|Subscribe to No Holds Barred|
|Browse Archives at groups.google.com|
Friday, January 30, 2015
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Mark Cody, the head wrestling coach at the University of Oklahoma.
Now in his fourth season as the Sooners' wrestling coach, he has also become the president of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
This weekend, Oklahoma hosts two dual meets at the McCasland Field House in Norman, Oklahoma. On Saturday, January 31, they host number 8 Iowa State, and on Sunday, February 1, they host number 20 Oregon State. Both meets start at 2 PM CST/3 PM EST and will be televised live in the U.S. on Fox College Sports Central and replayed later, as well as televised on other regional networks. As always, check your local listings.
We spoke with Coach Cody by phone Thursday.
His team this year is one of the youngest in college wrestling, with only one senior starter along with several freshmen. Especially as they have improved during the course of the season, he has big plans for them, both on and off the mat.
"My goal here is to win the academic championship and win a national championship in wrestling -- several national championships," he said.
"That means that we have to have a special group of guys. And we have to continue to recruit unique individuals that are willing to buy into everything that we're asking of them here. But as far as everything being in place for that to happen, it's great. I couldn't ask for more support."
We discussed some of the outstanding wrestlers on the Oklahoma Sooners and how this young team has been progressing. We also discussed his five-year plan, the "family atmosphere" at Oklahoma wrestling, his own accomplishments in pushing academics while coaching at American University prior to coming to Oklahoma, the effect on wrestling of the O'Bannon decision requiring some colleges to compensate some of their top athletes, how coaches have to ensure that their programs remain "relevant" on their campuses, marketing wrestling, the continuing task of recruiting, their no-drugs and no-drinking policy for their team, and much more.
You can play or download No Holds Barred here and here. If one link doesn't work, please try another.
No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.
Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.
The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow.
No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:
American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at AmericanTopTeam.com.
Defense Soap, an effective, deep penetrating body soap with natural antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial soap ingredients. Defense Soap is the best cleansing body soap for men and women athletes who are involved in contact sports such as MMA, wrestling, grappling, jiu-jitsu, and judo, to help their antifungal, anti-ringworm, anti-jock itch strategy. Check out their web site, at DefenseSoap.com.
Payleg.com, which gives you the tools to develop a full-time income by building a home-based business. Teaching success in the home-based business industry since 1988, Payleg.com is available in 190 countries. For more information, go to Payleg.com.
Takedown Wrestling Media, America's wrestling TV and radio shows, which are hosted by founder Scott Casber, and have been airing on radio and Internet for over 17 years. Takedown Media produces a weekly TV program seen in 54 million homes in the U.S. on DirecTV, Dish Network, and cable affiliates around the country, called Takedown TV. Takedown Media also produces the weekly USA Wrestling TV show for the governing body of the sport, USA Wrestling. For more information, go to TakedownRadio.com.