On April 8th the schools in the Texas Gymnastics Conference attended the NAIGC national championship in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After three days of fierce competition they returned home with 48 awards,
including one first place team title, one all around title and 7 individual event gold medals.
Taking the gold in the men's team competition for the first time was the University of Oklahoma, with
Texas A&M coming in third. The Sooners have competed the entire season undefeated, having mirroed their
NCAA brothers, who won the NCAA collegiate championship.
On the women's side, the Aggies also took third in the level 9 competition with the Longhorns winning
the bronze in level 8.
Taking the all around title home to Texas, UT Dallas' Tommy Trompeter finished his senior year with
the top award in the men's collegiate competition. Solidifying his title, Tommy also took home a gold on
the high bar and rings and silver on the parallel bars, while also receiving 5th on pommel horse and 6th on
the parallel bars.
Other gold titles going to the TGC included men's vault for Aggie Andrew Archer, womens level 8 uneven
bars for Longhorn Jacqueline Holland, women's level 9 beam and bars to Aggie alum Molly Stuckey and a
1st on floor for McMurry's Justin Powers.
All the TGC members receiving awards are:
3rd place (lv9): Haley Poinsette, University of Houston
4th place (lv9): Justin Powers, McMurry University
1st place (lv9): Molly Stuckey, Alumni (Texas A&M)
1st place (lv8): Jaqueline Holland, University of Texas at Austin
1st place (lv9): Molly Stuckey, Alumni (Texas A&M)
5th place (lv8): Jaqueline Holland, University of Texas at Austin
1st place (lv9): Justin Powers, McMurry University
9th place (lv9): Molly Stuckey, Alumni (Texas A&M)
2nd place (lv8): Tori Klabunde, University of Texas at Austin
2nd place (lv9): Molly Stuckey, Alumni (Texas A&M)
4th place (lv8): Jaqueline Holland, University of Texas at Austin
Men's Collegiate Competition
2nd place: Ryan Terrill, University of Oklahoma
4th place: Andrew Archer, Texas A&M University
5th place: John DeJulio, University of Oklahoma
6th place: Grant Yanker, University of Oklahoma
8th Place: Zake Zenker, Texas A&M University
2nd place: Will Know, University of Oklahoma
3rd place: Brian Schibler, University of Oklahoma
5th place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
7th place: Ty Montgomery, University of Oklahoma
1st place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
4th place: Jake Maloley, University of Oklahoma
5th place: Will Knox, University of Oklahoma
10th place: Jonathan Franco, University of Oklahoma
1st place: Andrew Archer, Texas A&M University
2nd place: Bryce Cashell, University of Texas
5th place: Tyson Campbell, University of Oklahoma
6th place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
2nd place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
3rd place: Ty Monmtgomery, University of Oklahoma
6th place: Tied between Will Knox and Ryan Terrill, University of Oklahoma
9th place: Andrew Archer, Texas A&M University
10th place: Bryce Cashell, University of Texas at Austin
1st place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
3rd place: Ryan Terrill, Universiy of Oklahoma
6th place: Ty Montgomery, University of Oklahoma
7th place: Chase Hames, Texas A&M University
9th place: Bryce Cashell, University of Texas at Austin
1st place: Tommy Trompeter, University of Texas at Dallas
2nd place: Ryan Terrill, Univeristy of Oklahoma
3rd place: Bryce Cashell, University of Texas at Austin
THSGCA to Work in Expanding Sport's Presence in Texas
In an announcement earlier today, Mark Sherman, the President of the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association (THSGCA) announced an
initiative to help fund-raise for high school programs and earmark scholarships for collegiate athletes. Having recently become its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity,
the THSGCA has released the following statement regarding a competition to take place at the High School State Gymnastics Championship
on May 1st and 2nd at Chisholm Trail High School:
Get as many of your alumni to attend the State Championship this year at Chisolm Trail. Have them fill out their contact information in the
high school history booth, donate $5.00 (or more) and we could award your program $50.00 per alumni up to $2,000.
The top three schools from the host meet area (Region I and IV) AND the top three schools from the non-host meet area (Region II and III)
will get the money - six schools in total.
After 49 years, we are now actively seeking alumni info in order to raise money, awareness and support for the THSGCA. We hope to earmark donations
for scholarships to Texas HS Gymnasts who continue competing in Texas College Club Programs!
THSGCA Treasurer, Cameron Sweny added: "This is the first step in a long process to build a working relationship between Texas High School Gymnastics and the
"Texas Gymnastics Conference" of college club gymnastics."
This news comes off of the successful fund-raising effort last year by Texas A&M University who raised $4,000 for their program through alumni donations.
"As the TGC has grown in recent years we find ourselves with more and more gymnasts participating well into their college careers. As the size of competitions scales upward
and new clubs appear at schools throughout the state, we need to find new ways to handle and fund that growth without increasing costs for our student athletes who are paying their way through college,"
added Andrew Hutcheson, TGC President. "We are exited about the THSGCA's initiatives and look forward to working with them to provide gymnasts with opportunities after high school."
