Wildcats Set to Compete at Big 12 Championship

March 26, 2014

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. - After finishing the regular season with two straight wins, the No.5 Kansas State equestrian team looks to carry that momentum into the Big 12 Championship this weekend. K-State enters as the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will take on No. 1 seed Oklahoma State on Friday.

“We are thrilled to finally be headed to the Big 12 Championship," said head coach Casie Maxwell. "The team has been working extremely hard this season to prepare for the post-season so now we hope to just enjoy the moment and ride like we know how. It will be different this year to compete five riders, but it is a good way to keep some consistency to what we do in the regular season.”

The Wildcats will have have plenty of experienced riders to choose from for this weekend.
In the Hunter Seat, captains Rachel Webster and Madison Wayda will lead the Wildcats into competition. The duo have been a staple for K-State, competing in both Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat. Webster will look to make her final Big 12 Championship a successful one.

In the Western arena, senior captains Kelly Bovaird and Jordan Cox will also look to make their final conference appearance a special one. Bovaird, an NCEA second-team All-American, leads a senior laden Horsemanship into the competition. Cox, an Honorable Mention All-American, will lead a Reining team that is peaking at the right time.

The winner between K-State and OSU will go on to face the winner of TCU/Baylor in the Championship match on Saturday.

Henley Adkins
Cat Avolese
Alexis Graves
Madison Wayda
Rachel Webster
Alt- Shana Barnett
Alt- Christina Martinelli

Henley Adkins
Cat Avolese
Jacquelyn Bogstad
Madison Wayda
Rachel Webster
Alt- Laura Lafnitzegger
Alt- Christina Martinelli

Kelly Bovaird
Amelia Crites
Chayna DeNicolo
Danielle Kemper
Rachel Wetherell
Alt- Whitney Unkefer
Alt- Libby Tudor

Jordan Cox
Kara Guy
Jesse Johnson
Savannah Smith
Emily Stockford
Alt– Kelly Bovaird
Alt- Nicholle Hatton
Alt- Margaret Peine