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Wrestling freshman ready to fight

Kevin Cramer, Assistant Mens Sports Editor November 20, 2022

Evan Danowski is a freshman on the UW-Whitewater Wrestling team. Adjusting to college life is a tough task for anyone, and adjusting to the student-athlete college lifestyle is an even taller task. Despite...

Sophomore first baseman Nick Paget (35) smiles as he looks toward his teammates during the game against Findlandia in Prucha Field Saturday afternoon April 23, 2022.
Photo by Ky McCombe

UW-W Fall Ball

Ryan Baker, Assistant Men's Sports Editor November 13, 2022

UW-Whitewater depends heavily on fall practices to shape and form their team. However, from new players gaining experiences, players exercising their extra year, and a heavy freshman class, the team looks...

Chrisitian Patzka looks on as he prepares for a race.

Cross Country keeps working

Parker Olsen, Mens Sports Editor November 6, 2022

The UW-Whitewater cross country team is one of the best in the nation. With runners like Christian Patzka, the bar is set pretty high, yet they keep on looking to raise it.  The team is ranked No....

#2 Tommy Coates jumps and catches a game winning touchdown pass over a defender in the Warhawk football victory over then top ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor in Perkins Stadium on September 10, 2022.

Warhawk Football’s new big name

Nick Walczak, Men’s Sports Journalist October 23, 2022

After losing their first game, the UW-Whitewater football team is now on a tear. One of the reasons for their success is offensive weapon Tommy Coates. He is a sophomore wide receiver and has put together...

Hunter Hayberger takes a breath of air as he breaks away from the water in a swimming race inside the Williams Center. Photo courtesy of Hunter Hayberger.

Swim & dive looks to rise up

Parker Olsen, Men’s Sports Editor October 16, 2022

UW-Whitewater Swim & Dive has a roster of 18, a whopping nine of those are freshmen. With so much inexperience on the team the need for strong leadership is of utmost importance. Enter Hunter Hayberger....

John Zakowski (left) and Luke VanDonslear (right) hold their regional championship awards in front of an ITA banner in St. Peter, Minnesota, hosted by Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday Oct. 2.

Tennis players win regional doubles championship

Nick Walczak, Men’s Sports Assistant Editor October 9, 2022

Luke VanDonslear and John Zakowski are an exciting duo on the UW-Whitewater men’s tennis team. The pair won the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship in an electrifying fashion after fighting off...

Jalen Holley (7) slides in celebration after scoring a goal at Fiskum Field. Photo courtesy of Jalen Holley.

Warhawk senior hopes to give back

Nick Walczak, Mens Sports Journalist October 2, 2022

Jalen Holley is a senior forward on the UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team. He has spent the past three seasons being a pivotal member and leader of the team. Holley grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and...

New men’s wheelchair basketball head coach Jake Williams looks to the crowd as he participates as a player on the Team USA men’s wheelchair basketball team. Photo from Jake Williams’ Instagram account.

Men’s wheelchair basketball team hires a familiar face

Nick Walczak, Mens Sports Journalist September 25, 2022

The UW-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball team is welcoming former Whitewater wheelchair basketball star Jake Williams as the program’s new head coach. Williams was born in Milwaukee and attended...

Warhawk Football captain all about team success

Warhawk Football captain all about team success

Nick Walczak, Mens Sports Editor September 18, 2022

Tyler Holte is a senior and a captain on this year’s Warhawk football team. He is a three-year starter and has been a spark for Whitewater and their exciting, high-octane offense the past few seasons....

Seizing every opportunity

Seizing every opportunity

Ryan Baker, Men’s Sports Assistant Editor September 11, 2022

Gunner Schlender is entering his second year at UW-Whitewater and is looking to be more of a leader for the reputable men’s cross country team. Being at the front of a young crew that includes fourteen...

Warhawk utility player Brooke Mangler bats against UW-River Falls Apr. 9 2022.

Bright future for softball freshman

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor May 1, 2022

Brooke Mangler made her debut with the UW-Whitewater softball team this season and has been exceeding expectations. The freshman is currently leading the team with 19 RBI, has the second best batting average...

Gracie Holland gets ready to compete in pole vault during the indoor track season
(Photo credit given to Adam Giljohann)

Pole vaulter chases national championship

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2022

Gracie Holland has made a splash in her second season on the UW-Whitewater track and field team. Holland had an impressive indoor season as she broke the program’s indoor pole vaulting record for women...

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