UW-Eau Claire and Winona State at UW-La Crosse
|Full Results||UW-La Crosse: 190.025||Winona State: 185.050||UW-Eau Claire: 184.225|
|VT: Chesley 9.750||UB: Legault 9.675||BB: Grant 9.750||FX: Danninger 9.575||AA: Stoltz 37.650|
The Big Storyline: In honor of senior night, UW-La Crosse came home with its second-straight 190-plus and two conference victories. The Eagles captured all four event titles in its second best showing of the season. Senior Emma Grant continued her dominance on beam while adding floor back to her repertoire. Tia Ravara continued to make her mark on the UW-Eau Claire beam lineup as well, sliding into the fourth all-time with a 9.700. The reigning WIAC gymnast of the week Bryce Stoltz put together another strong all around performance highlighted by a 9.625 on beam. The Warriors and Blugolds continued their steady improvements on bars with another season high on the event.
Implications: Both Eau Claire and Winona State will move up slightly in the NCGA rankings for the time being. The question is, will these teams be able to hold on to their new positions through the end of the Sunday competitions. Rhode Island is within striking distance of Winona State, while Cortland is just over three tenths behind Eau Claire. UW-La Crosse has solidified the fourth spot, distancing itself from Ithaca College. However, the Eagles are over a point behind Whitewater at the moment. The beam team surpassed the 48 mark for the first time this season. Consistency on bars will be the goal moving into conference championship week. That’s the only way the La Crosse will be able to keep it close with Whitewater and Oshkosh.