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July 20, 2020  

#26 - Whatever It Takes with Miami Dolphins Equipment Asst. Shorney Douet

My guest today is Shorney Douet. Shorney is a high school buddy of mine where we played football together. Following high school, Shorney attended Allegheny College and played football for two years before transfering to Penn State. Shorney has done whatever it has taken to get into the sports world and has an incredible story of perseverance to get to where he is today: An equipment assistant for the Miami Dolphins. He has worked with the Orgeon and Penn State Football programs as well as the Kansas City Chiefs prior to his current position with the Dolphins. In the episode we discuss Shorney's journey to where he is today, his future goals, and advice for others in order for them to reach their dreams! If you'd like to get in touch with Shorney his IG is https://www.instagram.com/1shorn/ and his Twitter is https://twitter.com/ShorneyD. To learn more about myself and the show please visit https://www.tannerkern.com or check out the show's IG page https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/.

July 17, 2020  

For the Kids with WATS Baseball Tournament Director Will Visgilio

My guest today is War at the Shore Baseball Tournament Director Will Visgilio. Will and I grew up playing in these tournaments together and now he has taken over as the tournament director and is doing an amazing job. WATS has experienced a difficult summer with COVID, but they've found a way to adapt to regulations and still provide a world class experience for the kids who make the trip to Southeastern Connecticut for a tournament. WATS has been in business since 2001 and it was started by the current General Manager of the company, Joe Zrenda. Joe built the business from the ground up and now WATS is attracting more than 300 teams per summer with weekend events featuring 90+ teams. In the episode we discuss the history of WATS, what it's like putting on a massive tournament, why the company is all for the kids, and so much more on the Season 1 finale of TKP! If you'd like to check out War at the Shore visit https://warattheshoretournaments.com or check them out on their social media pages. IG: https://www.instagram.com/warattheshoretournaments/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/waratheshorebaseballtournaments/. To learn more about myself and the show please visit https://www.tannerkern.com or check out the show's IG page https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/.

July 10, 2020  

The Yes Men - ThunderMeat Endurance Founders Jack Johnson, Nate Rozell, & Jon Lacy

My guests today are ThunderMeat Endurance founders Jack Johnson, Nate Rozell, and Jon Lacy. When races were canceled due to COVID, these three men created ThunderMeat to keep people's motivation high and allow their participants to discover a new physical and mental limit that they never thought was possible. ThunderMeat has put on three races thus far with their fourth coming on August 22nd. Each event is unique and different than the traditional race companies in the world of endurance. In the episode we discuss each of their running backgrounds, why they started ThunderMeat, the races they've put on, future plans, and advice for people afraid to get into the world of endurance. It was so much fun recording with these awesome dudes and I hope you enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about ThunderMeat please visit https://www.instagram.com/thundermeatendurance/. To connect with Jack visit https://www.instagram.com/runjackj/, Nate https://www.instagram.com/nathan.rozell/, and Jon https://www.instagram.com/jonplacy/. To learn more about myself and the show visit https://www.tannerkern.comhttps://www.instagram.com/tannerkern/, and https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/.

July 2, 2020  

From Massive Setback to Major Comeback with Mike Gulino

My guest today is Mike Gulino. Mike grew up in Meriden, Connecticut. At Maloney High School he was a three sport athlete, but ultimately chose to play baseball at the collegiate level. Mike earned a scholarship to Pace University where he received numerous accolades. He continued his career professionally in the independent ranks for the Cleburne Railroaders and Florence Freedom. When Mike was with the Freedom, he suffered a C5 burst fracture which is a broken neck and this sidelined him for over a year. Since his injury, Mike has returned to playing baseball and is working to become a better athlete than he was before the injury to earn an opportunity to get back into professional baseball. Mike is currently an assistant baseball coach at Albertus Magnus College and recently opened Top Level Baseball which is a training facility for athletes looking to improve their game. If you'd like to find Mike on social media, his Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/mikegulino08/ and Top Level's is https://www.instagram.com/toplevelbaseball/. Their website is https://www.toplevelbaseball.net. Get your TK: Elite Mindset gear now by visiting https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/TfnPCNAEtc and to learn more about the show and myself please visit https://www.tannerkern.com.

June 23, 2020  

Pitching Through Adversity with Kyle Wollman

My guest today is Kyle Wollman. Kyle played baseball at Xavier High School and graduated in 2015. He went on to play baseball at Endicott College where he pitched for the Gulls the past five seasons. The journey wasn't smooth sailing though as Kyle suffered numerous arm injuries throughout his career. In the fall of his senior year at Xavier, he partially tore his UCL which would be the beginning of his arm issues. He would ultimately get Tommy John surgery at Endicott his freshman year which would force him to be sidelined for his first two seasons. This didn't stop Kyle from overcoming these obstacles and turning into a dominant starting pitcher for Endicott in his final seasons with the team. In the episode, we talk about Kyle's baseball beginnings in Berlin Little League, his career at Xavier, college baseball, and how he overcame the obstacles that were thrown his way. It was a real pleasure to get to hear Kyle's story. If you'd like to connect with him on Instagram please visit https://www.instagram.com/kylewollman6/?hl=en and if you want to learn more about myself and the show check out https://www.tannerkern.com. DON'T FORGET to grab your TK: Elite Mindset gear before the store closes on June 29th by visiting https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/TfnPCNAEtc.

