Western Michigan Captures Third MAC Gymnastics Championship

Updated 3/25/2006

March 25, 2006

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Host Western Michigan made history at University Arena Saturday afternoon, capturing the program's first Mid-American Conference gymnastics championship since 1987. The Broncos, who were picked sixth in the preseason poll, were also crowned co-champions in the regular season.

Central Michigan finished second with 193.175 points, while co-regular season champion Kent State finished third (192.700). Eastern Michigan finished fourth (192.075); Northern Illinois took fifth overall (191.225), while Bowling Green (190.850) and Ball State (188.225) rounded out the seven-team field.

WMU's Jennifer Sturgis was tabbed the All-Around champion after compiling a score of 39.100. She also tallied the top score in the balance beam with a 9.850 tally, and owned the top score of 9.875 in the vault competition. Kent State's Carrie Mayle won the floor exercise with a score of 9.850. In the Uneven Parallel Bars, MAC Gymnast of the Year Cherisse Marier had a meet-best score of 9.775.

All-MAC First Team
Carrie Mayle, KSU
Jennifer Sturgis, WMU
Cherisse Marier, WMU
Zu Vuong, EMU
Jill Kowalski, KSU

All-MAC Second Team
Rebecca Fuss, EMU
Kelly Watson, BSU
Jessica Neel CMU
Jolene Worley, EMU
Erica Gilkerson, BSU

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results
Western Michigan University

Meet: 2006 MAC Championship March 25, 2006
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan/University Arena Home Meet
Attendance: 1201




Team Results Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

1

Western Michigan University

48.750

48.325

47.875

48.850

193.800

2

Central Michigan University

48.750

47.925

47.675

48.825

193.175

3

Kent State University

48.525

48.350

46.875

48.950

192.700

4

Eastern Michigan

48.550

48.100

46.725

48.700

192.075

5

Northern Illinois

48.525

47.275

46.900

48.525

191.225

6

Bowling Green State University

48.375

47.425

46.950

48.125

190.875

7

Ball State University

47.600

46.150

46.225

48.250

188.225

 

Team Name: Western Michigan University Team Results
Head Coach: Terry Karwoski Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Heather Carroll

9.625

9.400

8.875

9.775

37.675

Shelby Gribeck

 

 

9.800

 

 

Monica Hay

 

9.550

 

 

 

Cherisse Marier

9.750

9.775

9.700

9.825

39.050

Jenelle Perini

 

 

9.550

 

 

Courtney Schmid

 

9.750

 

9.775

 

Jennifer Sturgis

9.875

9.650

9.850

9.725

39.100

Abbey Korchnak

9.025

 

 

9.700

 

Courtney Lesson

9.825

 

8.975

9.750

 

Casey McGranahan

9.675

 

 

 

 

Andrea Perini

 

9.600

 

 

 

Team Totals

48.750

48.325

47.875

48.850

193.800

 

Team Name: Central Michigan University Team Results
Head Coach: Jerry Reighard Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Danielle Espinoza

9.575

 

9.625

9.825

 

Whitney Burton

9.650

8.250

8.275

9.650

35.825

Jessica Neel

9.700

9.625

9.225

9.625

38.175

Stephanie Langley

9.725

 

9.450

9.800

 

Sheena Smith

9.825

9.550

 

 

 

Mattie Crawford

9.850

 

9.650

9.800

 

Nicole Cherryhomes

 

9.375

 

 

 

Michelle Lopez

 

9.675

 

 

 

Julie Passy

 

9.700

9.725

9.750

 

Team Totals

48.750

47.925

47.675

48.825

193.175

 

Team Name: Kent State University Team Results
Head Coach: Brice Biggin Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Jill Kowalski

9.600

9.700

9.550

9.725

38.575

Julie Huyhn

9.625

9.625

 

9.750

 

Amy Cucinotta

9.675

 

9.100

9.800

 

Kristin Peters

9.775

9.750

9.525

 

 

Stacey Kalberg

9.225

9.000

 

 

 

Carrie Mayle

9.850

9.725

9.050

9.850

38.475

Shawntelle Thompson

 

9.550

 

 

 

Laci Hendress

 

 

9.150

9.800

 

Amy Presan

 

 

9.550

 

 

Ashley Giannini

 

 

 

9.750

 

Team Totals

48.525

48.350

46.875

48.950

192.700

 

Team Name: Eastern Michigan Team Results
Head Coach: Steve Wilce Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Rebecca Fuss

9.675

9.500

9.625

9.750

38.550

Stefanie James

9.700

 

 

 

 

Monica Lucas

9.725

9.625

9.225

 

 

