Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rashadeem Gray becomes the only wrestler in Whitefish Bay history to qualify for state three times.
With two wrestlers headed to the state tournament Thursday, Whitefish Bay's wrestling program is making school history. Rashadeem Gray is the only wrestler in Whitefish Bay history to qualify for state three times, and Joey Davey is the third wrestler in school history to qualify twice. Gray and Davey are also the third and fourth wrestlers in Whitefish Bay history to get to 100 wins. Gray, who will play football at the University of Northern Iowa next year, is a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. He holds Whitefish Bay wrestling records for career wins (113), takedowns in a season (127), career escapes, and escapes in a season (127). Bay wrestling coach Dale Loebel said Gray is determined, competitive and takes nothing …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Nathan Potter Heart Award honors Bay wrestlers who show the same grit and persistence as Potter, who was murdered in 2009.
Whitefish Bay alum Nathan Potter may be gone, but his legend lives on in the heart of Whitefish Bay wrestlers. Potter, who was murdered in Milwaukee in 2009, is memorialized with an annual award called "The Nathan Potter Heart Award," which is presented annually to the Whitefish Bay wrestler who best reflects Potters's commitment, persistence, effort and grit on the wrestling mat. This year's recipient was Max Carlin, a Whitefish Bay senior who is making a name for himself in the 113-pound and 120-pound weight classes. Carlin, who competed in the state tournament last year, also posted 36 victories, breaking the team record for most wins in a season. Carlin received the award before the start of last week's home meet against Homestead, …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Joey Davey is only Blue Dukes wrestler, among four to qualify, to win a match. Check out photos from the weekend's action.
Four Whitefish Bay High School wrestlers qualified for the WIAA individual state tournament in Madison last weekend. Only one, junior Joey Davey, came away with a victory. At 113 pounds, Davey defeated Kevin Urban of New London 7-0. He lost the next two matches and finished with a 27-12 record. Other Whitefish Bay results were: 106 pounds: Max Carlin lost his only match, 7-5 to Bee Lor of Wausau West. Carlin, a junior, ended with a 37-11 record. 160: Rashadeem Gray lost his first two matches and ended the season with a 36-15 record. 182: Nick Levings lost his first two matches and finished with a 26-14 record.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Whitefish Bay lost 6-60 at Port Washington High School Friday.
The Whitefish Bay wrestling team lost to Port Washington Friday 60-6, but head coach Dale Loebel said the score did not do justice to the team's performance and improvement against the fourth-ranked team in the state. "We wrestled a lot of close matches; we just ended up losing those matches at the end where we would make a mistake and it would cost us three or four points," Loebel said. "We don't score because we're not in the right spots." The team knew it would be tough going in, as the match was Port's 73rd consecutive win in the North Shore Conference. "We respect Port Washington, but we're not afraid of them," Loebel said. "We're going to give them what we got, and if our best isn't good enough that day then that's the best we can do…