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The Cougars claim one state title, a bushel-full of regional competition berths during state meet in Redmond.

You'd have to say that the Canby High School equestrian team did plenty of good work at the state meet in Redmond over the weekend.

The Cougars snagged one state championship in a team event and qualified a slew of its athletes for the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship June 17-19 in Moses Lake, Washington. The regional event brings together the best from Oregon and Washington.

Canby's lone state title came from its Freestyle 4s Drill team. The squad of Hailey Magenheimer, Madi Bigej, Sadie Schweitzer and Madison Wheeler defeated 13 other teams for the crown.

COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTEN SCHWEITZER - Canby's Freestyle 4's Drill Team goes through its paces at the state meet in Redmond May 13-17. The performance was a good one, winning the state title for the quartet.

But they weren't alone in stellar performances.

"I am so proud of this team and the way they support each other," coach Kristen Schweitzer said. "The Freestyle 4s Drill team is composed of four athletes who have never done drill before, three freshmen and a sophomore. These four athletes have worked so hard this season to learn a new event and competed at the highest level, winning the state championship. I can't wait to cheer them on at the regional competition in June."

Here are the Canby results:

In Hand Trail (28 competitors)

3rd place — Sadie Schweitzer, *qualified for regionals.

12th place — Hailey Magenheimer.

Showmanship (29 competitors)

3rd place — Sadie Schweitzer*.

13th place — Hannah Smith.

Trail (29 competitors)

20th place — Hailey Magenheimer.

Western Horsemanship (27 competitors)

11th place — Hannah Smith.

In Hand Obstacle Relay (27 teams)

6th place — Hannah Smith, Sadie Schweitzer, Hailey Magenheimer, Madison Wheeler.

COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTEN SCHWEITZER - Haley Magenheimer works the course during the In-Hand Trail competition at state.

Team Versatility (25 teams)

5th place — Hannah Smith, Hailey Magenheimer, Sadie Schweitzer, Madison Wheeler*.

Dressage (29 competitors)

3rd place — Sadie Schweitzer*.

Working Pairs (30 teams)

15th place — Hailey Magenheimer and Sadie Schweitzer.

Pole Bending (31 competitors)

8th place — Brooke Jonas.

Individual Flags (28 competitors)

15th place — Madison Wheeler.

16th place — Madi Bigej.

Keyhole (33 competitors)

7th place — Madison Wheeler.

COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTEN SCHWEITZER - Maddie Bigej competes in the Team Birangle during the state equestrian championships in Redmond.

Freestyle 4s Drill (14 teams)

1st place — Hailey Magenheimer, Madi Bigej, Sadie Schweitzer, Madison Wheeler*.

Saddle Seat (20 competitors)

15th place — Hannah Smith.

Team Birangle (26 teams)

8th place — Sadie Schweitzer and Madi Bigej.

10th place — Brooke Jonas and Madison Wheeler.

Canadian Flags (25 teams)

11th place — Sadie Schweitzer, Madi Bigej, Madison Wheeler, Brooke Jonas.

Team Sorting (30 teams)

5th place — Sadie Schweitzer and Madison Wheeler*.


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