Lots of AI Athletes on the Register’s All-Western Iowa Football Team

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-11-2014


Congratulations to Ryan Boyle and Anthony Nelson on their selection as offensive and defensive players of the year respectively. Ryan will continue his career at the University of Iowa and Anthony will play at Iowa State University. It will be fun so see these guys continue to compete against each other at the next level! Check out this article there are many AI athletes selected for the All-Western Iowa team.

First Team Offense All-Western Iowa
Ryan Boyle
Erik Nelson
Marc Stayner

First Team Defense All-Western Iowa
Anthony Nelson
Nick Wilson
Jack Berstrom

District 2

First Team
Ryan Boyle
Jack Bergstrom
Nick Wilson
Grey Gochenour

District 3

Second Team
John Gliniecki
Ben Campos

District 4

First team
Koy Schneiter
Kam Hartung
Anthony Nelson
Camron Bunting
Erik Nelson
Ryan Lehr

Second Team
Trey Bunting
Jacob Fay


Dowling in Second Straight Title Game

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-11-2014


AI Athlete Charlie Schulte Drags Waukee Defender into the end zone for Dowling

Coach Wilson and the Dowling Maroons will face off against Cedar Rapids Washinghton for the 4-A State title game after defeating the Waukee Warriors in the semi-finals. The Warriors put a up a great fight after getting behind early but the Dowling special teams attack proved to be too much for Waukee. It was great to see all the AI athletes compete so hard and put it all out on the field. Many AI athletes had great individual performances including the leading receivers for both teams Koy Schneiter(6-74) for Waukee and Charlie Schulte (2-71) for Dowling. Quarterback Ryan Boyle accounted for 267 yards and 3 touchdown for the Dowling offensive attack. Waukee Defensive end Anthony Nelson picked up a fumble for a 56 yard score as well. Coach Carlson and Coach Wilson run great programs and I am sure there will more showdowns in the years to come. We look forward to watching the Maroons compete for another title.

Gehrke Will Be a Tiger!

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-11-2014


The University of Missouri Tigers will be welcoming sprinter Maddie Gehrke to their roster for the 2015-2016 collegiate season. Gehrke swims for Central Iowa Aquatics, and has recently come off of a great junior year in the pool.
At the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Championships this past weekend, Gehrke took home two wins for Waukee High School and took down two Iowa State records in the 50 Free (22.51) and 100 Back (54.83), qualifying as an All-American in the process. Gehrke’s 50 Free time already runs close to the NCAA B Cut, and would have placed in the top 16 at the 2014 SEC Championships. Her fastest 50 Free time would have also ranked 3rd in the Tigers’ list of top times for the 2013-2014 season.


Waukee Faces Off With Dowling At the Dome!!!!

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2014


There will be a lot of AI athletes on the field during the semi-final game tomorrow at the UNI Dome when the Waukee Warriors take on the Dowling Maroons. All the players for both teams have worked extremely hard to get where they are now, only one game away from the state championship game. We hope all the athletes play to their potential and showcase their talent on the big stage.

Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. – T. Alan Armstrong

AI Athletes playing:
Anthony Nelson
Kevin Priest
Koy Schnieter
Brett Hauck
Nick Anderson
Gavin Priest
Jacob Fay
Erik Nelson
Matt Mitchell
Mitch Priest
Chris Kovalsky
Drew Lienemann
Drew Johnson

Charlie Schulte
Ryan Boyle
Ben Wilson
Eric Hott
Nick Wilson
Drew Madden
Marcus Topping
Mark Reed
Camp Ketcham
Evan Doud
Gray Gochenour
Chaz Raggio
Nate Wilkinson
Frankie Mauro

Roghair and Reysack working on sprinting mechanics

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2014


Great work from Sydney Reysack (top) and Kara Roghair tonight working on proper arm angle. Both athletes ran at the state track meet last year and both are determined to return and perform even better this year. Both showed remarkable improvements in just one session and are excited to continue to get better. We look forward to getting them ready over the next 4 months!



Ankeny Hawks ready for basketball season

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2014


Good luck to the Ankeny Hawks as they begin their basketball season next week. Shout-out to these studs for pushing themselves over the past few months. We look forward to watching your hard work pay off this year!!


Centennial heading to championship game

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2014


Shout-out to the Ankeny Centennial volleyball team as they head to the 5A championship game on Friday.  The Jags defeated 2nd ranked Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Thursday to improve their record to 43-3.  Good luck on Friday to Claire, Anna, and the rest of the Jags!!!

Halfman signs with Wichita State

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2014


Congratulations to St. Ansgar senior Natalie Halfman on signing with Wichita State on Wednesday. Natalie is one of the most determined athletes we have ever worked with at Acceleration Iowa. For over 3 years she has driven from over 2 hours away twice a week to workout with us. We are excited that her hard work is paying off!


New Coach in Waukee

Posted by waukee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2014


Jeff Woody has been helping out at the Ankeny location for many years and has taken the position of Head CrossFit Coach at the Waukee location and will also assist Acceleration Iowa director Reggie Hoegh with Acceleration Iowa training. We are excited to have him as part of team! Here is a little about Coach Woody’s background.

Jeff went to Southeast Polk High School and was a three-year letter winner at running back. He was named to 2008 Elite All-State team by The Des Moines Register and rushed for 1,926 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior. He was All-State honoree in 2007 after amassing 1,555 yards and 17 touchdowns and led his team to 11-2 record and an appearance in the Class 4-A state title game. He was all-state in baseball in 2009 and also lettered in wrestling and track.
Jeff was a key contributor to the Iowa State Cyclones running attack during his career earning first-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2013 and Second team in 2011 and 2012. He was also team captain for the 2013 season. During his time as a Cyclone, Jeff earned a degree in Kinesiology and Health and will receive his master’s degree in bio-medical sciences in December.
During the off-season Jeff helped train athletes at Acceleration Iowa in Ankeny. He made a huge impact on many young athletes helping them reach their athletic goals. Jeff looks to use his great leadership skills and extensive athletic experience to help our athletes at CrossFit Waukee and Acceleration Iowa.

Jeff is married is Hannah who is attending school to earn her doctorate of nursing practice.

McCoy hits cheetah club

Posted by ankeny | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2014


Shoutout to Riley McCoy for maxing out at 20.0 mph on the tread in Ankeny. McCoy has been working hard over the past 3 months preparing for the upcoming basketball season. He has already added 2 inches to his vertical this fall and is now the newest member of the cheetah club. We’re excited to see that hard work pay off this season!!