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The Josh Worden Interviews on Oregon State University Athletics were recorded by Worden, an OSU alum, for syndication on a podcast titled Beaver Tales. Conducted primarily with former OSU athletes and coaches, the interviews touch on the highlights of each interviewee's athletic career while also documenting their lives following their departure from the university. The collection includes representation of nearly every varsity sport sponsored by Oregon State, with particular emphasis on Beaver baseball. Many of the baseball interviews were incorporated into a serial documentary titled "Dynasty in the Woods" that focuses on the 2018 College World Series-winning OSU baseball team; the episodes constituting this documentary are also held in the collection. Born digital .mp3 audio files of each interview are available in the SCARC reading room or upon patron request.
ID: MSS Worden
Extent: 5.27 gigabytes
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The archivist-prepared description of this collection uses the phrase “Civil War” to refer to the long-standing athletic rivalry between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. A history of this athletic rivalry, and use of the phrase “Civil War” to describe it, is available online in The Origins of the "Civil War" Football Game blog post.

In June 2020, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced that the term  “Civil War” will no longer be used by either university because it “represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.”

We acknowledge the racism represented by the use of this phrase and the harm it may cause our users. In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collections, we have retained the use of this phrase in the collection description.

[Date of acknowledgement: November 2021]

Preferred Citation: Josh Worden Interviews on Oregon State University Athletics (MSS Worden), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Collection materials were initially transferred by Josh Worden to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2020. Later accessions have been transferred to SCARC through a shared online storage space.
Acquired: 2020.
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Series 1: Interviews, 2020 Add to Shelf
Interviews are arranged chronologically by date recorded. Where available, Worden's episode notes are included for each interview to provide context on the interviewee and the completed session.
Extent: 92 .mp3 audio files
Digital File 1.1: Damien Haskins, April 4, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2013-2015. "Damien Haskins played running back for Oregon State from 2013-2015. He benched pressed 400 pounds, once scored 52 touchdowns in a single season of high school football, and is now a licensed nursing home administrator in Eugene."
Extent: 0:31:03
Digital File 1.2: Alexis Serna, April 8, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2004-2007. "Alexis Serna is a Beaver legend. He won the 2005 Lou Groza Award, labeling him the best kicker in college football, and earned All-American status twice. Serna was a critical part of some momentous Beaver wins, but he's also remembered for missing 3 PATs in the overtime loss to LSU in 2004. He reflects in this episode why he feels blessed by all the valleys he has traversed and how he's helping current OSU athletes prepare for the future."
Extent: 0:59:23
Digital File 1.3: Simon Date, April 15, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Soccer, 1993-1996. "Simon Date became the first international men's soccer player in Oregon State history when he played for legendary coach Jimmy Conway in the mid-90s. Simon first came to America on a 90-day visa following his high school graduation, but a pickup soccer game in Portland in 1992 changed everything. He shares the story of how he found Oregon State early in the podcast as well as his work now as the head of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce."
Extent: 0:38:28
Digital File 1.4: Felicia Anderson, April 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Swimming, 2016-2019. "The granddaughter of OSU Hall of Fame basketball coach Jimmy Anderson, Felicia Anderson was an Oregon State swimmer from 2016-2019. Already holding two school records and an Olympic Trial hopeful, Felicia had just finished her junior year when the swimming program was disbanded. She transferred to Southern Methodist University for her senior year but even that season was cut short by COVID-19. Felicia shares in the podcast what she's learned through a wild collegiate career."
Extent: 0:20:17
Digital File 1.5: Jamie (Weisner) Scott, April 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 2012-2016. "Jamie Scott, formerly Jamie Weisner, joins the podcast while stuck in Siberia after her most recent season of pro basketball. While at OSU, Jamie was an All-American and the Pac-12 Player of the Year when OSU made the 2016 Final Four. A Canadian National Team gold medalist and already well-traveled in her pro career, Jamie discusses how she's developed as a person and athlete since leaving OSU, and what her first three years of marriage have been like with former OSU football player Larry Scott."
Extent: 0:36:19
Digital File 1.6: Steven Christian, April 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2012-2013. "Football is only one small part of Steven Christian's story. The former OSU defensive back spent much of his six years of collegiate athletics rehabbing from hip injuries, so he turned to a new outlet: art. As a talented illustrator he has produced comics, animated cartoons and augmented reality books as well as blogs, podcasts and more."
Extent: 0:35:07
Digital File 1.7: Dick Oldfield, April 22, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Cross Country and Track and Field, 1979-1984. "A two-sport athlete and Olympic Trial finalist, Dick Oldfield was a tremendous middle distance runner for OSU in the early 1980s. He shares his highlights at the Olympic Trials and at OSU, including anecdotes about why his head coach Frank Morris would drive his car on the track as a training exercise as well as how the runners would pilfer Gatorade from the locker rooms after workouts."
Extent: 0:38:44
Digital File 1.8: Langston Morris-Walker, April 24, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2012-2016. "Langston Morris-Walker was a steady presence for Oregon State in the transition from Craig Robinson to Wayne Tinkle. Playing half his career for each coach, Langston appeared in 118 games. The 6'5" guard was a clutch performer including, in 2015, his game-winning basket to seal the upset over #7 Arizona. He opines on the difference between his two coaches, his air guitar celebration, his adoption story, modeling for the 2K14 video game and his current job with Adidas."
Extent: 1:04:04
Digital File 1.9: Sara Almen, April 24, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Track and Field (2013-2016) and Volleyball (2012-2013). "It seemed Sara Almen's track and field career was done in 2012. She won six state championships in high school (three in high jump, one in the 4x100 relay, two in volleyball) but came to OSU solely as a volleyball player. A lot has happened since then. Her collegiate volleyball career ended and her collegiate track and field career began. She competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials, transferred schools and became a coach. She now works for Pac-12 Radio. Sara shares on the Beaver Tales podcast how she has matured during all the changes."
Extent: 0:27:37
Digital File 1.10: Dustin Stanton, April 27, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2012-2016. "Dustin Stanton started 30 games for OSU on the offensive line, finishing with the 2016 Civil War victory. After getting cut by the Bengals, he held a 'corporate America' job in Portland for five months before the Dallas Cowboys signed him. He expects to stay in the NFL for the foreseeable future, which makes it that much more surprising Dustin nearly quit football in college when the OSU coaches asked him to switch positions. He reflects on that journey on the Beaver Tales podcast."
Extent: 0:30:27
Digital File 1.11: Kyle Nobach, April 28, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2015-2018. "The starting left fielder during Oregon State's NCAA title run in 2018, Kyle Nobach reached the highest peak of collegiate baseball. However, Kyle says expecting to find happiness in success is backwards. He discusses that philosophy, how his relationship with Pat Casey was healed, why he's stepping aside from coaching at Everett Community College and what he's focusing on instead."
Extent: 0:42:46
Digital File 1.12: Matt Sieverson, April 28, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2004-2007. "Before the 2007 Civil War, Matt Sieverson had started one game in his career. He came to Oregon State as a walk-on defensive back from Bend, but on December 1, 2007, he got the start at running back. In the final regular season game of his career, Sieverson totaled 142 yards and a touchdown, leading the Beavers to a dramatic, double-overtime victory over the Ducks in Eugene. Matt talks with Josh about his memories from that game, including a 'what if' about that Civil War: what if Yvenson Bernard hadn't gotten hurt and Matt never had the opportunity for his breakout game? Would he still know today what he was capable of?"
Extent: 0:37:34
Digital File 1.13: Mitch Meeuwsen, April 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2001-2004. "Mitch Meeuwsen was the model of a consistent defensive presence: he went from Freshman All-American in 2001 to First-Team All-American in 2004. He intercepted 20 passes while at OSU; to this day, no other Beaver has more than 15. He played in Germany for NFL Europe and later raced dwarf cars after his football retirement. The Forest Grove native now lives in Tualatin with his wife and two kids."
