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Welcome to Linklete's podcast, the stories behind the youth, high school, college, and professional sports journey, where it leads and what we learn along the way Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
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Marcus Foligno was a well-travel youth athlete.  Not on his own accord but following his NHL star father.  Where his dad played, the family lived. Where his dad coached the family lived.  A budding baseball star's final childhood move went from Hershey, PA to the nickel mining town of Sudbury, Ontario where baseball was no longer a reality and hockey became everything.    This is his story--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
The Evereve Journey started in a women's dressing room in a San Fransico clothing store.  A young mom by the name Megan Tamte felt overwhelmed and alone!  This is not how a young mother should feel about her shopping experience.  Megan knew that the clothing options for young moms were extremely limited and the experience was miserable for a mom toting around her children. She knew that this needed to change. She shared her vision with Mike Tamte.  After much discussion, they decided to go for it.  Mike tells how playing sports impacted his leadership and how he and Megan went from an idea to 90 stores.  This is how he got here.Photo Credit-Glenn Stubb--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Mike Carter retired as a St. Paul police officer after 30 years in 2010. Mike loved watching Ryan play hockey. But Ryan didn't get the hockey bug from dad. He got it from friends with whom he grew up and the White Bear Lake Hockey Association. Mike Carter was a linebacker at St. Agnes, coached Ryan as a kid and hoped his son, a quarterback, would follow in his footsteps. But Ryan Carter's heart was in hockey. In his sophomore year, Ryan's football coach pressured him to pick one sport or the other. "He said, 'I don't want you skating during football season.' He said, 'Stop, or you won't be playing football.' So I said, 'Then, I won't be playing football," Listen as Ryan tells us about getting bullied, dealing with injuries and playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS—NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL—GOES A LONG WAY.” Eric Brust - Co-founder- CEO Johnny popArmed with a blender, assorted kitchen utensils and Erik’s vision of a “better-for-you” frozen fruit bar, Andrew Sather, Connor Wray, Kilian Wald, and Erik Brust made their way to the basement kitchen of their dorm at St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota.The guys spent many hours cutting and peeling fruits, blending and measuring ingredients, and freezing small batches in ice trays prepped with popsicle sticks. Connor Wray tells his story of How He Got Here--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Hockey tryouts are on us in Minnesota.  Blake talks about how he had to process his 8-year old son getting cut from the top team and how this notion of being cut affected him, he was cut from a team as a youth hockey player.   This episode talks is a conversation between former professional athletes being cut and how they deal with their kids getting cut from the team.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Born in Willmer, Minnesota Peter Taunton was the youngest of 7 children. He went from small-town Minnesota to a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 2,500 locations in 26 countries. But he didn’t stop, there he has acquired and founded several brands to round out the consumer-fitness experience: 9Round, Farrell’s, YogaFit, STEELE Fitness, Fitness On Demand. Together with the Snap Fitness brand, they comprise the world’s largest wellness franchise organization.In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500. In this episode we talk about his early years as a raquetball professional, the idea of Snap Fitness and how he grew it to what it is today. This is How Peter Got HerePicture Credit--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Kyle Gibson started his path to the big leagues from the Hoosier state. He loved basketball but he loved baseball more.  He has been around baseball his whole life, as his dad was a coach at the high school.  Elbow surgery at 15 didn't deter him and he continued to impress scouts throughout his youth career.  He was drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies. He decided not to sign and go to the University of Missouri.  He was drafted in the 1st round by the Minnesota Twins.  After only 2 years in the minor leagues, Kyle made his MLB debut June 29, 2013, against the Kansas City Royals.  Gibson has had success in the big leagues and he has had his struggles.  Kyle talks about his youth sports experience and how he has dealt with his struggles.  This is how he got here.Picture credit- Andy Witchger--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Are you willing to do what it takes to get what you want?  The no-brainer answer is YES, ABSOLUTELY! But then why don't you have what you want? Is it because the over time we choose the easy road vs the hard road?  There is no easy road to the top in professional sports for an athlete or for a front office position. Getting to the top is hard. Long hours, low pay,  and time away from your family are all part of the grind. Working in the front office can be a thankless job. Matt Majka knows all about the grind. He has worked for the Minnesota Wild for 22 years. Before working for the Wild Matt worked for RollerBlade, a company that was owned by Bob Naegele Jr.  When Bob Naegele Jr. got the Wild he convinced Matt to come over and lead the marketing team.  Matt is know the President of the Minnesota Wild.   This is how Matt got here.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Jake Odorizzi, starting pitcher for Minnesota Twins, came to Minnesota via a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.  This wasn't the first time he was traded.  The first time was from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Kansas City Royals, and then he went from the Royals to the Rays and finally to the Twins.  Each time he was traded he was presented a different set a problems he had to work through, from making new friends when going from the Brewers to the Royals or packing up the family moving from the Royals to the Rays and the Rays to the Twins.  This is a road well travelled for a professional athlete.  Jake tells his story of being highly scouted as a senior, to dealing with the different nuances of the organizations he has played for.  This is HOW I GOT HERECredit for art--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
Maximilian Kepler-Różyck is a German born baseball player playing Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins.  How does the offspring of professional ballet dancers go from Germany to play in the Major Leagues.  Corey Koskie dives into that and much more.  Do you deal with self doubt? Nobody is immune for the voice of self-doubt.  We all question ourselves and freedom lies in fighting through our insecurities, and using them to get better. Max tells us about his path and what he does when he is doubting himself.ARTWORK CREDIT--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support
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Jeff Christianson

I totally agree with taking time off. I have bowled for 38 years, I feel it is time for me to take a season off

Jan 30th
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