2020 Riverside STUNT Schedule Released
The Riverside STUNT team is ready to kick off the 2020 season. With an experienced roster and the addition of a strong rookie class, the Tigers are looking forward to a successful campaign.
Riverside spent the majority of the 2019 season as the fourth ranked team in the country. In the last poll of the season the Tigers fell to fifth, narrowly missing a Nationals birth. Riverside head coach, Rachelle Fawcett says, “We have a lot to prove this season. We are the only ranked Junior College in the country. We earned that Nationals birth last year and we are out to prove it. It has made us work harder, get stronger and cemented our team bond.” Competing against Division 1,2 & 3 schools would seem overwhelming to most, but Fawcett is fueled by the challenge. “Competing at such a high level has pushed our athletes to rise up, increasing their individual skills and upping their recruiting marketability.”
The growth of STUNT has prompted the development of three different conferences this season; Southwest, Mid-America and West. Riverside is in the highly contested West Conference in the Southern Division. Division opponents include Arizona State University, Cal Baptist, Concordia University, Vanguard University, and Cal Poly. Riverside faces a strong division schedule and will also play non-division opponents such as UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Cal, Michigan State and Bringham Young University.
The RCC Tigers will open their season on Feb. 8th against division rivals, the Lions of Vanguard University who finished ranked 4th last season. The Tigers are lead by 2019 First Team All-Americans Madison and Madalynn Murry and Second Team All-American Annabel Inzunza.
They are also relying on a core of elite tumblers headed by Malia Murphy, and rookies Madison Hastings, Molly Thayne and Averi Chadwick.
Catch all the action of the opening weekend Feb. 8-9 at Concordia University in Irvine.
Saturday February 8th
9am RCC vs. Vanguard University
2:45 RCC vs. Cal Poly University
5pm RCC vs. UC Davis
Sunday February 9th
11am RCC vs. Concordia University
2:30pm RCC vs. Arizona State University