When the two became the first male-female pair in Wartburg history to sweep the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Athlete of the Week awards, they became linked in one particular way: They represent the Knights’ present, and they define their future.
Protesting for racial justice in athletics is not new. Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before his NFL game on Sept. 1, 2016, to protest his views on how racial minorities are treated.
Growing up, it seemed as though men were more passionate about sports than women. However, over the years, more women appeared to be getting involved in sports journalism.
The iconic Iowa wrestler and coach will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, Gable told the Des Moines Register on Wednesday.
This year has been full of changes for the athletic department at Wartburg College and across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Callahan, Wartburg’s head athletic trainer, has not been immune to these changes.
Draper shined on the basketball floor during her junior year, which earned her the opportunity to travel to Brazil in the summer of 2020 to represent the United States in Division-III women’s basketball. Then, the pandemic took that opportunity away.
Joe Freiburger was honored Tuesday, Sept. 29 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with the D-III Cross Country National Athlete of the Week, making him the first male cross country athlete to win the award in Wartburg history.
With the postponements of fall sports such as football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer, an increased amount of attention has been paid to Wartburg men’s and women’s cross country, one of the few fall sports remaining.
Carina and Christopher Collet are two of many contributors to the cross country teams’ dominant early-season stretch, resulting in first-place finishes for both the men’s and women’s teams through three contests.
After being moved from the beginning of the triathlon season to the end, TBK will commence with both virtual and in-person options at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10.