The POWERade Finals are set!!! PA Power Wrestling’s Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder are live from Canon-McMillan High School as they preview the match-ups and give their predictions for the showdown. Listen in as they host guest Tim Wallace of Albert Gallatin who took out returning PIAA State Champion Cody Mulligan in the semifinals (10-1).
PAPC19: PA native, former state champ, and current NC State stud Hayden Hidlay joins the program to discuss his first semester as a starter, his NC State and PA families colliding, and what #PackMentaility means to him.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 19 including a preview of both Midlands and the Southern Scuffle as well as a lengthy interview with Hayden Hidlay that provides fans with a great perspective on why recruits don't always choose the "traditional powers" when making their school choice. (Photo credit: NC State Athletics)
01:00 – Happy Holidays, Everyone!
04:00 - Midlands Preview
30:00 - Southern Scuffle Preview
50:00 - Hayden Hidlay Interview
PAW04: One of the most exciting tournaments of the season will be taking place this weekend at Canon-McMillan High School where the 51st Annual POWERade Christmas Tournament gets underway. The "WarUp on The WPIAL" podcast returns for episode four with Greg Warnock @GWarnock24 and Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle as the two preview each weight class.
They are joined by Jefferson Morgan senior Gavin Teasdale who will go for his fourth straight POWERade Championship and remain undefeated in his career. Teasdale talks about a loaded 126 lbs. bracket where he is the top seed and his senior season. Take a listen below!
00:45 – WPIAL Scores
05:00 – Waynesburg is for real with Henson Brothers
06:45 – Is Kiski in trouble without Isaac Reid?
11:25 – Steve DeAugustino Holiday Classic Updates
13:22 – Southmoreland Tournament Features Strong Field
14:50 – POWERade Preview (106 lbs. - 120 lbs.)
23:30 – Guest Gavin Teasdale talks senior season and fourth POWERade
31:44 – POWERade Preview (126 lbs. - 285 lbs.)
56:45 – Come say hello to PA Power at POWERade
PAPC18: Lehigh legend, Division 1 All-American, and Princeton Head Coach Chris Ayers joins the program to discuss the challenges of Ivy League coaching, how he took Princeton from the worst team in America (literally) to the top 20, and some memories from his time at Lehigh.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 18 including Hayden Hidlay's big weekend, Pitt's continued struggles and their head coach's interesting comments, and Lock Haven continuing to roll. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Schaefer/Princeton Athletics)
01:00 – Hayden Hidlay's Big Weekend
05:00 – Monday Night...Wrestling?
08:00 – Keith Gavin's Comments & What to Make of Them
17:00 – Reno TOC Recap
20:50 – Tsirtsis/Maruca at 149
25:30 – Cleveland State Open Results & Miserable Open Trips
31:45 – Don't be the Miserable Person at Family Christmas
32:30 – Tristan Firing Shots at Mason
41:00 – Princeton Head Coach Chris Ayers Joins the Program
47:00 – The Recruit that Changed Princeton's Scope
57:30 – How Lehigh Shaped Chris Ayers
PAW03: Week three of "WarUp on The WPIAL" is back with Greg Warnock @GWarnock24 and Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle as the two recap weekend results. They are joined by Seneca Valley head coach Kevin Wildrick who recaps their fourth place finish at the King of The Mountain. The Pair also discusses scores from around the WPIAL and preview some hammer non match-up duals happening this week. Take a listen below!
00:50 – WPIAL Scores
11:45 – Seneca Valley Head Coach Kevin Wildrick talks flying under the radar
21:50 – King of The Mountain Recap
32:55 – Waynesburg Impresses at Beast of The East
35:30 – State Runner-up Isaac Reid has blood clot in lung
37:50 – Kiski Area wins 11th North Hills Duals
39:40 – Penn Cambria and North Canton Highlights
41:30 – Looking Ahead
46:45 – Happy Holidays from Greg's Annoying Tie
PAPC17: Pennsylvania native, two-time NCAA D1 All-American, and current Lock Haven Head Coach, Scott Moore joins the program to discuss #TheRise of LHU's program, big wins at PSAC's and against Rutgers, and the transfers of Chance Marstellar and Thomas Haines.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 167 including marquee match-ups that fail to materialize, Drexel pushing Lehigh to the brink, and the end of a drought almost two decades old. (Photo courtesy of Lock Haven Athletics)
01:00 – Ironman was Awesome & We're Gaining Momentum
02:00 – OW of the Weekend - Freshman 197's
04:30 – High-Profile Guys Sitting Out
14:00 – Identity Crisis for Richie Lewis
16:50 – Lehigh/Drexel - WILD result in Philly
19:00 – The End of a 17 Year Drought & Other Weekend Results
23:00 – Lock Haven Head Coach, Scott Moore Joins the Program
30:00 – How Chance Marstellar & Thomas Haines Have Affected Lock Haven Wrestling
39:00 – Generating Excitement Around Lock Haven Wrestling
53:00 – Upcoming Weekend Preview
PAW02: "WarUp on The WPIAL" is back for episode two with host Greg Warnock @GWarnock24 joined by Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle as the two recap opening weekend results from the WPIAL including the Eastern Area, Chartiers-Houston Tournament, and more. The pair welcome on guest Josh Shields, head coach of Burrell, who discusses his goals for the season with another impressive team. They also take a look ahead at where WPIAL teams will be competing this weekend! Take a listen below!
