On Episode 68 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we give you a quick rundown of the champions at the U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Trials, talk with Illinois Cadet Duals coach Kerry Boumans about the state's performance at the USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle & Greco-Roman National Duals and we visit with the new head coach at NAIA Williams Baptist College in Arkansas.
Six members of the U.S. World Team were set on Friday, June 13 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Spenser Mango, RaVaughn Perkins, Andy Bisek, Jordan Holm, Caylor Williams and Robby Smith all won the right to represent the United States at the World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in September. Who stood out? Mango was impressive in making his seventh straight World Team, while experience ruled the day with Bisek, Holm, Williams and Smith all making their second straight World Team. Perkins had a breakthrough performance at the U.S. Open and carried it over into the Trials.
Team Overtime coach Kerry Boumans talks about what's made Illinois so dominant in the freestyle and Greco-Roman scene at the age-group levels. The former U.S. National Team member explains the depth, the dominance and the drive behind Team Illinois.
Williams Baptist Coach Kerry Regner
A Pennsylvania native, Kerry Regner bucked the Division I college scene to train in Greco-Roman at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan. After his Greco career came to a close, he got into coaching, working as a graduate assistant at Clarion before taking his first head coaching job at the brand new NAIA program at Williams Baptist College. Regner talks about his career at Northern Michigan, his foundations with the Angry Fish Wrestling Club, the attraction to coaching at a brand new program and what his thoughts are on the new Greco-Roman National Team Coach, Matt Lindland.
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