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Pettit Named Executive of the Year

07/06/2017 9:00 AM -

Pettit Named IFL Executive of the Year
IFL Announces 2017 Team Awards

DES MOINES - Iowa Barnstormers Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Pettit, was named the Indoor Football League's 2017 Executive of the Year, the League announced yesterday.

Iowa Barnstormers Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Pettit has been named the 2017 IFL Executive of the Year. Pettit organized the Barnstormers staff that guided Iowa to a 13-3 regular season record and their first playoff appearance in eight years. After starting the season 202, the Barnstormers won 11 consecutive games and appeared in the United Conference Championship game. Pettit helped the Barnstormers average 6,800 fans per game, the most during the team’s IFL tenure.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from my peers,” said Pettit. “This award is a testament to our entire Barnstormers organization. Our ownership, front office staff, coaches, players, and support staff that put their heart and soul into this team.”

This is Pettit’s second time receiving this honor, as he was previously named IFL Executive of the Year in 2015.

The Iowa Barnstormers have also been awarded Best Game Day Operations for the 2017 season. The Barnstormers pride themselves in putting on a great show both on and off the field. The team’s game day presentations, unique half-time shows, giveaways, mascots, and music help to make Wells Fargo Arena one of the most entertaining venues in the IFL.

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