It was another exciting meet weekend filled with more season highs and more team records. First and foremost, we saw reigning NCGA champ Brockport sneak past the competition to finish first in a challenging quad meet that featured all three 2019 NCGA-East national qualifiers, as well as DI opponent Cornell. DIII gymnasts claimed the top three spots on vault and top five spots on beam at this meet. Another big moment from this weekend was Gustavus’ record-breaking beam squad. In the second meet of a double meet weekend, the Gusties scored a team season high and shattered the record on beam, breaking a 47.000 for the first time in school history.
Below you’ll not only find fast facts from every NCGA meet this weekend (for more on DI and USAG teams, check out their respective Dismounts), but the overall NCGA standings, top scores and a few superlatives for some of our favorite moments as well.
Routine of the Week
Katie Holcomb, Ithaca College, Beam
This junior from Ithaca showed off a fantastic beam set this weekend. She gets things started right away with a difficult front tuck mount, hits her handspring layout series and got the stick with her handspring + gainer layout full off the side of the beam. This routine helped Ithaca reach a season high on beam with a 47.300.
Performer of the Week
Grace Davis, Rhode Island College, Floor
Not only does this routine showcase RIC senior Grace Davis’ great front tumbling, it is nearly impossible to watch without smiling. From her Rudi to the music change to Mambo No. 5, this routine is such an entertaining performance.
Heartfelt Moment of the Week
La Crosse Gymnastics Team – Rotation for Donation
The UW-L gymnastics team, along with many other colleges and clubs around the country, participated in Rotation for Donation. This nation-wide event honored life-saving organ donors including the Eagles’ teammate Maddie Grobmeier who passed away this past summer.
|12||Rhode Island College||178.882|
NCGA-East Meet of the Week
|No. 72 Springfield at No. 80 Rhode Island|
|Full Results||Springfield: 186.500||Rhode Island: 181.550|
|VT: Ali Rushlow 9.575||UB: Sara King 9.450||BB: Taylor Campagnone 9.525||FX: Tali Twomey 9.775||AA: Kelsey Gates 36.825|
The Big Storyline: Rhode Island College is slowly but surely improving week by week. It has struggled finding six solid bar routines for its lineup, but its floor is strong enough to make up for that. The Anchorwomen showed that they have depth in their floor lineup, putting up six solid routines that included a gorgeous front double full from freshman Kelsey Gates and two solid double tucks from seniors Chandler Lynn and Kyndel Yett. Their two exhibition routines, which included another double tuck from junior Christa Vaccaro, also have the potential to make it in their lineup in the near future. Springfield College had an uncharacteristic first rotation on bars and needed to count a couple errors but were able to come back and show some amazing vaults. Senior Tali Twomey, who is now back in both the vault and floor lineup, and junior Ali Rushlow both stuck their vaults to help the Pride reach a 47.425 on vault, which is their new season high on that event.
Implications: Springfield will remain in second behind Brockport in the NCGA-East but fell down from sixth to seventh in the overall DIII rankings. Rhode Island College will remain sixth in the NCGA-East but will move past Gustavus Adolphus into the 12th spot in the overall DIII rankings. If Rhode Island keeps this pace up it can finish its season with its highest ranking it has seen in over 10 years.
Records: Rhode Island set three event total season highs on vault, bars and floor with a 46.675, 43.475 and 46.950. Springfield reached a season high on vault with a 47.425.
WIAC Meet of the Week
|No. 73 UW-Whitewater with No. 54 UC Davis at No. 57 Air Force|
|Full Results||UC Davis: 195.475||Air Force: 193.250||UW-Whitewater: 192.700|
|VT: Logan Clagg/Cortney Cunningham 9.800||UB: Clagg/Gabby Landess 9.850||BB: Amber Boll 9.900||FX: Clagg/Landess 9.800||AA: Landess 39.250|
The Big Storyline: The Warhawks held their own against DI opponents UC Davis and Air Force this past weekend, claiming two top three individual finishes, as well as tallying a higher team score than Air Force on vault and floor. Senior Lauren Marshall led the team on vault and beam with scores of 9.775 on both events. This score was good enough for third on vault. Another senior, Acacia Fossum, was the Warhawks’ highest finisher on bars with a 9.750. Of note, Fossum scored higher than reigning USAG national bar champ Anna Salamone, who garnered a 9.700 for her efforts. Freshman floor star Karina Sabol claimed third on the event with a 9.775. And finally, Whitewater’s all arounder Blaise Wilson had her best performance ever, totaling a respectable 38.825, which was the second highest all around score in school history.
Implications: Whitewater’s huge score moved the team from sixth all the way up to third in the division. The Warhawks also pulled ahead of both Stout and La Crosse this week to claim the second spot in the WIAC.
Records: The team’s 48.575 on beam was a school record, and its 192.700 is the fourth highest score in school history.
|No. 68 Brockport, No. 75 Cortland & No. 76 Ithaca at No. 66 Cornell|
|Full Results||Brockport: 189.800||Cornell: 189.775||Cortland: 189.025||Ithaca: 188.625|
|VT: Cassidy Marquette 9.675||UB: Amy Shen 9.800||BB: Emma Schulz 9.825||FX: Maddison Smith/Samantha Henry/Schulz 9.875||AA: Megan Hanley 38.000|
|No. 77 Hamline at No. 69 UW-Oshkosh|
|Full Results||UW-Oshkosh: 188.825||Hamline: 181.200|
|VT: Emily Gilot 9.550||UB: Baylee Tkaczuk 9.625||BB: Madeline Sowinski 9.550||FX: Olivia Keller 9.650||AA: Tisana Lowe 36.100|
|No. 78 Winona State at No. 71 UW-La Crosse|
|Full Results||UW-La Crosse: 187.550||Winona State: 181.950|
|VT: Jessica Ahrens/Megan Hawkins 9.475||UB: Madi Vanderpool 9.625||BB: Ahrens 9.650||FX: Emma Grant 9.600||AA: N/A|
|No. 79 Gustavus Adolphus at No. 70 UW-Stout|
|Full Results||UW-Stout: 187.125||Gustavus Adolphus: 173.800|
|VT: Shadae Boone 9.725||UB: Belle Ihde 9.450||BB: Britney Wolfe 9.650||FX: Ihde 9.650||AA: Brooke Terry 37.550|
|No. 79 Gustavus Adolphus with No. 67 Centenary and No. 60 Seattle Pacific at No. 48 Lindenwood|
|Full Results||Lindenwood: 194.475||Seattle Pacific: 191.425||Centenary: 188.925||Gustavus Adolphus: 184.800|
|VT: Darian Burns 9.825||UB: Burns 9.800||BB: Katie Bailey/Mackenzy Chavez/ Courtney Mitchell 9.800||FX: Ryan Henry/Burns 9.825||AA: Henry 38.850|
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