Becker earns spot in World Team Trials

UW-Parkside wrestling alumnus and graduate assistant coach Nick Becker qualified for the Senior World Team Trials Challenge with a stellar performance at the Marine Corps U.S. Open April 24-28 in Las Vegas.

Becker went 6-1 to place third in the senior men’s freestyle at 174 pounds. His lone loss was to runner-up Chance Marsteller, an NCAA Division I All-American at Lock Haven University.

“Going in, I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I could compete with the best,” Becker said. “I’m very thankful for my training partners and coaches that have helped me along the way.”

Becker, who went 89-0 and won three national titles for the Rangers, will compete in the Senior World Team Trials Challenge May 18 in Raleigh, N.C.

“It shows that in our program we develop guys from start to finish,” Parkside coach Corey VanGroll said. “Nick got a lot better during his time here and he’s still scratching the surface with his freestyle. He dominated wrestling in Division II and now he’s dealing with high-level Division I All-Americans; for him to step up and have this kind of success at this level is incredible.”

Parkside soccer announces recruits

The UW-Parkside women’s soccer team announced its recruiting class Wednesday.

Central goalkeeper Kelsey Gross is one of 10 players in the class who will join the team next season, coach Brittany Nikolic said.

The other nine are: defender Viviana Prado of Merced, Calif., defender/forward Emma Keaser of Broomfield, Colo., forwards Alexis Baker of Sun Prairie and Olivia Banks of Brookfield, goalkeeper Izzy Guyer of Waterloo, midfielders Jessica Redington of Freeport, Ill., Makyla Severson of Mount Horeb and Sophia Toscano of Milwaukee, and midfielder/defender Chloe Grooters of Grand Rapids, Mich.

“This turned out to be a fantastic class and I’m so excited to start working with them,” Nikolic said.

Tremper girls golf to hold meeting

The Tremper girls golf team will hold its sign-up meeting from 3:10 to 3:40 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria.

The meeting is for girls in grades 8-11 interested in playing and learning golf. The team has a no-cut policy and provides equipment for beginners.

For more information, contact coach Nancy Phipps at 262-705-2279 or

Parkside to hold golf outing July 22

The UW-Parkside athletic department will hold the inaugural Ranger Impact Open Golf Outing on July 22 at Kenosha Country Club.

The event includes lunch and registration at 11 a.m., a shotgun start at noon, and a reception, auction and awards at 5 p.m.

Entry fees for the four-person “shamble” outing are $1,000 per foursome, $250 per individual, or $50 for the reception only. Proceeds will support the Ranger Impact Fund, the primary fundraising arm supporting Parkside athletics.

To register, go to