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Rise Sports

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.


Nov 13, 2018

Long time NHL veteran, WJHC silver medallist and former Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs centre Kyle Wellwood stopped by The Rise set to chat with hosts Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit.

Kyle was in the Canadian hockey spot light for the better half of a decade and details his Rise from small town...


Nov 5, 2018

Three-time Olympian, world record holder and medallist Brent Hayden stopped by The Rise set to chat about his rise from a small town to the world's biggest stage.

Brent chatted with Ryan and Jay about his journey all the way to the Olympic podium and his new brand Astra Athletica. The video of this episode can be found...