The Konkrete Path To The Podium: Ingredients For Success As An Athlete & Coach | Ep.172 Steve Mytych

The Konkrete Path To The Podium: Ingredients For Success As An Athlete & Coach | Ep.172 Steve Mytych

The Konkrete Path To The Podium: Ingredients For Success As An Athlete & Coach | Ep.172 Steve Mytych 150 150 OnTheStacks

Join Bill in the blu door studio with Steve Mytych, the Rutgers University Assistant Wrestling Coach. He is a four-time NCAA Division I national qualifier at Drexel University, where he became the Dragons’ all-time leader in wins with 137 during his career from 2005-2010. He went on to represent the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club and Team USA on the Olympic Freestyle Circuit, where he was crowned the University Freestyle National Champion in 2011. In this episode, Steve takes me through his journey of successes and failures from his time competing on the mat, and how he is now using his experiences and skills to coach a division I collegiate wrestling program. As we dig deeper into his professional coaching career, we talk about the recent expansion of the Big Ten Conference, High Level Coaching, Recruiting, and how NIL deals affect student athletes. We also talk about the importance of staying fresh throughout the season, and how recovery plays into that. Steve shares his personal goals for the upcoming wrestling season, his never-quit attitude, and the importance of speaking your goals out loud. Whether you’re into wrestling or simply want to hear a story of grit and determination, my conversation with Steve is a must-listen.



0:00 — Rutgers

9:52 — Steve’s Wrestling Background

17:46 — Broken Ankle Story

26:14 — Wrestling & Tackle Basketball in Dagestan

32:18 — Lessons of Losing

36:09 — Goals As A Coach

43:41 — NIL & Big Ten Expansion

54:58 — Never Satisfied Attitude

1:00:28 — Recovery

1:07:41 — Attitude & Goals




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