YORK, Neb. – Midland University braved the weather and headed out west for the York Open this past weekend along with 16 other teams. The Warriors placed fifth as a team and had four individuals place in the top three of their respective divisions.
Leilani Camargo-Naone won the 191 division, going unbeaten in three matches. She pinned Angela Buenrrostro (Cumberlands), Joanna Hendricks (Waldorf), and Agatha Andrews (Jamestown).
Esther Walker was 2nd in the 101 division. She won a pair of bouts via tech falls, a 10-0 win against Kaylie Catalano (Colorado Mesa) and a 12-2 win over Alaura Couch (Grand View). In the championship match she fell to Ovieonce Ray (unattached).
Tanalei Louis placed 3rd at 136 going 3-1 with all three wins coming via tech falls. She opened with a 10-0 victory over Arianna Marrufo (Jamestown) but fell in her next bout to Diana Dzasezeva (Waldorf). She go on to beat Jolynn Harris (unattached) 11-1 and Kaylee Lacy (Colorado Mesa) 10-0 on the consolation side of the bracket.
Ashley Gooman also had to battle her way on the consolation side of things after going 1-1 in her first two bouts. She won via a 10-0 tech fall over Emily Fergeson (York) and then fell to Anja Tschohl (Colorado Mesa). In the consolation semifinals she won another 10-0 tech fall, this time over Emma De Brum (Lyon). In the third place bout she pinned Jamayia Blackston (Jamestown) in just over one minute of action.
Other Warriors competing in the open were:
- Avery Thomason (0-2 at 130)
- Tayler Peligrino-Hayase (1-2 at 143)
- Kiana Hatfield (1-2 at 170)
Midland will host Ottawa University this week on Thursday, January 23 in a home dual. The Warriors and Braves will take to the mat at 6:00 p.m. inside Wikert Event Center.