Warriors Place Second at Home Invite; Collier Earns HOA Honors

LINCOLN, Neb. – Midland University hosted their annual shoot in Lincoln, Nebraska this past weekend. The Warriors welcomed marksmen from Lindenwood, Concordia, Hastings, Doane, Wyoming, Colorado, NCTA, and Iowa Western.

On Friday the teams started with 50-target Double Skeet and 50-target Super Sporting Clays. The Warriors took 2nd place in both events. The top 5 scorers for the Double Skeet event were Canyon Ferris with a 48, Hunter Reinig, Cole Collier, Dalton Ritchie, and Kaleb Scherer each had 47s. In Super Sporting, the top 5 included Cole Collier, Derek Dishman, Jace Garza, and Bradyn Snell had 44s and Maria Settimi had a 42.

On Saturday, the competition switched to American Skeet and Sporting Clays. In American Skeet, the 5 scorers for Midland included Cole Collier with a 100 straight, followed by 98s from Canyon Ferris, Kaleb Scherer and Luke Schlesselman. Bradyn Snell, Hunter Reinig, and Jace Garza tied for the final spot with 96s. In Sporting Clays, Hunter Reinig led the way for the Warriors with a 98 followed by Cole Collier with a 95, Dalton Ritchie and Kaleb Scherer had 94s, and Derek Dishman with 93 rounded out the group. Midland placed 2nd in both team events. Hunter Reinig took 1st in the event as an individual. Cole Collier took 1st in Sporting Clays as an individual after a shoot-off against Sam Korbs of Lindenwood. Collier won 4-3.

On the final day of competition, teams shot in American Trap. Jack Bowman, Cole Collier, and Hunter Reinig shot 98s. Canyon Ferris shot a 97 while Dalton Ritchie and Bradyn Snell tied with 95s for the fifth spot. The team took 2nd place for the event.

Overall, the Warriors took 2nd place HOA team with a score of 1869. Lindenwood took home the HOA team title by 2 targets, 1871. Midland’s top 5 shooters to make the HOA team included Cole Collier, Hunter Reinig, Dalton Ritchie, Canyon Ferris, and Kaleb Scherer.

Senior Cole Collier took home the HOA Male title after beating Sam Korbs of Lindenwood in a shoot-off 8-6.  Junior Hunter Reinig took 3rd place HOA.

“The shoot overall ran smoothly, and the team really helped out everywhere.” said coach Erickson. “We also had some people step up when it came to time to shoot and put up solid scores!”

Midland will have a short week as they prep for the Prairie Classic Conference shoot beginning on Thursday in North Platte, Nebraska.