Whippet Softball Falls to Edgerton in Opener

The Lady Whippets opened up their softball season with a tough 13-16 loss to Edgerton on Thursday, March 23.

The Whippets came out strong, scoring 10 runs in the first two innings. Whitewater could only plate 3 runs the rest of the way, while Edgerton was able to chip away at the lead. Edgerton capitalized on a few walks and defensive miscues late in the game to pull out the win.

Jenna Pope

Whitewater outhit Edgerton 14-10 with Sydney Schilt going 3×4, Falyn Krahn 2X4, Shyan Lesperance 2×5, Gaby Kubicz 2×4, and Nataly Benes 2×4.

The Whippets were home again on Friday, March 24th as they played host to Evansville.

Article Submitted by Ron Sdano
Whitewater High School Head Softball Coach
Photo Courtesy of Bob and Peter Mischka

Warhawk Football Coach Invites Fans to Staff Meet & Greet

Warhawk Football Coach Jace Rindahl writes, “I would like to invite you to a meet and greet opportunity that we will be hosting this week. You’ll get a chance to meet our staff, learn about our 2023 recruiting class, spring ball plans, and a look ahead to the fall. Hope to see you there!”

Warhawks’ Phenomenal Run Ends in NCAA Semifinal

By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Warhawks’ Phenomenal Run Ends in NCAA Semifinal

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team’s phenomenal postseason run came to a close in the NCAA Division III semifinals Thursday night. The Warhawks fell to No. 3 Mount Union 83-79 in the Final Four at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  

UW-Whitewater’s growth this season culminated in a fantastic run through the postseason. Heading into the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament as the number three seed, the Warhawks hosted UW-River Falls in their opening game picking up a win in Kachel Gymnasium. UWW has been on the road ever since. From February 24 at La Crosse to March 16 in Fort Wayne, the Warhawks traversed over 1,800 miles defeating four ranked teams along the way to set up the semifinal game against the Purple Raiders.  

The Warhawks won the first half in the battle of the purple powers. UW-Whitewater was shooting lights out building a lead that eventually hit 15 by the 10:48 mark after a turnaround jumper by Trevon Chislom made it 23-8. Just over two minutes later, Jameer Barker hit from deep to extend the lead to 18, 32-12, as UWW had the Purple Raider faithful in a stunned silence.  

As it rained from downtown, Carter Capstran added to the three-point tally with a triple at the 3:41 mark to give the Warhawks their largest lead of the game, 37-17. From that point Mount Union closed the half on an 11-4 run to cut the margin to 13, 41-28 at the break.  

The Warhawks shot over 57-percent from the floor in the first half hitting 46-percent from downtown. Atypical of UWW’s play all season, the Warhawks struggled from the free throw line making just 4-12. Meanwhile, Mount Union shot just 29-percent from the floor and, contrary to their resume this season, were 0-11 from deep.  

Three Warhawks had already hit double figures in the scoring column as Miles Barnstable led all players with 12, Capstran had 11 and Chislom dropped in 10.  

On the other side of the break, the Purple Raiders continued to build their momentum opening the half on an 11-3 spurt to cut the gap to five, 44-39 at the 15:56 mark.  

A three-pointer from Delvin Barnstable followed by a jumper from Barker quickly pushed the lead back into double figures with 14:43 on the clock. The gap hovered between 8 and 11 for three minutes.  

Mount Union continued to chip away claiming their first lead of the game with less than eight minutes left. Capstran knocked down his signature hook shot to give UWW the lead once again but the Purple Raiders hit in their next possession and would never trail the rest of the way.  

The Warhawks stayed within striking distance, never allowing the gap to grow to more than five points, but free throws and second chance points late kept UWW from coming back.  

With less than 10 seconds remaining, in a three-point game, a controversial call had the officials meeting at the scorer’s table to review. The Warhawk faithful were hopeful they were reviewing possession as the ball was tipped out of bounds. However, they were only reviewing for time purposes putting mere tenths-of-a-second back on the clock. Mount Union was able to seal the game at the line.  

The Warhawks shot 45-percent from the floor (27-60) and from beyond the three-point arc (9-20) but hit just 57-percent from the charity stripe (16-28). Mount Union shot 36-percent from the floor (29-81), made just one triple in 18 tries and knocked down 77-percent (24-31) from the line.  

