My name is Tyler Arnold. I am the founder, editor-in-chief and head columnist of The Runner. When I created this website, I wanted to combine my love for writing and sports in hopes of it blossoming into something great. Whether that means a successful stand-alone site, or me being led to a job in sports journalism; I’m here along for the ride. In addition to the blog, I’m also working on a novel series titled The Runner, which served as the inspiration for the site title. When I’m not trying to dig for the latest scoop in the sports world, I am likely working my everyday Bruce Wayne day job. Now would probably be the moment where I drop a cheesy quote that would leave you inspired. Instead of giving power to another man’s words, I will let my own writing do the inspiring. Check out the articles and let us know what you think. Enjoy. |Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org| Follow on Twitter: @Tyler_TheRunner
My name is Tucker Shepard and I am currently living in Salt Lake City, while enrolled at the University of Utah. I grew up in the Boston area as well as Park City, Utah. From a very young age it became pretty evident how much I liked sports. I would pretty much play any sport I knew how and watched any sport on television. As I grew older and my interest in other things started to develop, I became very interested in sports writing. I had always enjoyed writing, and when it finally popped into my head that I could combine the two, things suddenly clicked. So that is what I am doing here, writing about things I enjoy and trying to progress in the field. Check back for articles daily. | Follow on Twitter: @Tshep1017
My name is Zach Sterbens and currently, I’m am attending the University of Utah. Born in Las Vegas, and raised in Utah, my team affiliation by proximity was pretty limited. I ended up latching onto a few local teams in the form of The Utah Jazz and The Utah Utes (football and unfortunately basketball). My love of sports ranges from casual viewing to on occasion IDP fantasy football leagues. Tyler contacted me wanting to expand his blog’s roster and I gladly accepted. When I’m not writing or devoting my life to my studies I enjoy skiing, catching whatever sport is on TV at the time, or just kicking it with my cat. | Follow on Twitter: @sterbderb
My name is Connor Smith. Born and raised in Utah, I am currently living in Salt Lake City. I have been an avid sports fan since watching Pittsburgh Steeler and Utah Jazz games with my Dad in diapers. Those have been my 2 teams ever since. When I heard about The Runner I couldn’t help but be interested in joining the team. Mainly interested in basketball and football, I am also looking to broaden my all around sports knowledge. Hoping to put my passion for sports into words and bring you the latest news, stories, and highlights. | Follow on Twitter: @csmitty435
Oh hello there! My name is Kyle Johnston. Born in Idaho raised in Utah, and I am currently living in Salt Lake City. I am a gigantic sports fan with a passion for Football, Baseball and Hockey. Specifically, the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Flyers. I was also a fan of the Seattle Supersonics before they moved to Oklahoma City and I am eagerly anticipating their return to the Emerald City. When Tyler told me about The Runner, I knew that I wanted to join the team. I’m really looking forward to bringing you the latest news, highlights and my opinions. | Follow on Twitter: @Mr_Gingersaurus
The name is Bohdan Klawe. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah but was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I attend the University of Utah and am currently a double major in Strategic Communications and International Studies (still deciding between emphasis in trade and commerce or in sports management and finance). I work in Park City and spend a majority of my time there. I love sports. I am an avid sports fan, NBA in particular. My favorite team is the Utah Jazz and my favorite player is LeBron James. I have been a Jazz fan my entire life since moving to Utah at the early age of 3ish. Skiing and Snowboarding are my second favorite sport to watch and do, behind basketball. I am an aspiring sports journalist but I would love to work in NBA management and higher. At the same time, another part of me has no idea what the world holds for me and I am very eager to find out. I was very excited to join The Runner, expand my sports knowledge and have the opportunity to work in a field I spend a majority of my time watching anyway. And last but not least I think I have a sports gambling problem, so let me know if you are looking to make a wager!
My name is Rob Wegley, currently attending school at North Central College in the suburbs of Chicago where I am majoring in English Literature and Secondary Education. I grew up with a passion for sports in general, and a focus on my beloved Chicago Bears, and Bulls. I ran track throughout high school and the beginning of college before injuries derailed my career. When I could not compete anymore, I turned to writing about competition, and that is why you are reading this now. I still stay active, and am the reigning punt, pass, and kick champion at my college, but more importantly I hope to be the best sports writer I can be. I will be focusing on football, basketball and baseball, and don’t be surprised to see me throw out a few track and field articles! |Follow on Twitter: @rwegs
Chris Rini is a contemporary artist living in Manhattan. His art work involves engraving, burning, and staining wood, using figurative and iconographic imagery to explore the way moments in time gain significance in our lives. His most recent work focuses on mixed martial arts, documenting key moments in both the fighters’ lives and the history of the sport. | Follow on Twitter: @RiniMMA
My name is Brett Scarberry and I was born and raised in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. I played baseball at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina where I had a pretty successful playing career and I now live in Brooklyn, New York. I mainly follow baseball and football, specifically the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins and Miami Dolphins. I am currently a baseball coach here in New York, but I would eventually like to begin writing full-time so I’m hoping this will be a good place to start. I look forward having you all read my work and if anyone ever needs private baseball lessons in NYC hit me up. | Follow on Twitter: @Scarberry11
My name is Sam Becker. I was born in Spokane, WA and now call Seattle home. I attended Washington State University, and now enjoy annual losing football and basketball seasons watching them “Coug it”. I grew up with a healthy love for hockey, and spent over a decade playing soccer. Now I follow the worlds of NCAA basketball and football closely, along with the NHL, MLS, and NFL. I’m looking forward to covering the great northwest for The Runner, and fight off some of that nasty East Coast bias we all know and love out here. I’m stoked to be a part of the writing team, and look forward to improving every day and hearing reader’s feedback.
My name is Brooks Crist. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and will be featuring stories relevant to my native home teams as well as the nation. Check back often for regular columns and updates! | Follow on Twitter: @bncrist
I’m Alex. Born in Philadelphia, spent most of my life in Utah, and as such I’m a die hard fan for anything Philadelphia – Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, 76ers, Villanova, Temple, Drexel, the list goes on. Sports keep me going, and baseball is one of my biggest passions. I’ve lived in Park City, Utah for so long that winter sports are a huge part of my life. I love skiing and hockey equally and I hope to be able to share that love here. I can still never forget the moment the Phillies won the world series in 2008. I look forward to being able to contribute my thoughts and opinions to The Runner!