Sioux Falls Storm

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Sioux Falls Storm
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Established 2000
Play in Denny Sanford Premier Center
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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League/conference affiliations
Indoor Football League (2000)
  • Western Conference (2000)
    • Northern Division (2000)

National Indoor Football League (2001–2004)

  • Pacific Conference (2001–2004)
    • Central Division (2001)
    • Western Division (2002–2003)
    • Northern Division (2004)

United Indoor Football (2005–2008)

    • Northern Division (2005)
    • Western Division (2006–2008)

Indoor Football League (2009–present)

  • United Conference (2009–2017)
    • Central Division (2009)
    • Central West Division (2010)
    • Great Plains Division (2011)
Team colorsNavy blue, red, white
CheerleadersLightning Girls
Owner(s)Jason and Valerie Headlee
David and Stephanie Richter
Patrick and Amber Garry [1]
PresidentJason Headlee [2]
Head coachKurtiss Riggs
Team history
  • Sioux Falls Cobras (2000)
  • Sioux Falls Storm (2001–present)
League championships (11)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Conference championships (13)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Division championships (6)
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Playoff appearances (18)
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Home arena(s)

The Sioux Falls Storm are a professional indoor football team based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. [3] The Storm joined the original Indoor Football League as an expansion team in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras, and first took the field for the 2000 season. [4] They currently participate in another iteration of the Indoor Football League; prior to that, the Storm were in United Indoor Football (UIF), where they won all four of the league's championship games. In the newer IFL, the Storm have won seven of the eleven championships in the league as of 2019.


They play their home games at Denny Sanford Premier Center. In mid-April 2014, the team announced that the 2014 season would be its last at the aging Sioux Falls Arena (also known as the Storm Shelter), originally constructed in 1961. In 2015, the Storm followed the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League to the newly constructed Denny Sanford Premier Center. [5]


The Storm were founded as an expansion team in the original Indoor Football League in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras. In their inaugural 2000 season, they won their first game defeating the Sioux City Attack 44–30. They went 8–6 on the season and finished fourth in the Southern Division. After one season, the became members of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) and changed their name to the Storm. The Storm hosted the 2004 NIFL championship game against the Lexington Horsemen in the Storm Shelter in front of a sellout crowd. The Horsemen won the championship game, but the Storm defeated the Horsemen a year later in the second round of the 2005 UIF playoffs in Lexington.

The Sioux Falls Storm were charter members of United Indoor Football (UIF) in 2005 and were the first UIF champions with a win over the Sioux City Bandits, 40–38 at Sioux City. Sioux Falls won its second consecutive UIF championship in 2006 at their home ground, the Arena, defeating the Lexington Horseman 72–64 on July 29, 2006. Quarterback Terrance Bryant was named United Bowl II MVP after throwing eight touchdowns in the match. Defensive end Nate Fluit recorded 16.5 sacks in 2005 and 15.5 in 2006.

Sioux Falls became one of the few teams in indoor football history to post a shutout, beating the Peoria Rough Riders 71–0 on June 3, 2006.

On Saturday, August 4, 2007, the Storm defeated the Lexington Horsemen for the second United Bowl in a row, 62 to 59. With 19 seconds left to go in the game Storm quarterback Terrance Bryant threw up a prayer, and though protested by the small crowd of Horsemen fans, it was ruled a touchdown pass. With three seconds left in the game, and with the help of a frantic fan going for the game ball, the Horsemen gained 15 yards for a chance to kick a field goal and tie the game, but the kick was missed by Horsemen kicker Collin Barber.

On March 29, 2008, the Storm lost to the Omaha Beef 34–18, ending their historic 40-game winning streak and giving them their first loss since July 15, 2005. They went on to win their fourth United Bowl later that season against the Bloomington Extreme.

On April 25, 2009, after switching to the Indoor Football League, the Storm were found in violation of the IFL's rule of not complying with regulations related to workers compensation coverage. As punishment, the team's first five wins of the 2009 season were forfeited; this resulted in a 6–8 season, the first losing season in team history. [6] The other three losses all came to the Billings Outlaws. In 2010, the Storm rebounded to reach the United Bowl before losing 43–34 to the Outlaws.