Capstran, Chislom and Barnstable all had 17 points and six rebounds to lead UWW. Barker added 15 and four assists. Chislom posted a game-high four blocks in the contest.  

The Warhawks 2022-23 campaign ends with a 25-8 mark with the program’s 22nd appearance in the national tournament and sixth trip to the Final Four.  

UW-W Women’s Basketball: Two Warhawks Earn All-America Honors

By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior forward Aleah Grundahl (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) and sophomore guard Kacie Carollo (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) have earned All-America honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. 

Grundahl, the 2023 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and D3hoops.com Region 9 Player of the Year, was named First Team WBCA All-America Thursday. Grundahl is now a three-time All-America honoree after being selected to the D3hoops.com Second Team and WBCA Honorable Mention squads a season ago. The senior forward ranked among the top ten in the league in seven categories including points per game, field goal percentage, steals and blocks. The four-time all-league player was injured in the semifinal of the WIAC Tournament but supported her team throughout the squad’s run to the Sweet 16 this season. 

Carollo becomes a first-time All-American as an Honorable Mention pick in 2023. The First Team All-Region 9 selection from D3hoops.com was also a First Team All-WIAC pick and received recognition on the All-Defensive Team this season. The sophomore guard wrapped up the season with four consecutive 20-plus point games including a career-high 29-point performance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the Sweet 16, she dropped in 28 to close the season averaging 17.0 points per outing. 

The pair led the Warhawks to the program’s 11th regular season WIAC title this season. UWW also claimed the league tournament title to secure the WIAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Making their 21st appearance in the postseason, the Warhawks rolled through first and second round games on their home court before falling in the Sweet 16 to Trinity College (CT). 

UPDATE: UW-W Men’s Wheelchair Basketball fell to Auburn by 68-64 on Saturday morning, ending their chance to place third in the championship.

By Jeff Angileri
Executive Director, University Marketing & Communications

Update 3/18/23 @ 10:50 a.m. – UW-W Men’s Wheelchair Basketball fell to Auburn by 68-64 on Saturday morning, ending their chance to place third in the championship.

Update 3/17/23 @ 9:20 p.m. – UW-W beat the Missouri Tigers 71-52 in a consolation bracket game on Friday. Next up is a game vs. on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. vs. the Auburn Tigers. If UW-W wins that game they’ll play for third place at noon on Saturday.

Update: 3/16/23 @ 10:15 p.m. – After winning their first game by 105-21 vs. Eastern Washington University, the Warhawks (#6) fell to Illinois (#3) by 57-45. UW-W will next play in a consolation game vs. Edinboro on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

The finest wheelchair basketball athletes from around the nation will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 16-18 for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association men’s intercollegiate championships.

Eleven universities will participate: UW-Whitewater: University of Alabama, University of Arizona, Auburn University, City University of New York, Eastern Washington University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, Southwest Minnesota State University, and University of Texas-Arlington.

“UW-Whitewater is proud to partner with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association to host the men’s collegiate championships,” said Corey King, chancellor. “Hosting such a prestigious event builds upon our legacy as an institution of excellence in adaptive learning, engagement and athletics. On behalf of everyone at the university and in the Whitewater community, the Warhawk family sincerely welcomes you and we hope you enjoy the games!”

All games will take place in Kachel Gym in the Williams Center. Admission is free and complimentary parking is available in lots 11 and 24. Donations to support UW-Whitewater’s wheelchair athletics program are greatly appreciated.

For those unable to cheer on the teams in person, games will be livestreamed by UWW-TV.

“There is a tremendous amount of pride in hosting the national tournament on our home court,” said Jake Williams, men’s head coach and two-time Paralympic gold medalist. “Our athletes work extremely hard to be at the top of their game and this competition is sure to be exciting. We’ve always had incredible fan support from Warhawks across the region and we look forward to having a good crowd to cheer on the teams as they compete for the national title.”

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams have won 13 national championships and 3 national championships, respectively, and produced numerous Paralympic athletes and medalists.

