Third time’s the charm! After three weeks of waiting, all of the NCGA teams are finally in action. Brockport hit the road to Rhode Island College, where it continued its win streak, but the Anchormen still set three program records led by Olivia Keyes. UW-Whitewater entered the rankings with a Division III best 38.100 all-around performance from Faith Mylin. Ursinus hosted Cortland, Ithaca and Springfield, sweeping all three teams in its home opener. Currently, the same few faces are at the top of the rankings, but it’s going to be a battle for that No. 1 seed this year. Stay tuned.
Glow-Up of the Week
Brockport at Rhode Island
Olivia Keyes set three program records, Kelsey Gates tied Keyes for a floor program record and after a shaky home opener where it counted several falls, Brockport swung back and added two points to its bars score, including Bushey leading the way with a 9.575, a personal record for her. Lexi Castellaneta notched a 9.750 for a career high on vault. Every single event winner scored a program high or set a new career best.
Stick of the Week
Emily Buffington, vault, 9.700
Buffington has been killing it so far this season, and this vault was no different. She just keeps getting better!
Emma Grant, Beam, 9.775
After missing the first meet of the season, senior Emma Grant has been THE beam queen the last two meets, posting a 9.800 and 9.775. Grant’s routine isn’t just clean, it also features a unique switch-foot aerial valued at an E. She currently sits as the No. 1 NCGA beam worker in the country.
Mascot of the Week
Lucky Hot Dog, UW-Oshkosh
The picture really speaks for itself. It’s cute and lucky enough to help the Titans bring home the victory. What more could you ask for?
Streaming Experience of the Week
Nothing quite says Thursday night gymnastics like a tent at dusk. After several refreshes, fans found out that there indeed was not a live stream. The Blu Golds rectified the situation by going live on Instagram so no one would miss a routine.
|Emma Grant||UW-La Crosse||Beam||9.775|
|Kelsey Gates||Rhode Island||Floor||9.750|
|Olivia Keyes||Rhode Island||Floor||9.750|
|Sophia Redding||Gustavus Adolphus||Bars||9.700|
|Olivia Keyes||Rhode Island||Beam||9.675|
|Rachel Chesley||UW-La Crosse||Floor||9.650|
|Kerrie Legault||UW-La Crosse||Bars||9.650|
|Kyla Dickson||UW-La Crosse||Beam||9.625|
|Madi Vanderpool||UW-La Crosse||Vault||9.625|
|Rachel Chesley||UW-La Crosse||Bars||9.600|
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps and more.
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Eau Claire
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stout
Hamline at Winona State
Brockport at Rhode Island College
Cortland, Ithaca and Springfield at Ursinus
Gustavus Adolphus at UW-Whitewater
Article by Allison Freeman and Tavia Smith
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