A combat sports fan, this young sports handicapper is Mystic Zach because he’s right a lot

His name is Zach Hirsch, but Mystic Zach is more apropos, and he and his followers agree, which is why he trademarked it.

A South Florida resident living in Delray Beach, Mystic Zach is a popular sports handicapper and a very good one, especially for an 18-year-old.

A fan of combat sports, which includes MMA and boxing, he is currently training in boxing with aspirations of stepping into the squared circle one day. He believes it will enhance his knowledge and understanding of the sport, especially when discussing it with professional fighters.

And he does that quite often.

Mystic Zach has a strong following and has interviewed some top names such as Floyd Mayweather, Roy Jones Jr., Sugar Rashad Evans, Shannon Briggs, Logan Paul and Jake Paul.

Now it’s time to turn the tables.

Here is my audio interview with sports handicapper, analyst and interviewer Mystic Zach.

ABOUT MYSTIC ZACH

Zach Hirsch, widely known as Mystic Zach, is the most popular and most accurate young sports analyst and handicapper in the world.

Last year at 17, Mystic Zach picked more than 90 percent of all football, basketball and combat sports correctly.

Amazingly he picked 21 consecutive college football games correctly including the SEC Championship, the College Semifinals and the National Championship Game. He has correctly predicted hundreds of boxing, MMA and most recently Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships bouts in addition to accurately calling the past four Super Bowls.

A ringside reporter with the IMPACT Network, he also served as a ringside reporter and bare knuckle insider for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships.

He has more than 350,000 followers on his @ipickwins Instagram account and thousands more visitors to his website www.ipickwins.com.

Sourced From: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/fighting/article247499600.html

Teen Sports Prodigy Mystic Zach Scores Exclusive Interviews With Roy Jones and Last Night’s Big Winner, Jake Paul

Zach Hirsch, the 18 year old founder of iPickWins.com, is also known online as Mystic Zach. He has amassed a following of more than 350,000 social media followers by establishing himself as one of the world’s best sports handicappers and got an exclusive interview with Roy Jones before the fight, as well as an interview with the real winner of the event, Jake Paul! Mystic Zach’s predictions and commentary will astonish you.

Los Angeles, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2020 / Some would say 18 year old Zach Hirsch is literally living the dream. Establishing himself as one of the top sports analysts in the world, at only 18 years old “Mystic Zach” has more than 10 years of experience. To date, he has a documented success rate of more than 90% across MMA, NFL, College Football, and more. To learn more about Mystic Zach and watch all his celebrity interviews, visit https://instagram.com/ipickwins

His incredible record just scored him a gig as the official on air Handicapper for Bare Knuckle Championship and ringside reporter for the Impact Network. Now Zach is delivering to his audiences with his latest mysticism, scoring not just one, but several highly coveted exclusive interviews; Logan Paul, Jake Paul and Roy Jones!

Former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. met in an eight-round exhibition fight Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight was the main event of a six-fight PPV event, and Zach scored the behind the scenes scoop with all the top voices in the sport.

“I had a great time in LA, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been in camp with Jake and B.J. Flores again. Getting to interview Logan and Roy Jones Jr. made this trip even more special.” said Zach Hirsch. He went on to say:

“I think influencer and celebrity boxing is here to stay. It’s been great being a part of bringing generation Z fans to boxing.” This is a great point and Hirsch is one of the first to ever go on record saying this.

When asked about the effects of the pandemic on the sports world, Zach answered; “COVID has made it very difficult to accurately analyze and handicap games. I’ve used this time to expand the interviewing and commentating aspects of my career. In the past few months I’ve been fortunate enough to talk to Lamelo Ball, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather, and other superstar athletes.”

What does the future hold for Mystic Zach? He shared; “I picked Jake to win by early K.O. Looking forward to launching my new fantasy sports picking platform on IPickWins.com next month.”

YouTube personality Jake Paul stepped into the ring for his third time, the second as a professional boxer, to face basketball star Nate Robinson. Paul defeated AnEsonGib by first-round TKO in January, and Robinson is making his boxing debut, a fight Mystic Zach predicted. Zach had the opportunity to meet with Jake again and get exclusive commentary before the fight, and even made a few predictions of his own.

Jake Paul took care of business with a brutal knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson in Round 2 of their scheduled six-round fight Saturday night in Los Angeles.

“I knew he would knock out Nate with the right hand early just as a predicted in my Instagram videos and on the podcasts,” said a confident Mystic Zach. He went on to comment;

“Jake is a legit pro boxer now that should not be underestimated. I predicted that Jake would win and am glad he did.”

