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Today’s Game Season Opener
Bolles to Soy Returns for 2010
Northwest Missouri State begins the 2010 season as the defending national champion and as the top-ranked team in the nation. The Bearcats host the 16thranked Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville tonight in the season opener for both teams. The Javelinas finished 9-3 last season, tied for the South Division Title of the Lone Star Conference at 4-2 and were eliminated by Tarleton State, 57-56, in double overtime in the first round of last year’s NCAA playoffs.
Northwest and Texas A&M-Kingsville have met twice previously, both times in NCAA playoff games in Maryville. Bearcat quarterback Chris Greisen threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns including three to Tony Miles in a 49-34 national semifinal win in 1998. Northwest topped CarsonNewman, 24-6, the following week to capture the program’s first national title. Northwest’s Josh Matthews threw three touchdown passes and Jamaica Rector had 11 receptions for 202 yards and a score in a 34-14 second-round contest
Northwest returns arguably the nation’s top quarterback-wide out combination in senior signal caller Blake Bolles and junior receiver Jake Soy. Bolles set MIAA singleseason records for passing yards (4,145) and passing touchdowns (42) last season while Soy set MIAA records for receiving yards (1,559) and touchdown receptions (27). Soy was named National Receiver of the Year and became the second player in Division II history to catch 27 touchdown passes in a season. Running Game Returns for Javelinas The Javelinas have a wealth of talent at the running back position. Senior Fred Winborn led the LSC in rushing and scoring last season with 1,295 yards in 12 games (seven starts) and 19 touchdowns (17 rush, 2 rec). Spelling Winborn will be senior Connell Davis, who averaged 6.1 yards per carry and racked up 491 yards a season ago. Texas A&M-Kingsville averaged 185 yards rushing last season – good for 30th in the nation. The Javelina backers will matchup against a Northwest defense that returns six starters and has allowed just five individuals to break 100 yards rushing in the team’s last 63 games. The Bearcats have finished in the top 10 nationally in run defense in three of the last four seasons including 2009 when the team allowed 89 yards per game – tops in the MIAA and 10th nationally. Quarterback Does Not…
Northwest has lost its season opener only to win its remaining regular season contests and advance to the national championship game in each of the last three seasons. The Bearcats are 9-7 in season openers under head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, but are 14-2 in home openers at Bearcat Stadium.
in 2004. Tonight marks the third time the two teams square off with both holding national rankings. Liberty Mutual to Present COY Award The 2009 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award will be presented to Northwest head coach Mel Tjeerdsma in a ceremony prior to tonight’s game. Tjeerdsma led the Bearcats to their 11th MIAA title and third national championship last season while finishing with a 14-1 record. Tjeerdsma needs five wins in 2010 to move into a tie for third place on Division II’s all-time wins list. He has 230 career victories in 26 years of coaching at the collegiate level.
It is a two-way battle for quarterback and the 2010 Hoggies will have a brand new look after the graduation of two-year starter and record-setting signal caller Billy Garza. Junior Nate Poppell attempted just seven passes last season while junior Daniel Ramirez hasn’t attempted a pass in a game since 2008. Whoever wins the job will have a talented group of receivers to throw to. Senior Ryan Lincoln, a two-time LSC South honoree, heads the group and needs 33 receptions this season to be Kingsville’s all-time leader.
Meet the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 38 40 41 42 44 47
Name Damian Couthren Sherman Batiste Jonathon Woodson Ryan Lincoln Connell Davis Nate Poppell Robert Armstrong Daniel Ramirez Tressor Baptiste Delashaun Dean Hector Sobers Joseph Vela Jimmy Lugo Christian Brom Mitchell Swan Arron Fisher Mardrick Johnson Kendrick Matthews Myron Brew Marc Kinney Corey Robertson Robert McCormick DeIra Glover Stanley Washington Rickey Lincoln Dustin Appling Kendrick Carter Michael Diggs Derrick Thomas II Fred Winborn Charles Simmons Matt Stoll Clay Mazoch Norman Thompson Michael Price Cameron Schultz Roman Pula
POS WR WR RB-WR WR RB QB WR QB LB WR LB WR DE PK WR DB DB DB RB S FS FS SS SS RB DB DB DB DB RB DB K-P DE DB RB K/P LB
CL Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.
HT 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-7 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-10 5-7 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-7 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-7 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-6 6-1 6-0
