JONESBORO, Ark. — No. 6 Nebraska won its first tournament championship this season on Sunday at the Mid-Winter Invitational. The Huskers had an overall record of 10-3 during the three-day event, edging out Central Missouri for the tournament championship.
Head coach Bill Straub believes the team performed at a high level throughout the weekend in the highly competitive 16-team field, and believes that some strategic planning in the off-season has helped out this young group of Huskers.
“We didn’t compete a lot during first semester so we can practice more,” Straub said, “It works great with this young team and in my opinion it all cumulates to the success we have seen over the weekend.” Straub said.
Leading the Huskers during the weekend was all-tournament selection Liz Kuhlkin. She finished fourth in the individual standings, recording a total pinfall of 1,094. Senior Kristi Mickelson finished sixth in competition with a total pinfall of 1,070.
Other Huskers to note were sophomore Elise Bolton whom finished 15th overall. Bolton, fresh off of a stellar performance at the Team USA trials earned a total pinfall of 988. Sophomore Andrea Ruiz also helped Nebraska in competition, placing 16th with a total pinfall of 975.