Wisconsin Warriors

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Wisconsin Warriors
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Founded 2008
League Independent Women's Football League
Team history Wisconsin Warriors (2008-present)
Based in Greendale, Wisconsin
Stadium Greendale High School
Colors Black, Royal, Silver
Owner(s) Jodi vonSpreckelsen
Head coach Thomas Handziak
Championships 1 (2009 Tier II)
Division titles 4 (2009 Tier II regular-season, 2009 Tier II western Conference, 2010 Tier II Midwest Divisional, 2011 Tier I Midwest Divisional)

The Wisconsin Warriors are a football team in the Independent Women's Football League. Based in Greendale, the Warriors play their home games on the campus of Greendale High School. The Warriors were the defending IWFL Tier II champions of 2009.

History[edit]

2008[edit]

The Warriors were formed in 2007, continuing a legacy of women's football in SE Wisconsin perpetuated by the Wisconsin Riveters and Northern Ice among other teams. Their inaugural season was a struggle, as the Warriors only finished 2-6 and fourth place in the Midwest Division.

2009[edit]

In 2009 (after they had already been assigned a Tier I-strength schedule), the Warriors opted to move to Tier II. Though they had only finished 4-4 on the regular season, their team rating/strength of schedule (being the only Tier II team to pick up two wins against Tier I-both vs. the Minnesota Vixen), the Warriors wrapped up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In the first round, the Warriors dominated the Chattanooga Locomotion with a 32-6 victory. that task was not much more difficult in the following round; thanks to a 28-6 win over the Carolina Phoenix, the Warriors won the Regional Championship. On July 25, the Warriors won the IWFL Tier II North American Championship, defeating the defending champion Montreal Blitz, 42-14, at Round Rock ISD Athletic Stadium in Round Rock, Texas (a suburb of Austin).

2010[edit]

They finished 6-4 in 2010, won their division and beat the Memphis Belles in the quarterfinals of the Tier II playoffs but did not win the Tier that year as they lost in the semifinals.

2011[edit]

They moved up to Tier I in 2011. The Warriors were featured on Fox 6 twice.[1][2] They would finish 8-0 that year, their first ever undefeated season, claimed the Midwest division title and made the Tier I playoffs where they would win a quarterfinal. But once again, they lost in the semifinals and wouldn't win the Tier title in 2011.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2008 2 6 0 4th East Midwest --
2009 7 4 0 1st Tier II Won Tier II Quarterfinal (Chattanooga)
Won Tier II Semifinal (Carolina)
Won Tier II Championship (Montreal)
2010 6 4 0 2nd Tier II West Won Tier II Midwest Division (Memphis)
2011 9 1 0 2nd Tier I West Won Tier I Midwest Division
2012* 9 1 0 2nd Tier I West Won Tier I Midwest Division
Totals 33 16 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

Season Schedules[edit]

2009[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 11 Detroit Demolition Away Lost 6-34
April 18 Chicago Force Away Lost 20-38
April 25 Iowa Crush Home Won 30-0
May 2 Minnesota Vixen Away Won 54-16
May 9 Kansas City Tribe Away Lost 0-58
May 23 Iowa Crush Home Won 42-0
May 30 Minnesota Vixen Home Won 38-8
June 6 Kansas City Tribe Home Lost 12-19
June 27 Chattanooga Locomotion (Tier II Quarterfinal) Home Won 32-6
July 11 Carolina Phoenix (Tier II Semifinal) Home Won 28-6
July 25 Montreal Blitz (Tier II Championship) Neutral (Round Rock) Won 42-14

2010[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 3 Chicago Force Away Lost 0-42
April 17 Chicago Force Home Lost 7-30
April 24 Erie Illusion Home Won 19-0
May 1 Wisconsin Wolves Away Won 50-12
May 8 Kansas City Tribe Away Lost 0-44
May 15 Iowa Crush Home Won 40-0
May 22 Minnesota Vixen Home Won 55-0
June 5 Iowa Crush Away Won 28-0
June 12 - Midwest Division Memphis Belles Home Won 36-6
July 10 - Western Conference Bay Area Bandits Away Lost 2-35

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