It's my pleasure to be able to bring you the stories of current and former Olympic Athletes and Hopefuls about their story and path to the games. From Gold Medal Winners to unfortunate injuries, for the amount of blood, sweat, tears, effort, energy, and money Our Athletes put in on a daily basis to be the best in the world, the least we can do is learn more about what they endure. Trials and tribulations, short comings and over coming the odds, these are the stories of Our Athletes from their mouth to your ears.
The amazing Sage Donnelly joins the show to talk about her living her life out of a Canoe and a Kayak! Sage has been in in a kayak since was 2 years old and her resume reflects that. She is a multi-time national champion in Freestyle and has been competing internationally for a few years, and considering she is 19, it's been a big portion of her life.
Sage was also diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3 and then celiacs and h...
Hannah Roberts, 18 year old BMX Freestyle phenom, joins the show to talk about how excited she is for the sport she loves to be in the 2020 Olympics! Hannah has been competing in Freestyle for over half her life and is consistently on the podium. Hannah is currently number one overall in the world and barring something unforeseen, will be going to the Olympics in July!
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Don't call it a comeback! Chris Helwick joins the show to talk about is history within the track and field space. Chris retired in 2012 from his sport, but he was able to find himself and understand what it takes to be a top level athlete. Sometimes they say youth is wasted on the young, and this may be a spot where that quote works the best. Chris is currently training for the 2020 Olympics and has a very legitimate shot to m...
Grant Parr joins the show to tell us what it's like working with some of the best athletes on earth to help improve their mental game! Understanding the things you can do better mentally when you are trying to perform your best can be what helps get you over the top!
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Four time Olympic Luger Ruben Gonzalez comes on the show to tell us how he was able to make the Olympic games, and how you can too! Ruben is very humble when it comes to his luge abilities and how he found a sport that is more about tenacity that he could take advantage of.
Ruben is the first athlete to make four different Olympic games in four different decades and is currently training to make five in five!
He is currently is an in...
This episode we have Olympic Sports Agent Christine Reppa on the show to discuss the new Olympic Guidelines about how athletes can acknowledge their sponsors during the Olympics. This is a huge opportunity for athletes and brands to gain awareness.
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The unbelievable Nina Buitrago joins the show to tell us about her life as one of the first known female BMX freestyle riders. Nina has done everything necessary to bring women to the forefront of the sport and now she has the change to go to the Olympics and show her sport to the world!
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The amazing and wonderful Madisyn Cox joins the show to tell us about her life in swimming! Madisyn crushed it in college at UT-Austin swimming for the Longhorns where she won 12 Big 12 Championships. Madisyn went on to win multiple international medals including a Gold at the World Championships.
In 2018 Madisyn tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently suspended from competition for 2 years. There was a long lega...
The incredible story of Ned Lomigora is almost unbelievable. He did so much to make it to the Olympic Games in 1994 while his country was in civil unrest.
Please enjoy this episode where Ned tells us the story of how he was able to make it to the Olympic Games under the cover of night.
Ned also tells us a bit about the rest of his life and how he now owns a business in New York City!
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The amazing Chantae McMillan joins the show to tell us about her life in the Track world. She tells us about the event that gave her the opportunity to join track, when she felt at home in her sport, what college recruitment was like, and adding new sports after a major injury.
Chantae tells us about her experience at the 2012 Olympics and how incredible it was. She goes into the unfortunate event of not making the 2016 Games, even ...
Reed joins me on the show to talk about the prospects of eSports in the Olympic Games. In 2020, Intel will be holding the Intel World Open the week before the Olympics in Tokyo. This is in conjunction with the IOC to see what the opportunities may be! eSports was also added as a demonstration sport for 2024 in Paris, meaning it may be a medal event in 2028 LA.
Reed and I discuss this on the heels of one of the most famous gamers, Ni...
Roald Bradstock, the Olympic Picasso, joins the show to tell us about his incredible career in sports and the arts. Roald was dealt a poor hand from the start needing to overcome multiple ailments as a child, but he grew passed them and to multiple Olympic Games.
He has represented Great Britain and the United States in his years but has not made the Games while training in the United States. He is shooting to be the oldest athlete ...
The master of all trades Santia Deck joins me on the show to talk about her Olympic journey! She is a TV personality, talk show host, social media influencer, fitness expert, trainer, model, and incredible Olympic Hopeful!
Santia talks about her life growing up in Houston and how she started her Flag Football career and how that lead her to Rugby!
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The incredible and lovely Kelly Claes joins the show to tell us about her Olympic Dream! Kelly is an amazing Beach Volleyball player that won 3 national championships at USC during college and is now a professional Beach Volleyball player! We discuss everything around her Volleyball career from the crazy way she started, to her decision for college, and what her goals are moving forward.
Kelly is also an avid video game player, Comi...
Our first Rock Climber ever joins the show! Kyra Condie joins us to tell us what it's like for her and the rock climbing community to know that it is an Olympic sport for at least the 2020 Games and potentially further!
Kyra talks about growing up and why she loves rock climbing so much. She also talks about how she got into the sport living in Minnesota with very little mountains to think of. Kyra describes the multiple discipl...
The amazing and wonderful Amy Bilquist joins the show to tell us about her life in swimming! It's been a long one to say the leas with a few ups and downs along the way. Amy is constantly getting stress fractures in her legs, but she keeps on trucking to becoming one of the best swimmers in the United States.
Amy talks about barely missing the 2016 Olympic games, what it is like swimming for Team USA, and her budding Modeling ca...
2016 Olympian Kat Sharkey joins the show to tell us all about her life in Field Hockey! Kat does a great job at describing her sport, what she's been able to accomplish, and how much Field Hockey means to her. We go deep into her college career where she was the best Field Hockey player in the history of Princeton University! We, of course, touch upon her international career and what the Olympics were like. Kat is currently in...
Alyssa joins the show to tell us about her life in Field Hockey and what it means to her! Alyssa has a great story about being relatively know, but once she was finally discovered she rose through the Team USA ranks quickly. She had a great career at Syracuse University where she won a National Championship, she's won multiple Gold Medals with Team USA in international competition, and was on Team USA when they placed 5th at th...
Our first of many World Athletes to join our show! Kennedy Justinen comes on to tell us about her amazing story and what she's up to on the other side of the world. Kennedy is an amazing athlete and I'm happy to be able to share her story. She is very in tuned with her mental side and this has helped her increase her skills much faster than most!
Andrew Urlaub joins the show to tell us about his entire life spent in Ski Jumping! He's only 18 years old, but he has been ski jumping his whole life and has gotten pretty good at it!
Andrew explains what it's been like slowly raising through the ranks at USA Ski Jumping and what his plans are moving forward. Hint: it's the Olympics!
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