Al and Josh talk about the latest MSHSL guidelines and rules for the upcoming high school season including spectators, weigh-ins, skin-checks, handshakes vs fist-bumps, weight allowance, and minimum weigh-ins. Also discussed are team rankings in all three classes.
The Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast starts its third year of covering amateur wrestling. The first show of the season is here.
Host Jim Bartels and guests Larry Baumgardt, Adam Bartels, Kirky Dittrict, and Cathy Koob square up with the latest ‘water cooler conversation’ on high school, collegiate, and youth wrestling from last season and heading into this season. Tune in to this, the first of four podcasts for the seasons. Tons of info packed into a one hour Rasslin Spectacular!
Al and Josh talk with Tim McNiff about a better way to keep wrestlers safe and clean. They also reminisce about Tim’s experiences covering Gopher wrestling, J Robinson, Brock Lesnar, The Olympics, and more.
Wrestling official Rod Frost returns to the Al and Josh Show. Al, Josh, and Rod talk about the latest MSHSL plans for the 2020-2021 season, new wrestling rules, how to become a referee, the origins of The Guillotine, a little wrestling history, and more.
Al and Josh talk with Pierz Head Wrestling Coach Skip Toops about the ‘Let Them Wrestle MN’ movement. Skip talks about why and how wrestling should and could make a return to Minnesota.
The MSHSL delayed football and volleyball to a new spring season and there is a large push for them to reconsider. Al and Josh talk with a couple of people who took the challenge head-on and are actively fighting to help get sports happening again in Minnesota high schools including one of the three parties involved with a lawsuit aimed at getting the MSHSL to reconsider allowing fall football and volleyball.
Al and Josh talk about the recent MN#1 event that took place on August 29th. Included in this episode are interviews with MN#1 organizers Joel Schrimpf, Mark Christiansen, Jake Saatzer, and Andy Hackenmueller.
Successful at virtually every level of his storied career, Brandon Paulson is recognized for his wrestling prowess and coaching expertise by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a 2019 Distinguished Member.