Our podcast took a 3-week break for lacrosse's biggest tournament that takes place every 4 years. I joined Team USA in Netanya, Israel for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. There were 46 participating countries, and on the final day, the USA held the flag high, sang our national anthem on the podium, and brought the gold back to the States.

To relive the moments, drama, and fun, I asked my roommate with Team USA (he's also my New York Lizards teammate), heralded All-World attackman, and one of the best NCAA D1 players of all-time, Rob Pannell, to join me.

On the show we talk about his origin story – how he found lacrosse. He was a "late-bloomer" and went grossly un-recruited through high school. RP3's as focused as any professional athlete. He works hard at his craft, training, and nutrition. We talk about it all.

Suiting Up is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Enjoy my conversation with Team USA World Champion, Rob Pannell.

Rob Pannell

Rob Pannell

Team USA World Champion

Show Notes

0:50 History of International Lacrosse
3:45 Being a Multi Sport Athlete
9:10 Taking A Post Graduate Year
13:55 Developing a Chip On Your Shoulder
18:25 Improving From The 2014 World Games
22:40 Why Rob Increased His Training
25:25 Ideal Training Day
30:40 The Advantage of Intermittent Fasting
33:35 Experiencing a Kibbutz In Israel
40:00 The Final Plays Of The 2018 FIL World Championships
43:00 Breaking Down The Final 2 Seconds
46:50 Enjoying Victory

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