Meet the Spring 2015 Intramural & Club Sports Staff

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Jason Baron
Intramural Supervisor
Brett Bates

Major/Minor: Economics & Finance
Graduation Year: 2017
Dream Job: Investment Banking
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Sports:
Baseball
Athlete: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Food: Bratwurst
Quote: "Swing hard, just in case you hit the ball"
Something no one else knows about you: My paternal family came off of the Mayflower.
Personal Goal for the year: Grow in leading my peers and take advantage of another level of officiating.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: A chance for students to go out and have fun by competing.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: There is a place for everyone in rec sports.

Brett Bates
Intramural Supervisor
Blair Briesemeister

Major/Minor: Health & Human Performance, Coaching
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Athletic Personal Trainer for Pro Athletes
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Sports:
Basketball, Football, Olympic Handball
Athletes: Kobe Bryant & Terrell Davis
Food: Red Lobster biscuits, Crab and lobster, Medium-rare T-bone steak & Pink Starburst
Quote: "If you aint first, you're last"
Something no one else knows about you: I can't snowboard, ski, wakeboard, or water ski.
Personal Goal for the year: Become sports coordinator for at least 2 different sports
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: To me, Intramural Sports is a way for me to still stay in touch with one of the things I love to do, play and be apart of sports.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: If you love sports, working as a team, and getting in a good workout, then Intramural Sports is for you!

Blair Briesemeister
Intramural Supervisor, Sport Coordinator for Volleyball &
Co-Coordinator of Marketing/Promotions
Alex Capesius

Major/Minor: Marketing, Professional Sales Emphasis & Advertising
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Sales Rep
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Sports:
 Volleyball, Softball
Food: Cheeseburgers and fries, boneless wings, Doritos, strawberries and blueberries.
Quote: "Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss
Personal Goal for the year: Supervise new sports and learn more about intramurals.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: Intramural Sports are an outlet for students to get their minds off of the rest of their life, to stay active and have fun.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: To stay active and have fun.

Curtis Corlett
Intramural Supervisor
Kelsey Criego

Major/Minor: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Cabela's Manager
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Sports:
Soccer, Football
Athlete: Aaron Rodgers, Kyle Beckerman, Robin Van Persie
Foods: Chicken & Mexican Food
Quote: "Our greatness weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas Edison
Something no one else knows about you: I've had surgeries on my ear drum since I was a baby
Personal Goal for the year: To grow as a supervisor and learn and take advice from the returners.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: A place where every student has the chance to play sports they haven't played in years and try new sports they never had the chance to play.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: It is a great way to make new friends and stay in shape.

Dan Hagenow
Intramural Supervisor, Sport Coordinator for Basketball & Co-Coordinator of Marketing/Promotions
Dan Hagenow

Major/Minor:Advertising & Multimedia Digital Arts
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Digital Advertising Director
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Sports:
 Kickball, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Ping Pong, Pool
Athlete: Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Jonathan Lucroy
Foods: Pizza, Pasta, Burgers & Fries, Deserts
Quote: "In order to go where no one has gone before, you must do what nobody has ever done before."
Something no one else knows about you: I love witnessing sunrises/sunsets out in the country.
Personal Goal for the year: I want to be considered one of the best Basketball Coordinator's to ever run the program! I have a deep passion for officiating and I hope to be a resource for anyone who is looking to get involved in any kind of officiating.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?:Intramural Sports is an awesome way to participate in your favorite sports - all while having a blast with your friends and classmates at UW-Whitewater. It's a great way to meet new people and develop relationships that will last beyond college.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: Students should participate in Intramural Sports because its a great way to get away from all the stresses in college and just have some fun!

Maria Haning
Intramural Supervisor & Sport Coordinator for Volleyball
Maria Haning

Major/Minor: Communications Sciences & Disorders/Family & Health Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
Dream Job: Speech Pathologist
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Sport:
Basketball, Volleyball
Athlete: Aaron Rodgers
Food: Mostacoli
Quote: "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Something no one else knows about you: I played the violin for 15 years.
Personal Goal for the year: Gain greater leadership skills.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: A program that allows for all students to be involved in sports.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: It is a great way to stay fit and have fun with others.

