We all love the bright lights of the NFL, NBA, college football and other high profile leagues and sports, but there are plenty of extraordinary stories in various nooks and crannies that don’t receive the attention they deserve.

In an effort to share these lesser-known stories, Gatorade has created the “Win from Within” program and it’s plain phenomenal. From softball player Jaide Bucher and swimmer Nathaniel Hartley to American Samoa football player Blessman James Ta’ala, Gatorade has done an unreal job of identifying individuals that remind us sports can be more about wins and losses.

Here are the captivating stories of these three athletes: