MARSHALL, Mo. –Two Midland University wrestlers placed recently at the Missouri Valley Open.
Leilani Camargo-Naone placed third at 191 pounds while Erin Scheidt was eighth at 155 pounds.
Camargo-Naone, ranked No. 7 nationally, had to work her way through the consolation bracket after losing a 15-8 decision to Destane Garrick of McKendree University in the second round of competition. The sophomore from Oahu, Hawaii, had received a first-round bye.
In the consolation bracket, Camargo-Naone pinned Shea Charlies of University of the Cumberlands in 3 minutes, 20 seconds. She then picked up technical falls over Jocelyn Ayala of Ottawa University and McKyla Kerr of Oklahoma City University, and won decisions over Victoria Espinoza of King University and Solove Naufahu of Menlo.
Camargo-Naone avenged her only loss of the day by winning a 6-0 decision over Garrick in the third-place match.
Schedit, a junior from Wai’ane, Hawaii, who also is ranked No. 7 nationally, scored an opening-round pin over Nancy Becerra of Missouri Valley College in 2:09 before losing a 4-3 decision of Kendra Kehrli of Ottawa in the second round.
In the consolation bracket, Scheidt pinned Waldorf University’s Taea Regua in 2:28 and won decisions over Camyla Hernandez of McKendree University and Anna Naylor of the Cumberlands before losing by technical fall to Kehrli. Schedit lost by fall to Marina Briceno of Wayland Baptist University in the seventh-place match.
Among the other Lady Warrior wrestlers competing Saturday was senior Welina Tong, who scored a technical fall over Ottawa’s Jocelyn Ayala in the opening round at 191 pounds. After losing a decision in the second round to Menlo’s Solove Naufahu, Tong scored a pair on pins in the consolation bracket.
She beat Lindenwood University’s Kim De La Cruz in 5:10 and Ottawa’s Brittany Alva in 2:18. Tong then lost by technical fall to Marissa Patterson.
The Lady Warriors will compete Jan. 13 in the Saint Mary/Lyon Dual in Leavenworth, Kansas.