March 22, 2023

Mike Hass: From Walk-On to Hall of Famer

Mike Hass shares his incredible journey from walk-on to College Football Hall of Famer. Despite a successful high school career, Mike received no college scholarships. In turn, he walked on at Oregon State. Mike ultimately ea...

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Feb. 28, 2023

JoAn Scott: March Madness Magic

If you love basketball, this is your episode. Guest JoAn Scott, the NCAA Director of Mens Basketball Championships, conveys what it takes to make March Madness happen. She shares the inside scoop on Selection Sunday , reveals...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Andy Robbins: Leadership Lessons

Andy Robbins shares interesting & instructive advice on how to improve leadership skills, whether in sports or business. We talk about how to create compelling visions, build high performance teams, overcome adversity & unlea...

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Dec. 8, 2022

Patrick Chester: Sports Gambling Addiction & Recovery

Patrick Chester shares his harrowing story of sports gambling addiction. Long before his staggering debt reached $1M Patrick began fearing for his life & that of his family. But Patrick also shares his inspirational story of ...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Suzanne McKenzie: Design Saved My Life

Able Made Website: https://ablemadeshop.com/ Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation: https://ucalbreakaway.com/ Purposely Podcast: https://ablemadeshop.com/pages/purposely-podcast

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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 regain her position on top of the ATP rankings? And how will all-important Nike factor into the game'...

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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 wellness. Ivan reveals how his personal challenges inspired him to help other young athletes overcome ...

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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 football history, his 8-year NFL career and raising three quarterback sons of his own. Paul also talks...

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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 baseball scholarship and pitch her team to a win in pro ball. She played for Bill Murray, was …

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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 share their collective list of top 25 sports villains. Part two depicts the 13 most nefarious of...

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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 their own Meeting in the Middle podcast focused on MMA & UFC. Leo & Chris review 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 share their collective list of top 25 sports villains. Part one depicts stories of villains 25 t...

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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 winning multiple world championships, creating his own surfing brand & TV show, organizing two pr...

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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 a perceptual revolution in sports and beyond. Brian has been called the World’s Best Blind Moun...

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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 Villanova Wildcats to a miraculous finals victory over heavily favored Georgetown in 1985. Most consid...

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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 benefit by adding more PLAY into our lives, regardless of age. And for many of us, SPORT serves...

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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 & properties, whether they be athletes, teams or leagues. Mark & Ken talk about football, basketball, b...

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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 sports brand, Cali Strong. Jim shares his brand building advice, innovative pandemic strategy and sto...

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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 was a Converse that Jim earned his reputation as a turnaround expert. We'll learn how Jim overh...

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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 worked with Olympians, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL and NFL players and PGA and LPGA golfers around the ...

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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 ground-breaking companies in sports...Reebok, Ryka, Puma and Converse. She discusses her role as a c...

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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 footwear, apparel and product development efforts. Rudy and host Mark Hochgesang discuss Rudy's...

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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: Space Disaster 4:06: Kelly Goes Southern 4:57: Power to the People 7:12: The Exorcist 8:05: Wemble...

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