Jolene Worley

9.725

9.700

8.800

9.725

37.950

Tawna Bennett

9.225

 

 

9.750

 

Zu Vuong

9.725

9.500

9.625

9.750

38.600

Emily Cercado

 

9.575

 

 

 

Jennifer Charlebois

 

9.700

 

 

 

Nicole O'Hara

 

 

9.400

9.725

 

Lindsay Gaertner

 

 

8.850

 

 

Julie Warmbrodt

 

 

 

9.525

 

Team Totals

48.550

48.100

46.725

48.700

192.075

 

Team Name: Northern Illinois Team Results
Head Coach: Mark Sontag Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Tiffany Anderson

9.625

9.500

 

 

 

Bethany Plapp

9.550

9.375

 

9.725

 

Amber Whitecotton

9.750

 

9.525

9.700

 

Kelly Kramer

9.600

 

9.300

 

 

Amy Ristvedt

9.700

 

8.725

 

 

Jennifer Naughton

9.850

 

9.425

9.175

 

Leah Johnson

 

8.800

 

 

 

Allison Holysz

 

9.575

 

 

 

Meghan Cronin

 

9.100

9.650

 

 

Ashlee Williams

 

9.725

 

9.775

 

Jennifer Rice

 

 

9.000

9.675

 

Amanda Johnson

 

 

 

9.650

 

Team Totals

48.525

47.275

46.900

48.525

191.225

 

Team Name: Bowling Green State University Team Results
Head Coach: Dan Connelly Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Jillian Stranges

9.600

 

9.475

9.625

 

Jayme Stambaugh

9.300

9.275

 

 

 

Jessica Guyer

9.750

 

9.600

9.750

 

Allison Swafford

9.675

 

 

9.625

 

Jessica McArthur

9.600

9.225

 

 

 

Jenna Wirtanen

 

9.400

 

9.500

 

Ashlee de Leeuw

9.750

9.550

 

 

 

Jessica Bradley

 

9.600

9.275

 

 

Jholeen Ponce

 

9.600

8.900

 

 

Katie Follett

 

 

8.800

 

 

Bethany Kenel

 

 

9.700

 

 

Marissa Saneholtz

 

 

 

9.550

 

Erin Coudriet

 

 

 

9.575

 

Team Totals

48.375

47.425

46.950

48.125

190.875

 

Team Name: Ball State University Team Results
Head Coach: Lisa Simonton Final*
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Lauren West

9.325

9.125

9.275

9.675

37.400

Brittany George

9.350

8.625

 

 

 

Kaitlyn Wills

9.550

9.075

8.750

9.650

37.025

Erica Gilkerson

9.700

9.050

9.350

9.725

37.825

Kelly Watson

9.675

9.425

9.600

9.525

38.225

Jenna Tarkington

9.100

 

9.025

9.675

 

Kristin Sprague

 

9.475

 

9.500

 

Shauna Feeney

 

 

8.975

 

 

Team Totals

47.600

46.150

46.225

48.250

188.225

 


