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Today’s Game..............................................................................2 Opponent’s Roster......................................................................3 Team Statistics............................................................................4 Bearcat Radio Network...............................................................5 Bearcat Stadium...................................................................... 6-7 Game Day at Northwest.......................................................... 8-9 Bearcat Traditions................................................................ 10-11 Head Coach Adam Dorrel.................................................... 14-15 Assistant Coaches............................................................... 16-17 Bearcat Spotlight.......................................................................18 Meet the Bearcats – Defense............................................... 20-21 Meet the Bearcats – Offense............................................... 22-23 Meet the Bearcats – Northwest Roster......................................25 Bearcat Spirit Squads.......................................................... 26-27 Bearcat Marching Band.............................................................27 Booster Club Members....................................................... 31-32 Sports Medicine........................................................................33 Football Locker Room......................................................... 34-35 Fall Classic at Arrowhead Stadium....................................... 38-39 Northwest Career Leaders.........................................................40 President Dr. John Jasinski........................................................41 Director of Athletics Wren Baker................................................41 Athletics Staff............................................................................42 Football Ambassadors/Northwest School Songs.......................44 1

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Today’s Game MIAA Home Opener Today is the MIAA home opener for the top ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats and the first ever blackout at Bearcat Stadium. Northwest enters as one of three teams in the MIAA with a 3-0 record while Fort Hays State comes into today’s game at 1-2. The Bearcats are trying to build on their MIAA record 48-game conference winning streak as well as holding the nation’s longest regular season winning streak at 12 games. With three blowout wins, the Bearcats enter today’s game holding a 190-27 scoring edge through three games. Not only has Northwest put more than 50 points on the board in all three games, but they also have outgained their opponents to the tune of 787 yards. Series History Today is the 27th meeting between the Bearcats and Tigers. Last year’s 45-27 win over Fort Hays State gave Northwest a 13-12-1 edge in the series; however, the Bearcats hold a seven game winning streak over Fort Hays. The winning streak dates back to 1978 when the Tigers pulled out a 42-28 win, although only the last five meetings (2006-2010) between the two schools have been as MIAA members. A Return to No. 1 The Bearcats enter today’s game ranked No. 1 in both the American Football Coaches Association poll (AFCA) and D2Football.com Top 25. It is the first time the Bearcats have been ranked as the top team in the AFCA this season, having opened the 2010 season at No. 1. Last weekend’s 73-7 win against Lincoln and Minnesota-Duluth’s 7-0 loss to Wayne State allowed the Bearcats to grab the top spot in the poll. Also with the Bulldogs’

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loss, the Bearcats hold the nation’s longest regular season winning streak which stands at 12. Northwest puts its No. 1 ranking on the line today against Fort Hays State where they are 13-3 since 1984 playing as the top-ranked team in the AFCA poll. Paying Tribute to Scott Bostwick We hope not only are you wearing black, but that you have brought your red Bearcat hat as well to help us honor the late Coach Scott Bostwick. Other recent tributes include the placement of his initials on the field. The players also have a red Bearcat paw sticker with the same “SB” initials on the back of their helmets. In the northeast corner of Bearcat Stadium, a red maple tree, donated by Landscape Services and Moffett Nursery, was planted this fall. Additionally, the Northwest Athletic Department has installed a banner on the west side of

Bearcat Stadium above the national championship banner. And, the circle drive west of Bearcat Stadium is now named Scott Bostwick Drive. A look at Fort Hays State The Tigers enter today’s game at 1-3 after back-to-back losses. Fort Hays State is led by a pair of running backs, Andre Smith and Edward Smith. Andre Smith leads Fort Hays with 385 yards rushing while Edward Smith has totaled 252 yards on the ground. Their signal caller, Blake McAhren, has completed 60 percent of his passes for 459 yards and six touchdowns. McAhren threw for three touchdowns in last week’s loss to Southwest Baptist and had only one interception. His three touchdowns also went to three different receivers spreading the wealth, while four receivers finished with more than 30 yards in the loss.


Meet the Fort Hays State Tigers # 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48

Name Korey Allison Anthony Sheppard Edward Smith Kedron “Keke” Paul Ricky Jacques Sherod Murdock Judah Linder Austin Hubert Nelson Vazquez Blake McAhren Cornelius Gallon Cole Cherryholmes Mason Salmans Keaton Callins Tanner Hageman Anthony Smith Treveon Albert Tyler Kimbrough Tim Parker Marquies Richardson Andre Smith Micheal Jordan Shaun Ohlde Aaron Wondra Jeff Balkenbush Casey Sedbrook Taylor Connors Tyler Mathers Keaton Engel Ethan Kosjer Chris Smith Cale Sharp Stephen Marcotte Taylor Hopkins Zach Nash Dylan Pfeifer Scott Russell Alex Whitehill Nick Dreitz Layton Hickel Brock Einspahr A.J. Woodall Eric Jusko Kyle Perry Jared Lyle

POS DB QB RB DB LB DB DB DB WR QB WR WR QB WR WR WR QB K DB DB RB RB RB DB DB LB DB DB DB P/K RB RB DB DB DB RB RB LB LB LB LB LB FB/LS DL DB

HT 5-10 6-2 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-8 6-3 5-7 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-0

WT 180 170 190 165 220 185 215 195 185 195 200 195 195 185 175 215 195 175 190 185 185 175 185 165 195 185 185 200 170 195 180 180 195 185 185 175 185 220 225 205 235 225 225 230 195

CL Hometown/Previous School Sr. Martinez, Calif/Laney College Jr. Pahokee, Fla./Hinds CC So. Miami, Fla/Southwest Miami HS Jr. St. Cloud, Fla./Butte College Sr. Wichita, Kan./Butler CC So. Tampa, Fla./Pearl River CC Jr. Miami, Fla./Chaffey College Jr. Garden Plain, Kan./Garden Plain HS Jr. Tampa, Fla./Mendocino College R-Sr. Fairfield, Calif./Solano CC Jr. Tampa, Fla./Central Michigan Jr. Potwin, Kan./Butler CC So. Hanston, Kan./Hutchinson CC R-So. Guthrie, Okla./NW Oklahoma St So. Cheney, Kan./Cheney HS R-Sr. Arlington, Texas Sam/Houston HS Fr. Atlanta, Ga./Grady HS Jr. Warrior, Ala./West Alabama Jr. Glendale, Ariz./Ironwood HS Jr. Tallahassee, Fla./Fullerton College Jr. Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield College Fr. Kerens, Texas/Kerens HS So. Palmer, Kan./Linn HS Fr. Wichita, Kan./Maize South HS Fr. Edmond, Okla./Edmond Memorial HS Fr. WaKeeney, Kan./Hays HS Fr. Arvada, Colo./Arvada West HS Fr. Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS Fr. Modesto, Calif./Modesto Christian HS Sr. Douglass, Kan./Douglass HS Jr. Newton, Kan./Fort Scott CC Fr. Salina, Kan./Salina Central HS Jr. Blackwell, Okla./Blackwell HS Fr. Omaha, Neb./Burke HS So. Fort Lupton, Colo./Fort Lupton HS R-Fr. Ellis, Kan./Ellis HS Fr. Brighton, Colo./Brighton HS Sr. McPherson, Kan./McPherson HS Sr. Brush, Colo./Brush HS Jr. Claflin, Kan./Claflin HS Sr. Alma, Neb./Southern Valley HS Jr. Chandler, Okla./Chandler HS Sr. Winnetka, Calif./Los Angeles Valley Jr. Garden Plain, Kan./Garden Plain HS R-Fr. Natoma, Kan./Natoma HS

