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Our mission is to explore the inspirational journeys of former wrestlers and how the sport changed their lives. By stitching together stories of sacrifice, triumph, defeat and perseverance, we take the listener deep inside the world’s oldest sport.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast


    • Oct 19, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 281 EPISODES

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    #280 Jeremy Hunter - NCAA Champion and Illinois Assistant Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 54:16

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Jeremy Hunter is the assistant coach for the University of Illinois. He's been with the Fighting Illini since the early 2000s and has coached the likes of Kyle Ott, Jimmy Kennedy, and Jesse Delgado. Prior to Illinois, Jeremy was an NCAA champion and 3x All American for Penn State. In high school, Jeremy was a Pennsylvania legend, winning four PIAA state titles. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #279 Hayden and Trent Hidlay - NCAA Finalists and All Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 54:34

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Trent and Hayden Hidlay, All Americans for North Carolina State, join the podcast to talk about their journey to Raleigh, Trent's goals for the 2024 Olympics, Hayden's sophomore year and how he overcame the ‘yipps', and much more. Prior to the Hidlay's arrival at North Carolina State, they were state champions for Mifflin County H.S. Please enjoy! (Photo: Tony Rotundo). * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #278 Cyler Sanderson - 2x All American, Sanderson Wrestling Academy Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 64:32

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Cyler Sanderson is a 2x All American and the owner of the Sanderson Wrestling Academy. Cyler wrestled at both Iowa State and Penn State for his brothers Cael and Cody Sanderson. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #277 Travis Hammons - Harvey Twisters Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 46:00

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Travis Hammons is the head coach of the Harvey Twisters, one of the most successful youth clubs in Illinois history. Travis wrestled for the Twisters and longtime head coach, Quintroy Harrell, before winning an Illinois state title as a senior. By virtue of Travis' state title in ‘05, he became the first Chicago Public School wrestler to win a state title in 25+ years. Two weeks later, Travis won the NHSCA senior nationals and eventually would win an NJCAA title as well. In this episode we talk about, -Quintroy Harrell and his coaching philosophy -The best Harvey Twister wrestler of all time -Travis' quarterfinal match against Sean Reynolds - one of the most talked about quarterfinal matches in IHSA history -Being a product of your environment -How wrestling saved his life Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #276 Ben Reiter - Executive Director for Beat the Streets National

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 47:26

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ben Reiter is the executive director for Beat the Streets National. Prior to his current role, Ben lived in Peru for 10 years where he was a professional MMA fighter, fighting in both Bellator and Inka FC. In college, Ben wrestled for Penn. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #275 Corey Anderson - Bellator Fighter and D3 All American

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 52:22

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Corey Anderson is one of the top Bellator light heavyweight fighters in the world. A UFC veteran and former D3 All American for Wisconsin Whitewater, Corey Anderson's next fight is a semi-final fight in the Bellator Grand Prix. In this episode, we talk about UFC vs Bellator, Juco and D3 wrestling, the Ultimate Fighter reality show, and training with Daniel Cormier. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #274 Bo Bassett - Cadet World Champ and 2x Super 32 Champ

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 31:13

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Bo Bassett (@BoBassett06) is a Cadet World champion, and the pound for pound best 8th grader on the planet. This fall, he'll be shooting to become just the 3rd wrestler to win a Super 32 high school title as a middle schooler. This past summer, Bo dominated at the 2021 UWW Cadet World Championships, winning the 45kg title by pinning his Russian foe in the finals. In this episode we cover: -Bo's daily routine -Why Bo visualizes twice per day -Bishop McCort High School and the crazy loaded squad they'll have next year with the likes of Sam Herring -Machine gun mindset -The 2021 World Title -Super 32 Please enjoy! (Picture: UWW) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. Register now at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #273 Tamyra Mensah-Stock - Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 38:14

