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Wrestling team left wondering what could have been

Senior Mike Tortorice has his hand raised in victory after a previous match this season. The senior was headed to the national tournament before it was cut short.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wrestling team were in their hotel awaiting the 2020 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. They had just finished eagerly preparing for the tournament, for which they had sent four wrestlers - three of whom were favorites to...

UW-W Wrestling sends four to nationals

UW-W Wrestling sends four to nationals

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wrestling team sent four wrestlers to the national tournament as they took third while competing in the Upper Midwest Regional at Augsburg University over the weekend. Mike Tortorice, Hazen Rice, Jarrit Shinhoster and Ryder Sigler were the four Warhawks who punc...

Wrestling loses lead against UW-L

Carter Secor, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2020

The No.19 ranked UW-Whitewater Wrestling squad was unable to hold off a late run Thursday night in Whitewater as they fell to No.9 ranked UW-La Crosse 25-20. The Warhawks and Eagles competed in a close affair featuring close matches as both squads were able to take five out of 10 matches each. Whitewa...

Beware of “The Mighty Mouse”

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

Junior Mike Tortorice might be only 5’3” and 125 pounds, but he is dangerous on the wrestling mat. The Warhawk wrestling team also calls him “Mighty Mouse,” because of his unlikely combination of height and toughness. “I stand at a whopping 5’3” in height which makes me by a decent margin the s...

Wrestling comes up just short

Charlie Ward, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019

The No. 14 Warhawk wrestling team traveled to Eau Claire Feb. 8 to compete in the WIAC Championship and finished second out of the six teams competing, behind UW-La Crosse. Whitewater wrestlers had great individual performances as well, as they brought home seven top two finishes from the conferenc...

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