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12 Years in the Making…Bowling Wins Tournament

RENO, Nev.-Central Washington Bowling completed a long time goal this weekend. They won their first tournament in  program history during the  Reno Collegiate Open this weekend. They had a set high of 1156. As of Feb. 3rd the Wildcats are ranked 51st in the nation and will get an added boost when the next set of rankings come out.

“It has been a lot of hardwork and dedication to get to this point,” Club President Breanne Mattson said, “winning this tournament will give us momentum heading into ITC Sectionals.”
Bowling has been a Central Washington University Collegiate Sport Club for 12 years and has made major strides in the club over the past few years. Last year they finished 88th in the nation, eight spots out of qualifying for sectionals.

Next up for the Wildcats is sectionals in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 9th. The Wildcats will look to qualify for nationals later this spring in Lincoln, Neb.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Look at the Weekend Mar.10th-11th.

Once again,CWU Sport Clubs, will open the campus to many visiting Sport Clubs from all over the West Coast.  While that is going on three of our clubs will travel as far Florida and as close as Oregon to don the Red&Black and compete for Central.

Home Events

Men’s Rugby-

The Men’s Rugby team will host two games this weekend both at the Women’s Varsity Soccer Complex. On Saturday the Wildcats will kickoff their D1-A season as they take on the Aggies of UC-Davis. The Cats hope to get off on the right foot as they begin their quest for a national title. The game will be at 1PM on the Women’s Soccer Field.

On Sunday Central Rugby will resume their D1-AA schedule as they face the Ducks of Oregon. This game will be at 11 AM on the Soccer Field.

Men’s Soccer-

The Central Men’s Soccer Club will host Eastern Washington in their first NCCSC match of the season. Eastern played a hard-fought match against Gonzaga on Mar. 3rd losing 4-3. Central is currently in first place with 9 points after the fall, they will look to take the number 1 seed into the conference tournament in Pullman on April 28th and 29th.

Women’s Lacrosse-

Coming off two impressive wins in Boise the Women’s Lacrosse Club will host their first and only match of the season. They will play the Griz of Montana, The face-off begins at 11AM on Saturday, hope to see you there.

On the road Again….


The Central Wrestling Club took third in the West Coast Regional and will now head down to Daytona Beach, Florida for NCWA Nationals. 6 wrestlers and head coach Chris Chambers will head out Tuesday night with wrestling beginning Thursday and running through Saturday. The wrestlers are Steven Alfi, Kyle Moore, David Kuich, Kyle Madson, Christina Ordonez, and Cady Chambers.


Seven weeks, Seven races. The CWU Cycling Club will begin their season at the University of Oregon this weekend at they will race non stop for 7 straight weekends.


The CWU Equestrian team will travel to Silverton, Oregon to begin their postseason. This weekend’s focus will be hunt seat as they try and qualify for Zone 8 hunt seat championships hosted by Stanford University.


The CWU Rodeo team will begin their spring season in Walla Walla. They will have three other rodeos after this one as well as hosting the CWU College Rodeo.