Whippet Wrestlers Close Out Busy Dual Meet Stretch; Salmieri Gets 100th Win

by John Schimming

Saturday, January 18, the Whippet Wrestling team closed out a busy 10 days of dual meets culminating in a record of 4-2 over the time improving their overall record to 6-2.

Photo by Bob Mischka

Stating things off the Whippets traveled to East Troy in what is always a fun dual meet to be a part of as there is always a great turnout of support for both teams and the crowd really gets into it. Whitewater started off strong winning the first 8 matches to build a 41-0 lead. The team then ended the night with a nice pin to close out the victory 47-27.

The Whippets came back on on January 16th and hosted parents’ night as well as had a nice number of youth wrestlers come support the team after their practice when the team hosted Beloit Memorial. It was a great night to come watch the team as the entire team had an opportunity to wrestle. The JV team did outstanding only dropping four of the 16 matches. The varsity team then rolled to a 61-21 win.

Photo by Bob Mischka

On Saturday Whitewater was able to get on the roads after they were cleared of snow to travel to Clinton to participate in the Rock Valley Conference Duals. Whitewater had 4 conference dual meets on the day. They started off with a strong 72-12 win over Clinton. They were then in quite a battle with Beloit Turner as the coaching staff knew it would be. The dual meet was not decided until the last match; unfortunately the team was on the losing end of that contest, dropping their first dual meet of the season. There were some great matches in this dual meet with Turner coming out on top on a couple too many of the close ones. A highlight in the dual was Marcus DePorter who wrestled possibly his best match of his high school career defeating his opponent by a major decision 10-2. On the day Marcus did well going 3-1 overall.

The Whippets bounced back from the loss defeating Jefferson 58-21. The coaching staff was happy to see the team bounce back and wrestled hard after their first defeat.

To close out the day the Whippets did not wrestle up to their potential, which they needed to do against a very good Evansville team. The dual exposed items that will definitely be addressed as we start shifting focus for the varsity to the tournament series which will begin in only 3 weeks!

Highlights of the day for individuals included Jaden Salmieri who reached a milestone that he set when he was a freshman securing his 100th career win in the Turner Dual Meet. He finished the day 4-0. David Cushman also had an outstanding day going 4-0 seeming to get tougher as the day progressed. Going 3-1 on the day included; CJ Tomomitsu, Cooper Hammond and Marcus DePorter.

Coach John Schimming, Jaden Salmieri, Coach Johnny Gomez

The JV team was also competing on Saturday at the Conference Duals in indvidual competition. The coaching staff felt they looked good and continue to improve. Going 3-0 were Aaron Porras and Leo Gonzalez. Going 2-1 were Victor Hernandez, Mason Nobs, and Hector Arnodo. The entire JV team has worked hard and is showing improvement every day.

Thank you, parents, for all your support of the Whitewater Whippet Wresting Team.

UW-W Men’s Basketball Downs UW-Stout -1/18/20

by Chris Lindeke, Asst. Athletic Director, UW-W

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team made several big plays down the stretch offensively and forced a miss on a last-second shot attempt defensively Saturday for a 73-72 victory at UW-Stout in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest in Menomonie, Wis.

The Warhawks (6-10 overall, 1-4 WIAC) shot 54.5 percent from the field, their second-highest mark this season, and outscored the Blue Devils 26-8 in points from reserves.

Junior forward Equan Ards collected 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting and added seven rebounds and three assists. Freshman guard James Burks tallied 17 points, five rebounds and two steals off the bench, and sophomore guard Bailey Kale posted 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Senior center Riley Jensen and freshman forward Trevon Chislom registered six points apiece, and freshman guard Austin Gates grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and added two steals.

UW-Stout (5-11, 1-4) led 7-0 three minutes into the contest, but UW-Whitewater drew back to within two at the 13:28 mark on a jumper by Kale.

The Blue Devils built their lead up to 10 points with 11:07 to play in the half before the Warhawks ran off eight straight points, including four from Burks, to make it 21-19 with 8:17 on the clock.

UW-Whitewater tied the game at 28-28 with 5:50 left, but UW-Stout regained the lead 16 seconds later and held a 38-36 advantage heading into halftime.

