2018-19 Yale Gymnastics News

  • Bulldog Gymnastics Ends Regular Season On a High Note
    March 16, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team delivered one of its best performances of the 2019 season inside the Pavilion Friday, as a team score of 194.725 resulted in a close fourth-place finish. The score is fifth in the school record books. The 2019 team will go down in Yale history as the first to score above a 194 for five meets in a season. The team results of the meet are as follows: Illinois (195.600), UC Davis (194.850) and Washington (196.975). This competition team score for Yale places seventh in the school record books.
  • Buford Picks Up ECAC Gymnast of the Week
    March 13, 2019
    Following another record-breaking performance at New Hampshire Friday, the Yale gymnastics team once again had a gymnast honored by the ECAC in their weekly awards. Each week, the ECAC gives out four different honors: Gymnast of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Specialist of the Week and Coaches' Choice Honors. Yale had junior Jade Buford honored as Gymnast of the Week.
  • Yale Gymnastics Takes the West Coast for Quad Meet
    March 13, 2019
    A 194.950 team score in last Friday's dual meet clinched the team’s second-highest team score this season and fourth-highest in Yale gymnastics history. The results of last weekend’s meet gave the Bulldogs that much more motivation heading into this week's final meet of the regular season. Yale will travel to UC Davis and face 17th-ranked Washington, NCAA regional contender Illinois and host No. 38 UC Davis on Friday night at 7 p.m. 
  • Yale Posts Second-Highest Gymnastics Team Score This Season
    March 08, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team put together a massive 194.950 team score in a narrow loss to No. 30 New Hampshire Friday night at Lundholm Gym. This is the second-highest team score this season as well as fourth-highest in school history. The Wildcats posted a 196.175. After tonight’s efforts, the 2019 Yale gymnastics team holds two of the top four team scores, three of the top 10 team vault scores and four of the top 10 team beam scores in school history. Four team records were broken tonight as well as several earned season-bests.
  • Gymnastics Faces No. 29 New Hampshire in Dual Meet
    March 06, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team hits the road again as they travel to New Hampshire for a dual meet on Friday, Mar. 8 at 7 p.m., inside the Lundholm Gym. This will be the third time this season No. 49 Yale takes on No. 29 Wildcats in a competition.
  • Gymnasts Earn Beam Title Against Nationally Ranked Teams
    March 02, 2019
    The Bulldogs traveled to Penn State Friday to face some tough competition after the Ivy Classic. Yale held their own, breaking a 194 among fierce competitors that included the host team, Arizona State and Cornell. The Bulldogs had a consistent meet, resulting in a score of 194.100. The Sun Devils took second earning a 196.150, while Penn State posted a first-place score of 196.375 at their home arena on senior night. Cornell received third-place with a 194.575 team score. As a team, Yale is has moved in the NCAA rankings from 53rd in 2018 to 49th this 2019 season; averaging a 193.968 for the season.
  • Bulldogs Head to Penn State After Historic Win at Ivy Classic
    February 28, 2019
    After an impressive outing at the Ivy Classic meet Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team now gears up for a weekend at Penn State competing against nationally-ranked Arizona State, Cornell and Penn State.
  • Two Bulldogs Earn ECAC Weekly Awards Following Ivy Title
    February 26, 2019
    Following another record-breaking performance at Penn Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team once again had gymnasts honored by the ECAC in their weekly awards this season. Each week, the ECAC gives out four different honors: Gymnast of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Specialist of the Week and Coaches' Choice Honors. Yale had a gymnast honored in half of these categories.
  • Yale Gymnastics Breaks Seven Records to Secure Back-To-Back Ivy Classic Titles
    February 24, 2019
    For the first time this season, the Yale gymnastics team eclipsed the 195 threshold and earned a 195.100 as part of Sunday's Ivy Classic championship event at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa. The results of the Ivy competition are as follows: Brown, (192.200) Cornell (193.925) and Penn (193.100). The Yale Bulldogs took home its 16th Ivy Classic Title, earning back-to-back team championships.  
  • Bulldogs Travel to Penn to Defend Ivy Title
    February 21, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team will be back in action Sunday following a win against Ivy rival Brown. With 15-Ivy Classic titles under their belt, the Yale gymnasts will attempt to make history when they travel to Penn on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. to compete inside the Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa.  
  • Gymnastics Takes Home Title on Senior Day
    February 17, 2019
    Senior Day for the Yale gymnastics team is typically one of its highest-scoring meets of the year, and this year's seniors made sure 2019 was no exception. Captain Kiarra Alleyne and fellow senior Jessica Wang led the Bulldogs to one of their highest score of the season on Sunday afternoon in John J. Lee Amphitheater with a 193.775 against Ivy rival Brown who posted a 191.950.
  • Yale to Host Senior Send-Off Against Brown
    February 14, 2019
    Yale will host Ivy rival Brown Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in John J. Lee Amphitheater. Sunday's meet is more than just a regular-season home meet. It is Senior Day. The competition will serve as the last home meet for five Bulldog seniors: Captain Kiarra Alleyne (Houston, Texas), Sarah Caldwell (Falmouth, Me.), Mary Catherine Fletcher (Bellingham, Wash.), Roxanne Trachtenberg (Doylestown, Pa.) and Jessica Wang (Chino Hills, Calif.). This group of seniors has been instrumental in the success of the Yale gymnastics program's first and second ECAC team title as well as the program's 15th Ivy Classic team title.
