|Saturday, January 19||Scores||Stream|
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|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – UIC @ Bowling Green||LINK|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Penn @ Yale||ESPN+|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport, Springfield @ Ithaca||FREE|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT –  Oklahoma, Ball State @ North Carolina||LINK||ACC+|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT –  Auburn @  Missouri||LINK||SEC+|
|3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Maryland @ Illinois||LINK||BTN+
|3:30 ET/12:30 PT –  Ohio State @ Penn State||LINK||BTN|
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT –  Utah @  Oregon State||LINK||FREE|
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT –  Minnesota @ Iowa||BTN+
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Oshkosh|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ Centenary||LINK||FREE|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  Central Michigan, Sacramento State, TWU @  Denver||LINK|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT – West Virginia, Cortland @ Air Force||FREE|
Much to watch, much to watch today as well, beginning with Oklahoma’s tri-meet in North Carolina and the simultaneous Auburn/Missouri adventure.
Before that starts, we do have Bowling Green going over 49 on vault to start its meet against UIC nearly going 49 on bars, and Yale going 48.325 on vault to start its competition against Penn’s 48.200 on bars. Nice amplitude on those final two Yfulls from Cooperman and Firth, just a multi-tenth lack of control on landing that took the scores down.
It looks like Nebraska wasn’t able to use Crouse or Schweihofer on bars this week, so even though 48.750 is a low score, I feel like they’ll take it. Kelli Chung is in her fourth year at Nebraska and just showed her first competition routine for 9.675 on bars.
Penn’s last two Yfulls in its vault lineup were excellent. Kraez went 9.825 and Caravela went 9.700, which I thought could have been a tad higher, though she did come in with a deeper chest than Kraez.
Nebraska 48.575 on vault. Still no Crouse or Schweihofer, putting some real strain on those lineups. Nebraska just .275 ahead of Rutgers at the halfway point.
Karrie Thomas is on bars for Oklahoma. Maggie is not in the bars lineup. Repeat, Maggie is not in the bars lineup.
“Friday Night Heights is Saturday afternoon heights.” #trying
Maggie Nichols is out of all lineups today. Bruised heel. KJ says they’re playing it safe.
Watson – UB – Auburn – High Ray, borderline cast hs to follow – catches bail a little off line with a small leg break – FTDT, a little out of control with a hop to the side. 9.800.
Showers finishes bars with a stuck FTDT, though the feed cut away for the middle of her routine.
Huber opened vault with a 9.700 for Missouri.
Krippner – UB – Auburn – good first hs – Shap to bail, nice vertical position, legs together – short final hs – toe on – FTDT, takes it pretty close to the bar, hop back.
Porter – VT- MU – nice full, good amplitude, small hop back, a little angle –
Clean bail from Marks on bars – finishes FTDT, a little short with a step forward this time
Gobourne – UB – Auburn – high tkatchev to pak combination, some feet on tkatchev, Pak great – 1/2 turn on low, good final hs – FTDT, deep landing with a bound forward. Good bars routines but not sticking like that week.
Gottula – VT – MU – big full from her as well but not as controlled in the landing with a large lunge back – good shape
Cerio – UB – Auburn – clear hip 1/2 to piked jaeger, smooth and composed – bail, legs together well – snaps those legs together on her cast – giant full to double tuck, tries to sell the stick but it was a step into salute. Good one, though.
Tucker – VT – MU – bounce back on full
Thomas – UB – OU – toe half to jaeger, excellent – bail, clean, legs tight – hit final hs – DLO, huge, lands it a bit deep but holds the stick. Really nice option. They think this is Brenna. Oh dear.
Milliet lovely on bars obviously. Double tuck with a step forward.
Ward sticks for Missouri. Great.
Brenna – UB – OU – Ray, excellent – bail had a bit of angle this time – DLO, stuck as usual
Day – UB – Auburn – toe on to toe 1/2 to jaeger to overshoot, awesome, great toes throughout – balance check stepping up to high which is a thing this weekend – double arabian dismount with just a small adjustment. Good.
Lehrmann – UB – gorgeous jaeger – bail, clean, vertical, legs together – one borderline hs – FTDT, small hop. Good. Not perfect this time, but should score very well
Hislop lovely on vault, just comes in a bit short with a step forward this time.
