Greco legend Steve Fraser joins the show to talk about his path to becoming the first American to win Greco Olympic gold. He also discusses how to make hard work fun, coaching and he reflects on coaching an iconic American sports moment. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Intro to Wrestling
  • Wrestling programs in the 70’s compared to today
  • Making hard work fun
  • Why he can’t use anger as fuel
  • The ideal competitive state
  • Common preparation mistakes he sees athletes make
  • Warming up
  • Being coached by Masaki Hata
  • The High School to College jump
  • Changes to his game at the college level
  • Adapting Wrestling to other grappling styles
  • His Olympic experience
  • Greco and Freestyle Wrestling
  • Career opportunities after the Olympics
  • The Pummel
  • The ingredients of a good coach
  • Coaching Rulon Gardner against Aleksandr Karelin
  • MMA stars he’s worked with
  • Dan Severn
  • Advice for parents
  • Advice for coaches
  • 2020 goals