THIS IS CLUTCH SPORTS MEDIA
Clutch Sports Media provides high-quality live coverage of the most-watched sporting events in Central Illinois. CSM was founded in 2019 by two Bradley University broadcasting students, Joey Wright and Larry Larson. We don't believe in cutting corners.
We always strive to provide the most polished, comprehensive, accurate and highest quality broadcasts possible.
We couldn't do what we do without tremendous support from our community.
From our team to yours, thanks for tuning in!
Larry Larson a play-by-play broadcaster for the Beloit Sky Carp (High-A, Miami Marlins) and for various sporting events around the Midwest. Larry, a native of Rockford, Illinois, graduated from Bradley University in 2022 with a degree in Sports Communication. While at Bradley, Larry served as an editor of The Scout student newspaper, worked as a tour guide, and called Bradley Athletic events with BravesVision.
Joey Wright is a reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign and an on-air personality for the three radio stations owned by Champaign Multimedia Group: NewsTalk 1400-AM & 93.9-FM, Lite Rock 97.5-FM and Classic Hits 107.9-FM. He covers topics ranging from news to sports. Wright graduated from Bradley University in 2022 after being heavily involved with student production group Braves Vision and worked in various on-air and production roles for Bradley's Valley on ESPN telecasts. Wright has lived in Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas and West Virginia and has lived in Urbana, Illinois since 2012. Wright is an avid motorsports fan and enjoys reading, writing and dominating his competition in Madden NFL.
Jonathan Michel is a 2023 graduate of Bradley University with a degree in sports communication and minors in journalism and advertising/public relations. During his time at Bradley, Jonathan was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Bradley Scout newspaper after serving as Sports Co-Editor. He also has done play-by-play, color commentary, and produced broadcasts of various Bradley sports on ESPN3 and ESPN+, in addition to shooting and editing highlight videos. He was homeschooled throughout high school. Jonathan played varsity basketball for Quad Cities Christian School in Moline, Illinois before moving to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area where he played for the SWCHA Saints, a nationally ranked homeschool basketball team. Jonathan is adamantly trying to finally break 80 in golf and enjoys playing Wii.
Gavin Russell is a sophomore at Illinois Central College. He joined Clutch Sports in February 2021, and started helping with broadcasts in May. Additionally, Gavin also independently covered high school football and baseball in spring of 2021. Leading up to that, he produced and co-hosted a sports podcast. He enjoys following Bradley University athletics closely, especially the basketball team. Gavin also enjoys working at his seasonal job, Eastside Centre, as a member of the grounds crew. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, playing and listening to music, and catching a game of one of his favorite Chicago sports teams. You can find Gavin on Twitter @Gavin_IL
LEAD GAME ANALYST
John Komosa is a Utility Project Manager at Rohn Products LLC in Peoria and former Sports Reporter for the Peoria Journal Star. John spent a decade with the newspaper, where he covered high school basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, golf, soccer, and college athletics. He was responsible for tracking season statistics, writing feature stories, and helping run the Journal Star Sportswriters weekly podcast show. John is known for his freelance reporting at WMBD and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. John is a 2010 graduate from Peoria Christian High School, where he played baseball. After PCS, John studied Journalism at Illinois Central College. John has many hobbies, which include golfing, watching basketball, movie reviews and playing Madden.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Francisco Alonzo is a Sports Communication major at Bradley University. He was born in Guatemala City and in 2017 decided to start his journey in the United States. Francisco is a 2020 graduate of Marquette Catholic High School located in Indiana, where he was captain of the soccer team. At Bradley, Francisco serves as a contributor for the sports section of the Bradley Scout. He is also involved with Braves Vision, helping as a production assistant with the ESPN broadcasts. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, and creating YouTube videos. He also likes to watch NBA games and identifies himself as a FC Barcelona fan. He hopes to find a career covering soccer matches in Europe.