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# Name POS HT WT CL Hometown/Previous School 49 Chase Kreutzer FB 5-10 205 R-Fr. Pratt, Kan./Pratt HS 50 Walter Garrett DL 6-2 275 Fr. Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall HS 51 Jared Chambers LB 6-1 205 Fr. Edmond, Okla./Edmond Memorial HS 52 Chris Jones LB 6-1 235 So. Colorado Springs, Colo./Valley City St. 53 Robert Weber K 6-0 225 Fr. Garden Plain, Kan./Garden Plain HS 55 Basil Bandy DL 6-2 225 Jr. Fairfield, Calif./Santa Rosa CC 56 Bryan Newhouse LB 5-11 205 So. Aurora, Colo./Oklahoma State 58 Steven Koenig LB 6-2 210 R-Fr. Johnstown, Colo./Roosevelt HS 59 Caleb Crocker LB 6-1 215 So. Garden City, Kan./Garden City CC 60 Jarred Stindt OL 6-1 245 Fr. Belleville, Kan./Republic County HS 62 Mario Abundes OL 6-4 315 Jr. Delano, Calif./Bakersfield College 63 Mitchell Paneno OL 6-2 265 Sr. Lake Isabella, Calif./Bakersfield College 64 Alex Muckenthaler DL 6-4 185 Fr. Leon, Kan./Bluestem HS 65 Casey Sorrell OL 6-2 280 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield College 66 Sam Leighton DL 6-6 220 Fr. Quinter, Kan./Quinter HS 67 Jay Kindler LB 5-9 180 Fr. Alma, Neb./Alma HS 68 Lex Rosson OL 6-2 265 Fr. Edmond, Okla./Edmond North HS 70 John “Hawk” Rouse OL 6-2 285 Jr. Ardmore, Okla./Dickson HS 71 Keaton Tuttle OL 6-6 315 Jr. Cherokee, Iowa/Iowa Western CC 72 Jesse Trent OL 6-3 255 Fr. Dodge City, Kan./Dodge City HS 73 Josh Reese OL 6-3 260 Jr. McPherson, Kan./McPherson HS 74 Ethan Lington OL 6-3 315 Fr. Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS 75 Luke Edney OL 6-4 245 Fr. Westminster, Colo./Westminster HS 76 Logan Jones OL 6-7 305 Jr. Blackwell, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M 77 Tyler McCluskey OL 6-7 295 R-Fr. Arvada, Colo./Northern Colorado 78 Lamar Leon OL 6-2 295 Sr. Tallahassee, Fla./Georgia Military College 80 Garrett Holle WR 6-4 195 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz./Mountain Pointe HS 81 Kevin Roya WR 6-0 195 So. Modesto, Calif./Modesto JC 84 Zack Gaughan TE 6-5 250 Fr. Hays, Kan./Hays HS 85 Colby Kamm TE 6-4 255 Jr. Junction City, Kan./Butler CC 86 Grant Brown TE 6-4 265 Jr. Beloit, Kan./Beloit HS 87 Eli Cordon TE 6-5 250 Jr. Villisca, Iowa/Iowa Western CC 88 Chase Leake TE 6-3 250 Sr. Redondo Beach, Calif./Los Angeles Valley 89 Taylor Stonebraker WR 6-0 165 Fr. Lyons, Kan./Lyons HS 90 Edwin Herbert DL 6-3 300 Sr. Fairfield, Calif./Florida 91 Aaron Burton DL 6-4 305 Jr. Great Bend, Kan./Great Bend HS 92 Javier Figueroa DL 5-11 250 Fr. San Pedro, Calif./San Pedro HS 93 Cameron Shelton DL 6-2 250 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield College 95 Luke Keener DL 6-3 250 So. Olmitz, Kan./Garden City CC 97 Ernesto Martinez DL 6-0 280 Sr. Tampa, Fla./Florida Atlantic University 99 Odino Etienne DL 6-3 270 Jr. Miami, Fla./Carson-Newman Head Coach: Chris Brown (1st season) Assistant Coaches: Al McCray, Justin Schreiber, Dion Meneley, Justin Iske, Zach Watkins, Chris Randolph, Mike Hecht, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Allgood,


2011 Team Statistics Northwest Bearcats SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURN AVG. PUNT RETURN AVG. FUMBLES-LOST PENALTY AVG./GAME PUNTS-AVG. T.O.P./GAME 3RD-DOWN % 4TH-DOWN %

2011 MIAA Standings

NW 190 63.3 75 699 131 5.3 233.0 14 843 53-83-3 10.2 15.9 281.0 9 1,542 214 7.2 514.0 32.8 8.8 3-2 63.7 7-40.3 30:03 62% 33%

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Northwest Opponents

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63 6

55 7

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OPP 27 9.0 43 324 99 3.3 108.0 0 431 49-108-7 4.0 8.8 143.7 2 755 207 3.6 251.7 20.6 (-5.0) 6-5 45.0 21-36.6 29:57 24% 20%

OT Total 0 190 0 27

Passing Com Att Pct TD Int Yds Yds/G Blake Christopher 31 45 68.9 5 0 571 285.5 Trevor Adams 19 33 57.6 4 2 266 88.7 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G Jordan Simmons 25 182 7.3 5 42 60.7 James Franklin 34 175 5.1 4 22 58.3 Denver Lohnes 25 122 4.9 1 16 40.7 Receiving No. Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G Tyler Shaw 8 219 27.4 3 49 73.0 Jake Soy 7 158 22.6 1 52 79.0 Jordan Simmons 7 132 18.9 2 47 44.0 David Mosley 7 49 7.0 0 13 16.3 James Franklin 5 19 3.8 0 17 6.3 Taylor Pierce 4 78 19.5 1 57 26.0

Interceptions No. Yds TD Bryce Enyard 3 13 0 Derrick Thomas 2 55 0 Jerry Key 1 33 1 Travis Manning 1 15 0 Sacks No. Yds Chad Kilgore 1 6 Collin DeBuysere 1 2 Kevin Arnold 1 5 Willie Dyson 0.5 5 Matt Massey 0.5 2 Cory Cronk 0.5 6 Travis Chappelear 0.5 2

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TFL 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.5

This Week in the MIAA Thursday, Sept. 22 Missouri Western at Washburn Saturday, Sept. 24 Missouri Southern vs. Lincoln (St. Louis) Fort Hays State at Northwest Missouri Langston at Emporia State Truman at Central Missouri (MIAA TV) William Jewell at Pittsburg State

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Last Week in the MIAA Saturday, Sept. 17 Missouri Western def. Langston 47-0 Central Missouri def. Emporia St. 45-38 Northwest Missiouri def. Lincoln 73-7 Southwest Baptist def. Fort Hays St. 30-28 Pittsburg St. def. Truman 27-26

AFCA Coaches’ Poll

Statistical Leaders

Defense Solo Total Sacks Chad Kilgore 11 17 1.0 DJ Gnader 9 12 -- Jerry Key 8 11 -- Derrick Hightower 7 11 -- Matt Massey 4 10 0.5

MIAA Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Pittsburg State 3-0 1.000 3-0 1.000 Northwest Missouri 2-0 1.000 3-0 1.000 Washburn 2-0 1.000 3-0 1.000 Central Missouri 2-1 .667 2-1 .667 Missouri Western 1-1 .500 2-1 .667 Fort Hays State 1-1 .500 1-2 .333 Truman 1-2 .333 1-2 .333 Lincoln 0-2 .000 1-2 .333 Missouri Southern 0-2 .000 0-2 .000 Emporia State 0-3 .000 0-3 .000

1 Northwest Missouri State (26) 2 North Alabama (2) 3 Shepherd 4 Bloomsburg 5 Valdosta State 6 Delta State 7 Nebraska-Kearney 8 Washburn 9 Wayne State (Mich.) 10 Abilene Christian 11 Minnesota Duluth 12 Kutztown 13 Albany State 14 Colorado State-Pueblo 15 Pittsburg State 16 Texas A&M-Kingsville 17 California (Pa.) 18 St. Cloud State 19 Edinboro 20 Central Missouri 21 West Texas A&M 22 Winston-Salem State 23 Northern Michigan 24 Bemidji State T25 Carson-Newman T25 New Haven

3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-1 2-1 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 3-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-1 2-1

Fort Hays State Tigers SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURN AVG. PUNT RETURN AVG. FUMBLES-LOST PENALTY AVG./GAME PUNTS-AVG. T.O.P./GAME 3RD-DOWN % 4TH-DOWN %

FHSU 86 28.7 62 736 131 5.6 245.3 5 537 48-83-3 6.5 11.2 179.0 6 1,273 214 5.9 424.3 17.9 5.8 4-3 72.0 15-43.4 28:50 48% 67%

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th FHSU Opponents

14 30

35 24

24 13

13 16

OPP 83 27.7 70 553 127 4.4 184.3 4 714 67-105-3 6.8 10.7 238.0 5 1,267 232 5.5 422.3 22.3 16.1 5-3 59.0 12-38.0 31:10 43% 80%

OT Total 0 86 0 83

Statistical Leaders

Passing Com Att Pct TD Int Yds Yds/G Blake McAhren 42 70 60.0 6 1 459 153.0 Rushing Andre Smith Edward Smith A. Sheppard

Att Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G 61 385 6.3 2 83 128.3 51 252 4.9 2 27 84.0 9 62 6.9 0 21 31.0

Receiving Anthony Smith Keaton Callins Chase Leake Grant Brown

No. Yds 13 153 10 128 7 67 6 49

Defense Alex Whitehill Korey Allison Kayton Hickel AJ Woodall Austin Hubert

Avg TD Lg Yd/G 11.8 3 43 51.0 12.8 1 29 42.7 9.6 1 28 22.3 8.2 1 16 16.3

Solo Total Sacks 25 54 0.5 16 36 0.5 7 19 -- 8 19 -- 6 15 --

Interceptions No. Yds TD Korey Allison 2 66 0 Kedron Paul 1 9 0 Sacks Alex Whitehill Korey Allison Kyle Perry

No. Yds 0.5 1 1.0 2 2.0 14

TFL 2.0 1.0 -- 1.0 --

FF 1 1 -1 --


Bearcat Radio Network The Bearcat Radio Network with Northwest alumni John Coffey (right) and Matt Gaarder (left) broadcasts every Bearcat football game, home or away, during the season. Coffey is entering his 27th season as the “Voice of the Bearcats” while Gaarder enters season number 13. The network can be heard at: KXCV (Maryville, 90.5 FM) KVVL (Maryville, 97.1 FM) KRNW (Chillicothe, 88.9 FM) KKWK (Cameron, 100.1 FM) KCXL (Kansas City, 102.9 FM) KCXL (Liberty, 1140 AM) KMA (Shenandoah, Iowa, 960 AM) Live and archived games can be found at www.northwestbearcats.com.