If you would like to make a donation to support high school athletes, or any information about high school programs in Texas, please contact Mark Sherman. For information regarding
collegiate club programs and the TGC, please use the contact us form by clicking the link to the left. More information on the THSGCA can be found on their website.
Yesterday the TGC teams faced off once more for the final showdown of the conference season. Emerging undefeated on the women's side were the Texas A&M Aggies, claiming 17 spots on the podium. Taking the All Around title
was A&M gymnast Madeline Fletcher, making her first claim to the distinction for the season. Madi also placed third on Vault and Floor, and took home the gold on the Balance Beam. On the other events, Aggie Hannah Van
Meter took home the Uneven Bars title while Longhorn Tori Klabunde took first on Vault and Floor.
On the men's side, the University of Oklahoma also took home the team title making them undefeated for the season as well as Sooner Will Knox took home titles on Pommels and the Parallel Bars, while teammate Tyson Campbell
ties A&M's Jake Zenker for gold on the Floor Exercise. Zenker's teammate and Team Captain Andrew Archer took home the Vault title from Runner-Up Tommy Trompeter. Trompeter, the TGC star at UT Dallas took home the High Bar
and Rings titles, paving the way for him to reclaim his all around title.
As the 37th year of TGC competition comes to a close, and over 100 Unique competitors, we look back at the teams that made it out to competition this year and recognize them for all their hard work and dedication:
Texas A&M University
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Houston
Texas State University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
The University of Oklahoma
Although the conference season may be over, the competitors aren't done yet. The teams are gearing up for one last showdown on April 9th as they attend the NAIGC Nationals competition in Philadelphia, PA. With 1100 competitors
from 31 different states representing over 80 schools, the TGC is ready for a fierce competition. Both the Texas A&M Aggies and the UT Longhorns are tied - for both Men's and Women's NAIGC National Championship titles, giving both
of the rival schools the distinction of having the more team awards than anyone else and putting the TGC at the top of the nation. For more information, please see the NAIGC Nationals web page.
Hook'em, and Gig'em! You can send your favourite teams your best wishes by liking and supporting them on their Facebook pages, which can be found on the teams link to the left.
With their public school rivals on spring break, the two private institutions faced off this past weekend in Abilene. The Bears finished first, with Julia Stricklin placing first on the Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. Competing as
an individual, Red Raider Bethany Pryde took home the remaining event titles, securing her victory in the All Around.
On the men's side, the individual competition saw six all-arounders go head to head. Taking home more titles, UT Dallas' Tommy Trompeter picked up gold on Pommels, Rings, Vault and the All around competition, with Baylor
gymnast David McDonald on the Horizontal and Parallel Bars. McMurry University's Justin Powers took home the floor title - which he previously has held multiple times at the national level.
The TGC faces off one more time next weekend in San Marcos, TX for the Conference Championship. Details of the competition are posted in the schedule page. Be sure to come out and cheer on your favorite schools as they face
off for the conference title.
Sooners win again as Longhorn Star Bryce Cashell Makes His Way Back to the Top
The TGC travelled to College station once again to meet the Aggies at home. In a narrow margin, the Aggies held on to their previous title, scoring silver in the team award. With only one tenth to spare, the Aggies stopped the rival Longhorns from
taking the silver against the gold winning Sooners. Sooner Will Knox swept most of the gold, taking the title on the Pommels, Rings and Parallel Bars. Sooner teammate Giovannni Rossani took the Horizontal Bar and Tyson Campbell won the Floor Exercise,
and Andrew Archer won Vault for the Aggies.
Taking the top spot in All Around this weekend was Longhorn Bryce Cashell.
Having competed as an undergraduate for Odessa, Austin Community College and Texas State University, Bryce Cashell entered his college career on three back to back state High School All Around Championships. The three time
NAIGC National Collegiate Vault Champion is back one more time while he completes graduate school.
On the Women's side, Madison Haran took home gold on the Uneven Bars and Floor, solidifying her All Around Victory. Fellow Aggie Caci Jarvis won the Balance Beam as the Unstoppable Aggies secure their 4th victory of the season.
Since the TGC Championship meet in April of 2011, the Lady Aggies have gone Undefeated in conference for 18 competitions with no end in sight. The Lady Aggies claimed the national title in 2009, 10, 11, and 13, helping them gain the 2013
distinction of the first club to win both the Men's and Women's NAIGC National titles in the same year.
This weekend also saw an old TGC club gain a renewed appearance, as the University of Houston's Haley Poinsette claimed the top Spot on Vault. Houston last competed with the TGC in 2011.
Missing from the action this weekend were Texas Christian University and Baylor University, both of whom are enjoying the beginnings of their spring break. Conversely, with the public school's spring breaks a week later, the
two private institutions are geared up for a head to head competition with each other in Abilene, on March 21st.
The TGC Travelled to Lubbock, Texas this weekend to take on the Red Raiders. On the men's side, Andrew Archer once again took the all around spot for the Aggies, with help from gold on the Floor and Parallel Bars, and stopped the
Sooners from a six event sweep. The Pommel Horse and Rings titles were taken by Sooner Will Knox, while teammates Tyson Campbell and Giovanni Rossani took Vault and the Horizontal Bar, helping to lead them to another team title.
