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.
The annual UNI Athletics T.C.’s Tailgate with take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13th, at the Jasper Winery in Des Moines. This year’s event is sponsored by The Other Place (Clive) and Advocacy Strategies. Get geared up for tailgating season and the 2019-20 Panther Athletic year. Catch up with Director of Athletics David Harris and the…MORE