The Warhawks scored eight straight points to start the second half, with Ards’ layup capping the run and putting the team ahead 44-38 with 17:34 to play.

UW-Whitewater’s lead dwindled to one by the 15:22 mark before the Warhawks posted an 11-2 run, including five points from Ards and four from Burks, for a 57-47 lead with 11:20 to go.

The Blue Devils rallied for the next 11 points to take a one-point advantage at 6:52. The Warhawks responded again, this time with a 13-3 spurt, to take a 70-61 lead with four minutes left after a free throw by Burks.

UW-Stout narrowed its deficit to one possession with 1:40 to go, but Burks responded with a 3-pointer at the 1:13 mark for a 73-67 advantage.

The Warhawks held on despite five straight Blue Devil points and a game-winning shot attempt by UW-Stout just before the buzzer.

UW-Whitewater visits No. 7 UW-Platteville Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

No. 6 UW-Whitewater Women’s Basketball Earns 13th Straight Win – 1/18/20

By Chris Lindeke, Asst. Athletic Director, UW-W

The No. 6 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team broke open a close game through three quarters with a strong fourth Saturday afternoon in a 72-56 victory over UW-Stout in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at Kachel Gymnasium.

The Warhawks (15-1 overall, 5-0 WIAC), who extended their active win streak to 13 games, outscored the Blue Devils 23-14 in the fourth quarter and shot 56.0 percent in the second half overall.

Freshman forward Aleah Grundahl led UW-Whitewater with 17 points, while senior guard Becky Raeder tallied 16 points, five assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Veronica Kieres collected 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and junior center Johanna Taylor registered eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and six blocks, which tied for the 11th-most in one game in program history.

The Warhawks scored the first seven points of the contest before the Blue Devils responded with their own 7-0 run to tie the game midway through the first quarter. UW-Whitewater found baskets on each of its last two possessions of the period on layups by Grundahl and sophomore guard Veronica Kieres to make it 18-10.

UW-Stout opened scoring in the second before the Warhawks ran off the next 12 points, including a Euro-step layup in transition by sophomore guard Yssa Sto. Domingo and a layup by Grundahl that capped the run for a 30-12 lead by the 4:19 mark.

UW-Whitewater led 32-15 with 3:08 left in the half before the Blue Devils ended the quarter with eight straight points to close within 32-23.

UW-Stout continued its momentum early in the third, drawing to within 39-37 near the midway point of the quarter. The Warhawks closed the frame on a 10-5 run, including four points by sophomore forward Courtney Oomens, to take a 49-42 advantage.

UW-Whitewater started the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run over the first two-plus minutes, capped by a layup by Grundahl, to take a 58-42 lead.

The Warhawks matched their largest lead of the game at 18 points with 3:41 to play following a 3-pointer by Kieres, and made 5-of-6 free throws in the period to maintain the advantage.

The Warhawks host UW-Platteville for Staff Appreciation Night Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Kachel Gymnasium.


UW-W Men’s Basketball: No. 14 UW-LaCrosse 84, UW-W 78 (OT)

Official Basketball Box Score
Wis.-La Crosse vs Wis.-Whitewater
01/15/20 7:00 pm at UW-W

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VISITORS: Wis.-La Crosse 13-1,3-1 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
00 Wyatt Cook.......... f 10-12   1-2    5-6    0  9  9   4  26  7  1  0  0  41
24 Terek Nesheim....... f  6-9    1-2    9-10   0  5  5   4  22  0  3  0  1  29
04 Ethan Anderson...... g  6-12   2-4    2-4    0  5  5   2  16  2  5  0  0  42
10 Luke Norcia......... g  2-3    2-2    0-0    1  4  5   1   6  3  3  0  3  43
25 Zac Haese........... g  3-7    2-6    0-0    0  3  3   1   8  0  1  2  0  23
02 Henry Noone.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
03 Sam Burkart.........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   4   0  0  4  0  0  23
11 Seth Anderson.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   2  0  0  0  1  11
15 Sean Suchomel.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
34 Dylan Bunders.......    2-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   4  1  0  0  0   8
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   30-49   8-17  16-20   2 30 32  21  84 13 17  2  5 225


