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State of Wrestling is the official podcast of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. State of Wrestling will provide monthly updates on program initiatives on the growth of wrestling at the grassroots and collegiate levels. Get more information on the NWCA at www.nwcaonline.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

State of Wrestling by the NWCA Jason Bryant, Mat Talk Podcast Network

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State of Wrestling is the official podcast of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. State of Wrestling will provide monthly updates on program initiatives on the growth of wrestling at the grassroots and collegiate levels. Get more information on the NWCA at www.nwcaonline.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

    WIBN Speaker Series: Asylum Entertainment President Jonathan Koch and how wrestling saved his life

    WIBN Speaker Series: Asylum Entertainment President Jonathan Koch and how wrestling saved his life

    The June WIBN Speaker Series featured former wrestler and iconic Hollywood TV/Documentary producer, Jonathan Koch. Jonathan has a fantastic story which includes being one of the first successful recipients of a hand transplant. His story has been featured on many major television documentaries, and you won't be disappointed when you hear his messages.

    To learn more about Jonathan’s journey, check out https://www.jonathankoch.com/

    

The WIBN Speaker Series is part of the NWCA’s State of Wrestling Podcast.

    State of Wrestling by the NWCA is a monthly podcast by the National Wrestling Coaches Association
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    WIBN Speaker Series: Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena

    WIBN Speaker Series: Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena

    The latest guest in the Wrestlers In Business Network’s speaker series is Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. A New York native, De Sena was never a wrestler, but through his time at Cornell Univeristy, he befriended head wrestling coach Rob Koll and is now an active member of the sport.

    From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of "entrepreneur."

    De Sena is the New York Times bestselling author of SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life and SPARTAN FIT!
    

The WIBN Speaker Series is part of the NWCA’s State of Wrestling Podcast.

    • 39 min
    WIBN Philly Webinar: Bill Zadick, 2006 World Champion and Team USA men's freestyle coach

    WIBN Philly Webinar: Bill Zadick, 2006 World Champion and Team USA men's freestyle coach

    On March 11, World Champion and current Team USA Men’s Freestyle wrestling coach Bill Zadick joined the Philadelphia Chapter of the Wrestlers in Business Network for a virtual speaking engagement. Zadick discussed the landscape of freestyle wrestling, the rise back to prominence for Team USA, how he’s worked with a network of coaches around the country to build the team and how his day-to-day operations as a national team coach compare and contrast to working in business.

    Zadick also talks about his career as a wrestler and what’s driven him as a coach heading into the next Olympic cycle. He’s also talked about being a new father and how the work-life balance is important in the high pressure world of coaching.

The WIBN Speaker Series is part of the NWCA’s State of Wrestling Podcast.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    WIBN Speaker Series: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

    WIBN Speaker Series: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

    Bob Bowlsby has been the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference since 2012. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Bowlsby wrestled at Minnesota State Moorhead as a college athlete before getting into the world of college athletics administration. After leaving Moorhead, he took a job in athletics at Northern Iowa before ascending to the role of Athletics Director. He left UNI to take the same job at the University of Iowa.

    At Iowa, Bowlsby led the Hawkeyes athletic programs for 16 seasons, overseeing the merger of the men’s and women’s departments into one cohesive system. In 2006, Bowlsby headed to Stanford, where he was the Athletics Director for until he left for the Big 12 in 2012.

    Bowlsby will discuss his career and what it takes to lead a team, work with differing factions that pull decisions in every direction, trusting your team before diving into the landscape of college sports and the health of Division I wrestling. 

The WIBN Speaker Series is part of the NWCA’s State of Wrestling Podcast.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    WIBN Speaker Series: Carl Eschenbach

    WIBN Speaker Series: Carl Eschenbach

    Carl Eschenbach is a Partner at Sequoia Capital and a former wrestler originally from the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Episode 9 of State of Wrestling kicks off the Wrestlers In Business Network Speaker Series with Eschenbach as he talks about leadership, business and technology and our current state of business affairs.

    Eschenbach will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American in 2021, although he and his fellow induction class were set to be inducted in 2020 before the pandemic canceled Honors Weekend. 

Eschenbach explains his background, his plans to wrestle in college, but how a personal change altered the course of his career. 

The WIBN Speaker Series is a new inclusion into the NWCA’s State of Wrestling Podcast.

    • 56 min
    NWCA Webinar Series: Trivia Night #2 hosted by Jason Bryant of Mat Talk Online - SOW8

    NWCA Webinar Series: Trivia Night #2 hosted by Jason Bryant of Mat Talk Online - SOW8

    Jason Bryant of Mat Talk Online and the announcer at the NCAA Division I, Division III, NAIA, World and Olympic championships stops in to create and host the second NWCA Trivia Night. 40 questions, nearly impossible. How would you have done?

    • 1 hr 3 min

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