- Athletics Gateway, Rockwell Cage, Aug 28, 2-3:30pm
- Activities Midway, Club Sports Fair, 2nd floor Johnson (indoor track), Aug 31, 3-5pmOur first practice will be Monday, Sept. 10.
MIT Wins Second Straight National TitleApril 18-22 the MIT gymnastics team travelled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the NAIGC Club National Championships. Teams from all over the country competed in this 2 day competition. The MIT had high hopes after winning the championship last year, and they did not disappoint. MIT took the gold by a commanding margin of nearly 5 points! MIT also had an impressive performance by Junior Zara Karuman in the individual competition, where she took 1st place in the all-round, 1st on balance beam, and tied for 1st place on vault with teammate Julia Sharpe. Julia also placed 1st on uneven bars, 2nd on floor, and 2nd in the all-around. Sophomore Lindsay Sanneman also had an outstanding performance with a 7th place finish on uneven bars, 5th place on balance beam, and 6th place in the all-around. Overall, it was a great year for Tech gymnastics!
MIT Places 2nd at the Nittany Lion InvitationalMIT made the long trek to Penn State to compete in the Nittany Lion Invitational on St. Patty's Day. The team competed in the big arena where the NCAA meets are held, which was a fun experience. Despite Adrienn being sick, the team made an impressive showing, posting a 148.25 to place 2nd behind the home team, Penn State. MIT also placed four in the top 5 all arounders.After the meet, the team had a blast exploring State College and watching the women's and men's NCAA meets. Our favorite was the Penn State Creamery, where they make their own ice cream on campus. It was delicious!
MIT Alumni Meet a Huge Success
MIT wins URI-UConn Tri-Meet
MIT wins the Northeast Regional Meet!
The engineers competed at Springfield Sunday evening. Also competing at the meet was Southern Connecticut. Despite having only six members, the MIT club scored a 164 (with 5 scores counting). The team started with vault and everyone hit. This trend continued through bars and floor until. Beam also went well despite a few falls and bobbles. Although a Sunday evening meet wasn’t ideal, the team was able to show off their skills and supported each other in true MIT gymnastics fashion.
Karis is the winner of this week’s Sweet Award for hitting all of her routines. This past meet she was a true competitor and showed her best routines! She also recently added a front handspring – front full as her second floor pass.
Other highlights included:
-Zara competing a yurchenko-layout vault
-Gina sticking her vault
-Mary sticking her beam routine
-Stephanie competing for the first time on two events (she was in both the beam and vault line-ups)
-Marie keeping her toes up on her shootover and connecting her bar routine
Videos of everyone’s routines are posted on a fan website and can be found here: http://www.gymnastike.org/videos/coverage/view/236605-mit-womens-club-team-at-springfield
The Six Pack is now a Seven Pack! With the return of Gina from her month in Italy and the addition of Stephanie Schmit, the gymnastics team has grown to seven people. The additional routines in line-up and extra cheers for their teammates helped the MIT women’s gymnastics team win last Sunday at their first home meet. Both the men’s and women’s team competed against the University of Vermont Club teams. The meet went very smoothly considering the obstacles that come with hosting a meet for the first time. The women’s team beat UVM while earning a season high team score with the club gymnastics rules. The team marched out in tie-dyed heart t-shirts that Marie’s mom made (thank you Dorothy!) to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Kristen Watkins received the Sweet Award this week for upgrading three of her evens this week. She added giants, a front handspring-round off beam series, and a front handspring full on floor to her routines.
Other highlights of the meet included:
-Karis hitting her floor routine with a handspring-full front pass
-Zara scoring mid 9’s on each event
-Gina coming back and competing in the all-around