Extent: 0:25:33
Digital File 1.14: Cadyn Grenier, April 30, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2016-2018. "Cadyn Grenier won the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award as the best shortstop in college baseball. He also earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors twice, was named 2018 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles. But most importantly, Cadyn Grenier is a national champion. Cadyn talks about his experience in professional baseball so far and his detailed memories of the 2018 College World Series."
Extent: 0:43:38
Digital File 1.15: Michael Gretler, May 4, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2015-2018. "Michael Gretler was the starting third baseman on Oregon State's 2018 national championship team. He was drafted in the 10th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates but after two seasons in the minors, he retired from pro baseball and now works in Seattle. He shares about his transition away from baseball, the leadership of head coach Pat Casey, and his experience in the 2018 College World Series."
Extent: 0:44:40
Digital File 1.16: Steven Kwan, May 4, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2016-2018. "Steven Kwan had a marvelous spring of 2018, being named First Team All-Pac-12 while batting .355 and winning an NCAA Championship. He was drafted in the 5th round by Cleveland and has played in the minor leagues for two seasons. He joins the Beaver Tales Podcast to talk about his growth in the minor leagues, how Pat Casey gave him the confidence to be a great player, and how he supported his OSU teammates in the College World Series whether healthy or not."
Extent: 0:39:35
Digital File 1.17: Jarmal Reid, May 5, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2012-2016. "Jarmal Reid was a key role player in the 2015 and 2016 Beaver basketball teams that exceeded expectations and made the program's first NCAA Tournament in 26 years. The 6'7" forward now plays professionally in Australia. He joins the Podcast from Down Under to talk about his maturation since college in terms of nutrition and academics, the difference between his two head coaches at OSU (Craig Robinson and Wayne Tinkle), and how he handled the death of his father during his college career."
Extent: 0:49:28
Digital File 1.18: Lyle Moevao, May 5, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2006-2009. "Lyle Moevao was a fixture of the Oregon State football team in the late 2000s, leading the Beavers to wins in the 2007 Civil War, the 2008 game vs #1 USC, the 2008 Sun Bowl and more. Moevao ranks in the top 10 in school history in passing yards and touchdowns and now coaches the running backs at Northern Colorado. He talks about getting mentored by head coach Mike Riley, his relationship with fellow quarterback Sean Canfield, and why he couldn't stop grinning after throwing an interception on his first pass at OSU."
Extent: 1:26:13
Digital File 1.19: Jack Anderson, May 7, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2015-2018. "Jack Anderson didn't make the Oregon State baseball team in 2014. He wasn't even offered a walk-on spot. Three years later, he was a First-Team All-Pac-12 outfielder. The next year, he was the starting centerfielder in Game 3 of the College World Series as the Beavers won the national championship. Now, Jack is working on his doctorate in Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver. Check out Jack's episode to hear how close he got to never playing baseball at OSU and his journey to becoming a national champion."
Extent: 0:46:00
Digital File 1.20: Rachi Wortham, May 8, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball Director of Player Personnel, 2014-2016. "Rachi Wortham was on the Oregon State men's basketball staff for the first two seasons of the Wayne Tinkle era. Among other things, Rachi used his role as the Director of Player Personnel to help student-athletes in their academic pursuits and to think about life beyond basketball. His backstory and philosophy on how to raise young men of character is something we could all use a dose of right now."
Extent: 0:28:03
Digital File 1.21: Zak Taylor, May 11, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2016-2019. "Zak Taylor was the starting first baseman on OSU's 2018 National Championship team. His walk in the 9th inning of Game 2 in the College World Series turned into the tying run and ultimately a miraculous comeback in Omaha. After finishing his OSU career in 2019, Taylor has played one season of professional baseball in an independent league in Illinois. Hear his experience in pro ball, what he's learned since leaving OSU and his recollections of the craziest moments in the CWS on the Beaver Tales Podcast!"
Extent: 0:47:17
Digital File 1.22: Dylan Pearce, May 12, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2018-2019. "Dylan Pearce was playing at Southwestern Oregon Community College in 2017 without any recruiting interest from Oregon State. After sending a cell phone video of himself pitching to the OSU staff, Pearce was offered a walk-on spot. He would pitch in 47 games for the Beavers including two appearances in the College World Series on OSU's 2018 National Championship team. Pearce now plays professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Enjoy his story of coming to OSU and his unique perspective on what was going on behind the scenes in the OSU bullpen during Game 3 of the College World Series Finals!"
Extent: 0:34:39
Digital File 1.23: Tyler Malone, May 12, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2017-2019. "Tyler Malone made the 2018 College World Series All-Tournament team while tying a CWS record with three home runs during OSU's road to the National Championship. He's already had unique experiences in professional baseball in the San Diego Padres organization, switching positions from outfielder to catcher. Tyler speaks about what made his freshman year in 2017 difficult off the field and what helped him grow as a player and as a person the last three years. Plus, some great memories from Omaha in 2018 during the CWS!"
Extent: 0:47:22
Digital File 1.24: Alyssa (Martin) Loveday, May 13, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 2010-2014. "Alyssa Loveday (formerly Alyssa Martin) stuck with the OSU women's basketball program when few others did. Players were transferring and de-committing in the midst of a messy coaching change, but Loveday never wavered in her desire to play for the Beavers. She was the only senior in 2014 when OSU made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nearly two decades. Not only that, Loveday was balancing a civil engineering degree during her playing career. She now works in central Oregon. Enjoy her stories of becoming a civil engineer and playing basketball at a crazy time for OSU!"
Extent: 0:27:23
Digital File 1.25: Hunter Jarmon, May 13, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2013-2017 and Baseball, 2014: "Hunter Jarmon played both football and baseball his freshman year at OSU. He wanted to balance both but had to drop baseball after one season. Over the next three years of football he totaled 555 yards and 3 TDs and was primed for an expanded role as a wide receiver in his final year. After spring football in 2017, however, he switched sports again. Hunter signed a professional baseball contract with the San Diego Padres. So how did a guy who hadn't thrown a baseball in three years suddenly jump to the pros? The story involves the Don Mattingly family and a phone call Hunter Jarmon never expected to get."
Extent: 0:25:23
Digital File 1.26: Katelyn Driscoll, May 18, 2020 Add to Shelf
Volleyball, 2012-2016. "Katelyn Driscoll is another prime example of a student-athlete whose career didn't go as expected. Some last-minute drama caused Katelyn to head to Oregon State in 2012 instead of the University of Colorado. A knee injury and the first of four ACL surgeries prevented her from playing for nearly two years. Her return was rewarding, though: she was healthy in time for the 2014 season and OSU's first two NCAA Tournament victories in program history. Katelyn similarly has seen her professional career take some unexpected turns. She began playing professional volleyball in the Philippines but another ACL injury cut her career short. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia and joins the Beaver Tales Podcast to reflect on what she's learned since arriving at OSU eight years ago!"
Extent: 0:38:51
Digital File 1.27: Roberto Nelson, June 1, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2009-2014. "Roberto Nelson finished his career as the 4th leading scorer in Oregon State history with 1,745 points, and has since played professionally in the NBA Summer League and overseas in Italy, France, Mexico and New Zealand. I talked with Roberto partly about his sports career but also about more important things -- what should our perspective be on racial tensions in America? What type of conversations do we need to be having? And how has his international travel impacted his point of view? We start the conversation with how his Oregon State career started, being recruited by Craig Robinson and more, but we finish with the topic of racial inequality and media representation."