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-24 58.3%   2nd Half: 13-21 61.9%   OT:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 61.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   OT:  1-1  100 %   Game: 47.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-3  100 %   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   OT:  6-8  75.0%   Game: 80.0%    1



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HOME TEAM: Wis.-Whitewater 5-10,0-4 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Brahm, Jack......... f  5-6    1-1    0-0    1  2  3   5  11  0  0  2  0  21
25 Jensen, Riley....... c  1-3    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   5   2  0  0  0  0  19
05 Kale, Bailey........ g  4-13   1-6    4-4    0  0  0   0  13  2  3  0  1  39
21 Gates, Austin....... g  0-3    0-2    3-4    2  4  6   1   3  1  0  1  4  33
23 Ards, Equan......... g  9-20   2-6    4-5    1  6  7   1  24  3  2  0  2  41
03 Burks, James........    2-5    0-0    3-4    1  3  4   0   7  0  1  0  0  19
12 Fox, James..........    1-3    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   1   2  0  0  0  2  11
33 Chislom, Trevon.....    5-9    1-4    5-7    3  1  4   5  16  0  1  0  0  32
34 Martinez, Rocky.....    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  0  0  0  0   7
35 Grintjes, David.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   3
   TEAM................                            1  1             1
   Totals..............   27-65   5-22  19-24  11 20 31  19  78  6  9  3  9 225


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half: 14-30 46.7%   OT:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 41.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  2-11 18.2%   OT:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 22.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-9  77.8%   2nd Half:  9-11 81.8%   OT:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 79.2%    2



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Officials:
Technical fouls: Wis.-La Crosse-None. Wis.-Whitewater-None.
Attendance: 318
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   OT   Total
Wis.-La Crosse................   35   36   13  -   84
Wis.-Whitewater...............   32   39    7  -   78
2019-20 Men's Basketball. Round: 0. Wis.-La Crosse vs Wis.-Whitewater. Played

No. 6 UW-W Women’s Basketball 66, No. 18 UW-La Crosse 52 (12th straight win for the Warhawks)

Official Basketball Box Score
Wis.-Whitewater vs UW-La Crosse
1/15/20 7:05 p.m. at La Crosse, Wis. (Mitchell Hall)

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VISITORS: Wis.-Whitewater 14-1, 4-0 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
13 Raeder, Becky....... *  4-14   2-5    4-4    0  1  1   2  14  4  2  1  1  39
14 Schumacher, Rebekah. *  4-10   0-5    0-0    1  2  3   2   8  5  0  3  2  24
15 Kieres, Veronica.... *  1-5    0-1    0-0    1  4  5   3   2  1  4  0  0  31
33 Grundahl, Aleah..... *  2-7    0-0    0-2    2  6  8   2   4  3  3  1  0  20
40 Taylor, Johanna..... *  5-8    0-0    4-4    2  8 10   1  14  1  2  1  0  27
03 Sto. Domingo, Yssa..    2-3    1-2    3-4    0  4  4   3   8  1  2  0  3  27
30 Oomens, Courtney....    2-6    0-1    2-2    0  3  3   1   6  0  1  0  2  13
44 Belschner, Abby.....    5-8    0-0    0-0    1  7  8   0  10  0  0  1  0  19
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   25-61   3-14  13-16   8 37 45  14  66 15 14  7  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-32 46.9%   2nd Half: 10-29 34.5%   Game: 41.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-7  42.9%   2nd Half:  0-7   0.0%   Game: 21.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half:  9-12 75.0%   Game: 81.3%    2


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HOME TEAM: UW-La Crosse 11-4, 2-2 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Gamoke, Emma........ *  0-7    0-4    1-2    0  2  2   0   1  1  1  1  0  18
20 Craig, Dani......... *  8-20   2-8    0-0    1  4  5   1  18  2  3  1  1  36
24 Steiner, Kyah....... *  2-6    1-1    0-0    0  5  5   0   5  0  4  0  1  23
33 Higgins, Lexie...... *  1-2    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   3   2  0  2  1  0  21
35 Schoenenberger, D... *  4-11   2-4    2-2    6  3  9   2  12  2  2  0  2  32
05 Kramer, Ava.........    2-6    1-1    0-0    2  4  6   3   5  2  0  0  1  26
12 Jackoyo, Zeporah....    0-2    0-1    3-4    0  1  1   0   3  1  1  0  0   8
14 Coulthart, Carly....    0-4    0-4    0-0    2  2  4   3   0  3  1  2  1  15
25 Fitzgerald, Kat.....    3-11   0-2    0-0    1  2  3   1   6  0  1  1  0  21
   Team................                            3  3             1
   Totals..............   20-69   6-25   6-8   13 29 42  13  52 11 16  6  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-33 27.3%   2nd Half: 11-36 30.6%   Game: 29.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-11 18.2%   2nd Half:  4-14 28.6%   Game: 24.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 75.0%    1


