Regional Semifinals Live Blog

(Yes, I know it says Washington SF #1 when it should say SF #2, but do we really think I have the interest or work ethic to change it? I do not.)

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Let’s engage in this nonsense, shall we?

The first incident will be LSU and Missouri’s semifinal as Iowa tries to stage a coup. Iowa begins on bars, which has been the stumbling block this year, but you have to think they can’t be under 49 in that first rotation and still hope to beat teams of this quality, even if someone else has an off day.

An hour later, the next batch of semifinals from Oklahoma and Auburn begin, so we’ll see what looks the most interesting at that point.

The first bit of news is that Haleigh Bryant is not in the floor or beam lineups for LSU today. Shchennikova will do beam and Dunne will do floor. They do have Bryant on vault and bars. Apparently it’s stomach virus for Bryant, and not the foot?

Rotation 1

Schaffer – VT – Missouri – hits a yfull, medium hop back, some knees in the air. 9.750

Zuhlke – UB – Iowa – Hindorff, hit, some feet – pak, legs break, solid 1/2 turn on low – small arch in cast hs on high – giant full to double tuck, step back into salute. 9.825

Desiderio starts floor, controls the DLO landing well – 1.5 to front lay, just some knees – double tuck, slight chest position, controlled step, good start.

McCrary chest forward on yfull with a step for Missouri. 9.750

Schreiber – VT – Missouri – clean position in the air on yfull but she tries to fight for the stick so much she ends up leaning forward kind of far.

Rojas – Ub – Iowa – hits gienger, legs together pretty well – short of vertical on bail position – FTDT dismount, hop back. 9.725

Long delay for Desiderio’s score. Finally in as 9.850

Davis – VT – Missouri – good amplitude on yfull, solid open, medium step back. 9.825

Shchennikova – FX – LSU – front 2/1, a little stagger on landing, controls it into dance out – 1.5 to front 1/1, similar landing, a bit for form but controls it mostly instead of bounding too much – rudi to split jump, some travel. 9.800

Celestine – VT – Missouri – not the most control on her Y1.5 with a bound forward but nice in the air.

Tolan holds stick on double tuck on bars for Iowa. 9.825

Moore – VT – Missouri – strong Y1.5, big height, hop forward

Greenwald – UB – Iowa – Ray, solid height, some feet – toe on to pak, very small leg break – struggles on low bar, can’t get up to handstand, has to add a toe 1/2, very short of vertical – DLO, solid landing.

Moore’s 9.900 leads Missouri to 49.150 on vault.

KJ Johnson – FX – LSU – high FTDT, keeps her front foot down well despite a larger step – 1.5 to front lay, little slide – switch side to popa, around – double tuck chest a little down, solid.

Steffensmeier hits her jarger on bars – pretty pak, solid 1/2 turn on low – hits cast hs on high – giant full to double tuck, slide back. Solid one, very usable score. 9.850

NC State has a 9.850 from Jennings in the third spot on beam to keep pace.

Ortega – BB – NC State – L turn, a bit under horizontal, connects into a good split jump – bhs onodi and falls. Alas.

Kenlin – UB – Iowa – short first hs – toe on to maloney to pak, pretty pak, some legs in maloney – solid cast hs on high – reallly good finish position on toe full, into a stuck double tuck. Great ending.

Finnegan – FX – LSU – double arabian to stag is nice – split leap full to jump full, good positions, slightly out of control on landing – 2.5 to layout, sticks it – Nice. Would have gone OOB if she hadn’t stuck, even with a controlled step. 9.900

Kenlin’s 9.900 gets Iowa to 49.125 on bars. Trails Missouri but that’s one of their best bars scores of the season. Keeps Iowa in it.

Dunne – FX – LSU – front tuck through to double tuck, little hop to the side, sells the landing pretty well – switch to switch ring 1/2, nice position overall – y spin 1.5ish – double pike, controlled landing, chest down. LSU will have the lead after 1 regardless of Johnson’s routine. Another 9.900 for LSU

Shepard with a strong beam hit to keep NC State in it. 9.875

Webb – BB – NC State – bhs loso, holds it well – switch –  aerial, leg up break to horizontal, pulls it back – straddled sheep jump, check on connected split – bounce on dismount.

Johnson – FX – LSU – FTDT, excellent landing – 1.5 to layout, nice – double pike, maybe a little slide. Best of the rotation. All those hoping to qualify out of this for floor will now need LSU to make it as a team.

Webb gets out of there with 9.775, but NC State will be sub-49 with a 48.950.

Alicia in her wheelhouse, telling us about aggressive wrist flicks on beam. Chambliss hits a secure beam in the individual spot.

We’re still waiting on the Johnson score for some reason. Why. I can draw a 9.950 on a piece of paper faster than this.

After 1:
LSU 49.500
Missouri 49.150
Iowa 49.125
NC State 48.950

LSU in comfortable shape after that first rotation, allowing themselves the margin to have an eh event later on. Iowa keeping it close with Missouri after that first rotation, which is what they needed to do. Equaling Missouri’s total will be the goal in the second rotation.

Some kind of wild beam ranges for NC State in that first one, so keep an eye on that as others go.

Rotation 2

Arenas – VT – LSU – near stick on yfull, slide back. 9.825

Henderson – BB – Iowa – bhs loso, wobble, lean to the side, leg up – finishes double tuck, hop back. Still goes 9.825

Marshall  – UB – Missouri – blind to jaeger to overshoot, good amplitude – hits cast hs on high – FTDT, secure landing, small hop in place. 9.875

Shchnneikova – VT – holds onto the stick on her Y1.5 somehow despite coming in super deep – that went from obvious fall to a stick in a nanosecond.

