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CofC Equestrian Claims Reserve Championship

          Release: 10/19/2015
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston equestrian team rode to a reserve championship in a two-day competition hosted by the USC Equestrian Club at Three Fox Farm in Blythewood, S.C. over the weekend; the team finished fourth on day one.

“The riders were really flawless in their classes on Saturday and they just weren’t being rewarded for their outstanding rides,” head coach Bob Story said. “We constantly talk about being patient and executing all the transitions perfectly and they did just that. I was extremely proud of how the team performed and responded in and out of the show ring.”

Blaine Ferraro (open flat), Jackie Lundsted (novice fences, 4-C) and Rachel Megdal (novice flat, 3-D) claimed wins in their respective classes on the opening day of competition while Hannah Showell (intermediate flat, sec. A), Mia Vawter (novice fences, sec. A) and Taylor Bibbiani (advanced WTC, sec. D) took home victories on day two.

“The team came out focused and ready to compete on Sunday,” Story said. They erased Saturday’s results from their minds and, for the second straight day, rode beautifully. That attitude really paid off by the end of the day. We went from fourth in the overall team standings to second. This is a remarkable group of young ladies.”


Class winners:

Blaine Ferraro                       Open Flat

Jackie Lundsted                    Novice Fences (4-C)

Rachel Megdal                       Novice Flat (3-D)

Team Results:

Clemson                                                  32

Georgia Southern                                    26

USC                                                         25

College of Charleston                              21

Furman                                                    21

USC Aiken                                               21

Converse                                                 10

Coastal Carolina                                      10

Lander                                                     10

Wofford                                                      8

Wesleyan                                                   2



Class Winners:

Hannah Showell                  Intermediate Flat (sec. A)

Mia Vawter                           Novice Fences (sec. A)

Taylor Bibbiani                     Advanced WTC (sec. D)


Team Results:

Georgia Southern                                   36

College of Charleston                             33

Clemson                                                  24

Converse                                                 23

USC                                                         20

Furman                                                    16

Wofford                                                    15

Coastal Carolina                                      13

Lander                                                       9

USC Aiken                                                 9

Wesleyan                                                   7


Region Standings:

Georgia Southern                                    93

College of Charleston                              83

Clemson                                                   82

USC                                                         76

Converse                                                  62

USC Aiken                                                49

Coastal Carolina                                       40

Furman                                                     37

Lander                                                      25

Wofford                                                     23

Wesleyan                                                  12

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