2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship Brackets Announced

The Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee has released the brackets for the 2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship in Waco, Texas.
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The Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee has released the brackets for the 2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship in Waco, Texas.

April 10, 2009 -- Brackets for the Varsity Equestrian National Championship (VENC), to be held April 16-18 in Waco, Texas, were released April 9 by the Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee. The selection committee consists of coaches and administrators of universities sponsoring equestrian as well as a representative from the U.S. Equestrian Federation and the American Quarter Horse Association. Auburn (hunter seat) and Texas A&M (Western) received number one seeds for their respective divisions. Twelve teams for each of the two disciplines received invitations to the championship:

Individual competition for the four events (equitation over fences and flat and Western horsemanship and reining) increased for 4 individuals to 8 this year. Receiving number one seeds are Haylie Jayne (UGA, over fences), Megan Massaro (USC, flat), Tara Christiansen (TAMU, reining) and Caroline Gunn (TAMU, horsemanship).

INDIVIDUALS

Flat

1 - Massaro, USC

2 - Balis, OSU

3 - Babcock, USC

4 - C. Collingsworth, OSU

5 - Middleton, USC

6 - S. Collingsworth, OSU

7 - Cramer, UTM

8 - Jayne, UGA

ALT 1 - Lipman, UGA

ALT 2 - Zealy, TAMU

Fences

1 - Jayne, UGA

2 - Goldman, BU

3 - McAlary, AUB

4 - Brown, BU

5 - Scherholz, AUB

6 - Bourgeois, USC

7 - Cowperwait, UGA

8 - Blais, OSU

ALT 1 - Massaro, USC

ALT 2 - Cramer, UTM

Western Horsemanship

1 - Gunn, TAMU

2 - Chown, TCU

3 - Love, UGA

4 - Grossnickle, USC

5 - Freeman, KSU

6 - Chesley, NMSU

7 - Whitacre, OSU

8 - Orosz, BU

ALT 1 - Centa, SDSU

ALT 2 - Huffman, TCU

Reining

1 - Christiansen, TAMU

2 - Von Uhlit, TCU

3 - Monfore, AUB

4 - Chesley, NMSU

5 - Stewart, UGA

6 - Locker, UGA

7 - Eichstadt, UTM

8 - Parnell, OSU

ALT 1 - St. Hilaire, UGA

ALT 2 - Grant

Visit varsityequestrian.com for up-to-date results from the VENC.