Grinnell Mutual Named Iowa Games Presenting Sponsor

AMES, Iowa – September 7, 2017 – The Iowa Sports Foundation announced today a new, multi-year agreement with Grinnell Mutual as the presenting sponsor of the Iowa Games. Grinnell Mutual President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Jansen commented, “We are excited to join the Iowa Sports Foundation in bringing sports and recreational activities to thousands of … Continued

Kyven Gadson to Headline Iowa Games Opening Ceremony

The 2017 Summer Iowa Games will officially kick-off on Friday, July 14 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The Opening Ceremony will feature former Iowa State Cyclone wrestler and 2015 NCAA Wrestling Champion, Kyven Gadson, as the keynote speaker. “We have a great line-up of entertainment and activities throughout the evening,” commented Chuck Long, CEO … Continued

National Champion Archer to Compete in the Iowa Games

Logan Kelly is a natural when it comes to the sport of Archery. The sophomore at Mount Vernon High School, began shooting in fifth grade when a family friend introduced him to the sport and the rest is history. Kelly has numerous state titles and has won more than 50 competitions. Last year, his achievements earned him … Continued

Winter Iowa Games Celebrate 25 Years in Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Athletes from around the state will compete in Dubuque this weekend, January 28-29, celebrating the 25th Winter Iowa Games.  Competitions will be held in 12 events at 14 venues throughout the Dubuque community. More than 3,700 athletes are registered for the Winter Iowa Games. Events scheduled in Dubuque this weekend include:  alpine ski racing, … Continued

State Games of America Coming to Ames & Des Moines

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Games, in collaboration with, Iowa State University, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau and Catch Des Moines have been selected to host the 2021 State Games of America in Ames and Des Moines. More than 18,000 athletes are expected to compete in the national event to be held July 27-Aug. 1, … Continued

Iowa Games Athletes of the Year Announced at Terrace Hill

The 2016 Iowa Games Marty McHone Male and Female Athletes of the Year were announced and recognized at Terrace Hill in Des Moines. Phillip Ramsey, Ankeny, and Ann Hegstrom, De Soto, were recipients of the award which was renamed in 2003 after Marty McHone, long-time Iowa Games athlete, passed away from cancer. Phillip Ramsey, 34, began competing … Continued

Gold Medal High Jumper Returns to the Iowa Games

As the Iowa Games celebrates its 30th year this summer, Sondra Ashmore (Biere) will be celebrating her return to the Games as she is scheduled to compete in the high jump, 100M and 200M. The competition will take place at the Cyclone Sports Complex at Iowa State University on Saturday, July 16. Ashmore, a Roosevelt … Continued

Register today for the 2016 Summer Iowa Games

AMES, Iowa – Register today for the 2016 Summer Iowa Games.  Now is your chance to participate in the Summer Iowa Games as they celebrate 30 years of providing sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  In 1987, the Iowa Games offered 16 sports with 7,000 athletes on one weekend.  Today, the Iowa Games have … Continued

Winter Iowa Games Athletes to Compete in Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Athletes from all around the state will roll into Dubuque this weekend, January 30-31, for the 24th annual Winter Iowa Games.  Competitions will be held in 12 events at 16 venues throughout the Dubuque community. Events on the schedule include:  alpine ski racing, youth basketball, cross country skiing, a fitness walk, youth ice hockey, … Continued

2015 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

The Iowa Games recently announced the 2015 Iowa Games Marty McHone male and female athletes of the year. Norman Bower, Davenport, and Piper Wall, Ames, were selected as the 2015 recipients of the award which was renamed in 2003 after Marty McHone, long-time Iowa Games athlete, passed away from cancer. Norman Bower, 62, started swimming … Continued

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