#PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast

Brian Reinhardt | Mat Talk Podcast Network

Join NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and staff as they bring you all the news from inside the wrestling room in Raleigh with the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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Fifth-ranked NC State opens its dual season this weekend, playing host to West Virginia. Head coach Pat Popolizio gives a full rundown of that matchup and how the past two weekends of open tournaments have affected the 2021-22 lineup on a brand-new episode of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Brian Reinhardt then visits with R-Fr. Kai Orine, who is trying to break into the crowded lineup at 133 pounds this season. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Nov 17

33 min 21 sec

A full breakdown of what the lineup could be looking like for the upcoming season for the NC State Wolfpack wrestling program is the focal point of Episode 84 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Coach Pat Popolizio and host Brian Reinhardt will introduce who’s going where and what actually could happen with wrestlers moving up, moving down and how the newcomers fit. The season kicks off for the Pack this coming weekend in Charleston, South Carolina at The Citadel for the aptly named The Citadel Open.    SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Nov 3

37 min 20 sec

Host Brian Reinhardt returns for Episode 83 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast with two guests, one new and one returning. To kick off the show, the Pack welcomes in-studio guest Rock Harrison, color commentator for the ACC Network’s wrestling broadcasts. Harrison was a wrestler in the ACC at Virginia and was also a collegiate official and has been broadcasting for a number of years. Harrison’s breakout to the college wrestling world came last season on the ACC Network when along with play-by-play commentator Shawn Kenney, Harrison’s animated and emotional outbursts proclaiming his love for the sport and the late-match heroics, took the wrestling world by storm. Harrison is doing a campus tour of all the ACC schools prior to the season.    Thomas Bullard, one of the Pack’s active wonder twins and super seniors, returns to the show to talk about his upcoming season and why he came back for another season in Raleigh.    SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Oct 22

36 min 30 sec

It’s been a long, long summer but finally, the Pack has come back to the Podcast! Join past NWMA SID of the Year and NC State Director of Digital Communications Brian Reinhardt and NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio to kick off the new school year. Preseason has kicked off and there’s also some chatter about what Pack wrestlers and alums who will be competing at the upcoming U.S. World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Sep 7

26 min 25 sec

Catch-up on Wolfpack Wrestling news with head coach Pat Popolizio on episode 81 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Brian Reinhardt and Popolizio run the gamut of wrestling action over the past month, from the NCAA Championships to the Olympic Team Trials to four Super Senior returning to the Pack. The duo also offer up some breaking news, boasting loudly how the podcast ranks in Japan.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Apr 15

31 min 46 sec

With the conclusion of the 2021 NCAA Championships, we now turn to the offseason on Episode 80 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Some major decisions are going to be announced in regards to the extra year of eligibility, as host Brian Reinhardt visits with four-time All-American Hayden Hidlay to talk about his NC State Wrestling journey and what lies ahead in his future – hint #WPN will be happy!   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Mar 24

1 hr 13 min

We’re just days away from blowing the whistle at the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships from the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. It’ll be almost two years to the day since we last had an NCAA wrestling championships and host Brian Reinhardt is giddy with anticipation and coach Pat Popolizio can barely contain his own excitement as it’s their favorite show of the year - the NCAA preview episode!    Show Segments 0:52 - Third take’s a charm for Episode 79. 2:30 - Getting the special message from the big boss. 3:30 - Where does St. Louis stack up? 4:30 - The sessions are broken up - what changes things for the squad? 5:30 - Extra week in prep, what changes? 6:40 - Third straight ACC title! 8:00 - Are we prepared? How do you prepare the first-timers?  10:00 - Jakob Camacho at 125 pounds. 11:21 - Jarret Trombley at 133 pounds. 12:45 - Tariq Wilson at 141 pounds. 14:23 - Hayden Hidlay at 157 pounds. 16:58 - Thomas Bullard at 165 pounds. 19:00 - Daniel Bullard at 174 pounds. 21:30 - Trent Hidlay at 184 pounds. 23:49 - Nick Reenan at 197 pounds. 25:45 - Deonte Wilson at 285 pounds. 27:45 - What’s the travel situation?   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Mar 16