Will Zach make a prediction about who Jake fights next?

“KSI – Of course, if he’s not available there will be a lot of other big names on the table. Guys like Dillon Danis, Austin McBroom, Ben Askren, and eventually Conor McGregor are all potential possibilities.”

Zach stands by his friend saying; “My early prediction for that fight is another Jake Paul knockout.”

The win fans on social media seemed the most excited about last night, was Jake Paul’s, but the spotlight was on superstars Mike Tyson, and Roy Jones Jr. Jones is the American boxer whose claim to fame is being the only boxer in history to start his career as a junior middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title.

Watch Mystic Zach’s exclusive pre-fight interview below with Roy Jones, and see if his predictions came true.

Zach Hirsch, widely known online as Mystic Zach, is the most popular and most accurate young sports analyst and handicapper in the world. Last season at only seventeen years old, Zach picked over 90% of all football, basketball and combat sports correctly. Amazingly he picked 21 straight college football games correctly including the SEC Championship, the College Semi-Finals and the National Championship Game. He has predicted hundreds of boxing, MMA and most recently BKFC Bareknuckle bouts correctly in addition to accurately calling the last four NFL Super Bowls. To learn more follow him online at Instagram.com/iPickWins.

Contact:

Name: Nick Drake – Media Contact
EMAIL: Contact@iPickWins.com

SOURCE: https://sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/teen-sports-prodigy-mystic-zach-033000922.html

‘You’re Out Of Your Mind…’ Teenage Ringside Reporter Scores Exclusive Interview With Roy Jones Jr Ahead Of Exhibition Bout With Mike Tyson

HIRSCH, 18, THE YOUNGEST COMBAT SPORTS ANALYST IN THE WORLD, IN THE PAST WEEK HAS ALSO INTERVIEWED EVANDER HOLYFIELD AND JAKE PAUL FOR HIS 350k+ INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zach Hirsch, A.K.A. “Mystic Zach,” teenage sports handicapper and founder of www.ipickwins.com, has done what many professional reporters have been unable to do. He scored an exclusive video interview with Roy Jones, Jr. ahead of his scheduled exhibition bout with Mike Tyson on November 28, 2020.

Here are some snippets (non-sequential) of the interview transcript:

Zach:    “If I told you a year ago you’d be main-eventing a pay-per-view against Mike Tyson, what would you have thought?”

Jones:  “…You gotta be kidding me. You’re out of your mind. You lost it!”

Zach:    “How was the camp preparing for this fight?”

Jones:  “…Mike and I are two one-of-a-kind specimens…very hard to find people who can mimic what either of us do.”

Zach:    “When the fight got delayed a few months, what was you’re reaction?”

Jones:  “It kinda pissed me off because… I had the advantage…everybody knows, all Mike’s got to hit you one good time and it could be ‘church over,’…but with just six weeks to prepare, ain’t no way he gonna be in enough shape to catch me. Now…it’s more like a real fight…you’re giving this killer a chance to get ready for me. Now, it makes it more even…now I have to deal with the ‘real’ Mike Tyson.”

Zach:    “What are you worried about?”

Jones:  “Not a damn thing.”

His complete interview with Jones, as well as with the Paul brothers (Jake is an undercard to Tyson-Jones) and the legendary Evander Holyfield, are posted to his Instagram page, @ipickwins, which boasts more than 350,000 followers as of today. There are more interviews coming, maybe even one with Tyson himself.

“I’ve been following boxing since I was a toddler,” said Zach, whose father, Scott Hirsch is a boxing manager for champions Shannon Briggs and Cory Spinks. “Growing up around greats like Briggs and Spinks has been a life-changing experience. Now, having the opportunity to interview them for my followers is a dream-come-true.”

Zach is just getting started. He recently signed contracts to be a ringside reporter and analyst with the IMPACT Network’s Championship Boxing series and the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) Championship Boxing Series, both gigs debuting in November.

Hirsch, 18, has been picking sports winners since the age of 10 and is recognized as the world’s best teenage sports handicapper and analyst.

About Zach Hirsch
Zach Hirsch, widely known as Mystic Zach, is the most popular and most accurate young sports analyst and handicapper in the world. Last season at only seventeen years old, Zach picked over 90% of all football, basketball and combat sports correctly. Amazingly he picked 21 straight college football games correctly including the SEC Championship, the College Semi-Finals and the National Championship Game. He has predicted hundreds of boxing, MMA and most recently BKFC Bareknuckle bouts correctly in addition to accurately calling the last four NFL Super Bowls. Zach, who has interviewed some of the top combat sports starts and influencers in the world including Floyd Mayweather, Sugar Rashad Evans, Shannon Briggs, Logan Paul, Jake Paul and more, has quickly become one of the hottest influencers in the sports analytics world. He has more than 350,000 followers on his @ipickwins Instagram account and thousands more visitors to his website www.ipickwins.com.

