Yesterday, several members of the SGA team attended UNH's "Meet the Team" intersquad meet and everyone had a blast!
UNH's squad was separated into two teams: the blue team and the white team, and they competed against each other. The crowd was invited to participate by holding up a "blue" sign or a "white" sign, depending on which routine they preferred. Guest judges (featuring UNH athletes from other sports such as football and volleyball, as well as UNH gymnastics alumni), influenced by the crowd, made the final decision. After a close meet, the white team was victorious.
The meet is designed to prepare the UNH gymnasts for their "real" meets, which begin in January, and for their coaches to start determining which gymnasts will compete on each event (in collegiate gymnastics, only six gymnasts compete for each event; 5 scores count and the lowest score is dropped).
Freshman gymnast Courtney Thompson (Chester, NH) made her debut performance for the wildcats on bars:
The rest of the UNH squad gave several wonderful peformances on each event
During the meet, UNH was selling some of their old leotards for just $5, and naturally, several of the girls from SGA got one! After the conclusion of the meet, gymnasts of all ages and abilities were invited to participate in a clinic with the members of the UNH team. The SGA gymnasts had a blast working with the UNH gymnasts!
The clinic finished with all participants getting autographs from the team.
College gymnasts are fabulous role models for aspiring gymnasts! Support UNH and college gymnastics by attending a home meet this season! Click here to see their schedule!
Peace, love, and gymnastics,
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Coach Sarah is a former Rhode Island College gymnast, NCGA National qualifier, All-American, current gymnastics coach and judge, and contributor for the gymnastics news source, The Gymternet. Find out what's going on at Spectrum and learn more about the incredible sport of gymnastics!