January 2024

Thursday, February 1, 2024
The spring semester is upon us and we are excited to get student-athletes back after Christmas Break. Winter sports continue to compete at a high level. The staff would like to welcome Regan Griffith, Corben Mahaffy, and Grace Steines to the internship program. We look forward to seeing their growth and development throughout the semester. Go Hawks!

December 2023

Monday, January 1, 2024
The first semester is coming to an end and we want to take the time to congratulate our student-athletes on a successful fall. The staff is thankful to work with such highly motivated athletes.  The Strength and Conditioning staff plans to take time to enhance our professional development and enjoy time with our families over Christmas Break. Good luck during finals Hawks, finish strong!

November 2023

Friday, December 1, 2023
Our newest staff member, Rachel, has settled in and hit the ground running. November was filled with full team training sessions and professional growth. Good luck to our winter sport student-athletes! Go Hawks!

October 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
We are excited to announce that Rachael Christman will be joining the staff as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. She brings a lot of experience and valuable knowledge and will make an immediate impact. Best of luck to all winter sports that are beginning their seasons. Go Hawks!

September 2023

Sunday, October 1, 2023
September was a productive month for the Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff. The interns continue to gain valuable knowledge as they work through exercise progressions as well as an extensive curriculum. Fall sports are underway and we wish all student-athletes good luck with the rest of their season. Go Hawks! 

August 2023

Friday, September 1, 2023
The staff is excited to get student-athletes back on campus for the start of classes. We would like to welcome Ryan Koester to the staff. He will be responsible for Baseball, Women's Wrestling, and Men's Golf. Go Hawks! 

July 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Summer training has been going great and we would like to thank the summer interns Alyssa, Caitlyn, Katie, and Nicholas for all their hard work and willingness to learn. We would also like to welcome Ashley Kalleberg to the staff. She will be working with Swim and Dive, Field Hockey, and Softball. Go Hawks! 

June 2023

Saturday, July 1, 2023
The staff is staying busy with summer workouts. Interns are gaining valuable knowledge through multiple curriculums as well as hands on experience with exercise progressions. Go Hawks!

May 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023
The staff finished out the semester strong and utilized some down time by attending various sports performance conferences around the country. A large thank you to our interns this semester, Evan and Bryan, for all their assistance and hard work! Congratulations to former intern, Val Moniquet, on accepting a job with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. Go Hawks!

April 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023
The staff looks to finish out the year strong as finals approach. Interns have been doing exercise progressions. We would like to congratulate former intern Liam Cound on accepting a new position as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lake Superior State University.  Go Hawks!

March 2023

Saturday, April 1, 2023
March was a successful month for many of the winter sports that finished up their seasons. A huge shoutout to Caitlin Clark for winning National Player of the Year. Coach Roberts presented to a group of athletic training students on 'Biometric Monitoring' - covering TMG, Forceplate, NordBord, etc. Go Hawks!

February 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
February went quick and the staff was productive. We began our intern curriculum and continue our own professional development. Good luck to winter sports finishing their seasons, Go Hawks!

January 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff has begun the second semester off effectively. We would like to wish our student-athletes good luck with academics, competing, and training in this Spring semester. Finally, we are excited to welcome our two new Volunteer Coaches, Evan Gates and Bryan Plenge. We are excited to begin their internship curriculum. Go Hawks!

December 2022

Friday, December 16, 2022
As the fall semester comes to a close we want to take the time to congratulate our student-athletes on a successful fall filled with quality training and competition. During the winter break the Strength and Conditioning staff plans to take time to enhance our professional development and enjoy time with our families. Good luck during finals Hawks, finish strong!

November 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Our staff pushed to add valuable equipment to our training locations for the betterment of our student-athletes. We also were afforded the opportunity to join our fall sports on the road in post-season tournaments. November kicks of the majority of our winter sport's seasons. Good luck to our student-athletes and Go Hawks!