Live scores aren’t on top of themselves for the UNC tri meet, but it’s 49.400 for Oklahoma on bars with three 9.900s.
No McCrary in the lineups this week for Missouri.
Schweihofer comes back in on floor for Nebraska today. She was in AA in the first meet and only beam in the second meet.
Auburn 49.275, Missouri 48.700
Nebraska does go 49.075 on floor to try to keep this thing in the higher 195s.
Ball State update: post-routine sunglasses. Other update: full-in on floor.
Becker – VT – Auburn – full, some piking in the air – hop back – 9.725.
Tucker – UB – Missouri – 1/2 turn to piked jaeger, good catch, some feet – bail, hit vertical, once again feet flash apart for a nanosecond – giant full to double tuck, step
Day – VT – Auburn – good 1.5, pretty well controlled on the landing, small hop back – some direction, knees look solid
Christensen – UB – mU – giant full to tkatchev – nice bail – short final cast hs – giant full pretty well on top, double tuck with hop back
Phillips – VT – Auburn – pretty much her usual, an absolutely huge full with a large bounce back on landing
Schugel – UB – MU – 1/2 turn to piked jaeger to overshoot, great legs throughout – hit final hs – giant full a bit late into double tuck, small step
Gobourne – VT – Auburn – strong 1.5, comes in just a bit short with a small slide back, but really nice.
Porter – Ub – MU – 1/2 turn to jaeger, nice and high – toe on – bail, leg break and a little shor tof vertical, just a couple handstands in here – double front, pulls out the stick with some cowboy
Watson – VT – Auburn – another excellent 1.5 in this lineup – much like Day and Gobourne, a small step back – good power and form
Huber – UB – MU – 1/2 turn to jaeger, falls – shame, she has a necessary score for this lineup, with added extension that can get her closer to the 9.9s
Glenn – VT – Auburn – just a full this time instead of the adventure that is her 1.5, pretty far off to the side with a sideward lunge, good power obviously
So, three great vaults and three eh vaults give Auburn 49.025.
Kovnesky – UB – MU – shortish first hs – giant full to tkatchev, hit, some legs in giant full, bail hadnstand attempt is short of vertical – short cast – giant full to double tuck, hop forward. Got through with hit, but will be a lower score that has to count.
Obsessed with the 2/1 off vault from Hudson of Ball State.
Trautman – BB – OU – bhs loso series, solid – cat leap to switch side, solid, maybe a little back leg – kickover front, hit – 1.5 dismount, hop. Good. 9.875
Lehrmann – BB – OU – full turn, easy – bhs loso swingodwn, good fight to go through that without an error, wasn’t her smoothest but got through – cat leap to switch side – gainer full, stuck. Good. 9.850.
Dowell – BB – OU – aerial to bhs series, fairly methodical in combination but will get it – switch to switch combination, not quite to 180 – cut away so we don’t see Kochetkova – finishes punch full stuck. 9.925. I had a few more deductions than that.
Bower finishes beam for Missouri with a stuck gainer full.
Pretty jaeger from Donaghy for UNC – overshoot a little crazy – DLO, some legs apart, small hop
Woodard – BB – OU – side aerial to bhs, good, some knees in bhs but otherwise well extended – kickover front, secure – switch to split, good toes and 180 positions – side aerial to full, stuck. Nice. 9.925 for her as well –
Nicholson – BB – MU – three series with a large break, bend at the hips, keeps it on – straddle to straddle 1/2, a bit short, hit – gainer full, step back
Showers – BB – OU – bhs loso series, mostly solid, smallest lean – beat jump to split jump full, pretty well done to get that around – kickover front to beat to swingdown, good rhythm in that combination – gainer full, holds the stick. 9.900
Porter – BB – MU – kickover front to bhs, pretty quick in combination – switch to split, some short positions – full turn, check – aerial, check – 1.5, really short and sits it down. Weird
Webb – BB – OU – bhs loso, pretty good, does well to cover her momentum carrying her back a little – cat leap to aerial, small lean to the side – switch to split combination, doesn’t commit to the split leap, very short back leg – side aerial to full, stuck. Good routine but more tentative than her usual. 9.950. You can’t give 9.950 there to me, with a couple smallllllest little leans and that split leap.
