King opens season with win over ABU

Photo credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team opened the season in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon as the 10th-ranked Tornado defeated ninth-ranked Alderson Broaddus University. King gain separation in the tumbling event as they went on to the 255.740-251.435 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: #10 King 255.740, #9 Alderson Broaddus 251.435
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-0; Alderson Broaddus 0-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

Compulsory Event – Heat 1 (Acro)
Team Members: Ashley Berlin, Abigail Keith, Mattie Brown, Moira Lyons, Katie Wester, Olivia Kincaid, Lindsay Bowles, Claire Guittard, Elizabeth White
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 8.75

Compulsory Event - Heat 2 (Pyramid)
Team Members:
Berlin, Caroline Versluis, Cassie Tackett, Aarynlee Fritz, Madeline Sullivan, Madelynn Alyea, Kincaid
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 9.45

Compulsory Event – Heat 3 (Toss)
Team Members: Berlin, Maya Hines, Brown, Bowles, Guittard, Wester, Lyons, Keith, Versluis, Kincaid, White
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 9.85

Compulsory Event – Heat 4 (Tumbling)
Team Members:
Brown, Versluis, Hines, White, Guittard, Jenah Cooper, Alyea, Berlin
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 7.60

Acro Event - Heat 1 (5-Element)
Team Members:
Kincaid, Brown, Lyons
Points Possible: 9.60
Score: 9.25

Acro Event - Heat 2 (6-Element)
Team Members:
Berlin, Keith, Fritz
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 9.00

Acro Event – Heat 3 (7-Element)
Team Members:
Berlin, Keith, White, Alyea
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 8.80

Pyramid Event – Heat 1
Team Members:
Berlin, Kincaid, Lyons, Fritz, Cooper, Bowles, Guittard, Versluis
Points Possible: 9.90
Score: 9.45

Pyramid Event - Heat 2
Team Members:
Alyea, Berlin, Bowles, White, Lyons, Tackett, Keith, Wester, Brown, Kincaid, Fritz
Points Possible: 9.70
Score: 8.85

Pyramid Event – Heat 3
Team Members:
Lyons, Keith, Berlin, White
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 9.65

Toss Event – Heat 1
Team Members: Wester, Hines, Keith, Kincaid, Bowles
Points Possible: 9.00
Score: 8.80

Toss Event – Heat 2
Team Members: Berlin, Hines, Brown, Bowles, Guittard, Wester, Lyons, Keith, Versluis, Kincaid, White
Points Possible: 9.00
Score: 8.60

Toss Event - Heat 3
Team Members: Brown, Lyons, Versluis, Guittard, Berlin, Fritz
Points Possible: 9.70
Score: 9.05

Tumbling Event – Duo Pass
Team Members: Berlin, Versluis
Points Possible: 9.45
Score: 9.150

Tumbling Event – Trio Pass
Team Members:
Keith, Bowles, Cooper
Points Possible: 8.50
Score: 8.000

Tumbling Event – Quad Pass
Team Members: White, Brown, Guittard, Lyons
Points Possible: 8.75
Score: 8.100

Tumbling Event – Aerial Pass
Team Members:
Berlin
Points Possible: 10.00
Score: 9.600

Tumbling Event – 6 Element Pass
Team Members: Guittard
Points Possible: 8.90
Score: 8.450

Tumbling Event – Open Pass
Team Members:
White
Points Possible: 9.50
Score: 9.050

Team Event
Team Members:
Entire team
Points Possible: 101.65
Score: 86.29

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The Tornado pulled away from the Battlers in the tumbling event, outscoring Alderson Broaddus 52.350-49.225.
  • Berlin and Versluis set a program-high in the tumbling duo pass with a score of 9.150. That also marked the first time in program history the Tornado posted a score over 9.000.
  • In the tumbling quad pass, King matched a program-high when White, Brown, Guittard and Lyons posted a score of 8.100.
  • The win for King marks the first for the Tornado over Alderson Broaddus in school history.

UP NEXT

  • King is in action again on February 22 when they travel to Belmont Abbey College for a tri-meet.
  • The Tornado will face Belmont Abbey and East Texas Baptist University at 7:00 p.m.
  • Alderson Broaddus travels to Gannon University on Saturday.