Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa 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!



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Kinzie Hemann

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

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Parker Kress

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

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Abigail Hooper

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

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Liam Young

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

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Konner Guyer

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

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Carley Neustel

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

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Maxwell Stancel-Hess

Age: 12
Hometown: Marion, IA
Game: Iowa vs. Purdue (10/15/16)

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Emeline Dunham

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

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Aaron Miller

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

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Hayden Despenas

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

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Madelynn Higbee

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

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Seth Nelson

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

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Reed Havlik

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