The Iowa Games began in August of 1987 as a weekend event, featuring 16 sports and 7,104 participants (nearly a record number at that time for a first-year state games). For the first time, weekend athletes, school children and senior citizens could experience the thrill of great performances and satisfaction of doing their best in a statewide Olympic-style competition. The Iowa Games now hosts over 15,000 athletes a year in more than 50 sports.

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Chuck Long

Chuck Long,CEO/Executive Director

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Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty,Chief Operating Officer

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Cory Kennedy

Cory Kennedy,Marketing Director

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Katie Kramer

Katie Kramer,Director of Sports and Competitions

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Dan Beitelspacher

Dan Beitelspacher,Assistant Sports Director

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Kylie Brandt

Kylie Brandt,Assistant Sports Director

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