Extent: 0:41:25
Digital File 1.28: Pat Bailey, June 2, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball Assistant Coach, 2008-2020. "Pat Bailey has been an assistant coach at Oregon State since the 2008 baseball season, winning the national championship in 2018 and serving as interim head coach for the 2019 season. Coach Bailey also won a D-III NCAA Championship in 2004 as George Fox's head coach while earning National Coach of the Year. Bailey earned the 'Ethics in Coaching Award' from the American Baseball Coaches' Association in 2012, and he joins the Beaver Tales Podcast for an open conversation on coaching philosophy, life philosophy, and race."
Extent: 0:37:12
Digital File 1.29: Bill Rowe, June 8, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2006. "Bill Rowe won an NCAA Championship on the 2006 Beaver Baseball team and was an undergraduate assistant coach in 2018 when Oregon State claimed another national title. He's now the head coach of the Medford Rogues, a collegiate summer league squad, and he has a compelling motivation for what attributes he wants to instill in his players. Rowe spent 10 years in the film industry, most of it working on the set of the Portland-based NBC show Grimm, and he has some fun memories of preparing the actors in the Twilight movies to act out a baseball scene. We also talk about his transition back to coaching at Oregon State and some key moments in the College World Series in 2018 that paralleled 2006 when he scored the game-winning run in OSU's first NCAA Title in program history."
Extent: 0:37:35
Digital File 1.30: Pat Casey, June 10, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball Head Coach, 1995-2018. "Pat Casey's 900th win was also his third national championship. He's a legend at Oregon State, so when I chatted with Pat, I wanted to go as deep as possible into his coaching philosophy, where he found his inspiration, and what values he finds most important."
Extent: 0:36:32
Digital File 1.31: Jabral Johnson, June 15, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2011-2014. "Jabral Johnson was Oregon State's second-leading tackler the last season the Beavers made a bowl game: 2013. After starting at linebacker in 2013 and 2014, Jabral graduated and went on to become a police officer in Portland. We talk about some ups and downs at Oregon State, his experience being a cop (especially the last few weeks) as well as his presence as an African-American officer in a predominately Caucasian field."
Extent: 0:21:46
Digital File 1.32: Arica Nasser, June 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Volleyball, 2011-2014. "Arica Nassar has had quite the athletic career, balancing basketball and volleyball for a year at OSU before sticking with volleyball and playing in every match from 2011-2014. She concluded her collegiate career with the volleyball program's most successful season in history as the team won its first two NCAA Tournament matches ever. After a pro volleyball career in Europe, Arica got into coaching and recently got a promotion on the OSU staff as the new assistant coach. I talked with Arica about her volleyball career, transitioning into coaching, and her family backstory of her father moving from Accra, Ghana to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But one of the first things we talked about her experience of living in places like Oregon, Finland, and Sweden -- places where, as she put it, more people look like me than like her. It was poignant to hear her perspective and why she decided to come back to Corvallis at least somewhat long-term."
Extent: 0:34:19
Digital File 1.33: Sammy Harrison, June 18, 2020 Add to Shelf
Swimming, 2013-2016. "Sammy Harrison holds three school records at Oregon State and is the 9th and final All-American in program history. The OSU swimming program was dropped in 2019, so her school records seem to be set in stone. Even if the program was still going, they may have lasted a long time: in the 1,000 freestyle, for example, her time is 21 seconds faster than the previous record, and in the 1,650 freestyle she broke the previous mark by 33 seconds. Sammy now lives with her husband in Stuttgart, Germany and we had a fun conversation about her collegiate highlights, how she's filling the void where swimming used to be, and protests going on in Europe."
Extent: 0:38:14
Digital File 1.34: Daniel Gomis, June 19, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2011-2016. "Daniel Gomis first came to America as a junior in high school. He spoke 3 languages, but English wasn't one of them. He attended a school in Idaho with only one other African-American student. The 6-foot-10 native of Senegal became one of the top 100 basketball recruits in the nation and signed at Oregon State, spending 5 years at OSU that included a lot of low points (two missed seasons due to a broken leg, plus several other injuries) and high points (finishing in the top 10 in program history in blocked shots, and playing in the program's first NCAA Tournament game in 26 years). I really enjoyed talking with Daniel about how he's finding his life purpose, his job in Portland at a French-American school, and about racial unity wherever he's traveled to: America, Senegal, New Zealand and more."
Extent: 0:53:15
Digital File 1.35: John Radetich, June 22, 2020 Add to Shelf
Track and Field, 1967-1970. Interview 1 of 2. "When Dick Fosbury won the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal in the High Jump, he did it using his innovative method: the Fosbury Flop. His new technique revolutionized how jumpers have summited the bar ever since. Fosbury's teammate at Oregon State, John Radetich, became the first person to set a world record using the Fosbury Flop. Radetich jumped 7 feet, 4.75 inches in 1973 to break the Indoor World Record, and three years later set another record, jumping 7 feet, 6 inches. Radetich went on to work for 29 years at the Albany Boys and Girls Club and coached various track and field teams as well. He may call his athletic prowess 'just jumping over a stick,' but we talk about what he learned from his athletic career and how everything would have been different had he not come to Oregon State."
Extent: 0:33:46
Digital File 1.36: Gerald Gregory, June 30, 2020 Add to Shelf
Volleyball Head Coach, 1980-1982. "Gerald Gregory became the best volleyball player in America in the late 1970s, captaining the USA National Team after finishing a tremendous career at UC Santa Barbara. He ended up coaching women's volleyball both at Oregon State and the University of Oregon in the 1980s (finishing with a better record with the Beavers, I might add) and after a career in coaching and teaching, Gerald retired in Pinomo, California. Gerald and I sat across his dining room table in Pinomo to rehash his playing career, why the NCAA declared him ineligible in 1975 to effectively end his college career, and the meaningful moments throughout his coaching tenure."
Extent: 0:37:53
Digital File 1.37: Will Seymore, July 3, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Soccer, 2011-2014. "Will Seymore is a midfielder for the Sligo Rovers, a team in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland. A three-time all-conference player for OSU, Will finished his college career in 2014. His final victory in an OSU uniform was the program's first ever win in the NCAA Tournament. Will was drafted in the 3rd round of the MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas and has played all over: Eugene, Reno, Cincinnati, Vancouver BC, and now in Ireland. We talk about his crazy pro soccer career so far, what it's like to be loaned from one club to another, and his childhood split between the UK and the USA."
Extent: 0:44:40
Digital File 1.38: Casey Bunn-Wilson, July 9, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 2003-2007. "Casey Bunn-Wilson excelled on the basketball court at every level: the native of Stayton, Oregon was her conference's Player of the Year three times while also starring in three other sports besides basketball. At Oregon State, she led the conference in scoring in 2007, dropping 20 points per game on Pac-10 opponents. And after college, she earned all-league honors on the Portuguese All-Star team during a pro career that took her to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Australia and Greece. Now, she's trying to help others excel on the court and off it. Since 2015, Casey Bunn-Wilson has been the head women's basketball coach at Linfield University in McMinnville. I really enjoyed hearing about what Casey has learned as a coach and how different it is to examine the sport of basketball, or life, as the one teaching it rather than as the student."
Extent: 0:29:20
Digital File 1.39: Mary Jacobsen, July 9, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2016-2019. "Not only was Mary Jacobsen a four-time scholastic All-American (as a computer science major, no less) she earned second-team All-American status on the final vault of her career in the 2019 NCAA Championships. She now works for Google back in her home state of Washington."
Extent: 0:25:41
Digital File 1.40: Jen (Kesler) Llewellyn, July 10, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2008-2011. "Jen Llewellyn (formerly Jen Kesler) was a three-time All-American at OSU and placed second in the nation on the uneven bars in the 2011 NCAA Championships. A five-time national champion in her pre-OSU career as a Level 10 gymnast, Llewellyn has added three more national championships to her resume as a coach. In 2013, she headed to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri to be a graduate assistant, but shortly after she became the head coach in remarkably chaotic (but ultimately successful) fashion. Just in the last six seasons, the program was won three USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships and finished atop their conference standings each year. I had a fantastic time recapping Jen's career and hearing her story of meeting her husband, Cody Llewellyn. Similar to how OSU head coach Tanya Chaplin is married to her assistant Michael Chaplin, Jen's husband Cody assists her at Lindenwood. Jen lives in St. Charles with Cody and her newborn child."
Extent: 0:26:31
Digital File 1.41: Brittany Harris, July 10, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2011-2014. "Brittany Harris made the NCAA Championships three times at OSU, twice with the Oregon State gymnastics team (2011, 2012) and once as an individual competitor in the all-around (2013). The Tulsa, Oklahoma native quickly went from gymnast to coach, including a stint at Oregon State and now at D-II Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Brittany is an assistant for Jen Llewellyn (née Kesler) who also competed at OSU. It was a fun morning chatting with Jen and about 20 minutes later with Brittany, who has some fun and eye-opening stories about her gymnastics career and what she learned about herself in her growth as a coach."
Extent: 0:27:14
Digital File 1.42: Mark Barnard, July 14, 2020 Add to Shelf
Volleyball Assistant and Head Coach, 2005-present. "Mark Barnard spent 2005-2015 as an Oregon State assistant volleyball coach and the last four seasons as the head coach. The first topic we touch on is how different the collegiate sports system is in America compared to his home country of Australia, and Mark also shares his thoughts on the sustainability of the college sports model and how the coronavirus will alter it long-term. I also loved hearing about his passion for coaching and his multifaceted interests away from volleyball. A 'jack of all trades,' you might be as likely to catch Mark reading a book about a Mexican fisherman as you would see him coaching volleyball (and yes, we talk about both those things)."
Extent: 0:42:36
Digital File 1.43: Brent Brennan, July 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football Assistant Coach, 2011-2016. "Brent Brennan spent six seasons as a wide receivers coach at OSU (2011-2016) before earning his first head coaching gig at San Jose State. After improving from 1-11 in 2018 to a 5-7 record in 2019, Brennan earned a three-year contract extension. Brent and I chatted about what it's like to be a head coach in a year like 2020 and what message he's sending to his players during the COVID crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, we talk about the 'thousands' of coaching connections he's made, including his friendship with former OSU head coach Gary Andersen."
Extent: 0:30:13
Digital File 1.44: Michael Chaplin, July 20, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics Assistant Coach, 1998-present. "With 23 seasons coaching gymnastics at Oregon State, Michael Chaplin and I had plenty to talk about: how he's grown as a coach, what he's seen usually leads to athletes being successful after college, and how he transitioned away from his own gymnastics career. Michael was a Pac-10 champion, a national champion and a two-time All-American at UCLA. Michael and his wife Tanya (a six-time All-American at UCLA) have been coaching in Corvallis since 1998. Tanya is OSU's head coach and Michael serves as associate head coach."
Extent: 0:32:26
Digital File 1.45: Tyler Graham, July 30, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2003-2006. "When Oregon State baseball won its first ever national championship, Tyler Graham caught the ball that sealed the 3-2 win over North Carolina in 2006. That was the 151st and final game Tyler Graham played in for OSU; the senior from Great Falls, Montana went on to a pro career and even a brief stint in the major leagues. Tyler has since gotten into coaching and was the Director of Player Development in 2018 when Oregon State won its third national championship. He's since been hired by the Texas Rangers to be an assistant coach for their minor league affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, with manager Darwin Barney."
Extent: 0:28:54
Digital File 1.46: Susan (Baines) Crist, July 31, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Golf, 1980-1982. "Susan Crist now works as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations for the Oregon State College of Business. She knows what it takes to be set up for success, manage expectations and prepare for the next stage in a professional career. She also has fun memories of playing golf for the Beavers in the 1980s, from motor home transportation to calling in favors to the student newspaper after a particular meet."
Extent: 0:26:20
Digital File 1.47: Kevin Abel, August 5, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2018-present. "Kevin Abel is the first current Oregon State athlete I've had on this podcast, but he's worth the exception: the freshman set a College World Series record with four wins in Omaha, finishing with a complete game shutout in Game 3 of the 2018 Finals to help the Beavers win the National Title. As part of the documentary project I'm producing on that 2018 team, we talked through memories of that postseason as well as how Kevin transformed mentally to go from being 'lost' as a baseball player to dominating on the biggest stage -- all within a couple months."
Extent: 0:49:16
Digital File 1.48: Gabe Ovgard, August 6, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2014-2016. "Gabe Ovgard had a 'storybook' season in 2015. A walk-on wide receiver from Klamath Falls, Ovgard switched to safety and started two games, recording an interception and later earning a scholarship. A few months later, his athletic career came to an end after his (estimated) 11th concussion. Gabe has gone through ups and downs since then, struggling with the transition away from sports at first. Today, though, I can tell how much he's matured and learned from that process. Gabe, 24, works full-time for Nike and will share his one-year anniversary in September with his wife, Rylee."
Extent: 0:36:31
Digital File 1.49: John Radetich, August 6, 2020 Add to Shelf
Track and Field, 1967-1970. Interview 2 of 2. "John Radetich joined the Beaver Tales Podcast back in June to talk about setting the indoor high jump world record in 1973, jumping 7 feet, 4.75 inches. This time on the podcast, we talk about his second world record: in 1976, he cleared 7 feet, 6 inches with ease. Maybe the best part of the conversation was about how long it took for his world record to be broken (spoiler alert, it was pretty soon after). He's also got some great memories with his Oregon State teammate and fellow high jump legend, Dick Fosbury."
Extent: 0:28:04
Digital File 1.50: Kim (Butler) West, August 6, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 2004-2006. "With a pro basketball career spanning 7 countries and the 2012 London Olympic Games, plus a standout career at Oregon State, Kim West (known as Kim Butler at OSU) has been around the proverbial basketball block. What she learned along the way had to do with a lot more than basketball, though, especially with her passion for coaching and mental health. Kim now lives in her hometown (Tacoma, Washington), coaches the girl's basketball team at her alma mater (Bellarmine Prep), and is earning a Master's Degree in Counseling from Northwestern University."
Extent: 0:33:24
Digital File 1.51: Charlie Sitton, August 7, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 1980-1984. "Charlie Sitton was one of the most highly prized recruits in Oregon State basketball history coming out of McMinnville High School, and he followed through on the expectations. A two-time All-American and skilled 6'8" forward, Charlie remains eighth in points scored in OSU history. The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and OSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee played in the NBA and in Europe and now owns the Century Hotel in Tualatin."
Extent: 0:42:13
Digital File 1.52: Steve Johnson, August 18, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 1977-1981. "Steve Johnson had his jersey retired at Oregon State for good reason: he was the 1981 Pac-10 Player of the Year and the conference's leading scorer, he broke the NCAA record for field goal percentage, and was selected 7th overall in the 1981 NBA Draft. We reminisce about his path to OSU and why he only played one year of high school basketball, his time in Oregon playing for the Beavers and later the Blazers. Steve is now the Editor In Chief of Yachting Lifestyle 365."
Extent: 0:25:21
Digital File 1.53: Bob Welch, August 19, 2020 Add to Shelf
Author. "Though he's not a former Oregon State student-athlete, Bob Welch joins the Beaver Tales Podcast to talk about the book he wrote about a former OSU student-athlete. The Wizard of Foz details the story of legendary high jumper Dick Fosbury - 1968 Gold Medalist, inventor of the Fosbury Flop, and Oregon State alumnus. Bob Welch is an award-winning columnist and author, a Corvallis native and (shh, don't tell anyone) a graduate of the University of Oregon. The late great OSU fullback Bill Enyart called Bob 'The Only Compassionate Duck,' and he was compassionate enough to join the Beaver Tales Podcast to talk about OSU legend Dick Fosbury."
