Pair of Whippets Compete at State Wrestling

Article by John J. Schimming, Photos by Bob Mischka

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Tyler Gamble and Jimmy DuVal participated in the 75th annual WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Each weight class in Division 2 consists of 12 student-athletes looking to reach the top of the podium or at the very least the top six on the podium.

The tournament started with Gamble competing on Thursday night in a first-round match against a young man from Amery. Tyler made quick work of his opponent pinning him in an amazing 24 seconds. This put Tyler into the Friday competition and among the top 8. Tyler came out on Friday morning and secured the first takedown but then was unable to score more from that point, dropping his match 6-2. The loss put Tyler in the wrestleback against a competitor from Viroqua. Tyler wrestled well but just was unable to score against a very good opponent and lost 4-1, thus ending Tyler’s high school wrestling career. Tyler had set his goal to wrestle in the Kohl center and had the opportunity to close out his career on the floor there. He has nothing to be ashamed of.

Because Jimmy DuVal won his sectional he benefited from not having to compete until Friday morning. In his quarterfinal match, he was pitted against a very good defensive wrestler and wrestled a very good match coming out ahead 2-1. This put Jimmy into the semi-finals against an extremely athletic, quick student-athlete from Lodi. Jimmy wrestled his heart out but came up short 11-4 putting him into the wrestleback on Saturday morning. In the first match Saturday, Jimmy wrestled the best match the coaching staff had ever seen him wrestle. He was pitted against the young man who had kept him off the podium last season so he was very motivated. Jimmy was aggressive and maintained great control throughout the match. When it was over Jimmy found himself on top 6-2 and in the 3rd place match. In Jimmy’s final match as a whippet wrestler, he wrestled well but was unable to come away with the victory dropping the match thus placing him in 4th place. This was an outstanding accomplishment for DuVal as the top 6 guys are all very good wrestlers.

DuVal closed out his senior season with 118 wins (4th in school history) 44 wins in a season (1st in school history) and placed 4th in the state tournament, highest finish for a whippet wrestler since 2006. Congratulations on a great career.

Great job to both student-athletes on the great accomplishment of reaching the state tournament. Thank you to all the fans who drove to Madison or followed from home.

UW-Whitewater Sports: Women’s Basketball Wins WIAC Tournament Title; Wrestling – Three Advance to NCAA Championships; UW-Whitewater Track and Field – Men Second, Women Sixth at WIAC Indoor Championships

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Women’s Basketball: No. 12 UW-Whitewater 68, No. 23 UW-Oshkosh 65, Win WIAC Conference Tournament

The No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin- Whitewater women’s basketball team defeated 23rd-ranked UW-Oshkosh, 68-65, in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Tournament Championship final Saturday afternoon at Kachel Gymnasium.

With the victory, the Warhawks earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second straight season.  The tournament selection show will air Monday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. live on

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UW-Whitewater Wrestling: Three Advance to NCAA Championships, Warhawks Place Third at Regional

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team placed third at the two-day, 17-team NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Championships at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minn.

Senior Jordan Newman, junior Nicholas Bonomo and sophomore Mike Tortorice will represent the Warhawks at the NCAA Division III Championships on March 9-10 in Cleveland, Ohio, after each finishing among the top three in their respective weight classes.

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UW-Whitewater Track and Field Teams Combine for Four WIAC Championships

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams posted several impressive results on the second and final day of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships (Presented by Culver’s) at UW-Stevens Point.

The No. 6 Warhawk men placed second with a final score of 105, while the 17th-ranked women finished sixth with a score of 51.50.

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Gamble and DuVal Punch Tickets to State

Article By John J. Schimming, Photos by Bob Mischka

On Saturday, six Whippet wrestlers competed in the WIAA Cedar Grove-Belgium Sectional hoping to place in the top three, thus punching their tickets to the WIAA D2 State Wrestling Championships. When it was all said and done, the Whippets have two student-athletes, Tommy Duval (182#) and Tyler Gamble (106#), who have extended their senior seasons one more week.

Jimmy DuVal opened up the day taking care of business with a pin in 1:05. DuVal then defeated his next two opponents to claim the championship. In the finals, DuVal looked very calm and in control throughout winning 9-3. By winning the title, he has earned a bye at the first round of the state tournament and will compete on Friday morning. This is a great accomplishment for DuVal and it marks his second trip to the state competition.

Gamble started off the day with a tough loss to the eventual champion from Jefferson. He bounced back with an 18-3 victory to put himself into the third-place match, which put Gamble against a very tough young man from Chilton. Gamble wrestled his best match I have ever seen. He opened up with a great move to the opponent’s back to build a 5-0 lead. He did not look back and closed out the match winning securing a 9-3 final score.

