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UNH Gymnastics holds Meet the Team Intrasquad

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By David F.P.

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DURHAM, NH- The University of New Hampshire Wildcats held their Meet the Team Intrasquad on Saturday afternoon in front of a relatively large crowd of fans including young gymnasts set to participate in a clinic afterward. Head Coach Gail Goodspeed and the new meet announcer shared emceeing duties throughout the afternoon as the the UNH squad was divided up into two teams to showcase their routines in a light hearted competition between blue and white. One team was coached by Assistant Head Coach Ed Datti, and the other by Assistant Coach Lindsay Bruck.

The judges for each event consisted of UNH officials, former gymnasts, and other student athletes. Unlike in competition the judging was done through two gymnasts doing their routine and the judges would pick which routine they felt was better. During a deadlock the crowd would then be asked for their opinion as well via the cards issued to them by the gymnasts prior to the meet. The gymnast with the most support earned a point for their team. The meet proceeded with one gymnast from each team on Bars, then Beam, Floor, and Vault, until the very end when the rotation changed slightly. In the end it wasn’t really important which team won, but the fans certainly got to see a show as well as get a peek at where UNH stands this year.

Below is a list of the routines unveiled at the meet:

Routines List:

First, Coach Goodspeed pointed out that the gymnasts were sometimes taking it easy to save themselves for the competition season as well as be extra safe in an exhibition event, so there are likely going to be many changes to the routines when unveiled in competition. Secondly, I do my best to be accurate in describing the elements, but mistakes can be made, so feel free to send corrections my way.

Uneven Bars

Tasia Percevecz

Mount from behind the high bar, turning aerial transition from high to low bar, transition from low to high bar, grip change grip change, grip and direction change, “handstand snap down, back tuck” dismount.

Jennifer Aucoin

Mounts from in front of low bar to low bar, moves to high bar, swings around high bar at stomach level, lets go of high bar briefly and re-catches it before swinging back to low bar, back straddled aerial transition from high to low bar, moves from low to high bar, faces away from the bars and does a back layout dismount.

Balance Beam

Helena Diodati

Mount to end of the beam, dance elements, back handspring, back handspring, back layout, pirouette, dance elements, switch split leap, switch split leap (with one foot below beam level to start), wolf jump, switch into side split jump, round off into a gainer back full twist to the side of the beam dismount.

Katie Caliendo

Bounces off springboard and hops to end of the beam to mount, switch split leap, side split jump, turning side split jump, dance elements, front layout stepout immediately followed by a back layout stepout, turn on one leg while holding body straight, back handspring, back layout into dropping to one knee on the beam, dance elements, round off into gainer full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Floor Exercise

Dianna Kurowyckyj

Pirouette, dance elements
roundoff, back handspring, back pike
switch split, turning wolf, turning side split,
roundoff, back handspring, one and a half twists, front layout
Front flip to sitting position, while hands are in a handstand position does a full twist in the air into a sitting position, ring leap,
roundoff, half twist, full twist
closing dance sequence includes a straddle dive to the floor

Chelsea Steinberg

roundoff, back handspring, back pike
dance elements briefly
roundoff, half twist, front layout
turning switch split jump, turning tuck jump, turning handstand into sitting position, other dance elements,
roundoff, back handspring, 2 and a half twists.

Vault

Taryn Archambault
Front handspring entry, front pike.

Diane Grey
roundoff, full turn onto vault, back pike off

Uneven Bars

Kelsey Alwin
Mounts by running at the low bar, and springboarding up and off of it to the high bar, grip change, grip change, tkatchev while facing low bar, back straddled aerial transition high to low, moves to high bar, back layout dismount swinging away from the high bar.

Courtney Connors
Mounts from in front of low bar, grabs it, moves to high bar, gienger, turning aerial transition from high to low bar, moves to high bar, “half turn, double front dismount”

Balance Beam

Rebecca Marrama

Mounts from near end of the beam, dance elements at beam level, switch split leap, back tuck, dance elements, back handspring, back tuck, side split jump, side split jump, switch into side split jump, front full twist off the end of the beam dismount.

