On Saturday February 9th gymNUstics headed to Maine to compete at UNE’s Nor’easter Classic! The team had a great time at this meet and we loved being back at this gym! Feeling more confident in our skills with the second meet of the year, we started on floor where everyone had a blast cheering each other on. Cara Sciorilli competed her front-front and Tess Davies competed her front full for the first time this season! The team then moved to vault where Dani Brucato competed and stuck a tuck Yurchenko and scored a 9.55. Allison Sheng competed a Tsukahara timer and scored a 8.85. Afterwards, the team excitedly moved to bars! All of the girls competing had very fluid routines. Helen Bartlett caught both of her cut catches and Liz Ergil caught her shoot over. The final event for the team was beam! Julia Dextradeur competed and stuck a backhandspring backtuck and Quincy Ray did a leap so high it almost touched the ceiling. Abbe Blatchford had a very pretty routine, stuck her series, and got a 9.25! Beam was our best event this meet. GymNUstics came home with a win AGAIN(!!) with a score of 109- almost 4 points higher than the second place team. In individual standings, Dani Brucato got 1st place on vault, bars, beam, all-around, and 3rd on floor. Allison Sheng placed 3rd on vault. On the way back the team stopped by to get pizza, which held us over for the long drive back to Boston. We’re all excited and looking forward to regionals at MIT next weekend!
On Sunday, January 27th, the Huskies attended a meet at Brandeis University in Newton Massachusetts. We had SO much fun at our first meet of the season! In an effort to allow everyone to compete, the huskies were split into two teams, A and B. Both teams started together on floor as the first event. Everyone did very good routines for the first meet and had fun cheering each other on from the sidelines! Quincy Ray placed in third on floor with a score of 9.5. Next was vault, where Danielle Brucato placed in first, with an amazing yurchenko layout that scored a 9.55. Following vault, the teams moved to bars where our president, Jessica Chu, did her best bar routine! She placed in third, with a score of 8.8 and Danielle Brucato placed in second with a score of 8.95. For their final event, gymNUstics moved to beam where Danielle Brucato placed in first with a score of 9.65. Overall, Danielle Brucato placed first in all around with a total score of 37.6 and Team A won the meet with an overall score of 139.05. Team B came in fourth with an overall score of 134.75!! We’re all very happy with how our first meet went and we’re excited for the beginning of our season!
GymNUstics enjoyed a sunny Friday afternoon on 9/14 selling frozen ice pops at the Library Quad on campus. We had a lot of fun working as a team to interest students in our fundraiser are they walked through the quad between classes. We used this opportunity to fundraiser for our upcoming competitive season and increase awareness of our club. It was a great afternoon for the team!
The Huskies ended their 2017-2018 competitive season at NAIGC Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas. On vault, Dani scored a 9.225 (8th), Bree scored an 8.9, and Abbe scored an 8.15. Bars, a typically challenging event for Northeastern, went very successfully at the meet after a long season of training and improvements. Dani scored a 9.35, Bree scored an 8.8, and Abbe scored an 8.775. Julia, Tess, Kate, Jess, and Katherine also competed bars for the Huskies. On beam, Dani’s 9.175 earned her 5th place and Abbe’s 8.85 earned her 10th. Julia also scored an 8.7, contributing to the team score for this event. Megan, Bree, Jess, Quincy, and Emma also competed beam in Fort Worth. Floor was the team’s strongest event. Tess (9.375), Quincy (9.35), and Dani (9.3) had the top scores for the team. High scores also came from Julia, Bree, Abbe, Cara, and Erica.
A fifth place finish in the Level 8 preliminaries left the team just shy of the finals competition, but Northeastern was represented on Day 2 by Quincy (FX), Tess (FX), and Dani (AA). Quincy’s 9.55 earned her a tie for 9th place and Tess’ 9.475 was good for 12th. Dani scored a very impressive 36.05 and placed 11th out of all Level 8 gymnasts, including a 4th place finish on balance beam.
