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.
TNL Sports Editor, Taylor Hall, does a Q&A with UAA Gymnast, Melissa Doucette. How did you get started in gymnastics? It was in a “Mommy and Me” class. I saw others doing it and decided I wanted to join in on it.
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.
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