Gottula – BB – MU – bhs bhs loso, super smooth, excellent – full turn – switch to straddel 1/4, short position on the straddle 1/4 – gainer full, chest down with a lean to try to hold the stick
Gobourne – FX – Auburn – open double tuck, easy, controlled step – would like to see the legs more together since this pass is easy enough for her to do it open – front full to layout, uncontrolled landing with a little step shuffle – nice high double pike, a little bounce
49.575 for Oklahoma on beam. I mean, it was a good rotation, but that score is bonkers.
Kelly – BB – MU – aerial to one-arm bhs – she was off line on her aerial, did well not to check, but then couldn’t get the bhs back on line and falls – Missouri counting a fall on beam now – dismount front 1/1, short with a step.
Milliet – FX – MU – front rudi, lovely, great height – switch ring to switch 1/2 – double pike, shortish with a step forward – 1.5 to layout, lunge out of it
Ward – BB – MU – bhs bhs loso, smooth and solid – switch to pike jump, switch a bit short of 180, good commit to the pike jump though – hitch kick to side aerial – 1.5, stuck.
Cerio – FX – Auburn – double front and gets it, sort of a struggle with a lunge forward, but it was hit – front 1/1 to front layout, kind of close to the floor but hit – switch side to popa, a little bouncy – rudi, some ragged legs there, solid landing.
After 3: Auburn 147.350, Missouri 145.900
Webb – FX – OU – front 2/1, a bit of a crossover step there – 1.5 to front full, clean – split leap full to split jump full, also seemed really abbreviated in those split positions, at least from this angle, wonder if she’s struggling with something – rudi, hit. 9.875
Degouveia – FX – OU – front 2/1, a bit of legs at the end, step out not too large – front lay to front full with a lunge out, that one will count as uncontrolled – a little short on split position – 1.5 to front full, good control there, just a bit of legs. 9.850.
Dean from UNC, nice amplitude on her loso series on beam. Large break on side aerial.
Stern – OU – double pike, huge bounce back, looks like she just does keep it in bounds – front full second pass, also out of control on the bounce with a possible OOB. Front full, can’t get that one close to around, hand down.
Hislop – BB – UNC – aerial to bhs – not the fastest but pretty smooth in that one – nice height on double stag – side aerial to full, tries to sell the stick there. Not really, but a good one overall.
Dowell – FX – OU – does the tuck double front this week – lunge forward out of it – 1.5 to layout, very clean position and solid landing – split and straddle are close – front lay to front full, possible attempt at a stag out of that, but not really committed to that stag.
Watson – BB – Auburn – bhs loso, small check, some knees – cat leap to side aerial, good – a little lean in between her dance element series, which may get interesting – 1.5, bound forward. Hit.
Trautman – BB – OU – strong DLO, big amplitude, controls the step – front lay front full to split jump, good flight – good lift on split full to split jump full – double tuck, drops into it, very nice. 9.975. I mean it was good…
Gobourne – BB – Auburn – bhs loso, huge break with a leg-up wobble and a lean at the hips, stays on somehow – cat leap to side aerial, another bend at the hips
Draper – FX – OU – front 2/1 attempt and hands down. That means OU will be counting a fall on floor. Well. That takes away the 198. front full to front full, hit – switch side to straddles, a little bit of knees – back 1/2 to rudi, some knees.
Oklahoma still goes 48.850 on floor with a counting fall. I’m not sure how they get 9.225 for Draper.
Milliet – BB – Auburn – front tuck mount, lean at the hips – bhs loso, hit well – split jump to sheep with a lean – cat leap to gainer full, holds stick with a lean –
LaPinta a little out of control on her 3/1 first pass in exhibition but may get herself a spot for next week with both Stern and Draper struggling more.
We have a fall on floor from Missouri (Turner), so they’re working against that for the final three routines.
