Rachel Baumann Florida

The Dismount: Conference Championships

Conference championships weekend did not disappoint! As teams put in their final efforts toward NQS and regionals qualification, some eked in while others just missed the cut. Plus, the meets themselves saw just as tight of a competition, with upsets, big scores, and exciting gymnastics to go around. Catch up with superlatives, results, recaps, and more below.


Best Conference Entrance

@uwgymnastics Walking into Pac-12s like #pac12 #rihanna #gymnastics #uwgymdawgs #uwgymnastics #gymdawgs #divine49 #unleashed #gohuskies ♬ original sound – Kay Moton

Washington entered Pac-12s in Rihanna halftime show fashion, with assistant coach Jeffrey Langenstein playing RiRi herself and the team as backup dancers. The gymternet couldn’t have asked for better this week. 

Best Conference Glow Up

Iowa knows how to throw a conference championship. The Hawkeyes moved the big dance to Xtream Arena and hired hype-man extraordinaire Cory Tomlinson to jazz up the weekend. There was a first-ever press conference, some very spiffy backdrops, and all the energy you expect from a championship event. To top it off, BTN really upped its coverage, with Olivia Karas and Dean Linke excellent on the call with top-notch production quality, showing nearly every routine. A-pluses all around.

Falling for You

Lindenwood’s Riley Daniels was all of us when she laid on the floor for a moment after taking a graceful fall over the beam mat while returning to the corral. 

Best Family Pride


The Demers family came ready to support Central Michigan and watch Hannah win both Senior Gymnast of the Year and take home the MAC all-around title. A pretty good day!

Conference Weekend Mood

We’ll just leave this here. 10! 10! 10!

Stick of the Week

Who in the world can stick a front double tuck on floor? Haleigh Bryant can. This one left us picking our jaws up off the floor in disbelief. 

Wildest Score

We saw lots of high-scoring routines throughout this weekend, but the broadcast giving Cassie Bergin a 10.333 on balance beam might be the craziest.


Click and expand the events below to see results from each meet, as well as individual career highs and team program records.

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Around the Gymternet

Interested in a more in-depth breakdown of how the USAG and NCGA teams performed this week? Check out recaps and results in our other respective Dismounts.

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