Short on a full team, the Aggies couldn't stop long time rival UT Austin from taking their second place title away as they both fell short of beating the unstoppable Sooner juggernaut.
On the women's side, A&M continued their undefeated streak and swept up all the gold as Madison Haran took Vault and Floor, with Hannah Van Meter taking Bars and Madeline Fletcher on Beam.
An infant compared to it's century-plus old sister institution in Austin, The University of Texas at Dallas, founded by UT Austin Alumnus Ryan Huffer in 2010, hosted it's first competition this past weekend.
Upsetting the season long winning streak of rival UT Dallas gymnast Tommy Trompeter, A&M's Andrew Archer took home the gold in the Men's All Around competition. Archer, who took home
titles on Parallel Bars, Vault, and Rings, beat out Trompeter, who won the remaining events, by only a narrow 5 hundredths of a point.
Coming up third and fourth in the All Around were UT Austin's Bryce Cashell and Mudeer Habeeb. A&M took the team title for a second time, with UT Austin moving past their sister school into second place, just under the Aggies.
In the women's competition, A&M continues to take the team title - with Madison Haran regaining her Beam title and picking up first on Vault for a top spot in the All Around. On Floor, University of Texas first year TGC
Gymnast Jackie Holland soared past the four of her Aggie rivals to claim the floor title, and A&M's Katie Hansen won the Uneven Bar competition, with her teammates Hannah Van Meter, Madison Haran, and Madeline Fletcher
rounding out the top four spots on the bars to A&M.
As the TCU women's team doubled in numbers, formerly active TGC member, The University of Texas at Arlington, dusted off a years long absence with the arrival of Dominic Kotzer.
The TGC gymnasts will meet again in Lubbock on February 21st. For more information, please see our schedule page in the menu to the left.
This past weekend the TGC Women competed in Waco, TX at the Baylor hosted competition. The Lady Aggies continued their undefeated-in-conference streak as gymnasts from TCU made their inaugural debut.
Placing 1st on the Uneven Bars, Hannah Van Meter picked up the All Around title,
while fellow Aggies Katie Hansen and Caci Jarvis took home gold on the Uneven Bars and
Balance Beam. Picking out the top spot on
floor was Tori Klabunde from the University of Texas.
In Dallas, Tommy Trompeter once again took all around in the Metroplex Challenge with a gold on the Pommel Horse. From Washington, Justin Rowen took 1st on Vault while Teammate Aaron Moss won the High Bar competition.
The TGC's Will Knox from Oklahoma took home the Parallel Bars and Rings titles, while teammate John DeJulio tied on the Floor Exercise with Washington's Nathan Tsuji.
The TGC's next competition will be on Valentines Day, for the first-time-hosted by the University of Texas at Dallas Meet, as a session in the Friendship Invitational.
On January 24th, Texas A&M University hosted the inaugural meet of the 2014-2015 season. The University of Oklahoma men's team placed first with Tyson Campbell taking home the floor title and Will Knox sweeping on the Rings.
In the Men's All Around, UT Dallas' Tommy Trompeter took home the gold, along with the titles for Pommel Horse and the Horizontal Bar. On Vault, A&M's Andrew Archer took home 1st while UT Austin's Mudeer Habeeb took home
the Parallel Bars title.
On the Women's side, Madison Haran swept the competition with the All Around title, with gold medals on Floor
and Beam. A&M rounded out the gold with Madeline Fletcher taking home 1st on
Vault and Hannah Van Meter on the Uneven Bars.
Eastfield College of Dallas made it's inaugural TGC appearance with a pair of gymnasts, Cameron Callaway and Alex Milner, competing for the Harvesters at their first meet.
Next weekend will be a split location competition for the men and women. The next meets will be held with the
Men competing at the Metroplex Challenge on Friday in Dallas, and the Women competing in Waco at the Baylor invitational on Saturday.
The University of Oklahoma and Tulane University join the TGC.
The University of Oklahoma and Tulane University have been inducted into the TGC!
Founded 35 years ago, the TGC has been the driving force behind collegiate club gymnastics in the state of Texas.
With very limited NCAA opportunities in the state, the TGC has made its mission to improve and promote
the sport in the state at a collegiate level. The success of the TGC has allowed gymnasts to continue their passion for the sport
and continue to challenge themselves while building memories that will last a lifetime.
This year, the TGC has inducted the University of Oklahoma and Tulane University to join our organization and create those memories with us.
As we move forward, our two new members, currently the only club university gymnastics programs in their respective states,
will gain more opportunities to participate in competitions and join in our ever growing community.
On behalf of all our members, we would like to welcome you to our new website. The Texas Gymnastics Conference has been growing in the past decade
and to help better facilitate our message and better communicate what we are all about, we have given ourselves a facelift, complete with mobile support.
Over the next few months we will be expanding the information on our website, adding new sections and more history, photos, videos and media. Stay Tuned!