IHSA Finishes in 3rd Place at Virginia Tech

After a first place performance at home last week in Bristol, the Emory & Henry IHSA Equestrian team had another impressive performance, as they finished in third place at Virginia Tech last Saturday. Sydney Cassidy, a junior, won her section of Open Equestrian Over Fences. Senior Nick Martino and sophomore Francisco Caba-Guil both took third in this. Caba-Guil finished in third place in the Open Equestrian Over Fences, while Martino took fifth place. First-year Madison McKinsey and junior Billie Henard both won their sections of the Intermediate Over Fences competition.

Sydney Cassady, a junior, won her section of Open Equestrian Over Fences. Senior Nick Martino and sophomore Francisco Caba-Guil both took third in this. Caba-Guil finished in third place in the Open Equestrian Over Fences, while Martino took fifth place. First-year Madison McKinsey and junior Billie Henard both won their sections of the Intermediate Over Fences competition.

Junior Jane Mikusa finished in second place in Intermediate on the Flat, while Billie Henard finished in third place. First-year Bobbie Jo Adsit finished as the reserve champion of her section of Novice Over Fences, while Jane Mikusa took sixth place in her section. Adsit and junior Eli Worth-Jones both earned wins in Novice Equestrian on the flat. Adsit was also rewarded the show’s High Point Rider. Junior Glen Reyes finished in second place in Advanced/Walk/Trout/Canter, and freshman Cara Brooks took third place.

First-year Ginna Jahoda took fifth place in the Walk/Trot Equitation. With impressive performances on Saturday, both Bobbie Jo Adsit and Francisco Cara-Guil both qualified for the zone-4 and region-5 region championships in March. Both of them will compete on March 18 at Averett. Virginia Tech, the host team, finished in first place as a team in the event. Averett finished as the reserve team champion.

Virginia Tech, the host team, finished in first place as a team in the event. Averett finished as the reserve team champion.This will be the last time the IHSA team will compete until the zone-4 championship in Greensboro. After that, St. Andrew’s University (NC) will also host the zone-4 championship on April 8.

This will be the last time the IHSA team will compete until the zone-4 championship in Greensboro. After that, St. Andrew’s University (NC) will also host the zone-4 championship on April 8.
After their trip to North Carolina, the Wasps will compete in the IHSA National Finals on May 4 in Lexington, KY. The IHSA team has won three national championships in program history. They have not won a national title since 2007, and hope to end

They have not won a national title since 2007, and hope to end tthedrought this year. With plenty of first place performances, and no performances outside the top five, the Wasps are definitely strong contenders for a national title.

– Luke Montalbano

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