Vault Results Jump to: Meet Team Bars Beam Floor All Around

1

Jennifer Sturgis Western Michigan University

9.8750

2

Mattie Crawford Central Michigan University

9.8500

2

Carrie Mayle Kent State University

9.8500

2

Jennifer Naughton Northern Illinois

9.8500

5

Courtney Lesson Western Michigan University

9.8250

5

Sheena Smith Central Michigan University

9.8250

7

Kristin Peters Kent State University

9.7750

8

Cherisse Marier Western Michigan University

9.7500

8

Jessica Guyer Bowling Green State University

9.7500

8

Ashlee de Leeuw Bowling Green State University

9.7500

8

Amber Whitecotton Northern Illinois

9.7500

12

Stephanie Langley Central Michigan University

9.7250

12

Monica Lucas Eastern Michigan

9.7250

12

Jolene Worley Eastern Michigan

9.7250

12

Zu Vuong Eastern Michigan

9.7250

16

Erica Gilkerson Ball State University

9.7000

16

Jessica Neel Central Michigan University

9.7000

16

Stefanie James Eastern Michigan

9.7000

16

Amy Ristvedt Northern Illinois

9.7000

20

Casey McGranahan Western Michigan University

9.6750

20

Kelly Watson Ball State University

9.6750

20

Allison Swafford Bowling Green State University

9.6750

20

Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan

9.6750

20

Amy Cucinotta Kent State University

9.6750

25

Whitney Burton Central Michigan University

9.6500

26

Heather Carroll Western Michigan University

9.6250

26

Julie Huyhn Kent State University

9.6250

26

Tiffany Anderson Northern Illinois

9.6250

29

Jillian Stranges Bowling Green State University

9.6000

29

Jessica McArthur Bowling Green State University

9.6000

29

Jill Kowalski Kent State University

9.6000

29

Kelly Kramer Northern Illinois

9.6000

33

Danielle Espinoza Central Michigan University

9.5750

34

Kaitlyn Wills Ball State University

9.5500

34

Bethany Plapp Northern Illinois

9.5500

36

Brittany George Ball State University

9.3500

37

Lauren West Ball State University

9.3250

38

Jayme Stambaugh Bowling Green State University

9.3000

39

Tawna Bennett Eastern Michigan

9.2250

39

Stacey Kalberg Kent State University

9.2250

41

Jenna Tarkington Ball State University

9.1000

42

Abbey Korchnak Western Michigan University

9.0250

 

Bars Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Beam Floor All Around

1

Cherisse Marier Western Michigan University

9.775

2

Courtney Schmid Western Michigan University

9.750

2

Kristin Peters Kent State University

9.750

4

Carrie Mayle Kent State University

9.725

4

Ashlee Williams Northern Illinois

9.725

6

Julie Passy Central Michigan University

9.700

6

Jolene Worley Eastern Michigan

9.700

6

Jennifer Charlebois Eastern Michigan

9.700

6

Jill Kowalski Kent State University

9.700

10

Michelle Lopez Central Michigan University

9.675

11

Jennifer Sturgis Western Michigan University

9.650

12

Jessica Neel Central Michigan University

9.625

12

Monica Lucas Eastern Michigan

9.625

12

Julie Huyhn Kent State University

9.625

15

Andrea Perini Western Michigan University

9.600

15

Jessica Bradley Bowling Green State University

9.600

15

Jholeen Ponce Bowling Green State University

9.600

18

Emily Cercado Eastern Michigan

9.575

18

Allison Holysz Northern Illinois

9.575

20

Monica Hay Western Michigan University

9.550

20

Ashlee de Leeuw Bowling Green State University

9.550

20

Sheena Smith Central Michigan University

9.550

20

Shawntelle Thompson Kent State University

9.550

24

Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan

9.500

24

Zu Vuong Eastern Michigan

9.500

24

Tiffany Anderson Northern Illinois

9.500

27

Kristin Sprague Ball State University

9.475

28

Kelly Watson Ball State University

9.425

29

Heather Carroll Western Michigan University

9.400

29

Jenna Wirtanen Bowling Green State University

9.400

31

Nicole Cherryhomes Central Michigan University

9.375

31

Bethany Plapp Northern Illinois

9.375

33

Jayme Stambaugh Bowling Green State University

9.275

34

Jessica McArthur Bowling Green State University

9.225

35

Lauren West Ball State University

9.125

36

Meghan Cronin Northern Illinois

9.100

37

Kaitlyn Wills Ball State University

9.075

38

Erica Gilkerson Ball State University

9.050

39

Stacey Kalberg Kent State University

9.000

40

Leah Johnson Northern Illinois

8.800

41

Brittany George Ball State University

8.625

42

Whitney Burton Central Michigan University

8.250

 

