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Wichita Wild
WichitaWild
Founded 2006
Owner Wink Hartman
Head coach Ken Matous
Home arena Hartman Arena
City, State Park City, Kansas

The Wichita Wild is a professional indoor football team located in Wichita, Kansas. The wild plays in the Indoor Football League the second biggest football league (by number of teams) in the United States only after the NFL. The IFL was formed in 2008 through a merger between the Intense Football League and the United Indoor Football (UIF) league. Both leagues had been in business for four seasons before the merger. The Wild Host their home games in Park City, Kansas at the Hartman Arena.


The owner of the team is Wink Hartman. Hartman was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Wichita State University with a business degree and double major in marketing and economics. Wink presently owns and oversees a variety of companies including oil service and drilling, commercial construction, Chester’s Chophouse and Wine Bar and Hartman Arena. With the recent acquisition of additional oil companies, Hartman Oil became the largest oil producer in the state of Kansas. He was named 2008 “Businessman of the Year” by the Wichita Business Journal.

Ken Matous was hired as Head Coach of the team on July 28, 2008. Matous came to the Wild from the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League (AFL) where he served as Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, and directed player personnel for three seasons. Matous has 30 years of coaching experience under his belt, including eight in Arena Football. Matous has a record of 21-11 as head coach of the Wild and is the teams all-time winningest coach.

Season-By-SeasonEdit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Wichita Wild (Independent)
2007 9 0 0 -- --
Wichita Wild (UIF)
2008 2 12 0 4th East --
Wichita Wild (IFL)
2009 10 7 0 3rd United Central Won United Conference Quarterfinal (Bloomington)
Won United Conference Semifinal (Omaha)
Lost United Conference Championship (River City)
2010 11 6 0 2nd Central West Won Round 1 (Bloomington)
Won Conference Semi-Final (Rochester)
Lost United Conference Championship (Sioux Falls)
2011* 0 0 0 -- --
Totals 32 25 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2011 Season ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Regular SeasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 7 (Mon) TBD @Nebraska Danger
3 TBD TBD TBD
4 Bye
5 TBD TBD TBD
6 TBD TBD TBD
7 TBD TBD TBD
8 TBD TBD TBD
9 TBD TBD TBD
10 TBD TBD TBD
11 TBD TBD TBD
12 TBD TBD TBD
13 TBD TBD TBD
14 TBD TBD TBD
15 TBD TBD TBD
16 TBD TBD TBD

Division StandingsEdit

2011 Great Plains Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Sioux Falls Storm 13 1 0 0.929 1022 457 5-1 --- L1
x Omaha Beef 9 5 0 0.643 615 523 5-1 4.0 W1
Wichita Wild 6 8 0 0.429 571 618 1-5 7.0 W2
Nebraska Danger 3 11 0 0.214 617 788 1-5 10.0 L8

Past SeasonsEdit

2007 seasonEdit

They began play in 2007 as an independent organization playing all games at home against semi-pro opponents from the midwest. They played their home games at the Kansas Coliseum. The Wichita Wild went undefeated with a record of 9 wins and no losses.

2008 seasonEdit

In 2008, they competed in the UIF. The UIF the next season merged with the Intense Football League to form the Indoor Football League. They played their home games at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, Kansas.

Date Team Result
03/08/08 Sioux City Bandits L 23-31
03/15/08 River City Rage L 25-26
03/22/08 @Bloomington L 38-59
04/05/08 Bloomington Extreme L 35-44
04/10/08 Omaha Beef L 24-31
04/19/08 @River City Rage W 22-15
04/26/08 @Billings Outlaws L 13-55
05/03/08 @Omaha Beef L 16-67
05/10/08 @Colorado Ice W 35-31
05/17/08 @Sioux Falls Storm L 14-57
04/24/08 River City Rage L 13-41
05/31/08 Omaha Beef L 6-54
06/07/08 Billings Outlaws L 31-58
06/13/08 @Colorado Ice L 24-56

