List of Iowa Barnstormers seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Iowa Barnstormers. The Barnstormers are a professional arena football franchise of the Indoor Football League (IFL), based in Des Moines, Iowa. The team was established in 1995, and the original franchise became the New York Dragons after the 2000 season. Prior to relocating, the Barnstormers competed in ArenaBowl X and ArenaBowl XI, however lost both contests. Iowa was awarded a franchise for arenafootball2 (AF2), the AFL's developmental league, assuming the history of the original franchise. The Barnstormers competed in the 2001 season, but ceased operations following that season. After a seven-year period of inactivity, the Barnstormers would return in 2008 after AF2 approved the sale of the team to new ownership.

In 2010, after the AFL resumed operations following a year-long hiatus, the Barnstormers returned to AFL competition.[1] The Barnstormers moved to the IFL for the 2015 season.

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Iowa Barnstormers
1995 AFL American Central 2nd 7 5 Won Quarterfinals (Arizona) 56–52
Lost Semifinals (Orlando) 56–49
1996 AFL American Central 1st 12 2 Won Quarterfinals (St. Louis) 52–49
Won Semifinals (Albany) 62–55
Lost ArenaBowl X (Tampa Bay) 42–38
1997 AFL American Central 1st 11 3 Won Quarterfinals (San Jose) 68–59
Won Semifinals (Orlando) 52–34
Lost ArenaBowl XI (Arizona) 55–33
1998 AFL American Central 3rd 5 9
1999 AFL American Central 1st 11 3 Won Quarterfinals (Milwaukee) 66–34
Lost Semifinals (Orlando) 48–41
2000 AFL American Central 1st 9 5 Lost Quarterfinals (Nashville) 63–56
2001 AF2 American Midwest 3rd 9 7
2002 On Hiatus; Did Not Play
2008 AF2 American Midwest 5th 6 10
2009 AF2 American Midwest 1st 12 4 Won Conference Quarterfinals (Manchester) 70–53
Lost Conference Semifinals (Green Bay) 46–51
2010 AFL National Midwest 4th 7 9
2011 AFL National Central 5th 5 13
2012 AFL National Central 2nd 7 11
2013 AFL National Central 3rd 6 12
2014 AFL American East 4th 6 12
Total 113 105 (includes only regular season)
7 6 (includes only the postseason)
120 111 (includes both regular season and postseason)


  1. ^ "Barnstormers History". Iowa Barnstormers. Retrieved June 16, 2011.