Monthly Archives: March 2012

Men’s Lacrosse and Climbing Headline this Weekend’s action…

If you are an avid watcher of lacrosse, soccer, climbing, ultimate disc, or swimming Central Washington University is the place to be. Central Sport Clubs is hosting 6 home events this weekend all over campus.

Collegiate Swim Meet

Action kicks off at 9 AM Saturday March 31st in the CWU Aquatic Center. Admission is free. Expect to see some of the top collegiate clubs from around the Northwest this weekend as Central plays host to their first home meet of the year.

Rodeo Roundup

CWU Ultimate Disc will be hosting their one and only home event of the year and rightly so coined the event the “Rodeo Roundup.” Central will look to compete will teams from around Northwest as they begin their quest to qualify for post-season opportunities.

Men’s Lacrosse

Coming off a big win against Humboldt State over spring break the Wildcats will look to even their PNCLL North Division record at 1-1. The Wildcats will look to Bowen Hadley and  Chris Johnson to provide offensive firepower and Will Houck to be backbone of the Central defense.

Rope-less Rodeo

The NC3 is coming to town and putting on a “Ropelss Rodeo.” Some of the best collegiate climbers in the Northwest will converge on the CWU Rec Center to boulder their way to the top of the NC3. The NC3 is the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Conference and has members from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.Action kicks of at 9 AM on Saturday March 31st.

Men’s Soccer

The CWU Men’s Soccer team will try to sweep the Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCCSC action on  Sunday April 1st at 1 PM. Central currently leads the conference with a 4-1-0 mark with Gonzaga nipping at their heels at 2-1-1. A win for Gonzaga would keep the number seed in play, a win would for Central would essentially clinch the number 1 seed into the conference tournament. The NCCSC Tournament is on April 28th-29th in Pullman,WA.


CWU Equestrian Makes History.

Central Equestrian competed in the IHSA Western Semi-Finals at Ocala, Florida this weekend and as things begin to wrap up, a tan won’t be the only thing in their possession. Central earned their first ever national IHSA qualifier in Shannon Bedell. She qualified by placing third in her class. This is icing on the cake for Central Equestrian, as they already were having a banner year with many prior accomplishments.

Next up for Shannon will be a trip to IHSA National Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 3rd-6th. Next up for Central Equestrian though will be Zones on April 7th-8th in Stanford, California. If any riders qualify at Zones they will also head to Raleigh in May.


Central Rugby Heads to California for Pivotal Match

Central Rugby enters the meat of their  D1-A schedule this Saturday as they head down to St. Maries for 1 PM kickoff in Moraga, CA.

St Maries came blistering out of the gates, starting with dominating victories over UCLA and Cal Poly. Their offense has scored points very easily in opening matches, scoring 145 points. St Maries also boasts a stellar defense only allowing 22 total points throughout the season. This will be a true test for the Wildcats as they continue their march towards home-field advantage in the playoffs.

This match will grab the eyes of collegiate rugby. Both programs are in the top-tier of Collegiate Rugby and have national championship aspirations. Central is coming off a victory over UC-Davis. Central did not play as well as they could have, but did come out with  the victory.

Playoff seeding is up for grabs in this match as well. With UC-Berkeley dropping out of the D1-A competition, the Pacific Division was up for grabs and it seems like this game will decide who gets highly coveted number 1 seed. Playing a home game is huge and both teams will have this on their minds because whoever gets the 2 seed has to travel.

No Break for Cycling or Lacrosse

Central Washington University has wrapped up finals week and students have begun their long-awaited spring breaks, but CWU Cycling and CWU Lacrosse the grind does not end.Both clubs will forgo their breaks for a weekend and head out of Ellensburg.


CWU Cycling will make the short trip to Bellingham to compete in the North Shore Road Race and Time Trial on Saturday Mar. 17. On Sunday they will finish up with the Delta Criterium. Central is currently in 11th place after one weekend of competition.

Men’s Lacrosse

Central Lacrosse will begin their annual spring break trip in San Jose, CA. They will take on San Jose State at 1PM on Sunday Mar.18. The Wildcats will then head back home with a stop in Arcata, CA to take on the Lumberjacks of Humboldt State. The game will be played on Monday Mar. 19 at 4PM in the Redwood Bowl. Central will look to earn some much-needed victories after their rocky start(1-4,0-1). The Wildcats are led by Chris Johnson(3.8 PPG) and Bowen Hadley (3 PPG).

Week In Review, Mar. 10th &11th

What a Busy Weekend for the Wildcats. 6 clubs geared up and competed during the last weekend of Winter Quarter. 2 clubs stayed in Ellensburg and kicked off their respective seasons with wins. On the road, we had clubs finishing their season, as well as just starting. Overall Central performed extremely well and it is shaping up to a successful year for Central Sport Clubs.


