2018 NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL


2018 NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
Thursday, April 19, 2018

 

April 18-21, 2018

Extraco Events Center 

4601 Bosque Boulevard | Waco, Texas 

 

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The 2018 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship begins Wednesday, April 18 and ends Saturday, April 21 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.

Texas A&M is the defending NCEA champion. Since the first NCEA Championship in 2002, Georgia has won the most titles with six, followed by Auburn (4), South Carolina (3), and Texas A&M (3).

Fans can watch all the action at this year's NCEA National Championship via EQSportsNet

Facility Map | Free Admission

  

Championship Preview Press Conferences:  Auburn | Baylor | Delaware State | Fresno State | Georgia | Minnesota Crookston | Oklahoma State | SMU | South Carolina | South Dakota State | Sweet Briar | Texas A&M | TCU | Tennessee-MartinWest Texas A&M

NCEA National Championships—Seven Titles up for Grabs

The top NCEA team are heading to Waco, Texas to the Extraco Event Center for the 2018 NCEA National Championships.  With over 150 horses and 500 female student athletes it is certainly going to be an exciting week of action!

New this year, there are a total of six NCEA National Titles and one National Championship Team Title up for grabs in the 2018 NCEA Nationals Championships.

NCEA National Championship Team Title—The top 8 teams will be competing in the NCEA National Championship Team Title.  Each team will compete head to head with 4 riders in each of the Events; Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat for the Hunt Seat events and Reining and Horsemanship for the Western events.  The team that receives the most points (16 possible points available for each matchup) will advance to the next day.  The team competition begins on Thursday with the quarterfinals and the semifinals.  The conclusion of the team events run on championship Saturday.

NCEA National Championship Event Titles—The top 16 teams will compete in separate brackets for each event; Equitation over Fences, Equitation on the Flat, Horsemanship and Reining starting on Wednesday, April 18th with the first round of action.  Each event quarter finals and semi finals will take place on Friday, April 20th and the finals for each event will take place on Championship Saturday following the Team Overall National Championship.

NCEA National Championship Discipline Titles for Hunt Seat and Western:  The combined points each team accrues in the NCEA Hunter Seat Discipline Competitions (Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat) and the NCEA Western Discipline Competitions (Horsemanship and Reining) will determine the Overall Discipline titles. 

See the point breakdown below to follow along as you root on your favorite school:

  • Event Champion:  11 points 
  • Event Runner Up:  7 points
  • Semi-Finalist:  4 points
  • Quarter-Finalist:  2 points

Other important information 

  • Schools may qualify teams for each of the event titles – schools do not need to enter teams in both disciplines. Schools with single discipline teams are now eligible for NCEA National titles.
  • All competitive opportunities will be organized in the bracket head-to-head format (event titles and team title).
  • Seeding for the event title competitions will be based on regular season NCEA competitions for the four different events. To be eligible for seeding for any NCEA National Championship title, teams are required to compete in a minimum of three head-to-head competitions.

 

NCEA National Championship Team Seeding (Bracket):

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. OKLAHOMA STATE
  4. TEXAS A&M
  5. SMU
  6. TCU
  7. BAYLOR
  8. SOUTH CAROLINA

NCEA Event National Championships Seeding:

Equitation over Fences (Bracket)

  1. TEXAS A&M
  2. GEORGIA
  3. AUBURN
  4. SMU
  5. OKLAHOMA STATE
  6. SOUTH CAROLINA
  7. TCU
  8. UT-MARTIN
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
  11. BAYLOR
  12. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  13. DELAWARE STATE
  14. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON
  15. WEST TEXAS A&M

Equitation on the Flat (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. OKLAHOMA STATE
  4. TEXAS A&M
  5. SMU
  6. DELAWARE STATE
  7. TCU
  8. UT-MARTIN
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. SOUTH CAROLINA
  11. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  12. BAYLOR
  13. SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
  14. WEST TEXAS A&M
  15. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

Horsemanship (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. TEXAS A&M
  4. OKLAHOMA STATE
  5. TCU
  6. BAYLOR
  7. SMU
  8. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. UT-MARTIN
  11. SOUTH CAROLINA
  12. DELAWARE STATE
  13. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON
  14. WEST TEXAS A&M

Reining (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. OKLAHOMA STATE
  3. AUBURN
  4. SMU
  5. TEXAS A&M
  6. BAYLOR
  7. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  8. TCU
  9. SOUTH CAROLINA
  10. DELAWARE STATE
  11. UT-MARTIN
  12. FRESNO STATE
  13. WEST TEXAS A&M
  14. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

NCEA National Championship Schedule of Events (PDF) 

Wednesday, April 18: Event Championships First Round

 7:00 PM Adequan NCEA STAR Ceremony

Thursday, April 19: Team Championship Quarterfinals & Semifinals

Friday, April 20: Event Championships Quarterfinals & Semifinals

Saturday, April 21: Canadian Pacific NCEA Championship Saturday: Team & Event Finals

12:30 PM Crowning of TEAM National Champion

5:00 PM NCEA Championship Awards Presentation

 

Brackets, Matchups & Patterns:

NCEA National Championship Overall Team Bracket (PDF)

NCEA National Championship Equitation on the Flat Event Bracket (PDF)

Flat Patterns:

Event Championship- Round 1 (Wednesday)

Team and Event Quarterfinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team and Event Semifinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team Championship (Saturday AM)

Event Championship (Saturday PM)

NCEA National Championship Equitation Over Fences Event Bracket (PDF)

Fences Courses: To be posted the day of competition (Facebook)

NCEA National Championship Horsemanship Event Bracket (PDF)

Horsemanship Patterns:

Event Championship- Round 1 (Wednesday)

Team and Event Quarterfinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team and Event Semifinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team Championship (Saturday AM)

Event Championship (Saturday PM)

NCEA National Championship Reining Event Bracket (PDF)

Reining Patterns:

Event Championship- Round 1 (Wednesday)

Team and Event Quarterfinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team and Event Semifinals (Thursday and Friday)

Team Championship (Saturday AM)

Event Championship (Saturday PM)

 

Results by Day:

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