Left to Right: (Janet LIndstrom, Charmaine Bell, Cyrus NIchols, Todd and Andrew Kreamer representing Bob Kreamer)
Charmaine Bell Class of 2007 Charmaine Bell graduated from Roosevelt in 2007. Charmaine had a storied career as a Roughrider where she set school records in scoring, assists, and steals. She was an all-conference and all district selection all four years, earned third team all-state honors as a freshman and was a second team all-state pick as a sophomore. As a junior Charmaine was named the State Tournament MVP and helped lead the Roughriders to the State Championship as they defeated Cedar Rapids Washington 53-28 in the title game. She was named first team all-state her junior and senior years and played in four consecutive state tournaments. She’s one of only two Iowa Girls in history to collect more than 100 points, 60 rebounds, and 40 assists in her career in state tournament play. Charmaine continued her career at Northern Illinois before transferring to Northern Iowa and finishing her collegiate career with the Panthers. She graduated from UNI with a degree in Business Administration and currently works for Wells Fargo in Des Moines and is also an assistant girls’ basketball coach with the Roughriders.
Bob Kreamer Class of 1959 Bob Kreamer was a three sport star at Roosevelt in the late 1950’s. Mr. Kreamer led the Des Moines city conference in rushing twice, rushing for 1,000 yards each year. He also started at safety for a 1958 team that allowed only 21 points, shut out six of their eight opponents, and was named the mythical state champions. That year he was also named first team all-state and was named an honorable mention All-American. In the spring of 1959 Bob was the 220-yard state champion on the track and set a new state record. He also was a two-year letter winner in basketball and started on a team that finished third in the 1959 state tournament. Upon his graduation in 1959 he attended the University of Iowa where he played football and ran track for three years while earning his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Kreamer also served in the Iowa General Assembly for four terms in the House of Representatives while practicing law and running his own practice in Des Moines before passing away in 2010. Mr. Kreamer was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association in 2008.
Janet Lindstrom Class of 1977 Janet Lindstrom is a 1977 graduate of Roosevelt High School. While at TRHS Janet won 5 individual championships and was a member of the 1973 State Championship Team. She won the 100 Yard Butterfly as a freshman and again as a junior and senior. She won back to back championships in the 200-yard individual medley in 1975 and 1976 and still holds the school record in the individual medley. Miss Lindstrom continued her career at the University of Kansas where she was a three-year letter winner for the Jayhawks, was a swim team captain, and also named the female athlete of the year at Kansas during the 1978-1979 school year. While competing for the Jayhawks she was a two time All American in 1979 and 1980 and qualified to compete in the 1980 Olympic Trials before her senior year at Kansas, however that was the year the USA boycotted the Summer Olympic Games. She graduated from Kansas in 1981 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration and is also a CPA and is currently the Executive Director of Luther Manor Communities.
Cyrus Nichols Class of 1999 Cyrus Nichols graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1999. While at Roosevelt Cyrus will go down as one of the all-time track and field greats for the Roughriders. During the 1997, 1998, and 1999 track seasons Cyrus won 4 high school state championships, including three straight 110 High Hurdle titles and added the 400 Low Hurdles title in 1999 while helping the Riders to the 1999 Team State Title. He was named First Team Elite All State all four years he competed on the track for the Roughriders. In addition, he won three straight Drake Relays 110 High Hurdle titles on the storied blue oval from 1997-1999 and was named the Outstanding High School Male Athlete of the 1999 Drake Relays. He continued his career at the University of Northern Iowa where he lettered all four years and was an all-conference selection an impressive eight times in different events for the Panthers. He is still on the UNI leaderboard as a member of the 2nd fastest shuttle hurdle time as well as the 2nd fastest 60-meter indoor hurdle time in UNI history and was also a National Champion as a member of the Panthers Sprint Medley relay team in 1998. He graduated from UNI with his undergraduate degree in 2004 and his master’s degree in Student Affairs in 2011 and currently works at the University of Oregon as the Associate Director for Outreach and Recruitment in the Office of Admissions.