CWU Rugby capped off an already impressive weekend with a shelling of Oregon 39-0. This was Central’s third D1-AA match of the year and they showed that they can dominate teams from start to finish. Cental is now 2-1 in D1-AA matches

On Saturday, the Wildcats beat UC Davis 39-5 in a D1-A Match. This match begun the Wildcats D1-A schedule and up next for them is the Gaels of St. Maries on March 24th in Moraga, California.

Men’s Soccer

With only limited practice time, the Wildcats begun their Northwest Collegiate Club Soccer Conference(NCCSC) Schedule with a 2-0 shutout over the visiting Eagles of Eastern Washington. This was Eastern’s second conference match of the spring, losing to Gonzaga 4-3 last weekend. Central widened the gap between first and second place in the NCCSC, leading Gonzaga by 5 points now.


Central Wrestling one upped themselves from their last competition. After earning third place as a team in West Coast Regional, the Wildcats fought hard for a seven place finish in Division 2 at the NCWA National Tournament. On the women’s side, we had not only two All-Americans, but a National Champion. Christina Ordonez became the first CWU Woman to win a National Title in wrestling. Cady Chambers finished third, making her a 4x All American.


Central Cycling traveled to Corvallis, Oregon this weekend and performed very well. The team was very inexperienced with cycling races, having only three riders with race experience. Central’s Andrew Austin, finished second in the Men’s B road race, Austin is fifth overall in Men’s B.Tyler Beeson duked it out with fellow Central rider Patrick Lewis as they sprinted to finish line in the Men’s C race where Beeson finished third and Lewis 10th.  Lewis and Beeson are both third overall in the Men’s C class. As a team Central is in 11th place out of 15 teams.


Central begun their post season in Silverton, Oregon by placing two riders into Zones which will be hosted by Stanford University on April 7th and 8th. The riders names were not available at the time.

Central Caps off Season with a National Championship….

Central Wrestling headed to Florida as a relative unknown, but the past three days have opened many eyes and shown that the Pacific Northwest can hold their own. The NCWA National tournament was held this past weekend, and the Wildcats announced their presence loud and clear.

On the women’s side for Central, who only brought two competitors, placed fourth overall as a team,scoring 28.5 points. Christina Ordonez became the first woman in Central Wrestling history to win a National Championship at 159 pounds. Cady Chambers  did not disappoint either, becoming a 4-time NCWA All-American by placing third in her weight class. Coach Chris Chambers was thrilled at how the club did and said ” I see a lot of good things happening for the club in the future and I am honored to have gotten to coach all of you the last 2 years. Its been a great ride.”

On the men’s side , they continued where they left on in California where they placed third in the West Regional. Though none of the Central men garnered All-American status, they did place 7th in Division 2. David Kuich advanced the farthest for the Wildcats, coming up one win short of becoming an All-American. Steven Alfi, Kevin Madson, and Kyle Moore all wrestled tough for the Wildcats, but ran into stiff competition in Daytona Beach.

The season is now over the Wildcats, but what a season it was. The CWU men have put the NCWA on alert that they will be a force to reckoned with in the near future. Dont forget about the women’s team either, they did something they won’t be soon forgotten.

Central Rugby Starts D1-A Schedule off Right.

Central Washington University opened their D1-A schedule with a 39-5 victory over UC Davis. The Wildcats dominated field position throughout the 1st half and applied pressure to the Davis set piece. Although Central was able to score at the 7 minute mark off a Alex Reher intercept pass, Central didn’t start finishing their own opportunities until the last 20 minutes of the half. Beginning with a Matt Lobe penalty conversion the Wildcats rang off 22 unanswered points to close the half up 27-0.!/pages/Eppic-Media/107665442240
The start of the 2nd half gave UC Davis a burst of energy as a poorly take kickoff gave Davis their best field position on the day. The Aggies capitalized on the opportunity touching down for a well developed try. With the conversion missing just wide the score was 27-5 in favor of the Wildcats. The effort signaled new life for the Aggies who would hold the Wildcats  scorless for 15 minutes before a well executed lineout by Sean Wanaskera saw the lock jumper slip through the Davis defense.!/pages/Eppic-Media/107665442240
Central would continue to threaten the Davis line for the remainder of the match but were turned away inside 5 meters on three occasions leading to a 5 meter scrum that set up Central’s final score of the day by 8 man Matt Murphy at the 75th minute to seal the vicotry for the wildcats. Central’s next match will be on the road against St. Mary’s of California on March 24th at 1:00pm in Moraga, CA.!/pages/Eppic-Media/107665442240
CWU vs Davis Scoreline
(CWU) Alex Reher Try @ 7
(CWU) Matt Lobe PK @ 20
(CWU) Zack Way Try @ 30
(CWU) Paul Smith Try @ 34
(CWU) Matt Lobe Conv.
(CWU) Tanner Barnes Try @ 39
(CWU) Matt Lobe Conv.
UC Davis try @41
(CWU) Sean Wanigesekerra Try @ 66
(CWU) Matt Murphy Try @ 75
(CWU) Matt Lobe Conv.