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t’s hard to find a more beautiful and more accommodating facility in Division II football than Northwest Missouri State’s Bearcat Stadium. Labeled “the crown jewel of the MIAA” by the Kansas City Star, Bearcat Stadium is the longest-running continuous site for football in all of NCAA Division II. Dating back to 1913, no other stadium has played host to its team’s games for so long. First named Memorial Stadium in 1917, and then Rickenbrode Stadium from 1961 to 2004, Bearcat Stadium has seen significant improvements this past decade. The east grandstand was completely rebuilt starting in 2000. In 2003, the new-and-improved stadium was unveiled, which included an increased seating capacity on the west side, chairback and railback seating, 10 luxury suites, a spacious and functional press area and a new scoreboard, complete with video board – one of few in a Division II football facility. The summer of 2007 saw the installation of FieldTurf and permanent lighting. Contributors for the project requested the new playing surface be named after previous head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, and on June 28, 2007, the Northwest Board of Regents unanimously approved the proposal. Heading into 2011, the Bearcats are 35-2 at the facility since October 2005. The facility has seen 12 NCAA playoff contests played since its renaming in 2004 – all Northwest wins.

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Recent Improvements to Bearcat Stadium 2000

• Rebuilt east grandstand

2003 • Increased seating on the west side • Added chairback and railback seating • Added 10 luxury suites

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• Built spacious and functional press area • Unveiled new scoreboard with video board

2007

• Installation of FieldTurf • Installation of permanent lighting


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rom tailgate parties and tearing down the goalposts following a playoff win, nothing beats the game-day atmosphere at Northwest.

Catch free entertainment at the Bearcat Zone in College Park next to the stadium prior to each home game. Come tailgate with Northwest fans, get your picture taken with Bobby Bearcat and join the marching band, cheerleaders and dance team in a pep rally prior to each game. The “March to the Stadium” caps the celebration prior to each kickoff. During the game, listen for the Phi Sigma Kappa cannon shot after each Northwest score and keep count while Bobby Bearcat does pushups. Spend halftime with the Bearcat Marching Band: “The Musical Pride of Northwest.” Celebrate each Bearcat victory down on the field with coaches and players where you can get autographs, take pictures and play on the field.

Northwest Home Win Streaks Rank Streak 1 22 2 17 3 13 4 12 5 11

Dates Sept. 5, 1998 - Nov. 4, 2000 Oct. 22, 2005 - Aug. 30, 2008 Sept. 6, 2008 - Sept. 2, 2010 Oct. 4, 2003 - Oct. 1, 2005 Oct. 10, 1930 - Nov. 24, 1932

Attendance Records (capacity - 6,500) Attendance 1. 10,805 2. 9,500 2. 9,346 3. 9,250 4. 9,250

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Opponent Missouri Western Truman Missouri Western Pittsburg State Emporia State

Date Oct. 2, 2010 Oct. 20, 2001 Sept. 13, 2008 Sept, 16, 2000 Oct. 21, 2000


“There are a lot of diehard Northwest Bearcat football fans in town. You can spot them by the distinctive Bearcat paw stickers they have posted in the windows of their vehicles; the entire wardrobe of Bearcat T-shirts they own; or by the large “B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S” letters painted in green and white across their bare chests at football games.” -John Ludwig, Maryville Daily Forum

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The Hickory Stick

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ince 1931, the Northwest and Truman football teams have been playing for possession of a 30-inch piece of hickory that serves as the oldest traveling trophy in Division II football.

The history of the Hickory Stick dates back to 1930 when Northwest president Uel Lamkin sent Truman president Dr. Eugene Fair a piece of wood found on the very farm where Fair was born. The stick had been turned in the woodworking shop at Northwest and the lettering on the stick listed the scores of every football game between the two institutions from 1908 to 1930. The football game in 1931 was inaugurated as a means of determining who would own the trophy for the following year.

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Homecoming After each game, the winner paints the tip of the stick in its school color. Northwest earned first possession of the Hickory Stick following its 7-0 win in 1931. The Bearcats have held the stick the past eight years and have won 13 of their last 14 games against the Bulldogs. Since 1931, Truman leads the all-time series 54-32-4 (90 games) and has held the trophy in 44 of 79 years. (Note: The two teams did not play from 1942 to 1945.)

In addition to the parade, the court and all of the festivities, there are two special traditions during Homecoming week at Northwest. The first is the induction of the latest M-Club Hall of Fame class, which includes 104 individuals and 40 teams in 2011. The second is the naming of the Don Black Homecoming Most Valuable Player Award. Don Black was a running back for the Bearcat football team from 1951 to 1953 and helped lead Northwest to an MIAA title in 1952. In 1972, the Don Black Award was presented for the first time to the most valuable player in the annual Homecoming contest. Since 1972, 36 athletes have received the honor.

Don Black Award Winner Breakdown

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BY CLASS: Freshman Sophomore

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Junior Senior

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BY POSITION: Lineman Kicker/Punter Linebacker Defensive Back

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Safety Receiver Quarterback Running Back

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Head Coach Adam Dorrel

After legendary head coach Mel Tjeerdsma stepped down from his duties in December 2010, newly appointed athletic director Wren Baker announced Scott Bostwick would take over the reigns of the highly successful Bearcat football program. However, tragedy struck June 5 when Bostwick passed away unexpectedly leaving a void at the Bearcats top spot once again.

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Looking no further than the current coaching staff after a difficult situation, Baker appointed Adam Dorrel as the head football coach. Dorrel who served as an assistant coach since 2004 begins the 2011 season at the helm of one of the most successful programs not only in the MIAA, but in the country. The program enters the season just three wins shy of 500 (497-388-33) in its 96th. Dorrel, however, is no stranger to Bearcat football, or success. He has been the offensive coordinator at Northwest since 2007, helping lead the Bearcats to an unprecedented five consecutive NCAA Division II championship appearances and a third national title in 2009. In Dorrel’s seven seasons with the Bearcats, they have an 87-14 record and added five MIAA Championships. Dorrel’s offensive unit averaged 42 points and 474 yards per game, ranking in the top 10 nationally in four major offensive categories. The Bearcats were second in scoring, sixth in total offense, third in pass efficiency and eighth in passing. Impressive team and individual accolades have become the norm under Dorrel. In seven

THE DORREL FILE Birthdate.......................... December 2, 1974 Hometown.............................. Maryville, Mo. Wife .......................................................Erin High School.................................... Maryville College.......................... Northwest Missouri Graduate School.......... Northwest Missouri Dorrel’s Standouts MIAA Offensive MVP (3) 2007: Xavier Omon (RB) 2008: Joel Osborn (QB) 2009: LaRon Council (RB) First Team All-America (8) 2006: Xavier Omon (RB) 2007: Xavier Omon (RB) Mike Peterson (TE) Reid Kirby (OL) 2008: Jeremy Davis (OL) LaRon Council (RB) 2009: Brett Grozinger (OL) Jake Soy (WR) 2010: Brett Grozinger (OL) Josh Baker (TE)


seasons the Bearcats have averaged more than 40 points per game three times and more than 400 yards of offense per game five times in Dorrel’s seven seasons. In addition, 14 offensive stars have been named All-Americans under Dorrel and three of the last four MIAA Offensive MVPs have been Bearcats. Jeremy Davis in 2008 and Brett Grozinger in 2009 and 2010 were named finalists for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award under Dorrel. Currently, there are two Northwest players in the NFL who played for Dorrel. Xavier Omon is a running back for the San Francisco 49ers, and Tom Pestock is an offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals. Omon was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has played for the Seattle Seahawks as well. Pestock was an undrafted free agent, signed by the Cardinals in 2009 and has been with the team since. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Northwest in 1998, Dorrel spent a year as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State in Oklahoma. He returned to Northwest as a graduate assistant in 1999, when the team won the second of its back-to-back national titles, and completed his master’s degree at Northwest in 2000. Dorrel served coaching stints at South Dakota and William Jewell College in Missouri before being appointed offensive line coach at Northwest in 2004. He was promoted to offensive coordinator prior to the 2007 season and then to assistant head coach after Bostwick was named head coach in December 2010. During the summer of 2008, Dorrel was one of six American football coaches to lead clinics overseas to further strengthen the sport beyond the United States. During the summer of 2007, he served as offensive line coach for Team USA as it competed and won the IFAF World Championships in Japan. Dorrel himself is a former Northwest AllAmerican, having played under Tjeerdsma. Dorrel was a three-year captain for the Bearcats during his collegiate career as an offensive lineman from 1994 to 1997 and earned All-MIAA honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997. A Maryville native, he also was a two-time All-District and All-Conference lineman at Maryville High School. Additionally, Dorrel’s family has long ties to Bearcat football, beginning with his great grandfather, Ross Alexander Scott, who was a fullback on the first Bearcat football team in 1908. Dorrel’s grandfather and a great uncle also played in the program during the 1940s. Dorrel and his wife, Erin, live in Maryville with their twin daughters, Allie and Sam. 15

