Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories. Their strength and determination reminds us how truly courageous these young people are. We are pleased to introduce the 2016 Kid Captain starting line-up!

Meet Our 2016 Kid Captains

Kinzie Hemann

Kenzie Hemann portrait
Age: 
7
Hometown: 
Reinbeck, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Miami of Ohio (9/3/2016)

Parker Kress

Parker Kress portrait
Age: 
15
Hometown: 
Bettendorf, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Iowa State (9/10/16)

Abigail Hooper

Abigail Hooper portrait
Age: 
13
Hometown: 
Des Moines, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. North Dakota State (9/17/16)

Liam Young

Liam Young portrait
Age: 
3
Hometown: 
Cuba City, WI
Game: 
Iowa vs. Rutgers (9/24/16)

Konner Guyer

Konner Guyer portrait
Age: 
7
Hometown: 
Eddyville, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Northwestern (10/1/16)

Carley Neustel

Carley Neustel portrait
Age: 
10
Hometown: 
Central City, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Minnesota (10/8/16)

Maxwell Stancel-Hess

Maxwell Stancel-Hess portrait
Age: 
12
Hometown: 
Marion, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Purdue (10/15/16)

Emeline Dunham

Emetine Dunham portrait
Age: 
11
Hometown: 
Wapello, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Wisconsin (10/22/16)

Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller portrait
Age: 
11
Hometown: 
Hawkeye, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Penn State (11/5/16)

Hayden Despenas

Hayden Despenas portrait
Age: 
13
Hometown: 
Mason City, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Michigan (11/12/16)

Madelynn Higbee

Madelynn Higbee portrait
Age: 
12
Hometown: 
Monmouth, IL
Game: 
Iowa vs. Illinois (11/19/16)

Seth Nelson

Seth Nelson portrait
Age: 
14
Hometown: 
Remsen, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Nebraska (11/25/16)

Reed Havlik

Reed Havlik portrait
Age: 
3
Hometown: 
Jesup, IA
Game: 
Iowa vs. Post Season Game