|Saturday, April 7
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Raleigh
 Oregon State
 George Washington
 NC State
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT – University Park
 Arizona State
 West Virginia
 Penn State
 New Hampshire
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Minneapolis
 Iowa State
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Tuscaloosa
 Central Michigan
|6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Columbus
 Boise State
 Ohio State
 Kent State
|6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Salt Lake City
 Southern Utah
And so it begins. 36 become 12. GOODBYE ALMOST ALL OF YOU.
The primary focus of the live blog will be the borderline teams, the actual fights for regionals qualification, with an emphasis on bars and beam because that’s usually the place where things go wrong and I’m a glutton for disaster. At least that’s the plan. Hopefully the broadcasts understand our needs.
Gowey is slated to do AA in early lineups. She did not do FX at SECs.
Jacey Baldovino (AA) of Yale is out. Replaced by Belle Huang of Rutgers.
Here we go! Raleigh broadcast beginning. Critical opening rotation for Nebraska on beam. We’ll learn a lot. Host NC State starting on bars.
D-D’s top is delivering like Dominos
Warmups still going in NC State. Feeds not yet started at Penn State.
Feed now underway at Penn State. Still on intros there.
Kirby – FX – LSU – rudi is solid. This floor is verrrrrrry white. Double tuck, secure landing – front lay to front full is short with two small steps back, will be the largest deduction in the set. 9.775.
Wild 9.750 on UB for NC State.
Roby starts beam with 9.850
Grantham – UB – NC State – short first hs – tkatchev hit but leg form – bail, good vertical, a little floppy in the air – DLO, hop back
Epperson got into the beam lineup for Nebraska today – hits series – a little check on full turn, solid leaps – looks like a hit
Desiderio, a little lunge back on DLO – nice split leap full – double pike, a little deep with a squat
Burgess and Bixler for Maryland, some pretty large lunges back on big Yfulls.
Stuck DLO for Tamburro on UB.
Schweihofer – BB – Nebraska – bhs to lay-pike, secure – beat – a check on choreo, tentative mid-routine, switch and switch 1/2, nice shape – full turn is fine – 2/1, stuck. Three good hits in the first three for Nebraska.
Priessman – FX – lunge forward out of middle pass, otherwise fine – double pike, a little short with a lunge. A struggle pass in each one so far.
Fillard with a hop back on DLO for NC State. Fingertipped her release but got it.
Houchin – BB – Nebraska – hits loso series – aerial, smallest check but fine – switch to split “Carrie Hochin” – side aerial, pretty – 2/1, hit.
Nebraska absolutely did not lead the country in home attendance.
Kent – NC State – UB – small hop in whippy DLO.
Edney – FX – LSU – good adouble arabian, very solid – 1.5 to layout, a touch of arch at the end but great height – switch ring to split leap full, a little short – double tuck, also short and buckles on her last pass with a lunge forward.
Kngith – NC State – UB – clean bail – pretty close hit on hs – good height on tkatchev, just foot form – DLO with hop back.
Hit beam for Breen, so that’s five hits for Nebraska already. Huge deal.
Finnegan – FX – LSU – 2.5, big lunge forward, just kept it in bounds – very strong double back – pretty leaps – double pike is great as well. Still one trouble pass, but it was the first one this time.
We’re treated to McKellar’s huge piked jaeger and Pak, and double front.
Hambrick – FX – LSU – usual DLO shape, stuck – 2.5 to front tuck, very secure – split leap full to wolf full, a little rushed on the split but good landing positions – double pike, large bounce back. 9.900.
49.350 for LSU, behind Nebraska’s 49.375. NC State and Maryland went sub 49, not good news for those two.
Hundley – FX – Florida – whip to double tuck, bounce back – switch side to popa, good 180s, somewhat indistinct finish position – double pike, secure landing, not the most height – back 1.5 to front layout, some knees. OK routine but things to take. 9.825 a little high for me.
Rose – BB – Washington – aerial to bhs, mostly solid – y spin to switch to beat, love the switch, drops the leg a little early on the Y to get the connection, but nice individual elements – cat to side aerial with a small check – stuck dismount. 9.725 is tight. Maybe didn’t get the spin to switch combo.
Gowey – FX – Florida – double pike, nice and secure – switch 1/2 to wolf full, well done – double tuck, a little bounce back – good power in combo pass, just some knees. 9.825.
Schaefer – BB – Washington – aerial with a check – bhs loso, another small check – full turn, good – split to double stag, another check, little things adding up here – 1.5 dismount with crossover step. 9.700.
Penn State working against a fall on bars in the second position.
McMurtry – FX – Florida – 3/1, good this time, just the usual staggered legs on landing that makes it look under-rotated – front lay to front full, strong landing, good height – split leap full to wolf full is OK, not quite full extension – double tuck, secure, chest a little forward. 9.875.
Copiak – BB – Washington – bhs loso, secure – switch 1/2 is a bit short – side aerial, hit – stuck 1.5, Pretty good. 9.775.
Slocum – FX – Florida – whip through to double pike, mostly secure, just a little bounce of awkwardness on landing – split leap full to wolf full, good height – front full to front pike, very nice, legs together, avoiding the splay-footed landing she can have on other elements – rudi to double stag, good.
Penn State now counting a fall on beam, which will take them out of the meet.
Goings – BB – Washington – three series to loso, very crisp and precise – beat to straddle 1/4 hit – full turn, nice flourish – side aerialt o stuck full. Nice. 9.875 is a better reward for that routine.
Finnegan with a step back on her full on vault –
Jacobsen – Oregon State – FX – finishes punch rudi, mostly strong routine – just a couple staggers in landing, nothing major
Edwards – LSU – falls on her 1.5 on vault, wayyyy short, no chance to save.
Good hit for Boren on FX, just a little bouncy on final double tuck. 9.900 is a bit high for me for that bounce.
Roberson – BB – Washington – switch to straddle 1/4, mostly fine, a little short – standing loso loso, secure – stuck gainer full.
Harrold hits her vault critically for LSU for 9.800.
Baumman – FX – Florida – double tuck, pretty good – back 1.5 to front full, good height, some knees – gorgeous leaps – double pike, pretty short with step forward
Gill – FX – Oregon State – back 1.5 to layout, a little whipped around – double tuck with a pretty large lunge back –
Cannamela stuck full on vault for LSU.
Burleson – BB – Washington – aerial to bhs series a little hesitant in connection – side aeiral to switch, good individual skill execution – split to straddle 1/4, very well done – side aerial to stuck full.
Washington will survive beam. Interested to see how it continues being evaluated as they go, but the judges will willing to give up the score at the end of the lineup –
9.950 for Hambirck on 1.5. Edney sticks 1.5, just knees to take. Much better from last two to make up for the early lineup.
Davis – FX – Oregon State – hits double tuck – crazy legs on middle pass with hop to the side
Really nice stick from McLaughlin on bars for GW. They needed that in this 9.7-a-thon. Still goes 9.6s. Must have been issues at the beginning.
Florida just OK on floor for 49.325, but will heavily lead. Washington goes 49.075 on beam, which would seem not great but UNH and PSU are out of it after one rotation and we’ll see how the other teams are evaluated on beam.
Floor scores pretty high at this NC State meet. Davis goes 9.850, which I’m surprised by after that middle pass.
Singley – FX – Oregon State – short on double back with a bounce – double pike, lunge back – rudi, slide back. Fine element execution but not enough control in landings
Lowery – FX – Oregon State – double pike, well controlled – split leap full to popa, nearly there on 180s, good height and landing position – hit rudi – front lay to front full, a little flat but well controlled. Nice.
9.850. Same score as Davis?
48.625 for GW on bars. Their weak event, but needed to be closer to 49 with what the seeds are doing.
Knight – BB – NC State – bhs loso, small check – nice big leaps. Really good – cat leap to side aerial, large leg-up wobble. That will be significant in the AA race – stuck gainer full.
Yanish finishes FX with double tuck and a minor leg adjustment on landing
Advantage LSU and Nebraska after two in Raleigh. Nebraska 49.375, Oregon State 49.225. NC State and GW not getting the scores to be in this thing early.
Hundley – VT – FLorida – knees on full, bounce back –
Time to add another two regionals to the mix people!
Baumann vaults for Florida this time. Not the best landing. Better from Foberg to follow.
Rose’s beam routine got raised to 9.775 for Washington. More realistic score.
9.900 for Boren on her 1.5. Slocum follows – handspring pike 1/2, fantastic stick. One of her best ones.
First two floors for ASU in the 9.7s.
