Acrobatics & Tumbling News Archives

  • King becomes inaugural members of ECAC acrobatics & tumbling league
    November 08, 2016
    King becomes inaugural members of ECAC acrobatics & tumbling league 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
    Seybold hired as assistant acrobatics and tumbling and cheer coach 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
    Stone selected NCATA All-American 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
    King falls to Fairmont State in regular season finale 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
    Tornado move meet back against Fairmont State 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
    Tornado fall to Oregon and Gannon 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
    King bests CUW, earns third win of the season 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
    King splits tri meet with Oregon and Adrian 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
    Stone earns weekly NCATA honors 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
    King opens season with split in tri meet 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
    Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King 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
    Tornado ready to kickoff 2016 campaign 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.
  • King falls to Baylor in NCATA Quaterfinals
    April 24, 2015
    King falls to Baylor in NCATA Quaterfinals FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Competing at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling (NCATA) National Championships for the second time in the two-year history of the program, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team faced a familiar foe in top seed Baylor University. The eight seeded Tornado hung with the Bears throughout the first half, but Baylor pulled away in the second stanza to take the contest 283.615-258.965.
  • King selected to NCATA National Championships
    April 14, 2015
    King selected to NCATA National Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in the two year history of the King University acrobatics and tumbling program, the Tornado will compete at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships. King was selected as the eighth seed and face top-seeded Baylor University on Friday, April 24 at 2:45 p.m.
  • King drops regular season finale at Fairmont State
    March 29, 2015
    King drops regular season finale at Fairmont State FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A day after competing in a tri meet, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team squared off with Fairmont State University. The Tornado stayed close until Fairmont State started to pull away after halftime taking the 263.135-250.240 victory.
  • Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus, Quinnipiac
    March 28, 2015
    Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus, Quinnipiac PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team returned to the mat on Saturday when they faced Alderson Broaddus University and Quinnipiac University. The Tornado got off to a slow start, and couldn’t get come back as they totaled 246.490 points, falling to Alderson Broaddus’ 264.875 and Quinnipiac’s 269.830 totals.
  • Team routine gives King comeback win over Gannon
    March 10, 2015
    Team routine gives King comeback win over Gannon ERIE, Pa. – In a matchup of the eighth and ninth ranked teams in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA), the King University acrobatics and tumbling team came away with their third straight win. King trailed the Golden Knights by nearly three points going into the final event of the meet, but King posted a team routing score of 89.11, lifting the Tornado over Gannon 252.875-249.425.
  • King earns first wins over Adrian, Concordia Wisconsin
    March 08, 2015
    King earns first wins over Adrian, Concordia Wisconsin ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned their first wins of the year on Sunday and eclipsed their win total from last year. In a tri meet, King scored 250.660 points to top Adrian College and Concordia University Wisconsin who scored 229.670 and 228.120, respectively.
  • Bears tumble past King
    February 21, 2015
    Bears tumble past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite all the snow, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team took on Baylor University. The Bears started the meet strong and didn’t let up, whereas the Tornado struggled at points throughout the meet as Baylor topped King 276.595-250.795.
  • Acrobatics and tumbling against Baylor pushed back to 7:00 p.m.
    February 21, 2015
    Acrobatics and tumbling against Baylor pushed back to 7:00 p.m. BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow falling in Bristol today, the acrobatics and tumbling meet against Baylor University has been pushed back. Instead of the original 5:00 p.m. start time, the meet will now start at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tornado set program bests, fall to Alderson Broaddus
    February 08, 2015
    Tornado set program bests, fall to Alderson Broaddus BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their second season on a Sunday against Alderson Broaddus University. The Tornado outperformed their best numbers from a season ago in nearly every heat, but the Tornado fell to the Battlers 272.185-262.405.
  • Tornado ready to start year two
    February 04, 2015
    Tornado ready to start year two BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team is a little more prepared for their second season in 2015. Head coach Megan Bamford took over the Tornado midway through last season, and led King to their first win near the end of the year giving King room for improvement going into year two.
  • King's inaugural season ends at the NCATA National Championships
    April 24, 2014
    King's inaugural season ends at the NCATA National Championships 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
    Tornado set a pair of season bests in final home meet 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
    Tornado earn first victory with win over Adrian 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
    Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus and Gannon 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
    Bamford named head acrobatics and tumbling coach 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
    King falls in first acrobatics and tumbling home meet 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
    Tornado host inaugural meet on Sunday 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
    King falls to Adrian in first meet 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
    Tornado anxious to take the mat in inaugural season 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
    King visits U.S. Olympic Training facility 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.
  • Acrobatics & Tumbling to Hold Prospects Camp
    February 05, 2013
    Acrobatics & Tumbling to Hold Prospects Camp Those high school students interested in being on the first King Acrobatics & Tumbling team can participate in a prospects camp, March 2.
  • Amber King Named Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach
    October 19, 2012
    Amber King Named Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach Athletic Director David Hicks has announced that Amber King will serve as the first head coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling.
  • King Introduces Acrobatics and Tumbling as Newest Sport Addition
    September 27, 2012
    King Introduces Acrobatics and Tumbling as Newest Sport Addition King College has announced the addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling as its 25th varsity athletic program, set to begin competition in Fall 2013.