00:50 – Kiski Area dominates the Eastern Area Tournament
01:05 – Recapping the Eastern Area place winners
16:10 – Chartiers-Houston Tournament Recap
32:30 – Canon-McMillan Recap from CV Kickoff Classic
36:25 – Ironman Highlights
37:30 – Hampton Dawg Duals Recap
37:50 – Waynesburg Central Goes Undefeated at Greenville Duals
39:50 – Belle Vernon Handles the North Coast Classic
44:35 – Subsection Matches to Watch This Week
46:05 – Can Anyone in Class AA Knock off Burrell?
47:20 – Burrell Head Coach Josh Shields Joins the Show
56:50 – Weekend Preview
PAP34: PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsynder @KnopsKnotes breakdown the Pre-Season State 2A & 3A State Rankings and why they hate doing them. In addition they take a look at ahead at what to expect this weekend as Wrestling officially gets underway across Pennsylvania and beyond! Take a listen below.
00:40 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
00:55 – Thank you Media Day Teams
02:00 – Why Pre-Season Rankings are the worst
07:10 – Two Piece Uniform is Growing Wrestling?
10:20 – State AA Pre-Season Rankings Breakdown
37:30 – State AAA Pre-Season Rankings Breakdown
01:01:00 – What to look for this weekend across Pennsylvania
PAPC16: Pennsylvania native, two-time state runner-up, and current Pitt captain Nick Zanetta joins the program to discuss what life is like with Pitt's new coaching staff, what he needs to do to make it happen in March, and the best dressed coach in college wrestling.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 16 including a recap of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, why you can't put too much stock in early season results, and Lock Haven's big win. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)
01:00 – The Podcast Can Drive Now!
01:30 – OW of the Weekend
04:30 – Challenge Bricks - Twitter Mistakes & Lineup Confusion
10:00 – What Happened in Vegas...Didn't Stay in Vegas
25:30 – Pitt Senior Captain, Nick Zanetta, Joins the Program
44:15 – Down to the Wire: PSU/Lehigh Recap
53:30 – DeSanto/Mueller Controversy
57:00 – Weekend Preview: 133 Showdown in Philly
PAW01: The debut episode of PA Power Wrestling's new show on one of Pennsylvania's hotbeds of wrestling. Kicking things off on "WarUp on The WPIAL" is host Greg Warnock @GWarnock24 joined by Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle as the two are back together for yet another season, this year on the Mat Talk Podcast Network. Warnock & Upson preview the upcoming season, talk about senior Gavin Teasdale's journey to a fourth PIAA State Championship, and make predictions on the WPIAL's top teams. Kiski Area Head Coach Chris Heater joins the show to talk about reloading with yet another solid lineup with a ton of experience. Take a listen below!
00:55 – The debut show of WarUp on The WPIAL!
01:05 – WPIAL Off-Season Highlights
3:00 – All Eyes on Gavin Teasdale
10:15 – WPIAL Seniors Who Committed
12:35 – Top Incoming Freshmen Report WPIAL Highlights
21:15 – Kiski Area Head Coach Chris Heater Talks WPIAL Team Success
34:30 – Who Will Rise to the Top in the WPIAL Team Race?
43:30 – Opening Weekend Preview
PAP33: The 2017 - 2018 Season is upon us and to kick-off the start PA Power Wrestling took a look at the future of Pennsylvania Wrestling with the Top Incoming Freshmen Report of 2018. PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsynder @KnopsKnotes discuss the Report and how Jeff apparently has no life. They also talk about the recent probation of Bishop McCort and their new coach as well as Northern Lebanon's Rusty Wallace two week suspension. The pair welcome on guest Cole Rees of Wyoming Seminary who was named Pennsylvania's #1 Top Incoming Freshman! Take a listen below.
