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This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on Nov. 21. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 28. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoBrandon Swartz, General Manager of Attitash Mountain Resort, New HampshireRecorded onNovember 6, 2023About AttitashClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Vail ResortsLocated in: Bartlett, New HampshireYear founded: 1964Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass: unlimited access* Epic Local Pass: unlimited access* Northeast Value Pass: unlimited access* Northeast Midweek Pass: unlimited midweek access* Epic Day Pass: 1 to 7 days of access with all resorts, 32-resorts, and 22-resorts tiersClosest neighboring ski areas: Black Mountain (:14), Cranmore (:16), Wildcat (:23), Bretton Woods (:28), King Pine (:35), Pleasant Mountain (:45), Mt. Eustis (:49), Cannon (:49), Loon (1:04), Sunday River (1:04), Mt. Abram (1:07)Base elevation: 600 feetSummit elevation: 2,350 feet at the top of Attitash PeakVertical drop: 1,750 feetSkiable Acres: 311-plusAverage annual snowfall: 120 inchesTrail count: 68 (27% most difficult, 44% intermediate, 29% novice)Lift count: 8 (3 high-speed quads, 2 fixed-grip quads, 2 triples, 1 surface lift – view Lift Blog's inventory of Attitash's lift fleet)View historic Attitash trailmaps on skimap.org.Why I interviewed himAsk any casual NBA fan which player won the most championships in the modern era, and they will probably give you Michael and Scottie. Six titles, two threepeats, '91 to '93 and '96 to '98. And it would've been eight in a row had MJ not followed his spirit animal onto the baseball diamond for two summers, they might add.But they're wrong. The non-1950s-to-‘60s player with the most NBA titles is Robert Horry, Big Shot Bob, who played an important role in seven title runs with three teams: the 1994 and '95 Houston Rockets; the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Lakers; and the 2005 and '07 San Antonio Spurs. While he's not in the hall of fame (Shaq thinks he should be), and doesn't make The Athletic or Hoops Hype's top 75 lists, Stadium Talk lists Horry as one of the 25 most clutch players of all time.Attitash might be skiing's Robert Horry. Always in the halo of greatness, never the superstar. Vail Resorts is the ski area's third consecutive conglomerate owner, and the third straight that doesn't quite seem to know what to do with the place. LBO Resort Enterprises opened Bear Peak in 1994, but then seemed to forget about Attitash after the merger with American Skiing Company two years later (ASC did install the Flying Yankee detachable quad in 1998). Peak Resorts picked Attitash out of ASC's rubbish bin in 2007, then mostly let the place languish for a decade before chopping down the Top Notch double chair in 2018 with no explanation. That left no redundant route to the top of Attitash peak, which became a problem when the Summit Triple dropped dead for most of the 2018-19 ski season. Rather than replace the lift, Peak repaired it, then handed the spruced-up-but-still-hated machine off to Vail Resorts, along with the rest of its portfolio, that summer.Like someone who inherits a jam-packed storage bin from a distant strange relative, Vail spent a couple of years just staring at all the boxes, uncertain what was in them and kind of afraid to look. Those first few winters, which corresponded with Covid, labor shortages, and supply-chain issues, weren't great ones at Attitash. A general sense of dysfunction reigned: snowmaking lagged, lifts opened late in the season or not at all, generic corporate statements thanked the hardworking teams without acknowledging the mountain's many urgent shortcomings. As it was picking through the storage unit, Vail made the strange decision of stacking the New Hampshire box next to the Midwest boxes, effectively valuing Attitash and long-suffering sister resort Wildcat – both with 2,000-ish-foot vertical drops and killer terrain – on the same day-pass tier as 240-foot Mad River, Ohio and 35-acre Snow Creek, Missouri. Anyone committed to arguing against absentee ownership of New England ski areas had a powerful exhibit A with Attitash.Then, last year, Vail opened the Attitash box. And instead of the Beanie Baby collection and Battle of Hamburger Hill commemorative coins that the company expected to find, they pulled out a stack of Microsoft stock certificates from the 1986 IPO. And they were like, “Well now, these might be worth something.”So they got to work. The company improved snowmaking. They replaced the 49-year-old East/West double-double with a brand-new fixed-grip quad. They raised the companywide minimum wage to $20 an hour, well above average for New Hampshire, helping Attitash staff up and resemble a functioning business. Then, this summer, they finally did it: demolished the wickedly inefficient Summit Triple and replaced it with a glimmering high-speed quad.Of course, in true Attitash fashion, the Mountaineer, as the new lift is called, was the last of 60-plus 2023 lift projects in North America to fly towers. But the chair will be open this winter, and it should reset the mountain's rap. Whether Mountaineer will finally push the resort's reputation and stature to match its burly vertical drop and trail count remains to be seen. Ski's readers did not list Attitash on their top 20 eastern ski areas for 2023. Z Rankings lists the mountain 28th in the East.Unlike NBA players, ski areas' careers span generations. In this way, they're more like the franchises themselves. Sometimes the Lakers have Magic or Kobe, and in some eras, well, they don't. Attitash just went a few decades without a