About IMPACT Network
The Impact Network is the largest 100% privately owned African American, inspirational TV network in the world, focused on urban faith, family, lifestyle, culture and entertainment. Impact currently reaches over 90 Million homes on cable and satellite TV, broadcasting on Dish Network, DirecTV, ATT U-Verse, Verizon, Cox, Comcast Xfinity, Altice, Frontier Cable, and Spectrum Charter. All live boxing events can be viewed on the Impact Network website and mobile app.

Mystic Zach Gets His Big Break With The Impact Network

If you’re wondering where the newest boxing analyst on television came from, Zach Hirsch is quick to point out that, “It started when I was very young.”

Zach Hirsch, aka “Mystic Zach,” is 18 years old.

“To a lot of people, I’m still very young,” he laughs.

Yes, Hirsch is very young, but in those 18 years, he’s become quite the popular handicapper, with his IPickWins Instagram account currently sitting at 349,000 followers. That popularity, plus some well-placed connections in the fight game, earned him a gig for The Impact Network’s new Championship Boxing series. And after getting his first event under his belt, he’s ready for more.

“It was a very good experience, especially getting a start so young,” said Hirsch, the son of boxing manager Scott Hirsch, best known for his work with Shannon Briggs, Jameel McCline and Cory Spinks. “I had a lot of fun and I think it’s a very valuable skill to be able to interview someone and that’s a skill that I can carry with me to any sport, especially boxing. I thought the card went really well, there were some exciting heavyweight fights, and then to be able to interview a champion was really cool. I had a lot of fun.”

As for any first-time jitters before the November 6 card featuring the 140-pound title fight between Kali Reis and Kandi Wyatt, Hirsch was pretty cool.

“I was a little nervous at the weigh-in interviews before I met everybody, but once I meet someone, I don’t really have any nerves interviewing them,” he said. “I interviewed Evander Holyfield today, too. I wasn’t nervous for that.”

Hirsch laughs when I point out that now he’s just showing off, but the teenager is no stranger to being around top-level athletes, something evident by scrolling through his Instagram page. But in this business, while connections are nice, no one is going to sink money into you if you can’t deliver when the lights are on. Plus, putting someone on camera for what Impact said in a press release will be 36 events in 2021 is a risky proposition if you don’t have something unique to offer.

Well, 349,000 social media followers and relationships with some of the top influencers in that realm, such as Logan and Jake Paul, is something unique. But gimmicks wear off if you don’t have the goods and the work ethic to back it all up, and Hirsch has known for a long time – in his words, “since he was very young” – that this was his path.

“When I was younger, I would always pick sports and I always had an infatuation with statistics and power rankings and I love watching SportsCenter,” he said. “But my main thing was stats, and one day my dad was at a smoothie place and they were doing football pick ’em pools. You get a card and you pick every game straight up and the winner gets the pot. Each person put in 50 bucks I think, and my dad brought home a card. I filled it out and he turned it in. I forgot about it, and a few weeks later, my dad goes in the smoothie shop.”

“Are you Zach?”

“No, but that’s my son’s name.”

“He won the football pool. He got all 16 picks right. We never had that before.”

Hirsch laughs.

“That’s when I knew I had talent for picking.”

And the smoothies?

“It was on me.”

From there, it was just a matter of time before things blew up. And after a particular video, boom!

“My first video with Logan Paul, that video ended up going pretty viral on Instagram and YouTube and it was a big deal,” said Hirsch, who saw his picks coming up roses while he kept hitting the books in school, made connections throughout the sports world and even started putting the gloves on in the gym.

Eventually, one of those connections, BJ Flores, felt Hirsch was ready to take his budding career to a new level.

“I’m very close with BJ Flores and I was there in Las Vegas with him and he was always giving me tips on broadcasting, interviews and things like that,” said Hirsch. “Since he was on NBC and ESPN, he has a lot of experience, and he called Steve Marcano, who runs Impact Boxing, and BJ was set to work there as well. He told Steve about me and after that, Steve said, ‘Okay, he’s on board.’ They watched some of my stuff, we got some contracts signed, and I was one of the three commentators for Impact Boxing.”

Now all he had to do was start cramming for his final exam, which came three days after his signing was announced to the world.

