The NCGA Dismount: Week 8

No. 9 Ithaca defeated No. 2 Brockport, UW-La Crosse broke 190.000 for the first time since 2018 and UW-Stout had two top three finishes in its dual meet against DII Lindenwood, so you could say it was a good weekend in DIII gymnastics.

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

Amy Eck, Brockport, Bars

Eck has been extremely consistent for Brockport on this event. The junior always attacks her bar routine with confidence. This past weekend was no different, and she even found the stick on her stellar double layout dismount.

Stick of the Week

Jessi Rondeau, UW-Whitewater, Bars

Warhawk senior Jessi Rondeau was a staple in the bars lineup last season but struggled with consistency. This year, she’s shown a lot of improvement, scoring a 9.525 and a 9.450 in her last two outings and capped off her routine with a beautiful stuck double layout during the team’s meet against Hamline and Winona.

Performer of the Week

Tisana Lowe, Hamline, Floor

From exciting acrobatics (like a gainer back tuck to prone!) to strong tumbling, this is a routine you don’t want to miss! 

Overall Standings

Place Team Team SAS
1 UW-Whitewater 189.3063
2 Brockport 189.0063
3 UW-Oshkosh 188.8063
4 UW-La Crosse 188.5313
5 UW-Stout 188.3000
6 Cortland 188.2563
7 Springfield 187.6938
8 Ursinus 187.0813
9 Ithaca 186.8438
10 Winona State 184.4125
11 Hamline 182.9438
12 Gustavus Adolphus 180.8063
13 Rhode Island 180.7625
14 UW-Eau Claire 177.8438

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Nicole Jackson Brockport Vault 9.825
Shadae Boone UW-Stout Vault 9.800
Kaylin Knapsack Ursinus Floor 9.775
Kerrie Legault UW-La Crosse Bars 9.750
Britney Wolfe UW-Stout Beam 9.750
Courtney Christoforo Ithaca Bars 9.750
Cameryn Nichols Ithaca Vault 9.750
Paige Landes Ithaca Floor 9.725
Amy Eck Brockport Bars 9.725
Jamie Sklenar Brockport Vault 9.725
Alexis Griffin Ithaca Floor 9.700
Katie Holcomb Ithaca Beam 9.700
Cassidy Marquette Ithaca Vault 9.700
Emma Schulz Cortland Floor 9.700
Jessica Ahrens  UW-La Crosse Beam 9.675
Ali Rushlow Springfield Floor 9.675
Hailey DiCicco Ursinus Bars 9.675
Emmie White Brockport Floor 9.675
Taylor Cusick Ursinus Floor 9.675
Carlie Beatty UW-Stout Beam 9.675

NCGA-East Meet of the Week

No. 68 Brockport & No. 75 Ursinus at No. 76 Ithaca
Full Results Ithaca: 186.725 Brockport: 186.550 Ursinus: 185.825
VT: Nicole Jackson 9.825 UB: Courtney Christoforo 9.750 BB: Skylar Haas 9.625 FX: Kaylin Knapsack 9.775 AA: Cameryn Nichols 36.450

The Big Storyline: Ithaca finally picked up its first win of the season even with a shaky beam rotation. The Bombers only had one hit beam routine out of their six gymnast lineup but made up for that with extremely successful vault and floor rotations. This was Ursinus’ second meet in three days, and it was able to improve about four tenths on its vault and floor event totals from the Pink Invite two days prior. It was evident that the Bears have even more room for improvement on floor by just adjusting some details, like raising their chests on landings. Brockport seemed to play around with its lineups a little, and we got to see some girls that have not competed in previous meets. This was the first time we saw freshman Nikky Aiello on bars, freshman Lauren Blaire on beam and floor, senior Alyssa Klock on beam, junior Kylie Moran on beam and freshmen Hunter Czajkowski, Emmie White and Rachel Swick on floor. From the looks of it, Coach Feeney decided to rest some of his gymnasts and let the freshmen get more experience out on the competition floor. 

Implications: Ursinus will move past Ithaca into fourth in the NCGA-East and eighth in the overall DIII rankings. This puts Ithaca in fifth in the NCGA-East and ninth right behind Ursinus in the overall DIII rankings. Brockport continues to be first in the NCGA-East but slipped behind UW-Whitewater and will now be ranked second in DIII. 