31 min 40 sec

With the brackets still yet to be revealed, head coach Pat Popolizio goes into hiding, leaving host Brian Reinhardt with the opportunity to bring NC State Sport Administrator Josh Dalton on to the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. After we get an update from Dalton, Reinhardt will FINALLY get ACC Champion Dalton Bullard on the show for the first time. What are the differences between the Bullard twins and why does Brian still mess it up? SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Mar 10

32 min 18 sec

Heading into this weekend’s ACC Championships in Raleigh, NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and host Brian Reinhardt go weight-by-weight on Episode 77 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. There’s an importance with every match at a small conference tournament and with five of the six squads nationally ranked, it should be a good one. We’re also joined by Ryan Tice, an NC State wrestling alum who will be one of the voices fans hear from this weekend’s championships on the ACC Network.   Show Segments 1:00 - Pat always likes talking wrestling with Brian, when he’s in town. 1:35 - How’s the training going heading into the ACC Championships? 3:30 - What do we have with the six-team ACC tournament with matchups. 4:15 - 125 pounds (Jakob Camacho) 5:28 - 133 pounds (Jarrett Trombley) 6:38 - 141 pounds (Tariq Wilson) 7:44 - 149 pounds (Ed Scott) 9:35 - 157 pounds (Hayden Hidlay) 10:55 - 165 pounds (Thomas Bullard) 12:20 - 174 pounds (Daniel Bullard) 13:25 - 184 pounds (Trent Hidlay) 15:55 - 197 pounds (Nick Reenan) 17:44 - 285 pounds (Deonte Wilson) 21:00 - NC State alum and ACC Championships broadcaster Ryan Tice.  SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Feb 23

47 min 27 sec

NC State is coming off a resounding victory over rival North Carolina and the Wolfpack is ranked third in the nation in the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. Host Brian Reinhardt goes one-on-one with the great one, Pat Popolizio. Another big weekend of action coming up as the Pack will face eighth-ranked Virginia Tech on Friday night.   Show Segments 1:00 - Pat is questioning Brian’s lunchtime schedule.  1:45 - Three straight Friday nights on the ACC Network as we’re coming to Virginia Tech. 2:45 - Are we getting enough matches? What’s the strategery? 4:50 - Recapping the UNC dual.  7:35 - Pack vs. Hokies. 14:22 - Recruiting news and updates. 16:26 - Pat Popolizio finally figured out text messaging.  SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Feb 3

19 min 33 sec

Rivalry week down in North Carolina as rivals UNC and NC State are set to do battle. On Episode 75 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast, host Brian Reinhardt sits down with head coach Pat Popolizio to interrupt his lunch and talk about the upcoming dual with the host Tar Heels. Without fans, this will be an odd one as the Pack always travels well down to Chapel Hill. We’ll first look at some breakout performances from the win over No. 12 Pittsburgh as well as tease this week’s featured interview, Isaac Trumble, who was named Wrestler of the Week by The Open Mat.    Show Segments 1:00 - Brian sets the stage, while eating. 1:45 - Prepping for the Heels & appreciating the rivalry. 3:20 - What’s the emphasis in practice? 5:30 - Isaac Trumble’s performance. 7:35 - Thomas Bullard with a big win vs. Pittsburgh. 9:20 - Wilson vs. Sherman. 10:25 - Ed Scott gets #1 Austin O’Connor 11:00 - Kane vs. Daniel Bullard. 13:00 - Isaac Trumble Interview. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Jan 27

33 min 38 sec

Episode 74 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast records from Brian Reinhardt’s office outside of his office, which would be Pat Popolizio’s office. What’s next up for the Pack after a win over Virginia? We also meet freshman Ed Scott, who makes his first appearance on the podcast.   Show Segments 1:00 - Welcome Brian and Pat. 1:30 - The Pack is back in the wrestling room and quick takeaways from the win over Virginia. 5:30 - Extra Countable Matches. 6:30 - How the team has responded to COVID.   7:54 - Three straight weeks of competition and three straight weeks on TV. 9:00 - Looking at the Pittsburgh dual. 15:50 - Wolfpack RTC is now on Rokfin 16:50 - Meet Ed Scott SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Jan 20

