Mountain East Set To Host First-Ever Acrobatics & Tumbling Conference Championship

Mountain East Set To Host First-Ever Acrobatics & Tumbling Conference Championship

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The Mountain East Conference has announced matchups and individual event qualifiers for the inaugural MEC Acrobatics & Tumbling Championship to be held this weekend at Joe Retton Arena on the campus of Fairmont State University. The conference championship is the first of its kind in the country at any level in the sport.

As a growing sport for women at the collegiate level, the MEC conference championship marks an important step in the development of Acrobatics & Tumbling. The championship enhances competitive opportunities for student-athletes competing in the Mountain East Conference while also delivering increased recognition. Additionally, the Mountain East Conference and conference championship models the viability of conference sponsorship as other NCAA conferences grow and consider adopting Acrobatics & Tumbling as a championship sport.

Tickets for each session are $8 for adults and $3 for students. MEC students with a valid ID and children under 5 are free.

Fairmont State is the top seed for the championship after going 4-0 in MEC competition this spring. The Falcons will take on fourth-seed West Liberty in the second semifinal on Friday night at 7 p.m. Second-seeded Glenville State will face third-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan in Friday's first semifinal at 5 p.m. The winners from Friday night's semifinal will compete for the championship on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Additionally, the MEC announced qualifiers for individual events based on the top event scores during MEC competition this season. The MEC individual event competition will take place on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

 

2019 MEC Championship Schedule

Friday, April 12 (Semifinals)

5 p.m.: #2 Glenville State vs. #3 West Virginia Wesleyan

7 p.m.: #1 Fairmont State vs. #4 West Liberty

 

Saturday, April 13 (Event Finals)

11 a.m. (Qualifiers listed below)

 

Saturday, April 13 (Finals)

4 p.m.: TBD (Semifinal winners)

 

Individual Event Qualifiers

Five-Element Acro: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Six-Element Acro: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Seven-Element Acro: Glenville State, Fairmont State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Inversion Pyramid: Fairmont State, Glenville State, Davis & Elkins

Synchronized Pyramid: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Open Pyramid: Fairmont State, Glenville State, Davis & Elkins

450 Salto Toss: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Synchronized Toss: Glenville State, Fairmont State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Open Toss: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan, Davis & Elkins

Duo Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Trio Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Quad Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Aerial Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, Urbana

Six-Element Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan

Open Tumbling: Fairmont State, Glenville State, West Virginia Wesleyan, Davis & Elkins