The 3rd Man In

About Me

DanZielinski3My name is Dan Zielinski III, and I have something to say! Welcome to my website, The 3rd Man In. This is where I dish out my own perspective on what’s happening in the world of sports!

At the end of December 2011, I created The 3rd Man In on a blogger site, and since then my site has grown reaching hundreds of thousands of readers from all around the world. It is a leading source for Milwaukee Panther athletics and the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

I’ve conducted many exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of the top athletes and coaches at the college and professional levels.

During the MLB Draft season, I also make regular radio appearances on Wisconsin’s largest sports radio station, SportsRadio 105.7 FM The Fan, to break down the draft.

I am currently a Journalism major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and have already had numerous experiences in the journalism field, while winning numerous local and national awards for my work.

Besides writing for my own website, I’m a freelance journalist for numerous publications and websites, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s NOW Publications.

I also cover professional and college sporting events, including the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers, for SportsRadio 105.7 FM The Fan.

My work – running the gamut from news to feature to investigative stories – has been featured on,,, and in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science Newsletter.

I’ve also done numerous public speaking events, talking to students of all different ages, regarding my experiences and career in the journalism field.