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January 2004 to September 2006

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Warhawks Place Third at WIAC Tournament

Final Team Scores: UW-La Crosse 159, Stevens Point 119, UW-Whitewater 84,
UW-Platteville 78, UW-Eau Claire 72, UW-Oshkosh 60, Lawrence University 58
Andy Livingston (fr, Janesville/Craig) went 2-1 in the 125 weight class and defeated Jake Calhoun of Stevens Point 5-4 to earn Whitewater a second place finish, which was the highest place finish in the 2006 WIAC Tournament for the Warhawks.

The Warhawks recorded two third place finishes in today's tournament. Pat Nagel (fr, Carpentersville, IL/Dundee) placed third in the 157 weight class with a 3-2 record in the tournament. Nagel defeated Matt Kehoe of Oshkosh with a technical fall score of 18-3 in the third place match. Mike Schmidt (so, Hartford/Union) placed third in the 184 weight class when he defeated Brandon Conley of Platteville 10-6. Schmidt was 2-2 in the tournament.
Tom Trieloff, 149, went 1-2 in the tournament, Jake D'Acquisto,165, went 2-2, and Karl Voeck, 197, went 2-2, all earned fourth place finishes for the Warhawks in the WIAC Tournament. Trieloff recorded his first pin of the season in a time of 1:13 in his fourth place finish.
Other Whitewater competitors were Kyle Hazelwood who went 0-2 in the 133 weight class. Joe Van Wetering went 1-3 and recorded his first pin in the 141 weight class. Adam Moe went 0-2 in the 174 weight class and Jon Schmidt competed in heavyweight going 1-2 in the tournament.
Whitewater ends their season with a record of 8-10 in dual meets, 3-3 against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition.
 
Warhawks Fall to Pioneers

UW-Platteville defeated UW-Whitewater 21-20 at Kachel Gym in the Williams Center in Whitewater Friday night.
UW-Whitewater's Karl Voeck (so, Madison/Memorial) recorded a technical fall for the Warhawks defeating Ron Runde of UW-Platteville 24-9 in 7:00 in the 197 pound match. Voeck is now 29-11. Also recording wins for the Warhawks were Pat Nagel at 157 pounds, Jake D'Acquisto at 165 pounds, and heavyweight Jon Scmidt.
Following are the bout results.
125 Andy Livingston, WW, won by forfeit
133 Dane Droessler, P, def. Kyle Hazlewood, WW, 6-0
141 Zach Chambers, P major decision over Nate Closen, WW, 16-2
149 Ryan Higgins, P tech. fall Tom Treloff, WW, 6:29
157 Pat Nagel, WW, def. Carsten Carlsen, P, 4-2
165 Jake D'Acquisto, WW major decision over Cory Zuberbrier, P, 10-1
174 Mike Jackowski, P, def. Adam Moe, WW, 17-14
184 Brandon Conley, P pinned Mike Schmidt, WW, 4:40
197 Karl Voeck, WW, tech fall Ron Runde, P, 7:00
285 Jon Schmidt, WW, def. Ryan Rozek, P, 6-3
Whitewater is 8-10 in dual meets, 2-3 against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition. UW-Platteville is 4-4 in dual meets, 4-2 versus WIAC competition.
Whitewater will compete in the WIAC Tournament held at UW-Eau Claire Sunday, February 19.
 
February 7
Upcoming Events
The Warhawks have one dual match remaining before the WIAC tournament. The Warhawks will host UW-Platteville Friday, February 10 at 6:00 in Kachel Gym of Williams Center.

UW-Platteville is 3-2 in dual meets this season in the WIAC, tied with UW-Whitewater. Last season UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Platteville 20-14 in Platteville, Wisconsin. Whitewater's overall record is currently 8-9.
Stats/Notes/Highlights
The Warhawks' wrestling team split up for the Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton College (IL) and the Blugold Invitational in Eau Claire on February 3-4.
In the Pete Willson Invitational, UW-Whitewater finished eighth out of 30 teams with a score of 50. Truman State led the Invitational with a score of 134.5. Since UW-W split the teams, there were four weight classes that UW-Whitewater did not have any competitors. Andrew Livingston, (fr, Janesville/Craig) placed second at 125 pounds, finishing 4-1. This upped Livingston's season record to 20-9, the second best record on the team in terms of victories. Also placing in the Willson tourney, Mike Schmidt (so, Hartford) placing third at 184 pounds. He began the tourney with the second fastest pin of the season at 24 seconds. Schmidt's record is now 18-7, just behind Livingston.
Five Warhawks also competed in the Blugold tournament. Augsburg College, MN led the Invitational with a score of 138.5. Jeremy Johnson (fr, Romeoville, IL) at 125 pounds led the Warhawk competitors 2-2.

http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/latestcontests.cfm
Sophomore Karl Voeck (Madison Memorial) continues to hold the team's best record this season 28-11, wrestling at 197 pounds. Adam Moe (jr, Burlington) wrestling at 174 pounds continues to hold the season record for fastest pin at 15 seconds, the sixth fastest in school history. Moe has now upped his total pins to 11, leading the team. Moe needs three more to reach the Warhawk record list, which as 14 listed as tenth. The record for most pins in one season is held by Tim Carmin in the 1980-81 season with 24.
 
Warhawks Split Squad for Two Tourneys
Livingston Second at Wheaton Tourney



UW-W coach Tim Fader split his team this weekend, sending one group south to the Wheaton Invitational in Wheaton, Illinois and another north to the Blugold Invitational in Eau Claire in preparation for the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship February 19 in Eau Claire.

Freshman Andrew Livingston (Janesville/Craig) led UW-W’s competitors with a second place finish at 125 pounds, going 4-1, at the Pete Willson Invitational at Wheaton. Livingston won by decision in the first round, an 11-1 decision in round two, and he increased his winning margin to 18-4 in round three. He defeated Allen Stokes of Truman State University (MO) 3-1 in the semifinals, and lost to Ty Klofta of Ohio Northern University by fall at 4:59. Livingston upped his season record to 20-9.

Mike Schmidt (so, Hartford) also placed in the Willson tourney, finished third at 184 pounds. Like Livingston, Schmidt went 4-1. He opened with a pin in 24 seconds, the second fastest fall of the season for UW-W. In round two he won 9-3, but fell to Jason Lulloff of UW-La Crosse 11-3 in the third round. Schmidt came back in the wrestlebacks with a 4-3 win, then defeated Dan Jonhenny of Heidelberg College (OH) 6-1 in the match for third place. Schmidt is 20-7 this season.

Truman State University topped the 30 team field with 134.5 points. Whitewater finished eighth with 59.

For complete brackets and team scores of the Willson Invitational go to: http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/wrestling/index.html

Five Warhawks also competed in Eau Claire. Jeremy Johnson (fr, Romeoville, IL) went 2-2 at 125 pounds to lead UW-W competitors in that meet.

For complete brackets and team scores of the Blugold Invitational go to:
www.trackwrestling.com  type in blugold in the event name box and hit GO

UW-W has one dual match remaining before the WIAC tournament. The Warhawks will host UW-Platteville Friday, February 10 at 6:00 in Kachel Gym of Williams Center.
 
January 31
Upcoming Events
Whitewater's next competitions will be a two day event in Wheaton, IL competing in the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational February 3-4. A portion of the wrestling squad will compete in Wheaton, while the other portion will be in Eau Claire, competing on February 4th in the Blugold Invite. The Warhawks have been competing in the Pete Willson Invitational since 2001 when the Invite was founded. The last time the Warhawks competed in the Blugold Invitational was in 2002, where Whitewater placed sixth of nine teams. The next, and final, home meet for the Warhawks this season will be Friday, February 10th at 7:00, hosting UW-Platteville in the Kachel Gym in the Williams Center
Stats/Notes/Highlights
The Warhawks evened their dual meet to 8-8 with a 37-9 decision at Lawrence University on January 27th. Eight Warhawk competitors contributed to the win. Jeremy Johnson (fr, Romeoville, IL), wrestling at 125 pounds, contributed the lone pin at 4:02, his first pin of the season. On January 28th, the Warhawks competed in Stevens Point, falling with a 39-4 decision. UW-Stevens Point is ranked 17th in the National Collegiate Athletic Conference III with an 8-6 record. Two wrestlers for UW-Stevens Point are ranked in the top eight wrestlers for their individual weight classes. Whitewater is now 8-9 in dual meets, 3-2 in the WIAC. For more details on these matches, go to http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/latestcontests.cfm.|
Karl Voeck (so, Madison/Memorial), wrestling at 197 pounds, continues to hold the team's best record at 23-9. Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), wrestling at 174, holds the season record for fastest pin at 15 seconds, also the sixth fastest in school history. Moe also continues to lead the team in pins with ten, contributing to one quarter of the total UW-Whitewater pins this season.
For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling website: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle
Pete Willson Invitational: www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/wrestling/willson.html
NWCA III Poll: www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
Warhawks Fall to Pointers

UW-Stevens Point defeated UW-Whitewater 39-4 at Quandt Fieldhouse in Stevens Point Saturday night.
UW-Whitewater's points came on a major decision by Andy Livingston (fr, Janesville/Craig) at 125, 8-0. Livingston is 17-8 this season.
Following are the bout results.
125 Andy Livingston, WW, def. Jered Kern, SP
133 Jake Calhoun, SP, def. Kyle Hazlewood, WW
141 Joel Burdick, SP def. Nate Closen, WW
149 Jon Burdick, SP tech. fall Tom Treloff, WW, 6:24
157 Chris Brown, SP, won by DQ Pat Nagel, WW, 4:14
165 Jake Wazniak, SP, def. Jake D'Acquisto, WW
174 Al Stacilauskas, SP, pinned Drew Hamel, WW, 3:30
184 Craig Bollig, SP pinned Arik Grundal, WW, 4:08
197 Mitch Szwet, SP def. Karl Voeck, WW, (OT)
285 Mike Hayes, SP, def. Derrik Johnson, WW
Whitewater is 8-9 in dual meets, 3-2 against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition. UW-Stevens Point is 8-6 in dual meets, 3-0 versus WIAC competition.
Whitewater will compete in the Wheaton Invitational on February 3-4 in Wheaton, IL. Whitewater's next home match will be against UW-Platteville Friday, February 10 at 7:00.
UW-Whitewater Defeats Lawrence
January 27
Warhawks Even Dual Mark at 8-8 with Win at Lawrence
The University of Wisconsin evened its dual meet record at 8-8 with a 37-9 win at Lawrence University in Appleton Friday night. With the win UW-W also upped its Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference mark to 3-1,

since Lawrence if affiliated with the WIAC in the sport of wrestling.
UW-W scored 18 points on forfeits, with uncontested wins at 133, 149 and 157. Jeremy Johnson (fr, Romeoville, IL) won by pin at 125, his first pin
of the year, to up his mark to 11-12. Other UW-W wins came from Nate Closen (fr, Washington, IL) by decision at 141, Jake D'Acquisto (fr, Dousman/Waukesha Memorial) at 165, Karl Voeck (so Madison/Memorial) at 197, and heavyweight John Schmidt (fr, Hartford). Voeck improved his record to a team best 23-8, and Schmidt is now 11-6.
Following are the bout results.
125 Jeremy Johnson, (W) pinned James Williamson, LU, 4:02
133 Kyle Hazelwood, (W) won by forfeit
141 Nate Closen, (W) def. Tony Norton, LU, 3-2
149 Tom Treloff, (W) won by forfeit
157 Pat Nagel, (W) won by forfeit
165 Jake D'Acquisto, (W) def. Joe Austin, LU, 5-3
174 John Budi, LU, def. Adam Moe, (W) 7-2
184 Ben Dictus, LU, pinned Mike Schmidt, (W) 6:01
197 Karl Voeck, (W) def. Scott Polewach, LU, 17-5
285 Jon Schmidt, (W) def. Kenny Hamm, LU, 5-3 (OT)
Lawrence is 1-8 in dual meets, 0-4 versus WIAC competition.
The Warhawks' next match will be in Stevens Point Saturday, January 28
at 7:00. Whitewater's next home match will be against UW-Platteville
Friday, January 10 at 7:00.
Warhawks Win Twice at Whitehill Duals

UW-Whitewater won both of its competitions Saturday at the Budd Whitehill Duals, hosted by Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. UW-W defeated Rochester Institute of Technology 23-18, and the Warhawks topped Muskingum College (OH) 38-9.