Extent: 0:29:55
Digital File 1.54: Malcolm Agnew, August 26, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2011-2012. "Malcolm Agnew had one of the most intriguing, unusual football careers of any OSU player. In his college debut he ran for 223 yards and 3 a loss to Sacramento State. He then totaled just 200 yards the entire rest of the season, was a backup the next year and then transferred to Southern Illinois. His career ended suddenly and unexpectedly a couple years later, which forced Malcolm to wrestle with who he was once football was taken away. Malcolm is an affable guy with engaging stories about meeting his wife Amanda, the antics of Brandin Cooks, and how he handled his ups and downs in college football."
Extent: 0:43:32
Digital File 1.55: Leslie (Mak) Beverly, September 8, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2009-2012. "Leslie Beverly (formerly Leslie Mak) was the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year in 2011 and the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year in 2012. She won four conference titles, including all-around in 2011, even though Leslie had not competed in all-around the previous two years. I had a blast talking with Leslie about her crazy elbow injury that led to some creative choreography (a hands-free beam routine??) plus her life after college in Ann Arbor."
Extent: 0:26:05
Digital File 1.56: Angus Brandt, September 9, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2009-2014. "Angus Brandt played five years at OSU (2009-2014, the final five years of the Craig Robinson era) and has since played professionally in Australia, New Zealand, Lithuania, Italy, plus a stint last year in Wuhan, China. I talked with the Sydney, Australia native about what he's learned both in basketball and beyond, and how his long-term relationship with fellow OSU student-athlete Megan Miller has helped keep him grounded."
Extent: 0:36:17
Digital File 1.57: Logan Ice, September 9, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2014-2016. "Although Logan Ice had a tremendous career at OSU -- First-Team All-Conference, 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, 2nd Round MLB Draft Pick -- we talk more about his post-baseball career. Soon after he retired from baseball in January 2020, Logan learned about GOATA movement therapy. Eight months later, Logan became GOATA certified."
Extent: 0:42:09
Digital File 1.58: Jay Locey, September 15, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 1973-1976; Football Assistant Coach, 2006-2014. "Jay Locey played for a lot of well-known coaches in his career: Dee Andros, Craig Fertig, Bud Riley (Mike's father), Rich Brooks, and Chuck Solberg among them. After he capped his football career with a first-team All-Pac-8 selection in 1976, Jay himself became a coach, helping win three national championships while on the staff at Linfield. Locey came back to Oregon State from 2006-2014 to assist his childhood friend Mike Riley. Since 2014, Locey has been the head coach at Lewis and Clark College in Portland."
Extent: 0:25:03
Digital File 1.59: Matt Bersano, September 18, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Soccer, 2012-2014. "Matt Bersano set the OSU record with 101 saves as OSU's goalkeeper in 2013. After a standout three-year career at OSU, he transferred to Penn State, then moved on to a pro career and currently plays for the MLS's San Jose Earthquakes. During this episode we talk about his one MLS appearance vs Manchester United (?!), what a pro soccer contract looks like, and a lot more."
Extent: 0:24:07
Digital File 1.60: Jonnie Motomochi, September 23, 2020 Add to Shelf
Men's Golf, 2008-2012. "Jonnie Motomochi is an expert golfer, coach, caddy, club thrower, interviewer... okay, he MAY disagree with part of that list, but we talk about his experience in each of these areas and how golf has taken him all over the world. The former OSU golfer (2008-2012) and OSU coach (2013-2017) is now a pro golf coach in British Columbia and has caddied in Scotland, Argentina, Japan, Canada, and more."
Extent: 0:30:19
Digital File 1.61: Brett Casey, September 24, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2007-2009; Men's Basketball, 2005-2006. "Brett Casey played OSU baseball for his father, Pat Casey, lettering from 2007-2009, and also played Oregon State basketball in the 2005-2006 season. He's got an inside look at Pat Casey's development as a coach, plus a hilarious story about being in Omaha in 2018 and walking away from TD Ameritrade Park during the College World Series."
Extent: 0:23:39
Digital File 1.62: Ben Wetzler, September 26, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2011-2014. "Ben Wetzler (OSU baseball, 2011-2014) is six years into a professional career and the 29-year-old says he's in the best shape of his life right now. His velocity is higher than it's ever been, he's mentally what's happening? And how similar is it to his transformation at OSU? Ben had a 'soft mindset' (his words) as a freshman, but by the end of his career was a First-Team All-American and broke the school's ERA record at 0.78. I talked with Ben about how Pat Casey and Nate Yeskie challenged him, how a counselor helped rework his mental outlook, and how OSU teammate Logan Ice is retooling Ben's game through GOATA."
Extent: 0:33:38
Digital File 1.63: Jack Riley, September 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball Head Coach, 1973-1994. "Jack Riley spent 22 years (1973-1994) as the baseball head coach before passing off the reigns to Pat Casey and watching the program he kept alive end up winning three NCAA Championships. I talked with the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee about seeing his baseball program get cut twice (then stay alive), inspiration from fellow OSU coaching legend Ralph Miller, and some parallels between him and Pat Casey."
Extent: 0:55:05
Digital File 1.64: Pam (Riley) Arey, September 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Tennis, 1982-1983. "Pam Arey's roots run deep in Oregon State history. Her father, Jack Riley, is an OSU Hall of Fame inductee and a 22-year head coach of the baseball program. Pam played tennis for the Beavers in the 1980s, married an OSU golfer (Sean Arey) and it's fair to say if it wasn't for the Riley family, OSU athletics would have looked a lot different over the past few decades, at least in baseball."
Extent: 0:39:37
Digital File 1.65: Joy (Selig) Petersen, October 1, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 1988-1991. "Joy Peterson (formerly Joy Selig) had so many accolades at Oregon State (three national championships, seven All-American selections, the 1991 American Award as the nation's top gymnast) that a statue was made in her honor on campus at OSU. We had a fun conversation about her time in Corvallis, her personal growth during that time, plus funny stories like a post-college gymnastics gig in a German circus!"
Extent: 0:26:37
Digital File 1.66: Max Gordon, October 1, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2011-2013. "Max Gordon was told he would never play baseball again after a 2008 car crash put him in a coma for 10 days. Four months later, he won a state championship at Ashland High School, went on to play centerfield at Oregon State and made the College World Series his senior year in 2013. The story is more complex than that, though, including a bout of depression and a non-linear recovery. Max also tells a tremendous story about how a duck carcass was involved in the 2013 series versus Oregon. Listen and find out why Max Gordon was, by his own admission, 'the grossest human being in college baseball... by a lot.'"
Extent: 0:48:49
Digital File 1.67: Megan Miller, October 1, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Soccer, 2009-2012. "Megan Miller (women's soccer, 2009-2012) was an All-American and First-Team All-Conference midfielder at Oregon State. She now lives in Japan with Angus Brandt, a fellow former OSU student-athlete. The two started dating at OSU and have traveled around the world since then, including Lithuania, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, and Wuhan, China. I talked with Megan about following Angus' basketball career all over the world, not to mention her own soccer career overseas, physical training, and her recovery from COVID-19."
Extent: 0:27:22
Digital File 1.68: Laura-Ann Chong, October 5, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2007-2010. "Laura-Ann Chong (Gymnastics, 2007-2010) was the 2010 Pac-10 Champion on balance beam, an All-American on bars and beam, and a 2004 Olympic reserve for Canada. After college, the Coquitlam, BC native became an acrobat with Cirque Du Soliel and has traveled to 38 countries. She also became passionate about mental health, helping start Project Lumiére."
