To Be Determined

This episode Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan breakdown the keys to victory for both Bo Nickal and J’Den Cox during their Final X Rutgers match. Both Askren and Dernlan are extremely excited for this matchup. Nickal and Cox wrestle very different styles and they are very elite at those styles. Even their flow and movement throughout the match is completely different. Askren’s first question would be, can Cox keep distance or will Nickal be able to get inside where he’s very strong? His next question is once Cox gets to Nickal’s legs will Cox be able to finish or will Nickal win the scramble?


Dernlan mentions the difference in experience between these two. Cox has an Olympic medal as well as two World medals and Nickal is just now getting on the scene. How will Nickal handle the heat of the moment when everything’s on the line? Nickal is a 3x NCAA Champ but Dernlan points out the difference between the college platform and the world one. That being said Dernlan has confidence that won’t be a factor for Nickal.


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Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan host the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. Askren, World Champion, and Olympic Wrestler joins in official partnership as a content provider for all things RUDIS. Matt Dernlan joins from years of experience in D1 college coaching at Binghamton, Clarion, and Penn State University.

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