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Layla Choate Wins 2014 Sun Circuit Shootout Championship

RELEASE: February 2, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Cory Burkarth

Layla Choate
Layla Choate
Scottsdale, Ariz
- University of South Carolina junior Layla Choate won the 2014 Sun Circuit Shootout Championship on Sunday at the Arizona Sun Circuit horse show. Choate defeated opponents from South Dakota State, West Texas A&M, and Baylor to win the title.

"This is a great accomplishment for Layla and we are all thriled for her today," South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. "Layla has proven herself to be one of the best, if not the best reiner at the college level so it's always special when you're able to win at a national show. Layla has a great work ethic and is very focused on being the best she can be, and she's proved it this weekend between the New Mexico State meet on Saturday and the Shootout championship today."

In the opening round, Choate defeated South Dakota State's Ravienne Scott. In the semifinals, she knocked off West Texas A&M rider Marilyn Brandt to advance to the championship. In the championship round, she rolled past Baylor's Katherine Berg.

In the Gamecocks' 12-8 win over No. 4 New Mexico State on Saturday, Choate defeated her Aggie opponent, 68-66.5. She is currently 8-1 this season with two MVP's, including a perfect 6-0 mark on the road.

Choate and the No.1 ranked Gamecocks (7-2, 1-2 SEC) are back in action on Feb. 8, when Carolina travels to face Georgia at the UGA Equestrian Complex.

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