One of the most colorful personalities in all of wrestling, 2009 World Silver medalist and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jake Herbert is our guest on Episode 59 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.
As talkative as Herbert is, there's no surprise we went nearly an hour with him, talking about a variety of topics including what the right age to start kids wrestling, how he benefitted from a community-oriented high school program at North Allegheny High School and the importance of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling as a way to improve on folkstyle.
Herbert talked about some of the battles growing up, his alleged loss to Matt Storniolo while at the lake and what wrestling can do to make college duals matter.
He wasn't done yet.
Herbert went on to discuss the hiring of Bruce Burnett as the new U.S. National Freestyle Coach, the push to make the 2015 World Championships a spectator success in Las Vegas, what FILA has done to improve and what else they can do and the U.S. Open format.
There's literally dozens of topics discussed and it's all in Episode 59 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.
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