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Officials: Jeremy Zacher, Jared Butson, James Harding
Technical fouls: Wis.-Whitewater-None. UW-La Crosse-None.
Attendance: 200
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Wis.-Whitewater...............   17   20   10   19  -   66
UW-La Crosse..................   13   10   14   15  -   52
UW-W ranked 6th; UWL 18th on D3hoops.com...UW-W leads 19-15, goes on 13-3 run
UW-W leads by as many as 16 in the first half...UWL cuts lead to 57-49 w/ 3:35
left...UW-W scores next five points...UWL has not defeated UW-W at home since
2011...Taylor (UW-W) 14 points, 10 rebounds.

Early Deficit Sinks UW-W Men’s Basketball at Stevens Point

by Chris Lindeke, Asst. Athletic Director, Strategic Communications and Branding, UW-W

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team fell behind early and was unable to recover from the deficit Wednesday night, January 8 in a 68-54 defeat at UW-Stevens Point in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.

The Warhawks (5-8 overall, 0-2 WIAC) held the Pointers to 39.1 percent shooting in the second half but were unable to mount a comeback, drawing as close as nine in the period.

Sophomore guard Bailey Kale tallied 19 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals to lead UW-Whitewater. Junior forward Equan Ards collected 12 points, three rebounds and three assists, senior forward Riley Jensen totaled seven points, five rebounds and four steals, and sophomore guard Jack Brahm compiled seven points and four rebounds.

The Pointers (10-3, 2-0) scored the first 10 points of the contest and led 19-1 through six minutes of action.

UW-Stevens Point grabbed its largest lead of the half at 30-11 with 5:44 on the clock before UW-Whitewater chipped away at its deficit, drawing to within 35-25 with 42 seconds remaining on a pair of free throws by Jensen. The Warhawks trailed 37-25 at halftime.

The Pointers’ advantage swelled to 15 by the 14:30 mark of the second half before four straight points by Ards brought UW-Whitewater to within 46-35 with 13:42 left.

UW-Stevens Point built its lead up to 16 one minute later, but Kale sparked a 7-0 run with five straight points and the deficit was down to nine with 10:28 on the clock.

UW-W drew to within nine again with 1:50 to play, but was unable to draw any closer.

The Warhawks play at home for the first time since Nov. 22 this Saturday against UW-River Falls. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. at Kachel Gymnasium.

UW-W Women’s Basketball Picks Up its 10th Straight Win; UW-W 67, Stevens Point 49

Official Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Wis.-Stevens Point vs Wis.-Whitewater
01/08/20 7:00 pm at

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VISITORS: Wis.-Stevens Point 6-7,1-1 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
41 Bailee Collins...... f  6-12   0-3    1-2    2  2  4   2  13  1  2  0  0  23
42 Kellan Schmidt...... f  1-4    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  1  1  0  0  22
31 Carly Cerrato....... g  2-6    0-1    8-8    0  1  1   1  12  0  5  0  4  33
40 Taylor Greenheck.... g  3-8    1-2    2-4    0  5  5   2   9  0  2  0  2  35
44 Amber Baehman....... g  3-8    1-3    0-2    1  3  4   0   7  2  1  1  2  34
02 Sam Cappadora.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  1  0  0   4
05 Jessica Slowik......    0-2    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   0   0  0  2  0  0   8
12 Jamie Pfeifer.......    1-4    1-1    1-2    2  3  5   3   4  1  3  0  0  17
32 Grace Myklebust.....    1-3    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   2   2  1  0  1  0  12
34 Erin Moran..........    0-0    0-0    0-2    0  2  2   0   0  0  1  0  0  12
   TEAM................                         4  7 11             2
   Totals..............   17-47   3-11  12-22  10 27 37  11  49  6 20  2  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-25 32.0%   2nd Half:  9-22 40.9%   Game: 36.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 27.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  9-18 50.0%   Game: 54.5%    5