After a tornado dubbed the Father's Day Tornado hit Billings' Rimrock Auto Arena on June 20, 2010, causing major damage, [7] the Outlaws franchise folded, and their star quarterback Chris Dixon signed with the Storm. Led by Dixon, Sioux Falls scored an astounding 1022 points on the 2011 regular season, with 70 or more points in 10 games and opening with a 105–71 win over the Kent Predators in Kent, Washington. Only twice did the Storm fall short of 50 points and both were against the Omaha Beef, who handed them a 41–37 loss in the regular season finale after Sioux Falls had started 13–0. The two teams met in the next game, which was the playoff opener. The Storm won it, 52–39, then beat Green Bay 52–12 to return to the United Bowl. Although they tied their lowest scoring game of the season, Sioux Falls rolled over the Tri-Cities Fever 37–10 to earn the league championship after a two-year hiatus and also win its first IFL title. Dixon and the Storm dominated again in 2012, this time with a perfect 14–0 record and 941 points in the regular season. On April 14, the Storm beat the Allen Wranglers, then featuring former NFL standout receiver Terrell Owens, 52–45 on the road in Allen, Texas. Dixon threw his 500th career touchdown pass, when he hit James Terry with a 42-yard pass during a May 19 game against the Blizzard. [8] Sioux Falls defeated the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 79–21 in the playoff opener, then again beat Green Bay in the semifinal and Tri-Cities (this time winning 59–32) in the United Bowl.

Dixon then left, attempting to make it with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Sioux Falls did not suffer greatly in 2013 as Storm legend Terrance Bryant returned to play quarterback. Following a 10–4 season, the Storm again prevailed in the playoffs and defeated the Nebraska Danger by a close 43–40 score for the title. Bryant then retired again, as on January 6, 2014, it was announced that Dixon would be returning to the Storm, citing his desire to graduate from Augustana College and be close to his family. [9] Dixon did not disappoint, leading the Storm to their eighth title in 2014. The Storm again defeated Nebraska in the United Bowl by a 63–46 score. The Sioux Falls Storm completed its era at the Sioux Falls Arena with a 112–14 home record including 82-3 from 2006 to 2014. [10]

In 2015, the Storm's first season at the Denny Sanford Premier Center was very successful, completing another undefeated season at 16-0 overall, and was capped off with winning their ninth league championship by a score of 62–27 over the Danger. [11]

In 2016, the Storm continued their dominance. But lost their first game since the 2014 season as they lost at the Cedar Rapids Titans, 60–57. But despite that setback, they capped off another successful season with a win over the newly minted Spokane Empire, 55–34, to capture their tenth championship overall and their sixth IFL Championship and sixth in a row. They returned to the championship game in 2017, but lost for the first time since the 2010 season to the Arizona Rattlers.

Prior to the 2018 season, the Storm announced they would join Champions Indoor Football (CIF) on August 30, 2017, in order to have smaller travel budget and reignite rivalries with the nearby Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. [12] However, after the IFL's offseason meetings, the Storm re-joined the IFL on October 4. [13]


Current roster

Sioux Falls Storm roster
  •  8 Lorenzo Brown

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 1 Damian Ford
  • 81 Jojo Gause
Offensive linemen
  • 69 Adam Sheffield
  • 70 James Officer

Defensive linemen

  • 95Dequan Harvin

Defensive backs

  • 13 Trey Wafford

Special teams

Reserve listsMore rosters

Retired numbers

Sioux Falls Storm retired numbers
5Terrance Bryant QB 2005–2010, 2013 [14]
7Casey Veenhof WR/QB 2003–2007
10Shannon Poppinga S 2001–2009 [15]
14Mark Blackburn LB/S 2003–2010 [16]
17Bobby Perkins CB 2001–2004
21Corey Walker WR 2001–2006 [17]
25Adam Hicks K 2003–2008 [15]
46Donnie Hilsenroth LB 2001–2003 [18]
93Nate Fluit DE 2003–2007

Awards and honors

Sioux Falls Storm Awards and Honors


  • Pacific Conference Coach of the Year – Kurtiss Riggs
  • Pacific Conference General Manager of the Year – Colin Steen
  • South Dakota's Sportswriters Association "Top Independent Team"















  • IFL Hall of Fame Inductee
  • IFL Community Relations Award
  • First Team All-IFL
    • Rashad Mungro (C)
    • Rashard Smith (DB)
  • Second Team All-IFL


  • IFL Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Charlie Sanders (C) (2011–16)
  • IFL Most Improved Player
    • Lyle McCombs (RB)
  • IFL Team Awards
    • Best Game Operations
    • Best Cheerleader/Dance Team
  • First Team All-IFL
    • Judd Harrold (WR)
    • Forrestal Hickman (OL)
    • Lawrence Martin IV (C)
    • Trey Wafford (DB)
    • Miles Bergner (K)
  • Second Team All-IFL
    • Lorenzo Brown (QB)
    • Lyle McCombs (RB)
    • Jabari Gorman (DB)


  • IFL Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Myniya Smith (OL)
  • IFL Team Awards
    • Hospitality Award
  • First Team All-IFL
    • Forrestal Hickman (OL)
  • Second Team All-IFL
    • Brandon Sheperd (WR)
    • Claude Davis (DL)
  • 2019 United Bowl MVP

Notable Sioux Falls alumni

Sioux Falls alumni


Head coaches

CoachTotalRegular seasonPostseasonTitles
Mike Aldrich2001–021614.533(9–5)(7–9)1513.536(9–5)(6–8)11.500(0–0)(1–1)000
Josh Siegfried2012201.000(2–0)(0–0)00(0–0)(0–0)201.000(2-–)(0–0)000
Kurtiss Riggs*2003–2124345.844(142–15)(101–30)21040.840(115–13)(95–27)335.868(27–2)(6–3)121511

* Records do not reflect the five forfeits due to insurance violations in 2009.


Sioux Falls Storm staff
Front Office
  • Director of operations – Eric Van Beek
  • Director of media relations – Kayley Shade
  • Director group sales – Kami Ellerbroek
  • Photographer – Josh Jurgens
  • Head of player control – Donnie Hilsenroth
  • Player personnel director – Jose Jefferson
  • Assistant player personnel – Trey Gross
  • Equipment manager – Lane Kropuenske

Head coach – Kurtiss Riggs

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive line coach – Vince Benedetto
  • Wide receivers / kick return coach – Blake Wilson
  • Quarterbacks / running backs Coach – Terrance Bryant

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator – Brian Hermanson
  • Defensive line coach – Cory Johnsen
  • Defensive backs / special teams coach – Andre Fields

