BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29) – Six hundred and fifty-one drivers from what promises to be a record 27 states and Canada have now pre-registered and/or purchased pit stalls for the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. The 32nd annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation gets off to a roaring start with the Labor Day main event for Late Models. The feature for Sport Compacts is on Tuesday while main events for SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and ultimately the Modifieds are on Saturday’s pinnacle program. Early Super Nationals entries at the same time a year ago were 571 and 541 on the Friday before Super Nationals in 2012. “IMCA and Boone Speedway staffs are putting final preparations in place for Super Nationals,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “The record number of racers and the states they represent are important to us but what is more important is what happens on the race track.” “We are doing our best to give them the best track to race on each and every night and are confident that our racers will put on the best possible show Monday through Saturday,” he continued. “This will be another great Super Nationals.” Car counts at Super Nationals have topped 800 every year since 2008. Total car count of 842 last year included a division record 63 Sport Compacts. Depending on the number of entries in each of the six divisions, more than $250,000 in cash and the same amount of product contingencies will be awarded. The Modified main event starts 33 cars. The winner earns $2,000 plus another $100 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts during the 2014 season, resulting in a potential $7,000 payday.Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock main events each start 30 cars. The Stock feature pays $1,000 to win, along with a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 starts. Northern SportMods also race for $1,000 to win and a bonus of $25 per sanctioned start up to 50. Hobby Stocks run for $600 to win and the same potential bonus as the SportMods. The Late Model feature on Labor Day is part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature and will follow all tour procedures. The field of 24 will take the initial green flag two-wide. That feature pays $3,000 to win, with another $30 paid for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts. Sport Compacts run for $250 to win, plus $5 for each of as many as 50 starts.Friday’s program features the Modified Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. All four Race of Champions events are on Saturday.Fans who can’t make the trip to Boone can catch the action from Super Nationals via the internet starting with the Sunday, Aug. 31 practice session, the performance by the band Helferstout and driver interviews on XSAN.TV. The latest lists of drivers registered and confirmed to compete at the upcoming Super Nationals, by division, now include: Modified Pre-EntriesDean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Jamie Anderson, Mason City; Jacob Anson, Albion, Neb.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Bob Aspenleiter, North Platte, Neb.; J.D. Auringer, Waterlo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Trevor Baker, Beatrice, Neb.; Shawn Bearce, Sioux City; Terry Berg Jr., South Sioux City, Neb.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; and Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; Matt Bonine, Onawa; Brody Bowser, Stanton, Mich.; Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D.; David Brown, Kellogg; Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Rob Charapata, Oconto, Wis.; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Jim Cole, Sioux City; Tate Cole, Fort Gibson, Okla.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Cox, Boone; Kent Croskey, Polk City; and Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.;Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines; Scott Davis, Madrid; Russ Dickerson, Boone; Travis Dickes, Madison, Neb.; Randy Dolberg, Mills, Wyo.; Jeff Dolphin, Britt; J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y.; and Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Josh Gilman, Earlham; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.; Jimmy Hale Jr., Crystal, Mich.; Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; and Alex Hanson, Northwood;Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; Scott Hogan, Vinton; Danny Holt, Topeka, Kan.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Mike Jergens, Plover; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Brandon Jessen, Emerson, Neb.; Adam Johnson, Independence; Jamie Johnson, Waterloo; and Terry Johnson, Waterloo;Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; Paul Jones Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.; Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Ed Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; Dustin Kraklio, Durant; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers, Wis.; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; Brandon Leeman, Roland; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Rich Lewerke, Garner; and Kyle Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Todd Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Nicholas Link, Rolla, Kan.; John Logue, Boone; Josh Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Kelly Lyons, Boone; Tyler Madigan, Peosta; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid; Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; R.J. Merchant, Sioux City; and Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, Minn.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Kurt Moeding, Mason City; Bob Moore, Sioux City; Jason Morehouse, Evansdale; Jacob Murray, Hartford; Jason Murray, Hartford; Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Justin O’Brien, West Union; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Loren Pesicka Jr., Burt; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; and Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Terrance Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; Buck Reid, Sheridan, Ark.; Russ Reinwald, Juneau, Wis.; Terry Rentfro, Bettendorf; Tad Reutzel, Burt; Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan.; Josh Sherbon, Cedar Falls; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Dustin Smith, Lake City; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; and Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas;Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Jeff Stephens, Arion; Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; Caleb Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Greg Taylor, Sioux City; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; James Tebon, Algoma, Wis.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; Jim Thies, Mapleton; and Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Ryan Watnem, Humboldt; Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine; Kirk Westring, Columbus, Neb.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.; Tyler Wilson, Krakow, Wis.; Austin Wonch, Stanton, Mich.; Shay Woods, Humeston; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn.; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.Others Confirmed Chris Abelson, Sioux City; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Melvin Bailey, Mayetta, Kan.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Kyle Brown, Kellogg; Joel Bushore, Boone; Kaleb Carey, Osceola, Neb.; Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev.; Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; Kenny Cross, Salina, Kan.; Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; Eric Elliott, Boone; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; David Goode, Copperas Cove, Texas; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Richie Gustin, Gilman; and Randy Havlik, Madrid; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; Beau Kaplan, Boone; K.C. Kubichek, Winnemucca, Nev.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jay Noteboom, Hinton; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg, Wis.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Clint Wendel, Mason City; and Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich. Stock Car Pre-EntriesDerrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif.; Kevin Balmer, Garwin; Gary Bass, Des Moines; Scott Beauregard, Brandon; Norm Belew, Granger; Brian Blessington, Breda; Randy Brands, Boyden; Jesse Brown, Nashua; Tom Brumlic, Denmark, Wis.; Michael Bruns, Olivia, Minn.; Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; Tristan Carman, Killeen, Texas; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Blake Cole, Nashua; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crocheck, Boone; and Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Russell Damme, Waterloo; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Bob Daniels, Des Moines; Josh Daniels, Carlisle; Jason Davis, Norton, Kan.; Jeff Deal, Fort Dodge; Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; Matt Deaton, Newton; Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; David Easterday, Riverdale, Neb.; Kevin Flock, Muskogee, Okla.; Cody Frerichs, Bristow; John Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cory Gansen, Clear Lake; Todd Gereau, Sioux City; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; and Dan Hanselman, Algona;Markiss Harcrow, Waco, Texas; Shawn Havel, Algoma, Wis.; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Ty Hill, Dallas Center; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Jeff Holstein, New Ulm, Minn.; Michael Jaennette, Newton; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo.; Michael Lang, Lamesa, Texas; Calvin Lange, Humboldt; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Ryan Leeman, Randall; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.; Stoney Leonard, Ladora; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; and Les Lundquist, Sioux City; James Lynch, Kahoka, Mo.; Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; Gregg Mann, Estevan, Sask.; Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Aaron Matthias, Fairbank; Carbie McClearen, Seminole, Texas; J.P. Minnehan, Churdan; Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan.; Dana Morgan, Kearney, Neb.; Dave Moriarity, Jordan, Minn.; Trent Murphy, Scranton; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Mike Nichols, Harlan; Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Chris Palsrok, Sibley; Shane Paris, Muscatine; Rich Pederson, Sioux City; Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Corey Piffer, Indianola; and Scott Pippert, Elberon; Dave Plowman, Omaha, Neb.; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Chris Pruitt, Stuart; Terry Pruitt, Dexter; Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb.; Rod Richards, Madrid; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; Robert Rutherford, Norton, Kan.; Brandon Savage, Canton, Mo.