The RUDIS Podcast #146: 75th Anniversary Team Part 3 – Upperweights

by | Apr 15, 2020 | The Rudis Podcast | 0 comments

On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant break down the 75th Anniversary Team, as presented by the NCAA in conjunction with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The team, named at the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships, is comprised of 15 of the all-time greats, as voted on by college wrestling fans. A panel of collegiate wrestling experts built a list of 45 former wrestlers, classified in three divisions: lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. Of the 45 nominees, the top-five vote getters in each division was named to the team.

In this final episode of the series, Dernlan and Bryant break down the heavyweight team members, discuss wrestlers who they think should have made the cut, and who they'd replace. The heavyweights are Clarion’s Kurt Angle, Iowa’s Ed Banach, Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Carlton Haselrig, Oklahoma’s Dan Hodge and Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson.

0:00 Show Intro
5:30 Heavyweights Intro
6:55 Cael Sanderson
10:15 Dan Hodge
18:26 Kurt Angle
24:48 Ed Banach
28:53 Carlton Haselrig
32:49 Honorable Mentions
33:00 Chris Campbell
35:53 Dick DiBatista
41:00 Dick Hutton

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