Acrobatics and Tumbling Ends Season on a Positive Note Despite Loss

The 2019 Senior Class poses with their friends, family and coaches after Sunday's dual with Concordia-Wisconsin (Photo by Mike Duffy).
The 2019 Senior Class poses with their friends, family and coaches after Sunday's dual with Concordia-Wisconsin (Photo by Mike Duffy).

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College acrobatics and tumbling team ended its season with a 4-3 record after a 244.535-241.090 loss to Concordia University-Wisconsin on Sunday, April 7. The season was full of improvement for the Bulldogs and the team reached the 240-point threshold for the first time under head coach Ellen Barker.

The compulsory event was the closest it could be, with Concordia-Wisconsin ever-so-slightly edging Adrian, 31.75-31.70. Both squads took two heats in the event, with the Bulldogs taking the acro and tumbling heats to bookend the event. The Falcons took each of the next two events before halftime and won all six total heats. CUW had a start value of 10 for each heat in the pyramid event and finished with a score of 29.80 out of a possible 30, including a perfect 10 in the open heat. That lead to Concordia-Wisconsin taking an 89.30-86.40 lead into the break.

Adrian won the synchronized heat of the toss event in the first event of the second half but it wasn't enough to put a dent in the Falcons' lead as the visitors won the event, again by a close margin, 25.75-25.05. AC did end up taking the tumbling event, 43.550-43.425, the first event win of the day for the Black and Gold. Just like the meeting between these two sides to open Adrian's season, it came down to the team event. This time the Bulldogs could not complete the comeback, falling 244.535-241.090, despite winning the team event, 86.09-86.06.

The Bulldogs surpassed their high score under Barker three times this season, including tonight. All three times came in Adrian's final four meets.