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WVU tops five team meet, but plenty of successes to go around at Rutgers.

Rutgers Gymnastics
By David F.P. (Scores from eyewitness accounts and troester.) [Image Gallery]

PISCATAWAY, NJ- The expectation going in was that it was likely a top 25 team like West Virginia would pick up the victory, but collegiate gymnastics is never so simple as just the wins and losses. There is the score, and then there is what goes on other than just the point scale. Saturday’s night meet had plenty of everything. Mountaineers, Rams, Bears, and Knights clad in Scarlet and Purple, assembled for a memorable meet before a standing room only crowd in Livingston Gym.

West Virginia picked up the victory by posting a 193.925 with a long list of solid scores, but including highlights like Chelsi Tabor’s 9.775 on Vault, and Erica Watson’s 9.725. On the bars, Meghan Morris had a whopping 9.925, Naja Johnson a 9.775, Watson a 9.75, and Amy Bieski a 9.725. On the Beam, Morris led WVU with a 9.825, and Shelly Purkat and Kiersten Spoerke had 9.7s. Finally on Floor, Spoerke had a 9.825 to lead the Mountaineers, and Biekski and Morris had 9.8s. Morris also posted a 39.1 in the All Around. The visiting team had quite a few fans in the house for their victory.

For the University of Rhode Island, the march goes on, and a lot of their fans were in the house as well to support their Rams. A tie for second place would be the reward for their efforts. On Vault, the powerful Ananda Fraser propelled herself to a 9.775. Erica Heaney and Kara Machado picked up 9.525s, Danielle Riportella had a 9.475, and Lauren Wasilewski a 9.4. The Rams had their best event on Bars, built around Erica Heaney and Danielle Riportella’s 9.825s, Emily Rinaldo’s9.725 Ananda Fraser’s 9.575 and Jamie Reyell’s score. On the beam, Jordana Ginsburg led the way with a 9.725, Riportella had a 9.7, Casey Pereira, Alex Tirado, and Reyell added to the scoring effort s well. Finally on the Floor, Fraser picked up the top team score with a 9.7, Riportella had a 9.65, Danielle Lee flipped to a 9.575, Machado a 9.375, and Lindsay Diamond picked up the fifth counted score. Riportella had scored a 38.65 in the All Around through her four events.

The team URI tied, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, had a large home crowd, including a small army of alumni gymnasts, cheering them on throughout. Laura Sevarino scored a 38.45 in the All Around with routines consisting of a 9.8 on Vault, 9.4 on Bars, 9.65 on Beam, and 9.6 on Floor. Latara Northcutt picked up a 9.675 on both the Vault and Bars, and a 9.6 on the Beam. Stephanie Pannick led the team with a 9.725 on the Uneven Bars, and Nicole Rose was the team leader on the Floor with her 9.625, and she also picked up a 9.575 on the Vault that night. Alyssa Lewandowski had a 9.6 on the Floor, and Tiffany Schramm had the same score, only on the Beam. Elizabeth Bohnsack had a 9.475 to contribute to the team’s event score, Kiah Banfield put up a 9.425 on the Vault, Prishani Seebadri had a 9.575 on Beam and a 9.45 on Vault to and Leigh Heinbaugh had the team’s fourth highest beam score.

Division 2 University of Bridgeport with their 187.625 scored well too. Lorraine Galow picked up a co-team leading 9.7 on Floor, and also had a 9.55 on Vault, team leading 9.55 on bars, and a 9.3 on Beam. Yvette Mirando also had a 9.7 on Floor, and had a team leading 9.7 on Beam, in addition to a 9.375 on Vault. Ravin Iasiello had the team’s top score on Vault of 9.65 and also contributed to the team’s Beam score. Breanna Collins had UB’s third top Floor score with a 9.5, and contributed a 9.225 on the Beam. Leila Behbahani was the second among Purple Knights on Bars with a 9.45. Hannah Forti and Jamie DePaola, scored or topped 9.4 on the Vault as well. Forti also swung to a 9.3 on the Uneven Bars. Taylor Rut had the team’s second highest beam score with a 9.35. Stephanie Morgan and Katherine Reitz had 9.325 or above on the floor as well and Niki Calderon put up a 9.375 on Vault in addition to contributions from Shannon Cain, Brandi Embrey and Carissa Huggins.

