Champion’s Mojo sports podcast wins three awards in 2022

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Kelly Palace and Maria Parker
Kelly Palace and Maria Parker. Photo by: Dana Niemeier

The Champion’s Mojo podcast won three awards in 2022. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

The Champion’s Mojo Podcast is co-hosted by Kelly Palace and Maria Parker. It is in its fourth year of interviewing top-tier champions in a range of categories including Olympic and Pro Athletes; NCAA & Olympic Coaches; Masters Athletes and Coaches; Authors, Speakers, and Performance Coaches; Health and Wellness Experts & Champions; Champions Behind their Business; Change Makers, Entertainers, and Journalists. 

Champion’s Mojo has been honored with two W3 Silver Awards, one for Best Co-Hosts and the other for a best single podcast for the show Open Water Swimmer Survives 9-foot Alligator Attack

Kelly Palace and Maria Parker, who are both world-record-setting masters athletes, authors, and performance coaches, have great chemistry and experiences as co-hosts. 

“Winning these awards is such an honor!  We know our guests have great stories to tell and we are glad the judges see the impact.” Palace said.

Maria Parker added, “To me, it’s fantastic to get the Best Co-Hosts nod, I guess we are having so much fun being co-hosts that it shines through to the listeners”. 

Each week on their show they explore what makes a champion in sports, but most importantly in life, through thought-provoking interviews, fun quizzes, and unique perspectives.

Champion’s Mojo also won a 2022 Communicator Award of Distinction for Podcasts for Best Episode for Causes and Awareness for the show Give Life to Others: Jillian Best. 

Kelly Palace is the founder and producer of Champion’s Mojo. She’s a former Division 1 Head Swim Coach, US Olympic Trials Swimmer, NCAA D1 All-American, US Masters National, and World Record holder in Swimming. Kelly is passionate about peak performance, excellence, mindset, and leadership. She is a breast cancer survivor, and author of the Amazon best-selling book “Take Your Mark, LEAD!” 

Kelly is also a certified life, health, and executive coach. In 2021 she had four FINA World No. 1 Rankings and eight USMS No. 1 National Rankings in Masters swimming.

Palace was also interviewed by two-time Telly award-winning TV host Donna Drake of “The Donna Drake Show,” and her segment appeared on CBS New York.

Co-host Maria Parker is a multiple world record setter in endurance cycling and the winner of the world’s toughest bike race, Race Across America (RAAM) in 2013. Maria has qualified for and completed the Boston Marathon, and several other marathons, and triathlons.

Maria is the CEO of CruzBike. She also has a book coming out called, Do Tough which chronicles her RAAM race and the loss of her sister to brain cancer. Maria is a certified life and health coach.

For more on Champion’s Mojo podcast, visit its official website.