The following athletes are all highly successful in their individual pursuits of excellence and athletic success; still they are continually driven to achieve higher goals or the next title or championship. Whether it is in the NFL, NBA, a Super Bowl or World Series championship, or an individual Olympic medal—whatever the sport and goal—if and when they achieve the ultimate and receive the ring, it starts all over again. There is always one more game to win and one more title to strive toward.

But these athletes know that they won’t find fulfillment in the merry-go-round pursuit of the ultimate championship ring and trophy. They have found their highest desires are met beyond the ultimate sports goals in a vibrant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Please read their stories to discover what drives them beyond the ultimate.