KJ Johnson – VT – LSU – yfull, only small movement, good open. 9.850

Celestine – UB – Missouri – shaposh, struggles on the backswing and the pak is straddled – nice position van leeuwen – stalder to stalder front pike 1/2, stuck. 9.800

Edwards – VT – LSU – medium step forward on Y1.5, knees. 9.825

Johnson – VT – LSU – DTY holds the stick – just the usual bit of knees – very good – 9.950

Patrick – Ub – Missouri – Jaeger, some foot form – bail, gets to vertical – DLO, clean, stuck. 9.850

Killian – BB – Iowa – in the third spot – bhs loso, small squeeze, some knee position – switch to switch, short of split position – 2/1, hops keels together. 9.875

These beam scores have been quite high so far.

Bryant – VT – LSU – handspring pike 1/2 is back, slide back. 9.950 with a non stick. LSU to 49.475 on vault.

Schreiber – UB – Missouri – good first hs – maloney to bail, legs together on bail, some leg break on maloney – arches cast hs on high but brings it back – DLO, step back. 9.775

Kaji – BB – Iowa – bhs loso, large break, step back, leg up to horizontal – cat leap to side aerial, holds onto it – split to split jump 3/4, lovely position – gainer full. Still gets 9.775

Sheremeta – UB – Missouri – good first hs – jaeger was a bit close, connects to overshoot – blind to 1.5, a little under, hop forward.

Rojas – BB – Iowa – bhs loso and falls, so they’ll count Kaji’s 9.775.

Hu – Ub – Missouri – good first hs – Church to pak, great amplotude – 1/2 turn on low bar is excellent – ideal final cast hs – giant full, late into double tuck, a little forward, step. 9.850

Will be a critical beam anchor routine for Kenlin to keep Iowa in this one.

Rutherford finishes floor for NC State in the 4th spot with a controlled double tuck.

Nice high piked Jaeger for Doran from bridgeport on bars.

Kenlin – BB – Iowa – bhs loso, clean – hitch kick to aerial to beat jump, pretty and under control – switch to split, hit – side aerial to layout full, excellent routine. Will be right with Missouri after 2.

9.950 for Kenlin takes Iowa ahead of Missouri by .075. 

Shepard – FX – NC State – double pike, nice position in the air, pretty – split leap full to jump full, good toes, a little lack of control on landing – front lay to front full, a bit low and some knees – double tuck but bounces back OOB. 9.675

We still have another floor for NC State and Chambliss, so this will be a long floor rotation.

As for the next rotation, Iowa and Missouri both go to what should be big potential scores for them with Missouri on beam and Iowa on floor, both events that have also been pretty loose in the score department for me so far, but you have to think Iowa needs to extend this lead, probably by a couple tenths, to feel good going to the final rotation where Iowa will be on vault and Missouri on floor.

Jennings – FX – NC State – wolf jump 1.5 – front lay to front full, crossover step – split leap full to wolf full, gets lower on the wolf full in connection – double tuck, smaller bounce back. 9.750

After 2:
LSU 98.975
Iowa 98.400
Missouri 98.325
NC State 97.850

We’re getting close to the start of the next two semifinals, which I’ll have open, but with this one as close as it is between Iowa and Missouri, I’ll keep the attention here until something interesting happens elsewhere.

Really good control on 2nd and 3rd passes from Chambliss.

Rotation 3

The others are starting, Bordas has a hop in place on yfull for Cal leading off vault. Talia Little holds onto her DLO landing on bars with a little lean. Koch hits a front 2/1 to front tuck on floor, just a bit of legs in the 2/1.

Li returns on vault for Cal with a bounce back on her yfull. Blackson hits her Khorkina well, holds stick on dismount.

Back to the NC State regional, Johnson works out that bars issue this week, good control on DLO.

Marshall – BB – Missouri – kickover to bhs, small lean at the end, pretty quickly connected – another small squeeze on full turn – split jump, little arm wave before straddle 1/4 – gainer full, slide back.

Iowa started floor with 9.800 for Killian.

Greenwald – FX – Iowa – controls landing on FTDT well – switch side to popa, looked short from our angle – 2.5 to front tuck, controled step. 9.825

McCrary, solid kickover front on beam – bhs loso is hit – beat jump to stag ring, no check –  split jump 1/2 from side, low back leg – 1.5 dismount, little hop. 9.875

Cal did not have the landings on vault for just 48.950, so under pressure early.

LSU has a fall from Bryant on her Jaeger in the 4th spot.

Kaji – FX – Iowa – 1.5 through to 2/1, controls the step back – double pike, strong landing – 9.875

Schaffer – BB – Missouri – bhs bhs loso, arm wave correction – aerial, hit, some knee – switch to split, good split – step on dismount

NC State is done on vault with 49.025.

Boise State goes 49.225 on bars to Cal’s 48.950 on vault, so keep an eye on that. Utah State on track for a strong beam score as well.

Kenlin – FX – Iowa – front 2/1 but a fairly large lunge forward – 1.5 to layout is clean – switch to switch ring 1/2, nicely done –

Looks like Durante hit her foot on the mat on bars, but LSU will have the margin to count that. For now. 9.675 and 9.700 count, puts some pressure on beam now though.

Sheremeta – BB – Missouri – wayyyy off on her loso series and falls, though they have three useful scores before that, but allows an opening for Iowa.

Kentucky’s 49.400 on vault not going to let anyone else in there after one rotation. Georgia does go 49.150 on bars.

Cal will be in last at that regional after one rotation. Minnesota will have a huge number on floor.

Judges conference about Kenlin’s score, range of 9.700 to 9.950.

