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Men tumblers to begin year

By Kari Brackett | December 10, 1987

NIU's men gymnasts begin their regular season Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Midwest Open Invitational at Chick Evans Field House. The tournament begins with the preliminary round at 11 a.m. The top eight gymnasts from each event advance to compete in the finals...

Gymnasts will host meet

December 9, 1987

NIU women gymnasts will attempt to get the butterflies out in an intrasquad meet at 8 p.m. in Chick Evans Field House tonight. Because only a portion of the squad has had a chance to compete in the fieldhouse this semester (during the NIU Mixed Pairs...

Huskies defeat alumni in good-humored meet

By Chris Sigley | November 17, 1987

Although Saturday's men's alumni gymnastics meet was held to get the NIU squad ready for competition next semester, the reactions of the crowd as well as the players kept the meet "in good humor." The gymnasts entered each event with intense seriousness,...

Gymnasts hold exhibition

November 13, 1987

The 14th Alumni Intrasquad meet for men's gymnastics will be Saturday 7:30 p.m. at Chick Evans Field House. The meet is not a tournament that other teams are involved in, but it gives the NIU gymnasts a chance to work and at the same time have some fun...

Scheduling process discussed

By Gary Sadewater | November 12, 1987

Scheduling philosophies, the budget and the admissions for gymnastic events were among the topics discussed Wednesday at the monthly board meeting. At the request of the new scheduling subcommittee, Robert Brigham and Susie Pembroke-Jones submitted scheduling...

Gymnast in Medico Cup

November 6, 1987

NIU gymnast Thomas Koll is making his name known around the world. The freshman has departed the friendly confines of NIU to compete in the Medico Cup in Austria. The West German native, who was recruited by NIU assistant coach Carlos Silvestri, is a...

NIU women join North Star Conference

By Jeff Kirik | June 17, 1987

After moving NIU out of the Mid-American Conference nearly two years ago, the people running the NIU women's athletic program decided earlier this year that independence was not the way to go. NIU officially ended its independence Feb. 18 by joining the...

Brigham takes stock of stormy athletic year

By Jim Wozniak | April 29, 1987

After facing Hurricanes on the athletic field, NIU men's athletics also had to battle unchartered waters on its new athletic ship. NIU had its baptism in independent waters this year after leaving its 13-year affiliation with the Mid-American Conference,...

Gymnasts hope for All-America honors

By Kari Brackett | April 23, 1987

When people think about California, they picture beaches and warm sunshine. NIU gymnasts Carlos Fulcher and Gene Margiotta are thinking of competition and skills. Both Fulcher and Margiotta received bids to the NCAA National Championships at Los Angeles,...

Huskies reach national meet

April 20, 1987

Chuck Ehrlich must not like to see streaks come to an end. For the 14th straight year, Ehrlich, the NIU men's gymnastics coach, has sent a gymnast to the NCAA championships. This time, the Huskies, who finished the year ranked 20th in the nation, have...

Unger proves she deserved making regionals

By Kari Brackett | April 13, 1987

Martha Unger did not win the number-one spot at the NCAA Regionals in Alabama on Saturday, but she proved to everyone she belonged. The one problem is neither Martha nor Coach Bobbie Cesarek know exactly how well Unger placed in the meet. They did not...

Unger qualifies for shot at gaining national berth

By Kari Brackett | April 10, 1987

Alabama has an extra special meaning for NIU gymnast Martha Unger this weekend. Unger left Thursday night for Alabama, because she qualified last Saturday for the NCAA Regional Championships. Only seven individual gymnasts received bids to compete in...