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allan Schmidt, Holstein; Jay Schmidt, Tama; Kellie Schmit, Britt; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; Donavon Smith, Lake City; Toby Smith, Oskaloosa; Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.; and Robert Stofer, Jefferson;Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; Cal Swanson, Waterloo; Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; Justin Temeyer, Independence; Thomas Thompson, Hopkinton; Ken Tietz, Belle Plaine, Minn.; Christopher Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Heath Tulp, Belmond; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Roger Verdoorn, Sibley; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Ben Walding, Des Moines; Matthew West, Kellerton; Jeff Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb.; Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; Mike Wiemann, Webster City; Nathan Wood, Sigourney; Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; and Jody York, Lubbock, Texas. Others ConfirmedJason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas; Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Eric Brown, Boone; Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; Cory Bushnell, Madrid; Norman Chesmore, Rowley; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; Jerry Gifford, Boone; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Mike Goldsberry, Runnells; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; Larry Portis, Nora Springs; Bill Richards, Audubon; Cody Scray, Horicon, Wis.; Paul Shepherd, Marengo; Dave Wickman, Emmetsburg; Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; and Pat Wilson, Harker Heights, Texas.Hobby Stock Pre-Entries D.J. Anderson, Webster City; Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; Zachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Daniel Ayers, Webster City; Nathan Ballard, Marengo; Tim Barber, Story City; Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; Charlie Bartels, Lincoln, Neb.; Nick Beckman, Lincoln, Neb.; Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Kyle Bond, Gibbon, Neb.; Nate Bonin, Iowa Falls; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; Matt Brown, Dysart; Rudy Brunkhorst, Columbus, Neb.; Andrew Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Nebraska City, Neb.; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Shane Collins, Thayer, Kan.; and Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.;Brian Derry, Collins; Kevin Derry, Collins; Scott Dobel, Manly; Jeff Fink, Denison; Brandon Geurin, Waco, Texas; Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; Ryan Grochala, Pleasant Hill; Cody Gustoff, Scranton; Daniel Hagen, Grimes; Brian Happel, Van Horne; Tony Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Austin Hauswirth, Havelock; Kyle Hein, Bellwood, Neb.; Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas; Andy Hick, Adel; Derek Hodges, Des Moines; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; and Trevor Holm, Edgerton, Minn.; Shane Honl, Winthrop, Minn.; Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Trevor Hudson, Copperas Cove, Texas; Benji Irvine, Stanley; Seth Janssen, Ogden; Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.; Darin Johnson, Dickens; Jacob Keiser, Marengo; Mike Kennedy, Goodland, Kan.; Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; Brad King, New Town, N.D.; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Weston Koop, Rockwell; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Adam Lee, Salix; Chad LeGere, Des Moines; Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; Noah Ludwig, Logan; Austin Luellen, Minburn; and Dustin Lynch, Boone;Rodney Manthey, Norwood, Minn.; Ross Marshall, Johnston; David Miller, Sioux City; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; Joe Myers, Woodward; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas; Tyson Overton, Carlisle; Kyle Parizek, Belle Plaine; Gary Pemberton, Central City, Neb.; Jake Pemberton, Central City, Neb.; Gary Pesicka, Burt; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Michael Powell, Norwalk; Michael Pruitt, Redfield; Justin Rezabek, Wilber, Neb.; David Rieks, Eldora; Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; and Mark Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Josh Saunders, Newton; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D.; Jason See, Albia; Bradley Sheetz, Winston, Mo.; Richard Shields Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Kyle Sidles, Algona; Matt Smith, Des Moines; Russ Specht, Hastings, Neb.; Eric Stanton, Carlisle; Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny; Dillon Thompson, Hastings, Neb.; Jesse Totten, Schleswig; Mike Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; John Watson, Des Moines; Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger; and Jamie Whitaker, Oelwein. Others ConfirmedAdam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; G.W. Fuller, Tescott, Kan.; Dustin Graham, Boone; Matt Hudspeth, Granger; Bryan Keeney, Nevada; and Jacob Waldron, Beatrice, Neb.Northern SportMod Pre-Entries Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; John Albrecht, Glencoe, Minn.; Bobby Anders Jr., Quincy, Ill.; Josh Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Mike Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Paul Atchison, Webster City; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Eric Bassett, Mankato, Minn.; Lynn Brockett, Ogden; T.J. Brown, Heron Lake, Minn.; Kaid Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; Trevor Chaplin, Iowa Falls; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Doug Cook, Algona; Tim Cooper, North Platte, Neb.; Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Troy Douglas, North Platte, Neb.; and Arron Duvall, Trenton, Mo.; Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn.; Rick Fasse, Urbandale; Colby Fett, Algona; Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Grantham, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ty Griffith, Webster City; Kamren Gruber, Great Bend, Kan.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska Ciy, Neb.;Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Kelly Henderson, Minot, N.D.; Curt Hilmer, Dysart; Jerry Hinton, Adel; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; David Hoover, Kelley; Mark Hunziger, Oregon, Mo.; Kevin Hurst, Janesville; Jerrod Johannsen, Schleswig; Bryan Johnson, Roland; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Cody Knecht, Whittemore; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; James Lewis, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Matt Lizotte, Minot, N.D.; Jonathon Logue, Boone; Brandon Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Tim Love, Kelley; Clint Luellen, Minburn; Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; Matt Marquardt, Tekamah, Neb.; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Matthew McCahen, Waterloo; Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids; Richard Mueller Jr., Jackson, Wyo.; and Michael Murphy, Jefferson;Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; Jeremy Noonan, Lincoln, Neb.; George Nordman, Mason City; Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; Lukas Onstot, Norwalk; Brandon Ostwald, Algona; Dylan Petersen, Harlan; Matt Petrzelka, Norway; Kurtis Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo.; Chet Ragan, Eagle Lake, Minn.; Justin Remus, New Ulm, Minn.; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; D.J. Robinson, Des Moines; Kevin Robinson, Dewar; and Kyle Robinson, Cherokee; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Cory Rose, Boone; Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Tim Rupp, Cherokee; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jake Sachau, Denison; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Jon Schultz, Waunakee, Wis.; Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Jake Simpson, Algona; Doug Smith, Lanesboro; and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill;Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Stark, West Des Moines; Lynn Starry, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Ryan Topf, harter Oak; Fred Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Jared Van Deest, Holland; Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; Sam Wieben, Dysart; Brandon Williams, Des Moines; Creston Williams, Newhall; Tim Zeman, Muscatine; and Alex Zwanziger, Nashua. Others Confirmed Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Brian Eppert, Ogden; Austin Kaplan, Ankeny; Tara Longnecker, Woodward; Ty Luellen, Minburn; Robert Moore, Maxwell; Steve Moore, Springfield, Mo.; Rick Ringgenberg, Kelley; Jacob Salisbury, Waterloo; Ken Walker, Springfield, Mo.; and Bill Wear, Des Moines. Late Model Pre-entriesJeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; and Brian Harris, Davenport.Others ConfirmedJoel Callahan, Dubuque; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; Andy Eckrich, Oxford; Justin Kay Wheatland; Jason Rauen, Farley; and Matt Ryan, Davenport.Sport Compact Pre-EntriesKimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill.; Joshua Barnes, Keokuk; Austin Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; Jake Benischek, Durant; Luke Benischek, Durant; Lanny Bolton, Aurora, Colo.; Mike Brabec, Fonda; Skip Brown, Omaha, Neb.; Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong; Bradley Chandler, Cedar Rapids; David Christensen, Ashland, Neb.; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; and Travis Demint, Basco.Jay DeVries, Spencer; Kaytee DeVries, Spencer; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb.; Michael Grossman, Keokuk; Brian Haller, Lincoln, Neb.; Lori Harvey, Boone; Eric Ladner, Arlington, Minn.; Dan Markham, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; Anthony Mickelson, Humboldt; Scott Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Mick Rykhus, Manhattan, Kan.; and Sarah Totten, Schleswig.
Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 Team for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, leading four other Women of Troy to receive All-Conference honors ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday.Best of the best · Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 team yesterday for the second straight season. Harberts averaged 16.2 points per game this season after posting an 18.0 average in 2012-2013. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanJunior guard Ariya Crook earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama and sophomore guard Brianna Barrett made the conference’s All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention and guard Courtney Jaco landed All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention.In head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s first season at the helm, Harberts was the standout star for the Women of Troy en route to their 18-12 (11-7) record and fifth-place finish in the Pac-12. The four-year starter led the team in points per game (16.2), rebounds per game (7.5), minutes per game (32.9) and blocks (25). She asserted herself as the fulcrum of USC’s offense down low in the post, constantly drawing double-teams and fouls, as she led the team in free throw attempts (214) while converting 57 percent of her tries from the line. Harberts was one of 15 players and seven returnees to be named to the squad.Harberts tied three others for USC’s program-record 128 appearances in the Women of Troy’s final regular season game, and is poised to claim the record for herself in the team’s Pac-12 Tournament opener against Arizona on Thursday.If Harberts was the steady star for USC that teams knew they had to stop, Crook was the breakout performer who frequently showed