This is Clutch Sports Media.
Clutch Sports Media is a high school sports media website dedicated to serving high school sports fans across Central Illinois. CSM was founded in August 2019 by two Bradley University broadcasting students, Joey Wright and Larry Larson. Our goal is to simply provide the best possible audio and video coverage of your favorite high school sports in the Central Illinois region. We don't believe in cutting corners: we will always strive to provide the most comprehensive, accurate and highest quality broadcasts around. Our company was founded on the idea that the best high school sports coverage should be free for all to enjoy, rather than hidden behind a paywall. As long as we're in charge at CSM, our broadcasts will always be free. We couldn't do what we do without the support of local businesses, schools, and you, the fan. Thanks for tuning in!
About Larry Larson
Larry Larson is a junior Sports Communication major and journalism minor at Bradley University. A native of Rockford, Illinois, Larry is a 2018 graduate of Belvidere High School, where he played varsity golf and baseball and anchored the schools' sports show on the weekly announcements. At Bradley, Larry is assistant sports editor of the Bradley Scout and serves as the paper's lead men's basketball reporter. A member of BravesVision, Larry provides play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting for ESPN broadcasts of various Bradley sports. The last two summers, he has served as a broadcaster for the Northwoods League's Rockford Rivets, and was named the NWL Announcer of the year in 2020. In his free time, Larry enjoys traveling, playing golf and listening to Cubs baseball and Bears football. You can find him on twitter, @MLBLarry and Instagram, @LarryLarsonSports.
About Joey Wright
Joey Wright is a junior Sports Communication major at Bradley University. After moving to Urbana, Illinois in 2012, Wright became heavily involved with producing live coverage of Urbana High School sporting events for Urbana Public Television. Wright helmed the broadcasting club during his final three years at UHS, a period during which he also read the school’s morning announcements and hosted his own program on UPTV. Prior to graduating high school in 2018, Wright worked for The News-Gazette as a sports staffer and spent a semester as an intern at Champaign CBS affiliate WCIA-3. At Bradley, Wright is the Sports Podcast Producer for the Bradley Scout and has served in many on-air roles as a member of BravesVision. An avid motorsports fan, he also covered the action at Peoria Speedway while with the Peoria Journal Star in 2019. In his free time, Joey likes following motorsports and keeping his Madden skills sharp. Joey is on Twitter @JoeyWright2000.
About Evan Johnson
Producer, Social Media assistant, Broadcaster
Evan Johnson is a junior Sports Communication major and Advertising/Public Relations minor at Bradley University. 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.
About Josh Schwam
Photographer, Social Media assistant
Josh Schwam is a junior Sports Communication major at Bradley University with minors in Public Relations/Advertising and Journalism. Josh is a proud native of New York City, where he was the President of the Sports Broadcasting Club in high school as well as a two-year captain of the tennis team. Josh changed courses from broadcast to media relations and communications when he came to Bradley, taking up an internship in the Bradley Athletics Communications Department. Josh can be seen at any and all Bradley Athletic events taking pictures and running social media platforms. This past summer, Josh was a Communications Intern for Major League Lacrosse, and was present at their quarantined bubble season. In his free time, Josh is an avid endurance sports aficionado, marathon runner and New York Yankee fan.