franchise player. They may have finally drafted one. This is a top-20 New England ski area that may finally be ready to act like it.What we talked aboutThe overdue death of the Attitash triple; the story behind the “Mountaineer” lift name; why a high-speed quad was the right replacement lift; take the train to the mountain; what happened to the lift tower that Flying Yankee and Summit Triple shared; expansion opportunities off Attitash Peak; other alignments the ski area considered for Mountaineer; why and where Attitash moved the Mountaineer lift load station; the circa-Peak Resorts Mount Snow intelligentsia; Vail's culture of internal development and promotion; the unique challenges of running Attitash in a very crowded neighborhood; the Attitash-Wildcat combo; the Progression Quad replacement for the East/West double-double; considering Bear Peak's lift fleet; why glades disappeared from Attitash's trailmap, and why they're back; whether the old Top Notch double chair line could ever enter the official trail network; snowmaking upgrades; how big of an impact the $20-an-hour minimum wage had on Attitash; employee housing; Northeast-specific Epic Passes; and the Epic Day Pass.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewThe Mountaineer, of course. For 30 years, successive owners have insisted that Attitash Peak was incompatible with a high-speed quad: too much capacity feeding too few trails from a lift that would cost too much to build.Well, Vail built it. So Swartz and I discuss why, after saying no for so long, mom finally bought us our expensive toy. I won't get into that here, because that's what the podcast is for, but I will make this point: there is a dirt-stupid but persistent narrative that Vail Resorts doesn't care about its eastern properties, and only bought them to entice monied New Englanders to its western trophies. But, nearly seven years after entering the region with the surprise purchase of Stowe, Vail has done plenty to disprove that notion, launching Northeast-specific Epic Passes in 2020; installing new six-packs at Stowe, Mount Snow, and Okemo; adding high-speed quads at Attitash and Mount Snow; and moving another HSQ at Okemo. It's been a quiet but complete gut-renovation of what had been some very tired ski areas.Vail must feel, often, like it can't win. They're often framed as elitists for building too much and as cheapskates for investing too little. Social media piles on because their resorts are too busy but also because they're priced too high. I'll admit that I criticize them for making lift tickets too expensive and passes too cheap. The Mountaineer, which New England has spent two decades begging for, will likely draw criticism for overcrowding Attitash as skiers soon forget the aches and pains of the Summit Triple.Skiers can be impossible pains in the ass, no question. But Vail showed up at the steakhouse and came back to the table with the whole buffet. In the five years from 2016 to 2021, Vail purchased 29 ski areas. Prior to that, it owned just 11. That's nearly a quadrupling of size in half a decade. That would be challenging at any time. Add the Covid face-rearranging, and it was nearly impossible to digest.After several rough winters, however, Vail may be taming this herd of feral horses. They're not done yet, but things are calming down. The lift investments are helping, management is stabilizing. They still need to loosen the reigns on snowmaking outside of the West, better limit crowds on peak days, and find a less-gun-to-the-head method of incentivizing Epic Pass sales than $299 lift tickets. But Vail Resorts, as a stable entity rather than a growth monster, is beginning to gel, and Attitash symbolizes that metamorphosis as well as any mountain in the portfolio.What I got wrongWe alluded to the fact that Attitash would fly the Mountaineer towers on the day we recorded this, Nov. 6. Weather delays pushed that installation to later in the month.This isn't something I got wrong at the time, but the Epic Day Pass rates I mentioned were tier four prices. They've since increased slightly. Here are the current (and final) rates (the 22-resorts tier gets you in the door at Attitash):Why you should ski AttitashLet's continue the basketball metaphor. Who's your starting five if New Hampshire is your basketball team? Cannon makes the roster by default, a 2,180-footer with the best terrain in the state. Go ahead and fill out the roster with your other 2,000-footers: Loon, with its jungle gym of fancy upgraded lifts; Wildcat, with its Mount Washington views and high-speed top-to-bottom laps of twisted glory; and sprawling, falling Waterville Valley.So who's your number five? I'd accept arguments for gorgeous Mount Sunapee, beefy Bretton Woods, or Attitash. But as captain, I'm probably picking Attitash. Maybe not the Attitash of three years ago, but the Attitash that just got back from Chairlift Camp and can now offer a true, modern ski experience across its two mountains.But, carve away the cosmetics, and the truth is that Attitash is an incredible ski mountain. That 1,750 vertical feet is all fall line, consistent, beautiful cruisers up and down. It's not the steepest mountain, or the snowiest, or the most convenient to get to – you'll drive past Waterville and Loon and Cannon to get there (or not, Route Expert Bro; save it for your Powder DAWGZ WhatsApp chat). But from a pure, freefalling skiing point of view, it's among the best in the east. Just maybe don't show up at 11 a.m. on a Saturday.Podcast NotesOn the Top Notch DoubleI'm not sure if anyone ever really loved Attitash's Summit Triple, but the removal of the parallel Top Notch double in 2018 intensified focus on the summit lift's