28 min 42 sec

Episode 73 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is ready to roll as the fourth-ranked Wolfpack wrestling squad opened up with a 42-0 win at Gardner-Webb to kick off this wacky 2020-21 season. Pat Popolizio is back on the show to talk about the performance and what to look forward to with the first home dual of the year against Appalachian State. Show Segments 1:00 - Brian already starts making fun of Pat for how many shows he’s skipped out on. 2:30 - What does the squad do about COVID-19 protocol’s? 3:45 - Bringing more than just 10 starters to Gardner-Webb. 6:25 - Bringing back THE TRAINING! 9:25 - Lets start looking at App State. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Jan 5

31 min 54 sec

Episode 72 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is up and out as host Brian Reinhardt talks about the upcoming season and one of the more divisive subjects in wrestling - rankings. To talk about all things wrestling, the show welcomes back Earl Smith of @theopenmat to talk about what goes into it and how the @PackWrestle combatants stand. Show Segments 1:00 - Welcome 2:00 - Earl Smith has big shoes to fill. 5:15 - How does the season play out with only duals in the regular season? 8:30 - 125 pounds 11:50 - 133 pounds 13:25 - 141 pounds 14:51 - 149 pounds 19:16 - 157 pounds 20:51 - 165 pounds 22:16 - 174 pounds 23:11 - 184 pounds 24:18 - 197 pounds 25:44 - 285 pounds 27:30 - Team ranking implications 28:55 - Brian throwing Pat under the bus, yet again SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Dec 2020

31 min 6 sec

Episode 71 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is back, in person, with head coach Pat Popolizio. The Wolfpack Wrestling Club recently competed at the RTC Duals and coach Popolizio will break down that and more, including the schedule, on this episode with host Brian Reinhardt. Show Segments 1:40 - So much wrestling news right now! 3:30 - How hard was it to prep for this season? 5:00 - No notes, no problem. It’s a free year. 6:50 - Looking at the home schedule. 8:20 - How the heck are the NCAA allocations going to work? 11:20 - Looking at the signing class. 15:40 - Crushing it academically. 17:40 - RTC Cup chatter. 22:00 - Coaching with the mask and the challenges. 24:00 - The Comic Book 27:50 - Brian botches the guest’s first name and Pop catches him on it. 31:00 - Dustin Kawa Interview SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Dec 2020

50 min 57 sec

This is a special bonus episode featuring Brian Reinhardt as he was a guest as part of Mat Talk Online's #InternationalPodcastDay Wrestling Edition. Brian Reinhardt serves as the host of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast, a podcast that covers the back-to-back ACC Champion NC State Wolfpack wrestling team. Brian has been with NC State Athletics since graduating from West Virginia University in 1999. He has been the communications contact for all of Pat Popolizio's nine seasons with Wolfpack Wrestling in Raleigh, N.C., and he is the reigning, defending, undisputed SID of the Year having won the most recent award from the NWMA. The #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast debuted in October of 2017, and when it started it was the first podcast produced by NC State Athletics and NC State was the first school to host their own podcast devoted to college wrestling.   Recorded on September 30 for #InternationalPodcastDay

Oct 2020

28 min 32 sec

Episode 70 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast with Wolfpack Head Coach Pat Popolizio returns as we chat about this weekend’s U.S. Nationals in Coralville, Iowa. Coach Popolizio and Brian Reinhardt discuss the logistics and breakdowns of who will be competing. Past U.S. National Team member Nick Reenan also joins the show to talk about his career and what he’s looking forward to this weekend. Show Segments 1:00 - Welcome to the Show 1:30 - It’s been a while with the summer of Pat 2:30 - Four guys going, but Pat isn’t one of them. Here’s why. 5:10 - Who’s going and what we expect. 12:30 - What’s this even mean? 15:20 - The event formerly known as the world golf outing name ever. 20:00 - Nick Reenan Interview SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Oct 2020

