Todd’s Talks With Mac Stout: Family Matters

Support Todd’s Talks Family Matters “If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.”- Letty Cottin Pogrebin Wrestling, like a lot of sports is really a family venture. It’s long practices throughout the week, followed by even longer weekends at  tournaments. It’s quick dinners, just to […]

Todd’s Talks With Dayton Pitzer:

Support Todd’s Talks Never Quit “Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.” Dayton Pitzer is a winner. Read that again, believe it, understand it. This is a guy who has won at every level he’s competed at. The number of accolades he had prior to entering college is astounding. Dayton […]

Todd’s Talks With Josh Deputy: “The Process” Orchard Wrestling Club

Support Todd’s Talks The Process “If you focus on the process and not the results, you’ll have better results.” -Joe Madden Coach Josh Deputy gets the big picture. He is not only the head coach of the Chestnut Ridge high school wrestling but the founder and head coach of the Orchard Wrestling Club. His high […]

Todd’s Talks With Pat Lugo: “Always Evolving”

Support Todd’s Talks Ever Changing, Always Evolving. “Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is a continuous state of evolving, refining, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” – Steve Maraboli For those of you who know Pat Lugo, this quote truly embodies who he is, not only […]

Todd’s Talks With Mario Hutcherson: “The Future Is Now”

Support Todd’s Talks “The future depends on what you do today” – Gandhi For those who don’t know, Mario Hutcherson is the future. This 8th grader at Kiski Junior High School is already a 4 time Pennsylvania State Champion. He’s also a 3 time  Powerade Champion as well as a 2023 Super 32 and 2023 […]

Todd’s Talks With Santino Sloboda: “Don’t Sleep On Me”

“Don’t Sleep On Me, I Got Big Plans.” -Elizabeth Folakemi Santino Sloboda is a name Pa wrestling fans already know. It’s a name a lot of folks know nationally. He’s an insanely accomplished wrestler in a state that most will acknowledge is the best in the country. Sloboda’s  wrestling career started at five years old. […]

Todd’s Talks With Jared Keslar

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“I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination”.   – Zig Ziglar Jared Keslar has always been competitive. He’s determined. He knows what he wants and will do whatever it takes to achieve it. Hard working, nose to the grind kinda guy. Gritty, not afraid of hard work.  Connellsville tough.  Wrestling may […]

Todd’s Talks With Jagger Condomitti

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one had reached in life as by the obstacles that he had overcome. -Booker T Washington The definition of “adversity” is a state of serious difficulty or misfortune. Jagger Condomitti had seen some adversity in his young career. For those of you who […]

For The Love Of The Game: Todd’s Talks With Anthony Knox

Anthony Knox shares a common story with a lot of youth wrestlers. Early struggles. Wins were harder to come by and success was judged more by progress from match to match than racking up championships. But, as we sit here today, we know, that changed. So, I wanted to learn a little more about what […]

Jason Greatness: Todd’s Talks With Jason Nolf

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge. -Roy T. Bennett Jason Nolf. Nolf. Widely […]

Meet Todd Wightman

Based in Western PA. Right in the heart of WPIAL country, Todd brings an insider’s view from the country’s epicenter  of wrestling. He’s excited to build on the TKDWN tradition of starting with the story first. The athletes, the coaches, their families and supporters, there is no shortage of stories to tell. And Todd will bring his unique perspective to help us continue to deliver top notch content for the world’s greatest sport!