Division 3 Ursinus has been having a good year as well, including victories against D1 teams in Pennsylvania. They picked up a solid 185.25. This was composed of a variety of scoring highlights. Briana Morrissey had a 9.725 on floor in addition to her team leading 9.325 on Beam, a 9.425 on Bars, and a 9.4 on Vault. Kira Oldham-Curtis also had a 9.725 and she and Morrissey shared the top score on that event. She also had the top Bars score of 9.625, and a 9.325 on Vault, as well as the team’s second highest Beam score. Olivia Oller scored a 9.525 on Floor and a 9.45 on Vault, as well as a 9.3 on Bars, Danielle Chmelewski had a 9.4 on bars, Keriann North a 9.325 on Vault, Erin Slaunwhite a 9.35 on Floor, and Kristen Keane a 9.2 on Vault too.

Moves

(This is a listing as best as possible of the moves being done or attempted. Sometimes the moves may not be landed, but I don’t emphasize that here, I just outline what seems to be happening.) (There are falls, but I don’t talk about them.) (dance moves on floor to come later)(? Marks reflect moves I’m still verifying, and I am still finishing IDs)(I do my best, any mistakes please let me know.)(dots mean I missed part of the routine so I fill in between what I saw with that.)(With the beam and bars I don’t know as much about the moves so you can see I take some shortcuts.)

University of Rhode Island

Floor Exercise
Machado
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 2: Roundoff, 1/2 twist, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Pereira
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, 2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Diamond
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: Front twist.

Lee
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, front layout, full twist.

Riportella
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Fraser
Tumbling Pass 1: Front tuck, roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Routine 7 Exhibition
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, 1 1/2 twist, front tuck.

Vault

Machado?
Tsukahara, Back Layout

Heaney?
Yurchenko, (1/2 twist off)

Wasilewski?
front handspring entry, front tuck off.

Riportella?
Yurchenko, back layout off.

Diamond
Yurchenko, full twist off.

Fraser
front handspring entry, front pike off.

Routine 7 Exhibition
Yurchenko, back pike.

Uneven Bars

Reyell
Front mount over low bar to high bar, grip change, gienger, aerial high to low transition, double back tuck.

Thompson
Mount from back to high bar, (maneuver I don’t know the name of where gymnast swings around high bar lets go at the top, straddles and catches it again.)
Aerial high to low transition, back tuck dismount.

Fraser
Mounts from middle, behind low bar t low bar, grip change on low, aerial transition from low to high, grip change on high, aerial transition from high to low, back tuck off.

Heaney
Mount from front over low bar to high bar…tkatchev, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Riportella
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, gienger, aerial high to low transition, back layout dismount.

Rinaldo
Mount from front over top bar to high bar, grip change, grip change, straddle jaeger, aerial high to low transition, double back tuck dismount

Exhibition
Mount from middle behind low bar to low bar, grip change on low bar, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Balance Beam

Routine 1
Mount unknown..dance moves close to beam, pirouette, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, roundoff?, straddle jump with turn…(missed dismount somehow…)

Pereira
Mount to middle of the beam holds self up and does straddle move, dance moves at Beam level, back tuck, back walkover, pirouette, switch split leap, tuck jump with turn, changement, wolf jump with turn, front tuck, gainer full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Routine 3
Mount to center of the beam, pirouette, wolf jump?, switch split into straddle?, back handspring walkout, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, changement, straddle jump with turn, roundoff, 1 1/2 twists dismount off end of the beam.

Routine 4
Mount to middle of the beam, round off, layout stepout, split jump while perpindicular to the beam, switch split leap, tuck jump with turn, aerial roundoff?, pirouette, gainer full twisting dismount to side of the beam.

