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Rhode Island at New Hampshire Meet Report (1-11-08)

URI Gymnasticsby David F.P.

(Scores from eyewitness report, and verified against Troester scores.)

The Wildcats opened the season last weekend on the road at Rutgers with a win, but would have their home opener last Friday at home in Lundholm before a pretty packed house. Rhode Island was set to open their season on the road.

URI had lost three starters from last season, but had several veterans returning, including a few from injury, and also had a group of freshmen ready to step into the lineup. Rookies Riportella, Thompson, and Diamond all started and contributed.
UNH also lost several starters, but had a long list of returnees to draw from as well as newcomers. Rookies Steinberg and Caliendo started and contributed.
URI’s best event scoring wise was on Floor, and they put together a solid round on Vault. They had some Bars and Beam struggles it would seem though. They seemed to be keeping pace with UNH in the FX and Vault though. UNH’s team score on Vault dropped over a point from last week’s victory over Rutgers, but they improved their Bars score by nearly .9. Their floor exercise score hardly changed at all, and their beam score dropped slightly. The team had their struggles on Beam and Vault it would seem.
New Hampshire opened on Vault, while Rhody opened on Bars. Helena Diodati picked up the top score of 9.825, Kelsey Alwin had a 9.75 , and Schenkel a 9.55 . A couple of falls lead to a lower team score than the week before.

Rhode Island’s Erica Heaney picked up the top score on Bars with a 9.625, Emily Rinaldo had a 9.575 in her first meet back.

In rotation 2, Rhode Island went to the vault. Ananda Fraser lead the way with a 9.55, Lauren Wasilewski had a 9.525, rookie Danielle Riportella picked up a 9.5. Another rookie, Lindsay Diamond picked up URI’s fourth score with a 9.35.

On the Bars, the wildcats counted five scores above 9.6, Diodati lead in both events she competed in with a 9.85, Rebekah Porter had a 9.725, and Beth Bronson a 9.725. Alwin picked up a 9.7 and Diane Grey a 9.6.

On Rotation 3, New Hampshire took to the beam, and while there were some low scores, Taryn LaFountain scored a 9.825, and rookie Chelsea Steinberg had a 9.7. It would be a tough meet for both teams on Beam score wise.

Rhody competed on Floor. Ananda Fraser continued a run of FX success and had a 9.7. Danielle Riportella scored a 9.675 in her first competition. Danielle Lee, also in her first meet in awhile, picked up a 9.6. This came along with Casey Pereira’s 9.45, and Lindsay Diamond’s 9.375.

Rotation 4 put Rhody on Beam. While there were some scoring struggles, Lee had the team high of 9.525, and Riportella picked up her second 2nd place team finish when she had a 9.3. Riportella was the only all around competitor for either team.

On Floor, Fairen Plummer, and Rebekah Porter lead the team with 9.675’s. Lindsay Kovary and Taryn LaFountain had 9.525s. Rookie Katie Caliendo had the team’s fifth highest score with a 9.375.

The final score would be URI 186.750 and New Hampshire 190.6.

Team Event Scores.
UNH VAULT (troester: 47.275) (down 1.375 from last week.)
UNH BARS (troester: 48.6) (up .875 from last week.)
UNH BEAM (troester: 46.95)(down .250 from last week.)
UNH FLOOR (troester: 47.775)(down .075 from last week.)

URI VAULT 47.1 (confirmed by troester)
URI BARS 46.425 (confirmed by troester.)
URI BEAM 45.425 (confirmed by troester.)
URI FLOOR 47.8 (confirmed by troester.)

Moves Breakdown (Please let me know of any errors. I do my best given the resources, knowledge, and time available to me.) (I don’t use much actual terminology in the Uneven Bars section, I’m a bit rusty on the lingo at this point, but will keep working on it.)(Beam is not included because I was unable to watch two events at once.)

New Hampshire Vault Rotation.

SCHENKEL
Yurchenko, 1/2 turn into front layout.
PORTER
Yurhchenko, 1/2 turn into front layout.
ALWIN
Yurchenko, Full Twist.
GREY
Roundoff on + half turn?, back pike.
TURNER
Yurchenko, back tuck.
DIODATI
Yurchenko, full twist.

Rhode Island Vault Rotation.

LEE
Yurchenko, Back layout.
MACHADO
Tsukahara, Back layout.
WASILEWSKI
Front Handspring, Front Tuck.
RIPORTELLA
Yurchenko, Back Layout.
FRASER
Front Handspring, Front Pike.
DIAMOND
Yurchenko, Back Layout.
PEREIRA (exhibition)
Yurchenko, Back Tuck.
CUTLER (exhibition)
Yurchenko, Back Pike.

Rhode Island Uneven Bars Rotation.

CUTLER
Mounts from behind low bar.
A variety of aerial transitions.
Dismount: 2 back tucks off high bar.

THOMPSON
Mounts from behind the high bar.
Does a release. (I don’t know what this move is called she swings forward on the high bar does a full turn, and then straddles, and catches the bar between her legs.)
Aerial transition from high to low.
Dismount is 2 back tucks off high bar.

