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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray catch up with Manny Rivera of CSU-Bakersfield and Tim Flynn of West Virginia.
Order of Show
0:01 Manny Rivera’s start in wrestling
0:06 How can we keep more kids in wrestling?
0:09 When Many lost, he wanted to solve the problem
0:11 How the Rivera brothers developed into successful wrestlers
0:12 Manny’s J Rob camp experience
0:17 The J Rob camp felt easier when Manny knew what to expect
0:18 Manny didn’t think about wrestling in college until spring of his senior year
0:22 Why Manny decided to go to Minnesota
0:24 Getting used to Minnesota was challenging
0:24 Rivera’s goals when he went to college
0:26 What was J Rob like as a coach?
0:28 Manny’s wins & whoopins
0:30 How Manny turned the corner to make big improvements
0:31 Manny’s approach to coaching comes from his influences
0:33 how Bakersfield compares to Minnesota
0:36 the impact of COVID on Bakersfield fundraising
0:39 Stephen Neal’s involvement in Bakersfield wrestling
0:41 Manny Rivera asks Tim Flynn if he needs a new car
0:42 Tim Flynn asks Manny if he ever wrestled J Rob live
0:45 Coach Flynn’s early wrestling background
0:51 Coach Flynn’s college coaching
0:54 how wrestling fit into Flynn’s transition from California to Maryland
0:56 why Tim Flynn decided to go to Penn State
0:57 Flynn’s worst whoopin
0:59 Competing against John Smith
1:01 Coach Flynn’s college career
1:05 How Coach Flynn shapes his teams’ training
1:08 What Edinboro was like when Flynn got to Edinboro
1:12 Coaching with Bruce while he was competing as one of the best in the world
1:15 Does Flynn get mad?
1:17 Getting the head job at Edinboro
1:20 Building the culture at West Virginia
1:22 How did Noah Adams make so many gains?
1:26 How to adopt a “why not me” attitude
1:28 What will the fall look like at West Virginia?
1:32 Coach Flynn has the last word