The NCGA Dismount: Week 6

With just a few more meets left in the regular season, we are starting to see teams ramp up the difficulty while also becoming more consistent and steadily making their way up the rankings. This past weekend, we saw upsets from UW-Whitewater and UW-La Crosse, season highs from seven teams (yes, you read that right… SEVEN TEAMS!) and some impressive sticks and saves across the country. 

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

Glynis Curcione, Cortland, bars

Glynis Curcione has a jam-packed routine that includes a Maloney, a Ray + bail and a blind full + double back. She makes everything look effortless despite competing one of the most difficult sets in DIII. 

Stick of the Week

Danielle Malecha, UW-Eau Claire, beam

Blugold sophomore Danielle Malecha claimed the beam title this past weekend in the team’s matchup against Hamline. Though her whole set was lovely, the icing on the cake was a stuck round-off one and a half dismount!

Save of the Week

Brooke Merila, Gustavus Adolphus, bars (video No. 3)

Honestly one of the most impressive gymnastics saves you’ll ever see. For real. Just watch.

Best Hair

UW-Whitewater Gymnastics Team

The Warhawks post their #MeetHairMagic before every meet, but they really crushed it this weekend with this original ‘do.

Overall Standings

Place Team Average
1 Brockport 187.450
2 UW-Oshkosh 186.900
3 UW-Stout 186.650
4 UW-La Crosse 186.035
5 Springfield 185.715
6 UW-Whitewater 185.580
7 Ursinus 185.185
8 Cortland 185.135
9 Ithaca 184.000
10 Hamline 182.481
11 Winona State 181.595
12 Gustavus Adolphus 178.600
13 Rhode Island 178.438
14 UW-Eau Claire 176.029

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Tali Twomey Springfield Floor 9.825
Emily North UW-Whitewater Beam 9.800
Emma Schulz Cortland Beam 9.800
Kelly Johnston Winona State Beam 9.775
Emma Schulz Cortland Floor 9.775
Kamryn Rodriguez Cortland Beam 9.750
Taylor Campagnone Springfield Floor 9.750
Trinity Sawyer UW-Oshkosh Vault 9.750
Shadae Boone UW-Stout Vault 9.750
Courtney Christoforo Ithaca Bars 9.750
Skylar Haas Ursinus Beam 9.750
Annie Corbett Gustavus Adolphus Beam 9.725
Ali Rushlow Springfield Floor 9.725
Cameryn Nichols Ithaca Beam 9.725
Karina Sabol UW-Whitewater Floor 9.725
Emily Gilot UW-Oshkosh Vault 9.700
Cameryn Nichols Ithaca Floor 9.700
MacKenzie MacLeod Springfield Floor 9.700
Karina Sabol UW-Whitewater Beam 9.700
Baylee Tkaczuk UW-Oshkosh Beam 9.700
Olivia Opheim UW-La Crosse Beam 9.700

NCGA-East Meet of the Week

No. 75 Ursinus & No. 76 Ithaca at No. 73 Springfield
Full Results Springfield: 189.925 Ursinus: 188.950 Ithaca: 186.325
VT: Cassidy Marquette 9.650 UB: Courtney Christoforo 9.750 BB: Skylar Haas 9.750 FX: Tali Twomey 9.825 AA: Cameryn Nichols 37.975

The Big Storyline: This was a big tri-meet for the NCGA-East. Before the meet, Springfield and Ursinus had team season highs that were half a point within each other. Springfield was able to put everything together and notch a new season high of 189.925. The Pride had an amazing beam rotation and hit six-for-six but needed to rally together on floor during their last rotation after their first gymnast, Devon Rosier, injured her foot on her last pass. They were able to do so with help from Tali Twomey who made her senior season debut with a stunning 9.825 floor routine. Ursinus had a strong showing on all four events and posted the highest event totals of the day on vault and bars with a 47.250 and 47.200, respectively. This led the Bears to a season high of 188.950. Lastly, Ithaca found itself reaching a season high of its own with a 186.325. The Bombers continue to show that they are very strong on vault and floor, but are still looking for that consistency on beam.

