Matt Van Winkle Cyclone Fanatic Video Editor

Matt Van Winkle started working for Cyclone Fanatic in the spring of 2012 as a video intern. You may have seen some of his Iowa State football & basketball "Quick Hit" videos on the site. Matt has covered the Men's Big 12 & NCAA Basketball tournaments, Liberty Bowl, and numerous road events for CF. From day one, Matt has continued to produce top notch video content to the site.

Matt is a 2009 Ames High School graduate and 2013 graduate of Iowa State University where he majored in Journalism & Mass Communication. He was Sports Director at the student-run TV station, ISUtv and currently works for WHO-HD Channel 13 as a photojournalist/video editor. You may even see him on the at your town's high school football or basketball game shooting highlights.

Matt has also worked for KASI Radio (1430/105.1 in Ames) as a studio engineer, co-host for the Saturday Sports Showcase and Cyclone Tailgate Show,  and color commentator for Ames High football, baseball, and basketball. Matt was also an intern with the Iowa Cubs video production team.

Matt was born and raised in San Jose, California. His favorite teams are the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks. In his free time, Matt enjoys frolfing, going to concerts, traveling to new baseball ballparks and hanging out with friends.


  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM