Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MOTV Original Series ’14 Outdoorsmen’ Family Adds A Girl with the Birth of Maggie Jayne SchwandtNovember 5, 2020
Show Featuring 14 Michigan Brothers Finally Get a Sister as Baby No. 15 Arrives
DENVER (November 5, 2020) – Fifteen is a charm!
The Schwandt Family (Lakeview, MI) – recently comprised of 14 brothers, ages 28-2 years old, and the subject of Outdoor Sportsman Group’s new outdoor lifestyle streaming show 14 Outdoorsmen on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) – announce the arrival of a new addition to their family MAGGIE JAYNE SCHWANDT – a baby girl!
“I’m in shock,” eldest son Tyler (28) announced. “I never thought I would ever have a little sister.”
Jay (45) and Kateri Schwandt (45) never knew the gender of their 14 previous pregnancies until delivery – Tyler (28), Zach (25), Drew (23), Brandon (21), Tommy (18), Vinny (17), Calvin (15), Gabe (14), Wesley (12), Charlie (10), Luke (8), Tucker (6), Francisco (5) and Finley (2) – and Baby No. 15 was no different.
Maggie Jayne Schwandt (7 lbs, 8 oz and 20 inches long) was born in Mercy Health St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids, MI on November 4.
“We are overjoyed and beyond excited to add Maggie Jayne to our family,” Jay Schwandt effused. “This year has been memorable in so many ways, for so many reasons, but Maggie is the greatest gift we could ever imagine.”
The Schwandts started dating as freshmen in high school – Jay at Gaylord High School and Kateri at Gaylord St. Mary’s and were married immediately following high school before attending Ferris State University.
Jay and Kateri married in 1993 and attended Ferris State, living in the “married” dorm at the University. Along the way throughout their college careers, the Schwandts not only graduated with bachelor’s degrees but also left school with three young boys before continuing their education – Kateri received her Master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University and Jay earned a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School – and adding to their family. The Schwandts also have one grandchild, Luciana (2), the daughter of Drew and his partner, Anelene.
Kateri Schwandt, the family matriarch, was quoted earlier in the year after releasing the news of her pregnancy – “Because there is enough testosterone in our house to fill a stadium, it might be nice to add a little girl…I do know one thing though, if we do have a little girl, she will be the most spoiled and protected child her entire life, especially during her teenage years.” – and her words now seem prophetic.
An avid outdoorsman, Jay, a lawyer and land surveyor by trade, has introduced his outdoor lifestyle passions to his sons and Outdoor Sportsman Group has “adopted” the Schwandts into its family of programming by introducing them to the world as the 14 Outdoorsmen. That title may have to change.
MOTV has captured the story of this fascinating family in their streaming video show 14 Outdoorsmen. Besides the day-to-day lives of the 14 boys and their parents, the show will feature the seasonal planning, preparation and execution of hunting and fishing together while incorporating the logistics of a familial platoon including a new baby sister.
MOTV’s original series 14 Outdoorsmen recently debuted in October 2020 on MyOutdoorTV.com. The next episode of 14 Outdoorsmen is available on November 6 on MOTV. For more information, visit www.OutdoorChannelPlus.com.
About MyOutdoorTV (MOTV): MyOutdoorTV is the No. 1 global, subscription, streaming service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. MOTV features favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel Canada television shows, the entire Hunters Video library and exclusive Major League Fishing content, acquired content from around the world, as well as exclusive MOTV Originals. MOTV is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts and super serves the outdoor enthusiasts with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and on the waterways. MOTV is powered by the four networks, along with additional exclusive content available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 16 category-leading outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, Petersen’s Hunting, In-Fisherman and 20 top websites, including: OutdoorChannelPlus.com. MOTV is available in English, French, German, Swedish and Danish. Subscribe to MOTV at www.MyOutdoorTV.com , as well as the following streaming platforms: Apple IOS (iPhone and iPad), Android (phone and tablet), Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung SmartTV and LG SmartTV. MOTV is available in 162 markets worldwide.
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com