Seen here in the winner's circle with many others, University of Findlay junior Madison Hallas holds
the blue ribbon she won in individual advanced western horsemanship at IHSA Nationals on May 6th. Hallas earned the Oilers'
21st individual western blue ribbon at Nationals since 2001. Two years earlier Hallas won another
of those 21 ribbons in individual novice western.
FOUR SCHOOLS COME OUT BLUE RIBBON WINNERS OVER SIX INDIVIDUAL WESTERN CLASSES AT 2012 NATIONALS
Raleigh, NC - Each of the six individual undergraduate western classes
held at 2012 IHSA Nationals at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North
Carolina were made up of 12 riders. Each of these riders had to qualify
for Regionals (by earning either 28 or 36 points in a division, depending
on which division it was), place first or second at their Regional show
and then place first through fourth at one of the three IHSA Semifinals
held around the country March 24th and 25th.
If one were to examine the list of riders who made it to Nationals in
each of these six classes he or she would notice that the majority of
riders to qualify came from schools which won their respective IHSA
region. 16 of the 24 schools who won their region had at least one
individual entered over these six classes. The University of Findlay had
seven riders entered, the most for any IHSA western program. West Texas
A & M University came close, with six. 46 of the 72 individual rides
over six classes came from region champion teams. At least six riders in
each of the six divisions came from a region-winning team.
In total contrast 21 schools which were not region champions advanced
26 riders through the post-season rigors of Regionals and Semifinals to
compete individually at Nationals over the final two days of the 2011-12
season. In most cases one single rider was all that made it from a
particular school. These riders would be the lone voice for their
programs, so hopefully these voices would be loud!
|Each rider who won a western class received a Tex Tan Saddle (on far right). Dustin Renken of the University of Nebraska
at Lincoln (on horse) won two of them, as he prevailed in both individual novice western horsemanship and team advanced western horsemanship
(on the same day!).
For the second season in a row two full days of the IHSA National
competition took place before any of the six individual western classes.
Save for two western team classes and both rail phase classes of the
AQHA High Point Open Western division the first two days of Nationals
were hunter seat only. By the time the first individual class started,
the Individual Reining division, only two hunter seat classes remained.
As has been the case for over two decades, the National Reining
Horse Association sponsors the IHSA's individual open reining class at
IHSA Nationals. Riders who place fourth or higher in this particular
division are invited to compete at the NRHA's "Derby" in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma at the end of June. The top four in the individual open
reining join four riders selected by the NCEA/Varsity programs (the
schools which do not compete in the IHSA but hope one day for official
NCAA recognition) and four 'at large' riders selected by the NRHA.
These twelve riders compete in Oklahoma City in the class known as the
"Collegiate Reining Championship." Several IHSA-related riders have
won this class in recent seasons so there is high drama when the
combined reining scores are announced. This is the only class over the
course of four days in Raleigh which can technically extend a rider's
season beyond the final day of Nationals on May 6th.
The individual reining took place on a very hot and muggy morning.
One by one riders attempted the reining pattern. Five of the riders in
the division not only finished with combined judge's scores in the
130's but were separated by only two points. Three riders received
scores of '0' but apparently Blair Childress was the best of these
three. The North Carolina State University junior from Kingland,
Virginia was tenth in her IHSA Nationals debut. Also new to IHSA
Nationals was Leah DiGioia of the State University of New York at
Cobleskill (sophomore, from Higganum, Connecticut), who was ninth with
a score of '123' from Judges Gretchen Mathes and Betsy Tuckey. It was
not the IHSA Nationals debut of Purdue University senior Brooke Pence.
However her Nationals debut had come one day earlier when Pence took
part in the rail phase of the AQHA high point open rider division.
