OKLAHOMA CITY- Texas A&M freshman rider Maddi Williams (Valley View) finished in a three-way tie for third place at the Collegiate Reining Championship held in conjunction with the 2007 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby at the Oklahoma State Fair Park on Saturday.
Williams equaled the highest finish of any female rider in the competition. University of Findlay riders Travis Womer and Trevor Dare finished 1-2 with scores of 219 and 216, respectively.
Williams earned an overall score of 214.5 riding ‘Lizzi Whiz’ owned by A. Beaty of Aubrey, Texas. She earned scores of 72.5, 72.5, and 69.5 from the three judges, making her one of only two riders (Travis Womer) in the competition to earn more than one score over a 72.
Williams’ score equaled that of Auburn’s Lindsey Jordan and Georgia’s Kate Locker to place her in the tie for third.
1. Travis Womer, Findlay 219.0
2. Trevor Dare, Findlay 216.0
3. Maddi Williams, Texas A&M 214.5
Lindsey Jordan, Auburn 214.5
Kate Locker, Georgia 214.5
6. Katie Bohr, Oklahoma State 213.0
7. Ashley Griffith, Auburn 212.0
Jason Romney, Utah State 212.0
9. Carrie von Uhlit, TCU 211.5
10. Heather Dudley, Pa.-Edinboro 210.5
Sara Weller, Kansas State 210.5
12. Keith Ceddia, Ohio State 205.5