Hustle and Pro - Frisco's Sports Podcast

Hustle and Pro - Frisco's Sports Podcast

From youth to pro, this is a podcast for those who love sports in Frisco, TX.

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April 9, 2024 12 mins

It’s time for the 2024 Frisco RoughRiders season baby! I’m ready, and I got to steal a few minutes with Outfielder Kellen Strahm to see what we can look forward to this season. Plus, we get some bonus footage hearing about Riders Field renos from Zach Bigley, a little about the squad from Manager Carlos Cardoza, and a word from RHP Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa. LET’S RIDE 

Resources:

Frisco RoughRiders: Website |...

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Episode 187 – Jamie Lovegrove’s soccer story is from Crawley, England and includes professional soccer, junior college, and now 150 goals with the Dallas Sidekicks. Join us as we sit down with Jamie to hear about Tatu’s influence on him, his brother’s pull that brought him to the U.S., a his own coaching career so far. RESOURCES: Jamie Lovegrove: Sidekicks Bio | InstagramDallas Sidekicks: dallassidekick...
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Episode 186 – Local League Hopefuls | The East-West Shrine Bowl is basically a job interview for the NFL. Players get the opportunity to get in front of league reps and agents for the days leading up to the Shrine Bowl with the ultimate goal of getting drafted into the National Football League. Since the Shrine Bowl was in Frisco for the first time in 2024, we decided to go find a few local players. We talked to Ryan Watts, T...

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February 10, 2024 17 mins
Episode 185 – Trey Taylor We take a break during Shrine Bowl week to talk to Frisco’s own Trey Taylor about football and family. Playing high school football for Lone Star High School, Trey is no stranger to playing at The Star. Maybe it gives him a slight advantage for this week – one of the most important, life-changing times of his life. There are 500 NFL scouts and reps in Frisco during the week leading up to ...
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January 20, 2024 17 mins

Episode 184 – Take a quick rewind into 2023 guests. What stood out to you? What episodes were the most popular? From FC Dallas players, RoughRiders and Rangers staff and front office to high school multi-sport athletes, youth golfers, branding experts, and pro basketball players, we talked to a lot of fascinating people in 2023.

In this episode I also take a minute to reflect on how we got to where we are today with Hustle an...

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Episode 183 – Sydney Deckert stops by on her winter break from Tiffin University. I knew Sydney when she played at Wakeland High School, and I knew she had a knee injury that took her out of the game her senior season. We discussed that and how the next few years afterwards are playing out, with ups and downs she’s still working though, including a second recovery from ACL repair. When you look up resilient in the dicti...

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Another basketball season in Frisco, another great time chatting with the Texas Legends players. We get to know Dexter Dennis, Jordan ‘Jelly’ Walker, Mike Miles Jr, and Maxime Carene as they get amped to start the 2023-24 season with Frisco’s GLeague squad. 

Resources:

Dexter Dennis: BIO

Jordan 'Jelly' Walker: BIO

Mike Miles Jr.: BIO

Maxime Carene: BIO

Texas Legends: Website | Instagram | Facebook | X

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November 6, 2023 15 mins

Hustle and Pro – Episode 181: On this episode we talk with former MLS/EPL great and TOCA Founder/President Eddie Lewis. Plus, we get some bonus footage as we give the new TOCA Training studio a go. Eddie played in the inaugural MLS season, two World Cups, and many a season in the US and across the pond. Then, he created TOCA to help soccer players with control and awareness. Now with almost 40 TOCA locations he’s teamin...

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Come on a tour of Fieldhouse USA to see the new digs. Volleyball and basketball upgrades fill the previous turf space. Plus, we get to know Gary Oliver and learn why he originally started Fieldhouse USA and how he’s turned youth sports into a family business.

