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Bader Show: Taylor Lujan & Katherine Shai

Bader Show: Taylor Lujan & Katherine Shai

Bader and Bray sit down with Taylor Lujan and Katherine Shai who both had strong showings at Senior Nationals.

Oct 21, 2020 by David Bray
Taylor Lujan & Katherine Shai

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Bader and Bray sit down with Taylor Lujan and Katherine Shai who both had strong showings at Senior Nationals.

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Bader and Bray sit down with Taylor Lujan and Katherine Shai who both had strong showings at Senior Nationals.

Order of Show

0:00 Bader unboxes his milestone awards

0:05 Why is Taylor Lujan wearing a Britney Spears shirt

0:07 Lujan’s start in wrestling

0:10 When Lujan got started with The Compound

0:13 Lujan’s dad became hands-off in middle school

0:15 Becoming a fan of wrestling was important for Lujan

0:18 Where did Lujan’s work ethic come from?

0:20 Lujan’s quest to be a 4x state champ

0:23 Getting better with Lee Roper

0:25 The recruiting process at UNI

0:26 Lujan’s goals when he got to college

0:28 Getting over missing the podium

0:29 The heartbreak of NCAAs being canceled

0:34 Lujan didn’t consider leaving the sport

0:36 Making adjustments to compete in freestyle

0:38 When Lujan heard about the 8-man bracket

0:40 What Lujan felt when he wrestled Gabe Dean

0:42 How Lujan feels about this competition

 

0:43 Katherine Shai asks Lujan if he picked up any quarantine habbits

0:44 Lujan asks Shai if she likes a right side or left side headlock

0:45 Katherine’s quarantine habits

0:49 Shai’s introduction to wrestling at a young age

0:56 Dealing with a negative experience wrestling a boy

0:58 The women’s college scene when Shai came out of high school

1:00 Katherine’s sister helped her set her sights on the senior level

1:02 Comparing the size of brackets then to the size now

1:04 Watching Katherine’s sister have success

1:07 Katherine’s process of deciding whether or not to wrestle after she had her son

1:14 When Katherine got connected at Northern Colorado

1:16 Competing at Senior Nationals after a long layoff

1:21 Katherine’s son is around wrestling all the time

1:22 Northern Colorado had 3 finalists at Senior Nationals

1:23 Katherine Shai’s wins & whoopins