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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling falls short in rematch with Baylor in season finale

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. Despite a stellar showing throughout the first five …

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Megan Bamford back at Oregon, with one goal in mind

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. While this season marks Bamford’s official return to the University of Oregon, she never …

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Keenyn Won named acrobatics and tumbling’s new head 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. After graduating from the university in 2012, Won, an Oahu native, helped establish Hawaii …

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After falling in national title meet, Ducks look to next year’s growth

After heartbreak in the NCATA National Championship, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling can look back on the 2017 season with a feeling of success. The Ducks went 8-2 — their only losses coming against the Baylor Bears, who won the national championship against Oregon on Saturday in southern California. It was …

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Oregon falls to Baylor in acrobatics and tumbling national championships

Fewer than four points separated Oregon and Baylor in the NCATA national championship final. No. 1-ranked Oregon failed to get revenge on Baylor, who clinched its third national title in the sport. The Bears defeated the Ducks by a score of 279.400-275.625 to win their second-straight national title in Azusa, California. Oregon was outscored …

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Ducks take down Azusa Pacific to improve to 6-1

A convincing win over Azusa Pacific on an emotional senior night was exactly how the Ducks’ acro and tumbling team wanted to rebound from its first loss of the season. Oregon finished its regular season with a commanding 288.08-277.28 win over Azusa Pacific to cap the regular season with a 6-1 record heading into …

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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling rockets over No. 1 Baylor

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. On Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena, Oregon outscored Baylor 285.025-277.90. The Ducks dominated the first half …

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Oregon men’s basketball adds son of NBA All-Star, football looks for ‘consistency’ at quarterback

-The Oregon men’s basketball team added Phil Richmond to the team’s official roster on Monday. Richmond, son of former NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond who played for current Oregon head coach Dana Altman at Kansas State, is a 6-foot-4 guard from Calabasas, California. He worked as a student manger for the …

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Acrobatics and tumbling: Ducks maintain winning streak in tight tri-meet versus Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac

Going into Monday night’s meets, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling had a 22-meet winning streak. Complacency would have been understandable for the Ducks against Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific. Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey, however, has continually tried to keep her team on edge. “Coach has been saying all season long, ‘Can we …

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Acrobatics and tumbling: Oregon practices ‘perfection before progression’ to reduce injury

The back-breaking turns, the flips, the holds and formations on display at a collegiate acrobatics and tumbling meet don’t come to fruition over night. Choreographing the chaos of flying athletes into one symbiotic show takes practice. “What you see at meets has been drilled so many times, and perfected, so …

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