Records: All three schools achieved a vault total season high—Brockport with a 48.175, Ithaca with a 47.900 and Ursinus with a 47.650. Ithaca also recorded a season high on floor with a 48.175, and Brockport’s bars total of 47.575 was a season high.

WIAC Meet of the Week

No. 70 UW-Whitewater & No. 77 Hamline at No. 78 Winona State
Full Results UW-Whitewater: 187.975 Winona State: 184.525 Hamline: 182.575
VT: Tisana Lowe/Lauren Marshall 9.600 UB: Acacia Fossum 9.550 BB: Kelly Johnston 9.650 FX: Shelsea Zehr 9.525 AA: Blaise Wilson 37.925

The Big Storyline: Although this was an easy win for Whitewater, Winona and Hamline also had strong showings that resulted in both scoring their second highest team scores of the season. All three teams were represented in individual event titles with Hamline’s Tisana Lowe and Whitewater’s Lauren Marshall sharing the vault title for their clean Yurchenko fulls, Whitewater’s Acacia Fossum claimed bars, while Winona’s Kelly Johnston and Shelsea Zehr took the title on beam and floor, respectively. Johnston is always rock solid on beam and was Winona’s sole NCGA qualifier last season where she finished fifth on the event. She’s currently ranked seventh in the division and with a hit set like the one she had this past weekend, she could definitely be a title contender. In addition to her vault performance, Lowe was also a standout on floor, taking second place for her fun and energetic set (see Performer of the Week video above), and finished second in the all around with a strong 37.325. 

Implications: Although this wasn’t Whitewater’s strongest meet of the season, it was enough to drop one of the lower scores it was still counting, which moved it up from third to first in the rankings. Neither Winona nor Hamline moved in the rankings. These teams remain fifth and sixth in the WIAC standings and 10th and 11th in the overall standings.

No. 68 Brockport & No. 75 Ursinus at No. 76 Ithaca
Full Results Ithaca: 186.725 Brockport: 186.550 Ursinus: 185.825
VT: Nicole Jackson 9.825 UB: Courtney Christoforo 9.750 BB: Skylar Haas 9.625 FX: Kaylin Knapsack 9.775 AA: Cameryn Nichols 36.450
No. 69 UW-Oshkosh at No. 81 UW-Eau Claire
Full Results UW-Oshkosh: 186.900 UW-Eau Claire: 178.700
VT: Emily Gilot 9.650 UB: Baylee Tkaczuk 9.450 BB: Kaira Hammond/Tkaczuk 9.525 FX: Rahdea Jarvis 9.575 AA: Jordan Ehde 34.900
No. 71 UW-Stout at No. 48 Lindenwood
Full Results Lindenwood: 195.075 UW-Stout: 189.725
VT: Aleah Leman 9.850 UB: Courtney Mitchell 9.850 BB: Emily Milliet 9.800 FX: Kyndall Baze 9.775 AA: Brooke Terry 37.850
No. 74 Cortland at No. 76 Ithaca
Full Results Cortland: 188.150 Ithaca: 185.550
VT: Cassidy Marquette 9.650 UB: Glynis Curcione 9.650 BB: Katie Holcomb 9.700 FX: Emma Schulz 9.700 AA: Megan Hanley 37.575
Unite for Her with No. 75 Ursinus and No. 52 Temple, No. 55 Illinois State, No. 58 West Chester, No. 65 Southern Connecticut
Full Results Temple: 194.450 Illinois State: 193.800 West Chester: 192.000 Southern Connecticut: 190.250 Ursinus: 186.250
VT: Ariana Castrence 9.850 UB: Jazmyn Estrella 9.950 BB: Delaney Garin/Estrella 9.800 FX: Gabriella Cooke 9.850 AA: Cooke 39.075
No. 79 Rhode Island at No. 73 Springfield
Full Results Springfield: 186.650 Rhode Island: 179.600
VT: Ali Rushlow/Taylor Jackson 9.550 UB: Sara King 9.500 BB: Grace Davis 9.375 FX: Rushlow 9.675 AA: Kelsey Gates 36.200
No. 80 Gustavus Adolphus at No. 72 UW-La Crosse
Full Results UW-La Crosse: 190.375 Gustavus Adolphus: 173.075
VT: Jessica Ahrens 9.650 UB: Kerrie Legault 9.750 BB: Ahrens 9.675 FX: Emma Grant 9.650 AA: Brooke Merila 36.650

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