The NCGA Dismount: Week 9

The regular season is coming to an end, but these teams are heating up as we head into the postseason. Eau Claire broke a 180.000 for the first time this season while Stout broke a floor record that it had just set last year. Ithaca and Cortland set season highs on floor, and Ursinus set not one but two season highs on floor and beam to push them past reigning NCGA champ Brockport. 

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

Sara King, Springfield, Beam

Springfield junior Sara King has one of the prettiest beam routines in the division with a unique front aerial round off series. Her presence while performing on this event is phenomenal right from the start with her press handstand mount. Fun fact: King is originally from Slovenia and competed in the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples July of 2019 for Slovenia! 

Performer of the Week

Emma Grant, UW-La Crosse, Floor

Sophomore Emma Grant is a strong all-arounder, but floor is where she really shines! Check out her amazing 9.850 set from this past weekend, complete with a big double Arabian and some fantastic teammate choreography on the sidelines.

Overall Standings

Place Team SAS
1 UW-Whitewater 190.4313
2 UW-La Crosse 189.6375
3 Brockport 189.0063
4 UW-Stout 188.8438
5 UW-Oshkosh 188.8063
6 Springfield 188.2875
7 Cortland 188.2563
8 Ursinus 187.6313
9 Ithaca 187.2938
10 Winona 184.6063
11 Hamline 183.4625
12 Rhode Island College 181.2438
13 Gustavus Adolphus 180.8875
14 UW-Eau Claire 179.1125

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Emma Grant UW-La Crosse Floor 9.850
Lauren Marshall UW-Whitewater Vault 9.825
Katie Kalland Hamline Beam 9.800
Faith Mylin UW-Whitewater Floor 9.800
Belle Ihde UW-Stout Floor 9.800
Emma Grant UW-La Crosse Beam 9.800
Karina Sabol UW-Whitewater Floor 9.800
Brooke Terry UW-Stout Floor 9.800
Emma Schulz Cortland Floor 9.800
Cameryn Nichols Ithaca Floor 9.775
Emily Gilot UW-Oshkosh Vault 9.775
Alex Panetta Ursinus Bars 9.750
Skylar Haas Ursinus Beam 9.750
Shadae Boone UW-Stout Floor 9.750
Sara King Springfield Beam 9.750
Brooke Kachinsky UW-La Crosse Bars 9.725
Blaise Wilson UW-Whitewater Beam 9.725
Kaylin Knapsack Ursinus Beam 9.700
Jessica Ahrens UW-La Crosse Beam 9.700
Acacia Fossum UW-Whitewater Floor 9.700

NCGA-East Meet of the Week

No. 73 Springfield & No. 74 Ithaca at No. 72 Cortland
Full Results Springfield: 188.875 Ithaca: 187.500 Cortland: 186.925
VT: Ali Rushlow 9.550 UB: Sara King 9.575 BB: Sara King 9.750 FX: Emma Schulz 9.800 AA: Cameryn Nichols 37.850

The Big Storyline: Springfield started off strong on beam and kept its momentum going throughout the meet with standout performances from Sara King, who claimed the bar title with a 9.575 and beam title with a 9.750. Seniors Tali Twomey and Taylor Campagnone helped push the Pride past the competition with solid showings on floor that earned them a 9.650 and 9.625 respectively. Ithaca has shown great improvements with its overall consistency on each event. The Bombers had some trouble controlling their vault landings in previous meets, but there was no sign of that this weekend. Cortland had a few top finishers on beam and floor including Emma Schulz who claimed the second spot on beam with a 9.675 and won the floor title with a 9.800. Junior Julie Giardina was right behind Schulz in the third spot on beam with a 9.500, and junior Emily Speciale earned the fourth spot on floor with a 9.650. The Red Dragons had some uncharacteristic errors on bars, like casting over or dragging legs after an overshoot, that took a toll on their final team score. 

Implications: With this win Springfield was able to move ahead of Cortland into the second spot in the NCGA-East and sixth in the division. Ithaca will remain fifth in the NCGA-East and ninth in the division. Cortland will now be behind Springfield in both the NCGA-East and division rankings and will be looking to claim that second and sixth spot back with their home meet next weekend against Brockport.

Records: Sara King’s 9.750 on beam is a new personal career best for her on that event. 

WIAC Meet of the Week

No. 76 Winona State, No. 77 Hamline & No. 80 UW-Eau Claire at No. 71 UW-Stout
Full Results UW-Stout: 189.300 Hamline: 183.275 Winona State: 182.725 UW-Eau Claire: 181.600
VT: Shadae Boone 9.575 UB: Mallary Dick 9.500 BB: Katie Kalland 9.800 FX: Belle Ihde/Brooke Terry 9.800 AA: Terry 37.750

The Big Storyline: Eau Claire had its best meet of the season, breaking 180.000 for the first time this year. Andrea Gessner and Ashley Benes were the Blugold’s highest finishers of the day claiming fourth and fifth on vault. Hamline finished slightly ahead of Winona thanks to a strong floor rotation. Katie Kalland claimed the beam title for the Pipers with a huge 9.800. Stout was yet again, so close to a 190.000 but fell just a bit short. However, it was still a fantastic meet, and it easily came out ahead of the three other teams and claimed four of the five individual titles. Bars and floor were particularly strong for the Blue Devils as they swept the podium on both events.

Implications: This performance moved Stout ahead of Oshkosh in the rankings, so the Blue Devils are heading into conference championships ranked third in the WIAC. Winona and Hamline stayed No. 10 and No. 11 in the division and fifth and sixth in the WIAC. Eau Claire remained No. 14 in the division, however, its SAS increased by over a point thanks to this season-high performance.

Records: Stout broke the school floor record that it set last year with a whopping 48.450. 

No. 67 Brockport & No. 75 Ursinus with No. 53 Bowling Green at No. 41 Kent State
Full Results Kent State: 195.450 Bowling Green: 193.275 Ursinus: 188.125 Brockport: 187.725
VT: Samantha Marion 9.850 UB: Rachel DeCavitch 9.875 BB: Jovannah East 9.900 FX: Abby Fletcher 9.900 AA: DeCavitch 38.800


No. 68 UW-Oshkosh at No. 79 Gustavus Adolphus
Full Results UW-Oshkosh: 186.525 Gustavus Adolphus: 178.950
VT: Emily Gilot 9.775 UB: Annie Corbett/Gilot 9.425 BB: Corbett 9.625 FX: Olivia Keller 9.625 AA: Corbett 37.600


No. 69 UW-La Crosse at No. 70 UW-Whitewater
Full Results UW-Whitewater: 192.125 UW-La Crosse: 191.975
VT: Lauren Marshall 9.825 UB: Brooke Kachinsky 9.725 BB: Emma Grant 9.800 FX: Grant 9.850 AA: Grant/Blaise Wilson 38.475


No. 78 Rhode Island with No. 49 Bridgeport, No. 56 West Chester & No. 63 Brown at No. 66 Southern Connecticut
Full Results Bridgeport: 194.800 West Chester: 193.125 Southern Connecticut/Brown: 192.400 Rhode Island: 181.525
VT: Julianna Roland 9.850 UB: Hannah Stahlbrodt/Kathryn Doran/Melanie Wojewoda 9.875 BB: Bianca Leon/Maya Reimers 9.825 FX: Reimers 9.925 AA: Stahlbrodt 39.075

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Article by Rachel Riesterer and Allie DiBiase

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