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Gymnastics honors seniors in win over La Crosse

Vanessa Olinger stabalizes herself on the balance beam during her performance. She finished with a score of 9.450.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The Warhawk Gymnastics team gave their fans a Senior Night to remember as they narrowly beat UW-La Crosse in a close meet with a 192.125-191.975 win on Saturday. Propelling them to the win, Whitewater got first place performances from junior Blaise Wilson in the All Around competition and senior Lauren M...

Watching Gymnastics with Watson

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Whitewater Gymnastics team hosted a home meet on Saturday, Feb. 1 in front of many fans, including parents, alumni, and one Chancellor Dwight Watson. The Royal Purple got a chance to sit down with Chancellor Watson to take in the competition, which saw the Warhakws lose in the final event, by a s...

O’Donnell has stellar second season

Sophomore Lisa O'Donnell poses on the balance beam after winning the Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year. Photo by Hannah Jewell

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Picking a college is tough for any student. When athletics are added to the equation it can make the decision nearly impossible. Evaluating the academic side of school with the athletic side can make for a very tough combination. For sophomore gymnast Lisa O’Donnell, it took her until nearly the...

Athletic royalty at UW-W

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017

Powered by tradition is a learning community that helps student-athletes adjust to college demands as both a student and athlete. It has also been the unofficial slogan of the UW-Whitewater athletic department. This slogan also applies to the Mierow family. Jeff and Cathy Mierow met at UW-Whitewater’s...

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Sophomore all-around champion Lisa O'Donnell poses during her floor routine at a home meet earlier this year. Photo by Sierra High

Connor Moore, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-Stout the weekend of Friday, March 31 and and came back home soaring high as 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Champions. The team, who concluded the team championships on Friday with a total team score of 191.000, are now fo...

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell poses during her floor routine during the regular-season ending victory against Hamline University (Minnesota). O’Donnell won the floor exercise competition with a score of 9.800, her season best score. Photo by Sierra High

Bailey Johnston, Connor Moore, and Justin St. Peter

March 14, 2017

“Fierce.” This is a characteristic which sophomore Lisa O’Donnell could very well wear on her sleeve. As a strong competitor for the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, the success she has had this season has taken more work and dedication than one may think. “She’s willing to work extreme...

Gymnasts victorious on Senior Day

Sophomore Franchesca Hutton leaps in the air during her 
balance beam routine as her teammates cheer her on in the March 11 victory against Hamline University. Photo by Sierra High

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, 8-3, ended its three meet skid and celebrated senior night by edging out WIAC foe Hamline (Minnesota) by a final score of 192.125-188.850 on March 11 at Kris Russell Volleyball arena in Whitewater.  It was the Warhawks fifth consecutive score above 190 points to fi...

Gymnasts compete against DII opponents in Missouri

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Warhawks gymnastics team while recording the highest team score of the season, 192.600, and taking third in the team’s meet in St. Charles, Missouri against two Division II teams, Lindenwood University (Missouri) and Texas Woman’s University. “We were the on...

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team (7-0) took down UW-Oshkosh 192.400-184.425 in the WIAC competition Feb. 18, earning the third highest score in program history. Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell won the vault, the uneven parallel bars, and the floor exercise to lead the team. O’Donnell placed first all-ar...

Gymnasts prepare for D-I opponents

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team tallied its third straight win, defeating UW-Eau Claire 189.300-186.475 on Jan. 28 at home. The Warhawks’ team score ranks 20th in the program record book, and it added a top-10 mark as a team on the parallel uneven bars (47.925, 7th). “It is gre...

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