Jan 19 | 06:00 PM
2nd - 193.450
Brigham Young University
3rd - 191.475
Texas Woman's University
1st - 195.800
University of Arizona
4th - 147.075
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Kenny Cox | Posted: 19 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kenny Cox

Second-place finish at Texas Woman's Quad Meet


DENTON, Tex. (Jan. 19, 2013) – Newcomers and veterans came together to overcome some adversity and give the BYU women’s gymnastics team a second-place finish with a 193.450 at the Texas Woman’s Quad Meet on Saturday night from the Kitty Magee Arena in Denton, Tex.

Arizona won the meet with a 195.800 and had the top individual scorer in three out of four rotations. Texas Woman’s came in third with a score of 191.475 and Wisconsin-Whitewater rounded out the scores with a 185.900

"We kind of fumbled the opening kickoff you could say but the team came back well from it," head coach Brad Cattermole said. "You have to mentally readjust and I thought we did a good job with that. I was happy with our bounce back tonight."

BYU started slow on the balance beam with some tough falls but sophomore Megan Bain stepped up with a 9.800 to lead the Cougars.

The team gained ground on the floor, with BYU’s five scorers notching a 9.675 or better. Bain led the way again with a 9.800 and veteran senior Sarah Yandow Wensel scored a 9.775 to keep pace. Freshman Eliane Kulczyk scored 9.725 and junior Raquel Willman was right in the mix with a 9.700.

Kulczyk led the way on the vault with a 9.875. Fellow newcomer Makenzie Johnson scored a 9.800 and Wensel and senior Haylee Rollins both picked up 9.750 scores. Willman rounded out the Cougars’ top five with a 9.700. The team took a tough blow when freshman Madeline Nilsson suffered a knee injury in the event.

"It's hard but you have to get used to it," Cattermole said. "People get hurt and you’ve got to be able to deal with it and keep going. It was kind of on a fluke thing but you’ve got to move on."

Willman and Rollins landed the team’s top marks on the bars, scoring a 9.825 each, good for the top marks of any gymnast at the meet. Wensel and Bain also helped out with a 9.750 and 9.725, respectively. Willman finished third in the all-around competition with a 38.925.

"It was a good meet in terms of several outstanding performances despite Madeline getting hurt," Cattermole said. "We are hanging in there."

Up next, BYU returns to the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. to host Boise State. The meet will be broadcast live on BYUtv.

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Kenny Cox | Posted: 15 Jan 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kenny Cox

Gymnasts off to Texas Woman's Quad Meet


PROVO, Utah – After performing well in its home debut the BYU women’s gymnastics team will be on the road Saturday, Jan. 19 for a contest at the Texas Woman’s Quad Meet in Denton, Tex.

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“I’d like to see us compete in the meet like we do in practice,” head coach Brad Cattermole said. “Where we get in and we are not concerned about what is going on around us, we’re not concerned about the next event, we are concerned about what we are doing right then.”

Along with Texas Woman’s University, BYU will face off against No. 13 Arizona and Wisconsin-Whitewater in its first quad meet of the season. The Cougars have scored above 194 in two meets to start the season but will look to improve again and not worry about what competitors are doing.

“You get in a meet and things go a little bit faster. You don’t have total control of everything around you,” Cattermole said. “Things happen that don’t happen in practice and you have to deal with it. Those things happen, but if we can maintain our focus and not let ourselves get carried away in the things that are happening we’ll be okay.”

Sophomore Megan Bain helped the Cougars to a victory over Utah State in last week’s home opener, tying a career best with a 9.900 on beam and 9.825 on floor. BYU will need Bain and the rest of the team to step up their efforts to improve heading into another challenge this weekend.

“The person who’s up on that event they need to be concerned about doing it the way we do in practice,” Cattermole said. “If we can do that the rest of it will take care of itself.”

The meet begins at 7 p.m. CST from the Kitty Magee Arena in Denton, Tex.