Waukon football has six seniors commit to playing at collegiate level


Sweeney to the University of Iowa ... Waukon football senior Brennan Sweeney is pictured above with his brother, Michael, and his parents, Shawna and Mike Sweeney, as he signs his commitment to play football at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The Hawks are a NCAA Division I program and belong to the Big Ten Conference. Sweeney said he was recruited as a preferred walk-on to the Hawkeye program as a defensive end or defensive lineman and he intends to pursue a major in Business and minor in Exercise Science. “It’s been my dream school growing up, watching Parker Hesse (2014 Waukon High School graduate) play there, and I’ve got a good friend, Asher Fahey (2020 Waukon High School graduate), who plays there now,” Sweeney said in relaying his choice to commit to Iowa. “Parker told me if it’s my dream school it might be a hard offer to pass up, and Asher said if an offer comes through I better jump on it and come join him down there. They both spoke highly of the program and their opportunities at Iowa.”

Krueger to Quincy University ... Waukon football senior Sawyer Krueger is pictured above with his parents, Kris and Sarah Krueger, as he signs his commitment to play football at Quincy University in Quincy, IL. The Hawks are a NCAA Division II program and belong to the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Krueger said he was recruited to play defensive line and he intends to pursue a major in Aviation. “They have a really great coaching staff and they really pursued me to come play for them,” Krueger said in relaying his choice to commit to the Quincy program.

Krambeer to Coe College ... Waukon football senior Konnor Krambeer is pictured above with his parents, Brad and Becky Krambeer, and his sister, Kaitlyn, as he signs his commitment to play football at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. The Kohawks are a NCAA Division III program and belong to the American Rivers Conference. Krambeer said he was recruited to play safety and he intends to pursue a major in Criminal Justice. “They have great coaches there, they are really supportive of their players. I liked the campus and facilities, it seemed like a really healthy environment and a great place to pursue my major,” Krambeer said in relaying his choice to commit to Coe.

Schwartz to Wisconsin Lutheran ... Waukon football senior Joe Schwartz is pictured above with his parents, Joan and Dave Schwartz, as he signs his commitment to play football at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. The Warriors are a NCAA Division III program and belong to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Schwartz said he was recruited to play offensive line, most likely the center position he played for the Indians this past fall, and he intends to pursue a major in Marine Biology. “I really like their program and studying Marine Biology on Lake Michigan is very appealing to me,” Schwartz said in relaying his choice to commit to the Wisconsin Lutheran program.

O’Neill to Wartburg College ... Waukon football senior Ethan O’Neill is pictured above with his parents, Jenny and Cory O’Neill, and his brother, Evan, as he signs his commitment to play football at Wartburg College in Waverly. The Knights are a NCAA Division III program in the American Rivers Conference. O’Neill said he was recruited to play running back and he intends to pursue a major in Math Education with a minor in Coaching. “They have a great winning program there and they were really great to me when I visited there; they are very supportive of their players,” O’Neill said in relaying his choice to commit to the Wartburg program.

Hermeier to Wartburg College ... Waukon football senior Walker Hemeier is pictured above with his parents, Lee and Danette Hermeier, and his sister, Ella, as he signs his commitment to play football at Wartburg College in Waverly. The Knights are a NCAA Division III program and belong to the American Rivers Conference. Hermeier said he was recruited to play defensive end and he intends to pursue a major in Sports Medicine. “They have a great football program and a strong major in what I wanted to pursue,” Hermeier said in relaying his choice to commit to the Wartburg program.

The Waukon football program continued to experience the positive results of the success of its 2020 Class 2A State Championship season as six senior members of this past 10-1 championship season signed commitments to continue their football careers at the collegiate level during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football National Signing Day Wednesday, February 3. Those six individuals (pictured in the surrounding photos) inked their commitments to play at five different schools in three different divisions, Division I University of Iowa, Division II Quincy University, and Division III schools Coe, Wartburg and Wisconsin Lutheran.

“My first thought is that we’re excited that they get the opportunity to continue to play football at that next level,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann shared. “We’re very proud of them, and whether they end up playing for four more years or not, we’re pleased that they enjoyed the game of football enough to want to continue to pursue playing it after they’re done here.
 

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