Ellensburg, Wash.-The CWU Men’s Lacrosse team will begin their Fall Ball season next Saturday on October 6th and 7th in Hillsboro, OR as they take part in the Fritz Hayes Memorial Tournament. The Wildcats will play six games against five different opponents, all of which are part of Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), except for Humboldt State. The schedule is below and will take place at two different locations. On Saturday competition is at 53rd Avenue Sports Fields and on Sunday the tournament will move to Hillsboro Stadium.
Sept. 19, 2012 Ellensburg, Wash.- Central Washington University Collegiate Sports Clubs Demonstration Day a.k.a “Demo Day” was a resounding success and an excellent kick-off of the upcoming competition year for clubs. With all 24 clubs participating, 408 new recruits came to meetings and practices all over campus. Even though the air quality was not up to par, it did not affect the clubs’ ability to recruit new members. Practices were canceled and clubs held meetings to inform new students how they can get involved. “Every meeting I attended was full of new faces excited about the opportunities to participate” said Sport Club Graduate Assistant Derek Tomasone. The club with the most new recruits for the day was the Archery Club with 40 potential new members. Demo Day is an integral part of Collegiate Sport Clubs and its recruiting process.
CWU Head Coach Tony Pacheco has announced his 2012 recruiting class as well as the 2012 Fall Competition Schedule. Pacheco said, “The men coming into the program significantly boosts the national profile of CWU Rugby.” The recruits include 13 student-athletes from Washington, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Montana. Not only do the incoming ruggers come from all over the United States, their size is all over the place. Ranging from Hobie Sisk (6’5″ 265 Lbs.) a Juanita High School (Kirkland, WA) graduate, to the other end of ruler with Austin Haecherl, a native of Hopkins, MN at (5’6″ 160 Lbs.). The 2012 class also includes two West Valley High School of Yakima products, Jose Serrano (5’10” 160 Lbs.) and Ronnie Roosendaal (6’2″ 180 Lbs.). The Wildcats also picked up Max Narewski (6’0″ 200 Lbs.) who will make the longest trek to campus arriving from Dowington, PA via Bowling Green where he was a Collegiate 7’s All American this past summer playing under Pacheco. CWU Rugby also continued the growing trend of bringing student-athletes to Central from California. The Cats picked up teammates Beau Davis (6’1″ 205 Lbs.) and Doug McKinley (6’0″ 180 Lbs.) of Orinda, CA and Miramonte High School, Gavin Schang (5’11 210 Lbs.) a Lafayette, CA native. All three played for the California State Champions and Number 1-ranked High School program in the nation, La Morinda. Other Washington recruits include Dustin Melton (5’10 170 Lbs.) of Gig Harbor, WA and Micheal Alvernaz (6’3″ 185 Lbs.) of Kent, WA. Other out-of-state recruits include Zach Siemens (5’10” 190 Lbs.) of Minnetonka, MN who played and won with current Wildcats Tanner Barnes and Aladdin Schirmer in the U-20 World Trophy this past June. John Ray (6’1″ 190 Lbs.) of Missoula, MT, and Korbin Lindell (6’2″ 220 Lbs.) of Wales, WI round out the excellent 2012 class. Pacheco also added, “We are adding 13 high class, high integrity individuals that portray the ideals of CWU Rugby.”
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).
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When Central Washington Equestrian looks into the history books years from now, they will look at 2012 and see the solid foundation that helped take the club to new levels.From finding a home arena to challenging Oregon State, a powerhouse in IHSA Equestrian, it was a year of newfound success that even led to national recognition.
Shannon Bedell, placed sixth this past weekend at the IHSA National Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. She competed in Advanced Western Horsemanship becoming the first Wildcat to take home hardware in IHSA Equestrian. This accomplishment will forever be apart of Central Washington University and continue to take the CWU Equestrian Club to new levels.
Central Rugby sent a message to the rest of the Rugby World today. The message: We will back next year, and you best be ready.
Central thumped Cal Poly-SLO 60-29 in what was mainly a one-sided match featuring many of the Wildcat Ruggers. The Cats who were knocked out of playoff contention 2 weeks ago by UCLA wanted redemption against Poly. The Cats did not let up, scoring tries came easy on Saturday, whereas in the last two D1-A matches it has not been, the Wildcats hope their strong finish can lead them into next season with momentum. Central Rugby might not be in the D1-A playoffs this year, but the future looks bright for the Cats as U-20 selection Tanner Barnes got into the mix scoring three tries. The Wildcats were also helped by Patrick Blair, Paul Smith, Alex Reher, Bijan Ghambari, and Andrew Nelson who all got into try zone or converted kicks for the Wildcats.
With the season ending, next week the Wildcats will be hosting the CWU Rugby Alumni Game on Nicholson Rugby Pitch at 1 p.m. Following the game the annual Banquet and Auction will take place in the SURC Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. Hope to everyone there.
Central Washington Wake Sports earned their berth to Oklahoma City and The ALT Games in the fall, but this weekend will decide who will represent the Wildcats in OKC. Central Wake Sports is attending an open competition in Toledo, WA at Koppert Lake this weekend. This competition will decide the six riders that get the opportunity to compete in Oklahoma.
This weekend is also the final competition tune-up for the Wildcat Riders who will look to put Central Washington University on the map in the Wake Sports World. Central is one 14 pre-qualified schools due to winning the Western Regional in Chehalis, WA last fall.
The other schools that qualified for OKC are:
Arizona State University
Ball State University
California State University – Chico
Central Washington University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Illinois State University
North Carolina State University
University of Florida
University of Louisiana – Monroe
University of Miami
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin – Madison