2017 Iowa Barnstormers season
OwnerJeff Lamberti
Head coachDixie Wooten
General managerJohn Pettit
Home fieldWells Fargo Arena
Results
Record13–3
Conference place2nd
Playoff finishLost United Conference Championship Game 32–66 (Storm)

The 2017 Iowa Barnstormers season was the team's seventeenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and third in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams that competed in the IFL for the 2017 season, the Barnstormers were members of the United Conference.

Led by first-year head coach Dixie Wooten, the Barnstormers played their home games at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Des Moines, Iowa.

Staff

2017 Iowa Barnstormers staff
Front Office
  • Principal Owner – Jeff Lamberti
  • Owner/Vice President/COO – John Pettit
  • Owner – Don Lamberti
  • Honorary Owner – Ben Silverstein
  • Owner – David Silverstein
  • Owner – Scott Thurber
  • Owner – Dave Knau
  • Owner – Jim Gocke
  • Owner – Dan Stanbrough
  • Owner – Jeff Lipman
  • Owner – Tom Nelson
  • Owner – Dan Ochylski
  • Owner – Brian Chittenden
 

Head coach - Dixie Wooten

Offensive coaches

  • Assistant head coach / Offensive line coach – Michael Custer

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach – Marcus Coleman
  • Defensive line coach / special teams coordinator – Malcolm Nelson

Strength & conditioning

Schedule

Key:   Win   Tie   Loss   Bye

Pre-season

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Saturday February 4 7:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans W 38–26[1] 1–0 U.S. Cellular Center

Regular season

[2] All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance
Score Record
1 Saturday February 18 7:05 PM at Wichita Falls Nighthawks L 53–68[3] 0–1 Kay Yeager Coliseum 3,353
2 Sunday February 26 5:00 PM at Arizona Rattlers W 51-47[4] 1-1 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,438
3 BYE
4 Sunday March 12 3:05 PM at Green Bay Blizzard W 49–30[5] 2–1 Resch Center 4,409
5 Monday March 20 6:05 PM at Sioux Falls Storm L 13–70[6] 2–2 Denny Sanford Premier Center 5,246
6 Sunday March 26 3:05 PM Cedar Rapids Titans W 46–23 3–2 Wells Fargo Arena 5,653
7 BYE
8 Saturday April 8 7:05 PM Green Bay Blizzard W 27–26 4–2 Wells Fargo Arena 6,028
9 Saturday April 15 7:05 PM Nebraska Danger W 48–14 5–2 Wells Fargo Arena 5,683
10 Saturday April 22 7:05 PM at Cedar Rapids Titans W 31–25 6–2 U.S. Cellular Center
11 Saturday April 29 7:05 PM Colorado Crush W 33–21 7–2 Wells Fargo Arena 6,942
12 Saturday May 6 7:05 PM at Green Bay Blizzard W 41–34 8–2 Resch Center
13 Saturday May 13 7:05 PM Cedar Rapids Titans W 56–54 9–2 Wells Fargo Arena 7,763
14 Saturday May 20 7:05 PM at Wichita Falls Nighthawks W 50–47 10–2 Kay Yeager Coliseum
15 Friday May 26 7:05 PM Green Bay Blizzard W 64–12 11–2 Wells Fargo Arena 8,377
16 Friday June 2 8:00 PM at Salt Lake Screaming Eagles W 58–36 12–2 Maverik Center 3,873
17 Friday June 9 7:05 PM Spokane Empire W 58–28 13–2 Wells Fargo Arena 7,153
18 Saturday June 17 7:05 PM Sioux Falls Storm L 24–45 13–3 Wells Fargo Arena 8,638

Standings

2017 United Conference
W L T PCT PF PA CON GB STK
y - Sioux Falls Storm 14 2 0 .875 769 467 9–2 W3
x - Iowa Barnstormers 13 3 0 .813 702 580 8–3 1.0 L1
Wichita Falls Nighthawks 12 4 0 .750 832 745 6–2 2.0 L1
Green Bay Blizzard 3 13 0 .188 513 665 2–9 11.5 W1
Cedar Rapids Titans 1 15 0 .063 494 780 1–10 13.0 L10

Postseason

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Score Location
United Conference Championship Saturday July 24 7:05pm at Sioux Falls Storm L 32–66 Denny Sanford Premier Center

Roster

2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 32 Keshaudas Spence
  • 20 Rasheed Williams

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen
  • 77 Dashawn Johnson
  • 75 D'Angelo McCray
  • 70 Jayson Palmgren
  • -- Tyrone Patterson

Defensive linemen

  • 90 Bryon Bennett
  • 56 B. J. Butler
  • 55 Keith Jones Jr.
  • 17 Frank Mays
  • 45 Ra'Shawde Myers
Linebackers
  • 35 Zachary Allen
  • 23 Javicz Jones

Defensive backs

  • 24 Jamie Bender
  •  8 Bryce Enyard
  • 21 Matt Goldsmith
  •  2 Dee Maggitt

Kickers

  •  3 Cody Barber
Reserve lists
  • -- Kody Afusia OL (Exempt)
  • 74 Mitchell Bell OL (Exempt)
  • -- Dasmine Cathey DL/LB (Did not report)
  • 19 Kenton Chun K (IR)
  • -- Danny Farr DL (Did not report)
  • -- Cory Johnson DL (Exempt)
  •  3 Xavier Milton WR (Did not report)
  •  5 Quinton Pedroza WR (Did not report)
  • 71 Jeremy Schonbrunner OL (IR)
  • 22 Damond Smith DB (Exempt)
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated June 22, 2017
  • 26 Active, 10 Inactive
Archived June 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

References

  1. ^ Douglas Miles (February 4, 2017). "Cedar Rapids Titans drop sloppy exhibition opener to Barnstormers, 38-26". www.thegazette.com. The Gazette. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Schedule : Iowa Barnstormers". Indoor Football League. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Donny Victory (February 18, 2017). "Nighthawks control Iowa in opener". www.timesrecordnews.com. Times Record News. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Richard Obert (February 26, 2017). "Arizona Rattlers fail to keep up with Iowa Barnstormers in home opener loss". www.azcentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Blizzard lose home opener". www.greenbaypressgazette.com. USA Today. March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Storm Roll to 70-13 Win Over Iowa". www.ksfy.com. Gray Digital Media. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.