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State Reps - Heartland

Heartland States Tourney Reps

Heartland States Reps attend official Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade level, and answer questions from coaches and families.  Please say "hello" when you see them!

Nicole Pratt 
Nicole grew up in Brandon, SD and played basketball since she could walk. From playing on AAU teams to school ball, she earned a scholarship offer from The University of Jamestown in North Dakota. Nicole has coached youth basketball and helped out at summer camps. She also enjoys working out, playing sports, skiing and watching her favorite teams: UNC and the Lakers and her alma maters, BV and UJ. 

Jenifer Carstensen
Jenifer grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Mansfield University for her undergraduate degree in Education. After moving to Iowa in 2006, she earned her Master's Degree from UNI and Drake and currently serves as the district ELL Director and high school Spanish teacher in Mount Vernon. She also serves as the Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center in Cedar Rapids. Jenifer, her husband and two daughters reside in Cedar Rapids and love to travel, kayak and all things sports (Go Hawks!). Her  daughters play soccer and softball, as well as manage the high school basketball team, so you can usually find her on the sidelines or bleachers of a local field or court. Jenifer's favorite food is soup and she always eats her dinner in a bowl so she can mix everything together before eating it. Even food is better when it has a team!

Jonah Stevenson
Jonah grew up in Horace, North Dakota a town right next to Fargo. He played basketball, baseball and tennis growing up. He also played basketball most of his years in school and has been coaching for 2 years now. Jonah is a massive college basketball fan. His hobbies include coaching, playing music and biking. Jonah is currently at Missouri State for business and hopes to continue to gather experience in the sports realm.

Doug Cmelik
Doug went to high school at Maple Valley High School and was coached by Hall of Fame Coach Alden Berkenpas.  Doug went on to play basketball, rugby and golf at Grinnell College.  After Grinnell, he got his Master's Cegree in Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University where he also played rugby and lots of pickup basketball. Playing rugby has taken Doug all around the world from Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa. Currently he is renovating the house he grew up in Mapleton.

Mason Crawford
Mason always loved commercials and brands growing up and naturally gravitated toward entrepreneurship and marketing in his education.  Mason was born and raised in Michigan and will forever be a Pistons fan but his favorite away team growing up has always been the Charlotte Hornets. He grew up playing street ball and continued to play basketball throughout middle school. He is currently building and growing his online e-commerce brand that focuses on health and wellness products. Mason is a man of many passions and has two sons that get most of his spare time and attention, but when he does have downtime he enjoys, art, anime, MMA, vide games, basketball and football. 




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