The Bader Show

Bader Show: Brandon Slay, Mike Poeta & Phil Davis

Bader Show: Brandon Slay, Mike Poeta & Phil Davis

On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray touch base with Brandon Slay, Mike Poeta, and Phil Davis.

May 19, 2020 by David Bray
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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray touch base with Brandon Slay, Mike Poeta, and Phil Davis.

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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray touch base with Brandon Slay, Mike Poeta, and Phil Davis.

Order of Show

0:01 leaving wrestling then coming back to USA Wrestling

0:02 moving to Penn RTC in 2016

0:03 comparing USA Wrestling coaching to RTC coaching

0:04 what Slay thought about RTC’s when they first started 10 years ago

0:09 RTC’s are not charities

0:11 Penn RTC’s impact on Philly

0:15 Do RTC’s give programs an unfair advantage?

0:17 Does an RTC need its own head coach?

0:19 How did Brandon Slay make 76kg?

0:22 How did Slay make Cadet and Junior world teams from Texas in the ’90s?

0:26 Why Slay is drawn to developmental coaching

0:28 Wrestling wasn’t sanctioned in Texas when Slay was coming up

0:31 What would it take for a University in Texas to add wrestling?

0:32 What was competition like growing up in Texas

0:34 Getting recruited from Texas

 

0:36 Slay asks Poeta about RTC plans now that Isaiah Martinez is moving

0:39 Poeta’s background in wrestling

0:42 Did Poeta expect to win an NCAA title?

0:44 How can wrestlers get over nerves?

0:48 Poeta’s most vivid memories from NCAA’s

0:51 Poeta’s uncle’s excuse for the Burroughs match

0:53 Comparing club coaching to college coaching

0:55 what are the basics guys haven’t mastered

0:57 When Poeta knew he wanted to coach college guys

0:59 Recruiting is competitive

 

1:04 Poeta asks Davis about a backward singlet and Sanderson’s move to PSU

1:07 Davis’ wrestling background

1:15 did Phil Davis wear his singlet backward on purpose

1:17 messing with Coach Sunderland

1:20 Bubba J is a character

1:20 Training at Penn State

1:23 How often did Phil Davis think about wrestling?

1:24 Davis’ thoughts after Masvidal/Askren

1:27 How do you prepare for all the things that can happen in MMA?

1:30 People trying to give Phil Davis nicknames

1:31 how connected is Phil Davis to the program now