McMurtry – VT – Florida – just the FTY. Fab stick and gorgeous as we expect. Could go 9.950. They probably don’t need the extra difficulty today, but interesting choice nonetheless.
West Virginia counting some 9.7s on bars here.
Judges discussion for ASU’s third routine on floro after a 9.775 and 9.700.
LSU and Florida both through floor and vault well enough with 98.80-0 and 98.725 respectively. No worries for those two yet.
It’s a 9.700 for Ginn that will have to count.
K Szafranski – FX – ASU – double pike with pretty sifgnificant bounce back – double tuck, better – split leap full to popa – 1.5 to layout, really clean but took it right to the edge, saved it from OOB?
Hit floor for Epperson first up for Nebraska.
First 4 floors for ASU’s all 9.7s. Not challenging Washington yet.
Mermelstein – BB – GW – bhs bhjs loso, well hit – beat jump to double stag, under control – full turn, held – switch to straddle 1/4, a little short of 180s – 1.5 with hop forward but very nice routine. Good confidence.
Davis can’t control her full for Oregon State on vault – large bounce back
Roby looked better in the floor leaps today, a couple small landing issues.
Orel – FX – Nebraska – double pike, solid, chest forward – double pike, some stagger position – switch side to popa, short on the popa –
Jacobsen – VT – Oregon State – tsuk full, some pike, one tenth bounce back,
Pfeiler – BB – George Washington – bhs loso with a check – switch to loso, solid – switch side, a little short but solid – hop back gainer full.
Williams – FX – Nebraska – double pike with large bounce back – front lay to rudi, secure, crossed legs – short on leaps – bouncy on double tuck.
48.875 for ASU on FX. Advantage Washington.
49.100 for Oregon State on vault. About as expected but going to give up more ground to Nebraska.
Next two starting!
Funk – BB – Michigan – switch side 1/4 with a check this time, nice 180 – nice straddle o1/1, well completed – side aerial to stuck full, good start.
Armbrecht on FX for Alabama – nice rudi to double stag to end – a little low on middle pass.
Showers – FX – Oklahoma – double pike, nice form and control – front full to layout, hit – split ring full, short of position – 1/2 to full, hit –
Zaziski – BB – Michigan – switch side, small adjustment – pretty big check on loso series, leg-up – nice straddle 1/4 – full turn – kickover front, nice – stuck gainer full
Guerra controls her floor landings – finishes double pike, a little short.
Givens – UB – Illinois – giant full to gienger, kind of close but caught – short final hs – giant full to double tuck, leans to hold the stick.
Rechenmacher – Kentucky on beam now – nice switch split – gainer pike, stuck.
Desch – FX – Alabama – big double pike (no double arabian), small slide – hits combination middle pass, a little short coming in but in combo so covered – very short leaps – double tuck, stuck with chest down.
Brianna Borwn sticks 2/1 on beam.
Nearrrrrly stuck DTY from pedrick, small step adjustment.
Shchennikova – BB – Michigan – bhs loso, smooth – split jump, good – aerial, clean – beat jump to sheep, smallest lean – side aerial to full, short with a step to the side, otherwise great
Graber – FX – Alabama – nice control on full in landing, chest up, well doen – switch side – wolf jump 1.25 – front lay to front full – crazy legs on a rudi, otherwise good.
Korth – BB – Kentucky – stick to back tuck with a check – some low early scores for Kentucky on beam – great stick on 2/1, that will help.
Hit three series on beam from Farley with legs. Illinois 49.125 on bars which could be ahead of Michigan after one.
Great landing from AJ Jackson on her open full in this time.
Dukes – BB – Kentcuky – switch to straddle 1/4, very pretty – stuck 1.5. Great ending
48.675 for Arizona State on vault as this thing continues looking like a Florida/Washington story.
Marinez – BB – Michigan – aerial – bhs loso to split jump, nice – just an early lean -split jump 1/2, a little short – sticks 2/1
Webb for Oklahoma a little bouncy on floor but good. Still 9.950. OK.
48.900 for Kentucky on beam. Danger watch.
Hambrick – UB – LSU – hit Ray – very strong bail – good final hs – full in step forward
Epperson – VT – Nebraska – step back on full
Alabama 49.200, Illinois 49.125, Michigan 49.075. Alert.
Kentucky beam adjusted to 49.025. That helps. Still a worry.
