Grand Blue Mile 2019
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2019: Drake Prep and Time With the Iowa Hawkeyes

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes
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Feature photo: Grand Blue Mile 2019 ©Jim Kirby 2019

 

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we get amped up for the Drake Relays and also stop by the Iowa Hawkeye Senior Banquet to talk with Coach Woody and some of the Hawks.  It’s going to be a great Drake relays’ weekend!

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Next level Iowa Podcast for April 3, 2019

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Michael Scott 2019

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk about some of the meets that took place last week.  We also talk about the IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in Denmark, featuring our own Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou.

Mike and I also discuss the changing IAAF Olympic standards and look ahead to the Drake Relays and all the conference meets coming up.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 16, 2019: National wRAP!

Bella Solis-Dubuque Central-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Bella Solis-Dubuque Central-Loras
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Feature photo: Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas©DarrenMiller/hawkeyesports.com

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s Nationals for D1,2 and 3.  We also look ahead to out door season and the IAAF World Championships, featuring Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, keeping for Team USA in Denmark, March 30, 2019

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 6, 2019: Seth Roberson

Val Vioek-WDM Valley-GVU and Seth Roberson-GVU ©Doug Wells 2017

Val Vioek-WDM Valley-GVU and Seth Roberson-GVU
©Doug Wells 2017

Feature photo: Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View©Doug Wells 2018

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Grand View throws coach, Seth Roberson.  The vikings had an All-American weekend at Nationals and we talk with Seth about the Vikings’ performance.

We all discuss the upcoming National Indoor meets for our Iowa athletes and talk high school indoor track.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.
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Next level Iowa Podcast For February 21, 2019: Indoor Conference Prep

Jordan Coughenour-Collins Maxwell-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2017

Jordan Coughenour-Collins Maxwell-Simpson
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Feature photo: Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, as Mike preps for his calling of the SEC Conference Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we talk about all the upcoming conference meets featuring our Iowa athletes.

We also look ahead to when our Iowa Pros are competing across the country and around the World!  it is a great time of the year to be a track fan! All this, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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Feature photo: ©Jim Kirby 2016

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk about results featuring the big Iowa State meet this past week in addition to all the other meets featuring our Iowa athletes.

We talk with Drake Relays Director, Blake Boldon about the exciting news featuring our Iowa High School Athletes at the Drake Relays.  We also talk, Grand Blue Mile, Drake Relays tickets and also the Track Guy events coming up!

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Drake Relays' Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 31st, 2019: Blake Bolden

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper ©Jim Kirby 2019

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper
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Feature photo: Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions©Jim Kirby 2019 

 

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we again, talk with Blake Bolden and get his thoughts about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition held at Half-time at the Drake Men’s Basketball Game vs Illinois St. We talk about all the excitement surrounding the Relays already and we talk about all the events happening during the Drake Relays and the USATF Championships held on the Blue Oval this summer!

Results and a whole lot more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 24, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
©Jim Kirby 2017

Feature photo: Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition©Jim Kirby 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, even though the weather outside is frightful talking Drake Relays is so delightful! We talk with the director of the Drake relays, Blake Boldon.  Blake makes some big announcements about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition January 30th as well a whole boatload of announcements about this years Drake Relays! (SEE ALL THE LINKS BELOW!)

Mike and I also talk results from last weekend and what is ahead for all our Iowa athletes.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

  • Des Moines Register Story about 1944 medalist, Ted Williams-Knoxville-Simpson, click here!
  • Drake Relays partners with Track Guy, click here!
  • The 51st Drake Relays Road Races Info, click here!
  • New partnership for the 2019 Road Races, click here! 
Dan Fitzsimmons-S. Dakota
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 17, 2019: Dan Fitzsimmons

Dan Fitzsimmons-S Dakota ©Jim Kirby

Dan Fitzsimmons-S Dakota
©Jim Kirby

Feature photo: Dan Fitzsimmons-S. Dakota©Coytoes Athletics 2019

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with University of South Dakota Cross/Country Track Coach, Dangerous Dan Fitzsimmons.  We talk with Dan about all the Iowa Athletes he has on his Coyotes’ roster.

We also talk about last week’s Iowa Invitational and the big meet put on by St. Ambrose, while looking ahead to all the meets this weekend!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Joey Woodey-Iowa
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Season 7!!!!! Podcast For January 10, 2019: Joey Woodey and Track Guy

 

Track Guy Banner 2019On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the huge Track Guy event held Wednesday night in Iowa City, featuring Iowa greats, Randy Wilson-Knoxville-Oklahoma and Eric Sowinski-Iowa.  It was a great night and we talk about the great night of track and xc talk!

We also found Iowa Hawkeye Director of Track and Field in the crowd and we talked about the Hawks indoor meet coming up Friday and Saturday and what to expect from the Hawks this season.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!