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Junior all-arounder Samantha Piotrowski center, reacted as she screamed joyously with teammates after she saw the overall score, putting CMU in the lead after the first event of four at the gymnastics meet Sunday at McGuirk Arena. CMU took first place in a meet of four teams, including Wisconsin- La Crosse, Wisconsin Eau Claire and Centenary. (Jake May/Staff Photographer)

Samantha Piotrowski looks to lead gymnastics team after career-ending injury

Senior Samantha Piotrowski lay on the mat in disbelief after landing awkwardly on her arm during a practice series of flips. “When I heard the pop, I felt uncertainty,” Piotrowski said. She instantly erupted in tears, and soon the rest […]
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Freshman all-around Brittany Petzold performs her floor routine during the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday afternoon at McGurik Arena. Petzold received a score of 9.825 on the floor and an all-around score of 39.125. (Paige Calamari/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics earns its 23rd straight MAC win by beating Bowling Green

The Central Michigan gymnastics team defeated Bowling Green 193.050 to 191.950 on Saturday night. The victory marks the 23rd consecutive victory for CMU (4-0, 1-0) over Mid-American Conference opponents. Head coach Jerry Reighard predicted that senior Kristin Teubner, and sophomore […]
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Balanced leadership: senior gymnast aiming for third straight MAC title

At five-years old Kristin Tuebner’s back flips and stunts off the back of the couch weren’t amusing to her mother. So Kristin’s mother Connie Tuebner decided it would be after to put her daughter into a gymnastics program. “My mom […]
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Plenty of gymnastic changes of Reighards 28 years a coach

Gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard is entering his 28th season with Central Michigan and he has seen plenty of change during his tenure. “Recruiting was almost non-existent when I came here.” Reighard said. “I remember distinctively when I came in […]
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Freshmen set to make an impact for gymnastics

Gymnastics is different than most college sports teams that rely heavily on seniors and upperclassmen. In gymnastics, youth rules since athletes put such a strain on joints it ends up taking a toll. Collegiate teams all across the country are […]
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Gymnastics team travels to Bowling Green for MAC opener

Gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard isn’t looking forward to the four hour bus ride awaiting his team Saturday. The Central Michigan gymnastics team will travel to Bowling Green to compete in its first Mid-American Conference meet at 6 p.m. “In […]
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Freshman all-around Brittany Petzold performs her floor routine during the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday afternoon at McGurik Arena. Petzold received a score of 9.825 on the floor and an all-around score of 39.125. (Paige Calamari/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics opens the season dominating competition

On the day Central Michigan gymnastics returning athletes received their Mid-American Conference title rings from last year they opened this year’s season by dominating the competition. The Chippewas won events early and often, finishing with a final score of 192.525. […]
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Freshman all-around Brittany Petzold performs her floor routine during the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday afternoon at McGurik Arena. Petzold received a score of 9.825 on the floor and an all-around score of 39.125. (Paige Calamari/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics looking for high score to climb rankings in opening meet

Central Michigan gymnastics begins its season by hosting Centenary College, Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin Eau Claire 1 p.m. Sunday at the CMU events center. Sophomore Brittany Petzhold believes the team will be ready after getting some athletes back from injury. […]
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Gymnastics hosts first “Tumble Craze”

The Central Michigan gymnastics team will be hosting the first ever “tumble craze” event on Sunday Nov. 20 inside McGuirk Arena. Tumble craze is similar to “midnight madness” a popular college basketball event. The goal is to gain enthusiasm for […]
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CM Life gymnastic athlete of the year: Andrea de la Garza

All-around gymnast Andrea de la Garza made her impact on the squad quickly upon arriving on campus. She won the all-around competition in the Mid-American Conference championships (39.125), de la Garza, would be CMU’s top scorer in 21 events throughout […]
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Mistakes cost Central Michigan gymnastics in NCAA regional

Small mistakes cost the No. 25 ranked Central Michigan gymnastics team on Saturday as it finished sixth in the Tuscaloosa, Ala., region, failing to qualify for the NCAA nationals. Ending the meet with a 195.075, the Chippewas, the fifth seed […]
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Central Michigan gymnastics prepares for NCAA regionals

After 240 individual runs, 23 wins and countless hours in the gymnasium, the 2011 season boils down to possibly one more meet for the women’s gymnastics team. With all of that emphasis on their upcoming NCAA regional meet, one would […]


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