UCSD Gymnastics Brings Home Championship Titles at NAIGC West Coast Regionals
The Triton gymnasts dominated the competition at NAIGC West Coast Regionals on Mar. 23rd and Mar. 24th, with eight individual 1st place finishes, and 1st place finishes for the Women’s Level 9 Team and Overall Team, combining scores from all the women’s levels (Developmental, Level 7, Level 8, and Level 9). The Men’s team placed 2nd in the NCAA Modified Level just behind host Arizona State University.
The Women’s Developmental team was highlighted by Freshman Madison Adornetto, who won Beam with a score of 9.3, powering her to a 2nd place finish in the All-Around with a season-best 35.5. Both Junior Alice Williams and Senior Nina Cheikh notched personal bests of 8.55 and 9.05, respectively, on Floor. Junior Clare Haworth was our sole competitor in the Women’s Level 7. She stunned the crowd with her beautifully self-choreographed floor routine and earned a booming 9.65, garnering a 1st place finish on this event and in the All-Around, totaling a score of 36.25.
Our Women’s Level 9 Team was highlighted by Junior and Co-Captain Elaine Silverman and Freshman Ryan Burgess who went 1-2 in the All-Around with scores of 36.25 and 35.7, respectively. Burgess posted a whopping 9.7 on Vault, taking home gold in that event, while Junior Renaissance Majee earned a solid 9.55 on bars to take home silver. On Beam, Junior Linh-An Ho took home gold with a score of 9.1, continuing her undefeated streak on this event this season, while Majee finished her meet with a 1st place finish on Floor, scoring a season-high 9.6. Junior Reily Cannon overcame a recurring injury this season to compete a newly upgraded Bar routine. Senior and Co-Captain Sophie Chamaa competed her first meet in the Women’s Level 9, showing off her newly upgraded routines on both Beam and Floor, scoring a 9.15 on the latter.
The Men’s Team featured Sophomore Jeremy Gutierrez, Grad student Philipp Arndt, and Freshman Ryan Burgess, all competing in the NCAA Modified Level. By competing in both the Women’s Level 9 and NCAA Modified Level, Burgess completed the NAIGC Decathlon for the first time this season, which consists of the amazing feat of competing in all 10 events of gymnastics (Women’s Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor and Men’s Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and High Bar.)
Both the Men’s and Women’s teams did an absolutely outstanding job this past weekend, and look to bring the heat to the final competition of the season, NAIGC National Championships in Daytona Beach, which will feature the best and fiercest competitors from all around the country.