EPHS drill team is best in the state

The Eagle Point High School Equestrian team won top district and state honors in several categories in mid-May.
    
The team won both district and state champion honors as high point small tean. At the district level they won a gold in Working 4’s Drill and were the Champions at the state level. 
Winning gold medals at the district competition was Enedina Lamas in driving and Alex Bates in breakaway roping.
    Shae Rogers was Rookie of the Year at District.
    Individuals who qualified for state and the events in which they competed were:
    Alex Bates- Drill,  Canadian flags, birangle, barrels, flags and roping;
    Enedina Lamas- Drill, IHOR, Canadian flags, birangle, key hole, driving and poles;
    Megan Stanek- Drill, Canadian flags, birangle, barrels, figure S;
    JoJo Stubbs- Drill, IHOR, Canadian flags, birangle;
    Shae Rogers- IHOR, saddle seat, in hand, trail;
    Cathryn Gilbreath- was a state alternate.
   
Rebecca Johnson and Sherry Wilkins have spent endless hours working with the drill team. They have been coaching for 10 years. Others very involved in the program include Martha Brooks and Marrett Moser. The team is coached by Kenny Stanek. The coaches have seen the EPHS team as state champions three times, most recently they were back-to-back champions. They have taken the team to state every year but one out of the last 10 years.
     

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