34 min 12 sec

NC State alum Tommy Gantt comes on board for the latest edition of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast to talk about his upcoming match at Wrestling Underground, a pay-per-view promotion that will air this coming weekend on UFC Fight Pass and has the support of one of the most polarizing figures in sports, Chael Sonnen. Gantt will face four-time All-American and past NCAA champion Mark Hall, a recent graduate of Penn State in one of the night’s premier bouts. Host Brian Reinhardt talks to Gantt about the whole process and more on a short, but always informational episode of the show. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Aug 2020

14 min 28 sec

Coach Pat Popolizio finally gets back to his own podcast and host Brian Reinhardt is here for the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. We’re getting a lot of questions today regarding the season for 2020-21, but before we get to that, we’re getting an update on the beard. Show Segments 3:34 - Thoughts on the NWCA meeting with Division I Coaches 5:18 - Is the NCAA Division I Championships in St. Louis the hard end date? 6:45 - Push for a one-semester sport. 8:30 - The cuts and drops impacting scheduling. 10:00 - Tournaments before January 1 and wrestlers coming back to campus? 13:20 - Working the freshman class into the team activities. 14:30 - Subscribe to the show! 15:25 - How will the freshmen have to adjust? 17:20 - Dead period questions. 18:45 - Has Pat escaped the Triangle? 19:45 - Wolfpack RTC updates. 21:30 - Alumni Happy Hour! 24:00 - Pat Peloton?   SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Jul 2020

25 min 25 sec

With head coach Pat Popolizio still trying to get his charcoal grill lit, host Brian Reinhardt didn’t have time to wait for Episode 67, so he reached out to Connecticut native and 2020 ACC Champion Jakob Camacho to hold down the fort. Camacho was the No. 10 seed at the 2020 NCAA Division I Championships but didn’t get to compete as COVID-19 cause the NCAA to cancel all winter and spring seasons in early March. Camacho was named second-team All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.   SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

May 2020

38 min 47 sec

Brian Reinhardt fires up the “Skype Machine,” for Episode 66 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. It’s great that Brian and Pat Popolizio have discovered Skype in the year 2020. I mean, it was founded in 2003, but the show must go on as Pat and Brian talk about the new normal. Brian and Pat talk about the things that are going on in terms of the off-season training, the schedule and the weight management. One of the big topics towards the end of the show is talking about the NWCA Scholar All-America team announced on Thursday, April 30. Where does NC State check in? The attendance figures also came out last week. How’s that matter to the Pack as well? SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

May 2020

26 min 47 sec

Brian Reinhardt wasn’t the NWMA SID of the Year because he sat on his hands. On Episode 65 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast, our trusty host will go around the horn, talking with the ACC Award Winners - Wrestler of the Year Hayden Hidlay, Rookie of the Year Trent Hidlay and Coach of the Year Pat Popolizio. We’ll also explain what Zoom is to Olympic hopeful and two-time Pack national champion Nick Gwiazdowski and get the update on the Olympic side of things. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.   Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Apr 2020

28 min 13 sec

There is no NCAA preview and head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio gives his reaction to the cancelation of the wrestling postseason and his feelings about the situation. Host Brian Reinhardt talks with Coach Popolizio on how it all went down in Raleigh two weeks after the Pack won another ACC Championship. SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts |  Spotify | Android | RSS

Mar 2020

14 min 53 sec

The ACC Championships are set for this weekend and who better to dig into the NC State prospectus with than the head coach himself Pat Popolizio. Of course, we’ve got host Brian Reinhardt to steer Episode 63 in the right direction. With the ACC pre-seeds released, we go weight-by-weight. SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INSApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS

Mar 2020

32 min 49 sec

Coach Pat Popolizio recaps the monstrous win over No. 8 North Carolina in front of a record crowd at Reynolds Coliseum on February 7. Also joining the show is ESPN broadcaster and a regular voice on ACC wrestling broadcasts, Shawn Kenney. Also joining the show is the heavyweight hero from the win, Deonte Wilson. Keep up with all things involved with Wolfpack wrestling on Twitter @PackWrestle. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Feb 2020

