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The West Virginia gymnastics team picked up a pair of wins in its home opener on Sunday as they beat the George Washington Colonials and the Kent State Golden Flashes in a tri-meet.

The Mountaineer Gymnastics team most recently defeated two rivals in one meet, taking down Pitt and Maryland last Sunday and earning a new season high score of 196.255.

The West Virginia gymnastics team will be traveling to Ames, Iowa, this Friday to face Iowa State, Yale and Northern Illinois at a quad meet hosted by the Cyclones.

The West Virginia gymnastics team is coming off a second place finish in a home tri-meet and heading to Davis, California on Friday to face UC-Davis and Illinois-Chicago.  

The West Virginia gymnastics team has started the season with an overall high score of 195.875 and most recently finished in second place with an overall score of 194.5 in their very first tri-meet hosted at the Coliseum on Sunday.

Junior gymnastics standout Robyn Bernard was named WVU Student Athlete of the Week after hitting two career best performances and a season high routine this weekend while the No. 25 Mountaineers hosted and topped No. 7 Denver, Temple and Towson at home.

WVU Gymnastics will move forward after a tough performance against Pittsburgh to face what could be called it’s biggest challenge of the season when No. 1 Oklahoma visits Morgantown on Saturday evening.

While qualifying for the regional championships is a great accomplishment in its own right, this team felt it was bound for bigger things. Each gymnast was improving by the week, and the team was riding a huge wave of momentum heading into postseason play.

In order to qualify for the National Championships, you must place in either the top two spots where you will be granted an automatic bid straight into competition or you must finish third or fourth where you will compete in a semifinal match for the right to go to the championships.

The Oklahoma Sooners were the eventual champions, finishing with a score of 198.05 and claiming their fifth straight Big 12 title. Although they finished miles behind the Sooners, Denver claimed second place in the competition with a score of 196.725. Iowa State took the fourth spot with a 1…

The Mountaineers finished the regular season with a record of 10-6 after winning eight straight games and turning around their season. The team has put themselves in a good position heading into postseason play next weekend at the Big 12 Championship in Frisco, Texas.

The Mountaineers are coming off one of their most prolific performances of the season, recording a team score of 196.8 in a tri-team meet with Ohio State and Bowling Green. The 196.8 score is the eighth highest score in program history.

The team scored a 196.225, its highest score of the season. In the first meet of the season, the Mountaineers scored a 193.65, their lowest total of the year. Meet by meet, this massively talented West Virginia squad has been finding its identity as a team, and it appears to be peaking at th…

The Mountaineers are coming into this match following a solid performance in the first three events against the No. 4 Alabama gymnastics team. However, a disappointing finish on the balance beam led to a heartbreaking loss of 197.375-195.25 to the Crimson Tide.

On Friday, the Mountaineers traveled west to Ames, Iowa, to compete against the Iowa State Cyclones in a neck-and-neck meet. Even with WVU getting some of the highest scores that it has gotten all season, Iowa State still managed to finish ahead.

The most recent meet for WVU was against William and Mary on Jan. 24. With each gymnast who preformed on floor earning a score of at least 9.775 or above, the Mountaineers were able to earn their season-best score on floor with a score of 49.3.

WVU accomplished the win by earning the final score of 195.800, compared to New Hampshire’s 195.225. The victory gave the Mountaineers a push in the national rankings, moving them up 11 spots, where they are currently nationally ranked at No. 26.

West Virginia’s schedule features five home meets, interspersed with frequent travel and contests with all three Big 12 opponents, before the Big 12 Championships and NCAA National Championships later in the spring.

About four weeks ago the West Virginia gymnastics team concluded its regular season competition in the Morgantown NCAA Regional Championships. The Mountaineers posted their second highest regional score ever of 195.65.

Over spring break, the West Virginia University gymnastics team competed in the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla. Only three teams in the conference have gymnastics programs, so the Mountaineers went in facing No. 1 Oklahoma and Iowa State. 

The West Virginia University gymnastics team wrapped up its regular season Saturday evening in a Senior Night home meet with the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. In a sweep of all events, the Mountaineers posted their highest score of the season, 196.075, and took the win.

The West Virginia University gymnastics team hosted No. 11 Penn State in a dual meet Sunday afternoon and posted a season-high score of 195.9. It still wasn’t enough to defeat the Lions, who took home the meet after posting 196.75 over the Mountaineers.

Senior Lia Salzano has been competing for the West Virginia University gymnastics team since 2012 and was a crucial member during certain meets in her time on the team.

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