Krippner – BB – Auburn – cat leap to aerial to bhs, does well to keep the aerial going into bhs, but not the fastest connection – split ring jump, not bad – switch leap to split jump, smallest lean – 1.5 dismount, short with hop back
Porter – FX – MU – double pike, a little forward with a step – 1.5 to layout, good amplitdue – switch 1/2 to popa – double tuck, very secure and comfortable
Sylvia – BB – Auburn – full turn – aeiral to bhs series, a little abbreviated in the connection between – side aerial to one leg – ring jump to switch 1/2 attempt, large break with a bend at the hips, keeps it ont he beam – gainer full with step
Gottula – FX – MU – double pike, good legs, slide back – 1/2 to what I believe was a rudi attempt, underrotated and shouldn’t get credit for being around – good double tuck
Showers – VT – OU – full, fairly significant bounce back, not bad but they’ll want more control
Sheppard – BB – Auburn – big amplitude on her roundoff loso mount, hits it – bhs loso series, off and falls. Rough beam rotation to end for Auburn to take the total under 196.
Lehrmann – VT – OU – come up short on her 1.5 this time, lunge back and to the side to save it. Still gets 9.800.
Webb – VT – OU – also a bit short on her 1.5, step back, not as large a step as Lehrmann, but they’re under on these vaults, which is unexpected.
Missouri broadcast literally just cut to a shot of the team instead of Tucker’s second pass.
FINAL: Auburn 195.825, Missouri 194.975
With Missouri counting a fall on beam and Auburn as good as counting a fall on beam, not a score that either team will want to remember in this one.
Trautman – VT – OU – good power on her 1.5, she has a hop forward instead of back, more knees in the air though.
Degouveia – VT – OU – 1.5 – she’s also a little short this time with a step back, similar to Webb and Lehrmann. But this one gets 9.875.
Dowell – VT – OU – 1.5 with a hop forward this time, none of the vault lineup with their strongest showings.
And Dowell goes 9.925. Aka the score she usually gets for sticking.
So Oklahoma will finish with 197.000. No one’s going to call that a disaster, but this also won’t be confused with a strong performance, especially in the final two rotations with the falls on floor and the uncharacteristically short landings on vault. Bars and beam were good enough (though the score overstates the quality of the beam rotation), but Oklahoma can do better on all counts. You could see the missing Maggie in every lineup. This team is super strong, of course, but definitely needs her.
Ohio State has a fall from Stone in the 4th position on bars. A good hit from Swartzentruber allows it to be dropped. Penn State struggling with some control on vault landings.
UNC gets a 9.925 from Hislop on floor to go over 195 with a 195.150. Ball State 193.600
I can’t see what Ohio State’s “you finished a routine” tarp says that they have to drape around themselves, but it’s definitely a tarp.
Verdeflor overbalances a handstand, and then crashes her dismount to her face, following Allen’s 9.6 on bars for Penn State, so this rotation is cancelled.
Catching up on other events, Nebraska ended up counting a fall on beam as well (Crouse and Schweihofer both did beam) to finish with a forgettable 194.850 to Rutgers’ 194.325.
Illinois and Maryland both put up great numbers on bars but have low scores on the remaining events and are just trying to get out with 195s at this point.
Ohio State vaults 48.925, Penn State goes 49.175 on bars, counting the 9.625 from Allen but with three 9.9 scores, including 9.950 from Garcia. Ohio State 97.950, Penn State 97.725.
Fall from Amanda Huang first up on floor for Ohio State.
Ava Verdeflor came up really short on her aerial on beam, her back foot only about 1/4 on the beam, and falls, looked super painful but she’s resuming.
FINAL: Illinois 195.075, Maryland 194.950
Aepli has a controversial OOB and a judging conference following her routine, they end up with 9.525, which will have to count because of the fall in the first position. Penn State in a similar position, having to count a 9.4 on beam because of the earlier fall.
And now they have a major problem because Mason Hosek fell on her beam routine and slammed her hip into the beam, it looks OUCHIE. She’s going to resume, but this will be a very low rotation score for PSU. The rest of the routine looks great, good leaps, no ill effects, so probably just a “why did my hip bone have to hit that hard place” kind of thing.
Heads up that the Utah/Oregon State stream link has changed from what was originally posted. I’ve updated the link above. If you’re seeing the word “basketball” on your stream (Gah!) you’re on the wrong link.
Utah @ Oregon State begins
Intros and whatnot.
Warmups and whatnot.
