Welcome to Bolt Beat, the Los Angeles Chargers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Bolt Beat is dedicated to providing top-notch Chargers news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Jason Reed,Contributor

Typical sports nut. My work can be found at Fansided, The Daily Press or whoever needs freelancing. Contact: [email protected]

Alexander Insdorf,Contributor

A kid from Jersey who loves to write and talk sports, politics, and everything else. I can't shut up.

Steven Haglund,Contributor

University of Utah Graduate. Brandman Masters student. Lifelong Chargers fan living in the Fresno, CA area.

Tyler Gallagher,Contributor

I am a pre-medical student at the University of Southern California from Armuchee, Georgia. Outside of being a Fansided Contributor, I am a Researcher on Parkinson's Disease, a volunteer at the Orthopedic Institute for Children, and a Program Coordinator for USC Recreational Sports.

Travis Wakeman,Contributor

Contact me at [email protected] Predominantly Orange Site Expert and former Bolt Beat Site Expert. Huge fan of WWE and UFC. Have covered the NFL online since 2012.

Devon Auriemma,Contributor

My name is Devon Auriemma. I am a huge Chargers fan from New Jersey. I recently graduated from Seton Hall University, where I majored in Sport Management with a minor in Sports Media. I am very passionate about the Chargers and hope to provide great content for our readers.

Faustino Felix,Contributor

Financial Management student at Tec de Monterrey. Big LA Chargers and Yaquis de Obregon fan. Love football, soccer, baseball and Star Wars.

Mark Liedahl,Contributor

Born and raised in beautiful San Diego, CA. I watched the Freezer Bowl "LIVE" and cheered when the Chargers drafted Ryan Leaf. (We all make mistakes, I bought his jersey too.) I have always loved the Chargers through ups and downs. The teams moving to Los Angeles was a tough pill to swallow. In the end I realized that I bleed Blue and Gold. So I dedicated myself to my team with a new tattoo. A Black and Blue Charger bolt is on my upper left arm. Black and Blue represents my heart as a Charger fan, sad but loyal. Bottom line is there is no other team I want to or am capable of rooting for. I am a Charger fan. I am excited to bring my thoughts and opinions to the readers at Bolt-Beat. I look forward to exciting discussions and debates. GO CHARGERS!

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