Together, Ian and Peter hope to make an Impact with their new blog/podcast combo and hope to show just how special sports are and how they can be tied into any event, in or out of the sports world. The two prospective media stars met at the University of Dayton when they broadcasted a Flyers basketball game during the impressive 2019-20 season.
Peter Burtnett is a proud Ohioan born and bred. Being from Cleveland, Ohio, and going to high school in Columbus, sports have been at the forefront of Peter’s life from the very beginning. Now at the University of Dayton with plans to graduate in the winter of 2021, his love of sports has combined with his love of writing to prompt him to begin this blog page, Impact Sports. Burtnett hopes to one day cover a team as a sportswriter or become a broadcaster like Chris Fowler.
Since starting a student newspaper as his Senior Project in high school, Peter has learned a lot but still has a long way to go.
When he is not writing about sports, he is often playing sports video games or watching and talking about sports. Traveling and binge-watching the MCU are among his other hobbies outside of sports.
Ian Evans is a Maryland native and is also a recent graduate of the University of Dayton and is currently a graduate student there pursuing his master's in Communication. He's a big fan of all things collegiate and professional football and basketball, but dabbles in baseball and other topics. Ian is an aspiring sports analyst/sports reporter and his inspiration to pursue the field came from Stuart Scott, Craig Sager and Stephen A. Smith to name a few.
In January of 2019, Evans created the sports podcast, "The Impact with Ian Evans," where he is the host, producer and editor.
Besides sports, Evans loves video gaming, watching Netflix, all kinds of music, dancing, going on vacations to the beach or lake, long drives and hikes.
Lucas Wilson was born and raised in Washington D.C. and recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island. He is currently exploring options for a career path but enjoys writing primarily about the thing he loves. He is a huge fan of professional football, and premier league soccer. He is self-branded
as a die-hard Ravens fan, and a very anxious Arsenal fan. Lucas is an avid fantasy football player, and hopes to one day open a small business. Besides sports, Lucas loves video games, the stock market, traveling the world, and most importantly good food.
Grant graduated from the University of Dayton in 2020. He is currently a contributing writer at SB Nation’s Stumptown Footy and Managing Madrid. He co-founded the Las Blancas Podcast which covers Real Madrid Femenino. From the Americas to Europe and all corners of the world,he is obsessed with the beautiful game.
School: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School; University of Dayton
Favorite Sports Teams: Liverpool FC, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, Washington Capitals, Chicago White Sox (if I must include baseball)
Favorite Athletes: Steven Gerrard, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Steph Curry, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Russell Wilson
Sports I Played: Soccer, Tennis, Rugby (in that order)
Hobbies: Political junkie, golf addict
Previous Sports Related Jobs: Manager of University of Dayton Women's Basketball, Play by play and Color Commentator for Flyer Radio, Campus Recreation Facility Operations Attendant, Warren Golf Course (University of Notre Dame) Bag Drop Attendant, Our Lady of Good Counsel Girls Basketball Manager, Northwest Golf Course Cart Attendant
Current Job: Lake Forest Golf Club Pro Shop Attendant, Starter, and Cart Attendant
Chase is from the Washington D.C. area. He graduated from the University of Delaware and is currently enrolled at Arkansas State University for a Master’s of Sport Administration. Chase has experience playing rugby for 6 years at the high school and collegiate level. His favorite teams are F.C. Barcelona, any D.C. team, and his local high school teams. When he’s not watching sports, he is playing chess. He’ll be one half of the “Mooch and Goose” soccer coverage.