Season-by-season results

League ChampionsConference ChampionsDivision ChampionsPlayoff berthLeague leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Sioux Falls Cobras
2000 [19] IFL WesternSouthern4th860
Sioux Falls Storm
2001 NIFL Central3rd770Won Round 1, 40–25 (R.C. Red Dogs)
Lost Semifinal, 31–37 (Wyoming)
2002 NIFLPacificWestern3rd860
2003 NIFLPacificWestern2nd1040Lost Round 1, 55–68 (Utah)
2004 NIFLPacificNorthern1st1130Won Conference Semifinal, 65–41 (Utah)
Won Conference Championship, 44–13 (Billings)
Lost Indoor Bowl IV, 38–59 (Lexington)
2005 UIF Northern3rd880Won Round 1, 51–41 (Omaha)
Won Semifinal, 62–58 (Lexington)
Won United Bowl I, 40–38 (Sioux City)
2006 UIFWestern1st1500Won Semifinal, 32–26 (Evansville)
Won United Bowl II, 72–64 (Lexington)
2007 UIFWestern1st1500Won Round 1, 44–16 (Colorado)
Won Division Championship, 45–23 (Billings)
Won United Bowl III, 62–59 (Lexington)
2008 UIFWestern1st1130Won Division Championship, 46–44 (Billings)
Won United Bowl IV, 40–35 (Bloomington)
Won National Indoor Bowl I, 54–42 (Louisiana)
2009 IFL UnitedCentral4th11 [lower-alpha 1] 30
2010 2010 IFLUnitedCentral West1st1130Won Round 1, 42–23 (Omaha)
Won Conference Semifinal, 47–33 (Chicago)
Won Conference Championship, 52–34 (Wichita)
Lost 2010 United Bowl, 34–43 (Billings)
2011 2011 IFLUnitedGreat Plains1st1310Won Conference Semifinal, 52–39 (Omaha)
Won Conference Championship, 52–12 (Green Bay)
Won 2011 United Bowl, 37–10 (Tri-Cities)
2012 2012 IFLUnited1st1400Won Conference Semifinal, 79–21 (Lehigh Valley)
Won Conference Championship, 61–42 (Green Bay)
Won 2012 United Bowl, 59–32 (Tri-Cities)
2013 2013 IFLUnited1st1040Won Conference Championship, 44–20 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2013 United Bowl, 43–40 (Nebraska)
2014 2014 IFLUnited1st1310Won Conference Championship, 73–36 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2014 United Bowl, 63–46 (Nebraska)
2015 2015 IFLUnited1st1400Won Conference Championship, 34–12 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2015 United Bowl, 62–27 (Nebraska)
2016 2016 IFLUnited1st1510Won Conference Championship, 54–28 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2016 United Bowl, 55–34 (Spokane)
2017 2017 IFLUnited1st1420Won United Conference Championship, 66–32 (Iowa)
Lost 2017 United Bowl, 41–50 (Arizona)
2018 2018 IFL3rd1130Won Semifinal 69–68 OT (Arizona)
Lost 2018 United Bowl 42–38 (Iowa)
2019 IFL3rd1130Won First Round 50–47 (Tucson)
Won Semifinal 52–50 (Iowa)
Won 2019 United Bowl 56–53 (Arizona)
2020 IFLSeason cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 IFL-310
Totals233590All-time regular season record (2000–2021)
366All-time postseason record (2000–2021)
269650All-time regular season and postseason record (2000–2021)
  1. First five wins forfeited for insurance violation

Records vs. opponent

Allen Wranglers (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Arizona Rattlers (4–5)(2–3)(2–2)(2–1)
Bemidji Axemen (3–0)(1–0)(2–0)(0–0)
Billings Outlaws (14–9)(11–2)(3–7)(3–1)
Billings Wolves (2–0)(1–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Bismarck Bucks (4–0)(1–0)(3–0)(0–0)
Bismarck Roughriders (2–2)(1–1)(1–1)(0–0)
Black Hills/Rapid City Red Dogs (10–3)(5–1)(5–2)(1–0)
Bloomington Extreme (6–0)*(4–0)(2–0)*(1–0)
Bricktown Brawlers (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Cedar Rapids River Kings (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Cedar Rapids Titans (17–3)(13–0)(4–3)(4–0)
Chicago Slaughter (4–1)(3–0)(1–1)(1–0)
Colorado Ice/Crush (16–2)(9–0)(7–2)(1–0)
Evansville BlueCats (3–0)(3–0)(0–0)(1–0)
Fairbanks Grizzlies (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Fort Wayne Freedom (3–2)(2–1)(1–1)(0–0)
Green Bay Blizzard (21–0)(12–0)(9–0)(2–0)
Iowa Barnstormers (11–4)(6–2)(5–2)(2–1)
Kent Predators (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
La Crosse Spartans (2–0)(2–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(1–0)
Lexington Horsemen (5–2)(4–1)(2–1)(3–1)
Lincoln Capitols (4–0)(2–0)(2–0)(0–0)
Louisiana Swashbucklers (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(1–0)
Louisiana Bayou Beast (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Louisville Xtreme (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Mississippi Fire Dogs (0–1)(0–0)(0–1)(0–0)
Muskegon Thunder (2–0)(1–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Nebraska Danger (18–1)(11–0)(7–1)(3–0)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (2–0)(1–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Omaha Beef (16–7)*(9–2)*(7–5)(3–0)
Peoria Rough Riders (2–0)(2–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Quad City Steamwheelers (2–0)(1–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Reading Express (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
RiverCity Rage (2–0)(1–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Rochester Raiders (1–0)*(0–0)(1–0)*(0–0)
Rock River/Tenn. Valley Raptors (4–1)(2–0)(2–1)(0–0)
San Diego Strike Force (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Sioux City Bandits (22–6)*(12–4)(10–2)*(1–0)
Spokane Empire (4–0)(3–0)(1–0)(1–0)
Texas Revolution (4–0)(2–0)(2–0)(0–0)
Tri-Cities Fever (8–0)(4–0)(4–0)(2–0)
Tri-City Diesel (3–1)(2–0)(1–1)(0–0)
Tucson Sugar Skulls (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(1–0)
Utah Rattlers (1–0)(0–0)(1–0)(0–0)
Utah Warriors (3–3)(3–0)(0–3)(1–1)
Wenatchee Valley Venom (1–0)(1–0)(0–0)(0–0)
Wichita Falls Nighthawks (3–2)(2–1)(1–1)(0–0)
Wichita Wild (9–1)*(4–1)(5–0)*(1–0)
Wyoming Cavalry (11–3)(5–1)(6–2)(0–1)

