On Episode 3 of the Maryland Mat Chat, we talk with one of the newest members of the Maryland wrestling coaching staff, 1996 Olympian Rob Eiter.
Eiter's career as a wrestler had simple beginnings, as he was only a state qualifier coming out of high school. He went to Arizona State to work with the legendary Sunkist Kids wrestling program and focus his energy on freestyle wrestling. It ultimately paid off as Eiter represented the U.S. at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
Eiter's first path in coaching began at Clarion, then he went to the Big Ten and coached at Northwestern before moving east to join Zeke Jones' staff at Penn. When Jones left for USA Wrestling, Eiter led the Quaker wrestling program before landing on College Park this past summer.
Eiter talks about his progression through coaching and working with head coach Kerry McCoy, recaps the Pittsburgh dual and looks forward to the December 11 dual with Penn State, which is the Terps' first Big Ten wrestling event and it's against the four-time defending NCAA champions — and McCoy's alma mater.
Eiter also addresses the question about his legendary mullet.
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