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Riders Win Preseason Tournament Of Champions Show

Riders Win Preseason Tournament Of Champions Show

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater College IHSA equestrian team started its fall season in impressive style by winning the Preseason Tournament of Champions show held Saturday at Randolph College.

The show featured 18 teams, including the defending IHSA national champion, Savannah College of Art & Design. Bridgewater won the event with 39 points, edging SCAD by two points. Mount Holyoke College placed third with 30 points.

For the Eagles, Michaela Bragg was individual medal rider with a third place in Open on the Flat and a fourth in Intermediate Over Fences.

Bridgewater riders placed first in three different classes. Meagan Escobar took first in Walk/Trot/Canter, Zellie Wothers claimed the first-place ribbon in Novice on the Flat and Zach Hinch finished first in Intermediate on the Flat.

Alyvia Elliott finished second in Walk/Trot and Laurin Watts added a second in Novice Over Fences for the Eagles.

Kaitlan Parker placed sixth in Open Over Fences to round out the Bridgewater scoring.

The Bridgewater IHSA team returns to action next Saturday at the Randolph College IHSA event.