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Tervel Dlagnev: Loving The Process

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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, Syer talks with 2012 USA Wrestling Olympic team member and 2012 Pan Am Champion wrestler Tervel Dlagnev. Tervel shares his philosophies on training for wrestling and competition that despite a very late entrance into wrestling has enabled him to reach the sports highest levels.With firm faith in himself and a positive outlook on every discouraging moment along the way Tervel has learned to love the process that is learning to be a great wrestler. Here's where you'll find Tervel talking about these topics:

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Syer (@tinasyer4) is the former President 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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