10. Kenny Monday: The Art Of Winning

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Kenny Dale Monday is a winner. He began wrestling at age six at a YMCA after-school program in Tulsa Oklahoma. By the time he finished high school, Monday had accumulated 140 wins, 0 losses, and had won four state titles. This impressive record got him into the prestigious Oklahoma State University where he became an All-American wrestler. While in college, Kenny Monday continued to dominate the grueling sport of wrestling. In 1984, he won the NCAA title at 150 pounds. Four years later in Seoul Korea, Kenny Monday became the first African-American wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal. In 1992, he returned to the Olympics and won a silver medal in Barcelona Spain.

Here are a few stats from his 50-year career:

140-0-1 in high school

Freestyle world champion in 1985, 1988, 1991, and 1996

3X olympian: Gold medal in 1988, silver in 1992, 6th place in 1996

Member of the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Kenny Monday and I talk discipline, leadership, visualization, and MMA.

Enjoy.

Music: Au Reve, by Cassius.

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