Gymnastics Welcomes Bridgeport, RIC, URI for Home-Opening Beauty & the Beast Meet

Gymnastics Welcomes Bridgeport, RIC, URI for Home-Opening Beauty & the Beast Meet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University gymnastics hosts its home-opening meet when the team welcomes Bridgeport, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island for its Beauty & the Beast meet in conjunction with Brown wrestling on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Pizzitola Sports Center. 

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Gymnastics, Wrestling Preview Beauty & the Beast Meet
Jan 23, 2015

Brown gymnastics head coach Sara Carver-Milne and wrestling head coach Todd Beckerman preview the upcoming Beauty & the Beast meet where both teams will compete simultaneously in the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.

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Brown gymnastics and wrestling will come together in a distinctive way on Saturday at 6 p.m. as the two programs will compete simultaneously in the school's first-ever Beauty & the Beast meet. The gymnastics team will compete against Bridgeport, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island while the wrestling team will take on Sacred Heart.

LAST TIME OUT

Junior Diana Walters won the all-around title – after also winning the all-around in her final meet of last season – to lead Brown to a second-place finish in its season-opening meet at Southern Connecticut State on Jan. 17 at Moore Field House.

Brown finished the meet with a team score of 191.075, defeating the host Owls (189.850) and Rhode Island College (175.375).

The Bears, the back-to-back Ivy Classic champions and reigning ECAC champions, fell only to six-time defending USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Champions Bridgeport University (192.000). After two rotations, the Bears led the Purple Knights, 95.550-95.350.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION

Bridgeport, the six-time defending USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Champions, will also take part in their second meet of the season on Saturday. The Purple Knights took first place with a score of 192.000 to top Brown, Southern Conn. St., and RIC on Jan. 17.

Rhode Island College has competed twice this season with the Anchorwomen posting a team score of 174.600 on Jan. 11 at Springfield College and a 175.375 on Jan. 17 at Southern Conn. St.

The University of Rhode Island fields a club team for gymnastics which will take part in its first meet of 2015. Head coach Kelli Doorley leads a roster of 19 gymnasts this season.

ECAC WEEKLY HONORS

Sophomore Tori Kinamon  earned ECAC Coaches Choice honors while freshman Claire Ryan earned ECAC Rookie of the Week accolades for the week ending Jan. 18.

Kinamon (Peachtree City, Ga.) – who missed the latter portion of last season due to injury and illness – made her return to competition at the Bears' season-opening meet at Southern Connecticut State on Jan. 17. She posted a 9.575 on bars, finishing in 11th place in the event.

Making her collegiate debut, Ryan (Greenwood, Minn.) took part in three events for Brown, competing on the bars, beam, and floor. She finished in seventh place on bars (9.675), ninth place on beam (9.475), and 14th place on floor (9.425).

COMING SOON

After the Beauty & the Beast meet, Brown returns to competition on Jan. 31 at Rutgers with Michigan State and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.