Through the Years With Adam Dorrel 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Northwest Missouri Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Semifinals Northwest Missouri Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Champions Northwest Missouri Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Runner-up Northwest Missouri Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Runner-up Northwest Missouri Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Runner-up Northwest Missouri Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Runner-up William Jewell Offensive Coordinator William Jewell Offensive Coordinator William Jewell Offensive Coordinator William Jewell Offensive Coordinator South Dakota Offensive Line Northwest Missouri Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line NCAA Division II National Champions Northeastern State Graduate Assistant

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Richard Wright

Defensive Coordinator Richard Wright has served as Northwest’s defensive line coach and coordinator of special teams since 2004. The Bearcats have featured at least one All-American defensive lineman in every season since. In 2009, Tyler Roach became the program’s 10th All-America defensive lineman to play under Wright. Kendall Wright enjoyed one of the most decorated seasons in 2008 as a return specialist also earning All-America accolades. During Wright’s tenure 10 Bearcats have

Charlie Flohr

Offensive Coordinator Charlie Flohr enters his fifth season at Northwest where he has served as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Bearcats In four seasons under Flohr, Northwest is 36-0 in MIAA play, adding four conference titles along with a 53-6 overall record. The Bearcats also claimed the program’s third national title and earned three national runner-up finishes. Flohr was the leader of the nation’s top quarterback and wide receiver combination during the Bearcats 2009 championship season. Jake Soy and Blake Bolles each earned All-America honors while Soy was named national receiver of the year after hauling in 27 touchdowns and leading Division II with 1,559 yards receiving. Only one player in the history of Division II has caught more touchdowns in one season. Bolles set conference records with 42 touchdown passes and passing for 4,145, numbers that ranked second and fourth in the nation, respectively. 16

combined to earn 14 All-MIAA honors as either a lineman or return man. Two former players, Dave Tollefson (New York Giants) and Steve Williams (New England Patriots), are listed on NFL rosters while Tollefson earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants following the 2007 season. Northwest tied for the most sacks in the nation in 2009 when 19 Bearcats combined for 48 sacks. The Bearcats have finished in the top 10 nationally in quarterback sacks in three of the last four seasons. Wright’s influence on the special teams at Northwest has also become noticeable during his tenure. The Bearcats have blocked 43 kicks in Wright’s six seasons – an average of more than seven per year. Northwest blocked eight kicks in 2009, including three in the postseason. Each blocked kick played a major role in the outcome en route to Northwest’s third NCAA Division II National Championship. Along with great special teams play, Northwest ranked third in NCAA Division II in net punting and 11th in yards allowed per punt during the 2007 campaign. In 2009 a pair of freshmen, Tyler Shaw and Jordan Simmons, helped the Bearcats lead the nation

Northwest ranked second nationally in scoring (42 ppg), third in pass efficiency (172.21), sixth in total offense (474.27 ypg) and eighth in passing (298.93 ypg) in 2009, the highest marks in Flohr’s four seasons. Northwest has ranked 10th, 32nd, 17th and now third nationally in pass efficiency under Flohr. Two Northwest receivers have earned All-America honors under Flohr in addition to Soy – Kendall Wright and tight end Mike Petersen. Wright finished a brilliant four-year career with 243 catches for 3,253 yards and 21 touchdowns while Peterson (first team) and Josh Gannan (second team) accounted for both All-MIAA tight ends in 2007. Flohr was a graduate assistant with the Bearcats in 2002 and 2003, serving as tight ends coach. After obtaining his master’s degree in health and physical education at Northwest, Flohr was hired at conference-rival Truman, where he served as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers and recruiting coach. Under the tutelage of Flohr, Truman receiver Jeff Amundson caught 76 passes in 2004, then the fourth-highest single-season total in program history.

in kick return yards for much of the season. The unit finished 17th overall including two touchdowns, one each by Shaw and Simmons, and an average of more than 23 yards per return. Wright got his first taste of Bearcat football when he served as a graduate assistant at Northwest in 1995 and 1996 as the tight ends coach. Before coming back to Northwest in 2004, Wright served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at St. Ambrose (Iowa) University from 2000-04. During that time, the Fighting Bees won four straight conference titles and set the league record for consecutive wins. In his first season at St. Ambrose, Wright’s defense also led the country with 32 interceptions. Prior to St. Ambrose, Wright made stops at William Penn (Iowa) College and Central Methodist College (now University) and Dakota State University. Wright began coaching during the 1991 season at Cortland State before spending time at Dana College from 1993-94. Covering several facets of coaching, Wright has been an offensive coordinator, linebackers coach, wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator. Wright is a 1995 graduate of Dana (Neb.) College with a degree in physical education. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Northwest in 1996. Wright and his wife, Sarah, reside in Maryville with their daughters Grace and Kate. Sarah is a 1998 Northwest graduate.

Flohr is a 2002 graduate of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., where he earned a degree in health and physical education. Flohr was a four-year letterwinner in football at his alma mater and a two-time all-conference honorable mention selection at wide receiver. He graduated as the program’s all-time leader in punt returns. Flohr and his wife, Amy, reside in Maryville and have two sons, Adam and Austin. Amy is a 2004 Northwest graduate.


Ken Gordon

Secondary/Special Teams Ken Gordon enters his first season at Northwest as the secondary coach and special teams coordinator. Gordon came to Northwest from Emporia State where he was the defensive coordinator for the last four seasons.

Chad Bostwick Linebackers

Chad Bostwick enters his first season at Northwest as the linebackers coach. Bostwick was a linebacker at Northwest from 2000-04 earning All-MIAA honorable mention accolades as a senior. He also helped the Bearcats win three MIAA titles and make the NCAA Division II playoffs three times. Individually, he won the Don Black Award in 2003 as the MVP of the Homecoming football game and also won the Spirit of the Bearcat Award as a senior. During the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Bostwick was a graduate assistant coach at Northwest, in charge of the linebackers. The team finished as the national runner-up both seasons and captured the 2006 MIAA Championship. Bostwick is the brother of Scott Bostwick. Bostwick served as the linebackers and special teams coach at the University of Central Missouri during the spring of 2011. Prior to his time at UCM, he spent four seasons as the offensive line coach at Colorado School of Mines where, in 2010, he helped the Orediggers to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs. He also coached a player who participated in the Cactus Bowl as well as four first-team all-conference selections. A native of Omaha, Neb., Bostwick earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwest in 2005 and received his master’s in 2006. Bostwick resides in Maryville with his wife, Kelli, and their daughter, Geordynn.

Joel Osborn

Wide Receivers/Recruiting Joel Osborn enters his first season at Northwest as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Osborn has been at Northwest since 2004 as a player and graduate assistant, coaching the wide receivers. Northwest has won five MIAA championships and one National Championship during Osborn’s tenure. Osborn was the starting quarterback for the Bearcats during the 2007

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Prior to that, Gordon served as the defensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato from 2005-06 and Pierce Junior College in California from 2003-04. During his time as a coordinator, Gordon has coached six AllAmericans and 25 All-Conference players. Gordon was a linebacker at Northwest in 1995 and 1996 and was a first-team All-MIAA performer as a senior. He was a graduate assistant at Northwest in 1998 and 1999, working with the linebackers, when the Bearcats won back-to-back conference and national championships. He played at Blinn Junior College prior to coming to Northwest. A native of Quitman, Texas, Gordon earned his bachelor’s degree at Northwest in 1996 and his master’s in 1999. Gordon resides in Maryville with his wife, Jessica, and their children, Dominik and Addisyn.

and 2008 seasons and led Northwest to two national runner-up finishes, finishing with a combined record of 25-4. Osborn was the 2008 MIAA MVP after throwing for 3,249 yards and 24 touchdowns. He passed for 5,501 yards and 54 touchdowns during his four-year career and remains the most accurate passer in program history, completing 67 percent of his passes. After throwing passes to Jake Soy, he helped groom Soy into the 2009 National Wide Receiver of the Year. Soy led the nation with 27 touchdown catches and 1,559 yards receiving in 2009. Both of those marks set conference and school records. In 2010, under Osborn’s tutelage, Soy was a first team All-MIAA selection and the recipient of the Ken B. Jones MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year Award. Soy caught 83 passes for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns. In Osborn’s two years as a graduate assistant, three players combined to earn four All-MIAA accolades and two AllAmerican honors. A native of Harlan, Iowa, Osborn earned his bachelor’s degree at Northwest in 2008 and received his master’s in 2011. Osborn resides in Maryville with his wife, Audrey.


