Casey Blake-Indianola

Next Level Podcast For January 2, 2018: Casey Blake

Casey Blake-Indianola ©Indianola Athletics

Casey Blake-Indianola
©Indianola Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we welcome Indianola High School graduate, All-Star 3rd Basemen, most notably from the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers, Casey Blake.  We talk with Casey about his state championship DMR race of 1990, and we talk baseball, sports and a whole lot more.

We also look ahead to the high school and collegiate indoor track seasons.  All this and more on the Next LevelIowa Podcast!

Feature photo: Casey Blake Los Angeles Dodgers ©LA Times 
Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake 
©Jim Kirby 2017

Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 28, 2017: Mary Young Show #550

Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake ©Doug Wells

Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Urbandale State Champion and Missouri Valley Champion Drake Bulldog, Mary Young.  Mary talks about her outdoor 100m hurdles championship and how that is invigorating her for her indoor and outdoor senior year.

Mike and I also close out 2017 by highlighting some of our favorite interviews and talk about the possible 2017 “Nextie Award” winners.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

 

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 19,2017: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jin kirby

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon who is preparing for the Relays.  We talk about all the things that make the Relays the best in the country and also the exciting possibilities for this coming year.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Runners and the New York Road Runners (from left): NYRR’s Mary Wittenberg, Peter Gilmore, Hendrick Ramaala, NYRR’s Sam Grotewold, NYRR’s David Monti, Viktor Rothlin, Abdi Abdirahman, Nina Rillstone and Alan Culpepper
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 13, 2017: Sam Grotewold Senior Manager For the NYRR

Sam Grotewold-Senior Manager of Professional Athletes at the New York Road Runners

Sam Grotewold-Senior Manager of Professional Athletes at the New York Road Runners

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Sam Grotewold, the Senior Manager of Professional Athletes for the New York Road Runners.  Sam is a leader in the sport at many levels, including is work with the NYRR at Races such as The New York Marathon and the 2016 Olympic Trials.  Sam is a regular contributor to Flotrack and Let’s Run websites as he is responsible for the handling of elite athletes such as Iowa’s own Jenny Simpson. Sam was born in Ames, Iowa and ran at Simpson College.

Feature photo: Runners and the New York Road Runners (from left): NYRR’s Mary Wittenberg, Peter Gilmore, Hendrick Ramaala, NYRR’s Sam Grotewold, NYRR’s David Monti, Viktor Rothlin, Abdi Abdirahman, Nina Rillstone and Alan Culpepper@sportsbusinessdailey.com

We also talk about the early indoor meets involving our Iowans as well as covering the results of the USATF Club Nationals held last week.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 5, 2017: Coach Joey Woody

Coach Joey Woody-Iowa ©Darren Miller

Coach Joey Woody-Iowa
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the emerging indoor track season, we remember Drake’s Paul Morrison and we talk with Iowa Hawkeye Head Track Coach Joey Woody.

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

Feature photo: Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017
Mason Tope-Dav. Central, Brien Nugent-Wahlert and  Timothy Sevcik-Cedar Falls of Loras
©Jim Kirby 2017

Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 22, 2017: National Wrap

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Augustana Mens and Women's Cross Country  Teams 2017
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 14, 2017: Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman

Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman receives Regional Coaching Award ©Vikings Athletics 2017

Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman receives Regional Coaching Award
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the D1, D2 and the D3 Regionals as well as the NCAA Junior College Championships.

Feature photo: Augustana Mens and Women’s Cross Country Teams 2017©Vikings Athletics 2017

We talk with National Champion Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Augustana in Sioux Falls, SD, Tracy Hellman about his team’s performances last Saturday at Regionals and look ahead to their D2 National Championship chances this coming weekend.

We also look ahead to championship weekend for all levels on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough and the ISU Cyclones
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 8, 2017: Iowa State Women’s Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough

ISU Coach Andrea Grove McDonough  ©Jim Kirby

ISU Coach Andrea Grove McDonough
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Iowa State’s Women’s Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough about the Cyclone men and women as they prepare for the Midwest Regional Meet in Ames this Friday.

We also talk about the NAIA conference meet results from last week and look ahead to the upcoming D1 and d3 regional meets this weekend.  All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
©Jim Kirby 2017

Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 31st, 2017: Coach Bob Schultz

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Loras Head XC Coach Bob Schultz.  We talk with Coach Schultz about his Conference Champion Men’s Team as well as his overall successful women’s program.  Recently Coach Schultz’s mens team won the IIAC Conference Championship for the fourth year inboxed a row and consequently, Coach Schultz earned Conference Coach of the Year!

We also cover conference meets at all levels.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Minnesota Women's Cross Country
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 24, 2017: Abby Kohut Jackson and Elyse Prescott

Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard-Minnesota ©Nirmalendu Majumdar-Ames Tribune

Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard-Minnesota
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Elyse Prescott-Urbandale-Minnesota ©Jim Kirby

Elyse Prescott-Urbandale-Minnesota
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Iowa high school state champions, Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard and Elyse Prescott-Urbandale, who are now running for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Feature photo: Minnesota Women’s Cross Country©Golden Gophers Athletics

We also talk results, including the Regional Running Club Championships, NAIA, NCAA D3 and so much more on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast!