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Cowgirl Equestrian Wins Big 12 Championship

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The No. 3 Oklahoma State equestrian team won the Big 12 Championship for the third-straight year after defeating No. 6 Baylor, 10-9, at Willis Family Equestrian Center in Waco, Texas.

It is the fourth conference title for the Cowgirls.

Two judges score the events during the Big 12 Championships and the scores are combined for the rider's official score.

In the covered arena, the equitation over fences team picked up a big three points for the Cowgirls. Senior Samantha Harrison posted a 162-156 win over Paige Parker, her 10th of the season in the event. Freshman Jorden Davis earned a 148-135 victory over Savannah Jenkins. It was her seventh win of the year in the discipline. Junior Maggie Gampfer picked up where she left off yesterday and recorded a 145-139 win against Ashley Ann McGehee. OSU won the equitation over fences event, 3-2.

Baylor won the equitation on the flat event, 5-0.

In the outdoor arena, the horsemanship squad dominated the Bears, scoring four points for OSU. Junior Lindsey McMullen recorded a 148.5-143.5 win over Parris Rice. It is her fourth win in the last five matches. Junior Katy Krshka posted a score of 146.5 in her victory over Mary Brown for her team-high 11th win of the season in the event. Sophomores Paris Nottingham and Ty Paris also picked up wins for the Cowgirls. Nottingham won her match, 145-139, and Paris defeated Rachel Nankervis in a close matchup, 143.5-142.5. OSU won the horsemanship event, 4-1.

With the reining event left to finish, the Cowgirls found themselves down 8-7. Sophomore Justine Peters won the first match by a close margin, 139.5-139. She improved to 10-2 this season and it was her 10th win in the last 11 matches. There were three video reviews by the judges to determine the correct scores at the end of the event. Senior Jenna Blumer picked up a 137.5-134.5 win over Claire Edwards for her ninth win in the last 10 matches. Junior Katy Krshka tallied a 142.5-138.5 victory, for her fourth-straight win. With her two wins in the tournament, she was named Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Performer in the reining event. OSU won the reining event, 3-1.

The Cowgirls will celebrate their Big 12 title and return to Waco in three weeks for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships on April 17-19.

 

Oklahoma State vs. Baylor

March 29, 2014 / Big 12 Championship Final / Willis Family Equestrian Center / Waco, Texas

 

Overall:

OSU def. BU, 10-9

 

Hunter Seat:

BU def. OSU, 7-3

 

Western:

OSU def. BU, 7-2

 

Equitation on the Flat

Alicia Gasser (BU) def. Samantha Harrison (OSU), 151-137

Sam Schaefer (BU) def. Andrea Robbins (OSU), 149-145

Paige Parker (BU) def. Ali Rose (OSU), 149-142

Savannah Jenkins (BU) def. Sammy Elser (OSU), 143-136

Jennifer Mitchell (BU) def. Jorden Davis (OSU), 133-125

Total: L, 5-0

 

Equitation over Fences

Alicia Gasser (BU) def. Andrea Robbins (OSU), 153-149

Samantha Harrison (OSU) def. Paige Parker (BU), 162-156

Sam Schaefer (BU) def. Sammy Elser (OSU), 171-126

Maggie Gampfer (OSU) def. Ashley Ann McGehee (BU), 145-139

Jorden Davis (OSU) def. Savannah Jenkins (BU), 148-135

Total: W, 3-2

 

Horsemanship

Paris Nottingham (OSU) def. Bryn Lindley (BU), 145-139

Gillian Chant (BU) def. Lauren Halvorson (OSU), 147.5-146.5

Ty Paris (OSU) def. Rachel Nankervis (BU), 143.5-142.5

Katy Krshka (OSU) def. Mary Brown (BU), 146.5-144.5

Lindsey McMullen (OSU) def. Parris Rice (BU), 148.5-143.5

Total: W, 4-1

 

Reining

Justine Peters (OSU) def. Katherine Berg (BU), 139.5-139

Jenna Blumer (OSU) def. Claire Edwards (BU), 137.5-134.5

Mackenzie Fugitt (OSU) tied. Jessica Leach (BU), 134.5-134.5

Katy Krshka (OSU) def. Parris Rice (BU), 142.5-138.5

Shelbey Jackson (BU) def. Erin Willoughby (OSU), 140.5-134.5

Total: W, 3-1

 

Overall: 2833.5-2883

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