Against RIT Jeremy Johnson (freshman, Romeoville, IL) provided what proved to be the winning points, with a forfeit at 125 pounds. Also scoring for UW-W were Jake DAcquisto (freshman, Dousman/Waukesha Memorial) with a decision at 165, Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington) with a technical fall at 174, Drew Hamel (Sr, Nekoosa) with a pin at 184, and Jon Schmidts (freshman, Hartford) decision at 285.

Johnson picked up another six points without facing an opponent in the win over Muskingum. Other Warhawk winners included Mike Schmidt (Soph, Moscow, Russia) at 133, Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL) at 141, and Pat Nagel (freshman, Carpentersville, IL/Dundee-Crown) at 157. Also DAcquisto won by fall at 165, as did Hamel at 184. Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/Memorial) won by technical fall at 197, and Derick Johnson (Soph, Brookfield) added UW-Ws third pin in the match at 285.
UW-W evens its mark at 7-7 in dual meets this season.
The Whitehill Duals, in their 13th year at Lycoming, bring together 20 schools from the eastern half of the country for two days of dual meet competition. Half of the field, ten teams, is ranked among the top 25 teams in the latest Division III poll. UW-W went 0-3 Friday at the Budd Whitehill Duals. UW-W lost to eleventh-ranked Heidelberg College (OH) 33-9, fell to Rhode Island College 26-16, and lost to number twenty-four Ithaca College (NY) 30-12. (All rankings are by the Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association.)
UW-W's next match will be at home, Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 with UW-La Crosse visiting Kachel Gym in Williams Center.
For additional information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach: 262-472-1867
UW-Whitewater wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Budd Whitehill duals web site: http://www.lycoming.edu/sports/wrestling/2006whitehills/whitehill_home.htm
National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III team rankings: http://www.themat.com/rankings.php?page=ranking_details&RankingID=849

Mat 3: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Rochester Inst. of Tech UWW RIT
125 Jeremy Johnson (UWW) won by forfeit 6 0
133 Julian Nicholas (RIT) dec. Kyle Hazelwood (UWW) - 4-2 6 3
141 Luke Baum (RIT) dec. Nate Closen (UWW) - 6-2 6 6
149 Mike Pietrowski (RIT) maj. dec. Jeremy Pingel (UWW) - 15-3 6 10
157 Nate Bachman (RIT) maj. dec. Pat Nagel (UWW) - 12-2 6 14
165 Jake D'Acquisto (UWW) dec. Brian Douangradty (RIT) - 7-5 9 14
174 Adam Moe (UWW) tech. fall Brad Strite (RIT) - 22-6 14 14
184 Drew Hamel (UWW) wbf. Justin Betz (RIT) - 5:14 20 14
197 Zach Greenburg (RIT) maj. dec. Karl Voeck (UWW) - 15-6 20 18
285 Jon Schmidt (UWW) dec. Micah Vore (RIT) - 3-2 23 18

Mat 3: Muskingum vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater Musk UWW
125 Jeremy Johnson (UWW) won by forfeit 0 6
133 Mike Schmidt (UWW) dec. Jeremy Hudson (Musk) - 5-1 0 9
141 Nate Closen (UWW) dec. Dave Minner (Musk) - 8-7 0 12
149 Josh Kallai (Musk) wbf. Jeremy Pingel (UWW) - 0:47 6 12
157 Pat Nagel (UWW) dec. T.J. Brown (Musk) - 8-4 6 15
165 Jake D'Acquisto (UWW) wbf. Aaron Gramann (Musk) - 0:38 6 21
174 Bruce Brinkman (Musk) dec. Adom Moe (UWW) - 20-19 9 21
184 Drew Hamel (UWW) wbf. Matt Viers (Musk) - 6:31 9 27
197 Karl Voeck (UWW) tech. fall Tony Drew (Musk) - 21-6 9 32
285 Derrick Johnson (UWW) wbf. Jake Daniels (Musk) - 4:05 9 38

UW-W Faces Ranked Opponents, Goes 0-3

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team went 0-3 Friday at the Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. UW-W lost to eleventh-ranked Heidelberg College (OH) 33-9, fell to Rhode Island College 26-16, and lost to number twenty-four Ithaca College (NY) 30-12. (All rankings are by the Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association.)

Kyle Hazelwood at 133 and Adam Moe at 174 provided UW-W's points in the match against Heidelberg. Moe won again against RIC, and he was joined by 165-pounder Jake D'Acquisto and Karl Voeck at 197. Whitewater's points against Ithaca were tallied by Jeremy Johnson at 125, Nate Closen at 141, and Derik Johnson at 285. Moe went 2-1 on the day for UW-W, including the team's only pin, in his win against Heidelberg.

Voeck leads UW-W with a 20-8 record, and Moe is 17-10 with nine pins among his wins.

UW-W is 5-7 in dual meets this season.
The Whitehill Duals, in their 13th year at Lycoming, bring together 20 schools from the eastern half of the country for two days of dual meet competition. Half of the field, ten teams, is ranked among the top 25 teams in the latest Division III poll. The Whitehill Duals will
conclude Saturday, and UW-W will wrap up its competition with a match against Rochester Institute of Technology (NY).

For complete results of UW-W's matches see page two. Page two also offers several options for additional information.
UW-W's next match will be at home, Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 with UW-La Crosse visiting Kachel Gym in Williams Center.

For additional information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach: 262-472-1867
UW-Whitewater wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Budd Whitehill duals web site:
http://www.lycoming.edu/sports/wrestling/2006whitehills/whitehill_home.htm
National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III team rankings:
http://www.themat.com/rankings.php?page=ranking_details&RankingID=849
Warhawks’ Finish 1-2 at the F.I.T.E Duals
Hosted by Indiana University, at Park Forest, IL
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Final Score: Indiana University 45, UW-Whitewater 4,
Scores:
125 pounds
Jose Escobedo, IU, def. Joe Van Wetering (freshman, Palatine, IL/William Fremd), (W) 8-2
133 pounds
Andrae Hernandez, IU, pinned Kyle Hazelwood (freshman, Hartland/Arrowhead), (W) 4:48
141 pounds
Scott Kelley, IU, def. Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) 7-5
149 pounds
Isaac Knable, IU, pinned Jeremy Pingel (freshman, Valders), (W) 0:47
157 pounds
Brandon Becker, IU, pinned Pat Nagel (Carpentersville, IL/Dundee-Crown), (W) 2:47
165 pounds
Hunter Hughes, IU, pinned Shannon Bohleman (Soph, Watertown), (W) 6:02
174 pounds
Marc Bennett, IU, pinned Scott Moe (so. Burlington), (W) 3:32
184 pounds
Justin Curran, IU, pinned Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) 4:58
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) def. Louis Gouletas, IU, 16-5
HWT
Dave Herman, IU, def. Derrik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), WW 9-2

Final Score: UW-Whitewater 24, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 22
Scores:
125 pounds
Joe Van Wetering (freshman, Palatine, IL/William Fremd), (W) def. Sean Mead, SIUE, 11-4
133 pounds
Chuck Patten, SIUE, def. Kyle Hazelwood (freshman, Hartland/Arrowhead), (W) 5-4
141 pounds
Tyler Swearingen, SIUE, def. Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) 3-2
149 pounds
Joe Rujawitz, SIUE, def. Jeremy Pingel (freshman, Valders), (W) 21-7
157 pounds
Bill Breaheny, SIUE, pinned Pat Nagel (Carpentersville, IL/Dundee-Crown), (W) 3:08
165 pounds
John Ficht, SIUE, pinned Shannon Bohleman (Soph, Watertown), (W) 1:53
174 pounds
Adam Moe (Jr. Burlington), (W) pinned Dan Megett, SIUE, 3:11
184 pounds
Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) pinned Brandon Cleary, SIUE, 1:04
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) def. Sean Tyns, SIUE, 9-7
HWT
Derrik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), (W) Forfeit

Final Score: Northern Illinois University 47, UW-Whitewater 4

Scores:
125 pounds
Patt Castillo, NIU, pinned Joe Van Wetering, (W) 0:55
133 pounds
Andy Hall, NIU, Forfeit
141 pounds
Josh Wooton, NIU def. Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) 12-3
149 pounds
Mike Grimes, NIU, pinned Jeremy Pingel (freshman, Valders), (W) 5:58
157 pounds
Kalen Knull, NIU, def. Pat Nagel (Carpentersville, IL/Dundee-Crown), (W) 11-9
165 pounds
Alex Nelson, NIU, pinned Shannon Bohleman (so. Watertown), (W) 1:24
174 pounds
Danny Burke, NIU, pinned Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), (W) 1:49
184 pounds
Nick McClone, NIU, pinned Arik Grundahl (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial) 2:40
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) def. Derrick Hunsinger, NIU, 12-4
HWT
Joe Sapp, NIU, def. Derrik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), (W) 15-3
Continued on Warhawk Wrestling, Page 3...

Notes:
UW-W went 1-2 and is now 4-2 in dual meets. Carl Voeck went 3-0 on the day while Adam Moe and Mike Schmidt each recorded pins for UW-W. In both matches, the Warhawks faced a total of five Top 25 Division I wrestlers.

