How Wrestling Built Me

How Wrestling Built Me

How Wrestling Built Me is a podcast about the influence of wrestling beyond the mat. These are the stories of how wrestling develops a person in singularly unique way. The people interviewed are those who have taken the skills of wrestling and used them to be highly successful in another endeavor. Whether it is business, politics, military, entertainment, broadcasting, writing, academics, or another sport -- How Wrestling Built Me explores the universal qualities of wrestling that last a lifetime. Hosted by Kyle Klingman of Trackwrestling.com and part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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January 29, 2020 71 min
Who is the greatest two-sport athlete of all time? Stephen Neal's name should be near the top of the list.

Neal placed fourth in the 189-pound bracket at the 1994 California State Wrestling Championships. He attended California State-Bakersfield and placed fourth at the NCAA championships as a freshman in 1996, second in 1997, followed by NCAA titles at heavyweight in 1998 and 1999. His finals match against Minnesota's Brock...
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Joe Johnson says he was destined to be an entrepreneur since he was five years old. He has three older brothers who all wrestled and all own their own businesses. Johnson was given the nickname 'Bulldozer' at five years old because of his low center of gravity and because he would wear down his opponents until they fell over. Johnson continued wrestling through high school and college where he competed at Michigan State fro...
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October 16, 2019 54 min
Michael Child of Houston, Texas, was part of the state championship wrestling team at Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma, before returning as an assistant coach at his alma mater for nearly 10 years. He lettered in football and wrestling at Colorado State University where he was a two-time Academic All-American. Child's competitive wrestling career ended when he donated a kidney to his younger brother, Mark. He ...
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How Wrestling Built Me: Harris HealthTrends co-founder John Harris

‘How Wrestling Built Me’ is a podcast about the influence of wrestling beyond the mat. These are the stories of how wrestling develops a person in a singulalrly unique way. The people interviewed are those who have taken the skills of wrestling and used them to be highly successful in another endeavor. Whether it is business, politics, military, entertainment, broad...
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