Crouse – VT – nebraska – a touch deep on 1.5 with a slide-salute forward
9.975 for Nichols on floor as Oklahoma goes 49.600. So one spot is set.
Edney – UB – hits Hindorff – solid bail – small arch in final cast hs – DLO with a hop back. Not really getting the sticks on bars so far but otherwise solid and LSU has a big lead.
49.350 for Washington on floor as Florida and Washington open up a big lead.
Nebraska 49.375 on vault. Would have to miss bars at this point to let Oregon State back in. Otherwise this will be an LSU and Nebraska story.
What you need to know right now: Raleigh and University Park going smoothly for those teams. Nebraska and LSU are crusiing (the story being how close Nebraska is to LSU), as are Florida and Washington. Tuscaloosa is CLOOOOOSE and Kentucky didn’t get a great beam score in Minneapolis, opening the door for the other teams.
Finnegan – UB – lSU – gorgeous on everything, stuck DLO.
Armbrecht – VT – Alabama – pretty large hop back on full
Arnold – FX – Georgia – double tuck, very short with a lunge – switch ring is not bad, next split is short – secure landing on final pass, pretty low
Mahoney – VT – Alabama – another larger bounce back on full.
Stuck dismount from Kelly on bars.
Guerra – VT – Alabama – 1/2 on tuck 1/2 – hop back, some chest, a little better control
Pederson – FX – Georgia – whip to double back, secure but chest weel down – switch leap 1/1 is pretty good – fall at the end? I had looked away to see the next vault
Graber – VT – Alabama – stuck her 1.5 with a just a little knees – that will help.
Dowell – VT – Oklahoma – small hop forward on 1.5
Miller – UB – Missouri – 1/2 turn to piked jaeger, solid – a little short on DLO with a hop forward
Guerrero – VT – Alabama – also sticks her 1.5 with the usual knees. Rough vault start, great finish –
Yeah that was a miss from Pedersen so Georgia will have to count the 9.700 from Arnold on floor.
Dickson – VT – Alabama – full, small hop and chest well forward, good distance and better control than early in the year
Nice lay-pike from Noonan on beam for Illinois
Webb – VT – Oklahoma – Omel, kind of a larger hop forward than usual
Four hits so far for Illinois on beam. Keeping this interesting for sure.
Nichols – VT – Oklahoma – 1.5 small hop forward and then a little slide salute
Ramler – UB – Minnesota – toe Shap to Pak, great legs throughout – hit handstand – toe Shap 1/2, just some feet – full in, hop back. Good.
Karr – FX – Denver – 1/5 to front full, solid – rudi to finish, good –
Baltahzor – BB – Illinois – bhs loso, solid, smallest lean correction – full turn with leg-up check – controls front – stuck gainer pike
Large bounce back fron Dickson on first pass on floor
Ivy Lu with hop forward on DLO on bars. Will have to count two 9.6s in this rotation.
Addison – FX – Denver – DLO, excellent, chest up – 1.5 to layout with a little momentum-carrying step forward – switch side to popa, good extension. double pike, great. Should be a big score.
Georgia now counting a 9.675 and 9.700 on floor.
48.825 for Minnesota on bars
Hodan – BB – Illinois – illusion turn with small adjustment – nearly holds stick on gainer full but a little hop
Brown – FX – Denver – DLO, also excellent, chest up – 1.5 to lay to sissone –
Denver will have the edge over Kentucky after one event here, as Denver wanted.
Vega – FX – Georgia – controls double pike – back 1.5 to layout, OK, a little bouncy – strong double tuck. Saving the rotation as much as it could be saved at this point.
Illinois keeps it going 98.325 after two events. Georgia 48.950 on floor. Missouri 49.075 on bars, which matches Michigan.
49.350 for Denver on floor.
NC State finishes with 196.050, a very respectable score even though it won’t challenge the qualifying places.
Intros underway at our final two competitions.
Washington just 48.750 on vault, which has opened the door potentially a little. But probably not really.
LSU will cruise through. Nebraska needs to hit bars to get the second spot, with a nearly 7-tenth lead ofver Oregon State.
Oakley – UGA – VT – hop back on full but not large
Townsend – FX – Michigan – finishes whip 2/1, good
Arnold – VT – UGA – small slide back on full, knees
We have an early fall for Iowa on bars.
