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Passing Time During Quarantine


Over the past month we have talked to dozens of coaches, wrestlers, and wrestling personalities. In most of these interviews we’ve inquired about how these interview subjects are keeping busy while living in a quarantine. Most of them have more free time away from the wrestling room than they’ve had in years/decades. The variety of answers we’ve received has been quite interesting, with very few overlapping. Of course, watching the series Ozark seemed to be the most frequent TV show that our wrestling people are consuming. Below are most of our Quarant-Interview subjects with their respective answers to the question, “Have you been able to pursue a new/old hobby or found a new show on Netflix”. The link to their full interviews have been included too, in case you missed it the first time. 

Troy Nickerson (Northern Colorado Head Coach) – Just had a new house built, moving in, projects around the house

Tristan Kelly (Colorado Mesa signee) – Netflix, Trying to avoid mowing the lawn and gardening. 

Daryl Thomas (Campbell Assistant Coach) – Ozark, Waco, Gangster Capitalism Podcast, planning for baby

Jason Welch (San Francisco State Head Coach) – Working on short novel from grad school, “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain, reading Tony Robbins

Tim Flynn (West Virginia Head Coach) – Arrow TV series

Ashley Sword (Life University Head Coach) – Rehabbing knee, gardening, Criminal Minds, 

Christian Flavin (Life University Assistant Coach) – Attempting to watch every match of every girls state tournament in the country. 

Victoria Francis (Life University Assistant Coach) – Pokemon Go, watching Queer Eye, playing with dogs, may get into Ozark

Mason Beckman (Quest School of Wrestling) – Moved, read “The Alchemist”, Writing for Home Mat Advantage

J Jaggers (Ohio State Associate Head Coach) – Started weekly Instagram Live show, learning guitar, rewatched Newsroom and West Wing

Alex Clemsen (Maryland Head Coach) – Watches “The Last Dance” with his son

Danny Irwin (West Liberty Head Coach) – Ozark, “Playing Monster” while playing with his kids, getting outdoors

Bryan Stoll (Delbarton Head Coach) – The Wire series, Rewatching The Sopranos

Pat Popolizio (NC State Head Coach) – Cooking more than normal, Landscaping projects

Scott Green (Wyoming Seminary Head Coach) – National Geographic shows, Reading, Hiking, Sauna/Pool, Podcasts

Dan Wirnsberger (Bucknell Head Coach) – Built a fire pit, All-American TV series 

Mike Poeta (Illinois Assistant Coach) – Playing piano, graphic design

Emma Bruntil (McKendree national champion) – Almost finished with an e-book, writing for Wreaper Wrestling

Joe Norton (North Central Head Coach) – Board games, PS4 (Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune), New Girl, Ozark

Zach Tanelli (Columbia Head Coach) – Has a newborn son, The Office

Damion Hahn (South Dakota State Head Coach) – Had anniversary and 40th birthday during Quarantine, Ozark

JohnMark Bentley (Appalachian State Head Coach) – Fishing with his kids

Ryan LeBlanc (Appalachian State Assistant Coach) – Fishing and Hiking

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