From Danville, Indiana Pence was one of four riders in individual open
reining who also was entered for the IHSA's top overall open western
prize. Pence was eighth in individual open reining with a score of
'132.5.' Another AQHA high point open entry was seventh. Shannon
Leggett of St. Andrews University had to win a ride-off at Regionals
versus Childress (they were tied atop the Zone 4, Region 3 western
open rider standings when the regular season ended) to advance to
Nationals as their region's top open rider. The senior from Charles
City, Virginia who would go on to place second in the AQHA High Point
received a score of '137.5.' Elizabeth Whitman of
Oregon State University had more prior IHSA Nationals experience than
any other western rider entered over the long weekend. Whitman had
competed at each of the previous IHSA National shows and had competed
in multiple classes at each of the past two. The senior from Albany,
Oregon received a score of '138' for sixth place. Though anyone
writing down the combined judge's scores could have figured out where
most of the riders were going to place Whitman was one of two riders
to receive a '138' score. The other was Alina Carter of Middle
Tennessee State University, a junior from Dayton, Tennessee who was
yet another rider making her Nationals debut. The tie at '138' was
significant for if any of the top four riders opt out of the Derby
the fifth place rider (in this case Carter) would be invited to go in
his or her place.
|Ohio State senior Beth Bianco (on right) waits for teammate Austin Griffith (on left, who won three of
four classes over the long weekend) to gather everyone else for a winner's circle photo after
she was best in a field of 12 in individual open reining. The top four in individual open reining advanced to the NRHA Derby's Collegiate Championship Class in
Oklahoma City in late June, including IHSA Reining Champ Bianco.
Tobie Montelbano of Texas Tech University was fortunate to be a half
point better than Carter and Whitman. The junior from Gilmer, Texas
received a score of '138.5' which made him the first of four riders
Derby-bound to hear his name announced. It had been three years since
Catherine Howland had competed in the individual open reining. The
Morrisville State College senior from Rutland, Vermont had been tenth in
the division at 2009 Nationals in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A three-time
participant in the AQHA high point open western division, Howland was
third with a score of '139.5' to advance to the Derby for her one and
only time. Josh Clevenger of Black Hawk College was the only freshman
out of 12 entries. From Mount Olive, Illinois Clevenger had fired up
the crowd with his score of '140.5' which turned out to be Reserve
Champion-worthy. Because each rider left the ring one by one after
receiving their ribbon only one rider remained. That rider was Ohio
State University senior Beth Bianco. From Wadsworth, Ohio Bianco
received a score of '143' to clearly best the rest of the field. It was
Bianco's first time entered at an IHSA Nationals event. Bianco had
been caught in a logjam at Ohio State as the Buckeyes often boast some
of the best open riders of any IHSA program every season. When Bianco
was a freshman then-senior Buckeye teammate Keith Ceddia won this
division in Murfreesboro. This season teammate Austin Griffith competed
in every open western division at IHSA Nationals except this one. Last
season teammate Jesse Gentile didn't qualify for Nationals but was
invited to the Derby as an at large entry. Gentile defeated all eleven
others in Oklahoma City last summer so Bianco will be trying to make it
two wins in a row at the Derby for Ohio State reiners.
Between the conclusion of the individual open reining and the start
of the Individual Open Western Horsemanship later in the day three other
classes, several awards presentations, the annual parade of teams and a severe
thunderstorm took place. The thunderstorm helped in many ways as the
hot and humid conditions which dominated the entire national show to
this point were finally gone (at least for the rest of this day).
Howland, Carter and Whitman were back from the individual open reining
to see if they could improve on their ribbons earlier in the day.
As would be the case in all but one of the remaining individual
western classes, riders entered the ring at a walk and then were asked
to jog and later to lope. After judges Mathes and Tuckey had seen all
12 riders move at the various gaits everyone was asked to line up and
ride the pattern. Riders then steared their horses around the cones
set up in the ring. After all 12 riders had completed the pattern they
were asked to dismount, horse handlers entered the ring to remove the
horses and the ribbons were presented.
After two riders were thanked as honorable mentions, tenth place in
open rail went to Brice Howell of Black Hawk College. Because Black
Hawk is a two-year school this would likely be Howell's final ride for
Black Hawk. However like many of his teammates the sophomore from
Greentown, Indiana could continue his education at a four-year school
(several recent Black Hawk graduates, including 2011 AQHA high point
open western champion Bekah Irish, were entered for other schools at
2012 Nationals). Ninth place went to Sunni Hecht of Rocky Mountain
College. A freshman from Lewistown, Montana, Hecht was one of only two
riders in this class whose team did not win a region title in 2011-12.
Taylor Duncanson was the only Centenary College western rider to
compete at 2012 Nationals. The junior from Raymond, Maine has been
part of back-to-back Centenary region championships, the first time the
Hackettstown, New Jersey school's western team has accomplished this
feat. Duncanson was eighth while Carter slipped a couple of placings
to seventh. Though Oswego State University (also known as the State
University of New York at Oswego) did not have a full team at Nationals
the Lakers had several individuals qualfied, including Alekz
Huttemann-Kall. The senior from Watertown, New York was the Zone 2,
Region 2 AQHA high point open western representative, and she was
sixth in individual open western for her best ribbon of the weekend.
Howland slipped two places to fifth while Addie Davis of West Texas
A & M was fourth. A senior from Vashon Island, Washington this was
Davis's first-ever ride at an IHSA Nationals event. Whitman was third,
earning what was her highest ribbon over the course of three days.
The rider in second place just missed winning four classes at 2012
Nationals. Austin Griffith of Ohio State University won both team open
classes for the Buckeye's western team while also capturing the AQHA
High Point Open Western championship as the IHSA's top western open
rider for the 2011-12 season. However the sophomore from Dublin, Ohio
finished one place behind Ashley Frappier here. A senior from
Farmington, Massachusetts, Frappier was the first of seven University
of Findlay riders to show in an individual western class. Frappier had
worked her way up to the open level, having started in the novice
western level several seasons ago. Though Findlay boasts such great
open riders as Jarrod Bush and former Black Hawk star Irish it was
Frappier who survived both rounds of playoffs and then was best among
the 12 survivors.
|University of Findlay senior Ashley Frappier (holding blue ribbon) stands between Oilers coaches Cindy
Morehead (on far right) and Clark Bradley after she won individual open western horsemanship on May 5th. Frappier was the
only rider to defeat Ohio State's Austin Griffith in his four 2012 IHSA Nationals classes.
The remaining four individual western classes were bunched together
on Sunday, May 6th, the final day of 2012 Nationals. Following two
western team classes and half of the reining phase of the AQHA high
point open western was the Individual Advanced Western Horsemanship
division. Half the riders in the division came from teams which did
not win their respective regions and four of these riders would place
inside the top ten. After announcer Kenn Marash gave out two
honorable mentions tenth place went to Alissa Frederick. From West
Chicago, Illinois Frederick was one of many Black Hawk College
sophomores to place inside the top ten individually over the weekend.
North Dakota State University captured their first-ever western
region title in 2011-12 and Hannah Beyer was one of two Bison to
compete at Nationals. A junior from Rapid City, South Dakota, Beyer
was ninth. Brandon Essink, a University of Nebraska at Lincoln
senior from Syracuse, Nebraska closed out his IHSA undergraduate era
with an eighth. Essink would not be the only Cornhusker to place top
ten on this day. Though the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has
fielded an IHSA program since the 20th century Kimberly King made
history when she became the first Volunteer western rider ever to
advance to IHSA Nationals on March 24th. A senior from Greenback,
Tennessee, King received one of the louder cheers when she was
announced as seventh place. While the University of Tennessee at
Knoxville had never sent a western rider to IHSA Nationals, Central
Washington University may have never sent a rider of any kind to
Nationals prior to Shannon Bedell. A junior from Touchet, Washington
Bedell finished third to King's fourth at the Ocala, Florida
Semifinal and went on to place sixth for the Wildcats in Raleigh.
Kaitlyn LeBlanc was the first of two University of Findlay riders to
hear her name called. The sophomore from Hartley, Delaware (who was
recruited by the University of Delaware Soccer Team!) was fifth.
Yet another rider set a first for her school's IHSA program. Lesley
Hammontree is the first-ever Western Carolina University rider to
compete at IHSA Nationals. Ironically the Catamounts' hunter seat
team has been around better than twice as long as their western. In
any event Hammontree survived the Harrington, Delaware semifinal to
reach Raleigh where the freshman from Onondaga, Michigan was fourth.
Morgan Parisek of Murray State University was third. The sophomore
from Elgin, Illinois was one of only two riders to place as high as
third in a western individual class not from a region champion team.
Julia Roberts (no, not the academy award-winning actress) of West
Texas A & M was the Reserve Champion. A sophomore from Clovis, New
Mexico, Roberts would nearly duplice her second place ribbon later in
the day when she was third in the more-difficult team open western
horsemanship. The only rider remaining was Madison Hallas of the
University of Findlay. A junior from West Nyack, New York, Hallas
was already familiar with the winner's circle. At 2010 Nationals in
Lexington, Kentucky Hallas won the individual novice western
horsemanship. Hallas also competed at both 2010 and 2011 Nationals
in team advanced western each time. Hallas and Frappier continued a
remarkable streak for the Oilers: Since 2001 Nationals in Conyers,
Georgia at least one University of Findlay rider has won an
individual open western division at the IHSA's year-end show every
Individual Intermediate Western Horsemanship immediately followed
the advanced class. The University of Findlay was trying for the
record books in this one, as no school has ever produced winners in
the same individual division - english or western - for five straight
seasons at IHSA Nationals. Heather Allenby (2008), Spencer Zimmerman
(2009), Ashley Wolf (2010) and Melissa McDonald (2011) had each won
individual intermediate at Nationals for the Oilers. However tenth
place went to Abbie Bates of Findlay, the freshman from Michigan
being the only Oilers entry in the class. Sarah New was the first of
two St. Mary of the Woods College riders to compete individually on
this day, the freshman from Greencastle, Indiana placing ninth.
Jordan Roberts was the only Ohio University - Southern Campus entry
at 2012 Nationals. A junior from Wapakoweta, Ohio, Roberts was
eighth. Morgan Carey was the second of two Albion College riders to
compete individually at 2012 Nationals and the first to earn a top
ten ribbon. The freshman from Hemlock, Michigan was seventh. The
University of Wyoming had but one rider at 2012 Nationals. Adeline
Andree, a senior from Vail, Colorado was sixth representing the
Cowgirls. Just as Findlay had two riders in the previous class West
Texas A & M had two riders in intermediate western. And just as
the first of two Findlay riders was fifth so was Paige Frevert of the
Buffs. A junior from Glassford, Illinois, Frevert repeated her fifth
place ribbon in team novice western two days earlier. Frevert is an
example of a Black Hawk rider with a two-year degree who continued
riding in IHSA competition at another school. Ironically Frevert's
former teammate Renee Blacker finished one place ahead of her here.
A sophomore from Montecello, Illinois, Blacker was fourth for Black
Hawk. Slippery Rock University had never sent a western rider to
Nationals before Shanna Lengner was second in Harrington on March
25th (between Blacker, who won and Roberts). A Junior from Lake
Ariel, Pennsylvania, Lengner tied Murray State's Parisek as the rider
with the top individual western ribbon which had not come from a
region champion. Lengner was third while Emily Kopko of Middle
Tennessee State University was the Reserve Champion. A sophomore
from Franklin, Tennessee, Kopko would not be the last of the Blue
Raiders to earn a top-two ribbon on this day. Just as Findlay riders
were first and fifth in the previous class, West Texas A & M riders
were first and fifth here. Audra Head, a senior from Lubbock, Texas
won the intermediate western for the Buffs. It was Head's first
ride at IHSA Nationals. Head is the first West Texas A & M rider to
win an individual class at Nationals since Errolynne Franck won the
2008 advanced western class in Burbank, California.
|Go to the Head of the class! West Texas A & M senior Audra Head (on horse) poses with Buffs Head Coach Amanda Ricketson (until recently known as
Amanda Love, holding the blue ribbon) and many of her teammates after winning individual intermediate western horsemanship. The young lady holding the circular trophy
on the far left is Krissy Mailman of the American Quarter Horse Association. Mailman found her way into most of the winner's circle photos and quite rightly, for
the AQHA and the IHSA have been partners since the 1980's.