01:00 – The Season is here!
01:20 – The Top Incoming Freshmen Report of 2018 Released
4:00 – Jeff Explains the TIF Report Process
19:45 – Mel Kiper Jr. is like the Easter Bunny
36:30 – PA Power's Media Day is Sunday!!
39:45 – Bishop McCort drama continues; name new head coach
46:15 – Northern Lebanon's Rusty Wallace Jr. Suspended for 2 Weeks
51:20 – Guest Cole Rees talks being named PA Power's TIF of 2018
PAPC15: Pennsylvania native, four-time All-American, and current Northwestern University Assistant Coach Mike McMullan joins the program to discuss how he views his career in hindsight, what it took for him to change the landscape of heavyweight wrestling, the unique challenges of coaching college wrestling*, and much more.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 15 including a preview of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, a breakdown of the Lehigh/Penn State dual, and a couple groups of people that need to calm down with their reactions to results. (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University Athletics)
*Link to Mike's article on collegiate coaching: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-skills-do-you-possess-breaking-down-collegiate-mcmullan/?trackingId=YM%2BEU9MDz6tGSFo8qN%2FH3Q%3D%3D
01:00 – Tristan and Mason are the Proud Parents of a Teenage Podcast
06:00 – OW's and Challenge Bricks of the Weekend
14:30 – #AskTnT
17:00 – Week 4 Recap
22:00 – Vegas, Baby!! CKLV Preview
42:30 – Lehigh Vs Penn State Preview
49:30 – Mike McMullan joins the program and discusses competing, coaching, and what the future may hold
PAPC14: Pennsylvania native and Lehigh All American Scotty Parker joins the podcast to talk Lehigh's big win over Michigan, how becoming an All American changed his outlook on wrestling, and much more.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 14 including Lehigh's dismantling of Michigan, the hype around Austin DeSanto, and much more. Take a listen below! (Photo courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics).
03:00 – Corrections & Notes
07:00 – Outstanding Wrestlers of the Weekend
16:30 – Challenge Bricks of the Week - DeSanto & Moisey
24:00 – Lehigh's Big Win
36:30 – Keystone Classic Recap
46:00 – Scotty Parker Joins the Program
74:00 – Mason's Thanksgiving Rant
PAPC13: Pennsylvania native and Arizona State NCAA Qualifier Josh Shields joins the podcast to discuss his outstanding start to the season, lessons learned from his first NCAA tournament.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 13 including last weekend's results, Spencer Lee potentially being in the starting lineup, a big day for #PAPOWER at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, and much more. Take a listen below! (Photo courtesy of Arizona State University Athletics).
01:30 – Recruiting News
04:30 – Will Spencer Lee Wrestle This Season?
08:00 – Coast to Coast Studs: Outstanding Wrestlers From Week 2
16:30 – Jason Nolf is a Wizard
21:45 – ROAD TRIP! Drexel's Big Weekend
25:30 – Lock Haven, Lehigh, and PA Power Dominance at Journeymen Collegiate Classic
34:00 – Keystone Classic, Lehigh's Big Weekend, and Pitt's Road Trip: Week 3 Preview
50:30 – Josh Shields Joins the Program
PAPC12: Pennsylvania native and Clarion NCAA Qualifier Brock Zacherl joins the podcast to talk about culture changes, why attitude matters as much as wrestling, and wrestling with a purpose.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 12 including opening weekend results, Nick Lee's status for Penn State, Mikey Labriola's impressive debut, and much more. Take a listen below!
00:45 – Mason Explores a New Profession
06:30 – Cruz Control, Halls Fall, and All Star Results
10:30 – It's Open (Tournament) Season!
18:30 – Zeke Moisey's Rough Weekend
28:15 – Tristan Enjoys a Good Horse Fight
31:00 – Studs Galore: Journeymen Preview
40:45 – Why Mason Hates Norman Oklahoma
47:00 – Brock Zacherl Joins the Program
PAPC11: Pennsylvania native and Ohio State NCAA Qualifier Luke Pletcher joins the podcast to discuss moving down to 133, what it's like to be in a room with multiple world champs, and how Te'Shan Campbell is fitting into the Buckeye program.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 11 including all-star predictions, an overview of the entire opening weekend slate, and some wrestlers you may have overlooked for the upcoming season. Take a listen below!
