Joe Heskett was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American and a 2002 NCAA champion at Iowa State University under coach Bobby Douglas. In 2007, Heskett was on the path to the Olympics after finishing fifth in the World at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Five days later his life changed.

On Episode 52 of the World Wrestling Resource Podcast, Heskett talks about his upbringing, wrestling and a life-altering cardiac arrest that nearly killed him. Ten years later, after coaching jobs and a career in athletic administration, Heskett is working on his company, hLeadership and working to build leaders in all walks of life.

What does Joe Heskett do on a day-to-day basis (1:55)
What does working in hLeadership actually mean (2:45)
Leadership isn't a position, it's how you communicate. (4:35)
hLeadership isn't about wrestling or sports, it's about life (7:12)
Drawing inspiration for leadership from my youth (9:30)
Dealing with race growing up (12:08)
What's the payoff of a championship after coming up short? (17:30)
Why is Cael Sanderson a good leader? (20:45)
There's a heart problem. (25:48)
I have to stop wrestling (31:28)
Being a college head coach (34:54)
Being a college administrator (38:35)
What is college sports about? (40:23)
Is the gap between the haves and have nots in Divison I widening or closing? (45:46)
What positives are wrestling coaches doing? (48:18)
Joe's back on the mat (50:46)
Defense Soap (54:37)

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The World Wrestling Resource is sponsored by DefenseSoap. The World Wrestling Resource Podcast is a presentation of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

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