The state tournament will begin on Thursday night. If you are unable to attend the competition at the Kohl Center, it can be seen by going to

Six Whippet Wrestlers Advance to Sectionals

Article by John J. Schimming; Photos by Bob Mischka

On Saturday the Whitewater Wrestling team traveled to East Troy to participate in the WIAA Regional Wrestling Tournament. The tournament had seven teams present with the top team advancing to the team sectional and the top two individuals in each weight class advancing to individual sectionals.

When all was said and done the Whippet team found themselves in second place. The team finished behind East Troy who was able to win more of the head to head competition, which in the end was the difference. Whitewater did have a very good last round of wrestling going 12-2 in the placement round. The Whippets had two individuals place 5th, six finish 3rd, three 2nd and three Champions.

Coming home as Regional Champions included: Jaden Salmieri, Tommy Cushman, and Jimmy DuVal. All three of these individuals wrestled very well in all of their matches to bring home the championship. Jaden and Jimmy defended their titles from a year ago. Tommy pinned all three of his opponents on his way to his first ever championship in a high school tournament.

Coming in second place were Tyler Gamble, Trenten Zahn, and Aldo Soto. Gamble and Zahn reached the finals only to fall in the championship match. Soto lost a tough semi-final match, however, came back to pin his opponent for third. Soto then had the opportunity to wrestle back for true second since he had not wrestled the athlete that lost in the finals. In this match, Soto was matched up against the number one seed who coming into the tournament was 21-2. Soto wrestled a great match defeating his opponent 8-5, earning his second trip to the sectional tournament.

Unfortunately, the team competition is over based on their second-place finish as a team. This closed out a nice season for the Whippet team. The team will focus on our individuals who will be competing next weekend at Cedar Grove-Belgium in the sectional.

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In the photo (L – R): Head Coach Keri Carollo, Scott Trewyn (father), Brooke Trewyn, Shirley Trewyn (mother) and UW-W Chancellor Beverly Kopper.

Photos by Peter Mischka, Courtesy of Bob Mischka

Women’s Basketball: No. 17 UW-Whitewater 83, UW-River Falls 72
Three Warhawk seniors were honored during the half-time of last night’s game between UW-W and UW-River Falls. Attached is a photo of WHS graduate Brooke Trewyn taken (by Peter) during that ceremony.
Brooke scored a career-high 31 points during the game — a 83-72 win over River Falls which clinched a share of the WIAC title for the Warhawks.
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Men’s Basketball: UW-Whitewater 66, UW-River Falls 76

The University of Wisconsin- Whitewater men’s basketball team fell to UW-River Falls, 76-66, in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference contest Saturday evening.

UW-River Falls outrebounded the Warhawks (16-7 overall, 6-6 WIAC) 43-27 and shot 26-of-28 from the free throw line compared to 19-of-26 from the free throw line for UW-Whitewater in the contest.

Junior guard Derek Rongstad led the Warhawks) with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Junior guard Mitchell Pfeifer added 14 points and junior guard David Sachs added 10 points.

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UW-Whitewater Wrestling Places Second at WIAC Championship

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team rode four individual titles to a second-place finish Friday at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (Presented by Culver’s) at Kachel Gymnasium.

Seniors Austin Quartullo, Jordan Newman, sophomores Hazen Rice and Mike Tortorice each captured championships in their respective brackets.

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Jimmy DuVal claims 3rd RVC title, Tyler Sheffield wins 1st

Story by John J. Schimming

On Saturday, the Whippet Wrestling team traveled to Jefferson to take part in the Rock Valley Conference Tournament to close out the regular season. This season the conference has some very strong individuals in every weight class which made for some really good wrestling for the fans. Upon completion of the day, the Whippets found themselves in 3rd place as a team behind champion Evansville and runner-up East Troy. Individually, the Whippets had 6 wrestlers finish in the top three of their weight class.

Leading the way for the Whippets was Jimmy DuVal who claimed is his third RVC title in as many years of competing in the tournament. He started the day off with a bye, followed by a pin and closed out the day with a decision 6-2 in the finals. DuVal wrestled very well the entire day, taking one match at a time, and not concerned about the possibility of winning a 3rd title.

Following Duval at 195 was Tyler Sheffield who claimed his first RVC title. Tyler also started with a bye then followed with a pin to reach the finals. In the finals, Tyler defeated his opponent 11-5 in a very well wrestled match doing well in all phases of the match.

The Gamble brothers were able to reach the championship matches but found themselves just short of the title. Tyler Gamble had a quick first-period pin to reach the finals then started off strong against a very tough opponent from East Troy. Unfortunately, the opponent was able to take over and defeated Tyler for his second straight runner-up finish at conference. Cody Gamble started off the day with a hard-fought first-round win. In the semi-finals, he faced the number one seed who had pinned him earlier in the year. Cody came out and got two takedowns directly to his opponents back to build a lead and went on to win 10-6 to reach the finals. In the finals, Cody lost to his East Troy opponent putting him in second place.

Finishing third for the Whippets was Aldo Soto and Arturo Franco. Both of the boys lost tough semi-final matches, Soto 3-2 and Franco 3-1 in overtime. Franco had a great day after that defeating two young men who had defeated him earlier in the season.

The Whippets are next in action this coming Saturday when they travel to East Troy to compete in the regional tournament. The top two competitors from this tournament advance to the next round. Wrestling begins at 10:00 AM.

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Andrea Meinert led the Warhawks (15 points) in the win.

Picture by Peter Mischka, courtesy of Bob Mischka.

UWW Women’s Basketball: No. 19 UW-Whitewater 71, UW-Stevens Point 54

Senior forward Andrea Meinert led the Warhawks with 15 points. Senior guard Malia Smith, junior center Sarah Schumacher, and sophomore guard Camri Conley each added 12 points for UW-Whitewater. For complete story at, 

UWW Men’s Basketball: No. 25 UW-Stevens Point 74, No. 12 UW-Whitewater 60

The No. 12 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team was defeated by UW-Stevens Point, 74-60, in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference matchup on Wednesday night in Stevens Point, Wis.

Junior guard Andre Brown led the Warhawks with 18 points and four assists.  Junior forward Derek Rongstad and junior guard Dalton Menke each added nine points. For complete story at, 

No. 8 UW-Whitewater Downs UW-Eau Claire on Senior Night

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team finished the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual season unbeaten Wednesday night after defeating UW-Eau Claire 36-7 on Senior Night at Russell Arena.

The Warhawks (10-5 overall, 5-0 WIAC) took eight of the 10 weight classes after recognizing seniors Jordan Newman and Austin Quartullo prior to their final home dual. For complete story at, 

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Men’s Basketball: Warhawk Men Top UW-Eau Claire

The No. 8 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team defeated UW-Eau Claire (9-10 overall, 1-7 WIAC), 75-59, at Kachel Gymnasium Saturday evening.

Junior guard Derek Rongstad led the Warhawks with 16 points and four assists.  Junior guards David Sachs and Dalton Menke both tallied 12 points and junior Marquis Turner added 11 points. For the complete story at, 

Women’s Basketball: UW-Whitewater Executes Late, Picks Up Road Win

The No. 18 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team made its trademark third-quarter push and executed in the final minute of the game Saturday in a 61-58 triumph at UW-Eau Claire in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown in Eau Claire, Wis.

Senior guard Malia Smith tallied a team-high 17 points and hit 8-of-8 at the free-throw line, including four in the final minute of the contest. She added two assists, three rebounds, and three steals. Senior forward Andrea Meinert posted 12 points, two assists, and three steals, and sophomore guard Camri Conley registered 10 points. Senior guard Brooke Trewyn totaled a game-high four blocks and added two steals to help UW-Whitewater force 26 turnovers. For complete story, 

Wrestling: No. 8 UW-Whitewater Third at Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team placed third at the 35-team Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Wheaton, Ill. For the complete story by, 

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Men’s Basketball: No. 5 UW-Whitewater 67, UW-La Crosse 64 (OT)

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team took down UW-La Crosse, 67-64, in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference thriller Saturday afternoon.

UW-Whitewater and UW-La Crosse (10-7 overall, 2-4 WIAC) recorded 27 lead changes in the contest and tied at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.  The Warhawks outscored the Eagles 11-8 in overtime to get the victory.

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Women’s Basketball: UW-La Crosse 66, No. 14 UW-Whitewater 62

Pictures by Peter Mischka, courtesy of Bob Mischka – for extensive picture gallery 

The No. 14 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team erased a deficit that reached as many as eight points in the second half Saturday afternoon but was outlasted 66-62 against UW-La Crosse in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Alumni Day at Kachel Gymnasium.

Trailing 53-45 with 6:04 to play in the fourth quarter, the Warhawks (14-3 overall, 4-2 WIAC) charged back with a 12-2 run, taking a 57-55 advantage after a free throw by senior guard Brooke Trewyn with 2:23 on the clock.

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UW-Whitewater Wrestling Hosts Willie Myers Open

Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team finished second in their respective weight classes Saturday as the Warhawks hosted the Willie Myers Open at Kachel Fieldhouse.

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UWW Wrestling: No. 8 UW-Whitewater Grinds Out Victory Over No. 12 UW-La Crosse

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team claimed six of the 10 individual bouts Thursday night to earn a 19-15 triumph over 12th-ranked UW-La Crosse in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual at Kachel Gymnasium.

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