Implications: Springfield will remain second behind Brockport in the NCGA-East rankings and will move ahead of UW-Whitewater into sixth in the overall DIII rankings. Ursinus will move into the third spot in the NCGA-East and the eighth spot in DIII, moving past Cortland in both of those rankings. Ithaca will remain in fifth and 10th in the NCGA-East and overall DIII rankings.

Records: All three teams recorded season highs with their team scores of 189.925 for Springfield, 188.950 for Ursinus and 186.325 for Ithaca.

WIAC Meet of the Week

No. 70 UW-La Crosse at No. 69 UW-Stout
Full Results UW-La Crosse: 187.825 UW-Stout: 187.000
VT: Shadae Boone 9.750 UB: Mallary Dick 9.600 BB: Olivia Opheim 9.700 FX: Audrey Kaufman 9.575 AA: Brooke Terry 37.600

The Big Storyline: These two teams have been neck and neck in the rankings, so we knew this would be an exciting meet. However, we weren’t prepared for how close it would truly turn out to be. The whole way through, these teams were just a few tenths apart, but after a stellar routine from beam lead-off Olivia Opheim and a season best performance from the rest of the La Crosse beam squad, the Eagles distanced themselves in the final rotation and claimed the W. Though the Blue Devils fell a bit short, they still looked quite strong. Some highlights include a stuck Yurchenko 1.5 from Shadae Boone for a meet-high score of 9.750, and a beautiful and difficult bar routine from Mallary Dick.

Implications: This meet ultimately didn’t change the rankings much with Stout still sitting in second in the WIAC while La Crosse is third; however, the Eagles’ average score crept up a bit and tightened the gap between them and the Blue Devils, though. 

Records: La Crosse recorded a season high on beam with a 47.700.

No. 67 Brockport at No. 52 Yale
Full Results Yale: 194.175 Brockport: 188.750
VT: Aimee Titche/Alyssa Firth 9.800 UB: Jade Buford 9.850 BB: Lindsay Chia 9.825 FX: Firth 9.775 AA: Buford 38.650
Harley Davidson Invite with No. 68 UW-Oshkosh, No. 72 UW-Whitewater & No. 79 Gustavus Adolphus
Full Results UW-Whitewater: 188.925 UW-Oshkosh: 187.825 Gustavus Adolphus: 179.150
VT: Trinity Sawyer 9.750 UB: Baylee Tkaczuk 9.600 BB: Emily North 9.800 FX: Karina Sabol 9.725 AA: Blaise Wilson 38.350
No. 74 Cortland at No. 54 West Chester
Full Results West Chester: 192.425 Cortland: 188.025
VT: Kiah Johnson 9.650 UB: Yolanda Nodarse 9.775 BB: Emma Schulz 9.800 FX: Jessica Meakim 9.875 AA: Meakim 38.875
No. 77 Hamline at No. 81 UW-Eau Claire
Full Results Hamline: 181.075 UW-Eau Claire: 178.550
VT: Tisana Lowe 9.450 UB: Emma Barry 9.275 BB: Danielle Malecha 9.600 FX: Lowe 9.600 AA: Madeline Sowinski 36.675
No. 78 Winona State at No. 71 Centenary
Full Results Centenary: 191.050 Winona State: 186.900
VT: Cami Bea Austin 9.725 UB: Xian Baumgartner 9.600 BB: Kelly Johnston 9.775 FX: Austin 9.825 AA: Kendall Sanders 36.575
No. 80 Rhode Island at No. 49 Bridgeport
Full Results Bridgeport: 193.950 Rhode Island: 180.250
VT: Julianna Roland 9.750 UB: Hayley Bangart 9.800 BB: Maya Reimers 9.875 FX: Reimers 9.950 AA: Roland 39.100


Article by the editors of College Gym News

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