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tamyra Mensah-Stock is an Olympic Gold Medalist in women's wrestling. Tamyra is also a 2019 World Champ and a 2018 World Bronze medalist. She's undoubtedly one of the best - if not the best - American women's wrestlers of all time. In this episode we cover -The Olympics and subsequent media circus after winning Gold -Tamyra's early years in Katy Texas -Coach Johnny Cobb and his impact on Mensah-Stocks' college years -The 2016 Olympic Trials -Battling Kennedy Blades at the 2021 Olympic Trials -Looking ahead to 2024 Please enjoy! (Picture: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #272 Zain Retherford - 3x NCAA Champ and 2x Hodge Trophy Winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 51:58

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Zain Retherford is a 3x NCAA champion for Penn State, 2x Hodge Trophy winner and a 2x National Team member. He's one of the most dominant college wrestlers of all time. Now, he's focused on making the 2022 World Team. In this episode we cover: -Zain's early years -Doing 1k push-ups in a single night -Cael Sanderson and being recruited by Penn State -The 2012 Cadet World Championships -Wrestling Jason Nolf -The 2016 Olympic Trials -2019 Final X vs Yianni -Zain's tactic for reducing performance anxiety -Zain's favorite book Please enjoy! (Picture: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

    #271 Joe Siprut - CEO Kerberos Capital Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 51:45

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Joe Siprut is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Kerberos Capital Management. Prior to founding Kerberos, Mr. Siprut was a nationally recognized attorney. Mr. Siprut is a supporter and advisor to Beat the Streets Chicago, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to empowering urban Chicago youth through wrestling. In this episode, Joe and I talk about -Why wrestling needs a belt system -How wrestling provided Joe with the work ethic and confidence to succeed in business -Joe's favorite books, routines, and the one rule he uses to guide his life * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, mma fighters and coaches. Talking all things amateur wrestling, womens wrestling, freestyle wrestling, NCAA wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling and Olympic wrestling, we release new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #270 Tony Ramos - NCAA Champ, UNC Associate Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 49:24

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tony Ramos is an NCAA champion for the University of Iowa where he wrestled for coaches Tom and Terry Brands. In high school, Tony wrestled for Glenbard North - Gold Dot Nation stand up - where he was a 3x state champion. Tony was also a multiple time National Team member. Today, Tony is the associate head coach at the University of North Carolina. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, mma fighters and coaches. Talking all things amateur wrestling, womens wrestling, freestyle wrestling, NCAA wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling and Olympic wrestling, we release new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #270 Tony Ramos - NCAA Champion, UNC Associate Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 49:24

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tony Ramos is an NCAA champion for the University of Iowa where he wrestled for coaches Tom and Terry Brands. In high school, Tony wrestled for Glenbard North - Gold Dot Nation stand up - where he was a 3x state champion. Tony was also a multiple time National Team member. Today, Tony is the associate head coach at the University of North Carolina. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, mma fighters and coaches. Talking all things amateur wrestling, womens wrestling, freestyle wrestling, NCAA wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling and Olympic wrestling, we release new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #269 Ed Ruth 3x NCAA Champ, Assistant Coach at Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:44

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ed Ruth is one of the most decorated college wrestlers of all time. He won 3 NCAA titles for Penn State, finishing 3rd his freshman year. Ed also won 4 team titles under coach Cael Sanderson, where his teammates included David Taylor, Quentin Wright and Zain Retherford. After Penn State, Ed fought in Bellator while training at AKA in San Jose. Today, Ed is the assistant coach at the University of Illinois wrestling team. In this episode we cover: -Training at Blair Academy with Jeff Buxton -The first time Ed learned who Cael Sanderson was -Wrestling Casey Cunningham as a freshman -Ed's mindset walking onto the mat -Training at AKA with Khabib and DC -BJJ and why Ed trained in the Gi vs no-gi -The University of Illinois opportunity and what Ed's looking forward to in Champaign (Photo: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, mma fighters and coaches. Talking all things amateur wrestling, womens wrestling, freestyle wrestling, NCAA wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling and Olympic wrestling, we release new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #268 Chris Bono & Jon Reader Run a 100 Mile Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 80:33

