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

(01/15/12 3:12pm)

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. [caption id="attachment_74125" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Freshman all-around Brittany Petzold earned her second-straight first-place finish Saturday against Bowling Green.

Balanced leadership: senior gymnast aiming for third straight MAC title

(01/13/12 10:00am)

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 thought that it wasn’t very safe, so she stuck me in a program at the local Y,” Teubner said. Now a senior at Central Michigan, Teubner hasn’t stopped doing flips. Last year she was the Mid-American Conference co-gymnast of the year, following a season she was named to the MAC all-academic team.

Gymnastics team travels to Bowling Green for MAC opener

(01/12/12 1:56pm)

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 our sport, away means we get on the bus early Saturday morning," Reighard said. "We travel, we eat on the road, more importantly we get off the bus and we compete." Sitting on the bus is more detrimental to gymnasts than in most other sports. “That’s a big hindrance,” Reighard said.

CM Life gymnastic athlete of the year: Andrea de la Garza

(04/28/11 5:37pm)

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 the year. Her efforts would win her both the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team All-MAC award.

Mistakes cost Central Michigan gymnastics in NCAA regional

(04/03/11 9:00pm)

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 in the meet, finished in last behind No. 1 Alabama (197.275), No. 14 Illinois (195.925), No. 11 Penn State (195.850), No. 22 Auburn(195.600) and unranked Kentucky (195.600).

Central Michigan gymnastics prepares for NCAA regionals

(03/31/11 10:00pm)

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 think that the team would reflect that kind of pressure. But head coach Jerry Reighard said that couldn’t be father from the truth. “We haven’t had to be stressed about anything,” Reighard said. “Everybody feels very comfortable and the nice thing for me is that we have had absolutely no panic.”

Reighard excited about regional draw, says team has opportunity to qualify for nationals

(03/22/11 7:00pm)

The Central Michigan gymnastics program for a third consecutive season will compete in the NCAA Regional Tournament. The NCAA announced pairings Monday afternoon, sending the 25th-ranked Chippewas to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on April 2 for a regional that features three Top-25 teams. CMU, a No. 5 seed in the tournament, will face No. 2 Alabama, No. 11 Penn State, No. 14 Illinois, No. 22 Auburn and Kentucky. The Chippewas lone loss this season came to Illinois by a score of 195.750-194.525 on Feb. 5.

Teubner's effort pays off at conference tournament

(03/20/11 7:30pm)

She's always the first to enter the practice gym and the last one to leave. CMU gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard raves about junior gymnast Kristin Teubner. That dedication to improvement is what Reighard said was the catalyst behind Teubner’s three Mid-American Conference Championship titles Saturday at the conference tournament. “She has really put her nose to the grindstone," Reighard said. "She has really spent the extra time and extra effort (in the gym)."

WITH PHOTOS: Gymnastics wins MAC Championship

(03/20/11 1:00pm)

Back-to-back champions. That’s the title the Central Michigan gymnastics team can tout around the Mid-American Conference and nation as it completed a rare repeat on Saturday at McGuirk Arena. Posting a season-high 195.600, the Chippewas made their mark on this season's MAC tournament title, winning their 12th conference title, and claimed individual winners in the balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars and the all-around categories.

CMU preps to host MAC championship Saturday

(03/17/11 7:00pm)

The Central Michigan gymnastics program will look to repeat as Mid-American Conference champions on Saturday when it hosts the conference tournament at McGuirk Arena. The Chippewas (17-1, 6-0 MAC) will take the floor at 2 p.m. in search of its 12th MAC championship in program history. Junior Kristin Tuebner said the last week of practice in the arena has helped alleviate some of the pressure the team faces entering the weekend as the No. 1 seed.