01:15 – COLLEGE WRESTLING IS BACK!!!
03:00 – NCAA Champs Loses Wrestle-Off...What?
06:10 – Big Boy Time: 285 Preview
12:00 – Crystal Ball Time! First Predictions of the Season
31:30 – Open Weekend Preview
33:30 – Tristan is/was Afraid of High School Kids
42:45 – Don't Press Snooze! Our Favorite "Sleeper" Picks
46:00 – Luke Pletcher Joins the Program
62:00 – Mason Gets Triggered
PAP32: The Super 32 is here! Pennsylvania Wrestling will send over 200 wrestlers south to Greensboro, NC to compete in that Nation's best pre-season tournament and arguably one of the toughest altogether. PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsynder @KnopsKnotes preview the Tournament and discuss all the PA studs who are looking for a Super 32 Challenge Championship Belt. Undefeated PIAA State Champion Sam Hillegas joins the show to talk about a deep 126 lbs. weight class and more. Take a listen below!
00:40 – Episode 32 is all about the Super 32
02:00 – Weight by weight preview of the Super 32
01:05:00 – Guest Sam Hillegas talks his sophomore season and wrestling Julian Chlebove
PAPC10: Pennsylvania native and Penn State starter Matt McCutcheon joins the podcast to discuss how the Nittany Lions have so much fun, what he expects to accomplish with his senior season, and how he helped created a viral video this summer.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 10 including match-ups for the NWCA All-Star Classic, Super 32 memories, and why wrestle-off results can be strange. Take a listen below!
01:30 – Whacky Wrestle-Off Results & Why They Happen
05:45 – Celebrating 26 Years of Brilliance
06:30 – Recruiting Blitzkreig (Bop)
18:00 – Homeward Bound: The Story of Mason's Stolen Backpack
26:00 – PA Recognized As Worldwide Wrestling Hotbed (Naturally)
28:15 – Jeff Gordon Shirts, Crocs, & Teammates Turned Rivals
34:00 – 197 Preview
39:00 – Two Disgruntled Former Athletes
47:15 – Matt McCutcheon Joins to Discuss Having Fun & Being a Multi-Sport Athlete
PAP31: The Sammy Sasso Sweepstakes went to Ohio State and head coach Tom Ryan as the #2 ranked senior in the State of Pennsylvania will be a Buckeye. PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsynder @KnopsKnotes bring Sasso on the show to discuss his recent commitment to Ohio State. Additionally a ton of Pennsylvania Wrestlers have given commitments to colleges across the Nation and the PA Power pair discusses each one. Looking ahead to the future they take a look at the Top 150 wrestlers from Pennsylvania's Class of 2019. Take a listen below!
00:40 – Episode 31 is here
03:00 – Sammy Sasso leads long list of recent commitments
11:50 – Where are PA's top wrestlers heading?
18:00 – Guest Sammy Sasso Talks tOSU commitment
18:52 – Early look at Top 150 Recruits of Class of 2019
20:10 – Lock Haven Fall Classic Review
PAPC9: Pennsylvania native and All-American for NC State, Pete Renda joins the program to talk about his run at the 2016 NCAA tournament, redshirting last season, and the excitement surrounding the Wolfpack's upcoming season.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 8 including match-ups for the NWCA All-Star Classic, the start of official NCAA practice, and some wild results from Who's Number One. Take a listen below!
01:00 – College wrestling is officially back!
10:30 – A Lehigh education at work & life as a true student-athlete
14:00 – Expect fireworks - 174 & 125 NWCA All Star matches
18:00 – The "pin" move, redshirt returners, and snake-bitten studs: 184 preview
28:00 – All-American Pete Renda joins the program to talk #PackMentality
42:00 – A winless night for Penn State and Tristan admits to being annoying
47:00 – How to become a member of the "Hoagie Club"
50:00 – Under-23 world team trials results
54:30 – Some memories need to be suppressed
PAP30: The pre-season fan favorite Who's #1? by FloWrestling will kick off the 2017-2018 Folkstyle season in The Snake Pit of Lehigh. Pennsylvania will have six wrestlers competing in the All-Star clash that will determine who holds the #1 ranking in the Nation. Episode 30 welcomes guest Michael Beard who is competing in his second straight Who's #1? in search of his second straight win.
The PA Power Wrestling team of Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder sit down to preview the 2017 Who's #1? which takes place on Sunday where the pair will be providing coverage of the event. One of the marquee matches in a night full of marquee matches will take place between two Pennsylvania studs; Michael Bear (Malvern Prep) and Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville).