  • Baldovino Earns ECAC Gymnast of the Week
    February 12, 2019
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference honored one member of the Yale gymnastics team in its weekly awards. Sophomore Jacey Baldovino earned Gymnast of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10.
  • Yale Gymnastics Adds Five Records to History Books
    February 08, 2019
    Yale earned its 194.050 behind team scores of 48.350 on vault, 48.200 on bars, 49.025 on beam and 48.475 on floor. George Washington took home the title with a 195.400 and New Hampshire closely followed with a 194.925. William and Mary took fourth with a 189.925. Six Bulldogs finished the day on the podium as well as matched or surpassed their season-highs. Yale gymnastics broken five new records at tonight's quad meet.
  • Gymnastics Travels to George Washington for Pink Meet
    February 06, 2019
    After taking second place at the Don Tonry Invitational at home last Saturday, the Yale gymnastics team will now gear up to travel to George Washington. The Bulldogs will compete against the home team, New Hampshire and William and Mary.
  • Gymnastics Takes Second at Don Tonry Invitational
    February 02, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team delivered a team performance of 193.175 to take second-place in the Don Tonry Invitational. The Bridgeport Purple Knights took the top spot with a 194.200. Southern Connecticut State University and Springfield earned a 192.350 and 188.200 to take third- and fourth-place.
  • Bulldogs Host Don Tonry Invitational Saturday
    January 30, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team is eager to return to competition after last seeing action on Sunday at home against New Hampshire. The Bulldogs host Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Springfield for the fifth annual Don Tonry Bulldog Invitational Saturday. The Bulldogs prepare for their third home meet of the season following a season-best performance against New Hampshire (194.125), which included a team and individual record floor score for the Bulldogs.
  • Gymnasts Break Over 194 Against New Hampshire
    January 27, 2019
    Following a first-place finish at home last weekend, No. 41 Yale returned home to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Sunday as they went head to head against No. 37 New Hampshire. New Hampshire took a powerful lead to win the meet (195.350). Close behind, the Bulldogs took second-place with a 194.125. This is the third time this season the Bulldogs have earned over a 193.000. The 2019 Yale gymnastics team has set a standard for what is to come this season, already breaking five records three meets into this season.
  • Buford Earns ECAC Gymnast of the Week
    January 23, 2019
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) honored one member of the Yale gymnastics team in its weekly awards. Junior Jade Buford from Coppell, Texas earned ECAC Gymnast of the Week.
  • Gymnastics Welcomes the Wildcats for Dual Meet at Home
    January 23, 2019
    Coming off a one-point win against Ivy rival Penn, the Yale gymnastics team welcomes New Hampshire of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) for a dual meet Sunday for its second-consecutive home meet of the season.
  • Gymnastics Takes First Place at First Home Meet of Season
    January 19, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team opened up Ivy competition today, as they took on the Quakers of Penn. The Bulldogs took every single event title as well as the team win. In the end Yale beat Penn by over a point with a score of 193.775-192.350.
  • Bulldogs Face Quakers in First Ivy Competition of Season
    January 18, 2019
    After a record-breaking start to the 2019 season, the Yale gymnastics team opens up Ivy competition for the first time Saturday, as they take on the Quakers of Penn. The Bulldogs are coming off a road trip to Bridgeport, as well as the best season opener in school history with a score of 193.775. 
  • Yale Gymnastics Beats Big Ten's Rutgers, Makes History in Season Opener
    January 12, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team experienced incredible success in the first meet of the 2019 season earning a team score of 193.775. Last season, the team earned a 191.550 in their season opener. This is the highest score Yale has had in a season opener in school history. The Purple Knights followed Yale with a 193.750. Big Ten Rutgers earned third place with 193.175. The Owls of SCSU took fourth posting a 190.275 team score. The Bulldogs placement shows a fantastic sign of what is to come for this 2019 team.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Bridgeport for Gymnastics Season Opener
    January 11, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team will take the competition floor for the first time in 2019 at the Wheeler Recreation Center Sat., Jan. 12 as they travel nearby to Bridgeport for a quad meet with the Purple Knights, Big Ten competitor Rutgers and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Competing with gymnasts from power conferences will bring out some impressive performances for the Bulldogs, as they look to set the bar high this season. With Yale's second ECAC championship win and 15th Ivy Classic title in 2018, the team is ready to start off strong.
  • Gymnastics Looks to Build on Tonry’s Legacy for 2019
    January 10, 2019
    Given the opportunity to choose this year’s motto for this year's team, Yale gymnastics seniors Kiarra Alleyne, Sarah Caldwell, Mary Catherine Fletcher, Roxanne Trachtenberg and Jessica Wang did not falter.
  • Collins Named Yale Gymnastics Assistant Coach
    January 07, 2019
    Yale head coach Barbara Tonry has announced Jason Collins as the new Yale gymnastics assistant coach. Collins comes to Yale from EVO Athletics, where he was vice president, chief athletic officer and director of men’s gymnastics, and women’s elite team coach.
  • Yale to Host Four Home Gymnastics Meets in 2019
    October 26, 2018
    The team is looking forward to a challenging 2019 schedule as forty-seventh year head coach Barbara Tonry announced the Bulldogs’ schedule on Wednesday.
  • Gymnastics Adding Three in Class of 2022
    August 20, 2018
    Coming off the most successful year in team history, the Yale gymanstics team plans to build on last season's ECAC conference and Ivy Classic victories with the addition of the class of 2022. The team welcomes three first-years who show promise of adding outstanding routines, bigger scores and championship-caliber gymnastics to Yale's team.