The Athlete's Obseshion
By Dalton Allison
The Athlete's ObseshionDec 20, 2022
Shy Battle is a football player at NC State, and a new athlete ambassador for Obsesh. Listen to his football journey, how he built his brand, and what he is looking to accomplish as an Obsesh Ambassador.
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The NCAA NIL landscape has been shifting since July 1, 2021. Andrew Petcash of Profluence Sports joins the podcast to talk about how athletes have become entrepreneurs during this new era of college sports.
Helen Williams is a basketball lifer, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Whether it be coaching players, guiding coaches in their career, or broadcasting the game to fans across the country, she has consistently followed her bliss in the sport. Listen to this week's episode of The Athlete's Obseshion to get a closer look at Helen's story, and her approach to guiding others.
Coach Chill has made a name for himself in the world of basketball. Through developing elite talent at both the prep and Division 1 levels, he has become a trusted source for talent development advice. Hear about all of the stops on his journey, as well as his sources of inspiration on this episode of the Athlete's Obseshion.
Inspiration comes from many places, even your lunch aid. Learn about Ta'Quan's unique inspiration for turning to the game of football, and what he has in store for his first season at UCONN.
Michelle Meyer turned her passion for sports into a career helping athletes, brands, and coaches. Tap into this episode of The Athlete's Obseshion to learn about The NIL Network, and what has and has not changed since NIL went into effect across the country in 2021.
Alex Chisnall has had a long career in Audio, and is now the founder of Podpreneur, a company that helps business expand into the podcasting world. Tap into his episode of the Athlete's Obseshion to learn about how he got his start in Audio, and tips he has for athletes to start their own podcast.
Jess Johnson spent most of her soccer playing days in New Jersey, first as a member of a state champion high school team and then an elite Monmouth University team. It was a new challenge for her when she played her first professional season in Kazakhstan.
Maya Ladhani has taken a unique path to playing professionally. Currently playing professionally in Denmark by way of Team Canada and West Virginia, the Guelph native is a perfect example of how everyone has a unique path to their success.
Sean Clementz is a pro parkour enthusiast, but where did it all start? In the latest addition of The Athlete's Obseshion, Sean talks about how he got into the sport, how he handles competing against some of the sport's icons, and how he manages to live a healthy athlete's lifestyle with Celiac Disease.
Parker Roberts has seen a lot of places in the world thanks to her talent of playing soccer, but Kansas will always be home to her. Listen to Parker's story to learn how her roots developed her into a passionate leader that's taking a different approach to being a leader on the pitch.
Introducing Canyon Ceman: Chief Athlete Officer
Canyon Ceman is a former professional volleyball player, 10-year talent services veteran at the WWE, and is now taking on the role of Chief Athlete Officer at Obsesh. Listen to learn about Canyon's experience as a high-level athlete, his accomplishments at the WWE, and the vision he has for athlete services at Obsesh.
Jerald Spohn isn't like most people. A taste of "how normal people live" following his collegiate wrestling career inspired him to find a new passion in MMA, and it's in that passion that he's striving to make his hometown proud.
Stanford Wrestling is a historic NCAA program, and it was nearly cut permanently by the university due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jaden Abas and his teammates rallied around Keep Stanford Wrestling, and put together a historic season to help save the program.
Christian Dyer has worked hard all of his life to have a successful career in Rugby, and his hard work was rewarded with a 2021 that included a selection to the Team USA and a contract with the Houston Sabercats.
Find your inspiration with Obsesh athletes. ft: Connor Tieulie, Christian Dearman, Abu Daramy-Swaray, Darryl Reynolds, Reese Forbes, and Dr. Joanna Starek
Inspiration comes from many places. Learn how these Obsesh athletes found their inspiration, and let their stories inspire you in your journey.
Christian Dearman has battled back from injury and defied the thoughts of those who told him he couldn't make it, to play for the most fun baseball team in existence, the Savannah Bananas.
Growing up in Oregon, Dan Worden had always had an attachment to water, and the sports that come with it. Now living in Hawaii, Dan finds himself diving off of some of the best cliffs in the world.
Connor Tieulie took what's viewed by many as an unorthodox approach to his career when he left high school as a sophomore to obtain his GED and dive into cinematography at an early age. Connor has since traveled all over living his passion for the outdoors, and is excited to see where he goes next.
Reese Forbes is a legendary skateboarder and shoe designer, but how did he get there? Learn about the thousands of hours put into his craft, and the desire to create something different that brought him to design two iconic sneakers.
Joanna Starek has coached both elite level athletes, as well as high-ranking executives for major companies. She comes equipped to The Athlete's Obseshion with the knowledge on how to bring an elite mindset to your everyday lifestyle.