They also talk about why Trent Hidlay and his jorts are good for wrestling. Take a listen below!
00:40 – Wrestling is in the air
03:00 – Journeymen Fall Classic recap
11:50 – Ryan Vulakh is going to make noise this season
18:00 – Eric and Jeff can't talk politics
18:52 – Notable transfers
20:10 – College Commitments continue to roll in
31:30 – Who's #1 Preview
32:00 –Why Trent Hidlay is good for Wrestling
46:40 – Guest Michael Beard talks WNO and senior season
01:00:25 – Remembering Shippensburg Youth Wrestling Coach Bill Wolfe Jr.
PAPC8: Pennsylvania native and All-American for the University of Iowa Michael Kemerer joins the program to talk about his highly successful freshman campaign and how the Hawkeyes are building for the 2017-18 season.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 8 including the NWCA All-Star Classic, the biggest dual meets of the year, and potentially enormous changes to the college wrestling season. Take a listen below!
03:00 – Recruiting news
08:30 – World and twitter champions: 174 preview
17:00 – Battle royale! NWCA All-Stars are being announced
29:00 – Big stages, grudge matches, and bouts to watch: 2017-18 schedules have been released
40:00 – The times they are a-changing (maybe): NWCA's proposed season structure
53:00 – Michael Kemerer joins the program
01:13:00 – Bucknell 2017-18 preview
PAPC7: Wrestling legend and current Head Coach for the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center, Brandon Slay, joins the PA Power College Podcast to discuss USA Wrestling's summer of success and his new position with the Penn RTC.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take listeners on more than an hour's worth of a wrestling adventure. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 7 including Pitt's recent recruiting success, why preseason is the most dreaded time of year, and the happiest birthday that Tristan ever had. Take a listen below!
01:00 – Recruiting news
07:40 – Coaching changes & high-quality marketing
16:00 – College freshman Tristan made his entire team cut 2 extra pounds
18:00 – Cenzo & the challengers: 165 Preview
25:30 – Mason's lifelong battle with running
32:15 – Tristan got a mountain of trash for his first birthday in college
36:45 – Brandon Slay joins the program & talks USA Wrestling
52:00 – Coach Slay's move back to Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania RTC
01:17:00 – Drexel 2017-18 preview
PAP29: The 2017-2018 Wrestling Season in just around the corner and the PA Power Wrestling pair Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder discuss a variety of topics in Episode 29. From Gavin Hoffman coming home with a UWW Cadet World Bronze to Seton Hill's wrestling team springing into action Episode 29 packs a heavy punch.
Guests include Cole Matthews (Reynolds) and Luke Kemerer (Hempfield Area) who discuss their recent commitments to the Pitt Panthers and Seton Hill head coach Brian Tucker who talks about the amazing story out of Greensburg, PA. Listen in!
00:40 – Jeff gets engaged
04:35 – UWW Cadet World Championship Recap
09:25 – Super 32 Early Entry Recap from Mars
15:57 – Freshmen making noise
18:52 – Notable transfers
20:18 – College Commitments roll in
23:30 – Guests Cole Matthews and Luke Kemerer talk Pitt
38:08 – Spencer Lee status?
43:00 – Should the 20-wrestler bracket stay or go?
51:25 – Guest Brian Tucker of Seton Hill talks about his team saving a life
01:18:45 – New shirts are now on sale!
PAPC6: Pennsylvania wrestling legend and current Campbell University Head Wrestling Coach Cary Kolat joins the PA Power College Podcast to recap the world championships and preview Campbell for the 2017-2018 season.
The dynamic duo of @WarnTriz and @Beck_Diggity take a stab at the best tattoos in college wrestling. They discuss a variety of topics in episode 6 including USA's world title, the best tattoos in college wrestling, and the only headlock that Mason ever pulled off in a match. Take a listen below!
00:50 – Recruiting & coaching news
07:45 – WPIAL strong - 157 preview
16:20 – Kyle Snyder is real life Captain America
25:55 – Helen Maroulis is good at the sport of wrestling
29:10 – Guest Cary Kolat recaps worlds and talks Campbell Camels
48:00 – Team tatted: best tattoos in college wrestling
55:25 – That time Keith Gavin scared 18 year-old Nate Brown to death
59:00 – Tristan getting Kemerered & Devin Carter making Mason feel like a small child
01:18:00 – Penn State 2017-18 preview