Blugold Hall of Fame
Annette Lostetter (Schlewitz)
Annette Lostetter Schlewitz was the all-around champion four consecutive years in what was a state gymnastics meet prior to the establishment of the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference gymnastics championship.
UW-Eau Claire won the state meet in both 1970 and 1971 and finished second in 1972 and 1973. Competition at that time involved both optional and compulsory routines. In four state meets, Schlewitz took first in seven of a possible seven floor exercise competitions, six of seven uneven parallel bar competitions and five of seven vault competitions.
Schlewitz was the Blugold team co-captain her junior and senior seasons and the team MVP as a senior.
After graduating magna cum laude from UWEC with a bachelor's degree in office administration, Schlewitz coached gymnastics at Altoona High School for four years, leading the Railroaders to three Cloverbelt Conference titles. Her 1974-75 team finished fifth in the state meet when there was only one level of competition.
Schlewitz returned to UW-Eau Claire to obtain her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 1976 and completed additional majors in comprehensive business education and physical education.
Schlewitz currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee where she is a business teacher at Centennial High School and has had dual careers in teaching business in public education and computer training in the private sector. Her teaching career included stops at Altoona and Mondovi High Schools.
She was elected to the Altoona School Board in 1993 and served as a board member until her move to Tennessee in 1995.
She became a USGF nationally rated judge after finishing college and judged high school as well as college competitions.
She has two sons: Sam, 27, a practicing lawyer in social security law in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Nicholas, 23, a sales engineer in Louisville, Kentucky.