45 min 5 sec

Episode 61 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is a weight-by-weight breakdown of the upcoming NC State vs. North Carolina dual set for Reynolds Coliseum on Friday, February 7 with host Brian Reinhardt and head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio.  In this storied all-sports rivalry, the two wrestling teams have been ranked in the Top 10 together just four times. Twice during the 1981-82 season and twice already this season, the Wolfpack and Tar Heels have come in ranked in the nation's Top 10 by the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. Friday will mark the first time in the series both teams will be ranked in the Top 10 at the time of the annual dual meet.  SUPPORT THE SHOWAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own?Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Feb 2020

24 min 31 sec

Episode 60 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is coming at wrestling fans with a load of insight from head coach Pat Popolizio about the upcoming ACC conference slate, while first-time guest Jarrett Trombley, a redshirt freshman from Owasso, Michigan, makes his first appearance on the show. Keep up with all things involved with Wolfpack wrestling on Twitter @PackWrestle. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jan 2020

33 min 11 sec

Coach Pat Popolizio checks back in with host Brian Reinhardt on the 59th edition of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast and the first of 2020. It's just Pat and Brian this week, so after Pat gives Brian the business about bailing on the Southern Scuffle, we get to this week's topics, which include the U.S. Nationals and the performance of the Wolfpack Wrestling Club, a full recap of the Southern Scuffle and the Pack's upcoming dual with No. 12 Princeton. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jan 2020

18 min 49 sec

Coach Pat Popolizio checks back in with host Brian Reinhardt on the 58th edition of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast as the Wolfpack come off a win at Appalachian State and prepare for the Christmas holiday. Nick Reenan, the junior from Texas, made his return to the lineup against the Mountaineers and he'll also be on the show in the second half. Show Segments 0:40 - lntroduction 2:00 - Looking towards a great academic year 3:00 - We're Scufflin' 5:00 - NC State and Wolfpack Wrestling Club tie-ins to the Senior Nationals 7:45 - Casino Night Information 9:35 - Goodbye Melissa Simmons 11:40 - Welcome Ian Assael 13:50 - Recent results from CKLV and Appalachian State 15:40 - Popolizio on Reenan's return 17:20 - Thoughts on the newcomers to the lineup down low 19:00 - Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? (It absolutely is) 19:57 - Nick Reenan Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Dec 2019

37 min 5 sec

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we've got two weeks of wrestling to catch up on as NC State has wrestled six duals: one with ODU, three duals, an Open and a trip to New York. Coach Popolizio catches us up on the first few weeks of action. Trent Hidlay rejoins the show after a stellar weekend where he beat Cornell All-American Ben Darmstadt and Binghamton's Lou DePrez. Show Segments 0:45 - Brian had a full day away from Pat. 1:55 - Pat is staying in Raleigh for Thanksgiving 2:30 - First home dual vs. ODU 4:30 - Finishing the weekend with the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open 7:35 - Cornell recap 9:50 - Binghamton recap 12:50 - Message going into Thanksgiving 13:30 - Teasing Cliff Keen 16:55 - Trent Hidlay Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Nov 2019

33 min 29 sec

It's a big weekend in Wolfpack wrestling as the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast and host Brian Reinhardt talks with Pat Popolizio about the weekend and we get to hear from Jakob Camacho, Tariq Wilson and Hayden Hidlay about their first chance to compete at home this season. Friday, the Wolfpack hosts Old Dominion at Reynolds Coliseum before kicking off the Wolfpack Duals on Saturday, where Division II Belmont Abbey and UNC Pembroke and NAIA Reinhardt come into Carmichael. Then on Sunday, the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open commences in Carmichael. Show Segments 0:40 - The home schedule kicks off! 2:25 - The Bill Farrell is the start for the 2020 process for the Wolfpack RTC 4:10 - Check us out on social media and online at GoPack.com 5:49 - Prepping for ODU, which is becoming a nice little rivalry 13:00 - Who's going to see mat time on Saturday and Sunday? 16:00 - Parking - Arrive early. There's a lot going on around campus 16:35 - Pat doesn't know how to sign off 17:17 - Jakob Camacho Interview 19:38 - Tariq Wilson Interview 23:42 - Hayden Hidlay Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Nov 2019