2009 seasonEdit

The Wild's breakout year came in 2009 when the Wild established themselves as top tier indoor football franchise. The Wild won the IFL's Central Division and fell in the Conference Championship game to RiverCity. Following the season, Wichita was recognized as the IFL's Franchise of the Year. Running back Darius Fudge set league records for rushing touchdowns and rushing yards, which still stand today. Fudge was named the IFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Date Team Result
03/20/09 @Omaha L 36-41
04/04/09 Sioux Falls Storm L 41-45
04/11/09 River City Rage W 56-40
04/18/09 @River City Rage L 31-52
04/25/09 @Sioux City Bandits L 28-30
05/02/09 Abilene RuffRiders W 49-33
05/09/09 @San Angelo Stampede W 48-35
05/16/09 @Sioux Falls Storm L 21-49
05/23/09 Odessa Roughnecks W 62-42
05/30/09 @Sioux City Bandits W 39-29
06/06/09 @Bloomington Extreme L 34-38
06/13/09 Omaha Beef W 39-37
06/27/09 River City Rage W 73-33
07/02/09 Alaska Wild W 76-9

2010 seasonEdit

For the new season the Wild have returned last years stars in Dixie Wooten, Clinton Soloman, and Darius Fudge. The Wichita Wild Season opener was February, 26 at the Hartman Arena. The 2010 season was the most successful season in franchise history in terms of success on and off the field. The team went 9-5 in the 2010 regular season and went on to win two playoff games before falling to Sioux Falls in the United Conference Championship. The 11 total wins for the Wild in 2010 was the most in franchise history. The team also set a record for total attendance by seeing almost 30,000 fans attend Wild home games in 2010. A crowd of 4,755 attended and watched the Wild snag their first win of the 2010 season. After an 8-4 start to the 2010 Indoor Football League season the Wichita Wild Clinched their second playoff berth in franchise history.

Date Team Result
2/26/10 La Crosse Spartans W 57-20
3/13/10 Sioux Falls Storm L 34-43
3/20/10 Colorado Ice W 54-40
3/29/10 @Omaha Beef W 57-47
4/03/10 @Sioux Falls Storm W 44-26
4/10/10 Omaha Beef W 56-50
4/17/10 Sioux Falls Storm L 27-34
5/01/10 @Sioux City Bandits L 47-48
5/09/10 @Colorado Ice W 32-30
5/15/10 @Sioux City Bandits W 53-44
5/22/10 San Angelo Stampede Express W 42-35
6/05/10 @Green Bay Blizzard L 38-40
6/12/10 Sioux City Bandits W 67-17
6/19/10 @Omaha Beef L 31-48
2010 Central West Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Sioux Falls Storm 11 3 0 0.786 --- 9-2 665 524 W1
x-Wichita Wild 9 5 0 0.643 2.0 7-4 639 522 L1
x-Omaha Beef 9 5 0 0.643 2.0 6-4 497 435 W2
Sioux City Bandits 4 10 0 0.286 7.0 3-9 539 726 L6
Colorado Ice 2 12 0 0.143 9.0 1-7 531 684 L3

vs OpponentEdit

Opponent OVERALL HOME AWAY PLYFF
Abilene Ruff Riders (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Alaska Wild (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Billings Outlaws (0-2) (0-1) (0-1) (0-0)
Bloomington Extreme (2-3) (1-1) (1-2) (2-0)
Colorado Ice (3-1) (1-0) (2-1) (0-0)
Green Bay Blizzard (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
La Crosse Spartans (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
West Texas Roughnecks* (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Omaha Beef (4-5) (2-2) (2-3) (1-0)
RiverCity Rage (3-4) (2-3) (1-1) (0-1)
Rochester Raiders (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (1-0)
San Angelo Stampede (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Sioux City Bandits (3-3) (1-1) (2-2) (0-0)
Sioux Falls Storm (1-6) (0-3) (1-3) (0-1)

* = was named the Odessa Roughnecks on 05/23/09 when Wichita won 62-42

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