The story behind college wrestling's winningest coach, Pat Pecora (Part 2)
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Now with Part 2 of the interview with Pitt-Johnstown head wrestling coach Pat Pecora on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. We’ll move into a new era of UPJ wrestling with the introduction of the Strittmatter brothers. John and Jody were hammers, but Jody had bigger dreams and eventually left for Iowa.
Coach Pecora talks about the decision to let Jody leave and why John Smith is still upset with Pecora over letting Jody go to Iowa. Pecora also talks about his ascension to the position of Athletics Director at UPJ as well as the growth in Division II before discussing the hardest part about his coaching tenure, losing past national champion Nick Roberts.
All that and more with the winningest coach in college wrestling’s history, Pat Pecora.
7in7 NCAA Kickoff Party
We’d like to let our listeners know about an NCAA Kickoff Party called “7 in 7” that will be co-hosted by Trackwrestling and JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps on Wednesday, March 18 at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's in Downtown Minneapolis. Emceed by Big Ten Network commentator Shane Sparks, the event will feature 7-minute interviews with 7 high-profile guests from the wrestling community. Dan Gable is the first booked guest, and more will be announced soon. Tickets are $15, and proceeds from the event will be donated to TakeDown Cancer. A limited number of tickets are available, so visit 7in7party.com soon to reserve your spot.
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Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 594 – February 6, 2020
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