Rusty Kath is the quick-witted host on the big screen at Tampa Bay Ray & Minnesota Wild games, as well as at US Figure Skating events and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Final Five tournament. His off-the-cuff style and ability to reach fans of all ages and demographics have made him a favorite at venues throughout Minnesota and across the country for the better part of a decade.
As the In-Game Host, Rusty conducts interviews, hosts contests, and reads copy before, during, and after events. He also stars in informative and entertaining commercials and segments throughout events. Kath maintains a fun environment without getting wacky or detracting from the sporting event itself. If a mistake happens, he allows it to and uses it as a source of improvisation and a reminder to all to that he never takes himself too seriously.
Rusty has been featured on ESPN2’s Cold Pizza, WCCO radio in Minneapolis, and a number of online blogs and magazines. He has interviewed the likes of Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, and Evan Lysacek, as well as Melora Hardin from The Office, Subway Restaurant spokesman Jared Fogel, and too many professional athletes to count. He was a play-by-play man at a Paper-Rock-Scissors tournament and has sat along side announcing legend “Mean” Gene Okerlund calling professional wrestling matches. Needless to say, his talents allow him to work in a wide variety of environments and venues.
The 31 year old is comfortable in front of large audiences, working scripted or unscripted, pre-taped, live, and interviewing anybody from a pre-schooler to a World Series MVP. When not on the microphone you’ll find Kath working on home and yard projects, golfing, or fishing on Minnesota’s waters (or ice).