October 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
This month Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff has been testing and integrating a wide range of sport science technology. These new pieces of equipment have added a layer to our individual and team training sessions. Some of the technology includes; DynaMo, NordBord, & ForceDecks by Vald, Keiser Squat, 1080 Quantum, and Smartabase for data visualization. We are committed to enhancing our student-athlete's performance! Go Hawks and good luck to our fall sports as the begin post season.

September 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Our newest staff members, Chase & Andre, have settled in and hit the ground running. September was filled with full team training sessions and professional growth. Good luck to our fall sport student-athletes! Go Hawks!

August 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022
We are proud to announce our two new Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches; Andre McIntyre and Chase Madison. They bring a ton of experience and are great additions to the Hawkeye Strength family.

July 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022
The summer has been quick but a productive one. We had a number of student-athletes from a variety of sports training consistently. Our interns completed their capstone assignment and have grown immensely. We are looking forward to August, Go Hawks!

June 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Summer training has begun and we love to see the commitment and discipline with training! We welcome Volunteer Coaches; Liam Cound, Elise Deaver, Nick Boss, Alex Schmoke, Caleb Malone, Val Moniquet, and Cole Weiss. This week we will be kicking off our Volunteer Coach exercise progressions. In addition, we have begun our programming & training prescription curriculum for the internship.

May 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May has been filled with continuing education and some much needed office time for the staff. Additionally, the staff completed community service on our sponsored highway in Iowa City doing road clean up. As the semester wound down, we had a blast seeing all of our spring sport athletes finish out fantastic seasons. Congratulations to the class of 2022, you did it! Go Hawks!

April 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022
We are excited to welcome our volunteer coach, Val Moniquet from Brussels, Belgium. Val will be joining us for the remainder of the spring semester and throughout the summer. The strength staff has been hard at work on continuing education and will be attending a couple conferences in May. Good luck to all of our spring sports!

March 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Congratulations to all of our winter sports on your amazing seasons and achievements. March has been filled with professional development, education, new training equipment, and high efforts from our student-athletes. As a Strength & Conditioning staff, we continue to progress our volunteer coaches through our curriculum in preparation for the programming capstone project. We also have been utilizing our new pieces of Keiser equipment. These new training options have provided our student-athletes with an additional loading variation and stimulus. We are dedicated to our craft and are working to up our game for the betterment of the Hawks!

February 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Notably, February ended with two Big Ten Conference Champion teams. Congratulations to Men’s Track & Field who won the Big Ten Indoor Conference Championship and the Women’s Basketball team who were crowned Regular Season Big Ten Champions. The Olympic Strength & Conditioning Staff love to see our student-athletes accomplish their performance and academic goals. We look forward to more success to be had during this Spring! Our Volunteer Coaches have begin their capstone education experience and specific exercise progressions. Remember, the search for our Summer Internship closes on March 4, 2022.

January 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff has been back in action with team training sessions. We are excited to welcome our spring volunteer coaching class; returning Caleb Malone and newly added Brett Platts, Liam Cound, and Val Moniquet. Their curriculum has begun and we look forward to their growth in the profession. Good luck to the winter sports and those who’s seasons are right around the corner. Go Hawks!

December 2021

Monday, January 3, 2022
December was another great month of training and productivity. The year of 2021 has been filled with numerous challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic but we applaud our student-athletes in their unending commitment. On that note, we wanted to thank our fellow sport performance members, specifically, our athletic trainers for their effort to mitigate the risk and keep us safe and healthy! Special thanks to our fall volunteer coaches; Brandon Miller, Carly Boss, Nate Waikel, and Caleb Malone for all your help and open-mindedness to grow. Finally, good luck to our winter sport student-athletes who are in the midst of their seasons. Go Hawks! The Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff are excited to take on 2022 with you!

