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Power Up Wedge wins Pitch It competition

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Steve Gossett, third from right, owner of Power Up Wedge, displays the check he received for winning the Pitch It in Fremont competition recently at Midland University. With Gossett are the event’s judges, from left: Brenda Wilberding, the president/CEO of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce; Nick Vrba, president of RVR bank; Winsley Durand III, vice-president of economic development for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; Mike Staffenbeal, founder of Paragon Capital Endeavors; and Jennifer Murnane-Rainey, associate professor at Midland University. Below: Gossett gives his presentation on The Power Up Wedge.

 

The Power Up Wedge, a multifunctional sports training aid, recently won the Pitch It In Fremont competition.

Business owner Steve Gossett won the $5,000 first-place prize during the Fremont Creative Collective event at the Midland University Dining Hall.

The Power Up Edge can be used for training in baseball, softball, golf and cricket. According to www.powerupwedge.com, it helps players of all levels improve their swing and pitching mechanics by reinforcing muscle memory training in their lower half.

A high-grade mold of recycled plastic, the wedge comes with a Velcro strap that can be fixed into four different positions to create a customized training routine to improve hitting and pitching.

The other contestants included:

Jamie Haith of Jamie Haith Speaks which focuses on resilience mindset training.

Sydney DiMiceli of Radiate Light, centering on health and wellness.

Erika Morem of The Cart and Co., a mobile handcrafted coffee business.

Jagger Plevel with Jaylen Kile and Sierra Kile of The Next Level Media and Promotions, LLC, a digital marketing service.

Scott Flanagan of 4th and Main Designs,. Flanagan is a quilt pattern designer, author, fabric designer and educator.

The contestants made their pitch to six judges, including Nick Vrba, president of RVR Bank; Mike Staffenbeal, founder of Paragon Capital Endeavors; Jennifer Murnane-Rainey, associate professor at Midland University; Winsley Durand III, vice president of economic development for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; and Brenda Wilberding, vice-president/CEO of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

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