FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University’s competitive cheer team picked up their second win of the year as they won the Midland Invitational on Thursday night. The Warriors bested Oklahoma City in the two team field of the annual home event.
“These athletes have worked extremely hard day in and day out to get at the level they are at,” commented head coach Kayla Murray. “This competition meant a lot to each and every one of them and to come out on top in their house felt amazing.”
Midland edged out the Stars, 76.7 to 70.7, thanks to a strong choreography, showmanship, and overall execution and difficulty. OCU placed second in last year’s NAIA national championship.
“I am proud of their performance and energy they put on the mat, but they know there is more work to be done to clean up the minor errors,” Coach Murray added. “We are excited to head to Seward on Saturday and do it all again.”
The Warriors will be back in action this weekend as they compete in the Concordia Invitational on February 1. The event, which features both cheer and dance routines, will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Seward, Nebraska.