MEQUON, Wis. – The Adrian College acrobatics and tumbling team opened the 2019 season with a 224.97-219.57 comeback victory over Concordia-Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Bulldogs were behind the whole meet heading into the final team event where an 11.5 AC win swung the meet in Adrian's favor.
Concordia-Wisconsin jumped out to a quick lead in the compulsory event, leading 28.80-26.35 after the first event. Both team's best heat was the toss heat, with the Falcons taking it 9.50-8.60. Adrian was able to close some of the gap in the acro event, winning the second event 24.3-23.75 and only trailed by 1.90, 52.55-20.65, after two events. CUW would extend its lead some more in the third event, winning the pyramid event 27.95-25.20, including a 9.55 score in the inversion heat and a 9.45 in the open heat. The Falcons held an 80.50-75.85 lead at halftime, with two events to go.
Adrian began its comeback with a strong first heat in the toss event, earning an 8.65. It wasn't enough to begin to claw back into the meet as Concordia-Wisconsin took the Toss event 23.70-23.00 to extend its lead to 104.20-98.85. The Falcons narrowly edged the Bulldogs again in the Tumbling event 42.75-42.00 to hold a 146.95-140.85 advantage with just the team event to go. The Black and Gold did what they needed to in the final event, taking home the team event 84.12-72.62 to come from behind and win the meet 224.97-219.57.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. against Georgetown (Ky.) for the first of three home meets this year.