28 min 39 sec

Episode 55 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast talks with head coach Pat Popolizio for the first official preview of the regular season for 2019-20. There's also wrestle-off information for Saturday. Redshirt Junior Kellen Devlin, fresh off his championship at The Battle at The Citadel will join the program for the first time. Show Segments 0:55 - We found Pat. 1:05 - Brian confronts Pat about the fact we haven't done a season preview 2:20 - 125-pound preview 4:10 - 133-pound preview 5:35 - 141-pound preview 6:55 - 149-pound preview 8:14 - 157-pound preview 10:00 - 165 & 174-pound preview 11:15 - 184-pound preview 13:55 - 197-pound preview and RickNeenan throws things off 16:12 - 285-pound preview 17:30 - Saturday wrestle-offs are outdoors 21:00 - Kellen Devlin Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Nov 2019

37 min 35 sec

Episode 54 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast talks with head coach Pat Popolizio for the first official episode of the regular season for 2019-20. Tuffy sounds like he's ready for popcorn and beverages at home duals, as well. Host Brian Reinhardt and Coach Popolizio run through a number of topics on the latest edition of the show. Show Segments 1:30 - Recapping last episode with the schedule release 2:00 - Season Ticket Information 3:00 - Longest Golf Tournament Name information 4:25 - Throwing shade at airlines on the way to Russia 6:20 - Teasing the promotion for Virginia Tech 8:15 - Competing for starting spots 10:00 - Wrestle-off info and the development of The Skip's coaching tree 12:00 - Team voted for the captains 13:30 - Popolizio's disdain for rankings 14:30 - Talking rankings with The Open Mat's Earl Smith SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Oct 2019

40 min 14 sec

Episode 53 is the highly anticipated schedule release episode. That's right, you can hear all about the 2019-20 NC State Wolfpack opponents before the schedule is even posted on the site. Join coach Pat Popolizio and host Brian Reinhardt as they go date by date and dual by dual to see what the Wolfpack wrestling fans can expect this season. Reinhardt came prepared, but The Skip still keeps him on his toes. Show Segments 1:30 - Golfing With Wolves Information 4:10 - Worlds Update and 2020 Info 6:35 - Give the people what they want! Schedule breakdown. No teasers, you have to listen! SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Sep 2019

32 min 27 sec

The month of August closes down as the school year kicks off with a power-packed episode of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast, hosted by 2018-19 NWMA Division I SID of the Year Brian Reinhardt. Episode 52 features head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio and two featured interviews. The first interview introduces Wolfpack fans to the newest member of the program, Bucknell transfer Jacob Ferreira, who hails from Mt. Kisco, New York. The second interview is a return appearance by redshirt freshman Trent Hidlay, who is coming off his bronze medal finish at the 2019 United World Wrestling Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia earlier this month. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Aug 2019

48 min 11 sec

Finally checking back in with NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio to get some summer updates on what's going on with the Wolfpack program. Join host Brian Reinhardt, the 2018-19 NWMA Division I Wrestling SID of the Year, for episode 51 of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Show Segments 0:50 - This man probably needs an introduction, it's Coach Popolizio 1:40 - Brian's smoothie is problematic 2:23 - Obe Blanc heading to North Dakota State, Timmy McCall joins as volunteer assistant 6:10 - Team Updates: Nick Reenan 7:22 - Team Updates: Tariq Wilson 9:11 - Team Updates: Tyler Barnes 10:40 - Trent Hidlay on prepping for the Junior World Championships 13:40 - Wrestling internationally - how do you gameplan? 14:50 - Summer school reactions 17:24 - Shorts? Long hair? No worries here 19:20 - Pat's plans before August 21. Pat's still NWCA President, by the way 23:30 - SID of the Year, Brian finally gets his moment SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jul 2019

25 min 24 sec

The #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast goes into the world of Mixed Martial Arts with alum and multiple-time NCAA qualifier Max Rohskopf. Host Brian Reinhardt visits with the up-and-coming MMA star about his life in and around wrestling and the transition to fighting as well as things the future might hold. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jul 2019