David Jacob
Intramural Supervisor
Caleb Janowski

Major/Minor: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Statistics Analyst for an NBA Team
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Sport:
 Golf, Football, Basketball, Baseball
Athletes: Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jordan Speith, Brandon Marshall
Foods: Mac & cheese, pizza, grilled cheese, tacos, chicken alfredo, ravioli
Quote: "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭13‬ ESV)
Something no one else knows about you: Got a 36 on the math section of the ACT
Personal Goal for the year: Develop into more of a leader throughout the year. I have been working on this for a couple years, and I really believe this job will help me. Also, I want to be humble and helpful to those I work with.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?: IM Sports is a place that wants me to develop for the future. Most jobs are about what you can do for them, but IM Sports wants to help us learn and grow as people. It is also a great place to meet similar people and to enjoy doing some of your favorite activities.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: IM Sports gives students the opportunities to meet people with similar interests. Relationships formed while playing sports can form lifelong friendships. Intramurals is also a place where you can have a fair game, rather than in an open gym, where things aren't always just.

Kyle Martinelli
Intramural Supervisor, Sport Coordinator for Flag Football
Kyle Martinelli

Major/Minor: Management & Economics
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Professional Triathlete
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Sport:
Football, Basketball, Track
Athlete: Donald Driver, Alex Capesius
Food: #9 Italian Night Club sub sandwich from Jimmy Johns (no mayo or tomato of course)
Quote: "What we do in life echos in eternity" -Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)
Something no one else knows about you: I have never owned a smartphone, eaten spaghetti-o's or watched TV in HD.
Personal Goal for the year: Minimizing complaints regarding flag football officials and officials in general by providing successful trainings.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?:
A great stress reliever while participating and an employment opportunity to develop my professional skills while supervising/officiating.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: To win our newest award of Intramural Participant of the Year!

Brianna Neumeyer
Club Sports Student Coordinator
Kristian Pullam

Major/Minor: Biology/Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016
Dream Job: FBI Forensics
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Sport:
 Volleyball, Spikeball
Athlete: J. Casebeer
Food: Rasberries
Quote: "You don't have to be big to pack a hard punch."
Something no one else knows about you: I picked up boxing my Senior year of HS.
Personal Goal for the year: To learn more trades and learn new ways to do things.
What do Club Sports mean to you?:
It's my way to do the things I've always loved to do.
Why should students participate in Club Sports?: They should participate because it's a great way to meet new people and be competitive.

Kris Pullam
Intramural Supervisor
Nathan Tessar

Major/Minor: IT
Graduation Year: 2017
Dream Job: ESPN NBA Commentator
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Sport:
Basketball
Athlete: LeBron "King" James
Food: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Quote: "If they hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up" -Kanye West
Something no one else knows about you: I've lived in 5 different area codes
Personal Goal for the year: To become a leader and improve my public speaking skills.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?:
A place for relief from my studies.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: It gives you an unmatched balance of fun and competition!

Nathan Tessar
Intramural Supervisor, Sport Coordinator for Soccer & Floor Hockey
Sarah Weyer

Major/Minor: Physical Education & Recreation
Graduation Year: 2016
Dream Job: NBA Basketball Player
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Sport:
 Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Hockey
Athlete: Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Food: Nachos from Qdoba
Quote: "Strive for greatness"
Something no one else knows about you: I want to live in Canada someday
Personal Goal for the year: To become a leader and show other people how much fun intramural sports can be.
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?:
To me it means opportunity. Its an opportunity to grow as a person and meet new people. It's also a way to relax from school and enjoy playing the sports you love with your friends.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: Its the best way to relieve stress and its a great way to meet new people while your playing the sport you love.

Sarah Weyer
Intramural Supervisor, Sport Coordinator for Softball

Sarah Weyer

Major/Minor: Business Management
Graduation Year: 2015
Dream Job: Work for the Olympics
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Sport:
 Biking and Playing Softball
Athlete: Michael Jordan
Food: Shrimp
Quote: "Don't be afraid of failure, it is how you learn" 
Something no one else knows about you: I am a twin
Personal Goal for the year: Increase participants by at least 200 more individuals! 
What do Intramural Sports mean to you?:
 It is a way to continue playing sports and staying active with friends and make new ones.
Why should students participate in Intramural Sports?: It is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.