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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz (77) prepares to
set a block for running back Jarrod Ware (9), during a game between UW-Whitewater and
Dubuque (Iowa) in September 2019.

Star lineman alum raises NFL draft stock

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

Former First Team All-American offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz has the guts to make it big in the NFL. The UW-W alum drastically improved his draft chances in the January Reese’s Senior Bowl held...

Sophomore on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team Dakarai Clay, holds a
wrestling stance for a photo inside the Myers family wrestling gymnasium.

Wrestler ready to shine on the mat

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

Sophomore wrestler Dakarai Clay is ready to hit the mats this winter season. He made a major impact last year already as a freshman for UW-Whitewater's wrestling team winning the team Newcomer of the Year...

Senior Distance Swimmer Olivia Theobald

Olivia Theobald is swimming life in the fast lane

Nay Salter, Assistant Sports Editor January 17, 2021

Two-time WIAC Kwik Trip Athlete of the Week, Olivia Theobald continues to have a memorable experience as a senior distance swimmer of the UW-W Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She has swam many personal...

Member of the UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team Anna Boyd #5 goes for the ball during a
match against Ripon, at Fiskum Field in Sept, 2019.

Kickin’ it everywhere: Soccer midfielder Anna Boyd

Jake Klein, Journalist December 13, 2020

Senior Anna Boyd of the women's soccer team was the selected recipient of the 2020 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Judy Kruckman Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Award. Boyd has over...

Men's Tennis Captain Alex Gray

Leading on and off the tennis court

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor December 6, 2020

Alex Gray, a junior and captain of the men’s tennis team continues to set an example for student athletes both on and off the court. Gray excels in the classroom and in the game, earning multiple conference...

Peyton Attig bowling

Peyton Attig strikes again

Nay Salter, Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2020

Two-year co-captain Peyton Attig has had an admiring career bowling for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s bowling team. She has received numerous awards such as two top ten individual finishes...

UWW Softball Pitcher Matthias Bella

Softball pitcher hopeful for season

Ben Yang, Journalist November 15, 2020

Senior pitcher of the UW-Whitewater Softball team Bella Matthias has had a very accomplishing career during her time playing for the team, earning multiple awards and recognitions while on the field. When...

UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball Center Trevon Chislom

Looking for a shot

UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball forward aims for a team victory
Jake Klein, Journalist October 25, 2020

Sophomore Trevon Chislom is aiming to be a key part of the Whitewater Men’s Basketball team this upcoming season. The six foot, six inches forward played high school basketball at McFarland High...

Making a splash

Making a splash

Sophomore swimmer ready to compete in 2021
Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor October 11, 2020

Leanne Stigler feels like a fish out of water. She can't wait to get back in the pool to compete with her family of a team. And there may be hope for some competition after December 31 with the Wisconsin...

UW-Whitewater football defensive lineman Mackenzie Balanganayi, during a game against
UW-Eau Claire, at Perkins Stadium in October 2019. - Dane Sheehan

NFL prospect pushes for goal

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor October 4, 2020

Last week I sat down with NFL prospect Mackenzie Balanganayi, Defensive Linemen for UW-Whitewater. Balanganayi hopes to be drafted in 2021. He shared with me how he got this far, and what expectations...

Director of Recreation Sports and Facilities Gary Harms

Leaving a legacy

Director of Recreation Sports and Facilities Gary Harms retires
Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor September 27, 2020

Director Gary Harms spent 35 years leading Recreation Sports and Facilities at UW-Whitewater. He started as coordinator of intramural sports in 1985 and was named director of recreation sports and facilities...

Gymnast Erika Briscoe

Former all-american gymnast reflects on her Whitewater career

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor September 20, 2020

Former All-American gymnast, Erika Briscoe had one incredible career at UW-Whitewater. Briscoe’s journey was not the typical transition many college athletes have to take to get where they want to be....

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