to college. He seems to have found his stride and is majoring in Human Performance among other things. Imagine that. Yes it seems as if we crowned another champ with his head screwed on strait.
The Eastern Wrestling League announced that Edinboro?s Jarrod King has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Year and head coach Tim Flynn has been selected as the EWL Coach of the Year. Pittsburgh?s Tyler Nauman was chosen the EWL Freshman of the Year.King capped an incredible year by winning the national championship at 165 lbs. after arriving in St. Louis as the 12th seed. The senior proceeded to win all five of his matches, upsetting three higher seeds along the way. The first was a 12-5 decision over fourth-seeded Moza Fay of Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he won a grueling 6-6 two tiebreaker match against Iowa State?s Jonathan Reader, the eighth seed. He prevailed thanks to an 11-second advantage in riding time. That left King in the finals against second-seeded Andrew Howe of Wisconsin. He parlayed a body lock in the third period for the bout?s lone takedown, snapping a 1-1 tie to win 3-2. King became Edinboro?s fourth Division I national champion, joining Sean O?Day, Josh Koscheck and current teammate Gregor Gillespie.
10:05 Bas Rutten- (El Guapo) will provide a look at the current MMA scene and to those that are looking to take their wrestling skills to another level. His thoughts on multiple training, body and mind? Bas, along with co-hosts Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck, can be seen every week on HD Net's Inside MMA hit television news show that features the best and the brightest in the combat sports world.
Bas, along with co-hosts Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck, can be seen every week on HD Net's Inside MMA hit television news show that features the best in the combat sports world.
10:20 B.J. Thomas- Along with Cael Sanderson, B.J. founded Undefeated Sports Nutrition.
A company whose sole mission is to provide quality products designed to replenish the body after grueling wrestling practices. Here's the great part, his Undefeated Sports Cookies are good for you and taste better than the cookies grandma made. They're incredible! Check out Beundefeated.com
10:30 Josh "The Punk" Thompson- Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion and top challenger ?El Nino? Gilbert Melendez (14-2) will revisit their classic, five-round battle when they collide in a rematch for the coveted 155-pound title at Strikeforce: ?Shamrock vs. Diaz? mixed martial arts (MMA) event at San Jose, California?s HP Pavilion on Saturday, April 11th.
The championship bout will be the 30-year-old Thomson?s first defense of the Strikeforce (MMA) belt and an opportunity to extend his win streak to nine consecutive fights. In their first encounter, a fight that many critics hailed as ?Fight of the Year,? Thomson continually beat Melendez to the punch en route to earning the unanimous decision win at the HP Pavilion on June 27, 2008. With the victory, Thomson regained his footing amongst the world?s top-10 competitors in the sport?s 155-pound division.
The showdown between Thomson and Melendez, former training partners who hail from neighboring cities in California?s Bay Area, had been brewing for months as both fighters continued to climb the ranks in the division.
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