Athlete Nation | Our Mission
Athlete Nation is a sports media outlet that shares the stories in sports that deserve to be told.
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Our Mission

To Share the Stories in Sports that Deserve to be Told

Who We Are

Athlete Nation is a sports media outlet based out of Lincoln, Nebraska that produces and shares the stories in sports that deserve to be told. We strive to produce quality, meaningful content that connects the sports community through today’s new age of digital media.

Meet The Team

Hunter Radenslaben

Founder & CEO

Hunter Radenslaben is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Hunter initially created Athlete Nation as a Twitter account in early 2012 as a way to reach out and inspire the sports community amidst tragedy in his family. Six years later, Hunter considers himself blessed to be surrounded by an incredible team of individuals that share his passion of sharing the stories in sports that deserve to be told. Outside of Athlete Nation, Hunter public speaks throughout the state of Nebraska and avidly cheers on the Huskers.

McLean Witte

Executive Team

McLean is a junior at Hastings Senior High School. As a high schooler, he has experience in selling his own products on Amazon, working on apps, and dealing with social media marketing and SEO. He is very excited to be on the Athlete Nation team and to make a difference in the sports media industry.

Riley Milhon

Executive Team

Riley Milhon is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently undeclared, though he plans on majoring in Marketing. Riley helps oversee daily operations while assisting in graphics. He previously operated the Twitter account GBR Designs and currently serves as an intern for the Huskers Athletic Department. Riley enjoys all sports, video games with his friends, and traveling with his family.

Mary Morton

Executive Team

Mary Morton is a freshman at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She's currently working toward a degree in Business Management and Marketing and belongs to the freshman cohort of the College of Business Honors Academy. She's been watching Hunter create this inspiring platform since her middle school days and she's incredibly excited to help Athlete Nation accomplish all of its goals. Her guilty pleasures include organizing anything and everything, extreme color-coding, and watching copious amounts of DC comic’s tv series.

Mitch Fisher

Content Manager

Mitch Fisher is a Marketing major and a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He's been an entrepreneur since the seventh grade pursuing a variety of ideas. Recently, he started the Snapchat account Motivation Mitch that he used to push out motivational videos to his followers. Since high school, he's advocated for positivity on social media through his projects. Mitch's stoked to be on the Athlete Nation team and looks forward to contributing to deliver the great stories in sports.

Nate Olsen

Lead Videographer

Nate Olsen is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working to earn his bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations with minors in Business Management and History. Nate joins the Athlete Nation team with experience working as the Athletic Photographer for the Nebraska Huskers along with running a successful photography and now content marketing company, Creative Olsen, LLC. At Nebraska, Olsen implemented numerous programs that influenced the entire department’s creative work flow for the better. Nate’s primary focus with Athlete Nation is overseeing the emerging video department along with, but not limited to, providing council and leadership for the organization.

Ben Weber

Creative Director

Ben Weber is a senior at Lincoln Southwest High School. His main passions are photography and videography, which he’s been pursuing since he was eleven. After high school he plans on attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in Marketing and Photojournalism. When he’s not using a camera, you can find him sleeping, spending time with friends, or losing games of Fortnite.

Will Stone

Feature Writer

Will Stone is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a degree in Journalism. He's previously written for various outlets and grew up in the great state of Washington before moving to Nebraska. He has a passion for making a difference and helping others, which is what he aspires to do with the stories he shares through Athlete Nation. Aside from Athlete Nation, Will is a follower of Christ, a major sports fan, and an enjoyer of pickup basketball.

Aaron Housenga

Podcast Host

Aaron Housenga is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, double majoring in Broadcasting and Sports Communication while minoring in Communications. He's from Geneva, Illinois and has always had a love for sports, playing all sports in high school. He co-hosts the radio show Four the Win with three of his friends and he plans on continuing his career as a sports broadcaster or reporter after college.

Will Bauer

Podcast Host

Will is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, currently double majoring in Broadcasting and Sports Communication while also minoring in Statistics. He's a native of Hawley, Minnesota, a town of 2,000 people just twenty miles east of Fargo, North Dakota. After college, Will aspires to host or be involved in talk radio, preferably sports talk radio. He's generally glued to a screen watching a sporting event of some kind. Will joined the Athlete Nation family to tell some incredible stories about some incredible people. He serves as a podcast host, alongside his good friend, Aaron Housenga.

Alec Rome

Contributor

Alec Rome is a senior at Omaha Central High School. He plans on attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next fall and will major in Sports Media and Communication. Alec has been involved in broadcasting for three years and has experience in play-by-play for three sports, video production, print journalism, and a small dabble in sports photography. During his time at Central, Alec has broadcasted over 100 athletic events, made videos amassing thousands of views on YouTube, hosted a game show and won a gold award from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association. In whatever spare time he has, Alec enjoys pick-up basketball, hockey, or relaxing on the couch watching Jeopardy.