Chad Carstens has been a Whippet all of his teaching and coaching career. Starting in the fall of 2004 he was hired by hall of fame coach Dirk Seibold and was his assistant for 7 years before taking over the program in 2011. Since that time Whitewater has won two conference titles on the girls side. He coached a male to three conference titles and two state podium finishes. Chad was named District 6 coach of the year for the boys in 2013 and the girls in 2015. Each year he hosts the Rock Valley Conference Championship and has hosted multiple sectional championship meets. Chad attended East Troy High School and went on to compete at UW-Whitewater while studying physical education. He currently teaches PE at Lakeview Elementary School and Whitewater High School. Chad is married to Megan Carstens, Jefferson High School cross country and track coach. They have two children, Julia (4) and Anna (2), with one more on the way.

Jerry Schumacher - BOWERMAN TRACK CLUB
Jerry Schumacher is an American coach for the sport of track and field, specializing in distance running. He has coached Olympic bronze medalist and the former American women's 10k record holder Shalane Flanagan, former Canadian 10k record holder Simon Bairu, the former men's American 10k record holder Chris Solinsky, the men's American two mile record holder Matt Tegenkamp, and the women's NCAA 10k record holder Lisa Koll. Prior to 2008 he was the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Madison track and field team. During his college years at the University of Wisconsin, Jerry specialized in the 1500m, an event in which he would become an All-American and set a personal best of 3:39. After a brief period of post-collegiate running, Jerry quickly transitioned into coaching, accepting a job as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. The Head Men’s Distance Coaching job at Wisconsin opened up, and it was an easy decision to move back to his home state and coach the Badgers. Over the next 9 years, Jerry established Wisconsin as one of the premier distance schools in the country by bringing in top-level recruits and slowly developing his athletes. He is now the coach of the Bowerman Track Club, a running club based in Portland, Oregon.

"Purposeful Activity" . . . I first heard this phrase when I was an undergraduate in Dr. William Morgan's exercise psychology class at the UW-Madison. I'm owner of Elite Performance Chiropractic in Delafield. I'm not one for titles or the instantaneous credibility that comes with them, I'm just a regular Mid-West guy who had a little bit of ambition to follow his passion for health, fitness and desperately avoid his fear of "chair coffins".My journey continues to evolve as a business owner, father, coach and wanna-be arborist. I am motivated by teaching people how to get rid of their pain and move better every day. My clinic is a playground where I get to see some really cool things happen day in and day out that inspires me to keep an open mind and never stop learning. I am reminded everyday how amazingly complex, brilliant, and unique the human body is and how little we understand about pain behavior models and movement. My unique approach integrates Active Release Technique, chiropractic and corrective exercise to offer a totally individualized treatment package that is simple and effective. Whether you call yourself an athlete or not, regaining effortless strain-free movement is something we can all strive for as part of a healthy and purposeful lifestyle. As a former endurance junkie (i.e. ultra-marathons, Ironman triathlons, cycling races, and cross country skiing) I've made a lot of training errors and dealt with a lot of repetitive use injuries over the years. I've learned from my mistakes and am always excited to share my knowledge with anyone who is open to learning.

Barry Smanz, Dodgeland Ingid Husmoen, Durand Thain Jones, Freedom Bill Dietrich, Valders Matt Roe, Sun Prairie Brian Finnel, Middleton

Joe Vitrano, Tosa East Jim Kearney, Milwaukee Marquette, University School Charles Bradley, Kenosha Tremper, winneconne Bill Greiten, Racine Case/Gillett Bob Rymer, Menomonee Falls North, Menomonee Falls


Peter K. Henkes

St. Catherine’s High School (Racine, WI)

Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)

Race and Meet Management

I am personally involved in some capacity with 45+ running events every year. These include road races, cross country races, track meets and clinics/seminars ranging in size from 100 to 5,000+ participants. My services may include: consultation, timing, scoring, securing municipal permits, media relations, announcing, procuring event apparel or complete event management.

Wisconsin Runner Racing Team – WRRT

I founded the Wisconsin Runner Racing Team in 1982, which is a Wisconsin-based club for post-collegiate mid- to long- distance runners. Since 2000, WRRT has had 24 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials finalists and one Olympic gold medalist. Head USA Men’s Coach Edinburgh International XC Team (2016).


Racine County Sports Hall of Fame “Deep Roots Award” recipient (2018)

Inductee to the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2015)

Inductee to the Foot Locker Cross Country Hall of Fame (2006)

Inductee to the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2001)


USATF official (1992 – present) Master level (highest level possible) in the following categories: Fully Automatic Timing/Computing, Starter, Finish Judge, Referee (LDR), LDR/CC Time/Recorder & LDR – General. WIAA track & cross country official since 1977.

Meet Management

Foot Locker/Kinney Cross Country: FLCC Midwest Regional Meet Director. (1984-present) In addition to my regional duties I also assist with meet management of the FLCC National Championships.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Cross Country Administrator. (2002-present) I coordinate and direct all cross country events at the UW-Parkside, including at least three large collegiate meets and 6-12 high school events annually.

University of Wisconsin - Madison: I coordinate the cross country course timing clocks for all UW home meets, including the Nuttycombe Invitational, NCAA D-I Regionals and Big 10 Championships (2011 to present)

I have served as XC meet director for the following championships: United Athletic Association (2018), Great Lakes Valley Conference (2002, 2010 & 2015); Big East Conference (2009, 2013 & 2017); College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (2008 & 2015); Horizon League Conference (2004, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018); and the NAIA National Championships (2002, 2007 & 2008).

High School Coaching

Kenosha (WI) St. Joseph’s High School: Head boys’ cross-country coach of a new team after a 10-year hiatus. Second place in both the Metro Conference & WISAA Class A State meets (1979)

Racine (WI) Horlick High School: (1984-1987) Head boys’ track and cross country coach and girls’ distance coach. Boys were WIAA DI cross country state meet qualifiers in 1985 & 1986, 1986 Big 9 CC Conference champions. Girls were WIAA DI state qualifiers in 1986 (first and only time in school history).

The Early Years

Ran on two WISAA high school state cross country championship teams

Ran on the 1973 Carthage cross country team, the last team to beat North Central College for the CCIW title

Taught elementary school physical education at Saint Edward’s School in Racine, WI (1977-1980)

Carthage College head women’s track & field coach (1978)

Helped establish and manage the Hershey Track & Field Youth Meet for the Racine PRCS Department (1981-2013)

Warming Their Winter

If you are headed to the WCCCA cross country clinic in Milwaukee, Jan 11, Jan 12. We are sponsoring Warming Their Winter(Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Warm Clothing-Shoes,coats,sweaters,sweatshirts,long sleeve t-shirts,long underwear) for the homeless/needy at Waukesha County St.Vincent DePaul.

WHAT TO DO:(It's simple)

  1. Ask your runners,friends,etc. to bring you (Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Warm Clothing-coats, sweaters, long sleeve t-shirts, sweat shirts, shoes, any thing to help.)
  2. Place them in a plastic bag.
  3. Bring to the WCCCA clinic & drop off at the REGISTRATION table.
  4. FREE gift for the highest number of ITEMS collected.

We hope to see you at the clinic & encourage your participation in the "Warming Their Winter" program.


Friday, January 11, 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019


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