Acrobatics & Tumbling News Archives

  • Bamford resigns from King acro and tumbling
    August 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday, King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the resignation of Head Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach Megan Bamford. Bamford has accepted the assistant coach position for the acrobatics and tumbling team at her alma mater, the University of Oregon.
  • Nine Tornado named academic All-ECAC
    May 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) acrobatics and tumbling season, the league announced their academic all-conference team. King placed nine individuals on the team.
  • King has five selected All-ECAC
    May 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their first acrobatics & tumbling all-conference selections, and five King University acrobatics & tumbling athletes were selected. The group included Emily Powers, Cassidy Davis, Tosha Banks, Kate Rivera and Sonia Stone.
  • Stone selected NCATA All-American, Powers earns academic award
    April 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sonia Stone had a big impact on the King University acrobatics and tumbling team again this season. On Saturday she earned National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American honors for the second straight season. Emily Powers became the first Tornado to earn the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award.
  • King competes in NCATA Event Finals for first time
    April 29, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – For the first time in program history, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals. King qualified in the pyramid event, heats one and three, finishing fifth in heat one and fourth in heat three.
  • King falls to top seed Oregon in NCATA quarters
    April 27, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – Competing at the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships for the second time, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team squared off against top seeded University of Oregon. The eight seeded Tornado fell to the Ducks 278.800-257.260.
  • Tornado qualify for NCATA National Championship
    April 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in program history and the first time since 2015, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team has qualified of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships. The Tornado earned the eighth seed and will face off with top seed University of Oregon on April 27 in Azusa, Calif. The Tornado also qualified for the event finals for the first time in program history as they qualified in two different heats.
  • Powers selected NCATA Player of the Week Honorable Mention
    April 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season, Emily Powers of the King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week Honorable Mention.
  • King tops Georgetown in final home meet
    April 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home meet of the season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned their second win of the year, defeating Georgetown College (Ky.). The Tornado posted a program-best in the team event, taking the meet 271.035-213.320.
  • Banks named NCATA Player of the Week
    April 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University acrobatics & tumbling team has a National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week. Tosha Banks helped King set a program-highs in their meet against the University of Oregon last week to earn the distinction of NCATA Player of the Week.
  • King sets program best, falls to Oregon
    March 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team hosted the top-ranked team in the country on Wednesday night, the University of Oregon. The Tornado dropped the meet 283.850-272.395, but King set a three new program-highs, including the team event and total score.
  • Stone selected NCATA Player of the Week Honorable Mention
    March 23, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team continues to set new program benchmarks, and Sonia Stone was recognized after helping the Tornado to a pair of program highs last weekend. Stone was named National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week Honorable Mention following her performance over the weekend.
  • Tornado fall to Quinnipiac in home-opener
    March 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team hosted Quinnipiac University in their first home meet of the season on Saturday evening. The Tornado nearly set a program best for total score for their third straight meet, but the Bobcats came away with a 277.370-268.195 victory.
  • Tornado set program-highs, fall at Gannon
    March 11, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team turned in one of the best performances in school history on Saturday at Gannon University. However, the Tornado came up on the short end of a 272.765-268.255 final score as King set a new program record for total score in the meet.
  • Rivera named NCATA Player of the Week honorable mention
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the King University acrobatics and tumbling team’s victory at Fairmont State University, one member of the Tornado was recognized by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). Kate Rivera earned NCATA Player of the Week honorable mention after she helped King set a school record for points in a meet.
  • Team event lifts King over Fairmont State
    February 26, 2017
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned what might be the biggest win in program history on Sunday when they took a road victory at Fairmont State University. It marked the first-ever win over the Fighting Falcons as King took the meet 267.630-264.280, setting six program bests in the meet.
  • King falls at Alderson Broaddus in first-ever ECAC meet
    February 12, 2017
    PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their season with a solid performance at Alderson Broaddus University in the first ever Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meet. The Tornado set four program highs and nearly posted their highest meet score in program history, but the Battlers took the meet 267.525-260.850.
  • King becomes inaugural members of ECAC acrobatics & tumbling league
    November 08, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has sponsored acrobatics and tumbling for three years, and the upcoming season the Tornado will be members of the first acrobatics and tumbling conference. Along with three other schools, King is inaugural members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) acrobatics and tumbling league.
  • Seybold hired as assistant acrobatics and tumbling and cheer coach
    October 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head acrobatics and tumbling coach Megan Bamford and head cheerleading and dance coach Debbie Neilson announced the hire of Nicole Seybold as an assistant coach that will help both programs. Seybold joins the Tornado staff following a stellar career competing in acrobatics and tumbling at the University of Oregon.
  • Stone selected NCATA All-American
    April 17, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In her first season on campus, Sonia Stone made a big impact on the King University acrobatics and tumbling team, and she made some history in the process. On Saturday night prior to the start of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships, it was announced that Stone was selected as one of 12 All-Americans, becoming the first in Tornado acrobatics and tumbling history to earn the distinction.
  • King falls to Fairmont State in regular season finale
    April 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team concluded their regular season schedule with a home meet against Fairmont State University. The Tornado stayed close to the Fighting Falcons through the first four events, but Fairmont State gained separation over the final two events, taking the meet 271.130-257.085.
  • Tornado move meet back against Fairmont State
    March 30, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team wraps up their regular season schedule on Sunday against Fairmont State University and the start time of the meet has been pushed back. The regular season finale will now start at 2:00 p.m., instead of the originally scheduled 1:00 p.m.
  • Tornado fall to Oregon and Gannon
    March 19, 2016
    ERIE, Pa. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team faced a pair of familiar foes on Saturday evening when they took on the University of Oregon and Gannon University. Oregon outscored the competition with a score of 282.030 points while Gannon posted 268.670 points and King posted 253.945 points.
  • King bests CUW, earns third win of the season
    March 09, 2016
    MEQUON, Wis. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team finished their spring break trip with a 2-1 record and matched last season’s win total in the process on Wednesday evening. The Tornado defeated Concordia University of Wisconsin 257.080-239.970, matching their program best for wins in a season.
  • King splits tri meet with Oregon and Adrian
    March 07, 2016
    EUGENE, Ore. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team starting their spring break with a solid performance at the University of Oregon where they faced the host Ducks and Adrian College. The Tornado set 10 new program bests as they posted 258.310 points, defeating Adrian’s 238.070 points, but falling to Oregon’s 282.970 points.
  • Stone earns weekly NCATA honors
    February 19, 2016
    Sonia Stone was to selected to this weeks National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association Honor Roll. Stone is the first Tornado to be awarded this honor in King history.
  • King opens season with split in tri meet
    February 14, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their season with a tri meet in the Student Center Complex, taking a win over Glenville State College and falling to Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus scored a meet-high 262.905 points to take two victories while King came in next at 253.740 and Glenville State finished at 243.460.
  • Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King
    February 11, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
  • Tornado ready to kickoff 2016 campaign
    February 04, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team is coming off of a successful second season a year ago and head coach Megan Bamford has the Tornado primed for more improvement in 2016. Bamford returns the majority of a roster that set many program bests last season, and she has added some new athletes as the Tornado prepare to set more program bests in their third season.
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