Extent: 0:46:08
Digital File 1.69: Carol (Wardrop) Weaver, October 8, 2020 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 1979. "Carol Weaver (formerly Carol Wardrop) earned the moniker 'Little Carol' by her coach Aki Hill when playing for the Oregon State women's basketball team in the late 1970s. Even at 6'2", she still gave up two inches to All-American teammate Carol Menken. Either way, the two Carols are still friends today. Carol Weaver is now a pilates instructor at OSU and started Body and Soul Companion, based on the idea that spiritual and physical health are inherently connected."
Extent: 0:31:12
Digital File 1.70: Chris Pine, October 12, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 1996-1998. "Chris Pine was an Oregon State pitcher at the beginning of the Pat Casey era, earning First-Team All-Conference as a freshman in 1996. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 1998 MLB Draft, endured two Tommy John surgeries and still made it to the AAA level during his pro career. He now co-owns The Yard Baseball Academy in Beaverton, helping instruct the next generation on the diamond."
Extent: 0:36:59
Digital File 1.71: Taylor (Studzinski) Wentworth, October 15, 2020 Add to Shelf
Volleyball, 2003-2006. "Taylor Wentworth (formerly Studzinski) learned a lot of life lessons at OSU during her career as an outside hitter. Even her position was an area of upheaval (she was thrown into the fire as a setter her senior year in 2006). And through the chaos of post-OSU life -- moving around the country, getting married, having three kids and still holding a high-level position at Target -- she seems to be excelling in her career and family life. She now lives in West Linn with her husband, former OSU men's rower Norman Wentworth, and is a District Senior Director with Target."
Extent: 0:20:18
Digital File 1.72: Jake Thompson, October 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2014-2017. "Jake Thompson went from being a decent pitcher his first three years at Oregon State to a dominant pitcher on OSU's 2017 staff. He was named First-Team All-American, led the nation with 14 wins and his ERA plummeted to 1.96. Two years after being drafted in the 4th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox, Jake had Tommy John surgery and didn't pitch in a live game for 17 months. I talked with Jake on the day before his first post-surgery game."
Extent: 0:32:27
Digital File 1.73: Shawna and Traci Feldt, October 19, 2020 Add to Shelf
Softball, 1998-2002. "Shawna and Traci Feldt overlapped for three years at OSU (1999-01) and now are both head coaches of different softball programs in the Pacific Northwest. Shawna has coached at Lewis and Clark since 2009; Traci at Lower Columbia College since 2011."
Extent: 0:31:35
Digital File 1.74: Aaron Magnuson, October 27, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2009-2010. "Aaron Magnuson (OSU offensive lineman, 2009-2010) is an online pastor with ONE AND ALL Church in San Dimas, California. He had some fascinating things to say about building impactful relationships even without face-to-face interaction, plus lessons he learned at Oregon State he still uses today."
Extent: 0:32:19
Digital File 1.75: Pat Casey, October 27, 2020 Add to Shelf
Head Baseball Coach, 1995-2018. "Pat Casey re-joins the podcast to discuss coaching philosophy, the early years of his time at OSU, and what it meant to win 900 games at OSU and three national titles."
Extent: 0:55:03
Digital File 1.76: Randy Holmes, October 28, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 1980-1983. "Randy Holmes has been cooking pretty much ever since his football career at OSU ended in 1983. The running back started with a hot dog stand and later was a chef at restaurants like the Peacock and the Gables. Randy now co-owns the Angry Beaver Grill in downtown Corvallis."
Extent: 0:30:47
Digital File 1.77: Dan Spencer, October 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball Assistant Coach, 1997-2007.
Extent: 0:26:16
Digital File 1.78: Kyle Nobach, October 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2015-2018. "2018 NCAA Champion baseball player Kyle Nobach rejoins the Beaver Tales Podcast to talk about the mental game and how he was a 'sponge' at OSU with all the resources available to mentally condition himself for D-I baseball."
Extent: 0:49:33
Digital File 1.79: Jean (Lee) Rowsell, November 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 1983-1984; Track and Field, 1985-1986. "Jean Rowsell competed in gymnastics AND track and field at OSU. The bulk of our conversation actually covered some difficult personal adversity she's faced in life since then, plus what brought her through it."
Extent: 0:28:41
Digital File 1.80: Seth Pietsch, November 16, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2001-2003. "Seth Pietsch came from Wilderville, Oregon (pop. 850) to play outfield for Oregon State, leaving after his junior year when he was drafted in 2003 by the New York Mets. Today, he's the President of Integrity Insurance and Bonding, Inc. in Happy Valley."
Extent: 0:28:07
Digital File 1.81: Marcus McMaryion, November 25, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2015-2015. "Here's a list of Oregon State quarterbacks who have beaten the Oregon Ducks since 2007: Marcus McMaryion. That's it. The whole list. (well, after Friday, add Tristan Gebbia and Chance Nolan! But when we talked Wednesday... just Marcus). Marcus McMaryion helped OSU beat Oregon in 2016 but then transferred to Fresno State (he considered going to Oregon, in fact) and is now in the Canadian Football League."
Extent: 0:31:41
Digital File 1.82: Darrell Garretson, November 28, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2016-2017. "Darell Garretson played quarterback for OSU in 2016 and 2017 and now works for Signing Day Sports. We chat about Friday's Oregon State victory over Oregon, plus his career at OSU and his life now. Plus, at the end of the episode I share some behind the scenes info about the Pac-12 replay controversy that allowed Oregon to seemingly call four timeouts in the 2nd half."
Extent: 0:24:53
Digital File 1.83: Patricia Bright, December 2, 2019 Add to Shelf
Women's Basketball, 2011-2013. "Patricia Bright was one of the greatest shot blockers in OSU history, setting the program record for most blocks in a game and most blocks in a season the first year she played for OSU. She finished her college career eight years ago and has played pro basketball overseas ever since: Australia, Malta, Switzerland, France, Turkey, the U.K., Puerto Rico, and now Romania."
Extent: 0:22:47
Digital File 1.84: Jordan Villamin, December 3, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 2014-2017. "Jordan Villamin led Oregon State in receiving touchdowns in 2014 and 2015. The 6'5 wide receiver had some good memories to share about his favorite games but also the difficulties he faced in 2013 and near the end of his career. Jordan now lives in San Diego and is moving up the ladder at Enterprise Rent-A-Car."
Extent: 0:34:29
Digital File 1.85: Ryan Lipe, December 4, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 1995-1998. "Ryan Lipe came from Klamath Falls to play third base in the first four years of the Pat Casey era, 1995-1998. Ever since, Ryan has had a successful business career, and is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of MGS Manufacturing Group in Illinois."
Extent: 0:26:03
Digital File 1.86: Jake Rodriguez, December 5, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2011-2013; 2015-present. "Jake Rodriguez was a standout catcher for the Beaver Baseball team from 2011 through the College World Series run in 2013. He dealt with the loss of his father in 2012 (we talk extensively about how he handled that) before being drafted in 2013 by the Houston Astros. He elected to forego his senior year, which he now calls the worst mistake of his life. The good thing is, he gets to teach younger players what he learned in that process, which he's been doing ever since joining OSU's baseball staff in 2015. Rodriguez currently serves as the Director of Operations."
Extent: 0:29:13
Digital File 1.87: Dow Poling and Ron Dyer, December 7, 2020 Add to Shelf
Poling - Baseball, 1954-1956; Dyer - Baseball, 1977-1981. "Dow Poling played for Ralph Coleman and the Beaver baseball team in the 1950s and then spent 32 years on staff at OSU as a teacher and advisor. In 1977, another baseball player arrived by the name of Ron Dyer. His advisor? Dow Poling. The two have remained friends ever since and I sat down for a socially distanced chat with both of them about their memories of OSU baseball, funny stories involving Stan Musial and Brooks Robinson, the namesake of Poling Hall, and plenty more."