Ends up as 9.875 for Kenlin as well.

Hu – BB – Missouri – y spin, holds it – aerial to bhs, good extension, smoothly done – aerial to scale, pretty – beat to split jump 3/4, strong – bhs gainer full, step salute. Nice. 9.950 with a non stick.

Henderson – FX – Iowa – FTDT, small foot movement – switch side to popa to straddle jump – double tuck and steps back OOB, huge deal – Iowa was deeply reliant on this score. 9.750

Schreiber – BB – Missouri – bhs loso loso is right on – switch 1/2 to split jump, solid elevation – gainer full, stuck. Another excellent one.

And it’s 9.975 for her.

Missouri will be only two tenths shy of LSU after the third rotation.

Guerin – FX – Iowa – FTDT, nailed landing – switch side to popa to straddle jump – front tuck through to double tuck, keeps front foot down.

Guerin goes 9.900, so Iowa will trail Missouri after this rotation. Not what they needed given what the remaining events are.

After 3:
LSU 147.975
Missouri 147.775
Iowa 147.675
NC State 146.875

Edge to LSU and Missouri now, especially with Missouri ending on floor. But LSU has come back to the pack enough that beam has to be a solid hit today. Iowa in trouble. Needs their best vault of the year and someone else to be off.

Not interesting in taking my eyes off this one, but will keep checking in on whether Cal pulls out of that hole during their bars rotation. They started with 9.850 for Perea and a stick for DeSouza in the second spot.

Out at Auburn, Georgia and Southern Utah have multi-tenth work to do already after one event.

DeSouza went 9.925 on bars, and Williams followed her with a pretty stick on her DLO. Meanwhile Minnesota getting an 8 million on vault.

Rotation 4

Zuhlke – VT – Iowa – handspring on, Tsuk tuck with a step back. 9.875 huge number.

Annnd Desiderio has a leadoff fall for LSU. They can’t afford another one and advance. Schreiber with a good hit for Missouri on FX. 

Laplante – VT – Iowa – large bounce back on her yfull, clean in the air. 9.800

Killian – VT – Iowa – also has a pretty large bounce back on her yfull. 9.800

Rivers – BB – LSU – bhs loso is secure – switch 1/2, little check on landing – switch to straddle 1/4, hit – 2/1 is a little crazy in the legs, holds the stick but an arm wave for it. 9.800

Zivat – VT – Iowa – holds the stick on a yfull, but was off line and had a leg separation, so things to take –

Schreiber had a leadoff 9.850 for Missouri on FX.

Guerin – VT – Iowa – another high yfull, another bounce back, not quite as large as some of the others.

Dean – BB – LSU – side aerial to bhs, secure, knee in bhs – switch to split, solid – aerial to beat jump, comfortable – strong dismount. That’s what LSU needed. 9.875

Terrible angle for Henderson’s full, but it seemed good?

Cal went 49.450 on bars, which will help them claw back.

And it’s 196.900 for Iowa. They did what they could today for the most part. They just have to hope LSU falls again on beam now.

Shchennikova BB – LSU – candle mount, rolls past vertical too quickly – aerial, works through to bhs bhs – switch to split, some knee position, hit – side aerial, little lean and arm wave, pulls it back – bhs gainer full, holds landing. That was a “don’t do anything that might screw this up” routine but didn’t give away too much.

McCrary – FX – Missouri – front lay to rudi, under control – double pike, chest down, little bounce – 2.5 is nailed. Missouri rolling. 9.900

Finnegan – BB – LSU – bhs loso loso and FALLS! – wow wow wow – switch to split is good – aerial is clean – side aerial to tuck full, hop forward.

And it’s 9.100 for Finnegan. LSU cannot catch Iowa. Iowa is in.

Johnson – BB – LSU – bhs loso, lean to the side to hold it – switch to switch, controls it – good finish, but it won’t matter.

Moore – FX – Missouri – DLO, step back, keeps it in bounds – switch 1/2 to popa to popa, good amplitude – front tuck through to double tuck, deep landing with a hop but will be more than enough.

LSU is done with 196.575 and will be eliminated.

Missouri will win the session regardless of what Celestine does.

Celestine – FX – Missouri – FTDT, lunge back and well OOB – we call that a WE JUST BEAT LSU landing – 1.5 to layout, little slide forward – doubel tuck, chest forward, holds on.

QUALIFIED: Missouri, Iowa

Now those individual LSU scores (like Johnson being ahead of Bryant on the tiebreak on vault) become significant.

So in other news, Auburn, Kentucky, and Minnesota are all rolling after two events. Cal pulled it back on bars but is now just tied with Utah State and slightly ahead of Boise State going to beam. So that’s where I’m looking now.

DeSouza – BB – Cal – cat leap to aerial, holds it with a little hesitation – bhs loso, secure – sissone – 1.5 dismount, little hop.

Clark – VT – Utah State – hits a yfull, bounce back, knees in the air, has the distance

Pascal – FX – Boise St – double tuck, controls, chest forward – switch ring to split leap full, short of split – 1.5 to layout, well short and falls

Clausi very secure on beam in the 2nd spot, following a 9.825 for DeSouza, slide back on dismount. 9.875

Brooks – VT – Utah State – gets somewhat out of control on yfull with a jar back on landing, some knees in the air as well.

Williams – BB – Cal – hits wolf double – bhs loso, smooth – aerial, hit – switch leap to split leap, lovely position – side aerial to tuck full, chest forward with a little hop in place.  9.850

Solid landing on yfull for Wells from utah State – knees –

Jackson finishes vault for Utah State with a good yfull, has the amplitude, small slide back and some feet at the end.

49.075 for Utah State on vault.