shortcomings. Here's where Top Notch ran (Lift 1 far looker's left):No one has ever really given me a good answer as to why former owner Peak Resorts removed that lift without a backup plan, but the timing could not have been worse – the Summit Triple suffered a series of catastrophic mechanical failures in late 2018 and early 2019, effectively shuttering the upper part of Attitash Peak for the bulk of that ski season.Anyway, once Peak removed the lift, the liftline stayed on the trailmap, suggesting that it may join the official trail network at some point:But the liftline slowly faded:This year, the old ghost line is gone completely:On the shared Flying Yankee-Attitash Summit Triple towerAn engineering quirk of the Summit Triple is that it shared a tower with the Flying Yankee high-speed quad, which crossed below the older lift:So what happened to that tower? We discuss it in the podcast.On the train from North ConwayEventually, U.S. America will have to figure out better ways to tie cities to its mountains. One of the best ways to do this is also one of the oldest: trains. Swartz and I briefly discuss the train that runs from downtown North Conway and drops you at the Attitash base. I looked into this a bit more, and unfortunately it's more of a novelty than a practical commuter service at this point. It's expensive ($40 per person roundtrip for coach), slow (the train ride takes around half an hour, compared to a 16-minute drive), and inconvenient, with the first trains arriving at the mountain around 11 a.m. and the latest one departing the mountain at 2:40. Not a great ski day, and the schedule is, for now, fairly limited, running weekends and holidays from the day after Christmas to late February. You can book rides and see details here.On the Attitash masterplanAttitash, like all ski areas that sit partially or fully on Forest Service land, is required to file an updated masterplan every so often. Unlike the highly organized western Forest Service divisions, however, which often have their ski area masterplans neatly organized online (three cheers for Colorado's White River National Forest), eastern districts rarely bother. So, while we discuss the mountain's masterplan, I couldn't find it, and the ski area couldn't readily provide it.On the Mystery of the Missing GladesCirca 2011, Attitash's trailmap called out several named glades on Bear Peak:By 2020, 10 marked glades appeared across both peaks, though Attitash had removed their names:By last season, all of them had disappeared:But this year, some (but not all) of the legacy glades, are back:What's going on? We discuss this in the podcast.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. 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If there's such a thing of stealing victory from the jaws of defeat, then West Virginia's football team did it Saturday night against Baylor. The Mountaineers, without timeouts and the loss of star center Zach Frazier, engineered a game-winning touchdown drive to defeat the Bears 34-31.The win gives WVU (8-4, 6-3) a fourth place finish in the Big 12. That's 10 spots better than their preseason prediction of a last place finish. In this episode, the "Guys" recap the game and the significance of the victory. They also discuss the Mountaineer basketball victory over Bellarmine. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
Waco, Texas has not been a friendly place for the West Virginia football team. The Mountaineers have just one victory in the city where Doctor Pepper was invented. On Saturday, WVU will try to earn its second Waco win over the struggling Bears. It's a matchup between two teams heading in different directions. The Mountaineers have won three of their last four games, while Baylor has lost four straight. To make matters worse, the Bears will also be without starting quarterback Blake Shapen who suffered an injury in last week's loss to TCU.In this episode, the “Guys” preview the game and present the key analytics in the matchup. The crew also discusses the Mountaineer basketball team's Florida trip and Sunday's matchup with Bellarmine.Listener questions and comments complete the episode.
Kristen K. Ciombor, MD, MSCI, an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently spoke at an Around the Practice discussion regarding updates in the world of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). In this episode of the ONCOLOGY® On the Go Podcast, she discusses treatment updates, molecular testing options, and emerging targets in CRC. Ciombor also highlighted ongoing research in the space, including the phase 3 BREAKWATER (NCT04607421)1 trial and the phase 3 MOUNTAINEER-03 (NCT05253651)2 trial. She also discussed some of the most important presentations from the 2023 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, including those covering the phase 2 MOUNTAINEER study (NCT03043313)3 and the phase 3 KEYNOTE-811 trial (NCT03615326).4 Additionally, she spoke about her work in the phase 2 ECOG-ACRIN trial (NCT04751370) assessing neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) in patients with microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair deficient rectal cancer.5 “I'm hoping that we see more treatment options for patients [and that] we identify more patient subtypes that we can target and find actionable alterations for,” Ciombor said. References 1. Kopetz S, Grothey A, Yaeger R, et al. BREAKWATER: randomized phase 3 study of encorafenib (enco) + cetuximab (cetux) ± chemotherapy for first-line (1L) treatment (tx) of BRAF V600E-mutant (BRAFV600E) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). J Clin Oncol. Published online May 28, 2021. doi:10.1200/jco.2021.39.15_suppl.tps3619 2. Bekaii-Saab TS, Van Cutsem E, Tabernero J, et al. MOUNTAINEER-03: phase 3 study of tucatinib, trastuzumab, and mFOLFOX6 as first-line treatment in HER2+ metastatic colorectal cancer—Trial in progress. J Clin Oncol. Published online January 24, 2023. doi:10.1200/jco.2023.41.4_suppl.tps261 3. Strickler JH, Cercek A, Siena S, et al. Tucatinib plus trastuzumab for chemotherapy-refractory, HER2-positive, RAS wild-type unresectable or metastatic colorectal cancer (MOUNTAINEER): a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 study. Lancet Oncol. Published online May 24, 2023. