Sunisa Lee Auburn

The Dismount: Conference Championships

Conference championships week is over and man did it deliver. The top three teams in the country all tallied the exact same score, three gymnasts scored perfect 10s with the more difficult four-judge panels and new conference champions were crowned. Catch up on everything you missed with superlatives, results, recaps and more below.

Best Stick Object

Stanford’s Evergreen Stick

Stanford’s had a stick stick for a while now, but for Pac-12s it upgraded to the stick of its mascot. We’re obsessed.

Big Ten Mistake of the Week

Nebraska head coach…Dan Kendig?

Whether it’s the Big Ten or BTN, it was only a matter of time before this week’s screw up would present itself—and this instance was an awkward one to be sure.

Best Footwear

Lorraine Galow, Bridgeport

There were a LOT of good shoes this weekend from coaches across the country. However, we’re partial to these purple sparkly heels from Bridgeport head coach Lorraine Galow.

Best Show of Emotion

Ryan Snider, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh wasn’t thrilled with judging on vault during session one of the EAGL championship. Snider was overheard shouting, “Thanks for doing absolutely nothing!” after having a heated discussion. We, for one, love this ball sport attitude toward officiating.

A Dynamic Duo Worth the Hype

Angelica Labat and Alana Laster, Illinois State

Labat and Laster entered the MIC championship as the conference Gymnast of the year and Newcomer of the year, respectively. The meet ended with the duo one-two in the all around after strong individual performances. Labat successfully defended her all around title from 2021 thanks to consistency across the board. We’d love to see her gigantic Ray with the SEC height graphics. Laster stuck her Yurchenko one and a half, yet again. Let’s see if this one goes viral. 

Most Heartfelt Moment

Ariana Castrence, Temple

After getting injured on floor in the first session of the EAGL championship, Ariana Castrence had to sit in the stands while the awards were announced after the meet. When she was announced as the EAGL Senior Gymnast of the Year, she burst into tears as all her teammates got up to accept the award on her behalf.

Best Celebration Prop

MRGC, Blow-up Ring

Utah State celebrated its first MRGC title with a blow-up ring. Who doesn’t want to do that? We think every conference needs one. 

Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps of top meets or particularly exciting matchups, and even links to watch archived broadcasts.

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