The team also got to enjoy Fort Worth’s food and tourist sites. We visited the iconic honky tonk Billy Bob’s, the Stockyards National Historic District, and Sundance Square entertainment district. In addition, the team ate its way around Texas, complete with tacos and barbecue. The highlight, however, was definitely taking full advantage of the mechanical bull for a truly authentic Texas experience. Overall, we had an absolutely amazing time in Fort Worth, and are already gearing up for next year’s competition in Daytona, Florida! See you next season!
The Huskies took first place recently in the Level 8 competition at the first annual NAIGC Northeast Regional Championsips. Competing teams joining the Huskies were MIT, Syracuse, University of New England, University of Rhode Island, Boston University, Rutgers, and Sacred Heart. On vault, Dani had the highest score of the meet with a 9.6, and Bree was not far behind with a 9.4 for a tie for second place. Jess also contributed an 8.6 to the team. On bars, Jess scored an 8.95 and earned fourth place and Abbe scored an 8.90 for fifth place. Bree’s 8.5 rounded out the bar competition for the Huskies. Moving onto beam, Bree placed fifth with a 9.1. Dani scored an 8.65 and Julia scored an 8.6. Floor was Northeastern’s strongest event. Dani tied for third place with a 9.4. Tess and Quincy were right behind with a 9.35 and 9.3, respectively. In the all around competition, Bree came in third place with a 35.9 and Dani placed fifth with a 35.3.
The Huskies took first place this weekend against four other teams (University of New England, University of Rhode Island, Merrimack College, and Cambridge Community Gymnastics) at the Nor’Easter Classic. Stuck beam routines from Megan, Jess, Bree, Abbe, Quincy, and Julia contributed to a first place team finish on the event. Quincy’s 9.1 earned her second place on beam, and Julia’s 9.0 was enough for third place. Northeastern’s highest scoring event of the night was floor, where Quincy was awarded with third place for a 9.4 routine. Dani’s 9.2 on vault was the highest score of the night on the event. Other contributing scores on the event came from Bree and Hannah. On bars, Bree scored an 8.2 and placed third, where the Huskies again were the top finishers on the event. Overall, with a team score of a 105.55, Northeastern had a very successful trip to Maine. The Huskies had an incredible meet and are continuing to get ready for Nationals!
As a team only in its second competitive year, it was incredible to qualify for Team Finals and to see some members compete in Individual Finals. The standings after preliminary competition were as follows:
- Team: 3rd Place Seed
- Jaci: 8th Place Seed Vault
- Bree: 5th Place Seed Vault
- Jenn: 4th Place Seed Vault, 14th Place Seed Floor
As a team that placed in the top six, the Huskies were able to compete in Finals. Again, the meet started on bars, and the Huskies crushed their performance from the preliminary round. Jenn, competing for titles in both the team and individual competition, scored a 9.25. This score earned her the title of 7th Place on the Uneven Bars for Level 8 at NAIGC Nationals. Bree scored a 9.1, and Katherine scored an 8.75. Incredible routines were also put up by Jess and Emma. On beam, Sam stuck her routine and earned an 8.75. Bree’s 8.6 and Megan’s 8.525 also contributed to the team score. Jaci and Jess also competed beam for Northeastern. On floor, the Huskies absolutely CRUSHED their routines. The routines were spot-on and the scores were huge! This floor rotation was definitely a highlight from the competition. Jenn and Tess scored matching 9.45s. Paired with Bree’s 9.225, NU was able to put a whopping 28.125 for floor. Beautiful routines by Jess and Emma also anchored the team. On vault, Bree’s tsuk earned her a 9.2. Helen and Jodie’s clean twisting vaults scored an 8.45 and 8.375, respectively. Cara and Jess also twisted their vaults in competition on Saturday. With a team score of a 107.125, the Huskies placed 5th at Level 8 NAIGC Nationals.
In five days, we competed in two meets, explored a new city, and even got to see a Natural Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls! We had an absolutely incredible time and are so grateful for everything that got us to this point: the leaders that keep us organized, the coaches that keep us accountable, the team members that kept us laughing, and the wonderful support system that helped us fundraise to travel. Keep checking in for more updates for the fall and the next competition season. We’re already gearing up for Fort Worth 2018!