This week, Wrestling Mindset founder Gene Zannetti visits Cornell University and has a long sit down interview with four-time NCAA Champion, World Silver Medalist & Wrestling Mindset Partner Yianni Diakomihalis. Together, they discuss his relationship with his father and how psychological warfare helped build his resilience.


The ordeal of going through injury, surgery, and a 13-month recovery. And how you can grow your mindset with little things like daily tasks, realizing when you’re off, and understanding that you have to make sacrifices to be good.




0:57 – Sacrifices needed to be good

5:26 – Different needs for every wrestler

7:33 – Building resilience with psychological warfare

16:41 – Some days, you’re just mad

19:15 – The importance of daily tasks

21:39 – Anybody can win any tournament one time

27:48 – Don’t let your attention get divided

30:15 – The ordeal of an injury

39:02 – Relaxed wrestling

46:12 – It’s not about being tough

52:46 – Realizing when you’re off