Season schedules (2001–2017)


2001 NIFL

Central Division Standings

y- Rapid City Red Dogs 1310.92910–1
x- Wyoming Cavalry 850.5716–4
x-Sioux Falls Storm770.5005–6
Billings Outlaws 770.5005–6
Tri-City Diesel 680.4293–8
Sioux City Bandits 4100.2864–8

2001 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

April 7@ Tri City Diesel Won 42–41
April 14 Billings Outlaws Won 52–26
April 21@ Wyoming Cavalry Won 45–34
April 28@ Utah Rattlers Won 78–75
May 5@ Mississippi Firedogs Lost 44–33
May 12 Sioux City Bandits Lost 31–28
May 19 Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 25–21
May 25@ Billings Outlaws Lost 44–39
June 2@ Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 44–42
June 9 Sioux City Bandits Lost 27–24
June 16 Louisiana Bayou Beast Won 58–21
June 23@ Sioux City Bandits Won 23–19
July 7 Wyoming Cavalry Lost 48–47
July 14 Tri City Diesel Won 32–30
July 20@ Rapid City Red Dogs Won 40–25
July 26@ Wyoming Cavalry Lost 37–31


2002 NIFL Pacific Conference

Western Division Standings

y- Bismarck Roughriders 1130.7869–1
x- Billings Outlaws 1040.7145–4
Sioux Falls Storm860.5715–3
Rapid City Red Dogs 680.4292–7
Wyoming Cavalry 3110.2141–7

2002 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

March 9@ Bismarck Roughriders Won 48–20
March 24 Billings Outlaws Won 51–31
March 30@ Rapid City Red Dogs Won 52–40
April 7 Wyoming Cavalry Won 46–3
April 14@ Sioux City Bandits Lost 40–21
April 20 Tri City Diesel Win 48–34
April 27@ Omaha Beef Lost 43–33
May 11 Lincoln Capitols Win 41–33
May 18 Bismarck Roughriders Lost 65–58
May 24@ Tri City Diesel Lost 51–44
June 1@ Billings Outlaws Lost 59–30
June 15 Sioux City Bandits Won 35–22
June 21@ Wyoming Cavalry Lost 53–46
June 29 Rapid City Red Dogs Won 45–17


2003 NIFL Pacific Conference

Northern Division Standings

y- Utah Warriors 1130.7867–3
x-Sioux Falls Storm1040.7147–3
x- Bismarck Roughriders 950.6435–5
Rapid City Red Dogs 770.5005–5
Billings Outlaws 680.4293–7
Wyoming Cavalry 4100.2863–7

2003 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

March 23@ Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 30–26
March 27@ Lincoln Capitols Won 31–21
April 5 Wyoming Cavalry Won 36–18
April 12@ Billings Outlaws Won 47–44
April 19@ Bismarck Roughriders Lost 55–48
April 26@ Utah Warriors Lost 59–35
May 3@ Fort Wayne Freedom Lost 55–19
May 10 Sioux City Bandits Won 43–25
May 17@ Wyoming Cavalry Won 58–27
May 24 Billings Outlaws Won 36–32
June 7 Utah Warriors Won 47–34
June 14 Fort Wayne Freedom Won 52–49
June 28 Rapid City Red Dogs Won 31–23
July 5 Bismarck Roughriders Won 44–27
July 12@ Utah Warriors Lost 68–55


