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Rachel Wetherell
 Rachel Wetherell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Linn Grove, Iowa

Event:
Western

04/20/2013

Wildcats Earn Reserve National Championship

Third Reserve National Championship in four years

04/19/2013

Western Team Advances to Semifinals

Face Georgia on Saturday

04/18/2013

Hunter Seat Team Stopped in First Round

Fall to UT-Martin on tiebreaker

03/30/2013

Wildcats Place Second at Big 12 Championship

Finish Big 12 play strong

03/29/2013

Wildcats Advance to Championship Round

Face Oklahoma State

2012-13 Western

Finished with a 9-8 record with one MOP while competing in Horsemanship... Second team Academic All-Big 12 Team... Defeated Clarissa Edgerton (NMSU) for her first win of the season... Bested Addie Davis (WTAMU), 74.5-73.5, on 10/13... Earned MOP honors after defeating Kelsey Champagne (SDSU) on 10/20... Carded a 73 to defeat Rachel Nankervis (BU)... Bested Samantha Chiodo (USC), 76-74... Defeated Marissa Dalton (OSU) on 3/16... Defeated Erin Gillette (TCU) in the Big 12 Championship... Picked up two wins in the NCEA National Championships against Kelsey Champagne (SDSU) and Anna Sasser (UGA).

2011-12 Western
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team...One of seven Wildcats to be named to the NCEA All-Academic Team...Completed the year with a 10-6 record with one MVP...Knocked off Amy Van Treeck of Minnesota-Crookston, 73.5-68, to open up the fall season...Picked up win number two against Georgia rider Sara Parr, 74.5-73.5...Strong spring season debut earning Horsemanship MVP with her performance against Heidi Grimm of Tennessee-Martin...Followed that with a win against New Mexico State on January 28...Defeated Kelsey Adams of Texas A&M, 73-69, to extend her three match winning streak...Impressive during the Big 12 Championship with two wins against Lindsey McMullen of Oklahoma State and Ashley Garza of Baylor...Continued her impressive form by winning all three of her matches during the NCEA National Championships.

2010-11 Western
Ended the 2010-11 year with a record of 8-9...Kicked off 2010 with a win over South Dakota State's Amy Mendelke, 72.5-70.5 on September 24...Defeated South Carolina Kelsey Stangebye on October 29 for her second win of the year...Bested Oklahoma State rider Courtney Whitacre, 76.5-76 to open the spring season...Edged Amanda Brightwell of Texas A&M, 74-73.5, for her fourth win of the year...Carded wins five and six by ousting her Texas A&M and Baylor counterparts at the 2011 Big 12 Championships...Bested Candice Fulcher of UT-Martin by a score of 152-139 in the opening round of the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships...Picked up her eighth win of the season by defeating Lauren Halvorson of OSU, 151-134.5, in the second round of the 2011 VENC... Helped the Western squad to their second-consecutive Reserve National Championships... Was one of seven Wildcat Western riders to receive a Varsity letter in 2010-11...Was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester and the 2011 spring semester.

Personal
Qualified for the Youth World Championships in 2009... Placed in the top 5 at the Quarter Horse Congress in 2008... Born September 9, 1991... Daughter of Doug and Debra Wetherell... Named to the Sioux Central honor roll multiple times... Was a member of the National Honor Society... Majoring in business administration.