Weisenberger, Gehin sign college sports commitments


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De Pere High School seniors Jack Weisenberger and Noah Gehin signed national letters of intent to compete in their respective sports at the collegiate level on Wednesday.

Weisenberger, the son of Marlen and Lana, will commit to the golf team at Missouri Western State University, an NCAA Division II school.

Gehin, the son of Sean and Jenny, will commit to play football at the University of North Dakota, a Division I Football Championship Subdivision program.

Weisenberger is a two-time all-Fox River Classic Conference first team selection and earned All-State Honorable Mention honors the past two years. 

As a sophomore, he helped the Redbirds win their first-ever league championship as well as WIAA Division 1 Regional and Sectional titles. De Pere placed ninth at the State tournament.

As a junior, Weisenberger was second in the FRCC with a 38.3 scoring average. The Redbirds again won the Regional and Sectional meets and finished ninth at State. 

“Jack is the ultimate student-athlete to work with,” De Pere coach Dave Wolf said. “His passion, devotion, work habits and love of the game are second to none. As a result of his passion and hard work, as well as the support of his family, Jack has been awarded this (college) offer and accomplishment. I am extremely proud and excited for Jack and his future.”

Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, MO. The Griffons compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. 

“We are very excited to have Jack become a Griffon,” coach Matt Thrasher said. “We hit it off immediately, and are extremely impressed with his passion for golf and his work ethic. He will make an immediate impact in our program.”

Gehin was a three-year Varsity letterwinner and starter and a two-time first team offense all-FRCC North honoree. As a senior, he was named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region 2 Team at tight end. 

He grabbed 15 receptions for 169 yards and three touchdowns this past fall. In just 16 career games, he totaled 36 catches for 483 yards and eight touchdowns. 

“Noah was a key part of the offense for the last three seasons,” De Pere coach Ben Strickland said. “When you look at the tight end position, you are looking for a combination athlete who can both create mismatches in the pass game as well as be an additional dominant blocker in the run game. We were so fortunate to have that in Noah. He allowed our offense to be more versatile.

“I speak for the entire De Pere football program when I say that we are so proud of Noah for all he was able to accomplish as a Redbird. We are excited to know his best football is ahead of him at the University of North Dakota.”

UND finished 5-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and 7-5 overall this past season.

“We like (Gehin’s) competitive spirit and skill set, and we know he will work hard to keep improving and feel that he has a bright future at UND,” said Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert.