UNI’s head wrestling coach Doug Schwab was a part of a softball fund raiser this past week, with fans pledging donations based on the performance of several notable Panthers taking their swings in a Hit-a-thon. As most wrestling fans know, a wrestler will always answer the call of a challenge.
That’s what Schwab did. Mashing a 364 foot homerun, which was the furthest on the day.
Watch Schwab smash his homerun:
#PantherTrain leader @schwabwrestling hits it out of the park at @UNISoftball's Hit-a-Thon. #NCAAWrestling @ncaawrestling pic.twitter.com/ULaWkeT6Cm
— UNIWrestling (@UNI_wrestling) October 13, 2016
Fans could pledge a certain amount per foot. Schwab was a big money winner and as his wife, Allyson, pointed out, he did it all while wearing khakis:
Channeling his best @15Lasershow impersonation in khakis😂 #hitathon https://t.co/xdDKFYnc7U
— Allyson Schwab (@allysonschwab) October 14, 2016
The Hit-a-thon helped raised money for the UNI softball team. Other coaches such as UNI’s football and basketball coach also partook in the fun.
When @UNISoftball recruited @CoachJake_UNI, he stepped up to the plate! His longest home run at their event raised more than $1K! #UNIFight pic.twitter.com/ltzRYhTHQF
— UNI Basketball (@UNImbb) October 13, 2016
.@CoachMarkFarley always swings for the fences. He helped raise $ for @UNISoftball at its hit-a-thon. @ValleyFootball #FCS #UNIFight pic.twitter.com/aWUp45SiKa
— UNI Football (@UNIFootball) October 13, 2016
Also one more GIF of that pure swing:
Here's a better quality GIF of @schwabwrestling's homerun yesterday at the @UNISoftball Hit-A-Thon. pic.twitter.com/Lys3Wa232D
— Robin Lund (@Lunderton) October 12, 2016