Oilers Take 5th at Tournament of Champions

Oilers Take 5th at Tournament of Champions

On Saturday, December 3rd, the University of Findlay Hunt Seat Oiler Equestrian Team competed at the 25th Annual Holiday Tournament of Champions. Eighteen of the top ranked IHSA hunt Seat teams from across the country met at Ohio University (Stonegate Farm, Athens, OH) for a friendly holiday team competition.

Every single Oiler rider stepped into the ring with poise and determination. Ultimately every student came home with top eight placings. As the last horse walked out of the ring at 6p.m, the Oilers walked away with a grand total of 30 team points, good enough for 5th. 

Special congratulations also go to junior Marco Polo Uchoa and senior Alexa Murray who competed individually in their respective High and Low Medal classes. Marco Polo Uchoa finished overall Reserve Champion (2nd) of 27 entries in the Tournament of Champions Collegiate High Medal. Alexa Murray finished 9th overall out of 22 in the Tournament of Champions Collegiate Low Medal.

Complete team results on the day were as follows:

Open Equitation Over Fences, Marco Polo Uchoa 4th

Open Equitation on the Flat, Alyssa Simin 5th

Intermediate Equitation Over Fences, Alexa Murray 2nd

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat, Peter Patch 8th

Novice Equitation Over Fences, Leslie Turner 6th

Novice Equitation on the Flat, Breanna Hertz 1st

Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat, Brianna Hallman 2nd

Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat, Madison Schloemer 1st

The University of Findlay IHSA Hunt Seat team will be back in action on January 28th and 29th, at home, at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex. 

Final Tournament of Champions Team Results

Champion- Liberty University (41)

Reserve Champion- Emory & Henry (37)

3rd- Savannah College of Art & Design (31)

4th- Randolph College (30)

5th- The University of Findlay (30)

6th- Penn State University Blue (23)

7th- Louisiana State University (22)

8th- Marist College (18)

9th- Goucher College Gold (16)

10th- Mount Holyoke (16)

11th- Penn State White (16)

12th- Goucher College Blue (14)

13th- West Virginia University (12)

14th- Boston University (12)

15th- Ohio State University (10)

16th- Ohio University (9)

17th- Bloomsburg University (9)

18th- Miami University (6)

Tournament of Champions Collegiate High Medal

Champion- Nick Martino (Emory & Henry)

Reserve Champion- Marco Polo Uchoa (The University of Findlay)

3rd- Mollie Kowalchik (Mount Holyoke College)

4th- Tatum Tatreau (Savannah College of Art & Design)

5th- Lizzy Traband (Penn State University)

6th- Morgan Brown (Louisiana State University)

7th- John Porter (Goucher College)

8th- Jordan Upright (Marist College)

9th- Alison Radgowski (Goucher College)

10th- Franny Eremeeva (Mount Holyoke)

Tournament of Champions Collegiate Low Medal

Champion- Tess Mrockza (Savannah College of Art & Design)

Reserve Champion- Madeline Davis (Randolph College)

3rd- Ann Wannamaker (Louisiana State University)

4th- Sarah Lummis (Goucher College)

5th- Charlotte Harrison (Marist College)

6th- Caroline Rakip (Boston University)

7th- Micheala Glenn (Emory & Henry)

8th- Grace Crawford (Savannah College of Art & Design)

9th- Alexa Murray (The University of Findlay)

10th-  Amber Gayheart (Liberty University)