Sales falls on bars for Minnesota, though they have four good hits before that.

Bordas – BB – Cal – aerial to split jump, pretty – bhs loso, very small adjustment – switch to split, hit, a bit of back foot – full turn, little hesitation – sticks gainer full. 9.900

Ramler – UB – Minn – Shap to pak, lovely – shap 1/2, nice – toe on to FTDT, lunge back.

Suni watch, she’s going on bars now – tight first hs – maloney to pak to van leeuwen, great – small arch on final cast hs – FTDT, stuck. Didn’t have her handstands today.

Li – BB – Cal – aerial to split jump looks good – bhs loso, secure – sheep jump is well executed – gainer tuck full, stuck. That will clinch a good beam total for Cal with five hits, which will bring them into second after this one. 9.900

Boise State is currently counting a 9.750 on floor but on track to get through with a 49+ still.

Lauzon – BB – Cal – wolf single, nice – switch to split, hit, nice switch position – small check on her triple series – cat leap to side aerial to full, stuck.

Popp – FX – Boise St – front tuck through to double tuck, hops to present, chest a little down – double tuck, hit –

Kentucky is going to be ahead of Auburn after 3 (!) but they’re both going to be wellll ahead of Georgia and Southern Utah as Georgia fell apart on floor.

Nice double front from Salcedo on FX for Penn St.

Long wait for Lauzon’s score on beam.

Anyway, looks like Cal is going to have .325 heading to floor, which means they’ll be in control with a hit.

After 3:
Minnesota 148.475
Cal 147.850
Utah State 147.525
Boise State 147.525

After 3:
Kentucky 148.225
Auburn 148.025
Southern Utah 147.125
Georgia 146.575

Rotation 4

Auburn regional starting first in this rotation, Hollingsworth – BB – Auburn – bhs loso, secure, a little leggy on the bhs from this angle – switch, pause before switch 1/2 and a large break, leg up to horizontal, turns to the side – split 3/4 is good – side aerial to full, stuck.

Gutierrez – UB – Utah State – maloney to bail, a little loose in back – finishes DLO, legs apart, little hop forward. 9.775

DeSouza falls on her opening floor routine for Cal, overcooks a double pike. It just got interesting. Also goes OOB on her second pass.

Lopez – VT – Boise St – yfull, chest a little forward, only a small step. 9.750

Wells – Ub – Utah – State – arch on first hs – 1/2 turnb to tkatchev to overshoot, solid rhythm – shortish final hs – FTDT, holds stick alllmost into step salute –

Just 8.850 for DeSouza.

Blackson – VT – Boise State – good amplitude on Y1.5, holds onto the stick, deep landing, reminiscent of Shchennikova earlier.

Bordas – FX – Cal – double tuck, solid landing – 1.5 to front layout, clean – switch to switch ring 1/2, a little hoppy on landing – rudi, looks like she kept the front foot down. 9.875

Sonier with a break on beam in the third spot

Kentucky does have a 9.425 on floor from Patterson in there, though the way this is shaping up they can probably feel safe to count that.

Brooks UB – Utah State – good ray to overshoot – DLO, holds the landing well. She gets 9.900. Making sure Cal can’t count a fall.

Boise State went 48.900 on vault.

Pfister huge handspring pike 1/2 on vault but large bounce back.

Clausi – FX – Cal – double pike, little bit of foot movement – switch side to wolf full is around – 1.5 to layout to stag jump, keeps that in bounds – double tuck, under control. 9.925, huge number.

Nearly a stick from Fishwick in the 5th spot for Utah State, step forward on double fornt. Still gets 9.900.

Lauzon – FX – Cal – front 2/1 to front tuck, hit – switch side to popa, looked a little crooked on switch side, good height on popa – 1.5 to layout, a little short with a shuffle – 9.900

High jaeger to overshoot from Jackson anchoring for Utah State, chest forward to FTDT, hop.

Ramler finishing the meet on beam for Minnesota – bhs loso, clean – aerial to beat, no issue – beat to split ring jump, smallest lean – side aerial to layout full, stuck. Good.9.950

Utah State went 49.300 on bars, which means Cal needs 49.000 in this floor rotation.

Li – FX – Cal -front 2/1 with a lunge forward – front full to front layout with a slide forward – a little bouncy on her dance element landings but good positions – not her best landings but did what she needed to get them a hit.

Ramler and Loper tied in the AA. Ramler would win the tiebreak if Minnesota ends up not advancing.

Another 9.900 for Li. So they need a 9.400 from Quinn.

Quinn – FX – Cal – front lay to rudi, secure landing – switch side to popa to wolf jump, over turns switch side – double pike, controls landing, which will be enough.

Tighter than Cal wanted this to be, but they will advance with Minnesota here.

Meanwhile, Kentucky and Auburn ended up advancing by more than a point, so not much exciting in that one, but Kentucky did outscore Auburn, which will have significant implications in terms of things to talk about leading into the regional final.

Quinn is in with 9.925.

Minnesota 197.825
Cal 197.375
Utah State 196.825
Boise State 196.425

Valiant from Utah State, but a tough semifinal to get. Was always going to need counting fall help. Almost got it.

QUALIFIED: Minnesota, Cal
ELIMINATED: Utah State, Boise State

Kentucky 197.750
Auburn 197.500
Southern Utah 196.325
Georgia 195.725

QUALIFIED: Kentucky, Auburn
ELIMINATED: Southern Utah, Georgia

So, the big story so far of course has been LSU’s eliminated. You know what they always say: “You can’t count a fall and also kind of eff up bars and hope to advance.” The old adage.

On to the next! Just one SF running for the next couple hours, with Alabama/Michigan State trying to fend off BYU/Washington. 

