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Sat, Mar 30


Andy Blair Sports Complex

The Ascent

Elevate, fortify, and develop your mindset to compete at the next level!

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The Ascent
The Ascent

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Andy Blair Sports Complex, 640 Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, USA

About the event

The Ascent Event focuses on elevating, fortifying, and developing your mindset to compete at the next level!

The Ascent is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from former collegiate standouts who played at the DI, DII, and NAIA levels. They will share their stories, insights, and mentorship strategies on how they have cultivated a mindset that helped them excel at the highest level of competition. 

With your admission you will also get a chance to network with other like-minded athletes and coaches who are passionate about improving their gameday performance.

Don't miss this chance to elevate and fortify your mindset and achieve your athletic goals!

Refreshments will be provided.

Schedule of Events

12:30pm - Dan Hunt, Founder and CEO of Meraki Performance - Introduction

12:40pm - Nate Carson, Momentum Athletic Performance - 2x NAIA National Champion

1:15pm - Jake Daugherty, Daugherty Consulting - 3x DII All-American

2:05pm - Tyler Huntey - D1 Baseball Standout

3:00pm - Networking with Attendees and Keynbote Speakers

3:45pm - Closing

Check Out Our Speaker Lineup

Nate Carson | Momentum Athletic Performance

Nate is originally from Terre Haute, Indiana where he helped lead his high school team to multiple school records. During his tenure, his team was dubbed the best team in school history, making it to semi state in Indiana Division I. Nate went attended The University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana and ended his college career with a 48-5 record, 4 National College Semi Final appearances, and 2 National Championships at the NAIA level.  He served as a Division III WR Coach for 2 Years and boasts 3 All Conference Selections (2 WR; 1 Returner). Nate is currently a WR trainer working with clients ranging from Middle School to FBS.

Jake Daughrety | Daughrety Consulting

Born in Big Rapids, Jake Daugherty has excelled on and off the field. During his time as a student-athlete at the high school and collegiate levels, he established a career of winning at the highest level. From setting school records for wins in a season, to being the first All-American Football player in his hometown, his high school athletic accomplishments also include 2x All State, 3x All Conference, 2x Team Captain, Michigan High School All-Star Game athlete, and the only player in Big Rapids High School History to be 1st Team All-Conference on both sides of the ball (Offense & Defense). In college, Jake achieved 3x All-America, 3x All GLIAC (Conference), 3x Team Captain, 2x Preseason All American, 2017 All-State Good Works Team Member, 2017 Gene Upshaw Runner Up, Team record: 45-7 overall record, 4x NCAA playoff appearances, 2x GLIAC Championships, 2x national quarterfinal berths, a coveted Final Four Game Appearance and a Super Region Championship.

Tyler Huntey | Former DI Baseball Standout

After a successful career in three high school sports, baseball, basketball, and football.  In High School Tyler was an All State Athlete in both Baseball and Basketball.  Tyler was a three time conferance champion, twice in baseball and once in football which was the first 9-0 season in his high school's history.  Tyler joined the Central Michigan University Baseball Team as a walk-on and earned a scholarship after his first year.  Through his determination he earned a full ride by his senior season, working his way into becoming the teams starting catcher and 3rd  hitter in the batting lineup.  Tyler was voted MVP, Captain, and Most Improved by his team mates throughout his career.  In 2015 Tyler led the Chippewas to a MAC championship season.  During his career with the Chippewas Tyler was recognized as the MAC Conference player of the week four times, and named both an all conference, all region athlete.  

Dan Hunt | Founder and CEO of Meraki Performance

Over the past decade Dan has given his life to influencing, coaching, and training athletes, coaches and leaders in creating cultures that people find purpose, experience fulfillment, and are able to live from a place of authenticity. From NCAA athletic teams to professional organizations Dan creates insight, helps develop strategies, and coaches teams and individuals to maximize themselves in their pursuit of being the best they can be. Talent is not the greatest predictor of success. Thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs of an individual or team is. Dan has been able to bring that out of countless individuals and teams who've experienced being the best in their given pursuit and better yet, reaching their potential.


  • General Admission

    Admission includes access to our keynote networking hour after the event and light refreshments.

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