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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk about results featuring the big Iowa State meet this past week in addition to all the other meets featuring our Iowa athletes.

We talk with Drake Relays Director, Blake Boldon about the exciting news featuring our Iowa High School Athletes at the Drake Relays.  We also talk, Grand Blue Mile, Drake Relays tickets and also the Track Guy events coming up!

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Drake Relays' Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 31st, 2019: Blake Bolden

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper ©Jim Kirby 2019

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper
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Feature photo: Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions©Jim Kirby 2019 

 

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we again, talk with Blake Bolden and get his thoughts about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition held at Half-time at the Drake Men’s Basketball Game vs Illinois St. We talk about all the excitement surrounding the Relays already and we talk about all the events happening during the Drake Relays and the USATF Championships held on the Blue Oval this summer!

Results and a whole lot more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 24, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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Feature photo: Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition©Jim Kirby 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, even though the weather outside is frightful talking Drake Relays is so delightful! We talk with the director of the Drake relays, Blake Boldon.  Blake makes some big announcements about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition January 30th as well a whole boatload of announcements about this years Drake Relays! (SEE ALL THE LINKS BELOW!)

Mike and I also talk results from last weekend and what is ahead for all our Iowa athletes.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

  • Des Moines Register Story about 1944 medalist, Ted Williams-Knoxville-Simpson, click here!
  • Drake Relays partners with Track Guy, click here!
  • The 51st Drake Relays Road Races Info, click here!
  • New partnership for the 2019 Road Races, click here! 
Dan Fitzsimmons-S. Dakota
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 17, 2019: Dan Fitzsimmons

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Dan Fitzsimmons-S Dakota
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Feature photo: Dan Fitzsimmons-S. Dakota©Coytoes Athletics 2019

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with University of South Dakota Cross/Country Track Coach, Dangerous Dan Fitzsimmons.  We talk with Dan about all the Iowa Athletes he has on his Coyotes’ roster.

We also talk about last week’s Iowa Invitational and the big meet put on by St. Ambrose, while looking ahead to all the meets this weekend!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Joey Woodey-Iowa
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Season 7!!!!! Podcast For January 10, 2019: Joey Woodey and Track Guy

 

Track Guy Banner 2019On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the huge Track Guy event held Wednesday night in Iowa City, featuring Iowa greats, Randy Wilson-Knoxville-Oklahoma and Eric Sowinski-Iowa.  It was a great night and we talk about the great night of track and xc talk!

We also found Iowa Hawkeye Director of Track and Field in the crowd and we talked about the Hawks indoor meet coming up Friday and Saturday and what to expect from the Hawks this season.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Erik Sowinski
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 20, 2018: Erik Sowinski

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Erik Sowinski-Iowa
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Feature photo: Erik Sowinski©Michael Scott http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with All-American, National Champion and multiple time member of the USA World team, from the University of Iowa, Erik Sowinski. Erik talks about his immediate plans for racing and also discusses his long term plans for his competition.

Mike and I discuss the latest Iowa college recruits and the transition from high school great to the big stage of collegiate competition. All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Sydney Milani-SE Polk-ISU
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 14, 2018: Payton Wensel and Sydney Milani

Payton Wensel-Linn-Mar-Iowa ©Mike Byrnes 2018

Payton Wensel-Linn-Mar-Iowa
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Feature photo: Sydney Milani ©Mike Byrnes 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with Payton Wensel-Lin Mar-Iowa and Sydney Milani-SE Polk-ISU about their first collegiate meets.

 

We also look back at the kick off indoor meet for the Hawkeyes, featuring many of our former Iowa high school athletes.  We also check in at the Central and Dubuque opening meets and talk about how the season might unfold for our Iowa athletes.  All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

 

Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake (center) with Steve and Nancy Bobenhouse of Fitness Sports.
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 5, 2018: Brogan Austin

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Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake
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Feature photo: Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake (center) with Steve and Nancy Bobenhouse of Fitness Sports ©Doug Wells 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with new USATF Marathon National Champion, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake.  Brogan talks about his championship race and how he has got to this elite position in the marathon.

We also cover the Division II Cross Country Nationals and talk about Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Carolyn Hill from Drake about their big national awards.   All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For November 23, 2018: Natty’s Wrap

 

2018-10-28_23-33-10On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we look back on the National Championships that took place last week for NAIA, D1 and D3.  We also look ahead to the D2 National Championships coming up December 1.

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For November 15, 2018: Nationals Prep

ISU Women's Cross Country 2018 ©Des Moines Register 2018

ISU Women’s Cross Country 2018
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look at the results from the National Junior College Championships and look ahead to the regionals for DII and it’s Nationals Week for NAIA, DI and DIII!

We talk about all our Iowans and Iowa teams competing this week on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!