WT Hometown/Previous School 185 Bastrop/Bastrop HS 185 Fort Bend/Marshall HS 180 Missouri City/Marshall HS 195 Bastrop/Bastrop HS 201 Portland/Univ. of Missouri 185 Spring/Univ. of Mary 190 Cuero/Cuero HS 205 Sinton/Sinton HS 240 New York, NY/Hofstra 210 Fairfield, CA /Univ. of Arizona 233 Converse/Judson HS 185 Harlingen/Rio Hondo HS 247 Alice/Alice HS 160 McAllen/McAllen HS 207 Converse/Judson HS 165 Orlando, FL/College of the Canyons 190 Lafayette, LA/East Texas Baptist 180 Houston/Kansas State 185 San Antonio/Jay HS 225 San Antonio/Cisco JC 205 Denison/North Iowa CC 200 Corpus Christi/Flour Bluff HS 205 Hempstead/Hempstead HS 180 Brooklyn, NY/ASA Institute 205 Bastrop/Bastrop HS 180 El Campo/El Campo HS 180 Angleton/Angleton HS 183 Houston/Abilene Christian 187 San Antonio/Jay HS 200 N. Hollywood, CA/College of the Canyons 198 Converse/Judson HS 170 College Station/A&M Consolidated HS 255 Granger/Granger HS 190 Garnerville, NY/Nassau CC 160 Corpus Christi/Howard Payne 195 Brenham/Brenham HS 240 Tacoma, WA/Pasadena City College
# Name POS CL HT WT Hometown/Previous School 48 Justin Chambers DE So. 6-0 245 Ingleside/Ingleside HS 49 Raymond Cleboski FB Jr. 5-10 210 The Woodlands/The Woodlands HS 50 Darnell Hicks DL Jr. 6-1 270 Detroit, MI/Victor Valley CC 51 Matt Romig DE So. 6-4 235 Bells/Bells HS 52 Aaron Buckley LB So. 6-0 231 Palacios/Texas A&M 54 Dondi Cooks II DL Sr. 6-2 305 Mesquite/North Mesquite HS 55 Johnny Tivao NT Jr. 6-0 348 Compton, CA/Cerritos College 56 Marcus Stager OL Fr. 6-4 315 New Braunfels/New Braunfels HS 59 Michael Talamantez DE Sr. 6-0 240 Laredo/United HS 60 Trent Perkins OL Sr. 6-4 320 Alice/Oklahoma State 62 Cory Baumann OL Jr. 6-4 280 Pearland/Pearland HS 64 Timothy Byerly C Sr. 6-0 275 Victoria/Memorial HS 65 Daniel Sharpe OL So. 6-3 249 Houston/Cypress Falls HS 66 Keenan Woods OL Jr. 6-2 328 Houston/Tyler JC 67 Drew Harper OL-DS Jr. 6-3 290 Houston/Aldine Nimitz HS 68 Sifa Pinomi OL Sr. 6-3 350 Kihei, HI/El Camino College 70 Colby Lowrie OL Sr. 6-3 305 Sweeny/Sweeny HS 72 Devin Shaw OL Fr. 6-4 310 Katy/Seven Lakes HS 74 Karl Willie OL So. 6-5 280 Ben Bolt/Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco HS 77 Lee Mattingly OL So. 6-5 280 New Lenox, IL/Northern Michigan 79 Chris Hudgins OL Jr. 6-4 255 Van Vleck/Univ. of Missouri 80 Martin Carrion WR Jr. 6-0 205 Brownsville/Rivera HS 81 Jake Willingham TE Fr. 6-3 225 Van Alstyne/Van Alstyne HS 82 Christian Taylor WR Jr. 6-2 195 Houston/Univ. of Mary 83 Paul Fontenot WR So. 6-0 196 Dayton/Dayton HS 84 Chandler Hill WR So. 6-2 200 Spring Branch/Smithson Valley HS 85 Derek Tesch TE Fr. 6-5 235 Blanco/Blanco HS 94 Marquis Singleton DE So. 6-6 250 Decatur, IL/Texas Southern 95 Montez Singleton DL Jr. 6-3 285 Decatur, IL/Texas Southern 96 Gene Claybourne DT Sr. 6-0 265 Fontana, CA/Chaffey College 98 Zane Brown DT So. 6-0 298 Houston/Harding 99 James Cannell DT So. 5-11 265 El Campo/West Texas A&M Head Coach: Bo Atterberry (4th season) Assistant Coaches: Clay Patterson, David Calloway, Jaime Martinez, John Schroff, Kyle Ppool, Carlos Alvarado, Mike Martinez, Jay Rose, Cody Smith, Joe Barron
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2009 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 %
2009 MIAA Standings
NW OPP 632 280 42.1 18.7 333 275 2640 1330 561 524 4.7 2.5 176.0 88.7 35 13 4484 3469 338-486-13 297-517-25 9.2 6.7 13.3 11.7 298.9 231.3 45 21 7124 4799 1047 1041 6.8 4.6 474.9 319.9 23.2 18.6 13.6 10.3 19-8 27-11 66.1 44.7 55-34.3 90-36.4 29:08 30:52 48% 36% 43% 33%
Score By Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
OT Total Northwest 162 180 177 107 6 632 Opponents 57 86 41 93 3 280
Returning Statistical Leaders
Passing Blake Bolles
Com Att Pct TD Int Yds Yds/G 312 449 69.5 42 13 4145 276.3
Rushing Jordan Simmons Billy Creason Kelvin Austin
Att Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G 47 234 5.0 2 30 18.0 38 208 5.5 4 32 16.0 48 199 4.1 1 15 22.1
Receiving Jake Soy Tyler Shaw Jordan Simmons Kyle Kilgore
No. Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G 92 1559 16.9 27 89 103.9 53 804 15.2 6 61 53.6 27 332 12.3 3 69 25.5 21 293 14.0 3 66 20.9
Defense Solo Total Sacks TFL Chad Kilgore 38 96 1.5 3.0 Adam Vondrak 31 73 1.0 4.0 Willie Horn 31 63 3.5 6.0 Kyle Sunderman 20 58 5.0 11.0 Ryan Jones 41 55 -- -- Shayne Shade 17 50 3.0 4.5 Interceptions No. Yds Ryan Jones 5 117 Justin Welch 4 0 Marcus Martin 2 39 Chad Kilgore 2 25 Aldwin Foster-Rettig 2 20 Sacks Roberto Davis Kyle Sunderman Willie Horn Shayne Shade
No. Yds 7.0 42 5.0 48 3.5 28 3.0 24
TD 0 0 1 1 0
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NW Missouri State Missouri Western Central Missouri Washburn Nebraska-Omaha Fort Hays State Pittsburg State Missouri Southern Emporia State Truman
MIAA Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. 9-0 1.00 14-1 .933 6-3 .667 9-3 .750 6-3 .667 8-3 .727 6-3 .667 8-3 .727 6-3 .667 7-5 .583 4-5 .444 6-5 .545 3-6 .333 5-6 .455 3-6 .333 3-7 .300 1-8 .111 2-9 .182 1-8 .111 2-9 .182
This Week in the MIAA Thursday, Sept. 2 Mesa State at Missouri Western 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville at Northwest 6 p.m. Central Missouri at Illinois State 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 Missouri S&T at Emporia State 1 p.m. Chadron State at Pittsburg State 1 p.m. Lincoln at Missouri Southern 6 p.m. Abilene Christian at Washburn 6 p.m. Nebraska-Kearney at Nebraska-Omaha 6 p.m. Southwest Baptist at Truman 7 p.m. East Central at Fort Hays State 7 p.m.
2009 LSC Standings North Texas A&M-Commerce Southeastern Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Northeastern State Southwestern Oklahoma East Central
LSC Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. 5-0 1.00 5-5 .500 4-1 .800 7-4 .636 3-2 .600 4-7 .364 2-3 .400 2-9 .182 1-4 .200 1-10 .091 0-5 .000 0-11 .000
South Tarleton State Midwestern State Texas A&M-Kingsville West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Angelo State Eastern New Mexico
W-L Pct. 4-2 .667 4-2 .667 4-2 .667 4-2 .667 3-3 .500 2-4 .333 0-6 .000
AFCA Coaches’ Poll
1. Northwest Missouri State 2. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 3. North Alabama 4. Minnesota-Duluth 5. Central Washington 6. California (Pa.) 7. Abilene Christian (Texas) 8. West Liberty (W. Va.) 9. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 10. Washburn (Kan.) 11. West Texas A&M 12. West Alabama 13. Nebraska-Kearney 14. Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 15. Nebraska-Omaha 16. Texas A&M-Kingsville 17. Tuskegee (Ala.) 18. Hillsdale (Mich.) 19. Midwestern State (Texas) 20. Missouri Western 21. Minnesota State 22. West Chester (Pa.) 23. North Carolina-Pembroke 24. Delta State (Miss.) 25. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Note: Team’s final 2009 records are listed
W-L Pct. 10-3 .769 9-3 .750 9-3 .750 7-5 .583 9-4 .692 6-5 .545 3-8 .273
14-1 13-2 11-2 11-2 12-1 11-4 9-4 11-2 11-3 8-3 7-5 8-5 11-2 9-3 7-5 9-3 10-2 10-3 9-3 9-3 10-2 7-4 9-2 5-5 8-4
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas 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 %
TAMK OPP 407 331 33.9 27.6 280 226 2224 1569 438 420 5.1 3.7 185.3 130.8 32 18 2873 2734 235-383-12 250-418-10 7.5 6.5 12.2 10.9 239.4 227.8 18 21 5097 4303 821 838 6.2 5.1 424.8 358.6 19.5 18.6 8.5 10.9 15-11 22-11 67.6 70.1 49-33.9 62-35.4 30:53 29:06 41% 41% 43% 60%
Score By Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
OT Total TAMK 77 145 69 100 16 407 Opponents 89 74 86 71 11 331
Returning Statistical Leaders
Passing Com Att Pct TD Int Yds Yds/G Nate Poppell 6 7 85.7 0 0 38 12.7 D. Ramirez (‘08) 27 55 49.1 4 2 427 53.4 Rushing Fred Winborn Connell Davis
Att Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G 197 1,295 6.6 17 42 107.9 81 491 6.1 8 41 40.9
Receiving No. Yds Avg TD Lg Yd/G Ryan Lincoln 58 848 14.6 2 59 70.7 Damian Couthren 39 444 11.4 3 45 37.0 Sherman Batiste 35 471 13.5 4 88 39.2 Fred Winborn 17 187 11.0 2 25 15.6 Defense Solo Total Sacks TFL DeIra Glover 45 89 0.5 5.0 Marcus Sanders 38 63 2.0 8.0 Corey Robertson 29 58 -- 5.0 Mike Talamantez 21 50 1.5 6.0 Derrick Thomas 30 47 -- 2.0 Matt Romig 20 41 6.0 11.0 Interceptions No. Yds TD DeIra Glover 3 132 3 Mardrick Johnson 2 0 0 Derrick Thomas 1 0 0 Sacks Matt Romig Justin Chambers Marcus Sanders Marc Kinney
No. Yds 6.0 39 2.5 11 2.0 12 2.0 4
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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 26th season as the “Voice of the Bearcats” while Gaarder enters season number 12. 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) KMA (Shenandoah, Iowa, 960 AM) Live and archived games can be found at www.northwestbearcats.com.
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 1961-2004, 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 current head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, and on June 28, 2007, the Northwest Board of Regents unanimously approved the proposal. Heading into 2010, the Bearcats are 30-1 at the facility since October of 2005. The facility has seen 10 NCAA playoff contests played since its renaming in 2004 – all Northwest wins.
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
• Built spacious and functional press area • Unveiled new scoreboard with video board
• Installation of FieldTurf • Installation of permanent lighting
rom tailgate parties to game time to tearing down the goalposts following a dramatic win, nothing beats the game day atmosphere at Northwest.
Catch free live entertainment at the Bearcat Zone in College Park next to the stadium prior to each home game. Hit the grills 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 recently installed FieldTurf.
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 - present (start of 2010) Oct. 4, 2003 - Oct. 1, 2005 Oct. 10, 1930 - Nov. 24, 1932
Attendance Records (capacity - 6,500) Attendance Opponent 1. 9,500 Truman 2. 9,346 Missouri Western 3. 9,250 Pittsburg State 4. 9,250 Emporia State 5. 8,939 Missouri Western
Date Oct. 20, 2001 Sept. 13, 2008 Sept, 16, 2000 Oct. 21, 2000 Sept. 23, 2006
“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
2010 Live Entertainment Schedule • • • •
Sept. 2 Oct. 2 Oct. 16 Oct. 30
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The Hickory Stick
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 Dr. 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.
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 42-29-4 (75 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 currently includes 37 teams and 94 individuals who were involved in athletics while at Northwest. The second is the naming of the Don Black Homecoming Most Valuable Player. Don Black was a running back for the Bearcat football team from 1951-1953 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, 35 athletes have received the honor.
Don Black Award Winner Breakdown By Class: Freshman Sophomore
By Position: Lineman Kicker/Punter Linebacker Defensive Back
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Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma Mel Tjeerdsma, a four-time national coach of the year honoree, is entering his 17th season at Northwest Missouri State and his 27th as a collegiate head coach. The winningest general in program history, Tjeerdsma has guided the Bearcats to 11 MIAA championships, three NCAA national championships and seven title game appearances in the last 12 seasons. Northwest was 0-11 in Tjeerdsma’s first season in 1994. The team is 171-30 since. Four years after his inaugural season with the team, the Bearcats became the first NCAA Division II squad to finish a season 15-0. Northwest won back-to-back national championships in 1998 and 1999. It was the University’s first national titles in any sport. Tjeerdsma was named AFCA Coach of the Year following both of his championship seasons. Northwest has competed in the national championship game for an unprecedented five straight seasons and walked away with its third national title last season following a 30-23 win against Grand Valley State. It completed a 14-1 campaign for Tjeerdsma and his Bearcats. Tjeerdsma received national coach of the year honors from three organizations, including the AFCA, Liberty Mutual and FieldTurf. Among his peers in Division II, Tjeerdsma is third on the active wins list (230) and with the seventh-best win percentage (.739). His 230 wins are the fourth-most in Division II history.
