Goucher Grabs Third at ANRC Championship

Goucher Grabs Third at ANRC Championship

Goucher Grabs Third at ANRC Championship

Cohen Places Second in Overall Individual  Competition

April 22, 2007 

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Goucher accumulated 159.29 points to place third out of the eight riding teams which were represented at the 30th annual National Intercollegiate Riding Championship conducted by the Affiliated National Riding Commission.

In the overall team competition, Goucher finished behind only St. Andrews Presbyterian, which achieved a point total of 161.30, and Centenary (160.73). Savannah Art & Design, which was pursuing its third straight ANRC national title, followed in fourth place with 158.57, and Sweet Briar (156.42) was fifth.

In addition to the team competition, individual riders contended in three phases: a dressage sportif, which is a program ride comprised of hunter seat equitation movements provided by the ANRC, a hunter trials equitation course over rolling terrain over cross country-type jumps, and a hunter seat equitation course in a ring.

Jonathan Cohen (Chicago, IL/Latin School of Chicago) produced the highest score among Goucher's individual riders. His aggregate score of 82.63 points allowed him to finish in second place behind Eleanor Kunsman from Centenary (84.52).

Also competing for Goucher were Allison Wherley (Glen Rock, PA/Susquehannock), who placed 10th overall with 75.16 points, Julie Fink (Baltimore, MD/Garrison Forest School), Cady Klimas (Miami, FL/Palmer Trinity), Brittany Martin (Ocean City, MD/Worcester Prep) and Boo Geisse (Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls).