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No. 23 Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan gymnastics teamed up to take on Illinois State and the University of Illinois-Chicago in the Michigan-Illinois Challenge in Chicago Saturday night. Despite the Michigan against Illinois pairing, all team scores were counted separately, with the winner taking the trophy home for its state. The Chippewas outscored all teams with a score of 195.875.
Gymnastics head coach Jerry Reighard said his team needs to show some grit to come out on top of Saturday’s quad meet. No.
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On Saturday night, the No. 20 gymnastics competed in its first quad meet of the season against No. 1 Michigan, No.
No. 20 gymnastics has a specific mindset this weekend when competing against some top-ranked teams — upsets happen. Last Friday, CMU was on the losing end of an upset after being defeated by Ball State, but, Saturday, the team hopes the roles are reversed as it faces Michigan, the No.
No. 16 gymnastics suffered its first loss by a Mid-American Conference opponent in almost three years Friday when it traveled to Ball State and fell 194.500 to 194.175. CMU lost the meet by only 0.325, but a couple key faults allowed the Cardinals to snatch the victory from the 16th-ranked Chippewas. "I don't like losing, period," head coach Jerry Reighard said.
No. 16 gymnastics will step outside its comfort zone today as the team competes in Ball State for the season’s first road meet. The Chippewas will take on the Cardinals in the Mid-American Conference opener at 7 p.m. Head coach Jerry Reighard said away meets bring out a different mindset for the gymnast. “Everything from the bus ride down there, to the hotel, to the meals you don’t prepare, it all plays in,” he said.
Being ranked nationally at No. 16 is a nice accomplishment. But, the Central Michigan gymnastic team hopes it’s just the beginning of a climb into the top-12. Senior Meaghan McWhorter said it was the highest the team has been ranked since she’s been at CMU. “It was really nice to come out No.
Brittany and Kirsten Petzold still remember the first big decision they ever had to make. “I remember I cried so much,” Brittany said. More than a decade ago, the girls faced a choice, and the outcome each one chose ultimately impacted where they are today in their lives. At three years old, Brittany began taking gymnastics classes. “Brittany was bouncing off the walls at home and doing flips off the couch,” their mother, Sheri Petzold, said.
A solid performance on the uneven bars helped propel gymnastics to a 195.050-193.100 win over the University of New Hampshire on Friday night. The bars were the strong suit for CMU, with a score of 49.075 and five-of-six gymnasts scoring a 9.8 or higher. The team first performed on vault and scored a 48.475.
Gymnastics is looking to start Mid-American Conference competition with a 2-0 record when it meets the University of New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
Jerry Reighard has coached gymnastics for 29 years, and, for the first time ever in a season opener, his team did something it's never done. It didn’t have a fall count against them in its 194.975 to 180.150 victory over Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday. “I gathered the team after beam and asked them if they’ve ever had this much fun before,” Reighard said.
A preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday has the reigning Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan gymnastics teams pegged to place third in the conference this season. The poll named Kent State as the team expected to claim both the 2013 MAC regular season title and the MAC Gymnastics Championship with Western Michigan in the No.
The Central Michigan gymnastics team will show their skills at McGuirk Arena tonight, along with a few other tricks kept up their sleeves. The team is hosting the “Tumble Craze” – an intrasquad exhibition event free and open to the public, beginning at 7 p.m.
Olympic gold medal winner Dominique Dawes will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Dawes,who won multiple national championships along with her Olympic medals during her 18 year career, will be giving a motivational speech detailing her life, career, struggles and triumphs, according to a Program Board news release. She is the only U.S.