On this episode of On Deck, Ben Askren is joined by 2000 Olympic Champion Brandon Slay. For the past four years, Slay has served as the executive director of the Penn Regional Training Center. An alum of the University of Pennsylvania, Slay was a 2x All-American and NCAA Finalist for the Quakers. Askren and Slay talk all things development, from Brandon’s personal experience developing as an athlete forged in the Texas panhandle, to the ways he’s transitioned into a coach, helping to develop some of the greatest wrestlers of the current generation.


0:00 Intro
2:40 Slay’s Wrestling Genesis
4:20 Early Start to International Career
8:45 Choosing Penn for College
13:25 Reviving the Penn Program
15:45 Joe Williams
19:55 2000 Games
24:30 Awarded Gold After the Games
35:34 Making a Career in Wrestling


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