“Ideally, I would have a little bit more time to prepare, but once I got the fight card, I called BJ and he told me to definitely watch all the fights on YouTube,” Hirsch said. “So I watched all the fighters and wrote down notes on how each fighter boxes. I think that helped me a lot in my interviews. And I went down their boxrec.com records and made sure I knew their last five or so fights and knew their history before that and stuff like that. I made sure I knew how to pronounce their names and nicknames and unique anecdotes. But I think the most important thing was how they fight. Because if you don’t know how they fight, then it’s gonna be really hard to do an interview.”

First event down, Hirsch now looks forward to 2021 and continuing to build his resume and his brand. Yeah, that’s what people do now; they build brands. It’s at this point in the story where the cynics come out, wondering how an 18-year-old kid gets a gig like this without putting 20 years into the sport. And Instagram followers? God forbid that helps anyone get ahead.

But here’s the thing; while his buddies were spending 10 hours a day playing video games, Hirsch was hustling, watching, learning and sacrificing to get where he is. You can’t begrudge anyone that, whether they’re 18 or 80. If you did the work, then you deserve the breaks you made for yourself. Oh yeah, and he’s a college student on an academic scholarship studying Sports Management at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

There will be haters. But Hirsch is too busy working to pay attention to them. I ask him if he’s prepared to have no social life doing 36 fights next year.

He laughs.

“Hopefully I can get some friends on these trips,” he said, clearly focused on the end game, social life be damned.

“I think the main goal was always to get on TV and this is TV, so I think it’s a really great first start, especially at 18 years old,” said Hirsch. “Obviously you have the DAZNs of the world, the ESPNs of the world and the UFCs of the world, who have bigger platforms, and now with the internet age, there are so many good podcasts and things like that, and the goal is for me to be able to talk about all kinds of sports on as big of a platform as possible. That’s always been the goal since I started last year, and right now, boxing has been the number one thing, and I’m fully committed to commentating boxing right now. I even began training boxing this year, so there’s definitely been a lot of preparation in that, but I’m ready to cover any sport.”

Do you want to doubt him? I won’t. Maybe one day he’ll wake up and be tired of all of this, but at the moment, it looks like he’s going to stick around for the long haul. And along the way, he’s making sure to take it all in.

“Sometimes you gotta relax and let it soak in,” he said. “It seems to all come in waves. When it rains, it pours, so usually when I get one gig, ten others come in, and when I get one interview set up, three others come in. Sometimes I’ll have a dry spell where not too much is going on, and sometimes everything is going on at once, which is kind of what’s going on right now. I just finished up doing an odds video for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, so I’m really excited to get my start on TV and major networks. I am able to soak it in, but obviously in the future I might regret not soaking it in more (Laughs), but for now, I’m enjoying the ride and trying to take as many opportunities as I possibly can.”

Sourced From: https://www.boxingscene.com/mystic-zach-gets-his-big-break-with-impact-network–153369

Zach Hirsch Joins Bare Knuckle Boxing as Ringside Reporter

‘Mystic’ Zach Hirsch Joins Bare Knuckle Boxing as the Youngest Ringside Reporter in the history of the sport.

‘Mystic’ Zach Hirsch is the youngest sports handicapper and joins IMPACT Championship Boxing series along with becoming the youngest ringside reporter in the history of Bare Knuckle Boxing (BKFC) taking place tonight on Pay Per View on FiteTV and other outlets.

Hirsch, now 18, has been picking winners since  the age of 10 and is recognized as the world’s best teenage sports handicapper and analyst. He has become a popular social influencer with more than 350,000 Instagram followers.

Hirsch is the most popular and most accurate young sports analyst and handicapper in the world. Last season at only seventeen years old, Zach picked over 90% of all football, basketball and combat sports correctly. Amazingly he picked 21 straight college football games correctly including the SEC Championship, the College Semi-Finals and the National Championship Game. He has predicted hundreds of boxing, MMA and most recently BKFC Bareknuckle bouts correctly in addition to accurately calling the last four NFL Super Bowls.

Hirsch will join the IMPACT broadcast team alongside boxing great Antonio Tarver, who will call the action from ringside. The team will debut during a women’s world title fight between Kali Reis and Kandi Wyatt airing next Saturday at 10:30pm ET, following the live event on Friday, which will be attended by the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, which will be inducted that weekend.

I spoke with Hirsch about joining with Bare Knuckle Boxing Championship, how difficult it is to try to predict sports handicapping during a pandemic, how he got his nickname (spoiler, it surprised me) and who he sees will take the main event at tonight’s BKBC fights.

You can follow ‘Mystic’ Zach Hirsch on Instagram @ipicwins and on his website www.ipicwins.com. Follow Bare Knuckle Boxing Championship on Instagram @bareknucklefc and on Twitter @bareknucklefc.