Indiana, No. 18 in Division I, remained undefeated by downing No. 21 Northern Illinois, 28-9, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 37-12, and Wisconsin-Whitewater, 45-4. Indiana's Joe Dubuque, who did not wrestle against UW-W is the defending National Champion and the #1 ranked Division I wrestler at 125.
Upcoming Schedule:
The Warhawks' will compete in the Bud Whitehall Dual Meet on Friday and Saturday, January 13-14.Whitewater’s next home meet will be at against UW-La Crosse on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00.
For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
 
WRESTLING... Warhawks’ Fall to North Central
Hosted by UW-Whitewater at the Williams Center in Whitewater, WI
Final Score: North Central College (IL) 19, UW-Whitewater 18
Scores:
125 pounds
Andrew Livingston (freshman, Janesville/Craig), WW pinned Kyle Anderson, NC, 2:28
133 pounds
Adam Johnson, NC, def. Kyle Hazelwood (freshman, Hartland/Arrowhead), (W) 4-0
141 pounds
Jason Fitzenreider, NC, def. Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) 13-4
149 pounds
Noah Fritzenreider, NC, def. Jake Wagner (freshman, Milton), (W) 5-1
157 pounds
Bobby Gingerich, NC, def. Dustin Fox (Soph, Milton), (W) 9-6
165 pounds
Ben Youel, NC, def. Dom Caminata (freshman, Johnson Creek), (W) 8-4
174 pounds
Jason Zastrow, NC, def. Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), (W) 5-0
184 pounds
Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) def. Karlos Ingram, NC, 3-1, OT
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) by forfeit
HWT
Derrik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), (W) def. Jim Looper, NC, 10-3
Notes:
UW-Whitewater’s dual meet record is now 4-2…Andrew Livingston got his second pin of the season in his fastest time of 2:28…Karl Voeck now has increased his record to 16-6 and leads the Warhawks’ in wins on the season.
Upcoming Schedule:
The Warhawks’ will travel to Park Forest, IL on Sunday December 18 to compete in the F.I.T.E duals with Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, and University of Indiana. Whitewater’s next home meet will be against UW-La Crosse on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00.
For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
WRESTLING... Warhawks Defeat Titans...Improve Record to 4-0
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Hosted by UW-Whitewater at the Williams Center in Whitewater, WI
Final Score: UW-Whitewater 28, UW-Oshkosh 11

Scores:
125 pounds Andrew Livingston (freshman, Janesville/Craig), (W) def. Gus Truemper, UWO, 13-5
133 pounds Michael Schmidt (Soph, Moscow, Russia/Hinkson Christian Academy), (W) won by forfeit
141 pounds Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) def. Derek Koenig, UWO, 10-4
149 pounds Tony Lombardi, UWO, def. Jake Wagner (freshman, Milton), (W) 8-3
157 pounds Dustin Fox (Soph, Milton), (W) pinned Ben Can Zeeland, UWO, 1:26
165 pounds Dom Caminata (freshman, Johnson Creek), (W) def. Matt Kehoe, UWO, 11-6
174 pounds Adam Dormer, UWO, def. Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), (W) 24--11
184 pounds Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) def. Pat Detmer, UWO, 9-4
197 pounds Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) def. Kyle Coleman, UWO, 7-4
HWT Jacob Stebnitz, UWO, def. Derik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), (W) 9-1

Notes:
UW-Whitewater increases its dual meet record to 4-0, while UW-Oshkosh falls to 0-5...Dustin Fox got his second pin of the season tonight in a time of 1:26.

Upcoming Schedule:
The Warhawks will travel to Illinois on Friday, December 9 to play Augustana College at 3:00. UW-Whitewater's next home match will be on Tuesday, December 13 against North Central College at 7:00.
 
For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
 
WRESTLING ... Warhawks Up Record to 3-0 with Win at Eau Claire December 3
The UW-Whitewater wrestling team raised its dual meet record to 3-0 with a 24-17 win at UW-Eau Claire Friday night.
The weight classes and matches follow.
125 Jeremy Johnson, (W) won by forfeit
133 Kyle Hazelwood, WW (freshman, Hartland) def. Andy Miller, EC, 16-7
141 Tony D'Antuono, EC, def. Matt Shuck, WW (freshman, Burlington, IL), 19-4
149 Jake Wagner, WW (freshman, Milton), def. Pat Sensig, EC, 9-5
157 Dustin Fox, WW (Soph, Milton), def. Curt Polzin, EC, 5-0
165 Derek Sikora, EC, def. Dom Caminata, WW (freshman, Johnson Creek), 10-3
174 Adam Moe, WW (Jr, Burlington), def. Lance Valiquette, EC, 22-6
184 Joey Miller, EC, pinned Mike Schmidt, WW (Soph, Hartford), in 4:45
197 Karl Voeck, WW (Soph, Madison/Memorial), def. Josh Holforty, EC, 6-4
Hwt Derrick Johnson, WW (Soph, Brodhead), def. Nick Hoeft, EC, 2-1

Eau Claire's Sikora finished second at 165 pounds in the 2005 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship and Valiquette (174) and Whitewater's Voeck were fourth place finishers.
The individual records of UW-W's wrestlers are: Johnson 4-4, Hazelwood 5-4, Shuck 5-4, Wagner 7-4, Fox 6-5, Caminata 3-5, Moe 6-3, Schmidt 12-4, Voeck 3-3, and Johnson 9-4.
The competition was UW-W's first of the season against a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent.
UW-Whitewater will compete in the Wisconsin Collegiate Open hosted by UW-Parkside in Kenosha Saturday. Wrestling gets underway at 9:00 a.m.

For additional information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, 262-472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
 
Warhawks Defeat Lakeland College to go 2-0
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Final Score: UW-Whitewater 25, Lakeland College 10

Scores:
125 pounds
Joe Van Wetering (freshman, Palatine, IL/William Fremd), (W) defeated David Copp, LC, 9-5
133 pounds
Casey Klister, LC, defeated Michael Schmidt (Soph, Moscow, Russia/Hinkson Christian Academy), (W) 8-4
141 pounds
Chris Klister, LC, defeated Nate Closen (freshman, Washington, IL), (W) 3-2
149 pounds
Jake Wagner (freshman, Milton), (W) pinned Mate Primesberger, LC, at 2:17
157 pounds
Dustin Fox (Soph, Milton), (W) defeated Jonas Flok, LC, 18-11
165 pounds
Dom Caminata (freshman, Johnson Creek), (W) defeated Cody Klopp, LC, 14-7
174 pounds
Calvin O'Neal, LC, defeated Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), (W) 29-14
184 pounds
Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) defeated Paul Hartt, LC, 22-10
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) defeated Lee Sparks, LC, 12-6
HWT
Jon Schmidt (freshman, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) defeated Matt Benson, LC, 7-3

Notes:
Whitewater increases its record to 2-0, while Lakeland College goes to 2-3 ... Van Wetering is now 9-3, Wagner is now 8-4, Fox is now 4-4, Caminata is now 3-2, Schmidt is now 11-3, Voeck is now 7-4, Schmidt is now 10-8.

The Warhawks next match will be hosted by UW-Eau Claire, December 2, at 6:00 P.M. The Warhawks next home match will be December 6, 7:00 P.M. in the Volleyball gym against UW-Oshkosh.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
 
WRESTLING... Twelve Warhawks Compete in Best of the West Tournament
Release date: as desired
Date: November 22, 2005
Written: Kim Prokuski

Upcoming Events
The Warhawks will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday, December 2 to take on the Blugolds in a dual meet beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Stats/Notes/Highlights
Whitewater won their first dual meet of the season, defeating the University of Chicago, 22-12 on Wednesday night in Whitewater. Several Warhawks then competed in the Best of the West Tournament in Medford, OR while others wrestled at the Concordia Open at the University of Waukesha. No team scores were kept. More details and statistics can be found on: http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/latestcontests.cfm
http://www.sou.edu/athletics/bow2005.htm  and http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/Concordiaopen.htm

Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington) took third place at the Best of the West Tournament Saturday, finishing 5-1 at 174 pounds. Moe is currently 4-2 and leads the team with three pins this season, his fastest being recorded in 24 seconds.

Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/James Madison Memorial), who finished 5-2 at the tournament, leads the team in wins with a record of 10-3 at 184 pounds.

At the Concordia Open, Andy Livingston (freshman, Janesville/Craig) led the Warhawks placing 4th at 125 pounds with a record of 3-2. Scott Sigmund (freshman, Schofield/D.C. Everest) who went 4-2 at the tournament, recorded his first pin of the season and the only pin of the tournament with a time of 2:38.

WRESTLING... Twelve Warhawks Compete in Best of the West Tournament
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Hosted by Southern Oregon University in Medford, OR

Scores/Pins:
125 pounds
Joe Van Wetering (freshman, Palatine, IL/William Fremd) 3-2
133 pounds
Michael Schmidt (Soph, Moscow, Russia/Hinkson Christian Academy) 0-1
133 pounds
Kyle Hazelwood (freshman, Hartland/Arrowhead) 0-1
141 pounds
Matt Schuck (freshman, Burlington/Central) 0-1
149 pounds
Jake Wagner (freshman, Milton) 3-2
149 pounds
Scott Moe (Soph, Burlington) 3-2
157 pounds
Dustin Fox (Soph, Milton) 1-2
165 pounds
Dom Caminata (freshman, Johnson Creek) 0-2
174 pounds
Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington) 4-1
184 pounds
Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union) 4-2
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial) 1-2
HWT
Derik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield) 3-2

Notes:
Adam Moe placed third in the 174 weight class of the Best of the West Tournament. Moe improved his record to 4-2 for this season. There were no team scores kept for this match.

The Warhawks next match is a home match on Tuesday, November 22 in the Volleyball Arena, gym 4 at 7:00 against Lakeland College.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/

 

WRESTLING... Warhawks Comeback to Win First Match of Season
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Hosted by UW-Whitewater

Final Score: UW-Whitewater22, University of Chicago 12

This is the first team event for both UW-Whitewater and University of Chicago. The Warhawks opened their season record to 1-0 with their team win tonight, and University of Chicago opens their season 0-1 in the defeat. Select Warhawk wrestlers will be traveling to Medford, Oregon to compete in the Best of the West tournament Saturday, November 19th while the rest of the team will travel to Mequon, Wisconsin for the Concordia Open hosted by Concordia University.

Scores/Pins:
125 pounds
Andy Livingston (freshman, Janesville/Craig), (W) def. Ben Hart (freshman, Wood Dale, IL/Fenton), UC, 8-4
133 pounds
Kyle Hazelwood (freshman, Hartland/Arrowhead), (W) def. Alejandro Figueroa (Jr, Brandon, FL/Brandon), UC, 9-3
141 pounds
Matt Schuck (freshman, Burlington/Central), (W) def. Jack Toussaint (Soph, Margate, FL/Deerfield Beach), UC, 10-7
149 pounds
Jake Wagner (freshman, Milton), (W) def. Jeff Harman (freshman, Boulder, CO), UC, 2-0
157 pounds
Spencer Burns (Cimarron, KS), UC, def. Pat Nagel (freshman, Carpentersville, IL/Dundee-Crown), (W) 5-1
165 pounds
Mike Bishof (Oak Brook, IL/York), UC, def. Dustin Fox (Soph, Whitewater/Milton), (W) 7-3
174 pounds
Lance Contento (Tuscon, AZ/Catalina Foothills), UC, def. Adam Moe (Jr, Burlington), (W) Pin 2:13
184 pounds
Mike Schmidt (Soph, Hartford/Hartford Union), (W) def. Ben Barnes (Jr, Wheaton, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South), UC, 8-4
197 pounds
Karl Voeck (Soph, Madison/James Madison Memorial), (W) def. Drew Marriott (Jr, Hlmhurst, IL/Fenwick), UC, 11-2 Major Decision
HWT
Derik Johnson (Soph, Brookfield), (W) def. Tom Nero (freshman, Carlisle, IN/Sullivan), UC, 4-3

Notes:
The match began at the 157 weight class. Chicago jumped out to a 12-0 lead after three consecutive wins by Spencer Burns, Mike Bishof, and Lance Conternto who added a pin in 2:13. Whitewater then won seven consecutive weight classes to win out the match. With their wins, Mike Schmidt improved his record to 2-2, Karl Voeck improved his record to 5-2, Derik Johnson improved his record to 4-2, Andy Livingston improved his record to 4-2, Kyle Hazelwood improved his record to 4-2, Matt Schuck improved his record to 5-1, and Jake Wagner improved his record to 4-2 on the season respectively. With their losses, Pat Nagel dropped his record to 3-2, Dustin Fox dropped his record to 2-3 and Adam Moe dropped his record to 0-1 on the season respectively.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
 

UWW Assistant Coaches Named

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: Wrestling … Assistant Coaches Named
Written: Tom Fick

Matt Zwaschka, Tony Wright, Nick Karls and Jeff Zastrow have been named assistant wrestling coaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, head coach Tim Fader announced.

Zwaschka wrestled for Fader at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 2000-2003. He earned National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American honors twice. He was UW-L's team captain in 2003, the same year he won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship at 165 pounds and qualified for the NCAA III championship. He went 43-26 in his four seasons at La Crosse, and gained international experience as a member of a Division III all-star team that competed in Bulgaria and Turkey in 2002. He served as an assistant coach at Holmen (WI) High School the last two years.

"I am very familiar with Mat and what he brings to the program," Fader said. "He was the ideal candidate for the position in that he can bring a lot of experience to all this duties on campus. He is a great technician and has the work ethic and attitude that will impact all of the UW-W wrestlers."

Zwaschka has bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education from UW-La Crosse. His duties at UW-W will include lecturing in the department of health, physical education, recreation and coaching, as well as assisting with the strength and conditioning program in intercollegiate athletics.

Tony Wright wrestled for the Warhawks for three years (2002-2004), winning the WIAC championship at 157 pounds in 2004 and qualifying for the NCAA III championship. He also qualified for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship as a freshman at Mount Saint Clare College (IA) before transferring to UW-W. Wright earned NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar Athlete honors in 2004.

"Tony brings his loyalty to this program back for 2005-2006," noted Fader. "He ahs committed to student teaching and coaching, which I think shows his passion for the UW-W program."

Wright will graduate from UW-W in December with a bachelor's in fine arts and teaching licensure. He duties at Whitewater will include serving as the head coach of the Warhawk wrestling club.

Karls concluded his collegiate wrestling career last season with his name scattered throughout the Warhawk record book. He qualified for the NCAA III championship twice, earning All-American honors in 2003 and 2004. He earned NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American recognition in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was the 2004 WIAC champion at 141 pounds, as well as the league's Max Sparger Scholar Athlete for wrestling. The 38 wins he piled up during the 2003-2004 season is the sixth highest in school history; his 102 career wins is ninth; and his career winning percentage of .803 is tenth best in the record book.

"I wish we had another year to put Nick in a singlet," said Fader. "He loves to be in the room, and will have a big impact on the guys around his weight class. He is a pretty serious athlete in that he is training all the time. I'm excited to have him here again this year."

Zastrow is another former Warhawk wrestler. He qualified for the NCAA III championship in 2002 and 2004, and earned NCAA III WCA Scholar All-American honors in 2004. He finished second in a state bench-press competition last summer, and competes in ultimate fighting contests.

"Jeff is one of the strongest forces behind our program right now," commented Fader. "He is learning a lot about the coaching side of the sport while continuing to compete. I challenge our wrestlers to work harder than "Z" and this coaching staff. If they can, we will be in good shape."

Fader is entering his second year at UW-Whitewater. In his first year he directed UW-W to a fourth place finish in the WIAC, had two wrestlers earn NCAA Division III championship berths, and Karls earned his second All-American honors. 

In a recent compilation of results, UW-W was among the top twenty Division III teams in the country over the thirty year period that that NCAA has offered a Division III championship. 

for additional information: Tim Fader, UW-W head wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling 


Subject: Wrestling…2005-06 Recruits Announced
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Release: as desired
Written: Nick Blanchet

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team has announced its 2005-06 recruiting class of 25 new student athletes. Among the athletes are 14 former state tournament qualifiers in high school. Three of the recruits are transfer students.

This is a list of the 2005-06 recruiting class:

Herman Black
Hometown: Walworth, WI
Major: Biology/Business
Weight Class: 141/149 pounds
State qualifier, 2 time RUC champion, 80-30 career high school record

Brian Ciszewski
Hometown: West Allis, WI
Major: Mathematics
Weight Class: 125 pounds
State qualifier, 2 time conference champion, 2 time regional champion, sectional champion, placed 3rd in state championship, 138-26 career high school record

Jake D'Acquisto
Hometown: Dousman, WI
Major: Business
Weight Class: 149/157/165 pounds
2 time state qualifier, conference champion, regional champion, 5 time freestyle state place-winner, 131-24 career high school record

Tony Feliciano
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Major: Education
Weight Class: 125 pounds
State qualifier

Alex Gibson
Hometown: Janesville, WI
Major: Biology
Weight Class: 285 pounds 
State qualifier in 2004, conference champion in 2005, 56-22 career high school record


Kyle Hazelwood
Hometown: Hartland, WI
Major: Business
Weight Class: 141/149 pounds
State qualifier, 2 time team state qualifier, 2 time Freestyle National Team member, 100-40 career high school record

Patrick Nagel
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Major: Undecided
Weight Class: 157 pounds
State qualifier in 2005, regional champion in 2005, 3 time sectional qualifier, 30-6 career high school record

Nick Ryan
Hometown: Hartland, WI
Major: Physical Education
Weight Class: 197 pounds
State runner-up, 54 career pins, 88-27 high school record

Matthew Schuck
Hometown: Elgin, IL
Major: Business Management/Sports Management
Weight Class: 141/149 pounds
3 time state qualifier, 3 time academic all-conference, 3 time all-area and all-conference champion, 2 time conference champion, 96-18 high school record

Scott Sigmund
Hometown: Ringle, WI
Major: Journalism
Weight Class: 133 pounds
3 time Wisconsin Valley Conference champion, 3 time regional champion, 3 time sectional champion, 3 time state qualifier, placed 1st, 3rd, and 5th at state championship, 159-19 high school record

Andy Spence
Hometown: Hales Corners, WI
Major: Business/Education
Weight Class: 141/149 pounds
4 time Woodland Conference champion, 4 time sectional qualifier, 3 time state qualifier, 2 time regional champion, 2 time sectional champion, 4 time letter winner, 148-28 career high school record

Corey Spaith
Hometown: Madison, WI
Major: Political Science
Weight Class: 197 pounds
State qualifier, conference champion, sectional champion, 27-4 career high school record

Nick Ziegler
Hometown: Lodi, WI
Major: Undecided
Weight Class: 133 pounds
3 time letter winner, 3 time state qualifier, 3 time regional champion, 2 time sectional champion, placed 2nd at the state championship, 155-12 career high school record

Among the freshmen already listed, Nate Clossen, Zach LePoidevan, Alex Livingston, Andy Livingston, Pat Nagel, Jeremy Pingel, Sam Sarsalari, Jon Schmidt, Matt Schuck, Joe Van Wetering, and Jake Wagner are also listed. However, we do not have any high school information on them. Jake Haley, and Mike Schmidt will also be joining the team this year as transfers. 

The UW-Whitewater Warhawks Wrestling team competes in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Division III. 
For additional information about Warhawk wrestling please visit our website at www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/index.cfm 
Wrestling Coach: Tim Fader (262)-472-1867


Date:  Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Release:  as desired

Subject:  NCAA Division III Championship…Karls Earns All-American Honors

                                                            Karls Earns Scholar All-American Honors

                                                            Team Earns Scholar All-American Honors

Written:  Andrea Stadler

Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) earned All-American honors, on and off the mat, at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championship, hosted by Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN on Friday and Saturday, March 4 – 5.  The Warhawk team was also recognized for their academic success as one of the top 20 Scholar All-American teams. 

Karls earned All-American honors on the mat at the championship.  Karls placed fifth at the NCAA III Wrestling Championship.  He was seeded seventh and defeated the number eight seed Tenkoran Agyeman from New York-Oswego 14-12 in the fifth place match.  Karls went 4-2 at the championship tournament, is the thirteenth Warhawk wrestler that has earned All-American honors on the mat twice and is the first since Derrick LeVake who finished seventh in 1996 at 275 pounds and fifth in 1997.  Karls finished the season with a 38-7 record.  His record of 38 wins is the sixth highest total in Warhawk history.  His career total of 102 wins is the ninth highest in the record books.  There have only been ten Warhawks to win 100 or more matches in their careers.  Karls career winning percentage is 102-25, .803 is the tenth best in school history. 

Karls was named NCAA III Scholar All-American.  Karls was also named Scholar All-American in 2002-03 and 2003-04.  Karls is the third Warhawk wrestler to achieve this honor of being a three-time Scholar All-American.  Other three-time Warhawks include Phil Klamm in 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-00 and Rome Seifert in 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97.  Warhawk wrestlers have achieved this honor 34 times since 1988.  The criterion for a Scholar All-American is a 3.2 cumulative Grade Point Average, or two previous semesters of a 3.2 GPA, fourth or better in the conference and participating in at least 50% of the meets for the season or winning 67% or competing in 67% of the meets in the season, and a letter of recommendation from someone other than the coach.  For a complete list of Warhawk Scholar All-Americans see the end of the release. 

The entire team was also recognized by the NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association.  The team had a GPA of 3.127 and was among the top 20 Division III teams in the nation.  The criteria for teams is ten transcripts and GPA’s, six of the ten must compete in the qualifying meet and the remaining four must compete in 50% of the seasons meets.  The ten transcripts and GPA’s can be taken from any weight class. 

