The Program - Iowa Hawkeyes pt. 1: 36 Down
The past two seasons the University of Iowa has found itself behind a Penn State program that is coming on strong. Cael Sanderson and the Penn State Nittany Lions have compiled a group of blue chip recruits in a strong state and are regarded by many as a school that could be on top for a while. The Iowa Hawkeyes have a long tradition of winning and here we get to see how the Tom Brands and Terry Brands are getting their Iowa wrestling team ready to get back on top.
The Program - tOSU pt. 2: The Most Dominant Wrestler
"Have to fight the way you need to fight, not the way you WANT to fight but the way you NEED to fight." In part two on tOSU, you will get find out what it takes to be Logan Stieber, the most dominant wrestler in the country this year. You will see the weight cutting, you will see the ice baths, you will see the drilling, the live wrestling, you will see how Tom Ryan pushes Logan and his teammates day in and day out. And most importantly, you will see the will power and hard work that goes into being an NCAA Champion and one of the most impressive wrestlers in the NCAA today.
The Program Pt 2: Kyle Dake - GOAT
Is he the Greatest of All Time?
The Program - Dake Reveals How He Beats Taylor
There has never been a more heated rivalry in NCAA wrestling history than that between Kyle Dake and David Taylor. Dake came into this season a 3x NCAA Champion, one of the greatest college wrestlers of all time. Taylor came in an undefeated national champion and the 2012 Hodge Trophy Winner. After two razor-thin decisions, Dake sits at 2-0 vs. David Taylor. He knows this isn't enough. Everything comes down to NCAA's. In this episode, watch as Dake breaks down how he beat Taylor at the Southern Scuffle and discusses what opportunities he needs to take advantage of to do it again when it matters most: the NCAA Finals in Des Moines, IA. Want more of The Program on Kyle Dake and Cornell? Watch Episode One / Watch Episode Two
Series Finale of The Program on Iowa Hawkeyes: The Book of Iowa
There's something about Iowa...something that sets them apart from every single other program in the country. It's not just success that they're know for. It's a way of doing things at Iowa...doing things that other programs won't do...that allows them to stand alone. Tom and Terry Brands do not try to fit wrestlers into a specific mold. Rather, they try to hold each of their wrestlers to a specific standard. This is the reason why you see so many different wrestlers with so many different style become champions while wearing black and gold. In this episode, the series finale on the Hawkeyes, go behind the scenes to follow Matt McDonough as he breaks down his transformation in the Iowa room from high school wrestler to National Champion by his redshirt freshman year.
The Program - Team USA: The Path to Budapest part. 1
The path to Budapest starts at the US Olympic Training Center. With the World Championships right around the corner, Bader took to Colorado Springs to capture an incredible moment in time: the training of the US World team before they set foot on international soil. In episode one of The Program - Team USA, we follow one of the more dangerous 66kg wrestlers in the world, our very own Brent Metcalf. A tireless workaholic, Metcalf shows that he's back to his world team form and ready to take on anyone, including DAVID TAYLOR in a simulation tournament. See it to believe it.
The Program - Kyle Dake and Cornell pt. 1: the Haves and the Have-Nots
Rob Koll knows about the haves and have-nots in the sport of collegiate wrestling. He says that when he started coaching, he was definitely in the formerly mentioned group. Koll had to work hard through the years to produce what is now a national powerhouse wrestling program. In the series premier, episode 1 of The Program on Dake and the Big Red, go behind-the-scenes with Koll, Kyle Dake and the Big Red as they operate inside and out of the wrestling room. Watch as the team scraps in the wrestling room and later takes to classroom to show of their telemarketing skills at the phone-a-thon!
The Program - Iowa Hawkeyes pt. 2: Mindmeld
"Yea we are about winning. We're about winning the right way and the hard way...But we know what it feels like to get beat, and we don't like it." Tom and Terry Brands are going to do everything they can to win, they're going to do everything they can to get production out of their wrestlers so that they don't get beat. Here we see the lengths Tom and Terry will go to get the most out of last year's starter at 149lbs, Mike Kelly. Kelly had a disappointing Big 10 tournament in 2012. Tom and Terry know the pain that comes from losing when the stakes are high, and they are willing to work as hard as they possibly can with Kelly (and other Hawkeye wrestlers) to make sure that he does not get beat again when it matters most.
