the great champions have all come back from defeat

-sam smith; professional golfer

About Me

My name is John Cody Risch, but I have gone by Cody ever since I was born. I grew up in Williamston, Michigan, and was an all-state runner in high school, winning two state championships in cross country and numerous in track & field. I moved to Grand Rapids to attend Cornerstone University in 2009 where I competed on the cross country, and track & field teams. I switched from running to race walk at the end of my sophomore year, and it’s a pretty funny story how…

inside the athlete’s life from the viewpoint of seven different people

2016 Olympic Trials women's pole vault warm-up

Spectators

Spectators see the game winning shots, the hail-mary passes, and the home runs…

Settlers of Catan

Roommates

Roommates are guys he [the athlete] has been friends with since they were kids…

2012 WHAC Cross Country Conference Final

teammates

Teammates are the ones that relate to the struggle, the pain, and the monotony…

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