Feature photo: Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame©Jim Kirby
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with State Champion from Dowling Catholic and now a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ryan Schweizer. Ryan, is on the comeback trail after enduring some frustrating injuries. We talk with Ryan about his upcoming track season and his goals for the future.
Tragically we also talk about the death of the University of Utah’s Track Athlete Lauren McCluskey. Coach Kyle Kepler-Webster City-UNI is the coach at Utah and we send our prayers and best wishes to Kep and also Trina Moreno-Urbandale-Utah who is also a member of Lauren’s team.
We look ahead to the conference meets coming up as well! All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature photo: Mt. Mercy Cross Country©Mustangs Athletics
On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Mt. Mercy Head Cross Country Coach Tad Hulst. Mt. Mercy is hosting the NAIA National Championships in Cedar Rapids, November 16th. We talk with Coach Hulst about the Mustangs and what its like to host a National Championship, especially in a year with the wet weather we’ve had in Iowa.
We recap the big meets from last week and we look ahead to the conference meets and the high school regional meets held this week for Iowa runners.
All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.
Feature photo: Coach Bob Schultz-Loras College ©Jim Kirby 2017
On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Head Cross Country of the Loras DuHawks. Coach Schultz’s teams are perennial, leaders on both the conference and national stages. We talk with Coach Schultz about his teams, his philosophies and his insights regarding the fascinating world of cross country.
We also cover some of the smaller schools, featuring Iowans, out in Western Iowa, such as Morningside, Northwestern and from across “The Big Muddy” (Missouri River), Dordt College.
All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature photo: Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside©Jim Kirby 2018
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with long time coach of Morningside, Dave Nash, Coach Nash was an All -American as a collegiate athlete and one of the best middle distance runner Morningside has ever had.
Mike and I also talk about last week’s big meets, CRAZY WEATHER and all the meets that are suppose to take place next week!
All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature photo: Roy Griak Invitational Start
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Mike and I look back at last week’s big meets and preview the big meets looking ahead. There is plenty of XC action to see, all within a four hour drive!
All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature Photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou battles Molly Huddle in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium ©Jim Kirby 2018
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with National Champion and now member of the Bowerman Track Club, Karissa Schweizer. Karissa tells us what she has been up to since the NCAA’s and since turning pro.
We also cover last week’s cross country meets and look ahead to the big invitationals coming up! All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature photo: Arkansas Men’s Cross Country 2018©Razorback Athletics 2018
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we welcome two teammates of the University of Arkansas, Sam Schillinger-Cedar Falls-Arkansas and Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas. We talk with Sam and Ryan about being rivals back in high school and now being teammates for the Hogs of Arkansas.
We also talk about Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan on their closing of this outdoor track season and we also discuss last weekend’s DIII and NAIA meets.
All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!
Feature photo: Rachel Peters-PCM-Central©Special to Next Level Iowa
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Central senior Rachel Peters-PCM-Central. Rachel realized last season that she would undergo a career threatening surgery to remove a tumor, the size of a softball from her leg. Rachel tells us of her long road back to running and her thoughts about not only being able to run again, but also able to race again.
Mike and I also talk about the early collegiate xc races this past weekend and look ahead to this week. Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado were also in action last week and we cover all the Diamond League action.
All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Head Cross Country and Associate Head Track Coach Joe Dunham about Mark Fairley’s-Dubuque Senior-Central and the upcoming season.
Feature photo: Joe Dunham-Central©Jim Kirby 2017
We also preview this weekend’s opening cross country meets featuring our Iowans and Iowa teams. All this and more, on The Next Level Iowa Podcast!
On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with new Associate Women’s Head Track/Field and Cross Country Coach Amy Rudolph. We also talk about the early cross country meets happening this week, involving our Iowans at all levels.
We also continue our discussion about Iowa high school athletes who qualified for the Drake Relays all four years of high school and then came the Drake Relays all four years while in college. If you have suggestions of any of these athletes, let us know! All this and more, on the Next Level iowa Podcast.