Bader Show: Nestor Taffur And Sammy Brooks

Nestor Taffur & Sammy Brooks

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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Spey catch up with Nestor Taffur and Sammy Brooks.

Order of Show

0:00 - How Nestor Taffur got into wrestling the group of hammers he started with in Bound Brook, NJ.
0:09 - Wrestling for the great Carl Adams at Boston University, and the pain of losing a program.
0:22 - How Nestor got into freestyle.
0:26 - What’s it like wrestling Frank Chamizo?
0:30 - What’s it like training with the Colombian wrestling team and training in NYC during the pandemic.
0:36 - The match Taffur is most proud of and worst whoopin.
0:38 - Nestor and Sammy ask each other questions.
0:42 - How does Sammy sauna when Carver-Hawkeye is shut down?
0:44 - Sammy’s development in the Oak Park River Forest system under Coach Mike Powell and being challenged by his older brothers. 
0:50 - Learning an inside trip from Coach Powell, a bow-and-arrow from BJ Futrell and then Turkish oil wrestling with the team.
0:57 - Coach Powell’s struggle with illness and how it shaped Sammy’s career.
1:05 - Sammy almost canceled his recruiting visit to Iowa.
1:10 - Growing into his weight class and growing a mullet (obligatory mullet talk).
1:12 - Sammy is pumped for Dan Dennis being back with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club and for Senior Nationals coming to Iowa City. 
1:22 - Sammy’s proudest win, worst whoopin, and what’s Iowa City like during the pandemic?

Brent Metcalf's Career Timeline

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Because of his time, team, style, and mentality, Brent Metcalf is one of the most popular and polarizing wrestlers in recent American history. His accolades include four-time state champion, six-time Junior Nationals champion, two-time NCAA champion, Hodge Trophy winner, and four-time World Team member.

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Bader Show: Todd Beckerman and Clint Wattenberg

Todd Beckerman & Clint Wattenberg

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Bader and Bray catch up with Brown Head Coach Todd Beckerman and UFC Director of Nutrition Clint Wattenberg.

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FRL 552 - Recapping NLWC Event, Nickal To 86kg, Half Of 8 Man Bracket Set

552. Breaking Down The NLWC Event

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On episode 552 of FRL the boys, recapping the NLWC event, Bo Nickal officially going 86kg, criteria vs overtime, and half of our 8 man bracket being set.

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Bo Nickal Confirms He Is Going 86 KG For Olympic Team Trials

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There's a chance we could see a David Taylor vs Bo Nickal match at Olympic Team Trials. Nickal, who had previously been competing at 92kg, confirmed today on Instagram that he will be dropping down to the Olympic weight of 86kg.

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Who's Registered So Far For 2020 Senior Nationals?

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Senior Nationals are about a month away, and registrations are starting to roll in. Last week, three Pittsburg Wrestling Club athletes threw their hats in the ring which kicked off what could be a long list of RTC athletes who will be competing in Coralville, Iowa, in October. This week, several women representing Titan Mercury registered, including 2019 Final X participants Precious Bell and Katherine Shai.

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Brent Metcalf's Beastly Hit List

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Brent Metcalf was a generational Hawkeye from 2007-2010 and a staple on the senior level until 2016. During that time he racked up an incredible hit list that includes World and Olympic champions and medalists, and NCAA champions. Before episode 1 of Metcalf drops this week, get caught up on his beastly hit list.

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Beat The Streets Betting Lines & Pick Em Contest Reviewed

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What a fun night of wrestling and all for a good cause. Now that the results are in the books, let's see how the fictional FloSports Betting Book did and determine who won a coveted FloWrestling t-shirt after entering our Pick Em Contest. 

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First Half Of 195-Pound Bracket Set

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The first half of FloWrestling's 195-pound eight-man bracket is set. The following athletes have signed their contracts and will be competing to win the first-place prize of $20k.

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Sacred Heart Adds Women's Wrestling

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FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Pioneers will set a regional precedent with the launch of an NCAA Division I women's wrestling team.

Bader Show: Anthony Echemendia & Ryan LeBlanc

Anthony Echemendia & Ryan LeBlanc

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Bader and Bray catch up with Ohio State freshman Anthony Echemendia and new Citadel head coach Ryan LeBlanc.

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