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There’s been 10 straight days of Short Time Shots. This is National Podcast Post Month, which is kinda like National Novel Writing Month. NaPodPoMo as compared to NaNoWriMo. The goal is to put out a podcast a day for the month of November. This is part of the reason Short Time Shots came back. The season’s here, it started on November 1 and there’s wrestling news virtually every day. What’s going to make this suck is Thanksgiving, but I’ll figure something out. This is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look at the scores in more from the world of wrestling, I’m sore from the trampoline park, I’m installing flooring now in the studio, and most importantly, I’m your soundtrack, Jason Bryant.
- No. 1 Penn State extended its win streak to 60 in a row with a 45-0 shutout of Navy in front of a sold out crowd at Rec Hall. Penn State picked up six bonus victories, including falls from Mark Hall at 174 pounds and Anthony Cassar at heavyweight. As far as ranked wins go, top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph teched No. 11 Tanner Skidgel at 165, while Hall decked Spencer Carey in just under a minute. It was the 49th straight sellout at home for Penn State. The 60 in a row is the eighth-longest dual meet win streak in college wrestling history. It’s the fifth longest in major college wrestling history. The three longest active streaks in college wrestling are Grand View’s 76 in a row in the NAIA, St. Cloud State’s 51 in a row in Division II, which is just three away from tying their own Division II record and Penn State’s 60 in Division I.
- Ohio State debuted their new arena with some style as the third-ranked Buckeyes chopped down Stanford 29-6 in Columbus. The Covelli Center was abuzz as Ohio State won nine out of 10 bouts, including Luke Pletcher’s cardiac win over Stanford freshman Real Woods in sudden victory at 141. At 157, Elijah Cleary recovered from being rode for about 15 minutes to rally to force sudden victory and beat Tyler Eischens. Stanford’s only win came by fall at 165 as Shane Griffith stuck Ethan Smith. Kollin Moore went Hulk Smash on Nathan Traxler.
- In the first Mound on the Mat dual held at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park, No. 11 Virginia Tech got a major decision at heavyweight to push past No. 21 Northwestern 21-18. John Borst’s major decision over Jack Heyob closed out the dual, which was a 5-5 split between the teams. Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera, a two-time All-American at 125, was up at 133 and majored Collin Gerardi 13-4 as the dual went back and forth but bonus points was also the theme as six of the 10 bouts had bonus wins. Mitch Moore went yard after pinning Jack Tolin at 141 pounds, but Yahya Thomas of Northwestern fired right back with a major over Brent Moore at 149. Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin and Virginia Tech’s David McFadden traded majors at 157 and 165. Hunter Bolen earned a huge major decision over Jack Jessen at 184. Lucas Davison, fresh off a Junior world silver, stopped Stan Smeltzler 5-3 at 197 to give the Wildcats their last lead. Borstyman then finished it off for the Hokies on a sunny and mild November afternoon. Play Ball!
- Army West Point went 2-0 at the inaugural Chattanooga Duals. The Black Knights beat host Chattanooga 18-12 as Alex Hopkins and Bobby Heald closed out the Mocs with wins at 197 and 285, while it was the opposite against Illinois as the Black Knights built a 19-6 lead after seven matches and cruised. Illinois beat host Chattanooga 22-10.
- Campbell evened its record at 1-1 with a 24-16 win over host Ohio on Sunday. At 133 pounds, the top matchup of the day saw Mario Guillen of Ohio top Noah Gonser of Campbell. Matthew Dallara of Campbell picked up a solid win over Zac Carson at 157, while Andrew Morgan picked up another major decision at 184.
- My wife and I started a re-watch of sorts with The Office last night, so we close out the dual portion of the episode with the Electric City Duals, hosted by Scranton. The host Royals went 4-0 and beat Middlesex Community College 45-3, Oneonta State 19-16, Rowan College of Gloucester, which used to be known as Gloucester County, 25-24, and Lackawanna College 35-18. Toby, NO!
- Top notes from the DefenseSoap/Journeymen Collegiate Classic were Dom Demas of Oklahoma pinning Nebraska’s Chad Red at 141, Arizona State’s Josh Maruca lost three times on the day to finish sixth in his pool at 149, the pool was won by Nebraska’s Colin Purinton, who’s like a 10th year senior. This guy has been around forever, but he wrestled well. Isaiah White of Nebraska beat Josh Shields of Arizona State 6-1 in a battle of All-Americans at 165 pounds. All-American Jordan Kutler of Lehigh beat All-American Mikey Labriola of Nebraska 4-1 to claim the title at 174 in Pool A. At 184 pounds, a late score by returning national champion Zahid Valencia lifted him to his pool title over Nebraska All-American Taylor Venz and Utah Valley heavyweight Tate Orndorff probably had the best day, beating All-Americans Tanner Hall of Arizona State and Jordan Wood of Lehigh to claim the A bracket at 285 pounds.
