URBANDALE WAUKEE ANKENY

Anselme’s improving every day!!

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-07-2014

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Shoutout to Cale and Becca Anselme for their hard work over the past 6 weeks. Becca has added 2 inches to her vertical and taken .19 seconds off her pro agility time. Cale has increased his vert by 3 inches and added 7 inches to his broad jump. Keep up the good work!!!

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Neils seeing the results!!

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-07-2014

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Awesome work from Ankeny freshman Connor Neils for dominating his mid-summer test last week. During the first 6 weeks of summer, Connor has added 1.5 inches to his vertical, increased his broad jump by 6 inches and taken .28 seconds off his pro agility time! Keep up the good work Connor!!!

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Anthony Nelson Commits to Iowa State

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-07-2014

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Long time Acceleration Iowa athlete and Waukee Warrior has chosen Iowa State to continue his football career in College. Anthony has taken a path similar to his dad Jeff Nelson. Jeff was an outstanding basketball player in high school but never really applied himself to football until late in his high school career when he found he had some natural talent for the sport and ended up playing football at the University of Iowa. Anthony almost didn’t even go out for football his Sophomore year and was set on playing quarterback. He developed even more as an athlete last summer and found a fit at defensive lineman for the Waukee Warriors. His outstanding play gained some attention from recruiters and Iowa State jumped at the chance to sign him early. We look forward to following Anthony this year and when he takes it to the next level at ISU!!!

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/isu-football/2014/06/10/waukee-anthony-nelson-iowa-state-scholarship/10280531/

Cheetah Club

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-07-2014

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Congrats to Adam Carriker (Oskaloosa) and Jacob Nethers (Ballard) for setting new PR’s on the tread in Ankeny. Adam maxed out at 20.5 mph and Jacob ran 21.5 mph unassisted for 6 seconds. Great work guys!!

Warriors are onto state!

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-07-2014

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The Waukee girls softball team punched their tickets to Fort Doge this week with a 6-1 victory over Ankeny. Pitcher Kailyn Menz had a commanding performance to lead the Warriors to victory. The Waukee baseball team looks to join them today as they take on Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln.

Cunningham Choses Upper Iowa

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-07-2014

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Jade Cunningham of Panora, Iowa, has announced her intention to sign with the Upper Iowa University (UIU) women’s basketball program. Jade, an incoming senior at Panorama High School in Panora, notified UIU’s Coach Carol Russell of her decision on June 18th. Cunningham is excited to play for Coach Russell and to add to the tradition of women’s basketball at Upper Iowa, which is the only NCAA Division II program in the state.

Cunningham chose Upper Iowa University while receiving interest from the University of Denver, Luther College, and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). One of the deciding factors for Jade was her strong confidence in Coach Russell and Upper Iowa University. Cunningham connected quickly with Russell. “It’s nice to have a coach that understands what it’s like to play at the highest level of women’s college basketball”, said Cunningham. Coach Russell was a four year letter winner and team captain at the University of Nebraska.

Cunningham is part of the ongoing success of Panorama High School’s girls basketball program. The Panthers have placed first in the West Central Activities Conference for the past five consecutive years. Panorama has finished the last two years ranked in the top ten for Iowa 2A teams. Jade is on the left in the picture above after earning her cheetah shirt running 17.0 mph for 6 seconds unassisted.

Jade and some of her teamates have been a part of the Acceleration Iowa program fro the past couple of years. We know how hard Jade has worked and we are excited to see all her efforts pay off!!!

We all have obstacles to overcome

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-07-2014

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Everyone has obstacles to overcome in their lives. You can talk about how unfair it is and what could be or you can get off your butt and do something to change it. This video can maybe inspire you to not let what is in your way become bigger than your will to make your dreams a reality. It really comes down to how bad you want it.

Getting Patriotic

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-07-2014

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The athletes at the Waukee location were feeling patriotic last week so we did a workout to celebrate our countries Independence Day. They did the workout in teams of 3. 1776 seconds for the year, 7 box jumps for the month, 4 burpee dead-lifts for the day of the month, 239 meters for the years since that date and wall climbs for the fun of it!!!

Tire Flips!!

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-07-2014

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Check the video below of these 3 studs throwing the tire around in Ankeny.  Johnny Saddoris, Bryce Malchow, and Brock Galitech are 3 of the hardest workers at AI.  We appreciate their positive attitude and how hard they push themselves.

Natalie Maxes out at 22.0 mph!!

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-07-2014

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Big shout-out to St. Ansgar senior Natalie Halfman for setting the ladies speed record at our Ankeny location.  Natalie ran 22.0 mph unassisted for 6 seconds!  Check the video below: