First Look at the Norwalk Warriors

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2017-18 Overall Record: 22-2

Norwalk Roster

0 Cooper Beving 6’1” Senior

2 Carson Raper 6’ Junior

3 Luke Vaske 6’1” Senior   *Projected Starter

5 Drew Rosonke 6’5” Senior

10 Blake Johnson 6’4” Senior  *Projected Starter

11 Andrew Castaneda 5’9” Junior

13 Bowen Born 5’10” Sophomore  *Projected Starter

15 Daniel Geistler 6’6” Senior  *Projected Starter

21 Carter Funk 5’10” Junior

22 Scott Anderson 5’8” Sophomore

23 Tyler Johnson 6’3” Sophomore

30 Cameron Halin 6’2” Senior

32 Blake Chittenden 6’2” Junior

33 Sam Rohrer 6’1” Junior

55 Tyler Endres 6’7” Junior  *Projected Starter


Two Losses

Lost 87-52 at state qualifier #3 Oskaloosa on January 5th 2018. Norwalk shot 15-53 from the floor and 6-23 from three point land. Second loss was at Indianola on January 23rd. Indianola won 66-62.


Best Win

February 2nd vs. #3 Oskaloosa. Norwalk got revenge on #3 Oskaloosa by defeating them 60-56 at home. The Warriors shot 22-45 (9-27 from 3-point range) from the floor in their win over Oskaloosa.


Players to Watch

Norwalk has one of the best backcourts in Class 3A. 6’1” senior Luke Vaske and 5’10” sophomore Bowen Born are two electric players for Norwalk. Vaske and Born average 19.6 and 18.9 points per game this season. The two have combined to score 924 out of Norwalk’s 1,877 points this season. Both Vaske and Born enjoy shooting three pointers. Vaske has made 52 out of the 114 threes he has attempted while Born has made 55 out of the 130 he has taken. The sophomore Bowen Born dropped 41 points this season vs. Newton. Senior Luke Vaske’s season high is 38 against Newton on a different night. Vaske and Born cause havoc on the defensive side of the ball as well. Born has totaled 46 steals this season while Vaske recorded 41.


While Vaske might be the senior leader for this team, Bowen Born is drawing early attention from D-1 colleges. According to an article published by the Des Moines Register on January 22nd, the sophomore Born has drawn interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Iowa and Drake. Born’s father Mike played for the Iowa State Cyclones and is currently a scout for the Charlotte Hornets.


Like Glenwood, Norwalk enjoys playing fast. Norwalk averages 78.2 points per game this season. The Warriors shoot 52.8% from the floor and 41.7% from three point land. The matchup should be fun to watch.


I’ll have more on this first round state game later on but for now this should keep fans interested.