Vega – VT – UGA – also a medium hop back on her full with knees – not much height in the first three vaults
Funk – FX – Michigan – shortish double tuck final pass with lunge
Dickson – VT – UGA – much better full from her, small hop, good height and layout position
Fall for Kentucky on floor. Warren.
Denver sticking a couple fulls, very controlled but pretty short in distance
Snead hop forward on 1.5, medium size
Addison – VT – Denver – short landing on her full with a hop forward but big power, much better amplitude and distance
Kocian – FX – UCLA – finishes solid rudi to double stag
Brown – VT – Denver – bound forward on 1.5 but a hit and big vault
Shu – BB – Cal – aerial to bhs, nice and clean – side aerial to full, misses her foot entirely on the full, saves to get the dismount around at all, quick thinking, but will be a major deduction
Marinez for Michigan, fall on floor. Eeeeenteresting. Surprised she was in the lineup.
Kramer – FX – UCLA – front double full to front tuck, secure, same with 1.5 to layout, one of her good landing days – nice leaps – rudi to leap, hit set.
Navarro – UB – Stanford – a little rough on dismount withsome hops –
Hyland – FX – Kentucky – double pike, nicely done – 1.5 to lay, a little knees but a good one
Just 49.125 for Denver on vault. Letting Kentcuky back in with a couple more hit floors.
Zaziski – FX – Michigan – double pike, lunge back but maybe controlled – nice split leap full to popa, gets them around and hits 180s – front lay to front full bouncy but high – karate kick because Paige – double tuck, a bit uncontrolled witha step back. OOB I believe.
Dukes – Fx – kentucky – double pike with bounce back – switch ring is nice –
Fall from Garner second up for Arkansas on beam.
Reinstadtler had one flat pass from Utah on floor, otherwise good. They’ll want to drop Lewis’s score of 9.725.
Pitt getting big numbers on bars.
McLean – FX – Michigan – front lay to front full, good height – Michigan counting a 9.6 on floor now. Not ideal with Illinois doing so well – double pike, a little stagger but control –
Gallarzo – BB – Cal – aerial smooth to bhs loso, hit – switch to split, OK, nearly there – stuck 1.5.
49.125 from Pitt on bars
Ward – BB – Missouri – three series to loso, very secure – switch to pike jump – full turn is good – cat leap to side aerial, does well to hold and not check – 1.5, holds the stick. Nice set.
Of course Nebraska would have an opening fall on bars, just to keep things interesting. Oregon State having its own struggles on beam.
Annnnnd it’s a fall from Lazaro for Oregon State.
Epperson a little leg break in the bail on bars but otherwise hit, leans to hold the stick on DLO. THey need two more hits.
So Seilnacht – BB – Cal – nice full turn – bhs loso, smooth and clean – side aerial to full, off to the side but holds the stick.
49.400 for Kentucky on floor, closes the gap entirely with Denver!
UCLA 49.375 on floor, not quite what they wanted but will do the job.
Houchin hits bars.
Utah will have a big score on floor. No trouble early.
Stanford counting a disaster on floor for 48.050, so out before it started. Price 9.900, which will keep her in good position in the AA but her score is usually higher.
Cal 49.125 on beam is fine for now. We’ll see what Auburn and BYU do.
Michigan with 48.850 on floor. Drops behind Georgia to be tied with CMU for fifth. WOW.
Arkansas 49.175 on floor to stay ahead of Pitt.
It’s a bars hit from Nebraska and a 9.975 from Houchin (I mean…it was good…) so Nebraska will go through with LSU with a 197.525.
Central Michigan 97.925
Guerra – UB – Alabamam – nice jaeger – hit bail, small leg shutter – shortish final hs – DLO, basically stuck, small shuffle, smooth
Davis – VT – Kentucky – bounce back on full, good height
Dennis – VT – UCLA – big full with a basically-a-stick
Townsend – VT – Michigan – sits down her 1.5. Continues being not Michigan’s day. Very surprising.
Graber Alabama on bars, sticks dismount
Hop back for Zaziski on full, a little more piked than her usual to try to save the landing.
Tratz – VT – UCLA – small movement back on full
McLean – VT – Michigan – full, big and open, leans a little to hold the stick. Will save the rotation a bit.
Roe – FX- Illinois – Double pike, keeps plant foot down – short on some leaps – front lay to front full, a little low but she’s so tiny she can get away with it.