Julie Sauchuk

Mounts from side of the end of the beam, dance elements, front tuck, split jump, switch split leap, switch split leap, dance elements at beam level and standing, back handspring, back layout, pirouette, wolf jump, turning split jump, runs forward but as she reaches the end of the beam leaps up and does a back pike dismount (“gainer back pike”).

Floor

Tasia Percevecz

roundoff, back handspring, back pike,
dance elements, switch into side split, side split jump,
roundoff, half twist, full twist,
turning tuck jump, turning wolf jump
roundoff, one and a half twists, front pike

Taryn Archambault

roundoff, back handspring, back pike
switch into side split, turning side split, turning wolf jump
front handspring*, front layout, full twist
turning wolf jump, pirouette,
front handspring*, front layout

Vault

Dianna Kurowyckyj

roundoff, back handspring entry into a ½ turning layout

Kelsey Alwin

roundoff, back handspring, full twisting layout

Uneven Bars

Danielle Reibold

Mounts from in front of low bar, springboards up pushes off from the low bar and grabs high bar, grip change, grip change, gienger, aerial turning transition from high to low bar, moves to high bar, grip change, grip change, two twists? dismount

Ali Carr

Mount from in front of low bar, bounces off low to high bar, grip change, straddled jaeger, aerial turning transition from high to low, moves from low to high bar, back layout dismount while flying away from high bar.

Balance Beam

Keeley Smith

Mounts from end of the beam, jumps off springboard and does front flip onto beam, dance elements, switch split, switch into side split, back handspring, back layout stepout, dance elements standing and at beam level, turning side split jump, runs forward and does gainer back pike off end of the beam dismount.

Dianna Kurowyckyj

Mounts to side of the beam, does a handstand onto the springboard then curls down onto the beam and does dance elements at beam level, dance elements standing follow, pirouette, back handspring, back layout, aerial round off?, switch split, turning side split, roundoff into back layout one and a half twists off end of the beam.

Floor Exercise

Kelsey Alwin

roundoff, back layout, double back tuck,
dance elements, turning switch split, turning side split,
roundoff, back handspring, double back pike
pirouette, dance elements, side split jump,
forward full twist

Helena Diodati
Turning tuck jump, turning wolf jump
roundoff, back handspring, double back pike
front handspring*, front layout
dance elements, switch into side split, side split, round off into floor element
front handspring*, front tuck

Routine is expected to have more elements in it come competition season according to the coach.

Vault

Rebecca Marrama?
roundoff, back handspring entry, back pike off.

Tasia Percevecz

roundoff, back handspring entry, back layout off

Uneven Bars

Dianna Kurowyckyj

Mount to high bar from behind, grip change, grip change, aerial turning high to low transition, aerial straddled low to high transition, back layout dismount

Chelsea Steinberg

Mounts from in front of low bar, straddles low bar on way to high bar, grip change and direction change into tkatchev, aerial high to low turning transition, moves to high bar, back layout dismount.

Balance Beam

Courtney Connors

Mounts to end of the beam, bounces off springboard and does a front flip, dance elements, pirouette, back handspring, layout stepout, side split jump, turning tuck jump, switch split leap, turning wolf jump, front one and a half twists off end of the beam dismount.

Danielle Reibold

Mounts to end of the beam, does a front flip off the springboard, pirouette, back handspring, back layout, dance elements, turning tuck jump, changement, switch split leap, back tuck, gainer back full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Floor Exercise

Julie Sauchuk

roundoff, back handspring, back pike
turning side split, turning wolf jump, turning tuck jump
roundoff, half twist, front layout
switch split leap, turning switch split
roundoff, back handspring, back tuck

Rebecca Marrama

roundoff, back handspring, double back pike
switch split leap, dance elements,
Front tuck, roundoff, half twist
Switch into side split
roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck

Vault

Helena Diodati

roundoff, back handspring entry , full twist off

Katie Caliendo

roundoff, back handspring entry, full twist off

Uneven Bars

Diane Grey

Mount to low bar, moves to high bar, grip change and direction change, grip change, grip change, aerial flip transition from high to low bar, grip and direction change on low bar, moves to high bar, grip change, grip change, back tuck dismount facing away from the high bar.

