Iowa State finishes second at West Virginia tri-meet


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Iowa State Gymnastics senior Meaghan Sievers competes on beam, scoring a 9.800 and tying for first on balance beam for the Cyclones at the meet against Lindenwood University at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 27.

Nash Vanbibber

The Iowa State Cyclones faced off against two teams on Saturday, the West Virginia Mountaineers and the No.7 Denver Pioneers. This is the second time the Cyclones have met with the Mountaineers this season. 

Denver came out on top in the tri-meet with Iowa State second and West Virginia finishing in third place.

In the first encounter between the Cyclones and the Mountaineers, the Cyclones come out on top in the opening weekend of the gymnastics season. Denver entered the meet coming off of a season-high best of 196.350. The Cyclones recorded a season-high 195.975 in their last meet on Jan. 27 and came in sitting just outside of the top-25.


1.Denver University- 197.450

2.Iowa State- 196.700

3.West Virginia- 196.125

On the uneven bars, the Cyclones ended with a season-high of 49.275. All Cyclones listed put up highs on the uneven bars during the meet, each scoring nines and higher.


Maddy Langkamp- 9.850

MJ Johnson- 9.850

Laura Burns- 9.875

Meaghan Burns-9.875

Cassie Diaz-9.850

Sydney Converse- 9.850

In the vault, Iowa State tied the team’s highest vault score under head coach Jay Ronayne. The team score tied for the ninth-highest in Iowa State school history.


Kelsey Boychuk- 9.800

Ariana Orrego- 9.800

Kelly Martin- 9.900

Phoebe Turner- 9.875

Sophia Steinmeyer- 9.875

Iowa State posted a 48.825 on the balance beam. Mexi Semple and Grace Woolfolk posted 9.850’s as the Cyclones finished last in the first rotation.

The Cyclones travel back to Ames, Iowa, to host Southern Utah on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are coming off a close win against team rival Utah State University, winning 195.500-194.975.