Podcast Focus

Heavy Hitter Sports is focused on inspiring sports game-changers overcoming adversity. Listeners will receive valuable advice on tackling challenges from the best in the game and be entertained by gripping behind-the-scenes stories. The commentary from Mark Hochgesang, the host, is shaped by his deep love and knowledge of sports and 30 years of management experience at Nike, adidas and Easton. Remarkable athletes, sports figures and business teammates will also share their personal journeys and insights on Heavy Hitter Sports.

About the Host

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Mark Hochgesang

Host of Heavy Hitter Sports

Mark's goal is to educate, entertain and inspire by bringing compelling sports stories to life. He is a 30-year sporting goods industry veteran, having worked at Nike, adidas and Easton. Mark is now transferring his storytelling skills to the podcast airways. This venue and show focus is a great fit for Mark given his love of sports, industry experience and interest in psychology & personal growth.

Mark's love of sports is broad ranging...baseball, football, soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and all things Olympics. Yes, you might detect a slight bias toward the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, the Portland Trailblazers and the Trojans since he was born in San Francisco, raised in Portland and educated at USC.

Mark also invests in sports related startups via Oregon Sports Angels. Mark, his wife Barbara and their son Chris have lived in Portland for the last 25 years.