Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Back-to-back conference champs

With an undefeated record and a No. 1 ranking, the back-to-back WIAC champion gymnastics team looks to complete its last goal: To win nationals.

The gymnasts will travel to Eau Claire March 25-26 to compete in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association championship, trying to wrap up a perfect season.


The Warhawks finished with a score of 189.275 last weekend at the WIAC championships, finishing in front of Division III defending national champion UW-La Crosse. The total score was good for third in the UW-Whitewater record book.

Sophomore Siri Wischmann said she believes the team is where they need to be after the ’Hawks have put up big numbers the last couple meets.

“Our team has been working hard all season long. We’ve overcome many obstacles this year, and I think our true colors will show at nationals,” Wischmann said. “If we continue these next two weeks like we have been all season, I truly believe we will be unstoppable.”

The ’Hawks had three of the top five finishers on bars, with freshman Allyse Dieringer leading the ’Hawks in second place. She scored a 9.675, good for fourth in the record book.

Sophomore Annie Mix finished third with a score of 9.650, tying for seventh in the record book. Freshman Steffani Meusburger finished  fifth, scoring a 9.450.

The total score of 46.475 in bars is fourth in the record book.

On vault, the team score of 47.575 was good for sixth in the record book.  Sophomore Katie Thompson led the ’Hawks with a tie for second, scoring a 9.6.  Junior Katrin Finch added a fifth-place finish with a 9.575.

On floor, sophomore Mary Kate Young led with a 9.675, tying her for seventh in the record book. The team’s total score of 47.875 on floor was also fourth-best in school history.

“I had a good meet,” Young said. “I didn’t let small details and distractions get in my way from performing as best as I could. All I could really do was to be aggressive all day and that’s exactly what I did and it worked out well for me.”


Heading into their last event, the ’Hawks posted their highest score this season and second highest in the record book with a team finish of 47.350 on beam.  Dieringer finished fourth with a 9.6 and Thompson finished in fifth with a 9.55.

Thompson was the only Warhawk to compete all-around, finishing fourth overall with a 37.550.

Senior Allison Nelson added finishing touches to her career, being named the Co-WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar Athlete at the meet, marking the first time a ’Hawk was honored since 1993.

With how the way the ’Hawks have been performing this season, don’t be surprised if they come home with the first-place trophy.

“Gymnastics is all about peaking at the right time and that’s exactly what we are doing,” Young said. “We control our own destiny and we are taking steps in the right direction to achieving our goal, which is winning a national championship.”

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Back-to-back conference champs