Gonzales – VT – OSU – solid amplitude on her full but a big lunge back and then an extra step back to meet her lunge leg – only a little bit of piking in the air. 9.700
Tessen – UB – Utah – 1/2 turn to jaeger, just a bit close but fine – some legs coming in for her bail hs – she’s coming up short on these straight-body casts – FTDT, step back. OK. 9.800.
Singley – VT – OSU – hop back on her full, also has a mushier position on her layout with some of the knees and feet, but a small hop back than Gonzales. 9.725.
Dula – UB – Utah – short first hs – really lovely toes in that jaeger – toe on to bail, ends up pretty close to vertical but short on some of these casts – stalder to double tuck, stuck. Good dismount, lovely potential, they just need to refine those verticals. 9.750.
L Dagen – VT – OSU – solid control on her full this time, small hop forward, will get deducted for dynamics and a little pike since it’s not the biggest. 9.825.
MMG – UB – Utah – toe on to deltchev, nice and high, maybe caught with some elbows – good casts – still coming up a little short on her bail position but the casts are better – flings out her FTDT a little with a step back. 9.750 is a little tight.
M Dagen – VT – OSU – good power on her full, strong distance, one step back for .05 and some knees in the air. 9.825
Reinstadtler – UB – Utah – short first hs – 1/2 to perfect jaeger, love the feet – small leg break in bail, hits vertical but legs flash apart – I saw two short casts in there, very strong FTDT, good height and what looked like a stick from here. Score should go up there, better extension and dismount. 9.850.
Yanish – VT -OSU – big full, has time to open, bigger bounce back though 9.800
Isa – Ub – Utah – Ray, solid – good verticals on cast hs and bail – giant full to directly DLO, lunge back. Commentators wondering if she’s going to get deducted for loose back in casts, which is a correct assesment but rarely deducted in NCAA. 9.850
Jacobsen – VT – oSU _ tsuk 1/1, her usual – comes in with a bit of pike and a small hop back. 9.775.
Skinner – UB – Utah – Ray – good verticals in her casts and her bail – short on her final hs – FTDT, plants a stick with a bit of staggered legs. (Same loose back in some casts as Isa, borderline arch in Skinner’s case, but like I said I haven’t seen that being taken.) And it wasn’t here. 9.925.
Force does a full in exhibition for OSU that would have scored higher than one or two of the lineup vaults.
Burch goes through bars cleanly in exhibition, though not sure that’s getting into the lineup over the current six or Lee.
After 1: Utah 49.175, Oregon State 48.950
Both teams perfectly fine. Utah too tight in some of those handstands and dismounts in the early few, but got the score it needed from Skinner. Oregon State will be hurt this year by a comparative lack of 10.0s, but they should be able to start vaulting over 49 with a little more control in those fulls. Several of those 9.7s got most of those deductions from large bounces back.
Lee – VT – Utah – nearly sticks her full once again – good direction and clean shape, strong showing. 9.875.
yanish – UB – OSU – godo first hs – 1/2 turn, short to bail handstand, short of vertical – shoot to high, can’t get up to handstand after taking her shoot to high close, has to rest against the high bar – DLO is good.
Reinstadtler – VT – Utah – doing the full – lots of power, clean shape in the air but a majjjor bounce back, will be multi-tenth. 9.700
Yamaoka – UB – OSU we’re getting to see this one – good first cast hs – toe on to toe shap, a little bit of legs – bail – hits vertical with a bit of a leg break – closer final cast hs – giant full to double tuck, comes up short with a lunge forward. 9.725
Roberts – VT – Utah – strong stick on her full, she has clearly improved on vault this year – just some chest down as she went in to find the stick. 9.875.
Lowery – UB – OSU – toe on to toe SHap, good legs – connected to high pak, legs apart – some hesitation casting up to handstand on low – good final cast – floaty DLO, leans down to hold the stick. Nice routine. Some cast handstands, some positions, but good. 9.850 a little high there.
Burch – VT – Utah – good power on her full, small bounce back. Legs apart on block but better in postflight. 9.825
Jacobsen – UB – OSU – tkatchev to overshoot, good speed, a little floppy in shape with the feet – 1/2 turn to double front, quick lunge back to save it but a larger lunge. 9.725
MMG – VT – Utah – nearly able to hold the stick on her 1.5, but was just a little short and ultimately had to slide back – the usual knees as well. 9.850
MCP – UB – OSU – catches super close on her jaeger with some form and muscling out of it – overshoot – back up to high – good final hs – DLO – a bit short with a step. Most deductions will come on that jaeger, pretty but caught well close. 9.775 is very forgiving.