2004 NIFL Pacific Conference

Northern Division Standings

y-Sioux Falls Storm1130.7866854675–1
x- Omaha Beef 950.6006005244–2
x- Sioux City Bandits 860.5715775523–3
Lincoln Capitols 3110.2144085870–5

2004 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

March 13@ Omaha Beef Lost 41–14
March 22@ Utah Warriors Lost 51–49
March 26@ Sioux City Bandits Won 66–43
April 3 Wyoming Cavalry Won 47–13
April 16@ Lincoln Capitols Won 34–28
May 1 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 47–28
May 8@ Wyoming Cavalry Won 57–54
May 15 Lincoln Capitols Won 68–9
May 22 Billings Outlaws Won 30–21
May 29 Utah Warriors Won 62–37
June 5@ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 62–40
June 12 Billings Outlaws Lost 44–34
June 19 Omaha Beef Won 79–26
June 26 Sioux City Bandits Won 36–32
July 17 Utah Warriors Won 65–41
July 25 Billings Outlaws Won 44–13
August 7 Lexington Horsemen Lost 59–38


2005 UIF

Northern Division Standings

y- Sioux City Bandits 1320.8668–1
x- Omaha Beef 960.6006–3
x-Sioux Falls Storm880.5005–5
Black Hills Red Dogs 1140.0661–8

2005 United Indoor Football Season Summary

March 19@ Omaha Beef Lost 55–31
March 26@ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 60–31
April 9 Lexington Horsemen Won 52–24
April 16 Sioux City Bandits Lost 50–43
April 23@ Omaha Beef Won 47–30
April 30 Fort Wayne Freedom Lost 34–31
May 7 Peoria Rough Riders Won 56–21
May 15@ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 58–30
May 21 Evansville Bluecats Won 49–42
May 28 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 55–15
June 11@ Lexington Horsemen Lost 61–43
June 18@ Tennessee Valley Raptors Lost 49–39
June 25 Sioux City Bandits Lost 38–34
July 2 Omaha Beef Lost 49–44
July 9 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 65–14
July 15@ Sioux City Bandits Lost 54–48
July 30@ Omaha Beef Won 51–41
August 6@ Lexington Horsemen Won 62–58
August 14@ Sioux City Bandits Won 40–38


2006 UIF

West Division Standings

y-Sioux Falls Storm1501.0006843847–0
x- Omaha Beef 870.5335944982–4
Sioux City Bandits 690.4005085131–6

2006 United Indoor Football Season Summary

March 24@ Omaha Beef Won 51–29
April 1@ Rock River Raptors Won 46–20
April 8 Sioux City Bandits Won 28–6
April 15 Rock River Raptors Won 48–34
April 22@ Fort Wayne Freedom Won 47–44
April 29@ Ohio Valley Greyhounds Won 51–24
May 6 Fort Wayne Freedom Won 44–25
May 13 Omaha Beef Won 34–24
May 20@ Sioux City Bandits Won 51–34
June 2@ Omaha Beef Won 40–38
June 10 Peoria Rough Riders Won 71–0
June 17 Sioux City Bandits Won 25–17
June 24@ Sioux City Bandits Won 49–28
July 1 Bloomington Extreme Won 66–35
July 8 Evansville Bluecats Won 33–26
July 23 Evansville Bluecats Won 32–26
July 29 Lexington Horsemen Won 72–64


2007 UIF

Western Conference Standings

y-Sioux Falls Storm1501.00073936611–0
x- Billings Outlaws 860.5715655116–5
x- Omaha Beef 870.5334895045–6
x- Colorado Ice 690.4004575295–7
Sioux City Bandits 3120.2004346541–10

2007 United Indoor Football Season Summary

March 24@ Rock River Raptors Won 44–34
March 31@ Billings Outlaws Won 52–49 OT
April 6@ Sioux City Bandits Won 44–29
April 14@ Omaha Beef Won 61–17
April 21 Billings Outlaws Won 51–18
May 5@ Colorado Ice Won 49–20
May 12 Sioux City Bandits Won 56–31
May 19 Omaha Beef Won 33–19
Jun 2@ Colorado Ice Won 51–17
June 9 Sioux City Bandits Won 50–25
June 16 Ohio Valley Greyhounds Won 56–20
June 23@ Lexington Horsemen Won 76–45
June 30 Colorado Ice Won 48–3
July 7 Rock River Raptors Won 34–30
July 14 Billings Outlaws Won 34–9
July 21 Colorado Ice Won 44–16
July 29 Billings Outlaws Won 45–23
August 4 Lexington Horsemen Won 62–59


