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Adaptive Athletics relishing success

Adaptive Athletics relishing success

Carter Secor, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

When most people think of the location of traditionally successful athletic programs on UW-Whitewater’s campus, minds usually go to the football team that practices at Perkins Stadium. But, there is an equally successful program practicing inside the Roseman Building, and they are getting ready to comp...

Hoopers fall in title game

Hoopers fall in title game

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

When you think of athletic programs with traditions of winning at UW-Whitewater, many people could list off multiple teams from around the university, but they better include wheelchair basketball in that conversation. After the men’s squad won three straight National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Bask...

UW-W to host hoops championships

John Miller, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The 2017 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) is set to be hosted by UW-Whitewater March 9-11. The men’s (20-4) and women’s (11-8) UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball teams will participate in separate tournaments, alongside teams from across the country. For the men’s team...

Undefeated hoops champs

April 4, 2016

By Adam Reed March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s Wheelchair basketball team capped off an undefeated season, winning its third-consecutive national title on March 12 in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The victory against the University of Alabama in the championship game marks the fifth time in the last six year...

Gribble dribbles down court

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Emily Leclair Life does not always allow us to follow the path that we want. We face hardships and roadblocks and sometimes, our passion is taken from us. Kyle Gribble did not lose his passion, but rather, found a different way to do what he loves. Gribble was diagnosed with Blount’s...

Men are champs again

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Ryan Altman When Jeremy Lade took over as head coach of eight-time men’s wheelchair basketball national champions UW-Whitewater in 2008, he envisioned adding more titles, but not necessarily at the pace it had happened. Following a semi-final victory last Friday over host University...

‘Hawks to host CID tourney

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Ryan Altman The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s wheelchair teams have witnessed success as they enter the 2013-14 season with a combined five national championships in the past three years that the expectations for this year should be no different. Both men’s head coach,...

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball: Men win fourth in six-year span

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball: Men win fourth in six-year span

March 11, 2014

  March 12, 2014 By Ryan Altman A wild finish to the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament title game on March 8 capped off another championship season for the UW-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball team. The ’Hawks’ victory in Arlington, Texas, gives the...

Men/Women Wheelchair Basketball: Warhawks confident heading into March

Men/Women Wheelchair Basketball: Warhawks confident heading into March

February 26, 2014

  Feb. 26, 2014 By Ryan Altman The Warhawks men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons last weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., combining for six victories, ahead of the upcoming National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. This tournament...

M/W Wheelchair Basketball: Perfect Weekend

M/W Wheelchair Basketball: Perfect Weekend

January 29, 2014

  Jan. 29 By Ryan Altman There is only one word that can describe the success of the UW-Whitewater Warhawks men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams this past weekend: perfection. During a two-day span on Jan. 25 and 26 at the University of Edinboro, the two teams combined for...

Men’s wheelchair team wins back-to-back titles

March 14, 2012

The men’s wheelchair basketball team won its second straight national championship last weekend, after facing the University of Illinois in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Championship game for the fourth consecutive year. The Warhawks, who had the No. 2 overall seed in the tour...

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