Posts by Thilo Kunkel

Josh Baker – The Hebrew Hammer

Joshua Baker - MMA

Josh “The Hebrew Hammer” Baker is a professional MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter. He started out as a collegiate wrestler which paved the way for a career in fighting. He is also a 2018 JSWL Hall of Fame inductee for being part of the #5 high school team in the country back in 2006.…

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Daniela Jentsch – The Sports Soldier

Daniela Jentsch

Daniela is a German professional curler for Team Jentsch. Last year, she captained her team to one of their most successful years ever. They managed to take home gold at the German Championships, gold at the Qinghai Elite tournament, bronze at the European Championships, and they managed two more semi-final finishes as well! Daniela is…

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Simon Lawson – The Bold Brit

Team GB - Simon Lawson

Simon is a wheelchair racer who picked up the sport after tragically breaking his spine at the age of 19 and becoming paralysed. Simon is now a T53 wheelchair road racer for Team Great Britain. His injury hasn’t dwindled his love for sport or his infectious personality. Simon likes to see the positive side of…

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Amobi Okugo – The Frugal Athlete

Amobi Okugo - Austin Bold FC

Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player and entrepreneur. He is a first generation Nigerian-American born and raised in California. After leaving UCLA after his freshman year, he pursued professional soccer and has amassed over 150 appearance with Philadelphia, Orlando, Kansas City, Portland, and Austin. He is the founder of A Frugal Athlete, a platform…

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Emma Starr – The Fascinating Footballer

Emma Starr - Crystal Palace

Emma is a professional soccer player playing for Crystal Palace FC in the FA Women’s Championship in England. Sarting out, Emma was part of the ODP Regional team for 6 years, traveling to national camps all over the US. She also played 4 years of DI soccer for George Mason University, where she totalled 64…

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Ebiye Jeremy Udo-Udoma – The Handball Ninja

Ebiye Jeremy Udo-Udoma

Ebiye Jeremy “EJ” Udo-Udoma is a former pro freestyler turned two-sport Team USA athlete. EJ is a 1st generation Nigerian-American, who started out as a sports model  for Nike, Adidas, New Era, Powerade etc. He specialized in basketball commercials and after winning the 2012 Harlem Globetrotters Online Talent Search in 2012, a scout steered EJ…

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Arturo Camarena Torres – The Fearless Freerunner

Arturo Camarena Torres

Arturo is a professional freerunner and parkour athlete from Mexico. He grew up loving extreme sports and was quite gifted in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and climbing. He eventually found parkour and the rest is history. He has been training and competing for 10 years and, in 2017, he came 2nd in the National Championships in…

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Danielle Inglis – The Canadian Curler

Danielle Inglis - Team Canada

Danielle is a Canadian curler from Toronto. This past year, she won the World Mixed Curling Championship title (1st ever for Canada). She is also a two-time national university champion and a silver medallist at the 2009 World Universiade. Danielle was also named as the alternate/coach for Team Ontario competing at the 2018 Scotties Tournament…

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Irene Jean Santos – The Fitness Filipina

Irene Jean Santos

Irene Jean Santos is a Filipino WBFF Pro Fitness Athlete, Personal Trainer and Model. She competed in her first bikini competition in 2013 in the Natural Northeast Body Building Championship. In 2015, she competed in the WBFF Fitness Atlantic and again in 2019 were she took home 1st place and got her pro card. In…

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Josef Gotsch – The Handball Hero

Josef is a professional handball/wallball player from New York. When he found handball, he immediately fell in love and the rest is history. Thus far, Josef has come 1st at the World Championships, 1st five times at the Open 4 Wall Championships, 3rd in the 3 Wall X Games, 3rd at the World Championships, 3rd…

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Athlete CRUSH App Launch

The Athlete CRUSH app is revolutionizing how athletes and fans connect. It is a platform that helps athletes brand themselves, highlight their sponsors and causes in which they believe, and fundraise for charities or their own careers. Fans can swipe through content, follow athletes who believe in causes they believe in, and win prizes by…

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NCAA to allow student-athlete crowdfunding

Athlete CRUSH is NCAA compliant

The NCAA is removing some of the restrictions placed on student-athletes and opening up new opportunities for these athletes. The most recent rule changes have been set and they relate to student-athlete crowdfunding. The new regulations are as follows: An athlete may set up their own crowdfunding campaign as long as the funds raised are…

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Our 2019 Athlete CRUSH College Impact Catalyst Award Finalists

Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards

We at Athlete CRUSH believe that athletes have the power to change the world. So, we wanted to show the world exactly that while also making a difference ourselves. That is why we started the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards. The College Impact Awards recognize student-athletes from across the US who have displayed acts of…

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