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:
Chris Henderson: 3 Doors Down Guitarist & U.S. Navy Veteran
Our guest this week is Chris Henderson, the guitarist for 3 Doors Down, a U.S. Navy veteran, and an Army veteran. Chris also battled addictions to heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. His addictions led to weight gain that topped him out at 287 lbs. Chris got sober and found a new addiction in CrossFit, which has helped him lose 130 lbs.
Host Mark Zinno and Chris squeezed a lot into an hour, including his childhood aspirations of the NFL, military service, and music, his decision to join the Navy, a jam session with a high school friend that led him to joining 3 Doors Down, playing music while serving in the Army National Guard and Navy Reserves, hearing their hit song Superman on national radio for the first time, the rise of 3 Doors Down, the details of his drug and alcohol abuse, the weight gain that led to his CrossFit career, and more.
Andy Stumpf - Navy SEAL veteran and a world record holder
We are joined by Andy Stumpf for episode thirty-four of the Kill Cliff Podcast. Andy is a Navy SEAL veteran and a world record holder. Although no longer wearing a uniform, Andy continues to fight for the SEAL community and their families. In 2015 he set two World Records after jumping from 36,500 feet and flying over 18 miles in a wingsuit in an effort to raise 1 Million Dollars for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
John Allen - Navy SEAL veteran and CEO/Founder of Elite Meet
On the 33rd episode of the Kill Cliff podcast, we are joined by John Allen. John is not only a Navy SEAL veteran, but he is also the CEO/Founder of Elite Meet, an organization dedicated to helping recently retired special operators gain high-quality employment.
John and host Mark Zinno chat about everything from John’s insanely talented family, how his mom finagled his way into college, his participation in a riot, becoming a world-ranked gamer, his introduction to a couple of SEALs that changed his life, his BUD/S experience, coming face-to-face with death and a grenade, his transition out of the SEALs, how Elite Meet got its start, 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.