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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

How I Got Here with Corey Koskie Linklete

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

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

    Mark Parrish- Minnesota Wild Part 1 - Early Years

    Mark Parrish- Minnesota Wild Part 1 - Early Years

    In 1992 Mark Parrish started high school and dreamed of wearing the baby blues of Bloomington Jefferson. He quickly made an impact and went on to win two states titles before he moved on the college hockey. He was on the fast track to the NHL. Everything is going great until he is traded to the New York Islanders. Life happens and Mark tells us how he got here.

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    • 34 min
    Lea B Olsen - University of Minnesota Basketball, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, and mother

    Lea B Olsen - University of Minnesota Basketball, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, and mother

    Lea B Olsen was raised in poverty in a blended family in South Minneapolis. She was introduced to sports relatively late in her youth. Lea began her basketball career in her junior year of high school and after only two years, went on to play Division I basketball at the University of Minnesota.  After college, she transformed her success on the court into a sports journalism career. She broadcasted basketball on ESPN’S national WNBA coverage, as a game analyst for the Minnesota Lynx, and as a television sideline reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Lea’s experiences playing and covering sports, and seeing the pressure youth athletes face to Win at all costs, lead her in 2015 to found Rethink the Win. Rethink the Win is an organization dedicated to preserving the fun in youth sports while teaching kids how to apply lessons learned in sports to the real world.



    This is how she got here


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    • 24 min
    Wes Walz - Minnesota Wild, Fox Sports North

    Wes Walz - Minnesota Wild, Fox Sports North

    Wes Walz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and this is where he started his tedious road to the NHL.  Walz's path exemplifies his commitment to play hockey at the highest level.  Whether it was the long bus rides in the snowy tundra of Canada or playing overseas in Switzerland. His journey had many ups and downs but at times it looked like there were more downs.  Wes plowed forward and got a second chance. He made the most of it playing for the Minnesota Wild.  



    This is how he got here.


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    • 30 min
    Jason Zucker - Minnesota Wild

    Jason Zucker - Minnesota Wild

    If you knew nothing about Jason Zucker except that he was a professional athlete, born in Newport Beach, CA, and grew in Las Vegas, Nevada, what sport would you think he played?   Maybe he is on the PGA tour? He kind of looks like a baseball player maybe he plays in the MLB? Or maybe he is the Las Vegas version of Spud Webb!  Based on where he is from the last sport you would think of is Ice Hockey.  But it is Ice Hockey.  He is a left-winger for the Minnesota Wild in the NHL.  Zucker was drafted in the second round(59th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by Wild.

    This is how he got here.


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    • 35 min
    Gavin Kaysen - Chef, Founder of Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi

    Gavin Kaysen - Chef, Founder of Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi

    At 7 years old Gavin Kaysen saw what the power of food could do. He saw this making cookies with his grandma. Food can make people smile. This started his love for cooking. Playing youth sports helped him for years after he was done. The lesson learned permeates through his business and life. He learned about culture from his Little League coach Pete Carroll(Seattle Seahawks Head Coach) and how professional athletes handle wins and losses. Like in sports, all it takes is one person to see something in you. That person was a restaurant owner who found Gavin in a Subway making sandwiches as a teenager.  This love for food transpired into multiple critically acclaimed restaurants and provided meals for the Minnesota Wild.



    Originally run 12/16/18


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    • 58 min
    Marcus Foligno - Minnesota Wild

    Marcus Foligno - Minnesota Wild

    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


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    • 22 min

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