Warhawk Men’s Basketball Heads Back to D-III Final Four; UPDATE: UW-W Falls 83-79 to Mount Union

By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

UPDATE: 3/16/23 @ 10:40 P.M. – After the Warhawks led by as much as 20 points in the first half, Mount Union was a different team in the second half and ultimately defeated UW-W by a score of 83-79. At the post game press conference Coach Pat Miller said, ” Really proud of my team. What they’ve done the last four weeks is nothing short of amazing.”

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Division III Final Four. The Warhawks will take on Mount Union Thursday, March 16 in semifinal action in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tipoff at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is set for 7 p.m. CDT. 

Round: NCAA Division III Final Four – Semifinal
Date: Thursday, March 16
Site: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Opponent: Mount Union
Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Live Video | Live Stats
Tickets: Section 212 is behind the UWW bench for Thursday’s game. Sections 211 and 213 are across from the Warhawk bench.

Can’t make it to Fort Wayne but want to cheer on UW-Whitewater with other Warhawk fans? Head to 841 Brewhouse in Whitewater to watch the game live. 

The Warhawks, 25-7, punched their ticket to the NCAA Division III Tournament with a huge 92-79 victory over #12 UW-Oshkosh in Oshkosh to claim the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title. That victory secured the league’s automatic bid into the postseason to get UWW dancing. 

Road Warriors: UWW headed to Cleveland, Ohio for first and second round action. The Warhawks took down Wabash 90-83 followed by a 78-75 win over host #8 Case Western Reserve. Next came the Sweet 16 and a trip to Ashland, Virginia as Randolph Macon hosted the pod. A thrilling 83-82 overtime victory over Johns Hopkins led to a 77-74 Elite 8 win over #6 Oswego State and the Warhawks keep dancing all the way to Fort Wayne. Since the WIAC Tournament semifinal in La Crosse, the Warhawks have traversed over 1,600 miles over a six-game span — they’ll add another 270 to that total this week with the trip to Fort Wayne.

The Series: Thursday will be the second meeting between Mount Union and UW-Whitewater on the hardwood. The lone other game featuring the Warhawks and Purple Raiders resulted in a UWW win — 76-58 on December 28, 1998, in Whitewater. 

The History: The Warhawks are in the midst of their 22nd appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament and first since 2014. The Final Four has been good to the Warhawks — rather the Warhawks have been good in the Final Four. UW-Whitewater has gone on to win the national title the last four times they have advanced to the Final Four (2014, 2012, 1988, 1984). 

Head Coach Pat Miller enters Thursday’s game with a 21-7 mark in the NCAA Tournament. He’s won two national titles as a coach and one as a Warhawk student-athlete (1984). 

Doing it for Derek: The Warhawks are playing for something bigger than themselves this season after teammate Derek Gray (Madison, Wis./La Follette) tragically passed away in the summer due to a cardiac event. DG4 is the story behind our story this season.

Key Player AccoladesMiles Barnstable (Sheboygan, Wis./Howards Grove) – D3hoops.com Third Team All-Region 9, All-WIAC, WIAC Newcomer of the Year; Trevon Chislom (McFarland, Wis./McFarland) – NABC Second Team All-District 9, All-WIAC; Jameer Barker (Racine, Wis./St. Catherine’s) – Honorable Mention All-WIAC; Delvin Barnstable (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan Lutheran) – Honorable Mention All-WIAC; Elijah Lambert (Racine, Wis./St. Catherine’s) – WIAC All-Defensive Team

The Purple Raiders, ranked third according to D3hoops.com, won the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles to secure an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

Mount Union has hosted all the way through. Surviving a late push, MU defeated Anderson 73-65 to open the tournament. The Purple Raiders downed Lancaster Bible College 90-66 in round two. The Sweet 16 saw Mount Union topping North Park 102-85 before the Purple Raiders punched their ticket to Fort Wayne with a 78-67 win over UW-Oshkosh in the Elite 8. 

Their History: Mount Union is making their fifth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance but the Final Four is uncharted territory for the Purple Raiders. The program is making its first trip to the semifinals. 

