The NCGA Dismount: Week 3

We saw some major improvements this past weekend with Brockport, Ursinus, UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh all scoring multiple points better than their last outings. Ithaca and UW-Stout made strong season debuts but still have plenty of room to grow. And Gustavus is two for two in conference wins—its best opening record in years.

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.

Performance of the Week

In her first collegiate meet, Ithaca freshman Cameryn Nichols claimed the team’s top score on vault and floor en route to a 37.400the strongest all around performance we have seen in the division this year.

Stick of the Week

Ursinus sophomore Kaylin Knapsack stuck her double back at the end of her floor routine to score a 9.725, the seventh best score in a quad meet against three DI schools.

Overall Standings

Place Team Average
1 Brockport 187.175
2 UW-Whitewater 185.225
3 UW-La Crosse 184.088
4 Ithaca 184.050
4 UW-Oshkosh 184.050
6 Cortland 183.275
7 UW-Stout 183.250
8 Ursinus 183.163
9 Springfield 182.575
10 Hamline 181.700
11 Gustavus Adolphus 178.300
12 Winona State 178.150
13 UW-Eau Claire 177.063
14 Rhode Island College 176.788

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Alexis Castellaneta Brockport FX 9.775
Jessica Ahrens UW-La Crosse BB 9.750
Brooke Terry UW-Stout BB 9.750
Kaylin Knapsack Ursinus FX 9.725
Alexis Castellaneta Brockport BB 9.700
Carolyn Nichols Ithaca FX 9.700
Emma Schulz Ithaca BB 9.700
Megan Hanley Cortland BB 9.675
Courtney Kamberalis Brockport FX 9.675
Kaylin Knapsack Ursinus BB 9.675
Kacey Mortenson UW-La Crosse BB 9.675
Jensen Todd Brockport BB 9.675
Britney Wolfe UW-Stout BB 9.650
Skylar Haas Ursinus BB 9.625
Nicole Jackson Brockport VT 9.625
Kimberly Musall Brockport FX 9.625
Mikayla Bugge UW-Stout FX 9.600
Kyra Figurelli Brockport FX 9.600
Audrey Kaufman UW-La Crosse VT 9.600
Madeline Sowinski Hamline BB 9.600
Baylee Tkaczuk UW-Oshkosh UB 9.600

NCGA-East Meet of the Week

No. 70 Springfield and Ithaca at No. 66 Brockport
Full Results Brockport: 189.500 Ithaca: 184.050 Springfield: 182.850
VT: Jackson 9.625 UB: Eck 9.500 BB: Castellaneta 9.700 FX: Castellaneta 9.775 AA: Nichols 37.400

The Big Storyline: Brockport reminded everyone that it’s the reigning NCGA champion when it claimed the top spot over (arguably) its biggest competitor on the east coast, Ithaca, by nearly five and a half points. However, it should be noted this was the Golden Eagle’s third meet while it was only our first look at the Bombers. Ithaca freshman Cameryn Nicols was spectacular in her collegiate debut and proved she’s going to be a major contender for the national all around title. Though Springfield finished third in this tri-meet, the Pride did show some improvement on vault and bars. Of note, former national floor champion, senior Tali Twomey, has not competed in either of the team’s meets so far.

Implications: This score secured the top spot in the division for Brockport. Ithaca did not come out looking as strong as expected but is still tied with UW-Oshkosh for fourth. Springfield fell from third in the NCGA-East to fifth and will need to work on hitting bars if it wants to move back up the rankings.

WIAC Meet of the Week

No. 67 UW-Whitewater and UW-Stout at No. 71 UW-Oshkosh
Full Results UW-O: 186.200 UW-W: 184.625 UW-S: 183.250
VT: Gilot 9.475 UB: Tkaczuk 9.600 BB: Terry 9.750 FX: Bugge 9.600 AA: Wilson 36.700

The Big Storyline: UW-Stout opened its season this past weekend at an exciting tri-meet between all three of the WIAC’s 2019 NCGA competitors. An unfortunate bars rotation held the Blue Devils back a bit and led to a third place finish; however, they tallied a strong 47.550 on beam, which is the highest we have seen from a WIAC team this season. UW-Oshkosh had a much stronger meet with a team total nearly five points better than last week. The Titans saw improvement on every event, but their biggest improvement was the bars rotation highlighted by a 9.600 from two-time NCGA champ Baylee Tkaczuk. UW-Whitewater struggled a bit on bars and beam but managed to hold onto a second place finish thanks to a successful floor rotation.

Implications: UW-Whitewater remains the top ranked competitor in the WIAC despite a poorer performance than its first meet and loss to UW-Oshkosh. Meanwhile, the Titans, who are third in the WIAC right now, are headed down to Texas this week for a quad meet at TWU where they could see some higher scores that move them up the rankings.

The Rest

No. 72 Ursinus with No. 6 Minnesota and No. 44 Bowling Green at No. 33 Rutgers
Full Results Minnesota: 196.875 Rutgers: 194.550 BGSU: 191.025 Ursinus: 184.800
VT: Loper 9.925 UB: Fochler and Ramler 9.850 BB: Ramler 10.000 FX: Loper 9.900 AA: Ramler 39.550
No. 69 Cortland with No. 62 Southern Connecticut at No. 52 Temple
Full Results Temple: 190.675 SCSU: 187.500 Cortland: 185.075
VT: Castrence 9.800 UB: Castrence 9.800 BB: Castrence 9.825 FX: Castrence 9.850 AA: Castrence 39.275
No. 77 Rhode Island with No. 53 Yale and No. 64 Brown at No. 63 Bridgeport
Full Results Bridgeport: 193.625 Brown: 190.800 Yale: 190.375 RIC: 175.825
VT: Firth 9.800 UB: Baldovino 9.875 BB: Roland and Hansen 9.825 FX: Reimers 9.825 AA: Roland 39.125
No. 73 UW-La Crosse at No. 74 Hamline
Full Results UW-L: 186.825 Hamline: 182.550
VT: Kaufman 9.600 UB: Legault 9.550 BB: Ahrens 9.750 FX: Grant 9.425 AA: Mortenson 37.225
No. 78 UW-Eau Claire at No. 75 Gustavus Adolphus
Full Results Gustavus: 177.975 UW-EC: 176.525
VT: Benes 9.525 UB: Corbett 9.400 BB: Corbett 9.475 FX: Goeltl 9.400 AA: Corbett 37.275
No. 76 Winona State at No. 78 UW-Eau Claire
Full Results Winona: 177.650 UW-EC: 176.350
VT: Bryant 9.250 UB: Malecha 9.125 BB: Thome 8.850 FX: Zehr 9.500 AA: N/A

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