Special Guests

Marcus Trufant

Tacoma native and Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback joined the PNW Showdown for episode one to talk about the state of the Seahawks defense after a few games in of their 2021 season. Marcus was selected 11th overall in the 2003 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks and retired in 2014. 

Brittany Mattes 

Former soccer player on defense and as a goalkeeper, Brittany joined us to talk about US Women's National Soccer Player, Carli Lloyd, as Lloyd played her final match of her career on October 26, 2021. Brittany talked about Lloyd's 17 year career, how she impacted the sport, inspired younger players and the legacy she is leaving on the field. 

"I'm pretty tired, I think I'll go home now."

Nate Alexander

Nate is from Spokane, lives in San Diego. Lifelong Mariners, Seahawks, and GU hoops fan. Provides Mariners updates about playoff hopes and off-season updates on @MsPlayoffHope on Twitter and @BaseballDudeMan also on Twitter for all other takes. 

Brad Tucker

In episode 14 we were joined by Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby player, Brad Tucker! Brad hails from New Zealand and has been playing with the Seawolves since 2019. He was named Major League Rugby player of the year in 2019 which also happened to be the second consecutive year that the Seattle Seawolves won the MLR Championship!

Jarvis "Tank" Courtney Sr.

Offensive Lineman, Jarvis Courtney Sr. is from a small town and has been fighting and working hard to make his dream come true of playing in the NFL. Jarvis is currently a free agent, having played arena football and works as a motivational speaker and a personal trainer. He strives to make his family proud, including his fiancé and two-year-old son. Jarvis made a promise he intends to keep, to his late grandmother, that he will be successful in life.

Ally Watt

Ally Watt, forward for the NWSL team, the OL Reign joined us for episode 20 to discuss the OL Reigns upcoming 2022 season! 

Shelby Harris

In Episode 25, Seattle Seahawks Defensive Lineman, Shelby Harris, joined us as a special guest! We discussed everything from video games, to family and to Shelby's transition to the Seahawks as part of the Wilson trade to Denver. 

Dave Sims

Seattle Mariners play by play announcer, Dave Sims, joins us for a special episode of the PNW Showdown podcast. This is the home opening weekend for the Mariners 2022 season and Dave joins us to discuss how the Mariners can find success this season. You will learn who some of Dave's top three Mariners are from the 90's, 2000's and 2010's, what his most memorable play calling moment is and what the rest of his day looks like as he prepares to broadcast the home opener from the booth tonight!

KJ Wright

In this special episode of the PNW Showdown, Mikaela and Kate welcome special guest, former Seattle Seahawks LB, KJ Wright on the show! They discuss KJ's life as a dad, what the offseason looks like for players across the NFL, and what advice he has for rookies coming into the league. We also had to ask him about his desire to come back and play for the Seahawks for the 2022 season and how he sees himself fitting into the Seahawks future plans at LB. 

Nicky Scarlotta

The PNW Showdown welcomes special guest, Nicky Scarlotta, on the show! Nicky's video went viral after the Seattle Mariners beat the Yankees and scored 6 runs against Yankees ace pitcher, Gerrit Cole in the first inning of a game. Nicky recorded a 8 second video ranting about the game that ended with him saying, "The Seattle Marinahzz!" and Mariners fans quickly fell in love with the way he said their favorite teams name. Mikaela and Kate talk to Nicky about his viral Seattle Marinahz video and get to know more about who Nicky is! Tune in to learn more about Nicky, what his favorite Italian dish is, when his love for baseball began and what it would sound like if he called the moment that the Marinahz made it into the playoffs for the first time in 20+ years!  

Doug Baldwin Jr.

In Season 2, Episode 1 of the PNW Showdown Podcast, hosts Mikaela Mattes and Kate celebrate the one-year anniversary of their podcast. Special guest, former Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion, Doug Baldwin, joined the show in a two-part interview to discuss his hobbies, the joys of being a father, mental health, and to discuss the Seahawks. Doug discusses Russell Wilson's return to Lumen Field, the status of the Seahawks offense and how the Seahawks can get the chains moving against the Atlanta Falcons in week 3.

Anthony May

In season 2, episode 2, the PNW Showdown Podcast welcomes Seattle sports photographer, Anthony May, on as a special guest! Anthony has photographed the Seawolves, OL Reign, the Seattle Storm, Kraken, Mariners, Sounders and the Seahawks.

Jaden Sheffey

In this week's episode of the PNW Showdown, Mikaela and Kate welcome special guest, former UW QB and host of the Young Soul Minded Podcast, Jaden Sheffey, on the show! We discussed in depth how the Seattle Mariners finally ended their 21 year playoff drought! We also highlight the Kraken, the Sounders, the OL Reign and the Seahawks in this week's episode. Be sure to tune in to this extra special and celebratory episode of the PNW Showdown.  

PNW Broccoli Guy

In this week's episode of the PNW Showdown Podcast, Mikaela and Kate welcome special guest, Seattle sports fan legend, the Broccoli Guy (AKA Jim Stewart Allen)! We talk with Jim about his 18 inning broccoli dance-a-thon for game three of the Mariners faceoff with the Astros in the ALDS! We also discuss the Kraken, Seahawks and OL Reign in the Showdown Lowdown segment. Be sure to tune in and hear our answers to your mailbag questions as well as our special "Marvel Moment" at the very end of the episode.

Coach Amanda Ruller

In this episode of the PNW Showdown podcast we welcome a special guest, Coach Amanda Ruller, who was the assistant running backs coach this summer and through the pre-season for the Seattle Seahawks! We talked to Coach Ruller in depth about her experience coaching with the Seattle Seahawks and being the first woman on the Seahawks coaching staff in franchise history. Coach Ruller's approach to coaching and how she engages with her players is inspiring to listen to. 

Dan Kriel & AJ Alatimu

Enjoy a special episode of the PNW Showdown Podcast where Mikaela and Kate welcome Seattle Seawolves rugby players, Dan Kriel and AJ Alatimu on as special guests!

DJ Trunks

In season 2 episode 12 of the PNW Showdown, Mikaela and Kate welcome special guest, Seattle sports DJ for the Seawolves, Storm and Kraken, DJ Trunks! We talk about the PNW, parenting, video games, his DJing experiences in Seattle and which Mascot he would want in the DJ booth with him at a game!