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Gymnastics wins quad meet, Reighard hits win No. 400

(02/24/11 10:30pm)

Four hundred career wins. Gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard accomplished the milestone as his Chippewas dominated their Thursday quad meet with a final score of 194.875. For Reighard, this achievement is something that was accomplished through the hard work of talented athletes and the support from the community. “This is a great community which has given me great support over the years,” Reighard said.

Gymnasts with quick turnaround before next meet

(02/22/11 10:00pm)

With only three days of practice until its next meet, the women’s gymnastics team will have to cram a week's worth of training and rest before their Thursday night quad meet. The Chippewas (11-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday at McGuirk arena against Alaska-Anchorage (1-8), Eastern Michigan (3-5) and Southeast Missouri State (3-5).

Gymnastics distances itself in MAC standings with win at Western Michigan

(02/20/11 8:00pm)

Another clean sweep of all events was achieved Sunday by the gymnastics team as it defeated the Western Michigan by a score of 194.375-192.200 in Kalamazoo. Solidifying their spot as the No. 1 team in the league, the Chippewas (11-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) distanced themselves even further from second place teams WMU (3-1 MAC) and Kent State (1-1 MAC). In front of a crowd of 432 people, the Chippewas got to work early, posting wins in all four events. CMU started off strong, winning the uneven bars with a final score of 48.700.

Roundup: Kent State gymnastics coach reprimanded by MAC; Soccer team honored in Lansing; Freese announces '11 recruiting class

(02/15/11 9:00pm)

Kent State gymnastics head coach Bruce Biggin was publicly reprimanded Tuesday by the Mid-American Conference for public remarks critical of judging following Saturday's meet against CMU. According to a statement by the conference, "The criticism is in violation of the Mid-American Conference's sportsmanship bylaws."

Gymnastics ends Kent State's four-year undefeated MAC streak

(02/13/11 3:00pm)

The Central Michigan women’s gymnastics program accomplished something on Saturday that it hasn’t in more than four years — a regular season win against rival Kent State. Winning by a score of 195.100-194.875 against the No. 14 ranked Kent State, the Chippewas put an end to the Golden Flashes conference winning streak that dated back to February 2007.

First place in MAC on the line in meet against Kent State

(02/10/11 11:30pm)

The game circled on the calendars for most Central Michigan athletics teams all year is usually against Western Michigan. But for the women’s gymnastics team, the one meet that stands out among the others is Kent State. This weekend the Chippewas will renew that rivalry when they take on the Golden Flashes at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kent, Ohio.

Gymnastics comes in second in Illinois; Reighard calls performance 'lukewarm'

(02/06/11 8:00pm)

Lukewarm is alright for coffee or for reheating leftover pizza, but a lukewarm performance in a gymnastics meet doesn’t work out so well. For the Central Michigan gymnastics team, its second place finish on Saturday was not what head coach Jerry Reighard had hoped for going into the weekend. He said the team’s “lukewarm” showing in certain events cost them an overall victory.

Gymnasts smash season records en route to home opening win against NIU

(01/30/11 8:00pm)

Sunday’s gymnastics meet was the culmination of a team’s ability to fix mistakes and reach goals. Not only did the Central Michigan gymnastics team meet its desired 195 score, it was able to fix mistakes in order to make Sunday’s meet, which head coach Jerry Reighard called an “undeniable performance.”

Nearing No. 400: Reighard approaching milestone career win

(01/28/11 3:30am)

A look of surprise on Jerry Reighard’s face is not something that many have seen in his more than 20 years as head gymnastics coach at Central Michigan. But when the comment of nearing his 400th career victory as coach arose, Reighard was understandably astounded. “I didn’t even know that, where am I?” Reighard said. No. 393.

ALERT: Students must pick up tickets for Sunday's dual wrestling-gymnastics event at McGuirk Arena

(01/24/11 11:30pm)

Central Michigan University students looking to attend this weekend's dual wrestling-gymnastics event at McGuirk Arena must pick up a ticket first. The CMU athletics department announced Monday that, because of an anticipated sellout, 2,000 student tickets have been allocated for Sunday's Royal Rumble & Tumble event.

Gymnastics finishes first at Michigan-Illinois showdown

(01/24/11 4:30am)

In the first annual Michigan-Illinois showdown on Sunday, the Central Michigan gymnastics team routed all three opponents to win the meet with a final score of 193.375. Facing off against Illinois State (192.025), Illinois-Chicago (189.975) and Eastern Michigan (188.975) the Chippewas jumped out to wins in three of the four individual events and in the all-around.

Gymnastics looks to stay perfect at Illinois State

(01/21/11 3:45am)

The Central Michigan gymnastics program looks to build upon its 4-0 record this weekend when it travels to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State at 3 p.m. Sunday. CMU has been successful against the Redbirds the past four seasons, going 3-1. Head coach Jerry Reighard said the key in practice last week and for upcoming meets is to perfect small aspects of the events in order to increase point totals, something the team strives to improve all year.