Ross will a little hop back on her full, not her best vault, a little pike we don’t expect.
Kentucky 49.225 on vault. Stepping way up from the lower opening beam score. Denver on a bye right now.
Winston – Ub – Alabama – Shap, good – nice hs – gorgeous Pak as always – DLO, step back this time.
49.050 for Michigan on vault, not helping so much.
Childers – UB – Alabama – toe on to toe shap, some legs apart – bail, hip angle on catch – hop forward on dismount
Price – BB – Stanford – aerial, small adjustment – bhs lay=pike, secure – switch to split, not bad at all – double pike step forward
Balthazor – FX – Illinois – double tuck, stagger bounce back – split leap full to split jump 1/1, VERY good – 1.5 to layout, fairly flat on the layout but OK
The hit bars for Washington mean that FLORIDA and WASHINGTON will advance to nationals.
Navarro just pulls around double tuck dismount on beam for Stanford
Howell – FX – finishes double back, forward with a lunge.
BYU 49.075 on bars. Just behind Cal after one piece. Waiting on Auburn to finish.
Oklahoma cruising through. Big bars rotation for Denver coming up.
Gracie Day does well on her double arabian. A little short on a split here and there – front full to front lay is solid – double tuck, secure, chest down
UCLA competed out of order on vault and has received a 0.1 neutral lineup applied to the whole team score. YOU GUYS.
Shouldn’t matter, but GUYS. Pittsburgh counting mistakes on beam to fall out of it. Boise State counting a 9.600 on floor to go 48.850 and dig a pretty big hole for themselves as Ohio State and Arkansas are neck and neck for the other spot.
Milliet – FX – Auburn – front lay to rudi, nice – double pike, a little short but pulled it out – 1.5 to lay, clean – Auburn will have the #2 spot after its first event.
49.325 for Auburn on floor. HUGE. Serious lead right now.
It’s 49.050 for Illinois on floor. Maintaining a four-tenth lead over Michigan with one to go but this is not over because Michigan is very capable of doing more than four tenths better on the final event, on bars to Illinois on vault. CMU still right in this. Maybe a hair out. Actually Georgia is still in this too. No one nailing this meet. It’s very live for this second spot as Alabama pulls ahead.
Looks like it was Ross and Tratz out of order for UCLA on vault?
Pedersen – UB – Georgia – shortish first hs – 1/2 turn to piked jaeger, a little close – small arch in handstand – pak, hit, small leg break – 1/2 turn to double front, cowboy with lunge back
Givens – VT – Illinois – pretty OK full, some pike, bounce back
Schild – UB – Georgia – shap to Pak, legs a little apart throughout but minor – close on final hs – DLO, small bounce back
Biondi – VT – Illinois – Y1/2, great control on landing, some pike and knees in the air but a great landing.
Vaculik – UB – Georgia – fab Gienger as always – some hs, little leg break in bail – full in, usual legs, small step. Pretty good.
Balthazor – VT – Illinoius – hop back on full, pretty dsolid dynamics
Snead – UB – Georgia – hits tkatchev – short final hs – DLO, pretty and stuck
Meeks – VT – Illinois – good height on full, bounce back, some knees throughout, but they will break 49 on vault, which is a huge deal for them.
Final for Illinois is 196.425. BIG.
Michigan will need 49.450 on bars to tie Illinois. We’ll wait and see what Missouri and Georgia need. Alabama doing its job to hit beam.
Stuck full in for Glynn from Denver on bars.
Huber – FX – Missouri – front lay front full with crossover step out – 2.5 fianl pass, awakrd landing and has to put her hand down.
Robinson – FX – Cal – finsihes double pike with a little slide
Dickson fell on bars for Georgia but still 49.350 to put Georgia RIGHT THERE somehow after floor.
Georgia needs just 49.100 on beam to tie Illinois.
Alabama has a hit beam rotation before Guerrero goes and will be safe.
Harris – FX- Missouri – double pike – front lay to front full, a little low but fine – double tuck, just a hair forward but controlled well
Central Michigan 146.900
Georgia needs 49.100 on beam to tie Illinois. Missouri needs 49.300 on vault. Michigan needs 49.450 on bars.
Arkansas establishing a multi-tenth lead on Ohio State and Boise State at the halfway point.
Regionals: When Maggie Nichols gets a 10 on beam but you weren’t even watching because Oklahoma was already safe.
