Posts tagged athlete
55: Wakeboard to Wheelchair with Brad Smeele

Brad Smeele was a professional wakeboarder at the top of the sport performing tricks that no one else could do. However, during one attempt at a trick, Brad crashed into a ramp and broke his neck. He instantly lost the ability to move his arms and legs. He learned to live life without the physical talent he once had, and instead embraces the deeper perspective he has gained. Hear more …

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53: Climbing El Capitan with Cerebral Palsy with Stephen Wampler

Stephen Wampler is the first man with cerebral palsy to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He created a stretcher and pulley apparatus that allowed him to pull himself up 2-6 inches at a time which equaled over 20,000 pull-ups over the course of his 6 day ascent. Hear more …

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49: Love at First Spike with Travis Mewhirter

Travis Mewhirter picked up sand volleyball for the first time at 24 years old and found a way to become a professional athlete in this sport. Life on the beach as a sand volleyball player may seem glamorous, but there are often extensive hardships outside of the court that all sand volleyball professional players deal with day-in and day-out. Discover more …

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45: Rise Up with No Legs and Become a Spartan with Kacey McCallister

Kacey McCallister lost both of his legs at the age of six in a terrible accident. He never made an excuse for himself and went on to succeed in all areas of life. He won championships in wrestling and cross country in high school. Now, he competes in Spartan Races across the country on his hands. In this episode:

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44: Reinventing the Wheel with David Patrick and Zack Fleishman

David Patrick and Zack Fleishman are the creators and founders of Shark Wheel which is a revolutionary wheel design and product. The circle wheel had not been redesigned for thousands and thousands of years until their unique product came along. Their product has generated an incredible amount of interest and their popularity helped them land a spot on TV's hit show, Shark Tank. Hear more …

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36: Brute Bionic Strength with Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore fell in love with powerlifting and dreamed that he would compete in the strongman competitions one day. However, one day he was hit by another vehicle while on his motorcycle and lost his leg below the knee in surgery. A lost leg did not stop Stephen and he went on to not only compete in the strongman competition, but win a few of them, too. Hear more …

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35: Burning Ironman with Shay Eskew

Shay Eskew is ranked in the top 1% of the world in the Ironman endurance race. He was burned on 35% of his body at 8 years old and bullying at a young age. He endured over 35 surgeries throughout his lifetime to become the athlete and motivational speaker that he is today. Hear more …

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34: Run Forrest Run with Rob Pope

Rob Pope was inspired by the movie Forrest Gump and decided to retrace Forrest's steps. Rob is the only man in history to run across the United States four times. This Englishman ran 422 days and over 15,000 miles to earn his stripes as the real life Forrest Gump. Hear more …

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