Bearcat Spotlight

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50 Chad Kilgore

By David Boyce As amusing as the story is, it still doesn’t top how meaningful it has been for brothers Kyle and Chad Kilgore to play four years together at Northwest Missouri State. Kyle, a fifth-year senior, plays tight end and Chad, also a senior, plays linebacker. Both are team captains. “It has been a pretty cool experience,” Chad said. “We have been playing together since the first grade. The only time we haven’t played together was the year he was playing here and I was still in high school.” Kyle said, “It is definitely fun. We played together for so long that it was good he came up here and we had four more years together.” Back when they were playing high school football together at Excelsior Springs High School, they never thought Northwest would be the school they both would continue playing football for. And here is the amusing part. Kyle and Chad went to the Northwest-Pittsburg State games at Arrowhead Stadium, sat on the Pittsburg State side and rooted for the Gorillas. “I didn’t know anything about Northwest,” Chad said. It was only natural for the Kilgore brothers to root for Pittsburg State. Their dad, Mark Kilgore, played for the Gorillas. But when Pittsburg State didn’t recruit Kyle, loyalties changed. “Pitt really didn’t give Kyle the time of day so he came up here so we automatically hated Pitt. State,” Chad said. Coach Adam Dorrel recruited the brothers and he knew he wanted to get Kyle and then Chad in Bearcat green.

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Both players excelled on both sides of the ball in high school.

parents don’t have to split up on the weekends. Both just root for one team.”

“Kyle was actually an all-state defensive lineman in high school,” Dorrel said. “Chad was an all-state tailback. Honestly, when I recruited Kyle, he wanted to be a defensive lineman. I said no, you are going to play tight end. I’m glad we did that.”

Obviously, the Kilgore’s want to make their last season of playing football together as memorable as possible.

The numbers for Kyle are deceptive. Last year he caught 19 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown. He unselfishly surrendered some of his offensive numbers when transfer Josh Baker came in. Kyle did the little things that go unnoticed to help the Bearcats win. He started in 12 of 14 games. “I don’t think Kyle gets credit a lot of times,” Dorrel said. “He’s a great pro style tight end. He can catch passes and run block. He can block at the point of attack. We pull him a lot. He’s good with screen passes and things of that nature. “Unfortunately, for him, we have a lot of weapons and he gets lost in the shuffle sometimes. He’s very unselfish. That’s why kids voted him team captain.” Last year Chad was a dominating force on a defense dominated by seniors. He led Northwest in tackles with 131 and had three sacks. He earned first-team All-MIAA. They are both leaders on a somewhat youthful Northwest team. “First off, they are both good kids,” Dorrel said. “They brought toughness to our football program.” It has worked out well that the Kilgore’s wear green on Saturday instead of one wearing green and another wearing the colors of another school. “I can’t explain in words how ecstatic my mom was when I decided to come here,” Chad said. “She was all about us coming here together. Our

They have already experienced three MIAA titles, two national championship games and one national title. With so many new starters, there was some uncertainty about the team entering the season. The 65-3 victory at Truman State eased those concerns. “We got a lot of young guys playing. It was good they were executing the plays the right away. They weren’t too nervous. That was good to see,” Kyle said. Dorrel knows he has players just like that and two of them are the Kilgore brothers, and they are going to do everything possible to help the Bearcats have another championship season. It would be the best way for them to enjoy their final season playing football together. “It’s a cool experience to play with your brother and have your family there all the time,” Chad said. “We live in the same house. He is always there. It’s easier. “It is definitely a special feeling. I don’t know how to explain it.” An explanation is not needed. Anybody who believes in the power of family knows exactly what he means.


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Meet the Defense

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2 Jordan Sklba

6 Travis Manning

13 Jeff Howeth

17 Gordi Metezier

19 Darius Hicks

27 Dylan Chadwick

28 Derrick Thomas

29 Bryce Enyard

30 Tim Martinez

32 Matt Massey

41 Landan Zaputil

42 Bryant Hummel

45 John Schreck

47 Cody Matthewson

50 Chad Kilgore

58 Bryce Johnston

59 Ryan Meyer

68 Collin DeBuysere

81 Kyle Goodburn

87 Kevin Arnold

94 Harold Coates

95 Matt Meinert

96 Matt Longacre

97 Ricky Bailey

98 Travis Chappelear


20 Derrick Hightower

21 Nate DeJong

23 Clarke Snodgrass

24 Caleb Decius

25 Jerry Key

33 Antoine Chillers

34 Joseph Chinn

35 Cory Cronk

36 D.J. Gnader

37 Preston Bostwick

51 Eric Reimer

52 Jayron Robinson

54 Aaron Terry

56 Chet Meneely

57 Cody Wedding

89 Montay Simmons

90 Willie Dyson

91 Zach Williams

92 Jake Baumgartner

93 Danny Carlson

99 Josh Lorenson 21


Meet the Offense

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1 Jake Soy

3 Brian Miller

4 Tyler Shaw

5 Jordan Simmons

7 Jon Gregg

15 Trevor Adams

16 Tyler Seals

18 Bryce Young

22 Rick Hicks

26 Denver Lohnes

46 Kyle Kleeman

48 Cody Best

49 Todd Adolf

53 Robert Stough

55 Cole Dafft

71 John Petroff

72 Phil Carter

74 CJ Keeney

75 Rod Williams

76 Cody Johnson

84 David Mosley

85 Kyle Kilgore

86 Joel Gantz

88 Taylor Pierce


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8 Clint Utter

9 James Franklin

10 Justin Eiken

12 John Hinchey

14 Blake Christopher

31 Billy Creason

38 K. Adema-Schulte

40 JaVon Williams

43 Vincent Defeo

44 Kyler Hiatt

60 Jake Scarbo

62 John Becklun

65 Cole Chevalier

69 Nick Neitzel

70 Jordan Richman

77 Savontae Brown

78 Cody Carlson

80 Dylan Watts

82 Jason Jozaites

83 James Cairney


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Meet the Bearcats NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. 1 Jake Soy WR 6-3 215 Sr. 2 Jordan Sklba S 6-0 215 Sr. 3 Brian Miller WR 6-3 220 Jr. 4 Tyler Shaw WR 6-0 180 Jr. 5 Jordan Simmons RB 5-9 195 Jr. 6 Travis Manning CB 6-0 190 So. 7 Jon Gregg TE 6-6 255 Jr. 8 Clint Utter WR 6-3 200 So. 9 James Franklin RB 5-9 185 So. 10 Justin Eiken WR 6-0 190 So. 12 John Hinchey WR 6-2 210 Jr. 13 Jeff Howeth S 5-11 205 So. 14 Blake Christopher QB 6-2 220 Sr. 15 Trevor Adams QB 6-1 200 So. 16 Tyler Seals QB 6-2 210 So. 17 Gordi Metezier DB 6-2 200 Jr. 18 Bryce Young WR 5-10 185 RS-Fr. 19 Darius Hicks DB 5-9 170 So. 20 Derrick Hightower S 6-0 190 Sr. 21 Nate DeJong S 6-2 210 Jr. 22 Rick Hicks RB 5-10 205 Jr. 23 Clarke Snodgrass S 6-0 205 Jr. 24 Caleb Decius CB 6-2 185 Sr. 25 Jerry Key CB 5-10 180 RS-Fr. 26 Denver Lohnes RB 5-11 200 RS-Fr. 27 Dylan Chadwick S 5-10 195 RS-Fr. 28 Derrick Thomas CB 5-10 187 Sr. 29 Bryce Enyard CB 6-0 180 RS-Fr. 30 Tim Martinez CB 5-11 185 RS-Fr. 31 Billy Creason RB 5-10 200 Jr. 32 Matt Massey LB 6-1 230 Jr. 33 Antoine Chillers S 6-0 205 Jr. 34 Joseph Chinn S 5-11 190 RS-Fr. 35 Cory Cronk LB 6-2 230 Jr. 36 D.J. Gnader LB 6-2 225 RS-Fr. 37 Preston Bostwick LB 6-0 215 Sr. 38 K. Adema-Schulte RB 5-9 185 So. 40 JaVon Williams RB 5-11 225 Jr. 41 Landan Zaputil LB 5-11 235 Jr. 42 Bryant Hummel LB 6-2 240 So. 43 Vincent Defeo TE 6-2 230 Jr. 44 Kyler Hiatt TE 6-1 230 So. 45 John Schreck S 6-2 195 So. 46 Kyle Kleeman FB 6-0 245 Jr. 47 Cody Matthewson LB 6-2 230 RS-Fr. 48 Cody Best K 6-0 165 RS-Fr. 49 Todd Adolf P (K 6-1 185 Jr. 50 Chad Kilgore LB 6-1 230 Sr. 51 Eric Reimer LB 6-2 225 RS-Fr. 52 Jayron Robinson LB 6-1 225 RS-Fr. 53 Robert Stough OL 5-11 275 Jr. 54 Aaron Terry DL 5-10 280 Sr. 55 Cole Dafft OL 6-3 280 So. 56 Chet Meneely LB 6-2 215 RS-Fr. 57 Cody Wedding DL 6-2 235 So. 58 Bryce Johnston DT 6-2 270 So. 59 Ryan Meyer DT 6-2 270 Jr.

