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!