Mastering Your Craft and Qualifying for the Olympics ft. Chris Mazdzer

Episode 135Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast we have guest speaker, Chris Mazdzer. Chris is an American Luger who has been active since 2001 and in 2015, he won the Luge World Cup Men’s singles even in Lake Placid. Whether you’re training for Regionals, The Games, or the Olympics, there is a lot to learn from Chris and his experiences as an Olympic athlete. We’ll be getting into his early Luge career, qualifying for the Olympics, and his mental preparation as an elite athlete. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

2:30 – Describing a Luge run

9:00 – Early Luge career

15:50 – Growing up at age 13

20:30 – Making it to the Pros

26:50 – Facing your fears as an athlete

36:30 – Qualifying for the Olympics

43:30 – Working under pressure

48:50 – Beating Felix Loch

51:35 – Facing mental challenges



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