Read more at: https://fanboynation.com/zach-hirsch-joins-bare-knuckle-boxing-as-ringside-reporter/

IMPACT Network Signs Zach Hirsch As Ringside Reporter And Boxing Insider For New Series Starting November 7, 2020

HIRSCH, 18, THE YOUNGEST COMBAT SPORTS ANALYST IN THE WORLD, WILL JOIN BOXING GREAT ANTONIO TARVER AS PART OF THE BROADCAST TEAM FOR IMPACT CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The IMPACT Network, in conjunction with SMH Group, has selected teenage sports handicapper and founder of www.ipickwins.com, Zach Hirsch, A.K.A. “Mystic Zach,” as a ringside reporter and boxing insider for its IMPACT Championship Boxing series beginning Saturday, November 7, 2020. SMH and IMPACT recently entered into a 5-year deal to bring live boxing matches on Saturday nights from 10:30 pm to 12:30am ET, with 36 events slated for 2021. The program is sponsored by T&K Boxing Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment.

Starting with events in November and December 2020 and then regularly in 2021, Hirsch will provide analysis and interview boxers before and after each fight.

Hirsch, 18, has been picking sports winners since the age of 10 and is recognized as the world’s best teenage sports handicapper and analyst. He has become a popular social influencer with more than 350,000 Instagram followers. Hirsch will join the IMPACT broadcast team alongside boxing great Antonio Tarver, who will call the action from ringside.

The team will debut during the network’s premiere event, a women’s world title fight between Kali Reis and Kandi Wyatt airing next Saturday at 10:30pm ET, following the live event on Friday, which will be attended by the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, which will be inducted that weekend.  

Zach’s new role as an official analyst with IMPACT makes him the youngest professional combat sports analyst in the world, and it’s his youth and social media prowess that made him the best fit for the role, according to Steve Marcano of SMH Group.

“Zach personifies the future of what all entertainment is becoming: live events, tied to social media,” Marcano said. “He is smart, articulate, and understands that the new wave of the sport of boxing is all about the social media base, and the fact that he’s already interacted with many of the key players, like the Paul brothers and KSI made him a very attractive draw for our new series on IMPACT. It also helped that he has nearly half a million followers on Instagram. Zach is going to do great things in his life, and at age 18, he’s got quite a future ahead of him.”

“We needed someone on camera who can connect with both the fighters and the younger demographic in our audience,” said Royal Jackson, IMPACT executive producer. “When you have Jake Paul on the undercard for a Mike Tyson Bout, for example, you need that combination of youth and industry intelligence to bridge the gap, and Zach Hirsch fits the bill very nicely. I also like that Zach is not just knowledgeable, but that he comes from the perspective of being a fan. He will bring a different kind of edge to the program because of that.”

“I’m so excited to be working with the IMPACT Network and to be paired up with Tarver, and Bhatia,” said Zach. “This is going to be an awesome experience and I can’t wait to get started!”

About Zach Hirsch
Zach Hirsch, widely known as Mystic Zach, is the most popular and most accurate young sports analyst and handicapper in the world. Last season at only seventeen years old, Zach picked over 90% of all football, basketball and combat sports correctly. Amazingly he picked 21 straight college football games correctly including the SEC Championship, the College Semi-Finals and the National Championship Game. He has predicted hundreds of boxing, MMA and most recently BKFC Bareknuckle bouts correctly in addition to accurately calling the last four NFL Super Bowls. Zach, who has interviewed some of the top combat sports starts and influencers in the world including Floyd Mayweather, Sugar Rashad Evans, Shannon Briggs, Logan Paul, Jake Paul and more, has quickly become one of the hottest influencers in the sports analytics world. He has more than 350,000 followers on his @ipickwins Instagram account and thousands more visitors to his website www.ipickwins.com.

About IMPACT Network
The Impact Network is the largest 100% privately owned African American, inspirational TV network in the world, focused on urban faith, family, lifestyle, culture and entertainment. Impact currently reaches over 90 Million homes on cable and satellite TV, broadcasting on Dish Network, DirecTV, ATT U-Verse, Verizon, Cox, Comcast Xfinity, Altice, Frontier Cable, and Spectrum Charter. All live boxing events can be viewed on the Impact Network website and mobile app.

SOURCE www.ipickwins.com

Mystic dream into reality: Zach Hirsch excels in fantasy sports

DELRAY BEACH – It is amazing when someone can put an idea into action at an early age.

