RUDIS Wrestling Podcast #65: Exclusive Interview with Cornell Head Coach Rob Koll
June 11, 2019


Great Competitors, Controversial Call.

On this special episode, Matt Dernlan sits down with Ivy League's all-time winningest wrestling coach, Cornell Head Coach Rob Koll. Along with being the Head Coach at Cornell he also coaches his wrestlers as they pursue Olympic and World Championship dreams in Freestyle wrestling. Koll was in Yianni Diakomihalis' corner during the very controversial match between Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford at Final X Rutgers. Koll begins by talking about how great of a competitor Retherford is as well as how good of an overall person he is. Koll doesn't believe Retherford or is coaches corner including Cael Sanderson did anything wrong by challenging the call. After the first period and a series of exciting scrambles, Diakomihalis was up 8-6 at the end of the match. Retherford’s coach Cael Sanderson challenged the sequence that awarded Diakomihalis two exposure points with just under a minute left in the second. After a long review, they took away the points and awarded Retherford the win 6-6 with criteria.