Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Come Friday morning, the Palestra will be nearly unrecognizable to its basketball season regulars.
For the first time in the University’s history, the Cathedral of Basketball will host the USA Gymnastics Nationals on for three days of intense team and individual competition from April 10-12.
The weekend’s meet features eight teams from around the country, including familiar faces from Brown and Yale.
Penn gymnastics has been flying high for much of the 2014-15 season, both literally — in their acrobatic competitions — and in Ivy competition — picking up a surprise victory in the Ivy Classic.
Joy filled the Palestra on Sunday as Penn dethroned Brown in the world of Ivy League gymnastics by picking up the annual Ivy Classic title.
This weekend, Penn gymnastics is giving its fans a preview of the team’s season and an opportunity to see how its athletes stack up against one another through its annual Red and Blue intrasquad meet.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships
illustrated the ups and down of Penn gymnastics.
With a score of 190.15, the Quakers finished behind host Brown and Yale, but managed to edge out Cornell. After struggling to do so all season, the Red and Blue managed to top 190 for the third straight meet.
Penn gymnastics celebrated Valentine’s Day with a little
heart both on and off the mat.On Sunday afternoon at Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Quakers
scored a season-high 190.850 en route to a second-place finish in the “Think
When Penn gymnastics takes to the mats this weekend, it will be
for more than just numbers on a page. This Sunday’s meet against West Chester and Rutgers is the
annual Think Pink weekend.
The Red and Blue fought for every tenth to pull it together and, for the first time this season, surpass the 190 mark placing second behind Temple with 190.550.
Despite their lack of immediate success, the Red and Blue still have much of the season left to turn it around. And that turning point might just be Saturday.
With part of the season already underway, the Penn gymnastics team is seeing the impact of its new facility, the Nalitt Family Gymnastics Center.
Coming off an underwhelming performance in a loss to Yale last weekend, the Quakers will look to rebound this Saturday at the Ken Anderson Invitational hosted by Temple. The five-team invitational will feature Penn, Temple, Cornell, Ursinus and West Chester.
What started out as a possible turning point for the Red and Blue ended up with the Quakers posting their lowest score of the season thus far against Yale.
After a disappointing loss to Illinois State last weekend, Penn gymnastics is back on the road, this time for its first Ivy League matchup of the season.
On Saturday, Penn fell to Illinois State, 190.4 – 187.9, in their first non-exhibition meet in the renovated Hutchinson Gymnasium.
On Saturday, Illinois State comes to Penn, not only for the Quakers first home meet of the 2013-14 season, but also for the debut of new equipment.
Penn and Temple had the opportunity to show off their skills in a low-pressure environment in front of a home crowd.
On Friday, the Penn and Temple gymnastics teams will put on an exhibition, the first in the brand new Nalitt Family Center. And both squads couldn’t be more excited to show it off.