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University of Minnesota, Crookston Hunt Equestrian Team Has Successful Show at University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 1, 2007

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Hunt Equestrian team kicked off their 2007-2008 season at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past Saturday and Sunday. Coach Brooke Marcus and her squad had a very successful show.


On Saturday, Nicole Veres (So., Random Lake, Wis.) placed first both in the Flat and Jumping Classes. She was just one of the Golden Eagles who had a successful day. Chrissy Radintz (So., Maple Grove, Minn.) took second place in the Novice Flat Class while Rebecca Rhodus (Fr., Kansas City, Missouri) placed first in the Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter Class. Jenae Hanson (So., Andover, Minn.), Andrea Reed (Sr., Williston, N.D.) and Janice Holdvogt (So., Eden Valley, Minn.) placed second, third and fourth respectfully in the Walk-Trot Division. The Golden Eagles finished third overall as a team on Saturday.


On Sunday, Veres continued her stellar performance by taking second place in the very competitive Novice Flat Division. Ashley Seiler (Sr., West Concord, Minn.), Kristi Zumbaum (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) and Jenae Hanson improved their performance and qualified for the Regional Competition on April 12. They are also in the running for the Zone Competition (April 13) and the National Finals (May 8-11). Hanson also took first place in the Walk-Trot Division while Zumbaum took first place in the Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter Division. Corey Ramsden (So., Sisseton, S.D.) won second place in the Intermediate Flat Section.


The Golden Eagles Hunt team is off this week. They will return to action on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 when they host a Hunt Show at the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC). However, the U of M, Crookston Western team will open their season this Saturday and Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).