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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray talk with Sammy Alvarez and Luke Pletcher before their upcoming matches on July 25.
Order of Show:
0:00 Dake vs Chamizo trailer
0:04 When Sammy first heard about the Dake vs Chamizo event
0:05 Sammy’s quarantine situation
0:07 Sammy hustled his way onto this card
0:08 What kind of problem does Vito pose?
0:09 How Sammy feels about his performance in year 1
0:12 Sammy’s epic sequence with RBY
0:15 Sammy got back on Twitter to tell Vito he’s going to tech him
0:18 Why has Sammy’s wrestling IQ jumped?
0:21 Sammy’s thoughts about post Rutgers wrestling
0:22 Rutgers’ ideal lineup starts with Alvarez, Suriano, and Rivera
0:25 Sammy’s thoughts on Dake vs Chamizo, Pletcher vs Caldwell, and RBY vs Mueller
0:27 How Sammy is making mental jumps
0:31 Trying to prove himself in an insane 133 Big Ten bracket
0:32 Sammy Alvarez asks Luke Pletcher what match day he’d like to re-live
0:34 Luke Pletcher asks Sammy Alvarez how he’s going to take the next step to improve in his career
0:39 What Pletcher was thinking about his matchup with Ashnault
0:43 What it felt like when Ashnault got hurt
0:44 Pletcher’s first memories of Caldwell and how he feels about the match
0:47 Why Pletcher couldn’t pass up the Caldwell match
0:50 Breaking down Caldwell film
0:55 How a matchup with Caldwell changes the way Pletcher approaches the event
0:57 Pletcher’s thoughts about competing during COVID
0:58 Pletcher’s prediction for his match with Caldwell
1:02 Pletcher’s wins and whoopins
1:06 Luke’s final word.