4 Shawano boys playing collegiate sports

Timm, Lowney, Yeager playing football, while Bushy plays baseball
Morgan Rode
Sports Editor

Shawano Community High School graduates Gage Timm, Kaleb Lowney, Trace Yeager and Brandan Bushy will all play collegiate sports.

Timm, Lowney and Yeager will play football, while Bushy continues his baseball career.

Gage Timm

Timm will join the UW-River Falls football team.

“Getting the opportunity to play at the next level has been a dream for years now,” said Timm. “I’m just happy to be able to keep playing football.”

Like other senior athletes this year, the recruiting process changed with the pandemic keeping individuals from visiting schools and getting to meet teams and coaching staffs. Timm said he spoke with a couple colleges before landing on UW-RF. He will join his older brother, Crede, on the Falcons’ roster.

“Being able to compete with my brother again is really special. Just being able to compete against him and practice and play alongside him again is going to be amazing,” said Timm.

The former Shawano quarterback and defensive back said the UW-RF coaching staff appealed to him most, adding they “really emphasize things that are bigger than football.” Timm also liked the team atmosphere.

Timm is hoping to continue improving as a player and is ready to start competing against new athletes.

Kaleb Lowney

Lowney is also staying in state to play football, as he will join Carroll University’s team.

“It means the most to me to be able to play at the next level, being able to follow my dad (Bob, who played at UW-La Crosse) and what he accomplished,” said Lowney.

The former Shawano running back said his recruitment process was pretty laid back, with a couple different teams looking into him. He enjoyed looking into different colleges and seeing how their football programs were run.

“Carroll really is interested in their students’ success; athletes or not, they want the best. So that’s what I really liked,” said Lowney. “I also liked the new coaching staff Carroll recently got. I look forward to helping turn that program around like we did in Shawano.”

Lowney is excited for the new friendships he’ll build and memories he’ll make. He wants to earn all-conference and all-region honors while at Carroll, and hopes to become an All-American like his dad was.

Trace Yeager

Yeager will make the trip to Minnesota and join the Central Lakes College football team.

“It is an absolute blessing to play at the next level,” said Yeager. “Not many kids get to, and I am very thankful for the opportunity.”

Yeager also had a couple college options before settling on Central Lakes because of how welcoming the school was.

“I felt most welcome there, and as soon as I started talking to their coaches, we had like a bond. So it was very nice welcome from them,” said Yeager.

The former defensive lineman for the Hawks — who plans on getting a diesel mechanic degree — is most excited for the first snap at the collegiate level. “That has me going crazy just thinking about it.”

Yeager hopes to turn the two-year football experience into a shot at a four-year school and possibly even the NFL.

“I know it sounds crazy to most people, but putting your head and heart in the right direction will pay off,” said Yeager.

Brandan Bushy

Bushy will play baseball at UW-Stevens Point.

“Being able to compete at the college level is amazing, knowing that my hard work and playing baseball since I was 4 paid off,” said Bushy.

A pitcher and first baseman for Shawano, Bushy said he emailed several college coaches and got to visit a bunch of colleges. UW-SP was his perfect fit.

“I ended up choosing Stevens Point because past family members have went there, and I want to carry that tradition,” said Bushy. “They also have a great tradition themselves, and I want to be a part of it.”

Bushy is most looking forward to playing at the higher level and getting to create new friendships. He isn’t worried about achieving individual stats, instead hoping to help the team succeed.

“Well, first off, the most important goal is to make the team, and then after the sky is the limit,” said Bushy. “For me, I don’t care about individual goals; it’s all team goals.”

A story on the two Shawano girls athletes who will play collegiately can be found at http://newmedia-wi.com/content/shawano%E2%80%99s-reed-weinig-playing-col...