Ross Babcock (149, sr., Whitewater) also qualified for the NCAA III championship, but went 0-2 Friday to end his season with 28-14 at 149 pounds.  Babcock lost in the second round to seventh seeded Jim Rusial of York College (PA).  Babcock ended his career at UW-W with 92-54. 

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader:   UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867

UW-Whitewater wrestling web site:  www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III Championship web site:  http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/2004ncaawr/index.html
 

UW-Whitewater Wrestling

All-Americans, Scholar Award Winners

1988-89           Randy Meyer              
1990-91           Rob Schmidt           
                        Rich Straub                 
1991-92           Rich Straub                 
                        Paul Ybarra                 
1992-93           Luke Francois             
                        Scott Watry                 
1993-94           Scott Watry                 
1994-95           Brent Davenport          
                        Rome Seifert               
1995-96           Derrick LeVake          
                        Steve Leurquin
                        Matt Misco                 
                        Rome Seifert               
1996-97           Derrick LeVake          
                        Mario Trafficante         
                        Jack West                   
1996-97           Rome Seifert
                        Emmett Blahnik
1997-98           Mario Trafficante         
                        Phil Klamm                  
1998-99           Phil Klamm                  
1999-2000       Phil Klamm                  
                        Matt Werner               
2000-2001       Jason Rogers           
                         Ryan Toshner              
2002-2003       Mike Jankowski          
                        Dave Berglund 
                        Nick Karls                  
                        Ross Babcock             
2003-2004             Nick Karls                  
                         Tony Wright                
                         Jeff Zastrow             
2004-2005       Nick Karls      


Wrestling … Karls Earns All-American Honors for Second Time
At the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championship
Hosted by Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN
Saturday, March 05, 2005 (second of two day tournament)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 141-pounder Nick Karls earned All-American honors with a fifth place finish at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Wrestling Championship, hosted by Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota Friday-Saturday, March 4-5.

Karls (senior, Dane/Lodi), seeded seventh, defeated number eight seed Tenkoran Agyeman of New York-Oswego 14-12 in the fifth place match.

Karls, who went 4-2 in the NCAA III championship tournament, is the thirteenth Warhawk wrestler to earn All-American honors on the mat twice, and the first since Derrick LeVake finished seventh in 1996 at 275 pounds and fifth in 1997.

Karls wound up his senior season with a 38-7 record. His 38 wins is the sixth highest total in Warhawk wrestling history, and his career total of 102 wins is ninth in the school record book. Only ten UW-W wrestlers have ever won 100 or more matches in a career. Karls’ career winning percentage (102-25) of .803 is tenth best in school history.

Karls’ All-American honor is the fifty-second earned by a Warhawk wrestler in national competition.

UW-W teammate Ross Babcock also qualified for the NCAA III championship, but went 0-2 Friday to end the season 28-14 at 149 pounds.

Karls’ Bouts in the Championship
Friday, March 4
Had a first round bye
In second round: pinned unseeded Mike Detsis of Stevens Tech (NY) in 1:56 .. Detsis is now 32-5.
In third round: Karls lost by technical fall to number two seed Jamell Tidwell of Augsburg College
(MN), 17-0 at 2:46. Tidwell, the 2004 runnerup at 141, is 33-4 at this time
In the consolation bracket: Karls defeated Dan Roberts of New York-Brockport, the number five
seed, 13-8. Roberts, who finished seventh in the NCAA III tournament last year, ends the
season 23-5.

Saturday, March 5
In the third round of the consolation bracket: Karls defeated unseeded Mike Gaeta of Springfield
College (MA) 7-5, Gaeta ends the season 37-7
In the fourth round of the consolation bracket: Karls lost to Dustin Brewer of Simpson College (IA)
14-6, Brewer, unseeded, is now 13-7 and will wrestle for third place
In the fifth place match: Karls defeated Tenkoran Agyeman of New York-Oswego, the number
eight seed, 14-12. Agyeman ended the season 23-7. Agyeman earned All-American honors
(top eight finish at the national championship) three times.

For Additional Information
UW-Whitewater wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III Championship web site: http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/2004ncaawr/index.html
Tim Fader: UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
 
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Release: note date of national meet
Subject: Wrestling ... Two Head for NCAA III Championship
Written: Andrea Stadler

UW-Whitewater will be represented by 141-pounder Nick Karls and Ross Babcock at 149 pounds at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championship Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi) and Babcock (sr, Whitewater) are returning All-Americans, earned by placing among the top eight in their weight class at the 2004 national meet. Karls placed fourth and Babcock seventh.

Karls, 34-5, is ranked sixth in his weight class in the national rankings compiled by the NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association, released February 23. He has the second most wins of any of the sixteen national qualifiers in his weight. Eight of the 141-pounders have won at least 30 matches, and seven of the top eight in the NCAA III WCA rankings advanced to the tourney. Six of the top seven wrestlers from the 2004 NCAA III tournament return, including defending champion Duystin Hinschberger of Wartburg College (38-1) and 2004 runnerup Jamall Tidwell of Augsburg College (31-4).

Babcock enters the tourney with a 28-12 record. All eight 149-pound wrestlers ranked in the February 23 poll advanced to the national tourney. Clint Manny of Simpson College (IA), the 2004 runnerup, third place finisher Matt Pyle of Luther College (IA), and fourth place finisher David Icenhower of The College of New Jersey are all back in this year’s field.

Karls and Babcock earned their place in the NCAA III meet with at-large berths from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in Appleton February 19. Both finished second (true second, based on a match for second place) in their weights.

UW-Whitewater has had wrestlers earn All-American honors on the mat (not counting Scholar All-Americans) 51 times. Prior to Karls and Babcock last year, Jason Rogers was the most recent, finishing sixth at 133 pounds in 2001. Twelve Warhawk wrestlers have earned All-American honors at least twice. Most recently, 275-pounder Derrick LeVake finished fifth in the 1997 championship and seventh in 1996. Terry Schuler finished among the top eight all four years, 1985-88, at 177 or 190 pounds. UW-W has had four individual national champions, led by Rob Llorca’s back-to-back titles at 158 pounds in 1990 and 1991. Also winning titles were Ed Brady, the 150 pound champion in 1987, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 126 pound champion Fred Townsend in 1978.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader … UW-W wrestling coach: (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling 
2005 Division III Championship Web site: http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/2004ncaawr/index.html 
NCAA Wrestling: http://www.ncaasports.com/wrestling/mens
NCAA III team and individual rankings:
http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: UW-W Wrestling Finish Fourth at Conference Championship
Written: Andrea Stadler


This Week
Warhawk wrestlers Nick Karls, Ross Babcock will travel to Northfield, MN to take part in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championships at Saint Olaf University on March 4 and 5 beginning at 9:00 am.

Stats/Notes
The Warhawks were 10-11 in dual meets for the season and 4-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. UW-Whitewater is ranked 30th in the NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released on February 9, 2005. In addition to the team ranking, Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) is ranked sixth at 141 pounds in the NCAA III WCA poll. Karls is now 34-5 for the season. John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) is 31-7 and Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) is 28-12 for the season.

Last Week
UW-Whitewater traveled to Appleton, WI to participate in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The team scores for the championship meet were: UW-La Crosse 142.5, UW-Stevens Point 100.5, UW-Platteville 95.5, UW-Whitewater 87, UW-Oshkosh 71, UW-Eau Claire 67 and Lawrence University 45.

Placewinners for the Warhawks at the tournament were John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin), 3-1, Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane, Lodi), 4-1, and Ross Babcock (149, sr., Whitewater), 2-1, all winning their "true second" place match. True second place being the loser of the championship match facing the winner of the third place match to determine the true second place winner.

Other Warhawks that contributed points to the team score of 87 were Chris Lee (157, sr., Oak Park, IL), 2-2, Drew Hamel (184, jr., Nekoosa), 2-2, Mike Schnaidt (133, fr., San Juan Capistrano, CA/ Hinkson Christian Academy, Moscow, Russia), , Eric Verbeten (174, fr., Greenleaf/Wrightstown), and Karl Voeck (197, fr., Madison/Memorial).

The champion of each weight class automatically qualifies for the NCAA III Championship. Two Warhawks earned two of the six additional NCAA III qualifying positions, Nick Karls and Ross Babcock. John Rombca earned a position as an alternate . Rombca is the second alternate and will be able to compete if two wresters cannot wrestle or the first alternate cannot wrestle. Karls was named the Max Sparger Scholar Athlete for Wrestling at the championship meet.

For Additional Information
Tim Fader UW-W wrestling coach: (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III team and individual rankings: http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle
WIAC championship web site:
http://www.lawrence.edu/athletics/wrestling/wiacchampionships.shtml
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: UW-W Wrestling Finish 10th at Pete Wilson Invite at Wheaton College, IL
Written: Andrea Stadler

This Week
The Warhawks will participate in the last dual meet of the season against UW-Platteville on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 6:00 pm in Platteville.

Stats/Notes
The Warhawks are 9-11 in dual meets this season and 3-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) and Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) gained two wins for the Warhawks at the Pete Wilson Invite. Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) is now 29-4 and has seven pins and John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) is now 27-6 for the season and also has seven pins. Dustin Fox (157, fr., Whitewater/Milton) is 21-11 and is close behind Karls and Rombca with six pins. Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) is 25-11 and has five pins for the season.

Last Week
UW-Whitewater traveled to Wheaton College, IL to participate in the Pete Wilson Invite on February 4th and 5th. The Warhawks placed 10th out of 27 teams with a total score of 56.5.
Team scores for the invite were: UW-La Crosse 178, John Carroll 98.5, Indianapolis 88, North Central College 80, UW-Parkside 80, Heidelberg College 76, Augustana College 67.5, Wabash College 60, Chicago 57, UW-Whitewater 56.5, Millikin University 49.5, Case Western Reserve 43, Ohio Northern 40, Mount St. Joseph 39, Manchester College 38.5, Messiah 32.5, Lawrence University 30, Concordia University (WI) 24.5, Maranatha BBC17, Knox College 15.5, Rose Hulman 12, Central 9.5, MacMurray College 7.5, Elmhurst College 6.5, Lakeland 6, Wheaton 5 and Illinois College 1. In the latest Division III wrestling poll UW-La Crosse is ranked 4th, Elmhust College is 10th, John Carroll is 13th, Ohio Northern is 18th, Wabash is 20th, North Central College is 21st, Chicago is 24th, Augustana is 28th and Heidelberg College is ranked 29th.

Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane, Lodi) went 4-0 for the weekend and placed 1st for the 141 pound weight class. John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) went 4-1 for the weekend and placed 3rd in the 125 weight class. Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) went 3-3 for the weekend and placed 6th in the 149 weight class. Shadrick Sherrington (285, fr., Stoughton) went 3-3 for the weekend and placed 8th.

