Pancheros Sponsored Athletes
Fueled by Burritos.
We are excited to be partnering with these nine talented student-athletes for the 2022-23 season! When they're not scoring touchdowns, shooting baskets, running sprints, making goals, doing back flips, or pinning the competition - you can find them eating their favorite Pancheros meals!
Xavier Nwankpa: University of Iowa, Football
Xavier is a Des Moines, Iowa native and Freshman safety for the University of Iowa football team. He was an Adidas All-American in high school and is the highest-rated commit in Iowa football history. Xavier is majoring in Sports Management and enjoys spending time with friends and gaming in his free time. No matter if it is pregame or postgame, Pancheros has long been Xavier’s go-to spot for his favorite burrito with rice, double chicken, queso, cheese, and pico.
Abby Harwell: Rider University, Field Hockey
Abby Hartwell is a second-year field hockey athlete at Rider University in New Jersey. In 2021, she was named NEC Rookie of the Week twice back to back. Her freshman season, she made 19 starts, and was named a member of the NFHCA Academic Squad. She loves that she gets to play along with her sister, a senior on the field hockey team, and she’s looking forward to this season! Her go-to Panch order is a bowl with rice, chicken, queso, cheese, lettuce, and pico de gallo, with a side of chips and queso, of course.
Steve Kolcheff: University of Missouri, Wrestling
Steve is a 3rd year student at Mizzou, and a wrestler! He wrestled 19-7 last season, and led the nation in falls for the first two weeks. He finished the season with 11 pins, leading the roster across all open tournaments and duals. Steve has been a big fan of Pancheros ever since he moved from his hometown of Detroit to Columbia, MO. His go-to order is a double-wrapped tortilla, 2 scoops of rice, double chicken, lettuce, cheese, queso, guacamole, sour cream, and 2 scoops of hot salsa!
Bowen Born: University of Northern Iowa, Basketball
Bowen Born is a point guard and psychology major at the University of Northern Iowa. Originally from Norwalk, IA, he was named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year in 2020, and is continuing to impress at UNI, being named MVC Freshman of the Year for his first season. His go-to Panch order is a burrito with chicken, twice the rice, cheese, corn, and lettuce, with a side of chips and queso.
AJ Henning: University of Michigan, Football
AJ Henning is a 3rd-year student at The University of Michigan, and is a wide receiver on the football team. He’s from Frankfort, Illinois, and was the 2019 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year in high school. In his time at Michigan, he’s been All-Conference for special teams in 2021 as a return man, as well as an Academic All-Big 10 honoree. Fun fact: AJ also plays the piano! His favorite Pancheros order is a burrito with rice, chicken, black beans, lettuce, sour cream, hot salsa, and queso!
Aiyanah Stewart: Michigan State University, Cheerleading
Aiyanah Stewart is a second-year cheerleader at Michigan State University. Originally from Lansing, MI, she’s been cheering since the age of 8, and practically grew up on MSU’s campus. Her go-to Panch order is a burrito with rice, black beans, chicken, queso, corn, salsa verde, cheese, and sour cream.
Maggie McGraw: Iowa State University, Basketball
Maggie McGraw is a senior at Iowa State, playing guard for the Cyclones’ women’s basketball team. She’s a communications major, originally from Indianola, Iowa. Being a Cyclone runs in the family; over 30 of Maggie’s family members have attended Iowa State. Her favorite Pancheros order is a burrito with rice, black beans, chicken, queso, and lots of shredded cheese!
Matthew Mahoney: Princeton University, Football
Matthew Mahoney is a 2nd year student at Princeton University, and a wide receiver on the football team. His hometown is West Des Moines, IA, where his love of Pancheros started, and he’s fortunate to be able to continue that love in college, living near our New Jersey restaurants. His go-to Pancheros order is a steak burrito with rice, queso, lettuce, pico, and jalapeños.
Katie Moore: University of Iowa, Track & Field
Katie Moore is a second-year mid-distance runner at the University of Iowa. A radiation science major, she takes her academics equally as serious as her athletics, being named an Academic All-Big Ten Scholar. She grew up in Olathe, Kansas, loving running and horses. A fun fact about Katie is that she’s been a vegetarian for over seven years! She loves her protein-packed order from Pancheros, which consists of a bowl/burrito with rice, black beans, tofusada, salsa, cheese, and guac.