Staff Bios

Jack Whitver, Owner Jack grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, as a four-sport athlete–football, basketball, baseball and track. In high school Jack was a captain of the state runner-up football team, a starter for the state-qualifying basketball team and finished third in the state 110m high hurdles.

Jack Whitver

Following high school, Jack was a three-year starter as wide receiver for the Iowa State Cyclones. He finished his eligibility ranked in the top ten in two career statistical categories-#8 in all time receiving yards and #10 in all-time receptions.

After just his first three seasons of eligibility, Jack graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Jack went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration in December 2003 and was named a Verizon Academic All-American as well as first team All Big 12 Academic team twice. While at Iowa State, he helped his teams to three bowl games, the Eddie Robinson Classic, and the highest AP ranking ever in school history.

“I feel very strongly that without training on this program, I would not have had the athletic success I did. I went from an above average high school football player, to making the team at Iowa State, earning a scholarship, and becoming a three-year starter. I truly believe this would not have been possible without the training program.”

Geoff Jensen, Owner 
Geoff grew up in Grinnell, Iowa. Participating and setting records in football, swimming and track & field. While attending Truman State (MO) University, Geoff was a member of the football team and ran track for one season. He finished his career ranked fifth all-time in receptions (122), receiving yards (1,954) and touchdowns (19).

Geoff Jensen

Upon Graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science (Pre-Med) in December 2002, Geoff moved to Des Moines to pursue his passion for fitness as a personal trainer. He has worked with people of all ages and ability levels, and received his ACE Personal Trainer Certification in March 2004.

“As a high school athlete, I enjoyed pushing myself in the weight room. However, once I found out about the sports training program, I realized that I was missing vital training components: speed and explosiveness. The program helped to improve my athletic ability, which was a great complement to the strength gains I made in the weight room. The pre and post test results are clear indicators of how this program will improve overall athleticism.”

Reggie Hoegh, Acceleration Director (Waukee)
Reggie grew up in Sully, Iowa. He participated in football, basketball, track

and baseball at Lynnville-Sully High School. Reggie had a very successful athletic career, earning All-State honors in basketball as a junior and senior, All-Conference in football and a State qualifier in track.  After high school, Reggie accepted a basketball scholarship to Southwest Baptist University.  He transferred to Grand View University after one season and started for 2 years.  As a senior, Reggie led the team in steals and was second in assists and rebounding.

Reggie graduated in 2008 from Grand View with a degree in Fitness and Wellness Management. Reggie is a great leader with a talent for bringing the best out of each athlete.





Shawn Nuetzman, Acceleration Director (Ankeny)

Shawn grew up in Wall Lake, Iowa and attended WLVA High School. Throughout high school, he participated in baseball, basketball, football and track for 4 years and ran cross country one year. During his senior year, he was All-Conference in basketball and All-District in football and baseball.

Shawn graduated from Iowa State in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. While at ISU, he also played for the Cyclone club baseball team. Shawn is a very talented coach who brings a great energy to Acceleration Iowa.




Tyler Lloyd, Acceleration Director (Urbandale)

Tyler Lloyd has been promoted to Facility Director at the Acceleration Iowa – Urbandale location. Tyler has worked for CrossFit Des Moines for the past three years as well as working as an assistant coach at Acceleration Iowa. 

Tyler graduated from Simpson College with a degree in Exercise Science. He served on the Strength and Conditioning staff at Simpson College as an intern and undergraduate assistant. Tyler is a valid CrossFit Level 1, Mobility, Weightlifting and Competitors Course trainer. 


Through a combination of in-depth teaching, high intensity training and competition, Tyler’s goal is to work with the athletes at Acceleration Iowa – Urbandale to become faster, more explosive, and to jump higher. These three traits are essential to becoming a better athlete and better athletes always have the competitive advantage.