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Wrestling: Warhawks finish as runner-up

Wrestling: Warhawks finish as runner-up

March 18, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Christopher Clapper The UW-Whitewater wrestling team has taken its game to new heights in recent years, and last weekend’s NCAA national tournament provided the cherry on top. With two individual runner-ups, three fifth-place finishers and a second-place overall...

Despite adversity, Gibson eyes national title

Despite adversity, Gibson eyes national title

March 12, 2014

  March 12, 2014 By Christopher Clapper Cedric Gibson is used to being humbled. He has become close acquaintances with obstacles, roadblocks and naysayers. His high school wrestling career showed great promise, followed by great disappointment.  His college wrestling career was the...

Wrestling: Wrestlers send six to nationals

Wrestling: Wrestlers send six to nationals

March 5, 2014

  March 5, 2014 By Christopher Clapper In a season filled with record-breaking performances, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks did it again at the 2014 Midwest Super Regional hosted by Wabash College. Finishing the tournament with 130 points, eight ahead of second-place UW-La Crosse, the Warhawks...

Wrestling: ‘Hawks reign supreme

Wrestling: ‘Hawks reign supreme

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19 By Christopher Clapper The UW-Whitewater wrestling team ended its conference season the same way it started, on top. The No. 2-ranked Warhawks went into the WIAC tournament as the top seed and defeated UW-La Crosse in the final match to secure their third-straight WIAC championship. Head...

Wrestling: Wrestlers win at Wheaton for first time

Wrestling: Wrestlers win at Wheaton for first time

February 12, 2014

  Feb. 12, 2014 By Christopher Clapper The No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater Warhawks did something that no Warhawks wrestling team has done in the history of the program: Finish first in the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational. The 32-team field was topped by the ’Hawks in what may have been...

Wrestling: Wrestlers trump Eagles again

Wrestling: Wrestlers trump Eagles again

January 29, 2014

  Jan. 29 By Christopher Clapper Oh, how the mighty have fallen. After winning 14 straight conference titles from 1998-2011, the No. 14-ranked UW-La Crosse Eagles, once the golden boys of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, have now lost two straight dual meets to the...

Wrestling: Warhawks take down Eagles to remain unbeaten in WIAC

January 23, 2013

By: Neal Johnson The Warhawks wrestling team remained unbeaten in WIAC play with an upset victory over fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse Friday night at Mitchell Hall in La Crosse, Wis. Junior Cedric Gibson got on the board right away, scoring a 5-2 decision over James Lewis from La Crosse. He gave the...

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