Sports analysts and young phenom Zach Hirsch is an individual who has already made things happen for himself. The Space of Mind Schoolhouse high school graduate has a website called I Pick Wins (https://ipickwins.com ), and it has been doing relatively well since its inception not too long ago.

Here’s a few accomplishments that Hirsch has already achieved:

•Founded I Pick Wins in 2019 at the age of 17
•The website’s url was made possible by his father
•As a high school freshman, Hirsch started his own sports segment and later started his own sports show on Facebook Live
•Hirsch had 21 college football game predictions in 2019 and got all of them right (21-0)

Hirsch spoke on the inspiration behind his own I Pick Wins website.

“I came up with the idea of my website ipickwins.com through my school,” Hirsch said. “I was told to harvest my passion of sports into something meaningful before going to college. Creating a website displaying my skills as a sports analyst/handicapper was the best thing I could do.”

Hirsch has proven to be a great handicapper on the big stage. Most recently, he predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs would beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and got it right.

In addition to that, Hirsch picked LSU to beat Clemson in the 2020 College Football National Title Game. He got this pick correct with ease.

“A couple of factors went into me becoming a sports handicapper,” Hirsch said. “First, I was very gifted at it even from a young age. Second, I was already essentially handicapping in my own way. I was picking all the games for myself and others, but not letting the masses see my picks/knowledge. Third, it was a really easy way to build a reputation of myself as a sports expert at a very young age. You must be extremely knowledgeable to be an elite sports handicapper.”

Hirsch, who was born on Jan. 18, 2002, has parlayed his extremely high level of photographic memory, play calling ability, and game plan dissection ability into almost 250,000 Instagram followers. He even recently picked correctly the two UFC fights from May 9, as Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson and Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz.

Looking ahead, Hirsch is going to have his actual high school graduation later this summer. And beginning this fall, he will attend Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.) and major in sports management.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has played a direct role in why Hirsch will be having his graduation ceremony in the summer.

“I’m fully graduated but my actual graduation is in August,” Hirsch said. “The pandemic made the entire end of my senior year virtual. It was a tough adjustment and something I definitely didn’t prefer.”

There are other things on the horizon for Hirsch. In the not too distant future, he wants to create a sports handicapping ebook.

“I want to make it so anybody could read to get a better understanding of the skill,” Hirsch said. “I will probably do it after college. I’m going to have to be very wary of my time management while I’m in college.”

Keeping it current, there are at least three major things going on right now in the world of sports. For one thing, Major League Baseball is trying to have some sort of a season that has been affected by the pandemic.

In addition to the MLB situation, we are not totally sure how the NBA will resume its season, even though the owners approved of its continuance later this summer in Orlando. And we do not exactly know how – or if – the NFL will even have a season this fall.

Hirsch let his predictions be known on the NBA situation.

“I hope we see an NBA season,” he said. “It would be a great way for people to escape from the world we’re currently in. I think the NBA champion will come down to the two Los Angeles teams, the Clippers and the Lakers.”

Hirsch is less confident about the MLB situation, though he feels differently about the NFL.

“It’s starting to look like we won’t get an MLB season,” Hirsch said. “I’m not a big fan of the way the players or commissioner (Rob Manfred) have handled their situation. However, I do think we’ll have a full NFL season. I’m confident that we’ll have evolved technology by the time training camps roll around. The NBA, for instance, is going to have their players wear rings that can detect COVID-19 three days in advance.”

We will be following up with Mystic Zach to see if he got all three of his predictions correct. Stay tuned for an update on that.

SOURCES: Alex Peterman of Locker Room Update and Richmond Weaver of Rich Take on Sports

HIRSCH’S WEBSITE: https://ipickwins.com /

Sourced From: https://neweraprep.org/MysticZachHirschIPickWins.html

Mystic Zach: How Influencer Zach Hirsch Is Redefining Sports Betting

With COVID-19 rampant within virtually every country, life as we once knew it has been put on pause. Quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and other public health precautions have suspended most businesses and industries for the time being. Today, in fact, marks the sixtieth day without live sports in the United States. For the millions of crazed American sports fans globally, this drought has seemed like a never-ending nightmare. Fans worldwide have been subjected to months of monotonous sports reruns and hypotheticals. One enterprising young individual, however, has persisted and continued to provide sports content and entertainment for their deprived fans.

Zach Hirsch, an up and coming sports analyst and handicapper, has emerged as an industry frontrunner and fan favorite in both the sports entertainment and online gambling industries. Hirsch, or more commonly known by his alias Mystic Zach, has experienced exponential growth in one of the most ruthless, competitive, and economically risky industries. With the sports gambling industry erupting in recent years due to its legalization in 42 states, Mystic Zach has quickly skyrocketed up the ranks of successful sports handicappers.

