The NCGA Dismount: Week 9

The WIAC competed at its regional championships this weekend, with Oshkosh, Whitewater and La Crosse automatically qualifying to nationals as a team. Breaking yet another team program record, Oshkosh proved that it is ready to take on Brockport and the rest of the East at nationals. In NCGA-East action, teams competed in their final regular season competition before regionals. Springfield, Cortland, Ursinus and Rhode Island continued to smash records, some set just this season and others that stood for five years or more. This week, the East will determine its three qualifiers to nationals, confirming the championship field. 

Springfield Smashing Scores 

MacKenzie MacLeod, Beam, 9.875

The Pride joined the NCGA-East record-breaking season in a big way, toppling the previous beam record of 9.775 by a FULL TENTH. A record that had been previously set twice in 2015 and once in 2018. Now entering the Springfield history book, MacKenzie MacLeod

A Routine That’s Worth the Hype

Emily Buffington, Vault, 9.875

We’ve been talking about how amazing Emily Buffington’s vault is all season. This weekend she upped her performance when the stakes were raised. She took home the West Regional/conference event title with a 9.875. Her vault starts from a 9.900.

Social Media Moment of the Week

Kiara Brown, UW-Stout

If fans want to know what really goes on in a gymnastics practice, take a peek at UW-Stout’s latest “mic’d up” segment on its Instagram. Kiara Brown was the first to get the mic, and she gave us enough joy to last the rest of the week. 

Overall Standings

4La Crosse190.2063
7Rhode Island185.2313
9Eau Claire184.8188
13Gustavus Adolphus182.9875

Top Scores

Emily BuffingtonOshkoshVault9.875
Glynis CurcioneCortlandBars9.875
MacKenzie MacLeodSpringfieldBeam9.875
Rachel ChesleyLa CrosseFloor9.825
Emily BuffingtonOshkoshBars9.850
Lexi CastellanetaBrockportFloor9.800
Olivia KeyesRhode IslandFloor9.800
Kaylie BerensOshkoshBars9.775
Lexi CastellanetaBrockportBeam9.775
Rachel ChesleyLa CrosseVault9.775
Emily GilotOshkoshVault9.775
Rahdea JarvisOshkoshBars9.775
Kerrie LegaultLa CrosseBars9.775
Rachel LewellenWhitewaterVault9.775
Emily NorthWhitewaterFloor9.775
Kennedy O’ConnorWinonaVault9.775
Abigail SchwerdtUrsinusBars9.775
Kara WelshWhitewaterVault9.775
Kyra FigurelliBrockportFloor9.750
Emma GrantLa CrosseBeam9.750
Kelsey KolhoffWhitewaterFloor9.750
Syndey SchumakerBrockportVault9.750
Effie FergusonStoutBeam9.725
Kamryn RodriguezCortlandFloor9.725
Amelia BaileyIthacaBeam9.700
Mikala BuggeStoutVault9.700
Kelsey GatesRhode IslandFloor9.700
Molly LyngaasLa CrosseBars9.700
Andrea O’ConnellEau ClaireFloor9.700
Sophie ParquetSpringfieldBeam9.700
Sophia ReddingGustavusVault9.700
Trinity SawyerOshkoshBars9.700
Trinity SawyerOshkoshFloor9.700
Taiya StelmachowskiWhitewaterVault9.700
Emma TuckerRhode IslandBeam9.700
Alex WoodLa CrosseVault9.700
Samantha ZeilingerOshkoshBars9.700

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