Acrobatics & Tumbling falls in tri-meet to Gannon, Alderson Broaddus

Photo by Trammell Lynes
Photo by Trammell Lynes

ERIE, Pa. – Concordia University Wisconsin posted a pair of season-bests in two different heats, but fell to both host Gannon University and Alderson Broaddus University on Saturday night at the Hammermill Center.

The Falcons posted a 233.325 team score, while Gannon had a 258.895 and Alderson Broaddus accumulated 267.435 team points. CUW recorded a season-high 9.5 score in Heat 2 (6 Element) of the Acro Event and an 8.0 score in Heat 2 (Synchronized) in the Pyramid Event.

CUW's 233.325 total points were the second highest of the season after recording a season-best, 239.965, in its first-ever home meet on March 12 against Hawaii Pacific University.

The Falcons scored a 9.35 in the Toss Heat of the Compulsory Event to being the tri-meet and eventually finished with 31.25 points out of a possible 40.00 points. Alderson Broaddus recorded a 38.00 and Gannon had 33.50 points in the Compulsory Event.

During the Acro Event, CUW performed well in Heat 2 (6 Element) of the Acro Event with a season-best 9.50 score. Overall, they earned 25.00 points out of 30.00 points in the event. Alderson Broaddus won the Acro Event with 28.90 points, while Gannon had 28.30 points.

All season the Falcons have been strong in the Pyramid Event and Saturday night was more of the same. They had an 8.85, 9.60 and 9.35 score in each event for a total of 27.80 out of a possible 29.95. Alderson Broaddus posted a 27.85 event score and Gannon recorded a 26.50 point total.

CUW struggled in the Tumbling Event and scored just 42.875 points out of a possible 50.10. They did score 8.200 in the Aerial Pass and an 8.125 in the 6 Element Pass. Alderson Broaddus finished with a 48.575 and Gannon tallied 48.875 points.

In the final portion of the tri-meet, CUW recorded an 82.55 Team Event Total, while Alderson Broaddus scored a 93.46 and Gannon recorded a 92.52.

CUW returns to action on Sunday, April 12 for its final meet of the season at 1 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House against Adrian College.