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Individual titles, gymnastics national championship hopes on the line in MAC tournament

A sign that reads “Area 51” hangs on the wall of the multi-purpose room to remind gymnastics why they sweat in practice every day. It’s there to remind No. 18 Central Michigan of its goal: five individual champions and one team […]
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No. 18 gymnastics favored to win record fifth consecutive MAC championship

No. 18 Gymnastics will be the highest ranked team at Saturday’s Mid-American Conference championships at Eastern Michigan, but head coach Jerry Reighard said that doesn’t guarantee anything. “If we could mail in our scores, we would win,” Reighard said. “Statistically, […]
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COLUMN: Gymnastics set for best postseason run in school history

If there ever was a year the Chippewas would achieve their goal of five individual champions and one conference championship, this would be it. Gymnastics have had another season decorated with high scores and school records. Their national ranking and […]
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Senior Brittany Petzold does a backflip on the beam in McGuirk Arena on  Feb. 26. (Tianyu Han/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics finishes regular season strong, defeating the Broncos

Senior night and the regular season ended with a big victory over rivals Western Michigan. On Saturday, the Chippewas broke the 196 mark for the fourth time this season. CMU sent their two seniors off with an impressive last home showing. The […]
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Gymnastics ends season with victory over Western Michigan, prepares for fifth consecutive MAC title

Gymnastics finished the regular season by returning to their elite form in time for the Mid-American Conference Championships. No. 18 Central Michigan beat Western Michigan 196.175-194.350 at home Saturday for senior day. The team finished the regular season 15-3 overall […]
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Gymnastics final rotation proves not enough in second place finish in five team meet

Gymnastics final rotation proves not enough in second place finish in five team meet

Gymnastics failed to accomplish their goal of a 196 team score but saw good individual performances. The Chippewas fired back from their slow start last week by scoring over 49 points in their first three events, but could not finish […]
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No. 17 Gymnastics hopes to avoid judging bias at Rutgers meet

No. 17 Gymnastics hopes to avoid judging bias at Rutgers meet

Head coach Jerry Reighard is concerned about the low ranking of competition gymnastics will see in Saturday’s five-team meet. Not because he thinks Central Michigan will lose to these teams, but that their low scores could drag CMU’s scores down with […]
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The crowd reacts to a late game comeback on Thursday at McGuirk Arena. (Greg Conrwell / Staff Photographer)

Results of fan volume varies by sport, gives home teams advantage

Be it at home or on the road, the fans who attend athletic events can play a role in determining the outcome of a competition. Each sport deals with blocking out crowd noise differently. For basketball, the athletes are right […]
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Sophomore Kirsten Petzold performs on the balance beam against Ball State, Jan. 26. Petzold scored a 9.850 in vault in the win against NIU Sunday, 194.675-194.05 
(Katy Kildee/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics slides past NIU with lowest score in seven meets

No. 16 Gymnastics improved to 11-2 with its victory over NIU, but managed to earn, their lowest score in seven meets. Although the meet will go down as a victory on paper, the team took a step backwards in terms […]
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Junior Becca Druien, middle, and sophomore all-around Emily Heinz cheer for junior all-around Kati Dieffenderfer after her 9.750 effort on the uneven bars during Saturday's dual meet against Western Michigan. CMU defeated WMU 195.525 - 193.925 to claim the regular season MAC championship. (File Photo | Mike Mulholland)

Three gymnasts to have ‘home crowd’ on the road at NIU

Central Michigan gymnastics might have more fans this week than host Northern Illinois. Those Chippewa fans won’t be CMU students or traitorous Northern Illinois fans. They will be family and friends of three Illinois-native Chippewas. Senior Emily Heinz, and juniors […]
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Sophomore Preslee Harrald performs her floor routine during the gymnastics meet Feb. 16 at McGuirk Arena. (Tianyu Han | Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics brings out the best in opponents again

Central Michigan gymnastics always brings out the best in its competition. Eleven of the 12 teams the Chippewas have faced this season have put up their highest scores of the year while facing CMU. The trend continued Sunday, as No. […]
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No. 19 Gymnastics routes No.23 Ohio State but falls to No. 14 Illinois

The Central Michigan gymnastics team took second place Sunday against two nationally-ranked powerhouse teams. The Chippewas failed to score a 49 on the bars for the second consecutive week against No. 14 Illinois and No.23 Ohio State. CMU posted its […]


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