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Matthias Schwartzkopf – Creator

Twitter: @MatthiasWRNL

Aiden Wyatt – Creator

Hey there Bear fans! I’m Aiden Wyatt and I currently attend the greatest school on earth, Iowa State University, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. I’ve been a contributor for the SB Nation site, Wide Right & Natty Lite since the fall of 2019 covering all things Iowa State. I’m excited to switch gears and cover the Bears! My toxic trait is my relentless love for Mitch Trubisky. Bear down!

Twitter: @AidenWyatt01

Cole Gross – Contributor

Hello, my name is Cole Gross. I am 27 years old and live in North Liberty, Iowa. I am married and have a 2 year old daughter. Expecting another daughter in mid July. Currently work at Scheels All Sports as a Freight associate. Some of my hobbies include playing with my kid, going to sporting events and using my Traeger to smoke different types of food. I am a very passionate Chicago sports fan. Born and raised with the help of my Dad. Chicago Bears Football is the number one option out of all the Chicago sports teams that I root for. Looking forward to talking and writing about Bears Football 🐻⬇️

Twitter: @CGross23

Brian Decker – Contributor

Hello Bears fans! My name is Brian Decker. I originally grew up in Dubuque County, Iowa, and now reside in Ankeny, Iowa, with my wife and our dog. I’ve followed the Bears my entire life, but really went full-fledged into fandom during the ’05-’06 Super Bowl run. While it has all been downhill for our Bears since then, I am confident better days ahead. Consider me the conductor of the morale hype train.

Outside of the Bears, my hobbies and interest include Iowa State athletics, video games, drinking beer, and smoking meat on the Traeger.

I’m excited to be a part of the Monsters of the Midwest team and help bring you content by the fans for the fans! BEAR DOWN!

Twitter: @deck2013

Marty Wessels – Contributor

Marty is a lifelong Bears fan living in enemy territory, Minneapolis. Growing up in Northeast Iowa being a Bears fan was as Hank Jr would say, a family Tradition. Thanksgiving is all about watching the Bears dunk on the Lions in this house! Outside of letting the Bears dictating his mental health for half the year Marty is a in improvisor and sketch writer based out of the twin cities. In his free time he enjoys camping, brewing beer in the basement, cooking/grilling, and making trips to thee record store. Favorite Bears of all time include Akiem Hicks, Dan Hampton, Peanut Tillman, and S Tier Twitter follow Dick Butkus. Marty is the self proclaimed Akiem Hicks of drinking Miller Lite, the official beer of the Chicago Bears. Tastes Great! Less filling! Bear Down BB!

Austin Keeney – Contributor

David Peters – Contributor

Hello Bears fans my name is David Peters, I am an 18 year old from northern Illinois who loves talking about the game of football. I will be attending Trinity International University and majoring in communications while hopefully advancing in my dream of covering the Bears for the rest of my life. Bear Down!

Twitter: @King_David_04

Nick Stoke – Contributor

Hello Bears Fans! My name is Nick Stokes I’m a 27 year old, born and raised in Cary, IL. I have been a die hard Bears fan since the ’05-’06 Super Bowl run. I work in logistics, with my love being anything Bears or football related. My non football hobbies are, playing with my 3 dogs, reading, and playing video games. I’m excited to be apart of the Monsters of the Midwest team, and look forward to bringing you Bears content. Bear down !!

Steven Lambrecht – Contributor

Hello, My name is Steven Lambrecht. I am 18 years old and from Rockford, Illinois. My dad introduced me to the Bears when I was little, and I have been attached ever since. My earliest memory of the Bears was crying at the end of the 2010 NFC Championship game because, well, we know how that ended. I’m excited to be a part of something special here at Monsters of the Midwest, and can’t wait to bring you guys Bears content.