Oregon Travels for Rematch With Hawai’i Pacific

EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 2 Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team travels to Honolulu for a matchup with Hawai’i Pacific on Sunday at 9 p.m. PT.


When: Sunday, March 24

Where: The Shark Tank | Honolulu, Hawaii

Time: 9 p.m. PT

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The Ducks defeated the Sharks in their first meet of the season, but have suffered back-to-back defeats since then at the hands of top-three teams. In 2023 Oregon scored over 270 points in four of eight meets, and has done so twice through three meets this season.


The Ducks hold an 11-1 all-time advantage over the Sharks and have been the victors in each of the last 10 meetings. The two programs met earlier this season in Eugene as Oregon used a big performance in the team event to win its season opener 260.500-254.130. A setback during the six element acro heat put the Ducks behind early as the Sharks opened up a 64.650-63.250 lead after the second event. Oregon bounced back by winning the pyramid and toss events, but found themselves needing to make up ground as they trailed 176.050-175.250 entering the final event of the night. The Ducks came together to execute a team event that scored 85.52, which cleared Hawai’i Pacific’s score of 78.08.


No. 2 Oregon acrobatics and tumbling came up short against No. 3 Quinnipiac, 275.420-270.440, in a high-profile clash at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday. The Ducks were edged by a narrow margin by the Bobcats in the compulsory event, 37.40-37.35, and were unable to pull into the lead throughout the meet despite season-high scores in the acro, pyramid and toss events. Oregon won the toss eventcoming out of halftime, but was outscored in the tumbling event and faced several deductions in the team event as Quinnipiac emerged victorious.


Oregon has showed steady improvement across the season in several events. In both the acro and pyramid events the Ducks have improved their scores in each meet, scoring 28.75 in acro and 29.25 in pyramid last time out against Quinnipiac. After scoring 28.55 in the toss event in each of the first two meets, Oregon bumped up its score to 28.90 against the Bobcats.


Oregon freshman Bella Swarthout is one of a number of newcomers to make an impact for the Ducks this season. The base has recognized by the NCATA in back-to-back competitions earning honorable mention for the league’s freshman of the week award for weeks three and six. Against Baylor, Swarthout competed in six heats and the team event for Oregon, helping the Ducks record six scores of 9.55 or higher including a 9.90 in both the compulsory pyramid and inversion pyramid. In the most recent matchup against Quinnipiac, Swarthout helped the Ducks log four scores of 9.8 or better, including 9.85s in compulsory toss and acro heat three.

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