Following the second Reining Phase section of the AQHA high
point open rider and the awards presentation for that division
(awarded to Griffith) the third-to-last class of 2012 IHSA
Nationals took place. Individual Beginner Western Horsemanship
is nearly the same as all the other horsemanship classes. The
only difference is that at no time do the riders lope. Three
schools (Oregon State, Oswego State and West Texas A & M) had
two riders each in beginner western. After two riders
received honorable mention tenth place Leslie Ulm of Truman
State University. A sophomore from Urbandale, Iowa, Ulm was
the Bulldog's only western rider entered at 2012 Nationals.
Lindsey McNeill was certainly not West Texas A & M's only
rider. The Buffs sophomore from Houston, Texas was ninth.
Oregon State riders heard their names called out back-to-back.
Stephanie Borgen (junior, from Woodburn, Oregon) was eighth
while Lauren Welch (senior, Omaha, Nebraska) was seventh for
the Beavers. Nick Duncan of the University of Findlay was
sixth. Considering that beginner is the entry level it was
a tad surprising that Duncan was the only freshman out of 12
riders entered. Brent Rose of Oswego won the division at the
Harrington, Delaware semifinal. This time the junior from
Kenoza Lake, New York was fifth. Tiffani Bennethum of Bowling
Green State University proved to be very consistant over her
final two shows. The senior from Dalton, Ohio was fourth at
the Findlay, Ohio semifinal and was fourth again on May 6th.
Bennethum became part of an Oswego "sandwich" when Oswego's
Brianna Brogan was awarded third place. A junior from
Lockport, New York, Brogan was second to teammate Rose at
Semfinals. Third at the Harrington semi behind both Rose and
Brogan was Amber Powell of St. Andrews University. A senior
coincidentally from Laurinburg, North Carolina (where St.
Andrews University is located), Powell placed higher at
Nationals, earning the reserve championship. Considering that
West Texas A & M had waited four years for an individual win
and that the Buffs had all of four individual western
champions at all previous IHSA Nationals combined it was
surprising to some that the Buffs produced back-to-back
winners. Jessica Read, a senior from San Diego, California
won her first and only IHSA Nationals class for the Buffs (or
Buffaloes if you prefer). Read was also the only California
resident to win a western class in Raleigh.
Though it was not the final class of 2012 Nationals,
Individual Novice Western Horsemanship was the last of six
individual classes. Held between individual beginner and team
open western, individual novice has the least amount of
history, as the division was only added prior to the 2003-04
season (there were only five IHSA western divisions for nearly
20 years before). Today's winner would be the ninth person
ever to win individual novice at Nationals. Five of the eight
previous winners were Findlay riders (including Hallas). The
Oilers had two riders entered. Could they make it six wins in
|Read all about it! West Texas A & M riders won back-to-back individual classes as Jessica Read of the
Buffs (on horse) won individual beginner western. Joining Ricketson and Mailman in the photo is IHSA Founder And Executive
Director Bob Cacchione (second on right) and an unidentified IHSA Nationals volunteer who was in charge of escorting Read to
the trophy room to pick up prizes, write out thank-you notes and let people know where to send her saddle!
The process was the same as usual: Enter ring, ride at the
walk, jog and lope, line up, perform the pattern, dismount and
wait for Marash to announce the placings. One of the two riders
announced as honorable mention was Findlay sophomore Emma Bates
while tenth place went to Jared Deatrick (sophomore, Paulding,
Ohio) also of the Oilers. Ninth place went to Rebecca Cochran
of Berry College. A sophomore from Portsmouth, Rhode Island,
Cochran was surprisingly the defending National Champions' only
individual western undergradate qualifier. Catherine Jula of
West Virginia University was similarly the only Mountaineer to
qualify individually (though like Berry, West Virginia did have
a rider entered in the AQHA high point open rider competition).
