The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission are excited to announce the following winners of the 2012 Central Iowa Sports Awards (CISA):



Male Athlete of the Year – Austin Halls, Murray High School

Female Athlete of the Year – Maddie Manning, Ankeny Basketball

Team of the Year – Des Moines Oak Leafs

Game of the Year – Johnston vs. Urbandale, 1st Round Football Playoffs



Male Athlete of the Year – Jake Knott, Iowa State Football

Female Athlete of the Year – Katie Flood, University of Washington (Dowling Alumni)

Team of the Year – Iowa State Men’s Basketball

Game of the Year – Big Four Classic



Athlete of the Year – Gabrielle Douglas, Olympic Gymnast

Event of the Year – Hy-Vee Ironkids Triathlon National Championships



Liang Chow, Chow’s Gymnastics & Dance Institute


The Central Iowa Sports Awards were made possible by sponsors, including West Bank and Scheels. All winners will receive their award at a public presentation in their own communities or schools at a date and time of their choosing.


The Central Iowa Sports Awards recognize the best athletes, teams and games of the year. All nominated activities must have occurred within a 75-mile radius of home plate in Principal Park. Nominations for 2013 can be entered at