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Iowa kid captain Blake Burdof waits for an autograph from head coach Kirk Ferentz during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kid Captain Blake Burdorf overcomes near-impossible odds

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

For the first five months of her pregnancy, Jamie Burdorf didn’t know she was carrying twins. Doctors told Burdorf that baby A looked good, but baby B has some slight dilation around his kidneys...

Fans participate in the wave toward the University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes 30-7.

Hawkeye fan Brandi Gloeckner excited to attend football game as Kid Captain

Emily Delgado, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Brandi Gloeckner is an avid sports fan, but she has never attended a Hawkeye football game. That will change on Saturday afternoon. Brandi, a high school sophomore, will act as the Iowa football team’s...

Iowa kid captain Lucas Moore and family pose with head coach Kirk Ferentz during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kid Captain Lucas Moore combines love of drumming and football with the Hawkeyes

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor November 11, 2021

The coming weekend will be filled with excitement for Kid Captain Lucas Moore. His fun-filled day will begin by meeting the Hawkeye Marching Band drumline, followed by an opportunity to be the center...

Kid captain Bridgette Bissell talks with head coach Kirk Ferentz after receiving a signed football from the team during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kid Captain Bridgette Bissell hopes her ‘fighting spirit’ will help lead Iowa to victory

Josie Fischels, Managing Editor November 4, 2021

Holly the pet rat crawled in between the folds of Bridgette Bissell’s hoodie, stopping to nestle comfortably in the crook of the teen’s neck. The 18-year-old giggled and stroked the rat’s soft...

Kid Captain Madison Williams serves as an inspiration for those around her

Kid Captain Madison Williams serves as an inspiration for those around her

Hannah Pinski, Opinions and Amplify Editor October 28, 2021

Madison Williams is a people person. The 9-year-old is involved in Girls Scouts, enjoys singing and dancing, and loves to give hugs. So, when her parents Stephanie and Kevin Williams told her she...

Iowa kid captain Ayden Gendreau and family speak with head coach Kirk Ferentz during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Kid Captain Ayden Gendreau takes Duke Slater Field months before back surgery

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor October 14, 2021

Patsy Gendreau considers her family lucky.  After her son, Ayden, was diagnosed with VACTERL syndrome days after his birth, she said it’s fortunate the syndrome only affects a few body systems...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz signs a ball for kid captain Kale Schmidt during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Cancer survivor Kale Schmidt taking on Kinnick with the Hawkeyes

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor October 7, 2021

When Kale Schmidt was going through chemotherapy five years ago at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, he and his family would look out over the field at Kinnick Stadium during home games. Kale...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz signs a ball for kid captain Braelynn Krisinger during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Jerod Ringwald.The Daily Iowan)

Week 5 Kid Captain BraeLynn Krisinger ready to cheer on Hawkeyes

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor September 30, 2021

BraeLynn Krisinger, the Iowa football team’s Week 5 Kid Captain and a lifelong Hawkeye football fan, is prepared to cheer on her favorite team as it takes the field in Maryland Friday night. The...

Kid Captain Bentley Steven hopes to bring awareness to Chiari malformation

Kid Captain Bentley Steven hopes to bring awareness to Chiari malformation

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor September 23, 2021

This week’s Kid Captain Bentley Steven is excited to be back in Iowa City for game day at Kinnick Stadium with his family. He attended his first game in 2019 — the same year his mom started nominating...

Contributed photo of Kid Captain Galilea Gonzalez.

Kid Captain Galilea Gonzalez to celebrate recovery at Kinnick

Sabine Martin, News Editor September 16, 2021

Pedro Gonzalez nominated his 10-year-old daughter, Galilea Gonzalez, to be a Kid Captain two years ago because of the resiliency she showed at a young age. Galilea will take the field on Saturday...

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Kid Captain CC Hoover demonstrates strength and resilience

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor September 9, 2021

CC Hoover, the second Kid Captain of the Iowa football season, used to hate the Hawkeyes, her mother Katie said. “At first, she absolutely hated everybody and everything and every mention of the...

Iowa kid captain Drew Hennigan answers questions during an interview with ABC during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kid Captain Drew Hennigan excited to welcome fans back to Kinnick Stadium

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor September 2, 2021

Drew Hennigan is ecstatic to be the first Kid Captain for the 2021 Hawkeye football season. “It’s kind of cool because even my jersey says No. 1 and I’m the first game,” he said. “......

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