Key Player Accolades: Christian Parker – D3hoops.com Region 7 Player of the Year, First Team All-Region, NABC District 7 Player of the Year, First Team All-District, OAC Player of the Year, First Team All-OAC; Collen Gurley – D3hoops.com Second Team All-Region 7, NABC Second Team All-District 7, First Team All-OAC; Darrell Newsom – OAC Defensive Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-OAC; Braedon Poole – Honorable Mention All-OAC; Jeffery Mansfield – Honorable Mention All-OAC

Wrestling Holds End of Season Banquet

On Wednesday night, March 8, the Whippet Wrestling Team gathered at Whitewater High School to celebrate the team and individual successes over the course of the season. This was a great evening for the program as there were many things to celebrate for those present. As a team they celebrated a 10-2 season, best in 17 years, with a sectional runner-up finish. Individually lots was said for each of the student-athletes as they all saw great growth over the course of the season.

At the JV level, Curtis Rossmiller came away with many accolades including outstanding takedown, outstanding pinning, and outstanding freshman award. JJ Gonzalez came away with the JV Most Valuable Wrestler Award as voted on by his peers.

At the Varsity level, Aaron Porras led the way in awards coming home with most takedowns (109), most pins (20), team leader, most dedicated, and most valuable wrestler.  Along with being voted on by their peers for team leader was CJ Tomomitsu, Connor Friend, and Deavion Olson. 

Each year those student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are given an Academic Certificate. This year the team had 20 student-athletes receive a certificate. The student who is a sophomore or higher who has the highest GPA on the team also receives a plaque as the Scholar Athlete of the Year. This honor went to Lauren Buehler with a GPA of 3.829. 

The evening came to a close by honoring the graduating seniors with the accomplishment frames that Dena Schimming makes for each senior as a departing gift. Best of luck to all seniors in their future endeavors!

Article and Photos Submitted by John Schimming
Whitewater High School Head Wrestling Coach

UW-W Basketball: FINAL FOUR BOUND – Warhawk Men Punch Ticket to Fort Wayne

Photo courtesy of Dane Sheehan

UW-Whitewater Basketball: FINAL FOUR BOUND — Warhawk Men Punch Ticket to Fort Wayne

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball is still dancing as they knocked off sixth-ranked Oswego State 77-74 in Ashland, Virginia Saturday evening. The Warhawks’ Cinderella season will continue in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the Final Four. UWW will play the second of the two semifinals Thursday, March 16 against Mount Union (OH). Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. 

The Warhawks (25-7) will take on the Purple Raiders (29-2) who defeated UW-Oshkosh 78-67 Saturday. The first semifinal, slated for a 4:30 p.m. tipoff March 16, features Christopher Newport (VA) (28-3) and Swarthmore (PA) (28-3). More information regarding tickets and live coverage will be provided soon. 

History was on UW-Whitewater’s side Saturday. The Warhawks have won every Elite 8 game they’ve played in – advancing to the Final Four in 2014, 2012, 1989, 1984 and 1983. UWW went on to win the national title in four of those seasons (2014, 2012, 1989, 1984). Pat Miller was part of three of the program’s four national titles — hoisting the trophy as a player and twice as the head coach. 

The Warhawks held the lead for the majority of the first half. A 6-0 run for Oswego State to close the period sent the teams into the locker room with UW-Whitewater facing a 34-30 deficit. 

UWW narrowed the gap and eventually knotted the game at 39 on a Carter Capstran (Franklin, Wis./Franklin) triple with 17:24 on the clock. From that point, UW-Whitewater rattled off 12 of the next 17 to open up a seven-point advantage, 51-44, with just under 13 to play.

The Warhawks’ lead ballooned into double digits where it hovered for the nearly nine minutes. With under five minutes to go, UWW enjoyed a 70-60 advantage. Oswego State whittled away eventually pulling to within three, 74-71 with just over a minute left. 

Miles Barnstable (Sheboygan, Wis./Howards Grove) hit a pair from the free throw line with 26 seconds on the clock to push the lead to five, but a foul was called on a three-point attempt for Oswego. Knocking down all three, the gap was cut to two, 76-74 with 14 seconds to play.

A foul on the inbounds sent UWW to the line but a missed pair gave Oswego a chance trailing by two. A jumper in the paint bounced high off the rim and Jameer Barker (Racine, Wis./St. Catherine’s) skied in for the rebound. He was fouled on the rebound with 1.4 seconds on the clock. 

Barker drained the first of the pair and missed the second with time expiring before either team gained complete possession. 