Extent: 0:49:44
Digital File 1.88: David Chin, December 11, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football, 1976. "David Chin played defensive back for Oregon State in the 1970s, but his focus was always beyond sports. The walk-on studied Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry/Biophysics at OSU and now coaches business leaders through his company, BusinessCOACH of Oregon."
Extent: 0:20:04
Digital File 1.89: Jess Lewis, December 14, 2020 Add to Shelf
Football and Wrestling, 1966-1970. "Jess Lewis not only was an All-American football player at Oregon State, he won two heavyweight wrestling NCAA Championships and competed in the 1968 Olympic Games. He's now retired and lives in Corvallis."
Extent: 0:25:42
Digital File 1.90: Isis Lowery, December 15, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 2017-2020. "Isis Lowery may be Australian, but her gymnastics career at OSU was positively All-American. That is, a 2019 All-American award as part of a standout career with the Beavers. She's now getting her Master's in Education at Oregon State and we talked about finding an identity outside of gymnastics, the mental blocks she overcame and more."
Extent: 0:37:05
Digital File 1.91: Daniel Turpen, December 17, 2020 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2005-2007. "A member of both the 2006 and 2007 Beaver Baseball National Championship teams, Daniel Turpen was a standout pitcher for the Beavers coming out of McMinnville, Oregon. He went on to play nine years of professional baseball and then became a coach, including being hired in 2020 as the pitching coach at Lewis and Clark College. Turpen is also a sales associate for Maletis Beverage Co. and lives with Elisa and their children James and Madison."
Extent: 0:18:58
Digital File 1.92: Danae (Phillips) Stanfield, December 29, 2020 Add to Shelf
Gymnastics, 1996-1999. "Danae Phillips Stanfield specialized in vault and uneven bars in her late-90s Oregon State gymnastics career. She scored a perfect 10 on bars in 1999, a feat only five OSU gymnasts have ever achieved in that event. Danae now teaches elementary school P.E. in Albany and we had a thoughtful and fun conversation about wanting a legacy transcending athletics."
Extent: 0:17:51
Series 2: Interviews, 2021 Add to Shelf
Interviews are arranged chronologically by date recorded. Where available, Worden's episode notes are included for each interview to provide context on the interviewee and the completed session.
Extent: 17 .mp3 audio files
Digital File 2.1: Matt LaGrone, January 21, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2009. "Matt LaGrone went from being a basketball player at the University of Nevada to a football player at Oregon State. He became a starting defensive end in 2009 and then abruptly left the team after playing just one season. Although it was a rough transition, Matt is in a much different place now: he's married with three kids, he's a pastor, a National Guard recruiter, a snake breeder, owns a car detailing business, and he's nearly done with that pesky Bachelor's degree."
Extent: 0:31:44
Digital File 2.2: Mary Claire Brenner, January 21, 2021 Add to Shelf
Softball, 2010-2012; Track and Field, 2013. "Mary Claire Brenner started 93 games for the OSU softball team, only to try her hand at a second sport in her 5th year at OSU. Brenner became the first thrower on the Oregon State track and field team in 25 years, competing in javelin, shot-put and discus in 2013. She later became a marine mammal trainer and now is a flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines."
Extent: 0:26:30
Digital File 2.3: Olaf Schaftenaar, January 23, 2021 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2012-2016. "The 6'10 forward Olaf Schaftenaar played for Oregon State from 2012-2016, spanning the Craig Robinson and Wayne Tinkle eras and finishing with an NCAA Tournament appearance. Originally from the Netherlands, Olaf and his brother Roeland (who also played at OSU) now play in the same league in Spain. Olaf plays for Basquet Girona, a team founded by the NBA's Marc Gasol."
Extent: 0:18:31
Digital File 2.4: Mike Hass, February 1, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2002-2005. "Mike Hass went from a walk-on scout-teamer to Biletnikoff Award Winner, as the Jesuit High School product became the best wide receiver in college football. After a 4-year pro football career, he worked for Nike for almost nine years, got married, had two kids, and recently started working in transportation engineering with Pacific GeoSource in Tualatin. We talked about his time at OSU, his life now and stories about how he nearly didn't come to OSU at all and when he did, he career was still on thin ice after two seasons."
Extent: 0:20:15
Digital File 2.5: Josh LaGrone, February 1, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2009-2011. "Josh LaGrone joined the Oregon State football team in 2009 and got some special teams experience before tearing his ACL a second time, retiring once, coming back, then retiring again. Since then, Josh has held jobs in law enforcement, personal training, football coaching and he's now reached his dream of being a gym owner- where he's also training to squat 500 pounds. He lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife, Whitney, and three kids."
Extent: 0:24:41
Digital File 2.6: Matt Boyd, February 3, 2021 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2010-2013, "Matt Boyd nearly left OSU after 2012. The left-handed pitcher from Mercer Island, Washington was at a crossroads but ultimately chose to return for his senior year and finally earned a slot in the starting rotation for a College World Series squad in 2013. Boyd parlayed his growth that year into a great pro career, having started 130 games in the big leagues already and entering the 2021 season as the ace pitcher on the Detroit Tigers' staff. In 2018 Matt and his wife Ashley established Kingdom Home, an organization devoted to ending child sex slavery in Uganda."
Extent: 0:29:09
Digital File 2.7: Abby (Windell) Swancutt, February 5, 2021 Add to Shelf
Volleyball, 2003-2006. "Abby Windell was the best high school volleyball player in the state of Oregon in 2002 and played middle blocker for Oregon State from 2003-2006. Now Abby Swancutt (after marrying Beaver football player Bill Swancutt), Abby has spent the last decade at Nike, currently as a Senior Design Director in women's performance apparel. Abby and Bill live in Salem and have three kids."
Extent: 0:22:26
Digital File 2.8: H.D. Weddel, February 17, 2021 Add to Shelf
Wrestling, 1976-1978. "HD Weddel was an Oregon State wrestler in the late 1970s under Dale Thomas and later became a life coach/chaplain at multiple Oregon schools, including about a decade with Mike Riley's staff at OSU. Weddel has taught, coached and mentored at schools all over the country and is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Lifetime Service."
Extent: 0:27:33
Digital File 2.9: Drew George, February 26, 2021 Add to Shelf
Baseball, 2007-2008. "Drew George describes himself as an OSU fan who ended up playing for the Beaver Baseball team. The Lebanon native parlayed a solid run at Lower Columbia College to a roster spot at Oregon State in 2007 and 2008, starting 81 games at OSU and winning the '07 College World Series. He's since gotten into baseball coaching and then a career at Kforce, where he contracts with Nike."
Extent: 0:22:04
Digital File 2.10: Gligorije Rakocevic, March 7, 2021 Add to Shelf
Men's Basketball, 2015-2019. "Gligorije Rakocevic moved from Montenegro all by himself halfway through high school. Wanting to play a higher level of basketball, he moved to Los Angeles, played two years of high school ball and ended up at Oregon State. After a successful four-year career with the Beavers, he's played professional basketball in Europe ever since, currently in the Czech Republic. We had a great conversation about how his transitions in life have shaped him as a person."
Extent: 0:28:56
Digital File 2.11: Yvenson Bernard, March 8, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2004-2007. "Yvenson Bernard is one of the greatest OSU running backs of all-time, trailing only Ken Simonton in career rushing yards. Yvenson has worn a few different hats since then (including husband and father) but in terms of his career, he now works for Capstone Wealth Advisors. We chatted about memories at OSU, nearly playing baseball for Pat Casey's team, a conversation about race, plus life after college."
