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University of Minnesota, Crookston Western Equestrian Team Travels to Final Regular Season Show
February 21, 2008

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

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Western Equestrian team travels to Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 for their final regular season shows at the University of Nebraska. Saturday’s events start at 1:00 pm while Sunday’s events will get underway at 9:00 am.


The Golden Eagles come into the weekend vying for several needed points to qualify a few more riders for the Regional competition on Saturday, March 8 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. There are several riders close to qualifying and just need a solid show to qualify.  They include Matt Abraham (Jr, Frazee, Minn.), Gretchen Lucken (Fr, Greenwald, Minn.), Elsa Lunden (Fr, Annandale, Minn.), Amber Miller (Sr, DePere, Wis.) and Amanda Peterson (So, Rochester, Minn.)


U of M, Crookston is still standing in second place in team standings. They need to have a good show to end the season in first or second overall.  “The riders are really confident going into this last show of the season,” says Golden Eagle Western Coach Nicky Overgaard. “I expect us to have a good show.  Practices have been great. We are going into this show with some positive momentum.”


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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).