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Jake Riepma ’15

March 28, 2024

Show Host (Locked On Detroit – Dallas, TX)

Jake Riepma graduated from Northwood University in 2015 with a major in Sports Management. He is currently a Show Host for Locked On Detroit for the Locked on Podcast Network.

“My love for sports broadcasting began at a very early age! As a kid, I would imitate my favorite sports announcers and announce the neighborhood backyard football and wiffle ball games. One time, I was ‘ejected’ from a backyard football game by my mom for mouthing off after arguing a likely poor call from mom the referee. I was of course sent to my room which happened to overlook the yard. I decided to take a shot at being the announcer from my homemade press box (my bedroom window) and proceeded to announce the game for the imaginary fans in attendance. 

“At Northwood, I learned the values of hard work, dedication, and passion while developing a sincere desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Northwood helped instill the belief in myself needed to fuel my hopes and aspirations while also devoting a commitment to teamwork and relationships. Simply put, relationships matter. The values entrenched in the Northwood Idea are rooted in my core beliefs and help establish my mindset to be successful & impactful in all walks of life.”