GARY “STEEN” STEENBLOCK
Gary joined the team at 1700 The Champ back in the fall of 2017 to provide color commentary for local high school sports. He was born and raised in central Iowa. Gary graduated from Southeast Polk High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He’s been involved in local youth sports in the Des Moines metro for over twenty years . Gary launched The Drive with Gantry (Wolfgang) Miller on December 10th 2018 (Wolfgang passed away unexpectedly on March 19th 2019). He continues the show in his memory. If you want to talk Iowa, Iowa State, UNI or Drake, this is your show!
Gary is very active in the Des Moines metro and volunteers his time with many different organizations/charities. He’s married to Jennifer and has three sons (Zach, Andrew and Nathan). His oldest son (Zach) graduated from Iowa State University in May 2018 and Andrew will graduate with the class of 2021. His youngest son (Nathan) will play baseball for South Dakota State University in 2020. The family continues to be a big part of both St. Joseph Catholic School and Dowling Catholic High School.
Weekly contributors to the show include: Jon Schaeffer (sports director) ABC Local 5 WOI, Matthew Bain (sports reporter) Des Moines Register, Cody Goodwin (sports reporter) Des Moines Register, Aaron Marner (sports editor) Iowa State Daily, Seth Stohs (founder) TwinsDaily.com, Brendan Stiles, David Eickholt from @CBS/247Sports, Kevin Lehman (college basketball analyst), Matt Lange (sports reporter/anchor) CBS 2 Iowa, Chris Thomas (producer) CBS Sports Radio, John Cannon (NBA contributor), Tiffany Blazenko and many more.
Phil Chia is in his 10th year as the Activities Director at Lincoln and in his 20th overall at the school. Prior to taking over the position of AD he was a coach and a business teacher for 10 years with the Rails. Phil grew up on the south side of Des Moines, and like…MORE