3 Steps to Success on the Mat

Stop over complicating things. Stop making excuses. Success (although not easy) is simple. Here are the 3 steps that will guarantee lead to greater success. No shocker that these are the 3 pillars of Wrestling Mindset: 1. Intensity- Whether you are running, lifting, wrestling, or even stretching your intensity should always be through the roof.…

Are you All in?

Are you all in? Are you committed? Its a simple question. If you have to think about it the answer is likely no. I have been asked, what does being all in mean? How do I know if I am REALLY committed? My definition of Commitment/All In: Pursuing your goal fiercely regardless of circumstances.  Whether things…

Optimism Beats Realism

I watched a great clip last week on the Mindset of Will Smith. He caught my attention when he said, “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” Immediately I related this to the athletes I work with. Each wrestler is encouraged to keep a daily journal of their thoughts about the previous week’s…

Play Like a Champion Today

I have a sign up in my office that says- Play Like a Champion Today. This is a symbol of Consistency to me. In the way I work, train, and live. There is no magical formula for success. It simply boils down to doing the right things on a consistent basis. Before you talk about…

Block Drilling is Slowing Down American Wrestling

Random/Varied Drilling > Blocked Drilling Penn State, Oklahoma State, and others have adopted this Russian style of practice. Blocked Drilling (what most people do)- – practicing the same move over and over with little-no resistance from a partner. ie. drilling a double leg takedown over and over again. Random Drilling (what Russians do)- practicing moves in…