Oshkosh Beam

The NCGA Dismount: NCGA Nationals

For the first time in three years, a national champion has been crowned! With an exciting turn of events, UW-Oshkosh upset No. 1 Brockport to take the title with a new program record performance. The meet came down to the team that could remain consistent throughout, and the Titans could not be denied. The national stage was also a place for individuals to shine with Mikala Bugge and Kennedy O’Connor snagging a share of the vault title, and Olivia Keyes had another program-record-breaking day to take second all-around and on beam. 2022 has proven to be a tide-turning year in Division III gymnastics with records dropping left and right. Here’s to hoping that these trends will continue into seasons to come. 

Cut out of the Week

Shemar Moore, courtesy of Ithaca

The Criminal Minds star made an appearance at practice day just as he did at the NCGA-East regional. We suppose gymnastics really is becoming popular.

Hype Video of the Week


Oshkosh has been on its social media game all season long, but this video even got us motivated enough to want to do a flip or two. We loved seeing hype videos making their way to Division III gymnastics this season. We guess it did the trick. The Titans did indeed “Finish it,” and came home with the gold. 

Glitter Hair of the Week


Springfield definitely didn’t leave the glitter at home. After all, any team knows that the key to a good meet is glitter. The more, the better. 

Sentimental Favorite Win of the Week

Mikala Bugge, vault, 9.800

In her sixth year, one season after sitting out due to an Achilles rupture, Mikala Bugge is the 2022 vault champion. Her front handspring front tuck half soared through the sky and came up nearly stuck. It was the perfect ending to an amazing career. 

Tear-Jerking Moment of the Week

Senior Circle

The end of a season marks the end of careers for all the senior athletes. There is a tradition for NCGA teams of the entire nationals competitive field to surround the seniors as they stand arm in arm. Thank goodness the Flo feed turned off before we had the chance to get tearful.  

Overall Standings

PlaceTeamNationals score
3UW-La Crosse192.575

Top Scores

Kyra FigurelliBrockportFloor9.900
Sarah KnetzkeWhitewaterBeam9.875
Kelsey GatesRhode IslandFloor9.850
Mikala BuggeStoutVault9.800
Emily BuffingtonOshkoshBars9.800
Taylor BusheyBrockportBars9.800
Effie FergusonStoutBeam9.800
Natalie GaliotoBrockportBeam9.800
Olivia KeyesRhode IslandBeam9.800
Kelsey KollhoffWhitewaterBeam9.800
Kerrie LegaultLa CrosseBars9.800
Faith MylinWhitewaterFloor9.800
Kennedy O’ConnorWinona StateVault9.800
Winter OsborneSpringfieldBars9.800
Kirsten PaultreBrockportFloor9.800
Trinity SawyerOshkoshFloor9.800
Emmie WhiteBrockportFloor9.800
Amelia BaileyIthacaBeam9.775
Lexi CastellanetaBrockportBeam9.775
Jillian FreymanIthacaBeam9.775
Natalie GaliotoBrockportFloor9.775
Lauren GobleWhitewaterBeam9.775
Olivia KellerOshkoshBeam9.775
Olivia KeyesRhode Island Floor9.775
Olivia OpheimLa CrosseBeam9.775
Kara WelshWhitewaterVault9.775
Alex WoodLa CrosseVault9.775
Amelia BaileyIthacaFloor9.750
Abby BangCortlandFloor9.750
Kaylie BerensOshkoshBeam9.750
Jenna DanningerLa CrosseFloor9.750
Kaira HammondOshkoshBeam9.750
Rahdea JarvisOshkoshBars9.750
MacKenzie MacLeodSpringfieldFloor9.750
Emily NorthWhitewaterFloor9.750
Trinity SawyerOshkoshVault9.750
Kennedy SpringerOshkoshFloor9.750
Rianna AdamsCortlandBars9.725
Jordyn FaustLa CrosseBeam9.725
Jillian FreymanIthacaFloor9.725
Cassidy GallivanIthacaFloor9.725
Kelsey KollhoffWhitewaterBars9.725
Izzy KropiwiecWinonaFloor9.725
Rachel LewellenWhitewaterVault9.725
Naimah MuhammadBrockportFloor9.725
Olivia OpheimLa CrosseFloor9.725
Sophia ReddingGustavusBars9.725
Sydney SchumakerBrockportVault9.725
Kara WelshWhitewaterFloor9.725
Emily BuffingtonOshkoshFloor9.700
Rachel ChesleyLa CrosseVault9.700
Rachel ChesleyLa CrosseBars9.700
Rachel ChesleyLa CrosseFloor9.700
Skye CohenIthacaFloor9.700
Emily GilotOshkoshVault9.700
Emily GilotOshkoshBars9.700
Rahdea JarvisOshkoshFloor9.700
Zoe KyriakopoulosIthacaBeam9.700
Trinity SawyerOshkoshBars9.750
Rachel SwickBrockportBars9.700
Anna ZoromskiOshkoshBeam9.700

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