Carol and Mel Tjeerdsma
Tjeerdsma has more postseason victories than any other coach in Division II history. He has led Northwest to the playoffs 12 times in the last 14 seasons and sports a 29-9 postseason record. He is undefeated (7-0) in the semifinal round of the playoffs, 11-1 in opening games and 17-3 at home. Northwest made two first-round exits in its only appearances prior to Tjeerdsma’s arrival. The 2009 Bearcats became the 14th team in program history to go unbeaten in MIAA play. Nine teams under Tjeerdsma have finished 9-0 in league play since 1997. Following the 2007 season, running back Xavier Omon became the fourth player under Tjeerdsma to be drafted into the NFL. Omon was a sixth-round selection by the Buffalo Bills. Omon joins Chris Greisen (1999), Seth Wand (2003) and Dave Tollefson (2006) as Northwest players drafted after playing for Tjeerdsma. Fifteen Bearcats have either been drafted or have signed NFL contracts during Tjeerdsma’s tenure. Tjeerdsma has been named MIAA Coach of the Year 11 times (1995-2000, 2002, 20062009). He’s been named AFCA Regional Coach of the Year seven times (1996-2000, 2006, 2008).
THE TJEERDSMA FILE Birthdate....................................May 24, 1946 Hometown.............................Springfield, S.D. High School....................................Springfield College......................... Southern State (S.D.) Graduate School................NW Missouri State At Northwest National Titles......................1998, 1999, 2009 National Championship Berths......................7 Playoff Berths..............................................12 Conference Titles........................................11 AFCA National Coach of the Year.................4 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year................7 MIAA Coach of the Year..............................11 Notables Needs five wins in 2010 to move into a tie for third place on Division II’s all-time wins list ... has won a record 11 MIAA championships ... holds the most wins in school history and second most of any MIAA coach ... has the most DII postseason career victories (29) ... has posted nine undefeated MIAA seasons ... served as 2006 president of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) ... wife, Carol, is the past president of the Wives AFCA extension
YEAR-BY-YEAR MARK Northwest head coach Mel Tjeerdsma has a record of 171-41 (.807) in 16 seasons as the Bearcats’ head coach. He is 230-80-4 (.739) in 26 years as a collegiate head coach. Tjeerdsma was 59-38-4 in 10 years at Austin College (Texas) prior to his time at Northwest. The following is a year-by-year look at his record: Austin (Texas) College (1984-1993) • 1984..................................................... 5-4-1 • 1985........................................................ 7-3 • 1986........................................................ 6-4 • 1987..................................................... 2-5-3 • 1988........................................................ 9-2 • 1989........................................................ 6-4 • 1990........................................................ 8-3 • 1991........................................................ 6-4 • 1992........................................................ 6-4 • 1993........................................................ 4-6 Totals: 59-39-4 (.598)
In addition to his coaching duties, Tjeerdsma served as president of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2006. It was the first time a Northwest coach has led the AFCA and the first time a Division II general has presided since 1999.
In his 16 years at Northwest, Tjeerdsma’s squads have produced 41 All-Americans. Included in the tally are 29 first-team All-Americans and 13 players who earned All-America honors in two or more seasons. Under Tjeerdsma, Northwest has produced 111 All-MIAA student-athletes, including 74 players who earned first-team honors. Seventytwo players have earned all-region honors with 46 being listed on the first team. Prior to coaching at Northwest, Tjeerdsma guided Austin College to three Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Championships (TIAA) and became the program’s all-time winningest coach. The Kangaroos were 59-38-4 in 10 seasons under Tjeerdsma and made two trips to the NAIA Division II playoffs. Tjeerdsma earned three TIAA Coach of the Year awards. Before his time at Austin, Tjeerdsma was the offensive coordinator at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, for eight years. He also served as the head track and field coach at Northwestern. The Red Raiders earned four trips to the NAIA Division II playoffs and won a national championship in 1983 with Tjeerdsma on staff. His offense twice led the nation in total offense and scoring. His track and field teams won three Tri-State Conference titles and five consecutive NAIA District 15 Indoor Championships. Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Tjeerdsma served as head football coach at Denison (Iowa) High School, where he guided his team to a 9-0 record and a 1975 state playoff berth. He earned Northwest Iowa Coach of the Year honors in 1972 after winning a state championship at Sioux Center High School. He was the Northwest Iowa Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Tjeerdsma earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Southern (S.D.) State in 1967. He earned his master’s degree from Northwest in 1977. Mel and his wife, Carol, live just outside of Maryville and have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.
Northwest Missouri State (1994-present) • 1994 ......................................................0-11 • 1995........................................................ 6-5 • 1996.............MIAA..................................11-2 • 1997.............MIAA................................. 12-1 • 1998.............MIAA.............NCAA.......... 15-0 • 1999.............MIAA.............NCAA.......... 14-1 • 2000.............MIAA..................................11-1 • 2001........................................................ 7-4 • 2002.............MIAA................................. 12-1 • 2003.............MIAA................................... 8-3 • 2004.......................................................11-2 • 2005.......................................................11-4 • 2006.............MIAA................................. 14-1 • 2007.............MIAA................................. 12-2 • 2008.............MIAA................................. 13-2 • 2009.............MIAA.............NCAA.......... 14-1 Totals: 171-41 (.807) Career Total: 230-80-4 (.739) Note: The NCAA does not count a forfeit win in 1991, when Austin College finished 7-3 11 MIAA Titles; 3 NCAA Championships
Scott Bostwick Def. Coordinator
Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Scott Bostwick, the 2007 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year, joins head coach
Assistant Head Coach Will Wagner has helped lead Northwest Missouri State to nine MIAA championships, seven national championship game appearances and three national titles since arriving in Maryville prior to the 1998 season. The Bearcats are 99-8 (.925) in conference play heading into the 2010 campaign with Wagner onboard. Wagner first served as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons before being hired full-time to serve as defensive backs coach. He remains in that capacity and was rewarded with the added title of assistant head coach prior to the 2007 season. Eleven defensive backs have combined to earn 15 All-MIAA honors during Wagner’s tenure including safety Myles Burnsides, who was named National Defensive Player
Mel Tjeerdsma in entering his 17th season at Northwest. Since the duo’s arrival in 1994, the Bearcats have won 11 MIAA championships, three NCAA championships and made seven title game appearances in the last 12 seasons. Year-in and year-out, Bostwick produces one of the top defenses in the nation. The Bearcats have led the MIAA in scoring defense in each of the last four seasons and in total defense in each of the last two. Northwest ranked 10th nationally in run defense, 11th in sacks and 18th in scoring defense in 2009. The Bearcats have finished in the top 10 nationally in stopping the run three times in the last four years. Only five individuals have posted 100 yards rushing against Northwest in the last 63 games heading into the 2010 season. Bostwick mentored four first-team
All-MIAA selections in 2005, the highest number in one season under his regime. He matched that total in both 2007 and 2009. Bostwick has coached 50 defenders who have combined to earn 77 All-MIAA honors. Prior to joining the staff at Northwest, Bostwick spent four years at Western Washington University in Mt. Vernon, Wash. He served as defensive coordinator at Nebraska Wesleyan, his alma mater, from 1986-1990. Bostwick holds a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, where he was a fouryear lettermen. He was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2006 and is the program’s third-leading tackler. Bostwick and his wife, Sue, reside in Maryville with their two children, Leah and Eric. Leah will be a first-year student at Northwest during the 2010-2011 academic year and will be a member of the Bearcat volleyball team.
