Wheeling Wildcats
Founded 2008
Folded 2009
History Wheeling Wildcats
Arena WesBanco Arena
Based in Wheeling, West Virginia
Colors orange, purple, white


League Continental Indoor Football League
Championships 0
Titles 0
Head coach Shawn Liotta
President Dave Bender
Official Dance Team

The Wheeling Wildcats are a professional indoor football team located in Wheeling, West Virginia and beginning play in the CIFL's 2009 season. The team will fill the void left by the demise of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, who played their final down of football in 2007. After deciding against using the Greyhounds name, and when "Ironmen" nickname (a nod to the city's former Continental Football League team) was unavailable [1], a naming contest was announced. Out of 175 entries, the name Wildcats was chosen. The team is already working to establish rivalries, challenging the Rochester Raiders to play the Wildcats in the Raiders' first home game [2]. However, the Raiders have since left the CIFL for the newly-established Indoor Football League, meaning the offer has been declined.

Despite being quarterbacked by veteran utility player David Dinkins and head coach Shawn Liotta (who had previously played for AIFA teams in Erie, Pennsylvania), the Wildcats went 2-11 and folded after one season. Liotta and Dinkins returned to Erie in 2010.

Season-By-Season[edit | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
*2009 2 11 0 -- --

* = Current Standing

2009 Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 13 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 55 - 47
March 28 Fort Wayne Freedom Home Lost 49 - 34
April 4 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 67 - 59
April 11 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Lost 34 - 32
April 19 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Won 52 - 28
April 25 Marion Mayhem Home Lost 61 - 57
May 2 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 61 - 38
May 9 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Won 33 - 13
May 16 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 54 - 24
May 23 Rock River Raptors Home Lost 46 - 34
May 29 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Lost 84 - 42
June 6 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home Lost 49 - 46

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