November 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021
Congratulations to Soccer and Field Hockey on their Fall season. We have enjoyed watching the winter sports begin and are excited to see those student-athletes in action! This month, we began coordinating our full-time staff to volunteer coach ‘check ins’ for the exercise progression portion of the intern curriculum. Coach Evans and Coach Clemens provided educational presentations revolving around their capstone programming project. With finals right around the corner we are looking forward to getting in more continuing education as a staff and some solid training from our student-athlete in the next couple of weeks.

October 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021
The fall semester has been productive for the Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff. Within the month of October, the staff continued the programming and periodization curriculum for the volunteer coaches. These weekly presentations have been conducted around preparing our volunteer coaches for their capstone programming project. In addition to the volunteer coach’s education, Coach Evans presented to the full time staff on Biomechanics. Finally, Coach Alexander and Coach Clemens were invited to attend a Davenport Quarterback’s Club dinner to represent notable women in the athletic department. Good luck to our fall sports who are beginning their post-season pursuit! Go Hawks!

September 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021
The fall has been of to a great start! The staff has been productive training our student-athletes and rooting for the Hawks competing this fall. In addition, the educational curriculum for our volunteer coaches has begun. The volunteer coaches are partaking in a programming and periodization lecture series. We are looking forward to seeing what they create for the capstone program project! The Olympic staff has also partook in educational presentations provided by 1080 and Kieser. Finally, Coach Alexander and Coach Clemens have been leading a monthly DEI Multicultural Affinity Group for female student-athletes titled HERky’s. We are excited to see what is ahead for October - Go Hawks!

August 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021
The month of August has flown by but we have enjoyed seeing our student-athletes back on campus and resuming team training sessions. Shout out to our fall sports beginning their season’s off with a bang - Go Hawks! We are excited to welcome our newest member of the Olympic Strength staff, Alex Harmer as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. Coach Harmer’s primary responsibility is Wrestling. Additionally, we appreciate the dedication of our four volunteer coaches; newly added, Carly Boss, Caleb Malone, Nate Waikel and returning Brandon Miller to our team.

July 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021
The Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff had a productive summer. Days were composed of training student-athletes who were on campus as well as professional development. Additionally, numerous conversations and presentation were given alongside our intern group. Most recently, a presentation from our Director, Bill Maxwell, on interviews and the field as a profession. A huge thank you to Brandon Miller, Blair Widmer, Connor Warrick, and Jordan Schmitz for all your help this summer! We are looking forward to the return of all our teams and ready to kick off the fall.

June 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021
The month of June was a productive return to training for our student-athletes. The staff has enjoyed welcoming our new Volunteer Coaches for the Summer internships term; Brandon Miller, Jordan Schmitz, Connor Warrick, & Blair Widmer. Our Summer Volunteer Coaches have been immersed into our curriculums ranging from exercise and speed progressions to GPS education. Additionally, we have added the 1080 Quantum to our training, monitoring, and assessment arsenal. June has been productive and the Olympic S&C staff are looking forward to an even better month of July!

May 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021
This year has been provided many challenges along with uncertainty. The strength staff has unending gratitude for the student-athlete’s willingness to train and long-lasting commitment to their sport program’s improvement. We can not say thank you loud enough, you all have made this time exciting and fun despite the circumstances. This school year and competitive seasons have resulted in notable academic honors and numerous championship titles by multiple sport programs! What a time to be a Hawkeye!

April 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021
This month has been an exciting one with more stand out performance from our student-athletes. Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics had strong seasons and standout individual performances. Congratulations to both! Additionally, we celebrated many seniors within their final competitions this month. The strength staff is so proud of the work you have done!

March 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021
The month of March has been filled with a ton of competition and monumental seasons. The Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff has bee in full support and spectator mode. It has been great to see our student-athletes competing again while accomplishing their performance goals! Kudos to Adam Kearns, one of our past interns, for landing a full time position with IMG Academy in Florida. We are also proud to announce that our very own, Coach Renteria, passed the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, was selected to receive the University of Iowa College of Education C. Esco Obermann Memorial Scholarship In Rehabilitation Counseling, and completed her comprehensive exams. Great work Coach Renteria on the second masters & thank you for adding another niche to our multifaceted staff!

February 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021
This month has been an exciting one due to almost all of our sports beginning their competitive seasons. Some sport programs have gone as long as 435 days without competition so we are excited to say the least! We have begun our internship curriculum with our educational lifting progressions and presentations. Our interns have hit the ground running and approach each opportunity as a learning experience.

January 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021
Our staff is excited to see the majority of Olympic sport athletes have the opportunity to compete again. There has undoubtedly been a ‘buzz’ around Carver Hawkeye related to a variety of schedules being released! The student-athletes have remain dedicated throughout the challenges of 2020 and are finally seeing their hard work in action. The winter break allowed for staff to get caught up on some personal and professional growth . Good luck to our Hawks who are competing! Additionally, we are proud to announce the return of Strength & Conditioning Intern, Josh Wilken and welcome newly added, Katie Markan.

December 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020
December wraps up a productive semester of training for our student-athletes. Though we faced COVID-related challenges and new safety protocols, our student-athletes remain resilient and motivated to get better everyday. We want to wish everyone a happy safe New Year. Go Hawks!

November 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Our Olympic sports continue to bring high effort to training for their anticipated seasons. In light of Thanksgiving, we are extremely thankful for your commitment and resiliency this fall! November led to seeing the long awaited return to competition with Men’s and Women’s Basketball beginning their season schedule. It is great to watch our Hawks pick up where they left off and bring home victories again. Additionally, our staff wanted to congratulate Lake Kwaza, Women’s Track & Field alumni, who was 1 of 10 athletes to make the 2020-2021 U.S. Women’s Bobsled National Team - you go girl! Good Luck With Finals Hawks!

October 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020
This month the Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff has been productive with consistent training of our student-athletes, internship curriculums, and intern progressions. Our interns, Josh Wilken & Juan Maldonado have been a huge part of our department’s training hours running smoothly. Additionally, they both presented their squat and deadlift progression to the staff. Finally, some of our staff member’s have gotten out and voted early for the upcoming 2020 election. We hope you use your voice next week on Election Day! #HAWKtheVOTE

September 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
September presented the first opportunity in months of consistent training with our student-athletes. We have been productive to say the least! Getting back to the weight room and training alongside teammates has provided some sort of normalcy for our Hawkeyes. The intern curriculums have begun and they will be presenting their exercise progressions at the end of next week.

August 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020
The month of August has been filled with challenging announcements regarding Fall competition, individual programs within our Athletic Department, and ongoing struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic within our community. Our student-athletes are strong and resilient. They continue to set examples for all of us and remain dedicated to getting better each day. We appreciate all of you! Additionally, we are excited to welcome back volunteer coach(s) Josh Wilkin and newly added Juan Maldonado for the Fall semester.

July 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020
We are preparing for Fall Sport competition with teams that have been participating in the ‘Pilot Program’ coordinated alongside the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The majority of our student-athletes and strength coaches continue to work hard remotely. Our staff is working tirelessly with our fellow Sport Performance Department members to ensure our protocols within training are sound prior to the student-athlete’s return to campus

June 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Fortunately, the Iowa Athletic Department has allowed the return of some of our student-athletes. This has enabled a handful of our Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff to return and train their respective teams. Though, the other half of the staff is patiently waiting to get back, we have remained productive collaboratively. Our staff continues to participate in zoom meetings with sport coaches, sport performance staff, and professionals around the country. Additionally, we have partook in numerous crucial conversations regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement aspiring to educate ourselves. Our staff is committed to creating an environment grounded in justice and equality for our Black student-athletes. We understand this needs to be an ongoing conversation and are committed to standing by and for our student-athletes!