WRESTLING … Warhawks Place 10th at Wheaton Invitational

Sunday, February 5

Pete Wilson Wheaton Invitational 

Team Scores (Top Ten Teams)

UW-La Crosse 178, John Carroll 98.5, Indianapolis 88, North Central College 80, UW-Parkside 80, Heidelberg College 76, Augustana College 67.5, Wabash College 60, Chicago 57, UW-Whitewater 56.5 

Weight Class Championship Match, and Top UW-W Finisher

125 Championship:  Jordan Kollinski, UWL, def. Phu Hong, Wabash, 12-4
UWW's John Rombca (sr, Franklin) placed 3rd def. Adam Pizzuro, John Carroll, 7-6

133 Championship:  Shane Perkey, Indianapolis, def. Tim Lennox, John Carrol, 2-1 UWW's Mike Schniad went 1-2 and did not place

141 Championship: Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi), UWW, def. Adam Kuchnia, UWL, 4-0

149 Championship:  Jason Roush, Mt. St. Joseph, def. Mark Zimmerman, Heidelberg, 10-6 UWW's Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) placed 6th

157 Championship: Ross Needham, UWL, def. Mike Kerr, Augustana, 4-2 UWW's Jim Stanek went 1-2 and did not place

165 Championship:  Nick Ammerman, UWL, def. Bobby Gingerich, North Central College, 6-4 UWW: no competitors in this weight class

174 Championship: Chris Healy, Wabash, def. Mark Hawald, John Carroll, 5-3
UWW's Eric Verbetan went 0-2 and did not place

184 Championship: Ryan Summers, John Carroll,  def. Shamar Bailey, Maranatha, 7-0 UWW's Karl Voeck went 1-2 and did not place

197 Championship: Jim Swanson, UWL, def. John Goral, UW-Parkside, 6-4 UWW's Mason Wood went 1-2 and did not place

285 Championship:  Ryan Allen, UWL, def. Matt Overman, Manchester, 18-8 UWW's Shadrik Sherrington (fr, Stoughton) placed 8th 

Notes:  John Rombca went 4-1 for the invite increasing his season total to 26-6.  Nick Karls went 4-0 on his way to winning his weight class and increased his season won-loss record to 6-0.  Ross Babcock went 3-3 and placed 6th in the 149 lbs. weight class.  Shadrick Sherrington went 3-3 and placed 8th in the 285 lbs. weight class. 

For Additional Information: contact the head wrestling coach Tim Fader at (262) 472-1867 visit the Warhawks wrestling website at http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/index.cfm


Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: UW-W Wrestling Defeat Lawrence University and Fall to UW-Stevens Point
Written: Andrea Stadler

This Week
The Warhawks will travel to Wheaton College, Illinois to participate in the Pete Wilson Invite on Friday, February 4 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, February 5 at 9:00 am.

Stats/Notes
The Warhawks are 9-11 in dual meets this season and 3-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) and Eric Verbeten (174, fr., Greenleaf/Wrightstown) gained two wins for the season by defeating both opponents from Lawrence University and UW-Stevens Point. Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) leads the team in wins (25) and winning percentage (25-4). Karls also gained another pin against his opponent from Lawrence University, in 35 seconds, and now has six pins for the season. John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) is 23-5 overall and Dustin Fox (157, fr., Whitewater/Milton) is 21-11 overall.

Last Week
UW-W hosted Lawrence University on Friday, January 28 and UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, January 29. The Warhawks defeated Lawrence University 40-4 and fell to UW-Stevens Point 24-9. UW-Stevens Point is ranked 13th in the poll of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III teams. Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) was 2-0 for the weekend. Babcock wrestled at 157 against Lawrence and 149 against UW-Stevens Point. Eric Verbeten (174, fr., Greenleaf/Wrightstown) was 2-0 for the weekend. The following Warhawks were 1-1 for the weekend: Chris Lee (165, sr., Oak Park, IL), Mike Schnaidt (133, fr., San Juan Capistrano, CA/ Hinkson Christian Academy, Moscow, Russia), Drew Hamel (184, jr., Nekoosa), Derrik Johnson (285, fr., Brodhead) and Scott Moe (157, fr., Burlington). John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) and Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane, Lodi), were also 1-1 for the weekend and gained their wins through pins against their opponents from Lawrence University. Rombca's pin was in 4:40 and Karls, who wrestled at 149, gained a pin in 35 seconds. James Gordon (141, so., Chicago, IL/Bowen) defeated Lawrence.

Prior to the match against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, January 29, the UW-Whitewater gymnasium was dedicated as the "Willie Myers Family Gymnasium." Willie Myers retired as the Warhawk's wrestling coach in June 2004 after 36 years of service. For more information about Myers and his accomplishments go to the UW-Whitewater Athletic web site or click here http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling/index.cfm.

For Additional Information
Tim Fader ... UW-W wrestling coach ... (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site ... www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III team and individual rankings ... http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle
Wrestling ... Whitewater Falls to Stevens Point
Friday January 29, 2005
at Williams Center in Whitewater, WI

Team Score: UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-Whitewater 9

Matches:
125 David Davila, SP, defeated John Rombca, WW, 2-4 OT
133 Jake Calhoun, SP, defeated Mike Schnaidt, WW, 4-13
141 Joel Burdick, SP, defeated Nick Karls, WW, 2-3
149 Ross Babcock, WW, defeated Jon Burdick, SP, 9-4
157 Scott Moe, WW, defeated Greg Metzler, SP, 10-6
165 Josh Ison, SP, defeated Chris Lee, WW, 0-6
174 Eric Verbeten, WW, defeated Eric Bath, SP, 8-4
184 Al Stacilauskas, SP, defeated Drew Hamel, WW, by technical foul 3-19 (5:05)
197 Mitch Szwet, SP defeated Mason Wood, WW, 6-8
285 Mike Hayes, SP defeated Derrik Johnson, WW, 2-7

Notes:
Whitewater is now 9-11 overall and 3-2 in the WIAC ... Stevens Point is now 11-6 overall and 3-1 in the WIAC ... UW-Stevens Point is ranked 12th as of January 25 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Polls Division III. Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi) is ranked 6th nationally in the National Wrestling Coaches Association polls. Prior to the match, UW-Whitewater gymnasium was dedicated as the "Willie Myers Family Gymnasium." Willie Myers retired as the Warhawk's wrestling coach in June 2004 after 36 years.

Next on the Schedule:
Whitewater's will be competing in the Pete Wilson Invite, which is hosted by Wheaton College Friday and Saturday on February 4th and 5th.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
Wrestling ... Whitewater Defeats Lawrence University
Friday January 28, 2005
at Williams Center in Whitewater, WI

Team Score: UW-Whitewater 40, Lawrence University 4

Matches:
125 John Rombca, WW, pinned David Quinlan, LU, 4:40
133 Mike Schnaidt, WW, defeated Jim Williamson, LU, 11-1
141 James Gordon, WW, defeated Daniel Shay, LU, 12-9
149 Nick Karls, WW, pinned Chandler Ballancea, LU, 35 seconds
157 Ross Babcock, WW, defeated Ryan Dummann, LU, 12-0
165 Chris Lee, WW, defeated Jimmy Lima, LU, 12-1
174 Eric Verbeten, WW, defeated John Budi, LU, 6-4
184 Drew Hamel, WW, defeated Joe Austin, LU, 11-2
197 Ben Dictus, LU, defeated Kory Lochner, WW, 17-4
285 Derrik Johnson, WW, pinned Scott Polewach, LU, 4:14

Notes:
Whitewater is now 9-10 overall and 3-1 in the WIAC ... Lawrence University is now 2-9 overall and 0-4 in the WIAC ... Derrik Johnson (fr, Waukesha/North) gained his first pin of the season in 4:14 ... Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi) is ranked 6th nationally in the National Wrestling Coaches Association polls ... This is the Warhawks highest scoring meet so far this season.

Next on the Schedule:
Whitewater's next match will be played at home in the Williams Center Gym on Saturday, January 29th at 7:00pm against UW-Stevens Point.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Release: note date of event
Subject: Gymnasium to be Dedicated in Honor of Myers
Written: Tom Fick

Willie Myers, a teacher, coach and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for thirty-six years prior to his retirement last summer, will be honored in a special ceremony dedicating the wrestling area in Williams Center as the Willie Myers Family Wrestling Gymnasium. The dedication will take place at 7:00 Saturday, January 29 in the upper lobby (near the entrance to Kachel Gym, gym 2 and gym 3) of Williams Center on campus.

"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is honored to name it wrestling facility after Dr. Willie Myers and his family," UW-W director of athletics Dr. Paul Plinske said. "For 36 years Willie and his family taught the values of discipline, integrity and dedication. More importantly, the Myers' exemplified a standard of excellence in all they did. The legacy of the Myers family will live on forever in the halls of Williams Center."

Myers, wrestling coach at UW-W for thirty-six years, directed UW-Whitewater teams to more conference championships than any coach, men's or women's sports, in school history. The Warhawks won twelve Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title under Myers. He also directed UW-W to seventeen top twenty finishes in national championships, including thirteenth place in the 2004 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tournament. Myers' coached 64 conference champions, wrestlers earned All-American honors 53 times under his direction, and 30 athletes were named NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-Americans. Three individuals won four NCAA III championships in that time.

Following the conclusion of the 2003-2004 season, Myers was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wrestling Coach of the Year, Wisconsin College Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association, and added Wisconsin State Coach of the Year from the WWCA (including high school coaches) in May. In July 2003 Myers received the Lifetime Service Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and in November 2003 he was recognized for forty years of service to the sport of wrestling by the WWCA.

Myers has been inducted into the George Martin (Wisconsin wrestling) Hall of Fame (1982), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1986, and the Eastern Illinois University, his alma mater, Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.

Facility at UW-Whitewater to be Dedicated to Myers

Respect among his peers led Myers to numerous positions in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Association and, when UW-W joined the NCAA in 1980, in the NCAA wrestling community. He served as president of both coaching groups, in the NAIA and in Division III of the NCAA. In the early 70's Myers was chosen to lead a NAIA all-star team on a tour of Japan and Korea, he coached the United States freestyle team in the 1977 World University Games, and served as wrestling team administrator for the U.S. 1979 World University Games wrestling team.

In addition to his years as wrestling coach, Myers' served the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a number of other capacities. He came to UW-W as a hall director in the residence life office, assistant football coach, campus facilities planner, and chairman of the Department of Coaching (an academic unit now part of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching), and as director of athletics-men, a position he held for 15 years (1983-98). When he retired in July he also gave up his position as a tenured professor in the HPERC department.

Myers graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Eastern Illinois University in 1964, and he earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from EIU in 1966. He received a doctorate in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977. After graduating from Eastern Illinois, Myers taught and coached in the Arlington Heights (IL) school district.


