Episodes

Sept. 29, 2022

Suzanne McKenzie: Design Saved My Life

Able Made Website: https://ablemadeshop.com/ Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation: https://ucalbreakaway.com/ Purposely Podcast: ht…

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Sept. 20, 2022

Tennis: Changing of the Guard

Tennis is at a crossroads. Serena & Roger have retired. Carlos Alcaraz has successfully stormed into the picture. Can Naomi regai…

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Aug. 10, 2022

Ivan Tchatchouwo: Student Athlete Mental Health

Host Mark Hochgesang speaks with Ivan Tchatchouwo, the co-founder of The Zone, a company focused on student athlete mental wellne…

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Aug. 2, 2022

Paul McDonald: Game Changer

Paul McDonald, the USC national champion and all-American quarterback, discusses three of the most notable games in Trojan footba…

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July 21, 2022

Ila Borders: Baseball Rebel

Welcome to the opening episode of season two of Heavy Hitter Sports. Ila Borders was the first woman to earn a collegiate basebal…

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May 31, 2022

Sports Villains: Part Two

Sports is always more interesting when great villains enter the picture. Father & son hosts, Mark & Chris Hochgesang, team up to …

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May 19, 2022

Meeting in the Middle: Verbal Jiu Jitsu

Leo Wang & Chris Hochgesang are the guest co-hosts on this week's Heavy Hitter Sports show. They use the forum to soft launch the…

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April 21, 2022

Sports Villains: Part One

Sports is always more interesting when great villains enter the picture. Father & son hosts, Mark & Chris Hochgesang, team up to …

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April 18, 2022

Kanga Cairns: Surfing Icon

Ian 'Kanga' Cairns is the greatest big wave rider in surfing history. He was inducted in the surfing Hall of Fame in 2010 after w…

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March 31, 2022

Brian Bushway: Blind Sports Visionary

Brian Bushway's intense love affair with sports & movement only intensified after he lost his sight at 14. His dream is to create…

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March 15, 2022

Harold Jensen: Secret Weapon

Celebrate one of the most magical moments in college basketball history with Harold Jensen. The unlikely hero sparked his Villan…

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March 8, 2022

Brandi Heather: Return to Play

Brandi Heather, an award winning disability & inclusion educator, therapeutic play specialist and author, explains how we can all…

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March 2, 2022

High Voltage Sports AC/DC Style

AC/DC's classic tunes amplify the top ten timely sport grievances of host Mark Hochgesang.

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Feb. 28, 2022

Sports Sponsorship Secrets: Ken Ungar

Ken Ungar, the founder and president of CHARGE, shares what it takes to develop a successful partnership between sponsors & prope…

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Feb. 22, 2022

Jim Stroesser: Brand Builder (Part 2)

After concluding an amazing corporate career at Nike, Oakley and Converse, Jim Stroesser creates his own California centric sport…

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Feb. 16, 2022

Jim Stroesser: Turnaround Artist

Jim Stroesser, founder of Cali Strong, was a transformative leader at Nike, Oakley, Quicksilver, Ralph Lauren and LA Gear. But it…

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Feb. 3, 2022

Dr. Jim Afremow: The Leader's Mind

Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Afremow joins the Heavy Hitter Sports show. Jim helps athletes attain peak performance. He’s…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Women's Sports Champion: Catherine Beldotti Donlan

Guest Catherine Beldotti Donlan shares insights from her general management and sales executive career with some of the most grou…

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Jan. 13, 2022

Rudy Manival: Product Guru

Guest Rudy Manival provides an insider's look into the Nike product development world. He spent 23 years with the company leading…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Worst Sports Moments of 2021

Host Mark Hochgesang showcases the worst sports moments of 2021. Time Stamped Show Notes 00: Intro 2:02: Costly Beer Tab 2:44: Sp…

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Dec. 23, 2021

Best Sports Moments of 2021

Host Mark Hochgesang celebrates the top ten sports moments of 2021. And he wraps by sharing his personal Festivus inspired grieva…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Star-Spangled Sports Moment

Host Mark Hochgesang spotlights the inspiring New York Islander fan sing along of The Star-Spangled Banner during the opening of…

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Nov. 9, 2021

Youth Sports Champion: Natalie Hummel

Natalie Hummel, co-founder of every kid sports, and Mark agree that every child should be allowed to play sports. Sadly, that's a…

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Nov. 3, 2021

Sports Changemaker: Kate Delhagen

Host Mark Hochgesang speaks with Kate Delhagen. Kate is the founder of Oregon Sports Angels and a former Nike colleague of Mark's…

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