Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel

Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel

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January 10, 2020 40 min
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 min
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.

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December 27, 2019 39 min
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 min
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.
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December 13, 2019 40 min
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 7, 2019 40 min
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...
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December 2, 2019 40 min
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 23, 2019 39 min
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 16, 2019 39 min
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 min
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...
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November 1, 2019 40 min
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 min
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 min
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 11, 2019 39 min
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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October 4, 2019 40 min
Danny Chew was one of the greatest endurance cyclists in the world. A former professional road racer, he switched to ultra endurance events and became a two time Solo Race Across America winner. He set a goal of riding 1 million miles in his lifetime. Then tragedy hit. A cycling crash left him paralyzed from the chest down. Today, he pursues those million miles from a hand cycle.
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September 27, 2019 40 min
His dream was to be a Major League Baseball Player, a driving passion that started at age four. He was clearly on that path until his senior year in college, when it was all taken away - only to be replaced by something more important, more noble, much more rewarding. He went from Division I baseball player to U.S. Navy Seal!
Jason Kuhn is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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September 20, 2019 40 min
He saw a need and, as a result, developed a passion. The passion was to help underprivileged kids, especially those in foster care systems in the United States. The passion was so strong that he started running. Really running. Running all the way across the country. How about 121 marathons in 121 days! Noah Fredenberg is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.

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September 13, 2019 40 min
It started as a bet with the high school baseball team he was coaching. If they won the Regional Tournament, he would attend a major league tryout. It turned into one of the greatest comebacks in pro sports history. Jim Morris, the subject of the hit movie, The Rookie, is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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September 6, 2019 39 min
She survived a car accident as horrific as one could fathom. A dump truck blew a tire on I-25 in Denver and slammed into the SUV driven by her husband and occupied by her parents. Her father died in the accident, her mother and husband both seriously injured. She barely survived, with burns on an astounding 95% of her body. She had both legs and one arm amputated and spent a record 425 days in a Denver hospital.
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August 30, 2019 39 min
He was born with one arm, yet Tom Southall was a three sport high school star. And one of the greatest athletes in Colorado history. The recent inductee into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame is my guest this week on Amazing Americans.
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