Gymnastics

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Senior Emily Heinz begins her beam routine in McGuirk Arena on Jan 17, 2014.(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Heinz, Noonan, Moraw look to become first All-Americans in program history

  Three Chippewa gymnasts will need to have a good Friday if they want their season to be alive Sunday. Senior Emily Heinz, junior Taylor Noonan and junior Halle Moraw will all be traveling to Birmingham, Ala. to participate in […]
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Teammates congratulate Commerce junior Kylie Fagen after her performance on the uneven bars; a performance which earned her a tied first place win, scoring a 9.825.

Gymnastics expectations for 2015 at an all-time high

    A fifth-consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship. Three individuals advancing to the NCAA national championships. The 2014 gymnastics team might be the best team in program history and they’re just getting started. “I have to say that this is the most talented […]
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Senior Emily Heinz talks with another gymnastics member February 16. 
(Tianyu Han/Staff Photographer)

Third place gymnastics to send three to NCAA national championships

When senior Emily Heinz’s balance beam score was displayed as a 9.85, gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard was furious. “It’s a little ironic because when Emily Heinz dismounted, she just drilled her double back dismount and it was by far […]
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Senior Emily Heinz begins her beam routine in McGuirk Arena on Jan 17, 2014. (Morgan Taylor/Assistant Photo Editor)

Gymnastics take third in NCAA Regional Championship, second best in school history

This season isn’t done yet. No. 18 Central Michigan University gymnastics finished with its second-best NCAA regional championship finish in school history this weekend. The Chippewas finished third behind No. 6 Georgia and in-state rival No. 7 Michigan. “I am […]
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Samantha Madar | Photo Editor 

Junior Becca Druien competes her floor routine in their meet against Kent State on February 16, 2014 in McGuirk Arena. Druien received a score of 9.850 on the floor.

Reighard: 2014 gymnastics team has ‘best chance’ to advance to nationals Saturday

  No. 18 gymnastics hopes it can advance to nationals for the first time in school history. “We say ‘every tenth, every turn, every routine, we fight,’” said senior Emily Heinz, who leads the chant before every meet. “Basically (it […]
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Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor

Central Michigan's gymnastics team waits for awards to start at the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan University on Saturday, March 22.

Individual titles not the top priority for No. 18 Gymnastics

Gymnastics could send an individual athlete to nationals, even if the team doesn’t qualify through regionals Saturday. If an event winner is from one of the four teams that doesn’t advance to nationals, that athlete moves on. The top two in all-round from […]
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Junior Kylie Fagan completes her bar routine at the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Kylie received a score of a 9.950, placing first on the event.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Gymnastics to face Rutgers, Georgia, Michigan at regional championships

The Central Michigan gymnastics team has been revered as one of the top teams in the nation all season. Next weekend, the Chippewas have a chance to prove their worth and cash in on a little revenge in the process. […]
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The Chippewas await their regional destination at the Indoor Athletic Complex Monday.

NCAA Selection show reveals No. 18 Gymnastics regional destination

For the next two weeks, gymnastics will have Georgia on their minds. “It’s a great facility,” said head coach Jerry Reighard. “They have a good crowd. It’ll be a really good place for us to compete.” Georgia has averaged more […]
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Junior Halle Moraw performs her beam routine as the fans watch closely during the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Moraw received third place on the balance beam.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Five takeaways from gymnastics MAC title

Five keys to take away from the Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championship on Saturday in Ypsilanti. One CMU is at the top of its game. Unlike the tie in last year’s MAC championship, the Chippewas scored a score of 196.475 and […]
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Junior Kylie Fagan Stand on the podium after receiving her first place metal for her bar routine that earned her a score of a 9.950, contributing to the teams fifth consecutive MAC championship title.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Fagan lone individual champion as gymnastics takes fifth-straight MAC title

YPSILANTI–The ‘Area 51′ sign will continue to hang. Central Michigan gymnastics’ goal of earning five individual championships and one team championship did not come into fruition Saturday. However, they did fulfill the team portion, earning a fifth-straight Mid-American Conference championship. […]
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COLUMN: Reighard clearly deserving of MAC Coach of the Year award

COLUMN: Reighard clearly deserving of MAC Coach of the Year award

When I asked gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard why he wasn’t named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, he said he had no comment. Well I have a comment. Reighard is the coach of the year in my book. Reighard […]
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Sophomore Preslee Harrald hugs her teammate, Kylie Fagan, after Fagan completed her bar routine, which received a score of a 9.950 at the MAC championships on Saturday afternoon.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

High Five: No. 18 Gymnastics soars to record fifth-straight MAC Championship

All that stood between the Central Michigan gymnastics team and its fifth-consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship was a final rotation on the uneven bars. Considering the team’s struggles on the event this year, this situation was enough to make any CMU […]


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