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NEW EPISODE: Featuring Akita Northern Happinets, Japan - Sarah Iverson / Colton Iverson

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

Akita Northern Happinets, Japan - Sarah Iverson / Colton Iverson

In this podcast episode, I interview Sarah Iverson. She is the vice president of Ryp Golf based in her home state of Minnesota. She played division one golf at Colorado State University, where she met her husband, Colton Iverson.

I connected with Sarah through Colton where he played basketball with my husband, Rasmus Bach, on the NZ Breakers. While we were in Australia, Sarah got stuck in the USA with her newborn baby, Maverick, and couldn’t get a visa to join us due to COVID. Sarah is no stranger to the ups and downs of this basketball life.

Sarah and Colton have actually lived in seven countries over the last nine years! I can’t wait for you to meet her!

Watch the interview here, or listen to the full podcast. Enjoy!

Meet Sarah Iverson

Age 29 of Glenwood, Minnesota

"In the last 12 months, I started working full time as the Vice President of a golf company based out of MN. Thankfully I’ve been able to work remotely. I also coach the high school girl's golf team. I'm a mom to Maverick (almost 2).

We’ve traveled for nine years and played in 7 different countries. I would say about 75% of the time I stayed with Colton or was there the majority of the season," - Sarah

Colton Iverson's Basketball History

Colton Miller Iverson (born June 29, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for the University of Minnesota and Colorado State. - Full history on Wikipedia

Question of the Season

Lindley: What is one thing that you would say to someone about to embark on this lifestyle?

Sarah: "I talk about this with Colton all the time. Basketball has given us so many things that we wouldn't otherwise have, like travel and some financial stability.

It's given us a lot of really good things. But it's also taken a lot of things away from us, like, our niece and nephew's birthdays and holidays. So, I mean, there will be good and bad with everything.

The one thing that always got us through was knowing that this lifestyle was temporary, like you're not going to play basketball until you're 50. And so we knew that it was eventually going to come to an end, right?

Sometimes, you wish your apartment was better, or your car was better, or, you know, your husband didn't have two-a-days, every single week or whatever it is—but knowing that all of that was temporary or will come to an end. That's always what got me through it.

But just really try and enjoy it. And we're not quite to the stage where like we're missing it yet because it was only like two weeks ago. But I know come next fall in winter when we're seeing we're following up on score, and we're, you know, talking with some of our previous basketball families that will definitely miss it.

And one more thing. I think I truly believe like Colton and I's relationship is so strong, because we lived it, like you and Raz. There are times when there's no one else that you can rely on, but your significant other, and you get really good at like being dependent on one another and comforting each other.

And when you're in some foreign country in the middle of winter, and you're watching reruns of a Netflix show that you've already seen six times, but like can find joy in it. Your relationship is so much stronger because of it. I would say that too, that with those young couples in the early days, you will come out of all of this so much stronger." - Sarah Iverson

Sarah is so so inspiring! I hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe, share, and let me know what you think or who you'd like to hear from.


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