30 min 8 sec

New episode of the PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is with Brian Reinhardt and associate head coach Adam Hall. This entire episode talks about recruiting as the summertime is busy for the staff in trying to lure new athletes to Raleigh. Show Segments 1:00 - Going down the hall to get Adam Hall 2:00 - Looking back at the Boise State drop 5:00 - How does recruiting work for college wrestling? 5:01 - Let the NCAA recruiting rulebook quiz begin! SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jun 2019

28 min 18 sec

New episode of the PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is with Brian Reinhardt and the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack, Pat Popolizio and a first-time guest, Junior World Team member Trent Hidlay. Show Segments 1:00 - Welcome Pat, Brian comes with notes 1:30 - Summer plans with The Skip 3:40 - Smart kids 5:00 - What's up with training this summer 8:15 - Nick Gwiazdowski prepping for Final X 11:00 - Thoughts on the Challenge Tournament in Raleigh 13:55 - Scheduling for next season 17:50 - Trent Hidlay Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jun 2019

43 min 36 sec

New episode of the PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast is with Brian Reinhardt and the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack, Pat Popolizio. There's a lot to get to on this episode with the U.S. World Team Trials set for Raleigh this coming weekend. Show Segments 1:16 - Welcome back to the podcast, Pat 1:45 - World Team Trials coming to Reynolds 2:15 - Impact of Debbie Yow on Pack Athletics 5:50 - Adam Hall elevated to Associate Head Coach 8:40 - Top Recruiting Class Rankings 11:00 - World team Trials with NC State influence 28:00 - Wolfpack RTC donations SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

May 2019

32 min 45 sec

Episode 46 of the Pack Mentality Pop-Ins Podcast features Obe Blanc, coach of the Wolfpack Wrestling Club. Host Brian Reinhardt will finally get a chance to sit down with Blanc to talk about the dynamic of the club and its relationship with the NC State collegiate wrestling program as well as what to look forward to from the upcoming U.S. Open from Wolfpack WC athletes. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Apr 2019

32 min 6 sec

Episode 45 of the Pack Mentality Pop-Ins Podcast features two-time All-American Hayden Hidlay. The redshirt sophomore just completed his second season in the NC State wrestling lineup and finished fourth at the NCAA Division I Championships in his home state of Pennsylvania. This episode will talk about his season, the performance at NCAA's and what's next after a busy 2018-19 season. SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Apr 2019

39 min 43 sec

In Episode 44, NC State head wrestling coach will preview the upcoming NCAA Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before we get to that, we'll recap the ACC Championship performance with head coach Pat Popolizio. Show Segments (NOTE: Recorded prior to the 125-pound bracket change on Monday) 1:00 - Behind the scenes 1:30 - ACC Championship recap 3:54 - Jamel Morris takes it at 141 pounds 5:15 - Hayden Hidlay repeats at 157 pounds 6:00 - Malik McDonald wins at 197 7:00 - Spring Break. What happens? 8:10 - Team schedule for the NCAAs 9:45 - Getting familiar with the venue 15:00 - Digging into the brackets SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Mar 2019

27 min 36 sec

In Episode 43, NC State head wrestling coach will preview the upcoming ACC Championships to be held in Blacksburg, Virginia and also visit with senior Justin Oliver as he heads to his final conference championship, but his first in the ACC. Show Segments 1:00 - Contractually obligated week off. 1:30 - What's going on during the day? 4:00 - Criteria win over Virginia Tech. 6:20 - Finishing up at No. 10 in the dual meet season 7:35 - The week off. 8:20 - National Collegiate Open 10:00 - High school signees results 11:00 - Donnie Vinson's movie selection 12:00 - ACC allocation record 12:35 - Weight class breakdowns 24:48 - Justin Oliver Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Mar 2019

