A lot has happened since our last episode and we try to touch on a bunch of it. Cadet & U15 World Team Trials, a little college post season talk, tons of high school post season action, section realignment, rules and weight changes and some MN#1 information.
Rocky, Yeti and Dexter get involved in this episode and distract Josh as we just talk wrestling for an hour hitting on a bunch of random topics including some interesting results, the MNUSA training facility and a quick recap of some D2 Super Region V results
In Episode 38 Al and Josh share all of the current information about how the post season is going to happen and go over some interesting results and under the radar wrestlers and teams. We share how we are handling the scoring overlays for live streaming and Josh drops another “Josh” idea on Al at the end of the show
Al and Josh talk about one of the most anticipated triangular events in recent memory, Simley hosts KM and Stillwater this Friday! Before that we start with some Tulsa talk and look just a little at the talent in 2AAA this year, they’re going to win some hardware in March.
Al and Josh spend some time talking about the latest MSHSL guidelines and rules for the upcoming season including spectators, weighing in and skins checks, handshakes vs fist bumps, weight allowance and minimum weigh ins and other topics and then we talk a little actual wrestling and run through team rankings in all three classes!
Tim joins Al and Josh and tells a bunch of old time wrestling stories and then explains what SAO is and how @GreenSciUS can help protect wrestlers without chemicals. Don’t miss Al stumping Josh with a mascot trivia question at the end of the episode!
In our annual “ask a ref” segment we have long time official Rod Frost on the show to discuss rule changes moving in to this year. We cover the takeaways from yesterday’s MSHSL meeting about winter sports status and schedules and as usual wander off topic several times.
Minnesota sent a bunch of hammers to Super 32 and came home with more hardware than ever before, if you enjoyed the tournament listen to our recap, if you’re not sure what to think of the level of competition at the tournament or wondering why your favorite stud didn’t do as well as you thought they should definitely listen in!
We got Skip Toops on the horn and talked about the “let them wrestle” movement he’s been instrumental in driving. If there’s any chance you’ll need to debate the safety of wrestling listen to what Skip has to say on this podcast as well as on the @letthemwrestle twitter page and “Let them Wrestle MN” facebook group!
Everyone knows the MSHSL delayed football and volleyball to a new spring season and there is a large push for them to reconsider. Hear from a couple of people who took the challenge head on and are actively fighting to help get sports happening again in Minnesota high schools including one of the 3 parties involved with an ongoing lawsuit aimed at getting the MSHSL to reconsider allowing fall football and volleyball.
Let your MSHSL reps, ADs and Superintendents know you are in favor of a return to safe sports in your high school!