The NCGA Dismount: Week 7

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. 

Overall Standings

Place Team Average
1 Brockport 187.786
2 UW-Oshkosh 187.221
3 UW-Whitewater 186.767
4 UW-Stout 186.745
5 UW-La Crosse 186.288
6 Springfield 185.846
7 Cortland 185.783
8 Ursinus 185.185
9 Ithaca 184.925
10 Hamline 182.225
11 Winona State 181.654
12 Rhode Island College 178.882
13 Gustavus Adolphus 178.800
14 UW-Eau Claire 176.029

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Emma Schulz Cortland Floor 9.875
Emma Schulz Cortland Beam 9.825
Cameryn Nichols Ithaca Floor 9.825
Kimberly Musall Brockport Floor 9.825
Katie Holcomb Ithaca Beam 9.800
Jamie Sklenar Brockport Floor 9.775
Lauren Marshall UW-Whitewater Beam 9.775
Blaise Wilson UW-Whitewater Beam 9.775
Tali Twomey Springfield Floor 9.775
Karina Sabol UW-Whitewater Floor 9.775
Lauren Marshall  UW-Whitewater Vault 9.775
Glynis Curcione Cortland Bars 9.750
Kamryn Rodriguez Cortland Beam 9.750
Acacia Fossum UW-Whitewater Bars 9.750
Karina Sabol UW-Whitewater Beam 9.750
Shadae Boone UW-Stout Vault 9.725
Jamie Sklenar Brockport Beam 9.725
Emily North UW-Whitewater Beam 9.725
Blaise Wilson UW-Whitewater Floor 9.725
Annie Corbett Gustavus Beam 9.750
Alexis Castellaneta Brockport Beam 9.700

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

READ THIS NEXT: The Dismount: Week 7

Article by the editors of College Gym News

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