Meet The Team

The names and faces behind The Stride Report

GARRETT ZATLIN

GARRETT ZATLIN

FOUNDER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SINCE STARTING THE STRIDE REPORT IN 2017, GARRETT HAS PRODUCED CONTENT FOR THE D1 LEVEL AND OCCASIONALLY THE D2 LEVEL, ALL WHILE OVERSEEING THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE SITE. A GRADUATE FROM VIRGINIA TECH, GARRETT OPTED TO SELL THE STRIDE REPORT TO CANADA-BASED COMPANY STREAMLINE ATHLETES IN DECEMBER OF 2021, ENDING A SIX-MONTH SHUT-DOWN OF THE SITE.

FIRST JOINED
March 2017
JOHN CUSICK

JOHN CUSICK

D2 & D3 EDITOR

JOHN WAS THE FIRST WRITER TO BUY-IN TO THE VISION WE STILL SHARE TODAY AT THE STRIDE REPORT. AN ALL-AMERICAN WHILE AT COLORADO MESA, JOHN'S EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE AND LARGE NETWORK OF CONNECTIONS HAS MADE HIM ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE NAMES IN MEDIA WHEN IT COMES TO D2 TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY.

FIRST JOINED
November 2017
BEN WEISEL

BEN WEISEL

BLUE OVAL PODCAST CO-HOST

A MIDDLE DISTANCE STANDOUT DURING HIS TIME AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY, THE RECENT GRADUATE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE PERSONALITIES AT THE STRIDE REPORT. A CO-HOST OF THE BLUE OVAL PODCAST, BEN BRINGS A VALUABLE NON-WRITING COMPONENT TO OUR SITE AND OFTEN CONTRIBUTES TO OUR D1 MEN'S RANKINGS.

FIRST JOINED
September 2018
MAURA BEATTIE

MAURA BEATTIE

D1 WOMEN

FEW WRITERS ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE AS MUCH CONTENT AS MAURA DOES. THE FORMER NORTHERN ILLINOIS RUNNER OFTEN TOUCHES MOST OF OUR D1 ARTICLES AND HAS EMERGED AS AN INVALUABLE LEAD FOR OUR D1 WOMEN'S CONTENT.

FIRST JOINED
May 2019
BRETT HAFFNER

BRETT HAFFNER

D3 MEN & WOMEN

BRETT WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO INITIATE THE PRODUCTION OF D3 CONTENT FOR OUR SITE. THE WISCONSIN EAU-CLAIRE NATIONAL MEET PARTICIPANT HAS PROVEN TO BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CURRENT DAY DEVELOPMENTS OF D3 DISTANCE RUNNING AROUND THE NATION.

FIRST JOINED
July 2019
GRACE MCLAUGHLIN

GRACE MCLAUGHLIN

D2 WOMEN

A LONG-TIME VETERAN OF TSR, GRACE WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO THE INITIAL SUCCESS OF THE STRIDE REPORT’S D2 COVERAGE. AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS, GRACE RETURNED TO TSR WITH TREMENDOUS INSIGHT WHILE BOASTING IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE ON THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTRY.

FIRST JOINED
August 2019
HANNAH THORN

HANNAH THORN

D3 MEN & WOMEN

WHEN SHE JOINED TSR IN AUGUST OF 2019, THE WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH GRADUATE BROUGHT VALUABLE STABILITY TO A STILL-BUDDING D3 SECTION ON OUR SITE. HANNAH'S CASUAL, BUT HIGHLY-INFORMED WRITING STYLE HAS MADE HER A PERFECT FIT AT THE STRIDE REPORT.

FIRST JOINED
August 2019
BRIAN DENGLER

BRIAN DENGLER

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

INITIALLY A DIVISION ONE WRITER WITH THE STRIDE REPORT, THIS BUCKNELL GRADUATE'S EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE ACROSS MULTIPLE LEVELS OF COMPETITION, PAIRED WITH HIS FAMILIARITY OF EAST COAST PROGRAMS, PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS HIS RECRUITING COVERAGE.

FIRST JOINED
August 2019
ERIC BARANOSKI

ERIC BARANOSKI

D2 MEN & WOMEN

ERIC IS ONE OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE WRITERS WE HAVE ON OUR STAFF. DESPITE CONTRIBUTING TO NUMEROUS D2 ARTICLES, THE MARYLAND GRADUATE HAS ALSO BEEN ABLE TO DIP INTO THE D1 SCENE, SHOWING OFF A RARE RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE.

FIRST JOINED
January 2020
KEVIN FISCHER

KEVIN FISCHER

D3 MEN & WOMEN

KEVIN HAS GIVEN TSR A THIRD AND MORE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE ON D3 DISTANCE RUNNING. THE WHEATON COLLEGE MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN OUR LATEST RANKINGS, PROVIDING AN IMPRESSIVE LEVEL OF RESEARCH, SPECIFICALLY FOR RECRUITS.

FIRST JOINED
June 2020
GAVIN STRUVE

GAVIN STRUVE

D1 MEN

A CURRENT JOURNALISM STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, GAVIN HAS HAD AN INSTANT IMPACT AT THE STRIDE REPORT. HIS PROFESSIONAL WRITING STYLE AND MIDWEST KNOWLEDGE IS REFLECTED IN HIS ARTICLES WHICH ARE OFTEN LADEN WITH DETAILS AND THOUGHTFUL ANALYSIS.

FIRST JOINED
December 2021
KORA MALECEK

KORA MALECEK

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

INITIALLY AN INTERN WITH THE STRIDE REPORT AND CURRENTLY A RUNNER FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, KORA’S INFECTIOUS POSITIVITY PAIRED WITH HER INCREDIBLE DRIVE MAKES HER A PERFECT WRITER TO PIONEER TSR'S COVERAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE RUNNING.

FIRST JOINED
February 2022
SCOTTY LOUGHLIN

SCOTTY LOUGHLIN

D1 WOMEN

SCOTTY, WHO IS A FORMER RUNNER OF NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY, HAS PROVEN TO BE A QUICK LEARNER WHO IS ALSO THE HOST OF THE CHIPTIME PODCAST. HIS ABILITY TO TELL STORIES THAT CAPTURE YOUR ATTENTION WHILE ALSO BEING INFORMATIVE PROVIDES A CREATIVE SPARK TO THE STRIDE REPORT’S CONTENT OFFERINGS.

FIRST JOINED
August 2022