U.S. Show Jumpers Take a Third-Place Finish in USOC Team of the Month Rankings
RELEASE: July 14, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Brian Sosby
Colorado Springs, CO - The U.S. Olympic Committee announced water polo player Lauren Wenger and Paralympic archer Jeff Fabry as its June Athletes of the Month, while the USA Women's Senior National Water Polo Team was awarded Team of the Month honors.
The U.S. show jumping team took a third-place finish in this month's Team of the Month category.
Finishing second for June Team of the Month was Devin Britton and Jordan Cox, who are two of the most promising American junior tennis players. The duo went undefeated in doubles in June, winning their first junior doubles title together at the AEGON International Junior ITF Tennis Championships in Roehampton, England, on June 26 and winning their first round match of the junior Wimbledon Championships.
Another incredibly impressive performance by the U.S. show jumping riders meant another win at CSIO St. Gallen, June 4-7, and a third-place finish for June Team of the Month. The team of Christine McCrea, Ashlee Bond, Laura Kraut and Richard Spooner secured their dominance at the top of the most prestigious jumping League standings - one point clear of the Swiss. Spooner jumped off in fantastic style for the win - and his team's faith in him was rewarded as he was nearly 13 seconds faster than the second place finisher.
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