A freshman from Blacklick, Ohio, Jula was eighth. In fact three
riders in a row were the only individual western undergraduate
qualifiers from their respective schools as Caroline Lavenduski
was seventh. A University of Delaware junior from Newtown,
Pennsylvania, Lavenduski was seventh for the Zone 3, Region
2/Zone 4, Region 4 champion Fighting Hens. To the best of our
knowledge Rebecca Folk is the first-ever Lafayette College
western rider to qualify for IHSA Nationals. A junior from
Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Folk was sixth. Though 2007 University
of Kentucky graduate Megan Carter won the alumni reining one
night earlier Kevin Sipes was the only undergraduate Wildcat
entered in the western classes. A senior from Lexington, Ohio,
Sipes was fifth. Karen Cannon of St. Mary of the Woods finished
four places higher than teammate New as the sophomore from
Manassas, Virginia was fourth. The final Oswego rider of the
2011-12 season to hear her name called was Samantha Kirby. A
sophomore from Albion, New York, Kirby was third to tie Brogan
for the Lakers' best ribbon in Raleigh. For the second time
on this day a MTSU Blue Raider was Reserve Champion. Had Cayce
Turner won the division the junior from Cookeville, Tennessee
would have been the second Middle Tennessee State rider ever to
win individual novice western at Nationals. Instead Turner
equaled teammate Kopko. The winner of the division started the
day the way he ended it. Dustin Renken, a University of Nebraska
at Lincoln won team advanced western seven classes earlier. A
sophomore from Bertrand, Nebraska, Renken ignited a Cornhusker's
rally as he and Blake Preston won team classes to lift Nebraska
from also-ran single digits to within striking distance of a
National Title going into the team open rail class at the end of
Renken, Read, Head, Hallas, Frappier and Bianco not only came
from teams which won their respective regions, each competed for
a school with a full western team in the team competition. In 2011
the numbers were actually even more skewed towards schools whose
teams won region titles, with 52 of the 72 rides going to those who
competed for the top teams in their respective regions. Perhaps
this goes to show that if you want to make it through the rigors of
Regionals and Semifinals your best chances are with the teams which
are the strongest throughout the regular season. If you compete
for a school that clearly is not headed to any of the 2013
Semifinals events with a full western team it would be wise to step
up practices in preparation for the post-season if one aspires to
compete in an individual western class in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
(Addendum: On June 30th several IHSA-related riders took part
in the Collegiate Reining Championahip at the NRHA Derby in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Though Catherine
Howland of Morrisville State College qualified with a third in the
NRHA individual open reining on May 5th she did not compete n
Oklahoma City. Alina Carter of MTSU, the fifth place rider at IHSA
Nationals, took Howland's place. Austin Griffith of Ohio State was
one of the NRHA's at-large selections. Griffith's former Ohio
State teammate Jesse Gentile, who won the 2011 Collegiate Reining
Championship but who did not compete for the Buckeyes in 2011-12,
was also selected. The IHSA-related riders did not have one of
their better years in the Collegiate Reining class of 12. Texas
Tech's Tobie Montelbano earned the best ribbon of any IHSA rider,
placing fourth at the Derby. Gentile was fifth while Josh
Clevenger, who was reserve champion on May 5th, was seventh.
Griffith was tenth, May 5th winner Beth Bianco of Ohio State was
eleventh while Carter was 12. Jenna Blumer of Oklahoma State
University won the Collegiate Reining Championship. A sophomore
from Spring Brook, Pennsylvania, Blumer finished one place ahead
of the University of Georgia's Lauren Tieche for the blue ribbon.
