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Bonus Points is the official podcast of USA Wrestling and TheMat.com hosted by Richard Immel. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, Bonus Points offers interviews and insight from USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States and will feature coaches, athletes and notable names from the sport of wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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Apr 27, 2016

Episode 39 of Bonus Points features two-time U.S. Olympic Team member in Greco-Roman wrestling Ben Provisor.

Provisor won the 85 kg division at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials held in Iowa City, Iowa on April 9 to make his second-straight Olympic Team.

To claim top prize at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Provisor won bouts over Patrick Martinez, Jordan Holm and Jake Clark, all of whom were past U.S. World Team members.

Since wrestling in the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, England, Provisor has battled a steady stream of injuries, became a father and continued to strive for his goal of returning to Olympic competition.

Topics of discussion include his Olympic Trials run, what he expects in his repeat Olympic bid, his life journey on and off the wrestling mat and much more.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 39 guest Ben Provisor on Twitter at @b_provisor74 and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

Apr 20, 2016

Episode 38 of Bonus Points features Daniel Dennis, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team member in men's freestyle wrestling at 57 kg/125.5 lbs.

Dennis captured gold at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa on April 10. In the best-of-three championships series Dennis defeated two-time U.S. World Team member and former college teammate Tony Ramos in two matches by scores of 2-1 and 10-0.

After taking multiple years away from the sport, Dennis returned in 2015 and made an immediate impact. In 2015 he placed fourth at the U.S. Open, second at the U.S. World Team Trials and first at the Grand Prix of Spain while competing at 61 kg.

Since dropping down to 57 kg for the Olympic year, Dennis placed third at the Bill Farrell International and won the U.S. Open prior to his title run at the Olympic Trials.

Dennis was a two-time NCAA All-American for the University of Iowa. He finished as the NCAA runner-up in 2010 at 133 pounds.

Topics of discussion include qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games, his Olympic Trials run, his life journey on and off the wrestling mat, preparing for Rio and much more.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 38 guest Daniel Dennis on Twitter at @DanielDennisUSA and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

Apr 14, 2016

Episode 37 of Bonus Points features Frank Molinaro, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion in men's freestyle at 65 kg/143 lbs.

Molinaro navigated a gauntlet of talented contenders to capture the Olympic Trials gold in Iowa City, Iowa on April 9. He defeated two-time NCAA champion Kellen Russell, four-time U.S. World Team member Brent Metcalf, four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber and two-time Junior World medalist Aaron Pico on his road to gold.

In the best-of-three championships series Molinaro defeated Pico two matches to one.

Molinaro now turns his attention to qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games by placing in the top three at the first World Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on April 24. If necessary, the final World Olympic Games qualifying tournament will be held in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks later with the top two wrestlers in each weight class qualifying for the Rio Olympics.

The past two seasons Molinaro has won three gold medals at international competitions. In 2015 he claimed gold at the Guelph Open and Grand Prix of Spain. This February he ran the table at the Pan American Championships to take top prize.

Molinaro was four-time NCAA All-American for Penn State University. He won the NCAA championships in 2012 and was NCAA runner-up in 2011.

Topics of discussion include his remarkable Olympic Trials performance, qualifying for the Olympic Games, how to beat the odds and much more.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 37 guest Frank Molinaro on Twitter at @Gorillahulk149 and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

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