Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2 Crusader Wrestlers head to State!

From yesterday's Waukesha Freeman -


Memorial’s Gromacki wins sectional title

MILWAUKEE — Sam Gromacki pulled off quite an upset in advancing to the WIAA Division 2 state wrestling tournament.

Gromacki, a senior at Catholic Memorial High School, pinned his way through Saturday’s Milwaukee Lutheran Sectional. His biggest pin was a 51-second victory over Wisconsin Lutheran junior Quinton Reid, which was Reid’s first loss of the season.

Gromacki took Reid to his back with a hip toss, and approximately 15 seconds the referee signalled the pin. Entering the state meet, Gromacki (40-6) is ranked fourth in Division 2 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online. Reid is ranked third.

Gromacki will not be alone at the Kohl Center in Madison. Senior Mikey Wurster finished second at 182 pounds to advance to state, with the top three wrestlers in each weight class earning a trip to Madison in Division 2.

Wurster won a 10-2 major decision in his first match and a 5-0 victory in the semifinal round. He lost 4-0 to Sheboygan Falls junior Dustin Setzer in the title match.

Wurster enters state with a 37-9 record. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CMH Drama program chosen to host Hollywood actress' workshop

Karen Olivo Workshop

                The Tommy Awards and Wisconsin Public Television are thrilled to announce that Tony Award-Winning actress and Broadway star Karen Olivo has chosen Catholic Memorial’s award winning program from schools applying all over Wisconsin to host her critically acclaimed Audition and Interview Etiquette Workshop. The workshop will take place at Catholic Memorial on February 25th at 3:00PM.  The workshop will be limited to 20 participants chosen from our company.

Ms. Karen Olivo is a stage and television actress, who is known for originating the role of Vanessa in the Tony Award–winning musical In the Heights both on and off Broadway. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anita in the revival of West Side Story. She is the first and only actor to win a Tony for a performance in West Side Story. She was also nominated for both a Drama Desk and an Outer Critic's Circle Award for her critically acclaimed performance as Anita. She earned her second Astaire Award nomination for Best Female Dancer for her performance in West Side Story, after previously winning the same award in 2008 for her performance in In the Heights.

                On television, Olivo had a recurring role in The Good Wife on CBS. Olivo was a series regular in the second season of NBC's Harry's Law. She also appeared on both Law and Order and Law and Order: Special Victims’ Unit.

                During the workshop, Ms. Olivo will explain audition and interview etiquette for students through a series of demos:

1. “Posture with purpose” – How to enter a room naturally and confidently.

2. “Read the room” – How to take in your surroundings while being present in the moment.

3. “Answering questions”- How to listen and supply the most compelling answers.

4. “Lasting impressions”- How to effectively communicate who you are in a short period of time.

5. “Speak with Distinction”- How to warm up your speaking voice and how to maximize on your unique voice.

Ms. Olivo will also discuss ways of beating nerves and relaxing before high-pressure encounters whether it be a performance, a presentation, or a public speaking opportunity.

Local boy achieves milestone at expense of local team

from today's Waukesha Freeman - 

Good shooting can’t save Carroll men

WAUKESHA — Despite at good shooting night the Carroll University men’s basketball team lost 82-72 to Ripon College on Wednesday. The Pioneers shot 62.5 percent from the field, however, that included shooting 2 for 13 from the 3-point line.

Junior Bryan Nagy led Carroll with 18 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Austin Fritz had 15 points and sophomore Kyle Keranen had 14 points.

Ripon sophomore Ty Sabin lead all scorers in his homecoming. Sabin, a Catholic Memorial graduate, had 31 points and six assists. In the first half, Sabin made his 1,000th point.

Ripon also got good contriburtions from senior Kyle Loughrin, who had 27 points.


Sabin - then & now....