One thing that Separates the Best

There is a false idea out there that it’s smooth sailing for many national and world champions. That practices, weight loss, and other training comes easy to them. That they dominate every day without losses and setbacks. Well I assure that national and world champions have their bad days too. They get beat up, embarrassed…

Is your Foundation Strong Enough?

Mathematically, a pyramid can only be as tall as its base. What does this mean for wrestlers? You must build a strong foundation- spiritually, mentally and physically. If the foundation is weak, wrestling and life will continue to poke holes in it. You are bound to fail. But with the right foundation you are poised…

6 Mindset Pillars

1. Wrestle because YOU want to. Your happiness and well being trumps success. If wrestling is not in your heart than do something else. Don’t do it for other people. 2. Focus on the process not the outcome. If you keep improving each day, wins and titles will take care of themselves. If you focus only on…

Depth over Breadth

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times- Bruce Lee In the age of technology, wrestlers have so many advantages. It is easier to follow college and world wrestling, learn technique, and watch wrestlers from around the globe. It is…

Common Preseason Mistake

Competition can be a great thing but beware during preseason runs and conditioning. The number one focus needs to be improving your own conditioning as best as possible. Many times wrestlers focus on beating the guy next to him or “looking” like you are in good shape. Lets say you are running sprints next to…

4 World Championship Observations

1. Our medalists have a high attack rate. They are taking chances, creating scoring opportunities, and looking to score the entire match. Case in point: Jordan Burroughs up by 8 points with 30 seconds left to go in the World finals. Rather than wrestling in Defense mode, Jordan Burroughs stays on the gas and seals…

Lead by Example

All too often people like to point out the flaws in other people, put on a front, and make themselves look good. We’ve all probably done this at some point. It is a form of weakness and insecurity. Now it is time to stop talking about it and start being about it. A true leader…