Minnesota Crookston Equestrian Opens NCEA Slate Against South Dakota State and TCU

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team competed in dual discipline meets with Texas Christian University and South Dakota State University Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29 at DeHaan Equestrian Center in Brookings, S.D.

The Golden Eagles fell 15-1 to TCU. In Fences, Clara Lemarr (Fr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) had a strong ride in Fences on Elliot, but fell 75-73 to Ashleigh Scully.  On Flat, Keira Boedigheimer (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) tallied a 67.5 but she fell to Jacey Albaugh, who notched a 78.

UMN Crookston had strong rides in Horsemanship against the Horned Frogs. April Klecker (Sr., Amboy, Minn.) had a close match-up with Giorgia Medows, but fell 77.5 to 73. Ashton Wold (Jr., Devils Lake, N.D.) had a strong ride on Hooch, but she fell 77 to 70.5 to Jessica McAllister. Belle Sand (Fr., Spicer, Minn.) had a strong showing, but fell narrowly 75-71 to Mattie Dukes.

In Reining, Wold picked up a 68-66.5 win over Jenna Welker. Klecker had another strong ride in Reining, but fell 76.5-72 to Medows. Sand had a good ride but fell 75.5 to 72.5 to Madyson Buchanon. Olivia Becker (Sr., Deer Park, Wis.) had a strong showing but she fell 74.5-69.5 to Dukes.

UMN Crookston was defeated 15-1 by South Dakota State. The Golden Eagles were guided by Boedigheimer, who picked up an 81-78 win in Fences.

Lemarr narrowly fell to Rachel Darby 80-78 to Rachel Darby.

In Flat, Taylor Barlage (Sr., New Prague, Minn.) had a good ride but fell 79.5-72.5 to Rachel Head.

The Golden Eagles put together several strong rides in Horsemanship. Wold fell 69-65 to Grace Blake. Sand nearly picked up the point but dropped the match-up 72.5-71.5 to Kodi O’Boyle.

In Reining, Klecker almost picked up the point but fell 72.5-71 to Amelia Nelson. Becker almost picked up a point as well, but dropped the match-up 71-69.5 to Natalie Gydesen.

The Golden Eagles next NCEA meets will be February 18 and 19 against South Dakota State and University of Georgia, the defending NCEA National Champion, in Brookings, S.D.