Barnstable led UWW with 23 points on 7-13 from the floor, 3-5 from downtown and a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe. Capstran registered a double-double with 21 points on 9-15 from the field and 15 boards. Delvin Barnstable (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan Lutheran) added 12 points and 10 boards while Barker dished out a game-high five assists. 

UW-W Track & Field: Men 8th, Women 23rd as Three Warhawks Earn All-America Honors Saturday; Shinhoster Claims Second Consecutive National Title at 184 Pounds

By Angela Kelm
Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Information

Birmingham, Ala. — UW-Whitewater Track and Field: Men 8th, Women 23rd as Three Warhawks Earn All-America Honors Saturday

Three University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s track and field athletes captured All-America honors at the 2023 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Saturday. The Warhawk men finished eighth in the final team standings marking the program’s 10th top 10 finish at the indoor championships since 2010. The Warhawk women were 23rd with 10 points from Gracie Holland’s (Marshfield, Wis./Marshfield) individual title in the pole vault. 

Sophomore distance runner Christian Patzka (Black Earth, Wis./Wisconsin Heights) claimed his second All-America honor of the indoor championship with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000. A day after capturing the national title in the 5,000 in championship record time, Patzka competed in a race where the top nine finishers all bested the previous championship record. His time of 8:05.50 was shy of the top three by .21 seconds. 

Fellow distance runner Justin Krause (Ixonia, Wis./Pewaukee) posted a personal record in the mile run. He crossed the line in 4:07.76 to secure All-America honors for the second consecutive track season — he finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run outdoors a year ago. 

Two Warhawks represented UW-Whitewater in the men’s triple jump Saturday. Shelvin Garrett became a two-time indoor All-American with a leap of 14.85 meters (48-8.75) for fifth place. Garrett claimed bronze last season. Teammate Brayden Zettle (Monroe, Wis./Monroe) registered a distance of 14.41 meters (47-3.5) to finish 13th. 


Shinhoster claims second straight 184 pound national title at 2023 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships courtesy of Kodiak Creative

By Angela Kelm
Asst. Sports Director for Sports Information

Roanoke, Va. — Jaritt Shinhoster Claims Second Consecutive National Title at 184 Pounds

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior Jaritt Shinhoster (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Barrington) successfully defended his national title to claim the crown at 184 pounds once again at the 2023 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Roanoke, Virginia. 

In a rematch of the 2022 national championship bout, Shinhoster defeated Shane Liegel of Loras College by 9-2 decision Saturday evening to secure the title for the second consecutive season. The title bout was the rubber match between the two brawlers, as the pair had each registered a win against the other this season. Shinhoster was a perfect 4-0 at the national championships this season. After opening with a fall, he posted back-to-back major decisions to advance to the title bout. 

Shinhoster is the third back-to-back champion in program history joining Rob Llorca from 1990 and 1991 at 158 pounds and fellow 184-pounder Jordan Newman who secured titles in 2017 and 2018. Overall, he is the fifth wrestler to win a national title as a Warhawk. 

The fifth-year senior has recorded a phenomenal career as Warhawk. His 33 wins this season is the most in his five years (including a shortened season due to the pandemic) as he wrapped up the season at 33-2. For his storied career, Shinhoster is 112-15 with 57 pins, 9 technical falls and 28 major decisions. With a streak of five consecutive pins through regionals and into the first round of the national tournament this season, it is no surprise that Shinhoster has a fall-rate nearing 50-percent for his career. 

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater brawler Jaritt Shinhoster (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Barrington) has advanced to the title bout at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. The senior will defend his 2022 national title against Loras’ Shane Liegel in the Saturday evening session slated to begin with the parade of All-Americans at 6:30 pm ET. 

The 184 title bout will be a rematch of the 2022 national championship. Shinhoster defeated then top-ranked Liegel by major decision 13-5. This season, the brawlers have met twice. Liegel won in sudden victory in the title bout of the Concordia Wisconsin Open back in November. That loss marked Shinhoster’s first of the season – his lone other came to a Division I opponent in the annual Midlands Championships where he finished as the runner-up against all Division I competition. Shinhoster took the second meeting this season by decision, 4-0, in a dual against Loras in January. 

Shinhoster defeated Donovan Corn of Luther College by 12-0 major decision in Saturday morning’s semifinal. 

