Courtesy: UAA Sports Information ANCHORAGE – Sophomore Stefany Bryan was named the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team’s 2014 MVP on Thursday night as the Seawolves celebrated with their year-end banquet at Lone Star Steakhouse. Bryan was an NCAA Div. I West Regional Championships all-around qualifier and earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors in the all-around and on uneven […]
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March 1, 2014
In the final event at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex last Sunday, the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves competed against the Lindenwood University Lions in a gymnastics meet. Freshman Julia York posted a score of 9.675 on the vault. The Seawolves lost the vault event to the Lions by a score of 48.450 to 47.850.
11. That’s the total number of Seawolves who have captured a spot at the NCAA Division I West Regional Championships since 1988. On April 6 in Corvallis, Ore., freshman M’rcy Matsunami will tack on one more gymnast to the tally.
It wasn’t a great night for the Seawolf gymnastics team Saturday, as they finished fourth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship meet in Seattle, Wash.
The Seawolves pulled off a win despite a close scoring margin in Friday’s gymnastics meet against the Seattle Pacific Falcons. Freshman gymnast M’rcy Matsunami was a stunner in this one, leading the ‘Wolves to a 191.675-191.575 victory.
UAA may know Paul Stoklos as being the Seawolf Gymnastics coach since the program began in 1985 but he has a hobby that he is just as passionate about away from the mats and bars.
“When I got into ski patrolling here somebody told me, ‘well there’s this guy who’s a ski patrol instructor’ and that was Bill Tai, who was my link into Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs,” Stoklos said.
The Seawolves’ gymnastics team has the skill, attitude, and determination to come out on top of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Conference, and from the looks of it are already vaulting toward that goal.
The UAA gymnasts are averaging about the same scores as they did last season at this point. Recently took 2nd place at a tournament in Towson, Md. Earlier in the year, they tumbled past the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons for two home wins.