Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s season came to a bittersweet end this weekend in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Going into Sunday’s meet against the Baylor Bears, the women of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling knew that they needed to deliver a flawless performance to best their rivals on senior night. For most of the meet, it looked like they might do it.
The Ducks perform a synched toe-touch jump in the Compulsory event. Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling falls to Baylor 824.285-286.75 in rematch for final home meet at Matthew Knight Arena on April 8, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling picked up a big win on Monday night, defeating the Hawaii Pacific Sharks 284.660 to 274.225 on the road.
The ducks hold an intricate pyramid. Oregon acrobatics and tumbling falls to Quinnipac in tri-meet on Mar. 11, 2018. (Natalie Waitt-Gibson/Emerald)
After losing their first meet of the season to Baylor, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling lost to the No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats and beat the No.6 Gannon Golden Knights in Sunday’s tri-meet. On their home court at Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks finished the day with 272.23 points, while the Bobca…
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling received its first loss of the season Saturday afternoon in its first meeting of the season against long time rival, the Baylor Bears.
Coming off of its season-opening win against Concordia, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling kicked off their first home meet with a victory against Hawaii Pacific. The day ended 267.595-280.100 favoring the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night.
Alexis Cross (13) revolves in the air. Oregon acrobatics and tumbling defeats Hawai’i Pacific on Feb. 9, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)
The last time Megan Bamford wore the coveted Green and Yellow colors, she was competing on the 2012 NCATA National Championship-winning team. She has since taken on a new role for the Oregon Ducks: assistant coach.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling announced the hiring of former Duck Keenyn Won as the new head coach on Thursday, following the surprise firing of Chelsea Shaw after Oregon’s third national championship defeat in as many years.
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens has opted not to renew Chelsea Shaw’s contract.
After heartbreak in the NCATA National Championship, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling can look back on the 2017 season with a feeling of success.
Fewer than four points separated Oregon and Baylor in the NCATA national championship final.
Time for a rematch.
Oregon Ducks top Alexis Cross (13) performs a backflip during a toss. The Oregon Ducks face the Azusa Pacific Cougars in the final home meet of the season at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s undefeated record came to an end when the Ducks traveled to face defending national champion Baylor on Sunday.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling beat King University in Bristol, Tennessee, on Wednesday to keep its perfect season going.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling kept its unbeaten run after beating Fairmont State 288.425-272.270 at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night.
Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach Chelsea Shaw watches Oregon tops Casi Jackson (11) and Alexis Cross (13) warm up before the meet. The Oregon Ducks Acrobatics and Tumbling Team face the Fairmont State Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena on March 17th, 2017. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)
In a rematch of last year’s national championship against Baylor, No. 2 Oregon acrobatics and tumbling upset the No. 1-ranked Bears in what could be the biggest win since Chelsea Shaw took over as head coach.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling won its season-opening meet on Wednesday and followed it up with a win at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut thanks to second-half domination from Oregon.
The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team begin their final routine of the night. The Oregon Ducks start the season facing the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on February 15, 2017. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling got off to a winning start in the 2017 season after beating Hawaii Pacific 284.98-273.18 at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday night.
A former member of Oregon’s acrobatics and tumbling team has joined the program as a volunteer assistant coach.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling is in familiar territory.
In its final regular season meet of the year, the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team set a program-best overall score of 291.480-284.720 in a win over No. 5 Azusa Pacific Monday night.
Members of the Oregon Acrobatics & Tumbling team at the beginning of their competition – handing out free t-shirts to the crowd. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the No. 1 Baylor Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on March 31, 2016. (Savannah Mendoza/Emerald)
Oregon base Reagan Trussell (19) flips in the air during the team routine. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on March 12, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
Oregon’s acrobatics and is continuing to improve upon what has already been an impressive start to its season.
Losing isn’t a feeling that the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team is accustomed too.
The Ducks huddle before their match. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the No. 8 Adrian College Bulldogs and the No. 12 King University Tornado at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on March 7, 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
Oregon has been a frontrunner in advancing the popularity of acrobatics and tumbling since it added a team during the 2008-09 school year. It will continue doing so this spring.
For the second time in two seasons, the Oregon Ducks have suffered a loss to out-of-conference rival Baylor. The Bears, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation, topped the Ducks by a score of 278.935 to 274.450 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Oregon base Shelby Armstrong (36) waits to take the floor before the start of the meet. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the No. 3 Hawaii Pacific Sharks at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Feb. 13, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
It’s hard for Haley Garelick to explain what happened to the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team last year. Too much happened too quickly, and it took a talented team and “jumbled” them, the junior said.
Last year, at San Francisco International Airport, the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team went viral — performing to Beyonce’s “Flawless” on a moving walkway.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling coach Chelsea Shaw spoke numerous times this season about a fire brewing in her team. After falling to Hawaii Pacific 282.050-280.295 on March 27, Shaw said her team’s competitive fire had grown into a flame.
On one side of the mat at Fairmont State University, Baylor was jumping up and celebrating as R. Kelly’s “World Greatest” blasted from the speakers. On the other side, Oregon athletes held their hands up, showcasing the traditional “O” as fans joined in.
The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team earned the No. 3 seed at the 2015 National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association (NCATA) national championships and will face No. 6 seed Alderson Broaddus in the first round. The association announced the seedings Wednesday afternoon.
The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team had lost only two meets in the past four years, coming into this season.
Oregon acrobatics and tumbling coach Chelsea Shaw thinks the team’s loss to Hawaii Pacific could be a good thing for her team. The loss marked the second this season, the first time in program history the team has lost two meets.
The transition from athlete to coach in acrobatics and tumbling happens, a lot – especially at the University of Oregon. Four head coaches in the National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association (NCATA), including Ducks current head coach Chelsea Shaw, competed at UO before venturing t…
Oregon coach Chelsea Shaw has said before that every meet comes down to the team routine. Against Hawaii Pacific on Friday, that’s exactly what happened.
Matthew Knight Arena was dark and Nicole Erlichman was in the tunnel, waiting. Her arms were wrapped around Kisa Chapman’s and Tara Lubert’s shoulders.
Oregon flyer Miranda Merkison (2) reaches forward to be caught by two bases. The Oregon Ducks host the Azusa Pacific Tigers and the Fairmont State Falcons at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on Monday, March 15, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)