National competitors

The four members of the UWL Archery Club qualifying for nationals included, from left, Samantha Fake, Own McCann, Andrina Savor and Erich Mueller.

The four members of the UWL Archery Club qualifying for nationals included, from left, Samantha Fake, Own McCann, Andrina Savor and Erich Mueller.

UWL students fare well in archery, bowling, volleyball

La Crosse, Wis. – Three UW-La Crosse sport clubs earned national honors at the end of the spring semester.

National champ in archery

Archery Club had four team members attend outdoor national competition in Dublin, Ohio. Owen McCann and Andrina Savor won the gold medal for Mixed Bowhunter Team. Savor earned 4th nationally for female bowhunter, while McCann earned 6th nationally for male bowhunter. Other Archery Club members qualifying for the event were Samantha Fake and Erich Mueller.

UWL Archery Club team members earning the gold medal at national outdoor competition were, from left, Andrina Savor and Owen McCann.
UWL Archery Club team members earning the gold medal at national outdoor competition were, from left, Andrina Savor and Owen McCann.

Bowling Club takes 2nd-place nationally

The Bowling Club entered the double elimination bracket last after qualifying. The team knocked off three of the four No. 1 seeds before losing to the final No. 1 seed in the finals, finishing second. “We battled through many tough matches, including some tie-breakers,” says Tyler Frahm, bowling team president. “We bowled the most games out of everyone and were rewarded with our second place finish.”

The UWL Bowling Club team that earned second at nationals, from left, included Coach Scott Dunnum, Taylor Gonio, Quin Bedford, Abbie Jansen, Zach Hanson, Tyler Frahm, Jacob Dunnum and Matt Milos.
The UWL Bowling Club team that earned second at nationals, from left, included Coach Scott Dunnum, Taylor Gonio, Quin Bedford, Abbie Jansen, Zach Hanson, Tyler Frahm, Jacob Dunnum and Matt Milos.

Men’s volleyball team earns 3rd-place finish

The Men’s Volleyball Club team earned 3rd place in Division II at the tournament in Denver in late April. Two members were named to the 1st All-Tournament Team: Adam Baltz and Phil Weisbecker.

UWL students attending the national Men’s Volleyball Club finals included in back, from left, Phil Weisbecker, Josh Ketterhagen, Ben Miller, Eric Peterson, Jake Carpenter, Adam Baltz, Josh Gableman and Nick Stahn; and front, from left, Matthew Murphy, Stephen Hitchcock, Nick Wiegand and Ben Knetzger.
UWL students attending the national Men’s Volleyball Club finals included in back, from left, Phil Weisbecker, Josh Ketterhagen, Ben Miller, Eric Peterson, Jake Carpenter, Adam Baltz, Josh Gableman and Nick Stahn; and front, from left, Matthew Murphy, Stephen Hitchcock, Nick Wiegand and Ben Knetzger.
UWL Men’s Volleyball Club team winners receiving awards included, from left, Adam Baltz, Matthew Murphy and& Phil Weisbecker.
UWL Men’s Volleyball Club team winners receiving awards included, from left, Adam Baltz, Matthew Murphy and& Phil Weisbecker.