College Gymnastics: Michigan Snatches Win Against Thunderbirds

It was a big night for Michigan Gymnastics on Sunday. In their second annual ‘Flip for Chip’ meet, Michigan took home the win and nearly managed a school record. Putting up a final score of 197.825, only .025 shy of the school record, the Wolverines managed to beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds by over a point.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MEET:

  • The Wolverines didn’t score below a 9.9 throughout the entire floor rotation.
  • Freshman Olivia Karas took the all around title with a 39.6, scoring a 9.9 on each event.
  • A Michigan athlete took the title on each event.
  • The meet was held to honor the life of student assistant coach, Cailee Hills’ father, Chip Hills. The meet raised awareness for pancreatic cancer.
  • Sophomore, Emma McLean took the vault title for the second week in a row.
  • Michigan posted a whopping 49.6 on floor for their overall score!

Not only did the Michigan women’s gymnastics team prove their success, but the men also competed against number 10 ranked, California in an existing competition, once again taking the win!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MEET:

  • Michigan won five events as a team.
  • Overall, the Wolverines set new season-highs on pommel horse and rings.
  • Sophomore Ryan Dunning took home his first event title on the still rings scoring a, 14.5.
  • Emyre Cole shined once again taking event titles on floor and vault, additionally, raising him in the rankings to third on floor and fourth on vault.
  • The Wolverines topped their previous season-high on rings by nearly three points!
  • Next, they will head Puerto Rico to compete in a quad meet as they near postseason.

Therefore, both Michigan gymnastics teams proved themselves this weekend, and will hope to repeat or improve on what they have recently done in weeks to come! And as we know, nationals is just around the corner… 😉

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