This week, Wrestling Mindset founder Gene Zannetti talks with Rutgers head coaches Scott Goodale and Donny Pritzlaff.


Together, they discuss the development of Rutgers wrestling, NIL/Transfer Portal, recruiting battles and much more.


They also talk about how putting yourself in bad situations helps toughen your mindset, athleticism/technique and which is better, and how young wrestlers look up the previous generation as something to aspire to.




1:28 – Rapid fire questions

4:28 – Put yourself in situations that stink

7:30 – Great athleticism or great technique

13:00 – NIL (name, image likeness) the good, the bad, the ugly

18:10- Transfer Portal

27:43 – Leveling up Rutgers wrestling program; hiring Donny Pritzlaff

35:18 – Ashnault recruiting story

43:26 – Recruiting battles

48:08 – Growing the RU fan base

53:36 – The love of the fans

58:30 – Sebastian Rivera going to Paris Olympics, transfer to Rutgers

1:04:37 – Steve Rivera and Elite Wrestling

1:07:33 – New Jersey High School and Recruiting Challenges in State

1:15:17 – Common Mental Struggles in College Wrestlers

1:19:28 – Peaking for Postseason Varies for Different Athletes

1:24:34 – Common Attributes Top Wrestlers

1:31:00 – Impact of Rutgers Wrestling

1:37:48 – Favorite Coach Goodale Quote