Kurt Jonke

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After graduation I started studying geodesy, but decided to leave Austria after several years for personal reasons. I went to London, worked in pubs, for a national poll company and as a part-time model to pay the rent, before being ordered back to Austria to do the mandatory military service.

Having completed my military term, I went to Cyprus as a member of the United Nations. On my return, I attended and graduated from the College for New Design. After many years as a designer, I gave sports journalism a go. Journalism (and writing as a whole) has been a dream of mine for quite some time, but I always found excuses not to go for it.

I completed my editor training in November 2013 and went on to be a writer for Bleacher Report. In December I was offered to become Featured Columnist for the Orlando Magic, which I gladly accepted.

In March 2014 I started education as a mechatronics apprentice and finished first of class in October 2015. In September 2014 I decided to go on hiatus from my B/R Featured Columnist position in order to focus on my studies.

I have played and coached in team sports (basketball and volleyball) for nearly three decades. As of late I also started playing badminton and American football. I still love competing, as well as watching and analysing games.

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  • Susan Turek posted 962 days ago

    Susan Turek

    You're welcome, Kurt! Have a good one.

  • Glen Danquah posted 1060 days ago

    Glen Danquah

    Haha no problem, Kurt. I'm glad I could help out!

  • Cal Gildart posted 1066 days ago

    Cal Gildart

    No problem, Kurt! Great article.—Cal

  • Kurt Jonke posted 1073 days ago

    Kurt Jonke

    Same here, Zach! Keep up the great work!

  • Zach Gilliland posted 1077 days ago

    Zach Gilliland

    Thanks for the follow Kurt! I've enjoyed reading your Orlando articles.

  • Ben Millikan posted 1196 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Glad I could help, Kurt.

  • Peter Richman posted 1198 days ago

    Peter Richman

    no worries, Kurt. I liked the choice of topic a lot. —Pete

  • Mark Carroll posted 1198 days ago

    Mark Carroll

    No problem, Kurt. I enjoyed the read!

  • Garrett Jochnau posted 1247 days ago

    Garrett  Jochnau

    Thanks for the edits!

  • Gianni Verschueren posted 1250 days ago

    Gianni Verschueren

    Thanks for the edit Kurt!