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(23)00150-X 4. Janjigian YY, Kawazoe A, Bai Y, et al. embrolizumab plus trastuzumab and chemotherapy for HER2+ metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction (mG/GEJ) adenocarcinoma: Survival results from the phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled KEYNOTE-811 study. Ann Oncol. 2023;34(suppl 2):S851-S852. doi:10.1016/j.annonc.2023.09.1424 5. Ciombor KK, Hong SC, Eng C, et al. EA2201: An ECOG-ACRIN phase II study of neoadjuvant nivolumab plus ipilimumab and short course radiation in MSI-H/dMMR rectal tumors. J Clin Oncol. Published online June 2, 2022. doi:10.1200/jco.2022.40.16_suppl.tps3644
https://www.briandickinson.net/ HIS BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Descent-Surviving-Alone-Everest/dp/1414391706/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1433969869 BACKGROUND RELATIONSHIP WITH FATHER JOIN NAVY Former US Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer / Combat Search and Rescue WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF IN MILITARY? BIGGEST ADJUSTMENT DURING THE TRANSITION TO CIVI LIFE? HOW BECAME A MOUNTAINEER? MOUNTAINEER RESUME – Everest, Island Peak, Aconcagua, Patagonia, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Kosciusko, Vinson Massif, Cascades, Waddington Range (British Columbia), Alaska Range, Canadian Rockies, Smokies, Sierras, White Mountains, Appalachian, Andes, Himalaya, Caucasus Mountains (Russia), Sierra Nevada Range (Spain) and Sentinel Range (Antarctica). HOW MUCH TRAINING & PREPARATION IS INVOLVED? QUESTION: IS YOUR CLAIM TO FAME CLIMBING MT EVEREST OR COMING DOWN IT BLIND BOOK: BLIND DESCENT AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER FOR MOUNTAIN CLIMBING DECISION TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST TAKE ME THRU THE ASCENT | HOW LONG TO REACH PEAK? BIGGEST THREAT OR RISK? WHAT IS THE DEATH ZONE? DISCUSS SNOW BLINDNESS eyesight typically returns in 24 hours, but I wouldn't regain my full eyesight for a month and a half. QUOTE: “I learned in my military training as a US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer, that panic kills, so I did what I needed to do to force that panicky feeling out and focus on taking one more step forward. I knew that there was a 99.99% chance I wasn't going to survive, but I never let that thought cross my mind.” HOW DO WE OVERCOME PANIC? WHAT IS THE KEY INGREDIENT TO MENTAL TOUGHNESS? “I can tell you that there are two things that got me down the mountain: faith and focus. Focus is ironic since I couldn't see a thing. I was completely blind, but I knew what I needed to do to get down. I had to fight off panic and dig deep to find grit and resilience and to do whatever it took to take one more step forward. Faith. I reached a point where I couldn't go on anymore and I surrendered to God. He was there the entire time, waiting for me to get out of my own way and rely on Him. “ WHERE WOULD YOUR FAITH BE IF YOU HADN'T LOST YOUR SIGHT THAT DAY? LIFE VERSE: ““Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 BEFORE OR AFTER EVEREST? LEVEL OF TRUST: HOW WE INCREASE TRUST IN GOD? QUOTE: “It's when we get out of our own way, check our ego, and surrender with confidence that we begin to live.” CLOSE: “Living at altitude is far from glorious. It's a suffer fest and it takes everything you have to figure out a reason to take one more step forward. But eventually—if you can get out of your mind and push through with continued resilience—you'll take those final steps and reach the top of the world” MANY PEOPLE LIVE A LIFE OF SUFFERING: ASVICE TO FINDING A REASON FOR ONE MORE STEP WHEN ALL THE STEPS HAVE BEEN LANDMINES? HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF YOUR OWN MIND DURING THE BLIND DESCENT?
It was a perfect day in so many ways. Don Nehlen, the winningest coach in school history, had his name immortalized on the same day the Mountaineers routed the University of Cincinnati. The fact that Nehlen's first college coaching job was at Cincinnati and his first victory at WVU was against Cincinnati made the day even more memorable. Oh yeah, by the way, the Mountaineer victory gurantees WVU a winning season and gives them a chance to finish with nine wins. Not bad for the team predicted to finish dead last in the Big 12. In this episode, the "Guys" review the game and breakdown the grades on the final home game of the 2023 season. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
In this exhilarating live special of "Top of the Mountain," we return to the legendary Mountaineer Bowl to witness a thrilling playoff saga. The episode kicks off with an intense focus on the defensive struggle that defines the game's early moments. As the teams shake off their nerves, we delve into expert analysis of who might dominate the crucial 3rd quarter. Join us for a rollercoaster of emotions and strategic insights, culminating in a wild conclusion that will leave fans on the edge of their seats. Don't miss out on this episode filled with high stakes, expert commentary, and the passion of playoff football!