Skinner – VT – Utah – sticks her DTY again. She has nailed that landing so far this season, eliminating the hops from last season. Just a little forward on landing and a little stagger to help her stick. 9.975. Not much of a problem with that. I would have been 9.950, but it’s the kind of vault that’s super close to being perfect (by NCAA judging standards, don’t freak out on me), so 9.975 makes sense.
Briscoe – UB – OSU – catches jaeger, a little safe but no problems like MCP – bail with a small leg break – DLO with a hop back – a countable routine.
After 2: Utah 98.575, Oregon State 97.900
Utah will be happy with that score of 49.400 on vault. Some great fulls also some just OK landings. Oregon State will totally take that 48.950 on bars for a rotation that had issues. They had to drop Yanish’s score because of resting against the bar and had a couple other problems that had to count and still nearly got 49.
Lowery – BB – OSU – full turn – bhs loso, leg-up wobble, styles it out – switch to straddle 1/4, great height there – side aerial, secure – front lay full, stuck. 9.725.
Oregon State, stick mini-chainsaw.
Roberts – FX – Utah – front lay to rudi, nice pop on rudi, well controlled – strong double pike landing as well – 1.5 to layout, also very sturdy position, super clean. 9.875
Yanish – BB – OSU – bhs loso series, secure – switch to loso, a little tight on that switch – full turn, squeezes to avoid a check – switch to straddle 1/4, risking deductions on these leaps – front handspring – gainer full with a step back. 9.775.
Reinstadtler – FX – Utah – double tuck, good shape, controlled landing – switch ring to split leap full, good 180s, not the most distinct ring position but no one will care – 1.5 to layout, good lift in layout, just a little shuffle of the feet landing it – double pike, nearly stepped OOB on what was just a normal controlled step back, maybe did. 9.875. Apparently not…
L Dagen – BB – OSU – switch to switch side, arm-wave wobble – aerial, smooth – loso series and falls – gainer pike, step back. Drag.
Randall – FX – Utah – full-in, pretty strong control on landing, just chest forward – hits straddle positions – 1.5 to layout, a bit whipped over on her layout, the first two rose more in those combinations – double pike, buckles a little with a step. 9.850 even though it was clearly weaker in the landings than the first two. One judge went 9.900. Difficulty forgiveness. Gives me some thoughts about lineup order for after this rotation.
M Dagen – BB – OSU – leg-up wobble to save her series – hitting her leaps after that but a little tight in them – side aerial to full, a stick they needed. 9.675
Soloski – FX – Utah – DLO, strong height, just comes in a bit short with a step – switch leap 1/1 comes up short of the full twist, tough one to get around, but it was like a switch 3/4 – 2/1, super clean and controlled – 1.5 to layout has to whip around that layout with some knees. 9.875. You know, because all those routines are the same. I mean…come on.
Lazaro – BB – OSU – loso series, lovely height and toes, small lean – switch to straddle 3/4, well extended – side aerial to full, a little off line, lands staggered but holds onto the stick
MMG – FX – Utah – pike full in, comes up shortish this time with a lunge forward – 1.5 to layout to front pike, a bit of a lunge but it’s also a cover dance – switch ring to split leap 1/1 – rudi to straddle rebound – some travel but more under control than on some occasions as well. 9.875.
Singley – BB – OSU – check on opening leap – beat to double stag to get a dance combo – bhs loso series, off line and falls. Oregon State counting a fall now. Kickover front with a fairly large check – gainer full with a step.
Skinner – FX – Utah – double double, comfortable, slide back – split leap 1.5, a little indistinct in the finishing position this time, like a split 1.375 – 1.5 through to 2/1, nailed that landing – interstitial front tuck is fine – full-in, strong landing, control. 9.900. Agree with the score in isolation, but to say that’s only .025 better than Soloski’s routine or MMG’s routine is actually crazy.
