Articles: Press Release
Chester Weber Named USET Athlete of the Month for November
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, New Jersey –December 1, 2001– Veteran United States Equestrian
Team (USET) driver, Chester Weber of Ocala, FL was named USET Athlete of the
Month for November following his victory in the Federation Equestre
Internationale (FEI) Indoor World Cup of Driving in Stockholm, Sweden
November 30-December 1.
Weber was second in the Warm Up class on Friday and then finished with the
fastest time of 89.94 seconds on Saturday in the FEI World Cup International
Driving competition. Germany’s Christoph Sandmann was second and Swedish
driver Frederik Persson was third.
Weber was among the ten international Four-in-Hand drivers who qualified for
the FEI Indoor World Cup of Driving. In addition to Weber, Sandmann and
Persson, reigning World Champion Tomas Eriksson of Sweden also competed and
finished in fourth.
Each of the ten qualified drivers, plus one wild card driver, will compete
in four of the eight events and will accumulate points over the course of
the competitions. With a win at Stockholm and a third place finish at
Stuttgart, Weber currently has 15 points toward the 2001-2002 World Cup
The World Cup started on November 17, 2001 in Stuttgart, followed in two
weeks-intervals by Stockholm, Amsterdam and Mechelen. After a break of six
weeks, the World Cup resumes on February10, 2002 in Bordeaux, followed by
Dortmund, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Gothenborg.
This summer, Weber finished in 7th place at the CHIO Aachen placing above
four World Champions. In 2000, he finished in 13th place in individual
competition at the FEI World Four in Hand Championships in Wolfsburg,
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects,
trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to
represent our country in major international competition, including the
Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this the USET seeks
out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and
horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain
their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call
(908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.