The Kill The Quit Show Mission:
“In life, there are no off days and quitting is NEVER an option, and “Kill the Quit” is a show dedicated to athlete “warriors” seeking to maximize their performance potential! Learn professional secrets from Kill Cliff’s BADASSADORS about what it takes to operate at your physical and mental best, the process of setting and achieving personal goals, adapting to the obstacles that stand in opposition to those goals, and keeping a positive mindset throughout.”
Hosted By Mark Zinno
Mark Zinno has over 10 years of radio and television experience. He started out as a news and sports reporter for WNAV in Annapolis, Maryland before moving to ESPN Radio 1300 in Baltimore in 2006, where he continued doing updates and began hosting his own talk show. Mark was elevated to full-time host when he joined 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, where he spent a total of eight years with CBS Radio. In 2014, Mark left Baltimore and moved to CBS Radio Atlanta and 92.9 The Game before joining 680 The Fan in 2017. Mark has done play-by-play for Loyola (College) University Maryland men’s basketball and the University of Maryland Terrapins baseball programs. He is currently the voice of the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, a professional men’s indoor lacrosse league whose games can be heard on The Sports X.
Mark is also a member of the Army National Guard, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has deployed twice to Iraq – the first time from 2005-2006 and the second time in all of 2011. He has been awarded two bronze stars and combat action badge for his service in Iraq. Mark graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a BA in Communications.
He is the father of twin boys.
KILL THE QUIT Podcasts:
Kyle Maynard - Quadruple Congenital Amputee, Best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, 2x ESPY award winner & MORE!
Episode 32 of the Kill The Quit podcast features possibly our most unique guest yet, Kyle Maynard. Maynard is a quadruple congenital amputee, best-selling author, motivational speaker, Mt. Kilimanjaro conqueror, 2x ESPY award winner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and more. Maynard and Kill The Quit host Mark Zinno dive into the life of Kyle, including the realization that he’s different than everyone, getting started in youth sports, losing 35 wrestling matches in a row to start his wrestling career to winning 36 matches his senior year, his transition from wrestling to writing a best-selling book and starting his motivational speaking career, how and why he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Aconcagua, winning multiple ESPYS, and more.
Kevin Lacz - Former Navy SEAL, Sniper and Published Author
Former Navy SEAL sniper and published author Kevin Lacz joins Mark Zinno for episode 19 of the Kill The Quit podcast. The guys chat about the impact that 9/11 had on them and how it lead Kevin to serve our country, his BUD/S experiences, his involvement in Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper”, the differences between the book and move, his reason for leaving the Navy, writing “The Last Punisher”, and more.
Omar "Cripsy" Avila - Retired Army Sergeant, Purple Heart Recipient, and Paralympic Record Holder!
For episode 31 of the Kill the Quit podcast, we are joined by Omar “Cripsy” Avila, a retired Army sergeant, Purple Heart recipient, Combat Infantry Badge Recipient, and Paralympic record holder. Crispy and Zinno chat about Omar’s childhood aspirations for joining the military, having to choose between college football and military service, his initial deployment thoughts, the incredible story of how he was nearly killed in action by multiple IEDs, his recovery from the multitude of injuries he suffered as a result of the IEDs, his post-accident weightlifting career, and more.
John Dudley: Former Team USA Archery Athlete & Elite Level Coach
John Dudley is our guest for the 30th edition of the Kill The Quit podcast! Dudley is a Kill Cliff athlete, professional archery athlete, former Team USA athlete, and an elite level coach. Dudley trophy case includes: APA Rookie of the Year, IBO National Champion (2X), NABH National Champion, AZ International Gold Medallist, European Grand Prix Gold medallist, World Field Championship Bronze Medallist, World Field Championship Silver Medallist, Arnold Classic Champion (2X), US Open Silver Medallist, US Open Gold Medal Team, British National Indoor Champion, and Australian Field Championship Gold Medallist, just to name a few. Host Mark Zinno and Dudley talk cover a lot in this episode, including Dudley hunting with his father, his disappointing end to his college football career, how he got into archery, his successful archery career, his relationship with Joe Rogan, and more.