May 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020
The Olympic Staff’s productivity during the month was filled with numerous staff meetings, webinars, educational forums, and conferences via zoom. As of recently, we have been hard at work planning and discussing our department’s return to campus. This has been through collaborative conversation between our staff, our administration, athletic training, sports medicine, and sport coaches. Ultimately, working to maintain the safest environment for both our student-athletes and staff members. We are eager to return to campus to continue our efforts towards the betterment of our student-athletes! Congrats to all of our student-athletes on finishing up the spring semester & of course a huge congratulations to our graduating seniors - class of 2020, we are so proud - Go Hawks!

April 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020
Working from home has been a productive transition for our Olympic Strength and Conditioning Staff. We have participated in countless zoom meetings within our staff, sport psychology, sport assignments, and other universities around the nation! We recently chatted with Florida State regarding force plates and other Big Ten Universities about various performance topics. Check out Coach Robert’s new article titled, From Journals to Touch Screens – Is S&C Programming Software Taking Over?. - https://simplifaster.com/articles/strength-conditioning-programming-software/ Lastly, we wanted to congratulate our 2019-2020 Iowa Athletes of the Year, Luka Garza with Men’s Basketball & Katie Birch with Field Hockey.

March 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020
The month of March was filled with some amazing student-athlete moments! What a time to be an Iowa Hawkeye. Our staff wants to announce a congratulations to the following; Luka Garza - Men’s Basketball: recipient of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, Big Ten Player of the Year, Wooden Award All-America Recognition, Pete Newell Big Man of the Year, Consensus First-Team All-American, USWBA First-Team All America, Associate Press First-Team All-America, Times National Player of the Year, Stadium National Player of the Year, Naismith Finalist, Sporting News First-Team All-American, CBS Sports/NBC Sports, and USA Today First-Team All-American Kathleen Doyle - Women’s Basketball: Big Ten Player of the Year, WBCA All-American, WBCA All-Region Team, USBWA Third Team All-America, Associated Press Third Team All-American, 1 of 5 Ann Meyers Drysdale Finalists, and CoSIDA Academic All-American Spencer Lee - Wrestling: recipient of the Dan Hodge Award and Big Ten Wrestler of the Year Wrestling: Big Ten Champions and Head Coach Tom Brands recipient of the NWCA, InterMat and Big Ten Coach of the Year Laulauga Tausaga - Track & Field: named Midwest Regional Female Field Athlete of the Year and Track and Field Athletes of the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships, winning gold in the weight throw and runner-up in the shot put Wayne Lawerence - Track & Field: Track and Field Athletes of the Big Ten Indoor Championships, winning Gold in the 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay Swimming & Diving: named 6 CSCAA All-Americans - Hannah Burvill, Kelsey Drake, Daniel Swanepoel, Anze Fers Erzen, Sam Tamborski, and Mohammad Neumen Lauren Guerin- Women’s Gymnastics: named 2020 WGCA All-America second team on floor Joslyn Boyer - Volleyball: selected for the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team - Anaheim roster Nia Carter - Softball: named to JWOS All-Freshman Team The Men’s Tennis team who finished their season with their highest ranking in program history (#20) consisting of Kareem Allaf, ranked #51 in singles and doubles team Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo at #12 Isabella Solaroli and Megan Conroy - Field Hockey: named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction along with 9 other of their teammates named to National Academic Squad Head Coach Andrew Carter - Rowing: selected to be the USRowing U-23 National Team Head Coach We have so much appreciation for the student-athlete and coaches we serve. Thank you for your hard work. Due to unforeseen events from COVID-19 we continue our efforts to support and care for our student-athletes. We will remain united, strong, and supportive of our community and student-athletes. Go Hawks!
Meeting

February 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020
The Olympic strength and Conditioning staff was excited to make more additions in the Isoinertial training department by installing upright pulley flywheel systems. The staff was also involved in the monthly Sport Performance forum, led by Terry Noonan, Director of the Sport Performance Department titled, NCAA: Enhancing a Culture of Safety in College Athletics. Our very own, Coach Renteria spoke at a University of Iowa Sports Medicine clinic for college and high school soccer coaches regarding injury mitigation and load management for soccer players. Additionally, Coach Renteria led a curriculum for the interns regarding programming within the weight room. Our interns began their exercise progressions on both squat and deadlift.