Routine 5
Mount to middle of the beam, switch split leap, straddle jump with turn, pirouette, front walkover?, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, tuck jump with turn, gainer full twist dismount to side of the beam.

Routine 6
Mount unknown…front handspring, back layout stepout, pirouette, switch split leap, split jump with turn, double stag jump, full twist off end of beam dismount.

Routine 7 exhibition
Front flip onto end of the beam mount, pirouette…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, split jump, split jump, changement, split jump with turn , full front twist off end of the beam dismount.

University of Bridgeport

Bars

Routine A
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change on high bar, straddled jaeger, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, back pike dismount.

Routine B
mount unknown… grip change into high to low aerial transition, back tuck dismount.

Routine C
Mount unknown…grip change, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition, back tuck dismount.
Routine D
Front mount to low bar, aerial high to low, aerial low to high transition, grip change, back tuck dismount.

Beam
Routine A
Mount unknown…dance moves close to beam, switch split leap, switch split leap while turning, aerial roundoff, roundoff, sheep jump…split jump, tuck jump with turn…front 1 1/2 twist off end of the beam dismount.

Routine B
Mount unknown…pike jump, straddle jump with turn, switch split, straddle jump…

Routine C
Mount to middle of the beam, switch split leap, split leap with turn…handspring walkout, layout stepout…split jump, (some sort of back flip.)…roundoff, 1 1/2 twist dismount.

Routine D
Mount onto beam, pirouette…back tuck…

Routine E
Mount onto beam, dance moves close to the beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, split leap, pirouette, split jump, back tuck, split jump with turn, roundoff, two twists off.

Routine F
Springs up from side of the beam into a handstand type maneuver while holding beam and doing a split, dance moves close to beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, tuck jump with turn, switch split leap, split jump, straddle jump into holding self prone on the beam, pirouette, gainer full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Floor
Routine A
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine B
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, 1/2 twist, full twist.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist.

Routine C
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, full twist, front pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back layout, 1 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring?, 1 1/2 twists.

Routine D
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back layout, 1 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 2: 1 1/2 twists, back layout stepout, back layout stepout.
Tumbling Pass 3: Full twist.

Routine E
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 2 twists.

Routine F
Tumbling Pass 1: Front tuck, roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: ???

Routine G
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, 1/2 twist, front pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, front twist.

Vault
Routine A
Yurchenko, back layout off.
Routine B
front handspring on, front tuck off.
Routine C
front handspring entry, front pike off.
Routine D
front handspring entry, front tuck.

West Virginia University

Vault

Routine A
Yurchenko, (1/2 twist off.)

Routine B
Yurchenko, (full twist off.)

Routine C
Yurchenko, (full twist off.)

Bars
Routine A
…grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine B
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, aerial high to low transition…

Routine C
Mount unknown…grip change, gienger…grip change, back tuck dismount.

Routine D
Mount to front low bar, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high bar, grip change, jaeger piked, grip change, back tuck dismount.

Routine E
…grip change, gienger, aerial high to low transition…back tuck dismount.

Routine F
Mount to low bar, grip change, aerial high to low transition, grip change on low bar, aerial transition from low to high bar, grip change, (swings off high bar forward, and does a 1/2 twist to landing dismount)

Routine G
Grip change on high bar, piked jaeger…(does a back tuck then a half twist dismount.) dismount.

Beam
Routine A
Mount to the beam, straddle jump, straddle jump, cat leap, (front layout stepout?), back handspring walkout, layout stepout, pirouette, changement, split jump with turn…

Routine B
Mount unknown…pirouette, back tuck, back tuck, handspring walkout, wolf jump, split jump with turn, handstand into handstand variant, cat leap, aerial roundoff?, full twist.

Routine C
Mount unknown…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, wolf jump, wolf jump with turn, switch split leap, straddle leap, pirouette, full twist dismount off end of the beam

Routine D
Front flip onto end of the beam mount, back handspring walkout, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, pirouette, dance moves close to the beam, (changement), straddle jump with turn…switch split leap, tuck jump with turn, back pike off end of the beam dismount.

