2014 Acrobatics & Tumbling News

  • King's inaugural season ends at the NCATA National Championships
    April 24, 2014
    AZUSA, Calif. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team capped a successful inaugural season on Thursday afternoon at the NCATA (National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association) National Championships. King, the ninth seed squared off with eighth seeded Alderson Broaddus University in the first round, and the Battlers took a 257.55-220.985 victory to advance in the tournament.
  • Tornado set a pair of season bests in final home meet
    April 13, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home meet of the season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team posted a season-high with their total score against Fairmont State University. The Fighting Falcons took the meet 276.90-245.145 in both teams final tune up before the NCATA National Championships in two weeks.
  • Tornado earn first victory with win over Adrian
    March 14, 2014
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team has been making history all season as one of 10 schools in the country that sponsor an acrobatics and tumbling program. On Friday, the Tornado made even more history as they won their first meet in the short history of the program, defeating Adrian College 244.34-226.12 as part of a tri meet at Fairmont State University. King fell to the hosts 276.245-244.34.
  • Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus and Gannon
    March 09, 2014
    PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team continued their inaugural season when they faced Alderson Broaddus University and Gannon University in a tri meet on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado finished with 238.615 points while Alderson Broaddus and Gannon finished with 267.84 and 269.015, respectively.
  • Bamford named head acrobatics and tumbling coach
    February 26, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the departure of Amber King, King University’s current acrobatics and tumbling coach, King moved quickly to hire their next coach of the fledgling program. Athletic director David Hicks announced on Wednesday that Megan Bamford, a former acrobatics and tumbling national champion at the University of Oregon will lead the Tornado going forward.
  • King falls in first acrobatics and tumbling home meet
    February 16, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its first-ever home acrobatics and tumbling meet, King University fell to the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus University 263.26-226.49 in front a crowd of over 300 fans.
  • Tornado host inaugural meet on Sunday
    February 13, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s newest sport, acrobatics and tumbling competed in their first meet last weekend, and will host their first meet this Sunday at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado will host Alderson Broaddus University, who will be competing in their first meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • King falls to Adrian in first meet
    February 09, 2014
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team took the mat for the first time in a competition on Sunday when they faced Adrian College. The Tornado held a halftime lead, but the Bulldogs came back to take the 236.41-234.63 victory in the first meet for both teams.
  • Tornado anxious to take the mat in inaugural season
    February 06, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has added a number of sports in recent years, and 2014 will mark the inaugural competition of the institution’s 25th sport. For the first time in its history, King will field a team in acrobatics and tumbling, a sport that features elements of gymnastics in multiple events to compile a team score. The Tornado are one of 10 collegiate teams to sponsor the sport and will take to the mat for the team’s first-ever meet on February 9 at Adrian College.
  • King visits U.S. Olympic Training facility
    September 13, 2013
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last weekend, King University acrobatics & tumbling coach Amber King and athlete Amanda Smith got the opportunity to travel to the U.S. Olympic Training facility in Huntsville, Texas to attend a training session for the sport. The duo, along with coaches and athletes from other National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) member institutions, attended the event. Former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi hosted the event.