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HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Durant, IA (Durant HS) Milwaukee, WI (Murray St.) Kansas City, MO (Nebraska-Omaha) St. Louis, MO (Lutheran North HS) Kansas City, MO (Lee’s Summit N HS) Belleville, IL (West HS) Silver Spring, MD (Monterey Peninsula JC) Bloomfield, IA (Ottumwa HS) Olathe, KS (Nebraska-Omaha) Jefferson City, MO (Blair Oaks HS) Kearney, MO (Kearney HS) Dallas,TX (Highland Park HS) Kearney,MO (Kearney HS) Odessa, TX (Permian HS) Bellevue, NE (West HS) Margette, FL (Texas Southern) Chillicothe, MO (Chillicothe HS) Kansas City, MO (Central HS) Belton, MO (Belton HS) Rock Rapids, IA (Central Lyon HS) Kansas City, MO (Central HS) Chesterfield, MO (Parkway Central HS) West Palm Beach, FL (Upper Iowa) Lincoln, NE (Nebraska-Omaha) Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central HS) Hamilton, MO (Penny HS) San Antonio, TX (Texas A&M Kingsville) Huntsville, MO (Westran HS) Bettendorf, IA (Pleasant Valley HS) Grain Valley, MO (Grain Valley HS) Kearney, MO (Kearney HS) St. Louis, MO (Kansas State) Monroe City, MO (Monroe City HS) Maryville, MO (Maryville HS) Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central HS) Omaha, NE (North HS) Omaha, NE (Millard West HS) Olathe, KS (Fort Scott CC) Denver, IA (Cedar Falls HS) Clarinda, IA (Clarinda HS) Greenwood, MO (Drake) Grant City, MO (Worth County HS) Maryville, MO (Maryville HS) Lemont, IL (Joliet Catholic HS) Madrid, IA (Madrid HS) Blue Springs, MO ( Blue Springs HS) Omaha, NE (Millard North HS) Orrick, MO (Excelsior Springs HS) Menomonee Falls, WI (Sussex Hamilton HS) Kansas City, MO (Staley HS) Liberty, MO (Liberty HS) Omaha, NE (North HS) Prosper, TX (Prosper HS) Atlantic, IA (Atlantic HS) Panama, NE (Panama HS) Clarence, MO (South Shelby HS) Omaha, NE (Millard West HS)

60 Jake Scarbo OL 6-2 275 So. 62 John Becklun OL 6-4 285 So. 65 Cole Chevalier OL 6-3 285 RS-Fr. 68 Collin DeBuysere LB 6-4 230 Jr. 69 Nick Neitzel OL 6-2 300 RS-Fr. 70 Jordan Richman OL 6-4 260 RS-Fr. 71 John Petroff OL 6-3 290 Jr. 72 Phil Carter OL 6-4 270 So. 74 CJ Keeney OL 6-6 280 So. 75 Rod Williams OL 6-5 300 Jr. 76 Cody Johnson OL 6-2 290 Sr. 77 Savontae Brown OL 6-3 285 RS-Fr. 78 Cody Carlson OL 6-3 275 So. 80 Dylan Watts TE 6-3 230 RS-Fr. 81 Kyle Goodburn P 6-0 180 Fr. 82 Jason Jozaites WR 6-3 190 RS-Fr. 83 James Cairney WR 5-10 185 So. 84 David Mosley Wr 6-2 185 Sr. 85 Kyle Kilgore TE 6-5 240 Sr. 86 Joel Gantz TE 6-5 245 So. 87 Kevin Arnold DE 6-4 230 RS-Fr. 88 Taylor Pierce WR 6-1 200 Sr. 89 Montay Simmons DE 6-3 230 RS-Fr. 90 Willie Dyson DL 6-2 260 Jr. 91 Zach Williams DE 6-3 275 So. 92 Jake Baumgartner DE 6-3 260 So. 93 Danny Carlson DT 6-2 275 So. 94 Harold Coates DT 6-2 305 So. 95 Matt Meinert DE 6-3 240 Jr. 96 Matt Longacre DE 6-3 240 RS-Fr. 97 Ricky Bailey DE 6-3 235 So. 98 Travis Chappelear DE 6-5 255 Jr. 99 Josh Lorenson DT 6-3 285 Sr. Jared Fox S 5-10 190 R-Fr. Quentin Hardy CB 5-11 200 Jr. Mitch Masker TE 6-2 230 So. Alex Visk TE 6-3 200 R-Fr.

Blue Springs, MO (South HS) Omaha, NE (Nebraska-Omaha) Lee’s Summit, MO (West HS) Geneseo, IL (Geneseo HS) Creston, IA (Creston HS) Hamilton, MO (Penny HS) Chesterfield, MO (Parkway Central HS) Marine, IL (Triad HS) Smithville, MO (Smithville HS) Grandview, MO (Grandview HS) Jasper, MO (Webb City HS) Lincoln, NE (North Star HS) Eudora, KS (Eudora HS) Camdenton, MO (Camdenton HS) Roland Park, KS (Shawnee Mission North HS) Westmont, IL (Downers Grove HS) Harlan, IA (Harlan Community HS) Detroit, MI (Wayne State (MI)) Orrick, MO (Excelsior Springs HS) Perry, KS (Perry-Lecompton HS) Iowa City, IA (Regina HS) Wentzville, MO (Wentzville Holt HS) Kansas City, MO (Lincoln Prep HS) St. Louis, MO (Minnesota) Kansas City, MO (Center HS) Granger, IA (Johnston HS) Troy, IL (Triad HS) Columbus, OH (Fort Scott CC) Easton, KS (Pleasant Ridge HS) Omaha, NE (Millard West HS) Wentzville, MO (Wentzville Holt HS) Urbana, MO (Missouri State) Cedar Rapids, IA (Xavier HS) St. Joseph, MO (Central HS) Milwaukee, WI (Vincent HS) Underwood, IA (Underwood HS) Overland Park, KS (Blue Valley West HS)


Bearcat Spirit Squads

Bearcat Cheerleaders

Back row: Katie Cole, Jake Patton, Randi Myers, Reed Iacarella, Sky Smith, Taylor Iacarella, Taylor Bott, Thomas Aschnewitz, John Tye, Brittany Brittingham, Cory Smith, Brittney Bott, Dennae Moore, Megan Fine, Drew Konarkse, Jasmine Coberly, Martrez Taylor, Jessie Craddock Middle row: Chaz Johnson, Colin Peter, Stephanie Nachtrab, Mike McClanahan, Tiffany Brown, Josh Baker, Marissa Bell, Nathan Kabbaz, Danny Evans Front row: Bobby Bearcat

Bearcat Steppers

Jason Sack, Spirit Squads Coordinator

Back row: Brittany Dewitt, Haylee Davis, Christi Nance, Sophia Rigg, Darbi Fuhrman, Alexandra Miller, Anna McKee, Mallary Weingaertner, Middle row: Lacey Madsen, Rachael Kustka, Kelsey Lenhert, Tiffany Liberty Front row: Taylor Deen, Jordan Shawhan, Haley Knoll, Jess Ermler, Beca Vega, Terra Allen

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UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships

Northwest Missouri State’s cheerleading team finished third at the UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships in January 2011 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The Bearcat Steppers placed sixth. All three Bearcat squads are under the guidance of coach Jason Sack.

Bearcat Marching Band

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BEARCAT BOOSTERS Patricia J. Nichols Paul & Nina Nickerson Don Nothstine Jay & Vanessa Nower David & Joanna O’Donnell W.R. & Carole O’Riley Ed & Donna Oster Family Adam & Allison Otte Jeff & Marilyn Otte Rod & Kathy Otte Dick & Judy Partlow Chad Pedersen Ron & Ellen Pedersen Don & Lonnie Peters Ron & Linda Peterson Mark & Becky Pettegrew Karen Pfost VanVactor Duncan Phillips Sheila & Michael Phillips The Philpott Family, Lisa, Justin, Jordan & Jenner Merle & Barb Pierce David Pierson First Class Plumbing Don Piveral Ted Place Rita & Fred Poppa & Ron & Pam Calfee Tillie & Karen Porterfield Kermitt & Sue Posten Bruce & Sandy Pratt Larry Price - Dr. Alex Amante Scott & Marla Pritzel Peggy & Jack Purdy Jim Quarnstrom Joe & Kelly Quinlin

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Kylee Smith, Keith & Diana Smith & Dennis & Kath Gabbert Rodney Smith David Snider Paul & Cari Snow Bonnie Snyder Jerome & RoAnne Solheim Chris Soy Dean & Betty Sparks Candy Stagner Todd Stagner Ryan Stahl Shirley Steffens Brian (Stew) Stewart Paul Stickelman Travis & Stacey Stokes Steve & Bette Stokes Store of Colors Carey Stroburg Kurt Suchomel & Peggy Ward Bob Sumy Gregg & Joan Sutcliffe Bob & Carol Sutton Steve & Bonnie Sutton Derick Swaney Matt Symonds Jim Taylor Steve Taylor Mike & Linda Terry Todd & Janie Thacker Kay Thomas Larry & Connie Thompson Gary & Kathy Thompson Mike & Vicki Thompson Dennis & Sherry Thompson Steve & Pat Thompson & Family Mark & Diane Thomsen Donald Thomson Laura Thomson & Sara Snow