Mountaineer, Jenn Drummond talks about her book Breakproof which teaches you seven practical and applicable lessons to teach you resilience. JennDrummond.com #jenndrummond #mountaineering #resilience #mteverest
This second part of our interview really hits home. For the first time is US history the average American is spending more than 30% of income on rent! There is a shortage of about 5 to 7 million units providing affordable housing in the United States. So then how do these families afford to pay for groceries, gas, healthcare, and education for their children. When people are moving constantly throughout their lives it effects the psychology, stability, and safety of that household. This is something that we need to understand as a culture and be able to provide more stability in this world and it starts with the housing. Bo Parfet takes time to dive into what is going to happen over the next 5 years in the homeless and unhoused population. Everyone is pointing fingers at all the trades and builders, but really it is something even deeper than just the cost of developing these units. There is so so much to this second half of the interview that is absolutely incredible!! This turned into an amazing real estate conversation and we absolutely had a breakthrough. You cannot miss this episode and it needs to be heard by everyone!! You can create an impact every day! Just think!! No one really wants a hand out, they want a hand up and assistance to just do something more incredible in their lives!! www.dlpcapital.com www.kiva.com Books: Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits The Precipice of Life: Leadership and Personal Growth Insights from a Mountaineer's Edge
Today, we're diving into the awe-inspiring world of high-altitude adventure. Our subject is a man whose name is synonymous with daring expeditions and summit triumphs, the legendary climber and adventurer, Kenton Cool.With 17 successful ascents of the mighty Mount Everest to his name, along with many other mountain peaks around the globe, including the ‘seven summits' – the highest mountains on each of the seven traditional continents, Kenton is not just 'cool' by name, but by nature.You'll have heard him mentioned on previous podcast episodes - with Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ben Fogle - Kenton has accompanied them on some of their most challenging ascents. Ben Fogle, Summited Everest with Kenton, and he led Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger and to the summit of Mount Everest, too.Kenton's adventure-filled life began in the UK, but he quickly found his heart in the Himalayas. He brings to life some of his most incredible adventures, and the valuable lessons he learnt along the way. Destination Recap:AlaskaHubbard Glacier, AlaskaSkagway, AlaskaWest Wales, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire The Presili Hills, Pembrokeshire PakistanMt EverestNepalPeshawar, Pakistan BhutanColorado, USACape Town, South Africa European Alps in Summer Megeve, Switzerland South Africa Antarctic Peninsula North side of Everest Darjeeling, India Tibetan Plateau You can find out more about their performance initiatives here: www.incoolcompany.comThanks so much for listening today. If you'd like to hear more from the podcast don't forget to hit subscribe, or if you use Apple Podcasts to press follow so that a new episode lands in your podcast app each week. If you want to be the first find out who is joining me on next season come and follow me on Instagram I'm @hollyrubenstein, and you'll also find me on Threads and TikTok, also @hollyrubenstein - I'd love to hear from you. And if you can't want until then remember there's the first nine seasons to catch up on, that's over 100 episodes to keep you busy there. Don't forget that all the destinations mentioned by my guests are included in the episode show notes here on your podcast app, and listed on my website, thetraveldiariespodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this week's Got Your Eers On? we're back and we're talking about WVU basketball in addition to WVU football, unfortunately this was a rough week to be talking about either one. WVU football travels to Norman and gets absolutely smoked by the Sooners and QB Dillon Gabriel's record setting 8 touchdowns. We also talk about the chances of Jimbo Fisher joining the WVU coaching staff. Meanwhile, WVU basketball falls to the Monmouth Hawks inside the Coliseum as Monmouth's Xavier Rice leads all scorers with 30 points. We're trying to decide how the last two weeks of football shake out, as well as where the basketball team goes from here. Join us for all this and more on this week's episode of Got Your Eers On!
The final scheduled game between West Virginia and No. 17 Oklahoma is full of intrigue. Will the Mountaineer offense continue to roll? How will the Sooners respond after two unexpected losses? Those are just a few of the many questions surrounding Saturday night's encounter in Norman. Each team has won with a walk-off field goal in the last two meetings, but Oklahoma is a double-digit favorite this year. WVU's last win in Norman came in 1982 quarterback Jeff Hostetler's debut as a Mountaineer. In this episode, the "Guys" analyze the matchup and give their keys to the game. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
Today we're exploring a story of resilience and triumph over adversity with mountaineer Jonathan Zaugg. Raised in the quaint mountain town of Ridgway, Jonathan spent his formative years in the formidable presence of the Sneffels Range.Support the show: https://www.montrosepress.com/site/forms/subscription_services/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the next three years, Australian, Allie Pepper has her sights set on climbing 14 of the world's highest mountains without supplementary oxygen. She has already completed two in the last couple of months. Allie Pepper says doing a technical mountaineering course in New Zealand over 20 years ago changed the direction of her life and firmed up her addiction to thin air. She experienced a set back to her guiding business and mountain climbing a couple of years ago. The debilitating symptoms of early onset menopause had her fearing her career in the mountains could be over, but treatment has her back on track.
Today on MetroNews This Morning:--Forest fires are burning all across the state this morning with conditions worsening with no rain--The West Virginia First Foundation organizes to begin the process of allocating a Billion dollars in opioid settlement money--Jewish leaders and West Virginia law enforcement are briefed on the sharp increase of anti-semitism across the country--In Sports, Mountaineer basketball season gets underway with a victory
It was a night that Mountaineer fans will cherish, and BYU fans will try to forget. West Virginia played its best overall game of the season as it ran over the Cougars to claim bowl eligibility. The Mountaineers (5-4, 4-2) scored on their first two drives to set the stage for a 37-7 triumph.WVU's running attack was again the key. The Mountaineers rolled up 336 rushing yards, as sophomore CJ Donaldson and freshman Jaheim White each eclipsed the 100-yard mark. In this episode, the "Guys" explain what it all means and breakdown the individual grades for players. Listener texts and comments complete the show.
Today I pick the brain of the amazing Jost Kobusch is a German mountaineer who spent two seasons on Everest trying to ascend the legendarily difficult West Ridge route and the Hornbein Couloir alone. And did I mention that he wasn't using supplemental oxygen and attempting this in the middle of the brutal Himalayan winter? We covered a TON of interesting topics, including Why do things the hardest way? His closest call in the mountains The dangers of the Khumbu Icefall Getting hit by an avalanche at Everest Base Camp His preferred diet for performance at high altitude Training for high altitude Dealing with injuries And more I hope you enjoy this! Share it with a friend if you do! Stephan Kesting P.S. In 2015 Jost was about to climb Everest when an earthquake triggered an avalanche that destroyed Everest Base Camp. Here's the footage he filmed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JC_wIWUC2U P.P.S. At age 21 Jost became the youngest person to solo Ama Dablam, a 6812 meter mountain in the Himalayas. Here's a documentary about that climb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVG9U8UoT2I P.P.P.S. Follow Jost on Instagram @Jostkobusch or get coached by him at JostKobusch.com
On this episode, Derek sits with Jennifer Drummond. Jenn is a Mountaineer, Podcaster, Author and Public Speaker. Having survived a horrific car crash, she changed her life and holds the Guinness World Record for being the first woman to climb the "Seven Second Summits".Website: https://jenndrummond.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-drummond/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenndrummondFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenndrummondutahTwitter/X: https://twitter.com/thejenndrummondTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thejenndrummondYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzI9NbwoOzgANJBd2GJQvrQSPONSOR - Go to https://betterhelp.com/derekduvallshow for 10% off your first month of therapy with @betterhelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored
Cue Country Roads. It's a special episode of 3 Guys Before The Game. Brad and Tony preview WVU vs BYU, and welcome singer-songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin.The Morgantown native, who has become one of country music's fastest rising stars, talks about his passion for football and his singing career, which includes Mountaineer fan-favorite Cue Country Roads. It's a fun and informative football and musical episode that Mountaineer fans will enjoy.
