Team News

Congrats To The Iowa Crush's 2017 All-Star Selections! July 2017

2017 All-Stars

The following Iowa Crush team members were named to the 2017 IWFL All-Star team:

  • #7 Jenifer McIntire
  • #10 Jennifer Trevillian
  • #13 Britt Roberts
  • #15 Shaq Cofield
  • #21 Shannon Christensen
  • #23 Mercedes Coleman
  • #69 Rachel Goss
  • Coach Nancy Javaux

The full 2017 IWFL All-Star roster can be found here.

Congrats To The Iowa Crush's 2016 All-Star Selections! July 2016

Players: #13 Danielle Thompson, #32 Sami Linberg, #75 Mackenzzie Key, #84 Charity Palmer
Coaches: Nancy Javaux
For more information about the all-star game and other IWFL championship week activities, click here.

Congrats To The Iowa Crush's 2015 All-Star Selections! July 2015

Players: #7 Jenifer McIntire, #12 Abby Reiter, #21 Annie Brandner, #23 Melia Handy, #50 Nancy Javaux, #51 Kristen McClellan, #75 Mackenzzie Key
For more information about the all-star game and other IWFL championship week activities, click here.

Crushing It April 8, 2015

The Iowa Crush were featured in an April edition of Des Moines CityView. Click here to read the full article.

Girls of the Gridiron October 22, 2014

The Iowa Crush were featured in an October edition of Des Moines CityView. Click here to read the full article.

Congrats To The Iowa Crush's 2014 All-Star Selections! July 2014

2014 All-Stars

First Team: Dedric Ward-Head Coach, Jenifer McIntire-QB, Abby Reiter-WR, Lulu Keoouthai-LB, Christine Dorenkamp-WR, Bri Robinson-DL, Nancy Javaux-LB
Second Team: Jen Williams-RB
For more information about the all-star game and other IWFL championship week activities, click here.

C.R. Native Jenny Williams Proves Football Not Just For Men July 2014

Football Cleats

Our own Jen Williams was featured on KCRG news out of Cedar Rapids!
View the full story here.

Iowa Crush Sign Coaches For 2014 Season October 17, 2013

The Iowa Crush, the Independent Women’s Football League’s team in Des Moines, has signed their coaching staff for the 2014 season.

Returning for their second year with the Crush are Dennis Lynch and Ken Johnson. Bruce Charlet is also returning for what will be his third year with the team.

Gerry Woolman also rejoins the coaching staff after taking a couple years off to pursue other endeavors. His past experience includes being on the Crush’s coaching staff in 2011 and having coaching assignments with the Des Moines Blaze. He is currently coaching with Lincoln High School’s freshman squad and a graduate student at Grand View University.

One of several new faces to the staff this year is head coach Dedric Ward. Ward has a lifetime of experience playing and coaching. He played football in high school at Cedar Rapids Washington; then played at the University of Northern Iowa until 1997, when he was drafted by the New York Jets. He went on to play for several NFL teams, including the Super Bowl XXXVIII Champion New England Patriots, before retiring with the Dallas Cowboys in 2004. Since then his coaching experience has been at both the NFL and collegiate levels.

Another new coach bringing vast knowledge is Preston Ward, who has over 15 years of experience that includes a wide range of age levels, from elementary to high school. He is currently on the coaching staff for the Woodward Academy Knights.

New coach Ron Crowdis has a coaching background similar to Preston’s and he was on the staff for the now defunct Women’s Football Alliance teams, the Iowa Thunder and the Iowa Explosion.

Other new coaches are Michael Young and Jason Johns. Young was part of the coaching staff for the Explosion and Johns has several years of experience playing on a semi-pro team in New York.


Are You Ready For Some Football? October 2013

Drake student Abbey Barrow conquered team tryouts as an assignment for her Freelance Magazine Writing Class. Read more about her experience here.

Congrats To The Iowa Crush's 2013 All-Star Selections! July 2013

2013 All-Stars

First Team: Jenifer McIntire-QB, Christine Dorenkamp-WR, Bri Robinson-DL, Nancy Javaux-LB, Jen Williams-RB
The Crush players pictured helped lead the Western Conference all-stars to a come from behind victory, 28-20! Features The Iowa Crush June 2013 writer, Brit Venenga, covered the Iowa Crush throughout the 2013 season. Check out all of her articles here.

Iowa Crush Team Tackles Holiday Hunger December 2012

Several members of the Iowa Crush traveled to Newton, IA, to host a food drive. They were featured in the Newton Daily News as a result of their great efforts! Read the full story here.

News Anchors Join The Team For Practice April 2011

Weekly Workout

WHO's Erin Kiernan and Sonya Heitshusen suited up for practice with the Iowa Crush as a part of their 'Workout of the Week' series. Check out the full story here.

Nancy Javaux Leads On And Off The Gridiron March 2011

Our own Nancy Javaux was featured in the player spotlight section of the Independent Women's Football League website. View the full story here.

Iowa's own Erin Sheriff brings home a Gold with TEAM USA! July 2010

Crush player Erin Sheriff got the honor of being selected to play for the USA in the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women's World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden. Sheriff joined the team as a kicker, but ended up stepping in at backup safety as well. The USA defense held strong with shutouts all three games outscoring opponents 201-0. The team beat teams from Austria (63-0), Finland (77-0), and Canada (66-0) for the Gold medal. The team came in as the favorite to win and showed why they were. Sheriff contributed with a few tackles at safety and many punts. Sheriff said that she enjoyed the city of Stockholm and said they were very lucky with perfect weather. Congratulations to Erin, and the rest of Team USA on this huge accomplishment.

To learn more about Team USA, click here.

Playing on the Iowa Crush women's football team is therapeutic for ISU MFA student May 2010

College students are always looking for novel ways to relieve the stress of exams and deadlines. One Iowa State University graphic design graduate student has found that playing women's tackle football for the Iowa Crush is about as therapeutic as it gets. Read the full story here.

Break A Nail May 2008

The Iowa Crush's Jenifer McIntire was interviewed by Juice magazine. Check out the full article here.