We are very thankful for the great community of Club Sports! Congrats on a great year filled with great accomplishments!
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This past weekend, we attended the Beast of the East Rugby Tournament in Rhode Island. We played a total of four games and no matter who we went up against we were determined to work hard and not come back home empty handed. For the third year in a row, we are the D2 Women’s Plate winners!
Our record this past weekend:
UVM vs SUNY New Paltz 53- 0
UVM vs Rutgers 5- 15
UVM vs Marist 24-10
UVM vs Albany 10 - 7
Here are our results from the four events that we went to this weekend:
1. Thompson Trophy (hosted by Coast Guard Academy-18 teams total)
4th in A Division (Michael Zonnenberg ‘15 and Bridget Murphy ‘15)
5th in B Division (Jordan Factor ‘14 and Sara Anibal ‘14)
6th in C Division (Nate Jermain ‘15 and Meg MacKinnon ‘17)
2. President’s Trophy (hosted by Boston University-11 teams total)
5th in A Division (Megan Yeigh ‘16 and Eva Williford ‘14)
5th in B Division (Amina Brown ‘17 and Cat Mitchell ‘14)
3. Southern Series (hosted by Salve Regina University-8 teams
4th out of 16: Mike Kanare ‘16 and Carey Austin ‘17
10th out of 16: Brian Baker ‘17 and Alden Martin ‘16
4. Oberg Trophy (hosted by MIT-13 teams total)
6th in A Division (Michael Booker ‘15 and Lauren Jones ‘15)
4th in B Division (Steven Pelissier ‘14 and Hali Chesher ‘17)
3rd in C Division (OJ O’Connell ‘15 and James McCracken ‘17)
We were stoked to catch up with UVM Freeskiing Coach, Noah Labow, about the highlights from the UVMFST season:
We are very pleased to have competed in our first collegiate nationals , USCSA National Championships hosted by Whiteface Mountain. UVM attended the event with 4 female athletes and 2 male athletes. USCSA awards medals for individual and team competition in rail jam, skier x, slopestyle, and halfpipe(quarterpipe). The UVM men’s team skied well against a stacked field from the likes of Sierra Nevada, UC boulder, western state, and Westminster college. Dan Rosenblum was the top qualifier in slopestyle and finished 6th after a bobble to be blamed on the fresh snow of blizzard Vulcan. Dan also placed 9th in rail jam. Chris Stimpson battled the elements to finish 16th in slopestyle and 5th in the quarterpipe competition.
The UVM Freeskiing team ladies stole the show. Individual medals included silver in slopestyle and quarterpipe for team prez Gina Miele, and a national championship in skier x for junior Tami Razinger. As a team the ladies took second place in rail jam, second in quarterpipe, 3rd in skierx, and the UVM ladies were crowned team national champions on the slopestyle course!
We returned from lake placid to hold the third leg of our triple crown events series at Stowe on march 22nd. Then the team departed for the usasa national championships in copper Colorado from April 5-9. UVM sent myself, coach Noah Labow with 6 athletes to copper. Athletes Chris Stimpson and Chris Bateman competed in 19+ slopestyle competition and Stimpson brought home the silver medal. Junior Catherine ferguson hit the podium in second place for the open class rail jam, and junior Gina Meile won $250 for her silver medal performance in open class slopestyle. On the skier x course, Tami Razinger made the final heat but finished just off the podium in 4th place. And freshman Dan Rosenblum had awesome finishes in the very competitive open class field. This AFP silver level event holds world ranking implications and Rosenblum skied to finals in both slopestyle and halfpipe where he finished 9th and 5th respectively.
Cheers to a great season. We continue improving and look forward to another awesome season!
-Noah Labow, UVM Freeskiing Team Coach
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"This past weekend we traveled to UMass Amherst for our conference championship. We won the game 13-10, making us New England D1 conference champions, clinching our first ever playoff berth."
-Orion Willis, Men’s Lacrosse Press Representative
The Vermont Gymnastics club competed in NAIGC nationals last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is a national competition consisting over 900 club gymnasts from around the country. The men finished 19th out of 40 teams, one of UVM best placements in years. Junior, Brian Varga placed 31st in the all-around out of 300 competitors and competed in Rings finals placing 12th, just out of the medals. Sophomore, Doran Zimmerman posted the second highest score placing 78th. Senior and captain of the team, Max Ross competed in his final meet finishing his 8 year gymnastics career strong. The women’s team brought 12 competitors and had a strong line up on each event, placing 37th out of 47 teams. On vault Senior Sam Smith scored UVMs top score on this apparatus placing 17th. On Bars, Audrey Jones had a flawless routine scoring to top UVM score. Senior Courtney Logan had a great beam set, and stuck her routine. On floor, Danza Rodrigues stuck all four passes placing 11th in the session. Senior Leighann Ellis competed in Beam finals, sticking her whole beam routine, with perfect connections and placed 14th.
-UVM Gymnastics Team Press Representative, Brian Varga
This past weekend the UVM gymnastics team hosted the annual Groovy UV Meet at local gym; Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston.
From the men’s side of the meet, the men faced BU, MIT and the University of Southern Maine. The men had a strong meet, with Brian McGarry competing in his first gymnastics meet ever! UVM faced tough competition but ultimately did very well placing second to MIT.
For the women’s side of the meet, UVM faced BU and University of Southern Maine. The UVM women started on vault where all six girls landed their vaults and Junior gymnastics Danza Rodrigues received third place. The girls then moved to uneven bars where Junior Audrey Jones hit a great routine, re-entering line-up for the first time after studying in China for the past semester. Balance beam was next, where senior Leighann Ellis stuck her beam set and placed second. Finally the catamounts competed floor, all 6 of the girls landing each of their tumbling passes, sweeping the top three podium places. First place; Freshman Melody Salerno, second place; Sophomore Abby Weiskopf and third place went to Junior Danza Rodrigues. The UVM women’s gymnastics team came out on top in the team division, getting first place overall. The team will be traveling to Chattanooga on April 2nd for the National competition where they hope to carry over the success from this past weekend.
Traditionally, we recognize the seniors on the team who have shown dedication and love for the sport of gymnastics. This year we would like to recognize Sam Smith (captain), Courtney Logan (President), Leighann Ellis, Taylor Perrotta, and Kristin Bellis.
This past weekend, the Celtic Cats hosted their 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceili. The event was well-attended by students and members of the community. Lots of good food and entertainment was had by all. Everyone left with a little Irish spring in their step, well prepared to break out a traditional ceili with their friends!
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1. Friis Team Race: 6th out of 10 teams. Sailors: Nate Jermain, Michael Zonnenberg, Michael Booker, Bridget Murphy, Cat Mitchell, Lauren Jones. 2. Admiral Moore Team Race: 8th out of 10 teams. Sailors: Jordan Factor, Henry O'Brien, Adam Ceely, Sara Anibal, Travis Bobley, John Ring. 3. Southern Series: 4th out of 18 overall. 5th in A division (Megan Yeigh and Eva Williford) and 5th in B division (Amina Brown and Callagy Ross).