June 19, 2020  

260 Mile Canada to Connecticut Run Recap with Jordan Tucker & Jim Kern

My cousin Jordan and myself, with the support of our Crew Chief Jim Kern, ran 260 miles from Canada to Connecticut between June 12th - June 18th. We recorded the show the day after we got back and we recap the highs, lows, and every single day of our trip from Canada to Connecticut. It was seven straight days of ultramarathons where we spent 60 hours and 50 minutes of time on our feet. We ran to benefit Foodshare and I can't thank everyone at the non-profit enough for how special they made the finish line at their office. In total, we raised $13,000 which can allow Foodshare to provide over 30,000 meals for people suffering from food insecurity in these difficult times of COVID-19. I blogged everyday of the trip! To learn more about the show, myself, and the blog check it out www.tannerkern.com and if you'd like to order my new TK: Elite Mindset apparel please visit https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/TfnPCNAEtc! The store will be open until June 29th. Thank you for the support!

June 10, 2020  

Pursuing the Greatest Challenge with Marine Veteran Colin Morris

My guest today is Colin Morris. Colin is a high school buddy and football teammate of mine where we won two state titles together. In his senior year, Colin enlisted in the Marines and he recently finished his service this past October of 2019. In his time in the military, Colin did two deployments overseas. His first tour was in Syria and his second was in Japan as well as the Philippines. In the episode we discuss Colin's high school football career, enlisting in the Marines, boot camp, his deployments and so much more! If you'd like to connect with Colin his Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/cbmorris52/. If you want to learn more about the show visit https://www.tannerkern.com or check out the show's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/.

June 7, 2020  

The 260 Mile Canada to Connecticut Run Preview with Jordan Tucker & Jim Kern

If you've listened recently or have seen my social media, you know that beginning on June 12th my cousin Jordan Tucker and I, with the support of my father Jim Kern, will be running 260 miles from Canada to Connecticut to benefit Foodshare. On the episode we preview the entire run, including the course, elevation profile, our feelings about the run, and so much more! At the time of this episode we have raised $8,000 which is approximately 20,000 meals for Foodshare to provide to the people of Greater Hartford! This is amazing and I can't thank ALL OF YOU enough for your support of our run. If you'd like to donate please visit www.foodshare.org/canadatoconnecticutrun. Follow our journey all week long on my website and social media platforms. Website: https://www.tannerkern.com. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tannerkern/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanner.kern.37. Twitter: https://twitter.com/tannerkern_?lang=en

June 2, 2020  

Loving the Process with UGA All-Americans Jess & Sam Drop

My guests today are University of Georgia All-American runners Jess and Sam Drop. Jess and Sam are both entering their 5th year at Georgia with hopes of adding more accolades to their already impressive resumes. In Jess' career thus far, she is a three time member of the NCAA All-Region XC Team. In 2017 and 2019, she was also a NCAA XC All-American. Sam has also been extremely successful in her time at Georgia. She was the 2017 NCAA South Region XC champion, a 2018 honorable mention All-American in the outdoor 10k, and a NCAA XC All-American in 2017 and 2019. Both Drop sisters get the job done in the classroom as well as they've both appeared on the USTFCCCA XC All-Academic Team and most recently in 2020 Jess was named the SEC Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. So if you couldn't tell, the Drop sisters are LEGIT and it was a pleasure to get to talk with them on the podcast. In the episode I start by asking Jess and Sam some fun running questions in honor of Global Running Day and then we proceed to discuss their high school and college track careers, their involvement in the Athens, GA community, their Running Foodies Instagram account, and much more on this special Global Running Day episode of TKP! If you're interested in connecting with Jess her IG is https://www.instagram.com/jessicadrop/?hl=en and Sam's IG is https://www.instagram.com/sammdrop/?hl=en. If you want to check out their food account (I highly recommend it) visit https://www.instagram.com/running_foodies/?hl=en. If you want to learn more about the show check out https://www.tannerkern.com and https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/. Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/tannerkern/.

May 31, 2020  

Pushing Through the Pain with Darius McDonald

My guest today is Darius McDonald. Darius owns his own business 100percentfitness where he is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist. Darius resides in England where he moved from the United States as a child. He evolved into an extremely talented soccer player, but due to an ankle injury his career suffered an abrupt ending. He recently turned to running after being told he shouldn't lace up his shoes from doctors because of his ankle, but has improved drastically and just recently ran a 1:44 half marathon. He took 47 minutes off his personal best from his own training program and has shared his philosophy in a recent blog. His running plan for beginner to intermediate level runners is available is available at https://darius100percentfitpt.live/2020/05/principles-of-fitness-the-f-i-t-t-principles-how-to-increase-your-performance-in-2020-whilst-social-distancing/. This website is still being developed as Darius is working on shifting his business online in these difficult times of COVID-19. We also discuss how he's still helping people achieve their fitness goals despite his personal training becoming virtual and what 100percentfitness offers clients currently and prior to the pandemic. If you want to learn more about 100percentfitness visit https://100percentfitpt.live or check the business out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/100percentfitness.co.uk/. If you want to get in touch with Darius his Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/dariusmcdonald1/ and his YouTube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoRarPHZ2CtVm-lPkJ-VOA?view_as=subscriber. If you want to learn more about the show visit https://www.tannerkern.com or check out the show on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tannerkernpodcast/.