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Wrestling podcast presented by Spartan Combat. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday.

Wrestling Changed My Life (Wrestling Podcast‪)‬ Wrestling Changed My Life (Wrestling Podcast)

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    • 4.9 • 722 Ratings

Wrestling podcast presented by Spartan Combat. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday.

    #304 Ira Lubert - Business Leader, Penn State Supporter and Philanthropist

    #304 Ira Lubert - Business Leader, Penn State Supporter and Philanthropist

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Ira Lubert is the co-founder of Independence Capital Partners and is a longtime supporter of Penn State wrestling. Ira wrestled for Penn State in the 1970s before embarking on an incredibly successful business career spanning sales, private equity and real estate. Ira also played a key role in Penn State’s hiring of Cael Sanderson in 2009. This interview is one of the few that Ira has ever done. Enjoy!

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    HAPPY HOUR
    We are hosting a happy hour this Friday (1/28) from 4-7 pm at The Vine in Coralville Iowa, right before Penn State wrestles Iowa. Enjoy free drinks, food and merch! We are co-hosting the Happy Hour with the great and powerful Stalemates.


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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    FOLLOW the PODCAST
    Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner
    Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life
    Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life
    Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com
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    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.

    • 50 min
    #303 Tom Brands - Iowa Head Coach, 4x NCAA Champion Coach

    #303 Tom Brands - Iowa Head Coach, 4x NCAA Champion Coach

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Tom Brands is the head coach of the University of Iowa wrestling team where he’s won 4 NCAA team titles. Tom is a 3x NCAA champ for legendary coach Dan Gable and the 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist. Tom was also the 1993 world champion. This interview was recorded back in October as part of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Podcast series. You can watch the full video version of the episode on the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Inner Circle portal or the HWC’s Rokfin channel.

    (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com)

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    PRESENTED BY QUANT WRESTLING
    This episode is presented by Quant Wrestling, an app that provides detailed analytics on the sport of wrestling. Download the Quant app now in the Apple and Google stores. Use the discount code WCML to get your first month free.

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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    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
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    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.

    • 53 min
    #302 Jason Bryant - Hall of Fame Announcer and Sportswriter

    #302 Jason Bryant - Hall of Fame Announcer and Sportswriter

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Jason Bryant is a hall of fame broadcaster and sports announcer. He’s announced the Olympics, World Championships, NCAAs and countless other events. In the late 1990s he founded Mat Talk and re-launched the company as the Mat Talk Network in 2014. Since, he’s hosted and produced thousands of podcast episodes on the great sport of wrestling. Jason is a pioneer, a mentor and a friend. Enjoy!

    (Photo: Tony Rotundo / Wrestlers are Warriors)

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    PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT
    The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida, this April 8-10. Wrestle a different style each day. Register Now at SpartanCombat.Com.

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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    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
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    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.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #301 Donnie Vinson - Cornell Associate Head Coach

    #301 Donnie Vinson - Cornell Associate Head Coach

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Donnie Vinson is the Associate Head Coach at Cornell. He joined the Big Red this summer after coaching at NC State since 2017. As a wrestler, Donnie is one of the few to beat Kyle Dake in college. At the 2012 NCAAs, Donnie was an All American for Binghamton, placing 3rd at 149. Enjoy!

    (Photo: Cornell Athletics)

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    PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT
    The Spartan Combat Nationals are returning to Jacksonville, Florida, this April 8-10. Wrestle a different style each day. Register Now at SpartanCombat.Com.

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    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!
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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    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
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    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #300 Joey McKenna - 3x All American, Olympic Trials Runner Up

    #300 Joey McKenna - 3x All American, Olympic Trials Runner Up

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Joey McKenna is a 3x All American, an NCAA finalist and an Olympic Trials finalist. In college he wrestled for both Stanford and Ohio State. He currently wrestles for the Penn RTC. As a high schooler, Joey wrestled for the legend, Jeff Buxton, at Blair Academy. While at Ohio State, Joey was a part of those legendary Buckey teams, led by Tom Ryan, that challenged Penn State’s dominance of the late 2010s. Enjoy!

    (Photo: Ed Sanchez)

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    PRESENTED BY Wrestlers are Warriors
    This episode is presented by Wrestlers are Warriors Photography. This is Tony Rotundo’s company - an Olympic level photographer - so you know these photos are all shot by Tony and are world class. Go to WrestlersAreWarriors.Com, search for your favorite wrestler and order a print to support one of the great photographers of our time.

    WrestlersAreWarriors.com


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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    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
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    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.

    • 56 min
    #299 Quintroy Harrell - Harvey Twisters Head Coach and Hall of Famer

    #299 Quintroy Harrell - Harvey Twisters Head Coach and Hall of Famer

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Quintroy Harrell is the legendary head coach of the Harvey Twisters, one of the most successful wrestling clubs in Illinois history. The Twisters were founded in the early 1980s by Don Whitted and by 1984, Quint was named head coach. The Twisters have achieved unprecedented success, winning 20+ IKWF team state titles, placing numerous wrestlers on Division 1 college programs, with Twisters wrestlers winning six NCAA Division One titles and representing the USA on two Olympic teams. Coach Quint retired in 2021 and this interview was recorded at his home in the South Chicago Suburbs.

    This interview is heavily focused on the early years of the Twisters and was recorded as part of my research process for the Tony Davis audio documentary that airs this spring. Most of the Tony Davis commentary has been removed as it needs a bit of context to resonate. That said, what remains is the first known interview Coach Quint has ever given. Enjoy!


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    PRESENTED BY QUANT WRESTLING
    This episode is presented by Quant Wrestling, an app that provides detailed analytics on the sport of wrestling. Download the Quant app now in the Apple and Google stores. Use the discount code WCML to get your first month free.


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    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!
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    TEXT THE SHOW
    –Keyword: Wrestle
    –Number: 224-54
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    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
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    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min

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