UNH Gymnastics kicks off their 2011 season with a victory


The UNH Wildcats Gymnastics team started their 2011 season off in style against Rutgers University on Sunday with a 194.5-191.875 victory. Admittedly this was new territory for me as I had never covered a Gymnastics event before, although I was impressed at how efficiently the meet is run and the quickness, grace and strength of all of the competitors.


Senior co-captian Chelsea Steinberg earned the all-around championship scoring a 38.95. She was also given the meet’s Katie Baldwin Expression Award. Steinberg finished first in vault (9.8), second on balance beam (9.725) and tied for fourth on floor exercise (9.75)


Chelsea Steinberg during her second place balance beam performance which scored a 9.725


Jen Aucoin (Sophomore) scored a personal best 9.8 on way to tying for third place finish on the bars


Austyn Fobes (Sophomore) had a great day with a personal best with a 37.925 all-around performance. She won the bar and floor event for the Wildcats capturing personal bests in each event.


Austyn Fobes on way to a career-high 9.825 score on the bars where she finished tied for first.


Danielle Reibold (Junior) prepares herself during her first place performance on the bars where scored a 9.825. Reibold also won first place on the balance beam with a score of 9.8


The Wildcats outscored Rutgers on vault, 48.675-48.175 and took the top three spots in the event.


Erin Machado (Freshman) performs during her second place finish in the floor event. She tied with teammate Courtney Connors with a score of 9.775


Jannelle Minichiello (Freshman) blows the chalk from her hands moments before she begins her performance


UNH won the uneven parallel bars 48.925 – 47.650 talking 5 of the top 6 spots in the event.


Tasia Percevecz (Junior) during her fourth place floor performance


Courtney Connors (Sophomore) took second in the floor event with a score of 9.775 tying with teammate Erin Machado


Senior co-captain Katie Lawrence takes time out from the game face to show a lighter side


UNH dominated the floor event winning 48.925- 48.3. The Wildcats also took the top 5 spots in the event.


Jen Aucoin (Sophomore) sets herself during her performance on the beam


This is one of my favorite shots of the meet. I love the dertermination of Freshman Jillian Hudson face as she perform in the uneven parallel bars


Jannelle Minichiello (Freshman) took third place in the beam event with a score of 9.65


Hannah Barile (Freshman) mid air on way to landing during the vault competition

The UNH Gymnastics team will hold their next home event on Sunday, January 30th when they take on the University of Bridgeport at 2pm in Lundholm Gymnasium.

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