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Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling continues to find measured improvement. Sometimes the best way to see it is facing an opponent for the second time. Saturday, the Tigers did just that in their first ever tri-meet. Concordia University Wisconsin, Adrian College and Georgetown locked in a fun meet at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. CUW won, but GC was right on the Falcons heels, much different from the earlier meeting in February. It was 225.040 to GC's 200.705 to AC's 120.475.
"We are building our foundation and learning from every experience," said GC coach Alicia Castagneto. "Tonight, the team made huge improvements in their compulsory event and stepped it up in tumbling. We missed some skills in a few events, we let it get to us. We will continue to learn, grow and become stronger as we have with every experience a first-year team encounters. It has been thrilling to see how far this team has come from their first competition just a month ago to where they are now and has me excited for their future."
In a sport of small steps mattering, Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling took a huge step forward. Friday in the Tigers inaugural opening home meet, GC elevated the team score more than 30 points and closed the gap in competition. Glenville State College took the 250.7 to 215.385 final victory, but great strides were made.
Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling opened the varsity competition against Concordia University Wisconsin. The No. 10 Falcons started strong in the compulsory and never looked back against the No. 12 Tigers.
GC's top four scoring events were – tumbling six element pass (8.8 out of a 9.05), compulsory toss heat (8.25 out of a 10), toss heat three (8.1 out of an 8.9) and pyramid heat three (8.0 out of a 9.1). The visitors tallied a program first 184.155 points to CUW's 235.640.
The best event in meet one was pyramid where the Tigers scored a 23.35 out of a start value of 27.6 for the three events. They followed that up with a strong toss portion, scoring 21.35 points out of a possible 26.65. This was also the portion GC was closest to Concordia as the hosts posted a 24.55 out of a 28.05.
It's time to flip, lift, spot our way to a pyramid of acrobatic fun. The Georgetown College acrobatic and tumbling team will hit the mats for a demonstration of the exciting upcoming varsity season. Come cheer on your Tigers 4 pm Sunday in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Coach Alicia Castagneto will introduce Tiger Nation to its 14 newest student-athletes, while also explaining how this five-event – compulsories, acro, pyramid, toss and tumbling – meet works. Each event has several heats inside that will add to the final total team score.
Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling team enters a season of practice and demonstration work as first-year head coach Alicia Castagneto builds excitement for the developing sport.
"We hit the ground running in January but ran into a snag with so many seniors having already committed to colleges," Castagneto said. "I have laid the ground work with coaches and athletes to have a competition squad next year. This year we will get to showcase what this sport is all about and hopefully get even more people excited."
The Tigers A&T have five members with true freshman Madi Webster and junior cheerleader Kaya Kelly being joined by current Georgetown students Leah Pederson, Aarica Parker and Nicole Miracle.