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Gymnastics beats Western Michigan, tops 196 mark for first time in 2016

(02/21/16 4:54pm)

From day one, Head Coach Jerry Reighard's goal for the Central Michigan gymnastics team this season was to achieve a score of 196. They achieved that for the first time this season on Sunday, scoring a 196.125.In front of an Alumni Day home crowd of 932, the Chippewas (11-1, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) defeated Western Michigan 196.125 to 193.750.

The Petzold Legacy: As Kirsten Petzold's career ends, family reflects on sisters' journey

(02/14/16 10:01pm)

When senior Kristen 'Kiki' Petzold comes to practice, her older sister’s banner hangs in the gymnastics practice room in the Rose Center as a reminder of her contribution to the program.Brittany and Kiki Petzold created a lasting legacy in the Central Michigan gymnastics program during the last five years. Brittany graduated from the program in 2014, leading the team to the NCAA Regional Championships in all four seasons. Kiki continued the Petzold legacy, competing in regionals in her first three seasons. Her senior season and career unexpectedly ended early when she suffered a lower-body injury warming up for the first meet of the season against Temple in January.

Gymnastics places first at Chicago Style Quad Meet

(02/13/16 12:55am)

After coming off their first loss of the season to Eastern Michigan last Friday, the Chippewas finished first on Friday at the IGI Chicago Style Meet at Navy Pier with a 195.125.Central Michigan faced Alaska Anchorage, Temple and Northern Illinois.The Chippewas placed first in three of four events as a team, falling .5-points short to NIU on the balance beam. Individually, CMU placed first in all four events.

Gymnastics improves to 6-0 with win against NIU in MAC Opener

(01/22/16 11:59pm)

The Central Michigan gymnastics team earned its highest score of the season in the Mid-American Conference opener against Northern Illinois, beating the Huskies 195.25 to 194.675.The Chippewas improve to 6-0 coming off a win against Brigham Young University last week.Freshman Kasey Janowicz won her fourth all-around event of the season with a season-high score of 39.125 and won the vault with a season-high 9.875.CMU beat NIU in three of four events and earned season-high results on vault (48.825), bars (49.075) and beam (48.925).The team's best event of the night was bars — CMU's first event — with a 49.075.

Strong bars and beam performances lift gymnastics over BYU

(01/15/16 10:32pm)

Gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard had one quote to sum up this evenings clash against BYU, "In a joking fashion, if I could chew my gum any harder, I would." In front of a spirited crowd of 1,182, the Chippewas closely defeated BYU with a score of 194.775 to 193.575, hopefully giving Reighard some much needed rest to his jaw.It is the first time the Chippewas have crossed the 194 point threshold this season.