Auburn Upsets No. 1 Georgia to Win 2018 NCEA National Championship

Auburn Upsets No. 1 Georgia to Win 2018 NCEA National Championship
Saturday, April 21, 2018


WACO, Texas - Auburn University won its fourth overall National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) National Championship on Saturday, as the second-seeded Tigers upset No. 1 seed Georgia, 10-5, at the Extraco Events Center. 

Auburn’s win on Saturday marks the fourth time in the last five years that the No. 1 team has not won the Overall National Championship. Last year, Texas A&M won the title as the No. 5 seed. In 2015, South Carolina won the championship as the No. 3 seed, and Georgia’s last title came in 2014 as the No. 3 seed.

Auburn jumped out to a 4-0 lead in equitation on the flat. The Tigers expanded their lead to 6-1 after winning horsemanship, 2-1.

A full recap of today’s Championship meet along with a recap of today’s event Championships will be posted later this evening.


SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Central)

8:30 a.m. - Overall Championship: Auburn vs. Georgia

12:30 p.m. - Crowning of the Overall National Champion

2:00 p.m. - Equitation Over Fences Championship: Auburn vs. Oklahoma State

2:00 p.m. - Horsemanship Championship: Auburn vs. Georgia

3:30 p.m. - Reining Championship: Auburn vs. Texas A&M

3:30 p.m. - Equitation on the Flat Championship: Auburn vs. Georgia

5:00 p.m. - Awards Presentation


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Play-by-Play (Unofficial)

1-0 : Ashton Alexander (Auburn) defeats Madison Newman (Georgia), 177-175, on Calvin.

2-0 : Taylor St. Jacques (Auburn) defeats Grace Bridges (Georgia), 179-171, on Swank.

3-0 : Hayley Ianotti (Auburn) defeats Addyson Cord (Cassi), 175-173, on Cassi.

4-0 : Caitlin Boyle (Auburn) Maddy Darst (Georgia), 181-175, on Pim.

4-1 : Graysen Stroud (Georgia) defeats Taylor Seamless (Auburn), 153.5-150.5, on Lexi.

5-1 : Kelsey Jung (Auburn) defeats Bailey Anderson (Georgia), 148.5-147, on Chex.

5-1 : Deanna Green (Auburn) ties Payton Anderson (Georgia), 151-151, on Dede.

6-1 : Lauren Diaz (Auburn) ties Samantha Johnson (Georgia), 148.5-147.5, on Seven.

6-2 : Graysen Stroud (Georgia) defeats Blair McFarlin (Auburn), 146-145.5, on Boss.

6-3 : Kyndall Harper (Georgia) defeats Terri June Granger (Auburn), 142-141, on Cowboy.

6-4 : Annabeth Payne (Georgia) defeats Betsy Brown (Auburn), 137.5-132, on Snoop Dog.

7-4 : Alexa Rivard (Auburn) defeats Jordan Carpenter Georgia), 141.5-134.5, on CJ.

7-5 : Emma Mandarino (Georgia) defeats Hayley Iannotti (Auburn), 167-161, on Bo.

8-5 : Caitlin Boyle (Auburn) defeats Addyson Cord (Georgia), 177-168, on George.

9-5: Taylor St. Jacques (Auburn) defeats Ali Tritschler (Georgia), 171-168, on Clever.

10-5: Ashton Alexander (Auburn) defeats Maddy Darst (Georgia), 160-153 on Luna.


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