By coincidence each of the six NCEA-related riders came 'in pairs'
from schools. Blumer and Cowgirl teammate Caroline Daniels (ninth
place) both participated. Tieche and Bulldog teammate McKenzie
Lantz (sixth place) were both entered and Auburn teammates Stephanie
Rucci (third) and Indy Roper (eighth) rounded out the group of
riders who competed in the 2012 Collegiate Reining Championships).
The following is a list of the Individual Western Class-by-Class
Results from 2012 IHSA Nationals, held at the Hunt Horse Complex in
Raleigh, North Carolina. The first two classes listed were held
Saturday, May 5th while the final four classes were held on Sunday,
May 6th. The Judges for all western classes were Gretchen Mathes
and Betsy Tuckey.
National Reining Horse Association Individual Open Reining Pattern:
1. Beth Bianco, Ohio State University. 2. Josh Clevenger, Black Hawk
College. 3. Catherine Howland, Morrisville State College. 4. Tobie
Montelbano, Texas Tech University. 5. Alina Carter, Middle Tennessee
State University. 6. Elizabeth Whitman, Oregon State University.
7. Shannon Leggett, St. Andrews University. 8. Brooke Pence, Purdue
University. 9. Leah DiGioia, State University of New York at
Cobleskill. 10. Blair Childress, North Carolina State University.
Individual Open Western Horsemanship: 1. Ashley Frappier,
University of Findlay. 2. Austin Griffith, Ohio State University.
3. Elizabeth Whitman, Oregon State University. 4. Addie Davis, West
Texas A & M University. 5. Catherine Howland, Morrisville State
College. 6. Alekz Huttemann-Kall, State University of New York at
Oswego. 7. Alina Carter, Middle Tennessee State University. 8. Taylor
Duncanson, Centenary College. 9. Sunni Hecht, Rocky Mountain College.
10. Brice Howell, Black Hawk College.
Individual Advanced Western Horsemanship: 1. Madison Hallas,
University of Findlay. 2. Julia Roberts, West Texas A & M University.
3. Morgan Parisek, Murray State University. 4. Lesley Hammontree,
Western Carolina University. 5. Kaitlin LeBlanc, University of
Findlay. 6. Shannon Bedell, Central Washington University.
7. Kimberly King, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 8. Brandon
Essink, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 9. Hannah Beyer, North
Dakota State University. 10. Alissa Frederick, Black Hawk College.
Individual Intermediate Western Horsemanship: 1. Audra Head,
West Texas A & M University. 2. Emily Kopko, Middle Tennessee
State University. 3. Shanna Lengner, Slippery Rock University.
4. Renee Blacker, Black Hawk College. 5. Paige Frevert, West Texas
A & M University. 6. Adeline Andree, University of Wyoming.
7. Morgan Carey, Albion College. 8. Jordan Roberts, Ohio University -
Southern Campus. 9. Sarah New, St. Mary of the Woods College.
10. Abbie Bates, University of Findlay.
Individual Beginner Western Horsemanship: 1. Jessica Read. West
Texas A & M University. 2. Amber Powell, St. Andrews University.
3. Brianna Brogan, State University of New York at Oswego. 4. Tiffani
Bennethum, Bowling Green State University. 5. Brent Rose, State
University of New York at Oswego. 6. Nick Duncan, University of
Findlay. 7. Lauren Welch, Oregon State University. 8. Stephanie
Borgen, Oregon State University. 9. Lindsey McNeill, West Texas A & M
University. 10. Leslie Ulm, Truman State University.
Individual Novice Western Horsemanship: 1. Dustin Renken,
University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 2. Cayce Turner, Middle Tennessee
State University. 3. Samantha Kirby, State University of New York at
Oswego. 4. Karen Cannon, St. Mary of the Woods College. 5. Kevin
Sipes, University of Kentucky. 6. Rebecca Folk, Lafayette College.
7. Caroline Lavenduski, University of Delaware. 8. Catherine Jula,
West Virginia University. 9. Rebecca Cochran, Berry College.
10. Jared Deatrick, University of Findlay.