Zach’s fondness and appeal to sports and sport handicapping were cultivated at a very early age. In his youth, Zach was an avid fan of boxing and MMA attending several of the biggest boxing cards, including numerous Floyd Mayweather fights. Zach’s family owned a professional boxing gym and Zach was able to learn firsthand from some of the games top trainers including Jeff Mayweather and the late, great Emanuel Steward. Throughout the years, Zach’s passion for the fight game and his presence at the gym enabled him to develop an elite network within the boxing and MMA communities spanning from two-time heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, former UFC Champion Rashad Evans, iconic fight promoter, Don King and many more. Such connections provide Zach with insider access and a behind the scenes view that helps him to precisely predict the outcomes of nearly every event.

Although still in high school, Mystic Zach’s success is unprecedented in the sports gambling industry. In 2019, Zach was accurate on over 90 percent of his sporting picks and predictions, including a perfect 21 for 21 on his college football selections. Zach announces his selections weekly on his Instagram page (@ipickwins), which boasts over 240 thousand followers, and his website (https://ipickwins.com/). Furthermore, Zach offers his expertise as a sports contributor on the South Florida Tribune and as a commentator on numerous Facebook live shows.

While unprecedented, Mystic Zach’s incredible success has not gone unnoticed. This past March, Zach was among an elite group of sports analysts and handicappers to participate in the prestigious MIT Sloane Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Here, Zach was able to demonstrate his knowledge of his craft while also meeting and trading tips with various sports titans including New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Mississippi State Football Coach Mike Leach .

Giving back to those in need is just as important to Zach as giving accurate pics to his growing following. In his free time, he volunteers at the Be Like Brit Orphanage. Zach has helped to fund and build more than a dozen houses for formerly homeless families in Haiti.

Simply put, Mystic Zach is a sports professional and entertainer with a big heart who, in his opinion, “has not even unlocked his full potential”. He may not be there now, but Mystic Zach and IPickWins are certain to leave their imprint on sports entertainment and online gambling.

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Zach Hirsch: The Sports Betting Social Media Superstar

The United States is well known for being a mixing pot of different peoples and cultures; therefore, finding shared cultural characteristics is quite uncommon. Sports and the love for sports, however, are undoubtedly a shared American characteristic. Sports fandom is ingrained into the American identity and unites millions of people under one cause. Over the decades, American sports and sports gambling have bloomed into an industry worth over $70 billion. While for the vast majority of sports fans sports are only seen as a form of entertainment, some have taken advantage of this lucrative industry and made it their occupation. One young influencer, specifically, is pioneering a new manner of maneuvering the sports industry.

At only eighteen years old, Zach Hirsch, a self-taught sports analyst and handicapper, has become one of the most accurate predictors and renowned individuals at his craft. Although he can not legally drink and can barely vote, Hirsch, more commonly known by his professional name Mystic Zach, is revolutionizing the sports entertainment and gambling industries.

By utilizing social media, Mystic Zach has compiled one of the most prominent and expansive profiles within the sports industry. Zach manages multiple accounts on different platforms, most notably Instagram and Facebook, that have access to an audience of over half a million sports fans. Zach has capitalized on his substantial following to establish prominence within the industry. Zach uses his Instagram page, IPickWins, to discuss sports news and post his gambling predictions and selections for the upcoming week of sporting events. Furthermore, Zach hosts a variety of sports shows on Facebook live and contributes as a sports columnist to the South Florida Tribune, expanding his reach and influence to millions of people.

Such a comprehensive network has bestowed Zach with extraordinary opportunities to further his knowledge and expertise within the sports industry. Mystic Zach has been invited to participate and follow along with some of the world’s most successful athletes. In the past, Zach has partnered with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather’s staff and entourage named The Money Team (TMT), two-time heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs, and even UFC President Dana White. These experiences have supplied Zach with insider information that is unparalleled and has led to Mystic Zach becoming the best handicapper in the industry.

In 2019, Zach boasted an unprecedented level of success in his handicapping selections and predictions. Zach maintained a hit rate of over 90 percent throughout the entire calendar year, nearly 20 percent higher than what would be considered a “good” hit rate. Mystic Zach went a perfect 21 for 21 in his college football selections netting his followers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yes, Zach Hirsch is an incredible success story, but that would be an oversimplification of Hirsch’s impact on sports and sports fans. Mystic Zach serves as a source of entertainment and knowledge to many across the country. Zach epitomizes the American dream and his efforts help thousands of people profit from sports in tumultuous times. Zach Hirsch has attained his dream and now is making others’ dreams become reality.