For additional information:
Paul Plinske, UW-W director of athletics, 262-472-1543
Bob Lanza, UW-W assistant director of athletics, 262-472-3190
Kris Russell, UW-W senior woman administrator for athletics, 262-472-5645

For a high resolution photo of Myers go to: http://www.uww.edu/athletics/images/mwrestling/Myers%20high%20res.jpg
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: UW-W Wrestling Top UW-Eau Claire and Division I Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
Written: Andrea Stadler

This Week
The Warhawks will host two matches at home this weekend, Lawrence University on Friday, January 28 at 7:00 pm and UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, January 29 at 7:00 pm in the Williams Center. In addition to the meet against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, Willie Myers, a teacher, coach and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for thirty-six years prior to his retirement last summer, will be honored in a special ceremony dedicating the wrestling area in Williams Center as the Willie Myers Family Wrestling Gymnasium. The dedication will take place at 7:00 pm Saturday, January 29 in the upper lobby (near the entrance to Kachel Gym, gym 2 and gym 3) of Williams Center on campus. For more information about the Myers dedication click here.

Stats/Notes
The Warhawks are 8-10 in dual meets this season and 2-1 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ross Babcock (157, sr., Whitewater) gained two pins for the season in the 157 weight class in 1:13 and 1:16 Babcock is now is 20-8 overall. Nick Karls (141, sr., Dane/Lodi) leads the team in wins (24) and winning percentage (24-3). John Rombca (125, sr., Franklin) is close behind in both categories with 22-4 overall. Dustin Fox (157, fr., Whitewater/Milton) is 18-11 overall.

Last Week
UW-W hosted UW-Eau Claire and Division I Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville. The Warhawks hosted a triple dual meet with UW-Eau Claire and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville defeated UW-Eau Claire 34-13, UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Eau Claire 31-13 and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 28-17.

Several individuals led the Warhawks in the triple dual. Nick Karls (sr., Dane, Lodi) won against UW-Eau Claire at 141 and against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at149 pounds, and John Rombca (sr., Franklin) won against UW-Eau Claire at 133 and against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 125. Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) was 2-0 for the weekend and gained two pins for the season, 1:13 and 1:16. Derrik Johnson (285, fr., Brodhead) won by forfeit against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Matt Redman (125, fr., Bayside/Nicolet) and James Gordon (149, so., Chicago IL/Bowen) won by forfeit against UW-Eau Claire.

For Additional Information
Tim Fader ... UW-W wrestling coach ... (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site ... www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III team and individual rankings ... http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle
UW-Whitewater Upcoming Athletic Events Thursday, January 27 through Sunday, February 6

Friday, Jan. 28
wrestling hosts Lawrence University at 7:00 in Kachel Gym of Williams Center
Saturday, Jan. 29
wrestling hosts UW-Stevens Point at 7:00 in Kachel Gym of Williams Center dedication of Dr. Willie Meyers Family Wrestling Gymnasium at 7:00 pm in the Williams Center Gym 2
Friday, Feb. 4
wrestling at Pete Wilson Invite in Wheaton at 1:00 pm, continues Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 5
wrestling at Pete Wilson Invite in Wheaton at 1:00 pm, began Friday, concludes today
wrestling at UW-Eau Claire at 6:00 pm
Wrestling ... Warhawks Triple Dual
Saturday January 22, 2005
at Williams Center in Whitewater, WI


Team Score: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 34, UW-Eau Claire 13

Matches:
125 Scott Audo, SI, won by forfeit
133 Steve Chico, SI, defeated Shane Brady, EC, 14-4
141 Bill Breheny, SI, won by technical fall, Tony D'Antuono, EC, 15-0 at 141
149 Joe Rujawitz, SI, won by forfeit
157 Jamie Johnson, SI, defeated Curt Polzin, EC, 5-0
165 Derek Sikora, EC, defeated John Ficht, SI, 4-0
174 Eric Scholle, SI, pinned Ted Sikowski, EC, 2:47
184 Pat Healy, SI, defeated Mike Stremer, EC, 13-4
197 Larry Moen, EC, defeated Mike Ciabattoni, SI, 11-1
285 Drew Binger, EC, pinned Jason Hartman, SI, 2:20

Team Score: UW-Whitewater 31, UW-Eau Claire 13

Matches:
125 Matt Redman, WW, won by forfeit
133 John Rombca, WW, defeated Shane Brady, EC, 8-3
141 Nick Karls, WW, pinned Tony D'Antuono, EC, 1:50
149 James Gordon, WW, won by forfeit
157 Ross Babcock, WW, pinned Curt Polzin, EC, 1:13
165 Derek Sikora, EC, defeated Chris Lee, WW, 10-1
174 Lance Valiquette, EC, defeated Eric Verbeten, WW, 4-3
184 Drew Hamel, WW, defeated Mike Stremer, EC, 15-2
197 Josh Holforty, EC, defeated Kory Lochner, WW, 6-0
285 Drew Binger, EC, defeated Derrik Johnson, WW, 4-1

Team Score: UW-Whitewater 28 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 17

Matches:
125 John Rombca, WW, defeated Scott Audo, SI, 12-4
133 Steve Chico, SI, defeated Mike Schnaidt, WW, 14-3
141 Bill Breheny, SI, pinned James Gordon, WW, 2:32
149 Nick Karls, WW, defeated Joe Rujawitz, SI, 9-6
157 Ross Babcock, pinned, defeated Jamie Johnson, SI, 1:16
165 John Ficht, SI, defeated Chris Lee, WW, 9-0
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174 Eric Scholle, SI, defeated Eric Verbeten, WW, 10-3
184 Drew Hamel, WW, defeated Pat Healy, SI, 12-9
197 Kory Lochner, WW, pinned Mike Ciabattoni, SI, 3:49
285 Derrik Johnson, WW, won by forfeit

Notes:
The Eau Claire Blugolds are now 3-9 on the season in dual meets ... Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is now 2-8 ... Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is a Division I University ... Whitewater is now 8-10 overall and 2-1 in the WIAC ... Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) gained his first and fastest pin this season in the 157 weight class with a time of 1:13 and is 19-8 overall ... Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi) gained another pin, making it six pins on the season, and is 24-3 overall this season ... John Rombca (sr, Franklin) record is now 22-4.

Next on the Schedule:
Whitewater's next two matches will be played at home in the Williams Center Gym. On Friday, January 28th the Warhawks will host Lawrence University at 7:00pm, and on Saturday, January 29th at 7:00pm the Warhawks will host UW-Stevens Point.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
 

Gymnasium to be Dedicated in Honor of Myers

Date:  Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Release:  note date of event

Subject:  Gymnasium to be Dedicated in Honor of Myers

Written:  Tom Fick 

Willie Myers, a teacher, coach and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for thirty-six years prior to his retirement last summer, will be honored in a special ceremony dedicating the wrestling area in Williams Center as the Willie Myers Family Wrestling Gymnasium.  The dedication will take place at 7:00 Saturday, January 29 in the upper lobby (near the entrance to Kachel Gym, gym 2 and gym 3) of Williams Center on campus. 

"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is honored to name it wrestling facility after Dr. Willie Myers and his family," UW-W director of athletics Dr. Paul Plinske said.  "For 36 years Willie and his family taught the values of discipline, integrity and dedication.  More importantly, the Myers' exemplified a standard of excellence in all they did.  The legacy of the Myers family will live on forever in the halls of Williams Center." 

Myers, wrestling coach at UW-W for thirty-six years, directed UW-Whitewater teams to more conference championships than any coach, men's or women's sports, in school history.  The Warhawks won twelve Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title under Myers.  He also directed UW-W to seventeen top twenty finishes in national championships, including thirteenth place in the 2004 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tournament.  Myers' coached 64 conference champions, wrestlers earned All-American honors 53 times under his direction, and 30 athletes were named NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-Americans.  Three individuals won four NCAA III championships in that time. 

Following the conclusion of the 2003-2004 season, Myers was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wrestling Coach of the Year, Wisconsin College Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association, and added Wisconsin State Coach of the Year from the WWCA (including high school coaches) in May.  In July 2003 Myers received the Lifetime Service Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and in November 2003 he was recognized for forty years of service to the sport of wrestling by the WWCA. 

Myers has been inducted into the George Martin (Wisconsin wrestling) Hall of Fame (1982), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1986, and the Eastern Illinois University, his alma mater, Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996. 

Respect among his peers led Myers to numerous positions in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Association and, when UW-W joined the NCAA in 1980, in the NCAA wrestling community.  He served as president of both coaching groups, in the NAIA and in Division III of the NCAA.  In the early 70's Myers was chosen to lead a NAIA all-star team on a tour of Japan and Korea, he coached the United States freestyle team in the 1977 World University Games, and served as wrestling team administrator for the U.S. 1979 World University Games wrestling team.   

In addition to his years as wrestling coach, Myers' served the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a number of other capacities.  He came to UW-W as a hall director in the residence life office, assistant football coach, campus facilities planner, and chairman of the Department of Coaching (an academic unit now part of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching), and as director of athletics-men, a position he held for 15 years (1983-98).  When he retired in July he also gave up his position as a tenured professor in the HPERC department. 

Myers graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Eastern Illinois University in 1964, and he earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from EIU in 1966.  He received a doctorate in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.  After graduating from Eastern Illinois, Myers taught and coached in the Arlington Heights (IL) school district. 

For additional information:

            Paul Plinske, UW-W director of athletics, 262-472-1543

            Bob Lanza, UW-W assistant director of athletics, 262-472-3190

            Kris Russell, UW-W senior woman administrator for athletics, 262-472-5645 

For a high resolution photo of Myers go to:  http://www.uww.edu/athletics/images/mwrestling/Myers%20high%20res.jpg

 


Date:  Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Subject:  Wrestling ...Warhawks Compete Against Top-Ranked Schools in PA

Written:  Andrea Stadler 

This Week

The Warhawks will host UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, January 22 at 3:00 pm in the Williams Center. 

Stats/Notes

The Warhawks are 6-10 in dual meets this season and 1-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  Half of the Warhawks' duals this season have been against nationally-ranked opponents ... Nick Karls leads the team in wins (22) and winning percentage (22-3).  John Rombca is close behind in both categories at 20-4.  Ross Babcock (18-8), Dustin Fox (fr, Whitewater/Milton) is 18-11 at 157 pounds, and Scott Moe (fr, Burlington) is also in double figures in wins with an 11-10 mark.  Moe, like Babcock, wrestles at 149 pounds.  Fox leads the team with six pins, followed by Karls and Rombca, both with five.  

Last Week

UW-W traveled to Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA to take part in the 2005 Budd Whitehill Division III Dual Tournament Friday and Saturday.  The Warhawks faced four nationally-ranked teams in five matches, coming out with a 2-3 record in the meet.  On Friday the Warhawks were defeated in the first round by Springfield College (MA), ranked seventh in the latest poll of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III teams, 33-6.  In the next round the Warhawks defeated New York-Oswego, thirtieth in the NCAA III ranking, 20-18.  In the last round of Friday's action the Warhawks defeated Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 38-15.  Saturday morning twenty-first ranked Wabash College (IN) defeated the Warhawks 19-14, and in their final match of the tournament the Warhawks were defeated by #28 Heidelberg College (OH), 24-9. 

