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Headlocks & Lateral Drops

Cole Zempel
36 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.
Headlocks & Lateral Drops loves wrestling! We take a little deeper dive into the stories of the coaches from all levels of wrestling. Episodes released every Thursday.

Follow Mr Headlock at:
Instagram - @headlock4fun
Twitter - @the_headlock

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

H&LD E36 - Jim Sanford: Hall of Famer and UNI National Champion

H&LD E36 w/ Jim Sanford: Fort Dodge City League Champ (00:01:00). From JV to State Finalist (00:05:10). 16th Ave Fort Dodge builds champions (00:06:35). Chuck Patton was the alpha (00:11:40). The move to Colorado (00:21:25). Coaching the Deagueros and leading Adams City to a Colorado State Title (0…

H&LD E35 - Travis Mercado: Colorado Mesa Women's Head Coach

H&LD E35 w/ Travis Mercado: Getting picked up by his shirt and told to wrestle (00:01:15). Cal State Fullerton club experience (00:08:45). Coaching transition from high school to college women’s wrestling (00:21:50). Being named the first ever head coach of Colorado Mesa Women’s wrestling team (00:…

H&LD E34 - Olympian Ike Anderson: Head Coach at Castle View High School

H&LD E34 w/ Ike Anderson: Wrestling was his path to leave South Carolina and earn college degree (00:00:35). Found coaches who believed in him (00:05:35). Joe DeMeo having an eye for Greco talent (00:08:40). Discipline wins the day (00:10:20). Failing and the importance of having a team that believ…

H&LD E33 - Alex Dolly: The Irishman

H&LD E33 w/ Alex Dolly: The movers, the shakers and the retirers (00:00:34). Alex Dolly didn’t win a single match for 3 years and how an Olympian inspired his career (00:07:20). Getting placed with a kid on house arrest during his official visit (00:15:15). Overcoming major neck injury (00:20:25). …

H&LD E32 - Cruse Aarhus: Head Coach of Immortal Athletics Wrestling Club

H&LD E32 w/ Cruse Aarhus: Olympic Trials Breakdown (00:01:20). JB loss breaks me (00:06:23). Women’s wrestling shows it is here to STAY and they are leveling UP (00:14:55). No need for rule changes just consistency in making calls is needed (00:22:50). Favorite current Team USA athletes and foreign…

H&LD E31 - Kevin LeValley: Head Assistant Coach at Bucknell University

H&LD E31: Review of Last Chance Qualifier (00:01:00). Olympic Trials Predictions (00:04:55). Bucknell University Assistant Coach Kevin LeValley finds wrestling after a run in on the playground (00:26:18). Population 707 (00:29:55). Finding the right training environment to excel at the senior level…

H&LD E30 - Charlie Pipher: Western Colorado University Head Coach

H&LD E30: Review of D1 Nationals (00:00:34). Last Chance Qualifier Predictions (00:07:40). Charlie Pipher from the “First family of Colorado wrestling”(00:17:28). I’d wrestle for you if you were anywhere else other than Gunnison (00:30:10). Having your own dad coach against you (00:33:50). Recruiti…

H&LD E29 - Andrew Sorenson: Head Assistant Coach at U of Nebraska-Kearney

H&LD E29: Team Titles all around (00:00:55). Guaranteed D1 Champs (00:02:30). Nebraska-Kearney Head Assistant Coach Andrew Sorenson was too rowdy in elementary (00:11:10). Cael Sanderson couldn’t find Sorenson at school (00:15:00). Learning from Cyclone Greats (00:22:00). The benefits and challenge…

H&LD E28 - Ethan Kyle: Stillwater High Head Coach

H&LD E28: Weekend in review and weekend up ahead (00:00:45). D1 at-large selections and brackets have been released (00:02:00). Coach Ethan Kyle brought some Laramie temperatures to Stillwater, Oklahoma (00:04:16). John Smith came, he saw, he signed Ethan Kyle to be an OSU Cowboy (00:07:05). Being …

H&LD E27 - Buck Watkins: Winning Mindset Coach and Frazier High School Head Coach

