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Bader Show: Victoria Francis & Cyon Williams

Bader Show: Victoria Francis & Cyon Williams

Bader and Bray catch up with Victoria Francis before the Captains' Cup and Cyon Williams about his life in wrestling.

Feb 1, 2021 by David Bray
Victoria Francis & Cyon Williams

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Bader and Bray catch up with Victoria Francis before the Captains' Cup and Cyon Williams about his life in wrestling.

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Bader and Bray catch up with Victoria Francis before the Captains' Cup and Cyon Williams about his life in wrestling.

Order of Show

0:01 When Victoria Francis first heard about the Captains’ Cup

0:03 Victoria Francis’ experience preparing for the draft

0:04 Draft strategy talk

0:07 How Victoria has been communicating with her team

0:09 Why Victoria Francis picked Ashley Sword as the team coach

0:10 How Victoria’s team is preparing for other teams

0:11 The difference between college and the senior level

0:12 Victoria Francis’ introduction to wrestling

0:15 Francis’ resistance initially from people in the wrestling community

0:18 The differences between being on a women’s team and a men’s team

0:20 When wrestling became a passion for Victoria

0:24 Wrestling became a full-time dream for Victoria in college

0:26 How Victoria’s time off the mat impacted her mindset

0:27 The first senior level women who influenced Victoria

0:29 The feeling of beating the people ahead of Victoria

0:30 How Victoria’s minset has changed now that she’s the top in her weight

0:31 How often Victoria thinks about wrestling

0:33 How the pandemic has impacted Victoria

0:34 Victoria’s approach to beating Adeline

0:35 What Victoria’s the most excited about for the Captains’ Cup

0:36 Victoria Francis’ wins & whoopins

 

0:38 Victoria asks Cyon Williams about his Iowa and Iowa State confusion

0:40 Cyon asks Victoria if dual meets are the future of wrestling

0:42 The early days for Cyon Williams

0:49 How Cyon first got started with wrestling

0:52 What Cyon liked about wrestling

0:53 Cyon’s team only had one pair of wrestling shoes

0:55 How Cyon got to Iowa State

0:58 Cyon’s bus ride to Iowa

1:00 The first weekend on campus for Cyon

1:04 Cyon’s wrestling tryout

1:05 Cyon’s role at Iowa State with Bobby Douglas, Chris Bono, and Cael Sanderson

1:08 How Cyon got to Flo

1:13 How Iowa State grew during Cyon’s time

1:15 What Cyon thought when Cael was leaving Iowa State

1:17 Cyon knew Cael would be a special head coach after his first three years

1:19 Recruiting stories with Cyon Williams

1:21 How Cyon and Cael get along so well

1:22 Cyon’s wins & whoopins

1:25 Cyon’s final word