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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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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.

    Super Bowl & World Champion Stephen Neal

    Super Bowl & World Champion Stephen Neal

    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 Lesnar is among the most talked-about and historic matches in college wrestling history. Several months after winning his second NCAA championship, Neal won a freestyle World title and was named outstanding wrestler in the world. He placed second at the 2000 Olympic Trials and retired from active wrestling competition in 2001 after placing second at the World Team Trials.
    What happened next defies logic. Although he didn't play a down of college football, Neal played 10 years in the NFL (2001-10) as an offensive lineman for the New England Patriots where he won three Super Bowl rings under legendary coach Bill Belichick.

    How did Neal make it to the NFL without any college football experience? One reason. Stephen Neal was a wrestler.

    ‘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 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.

    This show was produced by Trackwrestling.com

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    VADE Nutrition owner Joe Johnson

    VADE Nutrition owner Joe Johnson

    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 from 2011-2016. The mindset he developed in wrestling set the tone for the mindset he brought to his business ventures.

    ‘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, broadcasting, writing, academics, or another sport -- ‘How Wrestling Built Me’ explores the universal qualities of wrestling that last a lifetime.

    This show was produced by Trackwrestling.com

    Subscribe to How Wrestling Built Me and listen anytime
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    SUPPORT THE NETWORK
    If you'd like to SUPPORT THE NETWORK and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

    • 59 min
    AutoNation General Manager Michael Child

    AutoNation General Manager Michael Child

    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 worked in the automotive retail industry for more than 20 years where he has spent the last 15 years as a general manager with AutoNation, which is America's largest automotive retail industry with ove 300 sales and service locations in 17 state. Child has won AutoNation's President's Award a record nine times.

    ‘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, broadcasting, writing, academics, or another sport -- ‘How Wrestling Built Me’ explores the universal qualities of wrestling that last a lifetime.

    This show was produced by Trackwrestling.com

    Subscribe to How Wrestling Built Me and listen anytime
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    SUPPORT THE NETWORK
    If you'd like to SUPPORT THE NETWORK and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link..

    • 54 min
    Harris HealthTrends co-founder John Harris

    Harris HealthTrends co-founder John Harris

    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, broadcasting, writing, academics, or another sport -- ‘How Wrestling Built Me’ explores the universal qualities of wrestling that last a lifetime.

    John Harris was a partner in Performance pH, a company that used people-oriented strategies to build high-performing cultures. Considered a wellness pioneer, Harris was the co-founder of Harris HealthTrends, an entrepreneurial corporation that became one of the top-five wellness companies in the world and helped shape the prevention industry into what it is today. He has over 40 years of experience in the health management field in both the corporate and private sectors. Harris speaks internationally and has authored numerous publications on employee health while also serving on the boards of Lourdes University, HERO, Mercy Health Partners, the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, Health Promotion Advocates, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and for-profit businesses.

    As a college wrestler at Grand Valley State University, Harris was a two-time All-American, a two-time NAIA championship finalist and an Olympic Trials qualifier in 1976. Today, he competes in mountain bike races in the summer and cross-country (Nordic) ski races in the winter. He also enjoys road bicycling, downhill skiing and kayaking.

    This show was produced by Trackwrestling.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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