Katie Grossnickle
Katie Grossnickle


Winona Lake, Ind.

High School:
Lakeland Christian Academy




Retail Management

2007-08: One of South Carolina's top returning Western riders, went 10-5 in horsemanship ... Member of S.E.C. and VENC teams ... Opened season with three consecutive victories over Western national champion TCU, Auburn and South Dakota State ... Season high score of 73 set in rides against Kansas State, Auburn and Georgia ... Went 5-1 in the postseason, including a 2-0 showing at the S.E.C.'s where she earned MVP honors in a 72-67 ride against Auburn ... Defeated Georgia 73-72.5 in the S.E.C. final ... Defeated Stephen F. Austin, Auburn and Texas A&M at the VENC's with a high score of 147.5 set against the Aggies.

2006-07: Member of S.E.C. team where she defeated Auburn, 73.5-72...Went 2-2 at the VENC's, posting victories over Georgia and Texas A&M...Competed in 14 events, going 10-4...Recorded seven consecutive victories...Posted a 75.5 at Auburn on Feb. 24, her high point total of the season...Earned Horsemanship MVP award in home meets against Auburn (9/30) and Georgia (3/3)...Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06: Joined the team `06 Spring semester...Scored 97 at SEC's against Auburn...Scored 88 at home meet against Baylor...Was the high point scorer in horsemanship at the South Dakota State meet...Earned the Sportsmanship Award by coaches.

High School: Was the 2006 NSBA Champion - Trail & Western Riding, Amateur...Circuit Champion - Showmanship, Horsemanship, Trail and Western Riding...2005 Finalist at Youth World - Western Riding...Finished sixth in 14-18 Western Riding at Congress...Seventh in 15-18 Trail at Congress...Sixth at NYATT Hunter Under Saddle at Congress...2004 Congress Champion in 15-18 Western Pleasure...Congress Champion NYATT Western Pleasure...AQHA High Point Youth Honor Roll Champion - Western Pleasure...NSBA High Point Youth Honor Roll Champion - Western Pleasure.

Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1986 in Warsaw, Ind....Majoring in retail management...Hobbies include riding, snowboarding and collecting and watching movies...Parents are Steve and Lori Grossnickle...Has two older brothers, Brian and Eric.