Routine E
Mount unknown…back handspring walkout, back handspring walkout, layout stepout. (Front layout stepout?), switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump with turn, pirouette, front full twist off the beam dismount.

Routine F
Mounts onto end of the beam, does dance moves close to beam, roundoff, back handspring walkout, layout stepout. (changement) split jump with turn, switch split leap, gainer full twisting dismount to side of the beam.

Routine G
Mounts to end of the beam, front layout stepout?, pirouette, front handspring*, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump…back pike dismount.

Floor
Routine A
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring…
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.

Routine B
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, 2 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, 1/2 twist, full twist.

Routine C
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front layout,

Routine D
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, full twist.

Routine E
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 2 1/2 twists.

Routine F
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, 1/2 twist, full twist.

Routine G
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists, front tuck.

Ursinus College
Beam

Routine A
Mount to the middle of the beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout. (changement?), straddle jump with turn, pirouette, switch split leap, straddle jump, roundoff, 1 1/2 twist dismount.

Routine B PARTIAL
… back tuck, straddle jump, straddle jump, tuck jump with turn, back full twist off middle of the beam to side of the beam, facing the beam when she lands for a dismount.

Floor

Routine A
Tumbling Pass 1: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: (I missed it.)

Routine B
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, front layout.
Switch split into ring jump.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, 1/2 twist, front twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine C
Tumbling Pass 1: Front full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine D
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Routine E
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, 1 1/2 twist, front twist.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, 1/2 twist walkout.
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, 1 1/2 twist. front layout.

Routine F
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine G
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, 1/2 twist, full twist.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist.

Vault

Routine A
Tsukahara on, back pike off.

Routine B
Tsukahara on, back layout (or pike) off

Routine C
Tsukahara, back pike.

Routine D
front handspring on, Front tuck off.

Routine E
front handspring on, front tuck off.

Uneven Bars

Routine A
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change on high bar, tucked jaeger . Aerial high to low transition, back tuck dismount.

Routine B
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, high to low aerial transition, back tuck dismount.

Routine C
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, 1 1/2 twists dismount?

Rutgers University
Vault

Routine A
Yurchenko, back layout.

Routine B
front handspring entry, front tuck off.

Routine C
front handspring entry, front tuck dismount.

Routine D
Yurchenko, (full twist off.)

Routine E
front handspring entry, (front pike into 1/2 twist.)

Routine F
front handspring entry, front tuck.

Uneven Bars

Routine A
Mount unknown…gienger…double back dismount

Routine B
Mount unknown…grip change, straddle jaeger, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine C
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, gienger, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine D
Mount unknown…gienger I think?, aerial high to low transition, grip change, back tuck dismount.

Routine E
Front mount to low bar, grip change, piked jaeger…

Balance Beam

Routine A
Unknown mount…pirouette, tuck jump…switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump, pike jump…
Routine B
Mounts towards the end of the beam, pirouette, handspring walkout, handspring walkout, layout stepout, handstand variation…

Routine C
Mount unknown…switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump…front tuck, back tuck, pirouette, front full twist off the end of the beam dismount.

Routine D
Mount unknown…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, layout stepout, handspring, dance moves close to beam, switch split leap, wolf jump with turn… full twist off end of the beam dismount.

Routine E
Unknown mount…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump…

Routine F
Mount unknown…one handed back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, pike jump, back tuck, pirouette, (looks like a walkover into…back full twist off to side of the beam.)

Routine G
Mount unknown…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, tuck jump with turn, wolf jump…switch split leap, split jump with turn…

Floor
Routine A
Tumbling Pass 1: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: Front 1 1/2 twist?

Routine B
Tumbling Pass 1: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 2: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine C
Tumbling Pass 1: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 2: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 3: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.

Routine D
Tumbling Pass 1: (I missed it.)
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back layout, 1 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, front layout, half twist.
Routine E
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, 2 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.

Routine F
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, front layout, 1/2 twist,

Routine G
Tumbling Pass 1: roundoff, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist,