Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel

Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel

Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel

Episodes

June 5, 2023 39 mins
Former CSU, NFL footbal player and Aurora theater shooting survivor
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Chris Carrino is an the play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Nets
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May 18, 2023 39 mins
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver
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May 8, 2023 39 mins
Denny Matthews is the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Royals
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April 25, 2023 39 mins
Jessica Cox is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association
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April 25, 2023 39 mins
Retired Head Coach of the Belmont Bruins from 1986-2019
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January 11, 2020 40 mins
He is two time Olmpic Gold Medalist and a man many consider the best Freestyle Skier in American history. But the road to Olympic Glory has not been an easy one, as he negotiated a series of near tragic events. But he refused to let any of them deter him - or even slow him down.
The incomparable David Wise is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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January 3, 2020 40 mins
He experienced every parent's nightmare when his precious daughter Rachel was murdered in the Columbine High School shootings. He has spent the last 20 years not only keeping the memory of his daughter alive but doing all he can to make sure other parents don't go through the same.
Darrell Scott is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.

Amazing Americans can be heard each Sunday in Denver at 8:00 AM on 850 KOA and 7:00 PM on Freed...
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December 27, 2019 39 mins
He lost his left leg, just below the knee, in a farming accident, when he was eight years old. For many years after, the disability slowed him down. Then one day he was invited to play wheelchair basketball. He loved it, thrived in it and eventually became the best U.S, player in history. That led to triathlons. Which led to mountain climbing. Which led to Jeff Glassbrunner becoming the first American amputee to scale Mount Everest...
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December 20, 2019 40 mins
He took the unlikeliest of athletic paths. He was born in Iran, where his father worked for The Shah, until that government was overthrown. At age three, he and his family moved to the U.S. He fell in love with sports and eventually found himself playing Division I football at Colorado State. He renounced his Muslim religion and today, among other things, he is the chaplain for the Denver Broncos.
Reza Zadeh tells his incredible s...
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December 13, 2019 40 mins
When she was four years old and stricken with cancer, Alex Scott wanted to do a lemonade stand to raise money for child cancer research. When that first lemonade stand venture raised $1,800, she did more and more of them. When Alex passed away form the cancer at age eight, her parents refused to stop. $200 million later, Alex's Lemonade Stands are going strong!
Jay Scott is is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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December 8, 2019 40 mins
He is one of the greatest cyclists in American history. He is National Champion, an Olympian and two time Tour de France stage winner. He racked up an incredible 328 pro cycling victories. But shortly after his retirement from the sport, he was hit with a challenge much bigger than any road race. Parkinson's Disease. And for the past 20 years, he has not only fought the fight against Parkinson's. He has won! The remarkable Davis P...
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December 2, 2019 40 mins
From the outside, he looked like a highly successful market trader, making big returns for his wealthy clients. But it was all a ruse. He was operating a ponzi scheme. It was eventually discovered, he was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 15 years in prison, where he miraculously survived a flesh eating disease. Today, he is out of prison, and helping people avoid the mistakes he made. His powerful story of one of greed and r...
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November 24, 2019 39 mins
He was born with a rare form of cancer in his eyes. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer kept coming back and the decision was made to remove one of his eyes. A year later, at the age of six, his other eye was removed. Yet Kyle Coon never slowed down. In fact, he became even more determined. And today, he is one of the best blind triathletes in the world.
Kyle Coon is my guest this week on Amazing American...
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November 17, 2019 39 mins
She became the youngest person in history to complete a marathon on all seven continents. Then, inspired by the death of her father, she turned to another sport, Aerial Skiing, where she has become one of very the best in the world.

Winter Vinecki is my guest the this week on Amazing Americans.
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November 8, 2019 40 mins
It is difficult to believe that anyone has overcome more odds to win an Olympic Gold Medal. He was abandoned at birth by his mother. He contracted a "mysterious disease" at age four that stunted his growth. He lost his mother to cancer as a teenager, and eventually was diagnosed with two different cancers, which included multiple brain tumors. Yet he not only persevered, but became that Olympic champion. Scott Hamilton, the 1984 Ol...
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November 2, 2019 40 mins
She was the first U.S. female military member to lose a limb in the Iraqi War. The Bronze Star and Purple Heart Award winner then went on to become a world class athlete. Melissa Stockwell is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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October 25, 2019 39 mins
It took her 16 years and five Olympics, but Kikkan Randall finally realized her life's dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal. Then, just three months later, she was hit with cancer. But today, she is back and maybe better than ever!
Olympic champion and cancer survivor Kikkan Randall is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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October 18, 2019 40 mins
There are stories of brotherly love - and then there is the story of the Pease Brothers. The Atlanta natives are two years apart. One is a healthy, able-bodied athlete, the other born with Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Quadriplegia. Yet they found a way to compete together in the sport of triathlon. In fact, last year, they defied all the odds and, as a team, finished the the toughest, most prestigious triathlon, the grueling Hawaii I...
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October 12, 2019 39 mins
He was part of what many feel is the greatest moment in American Sports History. Mike Eruzione was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team that beat the Soviet Union and won the Gold Medal in Lake Placid, NY. Many consider the victory over the Soviets, a team that had earlier beaten an NHL All-Star team 6-0, the greatest UPSET in Olympic HISTORY. For any sport. Eruzione was captain of the team and scored the winning goal agai...
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