Jeff Braun, Sports Information Director
FREMONT – Midland University opened up their 2018-19 women’s wrestling season with a pair of home events over the weekend. On Friday, the Warriors battled Waldorf University in a dual before hosting the 2018 Lady Warrior Open on Saturday.
Midland won the battle of the Warriors on Friday taking the dual match 24-20 with five wins in the match. Hailey Schiermeyer, Tanalei Louis, Gabbi Hunter all pinned their opponents at their various weight class while Erin Scheidt won via a technical fall and Leilani Camargo-Naone won via forfeit.
On Saturday at the Lady Warrior Open, Midland had three wrestlers earn places. Tanalei Louis was third at 143. She won three matches by tech falls, lost a decision 6-5 and then pinned her opponent in her final match at 0:37.
Erin Scheidt also placed third, at 155. She had a win via tech fall (10-0), a loss via tech fall (14-4), and three pins on the day. The fastest came in the third place bout in 0:41.
Midland’s best finisher on the day was Leilani Camargo-Naone, who took second at 191. After winning a match via tech fall (12-2) and another via a pin (0:44), she fell by way of a decision, 5-2, in the championship bout.
Overall it was a good start to the season as Midland picked up 18 wins over the two days. They’ll have some time to work on their technique for a few weeks now as their next event is the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 3 in Denver, Colorado.