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Jon Reader and Chris Bono join the podcast to talk about running the Badger 100, a 100 mile foot race along the Badger State Trail continuing onto the Jane Addams Trail between Belleville, WI and Orangeville, WI. We also talk about the training leading up to the race, Braxton Amos Junior World title and the future for the Badger Wrestling team. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Yianni Diakomihalis's new apparel line just dropped. Shop Yianni D shirts and singlets now at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, mma fighters and coaches. Talking all things amateur wrestling, womens wrestling, freestyle wrestling, NCAA wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling and Olympic wrestling, we release new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    Slaying Saitiev | Ep 3, The 7th Seed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 34:43


    Brandon Slay battles domestic challengers Joe Williams and Brian Dolph for a spot on the 2000 Olympic Team. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.


    Slaying Saitiev | Ep 2, Saitiev's Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 40:42

    Buvaisar Saitiev rises from obscurity to become one of the stars of the 1996 Olympics. Brandon makes a run at his first NCAA title. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    Slaying Saitiev | Ep 5, The Aftermath

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 26:32

    Brandon's journey for Olympic gold begins in Sydney and ends on the Today Show. Brandon and Buvaisar Saitiev reflect on their careers. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    Slaying Saitiev | Ep 4, The Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 35:05

    Brandon Slay and Buvaisar Saitiev wrestle at the 2000 Olympics. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    Slaying Saitiev | Ep 1, The Texan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 30:00

    Brandon Slay becomes a dominant Texas wrestler but struggles to find his place in the competitive world of Division 1 NCAA wrestling. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest-growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #262 Chris Dardanes - 3x All American, Illinois State Champ

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 61:41

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chris Dardanes is a 3x All American for the University of Minnesota. Prior to his tenure with the Gophers, Chris wrestled for Oak Park River Forest High School (OPRF) in Illinois where he was a 1x state champ. Today, Chris is the head coach at Perry High School in Perry Iowa. To hear from Chris' high school coach, Mike Powell, checkout episode 100 and 220. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals will be back for 2022! Clear your calendars for April 8-10, 2022, as Spartan Combat will be hosting national competitions in all wrestling styles (folk, free, greco and beach) in Jacksonville Florida. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #261 Nick Gwiazdowski - 2x NCAA Champ, 2x World Bronze Medalist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 51:42

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Nick Gwiazdowski is a 2x World Bronze Medalist and a 2x NCAA champion. His senior year, he had an epic showdown with Kyle Snyder. Recently, Nick moved to the Spartan Combat RTC after spending nearly a decade at North Carolina State. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals will be back for 2022! Clear your calendars for April 8-10, 2022, as Spartan Combat will be hosting national competitions in all wrestling styles (folk, free, greco and beach) in Jacksonville Florida. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #260 Matt Ghaffari - 4x World Medalist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 62:45

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Matt Ghaffari is America's most decorated greco wrestler of all time. He was a 4x world medalist, earning a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he fell to Russian great Alexander Karelin in overtime. Today Matt is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. In this episode, Matt shares story after story about his rise to wrestling greatness, battling with Karelin, and a wild trip to Siberia in 1995. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals will be back for 2022! Clear your calendars for April 8-10, 2022, as Spartan Combat will be hosting national competitions in all wrestling styles (folk, free, greco and beach) in Jacksonville Florida. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #259 International Wrestling Expert Bryan Medlin Recaps the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 53:02

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Bryan Medlin is the head coach at the Illinois Regional Training Center and is an assistant coach at the University of Illinois. In this episode Bryan and I recap the Olympics - specifically the men's freestyle tournament. Please enjoy! (Photo: Sam Janick) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals will be back for 2022! Clear your calendars for April 8-10, 2022, as Spartan Combat will be hosting national competitions in all wrestling styles (folk, free, greco and beach) in Jacksonville Florida. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #258 Austin Gomez - 3x Illinois State Champ and 2x Fargo Champ - is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 50:45

