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.
PRODUCER JEREMY JACOBS
Jeremy Jacobs joined The Champ team in April of 2019 as producer and co host of the Drive with Steen and Company and hit the ground running after taking over the role. Bringing a non typical approach and fresh voice to covering sports, Jeremy puts an entertaining spin on your daily sports news.
A life long fan of professional wrestling, Jeremy got his start in broadcasting after injuries forced him out of the ring and into the commentary booth. After a 10 year career as a pro wrestler and multi time champion in the Midwest independent scene, Jeremy became host of 3XWrestling’s All Stars of the Midwest weekly YouTube TV series as well as taking over as lead play by play announcer. A die hard Iowa Hawkeye, Iowa Barnstormer and San Francisco 49ers fan, Jeremy was able to turn his passion for football into his first role in sports media as co host of the Just Another Football Show Podcast.
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, 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, Tyler French and many more.
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