FRASER
Mounts from behind low bar.
Turn on low bar. Aerial transition from below low bar to high bar. Grip changes on high bar including turns.
Back transition from high to low bar.
Dismount is 2 back tucks off high bar.

HEANEY
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. Turning grip change.
Tkatchev.
Aerial transition from high to low.
Grip change prior to dismount.
Dismount is 2 back tucks off high bar.

RIPORTELLA
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Turning grip change.
Gienger.
Aerial transition from high to low.
Dismount is 2 back layouts off high bar.

RINALDO
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Turning grip change.
Jaeger. (Straddled.)
Aerial transition from high to low.
Dismount is 2 back tucks off high bar.

REYELL I believe. (exhibition)
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Grip changes.
Gienger.
Dismount is 2 back tucks off high bar.

New Hampshire Bars Rotation.

ALWIN
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. Grip change on high bar.
Tkatchev.
Aerial transition from low to high bar.
Dismount is 2 back layouts from high bar.

BRONSON
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. Grip change.
Transitions from high to low bar with a flip maneuver.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Dismounts using “The Bronson” (She swings backward around the high bar so that her back is facing the mat and then pushes up into a straddle of the bar. She swings her legs together as she lets go of the bar. Her legs no together bounce off the bar and she begins to twist as she flips backward doing a full twist in the process.)

PORTER
Mounts from behind high bar.
Grip change.
Tkatchev.
Aerial transition from high bar to low bar.
Grip change.
Dismount: swings backward off bars, and seems to float while doing what looks like 2 twists. (Though I had trouble diagnosing this move.)

GREY
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Flip from high to low.
Grip change on high bar prior to dismount.
Double back pike off high bar.

DIODATI
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Flip from high to low bar.
Grip change.
2 Back tucks off high bar.

STEINBERG (exhibition)
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. (Straddles the low bar as she does so.)
Grip change.
Tkatchev.
Transition from high to low.
Two back layouts off high bar.

Unknown (exhibition)
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. (Straddles the low bar as she does so.)
Jaeger.
Grip change.
Aerial transition from high to low.
Two back pikes off high bar.

Rhode Island Floor Rotation.

MACHADO
A flourish of dancing sets the stage for pass one…
P1: front handspring*, front full twist, front layout.
P2: Roundoff back 1/2 twist, punch front layout.
Straddle jump with full turn, tuck jump with full turn. Butterfly, (some sort of dive roll.)
P3: front handspring*, full front twist, punch front tuck.

PEREIRA
Full turn with leg extended, tuck jump with full turn.
P1: front handspring*, Front 1 1/2 twist.
Switch jump into ring jump. (some type of switch split)
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, back double twist.
Wolf jump with full turn. Tuck jump with at least a full turn.
P3: Front Handspring, full twist, punch front tuck.

DIAMOND
Strug I believe.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
P2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
(Some sort of straddle jump.) Straddle jump with half turn.
P3: Front full twist.

LEE
Wolf jump with full turn.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Some sort of splits with turns.
P2: front handspring*, Front full twist.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump with half turn.
P3: front handspring*, Front layout, Front full twist.
Double stag with turn.

RIPORTELLA
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Switch split into ring jump.
P2: front handspring*, Front Handspring, Front Layout
Side straddle, wolf jump with full turn
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle with full turn.
P3: front handspring*, front full twist, punch front tuck.

FRASER
P1: Front tuck, Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
Looks like a strug, straddle full turn, straddle full turn.
(A one handed handstand of some kind.)
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Cat leap with full turn, strug.
P3: front handspring*, front full twist, punch front tuck.

REYELL I believe. (exhibition)
Wolf full turn.
P1: front handspring*, front 1 1/2 twist
switch split to ring jump
Wolf with full turn, split jump with full turn.
P2: Roundoff, back 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.
P3: front handspring*, full twist, punch front tuck.

New Hampshire Floor Rotation.
KOVARY
Double stag.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
P2: Front layout, front full twist, punch front tuck.
Not sure what type of jump. pirouette. wolf full.
P3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twists.

PORTER
P1: Roundoff, Whipback, Back Handspring, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
Some sort of straddle jump, straddle jump full.
P2: front handspring*, Front 1 1/2 twist.
Turn with one leg extended. (Some sort of roll.)
Cat leap with full turn.
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.

LAFOUNTAIN
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Straddle jump, straddle half turn.
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
P3: front handspring*, front layout, front full turn.
Straddle jump with full turn. Wolf jump with full turn.

CALIENDO
Split jump, pirouette
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Back walkover. (Some sort of switch split.) Straddle jump with full turn. Back handspring. (Some sort of shushunova I believe.) Double stag.
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, 2 1/2 twists.
P3: front handspring*, front layout, front full twist.

SMITH
Wolf jump full.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Some sort of side split straddle jump. Wolf jump with full turn. Straddle jump with full turn.
P2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tour jete. Pirouette.
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.

PLUMMER
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Pirouette.
P2: Roundoff, whipback, back 1 1/2 twist.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump, straddle jump with full turn.
P3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.

ALWIN (exhibition)
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Strug. Straddle jump full.
P2: Roundoff, whipback, back two twists.
Swith split into straddle. Split with full turn.
P3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twists.

SABLOSKY (exhibition)
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump with full turn.
P2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.