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Austin Gomez is an Illinois legend, winning 3 IHSA state titles and 2 Fargo national titles. After high school, Austin went to Iowa State but retired after just two seasons due to concussion-related injuries. But, he's back and recently announced that he will wrestle for the Wisconsin Badgers. Loved this conversation. Please enjoy! (Photo: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. The Spartan Combat Nationals will be back for 2022! Clear your calendars for April 8-10, 2022, as Spartan Combat will be hosting national competitions in all wrestling styles (folk, free, greco and beach) in Jacksonville Florida. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #257 Executive Producer Chance Leonard on his new film The Price of Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 51:46

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chance Leonard is the executive director for the new wrestling documentary, The Price of Legacy, which chronicles the wrestling tradition at Perry High School in Perry Oklahoma. The Price of Legacy has been named to four film festivals and is getting a lot of love. I really enjoyed it and hope you do as well. To watch The Price of Legacy, click any of the following links: -Youtube -The Price of Legacy Website (Photo: Chance Leonard) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Team USA merchandise at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #256 Olympic Updates from Tokyo - Tamyra Wins Gold and David Taylor's Draw

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 11:49

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Olympic wrestling is here! Ryan recaps Days 1-3 of Olympic Wrestling action, including: -Lopez from Cuba winning a historic 4th gold medal -Tamyra Mensah-Stock winning Olympic Gold -Adeline Gray finishing with a Silver -David Taylor, Thomas Gilman and Helen Maroulis' draws Enjoy this one folks! (Photo: Rich Bender) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Team USA merchandise at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #255 Matt Azevedo - Drexel Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 68:03

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Matt Azevedo is the head coach at Drexel University. He's led the Dragons since April of 2011. Prior to Drexel, Matt coached at Cornell and Cal Poly. As a wrestler, he wrestled for both Arizona State and Iowa State. While at Iowa State he wrestled for Bobby Douglas and was teammates with Cody Sanderson, Cael Sanderon and the great Joe Heskett. As a wrestler, Matt beat Henry Cejudo in 2008 to win the US Open. Enjoy this one folks! (Photo: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Team USA merchandise at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #254 US Open Champ Gracie Figueroa & Fighting Illini Wrestler Danny Pucino

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 52:55

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Today's episode features two interviews. The first is with Gracie Figueroa, 2021 US Open Champ. Grace wrestles for Menlo College and is vying for a spot on the 2021 World Team. Gracie recently signed with Spartan Combat. Our second interview is with Illinois freshman, Danny Pucino. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Team USA merchandise at Spartan Combat. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #253 Chael Sonnen on Barstools Betting Lines for the Olympics, Fargo and McGregor's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 45:23

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Uncle Chael Sonnen is back! In this episode we talk about Barstool Sports' betting lines on the Olympics, a few legendary fargo matches involving greats such as Stephen Abas, Teague Moore and Eric Guerrero, as well as McGregor vs Poirier 4. Chael Sonnen is a UFC legend, ESPN analyst and co-host of Ariel and the Bad Guy. As a UFC fighter, Chael battled Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and many others in a HOF-caliber career. As a wrestler, he was an All American for the University of Oregon. * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #252 Fargo update with DJ Bruce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 63:06

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE DJ Bruce and I talk Fargo! Fargo started on Saturday and has been heating up all weekend. Please enjoy! * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #251 Logan Storley - 4x All American, Top 5 Bellator Welterweight Fighter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 72:15

