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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.


CWU Rugby Ready for Another Shot at a National Title

ELLENSBURG, Wash.-Since finishing 2nd in the inaugural USA Rugby Sevens Championship, Central Washington Rugby has been waiting for another chance. The Wildcats dominated qualifying. Winning both of the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference (NCRC) Seven’s warm-up tournaments by healthy margins. The national qualifier was held in Seattle and like the previous tournaments, CWU continued their dominance winning their third straight NCRC 7’s Cup. Central received an automatic bid for winning the qualifier and will look to improve on their second place last year.

The USA Rugby 7’s Championship will take place from Nov. 30th thru Dec. 1st being held on the campus of Texas A&M  once again. “Texas A&M is a great host,” said Club President Jacob Bates,” the facilities are top-notch and provide an excellent national championship vibe.”

The pools have been released for the 24-team tournament and CWU has been placed in Pool C with the likes of Kutztown, Virginia, and the Texas Longhorns. The schedule has not been released as of yet, but we will keep this post updated when it is released.

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.

CWU Equestrian Makes History

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.

Men’s Soccer Enters Tournament as Top Seed

After beating up on Washington State this past weekend,  Central Men’s Soccer will head to Pullman to partake in the NCCSC Tournament. Central will enter as the favorite this weekend due to their stellar record of 6-1-1 totaling 19 points. WSU cannot be counted out being that they are the only team to beat CWU this season. WSU is also the defending champions.

The tournament will begin with Eastern Washington, the 5 seed, taking on the 4th seeded Vandals of Idaho at 11 am on Saturday. Idaho and Eastern split the season series, with Eastern taking the most recent of the two matches.

The 2 pm game will see the host Cougars take on the Bulldogs of Gonzaga in the 2 vs 3 match-up. WSU and Gonzaga only played one match this year due to scheduling conflicts. Both teams are very good and depending on who shows up, the match could go either way.

The night cap will pit the number 1 seed Wildcats against the winner of the 11 am game. The Wildcats will look to take the conference tournament title after losing in OT last year in the championship match.

The consolation final will be at 10 am on Sunday, with the championship following at 1 pm.

Central Rugby ends on High Note

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.

Wake Sports to Make Final Cuts.

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
Louisiana Tech
North Carolina State University
University of Florida
University of Louisiana – Monroe
University of Miami
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Virginia Tech