Extent: 0:32:46
Digital File 2.12: Terry Liskevych, March 23, 2021 Add to Shelf
Volleyball Head Coach, 2005-2016. "Terry Liskevych is in four different Hall of Fames for good reason: his impact transcends just any one particular place he's been. Not only was he the head coach of the US Women's National Team for 12 years, winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games, Liskevych spent 2005-2016 as OSU's head women's volleyball coach. He also coached at Ohio State and University of the Pacific, where he was the 1983 National Coach of the Year. He still is involved in the sport of volleyball as the CEO of Total Sports, LLC and The Art of Coaching."
Extent: 0:25:12
Digital File 2.13: Chelsea Buckland, April 1, 2021 Add to Shelf
Women's Soccer, 2008-2011. "Chelsea Buckland traveled south to Corvallis from British Columbia to play soccer for OSU, helping the Beavers make the NCAA Tournament three years in a row, which OSU had never done before. She went on to play for the Canadian National Team and now coaches with Issaquah Soccer Club in Washington."
Extent: 0:24:53
Digital File 2.14: Obum Gwachum, April 5, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2011-2014; Track and Field, 2010-2014. "Obum Gwacham immigrated to California from Otinsha, Nigeria when he was seven years old, started playing football in high school and came to Oregon State in 2010. After 3 years of playing wide receiver, he switched to defensive end in 2014 and became one of OSU's best defensive players, parlaying that success into an ongoing professional career. After stops with the Seahawks, Saints, Jets and Colts, and the now-defunct AAF & XFL, Obum recently signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League."
Extent: 0:56:49
Digital File 2.15: Grant Enger, April 8, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2010-2013. "Grant Enger played offensive line for Oregon State, finishing his career as a team captain in 2013. He earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention twice, started 31 games for OSU and retired from football after winning the 2013 Hawaii Bowl. He now lives in the Portland area, works in management at Lam Research and is married with two kids."
Extent: 0:24:53
Digital File 2.16: Bill Swancutt, April 15, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2001-2004. "Bill Swancutt is one of the greatest defensive players in OSU football history: breaking OSU records with 37 sacks and 60 tackles for loss, Swancutt was named the 2004 Pac-10 co-Defensive Player of the Year. He went on to play in the NFL with the Lions, Raiders & Ravens and now works with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He's married to former OSU volleyball player Abby Windell and lives in Salem with their three kids."
Extent: 0:23:47
Digital File 2.17: Rashaad Reynolds, April 19, 2021 Add to Shelf
Football, 2009-2013. "Before his 4-year NFL career, Rashaad Reynolds was OSU's team captain in 2013, a two-time All-Conference player, leading the Pac-12 with 6 interceptions his senior year. He also set a record at Oregon State with 2 fumble recoveries for TDs in one game: the 2013 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. He now works in marketing and lives in Arizona with his wife and two kids."
Extent: 0:29:52
Series 3: "Dynasty in the Woods" serial documentary, 2021 Add to Shelf
Hosted by Josh Worden, "Dynasty in the Woods" is a documentary-style podcast that traces the rise of the Oregon State University baseball program, and that focuses specifically on their journey to the 2018 College World Series title. The podcast makes use of interview snippets collected by Worden for his Beaver Tales series, among other audio sources. Included with each episode are Worden's show notes describing the contents of a given item.
Extent: 18 .mp3 files
Digital File 3.1: Episode 1 - "Case", April 28, 2021 Add to Shelf
"A reflection on Pat Casey's legendary career, featuring interviews from former and current players, coaches, media members and Pat himself."
Extent: 1:13:27
Digital File 3.2: Episode 2 - "The Law of Success", May 5, 2021 Add to Shelf
"A collection of stories from Beaver Baseball players, especially from 2018, who overcame bouts of self-doubt."
Extent: 0:44:41
Digital File 3.3: Episode 3 - "The Shoestring Program", May 12, 2021 Add to Shelf
"A road trip through Beaver Baseball history, especially the 1970s and 1980s when Jack Riley fought to keep the program alive."
Extent: 0:35:07
Digital File 3.4: Episode 4 - "The Ralph Miller Theory", May 19, 2021 Add to Shelf
"Beaver Baseball turns from Pac-10 castoff to national powerhouse."
Extent: 0:58:16
Digital File 3.5: Episode 5 - "The Mental Game", May 26, 2021 Add to Shelf
"How mental skills techniques reshaped the way OSU baseball players operate."
Extent: 0:45:45
Digital File 3.6: Episode 6 - "Transformations", June 2, 2021 Add to Shelf
"More stories of how OSU players used the mental game to overhaul their approach to baseball (and beyond)."
Digital File 3.7: Episode 7 - "Redemption at the Regional", June 9, 2021 Add to Shelf
"We start to re-live the 2018 postseason game-by-game, starting with the Corvallis Regional that featured a rematch with LSU."
Extent: 0:41:43
Digital File 3.8: Episode 8 - "The Super Regional", June 16, 2021 Add to Shelf
"The Beavers and Minnesota square off in the 2018 Corvallis Super Regional, plus some off-the-field stories involving Nick Madrigal, Kyle Nobach and more."
Extent: 0:34:55
Digital File 3.9: Episode 9 - "Off to Omaha", June 23, 2021 Add to Shelf
"Oregon State advances to the College World Series and faces a familiar foe. Plus, a storyline involving some controversy from 2016."
Extent: 0:42:33
Digital File 3.10: Episode 10 - "Rain, Rain Go Away", June 30, 2021 Add to Shelf
"With their backs against the wall, the Beavers take on a Pac-12 opponent - and the weather - in the College World Series loser's bracket."
Extent: 0:43:37
Digital File 3.11: Episode 11 - "Rematch", July 7, 2021 Add to Shelf
"Now 1-1 in the College World Series, OSU takes on the team that sent them to the loser’s bracket: North Carolina. Plus, a closer look at Adley Rutschman’s growth as a catcher and hitter."
Extent: 0:48:19
Digital File 3.12: Episode 12 - "Two Down, Two to Go", July 14, 2021 Add to Shelf
"OSU faces Mississippi State needing to win two games in a row to make the CWS Finals. Plus, stories involving a zoo curse, hotel shenanigans, and a dramatic 9th inning."
Extent: 1:15:55
Digital File 3.13: Episode 13 - "The Beginning of the End (Arkansas Game 1)", July 21, 2021 Add to Shelf
"Advancing to the College World Series Finals, the Beavers take on Arkansas in a best of 3 series. We re-live Game 1, headlined in part by a controversial umpire ruling and a heartbreaking injury."
Extent: 0:56:39
Digital File 3.14: Episode 14 - "On the Cusp (Arkansas Game 2)", July 28, 2021 Add to Shelf
"We begin to re-live Game 2 of the 2018 Men’s CWS Finals between the Beavers and Razorbacks."
Digital File 3.15: Episode 15 - "The Last Strike (Arkansas Game 2, Part 2), August 4, 2021 Add to Shelf
"The 9th inning of Game 2 between OSU and Arkansas, plus the aftermath of an uber-dramatic sequence in Omaha."
Extent: 1:10:22
Digital File 3.16: Episode 16 - "It's Tied...Technically (Arkansas Game 3)", August 11, 2021 Add to Shelf
"After a wild Game 2, both programs head in different directions before the rubber match of the CWS Finals."
Extent: 0:38:12
Digital File 3.17: Episode 17 - "Twenty Straight (Arkansas Game 3, Part 2)", August 18, 2021 Add to Shelf
"The remainder of Game 3 of the CWS Finals."
Extent: 0:50:05
Digital File 3.18: Episode 18 - "Raining Champs", August 25, 2021 Add to Shelf
"Final reflections on the 2018 season, what it meant to the players, what they learned from winning a championship in the 3 years since then, plus a 'where are they now?' segment."
Extent: 0:51:14
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