Beam Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Floor All Around

1

Jennifer Sturgis Western Michigan University

9.850

2

Shelby Gribeck Western Michigan University

9.800

3

Julie Passy Central Michigan University

9.725

4

Cherisse Marier Western Michigan University

9.700

4

Bethany Kenel Bowling Green State University

9.700

6

Mattie Crawford Central Michigan University

9.650

6

Meghan Cronin Northern Illinois

9.650

8

Danielle Espinoza Central Michigan University

9.625

8

Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan

9.625

8

Zu Vuong Eastern Michigan

9.625

11

Kelly Watson Ball State University

9.600

11

Jessica Guyer Bowling Green State University

9.600

13

Jenelle Perini Western Michigan University

9.550

13

Jill Kowalski Kent State University

9.550

13

Amy Presan Kent State University

9.550

16

Kristin Peters Kent State University

9.525

16

Amber Whitecotton Northern Illinois

9.525

18

Jillian Stranges Bowling Green State University

9.475

19

Stephanie Langley Central Michigan University

9.450

20

Jennifer Naughton Northern Illinois

9.425

21

Nicole O'Hara Eastern Michigan

9.400

22

Erica Gilkerson Ball State University

9.350

23

Kelly Kramer Northern Illinois

9.300

24

Lauren West Ball State University

9.275

24

Jessica Bradley Bowling Green State University

9.275

26

Jessica Neel Central Michigan University

9.225

26

Monica Lucas Eastern Michigan

9.225

28

Laci Hendress Kent State University

9.150

29

Amy Cucinotta Kent State University

9.100

30

Carrie Mayle Kent State University

9.050

31

Jenna Tarkington Ball State University

9.025

32

Jennifer Rice Northern Illinois

9.000

33

Courtney Lesson Western Michigan University

8.975

33

Shauna Feeney Ball State University

8.975

35

Jholeen Ponce Bowling Green State University

8.900

36

Heather Carroll Western Michigan University

8.875

37

Lindsay Gaertner Eastern Michigan

8.850

38

Katie Follett Bowling Green State University

8.800

38

Jolene Worley Eastern Michigan

8.800

40

Kaitlyn Wills Ball State University

8.750

41

Amy Ristvedt Northern Illinois

8.725

42

Whitney Burton Central Michigan University

8.275

 

Floor Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam All Around

1

Carrie Mayle Kent State University

9.850

2

Cherisse Marier Western Michigan University

9.825

2

Danielle Espinoza Central Michigan University

9.825

4

Stephanie Langley Central Michigan University

9.800

4

Mattie Crawford Central Michigan University

9.800

4

Amy Cucinotta Kent State University

9.800

4

Laci Hendress Kent State University

9.800

8

Heather Carroll Western Michigan University

9.775

8

Courtney Schmid Western Michigan University

9.775

8

Ashlee Williams Northern Illinois

9.775

11

Courtney Lesson Western Michigan University

9.750

11

Jessica Guyer Bowling Green State University

9.750

11

Julie Passy Central Michigan University

9.750

11

Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan

9.750

11

Tawna Bennett Eastern Michigan

9.750

11

Zu Vuong Eastern Michigan

9.750

11

Julie Huyhn Kent State University

9.750

11

Ashley Giannini Kent State University

9.750

19

Jennifer Sturgis Western Michigan University

9.725

19

Erica Gilkerson Ball State University

9.725

19

Jolene Worley Eastern Michigan

9.725

19

Nicole O'Hara Eastern Michigan

9.725

19

Jill Kowalski Kent State University

9.725

19

Bethany Plapp Northern Illinois

9.725

25

Abbey Korchnak Western Michigan University

9.700

25

Amber Whitecotton Northern Illinois

9.700

27

Lauren West Ball State University

9.675

27

Jenna Tarkington Ball State University

9.675

27

Jennifer Rice Northern Illinois

9.675

30

Kaitlyn Wills Ball State University

9.650

30

Whitney Burton Central Michigan University

9.650

30

Amanda Johnson Northern Illinois

9.650

33

Jillian Stranges Bowling Green State University

9.625

33

Allison Swafford Bowling Green State University

9.625

33

Jessica Neel Central Michigan University

9.625

36

Erin Coudriet Bowling Green State University

9.575

37

Marissa Saneholtz Bowling Green State University

9.550

38

Kelly Watson Ball State University

9.525

38

Julie Warmbrodt Eastern Michigan

9.525

40

Kristin Sprague Ball State University

9.500

40

Jenna Wirtanen Bowling Green State University

9.500

42

Jennifer Naughton Northern Illinois

9.175

 

All Around Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam Floor

1

Jennifer Sturgis Western Michigan University

39.100

2

Cherisse Marier Western Michigan University

39.050

3

Zu Vuong Eastern Michigan

38.600

4

Jill Kowalski Kent State University

38.575

5

Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan

38.550

6

Carrie Mayle Kent State University

38.475

7

Kelly Watson Ball State University

38.225

8

Jessica Neel Central Michigan University

38.175

9

Jolene Worley Eastern Michigan

37.950

10

Erica Gilkerson Ball State University

37.825

11

Heather Carroll Western Michigan University

37.675

12

Lauren West Ball State University

37.400

13

Kaitlyn Wills Ball State University

37.025

14

Whitney Burton Central Michigan University

35.825

 



 

Meet Judges

Vault Judges
Judge 1 Joanne Giannini CF
Judge 2 Barb Guilivo National
Judge 3 Sandra Evanoff National
Judge 4 Lois Mowry National
Bars Judges
Judge 1 Ray Lyons CF
Judge 2 Judy Hoeferlin National
Judge 3 Debbie Campbell National
Judge 4 Janet Branchick National
Beam Judges
Judge 1 Carole Leitke CF
Judge 2 Janie Ingram National
Judge 3 Gwyned Buis National
Judge 4 Sheryle Deweerd National
Floor Judges
Judge 1 Catherine Batsche CF
Judge 2 Kim Riley National
Judge 3 Carol Arnaut National
Judge 4 Brenda Burman National