Reserve Sports Network
Student-Run Athletic Coverage and Commentary
Reserve Sports Network is a student organization that provides live coverage, commentary and news surrounding WRA Athletics. RSN makes it easier than ever to stay up-to-date with sports. Students who are interested in broadcasting, journalism and media can gain valuable experience through involvement in RSN.
The group was started in 2021 and has quickly taken shape, with an entire team of commentators, camera operators and content producers. RSN benefits from both faculty support and the highly involved athletic teams at Western Reserve Academy.
MEET THE RSN STAFF
Landon Allis ‘23 - Director of Broadcasting and Communications
Michael Filippelli ‘22 - Lead Color Commentator, Associate Broadcasting Director
Gunnar Gray ‘22 - Lead Production Assistant, Associate Communications Director
Jimena Oliva ‘22 - Assistant Broadcasting Manager
Hannah Ma ‘22 - Assistant Broadcasting Manager
Chunwoong Park ‘23 - Camera Operator, Production Assistant
David King ‘22 - Commentator
Art Johnson ‘22 - Commentator
Ben Sindell ‘22 - Commentator
Thomas Adams-Wall - Lead Faculty Advisor
Follow them on Instagram! @Reserve.SN
READ MORE ABOUT RSN
Sept. 9, 2021
With fall upon us, excitement is in the air and now it is ON the air.
Reserve Sports Network, WRA's very own broadcasting group, was recently launched by third-year student Landon Allis '23. A lifelong sports fanatic, Allis channeled his passion for athletics into broadcasting.
"I've always loved sports," said Allis. "This seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something with that love."
Head of School Suzanne Walker Buck welcomed the idea, giving RSN the stamp of approval. Now equipped with a team of fellow students, Reserve Sports Network provides video coverage, commentary and even post-game interviews at WRA sporting events.
Along with Allis, other commentators include Michael Filippelli, Gunnar Gray, Jimena Oliva, and Hannah Ma, all from the Class of 2022. Chunwoong Park '23 assists with camera operation and production, and a team of faculty consultants have also bolstered RSN's development since May of 2021.
The fall athletic season kicked off in late August, giving RSN plenty of content to cover. The first broadcast was a Girls Soccer match against Cuyahoga Falls. According to Allis, a few difficulties popped up early on, but by the second half the commentators had found their footing.
"We've only done four games, but the community support is already pouring in," Allis noted. "I really want to see this group get to a place where we can have a large setup with multiple cameras, sideline reporters, sports podcasts and so much more."
Through RSN's excellent work, it is now easier than ever to stay updated with WRA sports. Reserve Sports Network posts live coverage of select games and has their own social media profiles on YouTube and Instagram.For a closer look at RSN, go to https://bit.ly/3E1hcxo and be sure to follow along!