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Logan Storley is a 4x All American for the University of Minnesota. Today, he's a top 5 welterweight for Bellator. Logan fights for Sanford MMA, where he is coached by Greg Jones and Henri Hooft; Robbie Lawler and Michael Chandler also train at Sanford MMA. Logan is originally from Webster H.S. in South Dakota, where the great Brock Lesnar also went to high school. Enjoy this one folks! Connect with Logan on social -@logan_storley * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #250 Double Amputee John Kuchinski Shares His Inspirational Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 31:23

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE John Kuchinski is a double amputee, and is blind but is a judo man and former wrestler. Please enjoy this inspirational episode. * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #249 Mark Grey talks Ben Whitford Rivalry, Blair Academy and Cornell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 49:49

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Mark Grey is a 3x NCAA qualifier for Cornell. He was a multiple-time, age-group and junior national champion. In high school, Mark wrestled for Blair Academy and the legendary Jeff Buxton. Mark's older brother is Cornell University head coach Mike Grey (episode 81). Please enjoy! Instagram: @markgrey26 Picture: Tony Rotundo * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #248 Alec Pantaleo - 3x All American for Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 41:27

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Alec Pantaleo is a 3x All American for the University of Michigan and has been lighting up the freestyle scene this summer. He just won the Poland Open and will be gunning for his first Senior World Team this fall. In college, Alec was coached by Josh Churella, Sean Bormet and now the great Sergei Beloglazov at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. Connect with Alec on Instagram and Twitter: @alecpantaleo. * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #247 Ivan Delchev Ivanov - 5x Bulgarian National Champion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 49:41

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ivan Delchev Ivanov is a 5x Bulgarian National Champion who currently runs a wrestling academy in the Greater Omaha Nebraska / Council Bluffs Iowa (The Best Wrestler) regions. Ivan competed for the Bulgarian national team in 1993 and 1994, and before that attended sports school in Bulgaria throughout the 80's. After competing, Ivan was a FILA Master Coach, traveling the world teaching wrestling to underserved countries. He is also the father of Georgi Ivanov, a 2016 Bulgarian Olympian who was on the Podcast on episode 149. Please enjoy! Attend a Wrestling Class with Ivan Ivanov -The Best Wrestler * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #246 Greg Jones - 3x NCAA Champ, Sanford MMA Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 50:38

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Greg Jones is one of the best collegiate wrestlers of all time. He won NCAA titles as a freshman, junior and senior. In total, Greg lost just 4 college matches during his tenure at West Virginia. After coaching in Morgantown for the better part of a decade, Greg moved to Florida's Blackzilians gym to teach wrestling to MMA fighters. Today, he and Henri Hooft run an elite MMA gym, where the likes of Logan Storley, Michael Chandler and many other champions train. Please enjoy! Connect with Greg on social… -Greg Jones Instagram: @coachgjones -Greg Jones Twitter: @CoachGJones -SanfordMMA: https://www.sanfordsports.com/mma * PRESENTED BY MANSCAPED This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #245 12x US Open Finalist, MMA Pioneer Tom Erikson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 68:06

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tom, The Big Cat, Erikson is one of the all-time great heavyweights of freestyle wrestling. Despite never qualifying for the Illinois High School state tournament, Tom made the finals of 12 US Open Championships and was a 3x Olympic Alternate. After wrestling, Tom was one of the early pioneers of MMA, fighting in Pride 8 in front of 50k Japanese fans. Today, Tom is an assistant coach at Duke. Stories for days on this one folks. Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is brought to you by Mascaped. Save 20% off on your next purchase with the promo code ‘WCML'. Shop Manscaped now. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #244 Chael Sonnen on Dake, Stanford, Cox v Snyder and Cael's early Freestyle battles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 66:48