The Program - Oklahoma State pt. 1: Chris Perry 'Obsessed'
Episode one of The Program with Oklahoma State focuses on 2013 NCAA champion, Chris Perry. The senior Cowboy takes us through his entire career in wrestling, starting at age four, leading up to high school where he was coached by his father, and after that, college where he's now coached by his uncle John Smith. His collegiate career at Oklahoma State is the focus here, and Perry holds nothing back in describing his struggles as a freshman, his letdown at Nationals as a sophomore and the culmination of his success last year when became an NCAA champion. Featuring interviews and appearances by Perry's father, his brother and 2x NCAA champion Mark Perry and his coach/uncle John Smith, this episode of The Program proves to be our most personal yet. Cowboy up!
The Program - tOSU: Crossroads and Game Changers
Words cannot adequately describe the losses and challenges that Tom Ryan has encountered in his life. The Buckeye wrestling coach describes the loss of his son, Teague, and discusses how such an experience changed his life. A crippling experience, Ryan was able to use his loss to fire his passion as a coach and as a father. Follow Ryan as he works to turn his wrestlers into game changing performers who possess a competitive spirit that they're proud of, and take an inside look at one of the more pivotal wrestle-offs in the country, between Sr. Cody Magrum and RFR. Kenny Courts, as they battle to become glorious performers on one of the most successful wrestling programs in the country.
The Program - NC State pt. 1: Culture Shock
With a new coach comes a new philosophy. Two time CAA coach of the year, Pat Popolizio, recently took over as the new head coach of NC State. The highly-regarded former coach of Binghamton University has his sights set high for his Wolfpack, and he is determined to transform the NC State wrestling culture into one that harvests success. Popolizio's "no excuses for anybody" mentality hasn't tested his team as much as it has brought them together, and with the help of outstanding assistants, like Jamill Kelly and Frank Beasley, the Wolfpack are sure to be in the hunt for an ACC Title in the near future. That in mind, Popolizio and his crew want much more.
The Program - Oklahoma State pt. 2: Pressure is a Privilege
Since 1928, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have finished out of the top 7 at NCAAs only once -mind blowing. Stillwater is most definitely home to the most tradition-rich program in college wrestling. In episode two of The Program: Oklahoma State, we hear from current stars, like Dieringer and Perry, on why they decided to wrestle at OSU as well as Coach John Smith as he discusses what it means to be apart of the winningest program in NCAA wrestling history. The bulk of the episode, however, surrounds Coleman Scott and his run through the program and eventually to making an Olympic team (a long-standing Cowboy tradition). The Oklahoma State Cowboys get more out of their wrestlers than any other team. Find out why in part 2 of The Program.
Delgado's Countdown To NCAA Title #2
"5 matches in March -that's what the whole season comes down to." -Jesse Delgado The defending NCAA champ is once again on his championship grind. Under the guidance of coach Mark Perry, Delgado continues to prepare for the animal that shows up at the NCAA tournament. The countdown to NCAA title #2 is on!
The Program: Oklahoma State (The Trailer)
Flowrestling original production, The Program, is back! Season one of The Program featured teams: Iowa, NC State, tOSU, Cornell. Last summer, we did a series on Team USA. This time, we're featuring the Oklahoma State Cowboys -the winningest program in college wrestling. The series features Oklahoma State legends, like John Smith and Olympic Medalist Coleman Scott, as well as NCAA champ Chris Perry. If you're a fan of Oklahoma State and/or college wrestling, then you should expect one of our finest productions yet! Click here to sign up and watch The Program: Oklahoma State!
The Program - Team USA: The Path to Budapest part. 2
In episode two of The Program: Team USA, Zeke Jones enlightens us on his US World Team and discusses Jordan Burroughs, his goals for Budapest, the new freestyle rules, competing against international competition and more!