Justin Baker-SC Heelan-UNI & Brandon Carnes-UNI 
©Jim Kirby

Next Level Iowa For June 7, 2016: D1 Nationals Preview

Carter Lilly-SC East-Iowa © Darren Miller-hawkeyesports.com)

Carter Lilly-SC East-Iowa
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On this week’s edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we look ahead to the D1 Nationals this weekend in Eugene Oregon, featuring many of our Iowa athletes.  We also look ahead to the Olympic Trials coming up later this summer including MORE of our Iowa athletes.  Tune in and listen to The Next Level Iowa Podcast

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central

Next Level Iowa Podcast for May 31, 2016: Cole Decker-Dowling-Central

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central

On this week’s edition of our podcast we get caught up on all the NationalMeets at the D2, D3 and NAIA levels.  We also cover the D1 Regionals and we talk with All American Cole Decker-Dowling-Central as he wraps up his collegiate career.  We then look ahead to the D1 Nationals including all of our Iowans competing on the biggest stage.

Drake state Meet

Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 24, 2016: State Track Wrap and College Regional Preview

Drake state MeetOn this week’s podcast Mike and I wrap up the near perfect Iowa High School State Track Meet and look ahead to college regional meets this coming weekend.

Maddie Beeler-I35-UNI
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Next Level Iowa Podcast: May 17, 2016: Conference Wrap, State Meet Run-Up & Last Things With Maddie Beeler

Maddie Beeler-I35-UNI ©Mike Brynes

Maddie Beeler-I35-UNI
©Mike Brynes

On this week’s podcast we talk about last week’s thrilling conference meetsand we look ahead to this week’s Iowa High School State Track Meet.  We also talk with Maddie Beeler-I-35-UNI about “last things” as a senior and what it’s like to end a career considering all the success and great memories.

 

Kiana Phelps-Kingsley Pearson with her Drake Relays Flag and Next Level Iowa water bottle..two treasured items!

Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 10, 2016: Kiana Phelps

Kiana Phelps-Kingsley Pearson with her Drake Relays Flag and Next Level Iowa water bottle..two treasured items!

Kiana Phelps-Kingsley Pearson with her Drake Relays Flag and Next Level Iowa water bottle..two treasured items!

Mike and I cover the Heart of Iowa Conference Meet from last weekend and look ahead to all the conference meets across the country involving our Iowa athletes.  We also talk with Kiana Phelps-Kingsley Pearson High School senior as she prepares for her full ride scholarship to Oregon.

Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado-New Balance
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 3, 2016: Drake Relays Wrap

Jenny Simpson-Colorado-New Balance ©Jim Kirby

Jenny Simpson-Colorado-New Balance
©Jim Kirby

On this week’s podcast we take a look back of last weekend’s Drake Relays.  We talk with Iowa’s own Olympian and National Champion Jenny Simpson; Erik Sowinski-Iowa and Tyler Mulder-Unity Christian-UNI about the Men’s Special 800m; Olympian and National Champion A.G. Krueger from Sheldon, Iowa  along with Drake Relays Champion Justin Baker-SC Heelan-UNI.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast

Drake Relays

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 28, 2016: Drake Relays Run-Up!

Drake RelaysOn this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Mike and I record from the Sherton Hotel in West Des Moines as Mike makes final preparations for this week’s Drake Relays.

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 20, 2016: Randy Wilson 2.0

Randy Wilson-Knoxville-Oklahoma-Sub 4 Minute Miler and 1980 Olympian

Randy Wilson-Knoxville-Oklahoma-Sub 4 Minute Miler and 1980 Olympian

On this week’s addition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we speak with 1980 Olympian Randy Wilson.  Randy is a Knoxville High School graduate and a former Oklahoma Sooner.  He is also the current Drake Relays Record holder for 800m, a record he’s held since 1978.  Randy’s record may be in jeopardy this coming Saturday as the Drake Relays’ Special 800m Race will be run, with many of the fastest half-milers in the country.  We also talk about weekend’s high holy days of track in the USA, the Drake Relays.

Next Level Iowa Podcast April 12, 2016: Ty Patton

Drake Relays

Ty Patton, Drake University’s Assistant Athletic Director/Athletic Communications joins us to take a look at some of the behind the scenes work that takes place to put on the Drake Relays.  Of course Mike and I cover results of last week’s meets and look ahead to the coming weeks.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 5, 2016: Tyler Mulder

yler Mulder-Unity Christian-UNI ©Jim Kirby

yler Mulder-Unity Christian-UNI
©Jim Kirby

On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast wetly with Tyler Mulder,graduate of Unity Christian, a National Champion in the indoor 800m while at UNI and an Olympic Trials Qualifier.  Tyler is part of the “Road to Rio Special 800m” coming up as part of this year’s Drake Relays.