Acrobatics & Tumbling

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling picked to finish first in NCATA Coaches’ Poll

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:36 pm.

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team was picked as the favorite to win its fifth-straight national championship, according to the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association coaches’ poll. The Ducks received eight first place votes and 117 points overall. The only other school to receive first-place votes was Baylor. The Bears, coached by former Oregon […]

Blaire Wilson on the 2015 Acrobatics and Tumbling season and her famous YouTube channel

By on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1:01 pm.

The 2015 Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team is ready to get things underway. Led by new head coach Chelsea Shaw, the team will get started in Southern California on Feb. 4 against Azusa Pacific. The Emerald recently sat down with Blaire Wilson, a sophmore back base from Scottsdale, Arizona. Acrobatics and Tumbling-wise, how is the team […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling: Eight players sign National Letters of Intent

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 6:08 pm.

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team announced the signing of eight athletes to their 2015-16 team in a press release on Monday night. The four-time National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Champions received National Letters of Intent from athletes stemming from California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington. The following player biographies and […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling unveils 2015 schedule

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 12:34 pm.

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team released its 2015 schedule on Wednesday afternoon. “This year’s meet schedule will be the toughest competition yet,” new head coach Chelsea Shaw told the Oregon athletic department. “Each team in the NCATA is going to be a challenge. We have a strong schedule with three home meets and four […]

Chelsea Shaw named Oregon acrobatics and tumbling coach

By on Friday, Jul. 4 at 10:41 am.

Former Oregon acrobatics and tumbling athlete Chelsea Shaw was named head acrobatics and tumbling coach Thursday evening, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced Thursday evening. Shaw, who is taking over for her former coach Felecia Mulkey, was a member of the first two Oregon teams that won National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) national championships. […]

Q&A: Former Oregon acrobatics and tumbling coach Felecia Mulkey discusses the switch to Baylor

By on Wednesday, Jun. 4 at 1:25 pm.

Former Oregon acrobatics and tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey’s legacy on the mat is well-known. One of the architects of the sport, Mulkey led Oregon to a 43-3 record and won four National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships in just five years. However, away from Matthew Knight Arena, Mulkey faced adversity in […]

Felecia Mulkey leaves Oregon acrobatics and tumbling to become head coach at Baylor

By on Tuesday, Jun. 3 at 9:47 pm.

After defeating Azusa Pacific in the 2014 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship this past April, Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey commented on the immediate future of the program. “I think we are in a great spot and we have a great core group moving forward,” Mulkey told “We’ll be stronger […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling wins its fourth-straight NCATA National Championship

By on Sunday, Apr. 27 at 8:13 pm.

To end its team routine in the final of the National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association National Championships, the Oregon Ducks lifted senior Kelsey Leslie high above them. Leslie threw up a resounding fist pump with the rest of her teammates, who won their fourth-straight national title 290.825-282.600 over the host Azusa Pacific Cougars Saturday night. […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling to take on famliar foe Azusa Pacific in NCATA finals

By on Saturday, Apr. 26 at 5:11 pm.

The Oregon acrobatic and tumbling team’s quest for a fourth-straight national championship will have to go through the one team and the one place they lost this season. In the National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association championship tournament, defending champion Oregon defeated Alderson-Broaddus and Baylor to advance to the finals to take on the host […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Devon Allen ‘keeps surprising’ on gridiron and track

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 5:37 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of April 14-20. Track and field “Devon Allen keeps surprising. He is probably beat up more […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling earns No. 1 seed for NCATA National Championships

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 2:24 pm.

The road to its fourth straight national championship just got a whole lot easier for the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team. Despite losing for the first time in 25 meets against Azusa Pacific in the final meet of the regular season, the Ducks (9-1) were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the National Collegiate […]

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling comes out of extensive road trip with a fire lit

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 12:44 pm.

Even for a team that won three straight national championships, traveling 7,036 miles in one week can be incredibly exhausting. After three straight home meets to open the season, the acrobatics & tumbling team hit the road for a three-meet swing that the team wasn’t happy about. “It was ridiculously tough,” head coach Felecia Mulkey […]

Erika Schaefer’s hairstyles are Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s greatest secret

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 6:51 pm.

One of the most memorable things about Oregon acrobatics and tumbling meets has nothing to do with the acrobatics or the flashy uniforms. It might just be the hair. When she was a freshman on the team, Erika Schaefer wanted to do something extravagant for the 2012 national championships.  “We were competing against Baylor in […]

Acrobatics and Tumbling: Azusa Pacific sneaks past Oregon to end 25-meet win streak

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 11:47 pm.

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association National Championships just got a whole lot more interesting. In the week leading up to Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s meet against Azusa Pacific, Head Coach Felecia Mulkey stressed the importance of being prepared for a raucous road atmosphere. The “Zu” at Azusa Pacific lived up to its reputation. […]

Acrobatics and tumbling: Two meets in two days no problem for Oregon against Alderson-Broaddus

By on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 11:04 am.

Two meets in consecutive days  —before venturing to Waco, Texas to face rival Baylor— could’ve been the stretch to trip up the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team. The Ducks however, stepped up to the challenge for their second straight meet. After dominating in a tri-meet competition at Fairmont State University on Monday, Oregon made the […]

Acrobatics and tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey’s coaching tree on display

By on Sunday, Mar. 16 at 7:08 pm.

Drained from a long day’s work at practice, University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey gathers her team at the front of the mat and proposes a simple question. “Any negatives?” Mulkey questions following practice. This daily cool down exercise — where the team rattles off a list of both positive and […]