Mike & Nancy Thomson Ronald & Shelley Thomson Jack Thummel Ryan J. Tompkins Michael Travis Jeff Trotter Bob & Nancy Troutwine Larry True Kirby Tunell Bryan & Sheri Twaddle Family Jim & Mary Tyrrell Joe, Carm, Karie & Brenda Untiedt Gary & Connie Ury John & Stacy Utter Vinnie & Keddy Vaccaro Mike Van Kirk & Tom Wright Jim & Jeanette VanBaren John & Patty VanCleave Patt VanDyke Marylee & Harold Vansickle Chuck & Stephanie Veatch Frank Veeman Jack & Ginny Vernon John & Angie Vernon Roger & Jayne Vest David & Carla Vlieger Fred & Sandi VonBehren Barb Walk Scott & Mason Walk Dean Wall Jenny & Dan Walter Pete & Teresa Walter Crystal Ward Jennifer Ware J.C. & Julie Ware Joyce & Charlie Ware & Barbara & Jan Collins James & Sue Washburn

Lou & Kay Watkins Josh Webster & Heidi Shires Kevin & Christ Webster David Weichinger Dave & Heidi Weigel Barry & Denise Weiss David, Julie, Rachael, Connor & Katie Weiss Bob & Carolyn Westfall Ben Westman Ellen & Duane White Jason, Suzi, Sierra & Jake White Mark & Kathy Wiederholt Mark Wiley Ron & Bev Williams Tom Williams Darrell & Kathleen Willson & Jow & Glenna Keefhaver Ron & Judy Wilmes Paul & Robin Wilmes Rich & Martha Wilmes & Paul & Linda Walter Irma Lee Wilson Ray Wilson Ron & Elaine Wilson T.J., Becky, Kaitlyn & Kalani Wilson Tom Wilson Winemiller-fore Families James & Melinda Wintercheid Brent & Jackie Wyant Pat & Mike Wyatt Yates-Tinsley Family Tony Zarybnicky Nancy & John Zeliff Tom, Kim, Logan, Layne & Lucas Ziegler Danny Zimmerman


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ne of the premier and highly anticipated sporting events in all of Division II football is the Fall Classic at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. What started as a one-time event is now in its tenth season with this year’s contest slated for Oct. 1. The annual game between national powerhouses Northwest and Pittsburg State attracts nearly 23,000 fans on average to the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The first game in 2002, dubbed “The Clash of the Champions,” brought in a series-record 26,695 fans.

The magnitude of the Northwest-Pittsburg State rivalry is something all college programs wish to emulate. In seven of eight meetings, both teams were ranked in the top 20. Four times, both teams were ranked in the top 10 including 2004, when for the first time in Division II history the two topranked teams met in the regular season finale. The 2007 clash marked the first overtime contest played between the two programs. An Xavier Omon leap into the end zone on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard-line clinched a 37-34 Northwest victory. In 2010, Northwest improved to 7-2 in the Arrowhead series holding off a late comeback by the Gorillas to claim a 22-16 win.

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“It’s a great experience for our players. For them to have the opportunity to play a game of that magnitude in that stadium is special.” -former Northwest Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma

“It is without question one of the premier football games in all of Division II. A great satisfaction for me is the response from alumni and fans and the fact that this game serves as a model for others to follow.” -former Northwest Director of Athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter

Fall Classic Scoreboard Date Oct. 27, 2002 Nov. 15, 2003 Nov. 6, 2004 Oct. 29, 2005 Nov. 4, 2006 Oct. 6, 2007 Oct. 4, 2008 Sept. 12, 2009 Nov. 13, 2010

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Winner Northwest Northwest Pittsburg State Pittsburg State Northwest Northwest Northwest Northwest Northwest

Score Attendance 29-7 26,695 20-19 20,324 21-17 25,542 56-35 21,044 41-14 22,561 37-34 OT 19,103 35-10 21,316 30-10 20,813 22-16 16,504


Career Leaders

Jamaica Rector

Xavier Omon

Chris Greisen

Career Rushing Yards

Career Points

Career Punt Return Yards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Xavier Omon, 2004-07 LaRon Council, 2006-09 David Jansen, 1997-2000 Ed Tillison, 1987-91 Jim Albin, 1970-73

7,125 4,044 3,536 3,525 3,165

Career Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Chris Greisen, 1995-98 Josh Lamberson, 2002-05 John McMenamin, 1999-2002 Travis Miles, 1997-2000 Greg Teale, 1993-96

Jamaica Rector, 2001-04 Tony Miles, 1997-2000 Kendall Wright, 2005-08 Steve Hansley, 1983-85 Andre Rector, 2002-05

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Jamaica Rector, 2001-04 Kendall Wright, 2005-08 Tony Miles, 1997-2000 Andre Rector, 2002-05 Dan Anderson, 1982-85

590 400 386 378 306

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Dave Svehla, 1987-90 Steve Savard, 1982-85 Rick Tate, 1976-79 Brian Williams, 1997-2000 Dante Combs, 1994-97

4,497 3,890 3,253 3,118 3,049

1. 2. 3. 4.

Sean Paddock, 2006-09 Ryan Waters, 2003-06 Erik Petersen, 1988-91 Dave Tollefson, 2004-05 Matt Uhde, 1992-96

1. 2. 3.

Joe Wingate, 1970-73 Randy Baehr, 1972-75 Myles Burnsides, 2006-09 Jason Agee, 1988-90 Mike Rivers, 1983-84

Jamaica Rector, 2001-04 Tony Miles, 1997-2000 Kendall Wright, 2005-08 Joe Spinello, 1965-68 Jason Melnick, 1994-96

1,494 1,490 1,233 963 782

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Joe Wingate, 1970-73 Jarvis Redmond, 1985-89 Tony Miles, 1997-2000 Charlie Pugh, 1996-99 E.J. Falkner, 2004-07

2,291 1,682 1,452 1,235 1,193

Career Punting Average 27.0 24.0 21.5 21.0 21.0

Career Interceptions 289 243 235 213 198

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Career Kickoff Return Yards 450 441 393 365 360

Career Sacks

Career Receptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Xavier Omon, 2004-07 David Purnell, 1996-99 Tommy Frevert, 2005-08 LaRon Council, 2006-09 David Jansen, 1997-2000

Career Tackles 7,457 7,365 6,225 6,201 5,689

Career Receiving Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mike Stadler, 2007-10 Jeff LeBlanc, 1998-99 Joel Mathews, 2001-04 Marty Albertson, 1975-77 Leon Muff, 1967-68

40.5 39.3 38.6 38.1 38.1

Career Field Goals 18 17 16 16 16

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

David Purnell, 1996-99 Tommy Frevert, 2005-08 Peter Rameh, 1985-88 Eddie Ibarra, 1999-2002 Steve Stokes, 1973-76

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President Dr. John Jasinski Dr. John Jasinski began his Northwest Missouri State University presidency July 1, 2009. He returned to Northwest after serving the institution from 1986 to 2001 as a faculty member, department chair and associate provost and receiving awards such as the University Service Award and National Broadcast Adviser of the Year. In his role as president, Dr. Jasinski helped “Reposition and Prepare” the institution in 2009-10, led Northwest through a “Respond and Transform” phase in 2010-11 and is helping set the stage for an “Executing and Succeeding” phase in 2011 and beyond, all helping the institution remain on the leading edge of excellence and innovation in programs, services and resource management. He also works successfully with internal and external constituencies, especially state and local officials, the Missouri Department of Higher Education, foundations and alumni.

Before being chosen as Northwest’s president, Dr. Jasinski served Northwood University from 2007 to 2009 as executive vice president/ chief academic and operating officer, where he oversaw academics and operations across three campuses in three states, 35 satellites across nine states, and six international programs. He founded, in 2001, Jasinski Consulting Services and has provided consulting and training on leadership and organizational assessment with a variety of organizations (two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities, public K-12 education systems, medium and large hospitals and health care systems and nonprofits). He also has served as a coach to leaders and leadership teams regarding organizational assessment and improvement and as a coach/consultant to oversight boards. Dr. Jasinski is nationally known for his work with the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP, part of the Higher Learning Commission and Northwest’s accreditor), having aided in the design of the accrediting method, and for his work with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2011, he was appointed to a three-year position on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Panel of Judges by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. He also has been a judge for the Missouri Quality Award.

In June 2011, Jasinski also was elected by his peers to serve a two-year term as vice chair of the Council on Public Higher Education. Furthermore, he serves on the St. Francis Hospital and Health Services Board of Directors and the Heartland Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Northwest Missouri P-20 Council, a committee member for the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s Performance Funding Task Force and an ex-officio member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Expansion Project Team. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Membership Retention and Recruitment Committee, Professional Development Planning Committee and Rural Coalition Committee. He also has achieved FEMA Certification IS-00100. HE, “Introduction to the Incident Command System ICS-100 for Higher Education.” He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Leadership/ Higher Education Administration and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Central Michigan University. Dr. Jasinski and his wife of 25 years, Denise, who is a member of Conception Seminary College’s Board of Regents, are constantly learning with their four children, Matt, Joe, Leah and Lucas. He is active in church and community activities and has started and completed 10 marathons.

Director of Athletics Wren Baker Wren Baker begins his first full year as Director of Athletics at Northwest Missouri State University after being appointed to the position in February 2011. Before joining the Bearcats he spent the previous five years serving as the athletic director at Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla. Baker was the first athletic director in RSU history and led the development of one of Oklahoma’s most successful collegiate athletic programs. At the time of his naming, Baker was the youngest athletic director in the country at a four-year university. Baker also served as RSU’s first men’s basketball coach. He promptly led the Hillcats to a 20-11 41

record in their first year of existence during the 2006-07 campaign. After one season at the helm of the men’s basketball program he stepped down to focus on the growth of the Rogers State athletic program. With Baker at the helm, the RSU athletic programs won roughly 70 percent of its athletic contests. During his administrative career, Baker has hired 12 head coaches who have combined to win nearly 75 percent of their games. Baker also was instrumental in guiding several fundraising campaigns that led to improvements at six RSU athletic facilities and the construction of the RSU Baseball/Softball Complex. Prior to joining Rogers State, Baker became the youngest principal in the state of Oklahoma. At 26, he was named principal and athletic director in his hometown of Valliant, Okla. Before entering administration, Baker served

as an assistant with the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team from 2001 to 2005. In his role at OSU he coordinating a variety of initiatives under the direction of former head coach Eddie Sutton. During his four-year tenure at OSU the men’s basketball team held a 102-30 record that included a trip to the Final Four during the 2004 season. From 1999 to 2001, Baker served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. As a student at SOSU, he was a member of the prestigious Honors Program and served in a variety of campus leadership roles. Baker received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from SOSU in 2001 before earning his master’s in educational leadership from Oklahoma State University in 2003. He and his wife, Heather, have one daughter, Addisyn, born July 1. Baker and his family live in Maryville.


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RYAN ANDERSON Softball (660) 562-1783 nwsball@nwmissouri.edu

WREN BAKER Athletic Director (660) 562-1306 wbaker@nwmissouri.edu

JORDAN BISCHEL Asst. Baseball (660) 562-1938

CHAD BOSTWICK Asst. Football (660) 562-1784 cbost@nwmissouri.edu

MARK CLEMENTS Asst. Athletic Director (660) 562-1308 mclem@nwmissouri.edu

MIKE CREASON Equipment Manager (660) 562-1658 creason@nwmissouri.edu

NATE DAVIS Asst. AD/Marketing (660) 562-1581 nated@nwmissouri.edu

ADAM DORREL Football (660) 562-1310 dorrela@nwmissouri.edu

PHILLIP DOWDEN Asst. AD/Media Relations (660) 562-1118 sid@nwmissouri.edu

CHARLIE FLOHR Asst. Football (660) 562-1705 cflohr@nwmissouri.edu

KEN GORDON Asst. Football (660) 562-1627 kgroc@nwmissouri.edu

LORI HOPKINS Asst. AD/SWA (660) 562-1142 lorih@nwmissouri.edu

TRACY HOZA Women’s Soccer (660) 562-1302 tjcross@nwmissouri.edu

EMILY CHURCHMAN Asst. T&F/Cross Country (660) 562-0801 s267656@nwmissouri.edu

BOB LADE Facilities (660) 562-1725 blade@nwmissouri.edu

DARIN LOE Baseball (660) 562-1352 dloe@nwmissouri.edu

SCOTT LOREK T&F/Cross-Country (660) 562-1303 slorek@nwmissouri.edu

BEN McCOLLUM Men’s Basketball (660) 562-1309 benmac@nwmissouri.edu

PAT McLAUGHLIN Women’s Golf (660) 562-1280 jpat@nwmissouri.edu

AUSTIN MEYER Asst. Men’s Basketball (660) 562-1328 meyer@nwmissouri.edu

MEGHAN NELSON Asst. Women’s Basketball (660) 562-1780 nelsonm@nwmissouri.edu

SCOTT NIELSON Asst AD/External Affairs (660) 562-1118 scottn@nwmissouri.edu

JOEL OSBORN Asst. Football (660) 562-1088 josborn@nwmissouri.edu

AMY PHELPS Asst. Volleyball (660) 562-1026 aphelps@nwmissouri.edu

JOE QUINLIN Strength & Conditioning (660) 562-0800 joeq@nwmissouri.edu

KELLY QUINLIN Head Athletic Trainer (660) 562-1142 kellyq@nwmissouri.edu

JESSICA RINEHART Volleyball (660) 562-1782 jrine@nwmissouri.edu

MARK ROSEWELL Men’s & Women’s Tennis (660) 562-1312 mrosewe@nwmissouri.edu

JASON SACK Cheerleading / Club Sports (660) 562-1304 jsack@nwmissouri.edu

JEFF SMITH Athletic Trainer (660) 562-1545 jssmith@nwmissouri.edu

GENE STEINMEYER Women’s Basketball (660) 562-1299 gstein@nwmissouri.edu

MICHELE STEINMEYER Office Manager (660) 562-1977 msteinm@nwmissouri.edu

CHAD VAN RIESSEN G.A./Men’s Basketball (660) 562-1328 s404412@nwmissouri.edu

RICH WRIGHT Asst. Football (660) 562-1696 rwright@nwmissouri.edu

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Football Ambassadors

The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat Football Ambassadors perform a number of important functions for the football program. As ambassadors, they give campus tours to prospective recruits. They also help with pregame and postgame festivities, hosting alumni, fans and families. They also have an important role with the players’ families. They stay in direct contact with family members of each player, giving updates on the progress of the team and the individual player.

Northwest School Songs Alma Mater

Bearcat Fight Song

Let your voices loudly ringing, Echo far and near; Songs of praise thy children singing To the memory dear.

Come on Bearcats fight, (you Bearcats fight!) on to victory. Hail the Green and White, best in history.

Years may dim our recollections, Time its change may bring; Still thy name in fond affection Evermore we sing. Chorus Alma Mater! Alma Mater! Tender, fair and true, Grateful ones with love unfailing, All their vows renew.

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Come on Bearcats fight, (you Bearcats fight!) proud, brave and strong we will stand. Our glorious colors raised up triumphantly, across Missouri land.


Celebration of a big life By David Boyce One wife, one daughter, one son, numerous relatives and hundreds of friends are the important numbers Scott Bostwick left behind when he passed away June 5th of a heart attack. Bostwick never completely realized his dream of leading Northwest Missouri State football program as the head coach. He got the job in late December and coached the Bearcats in spring drills. The season opener on Sept. 1 at Truman and the home opener Sept. 10 against Sioux Falls would have been special days for Bostwick. By any standard, though, Bostwick already had Hall of Fame credentials in his 17 years as defensive coordinator at Northwest. His units consistently ranked at or near the top in the MIAA. Under his guidance, the Bearcats played defense with a passion and they played smart. Bostwick was a bundle of energy on the sidelines, injecting his enthusiasm into the players. “His passion and pride was what he was about,” said senior defensive tackle Aaron Terry. “He was here when they first started building the program to where it is now. He lived every day as a Bearcat. I feel that’s what he will be remembered as, his passion and pride as a Bearcat.” Most importantly, Bostwick was a Hall of Fame person. Whether it was his immediate family, Northwest players or friends, Bostwick left a lasting, positive mark. “As an uncle, he was just a great man,” Terry said. “I had some tough times and he guided me to where I am at and made me a better man. He has just been a good mentor and role model to me.”

the sense he didn’t want to. He would rather talk about his family, his brothers and his sisters.”

Game day in Maryville was always special for Bostwick and his family.

Terry figures anywhere from 50 to 70 people showed up after games.

As much as Bostwick wanted the Bearcats to be successful on the field on Saturday afternoons, the gatherings at his house defined him as the caring person he truly was.

“It was fun, a lot of food and good bonding. It was a good family environment,” Terry said.

Family members, former players and friends gathered at his home. Not one, not two, but three barbeque grills were going. His dad was on one of the grills. “He was real relaxed,” said Northwest head football coach Adam Dorrel. “I don’t think he minded talking football, but I got

Football games, defensive awards and other on-field accolades sometimes fade from memory with time. Making a difference in another person’s life lives much longer. Bostwick will live on because of the positive impact he had on so many people. “He was just a guy who cared about his players,” Northwest senior defensive

tackle Josh Lorenson said. “He was that coach you could go and sit down and talk with. You could tell him something stupid you did and he would laugh at you at the right parts and lecture you at the right parts. “He was that guy who would never judge you, but would give you his advice and his opinion. That’s what I will always remember about him.” Remember Bostwick for his smile, the gleam in his eye when talked about anything and the way he treated you as his best friend. Scott Bostwick was a family man, a football coach and a wonderful human being. j


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WILLIAM JEWELL CARDINAL INVIT. GRACELAND YELLOWJACKET FALL INVIT. NEBRASKA WESLEYAN INVIT. FORT HAYS STATE INVIT. BEARCAT FALL GOLF CLASSIC PARK UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL

CROSS COUNTRY 9/9 9/17 9/30 10/8 10/22 11/5 11/19

NORTHWESTS BEARCAT OPEN WOODY GREENO INVITATIONAL EMPORIA STATE INVITATIONAL DII CHALLENGE MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS NCAA SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONALS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Home games and matches in green


09-24-11 Game Day Program