Gymnasts stay perfect with one meet to go

With one conference meet remaining, the gymnastics team holds a No. 1 ranking and an undefeated record at 6-0.

Freshman Allyse Dieringer has been one of the reasons the Warhawks have been perfect this year. This past Friday, Dieringer placed first on bars, scoring a 9.475. Photo by Tim Gumz

Facing UW-Oshkosh next Saturday, the ’Hawks look to finish the season undefeated, something they have never accomplished before.

With wins over defending national champion UW-La Crosse on Feb. 11 and Winona State University last Friday, the ’Hawks are serious contenders.

“To be honest, we went into La Crosse last week with quite a few kids that were sick, so our goal that week was just to get through the meet,” head coach Jen Regan said. “We came out with a win, and I feel like that showed our true character of our team.”

The ’Hawks hosted Winona State at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee Friday, and defeated the Warriors, 183.25-179.5.

The ’Hawks earned the top four spots on vault, with sophomore Siri Wischmann earning first with a score of 9.4.

They also had the top three scores on bars, with freshman Allyse Dieringer scoring a 9.475. They also grabbed the top two spots on floor, with Wischmann also winning, scoring 9.375.

“She struggled with some ankle and calf pain and she’s been sick, so she had a rough week of practice but really came through for us, winning two of the three events she competed in,” Regan said.

With conference and nationals coming up in March, Regan said the team is going to focus on the upcoming meet first.

“We need to improve on our performance from this past weekend, make some changes and get better,” Regan said.  “It’s not that we haven’t thought about regionals or nationals yet, but we’re just trying to do this week by week.”

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