of the Year in 2008 after leading the team with six interceptions and placing third with 71 tackles. Burnsides graduated following the 2009 season as a two-time All-American and a three-time all-conference honoree. Northwest has finished six of the last seven seasons with at least 10 defensive players recording interceptions. In 2009, 11 Bearcats picked off 25 passes – the secondhighest tally in the nation. The Bearcats have averaged more than 18 interceptions per season since 2004. It should come as no surprise then to learn that Wagner is an All-American defensive back in his own right. Wagner stood out as a four-year starter at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, from 1992-1995 and was named to his alma mater’s 20th Anniversary Team in the fall of 2009.
The Odessa, Texas, native resides in Maryville with his wife, Andrea, and their sons, Brooks and Brayden. Andrea is a 2000 Northwest graduate and is employed on campus in the office of University Advancement.
Offensive Coordinator Northwest offensive coordinator Adam Dorrel has helped lead the Bearcats to an unprecedented five straight NCAA Division II championship appearances and the program’s third national title which came in 2009. In his six seasons as a full-time coach at his alma mater, Northwest is 75-12 (.862). 16
Dorrel’s 2009 offensive unit was arguably one of the best in the 90-plus year history of Northwest football. The Bearcats averaged more than 42 points and 474 yards per game and ranked in the top 10 nationally in four major offensive categories. Individually, the 2009 squad featured the nation’s leading receiver in Jake Soy, the nation’s fourth-leading passer in Blake Bolles and Division II’s fourth-leading rusher in LaRon Council. Soy was named
Dorrel continued national receiver of the year after hauling in 27 touchdowns – only the second player in Division II history to reach that number. Bolles set the MIAA’s single-season record for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Council was named the league’s most valuable offensive player. Impressive team and individual accolades have become the norm rather than the exception under Dorrel. Thirteen offensive stars have been named All-Americans in the last six seasons and the last three MIAA offensive MVPs have been Bearcats. Dorrel himself is a former Northwest All-American. He was a three-year captain for the Bearcats during his collegiate career as an offensive lineman in Maryville from 1994-1997. After earning his degree from Northwest, Dorrel spent a year as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State in Oklahoma. He became a graduate assistant the following season back at Northwest in 1999 when the team won the second of back-to-back national titles. Dorrel served coaching stints at Dakota State University in 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. Dorrel and his wife, Erin, are expecting their first child in October.
Passing Game / Recruiting
Def. Line / Special Teams 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. Northwest tied for the most pass sacks in the nation in 2009 after 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. Northwest’s advantage on special teams has become ever more noticeable under Wright. The Bearcats have blocked 43 kicks in Wright’s six seasons. Northwest blocked eight in 2009, including three in the postseason.
Charlie Flohr has been the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Northwest since 2006. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Bearcats. In four seasons with Flohr on the coaching staff, Northwest is 36-0 with four MIAA titles in conference play and 53-6 overall with a national title and three second-place finishes. Flohr was the leader of the nation’s top quarterback and wide receiver combination in 2009. Jake Soy was named national receiver of the year after hauling in 27 touchdowns and leading Division II with 1,559 yards receiving. Blake Bolles was an All-American quarterback who set conference records with 42 touchdown passes and 4,145 yards passing. 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. Northwest has ranked 10th, 32nd, 17th and now third nationally in pass efficiency under Flohr.
The Bearcats ranked third in the nation in net punting and 11th in yards allowed per punt return in 2007. In 2009, freshmen Tyler Shaw and Jordan Simmons helped the Bearcats lead the nation in kick return yards for part 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 was a graduate assistant at Northwest in 1995 and 1996 when he was tight ends coach. Before coming back to Northwest in 2004, Wright was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at St. Ambrose (Iowa) University from 2000-2004. Wright also made stops at William Penn (Iowa) College in 1999, Central Methodist College (now University) in 1998, Dakota State University in 1997, Dana College from 1993-1994 and Cortland State in 1991. 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.
Three Northwest receivers have earned AllAmerica honors under Flohr in 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. Peterson (first team) and Josh Gannan (second team) accounted for both All-MIAA tight ends in 2007. Flohr served as a graduate assistant with the Bearcats in 2002 and 2003. After obtaining his master’s degree at Northwest, Flohr was hired at conference-rival Truman, where he served as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers and recruiting coach. Flohr is a 2002 graduate of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He was a fouryear lettermen in football at his alma mater and was a two-time honorable mention all-conference 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.
Playing a Man Down By Bryan Boettcher, Northwest Director of Athletic Media Relations The 2009 Northwest Missouri State football season was filled with the highest of highs – another perfect run through the MIAA, home playoff wins against Abilene Christian and California and the program’s third national championship. But in between his 38-yard interception return for a touchdown at Arrowhead Stadium and his five tackles against Grand Valley State in the finale, Bearcat safety Marcus Martin experienced the lowest of lows – the loss of his father, Steve. A father of four sons and a daughter, Steve was diagnosed with stomach cancer last August. Two months later, he was gone. “I remember playing basketball with my dad last Fourth of July at our uncles’ place,” said Martin. “About a month later, he started getting pains in his stomach and we didn’t know what was wrong with him.” Despite the diagnosis, Steve and his wife, Patricia, continued to make the two-and-a-half hour trip from Holden, Mo., to Maryville to watch their son play football. Steve stayed positive throughout Marcus recalled, but he could tell his father’s condition was deteriorating. “I went home after our game against Emporia State and when I saw my dad on Sunday, he was fine,” said Martin. “That Tuesday, I got a call from my sister, Janise, after one of my position meetings and she said dad wasn’t doing well. “When I got there he was immobile. He couldn’t talk, speak or anything. The nurses were transferring him into a larger room to accommodate our large family. My mom and I got on the elevator with the nurses as we were transferring him up, but he died on the way to the room.” Steve’s funeral was Friday, a day before Northwest’s homecoming contest with Washburn. It was the only game Martin missed last season. “The day before my dad died, he told me whatever happens that I had to keep moving and create my own life,” said Martin. “I took his advice. Football kept me occupied and kept my mind off of things.”
