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A trip through the recent history of college wrestling from the perspective of a wrestling junkie. Hosted by Earl Smith of D1CollegeWrestling.net. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Oct 6, 2017

Troy Nickerson entered the college wrestling scene as one of the most decorated high school wrestlers ever and is still the only wrestler to win 5 New York State Titles. Troy sits down with Sudden History to discuss his injury plagued, yet still successful collegiate career, which included an NCAA Title and 4 top...


Sep 30, 2017

Sudden History is lucky enough to feature it's most highly credentialed guest thus far when 2008 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Clarissa Chun stops by.

Currently a coach on the Women's National Team, Clarissa talks about the current state of the women's program, as well a recap on the recent World...


Sep 19, 2017

One of the mainstays of the D1CW website is the Coaches Poll which is reborn on this episode of Sudden History. Earl has surveyed DI coaches and asked them questions like the "Best Pound for Pound" wrestler, "Best Incoming Freshman" and "Best Pinner". Who did the coaches select? Is there anyone they missed? Listen...


Aug 10, 2017

The Back to the Future Part II episode. Earl explores how some situations and decisions changed wrestling history, or at least could have. What were some possible obstacles that 4x NCAA Champs Kyle Dake and Logan Stieber managed to avoid? Who could have won the 2009 NCAA Team Title? Could David Taylor's storied...


Jul 27, 2017

Sudden History sits down with 2x Oklahoma State All-American Kyle Crutchmer to discuss his recently completed career as a wrestler. Kyle talks about his love for competing having to get tough in order to rise through the ranks of the storied Cowboy wrestling program. He also shares a John Smith story from his recruiting...