January 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The spring semester has begun and the training is back in action! Coach Maxwell and Coach Dinkelman finished out winter break hosting the West Branch Middle School Kinesiology class’ visit to the Olympic weight room. Additionally, we are excited to have our volunteer coaches for the spring semester; Hunter Barnard, Nathan Ludwig, Cole Moore, Kris Tiedt, Josh Wilken, and the returning Ryan Renken and Thomas Lang. Our interns have started the internship with an exercise progression curriculum led by Coach Walrod. They will be presenting their exercise progressions to the full time staff in the upcoming weeks.
Christmas pictures

December 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Fall 2019 was a semester full of growth, quality training, and great competition. The staff enjoyed the first ever Sport Performance Forum led by a sport coach, Robin Lund. The Assistant Baseball (Pitching) Coach’s presentation was titled, “Using Sport Science as the Foundation for Sport Coaches”. We are excited to see what 2020 brings! Happy Holiday and Happy New Year from our family to yours!

November 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019
The Strength & Conditioning staff had a busy month filled with competition, training, and education. The interns had a curriculum session about Simple-Systems Science. Additionally, a Sport Performance Forum was held. Coach Roberts led the discussion by presenting on Flywheel Training (What it is and where it fits). It was a great opportunity for all sport performance staff members to hear about our new tool in Strength & Conditioning. We have committed to implementing flywheel training at a team level. Congratulations to Volleyball on their competitive season, Cross Country on their individual NCAA Championship appearance, Women’s Soccer on their NCAA Championship appearance, and Field Hockey on their Regular Season Big Ten Champion title; Big Ten Tournament Champion title, and NCAA Elite 8 appearance. Good luck to our winter sports!

October 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Olympic Strength & Conditioning staff finishes another month full of solid training and educational forums. Our Sport Psychologist within the Sport Performance Group, Aubrette Kinne, led the October Sports Performance Forum presenting on Mental Health Care Overview & EAP at Iowa. Coach Walrod led both intern curriculums of the month on Velocity Based Training and Goal Setting. Good luck to the Iowa Hawkeyes who are heading into tournament time of their fall seasons!

September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019
September flew by with the resumption of training, intern progressions, and our fall sports taking off into their season. Good luck to Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Cross Country, and Field Hockey during their Big Ten competition! Coach Dinkelman is participating in the Executive Leadership Academy within University Iowa Human Resources. The intensive nine-month academy develops and enhances participant core competencies essential for effective, agile, and innovative leadership. Coach Walrod has become an Instructor for the Biomechanics of Sport & Physical Activity course in the undergraduate Health & Human Physiology Program. Coach Roberts continues his education within the Health & Human Physiology undergraduate program taking on a different course for the fall, Metabolic Exercise Testing/Prescription.

August 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019
The Strength & Conditioning staff kicks off the Fall semester with a productive week of training and development. We are excited to welcome back our student-athletes to another great year of improvement! Coach Walrod and Coach Roberts finished the summer attending the Exxentric High Performance Clinic in Illinois. Coach Evans presented at the clinic as well, his presentation was titled, Using Data to Promote Collaboration & Improved Outcomes. Additionally, we added two new volunteer coaches, Coach Ryan Renken from North Scott, Iowa and Coach Taylor LaJeunesse from Taylorsville, Utah. Coach Thomas Lang from Fort Dodge, Iowa and Coach Tahsin Khataei from Sanandaj, Iran return as volunteer coaches for another semester.