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Wrestlers aim high for NCAA Tournament

March 7, 2012

The Warhawk wrestling team is preparing for its battle this weekend at the NCAA Championships in La Crosse. The team will travel to the place where current ’Hawks head coach Tim Fader guided the Eagles to seven straight WIAC Championships from 1998-2004. After the ’Hawks won their first WIAC...

’Hawks to host WIAC tournament

February 22, 2012

The wrestling team crushed UW-Platteville 42-6 on senior night Thursday, which was the last meet on the Warhawks’ schedule before the WIAC Conference Tournament. The ’Hawks will take to the mat Sunday to attempt to qualify for nationals by winning the WIAC Tournament. UW-Whitewater will be hosting...

Senior group looks to end on high note

January 25, 2012

It takes a physically strong athlete to become a wrestler, but it takes a mentally strong athlete to remain one. Both physically and mentally taxing, the journey of a wrestler is not for the faint of heart. For the six seniors on the wrestling team: Corey Anderson, Reid Dickerson, David Dwyer, Adam...

Experienced group to lead wrestlers

November 2, 2011

An experienced UW-Whitewater wrestling team is coming off of a successful season and will begin the 2011 season this Friday against UW-Eau Claire. The Warhawks finished second in the WIAC last season, and sent four wrestlers to the national tournament. Fortunately for the ’Hawks, all four of...

Latella ends season on right note

March 15, 2011

The wrestling team began the Division III national championships just as it did the entire season: With a deep hole to dig out of. The team began the season 0-7, and each of the five wrestlers’ start in the championships mirrored the team’s start to the season as they all lost their first matches. Fort...

Set to take nationals by storm

March 9, 2011

One tournament remains to separate the best from the rest. Five wrestlers will attempt to notch their name in the UW-Whitewater record books at the national tournament in La Crosse over the weekend. The men who will try to accomplish the feat are senior captain James Zarate, juniors Adam Late...

Grapplers show toughness with second-place finish

March 2, 2011

Any team in a sport that falls behind at the beginning of a season dreams of a miraculous resurgence. The wrestling team no longer has to dream of this revival for it is now a reality. A second-place finish in the WIAC tournament last weekend proved the Warhawks are the ultimate comeback artists,...

Bautista leads wrestlers into national tournament in Iowa

March 3, 2010

Austin Bautista’s third place finish at nationals wasn’t bad last year, but for him it wasn’t good enough. And it has motivated him the entire season. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” Bautista said. “Whenever I need extra motivation to get through a hard situation, I reminisce...

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