Martin averaged five tackles in his final six games of the 2009 season. He had a career-best eight stops in Northwest’s win against top-ranked Central Washington and finished the year as the Bearcats’ 10th-leading tackler. Marcus is the second eldest of the five Martin children. His older brother, Steven, played safety in high school, continued his career at Missouri Valley and served as inspiration for Marcus to attend college. That inspiration was challenged two days before Marcus was set to begin his first collegiate football practice five years ago. “(Former Northwest assistant coach Bart) Tatum called me and told me we had a problem,” said Martin. “He said I didn’t pass the clearinghouse, that I was an English class short. He said I could stay in Holden, take an English class at a community college and then transfer to Northwest or I could come to Maryville now and join the team in a year.” Marcus wasn’t recruited heavily from Holden despite playing both sides of the ball and rushing for nearly 2,000 yards as a senior. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to attend college. “My dad was the big sports guy,” said Martin. “Go to college, he said, work out, work hard and you
will be rewarded. My parents told me to keep my head up, get good grades and return to the field in a year. I decided to move to Maryville.” Marcus made his collegiate debut in front of a packed crowd at Bearcat Stadium in August of 2007. Even then Mother Nature forced him to wait a little longer as lightning cancelled Northwest’s opener with Arkansas Tech before a quarter could be played. “I did really well the first five minutes,” said Martin. “I recovered a fumble for a touchdown and later forced another fumble. Inside though, my heart was pounding. I couldn’t feel my legs because of all the adrenaline and then there was the crowd. I went from 150 fans in high school to more than 5,000 – it was kind of scary.” Thirty-six games, 104 tackles and a national championship ring later, Martin is set to begin his final season. At long last, he’ll do so as a starter with his family watching from the stands and with his dad watching from the skies. In December, he’ll graduate with a degree in corporate recreation and wellness and hopes to become a personal trainer in Denver with his friend and former teammate, Thomas Smith. He will take his dad’s advice, keep moving forward and create his own life.
Meet the Defense
3 Ryan Jones
6 Travis Manning
7 Justin Welch
8 Aldwin Foster-Rettig
9 Graylon Sanders
24 Caleb Decius
26 Marciele Surrell
27 Charlie Lowe
29 Christian Barksdale
30 Marcus Martin
39 Jeff Howeth
40 Joe Scott
41 Landan Zaputil
42 Tyler Oglesby
45 John Schreck
52 Willie Horn
54 Aaron Terry
56 Adam Vondrak
57 Bryant Hummel
58 Bryce Johnston
90 Willie Dyson
91 Zach Williams
92 Jake Baumgartner
93 Danny Carlson
94 Kyle Sunderman
17 Gordi Metezier
19 Darius Hicks
20 Derrick Hightower
21 Nate DeJong
23 Clarke Snodgrass
33 Ben Langston
34 Clint Moore
35 Cory Cronk
36 D.J. Gnader
37 Bill Baudler
46 Kyle Kleeman
47 Cody Matthewson
48 Dylan Rosier
50 Chad Kilgore
51 Matt Massey
59 Ryan Meyer
62 Zach Sherry
68 Collin DeBuysere
87 Roberto Davis
89 William Smalls
95 Matthew Meinert
96 Gary Ewart
97 Ricky Bailey
98 Shayne Shade
99 Josh Lorenson 21
Meet the Offense
1 Jake Soy
2 Josh Baker
4 Tyler Shaw
5 Jordan Simmons
10 Justin Eiken
18 Michael Stadler
22 Ricky Hicks
28 Kelvin Austin
31 Billy Creason
32 Quincy Williams
55 Cole Dafft
60 Jake Scarbo
61 Adam McElderry
63 Phillip Carter
64 Alex Olive
73 Jason Wiseman
74 C.J. Keeney
75 Rod Williams
76 Cody Johnson
77 Dane Wardenburg
84 David Mosley
85 Kyle Kilgore
86 Joel Gantz
88 Taylor Pierce
11 Blake Bolles
12 John Hinchey
14 Blake Christopher
15 Trevor Adams
16 Tyler Seals
38 K. Adema-Schulte
43 Vincent Defeo
44 Kyler Hiatt
49 Todd Adolf
53 Robert Stough
65 Cody Carlson
66 Billy Queisert
70 Brett Grozinger
71 John Petroff
72 Ryan Lessman
79 Zach Vie
80 Brian Geraghty
81 Clint Utter
82 Danny Pestock
83 James Cairney
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Meet the Bearcats NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous School 1 Jake Soy WR 6-3 215 Jr. Durant, Iowa/Durant HS 2 Josh Baker TE 6-3 250 Sr. Chesapeake, Va./Delaware 3 Ryan Jones CB 5-11 195 Sr. Liberty, Mo./Liberty HS 4 Tyler Shaw WR 6-0 180 So. St. Louis, Mo./Liberty HS 5 Jordan Simmons RB 5-9 190 So. Kansas City, Mo./Lee’s Summit North HS 6 Travis Manning CB 6-0 190 RS-Fr. Belleville, Ill./West HS 7 Justin Welch CB 5-11 185 Sr. Belton, Mo./Belton HS 8 Aldwin Foster-Rettig S 6-1 205 Sr. Balch Springs, Texas/West Mesquite HS 9 Graylon Sanders DB 6-0 190 TR-Jr. Concord, Calif./Diablo Valley College 10 Justin Eiken WR 6-0 185 RS-Fr. Jefferson City, Mo./Blair Oaks HS 11 Blake Bolles QB 6-4 210 Sr. Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southwest HS 12 John Hinchey WR 6-2 220 So. Kearney, Mo./Kearney HS 14 Blake Christopher QB 6-2 225 Jr. Kearney, Mo./Kearney HS 15 Trevor Adams QB 6-1 200 RS-Fr. Odessa, Texas/Permian HS 16 Tyler Seals QB 6-2 210 RS-Fr. Bellevue, Neb./West HS 17 Gordi Metezier DB 6-2 200 TR-So. Margette, Fla./Texas Southern 18 Michael Stadler P 6-2 225 Sr. Harrisonville, Mo./Harrisonville HS 19 Darius Hicks DB 5-9 170 RS-Fr. Kansas City, Mo./Central HS 20 Derrick Hightower S 6-0 190 Jr. Belton, Mo./Belton HS 21 Nate DeJong S 6-2 210 So. Rock Rapids, Iowa/Central Lyon HS 22 Ricky Hicks RB 5-10 205 So. Kansas City, Mo./Central HS 23 Clarke Snodgrass S 6-0 200 So. Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central HS 24 Caleb Decius CB 6-2 185 Jr. West Palm Beach, Fla./Upper Iowa 26 Marciele Surrell S 5-9 180 Sr. Terrell, Texas/SW Oklahoma State 27 Charlie Lowe CB 5-9 180 So. Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS 28 Kelvin Austin RB 5-6 170 Sr. St. Louis, Mo./Mesabi Range CTC 29 Christian Barksdale CB 6-0 190 So. Omaha, Neb./Westside HS 30 Marcus Martin S 6-1 210 Sr. Holden, Mo./Holden HS 31 Billy Creason RB 5-10 200 So. Grain Valley, Mo./Grain Valley HS 32 Quincy Williams RB 5-10 190 RS-Fr. Lee’s Summit, Mo./North HS 33 Ben Langston LB 5-11 200 Jr. Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley NW HS 34 Clint Moore CB 5-10 195 Sr. Princeton, Mo./Princeton HS 35 Cory Cronk LB 6-2 225 So. Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS 36 D.J. Gnader LB 6-2 230 RS-Fr. Council Bluffs, Iowa/Lewis Central HS 37 Bill Baudler LB 6-2 235 Sr. Fontanelle, Iowa/Nodaway Valley HS 38 K. Adema-Schulte RB 5-9 185 RS-Fr. Omaha, Neb./Millard West HS 39 Jeff Howeth S 5-11 205 RS-Fr. Dallas, Texas/Highland Park HS 40 Joe Scott CB 5-9 185 TR-Jr. Lompok, Calif./Allan Hancock College 41 Landan Zaputil LB 5-11 235 So. Denver, Iowa/Cedar Falls HS 42 Tyler Oglesby LB 5-10 190 So. Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS 43 Vincent Defeo TE 6-2 230 So. Greenwood, Mo./Drake Univ. 44 Kyler Hiatt TE 6-1 230 RS-Fr. Grant City, Mo./Worth County HS 45 John Schreck S 6-2 195 RS-Fr. Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS 46 Kyle Kleeman DE 6-0 245 So. Lemont, Ill./Joliet Catholic HS 47 Cody Matthewson LB 6-2 230 RS-Fr. Madrid, Iowa/Madrid HS 48 Dylan Rosier LB 6-0 225 Jr. Mound City, Mo./Mound City HS 49 Todd Adolf P/K 6-1 185 So. Omaha, Neb./Millard North HS 50 Chad Kilgore LB 6-1 230 Jr. Orrick, Mo./Excelsior Springs HS 51 Matt Massey LB 6-1 230 So. Kearney, Mo./Kearney HS 52 Willie Horn LB 6-1 225 Sr. Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South HS 53 Robert Stough OL 5-11 275 So. Liberty, Mo./Liberty HS 54 Aaron Terry DL 5-10 280 Jr. Omaha, Neb./North HS 55 Cole Dafft OL 6-3 280 RS-Fr. Prosper, Texas/Prosper HS 56 Adam Vondrak LB 6-2 245 Sr. Sioux City, Iowa/Bishop Heelan HS 57 Bryant Hummel LB 6-2 240 RS-Fr. Clarinda, Iowa/Clarinda HS 58 Bryce Johnston DL 6-2 270 RS-Fr. Clarence, Mo./South Shelby HS
No. Name 59 Ryan Meyer 60 Jake Scarbo 61 Adam McElderry 62 Zach Sherry 63 Philip Carter 64 Alex Olive 65 Cody Carlson 66 Billy Queisert 68 Collin DeBuysere 70 Brett Grozinger 71 John Petroff 72 Ryan Lessman 73 Jason Wiseman 74 C.J. Keeney 75 Rod Williams 76 Cody Johnson 77 Dane Wardenburg 79 Zach Vie 80 Brian Geraghty 81 Clint Utter 82 Danny Pestock 83 James Cairney 84 David Mosley 85 Kyle Kilgore 86 Joel Gantz 87 Roberto Davis 88 Taylor Pierce 89 William Smalls 90 Willie Dyson 91 Zach Williams 92 Jake Baumgartner 93 Danny Carlson 94 Kyle Sunderman 95 Matthew Meinert 96 Gary Ewart 97 Ricky Bailey 98 Shayne Shade 99 Josh Lorenson
Pos. Ht. DT 6-2 OL 6-2 OL 6-3 DL 6-0 OL 6-4 OL 6-4 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 LB 6-4 OL 6-4 OL 6-3 OL 6-2 OL 6-4 OL 6-6 OL 6-5 OL 6-2 OL 6-7 OL 6-9 K 6-1 WR 6-3 TE 6-6 WR 5-10 WR 6-2 TE 6-5 TE 6-5 DE 6-3 WR 6-1 DT 6-4 DL 6-2 DE 6-3 DE 6-3 DT 6-2 DE 6-4 DE 6-3 DE 6-1 DE 6-3 DT 6-2 DT 6-3
Wt. 270 275 305 220 270 285 270 285 230 285 290 290 270 280 300 290 295 300 195 200 245 185 185 240 245 260 200 280 260 275 260 275 275 240 250 235 315 280
Yr. So. RS-Fr. Jr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. So. RS-Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. RS-Fr. So. Jr. Sr. TR-So. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. Fr. TR-Jr. Jr. RS-Fr. Sr. Jr. TR-Jr. TR-Jr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Sr. So. So. RS-Fr. Sr. Jr.
Hometown/Previous School Omaha, Neb./Millard West HS Blue Springs, Mo./South HS West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley HS Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS Marine, Ill./Triad HS Springfield, Mo./Glendale HS Eudora, Kan./Eudora HS Kansas City, Mo./Lutheran North HS Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo HS Chillicothe, Mo./Chillicothe HS Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central HS Sioux City, Iowa/East HS Garden City, Mo./Harrisonville HS Smithville, Mo./Smithville HS Grandview, Mo./Grandview HS Jasper, Mo./Webb City HS Creston, Iowa/Creston HS Fremont, Neb./Fullerton College Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South HS Bloomfield, Iowa/Ottumwa HS Lenexa, Kan./Fort Scott C.C. Harlan, Iowa/Harlan HS Detroit, Mich./Wayne State (Mich.) Orrick, Mo./Excelsior Springs HS Perry, Kan./Perry-Lecompton HS Coperas Cove, Texas/Reedley C.C. Wentzville, Mo./Wentzville Holt HS Highlands, Calif./Idaho State Univ. St. Louis, Mo./Minnesota Kansas City, Mo./Center HS Granger, Iowa/Johnston HS Troy, Ill./Triad HS Papillion, Neb./Papillion LaVista HS Easton, Kan./Pleasant Ridge HS Bedford, Iowa/Bedford HS Wentzville, Mo./Holt HS Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt HS Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier HS
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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, Mo. What started as a one-time event is now in its ninth season with this year’s contest slated for Nov. 13. 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 aspire to be a part of. 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 top-ranked 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. Northwest improved to 6-2 in the Arrowhead series with its 30-10 win in 2009.