Ithaca College (NY) defeated Springfield in the championship match, 22-14, and host Lycoming beat The College of New Jersey 20-14 for third place. 

Several individuals led the Warhawks in the Whitehill Duals.  Senior Nick Karls (Dane, Lodi) went 5-0 at 141 pounds, and John Rombca (sr, Franklin) was 4-1 at 125.  Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) and Eric Verbeten (fr, Greenleaf/Wrightstown) were both 3-2, at 149 and 175 pounds, respectively.  

The Warhawks' week began with a 37-3 loss at UW-La Crosse, the defending Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion and NCAA III fifth ranked team.  A decision by Babcock at 149 accounted for UW-W's points.  

For Additional Information

Tim Fader ... UW-W wrestling coach ... (262) 472-1867

UW-W wrestling web site ... www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling

NCAA III team and individual rankings ... http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html

WIAC wrestling web site:  http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle


Wrestling ... Warhawks Fall to La Crosse
Wednesday, January 11, 2005
at La Crosse, WI


Team Score: UW-La Crosse 37, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 3

Matches
125 Jordan Kolinski, LC, def. John Rombca, WW, 10-6
133 Luke Adams, LC, def. Michael Schnaidt, WW, 9-3
141 Adam Kuchnia, LC, won by major decision over Nick Karls, WW, 12-2
149 Ross Babcock, WW, def. Jake Larson, LC, 8-5
157 Ross Needham, LC, def. Dustin Fox, WW, 5-4
165 Jerad Clark, LC, def. Chris Lee, WW, 2-1
174 Josh Chelf, LC, won by major decision over Eric Verbeten, WW, 13-5
184 Josh Zabel, LC, pinned Drew Hamel, 3:55
197 Jim Swanson, LC, pinned Kory Lochner, WW, 5:37
Hwt Ryan Allen, LC, won by technical fall over Derrick Johnson, WW, 21-6 (4:28)

Notes:
The Warhawks are now 4-7, (1-1) in WIAC on the season in dual meets ... UW-La Crosse is now 9-3, (5-0) in WIAC ... UW-La Crosse has now beaten Whitewater in 14 straight dual meets ... John Rombca (sr, Franklin) is now 16-3 and Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi) is now 17-3. Both players are ranked 6th in Division III in the NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association ranking.

Next on the Schedule:
The Warhawks will be competing in the Budd Whitehill Dual Meet on Jan. 14-15 in Williamsburg, PA. Whitewater's next home match is January 22, 2005 vs. UW-Eau Claire at 3:30 in Williams Center.

For Additional Information:
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site: www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/
North Central College wrestling web site: http://www.noctrl.edu/athlet/wrestling/index.shtml
 
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Release: as desired
Subject: Wrestling ...Warhawks to Compete Against Top-Ranked Schools in Pennsylvania Tourney
Written: Kim Prokuski

This Week
The Warhawks will travel to Williamsport, PA Friday, January 14 to compete in the Bud Whitehill Dual Meet over the weekend. Whitewater will face 19 other teams from across the country, including eight teams that are ranked among the top 25 in the nation... Ithaca College (ranked 8), The College of New Jersey (10), State University of New York at Oswego (14), Johnson and Wales University (17), Lycoming College (19), Thiel College (22), Norwich University (23) and Wabash College (28). Pairings for the tournament will be posted on the hosts' website, www.lycoming.edu/sports  on Wednesday January 12.

The next home meet for the Warhawks will be Saturday, January 22 at 3:00, with UW-Eau Claire visiting the Williams Center.

Stats/Notes
The Warhawks are 4-6 in dual meets this season and 1-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. John Rombca (sr, Franklin) continues to stay in the NCAA Division III individual rankings. Rombca, who is 16-2 this season, is ranked sixth in the DIII Wrestling Coaches Association poll. Teammate Nick Karls (sr, Lodi) is also ranked sixth in the 141 pound class and is 17-2 this season. Other team leaders, Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) is 14-6 at 149 pounds, and Dustin Fox (fr, Whitewater/Milton) is 16-7 at 157 pounds.

Last Week
UW-W started off the new year with a 26-18 loss against North Central College in Naperville, IL on Friday. The Warhawks racked up points with a win by injury default from John Rombca at 125 pounds. Whitewater also accumulated points with major decisions from Nick Karls at 141 pounds, Ross Babcock at 149 pounds and Dustin Fox at 157 pounds.

While some of Whitewater's top wrestlers took time off to prepare for the Bud Whitehill Dual Meet, another team was sent to participate in the Flash Flanagan Open on Saturday at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. Scott Moe (fr, Burlington) was the only Warhawk to place at the tournament, finishing 4-2 and placing fourth. Jeremy Johnson (fr, Romeoville, IL) went 2-2 at 125 pounds, Chris Lee went 1-2 at 157 pounds and Adam Moe (so, Burlington) went 1-2 at 174 pounds. No team scores were kept at the tournament.

For Additional Information
Tim Fader ... UW-W wrestling coach ... (262) 472-1867
UW-W wrestling web site ... www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
NCAA III team and individual rankings ... http://www.oswego.edu/athletics/teams/wrestling/coaches_poll.html
WIAC wrestling web site: http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle

WRESTLING… Warhawks Participate in Flash Flanagan Open, Moe 4th at 149

Saturday, January 08, 2005 at Loras College in Dubuque, IA 

Flash Flanagan Open Team Scores:  none were kept in this open meet 

Weight Class Championship Match and Top UW-W Finisher:

125

championship:  Jeff Pffafinger, Iowa, def. Matt Morkey, Iowa, 4-2

UW-W:  Jeremy Johnson went 2-2, did not place

133

championship:  Trent Goodale, Iowa, def. Nathan Nauman, Upper Iowa, 10-3

UW-W:  no wins

141

championship:  Tony Martinez, Menlo, and Alphonso Paez, Menlo ... co-champions

UW-W:  no wins

149

championship:  Matt Collum, Central, pinned Tyler Safratowich, Minnesota, 1:15

UW-W:  Scott Moe (fr, Burlington) went 4-2 and placed fourth

157

championship:  Cole Pope, Iowa, def. Alex Grunder, Iowa, 9-4

UW-W:  Chris Lee went 1-2 and did not place

165

championship:  Mitch Kuhlman, Minnesota, and Jeremy Larson, Minnesota ... co-champions

UW-W:  no UW-W competitors

174

championship:  Ryan Hagerty, Loras, def. Josh Zabel, UW-La Crosse, 3-1

UW-W:  Adam Moe went 1-2 and did not place

184

championship:  Tom Andrews, Loras, def. Jess Vasquez, Menlo, 7-4

UW-W:  no wins

197

championship:  Mitch Hager, Loras, determined by round robin competition

UW-W:  no competitors

285 

championship:  Ryan Fuller, unattached, def. Chad Barkalow, unattached, 5-0

UW-W:  no wins

Notes:  UW-W's top wrestlers did not compete in this tournament  

Upcoming Schedule:  Whitewater's next competition will be January 11 at UW-La Crosse.  The next home meet will be Saturday, January 22 at 3:00 against UW-Eau Claire. 

For Additional Information:  Tim Fader … UW-W wrestling coach … (262) 472-1867

UW-W wrestling web site:  www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling

Loras College (tourney host) web site:  http://depts.loras.edu/sports/mens/wrestling/05flashopen.html

 Wrestling ... Warhawks Fall to North Central

Friday, January 07, 2005

at North Central College in Naperville, IL

Team Score:  North Central College 26, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 18

Matches

125      John Rombca, WW, won by injury default over Kyle Anderson, NC at 6:38

133      Brian Taylor, NC, def. Michael Schnaidt, WW, 12-3

141      Nick Karls, WW, def. Adam Johnson, NC, 17-6

149      Ross Babcock, WW, def. Noah Fitzenreider, NC, 11-2

157      Dustin Fox, WW, def. Greg Clodfelter, NC, 11-3

165      Bobby Gingerich, NC, pinned Chris Lee, WW, 3:38

174      Eric Foster, NC, def. Eric Verbeten, WW, 7-2

184      Ryan Aldrich, NC, pinned Drew Hamel, 2:15

197      Dustin Docter, NC, def. Kory Lochner, WW, 14-4

Hwt      David Schultz, NC, def. Derrick Johnson, WW, 2-0

Notes:            

The Warhawks are now 4-6 on the season in dual meets ... attendance 300 ... UW-W defeated North Central 24-22 in Whitewater January 10, 2004 ... John Rombca (sr, Franklin) is now 16-2.  Rombca is ranked 6th in Division III at 125 pounds in the NCAA III Wrestling Coaches Association ranking ... Nick Karls (sr, Dane/Lodi), also ranked sixth nationally by the NCAA III WCA in his weight class, is 17-2 ... Ross Babcock (sr, Whitewater) is 14-6 ... Dustin Fox (fr, Whitewater/Milton) is 16-7/

Next on the Schedule:
UW-W will have a number of wrestlers competing in the Loras Open, hosted by Loras College in Dubuque, IA Saturday (January 8).  Whitewater's
next home match is January 22, 2005 vs. UW-Eau Claire at 3:30 in Williams Center.

For Additional Information: 
Tim Fader, UW-W wrestling coach, (262) 472-1867

UW-W wrestling web site:  www.uww.edu/athletics/mwrestling
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestling web site:  http://www.uwsa.edu/wiac/wrestle/

North Central College wrestling web site:  http://www.noctrl.edu/athlet/wrestling/index.shtml


Fader Named to Head Warhawk Wrestling
Tim Fader has been named head wrestling coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

Fader has been the head wrestling coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the past six seasons.  He directed the Eagles to top twenty finishes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship every season.  UW-L tied for fourteenth in 1999, Fader's first season; moved up to sixth in 2000 and second in the 2001 tournament.   Since then UW-L added a fourth place in 2002, eighth in 2003, and seventh in 2004 in the NCAA III championship.  The NCAA Wrestling Coaches Association named Fader Division III Rookie Coach of the Year in 1999 and NCAA III Coach of the Year for the 2000-2001 season. 

Athletes have earned All-American honors seventeen times in Fader's six years at UW-L.  Four Eagle grapplers earned the distinction at the 2004 NCAA III championship, including heavyweight champion Ryan Allen.  Allen, Jason Ott (hwt, 2002) and Jeremy Miller (184 lbs, 2000) all earned national titles under Fader's tutelage. 

Fader's UW-L squads also ruled the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, winning six consecutive league titles (adding one the year before when Fader was an assistant to make the current UW-L streak seven straight).  Fader was named WIAC Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1999, 2001, and 2002. That run of WIAC success includes two wrestlers named Peterson Outstanding Wrestler of the WIAC Tournament (Rob Anderson in 1999, Jason Ott in 2000), and three Max Sparger Scholar Athletes for Wrestling (Andrew Melton in 2000 shared with Whitewater's Phill Klamm, Josh Habeck in 2002, Troy Fabry in 2004).



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