2008 UIF

Western Conference Standings

y-Sioux Falls Storm113.7866314713–3
x- Billings Outlaws 1040.7147254975–3
x- Omaha Beef 1040.7145894632–2
Colorado Ice 680.4295285682–4

2008 United Indoor Football Season Summary

March 8@ Bloomington Extreme Won 50–37
March 17 Colorado Ice Won 48–24
March 29@ Omaha Beef Lost 34–18
April 5@ Billings Outlaws Lost 38–31
April 12 Sioux City Bandits Won 45–34
April 19 Billings Outlaws Won 54–43
April 26@ RiverCity Rage Won 41–32
May 3 Sioux City Bandits Won 51–46
May 10 RiverCity Rage Won 60–13
May 17 Wichita Wild Won 57–14
May 24@ Billings Outlaws Won 62–52
May 31@ Sioux City Bandits Won 41–34
June 6@ Colorado Ice Lost 29–24
June 14 Bloomington Extreme Won 49–41
June 28 Billings Outlaws Won 46–44
July 12 Bloomington Extreme Won 40–35
August 2 Louisiana Swashbucklers Won 54–42


2009 IFL United Conference

Central Division Standings

y- Omaha Beef 1130.7867046493–2
x- Bloomington Extreme 1040.7146143985–1
x- Wichita Wild 860.5716325132–5
*Sioux Falls Storm68.4297124553–4
Sioux City Bandits 4100.2864506451–8

2009 Indoor Football League Season Summary

March 8@ Bloomington Extreme Won 50–47 *
March 19@ Rochester Raiders Won 31–18 *
March 29 Omaha Beef Won 67–49 *
April 4@ Wichita Wild Won 45–41 *
April 11@ Sioux City Bandits Won 46–13 *
April 18 Sioux City Bandits Won 53–32
April 25@ Billings Outlaws Lost 42–41
May 9 Muskegon Thunder Won 74–13
May 16 Wichita Wild Won 49–21
May 23@ Muskegon Thunder Won 87–26
June 6@ Billings Outlaws Lost 70–35
June 13 Billings Outlaws Lost 34–22
June 20 Fairbanks Grizzlies Won 58–18
July 11 Sioux City Bandits Won 54–31

* Forfeited due to insurance violation


Team player records

Single season

As of the end of the 2018 season

Career records

As of the end of the 2018 season and does not include the postseason

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United Indoor Football (UIF) was an indoor football league in the United States that operated from 2005 to 2008. Ten owners from the National Indoor Football League, including one expansion and two from arenafootball2 (af2) took their franchises and formed their own league. The league was based in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Omaha Beef is an indoor football team and a charter member of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) league. Previously based in Omaha, Nebraska, the Beef play their home games at Ralston Arena in nearby Ralston.

The Sioux City Bandits are a professional indoor football team based in Sioux City, Iowa, and compete as a member of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). The team was founded in 1999 as the Sioux City Attack. In 2001, the team assumed their current name of the Bandits. The Bandits joined the CIF as result of the merger in 2014. The Bandits play their home games at the Tyson Events Center.

The Kentucky Horsemen were an indoor football team based in Lexington, Kentucky. The team played its home games at Rupp Arena. The organization began as a 2003 expansion member of the National Indoor Football League, where they were successful. Following the 2004 season, where they defeated the Sioux Falls Storm to win Indoor Bowl IV, the Horsemen and other NIFL teams joined the new United Indoor Football (UIF) as a charter member, where they made the playoffs. They yet lost to the Sioux Falls Storm. They made the playoffs again in 2006 advancing to United Bowl II; losing to the Sioux Falls Storm. From 2008 through 2009, the Horsemen played in the AF2. The team had announced intentions to compete in the new Arena Football League following the dissolution of the AF2, but instead ceased operations in October 2009.

