Apr 3, 2021
The third and possibly final episode of the Youngest Life Master series has touched down! In this episode, we caught up with four former youngest Life Masters: Joel Wooldrige, brothers Sam and Dan Hirschman, and Steven Cochran. Joel is now a world-class expert and is one of the world's best players. Sam and Dan continue to celebrate their former record with the annual “The Party”. Steven was an absolutely wild teenager; he once woke up in the ocean while traveling across the country to play bridge, without his parents. At the age of 14. It really amazes me how different are the paths that people take!
2:55- 11 year old Joel Wooldrige
3:55- How Joel learned to play bridge
5:25- How Sam Hirschman’s father played a role in getting his son’s record beaten
8:55- Joel was in the Guinness Book of World Records!
11:15- The real reason why Dan had to take back the YLM record for the Hirschman family
18:15- Sam and Dan Hirschman
20:30- Father Hirschman = Most Valuable Motivator
26:25- Sam was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine!
28:10- Bridge lost Dan to Magic: the Gathering
32:19- The last times Sam and Dan can flex their former record
34:05- The annual “Dan Hirschman Youngest Life Master KO Teams” where 25 teams onced showed up to play at the Hirschman house
40:35- How Sam ended up on Sports Illustrated magazine
44:30- The decline of bridge’s cultural relevance
46:50- Meet Steven Cochran
49:25- Steven learned bridge at NASA
52:35- Steven taught his entire college fraternity to play bridge
- 14 year old Steven spent a whole summer traveling US and Canada to play bridge
59:48- Steven excels at declaring
1:01:35- Unfortunately, Steven couldn’t measure up for the attractive girl
1:02:35- Waking up in the ocean
1:07:40- Steven once was a professional soccer player
1:12:50- Played against a typical nobody: Omar Sharif