Episode 78

The City: Off-Campus Episode 78: Iowa Dance Team Member & Miss Iowa USA 2021 Katie Wadman


September 22nd, 2021

53 mins 41 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

On Episode 78, Sam and Jack are joined by current Iowa Dance Team Member and Miss Iowa USA Katie Wadman. We start by talking about Katie's introduction to dancing, how it led to her wanting to come to the University of Iowa all her life and the dream of being apart of the Dance Team here. We breakdown differences in preparing for Game Day versus Nationals competition, what the process is like to tryout and to make the team, and some of her favorite moments on Game Days. We then get into Katie's unexpected pageant career which has quickly turned in to her winning Miss Iowa USA 2021, eventually going to NYC to compete for Miss USA and then possibly even Israel for Miss Universe. We get an inside look at what type of questions are asked, how the competition is setup and how much time and commitment Katie has given since winning Miss Iowa USA.