Joshua Messenger is a senior sports communication and advertising and public relations major with a minor in Spanish at Bradley University. He works with a variety of sports production companies across the state of Illinois, doing freelance work on a part-time basis. He joined Clutch Sports Media in January of 2022 and interned with the Peoria Chiefs the following summer as a broadcast assistant. Originally, Messenger hails from Philadelphia, but has lived in 11 different states and is on a quest to visit all 50. In his free time, he can be seen rooting on his Philly sports teams, watching race cars drive in circles, playing chess, and editing articles for his family's leadership website.
Rodrigo Perez is a Sports Communication major with minors in journalism and advertising and public relations at Bradley University. A Joliet, Illinois native with a deep passion for soccer, Rodrigo has helped out in various roles at Clutch Sports Media, starting behind the camera and transitioning behind the controls as a producer/director. Rodrigo is currently the Assistant Sports Editor of The Bradley Scout. He also works on the production of various Bradley sports broadcasts. His passion doesn't stop with sports as he loves listening and writing music, watching sit-coms and keeping up with the latest Star Wars shows.
CODY ROSKENS (2020-2022)
Cody Roskens is the men's basketball SID at Bradley University. A 2022 Bradley graduate from Avoca, Iowa, Cody graduated from AHSTW High School in 2019 after he participated in football, basketball, track and cross country at the varsity level. Cody was the play-by-play broadcaster for Harlan Municipal Utilities, covering Harlan Community High School and southwest Iowa high school athletics from 2014-2020. Upon arriving at Bradley, Cody got involved in Braves Vision and became the head manager for the Bradley men’s basketball team. He interned for TBT (The Basketball Tournament) during the summer of 2021. In his free time, Cody can often be found keeping up with his favorite sports teams and watching new movies.
EVAN JOHNSON (2019-2021)
Evan Johnson graduated from Bradley University in 2022 with a major in Sports Communication and a minor in Advertising/Public Relations. Evan hails from Washburn, IL and graduated from Lowpoint-Washburn High School in 2018, where he was captain of the varsity basketball and Scholastic Bowl teams, among other things. Evan’s passion for sports intersects with a love of sneakers, which is why you’ll catch him posting what’s on his feet on any given day, retweeting the latest in footwear, or even working the register at the local Finish Line. Following graduation, Evan hopes to find a career in visual or social media marketing, or perhaps curating athletic talent for sportswear brands. You can find Evan on Instagram, @evan.michael.johnson, and Twitter, @evan_m_johnson.
JOSH SCHWAM (2019-2022)
Josh Schwam spent three years with Clutch Sports Media as a social media specialist, including leading in-event content execution of the Washington Tournament of Champions and State Farm Holiday Classic. He graduated from Bradley University in 2022 and is currently pursing his Masters in Sports Journalism from Arizona State. Schwam is currently a special projects employee for Major League Baseball, assigned to the Arizona Fall League. At ASU, Schwam is a Sports Information graduate assistant, where he handles the day-to-day information and promotion for the nationally-ranked Sun Devil Men’s Golf squad, all postgame press releases for Sun Devil men’s basketball and assists in creating men's basketball game notes
JACOB STEINBERG (2021)
Jacob Steinberg is a 2021 graduate of Bradley University with a degree in Sports Communication. Born and raised in Peru, Illinois, Jacob comes by way of LaSalle-Peru High School and Illinois Valley Community College. At Bradley, Jacob was a contributor with the Bradley Scout and served as the assistant video coordinator of Braves Vision where he filmed and produced social media content for the social media pages of Bradley Athletics squads. Jacob was also heavily involved through the production side of broadcasts in Braves Vision. In addition to his role at Clutch, Jacob has worked for the Peoria Chiefs. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, sim racing, and making creative content for the world to see.
MATT HARRINGTON (2019-2022)
Matt Harrington is a senior Sports Communication major at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Harrington graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in 2018, where he began his broadcasting career in girls hockey. Harrington has served as the Director of Broadcasting for the Bradley University Hockey Club since 2019, and also once held the same position with the Peoria Mustangs, a tier 3 junior hockey team. He is a member of Bradley’s Braves Vision, serving a variety of broadcast positions for Bradley sporting events. During winter break, Harrington is heavily involved with MNHockeyTV, a live streaming service that covers high school hockey throughout the state of Minnesota. In his free time, Harrington enjoys gaming, trivia, bowling and more.