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Wrestlers fall to no. 2 Wartburg

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Christopher Clapper Fort Wayne, Indiana saw the top two Division III wrestling programs square off head-to-head in the semifinals at the National Wrestling Coaches Association DIII National Finals. The then No. 1 ranked team in the country had a first round bye followed by No....

No. 1 ranked wrestlers sweep competition

December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 By Christopher Clapper   After a two-day tournament in Grantham, Pennsylvania, that featured four top-25 teams, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team backed up their No. 1 ranking and left with a first-place finish. Placing all 13 of their wrestlers in the quarterfinals...

Wrestlers place fifth in season opener

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Christopher Clapper In the first competition of the year and first under head coach Ned Shuck, the UW-Whitewater wrestling team finished fifth-place out of 25 teams at the Luther Open in Decorah, Iowa. Comprised of schools from all three NCAA divisions, the ’Hawks held their...

Wrestlers eye fourth WIAC title

Wrestlers eye fourth WIAC title

November 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Christopher Clapper The No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team is ready for the season to get under way following a second-place finish in last year’s NCAA tournament. First year head coach Ned Shuck is pleased with his team so far this preseason, but he said he  knows the...

Runners prep for postseason

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Christopher Clapper In a warm up to the WIAC Championship meet on Nov. 1, the men and women’s Warhawks cross country teams ran at the UW-Oshkosh course in an effort to get to know the track and support their teammates. The top 12 men and women will score the points for each of...

Golfers take fourth at WIAC Championship

October 8, 2014

The UW-Whitewater women’s golf team finished the season Sunday after a grueling three-day tournament at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. Finishing fourth overall, the women ended the tournament with a score of 1,054, three strokes behind UW-Oshkosh, finishing behind UW-Eau Claire...

Runners focus on progress

October 1, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014 By Christopher Clapper After a disappointing finish to last season, this year’s Warhawks men and women’s cross country team is out to prove itself, and it’s off to a great start. The men placed second out of eight teams in their first meet of the season while the women finished...

Herbology, wands highlight Harry Potter Fest

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 By Christopher Clapper Harry Potter has come to UW-Whitewater for the first time. A day filled with activities for wizards and muggles alike, UW-Whitewater students spent the afternoon learning different aspects of the “Harry Potter” world. The day consisted of activities...

Armando Ibarra focuses on farm labor at lecture


April 8, 2014

April 9, 2014   By Christopher Clapper   The history behind labor organizations has been one filled with trials and tribulations, said Armando Ibarra. Ibarra is an associate professor for the School of Workers Department of Labor Education and a faculty affiliate with the Chicano...

Wrestling: Warhawks finish as runner-up

Wrestling: Warhawks finish as runner-up

March 19, 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...

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