Whitewater, Wis. – Three Gustavus Adolphus gymnasts concluded the 2013 season at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships held Friday, March 22 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Junior Jamie Ries (Jr., Monticello, Minn.), and seniors Sam Opsahl (Forest Lake, Minn.) and Bailey Zeinert (Oshkosh, Wis.) represented the Gusties at the season-ending national meet.
Jamie Ries turned in Gustavus’s top finish of the meet by placing 12th on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.325. It was the third time this season that Ries scored a 9.325 on the bars, matching her season bests from the Hamline Dual (Feb. 8) and UW-La Crosse Dual (March 1). Ries earns a spot in the finals on Saturday with her finish and will compete tomorrow.
Sam Opsahl and Bailey Zeinert both competed on the balance beam. Opsahl finished 38th with a score of 8.750, while Zeinert finished 41st with a score of 8.700.