Iowa State announces 2022 Tailgate Tour stops

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Athletics Department is back on the road!

The annual Cyclone Tailgate Tour, powered by MidAmerican Energy, returns after a two-year virtual pit stop as Iowa State coaches and staff embark on a 12-stop tour across Iowa this May. Each stop on the tour is open to Cyclone fans of all ages and FREE to attend.

The Cyclone Tailgate Tour provides fans the opportunity to interact with Iowa State administrators and coaches, including Athletics Director Jamie Pollard, the “Voice of the Cyclones” John Walters, football coach Matt Campbell, women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly, men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger, volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch and wrestling coach Kevin Dresser.

The family-friendly event allows fans to socialize with other Cyclone fans, and features other special guests including Cy. Kids in attendance will receive a complimentary gift. Food and beverage are available for purchase.

Please plan to join us this Spring!

May 16Carroll, Carrollton Hotel & Event Centre | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 16Council Bluffs, Mid-America Center – Convention Center | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 17Sioux City, Siouxland Expo Center | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 17Okoboji, The Roof Garden Ballroom at Arnolds Park | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 18Sheffield, Sukup Manufacturing Co. | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 18Clear Lake, Surf Ballroom | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 23Iowa Falls, Highland Golf Club | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 23Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Marriott | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 24Ottumwa, Bridge View Center | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 24Bettendorf, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 25Dubuque, Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 25Waterloo, Cedar Valley SportsPlex | 5:30-7:30 PM

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.