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The freestyle development coach for Team USA, Kevin Jackson is an American wrestling legend. Born in New York but raised in Michigan, Jackson was LSU final All-American before the SEC school dropped their wrestling program. He transferred to Iowa State and won a team championship to go with another All-American honor.

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Kevin Jackson | The Bader Show (Ep. 244)

Nov 2, 2021

Three-time World and Olympic champion Kevin Jackson joins The Bader Show to discuss his new role as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. 

0:00: Introducing Kevin Jackson

1:00: A brief history of Regional Training Centers.

6:30: Finding ways to earn income as an athlete.

7:30: Age-level World Championships.

9:00: ‘I always wanted to be a champion at every level.’

13:00: Age-level differences at the World Championships. 

18:00: How did Kevin Jackson end up at Michigan?

22:00: Differences between USA Wrestling and college wrestling.

24:00: ’Nutrition in wrestling are weapons.’

28:00: Working with Sergei Beloglazov.

30:30: Did KJ think he would come back to college wrestling?

32:00: Highlights from USA Wrestling.

36:00: Sweat It Out.