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HOME TEAM: Wis.-Whitewater 12-1,2-0 WIAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
33 Grundahl, Aleah..... f  3-9    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   0   7  3  2  0  2  24
40 Taylor, Johanna..... c  9-10   0-0    0-1    2  3  5   2  18  2  3  3  0  22
13 Raeder, Becky....... g  3-10   3-8    2-2    5  3  8   1  11  4  3  0  2  37
14 Schumacher, Rebekah. g  1-4    1-2    2-2    0  0  0   4   5  0  0  0  0  14
15 Kieres, Veronica.... g  5-11   1-3    0-0    1  3  4   2  11  3  0  3  3  33
03 Sto. Domingo, Yssa..    1-5    0-4    0-0    0  2  2   3   2  3  1  0  1  26
10 Alexander, Lunden...    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   1
12 Matthews, Jordan....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
20 Corcoran, Megan.....    1-4    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   2   2  0  0  0  0   7
21 Ketz, Kailey........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
22 Green, Adriana......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
24 Johnson, Alexis.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
25 Simmons, Erika......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
30 Oomens, Courtney....    1-2    0-0    1-2    0  6  6   0   3  2  2  1  0  17
32 Baumgartner, Abi....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0  0+
34 Czarnecki, Kenni....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
44 Belschner, Abby.....    4-7    0-0    0-1    2  3  5   0   8  0  1  1  1  15
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   28-63   5-18   6-10  12 24 36  16  67 17 12  8 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-32 40.6%   2nd Half: 15-31 48.4%   Game: 44.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-10 20.0%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 27.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   Game: 60.0%   0,1


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Officials:
Technical fouls: Wis.-Stevens Point-None. Wis.-Whitewater-None.
Attendance: 192
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Wis.-Stevens Point............   13    7   22    7  -   49
Wis.-Whitewater...............   13   18   14   22  -   67
2019-20 Women's Basketball. Round: 0. Wis.-Stevens Point vs Wis.-Whitewater. P

‘Very driven, very motivated:’ UW-Whitewater football program excited for alum Jake Kumerow in NFL Playoffs

From WTMJ Radio: “It’s not easy making the jump from Division III football to the NFL, but Packers wide receiver and Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus Jake Kumerow is doing just that.”

“Kumerow’s success on the pro level isn’t lost on the program he helped lead to two national championships.”

“A lot of times people think when they go to Division III well [the NFL] is not going to be a chance anymore,” said Kevin Bullis, current head football coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater. “Jake never let that even be a thought in his head.”

For the complete story from WTMJ, click here.

WHS Gymnastics First Dual Meet; Parents Night!

Halee Peters

The Whitewater High School Gymnastics Team had their first dual meet of the season on Tuesday, January 7th against Jefferson at Whitewater High School. The gymnasts had many individual improvements placing some individuals in the top three varsity spots. The highlights of the dual meet included Halee Peters placing third in the Vault scoring a 7.95, third on the Balance Beam scoring a 7.3, second in the Uneven Bars scoring a season high of 7.3, and second in the All-Around scoring a 29.75. Jenna Caldwell also had a successful meet placing third in the Uneven Bars scoring a 6.95 and scoring a season high and personal best on the Floor exercise with a 7.5. Anna Ejnik had a stellar Floor routine scoring a personal best of 8.05 placing her into second place. Maddy Donnelly scored a personal best on the floor exercise scoring a 6.35 along with Brenda Aguilar scoring a personal best on the Balance Beam with a 6.25. Caleigh Yang competed All-Around for the first time this season scoring a 24.30. For many of our JV competitors it was their first competition of the season and they all did incredibly well. Ashly Xochipa placed second in the Vault scoring a 6.6 and third on the Balance Beam. The JV team consisted of Brooke Bazeley and Julit Feit. Kaylee Fell who is our team manager kept track of all scores and was a great help at the meet. The next gymnastics invitational is on Saturday January 25th at Southwestern High School. Come on out and support your Whippet athletes!