Oregon City second to Forest Grove by one point at OHSET state championships
Oregon City's Mikayla Wacker placed first in pole bending and figure 8 to help lead the Pioneers to a second-place finish at the May 10-13 Oregon High School Equestrian Team state championships at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.
Forest Grove edged Oregon City by one point, 321-320, to capture the team title, followed by Canby in third place with 275 points.
In addition to winning two individual events, Mikayla Wacker finished second in Canadian flags with teammates Allie Nuhring, Grace Steiner, and Alexa Wacker, and also placed fourth in working pairs with Alexa Wacker, fifth in barrels, and sixth in driving.
Overall, Mikayla Wacker led all riders in individual versatility with 63 points, while Alexa Wacker was the top team contributor with 138 points as the two sisters each earned one the four commemorate belt buckles presented to the top riders at the state finals.
There were over 400 riders who competed on over 500 horses during the four-day meet.
-- From staff reports
OHSET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday-Sunday, May 10-13
Team scores: Forest Grove 321, Oregon City 320, Canby 275, Roseburg 231, Newberg 197, Silverton 167, Barlow 166, Ridgeview 138, South Medford 137, St. Helens 135, Sandy 132, Wilsonville 117, Hidden Valley 93, Junction City 93, McMinnville 88, West Linn 87, Bend 86, Scappoose 80, Dallas 41, Redmond 41, Sherwood 36, Molalla 26.
High-point individual performance: Jenessa Teachout, Barlow, 81; Emmersen Cook, Silverton, 66; Hailey Bischoff, North Medford, 60.
High-point individual timed: Madison Fouts, Roseburg, 65; Mikayla Wacker, Oregon city, 52; Allison Miller, Thurston, 45.
High-point individual versatility: Mikayla Wacker, Oregon City, 63; Owen Baker, Mt. View, 42; Olive Trump, Lincoln, 40.
High-point team contributor: Alexa Wacker, Oregon City, 138; Jade Ballstaedt, West Salem 130; Maisle Rowley, Canby 130; Mikayla Wacker, Oregon City, 122, Brittney Springer, Forest Grove, 120.
Oregon City top-10 performances
Barrels -- 5. Mikayla Wacker, 15.16; 8. Grace Steiner, 15.403
Working pairs -- 4. Alexa Wacker/Mikayla Wacker, 77-83-160
Figure 8 -- 1. Mikayla Wacker, 10.603; 6. Grace Steiner, 10.811
Pole bending -- 1. Mikayla Wacker, 22.001
Keyhole -- 9. Amy Steiner, 7.57
Two-man birangle -- 3. Alexa Wacker/Grace Steiner, 26.438; 7. Amy Steiner/Mikayla Wacker, 27.317
Canadian flag race -- 2. Oregon City (Alexa Wacker, Allie Nuhring, Grace Steiner, Mikayla Wacker), 35.653
Freestyle 5-plus -- 9. Oregon City (Jessica Zuber, Amy Steiner, Alexa Wacker, Allie Nuhring, Maddie Pomeroy, Mackenzie Widmer, Grace Steiner, Mikayla Wacker), 458-347-485-417 – 1,707
Reining -- 2. McKayla Hainey, 91-91-182
Driving -- 6. Mikayla Wacker, 86-80-166