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chael Sonnen is a UFC legend, ESPN analyst and co-host of Ariel and the Bad Guy. As a UFC fighter, Chael battled Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and many others in a HOF-caliber career. As a wrestler, he was an All American for the University of Oregon. In this episode, Chael and I breakdown current events including -Stanford hiring Rob Koll -Team USA's training camp in Atlanta -Did Dake and JB, or Snyder and Cox interact at that Training Camp? -Team USA's results from Poland -Predictions for Tokyo -Gable Steveson's dominance -Cael Sanderson wrestling Les Gutches and Mike van Arsdale -Brandon Slay vs Saitiev And...we announce our upcoming audio documentary. Enjoy it folks! Connect with Chael on Social: -@ChaelSonnen * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. For your next custom team apparel order, please consider Spartan Combat! Order custom team apparel now at SpartanCombat.Com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #243 Dan Gable Tells Unbelievable Story about Rick Sanders (2x Olympic Silver Medalist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 11:33


    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Dan Gable is a 15x NCAA National Champion coach for the University of Iowa and 2x World Champion, winning the 1971 Worlds and 1972 Olympic Gold Medal. In this episode, Dan shares a story about Rick Sanders (2x Olympic Silver Medalist)that you're not going to want to miss. Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. For your next custom team apparel order, please consider Spartan Combat! Order custom team apparel now at SpartanCombat.Com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.


    #242 Johnni DiJulius - BASE Jumper, Harvard Assistant Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 67:43


    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Johnni DiJulius is the assistant wrestling coach at Harvard - go Crimson Tide - and is a former Ohio State Buckeye. While at Ohio State, Johnni was a 4x NCAA qualifier and a member of the 2015 NCAA Championship team. He was coached by the great Tom Ryan during his stint in Columbus. Johnni is also an avid BASE jumper and has some WILD videos on his Instagram. Enjoy! Follow Johnni on social… -Twitter: @johnnidijulius -Instagram: @johnnidijulius * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Merch at SpartanCombat.Com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.


    #241 Ryan Morningstar - Iowa Assistant Coach, 2x All American

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 41:41

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ryan Morningstar is the assistant coach at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Hawks in 2012, Coach Morningstar was an assistant for Barry Davis at the University of Wisconsin and was a 2x All American as a wrestler for the Hawks. In this episode we cover... -The Lisbon Iowa wrestling community -Tom Brands' coaching impact -Being recruited by Coach Brands while at Virginia Tech -The 2008 Iowa Team Championship -The pain of losing in the bloodround -Recruiting Spencer Lee and Alex Marinelli -The moment coach Brands told the team about the 2020 NCAAs being cancelled -Iowa vs Penn State (Photo: Tony Rotundo) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Merch at SpartanCombat.Com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #240 Johnny J Rock Johnson - One of the top youth coaches in the country

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 69:13

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Johnny, J Rock, Johnson is the owner of RAW 241 wrestling club, based out of the Garden State, New Jersey. J Rock is one of the top youth and high school coaches in the country. He’s worked with the likes of Brett Matter, Jordan Burroughs and Darion Caldwell. J Rock’s passion for wrestling is insane and I can’t wait for you to listen to this podcast. Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake Merch at SpartanCombat.Com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #239 Jake Deitchler - 2008 Olympian at 18 years Old

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 53:13

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Jake Deitchler shocked the wrestling world in 2008 when he qualified for the US Olympic Wrestling Team while just 18 years old. Jake went on to wrestle at the University of Minnesota before his career was cut short due to concussion related injuries. Today, Jake runs Grynd Wrestling Academy. I freaking loved this podcast folks. Please enjoy! (Picture: Tony Rotundo) Connect with Jake: -Grynd Wrestling Academy -Instagram: @jwdeitch -Twitter: @JWDeitchler * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #238 Nick Garone - New York Legend, All American for ODU

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 48:45

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Nick Garone is a New York legend. A former All American for Old Dominion and a New York state champion before that, Nick has a passion for wrestling that few can match. Today he’s Kyle Dake’s business partner and agent. Enjoy! Connect with Nick on Twitter and Instagram: -Twitter: @MSGWrestling -Instagram: @xcel_worldwide * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #237 Talkin Bizness & California Wrestling with CEO Aaron Steed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 48:16