H&LD E27: Couple Colorado PAC12 Champs (00:01:00). Check out my Twitter for some schools we need to bring wrestling back to (00:02:27). National and conference tournaments galore on deck (04:25). Buck Watkins’ love for wrestling was created through exposure to high level wrestlers (00:07:40). Time…

H&LD E26 - Duane Goldman: 4x NCAA Finalist and National Champion

H&LD E26: Heavyweight wrestling is fire! (00:01:18). Colorado natives showing out in D1 wrestling (00:02:50). 4x NCAA finalists and National Champion Duane Goldman’s start to wrestling and how he became a Hawkeye (00:05:55). Overcoming THREE 2nd place finishes to become a National Champion (00:12:0…

H&LD E25 - Jarrod Garnett: Virginia Tech AA

Women’s wrestling shows out (00:00:45). Upcoming Events (00:03:05). Colorado studs showing out for their universities (00:05:00). Virginia Tech All-American Jarrod Garnett fell in love on day one (00:08:20). What is Delaware wrestling (00:11:05). Peaking and making the right changes to become an Al…

H&LD E24 - Heath Eslinger: A Better Way Athletics

Big time news for DIII wrestling thanks to the NWCA (00:00:55). Upcoming wrestling events (00:02:45). Heath Eslinger followed his brother to the wrestling room and never looked back (00:06:30). Left college coaching ranks to coach at his high school's rival (00:09:40). From coaching a high school p…

H&LD E23 - Ben Cherrington: The Battles before the Title

E23: Heart goes out to my D3 people (00:00:34). Upcoming Events (00:03:15). Ben Cherrington’s start with wrestling and his draw to the sport (00:05:18). Cal Cherrington’s balance of father and coach (00:08:05). A run through Boise State campus (00:12:00). The battles to becoming a National Champio…

H&LD E22 - U of Wyoming Coach Teyon Ware: Its Always Sunny in Laramie

PWC review (00:01:05). Summit 1 Predictions (00:02:05). Teyon Ware giving out some Hogan boots to start his career (00:06:20). Decided to ‘build his own’ at University of Oklahoma (00:08:00). Learning baseline D to winning a National Title as True Freshman (00:14:00). Pulling the trigger (00:16:35)…

H&LD E21 - National Champion Kyven Gadson: Be RARE & Black Wrestling Association

Big 12 Box scores (00:01:00). Wisconsin RTC Underground 3 results (00:03:40). Upcoming wrestling cards (00:09:32). National Champion Kyven Gadson (00:15:00). Video proof of living room practice (00:17:30). Growing pains of coaching D1 to coaching your own blood (00:20:55). Kyven talks through his r…

H&LD E20 - USA Greco Manager Gary Mayabb: Passion and Purpose

Big 12 box scores (00:01:20). Spartan Combat and Flo wrestling card reviews (00:03:24). Upcoming wrestling events (00:14:27). USA Greco Manager Gary Mayabb possibly a ninja in training (00:16:55). Mayabb’s start in wrestling (00:18:00). How great humans stepped into his life as coaches to help him…

H&LD E19 - Loras College Associate Head Coach Trevor Kittleson

H&LD E19 - Big 12 box scores (00:01:07). Bears over Cowboys (00:03:30). The current tentative schedules for Air Force, UNC and Wyoming (00:08:40). Spartan Combat and Flo card predictions (00:11:40). Taz is a demolition man (00:19:10). Loras College Associate Head Coach Trevor Kittleson started by f…

H&LD Full E18 - Northern Colorado Head Coach Troy Nickerson: Love for building a program

E18: Tribute to Dan Hodge (00:00:50). Austin Gomez retirement (00:04:42). Battle on the Banks Preview (00:05:45). Flo Card Announced (00:08:33). University of Northern Colorado Head Coach Troy Nickerson’s start in wrestling (00:10:15). Desire to be great (00:12:50). Great support and ready to go (0…

H&LD Full E17 - U.S. Women's Head Coach Terry Steiner

Episode 17: Review Flo 8 man bracket (00:01:20). Review Pitt WC event (00:05:40). Review NLWC vs Wolfpack WC (00:12:35). U.S. Womens National Team Head Coach Terry Steiner 's start in wrestling (00:24:20). Terry Steiner's connection with Colorado high school coach (00:27:00). Blessing of training …

