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NCAA champ and USA World Team member Dustin Schlatter sits down for a chat in which we discuss growing up in Ohio, coaching the Gopher Wrestling Club, and learn all about the Minnesota Storm. It’s a fun time with pals!
0:00:20 - Welcome to another podcast! This one was recorded on January 23. I start things off by continuing to mess up the episode numbers.
0:02:30 - Why does Flo cover what they cover? I will tell you.
0:09:30 - When wrestling wins, Flo wins, plain and simple, end of story. Now here’s the Schlatter Man.
0:11:20 - Dustin’s impression of Austin? It is hot, but the food is amazing.
0:14:12 - The Dustin Schlatter origin story begins.
0:19:00 - When did Dustin know he wanted to compete at the highest level in the world, and how did the then prepare himself to reach that goal?
0:27:00 - Dustin was 56-0 at Fargo, won six titles and was three-time OW at freestyle. Pretty decent.
0:30:30 - A look back at how far Minnesota has come since Dustin got to Minneapolis.
0:35:00 - Is international wrestling headed in the right direction? The good and the bad.
0:44:00 - Takeaways from training in Dagestan, which is an awesome place for wrestling.
0:50:00 - How do USAW RTCs and the NCAA work together?
0:54:15 - RTC vs RTC competitions? Dustin would love that.
0:56:30 - What is the Minnesota Storm?
1:04:30 - The future of the Gopher Wrestling Club, which involves a trip to Cuba and hosting the NCAAs.
1:18:30 - Wrapping up another stupid podcast that was actually not stupid at all because of our excellent guest, the great Dustin Schlatter.