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Darian Cruz

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That One Match w/ Darian Cruz - Episode 5

That One Match

Episode 5 of That One Match takes us to 2017 NCAA Champion Darian Cruz of Lehigh University. We chat with Darian about his semifinal match that year where he knocked off Iowa's top-seeded, undefeated 125 lber Thomas Gilman. Cruz shares with us his in-match thoughts and adjustments after getting held in check for the better part of two periods. In that third period and sudden victory overtime, Darian managed to get a pair of remarkable takedowns against the Hawkeye. Cruz also shares his interactions with Gilman when training together long after the match. 


13 Nov 2020

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Episode 61: Darian Cruz

Arrow Wrestling

Darian Cruz was an NCAA Champion and 3x All-American for Lehigh University. In this episode, we talk about Pennsylvania wrestling, Cruz's 2017 NCAA Championship run, wrestling against Thomas Gilman (Iowa wrestler), and much more. •Thank you for listening to this episode of Arrow Wrestling Podcast. Follow us on Instagram: Arrow_Wrestling to keep updated with future episodes.


30 Jul 2020

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HMA Interview #27: Darian Cruz

Home Mat Advantage

On the 27th edition of the Home Mat Advantage Interview Podcast, Mason Beckman debuts his interviewing with NCAA champion, Darian Cruz. Darian explains what it was like to grow up in the Lehigh Valley as a wrestler, being a part of the Lehigh program and much more!  HMAWrestling.com


5 Mar 2020

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Getting to Know Darian Cruz | Ep. 21


NCAA Champion & Olympic Hopeful Darian Cruz stops by the BASCHAMANIA podcast for Episode 21. It was great to spend an hour with Darian getting to know him and peeking behind the curtain of the mind of someone who already has such a storied career and isn't done yet! Anyone who spends an hour listening to this episode should walk away with a ton of golden nuggets. General Order of Topics: 1. Thanksgiving Traditions 2. Letter to Wrestling 3. Wrestling Taking Dedication 4. You can’t teach Work Ethic 5. Guys Bend. Or Guys Break. 6. Overcoming Adversity 7. Not looking at the big picture 8. Micro Speed, Macro Patience 9. Importance of Support System 10. Contrasting NCAA Finish Junior Year to Senior Year (1st to 5th Place) 11. Preparing for the Olympic Trials 12. Building Brand while Preparing for Olympic Trials 13. Leveraging Social Media 14. The Trials Ahead 15. Getting 1% Better Every Day Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.


29 Nov 2019

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PAPC3: NCAA Champion Darian Cruz Talks About Staying Focused for 2018

PA Power Podcast: College Edition

PAPC3:  2017 NCAA National Champion Darian Cruz joins the PA Power College Podcast to talk about re-focusing for 2018 and what he has been up to this summer. Hosts Tristan Warner and Mason Beckman discuss a variety of topics in episode 3 including Aaron Pico, NCAA rule changes, and where Reynolds wrestling holds their practices. The […]

1hr 25mins

7 Aug 2017

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BP72: Darian Cruz, 2017 NCAA champion for Lehigh University

Bonus Points - A USA Wrestling Podcast

Episode 72 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2017 NCAA champion Darian Cruz of Lehigh University. Cruz won the 125-pound title at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships held in St. Louis, Mo., March 16-18. Throuhgout his three-day journey in St. Louis, Cruz defeated Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa, Shakur Laney of Ohio, Sean Fausz of North Carolina State, Thomas Gilman of Iowa and Ethan Lizak of Minnesota to become the 22nd individual to win a NCAA title for Lehigh. Cruz downed the top seed Gilman 4-2 in the semifinals courtesy of a takedown in sudden victory. He secured a 6-3 win over Lizak in the championship match. At the conclusion of his junior campaign for the Mountain Hawks, Cruz owns two NCAA All-American honors and two EIWA conference championships. He finished with a 31-2 record this season. Topics of discussion include his NCAA title run, what it means to accomplish this feat for Lehigh, turning towards a title defense and much more. Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 72 guest Darian Cruz on Twitter at @toicruz23 and follow show host Richard Immel on Twitter 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.

1hr 8mins

23 Mar 2017