H&LD E16 - University of Cumberlands National Champion Jake Sinkovics

E16: Wisconsin RTC Underground 2 recap (00:01:14). My zero confidence picks for the Flo 8 man bracket (00:06:55). Ideas for the Sun Devils (00:14:22). NLWC card predictions (00:16:28). Pitt Wrestling Club predictions (00:18:44). Two hand shove showdown (00:21:30). Upcoming Events (00:23:06). 4x All…

H&LD Full E15 - Kevin Beazley: RTC profits and Love for the Sport

E15: Tar Heel Open recap (00:01:14). RTC Cup recap (00:03:55). Guest for the show Kevin Beazley's start at wrestling (00:18:10). Decision to go to Old Dominion (00:20:53). Becoming a Michigan Man (00:22:50). Differences between wrestling for a mid-major and a major Big Ten program (00:26:15). Inju…

H&LD E14 - Tom Dolly: Wrestling Entrepreneur & Builder of Empires

E14: RTC Cup Squad CHANGES at 86 kilos (00:01:20). Tar Heel Open matches to watch (00:02:15). More senior level events announced! (00:03:50). Special Guest Mishawaka Man Tom Dolly (00:06:30). Hey Little Man you need to do something (00:08:27). Fired by the Bishop (00:10:16). Building of the Em…

H&LD Day of Gratitude

E13: Wisconsin RTC Underground 1 breakdown (01:20). NLWC breakdown (02:58). Tar Heel Open Preview (09:30). Flo RTC Cup Preview (13:03). Big 12 transfers (22:40). Next weeks guest announced (25:20). Gratitude Day (27:10).

H&LD E12 - Pursuing excellence with Air Force Head Coach Sam Barber, Events and More Events

E12 - Events and MORE events (00:01:15). Joe going to the dark side of the mat (00:13:12). Quick Predictions for Nov 24th (00:13:58). Interview with troublemaker turned Air Force Head Coach Sam Barber (00:15:35). From New York to anywhere Iowa (00:18:24). Mike McCready's lasting impact on Coa…

H&LD Full E11 - Reviews and Predictions, Bonehead ALERT, Who's in your 5

Episode 11: Review of HWC event (00:01:22). James Green lucky (00:06:05). Review of Flo 8 man 195 lb bracket (00:07:15). Mark your calendars for MORE wrestling (00:11:35). Jordan Burroughs vs Zahid Valencia Flo card predictions (00:14:00). Bonehead ALERT (00:22:33). UWW Nationals (00:25:00). Am…

H&LD Full E10 - Hall of Famer Ken Taylor. Predictions for the 195 lb $20k Champ and HWC Showdown.

Episode 10: David Taylor vs Jordan Burroughs (00:01:02)???? Colorado studs at Super 32 (00:01:28). Predictions for Flowrestling's 195 lb 8 man bracket (00:02:32). HWC Showdown (00:08:32). Khabib Nurmagomedov legacy and what wrestlers can take from his illustrious career (00:18:39). Hall of Famer…

H&LD Full E9 - NLWC Results, USA Wrestling & World Championships decision, 133 lb Crown

Episode 9 breaks down the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club dual results. Meredith keeps his hair as interesting as his wrestling (10:39). 133 lb crown taken (13:00). David Taylor, you still mad bro? (16:22) Penn State young guns aren't to be dismissed (17:55). NWCA National duals cancelled (19:39). Fre…

H&LD Full E8 - Bryce Leonhardt - U of Wyoming Alum - Natrona County Wrestling. Senior Nationals.

Interview with Natrona County High Wrestling Coach, Bryce Leonhardt. Intro (00:00:45). Football star in the making (00:04:13). Windy City Wrestling Club (00:06:26). Why Wyoming (00:07:25)? Battles through college (00:11:25). Learned to make wrestling ugly (00:17:26). Coaching influences (00:18:22)…

H&LD E7: USA Senior Nationals breakdown and more wrestling events by the dozens!

All sorts of wrestling event announcements and breakdown of USA Senior Nationals. Shout outs all over the place. Upcoming events (01:42). Jordan Burroughs puts David Taylor on mute (3:19). Jordan Oliver and Anthony Ashnault throw some jabs at Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis (07:09). Seni…