Williams – FX – Cal – finishes with secure double pike. That routine will put Cal back into 2nd at the halfway point.
Cal has a .175 lead on Auburn and .250 lead on BYU after two events.
Here we go.
Snead – BB – UGA – hits series – hitch kick to switch to back tuck, low chest on back tuck but holds it- stuck 2/1.
Bounce back for Miller on vault. Another bounce for Harris.
Hop back for Townsend on double tuck bars dismount.
Funk – Ub – Michigan – giant full to tkatchev, usual, big and legs – overshoot – DLO, two small steps back. Not getting the landings.
Dickson – BB – Georgia – aerial to split, good – full turn – loso series, hit –
Warren sticks DLO for Kentucky on bars
Farley – UB – Michigan – piked jaeger with legs – arch in handstand but saves it – hits bail – double front with hop forward
Ward – VT -Missouri – 1/2 on tuck 1/2 with step back
Polina – UB – Shap to Pak, clean and pretty – one borderline hs – giant full to double tuck, maybe holds the stick long enough
Schild – BB – UGA – loso series, small check – sheep, another small check – switch to split, well done – aerial, good – side aerial to full with small step. Georgia is two hit routines away
Big bound forward for Gallarzo on vault for Cal –
Kentucky getting the necessary early scores on bars compared to Denver on beam.
Brown – UB – Michigan – nice first hs – Ray, strong – toe on to Pak – pretty good hs throughout – DLO with a lean to hold the stick. Did what she could.
Oakley – BB – UGA – hits loso series – sticks gainer full. And now Georgia is one hit away
Sundstrom – BB – Denver – nice loso series – finishes with a stuck gainer pike
Working against a 9.4 is Denver.
49.375 for Michigan on bars, which will not be enough. Michigan has been eliminated.
Babalis – BB – UGA – aerial with a small check – switch to split to back tuck with a check, tenative in this one – nice full turn – kickover front to loso with a check, a little pause in between – front layout full with hop to the side
It’s a 197.050 final for Kentucky. They couldn’t have asked for a better meet.
Denver is counting a 9.4 on beam now.
It’s 9.675 for Balalis with those checks.
Georgia needs 9.800 for Vega to tie Illinois, so 9.825 to go through.. Commentators think Illinois is through
Vega – BB – switch to straddle 1/4, hit – bhs loso, smooth and hit – full turn, good – aerial to beat jump – side aerial to layout with small slide. That’s more than 9.825 in my book.
9.875. Georgia advances by .075 over Illinois.
Tough break for Illinois, they couldn’t have done better. Georgia did it on the day and got that mid 196 road score. Still VERY surprised that a 196.500 was able to advance here. Speaks to the struggles Michigan had.
It’s a low beam score for Denver and Kentucky will advance along with Oklahoma.
In the final two regionals, UCLA and Utah look like they’re cruising. Cal and Arkansas in the second spots for now but not comfortable yet.
Arkansas a little more comfortable than Cal is with Auburna nd BYU right there going to the 5th rotation while Cal is on a bye.
So it’s a 9.900 for Grace Glenn to lead off UCLA on beam as the Bruins continue rolling despite the vault debacle.
Nguyen – BB – UCLA – aerial to loso, hit – switch, good position – nice split 1/2 from side as well –
Stover – BB – Utah – aerial to bhs, gets her combination –
Nice Gienger on bars from Moss from Auburn – step back on DLO
Ohashi – BB – UCLA – aerial to bhs loso with a check –
Struggle on a tkatchev on bars from Auburn’s second (too far away to see who it is) –
49.200 on bars from Boise State helps, but they’re going to need Arkansas to miss in the next rotation.
That was Krippner with the tkatchev struggle for Auburn but still got away with 9.725. Already counting a 9.750 now though.
Watson – UB – Auburn – good tkatchev, small leg break on bail but hit – hitting hs well – full in, stuck, that was more like what they needed
9.950 from Ross officially means UCLA will qualify and do so easily.
Day with a hit on bars for Auburn, double arabian dismount, solid until the step back.
Soloski is in on beam for Utah instead of Burch.
Scores have been rising on floor all day so watch out for BYU getting a preposterous number.
Cerio – UB – Auburn – clear hip 1/2 with a little arch – hits piked jaeger – bail, solid – giant full to double tuck, stuck. Good.