Resources: Fieldhouse USA Frisco: https://frisco.fieldhouseusa.com

Sports City USA / Visit Frisco | https://www.visitfrisco.com/sports-city-usa/

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Hustle and Pro Episode 179: Team TX is ready for the National Car Rental PGA Jr League Championship. We’re here at PGA Frisco checking out the eight players representing Texas in this 12-team juniors competition. The players are having a good time at the skills challenge and playing The Swing before they tee up for competition Friday, 10/6 through Sunday 10/8/2023. Remember these faces, yall. They are the future of the PGA.Pl...
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September 9, 2023 28 mins

Hustle and Pro Episode 178: Chris “DJ CSTATZ” Statzer sits down to talk about working for the RoughRiders and Rangers. Started cooking hot dogs and now working under Chuck Morgan’s crew serving up in-house music and audio entertainment. Coolest job ever, right?

Resources: Chris Statzer, Official DJ for the Texas Rangers: Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DJCStatz | Twitter: @TheCStatzer | Instagram: @chris_statzer | Fac...

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Hustle and Pro Episode 177: Nicholas Lemieux talks with us about creating a top marketing and e-commerce platform for pro athletes. It’s fascinating how Athlete Studio comes from data-minded training mixed with sports interests. Nicholas works with Micah Parsons, Angel Reese, Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson, and more, creating their brands that they can take off the court/field for revenue generating opportunities like merch an...

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Hustle and Pro Episode 176: From Frisco High School golf team to Head Golf Pro at PGA Frisco, Trish Holt has found a place she’s proud to share with golfers of all ages and skill level. Join us as we talk to Trish about youth golf, college golf, and what makes Fields Ranch so special.

Resources:

PGA Frisco: Website: https://pgafrisco.com | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialpgafrisco/ | Facebook: https://facebook.c...

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Hustle and Pro Episode 175: We're celebrating 20 years of a Frisco staple, the Frisco RoughRiders. The Double A affiliate of the Texas Rangers first called Frisco home in 2003 and has become more than a ballpark and more than a baseball team. If you listen to this podcast you know it's a part of our family.

Scott Burchett, RoughRiders General Manager, sits down with us to talk about the team over the 20 years. We hear how Scott got...

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June 10, 2023 28 mins

Norense Odiase talks about his road to becoming a Red Raider and all the good memories he has and the support he continues to give for Tech. We learn about his personal struggles, his podcast, and the correct way to say his name.

Resources:

Norense Odiase: Twitter: @kingno_ | Instagram: @kingno_/

Mind Bully Podcast: Twitter: @mindbullypod | IG @mindbullypodcast/

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Episode 172: FISD Athletics Facilitator Matt Wixon talks to Hustle and Pro about this school year’s athletics accomplishments. We discuss some of the standout teams and individuals, how UIL alignments impact Frisco student athletes, and the important balance of sports and academics.

Resources: FISD Athletics: https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/athletics 

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April 29, 2023 15 mins

Episode 172: Whatever the opposite of entitled is, that’s how I see Bernard Kamungo. Listening to him talk to me during this interview, it hit me that this young man truly didn’t expect much past the next day as he grew up in a refugee camp in Tanzania.

The humble perspective is refreshing, and it makes you want to root for him. I'm thrilled to bring Bernie's story to you. The story of a refugee with little to eat ends ...

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Episode 171: In episode 171 we run through the list of Kip Rodgers’s Top 10 Lies she sees in her practice working with athletes. We talk about these mental roadblocks that can paralyze performance and tips on how to re-code your brain to work past them. 

Resources:

Braincode: braincodecorp.com

Kip’s Socals: Facebook: @CoachKipFit | twitter.com @kipfit | instagram @neurosportperformance

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Episode 170: Happy Birthday to H&P. This episode kicks off our 5th season from our first episode on March 8, 2019! In this milestone episode, we have a young but might student athlete as our guest. Addison Christian plays soccer for Frisco High School and BVB Girls Academy. 

She’s a vocal leader on the defensive end of the field, an avid student with interest in dermatology and a class President at FHS. Enjoy getting...

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Episode 169: Meet some of the biggest names at FC Dallas. Part of what I do as a local media member is cover team media days, press conferences, events, announcements and games.

This episode gives you a peek into two pre-season FC Dallas activities. From a press conference with the coach in Spain to a cocktail event with players and team owners, enjoy this episode on FC Dallas.

Resources:

FC Dallas: Site | FCD Foundation | Burn Ba...

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