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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 ready to rumble

Augie Spankowski, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Last season, the UW-Whitewater wrestling team finished 11-6 overall, placing second in conference and 13th at the NCAA National Championships. After a promising intrasquad meet Friday, Nov. 3, the team has high hopes heading into the 2017-18 regular season. “It’s good to see our guys competin...

Warhawk wrestler earns national championship

Warhawk wrestler earns national championship

John Miller, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The UW-Whitewater men’s wrestling team crowned its first individual national champion since 1991 on March 11, when junior Jordan Newman defeated his fifth-seeded opponent in the 184-pound weight class championship match at the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin. N...

UW-W takes second at conference

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 The 10th ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team earned a second place finish at the WIAC championships meet Feb. 10 in Platteville.  The Warhawks finished with 108 team points behind only fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse’s 160 team points. “It was really disappointing,” head coach Ned Shuck...

Wrestlers prepare for WIAC Championships

Graphic by Kirsten Tyrell

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

The No. 10 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-7 overall, 3-2 WIAC) lost to No. 5 UW-Parkside Rangers 28-15 and battled at UW-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open this past week where no team scores were kept. Head coach Ned Shuck said the Warhawks used the non-conference meet to give the team’...

Wrestlers take seventh place

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The UW-Whitewater wrestling team’s season rolled into Wheaton, Illinois, this past weekend for the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational.  The No. 10 ranked Warhawks placed seventh out of 34 teams that competed with a final point total of 82.0. “It was disappointing,” head coach Ned ...

Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Justin St. Peter On May 13, 2014, then-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach Tim Fader’s children came home from school crying, all due to a letter that then-Chancellor Richard Telfer had distributed to the public, implying that their dad had done “something wr...

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