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
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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.

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 29, 2016: Erik Sowinski

Erik Sowinski-Iowa-Proffessional Athlete, receiving the coveted and priceless Next Level Iowa water bottle and coffee mug.

Erik Sowinski-Iowa-Proffessional Athlete, receiving the coveted and priceless Next Level Iowa water bottle and coffee mug.

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Iowa Hawkeye, now a world record holder and just recently a medalist at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 800m.  Erik has been invited to run in the Drake Relays Special 800m Race with some of the world’s best.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa’s Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 22, 2016: Phil Young

Phil Young ©Special to Next Level Iowa

Phil Young
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with avid runner, graduate of Davenport Assumption where he was on their 3rd place xc state team in 2002.  He is also an assistant coach for xc/track at C.R. Prairie and just recently, he and is wife Jackie opened a new Fleet Feet running store in Davenport.  Join us as we talk to Phil and get pumped up for the outdoor season!

Next Level Podcast March 16, 2016: Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin-Spirit Lake-Black Hills State
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Alec Baldwin, a state champion from Spirit Lake, Iowa and a multiple All-American for the Yellow Jackets at Black Hills State joins Mike and I for this week’s podcast as we discuss his recent All-American effort at the D2 NCAA Nationals.  Mike and I also try to contain ourselves as we look ahead to the Drake Relays and all the early outdoor meets coming up.

Next Level Iowa Podcast March 8, 2016: Brady Grunder-Durant-ICC-Kansas St.

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Brady Grunder-Durant-ICC-Kansas St
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On this week’s podcast we talk with Durant High School graduate Brady Grunder. Brady is a National Junior Champion in the hammer throw and just recently won a Big 12 individual championship in the weight throw for Kansas State.  A talk with Brady Grunder and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 1, 2016: Interview Brette Corey

Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI ©Panther Athletics

Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI
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In this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover all the conference meets from this past weekend and we talk with W. Dubuque star graduate Brette Corey. Brette is a Missouri Valley Conference Champion in the 800m from 2015 and just recently helped the Uni Panthers to a strong third place showing in the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships.

Next level Iowa Podcast February 23, 2016: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Clarke of Osceola-Missouri St ©Cyclones Athletics

Blake Boldon-Clarke of Osceola-Missouri St
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On this week’s podcast we invite Blake Boldon, a 1998 graduate from and State Champion in the 1600m of Clarke of Osceola High School.  Blake went on to be a five-time Missouri Valley Champion at Missouri State, a Drake Relays Champion and a sub four minute miler.  Blake is now the Executive Director of the Monumental Marathon, this November in Indianapolis, IN.

Blake talks with us about is running career and what makes The Monumental Marathon a destination Marathon for Iowans.  More information about the Monumental Marathon Click Here!  

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 16, 2016: Issac Wendland

Mike Jay and Issac Wendland-Charles City-Liberty ©Mike Jay

Mike Jay and Issac Wendland-Charles City-Liberty
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa podcast we talk to Issac Wendland  Isaac was a star at Charles City. Still Iowa’s ONLY 4x champ in 1600…2005-2008.  Ran track and XC at Liberty U in VA….holds Liberty school record in 1500: 3:43.91 Still training…wants to go sub 4:00

More importantly we talk with Issac and his wife Libby about their adopting their beautiful 6yr old daughter, Eden.  We talk to Issac about his track career, faith and the newest member to his family.

To read Issac and Libby’s blogs about all their experiences Click Here! and also Click Here!

Mike and I also cover the latest results.  All this on the Next Level Iowa podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast February 9, 2016: Thomas Pollard

Thomas Pollard-Gilbert-ISU ©Michael Scott 2016

Thomas Pollard-Gilbert-ISU
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On this week’s edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with State Champion from Gilbert High School and just recently the National Junior USATF Cross Country Champion.  Thomas won the USTF race in Bend Oregon last weekend and is prepping for the Pan-American Games in Venezuela next month.  Mike and I also discuss the results of the weekend’s big meets and look ahead to the final meets leading up to indoor championship season.