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On this episode of The Bader Show Bader and Nomad are joined by Pat Smith, Frank Beasley, Cam Caffey, and Tom Lawlor.
Order of Show
0:02 Pat Smith’s wrestling background
0:07 when did Pat Smith develop a love for training?
0:08 Pat Smith’s introduction to Greco and developmental career
0:15 mustache talk
0:16 developing Greco skills in the US folkstyle system
0:19 Greco hot beds
0:22 Nomad and Pat Smith are basically the same guy
0:23 Pat Smith asks Frank Beasley where “Be Uncommon” comes from
0:25 Beasley’s quarantine beard
0:26 Beasley’s wrestling background
0:29 Beasley’s parent’s used wrestling to motivate him in other things
0:30 high school wrestling for Frank Beasley
0:32 Beasley’s college career
0:35 How did Beasley become such a good recruiter?
0:39 Getting from Bloomsburg to Buffalo to Binghamton to NC State to George Mason
0:45 Learning from Pat Pop
0:46 When did Beasley know he could be a head coach?
0:47 how has coaching changed during Beasley’s career?
0:50 why should top athletes go to George Mason?
0:53 Frank Beasley asks Cam Caffey what he knows about Centralia High School
0:56 growing up wrestling in southern Illinois
0:57 Caffey’s pin streak
1:00 When did Cam know he would wrestle in college
1:06 Caffey’s top schools as a recruit
1:08 The many phases of Cam Caffey’s hair
1:13 Cam’s expectations coming into college
1:16 Caffey’s expectations for himself now
1:17 How Cam feels about this season
1:21 Cam Caffey can zero in during matches
1:24 Does Cam Caffey think during his matches?
1:25 Cam Caffey asks Tom Lawlor about his most important MMA development
1:29 How focused was Lawlor on wrestling?
1:31 Did Lawlor know how big MMA would become?
1:33 Why did Lawlor want to fight?
1:34 The entertainment side of MMA
1:36 Lawlor’s development as an entertainer
1:40 the point of entertainment is to draw you in
1:43 It’s more fun to be a heel
1:45 Antics to get the crowd on your side
1:47 why is it more fun to be a heel in pro wrestling?
1:49 how much input does the organization have about how Lawlor entertains?
1:52 extreme crowd reactions to Lawlor
1:55 Lawlor’s final word on why amateur wrestling is so great