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Episode 57: John Brenkus | Creator of Sport Science & Brink of Midnight Podcast Host

Episode 57: John Brenkus | 6x Emmy-Award Winning Creator & Host of Sport Science

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: John Brenkus
    • Very blessed to be in a position of being recognized as the “Sport Science Guy” when in public after 1,800 segments of Sport Science
    • Grew up in Vienna, VA and sports became intertwined in his life at an early age because he was drawn in as a fan first
    • Influenced by the success of the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Bullets
    • Baseball was his main sport growing up and ran cross-country in high school
    • Being an athlete was not his identity but athletics were a part of his life
    • Sport Science originated from a show on Discovery Channel called “XMA Extreme Martial Arts” which led to a show, “Fight Science”, on National Geographic
    • Firmly believes that a person can do anything they CAN not anything they WANT
    • His wife Lizzie refers to him as Johnny One-Speed because of his ability to either be all-in or all-out
    • Became focused on being an endurance athlete after a friend ran a marathon
    • Contends that his wife Lizzie is even a better endurance athlete than him
    • Brink of Midnight is the band they formed together after releasing a music video at Christmas in 2014 called “Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year
    • The band was the inspiration for the Brink of Midnight Podcast as a way to spread positive messages from luminaries from all walks of life about specific moments that changed their lives
    • Ray of Hope Foundation is a passion of John’s as it’s mission is dedicated to uplifting those in dire need through sharing personalized videos – “rays of hope” – from the many luminaries and game-changers who support the charity
    • Stay tuned for more announcements about the next iteration of Sport Science
    • Words of Wisdom from John Brenkus: “Learn how to do everything yourself and then you can recognize your strengths and your weaknesses but you’ll be able to be self-sufficient”

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To Learn more information about “The Perfection Point” book: The Perfection Point

To Listen to John’s TEDx talk “Why Boys and Girls Should Compete With Each Other in Sports”: John Brenkus TEDx

To Learn more information about Ray of Hope Foundation: Ray of Hope Foundation

Featured Image Photo Credit: Rich Rochlin/Getty Images

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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