Shinhoster is 32-2 on the season with half of his victories coming by fall. He three technical falls and seven major decision for a total of 26 bonus point wins of his 32 victories. 

Attached photo: Shinhoster claims second straight 184 pound national title at 2023 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships courtesy of Kodiak Creative

Warhawks Claim National & All-American Titles in Track & Field, Wrestling on Friday

Christian Patzka crushed the meet record in the 5,000.
Gracie Holland secured gold in the pole vault. Photos courtesy of Benjamin Verge

By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

Birmingham, Ala. — Warhawks Gracie Holland and Christian Patzka Claim National Titles at Indoor Track & Field Championships

Sophomores Gracie Holland (Marshfield, Wis./Marshfield) and Christian Patzka (Black Earth, Wis./Wisconsin Heights) claimed individual national titles on the first day of competition in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday. Holland secured gold in the pole vault while Patzka crushed the meet record in the 5,000.
Holland matched her career-best, which is also the best in Division III this season, with a height of 4.00 meters (13-1.5) in the pole vault Friday. That mark is among the top ten recorded in championship meet history. Holland is the first Warhawk to claim the indoor national title in the event and fourth to win an individual title in the history of the UWW women’s program. She is now a two-time indoor All-American in the event after finishing fifth a year ago.
Patzka crushed the 29-year-old championship meet record in the 5,000 Friday. Crossing the line in 13:47.01, he shattered Dan Mayer’s clocking of 13:53.17 from 1994. Patzka is now a two-time indoor All-American in the event after finishing fourth in 2022. He’ll be back in action Saturday competing in the 3,000-meter run.
Patzka’s distance teammates Gunner Schlender (Brillion, Wis./Brillion) and Justin Krause (Ixonia, Wis./Pewaukee) joined him in action Friday. Sophomore Gunner Schlender (Brillion, Wis./Brillion) posted a time of 14:23.20 in the 5,000 to finish just outside the top eight. Krause posted a career-best 4:08.17 to time qualify for the finals in the mile.
Sophomore Tina Shelton (Janesville, Wis./Parker) had to start her 60-meter prelim twice after a fellow sprinter false started. Her clocking of 7.67 was 12th in the prelims of the event. She added a personal record of 25.06 in the 200 Friday evening to finish 17th.
Marlon Cystrunk (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) was also in action on day one. The sophomore registered a time 8.39 in the 60 hurdles for 19th in the prelims of the event.


Jaritt Shinhoster at 2023 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships courtesy of Kodiak Creative

Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

Roanoke, Va. — Warhawk Senior Jaritt Shinhoster Continues Path to Defend 184 Pound Title

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior Jaritt Shinhoster (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Barrington) punched his ticket into the semifinals of the 2023 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships to secure All-America honors for the third time in his career. Jake Burford (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) and Dominik Mallinder (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) were also in action in the opening day of nationals in Roanoke, Va. Friday.
Shinhoster, the defending national champion at 184 pounds made quick work of his first bout on the day. Pinning Isaac Cory of Penn College of Technology in just 40 seconds, he registered his fifth consecutive fall. Shinhoster went the distance in his quarterfinal bout but still picked up the bonus win defeating Mahlic Sallah of Roanoke College by major decision 12-0. Top-ranked Shinhoster will face fifth-ranked Donovan Corn of Luther College tomorrow morning.
Burford had a tough draw at 149 pounds opening with the second-ranked wrestler from Johnson & Wales, Hayden Brown. The senior bounced back from a first-round fall to defeat Daniel Uribe of Wabash by 9-6 decision.  In his first bout of the evening session Friday, Burford topped Chris Perry of Trinity (CT) before falling to eighth-ranked Chase Sumner of Ohio Northern. Burford, the 2023 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion and Upper Midwest Regional runner-up, ends the season with a 32-9 mark after making his third trip to the national championship.
Mallinder had a phenomenal freshman campaign for the Warhawks. The 2023 WIAC champion, Mallinder qualified for his first trip to nationals with the Upper Midwest Regional crown. Despite going 0-2 Friday, Mallinder’s 31 wins in his first season competing collegiate speak for themselves. 

The 2023 DIII Championship will conclude with a morning and evening session Saturday.