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Aaron Steed is the CEO of Meathead Movers and a founding member of the Central Coast RTC, hosted near Cal Poly. Aaron is a former wrestler turned businessman who still has an incredible passion for the sport. I’m really excited to see what transpires at the Central Coast RTC (their facility is amazing). Enjoy this one and happy Friday! Support the Central Coast RTC: CentralCoastRTC.ORG Aaron’s Instagram: @AaronSteed * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #236 John Smith on the 1992 Olympics and Pat Smith's 4th Title

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 67:53

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE John Smith talks about the 1992 Olympics, Pat Smith and the beginning of his coaching career in this never before released episode. This interview was recorded in October of 2020 and is the third and final interview that we recorded with John as part of our audio documentary series, The Smiths. Enjoy! Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #235 Joe Rau - Chicago Legend, Greco World Team Member

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 68:38

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Joe Rau is a Chicago Legend. He’s a multiple time World Team Member in greco and winner of the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. He was recently involved in a controversial match in the finals of the 2021 Olympic Team Trials. Back in high school, Joe was a 1x state qualifier and went on to wrestle Division 3 at Elmhurst College. There he was a 3x All American and NCAA Champion. Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #234 Mississippi is the Only State Without Wrestling with Brian Fox

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 29:39

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Mississippi is the only US State without high school wrestling. Brian Fox is looking to change that. Over the past year, Brian created the Mississippi Wrestling Federation / Foundation and has been instrumental in creating a wrestling culture in Mississippi. Before Brian’s efforts, just two high schools had wrestling. Now, there are seven and we need your help to keep the momentum going. To Support Brian’s efforts, visit TupeloWrestling.Com. Enjoy! * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #233 Doug Waggoner - Fortune 1000 CEO, Business Tactics and Mindset Advice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 47:15

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE “If you solve a problem for a customer you earn more loyalty and then they come back for more,” says Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics. In this episode, host Ryan Warner talks with Doug about navigating obstacles, taking risks and how / when to use Transcendental Meditation. In this episode you’ll learn, -How to know when it’s the ‘right’ time to start a business -If you don’t know how to do something, take the time to learn it -Everyone is a sales person in business -Doug’s process for stress management -Transcendental Meditation and Doug’s routine -What we experience is based on our beliefs -How to eradicate limiting beliefs About Doug Douglas R. Waggoner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics since December 2006 and has been a Board member since February 2008. Prior to joining Echo, Mr. Waggoner founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight management software provider based in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Waggoner holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from San Diego State University Download the Quant Wrestling App: https://www.quantwrestling.com/ * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #232 Yianni Diakomihalis - Origins of an NCAA Champion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 23:43

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Yianni Diakomihalis is a 2x NCAA Champion for Cornell University and is one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the country at 65kg. He recently took 4th at the 2021 Olympic Trials and will be gunning for his 3rd NCAA title during the 2021/2022 season. This interview took place four days before the 2021 Olympic Trials and was recorded for Tokyo Dreams, the 5-part vlog series that we produced. One caveat, Ryan is not mic’d up for this interview, so bear with us for Ryan’s audio quality. Connect with Yianni -Twitter & Instagram: @yiannidiako_LGR * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

    #231 Tony Robie - Virginia Tech Head Coach, 2x All American

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 46:43


    ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tony Robie is the head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech. Prior to being named the head coach in 2017, Tony was an associate head coach under Kevin Dresser. As a wrestler, Tony competed for Bruce Baumgartner at Edinboro University. He was a 2x All American, taking second in 1997 to Iowa’s Joe Williams. Please enjoy! (Picture: Tony Rotundo) Connect with Tony -Twitter & Instagram: @ROBIEwrestling -Tony’s wrestling camps: RobieWrestling.Com * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT Register for the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place May 20-23 in Jacksonville Florida: REGISTER * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple’s Top Sports Podcasts Charts.


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