A Cedar Rapids native and graduate of Concordia University (Nebraska), Ryan Murken has nearly 20 years of experience covering high school and college sports. Ryan returned to Eastern Iowa in 2013 and has been the Director of Content at Your Prep Sports since the site launched in 2016.
When Ryan isn’t covering a local event for Your Prep Sports you can probably find him attending the activities of one of his own three children, running, reading or watching sports.
Born and raised in Des Moines, Pat Harty has lived in Iowa City since 1991. He has covered University of Iowa athletics throughout that time, including for 23 years as a beat reporter/columnist for the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper from 1991 to 2014. He grew up playing sports and is the younger brother of former Iowa linebacker Frank Harty. His twitter is @PatHarty.
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Susan is a graduate of Washington High School and Lawrence University. She worked for nearly 30 years at daily newspapers in Missouri, Washington and Iowa. Susan was the Sports Editor at the Ames Tribune for 6 years and covered prep and college sports at the Press-Citizen for 10 years. She enjoys focusing on the accomplishments of the local high schools’ student athletes.
Tyler Devine is an Iowa City native and a journalism student at the University of Iowa. He has been working with Pat Harty for the past four years. Tyler’s great, great uncle is Iowa football legend Aubrey Devine and his great grandfather, Glenn Devine, also played football at Iowa. Both were a part of Iowa’s first Big Ten Championship team in 1921.
Tyler currently lives in Iowa City with his wife, two dogs and cat. When he is not writing or studying, Tyler enjoys playing video games, listening to records and having a couple beers with friends at George’s Buffet.
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