WWU’s Equestrian Judging Team Captures Awards

William Woods University’s 2013-14 intercollegiate judging team returned from the U.S. National Arabian Championships in Tulsa, Okla., as the third and fourth overall high collegiate teams.

WWU team A members Ray Becker, Alix Polydoros, Marissa Boster, Kayleigh Pivonka and Sarah McRae finished the contest in fourth overall for Halter, third in performance and third in reasons.

Becker had command of the performance classes earning a fourth place as an individual in the senior division, and Polydoros joined him in the individual rankings for performance with a sixth place finish.

WWU team B members Jessica Scharenbroch, Sarah Seidel, Christy Casey, Kristen Cuneo and Hannah Overton earned a third in halter, fourth in performance and fourth in reasons.

Alternates Victoria Frame and Cristina Christianson also attended the competition and judged alongside the contestants. Both teams were coached by Liz Kuda, adjunct instructor, and Jennifer Petterson, associate professor.