Women’s Gymnastics finishes in second place at Mardi Gras Invitational


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Members of the Iowa State Gymnastics team watch intently as Sydney Converse competes on the bars during the meet against Southern Utah University at Hilton Coliseum on Feb. 8. Converse scored a 9.800 during the bars competition. Iowa State won with an all-around score of 195.375, beating out Southern Utah with a score of 195.250. Iowa State had higher scores then Southern Utah in vault, bars, beam and floor.

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The Iowa State women’s gymnastics team faced off against Southeast Missouri, Texas Woman’s University and Lindenwood on Friday, with the Cyclones finishing with a score of 193.575 and placing second in the Mardi Gras Invitational.

This is the second time that Iowa State and Lindenwood have met this year. Lindenwood took control and edged out Iowa State, grabbing first place in the quad.

Final scores:

1.Lindenwood — 195.275

2.Iowa State — 193.575

3.Texas Woman’s University — 190.725

4.Southeast Missouri — 188.450

Uneven Bars:

The toughest event for the Cyclones at the Madi Gras Invitational was the bars. Some Cyclones fell and even missed the bar, including Maddy Langkamp and Laura Burns.

Cassie Diaz — 9.725

MJ Johnson — 9.700

Ariana Orrego — 9.625

Laura Burns — 9.475

Maddy Langkamp — 9.150

Sydney Converse — 9.00


The Cyclones had a great performance on the vault event. Each Cyclone who participated earned a score of nine and above. Senior Sydney Converse tied a career-high scoring of 9.850.

Sydney Converse — 9.850

Sophia Steinmeyer — 9.825

Kelly Martin — 9.775

Phoebe Turner — 9.750

Kelsey Boychuk —  9.725

Ariana Orrego — 9.675

Balance Beam:

The Cyclones earned a total score of 48.425 on the balance beam. Molly Russ earned a 9.800 on the balance beam and tied a season-high for the Cyclones.

Molly Russ — 9.800

Meixi Semple — 9.750

Sophia Steinmeyer —9.750

Sydney Converse — 9.675

Cassie Diaz — 9.450

Grace Woolfork — 9.225


Natalie Horowitz made her debut on the floor routine for the Cyclones during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Horowitz took the place of Cassie Diaz, who was unable to perform in the event.

Horowitz performed well on the floor in her first attempt ever. Horowitz had two great passes but fell on the third, scoring a 9.000.

Sophia Steinmeyer — 9.825

Laura Burns — 9.725

Maddy Langkamp — 9.700

Molly Russ — 9.675

Natalie Horowitz — 9.00

Next Up:

The Cyclones will travel to Denver, Colorado on February 24 at 3 p.m. The Cyclones will face two teams in the Denver Tri-Meet: Boise State and Denver University.