“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.
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.
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.