46 min 39 sec

In Episode 42, NC State head wrestling coach Pat Popolizio goes one-on-one with the great one, Brian Reinhardt, to discuss this weekend's upcoming dual with Virginia Tech with the ACC regular season title on the line as well as a quick recap of the victory over North Carolina. Show Segments 0:40 - Welcome to the show 1:00 - Take FOUR! 1:26 - Recapping the W over North Carolina 3:00 - Huge road support for the Wolfpack 6:40 - Why do wrestlers pace? 7:30 - Virginia Tech vs. NC State with the ACC title on the line. 11:30 - Virginia Tech is loaded with talent. 16:30 - Sean Fausz will be back at 125 19:10 - Do NOT let pick Vinson pick the movies SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Feb 2019

20 min 22 sec

Episode 41 with host Brian Reinhardt visits with head coach Pat Popolizio to talk about the home loss to Pittsburgh and what the team has to do to rebound during Rivalry Week as the Pack approaches the dual with North Carolina. We'll also focus the show on the senior class and their contributions to the program over the past several years. Show Segments 0:45 - Welcome back, but we have to talk about a loss here. 3:45 - Controlling your own destiny 4:50 - "Road Trip" to Chapel Hill. 5:55 - Tickets on sale for World Team Trials - All the VIP are sold out already! 7:15 - It's rivalry week - Breaking down the dual. 13:20 - Mat Talk Online Preview Guide Promo 16:00 - Senior send off SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Feb 2019

23 min 54 sec

Episode 40 with host Brian Reinhardt talks with Coach Pat Popolizio about the recent win over No. 23 Virginia, explains a few rules and looks ahead to the final home dual with Pittsburgh. Jamel Morris then comes on the show to talk about his time in Raleigh. Show Segments 1:00 - Welcome to the show 1:40 - The last home dual is here and there's just three duals left this season. 2:12 - Recapping Virginia 5:00 - From the rulebook - neutral danger position 7:40 - Hosting Pittsburgh on Sunday at 1 p.m. 11:30 - PACK promo code for the Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Fan Guide to save $5 14:18 - Jamel Morris interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Feb 2019

26 min 39 sec

Episode 39 with host Brian Reinhardt goes one-on-one in a solo show with Coach Pat Popolizio this week. There's been a major announcement from USA Wrestling that impacts Raleigh and the program. We'll also talk about the ACC competition upcoming and previewing Friday's dual with Virginia. Show Segments 1:10 - Great to be invited back. 2:10 - Major USA Wrestling announcement impacting NC State 5:04 - What ARE these two tournaments? 7:13 - Recapping the Duke win. 10:20 - Talking Steve Garland 12:50 - I don't pay attention to rankings. 14:00 - Back to Virginia SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jan 2019

22 min 29 sec

Episode 38 finally breaks through with the soft-spoken Malik McDonald on the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast. Host Brian Reinhardt talks with Coach Pat Popolizio on a number of topics before talking with McDonald. Show Segments 1:15 - Pat isn't an NFL guy and it messes up Brian. 3:45 - Recapping Drexel as we head into another homestand. 5:00 - Hayden Hidlay coming on, winning eight in a row 7:30 - Pack it Red vs. Duke - more Reinhardt stats 11:20 - Pat doesn't care if Reinhardt has a peanut allergy or not 15:20 - App State Open 18:50 - Malik McDonald Interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jan 2019

30 min 47 sec

Episode 37 of the #PackMentality Pop-ins Podcast welcomes back head coach Pat Popolizio and features a new guest, one half of the Bullard twins, Thomas Bullard. Show Segments 1:00 - Pat bails on getting Brian lunch (again) 1:30 - Two duals, two arenas, two victories 3:44 - Meet and Greet 4:50 - Brown Recap 7:44 - Injury Updates on Wilson and Reenan 11:00 - When do lineup decisions have to be made for qualifications? 12:20 - Looking ahead to Drexel 14:30 - Hands to the face consistency 17:00 - Thomas Bullard interview SUBSCRIBE TO #PACKMENTALITY POP-INS Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Play Music | Spotify | Android | RSS JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too. Looking to start a podcast of your own? Get a free month with Libsyn by using the promo code MTO when you sign up. You'll get the remainder of the month from when you sign up as well as the next month free. It'll be enough time to kick the tires and lights some fires.

Jan 2019

29 min 2 sec