DiscoverThe Greatness Machine279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful
279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful

279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful

Update: 2024-05-22
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Ever wondered what it takes to balance the adrenaline rush of hurtling down a bobsled track with the discipline of military service, all while aiming for Olympic gold?


Riley Tejcek, a support specialist at Expeditionary Warfare School at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, exemplifies resilience, ambition, and unwavering dedication as she navigates the dual worlds of elite athletics and military service. 


While striving to become the first female Marine to compete in the Olympics, Riley navigates the challenges of training, competition, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, all while breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes.


In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Riley to talk about her journey as an athlete and a captain in the Marine Corps. This episode will also explore her path to becoming an Olympic hopeful, overcoming self-doubt, and achieving greatness in both sports and military service.


Topics include:


  • The importance of pushing boundaries, taking risks, and embracing challenges

  • The most common challenges for athletes pursuing niche sports

  • Riley provides a concise overview of bobsledding, the intense speeds, and danger

  • Riley looks back at the adrenaline-filled experience of her first time in a bobsled

  • The physical toll of bobsledding and the effects of G-Forces on the body

  • Riley talks about the rigorous selection process to secure a spot on the Olympic team

  • Riley discusses her unexpected path into the military

  • Riley reflects on her experience participating in the Miss Military 2023 pageant

  • The benefits of overcoming self-doubt by taking bold steps

  • And other topics…


Connect with Riley:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riley-tejcek-b264902b9 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riley.tejcek/


Connect with Darius:

Website: https://therealdarius.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imthedarius/

YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube

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279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful

279 | Riley Tejcek | How to Become an Olympic Hopeful

Darius Mirshahzadeh