Student Athlete Spotlight: Aryn Benn

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Aryn Benn, a junior from Waukesha, Wis. Benn is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout track and field team and is a Human Development and Family Studies major.   Why did you choose Stout? “I picked Stout because I knew I wanted to stay in Wisconsin…

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Weather affecting Stout sports

Evan Thue- There is nothing worse than the feeling you get when you are ready to play a game outside and you see dark clouds starting to form. Suddenly it starts to rain, and, inevitably, the game is cancelled. The weather here at University of Wisconsin–Stout has been unpredictable to say the least.   Spring…

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Stout Golf Struggles in Illinois

Riley Olson-   Play was suspended for the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s golf team at the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling on Friday, April 14 after storms hit the golf course. The tournament was hosted by Illinois’ Wesleyan at the Ironwood golf course. Stout ended the first round on Saturday with a 326 and the next…

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Stout Golf Opens Spring Season

Riley Olson- University of Wisconsin–Stout placed first at their opening meet at the Loras College Duhawk Spring Invitational by six strokes Monday, with all five of their varsity golfers finishing in the top 10, also managing to shoot their lowest round of the 2016-17 season. Stout had a two-day total of 592. Luther College placed…

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Stout Hosts National Gymnastics Championship

Evan Thue- On March 31 and April 1, University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted the national gymnastics meet for the first time since 2001. “There were so many people there, and it was so much fun to just take it all in and enjoy the moment and represent our school well and perform our best,” senior Kaylee…

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Blue Devils travel over spring break

Evan Thue-   For many of us, spring break is a time to de-stress from school and to kick back and relax. But for the baseball, softball, and track and field teams, they get to relax and travel to play the sports they love.   One word that would accurately describe their spring break is…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kaylee Francois

Logan Myhre- This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Kaylee Francois, a sophomore from Green Bay, Wis. Francois is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s softball team and is an Applied Math and Computer Science major.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because I was very interested in the Applied Mathematics and Computer…

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Meier defends conference weight throw title

Riley Olson- University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Lydia Meier (Sr, Middleton, Wis) completely dominated the competition in the weight throw at the 2017 WIAC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by UW–Stout on February 24-25. UW–Stout hosted the eight WIAC teams, and finished fifth overall as a team.   “As a freshman, I’d have never thought…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kasondra Tulloch

Logan Myhre- This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Kasondra Tulloch, a senior from Cottage Grove, Minn. Tulloch is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout gymnastics team and is a Psychology major.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because both my mom and dad went here. I grew up coming to athletic games,…

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Teeing off spring sports

Evan Thue-   With the snow finally starting to melt and the sun starting to shine, it’s time to open up some spring seasons for University of Wisconsin–Stout athletics. The softball and baseball seasons have kicked off here at UW–Stout, with the first two softball games being played on Feb. 25 and Stout’s baseball team’s…

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Blaze the Blue Devil

Logan Myhre-   School mascots have been a long-standing tradition throughout college and high-school athletics. University of Wisconsin–Stout jumped on this ship quite late, introducing their mascot in 2011. In 2012, the mascot was officially named Blaze by student vote. “I think we wanted to have some kind of identity. Everybody wants something to rally…

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Great Performance at St. Thomas Showcase

By Evan Thue-   On Feb. 10, University of Wisconsin–Stout competed against University of St. Thomas in a Track and Field showcase. Stout had a very strong showing, with Morgan Gromowski having her career-best indoor high jump at 5-feet-3-inches. Lydia Meyer also had a very strong showcase and took first place in weight throw with…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sam Ortmann

By Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Sam Ortmann, a junior from Buffalo, Minn. Ortmann is a guard on the University of Wisconsin­–Stout men’s basketball team and a Business Administration major. Why did you choose Stout? “When I came to visit, I really liked the campus. It had my major, and I thought…

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Gymnastics breaks records in Alaska

Katie Schulzetenberg-   On January 20, The Blue Devils Gymnastics team competed in Alaska and succeeded in setting 12 personal bests, also managing to get the second best score in Stout history!   Mackenzie Nicholson (Wheaton, Ill.), a freshman and one of the leadership captains for the team, received personal bests in all of her…

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Stout Hockey Conquers 6th Ranked Eau Claire

Evan Thue- On Monday, Jan. 26, the Blue Devils hockey team met the Blue Golds in a defensive showdown that only saw three goals scored the entire night. University of Wisconsin–Stout came out of this matchup against University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire victorious, the final score 2-1.   “Our defensive play was arguably the best we…

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