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Zach Hirsch shows age is just a number for young entrepreneurs

Aged just seventeen, Zach Hirsch developed a sports handicapping and analytics company called iPickwins. Known by his online nom de plume “Mystic Zach,” Hirsch has rapidly established himself as a major, global sports predictive analyst.

A sports handicapper is someone who spends his or her time analyzing trends across several different types of sports (such as football, basketball, boxing, MMA and tennis). Data is amassed and then predictions are made as to the probable outcomes, drawing on different tools for numerical analysis. While some do this for fun, others do so as a means of running a business. To be successful in this field, strong entrepreneurial skills are required. The process leads to sports picks, which are tips given to amateur sports followers by professional sports handicappers. Handicapping, as a profession, is very similar to being a stock analyst, in terms of making predictions to how financial markets will fare. One example of an intrepid entrepreneur occupying this emerging space is Zach Hirsch, an individual who has been examining various sports scores and statistics for many years, considering both inputs and outputs. Hirsch began his endeavors over four years ago, kicking off with sports show, which was broadcast on Facebook. This form of digital media subsequently transformed into a new website, supported by his Instagram account. To date these streaming platforms have amassed hundreds of thousands of viewers and regular followers. Digital Journal checked in with Zach Hirsch (or ‘Mystic Zach’ as he is sometimes known by, especially on his YouTube channel) to find out how he got his start, what he planned to happen (and what actually happened) as what Hirsch says aspirant entrepreneurs can learn from his life experiences.

Digital Journal: How old were you when you first started picking sports results and what was your first pick?

Zach Hirsch: I’ve been memorizing sports scores and stats from as far back as I can remember – maybe four or five years old. When I was about 10, my father and I both filled out a $5 weekly football pool card at a local business with about a hundred other entrants. The next time we stopped in, we found out not only had I won the $500, but that I’d picked 15 out of 15 games.

DJ: Where did the idea for iPickWins come from?

Hirsch: I knew I wanted to do something in sports and use my gift as a handicapper to build a following. I thought iPickwins was a great way to do both. I went undefeated in my first three weeks of picking NFL games, College Football, boxing, MMA and somehow even picked Rafael Nadal to win the 2019 Open at the onset of the tournament in a 128-player draw that included Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. These picks caught the attention of social influencers worldwide.

DJ: Who are some of your most well-known followers?

Hirsch: Some of my most famous followers include former NFL rushing leader Clinton Portis, Social Media Superstar Jake Paul, Two-Time Heavyweight Champion of the world Shannon Briggs and several other former NFL players, and World Boxing Champions.

DJ: What’s one trend that excites you?

Hirsch: Analytics, especially in football. I like the commonly used stats like EPA (efficiency play average) as well as formulas I created like ATA (a coach’s ability to adjust). Andy Reid had the highest ATA in the league, Kyle Shanahan was average and, to me, that was the difference in the Super Bowl this year.

DJ: What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Hirsch: It’s changed since COVID, but typically, I’ll wake up with barely enough time to walk the dog, shower, get dressed and drive to school. After school, I’d post some content most days and once or twice a week I will stop by my dad’s office to shoot a video. I stay up late – probably too late – studying sports.

DJ: What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Hirsch: I have a habit of sticking to something I am really interested in until I’m the best at it. I never stop craving improvement. I won’t be satisfied until I’m the best sports analyst and handicapper ever.

DJ: What advice would you give your younger self?

Hirsch: I would tell myself to ignore all the adults that thought my passion for sports statistics and knowledge was a waste of time. I used to be sensitive to what teachers and others said about it. Now I know I was right to be dedicated to my passion. I would tell my younger self to not listen to the noise; follow your dream.

DJ: What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Hirsch: Being unique in my field sets me apart from the competition. There are not too many sports picking guys that are also trying to be sports personalities, and I’m versatile and able to interview and entertain my audience, and I like to have fun while also being knowledgeable. I think my personality plus my knowledge is a unique blend in the sports world.

DJ: What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Hirsch: A big failure I experienced was the Logan Paul fight. I considered this a failure because I really went all in and did multiple videos with him. The guy Logan fought, KSI, had the most rabid fan base on social media and I got bombarded with negative comments. I overcame this by staying honest and sticking to the facts. I didn’t let the negativity deter me and I didn’t let a preconceived bias and outside opinions get in my head. I arrive at every game with a clean slate and a fresh mind. You can’t let the past affect your thought process. It’s also the one loss that really hurts. It hurts because I think the referee stole the fight, but it hurts more because I really like Logan and know how much it must have hurt him.

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