UCSD Heads East to Compete at SDSU’s Montezuma Classic
Nineteen UCSD gymnasts competed at the Montezuma Classic, hosted by SDSU, this past Saturday. Competitors in the Women’s Developmental Level included Seniors Nina Sheikh and Sierra Casper, Juniors Alice Williams and Orianna Kou, Sophomore Elaine Carlson, and Freshman Madison Adornetto. Williams scored a personal best of 8.95 out of 10.0 on the Beam, while Sheikh and Casper kicked off their seasons each competing three out of the four events (Vault, Beam, and Floor and Vault, Bars, and Beam respectively.) Kou competed Bars, while Adornetto competed Bars, Beam, and Floor, scoring a solid 9.4 on Beam. Carlson rounded out the group competing all four events, earning a total All-Around score of 33.7.
Freshman Mari Frazier, Sophomore Tristen Gamboa, Junior Clare Haworth, and Senior Kaela Wong all kicked off their seasons competing in the Women’s Level 7. Frazier and Haworth each earned a solid score of 9.4 on Floor, leading the way for Gamboa, who scored a booming 9.5 for her beautiful floor routine. Haworth also scored a high of 9.4 on Vault, powering her to an All-Around score of 34.6. Juniors Reily Cannon and Allyson Osborn, and Senior & Co-Captain Sophie Chamaa all competed in the Women’s Level 8. Osborn garnered a 2nd place finish for her booming vault with a score of 9.5, and finished the meet with an All-Around score of 35.25.
Competitors for UCSD in the Women’s Level 9, the highest level of NAIGC, were Juniors Renaissance Majee and Co-Captain Elaine Silverman. Majee scored 9.2 and 9.5 for her beautifully executed routines on Bars and Floor respectively, which earned her 1st place finishes on both events. With a score of 9.4 on Floor, Silverman earned a 2nd place finish behind teammate Majee, and secured 1st place in the All-Around with a score of 36.0. Freshman Ryan Burgess, Sophomore Jeremy Gutierrez, Junior Hakob Abajian, and Grad Student Philipp Arndt rounded out the UCSD squad, competing in the Men’s Level 9.
All UCSD competitors did an outstanding job this past weekend and look to carry momentum into UCLA’s March Madness Meet at Pauley Pavilion this Sunday.