“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.” -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.” -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
Winner Northwest Northwest Pittsburg State Pittsburg State 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
Career Rushing Yards
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
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
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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 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-present Jeff LeBlanc, 1998-99 Joel Mathews, 2001-04 Marty Albertson, 1975-77 Leon Muff, 1967-68
40.1 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
52 41 32 29 19
President Dr. John Jasinski Dr. John Jasinski is Northwest’s 10th president, a position he has held since July 1, 2009. His first year as president was highlighted not only by the Bearcats winning national championships in both football and cheerleading, but also by record student enrollment, innovative academic partnerships and those involving business and community, strong retention and graduation rates, the largest cash gift in the University’s history and an emphasis being placed on strategic thought management. Prior to 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. He founded and served as president of Jasinski Consulting Services from 2001 to 2009 and provided consulting and training on leadership and organizational assessment with a variety of organizations. He also served as a coach to leaders and leadership teams regarding organizational assessment and improvement and as a coach/consultant to oversight boards. Furthermore, Dr. Jasinski was employed at Northwest from 1986 to 2001 as a faculty member, department chair and associate provost and received awards such as the University’s Tower Service Award and National Broadcast Adviser of the Year. 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. He has been a judge for the Missouri Quality Award and serves on the board of directors for St. Francis Hospital and Health Services of Maryville. He also has helped write and edit organizational self-assessments across the country, is published nationally and is a presenter at national and international conferences. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Educational Leadership/ Higher Education Administration) and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Central Michigan University. Dr. Jasinski and his wife, Denise, are the parents of four children, Matt, Joe, Leah and Lucas.
Director of Athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter Dr. Bob Boerigter has served as Director of Athletics at Northwest since May 2001. He oversees Northwest’s 16 intercollegiate sports. During his tenure, Dr. Boerigter has provided direction for several facility and programmatic changes and improvements to Bearcat athletics. The department’s most recent projects were the renovation of the D.C. Colt Training room, the resurfacing of Herschel Neil Track and the High Rise Tennis Courts. Back in 2002, Boerigter administered the initial “Clash of the Champions” football contest at Arrowhead Stadium between Northwest
and Pittsburg State. That game set an NCAA Division II single-game attendance record of 26,695 and has since served as a model that other Division II programs have emulated. The “Fall Classic,” as it is now known, has been played annually since 2002 at the home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. The 2012 Fall Classic is scheduled for November 13 at 2 p.m. Dr. Boerigter is a former National Athletics Administrator of the Year and is heavily involved in the governance of the MIAA and NCAA. He is currently the chair of the MIAA Institutional Representatives Council and is a member of the Division II Championships Committee and the Division II Management Council. Dr. Bob is a past chairman of the NCAA Division II National Football Committee and recently completed a five-year term as a member of the Division II Athletics Directors Association.
Dr. Boerigter holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College (Iowa) and received his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He received his doctorate from the University of Utah. Prior to Northwest, Dr. Boerigter served a 13-year stint as Director of Athletics, Chair of Physical Education and Professor of Physical Education at Hastings College where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. He has also held administrative and coaching positions at Northwestern, Adams State College and Whitworth College. Dr. Bob and his wife, Mary, have two grown sons, John and Marc, and two grandchildren.
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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 pre-game and post-game festivities, hosting alumni, fans and families. They also have an important role with the playersâ€™ 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.
Come on Bearcats fight, (you Bearcats fight!) proud, brave and strong we will stand. Our glorious colors raised up triumphantly, across Missouri land.
football 9/2 9/18 9/25
Texas a&m-Kingsville Nebraska-omaha Truman
6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m.
10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30
Missouri southern emporia state washburn fort hays state
6 1 1 2
central missouri pittsburg state
1:30 p.m. 2 p.m
(Fall Classic IX at Arrowhead) (First Round)
(Second Round) (Quarterfinals)
p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.
(Championship) FLORENCE, AL
Women’s Golf 9/9-10 9/18 9/19-20 9/27-28 10/4-5 10/7-8 10/11-12
IOWA WESTERN INVIT. GRaceland yellowjacket invit. nebraska wesleyan invit. ottawa invit. uno fall classic bearcat fall classic avila fall invit.
cross country 9/11 9/25 10/1 10/16 10/23 11/6 11/20 12/4
Bearcat/Spoofhound Open Minnesota’s roy griak Invit. EMPORIA STATE Invit. arkansas chilli pepper festival graceland invit. MIAA Championships NCAA South Central Regional NCAA Championships
Home games and matches In Green
9/3-4 9/10-11 9/14 9/17 9/18 9/24 9/25 10/5 10/8 10/13 10/15 10/16 10/19 10/22 10/23 10/26 10/29 10/30 11/3
Nebraska-omaha trny st. edward’s trny washburn fort hays state emporia state pittsburg state Southwest Baptist Nebraska-Omaha Central Missouri Missouri Western Truman Missouri Southern Washburn FORT HAYS STATE EMPORIA STATE rockhurst pittsburg state southwest baptist Nebraska-Omaha
at Red Oak High School, IA
TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
11/5 11/10 11/12 11/13 11/19-21 12/2-4
Central Missouri Missouri Western Truman Missouri Southern Regionals NCAA Elite Eight
7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. TBA TBA
soccer 9/3 9/5 9/9 9/11 9/16 9/19 9/23 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/9 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/23 10/28 10/30 11/4 11/12
Newman (Kan.) Northeastern State Truman Missouri Western Central Missouri Emporia State Washburn Southwest Baptist Nebraska-Omaha Missouri Southern Truman Missouri Western Central Missouri Emporia State Washburn Southwest Baptist Nebraska-Omaha Missouri Southern NCAA Playoffs
7 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. TBA