Championship Traits For Life – Christine Krall

Figure Skating Olympian & Coach, Christine Krall, has been on the ice arabesque-ing and coaching for a combined 49+ years, and today on our WIN podcast she taught us many pivotal lessons that we can…

Welcome to GRIT

And the amazing WIN Podcast

Channel Director, Lee Elias delivers educational and uplifting conversations with coaches, athletes, professional bad youth sports leaders, and mental fitness gurus. The mission: Learn Championship Traits for Life.

“The unique spirit and culture of sports organizations offers many mental fitness lessons for parents, coaches, and youth athletes who want to perform at their best. My mission is to share them with you.”

Championship Traits For Life – Dr. Cassidy Preston

Dr. Cassidy Preston of Consistent Elite Performance joins WIN to talk about how overcoming…

Championship Traits For Life – Tina Whitlock

Tina Whitlock is a tech fellow with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. A former all-American…

Championship Traits For Life – Lauren Ammon

Lauren Ammon, is a certified professional coach that has dedicated her personal life to helping…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – The Journey From Hockey To Hell And Back with Brady Leavold

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Tackling Barriers and Blazing Trails With Carly Helfand

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Mental Fitness, Football, and Podcasting with Captain Cons

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Ascending and Descending Mountains With Skier and Adventure Enthusiast, Ben White

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Leah O’Brien Amico

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Coach Shawnee Harle

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Rob Jones

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Coach Matt Lisle

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Championship Traits For Life – Brad Thomas

Growing up - we all dream of being pro athletes at some point. We all dream of making a heroic…

Past Episodes and Posts

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WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Mike McKenna

The life of a professional athlete can be hard. The life of a minor league athlete, one who moves up and down and around consistently, can be even harder. Our guest today,…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Frank Buonomo

You hear it all the time, the journey is the gift. But what does that actually mean? This week’s guest, Frank Buonomo, worked in a power position in the NHL for over 20…

WIN: Championship Traits for Life – Ryan Whitney

Which would you rather have: a long career as a pro-athlete or the #1 podcast in your sport in the world? Ryan Whitney accomplished both, through an NHL career and co-hosting…

WIN: Championship Traits for Life – Rick Nash

Rick Nash, is a 15 year NHL veteran, former Captain, 5-time All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and current Director of Player Development for the Columbus Blue…

WIN: Championship Traits for Life – Sergeant Major (Ret) Chris “Dutch” Moyer

No team has ever succeeded when those involved are only worried about themselves. It does beg the question though, How do you create a WE over ME mentality for your team?…

WIN: Championship Traits for Life – Matt Eversmann

Courage, commitment, and teammates can be found on sports fields and battlefields. US Army First Sergeant (R) & American Hero, Matt Eversmann, joins WIN! Learn about his…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Randy Grimes

Once a star center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Randy Grimes has an incredible life story to share involving his struggles with addiction and how he is now bridging the gap…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Eric Nystrom

This week’s guest was the 10th overall draft pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut three years later with the Calgary Flames. Eric Nystrom joins the show this…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Phil DeCapito

Sometimes adversity isn’t the failures we face, but the mountains themselves that we climb on the rise to the top. This week, University of Pittsburgh’s Coach DeCapito,…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – John Moloney, Chief Commercial Officer at Bose

Iron sharpens iron. It’s a common phrase, but one that is not focused on enough as a tool for winning. This week’s guest, John Moloney, the Chief Commercial Officer for the…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Mike Smith

"The Greatest Of All Time" is a title that is earned by more than just championships, rings, and records. It recognizes the amount of adversity a person overcomes and how…

WIN: Championship Traits For Life – Gabe Hunterton

Whoever said being smart and athletic were mutually exclusive, has never met this week's WIN guest. Meet Gabe Hunterton: Yale Graduate, D1 basketball player (who played in…