Hosts Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler welcome guests Brandon Doman, Julie Russin, and Doug Paisley.Brandon Doman is a former BYU and 49er's quarterback, former Cougar quarterback coach and offensive coordinator.Julie Russin is the BYU Alumni Chair in the West Virginia region and joins us from Pittsburgh. She is prepping for the big game on Saturday.We met Doug Paisley on the sideline of the BYU-West Virginia in 2016 at Fed Ex Field in Maryland, and we have been friends ever since. It is a pleasure to welcome the biggest Mountaineer fan that we know, the father of country singing star Brad Paisley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On Season 2, Episode 9, Michael interviews Dan Koepke, a Morgantown-native Alpinist and USA Ice Climbing team member. Dan's journey into the world of ice climbing started like many others—with a love for the outdoors and a thirst for adventure. But what sets him apart is his passion and advocacy for conservation and responsible climbing. He understands the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the places he loves to explore. When he's not hanging from a frozen waterfall or scaling towering mountains, you might find Dan sharing his knowledge and experiences with the next generation of climbers. He's a mentor, coach, and a true leader in the climbing community. We learn about how Dan embodies the Mountaineer spirit! As always, take a listen! #CreekstoPeaks #CreekstoPeaksTheUnderstory #FlagSpruce #FlagSpruceInitiative #Alpinist #IceClimbing #USAIceClimbing #MorgantownWV #Mountaineering #Mountaineers #westvirginia #westvirginiapodcasts #nowstreaming #listennow
Will the real Mountaineer football team please stand up? After winning four straight games, WVU travels to UCF hoping to snap a two-game losing skid. The Knights know all about streaks. After winning their first three games, they've lost all four of their Big 12 games. However, last Saturday's 31-29 loss at Oklahoma proved Coach Gus Malzhan's squad can play with anyone in the conference. In this episode, the "Guys" dive into the numbers to preview the matchup. Listener questions and comments complete the episode.
Today on the West Virginia Morning News:--A murder charges is added to the long list facing a Nicholas County man from last week's crime spree near Summersville--The Health Plan preparing to give back to the needy in West Virginia--Raleigh County authorities gain indictments in four separate cold cases--In Sports, the Attorney General's office is getting involved in a case of eligibility for a member of the Mountaineer basketball team
In this episode of the Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast, Dan is joined by Nelson Dellis to discuss memory competitions and strategies for improving memory. Nelson Dellis is a 5x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive Memory Athlete, Memory Consultant, Published Author and highly sought-after Keynote Speaker. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer's Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement. Born with an average memory, Nelson was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer's disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world, claiming five U.S. titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title, as well as a number of U.S. memory records for: (current record) Memorizing the most names in 15 minutes - 235 names (current record) Memorizing the most words in 15 minutes - 255 words (former record) Memorizing the most digits in 30 minutes - 907 digits (former record) Memorizing the most decks of playing cards in 30 minutes - 9.02 decks (former record) Memorizing the most digits in 5 minutes - 339 digits (former record) Memorizing a deck of cards in the fastest time - 40.65 seconds (current Guinness World Record) Fastest to recall a memorized deck of cards under water - 2m22s Nelson is the Founder & CEO of Climb For Memory, a non-profit charity that aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease research through mountain climbs all around the world. Nelson has climbed numerous peaks around the world for this cause, including four times on Mt. Everest. He also runs an expedition company that leads clients up mountains around the world (https://www.axventuresinc.com/) Nelson has been featured on the Netflix documentary “Memory Games” (2019), FOX's Superhumans, Brain Games, The TODAY Show, Fox and Friends, The Katie Couric Show, CNN.com, ABC Nightline, The Dr. Oz Show, The Science Channel, Nat Geo, SuperBrain China, among many others. He is the author of Remember It! The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget (released in 2018) by Abrams Books. He is also the author of the kids memory book: Memory Superpowers! An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don't Want to Forget (released in 2020). For more on Nelson, be sure to check out nelsondellis.com & @nelzor To keep up to date with everything Dan is doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! Episode Sponsors: MoboBoard: BRAWNBODY10 saves 10% at checkout! AliRx: DBraunRx = 20% off at checkout! https://alirx.health/ MedBridge: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/brawn-body-training or Coupon Code "BRAWN" for 40% off your annual subscription! CTM Band: https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band coupon code "BRAWN10" = 10% off! PurMotion: "brawn" = 10% off!! TRX: trxtraining.com coupon code "TRX15BRAWN" = 15% off GOT ROM: https://www.gotrom.com/a/3083/5X9xTi8k Red Light Therapy through Hooga Health: hoogahealth.com coupon code "brawn" = 12% off Ice shaker affiliate link: https://www.iceshaker.com?sca_ref=1520881.zOJLysQzKe Training Mask: "BRAWN" = 20% off at checkout https://www.trainingmask.com?sca_ref=2486863.iestbx9x1n Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! Check out everything Dan is up to, including blog posts, fitness programs, and more by clicking here: https://linktr.ee/brawnbodytraining Liked this episode? Leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/daniel-braun/support