Keeley Smith

Mount from in front of low bar, springboards off, straddles the low bar and flies up to high bar, swings forward then back in a straddled aerial high to low transition, moves to high bar, grip change into piked jaeger, grip change, multiple swings, grip change, grip change, back tuck dismount away from high bar.

Balance Beam

Jennifer Aucoin

Mounts from side of the beam and does dance elements at beam level, back handspring, dance elements, back handspring, back layout stepout, pirouette, side split, turning split jump, aerial roundoff?, gainer back layout stepout, switch split leap, gainer back full twist dismount to side of the beam.

Katie Lawrence
Mounts to side of the beam and dances at beam level, back handspring, layout stepout, back handspring, dance elements, switch split leap, turning side split, pirouette, she does jump switching leg position, then immediately an aerial roundoff type maneuver into a twisting dismount. (The coach described what it was called and I didn’t scribble it down fast enough)

Floor Exercise

Taryn LaFountain
Dance element, turn while extending one leg,
roundoff, back handspring, back pike
dance elements,
front handspring, front layout, full twist
pirouette, switch split leap, switch into side split, into turning side split, dance elements
roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck

Keeley Smith

Dance elements, turning wolf jump,
roundoff, back handspring, double back pike,
dance elements, switch into side split, turning wolf jump, turning side split,
front handspring*, front layout, front layout
turning switch split jump, numerous dance elements at floor level,
roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.

Balance Beam

Ali Carr

Mounts to near end of the beam, and does elements at beam level before standing, dance elements follow, back handspring, back handspring, dance elements, front layout stepout, switch split leap, switch split leap, pirouette, switch into side split, front layout dismount.

Kelsey Alwin

Mounts from end of the beam, bounces off springboard and does front flip on, dance elements, pirouette, dance elements, back handspring, back layout stepout, switch split leap, turning side split, dance elements at beam level, spinning maneuver around the beam, gainer back twist to side of the beam dismount.

Vault

Dianna Kurowyckyj

roundoff, back handspring, ½ twist?

Courtney Connors

roundoff, back handspring entry, full twist off.

Uneven Bars

Helena Diodati’s routine is missing due to a technical glitch.

Katie Lawrence

Mounts from behind high bar, grip change, brief release of the bar, grip change, aerial turning high to low transition, moves to high bar, grip change, straddled jaeger, brief release of the bar, grip change and direction change, full twist, front tuck dismount? (the coach also described this I believe but I wasn’t fast enough in the scribbling.)

Balance Beam

Taryn LaFountain

Mounts to end of the beam, dance elements, sheep jump, pirouette, dance elements, back handspring, back layout, side split jump, back tuck, switch split leap, turning side split jump, dance elements at beam level, shoulder roll, more elements, back handspring, layout stepout into gainer back layout to side of the beam dismount.

Chelsea Steinberg

Round off onto springboard, back handspring walkout onto beam, round off into layout stepout, pirouette, dance elements, switch split leap, turning tuck jump, dance elements at beam level, changement, turning split jump, full front twist off the end of the beam dismount.

Floor Exercise

Courtney Connors

Dance elements, front handspring*, one and a half twists, back layout stepout,
pirouette, dance elements, turning wolf jump, turning side split,
roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck,
dance elements, switch split leap, turning tuck jump
front handspring, one and a half twists

Katie Caliendo

Dance elements,
roundoff back handspring, tuck full in?
roundoff, half twist, front layout, front layout
turning double stag, switch into side split, turning side split jump, dance elements at floor level
front handspring, one and a half twist, back straddle dive to the floor.