offensive explosiveness to catch opposing defenses off-guard. The Torrance, Calif. native averaged 15.8 points and 2.3 assists per game, often utilizing her quickness to drive to the basket for easy lay-ups. In USC’s biggest win of the season, a 77-70 road upset over then-No. 19 Cal, Crook poured in 34 points, the most scored by a Woman of Troy since 2002.Both Vaioletama, the only USC player to start all 30 games besides Harberts, and Barrett molded reputations as defensive stoppers this season. Vaioletama led the team in steals (1.9) and defensive rebounds (4.8) per game, while also doubling her offensive output from last season in becoming USC’s third-leading scorer (8.5 ppg).Barrett, who received All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention for the second straight year, led the team in assists per game (2.8), was second in steals per game (1.4) and fourth in points (6.8 per game).Jaco established herself as a solid contributer off the bench, averaging 3.8 points per game and nailing 36.1 percent of her three-point attempts while averaging 14.1 minutes.The selections were culled from a vote of the league’s 12 women’s basketball head coaches.Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike won her second straight Pac-12 Player of the Year award, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer was honored with her fourth straight Coach of the Year award and Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
WATERLOO — A new advocate for Iowans with disabilities will be chosen next weekend in Waterloo.The Ms. Wheelchair Iowa Contest is scheduled for March 7th and contestants are still welcome to apply and compete for the crown. Jenn Wolff, of Waverly, is a former titleholder and is one of this year’s event organizers. She says you need to be a U.S. citizen who’s at least 21 and have lived in Iowa at least six months.“We are looking for women who use wheelchairs 100% of the time for mobility,” Wolff says. “We’re hoping that they want to educate the general public, advocate for others with disabilities. We’re really hoping to build this competition into a stronger community of women with disabilities.” Wolff says the winner will be picked based on her accomplishments since the onset of the disability.She notes it’s not a beauty pageant so there’s no swimsuit competition and contestants don’t need to perform some sort of talent.Wolff says, “It is really more focused on building education and empowerment and advocacy, in building a person’s confidence, public speaking ability, and civic engagement.”The winner’s duties will revolve around her platform and her ability to travel — which may take her from local parades, churches, civic groups and schools to the state capitol, the governor’s office and beyond. Wolff, who was Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2011, says being the titleholder had a profound impact on her life — for the better.“There is power in the tiara! It gets you into rooms that you might not be able to otherwise get into to speak,” Wolff says. “It really, really helped my confidence and ability to public speak. Going to nationals is unlike anything else because you’re in a room full of women in wheelchairs and you will never, ever get that experience anywhere else. It was amazing.”The Iowa winner will represent the state at the Ms. Wheelchair America event, scheduled for August in Little Rock, Arkansas. To apply for the state contest, search for “Ms. Wheelchair Iowa Contest 2020” on Facebook and scroll down to find a link to the application.
Some of the student athletes at the seminarThe president of Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA), J. Mason Saweler, has called on athletes who underwent a three-day workshop for high school athletes in Gbarnga City, Bong County to put to use the knowledge they acquired from the training.Mr. Saweler told journalists that the training started was held January 16 thru 18, 2019 and was climaxed with few exhibition matches among athletes from the 10 schools that took part in the training.The association boss described the multitude of students that showed up for the game as surprising and that it showed how hungry those students are for the game. He called on them to take both their lessons and the game seriously.Terry Morgan headed the training aspect of the workshop and he described the performance of the 70 students from the 10 high schools as astounding. He urged them to take the training seriously if they wish to be counted among the best handball athletes nationally and internationally.Students from St. Martin’s Catholic, N. V. Massaquoi, St. Peter’s Episcopal, Muslim Youth Academy, and St. Mark’s Lutheran high schools were among the participants.Others were S. D. A, A. G. M, Dolokelen Gboveh, Alexander A. Andrew, and Bokalu Simi high schools.Morgan said physical education instructors from the 10 schools which students participated in the workshop were also trained by the rules governing handball so that they will continue to train students who have the passion for it.He said, “Because of the passion the students have for handball, we also trained PE instructors from each of the 10 schools that participated in the workshop about the rules of the sport and we call on the Ministry of Education to include the sport in its PE curriculum in their individual schools.”“Our reason for calling on PE instructors to include the sport in their individual school PE curriculum is because it would help to increase the athletes’ knowledge in the sport and promote the game in that part of the country,” he said.Morgan extended thanks to the National PTA Network which provided the sponsorship for the workshop.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)