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Wildcats defeat University of Northern Colorado 71-0 in Snow Storm

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CWU Men’s Rugby defeats University of Northern Colorado 71-0 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The Wildcats fought hard to overcome extreme weather conditions that required the field to be cleared by tractors prior to kickoff. Central was lead by man of the match Alex Reher who controlled the tempo of the match from the Flyhalf position. Reher also lead the Wildcat kicking efforts converting 4 of 5 attempts in the 1st half and 1 of 3 in the second while also running in a try of his own to account for 15 of the Wildcats 71 points. Central was also able to dictate the terms of contact and dominated set piece options putting the Wildcats on their front foot.

Central played without starting lock Sean Wanigasekera who was unavailable for the weekend and tight head prop Korbin Lindell who was attending the U-20 National team camp in Las Vegas…

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

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October 7th Women’s Soccer Game Canceled

As a result of the consistently poor air quality, the women’s soccer game scheduled for Sunday, October 7th, against Washington State University, has been canceled.  This match-up is currently being re-scheduled and a new date will soon be confirmed.

Wake Sports Takes 4th at Nationals

CWU Wake Sports battled both weather and 12 other Collegiate Wake Sport  teams at the 2012 Collegiate Wake Board National Championships. Central wound up taking 4th, an improvement of 3 places from 2011. The event took place at the Guthrie Country Club in Guthrie, Oklahoma from May 31st-June 3rd, the event was originally slated to be held at a Oklahoma City site.Thursday and Friday were filled with challenges to the event. The qualifying rounds began on time on Thursday but were halted by the local health department due to high bacteria levels in the Oklahoma City site after two nights of rain and tornadoes in the area. The permit was revoked and the event was forced to find a new location.The Guthrie Golf and Country Club, 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, came to the rescue and graciously allowed the event to be staged on their  property.

Central’s riders competed in all seven classes. Men A, B, C, D, as well as Women’s A, B and Wake Skate. In Men’s A Thomas Olson, a US Bank Scholarship winner, placed second overall. Brent Lund and Corbin Schafer also took second place in Men’s C and Men’s D respectively.”The entire team  performed on a national stage, ” Club President Eddie Roberts said, “we continue to put Central Washington on the national radar and continually show that we can ride with the best.” Also competing and scoring for the team were Patrick Mahoney, Michelle Moos, Kodie Trinidad, and Roberts.CWU Wake Sports continues to be a strong force in the National Collegiate Wake board Circuit. Central finishes a banner season with a West Coast Regional Title as well as top 4 finish at Nationals.

Coverage will premiere on Wednesday, July 11 (9 p.m. EDT) as part of The Alt Games Presented by Jack in the Box® on CBS Sports Network. Wakeboarding also will be featured as part of the Alt Games Highlight Show Presented by Jack in the Box® airing on the CBS Television Network on Saturday, July 15 (2 p.m. EDT).

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers on Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to

Spring US Bank Winners Announced


Christina Ordonez:Wrestling

Christina Ordonez, an Arlington, Wash. native and junior transfer student from Jamestown University in North Dakota became the first national champion in the short history of the club. Christina breezed through her competition en route to winning an NCWWA title in Daytona Beach, Fla. Her title plus her teammate’s effort allowed the Central women to place 4th overall in the nation. Your US Bank Scholarship winner for March is Christina Ordonez.

Thomas Olson: Wake Sports

Thomas a junior from Gig Harbor anchors the CWU Wake Team and is one of the best riders in the region. He helped the Wake team win the West Coast Regional in the fall and will lead them into competition next month in Oklahoma City at Collegiate Wakeboard National Championships. Thomas has been a vital part of the CWU Wake Team and he will hopefully help them bring back hardware this June at the ALT Games. Your US Bank Scholarship winner for March is Thomas Olson.


Amy Euting: Women’s Lacrosse

Amy Euting, a senior in the Global Wine Studies program, plays a vital role on and off the field for the Women’s Lacrosse Club at CWU. Amy scored the most goals on the team and was voted as the Offensive MVP by her peers. Amy also helped with fundraising and scheduling. She also emerged as leader this year and help newcomers learn the game. Your US Bank Scholarship winner for April is Amy Euting.

Torrey Kuhlmann:Cycling

Torrey Kuhlmann is a post-baccalaureate studying Mechanical Engineering Technology for his major, from Seattle, WA.  He began biking for commuting purposes and turned into racer where success has begun to come his way.  Torrey won two races this season including the Conference Championship Road Race in Palouse, WA and the CWU Critierum. He was also a member of CWU’s Men’s C Championship winning Team Time Trial team.  He finished the racing season in 3rd place overall in the Men’s D category.  He is only the 6th CWU cyclist to win a Northwest Collegiate Cycling conference race. 



Matt Peterson: Swimming
Matthew Peterson, a current club officer and a senior Aviation major was the most versatile swimmer for the Wildcats at the United States Masters National Swim Meet this past April. He qualified in five events and placed in the top 15 in each. Peterson’s highest placing was in the 1,000-meter. He finished fifth with a time of 11 minutes 19.45 seconds and in the same event. He led the team with six individual medals. Your US Bank Scholarship winner for May is Matt Peterson.

Heather Johnson: Women’s Rugby

Heather Johnson, a sophomore clinical physiology major, is the starting scrumhalf for the Women’s Rugby Club. She has improved throughout the year and become a very versatile player on offense or defense. Off the field, she has also stepped up; she is the vice-president of the club and is involved in fundraisers, recruiting, and other events. Your US Bank Scholarship winner for May is Heather Johnson.

Northwest Rodeo Comes to Town

Central Washington University Rodeo Club will be hosting three days of rodeo this weekend beginning at noon on Friday April 26th with the slack performances and commencing at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 28th.The rodeo will take place at the historic Ellensburg Rodeo Arena  and bring in collegiate teams from all over the northwest. Rough stock which means bucking bulls will take place in the evening on the 26th and 27th. Central Rodeo will also be hosting a silent auction throughout the weekend. From barrel racing to steer roping, the CWU Collegiate Rodeo will have something to offer for all fans of rodeo.

Central Soccer Play for Regular Season Title

Two weeks, two championships. Before Central heads to Pullman; Washington State will make a visit to Ellensburg to  decide the number 1 seed for the NCCSC Conference Tournament as well as who is the regular season champs. Central’s road to the top seed is very easy, win or tie and the top seed and first round bye is all theirs. Washington State’s road is more difficult, but easier to understand, win and their number one next weekend.Central sits atop the standing with 16 points with the Cougars nipping at their heels at 14 points.The tournament next weekend will be hosted by the Cougars by virtue of winning the NCCSC Tournament last year.