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Rise Sports

Dec 31, 2018

On this episode Jay DeMerit interviews Ryan "Sully" Sullivan about The Rise of the Green Men - Vancouver sports' most recognized fans. The two finesse-filled fans ended up endorsing major brands, releasing a book, were inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fame and also helped raise over $100,000 for various local and...


Dec 10, 2018

This is the story of Scott Mathieson, the guy who grew up in Vancouver, BC and went on to play one of the most storied careers of any pitcher ever (and it's still going).

Scott ran into some injury trouble with the Philadelphia Phillies and decided to go overseas to the most underrated baseball hot bed on earth.


Dec 3, 2018

He was named captain of Watford FC in the Premier League last episode. He now heads to his first World Cup in South Africa representing Team USA before being named the first captain in Vancouver Whitecaps MLS history. 


Nov 26, 2018

The American-born defender that risked it all to one day play Premier League soccer shares his entire Rise to fame story. In this first part of this two-part series we learn about Jay's journey from a childhood in Wisconsin to battling Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo on the world's biggest stage.


Nov 19, 2018

The Rise of the epic Georgia Simmerling is on the air! Georgia has competed in two winter Olympics and one summer in three different disciplines. Her tenacity and attitude are truly infectious and are on full display in this episode.