Keisher "Fire" McLeod
Fire never intended to be a champion boxer, but found a passion for the sport when training to get toned for an audition. Learn Fire's story of becoming a champion in less than a year, learn what it takes to become a champion boxer, and how Fire did her part to help during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Best Moments from The Athlete's Obseshion
Through over 20 episodes of The Athlete's Obseshion, Dalton has had the opportunity to talk with some truly inspiring athletes. Here, he shares clips of some of the most moving episodes. Featuring clips from Kotaro Umeda, Lina Taylor, James Craig, John Smith-Howell, Emily Rosario, and Max Senica.
Abu Daramy-Swaray has not had the easiest path to playing professional football, but thanks to a great work ethic and a relentlessly supportive mother, he has made it to the professional ranks in Germany. Listen to hear Abu' story of determination, pre-game phone calls, and a love for doner kebob.
With NIL passing in July, a flood of new questions came to the table concerning colleges, athletes, and money. Baker Tilly professional Caroline Banzali stops by The Athlete's Obseshion to lend her voice on financial literacy, as well as NIL topics.
Tucker Richardson grew up in a small town, which didn't exactly spell out success for his basketball future. Through hard work and countless hours spent driving to tournaments and practices however, Tucker was able to continue his dream at the NCAA level at Colgate. Listen to his story to learn what it took for him to get there.
Have you ever had a dream that was so important to you that'd you'd stop at nothing to achieve it? Lina Taylor's dreams of going to college in the United States and playing in the Olympics were not easy to achieve, but with determination of steel, she was able to accomplish both.
Wes Preston first learned about parkour while scrolling on Youtube with his father. Now, Wes is a parkour coach and a professional on World Chase Tag. Learn how Wes got to the level that he is currently at, and where he plans to go from here.
Emily Rosario has a career in running, acting, production work, and art. On top of juggling all of those professions, she also is a mom. Emily talks about how she stays focused on her careers, while also maintaining her status as an elite runner.
Kickin' it with Kota Cleveland Youth Sports Roundtable
Listen to professional soccer player Kotaro Umeda and professional basketball player Dallas Lauderdale talk about the impact of youth sports, and why it is important to contribute to campaigns like Kickin' it with Kota.
Darryl Reynolds was a late bloomer for the basketball world. Not playing seriously until he was 14, Reynolds soon developed a passion for the game that led him to Villanova and an NCAA Tournament Championship.
Dom Lewis has tumbled and tricked his way into internet fame. Hear the story on how he went from doing flips on concrete to doing flips on millions of phone screens!
Zeke Marshall is the all-time leader in blocks for both the Akron Zips and the MAC Conference. Besides having a passion for blocking the basketball, Zeke also cares about other athletes becoming financially literate.
From the origins of the band to their musical influences, Sunshine Mafia is an interesting story. Listen to learn about how they came up with the name Sunshine Mafia, why they started to make videos, and hear about some of their recent adventures.
Margie Freed is a professional cross country skier for the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, but her original sport did not involve skis! Listen in as Margie details what it's like growing up as a multi-sport athlete, skiing in college, and being a vegetarian athlete.
Max Senica is a volleyball player for the Australian national team, but that didn't just happen over night. Listen to his story of how he went from playing volleyball with his dad to playing at the highest level of the game.
Andrew Lubahn made the tricky transition from professional athlete to business through his passion of cryptocurrency. Listen to learn his tips on how he navigated his career after departing from playing professional sports.
James Craig's passion for soccer began with a ball and a wall, and has led him to far away places like Australia and Sweden. Join James as he talks about the determination it takes to get to the next level, how he used soccer as a universal language, and how he leans on his faith when times get tough.
After her collegiate basketball career ended, Drea Chenier settled down at a desk job that most people would be happy with. Wanting to become her own boss, Drea decided to be bold and strike out on her own to become a fitness trainer. She talks to Dalton about that decision, along with the impact of mentors in her life, and her Obseshion with treating her body right.
John Smith-Howell is a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, and the founder and General Manager of Team 7AM. He sits down with Dalton to talk about his roots in gaming, the decision he made to move from the gaming side of the operation to management, and how he established Team 7AM.
This week, Dalton sits down with Dannielle Diamant, a former professional basketball player who played in Hungary and Israel, and also suited up for the Team Israel. She talks to Dalton about her love of dogs, the impact of her grandfather Jerry Tarkanian on her life, as well as her experience playing in Europe.
Dalton talks to Kotaro Umeda, a professional soccer player that was the first Asian athlete to play for Joinville Esporte Clube in Brazil. Kotaro has battled adversity throughout his career, and shares how he fought through that adversity to become a voice of change in the Asian-American community.
Dalton talks to Paul Pujats, a pole vaulter who represented Latvia at the 2016 Olympic Games and is a trigger point therapy expert. Pauls talks Latvia, the Olympic experience, and about his one Obseshion.