“I grew up in poverty. I grew up in violence. I hope that it inspires them, that representation of seeing a Black man. And I would hope that all of my student athletes can take pride in the man that I am. The man, the coach, the dad, the husband as well as the Black man that I am.”
“There will be significant facility challenges in the months of February, March and April. It will be much more challenging for our support staff with more sports competing at the same time, specifically our athletic trainers and sports information staff,” Rick Willis, Wartburg athletic director, said.
Anytime a school loses a particularly strong graduating class, they tend to make an effort to recoup some of that talent with a big recruiting class. Last year’s freshmen brought a lot of firepower to the Knight’s offense, here are my picks to watch out for.
The Wartburg Men’s Cross Country team won their third consecutive conference championship on Saturday. Senior Joe Freiburger took home his second consecutive Conference MVP with the top 8K finish of 20:59.63.
Bolstered by sophomore Aubrie Fisher’s first-place finish at the Conference Championships on Saturday, the Wartburg Knights have won their second-consecutive A-R-C championship.
While there are few things we can predict this season, we here at Knight Wire want to walk you through those that we can. This week, we’ll break down the top upperclassmen returning this season.
Seniors Sydney Powers and Sydney Rottinghaus earned second place in the A-doubles competition when Wartburg’s women’s tennis team competed in the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) individual meet on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The returning all-conference sophomore has emerged as a full-fledged star for the Knights through four contests, taking first in three of them and legitimizing her status as Wartburg’s top runner after two-time reigning All-American senior Carina Collet.
For Kyle Briggs, a redshirt junior at the time, the cancellation was perhaps the worst day of his life.
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.