On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Cary Kolat joins Matt Dernlan to discuss the abrupt end to the 2019-2020 NCAA Wrestling season, what it means for the athletes and for the sport as a whole. Dernlan and Kolat provide a coach’s perspective to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, and discuss the pros and cons of the possibility of the NCAA granting extra years of eligibility.


0:00 Show Intro

0:31 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Cancelled

2:37 Eligibility: Pros and Cons to an Extra Year

9:05 Campbell’s Progression as a Program

11:25 No True End to the Season

11:50 What’s Day-to-Day Life Like?

14:37 -Athletes Losing Structure

17:53 Resources Going Virtual

20:50 Reality of 5- and 6-Year Careers

22:58 Moving On Past Competing



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