Sacksen wins men's qualifier

Feb. 12, 2012, 10:28 p.m. (ET)

2008 Olympian Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) placed first in the final two events en route to winning Sunday's U.S. domestic qualifier in Colorado Springs. Sacksen took first in both the riding and combined run/shoot events to best the field of 17 with a total of 5432 points.
Fellow 2008 Olympian Eli Bremer (Monument, Colo.) was second with 5404 points while Will Brady (Howell, Mich.) placed third with a total of 5388.
Dennis Bowsher (Dallas, Texas) topped the field in both the fencing and swimming competitions and was second in the combined run/shoot, but did not compete in the riding portion of the competition and finished ninth overall.