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The Winning Formula

Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m., join Cole Elling as he discusses all things athletics – UCM, college and professional.  It’s “The Winning Formula” on UCM Radio-The Beat.

Cole Elling is a double major in digital media production with an emphasis in journalism and in communication studies.  He is sports editor of the student newspaper, The Muleskinner, and is a member of the UCM Mules Golf Team.


Episode 1

Cole Elling is focusing on Mules basketball in this inaugural episode of “The Winning Formula”.  He is joined by juniors Ben Fritz and Jack Chapman.  Fritz and Chapman will have a new coach and 11 new teammates.  Cole visits with Ben and Jack about their history, what brought them to UCM, and more.

Episode 2

In this, the second episode of “The Winning Formula”, Cole Elling is joined by two of his best friends and teammates, Brooks Baldwin and Alex Gentry.   Gentry is a redshirt junior from Jefferson City, Mo. and the 2023 MIAA Conference Champion.  Baldwin is a junior from Warrensburg, Mo. Cole visits with his guests about the student-athlete lifestyle as a collegiate golfer as well as what brought them to UCM.  Their final segment addresses professional golf.

Episode 3

This week, Cole is joined by cross country Clay Pilliard.  Pilliard was a Junior Olympic national qualifier and an AAU All-American in the 2000-meter steeplechase for Sedalia Speed.  He ran the  third fastest 1600 in Sedalia Smith-Cotton history.  He also holds five school records for the Smith-Cotton swim team, earning All-State honors in the 500-meter freestyle

Episode 4

Terry Cunconan is in his eighth year as a volunteer assistant coach at UCM, working primarily with the outfielders.  He also assists with hitting and directs analytics support for scouting and player development. Terry has also coached in the Aces Fastpitch organization based out of Kansas City, Mo.   He is in his 24th year as a member of the UCM faculty in the department of Communication & Digital Media Production, and is a certified Dale Carnegie.

Episode 5

Christian Davis is in studio this week for “The Winning Formula”.  Christian shares his story as a former walk-on to key contributor on special teams and in the backfield.  He also speaks with Cole about his experience in FCA as an a budding young entrepreneur.

Episode 6

This week on “The Winning Formula”, Cole is talking Jennies Volleyball.  Seniors Jackie Storm and Sydney Lierz are in the studio with Cole this week to talk about the season and about their lives as UCM student-athletes.