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Reigning MAC Co-Gymnasts of the Year square off in rivalry meet

(02/13/14 11:58pm)

The winner of a head-to-head matchup between Central Michigan's Brittany Petzold and Kent State's Marie Case has decided the winning team in five of the last six gymnastics meetings. Competing against each other in all-around six times in their careers, the seniors will be a key matchup Sunday. With each gymnast potentially accounting for 20 percent of their team’s total score, Case versus Petzold is a rivalry within the rivalry. "(Petzold and Case) are the two horses that are going to run the race,” Reighard said.

Halle Moraw surprises on vault, helps gymnastics stay undefeated

(02/09/14 11:58pm)

For the first time this season, No. 19 Central Michigan gymnastics trailed its opponent. To make matters worse, CMU was beginning the vault, arguably the team’s worst event. Chippewas head coach Jerry Reighard mixed up the lineup, putting juniors Halle Moraw and Tori Garcia on vault. “Bowling Green put us in a situation for the first time where we were behind,” Reighard said.

Gymnastics tops EMU in first half of MAC dual meet

(02/08/14 3:38pm)

In their first meet since earning a Top-25 recognition, the N0. 19 Central Michigan gymnastics team defeated Mid-American Conference rival Eastern Michigan 195.925-194.6, Friday. It was CMU gymnastics' first road trip of the season and first time playing out of Olympic Order, but the Chippewas still defeated the Eagles who recorded one of their highest scores in program history. The Chippewas were .075 points away from hitting the milestone 196 mark for the second consecutive meet. [caption id="attachment_142391" align="alignright" width="300"]

No. 23 gymnastics finishes first in Michigan-Illinois Challenge, earns highest score since ’05.

(02/01/14 7:55pm)

Even the crowd was on-board with gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard’s goal of scoring a 196. A fan at McGuirk Arena on Saturday boasted a sign saying “196 or bust,” and Central Michigan didn’t disappoint. CMU and Eastern Michigan took the top two spots in the Michigan-Illinois Challenge, with a 196.6 and 194.8 respectively, claiming the victory for Michigan. CMU’s score was the fourth-highest in program history and the second-highest during the regular season. “That’s what CMU gymnastics is all about,” Reighard said.

Gymnastics scores season high in win over Ball State

(01/26/14 3:50pm)

Gymnastics started their Mid-American Conference schedule successfully on Sunday, scoring a 195.8 to top Ball State during the Flip for a Cure meet at McGuirk Arena. After an early season upset from the Cardinals last season, the Chippewas were determined to keep their undefeated season alive. “I had revenge,” said senior Emily Heinz.

Freshmen battle for place on Gymnastics roster

(01/17/14 8:58am)

This season, gymnastics will feature many underclassmen who will have to prove their mettle to earn a spot on the starting roster among veterans. More than half of the athletes on roster are underclassmen, but only one freshman has been in competition so far this year alongside upperclassmen who are looking to add a fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship banner to McGuirk Arena. Freshman Kirstin Stambaugh has been on vault and bars for the Chippewas in competition thus far. She has already been making large improvements, going from an 8.85 on bars and a 9.6 on vault against Wisconsin-Eau Claire to a 9.675 on bars and 9.65 on vault against Maryland. “I’m really happy that they trust me and put me in," Stambaugh said.