The OG co-hosts return (or you might say are back in town) for the 2nd pawd of the week to talk about this veritable menagerie of Houston Cougar sports topics: Cougar football gets a much needed off week and looks ahead to facing Dana Holgorsen's old employer: the West Virginia Mountaineers, who are off to their own surprising 4-1 start to the season. Volleyball gets its expected 1st Big 12 wins over West Virginia and stays at home for an enormous showdown with the #7 Texas Longhorns this weekend at the Fertitta Center Soccer gets its first Big 12 road win, still struggles against the soft part of the conference schedule Recapping week 6 Big 12 football action, including one co-host taking a deserved victory lap on his correct prediction of an Iowa State win Previewing week 7 Big 12 football action
Toolika is a Brand Ambassador of Uttar PradeshEx- Indian Air Force Officer/ Mountaineer (Everest Climber)/Motivational Speaker (TEDx, Toastmaster Keynote Speaker)/ Author/ AcademicianBrand Ambassador SVEEP program of Election Commission of India, with Uttar Pradesh Govt/Ambassador of India, Women Empowerment, World Leader SummitSquadron Leader Toolika Rani is a multifaceted personality who has exhibited exemplary courage, determination and grit to prove her mark in several challenging fields. She has served in Indian Air Force for ten years and as Outdoor Training Instructor in Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, has trained hundreds of future officers in outdoor military training, including India's first three female fighter pilots.With 24 mountaineering and trekking expeditions in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Iran, Africa and Russia, she is the first woman from the state of Uttar Pradesh to climb Mt. Everest in 2012, and is the first Indian woman to climb Asia's highest volcano Mt. Damavand in Iran.A phenomenal speaker, she has delivered over 350 talks and interviews in India, USA, UK, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy and Malaysia, on forums such as TEDx, Toastmasters, Rotary International, Bayer Multinational Company, California Speakers Summit, ITC Infotech, Renault India Pvt Ltd, BHEL, Soliton Technologies Pvt Ltd Bangalore, Madras Management Association Chennai, educational institutions such as Lucknow University, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University Lucknow, Manipal University Jaipur, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, CCS University Meerut, Byju's, and Schools and colleges all over India, and multinational Radio broadcast in 50 countries, Doordarshan, Gyanvani (Education FM of India under IGNOU), Akashvani, CMS global community Radio and various TV channels and govt events conducted by Central Bureau of Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Ministry of Higher Education.She speaks on India's G20 Presidency and the Role of Youth and Women in it', Power of Mind, Visualisation, How to Overcome Fear of Failure, Success Mindset, Stress management, Bouncing Back, Importance of Emotions in Material Success, Mental Health, Human Unity, and Gender Equality, and a range of other topics related to youth, women, diversity and inclusion, leadership etc. She is presently the G-20 Brand Ambassador of Higher Education Department, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. She is also the Ambassador of India, Women Empowerment Committee, in World Leader Summit ecosystem, and was the Brand Ambassador, SVEEP program of Election Commission of India, with Uttar Pradesh govt, to generate voter awareness in 2022 elections.Her short stories, poems and articles on gender issues, travel and adventure sports, Buddhism, Tibetan community, environment and humanity are regularly published. Her highly adventurous and inspiring book ‘Beyond That Wall: Redemption on Everest' has been published in October 2021 from Delhi, has received Sahitya Shree Award, and was displayed in International Kolkata Book Fair in March 2022. A discussion session was organised on this book in Military Literature Festival, and Lucknow Literature Festival. Toolika was awarded the ‘Young Writer Award' for her book BEYOND THAT WALL by Military Literature Festival, Lucknow. She has contributed a chapter in the book 'Humans of Nurture Life' and is the co-author of the book 'Reach for the Sky and the Stars'. A co-authored book titled ‘Healing and Growth' has been published and launched globally on 01st Dec 2022 from USA, and has been at Amazon rank 01.For her outstanding achievements, she has been felicitated with 18 awards including Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award from Uttar Pradesh govt., Proud Indian Parliament Award by Central Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, U.P. Women Leaders Award,...
Today on MetroNews This Morning:--Governor Jim Justice comments on his financial disclosure form showing a lot of assets, but few making any money--Protestors rally in Coonskin Park against a potential plan for a runway extension for WV International Yeager Airport--A short line railroad in central West Virginia will benefit from the US DOT grant--In Sports, a beat up, but 4-1, Mountaineer football team gets a much needed off week and Marshall gets ready for a road trip to Raleigh
Mission accomplished.The Mountaineer football team not only snapped a four-game losing streak to Texas Tech on Saturday, it also swept its three-game homestand.In weather that felt more like November than September, the WVU defense silenced a Red Raiders offense that had averaged 35-points per game. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the analytics to show how WVU won the game despite losing several key statistical categories. Listener questions and comments complete the episode.
