LA CROSSE, Wisconsin – Caleb Bain rolled a 1,063-pin total to lock up third place while leading the Waldorf College men’s bowling team to a runner-up finish in the Viterbo V-Hawk Invitational on Sunday.
Bain, a senior from Cottage Grove, Minn., recorded a 177.2 average through six games. The Warriors closed out the two-day tournament with a team score of 8,084.
Waldorf freshman Kyle Swiderski claimed ninth, turning in a 1,002-pin performance (167 average).
Freshman Tanner Schmitz provided the top finish for Waldorf’s junior varsity team, which placed seventh with a 7,488 score. Schmitz earned 15th with a two-day total of 974 (162.3 average).
Freshman Tyler Doss tied for 22nd behind a 921 (153.5 average) while competing for the Warrior JV squad.
Women’s wrestling at Bearcat Open
LEBANON, Ill. – The Waldorf College women's wrestling team finished the regular season, turning in hard-fought individual efforts in Saturday's Bearcat Open.
It marked the final test for the Warriors before next month's Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships.
"It was the last one before nationals and it was a tough one," Waldorf coach Tyreece Gilder said. "We didn't execute like we know how and we paid for it as a whole."
Rachael Coleck (130 pounds) posted a 2-2 tournament record to lead the Warriors. The redshirt freshman from Spokane, Wash. controlled her opening-round match as she won by fall over Lindenwood University's Brittany Lopez. Missouri Baptist University's Marki Simmons topped Coleck (18-17) behind a 7-0 decision. Coleck secured a 10-0 technical fall over sophomore teammate Bailey McLaughlin (5-25) and was pinned by McKendree University's Diana Nevarez in a third-round consolation match.
Grace sips past Waldorf
OMAHA, Neb. – It was a down-to-the-wire battle, but the Waldorf College men's basketball team fell short in a 78-76 loss to Grace University on Saturday.
"Whenever you step on the court, you have to be ready to play your best ball," Waldorf coach Nigel Jenkins said. "We definitely didn't do that more so on the defensive end than anything else."
Miscues sidetracked the Warriors (11-9), who saw the Royals (10-11) extend their winning streak to six games.
"There were just way too many breakdowns and to Grace's credit, they capitalized on it," Jenkins said. "They're a team that's definitely on a hot streak right now."
Erik Brewer led Waldorf with 23 points. The 6-foot-6 senior forward from Las Vegas collected six rebounds and shot 50 percent, going 7-of-14 from the field and 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) from 3-point range.
Sophomore Kaden Verdin added 14 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds for the Warriors.
Warriors split with Northern Michigan
The Waldorf College hockey team split this weekend's series, falling in a 6-5 loss to Northern Michigan University (4-20, 3-9) during Saturday's Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) matchup at Marquette, Mich.
The Warriors (18-10, 8-4) are ranked No. 10 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Central Region poll. They close out conference play as they host No. 7 Robert Morris University (19-9-1, 7-2) next weekend at Albert Lea, Minn. Game times are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday.