Tyler Mulder-Joanna Topham

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 7, 2017:Tyler Mulder and Joanna Topham

 

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm. © Jill Dahlstrom-2017

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm.
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Feature photo: Tyler Mulder-Unity Christian-UNI @Jill Dahlstrom, Joanna Topham-Griswold-Hawkeye Comm ©Mike Brynes

Finally!  We are back on the airwaves!  After a week of scrambling due to some moving and renovating of the Next Level Iowa Radio Studio, we are able to post our podcast with the help of the friendly folks at Simpson College!

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we catch up on some early xc results and we talk with first year, mens and women’s xc coach at Hawkeye Community College, Tyler Mulder and his #1 Women’s runner, not Rebekah Topham…but younger sister Joanna Topham!

All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Dan O'Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 22, 2017: World and Olympic Champion Dan O’Brien

Dan O'Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist ©special to Next Level Iowa

Dan O’Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien.  Dan’s epic story of disappointment and redemption on the world stage is one of heroism and courage.  Dan joins us and shares his story and insights on today’s athlete, the state of track and field and our Iowans who excel in the multis.

All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 15, 2017: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson

 

Jamie Elbert-Indianola-Simpson ©Jim Kirby-2008

Jamie Elbert-Indianola-Simpson
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Feature photo: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson competes with Betsy Flood-Dowling-Iowa and Katie Flood-Dowling-Washington©Jim Kirby-2008

On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Indianola High School great and Simpson College Grad. Jamie (Elbert) Busby. Jamie is now entering into a coaching career as the Simpson Mens and Women’s Asst. Cross Country Coach.

We talk with Jamie about her days of running with the greatest high school/college female runners in the history of Iowa track, not to mention the best in the country. Jamie, while at Indianola ran with Shelby Houlihan, The Flood sisters, the Dinsdale twins, Colette Gnade, Ellen Daugherty and Olivia Johnson. We also talk with Jamie about her transition to Coaching at the D3 level at Simpson.

Mike and I also talk about the World Championships, the performances of our Drake Relays alums, good bye to Usain Bolt and much much more!

Take a listen to this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 9, 2017: Josh Hildebrand New XC Coach at Liberty High School

Josh Hildebrand-Decorah-Luther ©Iowa Press-Citizen

Josh Hildebrand-Decorah-Luther
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On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the World Championships that are going on this week in London, featuring our Iowans.

We also talk with newly named boys cross country coach Josh Hildebrand, who takes over at the new Liberty High School in the Iowa City Area.

All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 1, 2017: Shelby Houlihan

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central ©Jim Kirby

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central
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On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Olympian Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU (and huge Harry Potter fan!)  as she prepares for the World Championship coming up later this month.

We also talk about how Kurtis Brondyke and Alex Gochenour fared in Germany’s Thorpe Cup last week.

All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Brandan Mortensen-UNI, Daniel Gooris-UNI and Ben Lindaman-WDM Valley-UNI
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 23, 2017: Ben Lindaman

 

Ben Lindaman-WDM Valley-UNI ©Jim Kirby

Ben Lindaman-WDM Valley-UNI
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk MULTIS! with Ben Lindaman-WDM Valley-UNI and about the possibilities for our Iowans competing in the Thorpe Cup coming up in Germany this coming week.

Feature Photo: Brandan Mortensen-UNI, Daniel Gooris-UNI and Ben Lindaman-WDM Valley-UNI ©Jim Kirby

We also talk about our pros, Shelby Houlihan, Erik Sowinski, Alex Wilson and many more on this week’s next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

UNI Women
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 18, 2017: UNI Coach Dave Paulsen

 

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Coach Dave Paulsen
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with UNI Panthers’ Head Coach Dave Paulsen.  We also get caught up on all of our Iowans competing professionally and overseas.

Feature Photo: 2016 UNI Women’s MVC Championship Team ©Panthers Athletics

All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 11, 2017: The Lisa Uhl Camp of Champions

 

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU ©Jim Kirby

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about high school xc camp season that is going on across the country at this time every summer.  We checked in at the Lisa Uhl Camp of Champions to talk with Lisa, her husband Kiel Uhl and some of the others that make their camp one of the best.

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 5, 2017: Kurtis Brondyke

Alex Gouchenour-Lofgan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central ©Jim Kirby

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central as he prepares for the Thorpe Cup in Germany coming up later this summer.

Even though a large part of the official track season is completed, Mike and I also cover some of the events still taking place featuring our Iowans.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For June 28, 2017: Alex Gouchenour and Mark Carroll

Untitled-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Alex Gochenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas who finished fourth at the USATF Nationals last weekend with a lifetime best in the heptathlon and is on her way to Germany to compete once again in the Thorpe Cup.

We also talk with newly named, Director of Track and Field/XC for Drake University, Coach Mark Carroll.

All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!