Milliet – UB – Auburn – Ray a little close this time and a shortish handstand after – and then peels off on the bail. That means Auburn is counting those two 9.7s now on bars. Will make things difficult.
Stanford is done with 195.6. If not for bars…
39.575 for Price in the AA.
Reinstadtler – BB – Utah – aerial, hit – loso series, secur e- coming after a fall from Lee but Utah does have a little buffer. Still would prefer no more falls – switch to straddle 1/4 is good, just crooked – gainer full, stuck. An important hit.
One of the judges went 10. Dear me.
Skinner – BB – Utah – bhs loso, usual knees, usual secure – side aerial to sissone – switch to straddle to back tuck with a check – double tuck step back. So Utah will be fine.
With BYU falling apart a little at the end of floor and Auburn counting some 9.7s on bars, Cal will have a few tenths to play with in that final rotation.
Arkansas underway in final rotation. Yamzon with step forward on DLO 1/1 dismount.
Shaffer – UB – Arkansas – toe on to toe shap, good – to bail, clean – good final hs – 1/2 turn to giant 1/2 to double tuck, stuck.
Laird – UB – Arkansas – hits Ray, a little risky but hits – bail, slightly short of handstand – good final hs – DLO with step forward
Wellick – Shap to bail, nice shap, a little angle on teh bail – 1/2 turn to double front, large bound forward but kept it to her feet
Ohio State keeping things interesting with vault but Arkansas doing what it needs –
Speed – UB – Arkansas – big tkatchev – giant full with legs to a stuck double tuck. That helps.
Speed also 9.825 which means Arkansas is nearly clinched. Mattern basically would need a 10. She doesn’t get it.
Clean until the dismount on the first Cal bars, short with a step forward.
Williams – UB – Cal – a little close on hindorff but caught – leg break on bail, vertical – better final cast handstand – fings out DLO with a step forward. A little tight so far is Cal.
Arkansas is officially through along with UCLA.
Watterson was pretty on the pak on bars – giant full to double tuck, another bounce forward on double tuck.
Sylvia – BB – Auburn – side aerial, hit – aerial to bhs is slow but smooth and clean – cartwheel gainer full with small step
Schank – UB – Cal – finishes DLO, pikes it down a little at the end but their best landing of the bunch so far which should help the project.
Slappey – BB – Auburn – bhs loso series, large break with a bend at hips but saves it – sissone, pretty – switch 1/2 high
George – UB – Cal – tkatchev, hit – bail with some crazy legs but pulls it back – toe on to tuck full, holds the stick. Will get hit for the bail legs but should still get away with a countable score.
BYU done with 196.300. Cal doing enough to maintain its margin over Auburn right now.
Milliet – BB – Auburn – front tuck mount, awesome – nice full turn – bhs loso, hit, secure – cat leap to gainer full, stuck, Pretty.
And a fall on a piked jaeger on the final bars routine for Cal. They’ll just have to hope this score holds up them. This makes things a little more interesting.
Auburn can tie Cal with a 9.950 from Krippner.
Aerial with a small lean – connects to beat nonetheless – and a check on the full turn, and another on the aerial, and that will do it. Cal dodged a bullet there.
Krippner really nervous throughout this routine and wobbling on everything. Shame for Auburn. Got really close.
It’s 9.025 for Krippner so Cal is our final team through!
Teams: LSU, Nebraska
All-Around: Lane (UNC), Drouin-Allaire (GW) (!!!!!)
Teams: Florida, Washington
All-Around: Bridgens (PSU), Leonard-Baker (ASU)
Teams: Oklahoma, Kentucky
All-Around: Brown (DU), Ramler (Minn)
Events: Sievers (ISU) – VT
Teams: Alabama, Georgia
All-Around: Brown (UM), Balthazor (Ill) – Balthazor wins tiebreaker, highest single score, over Funk
Events: Pedrick (CMU) – FX
Teams: UCLA, Arkansas
All-Around: Remme (BSU), East (BGSU) East is tied with Collantes, and they both tie on the first tiebreaker with 9.850, but East takes the second tiebreaker
Events: Stone (OSU) – VT
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Teams: Utah, Cal
All-Around: Price (Stan), Watson (Aub)
Events: Cerio (Aub) – UB, Hortman Evans (BYU) – UB, Milliet (Aub) – BB