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32 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
S2E18: Kathrine Switzer
It's one of the greatest stories ever told. Kathrine Switzer was chased after in the 1967 Boston Marathon and since gone on to raise awareness, millions of dollars and has put women in sports on the map around the world.
15 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
S2E17: The Rise of Justin Douglas and Rugby Canada
Justin Douglas talks about how far he's come from growing up on a dairy farm to being one of the best Rugby Sevens World Cup players on earth.
19 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
S2E16: The Rise of Mike Reilly
Mike Reilly returns to the BC Lions for 2019 a recent Grey Cup champion and elite marquee name. His story is an epic one and his leadership on and off the field is evident through his strong words and attention to detail.
22 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
S2E15: The Rise of Andrew Ebbett
Andrew Ebbett played for a dozen teams in the AHL and NHL, including stints with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby and Shane Doan. He's since found himself enjoying a lengthy run overseas and recently returned from his first Winter Olympics appearance with Team Canada in 2018.
32 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
S2E14: The Rise of Steve Nash
The two-time NBA MVP and arguably Canada's best athlete ever joins Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit to talk life, basketball and the road he took to the top.
43 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
S2E13: The Rise of Michael Landsberg
Michael Landsberg was one of TSN's original anchors and has since hosted 5,000 episodes of Sportsdesk (now known as Sportscentre), along with Off the Record and is now one of the biggest advocates for mental health in the country.
31 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
S2E12: The Rise of Theoren Fleury
Theoren Fleury is a Stanley Cup winner, World Junior and Olympic gold medallist, all-star and Alberta Hall of Fame inductee. His road to the top was one that he has worked up the courage to speak about and help other avoid. As a child and young teenager he was molested by a hockey scout with the Winnipeg Warriors. He chatted with us about his incredible story and how he's used his Rise to help better the lives of those around him.
44 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
S2E11: The Rise of the Green Men
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 national charities.
38 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
S2E10: The Rise of Scott Mathieson
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.
31 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
S2E9: The Rise of Jay DeMerit - Part Two
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.
39 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
S2E8: The Rise of Jay DeMerit - Part One
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.
41 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
S2E7: The Rise of Georgia Simmerling
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.
46 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
S2E6: The Rise of Kyle Wellwood and the teeth of a hockey player
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 Ontario to the pros.
54 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
S2E5 - The Rise of Brent Hayden and Canadian Swimming
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 on our YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/2Pau1Q7
35 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
S2E4: The Rise of Shannon Boxx and US Women's Soccer
Shannon Boxx was a finalist for FIFA World Player of the Year, won three Olympic golds and won a World Cup. She did all while battling lupus. She tells her surreal story.
45 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
S2E3: The Rise of Kirk McLean and the 1994 Vancouver Canucks
Kirk McLean is easily the most recognizable Vancouver Canucks goaltender of all-time and he chatted with Ryan and Jay about his improbable journey to the top of the NHL. McLean's #1 is permanently cemented to the top of Rogers Arena in the team's Ring of Honour. He's one of the standout goalies of the 90's and spent time with the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.
47 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
S2E2: The Inspirational Rise of Colin O'Brady (taped in Vancouver)
Colin O'Brady joins Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit to tell one of the most inspiring stories you'll ever hear.
42 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
S2E1: The Emotional Rise of Kei Kamara (taped in Vancouver)
Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit sat down with MLS legend Kei Kamara to hear how he want from the civil war torn Sierra Leone to the professional pitch. He dominated in MLS before getting the call to join Norwich City in England. He is one of only ten players to ever score 100+ goals in the MLS, a Golden Boot finalist, an MLS Cup finalist and the reigning Humanitarian of the Year. Full video of the interview here: https://bit.ly/2xSV08c
30 minutes | Jun 26, 2018
Episode 39: BC Lions streaker has a case
The hottest story in Vancouver sports right now is that of a guy running on the BC Place turf in his boxers. Yes, that's the hottest story. We chat with lawyer James Maledy of LawyersWest about his case against the BC Lions. We then talk some hockey as the 2018 NHL Draft weekend wraps up for the Vancouver Canucks.
55 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
Episode 38: The infamous World Cup show
Ryan and Jay teamed up with former Bundesliga superstar Rob Friend to chat with Minister of Sport for the BC NDP Ravi Kahlon about why Vancouver missed the boat for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The guys got some confirmation on some burning questions and tried to figure out what and where it all went wrong. They also chatted current World Cup matters through the opening matches of the 2018 spectacle in Russia.
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