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This week I'm on the road so Jeff and Steve take over the show for some exciting and informative information and interviews!
Joining Steve Foster and Jeff Murphy this week-
9:05 Matt Valenti- New Assistant Head Coach at Columbia-What was your weight class?
125 lbs for 2 years; 133 for 2 years (won two NCAA championships at 133) Why did you
want to become a wrestler? My Dad was a wrestler and my coach from the day I started
walking. The most difficult thing about wrestling is: Believing in your heart that you are
better than the guy who is across the mat from you. Many can believe it in their heads,
but few believe it in their hearts. Why do you like coaching with Coach Buckley?
He?s very open to the different styles of wrestling. Every wrestler is different and unique in
his own way. Coach Buckley allows each guy to embrace that and work with his strengths.
9:20 Triston Yunker- 22 year old MMA Star from Anderson Indiana. Been wrestling for 13 years.
Wrestled at Ashland University, D2. Been doing MMA for 4 years. Record 12-6.
Trains at Damage Inc in Indianapolis with Coach John Stutsman.
Nothing scheduled right. Ask triston about sponsors. he needs them now to step up.
9:35 Jason Townsend-US World Team Coach (grappling), Fila Board Member, wrestling
since he was 7. This 31 yr old wrestled at Syracuse and Hofstra where he lettered
and started for both. Father and Mom live in Maryland. he was a 2 x time state
champ for Rising Sun HS. Let's talk about the first World Championships of Grappling
competition that took place in Turkey last month Sept. 7-9th.
Training and coaching MMA/Wrestling at Extreme Couture in Vegas.
10:05 Jason Loukides- Jason was named head coach for the Spartans of the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro on June 28, 2006. Loukides served
as assistant coach under Tom Shifflet from 2004-2006. He came to UNC Greensboro
after spending six years in the world class training program with the U.S. Army in
Colorado Springs, CO. Before moving to Colorado Springs, Loukides served as
coach for Edinboro University?s Scotsmen Wrestling Club team from 1996-97.
He served two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Slippery Rock University
where he was in charge of weight training.
Loukides? won a silver medal in Greco International wrestling at the 2003
Pan American Games In the Greco National division, Loukides placed fourth
at the U.S. National Championships and fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials this past
summer. In 2003, he earned a bronze medal in the freestyle division of
the World Military Championships.
10:20 Dr. Bill Welker- Author of "The Wrestling Drill Book" find more information
on Bill at WVMat.com
10:45 John "The Hurricane" Halverson- Midwest Cage Championship Event at the Bucs Arena
John is a UFC Vet and co-owner of Midwest Cage Championship. He has an MMA fight
coming up Saturday night September 29th at the Bucs Arena.
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