Ameer Ismail hired as newest Iowa Barnstormers Coach

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The search for the Iowa Barnstormers newest head coach is over, the team announced on Thursday, as they have hired Ameer Ismail to take the reins in Des Moines. Ismail becomes the eighth head coach in Iowa Barnstormers history and will follow the most successful coaching stint the team has seen in Dixie Wooten. Ameer […] READ MORE


FERGUSON: Where Iowa will go Following Dixie Wooten Era

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The Iowa Barnstormers went 10-20 in their first two seasons in the Indoor Football League. After that stretch, Iowa had gone seven straight years without a winning season. Dixie Wooten entered. He went 36-8 in his three seasons at the helm in Des Moines, winning IFL Coach of the Year twice and also the franchise’s […] READ MORE


Ryan Balentine named 2019 LWOS IFL MVP

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Ryan Balentine ended his 2018 Indoor Football League season with a three-touchdown game in the United Bowl, winning the MVP for the championship game. He picked up right where he left off in 2019. Ryan Balentine named 2019 LWOS IFL MVP With the departure of fellow veteran wideout Brady Roland and a new quarterback in […] READ MORE


Two former Barnstormers, Wooten nominated for 2019 IFL Hall of Fame Class

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The Iowa Barnstormers organization experienced its first ever Indoor Football League (IFL) championship last season when they won the United Bowl against the Sioux Falls Storm. This year, days ahead of the first rematch against Sioux Falls at Wells Fargo Arena, the franchise is lined up for another first-time occurrence. Earlier this week, the league […] READ MORE


Free Agent Signing Connor Hollenbeck bolstering for Barnstormers

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After two seasons as a stand-out wide receiver playing for Cedar Rapids’ Indoor Football League franchise, Connor Hollenbeck’s teams won four games total. Two games into his first season with the Iowa Barnstormers, Hollenbeck has matched his average. Saturday, the team walloped Green Bay 41-3 in the home opener at Wells Fargo Arena behind a […] READ MORE


IFL: Barnstormers hold Green Bay to 3 points, start 2-0

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During week one of the Iowa Barnstormers 2019 season, it was the offense that rolled its way to a win, but on Saturday night in the team’s home opener, the defense was the focus. The Barnstormers held the Green Bay Blizzard to its lowest amount of points scored in franchise history, winning 41-3 in their […] READ MORE


IFL: Barnstormers escape Quad City, earn 1-0 start on Season

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The Iowa Barnstormers started their United Bowl defending season with a 53-39 win on the road against the Quad City Steamwheelers. Though, it was a sloppy one. “At the end of the day, we’ve got to get better,” head coach Dixie Wooten said. “We’re a championship team. We don’t make those types of mistakes in […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers assistant coaches won’t be back in 2019

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Nearly two months ago to the day, the Iowa Barnstormers won their first league championship in franchise history when the team defeated the Sioux Falls Storm 42-38 at Wells Fargo Arena. Lead by Dixie Wooten, who won the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) coach of the year award for the second straight season, the Barnstormers streaked to an […] READ MORE


Barnstormers will have new look in 2019

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The Iowa Barnstormers won their first ever championship game when they defeated the Sioux Falls Storm in this seasons United Bowl, winning 42-38. The team is letting its players keep their jerseys from the historic season, which confirms one thing for next year: new uniforms. That’s right. While there is no details out at the […] READ MORE


Dixie Wooten confirms return to Iowa Barnstormers

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Dixie Wooten had all of the accolades. He turned a 4-12 franchise into a 13-3 team during his first year in Des Moines, which earned him the 2017 Coach of the Year award. He lead the Iowa Barnstormers to their first ever championship… while winning his second coach of the year award in the process. […] READ MORE