After 3; Utah 147.975, Oregon State 146.175
So, thoughts about Utah’s floor lineup. I think we can all agree that pre-Skinner, Roberts had the best routine of the bunch. Randall, Soloski, and MMG were weaker in their routines, but they come up with basically the same score because of difficulty forgiveness. You put Roberts after a couple of them, then she has to get a higher score if she keeps doing what she’s doing because it’s objectively cleaner. You could Bridgey her and Reinstadtler into a 9.950 if the circumstances conspire correctly.
Oregon State falls out of contention with a counting fall on beam. Utah goes 49.400 on floor which means that a 197 should be a comfortable deal as long as beam is hit.
Lexy Ramler goes 9.850 this week on bars for Minnesota. I didn’t even see the routine, and I’m putting in an inquiry.
McNatt – BB – Utah – split to double stag, composed – aeiral to bhs, some knees, but OK speed in combo – full turn, fine enough – beat to sheep, far from Chinese but no checks – gainer full, stuck. Some things, but that’s now a reasonable lineup routine. 9.800
Jacobsen – FX – OSU – double pike, some feet, little slide – 1.5 to layout, a little low in 1.5 but better rise into her layout – split leap full to split jump 1/1 – rudi, control, some legs – the teammates are doing a hoedown. 9.800
Isa – BB – Utah – in for Reinstadtler – candle mount – kickover front to beat jump, comfortable – bhs loso, secure – switch to straddle 1/4, good straddle, some legs in the switch – bhs gainer 1.5, stuck. Solid work. 9.850
M Dagen – FX – OSU – double tuck, nice position in her tuck – switch leaps, position is hitting 180 but only just so it looks a little abbreviated – double pike, some bounce back – front lay to front full – stronger than last week. 9.825
Lee – BB – Utah – full turn witha bit of a check, rushed it – bhs loso, pretty, good extension and secure – switch to straddle 3/4, small adjustment again – beat jump to side aerial to full, hop back.
Force – FX – OSU – double pike, very nice, legs together high – straddle positions pretty strong in leap combination – front lay to front full with a lunge out – also nice pop in that double tuck, well controlled. They were trying to make an E pass work at the beginning of last season, but if she’s performing D passes that comfortably, there’s no need to force an uncomfortable E. 9.925. I’m sure there will be no controversy that this is the highest floor score of the day. None at all.
MMG – BB – Utah – switch to split looks solid this week from this angle – bhs bhs loso, splits the beam and one million points for her save arm-ography because she meant to do it, aerial to wolf jump, fairly low on wolf jump – 1.5, holds the stick with a lean.
Singley – FX – OSU – front tuck through to double tuck, solid – double pike, also super controlled, smallest slide – switch ring a little low of position – punch rudi final pass, a little leg crossing. 9.875. Scores getting quite high now.
Randall – BB – Utah – bhs loso series with a lean, a bit of knees – beat to sheep, some legs apart, really evident from this angle – switch to split, good positions overall – rulfova great as always – 2/1 dismount, small step, a bit of knees here and there. 9.850.
Lowery – FX – OSU – Ice Ice Lowery? punch front 2/1 first pass, gets it around well, just some knees – 1.5 to front full, solid and cleaner in the twisting shape, split leap a bit short of position – punch rudi final pass, good. Comfortable control on passes, will score well. 9.850
Skinner – BB – Utah – bhs loso, solid, usual knee form deduction – side aerial to sissone, solid – switch to straddle to back tuck – leg-up wobble on her back tuck this time, seemed a little off on her straddle coming into it, uncharacteristically hesitant, saves it all – double tuck, step back. 9.825.
Yanish – FX – OSU – huge DLO, very good – hits middle pass – switch side to popa is…fine – double tuck, great shape, but a pretty large bounce back
FINAL: Utah 197.150, Oregon State 195.500
Oregon State improves on last week’s score despite counting a fall this time, which tells you a lot about the scoring from last week. Good moments for them, floor was the clear highlight and most composed event. Would have been 196 with a hit beam, though still major things to tighten up on the first three pieces.
Utah did Utah for the most part. Also some things to tighten up on every event. The lower scores came on bars and beam, that final beam rotation having to drop a fall from an important routine and more tentative from someone like Skinner, which is unusual.