- The big result at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton was Lou DePrez of the host squad knocking off All-American Ben Darmstadt of Cornell, who was returning to the mats after a year away due to injury – and coming down a weight in the process.
- Harold Nichols Cyclone Open: Nine of the 10 titles were won by athletes from schools in the state of Iowa. Iowa State had four champs, as did Northern Iowa. Grand View also had an individual champion – all of that from the open division. The one non-Iowa school to pick up a title was Drew Scharenbrock at 157 – he’s from Wisconsin. Among the better finals, Northern Iowa’s Max Thomsen knocked off Iowa State’s Jarrett Degan 12-7 at 149 in a battle of All-Americans. Bryce Steiert’s move up to 174 has been so far so good for UNI. Steiert beat Iowa State’s Marcus Coleman 6-0 in the finals there. The move up was also good for UNI’s Taylor Lujan, who defeated Sam Colbray of Iowa State 7-5 in the finals at 184. Grand View’s Tyree Sutton beat Northern Iowa’s Tyrell Gordon 3-1 in the finals to give the NAIA a champ at the event at 197.
- Some solid Arizona State true freshmen won titles – Nick Raimo at 125, Trey Munoz at 174 and Cohlton Schultz at heavyweight. Three notable titles were won by Northern Colorado Bears: Mosha Schwartz at 133, Andrew Alirez at 149 and Alan Clothier at 184. Last week, we told you about Boise State alum Ben VomBaur wrestling with his sons, Will and Vance at the Cowboy Open. Well, he did most of that again, wrestling with his son Will at the event. This time, they both took third. VomBaur was a two-time All-American at Boise State in 2002 and 2003. So he’s close to 40.
- Cleveland State won six titles at the Ohio Intercollegiate Open, with the most notable coming at 141 pounds as Evan Cheek knocked off Drew Mattin of Michigan in the semifinals and then beat younger brother Cole Mattin in the finals. Ohio State won three weights as Carson Kharchla, Rocky Jordan and Gavin Hoffman won their weights. The only non-Ohio State or Cleveland State champion was Mercyhurst heavyweight Jacob Robb.
- On the women’s side, Emmanuel captured six titles at the East Stroudsburg Open, while first-year Presbyterian won three weights.
- Bakersfield College won California’s Southeast Conference tournament, outdistancing second-place West Hills.
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Notables on the Docket for November 11:
- NOTHING. YOU GET NOTHING. Just like Weaver in Wheel of Fish. Yes, I saw Weird Al Yankovic live back in August at the Minnesota State Fair. And that’s a UHF reference. Today, we’re going to teach poodles how to fly.
- In many situations during the season, much of what you hear about in the scores above will be in the daily wrestling newsletter, so I won’t repeat items that are included here that I’ve mentioned above.
- The Mankato Free Press follows past Division II national champion Jason Rhoten from Minnesota State-Mankato as he’s hunting elk in Montana.
- Omaha.com with the biggest banner ad I’ve ever seen. But below that is a feature from Gene Schinzel on the Huskers wrestling lineup this season as the team looks to butcher the Emeril Lagase phrase by taking it up a notch. It’s like the guy in the business meeting who thinks he’s big on Emeril and goes, BOOM, take it to the next level. What up Nate Schy!
- It was in yesterday’s newsletter, but I’ll mention it again here as Tim Hands of FivePointMove.com liked his chat with Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman coach Dan Chandler so much, that he posted it immediately. It’s worth the read.
- I know he was a pretty decent high school wrestler, but you will NEVER read anything about Logan Paul in this newsletter.
- In India, The Bridge previews the Indian national championships without Bajrang Punia. I don’t believe there’s any drama here … yet.
- Finally, this note from Twitter where the new programs at Corban University in Oregon announced the signing of triplets – two to their men’s team and the other to the women’s team that starts next year. That’s absolutely the first time in history that’s happened.
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(Editor's note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it's not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work. Some shows will also be devoid of show notes, as they're done on the road from a mobile device).