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The Way is a free, weekly audio and video podcast hosted by Olympian, World Medalist, 2x NCAA Champion and United States Naval Academy Head Wrestling Coach, Cary Kolat and Division I National Championship-winning Coach, Matt Dernlan. This Way provides high-level conversations through the shared lens of Cary and Matt’s collective coaching experiences. Listeners will be engaged in all levels of practical application, as it relates to navigating the landscapes of coaching and leading wrestling programs at all levels. Listeners searching to gain a better understanding of what it means to apply wrestling as a way of life will find this podcast a must-listen.




    Cary Kolat is one of the most influential wrestlers in the history of wrestling. A native of Pennsylvania, Kolat competed at Jefferson-Morgan High School where he won PIAA state titles and compiled a perfect 137-0 record. Splitting his collegiate eligibility between Penn State University and Lock Haven University, Kolat was a 2x NCAA Champion and a 4x NCAA All-American. Following his collegiate career, Kolat was the United States’ representative at the World and Olympic Championships from 1997-2001.

    Matt Dernlan is a Division I National Championship-winning Coach and host of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast with decades of experience in the sport of wrestling. Dernlan comes from a career built on Division I coaching posts at a number of universities across the country, as well as family roots grounded in Ohio wrestling, with a collective 10 state titles on the shelf.