The Billings Outlaws were a professional league indoor football team based in Billings, Montana. They were a member of the Indoor Football League (IFL), of which they were the 2-time defending champions. They played their home games at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. Their games were broadcast live locally on News Talk 910 KBLG AM and online through Teamline.

The 2007 United Indoor Football season was preceded by 2006 and was succeeded by 2008. It was the third season of the UIF.

The Wichita Wild were a professional indoor football team based in Wichita, Kansas. They were members of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL). The team was founded in 2006 as an independent indoor football franchise. In 2008, the team joined United Indoor Football (UIF). They joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) during the UIF and Intense Football League merger of 2009. In 2012, the team left the IFL to become charter members of the CPIFL. The Wild's home games were played at Hartman Arena in nearby Park City. When they lost their lease with the Hartman Arena, they folded..

The 2008 United Indoor Football season was preceded by 2007. It was the fourth and final season of the UIF. For this year, there were 8 teams playing a 15-game season schedule with all teams playing 14 regular season games from Saturday, March 8 to Saturday, June 14. The winning team was decided in United Bowl IV on Saturday, July 12. For the fourth-straight year, the Sioux Falls Storm became the UIF champion as they beat the Bloomington Extreme.

The 2008 Intense Football League season was the fourth and final season of the Intense Football League. The regular season began on Saturday, March 1, 2008 and ended on Saturday, June 28. The league champions were the Louisiana Swashbucklers, who defended their title by defeating the Corpus Christi Hammerheads in Intense Bowl IV on July 28, 2008.

Indoor Football League Indoor American football league founded in 2008

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2008 out of the merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. It has one of the largest number of currently active teams among indoor football leagues. The league has operated continuously under the same name and corporate structure longer than any other current indoor football league. IFL players earn US$250 per game played. The season is typically 14 games long, plus playoffs of two or more rounds.

Mike Anthony Tatum is an indoor American football wide receiver for the Bismarck Bucks of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He played college football at Oxnard College. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Marion Mayhem in 2009. He played with the Mayhem until their demise during the 2010 season. Tatum then finished the 2010 season with the Fort Wayne FireHawks. Tatum then returned to Marion in 2011, when a new franchise called the Marion Blue Racers expanded into the CIFL. Tatum has also played for the Everett Raptors of the IFL. Tatum is known for his return capabilities, winning Special Teams Player of the Year in 2 different leagues.

Martevious Young is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent.

Chris Dixon II is a professional indoor football player who is currently signed with the Sioux Falls Storm. He is also a former head coach. He ended his long playing career with a stint as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL) before returning to the Sioux Falls Storm (IFL) near the end of their 2019 season. Dixon attended Contra Costa College for two years before attending Humboldt State University, where he was an All-conference player.

The 2013 Sioux Falls Storm season was the team's fourteenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and fifth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of just nine teams competing in the IFL for the 2013 season, the Sioux Falls Storm were members of the United Conference.

2014 Sioux Falls Storm season

The 2014 Sioux Falls Storm season was the team's fifteenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and sixth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of nine teams that competed in the IFL for the 2014 season, the Sioux Falls Storm were members of the United Conference.

Caleb Holley is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a member of the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills (NFL), Los Angeles Kiss (AFL), Sioux Falls Storm (IFL), Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), and Ottawa Redblacks (CFL). A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Holley played college football for the East Central Tigers in the Great American Conference (GAC).

The 2011 Sioux Falls Storm season was the team's twelfth season as a professional indoor football franchise and third in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of twenty-two teams competing in the IFL for the 2011 season, the Storm were members of the Great Plains Division of the United Conference.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. is an American football quarterback for Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He played college football as a quarterback for Nebraska.

The United Bowl is the Indoor Football League's championship game. It has been played every year since 2009. The current United Bowl Champions are the Sioux Falls Storm who won their seventh United Bowl. The Storm won six straight United Bowls from 2011 to 2016.

Ryan Balentine is an American football player. He is a wide receiver for the Tucson Sugar Skulls of the Indoor Football League, having previously played for the Green Bay Blizzard, Bemidji Axemen, Cedar Rapids Titans, and Iowa Barnstormers with whom he won the 2018 United Bowl. An 8-season veteran, Balentine is one of the longest active players in the IFL.


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