CYPRESS, Texas (October 17, 2015) - Rollins' Erika Lang took home the national championship in the tricks for the second consecutive year on Saturday, as she recorded a new NCWSA national record of 5,960 points to outpace runner-up Elizabeth Montavon of Alabama, who recorded a score of 3,100. Lang bettered the old national record of 5,510 that she set at last year's National Championships. The Tars women’s team finished fourth in tricks on Day Three with a score of 1,885.
Overall, the women’s squad finished fifth in the NCWSA Collegiate Championships for the second consecutive year with a score of 4,805. Lang finished the Championships tied for second overall with a score of 1,615 after finishing first in tricks, tied for sixth in slalom and took 11th in jumps. Alexa Amour finished 17th with a total score of 930, followed by Jennifer Tee in 18th with a score of 925.
On the men’s side, Joshua Briant followed up his individual tricks National Championship on Saturday with a sixth place finish in jumps on Sunday, landing 161 feet to score 560 points. Matt Bengtson jumped a personal best 130 feet to finish 19th while Miks Cinis was 43rd after jumping 67 feet.
The Rollins men’s squad finished fifth at the championships with an overall score of 3,915. Briant led the men with a second place overall finish after winning the tricks competition, taking sixth in jumps and tited for ninth in slalom for an overall score of 1,625, just 55 points back of FSC’s Thibaut Dailland.finished 19th with a score of 865 and Bengtson was 20th with a score of 820.
UL-Lafayette swept the championships with the men’s team finishing with a score of 6,325 and the women’s team scoring 6,520 to top the table.
UL-Lafayette’s Taryn Grant was crowned the individual overall champion on the women’s side after placing first in slalom, tied for eighth in tricks, and third in jumps. Florida Southern’s Dailland finished with the top individual score on the men’s side with a second place finish in slalom, fifth in tricks and fourth in jumps.