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Lee Kemp: Wrestlers Are Not Quitters

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim talks with one of the greatest wrestlers in the world Lee Kemp. Lee shares the importance of a strong work ethic and great coaches. He also talks about some of his greatest competitors including Dan Gable and not being able to go to the 1980 Olympics due to the U.S. team boycott. He eventually made it to the Olympics in 2008 as a coach and shares what that meant to him and his experience.

Jim Thompson is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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