The RUDIS Podcast #130: March Sadness
On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the cancellation of the NCAA Wrestling Championships due to Coronavirus concerns, bringing the 2019-2020 collegiate wrestling season to an unexpected and disappointing end. The two discuss the cancellation from the perspective of athlete, coach, fan and member of the media, and break down the possibility of the NCAA granting extra years of eligibility.
0:00 Show Intro
2:40 History of Disruptions to Wrestling
10:50 Impact on the Athletes
15:35 Reality of an Extra Year in All Divisions
19:35 Economic Implications of Extra Years
23:57 Is March Really All That Matters?
28:22 Setting Precedents for the Future
31:40 Cancelling Events vs. Postponing
59:24 2019-20 Season Isn’t a Loss