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Five Point Move - U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling

  • 5PM58: Army WCAP's Ellis Coleman looking for another Olympic berth

    8 MAY 2024 · Episode 58 of the Five Point Move Podcast welcomes back Ellis Coleman, who after a two-year hiatus from competition returned to action this past winter and just two weeks ago won the Olympic Trials. Coleman, 32, now has his sights set on placing in the top-3 at the World Olympic Games Qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey. Coleman had appeared on three previous episodes of the program but it has been a while. One thing that has not changed is his forthrightness. As always, the multiple-time World Team member takes a candid approach to a variety of topics, including the implications of the aforementioned World Olympic Qualifier, the impact of his coaches from Illinois, acclimating overseas, and what his plans will look like if his spot at the Paris Olympics is secured. 
    48m 42s
  • 5PM57: Kamal Bey and David Stepanyan

    9 JAN 2024 · Episode 57 welcomes in two of the nation's top Greco-Roman competitors: three-time World Team member/six-time US National Champion Kamal Bey and 2021 U23 World Teamer David Stepanyan. Fresh off of being named Five Point Move's Athlete of the Year for 2023, Bey reflects back on some of the highlights he experienced last season as well as the lessons learned from setbacks that he eventually turned into new goals to achieve. Bey, candid as always, proceeds to dig further into several personal insights pertaining to the sport and also provides his perspective on developing more athletes in the USA. Northern Michigan standout Stepanyan made a lot of noise at the US Nationals last month, where his performance brought with a ticket to the Olympic Trials. Over those two days in Fort Worth, Stepanyan re-asserted himself as a potential force heading into selection for the Paris Games, and so he pulls listeners into what his thought process was during the tournament. There is also the matter of international development. Born to Armenian parents, Stepanyan sheds light on the differences between the American program and how wrestlers come of age overseas. To close out, he shares what his training plan will likely entail as the aforementioned Olympic Trials tournament approaches. SUBSCRIBE: ||
    1h 47m 28s
  • 5PM56: Rich Carlson and Spencer Woods

    29 DEC 2023 · Episode 56 of the podcast focuses on two athletes from the best weight class in the sport -- 87 kg. Three-time National Champion "The Alaskan Assassin" Spencer Woods and multi-time National Teamer Rich Carlson join the program to discuss their performances from the recently-wrapped Nationals with looks ahead towards the rest of the Olympic push. The two top-level competitors also share training philosophies and mindset insights that are relatable to both wrestlers as well as fans. PHOTO OF CARLSON: Sam Janicki PHOTO OF WOODS: Tony Rotundo SUBSCRIBE: ||
    1h 56m 21s
  • 5PM55: Recapping Final X with Dennis Hall with words from Koontz, Braunagel and Hafizov

    27 JUN 2023 · A different format is in order for Episode 55 as three members of the 2023 USA Greco-Roman World Team are featured in a series of separate audio clips, most of which revolving around Final X: Newark. Co-host Dennis Hall returns to offer input relative to the athletes' descriptions and perspectives, as well as to provide analysis on several key topics. Also included are words from US Greco-Roman General Manager Justin Ruiz, who delivers his take on Final X and the upcoming pre-Worlds training block for the Americans. SUBSCRIBE: | || |
    1h 36m 20s
  • 5PM54: WCAP's Ryan Epps and a Final X Greco-Roman Preview

    9 JUN 2023 · Ryan Epps returned from Basic Training after joining the U.S. Army to compete for its World Class Athlete Program and then he found himself winning the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Epps will face Spencer Woods at 82kg at Final X. Epps was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA Division III champion at powerhouse Augsburg University. The show will break down the weights at Final X in The Classic Style. Welcome back! SUBSCRIBE: | || |
    1h 31m 15s
  • 5PM53: Northern Michigan assistant Parker Betts and USMC Captain Jamel Johnson

    27 OCT 2022 · Two guests are featured in Episode 53, Northern Michigan University Assistant Coach Parker Betts and Pan-Am Championships gold medalist Jamel Johnson. Betts provides perspectives on several topics surrounding the NMU program, including the status of Benji Peak and the school's three recent U20 World Team members. Betts also opens up about an important upcoming trip to Sweden, as well as the value of being able to perform backflips (seriously). As for Marine Captain Johnson, another handful of subjects are brought to the table. Johnson shares his thoughts on the 2022 Worlds from last month, the potentiality of winding down his own career, the continued misunderstanding of Greco-Roman in the US, the need for more education on the part of officials, and much, much more. Not an episode to be missed!
    2h 17m 22s
  • 5PM52: Two-Time Olympian Jim Gruenwald

    2 MAY 2022 · Two-time Olympian Jim Gruenwald joins the show. Jim just released a new book, Not All Roads Lead to Gold. “Not All Roads Lead to Gold” is a book that tells a story that answers the “Why?” Why should I do something that doesn’t always end with a Gold Medal? Is the journey worth the time, energy, and pain.
    1h 35m 23s
  • 5PM51: Lining up with Tanner Farmer

    1 APR 2022 · Surging Illinois heavyweight and former Division I lineman and NAIA runner-up Tanner Farmer helps usher in the new season of the podcast by sharing his thoughts on a variety of perspectives. With his first overseas tour now in the books, Farmer is poised for even more improvements entering his second year as a full-time Greco athlete and opens up regarding his approach to learning -- and the confidence he has in his overall physical strength. Says Farmer: "I'm one of the strongest heavyweights in the world."
    1h 27m 45s
  • 5PM50: Mr. Fantastic Benji Peak

    9 JUL 2021 · Episode 50 has Hall commenting on the unusual training schedule for the Team USA Olympians. After that, US National Team member "Mr. Fantastic" Benji Peak drops by the program for the very first time. At the Olympic Trials, Peak caught fire and garnered nearly as much "mainstream" wrestling attention as the tournament winners, but he was already well-established prior to April. Now, the Wisconsin native is about to take a big step up as he prepares for his first World Championships in November. Peak colorfully illustrates what his surge towards the top has felt like, and what he is doing to maintain momentum. Photo by Tony Rotundo
    1h 1m 13s
  • 5PM49: Robby Smith on coaching, fatherhood and mentors

    5 JUL 2021 · Multi-time World Team member and 2016 Olympian Robby Smith joins the show to discuss retirement, the legacy of Mark Halvorson, and becoming the head assistant coach at the place where it all began, the Community Youth Center in Concord, California. Photo: Smith with Halvorson at 2015 World Championships by Tony Rotundo.
    2h 7m 35s

The home for Greco-Roman wrestling news and features,, with now the only wrestling podcast centered around the Olympic style of Greco-Roman wrestling. Promoting the sport, promoting the athletes, promoting...

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The home for Greco-Roman wrestling news and features,, with now the only wrestling podcast centered around the Olympic style of Greco-Roman wrestling. Promoting the sport, promoting the athletes, promoting American wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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