The lights were bright. The crowd was LOUD. And, West Virginia lost its starting quarterback to injury on its sixth play of the game. Problem? Actually, not at all. The Mountaineers displayed the grit and physicality required to win a Backyard Brawl on their way to a 17-6 victory. It was an old-school encounter between the two rivals. Neither team threw for over 100 yards while combining for 87 rush attempts. Key turnovers by Pitt produced 10 of WVU's points and West Virginia's defense held the Panthers to just two field goals. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the game and share their thoughts on what it all means for the Mountaineer program. Listener texts and comments complete the episode.
It's time to avenge a loss for the West Virginia University football team. Last season's turnover-induced defeat at Pitt has lingered within the Mountaineer program. It was the one that got away. On Saturday night in a sold-out Milan Puskar Stadium, WVU will get its chance for revenge in the 106th chapter of the Backyard Brawl. Rivalry aside, it's the first Saturday night home game since 2016. Throw in a national television audience on ABC and chances are the atmosphere will be electric. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the game's analytics and provide the keys to victory for West Virginia. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
The Big 12 College Experience releases the Week 3 Game of the Week in the Big 12. Ryan McIntyre, Rush Bishop, and Troy Chewning discuss the biggest headlines headed into one of the best rivalries in College Football: The Backyard Brawl. How big is this primetime game in Morgantown for Neal Brown in his 5th season? Can Garrett Greene lead this offense to a must win if Pitt stacks the box to stop the run? Will CJ Donaldson and this talented WVU running back room have success again against the Panthers? Can this West Virginia defensive line really get after the Pitt offensive line like Cincinnati did on Saturday? How wild will the atmosphere in Morgantown be with the Backyard Brawl returning for the first time since 2011? How will Pat Narduzzi get his team to regroup coming off the disappointing loss on Saturday at home? Can Phil Jurkovec play much better in the hostile environment in Morgantown? How will Pitt attack this Mountaineer ground game with their defensive schemes? The guys were joined by Pick Dundee to preview this matchup and give out his official Backyard Brawl prediction as well as other Big 12 matchups this weekend. Join us on the Big 12 College Experience all season long! ================================= Join the SGPN community #DegensOnly Discuss with fellow degens on Discord - https://sg.pn/discord SGPN Merch Store - https://sg.pn/store Download The Free SGPN App - https://sgpn.app Check out the Sports Gambling Podcast on YouTube - https://sg.pn/YouTube Check out our website - http://sportsgamblingpodcast.com Support us by supporting our partners Circa Sports - Enter their contests for a chance to win your share of $14 Million - https://www.circasports.com/ Birddogs code POOL - Look good w/ a free Yeti style tumbler - birddogs.com/pool Underdog Fantasy code SGPN - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/underdog Follow The College Experience & SGPN On Social Media Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCEonSGPN Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/gamblingpodcast Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/sportsgambli... TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@gamblingpodcast Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sportsgamblin... Follow The Hosts On Social Media: Ryan McIntyre - https://twitter.com/Moneyline_Mac Rush Bishop - https://twitter.com/RamblingRush Troy Chewning - https://twitter.com/troychewning Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER CO, DC, IL, IN, LA, MD, MS, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY) Call 1-800-327-5050 (MA) 21+ to wager. Please Gamble Responsibly. Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS, NV), 1-800 BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help (MI) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Crum and former Mountaineer player and fan Justin "Whitey" Williams talk Duquesne, various eras of Mountaineer football, Neal Brown and the Backyard Brawl. Regular scheduled program will be posted on Thursday night.
What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday, the Mountaineer football team was a three-touchdown underdog at No. 7 Penn State. This week, the Mountaineers are the heavy favorite to romp over visiting Duquesne. It's the first of three straight at home for the Mountaineers, who need to correct several issues that slowed them last week in State College. In this episode, the "Guys" discuss what will qualify as a successful outing against the Dukes, and what's needed before WVU hosts Pitt next weekend. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
Josh Eilert has finally been able to take a deep breath. Finally, there's a sense of calm after the most tumultous season in West Virginia Universtiy basketball history. The departure of Bob Huggins and unexpected loss of several players made WVU basketball a national story of dysfunction this summer. The new man in charge, at least for this season, is the only staff member that lasted throughout Huggins' 16 seasons at West Virginia. Amidst the chaos, Eilert has successfully replenished the Mountaineer roster and worked tirelessly to build fractured player relationships.In this episode, Eilert explains his plan for the upcoming season, and how his retooled coaching staff and players are preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.
Is that glass half full or half empty? That's the question up for debate following West Virginia's season debut at No. 7 Penn State. Like any game, there was good and bad. Now the question becomes how this Mountaineer team will develop. In this episode, Brad and Tony breakdown the game and reveal the objective grades for both offense and defense from Pro Football Focus. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
It's time! The 2023 Mountaineer football season opens Saturday night at No. 7 Penn State. (It's going to be LOUD)The frenzy in Happy Valley for the upcoming season is extremely high. The Nittany Lions went 10-2 last season. They ended the year with five straight wins, which included a Rose Bowl whacking of Utah. With two of the nation's top running backs, Penn State has explosive abilities on offense. However, the Penn State defense may be even better. The Lions have future NFL players roaming around in a unit that allowed just 18 points-per-game last season. In this episode, Brad and Tony talk with veteran Penn State play-by-play voice Steve Jones to get his insight into Saturday's game. Listener questions and comments complete the episode. The "Guys" return Thursday with their analytical breakdown of the opening game.