2005 Nationals - 5th in a row for the UW-La Crosse Eagles
Complete recap and results posted here.
Congratulations 2005 Qualifiers!
The 22nd Annual NCGA Championships bring with it a new set of qualification procedures as the level of gymnastics continues to improve and the Association continues to move forward in maintaining a high quality championship. The new procedures call for the top three teams from each region to advance based on their Regional Championship score. Beyond that, there are four all-around gymnasts from each region whose qualification is determined by combining 40% of the SAS with 60% of their Regional Championship score. The same formula applies to individual event specialists, and the new qualification procedures open the National Championships to six event specialists per event from each region. The new procedures still allow for the automatic qualification of the host institution. If the host qualifies as a team, as UW- La Crosse did this year, the meet format is as follows: The individual specialists from the East will form a 'team' and compete together as a group. The individual specialists from the Midwest will also form a 'team' and compete together. In essence, that yields eight groups made up of the six qualifying teams and the two groups made up of specialists from each region. One all-arounder will be then be added to each group and thus the competition format remains the same as in years past.
Here are the qualifiers and their rotation for the 2005 NCGA Championships to be held at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse on April 1&2, 2005
Team draw was as follows...
Team 1 - SUNY-Brockport with Merritt Tam (MIT)
Team 3 - UW-Oshkosh with Jessica Furman (Ursinus College)
Team 5 - East Specialists with Kristen Grimmel (Ursinus College)
Team 7 - Ithaca College with Heather Tuden (Springfield College)
Team 2 - UW-La Crosse with Ashley Timm (UW-Stout)
Team 4 - SUNY-Cortland with Rachel Paney (UW-Whitewater)
Team 6 - UW-Eau Claire with Rhian Paulson (UW-Stout)
Team 8 - Midwest Specialists with Amy Bickler (Winona State)
Competition rotation. (W-EVENT means Warm-up-EVENT)
Official 2005 Championship Site
2004 Nationals Results
2003 Nationals Results
2002 Nationals Results
2001 Nationals Results
2000 Nationals Results
1999 Nationals Results
1998 Nationals Results (MIT story)