Gymnastics Set to Compete at WIAC/NCGA West Regional Saturday

Posted on March 7th, 2020 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to compete at the WIAC/NCGA West Regional on Saturday, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The meet begins in Eau Claire, Wis. at the McPhee center at 4:20 p.m.

The conference meet serves as the West Region qualifier for the NCGA championship. The top three teams from the WIAC event, along with qualified gymnasts, will advance to the NCGA meet.

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Scouting the Gusties

Gustavus comes into the conference meet ranked seventh out of eight teams in the WIAC with an average team score of 178.181. In the WIAC honor roll, Annie Corbett leads the Gusties with a third-place ranking the all-around at 38.450. Corbett also ranks eighth on the beam with a 9.750. Leah Heilig ranks ninth overall in the all-around witha 36.975, ranking 19th in the beam with a 9.625. Corbett also holds the teams top scores on vault (9.575), bars (9.600), and floor (9.525).

Last Season

The Gustavus gymnastics team took sixth place at the WIAC/NCGA West Regional on Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, accumulating a total of 184.725 – the second highest mark of the season. Host UW-Stout won the meet with a 190.225.

The Gusties posted five individual career highs and a season-high score in one event. As a team, the Black and Gold registered a season-high 48.150 on floor. They totaled 46.725 on vault, 45.950 on bars, and 43.900 on beam.

“Overall it was a good meet,” Head Coach Aryn DeGrood said. “We started off really rocky but turned it around in a big way on floor. Our floor was outstanding. And vault and bars were solid as usual.”

Sam Ardy took second place in the all-around with a career-high 37.850. Ardy’s strongest finish was on the bars, scoring a 9.500 to tie for fourth. She also tallied Amanda Malo tied a career-high on the floor with a 9.750 to tie for third place. She also tied a career-best on bars with a 9.500 to tie for fourth. Her all-around score of 37.050 was good for sixth.

Brooke Merila tallied a career-high on the floor with a 9.625 to tie for 14th. She totaled 36.425 in the all-around for eighth place. Katy Trunk had the best performance of her career on the floor with a 9.650 to place 13th. The mark beat her previous career-high by .150.

“Individually we had lots a great things happen,” DeGrood said. “Katy Trunk had an incredible night on beam and floor. Ardy and Malo were rock solid as always for us.


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