Now the Washington stream has a technical difficulties warning. This is the same regional that had the equipment issue yesterday. Seattle you ok?

Well that sounds like a lunch break for me!

It’s not so much about us, but to do this to Kathy and Bart. KATHY AND BART.

Anyway, Michigan State went 49.200 on vault apparently. That’s about what they would be looking for today. If Washington or BYU want to have a shot today, they’ll need to be ahead of that mark after one rotation.

And we’re back OK. Nice little break actually.

Hudson – FX – Alabama – front 2/1, basically controls the step out, good twisting position – switch 1/2 to wolf jump full, good completion – 2.5, comfortable landing. Good one.

SKW – BB – Washington – aerial, good knee position – into bhs loso, comfortable – kickover, holds it into beat jump – switch to split, hits her 180s – side aerial to 1.5, slide back. Good hit.

49.075 for BYU on bars.

Graber – FX – Alabama – FTDT, good chest up landing – popa, nice toes – switch side to wolf jump 1.5, very nice – double pike, little slide back. Good one also.

SKW goes 9.900 on beam, so Washington is at minimum 49.275.

Thomas – BB – Washington – kickover, break, not connection – swtich to straddle 1/4 is fine – now does a kickover to bhs, gets the combination, check – 1.5, stuck. That should be the drop though.

After 1:
Alabama 49.500
Washington 49.275
Michigan State 49.200
BYU 49.075

Good front 2/1 from Kaziska on FX.

Note that ESPN says BYU is on 49.175, live scores say 49.075, so we shall see.

I feel like you could ask Dana Duckworth, “What did you think about the slime pouring out of that mushroom city?” and she’d be like, “We just stayed in our Bama bubble and I’m so proud of these ladies and the class they show in controlled their adversities.”

In the next rotation, Michigan State will expect to take back 2nd place from Washington because bars has been such a strong event for them lately.

Rotation 2

Gaskins – VT – Alabama – clean yfull with good distance, bounce back. 9.825

Stephen – UB – MSU – small arch in first hs – toe on to maloney, hit – toe on to bail, gets to vertical – short cast hs on high – giant full, a little crooked, holds onto landing on double tuck with a lean. 9.825

SKW finishes floor with 1.5 to front full, clean.

Quinn a bit under on her Y1.5 for Alabama, step back.

Olsen – VT – Alabama – love how we cut away but it seems like she stuck it?

Navarro with music issue on FX – now starts – good double tuck control – switch side to popa, maybe a little short on popa but nice foot position – 1.5 to layout, gets a bit low, shuffle – hits double pike, chest position. 9.800

Graber holds onto her landing on her y1.5, rises up onto her toes. And Olsen got 9.950 for hers. 9.900 for Graber.

Paradise – VT – Alabama – 1.5, medium hop forward, a bit of knees

Jackard – UB – MSU – blind to jaeger, solid extension – bail, gets to vertical – maybe a bit shrot on final hs – giant full to double tuck, chest down, step. Not bad but they’ve been missing the landings today. Still goes 9.850.

Hudson a little short on Y1.5 for Alabama, step back.

Thompson – FX – Washington – whip through to double tuck, just does keep front foot down – doubel pike, large bounce back with an additional step.

Schulte has a pretty large bounce back on her DLO in the 5th spot on bars.

Alabama 49.400 on vault.

BYU has three 9.875s to start on beam.

Miner Van Tassell – BB – BYU – side aerial to split jump, hits 180, back knee – bhs loso, secure -swtich to split, check, leg up – 1.5, holds the landing. 9.825

Cunningham – FX – Washington – front through to double tuck, nicely done – switch 1/2 to wolf full to wolf full, clearly around – double pike, little rebound –

Harkness goes 9.900 on bars to get MSU to 49.225 there. A good score but won’t great separation.

Rollins – BB – BYU – switch, small pause before straddle 1/4, good 180s – aerial to bhs loso, leg up, saves it – gainer full, bounce back

Good Hindorff from Davis on bars for Nebraska as an individual.

Davis – FX – Washington – rudi to loso is clean – split leap full to popa, lands a bit under – front 2/1, leg crossing, controls

Margraf – BB – BYU – good position in split jump – front aerial, just does keep arms moving into back tuck – switch 1/2, small check before beat jump, a little under switch to split, nice – punch front full dismount, step to the side.

Davis went 9.900 on floor as well after Cunningham. Surprised that was in the 9.90s

Brooks – FX – Washington – 1.5 to layout, lovely elevation on layout – split ring jump full – switch ring to wolf hop full is a bit low and ragged – front lay to front full, lands under, step back.

Regardless of that score Washington will stay ahead of MSU.

After 2:
Alabama 98.900
Washington 98.525
Michigan State 98.425
BYU 98.325

We’ve got a meet. MSU’s beam can be the top scoring rotation of the three challengers coming up, but now they have to worry about BYU’s floor in addition to Washington. The problem for Washington is that the lowest 2 scoring events are coming up. They’ll have to overperform from here on out despite being in 2nd.

Rotation 3

Waligora – UB – Alabama – blind to jaeger to overshoot, good amplitude – solid cast hs on high – DLO1/1, stuck it.

Large bounce back for Davis on vault leading off for Washington.

Wiedeman – BB – MSU – bhs loso, secure, closed hip angle throughout – full turn, little arm wave – cat leap to kickover, a tad deep, works it out into beat jump – straddle jump 3/4, some feet – gainer tuck full, rises onto toes to hold it. 9.800

Brooks with a little hop forward on her Y1/2

Waligora got 9.950 in the first spot for Alabama.

Navarro – VT – Washington – Y1.5, a bit of legs in the air – small slide back. 9.875

Shania Adams small hop back on double tuck bars dismount.

Kalefe – BB – MSU – bhs bhs loso, secure – switch to tuck jump full – gainer full, stuck. 9.875

SKW – VT – Washington – yfull good late twist – small bounce, pikes it down some at the end. 9.900?

Machado was late on her full turn into dismount on bars, but fine.

Cunningham – VT – Washington – sticks her yfull, just a bit forward, but based on how vault scoring is going, it will be huge. 9.925 for her.

Stephen – BB – MSU – kickover to two feet, holds it with a little lean – bhs loso, covers a possible check well – beat to straddle 1/2, back leg position was off – 2/1, stuck. Good.

Thompson – VT – Washington – she tried for the stick but landed short with a hop forward, so missed opportunity there.

Washington still goes 49.350, which is a big deal for them. I thought vault scoring was very high.

Big limp for Doggette after her bars landing. And now she has to crawl into the corral.

Blanco is in on bars and hits – ginger on her foot on the landing and she’s also limping off somewhat.

Everything is 9.900 on bars and Alabama goes 49.550 there.

Schulte went 9.925 on beam, and now it’s Mitchell – bhs bsh loso, large break, bend at the hips to horizontal – aerial, short, another fairly significant break, arm wave and turns to the side –

Rieder – FX – BYU – front 1.5 to front tuck, some legs in the 1.5 – switch side to wolf full, over turned the switch side into the wolf – loso – rudi is under control. 9.850

Garcia – BB – MSU – smooth full turn – bhs loso, small check, turns a little to the side – aerial to split jump, clean – switch to split, good positions – side aerial to layout full, holds landing.

Miner Van Tassell – FX – BYU – good landing on DLO – double pike, bounce back out of it – switch leap full to wolf full to pike shushunova – 1.5 to front full, controls it, a bit of knees – 9.875

MSU and Washington both 49.350, so Washington will retain a .1 lead heading to the final event. But that’s floor for MSU.

Vitkauskas – FX – BYU – front 2/1, slide forward – 1.5 to layout, good position, another slight slide – switch side to popa, clear popa position – rudi, controls front foot. BYU will trail but this will keep them in sight. 9.875

After 3:
Alabama 148.450
Washington 147.875
Michigan State 147.775
BYU 147.550

If we go to NQS, Michigan State’s on floor is 49.470 while Washington’s on bars is 49.095, which is why Michigan State would still like its chances the most. BYU just hoping to get some of that vault scoring goodness too for a season high.

Rotation 4

Ewing – BB – MSU – front 2/1, just a bit of knees, controlled – 1.5 to just a tuck 1/2, saved it to do an element but not what MSU wanted, off on the punch. 9.625

SKW sticks double tuck well out of a clean leadoff routine. And it’s a 9.900. Big deal.

BYU starts with 9.800 from Pitou. Rollins 2nd – ound off full on back tuck, a bit low, lunge back.

Russon – UB – Washington – a bit short on first hs – blind to jaeger to overshoot, good toes, clean overshoot – slightly hesitant cast but gets up there – gaint full into double tuck, holds the landing but deep position. 9.900. It’s good to be home?

Smith – FX – MSU – fron ttuck through to double tuck, pretty good, just a little movement – switch side to popa, good extension – 1.5 to layout – double pike, hop to present, chest a bit down. 9.875

Olsen stuck her double pike beam dismount. Alabama looks fine.

Brooks – UB – Washington – shortish first hs – shaposh to clear hip to bail, legs apart a few times, also a little arch on the bail – giant full, legs into double tuck, bounce back. Ragged but a hit. Still goes 9.800.

Griffith got a 9.900 for BYU on her y1/2, but a fall follows her from Miner Van Tassell

Mitchell – FX – MSU – double tuck, solid control – 1.5 to layout, got really low, does a good job to pull it around but a flat pass – switch side to popa, good leap positions – double pike, holds onto the landing, chest a little forward. 9.875

Alvarado finishes BYU with a hit, but they didn’t quite get the scores they needed.

Thompson – UB – Washington – short first hs – blind to jaeger, solid – bail, hit, a bit of hip angle – good hs on high – DLO, pretty position, bounce back. 9.850

BYU is done with 196.625. As much as they could have asked for today.

Adams getting into the act on beam for Alabama since they are cruising to the win here.

Harkness – FX – MSU – chest up well on FTDT but a little ginger on landing with a step – switch to split leap full to wolf full, good positions, step back – front tuck through to double tuck, controls landing well, not the highest but solid. 9.900

Thomas – UB – Washington – jaeger, hit, soft form – well short on cast hs on high – pak, legs apart – short cast hs again – DLO, flung out, lunge forward. Will need to drop that one. Still gets 9.750.

Schulte – FX – MSU – FTDT, good control on landing – switch 1/2 to popa to straddle, nice 180s shown – very nice double tuck, should score well. 9.950

Bowles finishes for Washington with a DLO, step forward, leans forward. Some handstands and form in there, so I don’t see a big score coming, really.

Bowles gets 9.850 (???) to give Washington 49.300. But MSU just needs a normal hit now. Just a 9.825 needed.

Hofelich – FX – MSU – double pike, good, small bounce back – back 1.5 to front layout, dance out – double tuck, holds the stick. Well, that should do it.

And she goes 9.950

Alabama 197.900
Michigan State 197.325
Washington 197.175
BYU 196.625

A close one and a valiant effort from Washington but ulimately I think justice was done there as Michigan State really did have the stronger competition of the two teams. But this is why teams hate going away for regionals because things like those last two rotation scores for Washington can happen.

QUALIFIED: Alabama, Michigan State

Oh look we’re halfway done with today!

We’ll have an hour to spend with the NC State regional before things get messy. The elimination of LSU from this regional has opened a door. We’ll see if UCLA shows enough today to look like a contender, or whether that door is just open for Missouri (and Iowa?).

In this semifinal, UCLA starts on vault and Maryland starts on bars. Maryland has looked good on bars this year and has some 49.4s, so the sign something might be up today is if Maryland has tenths on UCLA after the first rotation.

The one main lineup question for UCLA: Moors is being used only on floor.

Looks like NC State has updated the earlier scoring page instead of going to a new one? At least so far. I’ve changed the link on the links page.

Annnd Koulos is in the floor lineup for Michigan instead of Brooks. Hm.

Rotation 1

Flatley – VT – UCLA – yfull, good open on hers, only small movement on landing. 9.850

Brenner – FX – Michigan – full in, controls landing, some chest position – 1.5 to layout, hit – double pike, small slide. 9.875

Summey has a leadoff fall on beam for UNC.

Malabuyo – VT – UCLA – also only a smaller hop on her yfull. 9.800

Kondo – UB – Maryland – jaeger to overshoot, hit, just a bit of feet – gets to vertical on cast on high – DLO, chest forward, step. 9.750

Chiles – VT – UCLA – they’re controlling pretty well so far, Tsuk full with a little hop. And 9.925 for it.

Poston – VT – UCLA – handspring pike 1/2, pretty large bounce back, chest not too low. 9.850

LeBlanc with a hop in place on dismount on bars for Maryland. 9.800

Heiskell – FX – Michigan – double arabian, lunge but pretty well controlled – very clean 1.5 to layout – switch 1/2 to wolf full, good – double pike. 9.900

Wright – VT – UCLA – only yfull, solid height, hop back, knee position – still gets 9.850

Campbell – VT – UCLA good usual yfull, small bounce. And she gets 9.925 as well.

DeBarberie goes over the wrong way on her initial cast hs on bars.

UCLA gets 49.400 on vault. I have a couple questions. But a solid vault performance.

Wojcik – FX – Michigan – front 2/1 to front pike, lunge forward, looks like she kept it in bounds, or not – gets her positions on leaps of course but a little out of control – double pike good – rudi to straddle with a travel back

Silberman with a good gienger on bars for Maryland – finishes with a rough DLO, lunge forward, 9.575 that will have to count.

Culton – BB – UNC – bhs loso, lovely – cat leap to switch side, comfortable – hesitation before her aerial, does it well into beat jump, but a definite pause – side aerial to full, a bit of pike, step back

Tsiknias – UB – Maryland – blind to jaeger, good height – hits vertical on bail pretty well – DLO, bounce back

Morrison – FX – Michigan – FTDT, lunge back – front lay to front full, solid but another slide – switch 1/2 to wolf full, great height – double tuck, great position.

Barber – UB – Maryland – clear hip to Hindorff to overshoot, hit – good hs on high – DLO, step back.

Knower – BB – UNC – bhs loso, small shift to one side – kickover, check – beat to switch 1/2, large break, keeps it on but a huge break, bend forward at the hips, leg up – 1.5, stuck. 9.675 that will count.

Wilson – FX – Michigan – open FTDT, controlled step, chest up – front lay to front full to front tuck – switch side to popa, good height – double tuck, strong, controlled

Koulos – FX – Michigan – switch 1/2, nice position – front lay to front full to front tuck, a bit short with a step back – popa to straight jump 1.5, gets it around, a lunge back to control on landing – 2.5, lunge forward, definitely OOB on that one. 9.650

Joyner – BB – Rutgers – smooth full turn – bhs loso series, good height – switch, small pause before switch 1/2, nice – side aerial to layout full.

UNC had another fall in the 6th spot so goes 48.325 on beam

After 1:
UCLA 49.400
Michigan 49.350
Maryland 48.775
North Carolina 48.325

This one presenting as a snoozer after the first rotation. I’m a bit concerned about what that vault scoring means for what the judges are going to do for Michigan’s lineup, if that was 49.400…

Rotation 2

Guggino just plopped a Y1.5 to leadoff for Michigan, well short

Campbell – UB – UCLA – hits Maloney to bail, a bit of legs – double front, cowboy, hop forward. 9.800

Wojcik – VT – Michigan – solid enough y1.5, a little short, shuffle back. Terrible angle for seeing anything though.

Weir splits the beam for Maryland first up.

Esparza – UB – UCLA – good first hs – maloney to pka, pretty pak – good hs on low – van leeuwen, legs together – DLO, holds the stick. 9.900

Heiskell – VT – Michigan – good y1.5, medium hop forward.

Silberman – BB – Maryland – bhs bhs loso, knees, wobble, leg up

Morrison – VT – Michigan – more like it, shuffle to the side on her 1.5 – 9.900

Padurariu hits bars for UCLA with a stick on her double tuck. 9.900

Brooks – VT – Michigan – a little short on her Y1.5, step back

Malabuyo – UB – UCLA – good first hs – maloney to pak, pretty height on pak but can’t cast out, has to pause and double cast – DLO, bounce back.

Wilson – VT – Michigan – also a little short, step back

Michigan’s vault OK but a couple short landings and a little meh overall. 49.375.

Kogler – BB – Maryland – solid work on bhs bhs loso series – they have a 9.750 and 9.800 to count so far – switch to split, a bit of back leg on switch –

Chiles – UB – UCLA – piked tkatchev to pak, lovely – maloney to gienger, a bit close on gienger, good legs throughout – solid cast hs – FTDT, comfortable landing. Nice. She was following 9.450 from Malabuyo. 9.950

Flatley – UB – UCLA – higgins to jaeger, good feet positions – toe on to bail, nice leg position again – DLO, basically holds landing long enough before salute. Good one.  9.925 for her.

UCLA goes 49.475 on bars.

Barber – BB – Maryland – aerial to beat jump, a little lean in combination, good extension on aerial – bhs loso, solid – kickover, large break, bend to the side and leg up – switch to split – 2/1 is stuck, but that large error will have to count.

Nice final double tuck from Knower on floor for UNC.

Barber still gets 9.800 with a .200 wobble, so Maryland goes to 49.150 on beam, but will drop more ground on the leaders.

Weil – FX – UNC – round off double tuck is good, chest up, small slide – front full to layout, solid – switch side to popa – ish? Overturns some, unclear landing positions – double pike, slide

After 2:
UCLA 98.875
Michigan 98.725
Maryland 97.925
North Carolina 97.375

With a big lead for Michigan and UCLA, I’m going to see what’s happening elsewhere when the next semifinals get underway. It looks like we’re in a position where Michigan and UCLA can count a fall and still be OK now.

Now, as for the Arkansas/Arizona State and Denver/Ohio State situations, it seems like there’s going to be a lot to live through.

Rotation 1 – Oklahoma and Auburn

Actually maybe I wasn’t supposed to move away from NC State. Heiskell has opened Michigan’s bars rotation with a fall.

Jaslow – VT – ASU – very large bounce back on yfull. 9.675

Smith – Ub – Arkansas – maloney to bail, legs together pretty well – a bit short on final cast hs – DLO, bounce back. 9.800

White – VT – ASU – pretty solid control on her landing, a little movement forward. 9.750

Scalzo – UB – Arkansas – blind to jaeger to overshoot, comfortable – good cast hs on high – DLO, hop back.

Reeves nearly falls on VT for ASU. Yurchenko tucked 1.5, nearly sits it, very very deep squat.

UCLA has a miss from Chiles in the second spot on beam. Significant for AA qualification purposes.

Jones – UB – Arkansas – piked jaeger to pak, clean legs on pak – DLO, holds the landing, pikes down a little to find the stick.

Scharf – VT – ASU – good open on yfull, little slide –

Schaffer – UB – Arkansas – toe on to maloney to bail, legs position solid – hits cast hs on high – DLO, sticks it.

Redmond finishes vault for ASU, large bounce back on yfull and some legs on block.

Ohio State with the scoring edge on Denver in this first rotation.

Hambrick – UB – Arkansas – piked jaeger to overshoot, good amplitude – FTDT, a bit deep but holds the landing with a lean.

Florida dealing with an early 9.700 from Richards on floor. But also 9.925 from Skaggs.

Schaffer just went 9.950 onm bars. Huge edge for Arkansas over Arizona State after one rotation as ASU won’t go over 49 here.

O’Hara finishes bars for Arkansas, hits jaeger and bail – solid cast hs on high – DLO, bounce back

Denver went 49.000 on vault, and Ohio State will be way ahead of that on bars. 49.400.

Arkansas 49.450 on bars to ASU’s 48.800 on vault.

Malabuyo has a big break on beam, stays on but will have to count that. And can because of the lead they had going in.

Anyway, now there’s a chance to look at Thomas on FX for Florida – DLO, nailed landing – split leap full to popa to popa, huge – 1.5 to layout, super clean. Excellent.

Iowa State will also have a lead on Denver after their beam rotation.

Mueller has a fall on beam for Arizona, which means they’re counting a 9.700 there.

Smith – FX – Oklahoma – double tuck, bounce back – 1.5 to layout, good height, crisp position – switch side to wolf full, pretty – double pike, bounce back.

Meanwhile Thomas got our first 10.000 of the day with her floor routine.

Florida went 49.700 on floor, so there’s that.

Linton – BB – Arizona – wolf double, hit – bhs bhs loso, secure work – switch to split – side aerial to full, some knees, holds the landing.

We still don’t have a bars score reported for Koulos for Michigan.


Oklahoma 49.525
Arkansas 49.450
Arizona 49.125
Arizona St 48.800

Lottttsssss of work to do for Arizona State now. More dramatic case than what we saw for Cal in the earlier session.

Florida 49.700
Ohio State 49.400
Iowa State 49.150
Denver 49.000

Denver also with a lot of work to do, but they will have expected to be back after vault and will aim to pull it together on bars and beam.

Koulos ended up with 9.700 on bars for Michigan, which will count. They’ll stay behind UCLA but have more than a point of buffer on Maryland going to the last rotation.

Bev explains that Michigan will get a tenth for going out of order because they had Vore in the lineup instead of Koulos.

Rotation 2

Pritchard – BB – Ohio State – side aerial, solid – bhs loso, some feet, hit – switch to straddle 1/4, small check – side aerial to layout full, leans forward to try to hold the landing

Ruiz – Ub – Denver – giant full to tkatchev, hit – short cast hs on high – bail, hit – DLO, a little whippy, small bounce

Schoenherr falls on her Y1.5 –

Hankins with a break at the hips in the second spot for Ohio State on her series

Wong hits her vault – 1/2 on pike 1/2, bounce back

Casali comes in a little short on her DLO on bars, hop forward. Second 9.850 in a row for them.

Thomas – VT – Florida – good Y1.5, little hop forward

Florida had Edwards and Clark in the vault rotation today. They’re like, “we got this and are resting for tomorrow.”

Denver picking the scores back up on bars, but everyone has been a little short with a hop on landing.

Leah Smith on beam for Arkansas after 9.775 from Gamiao. She’s short on her straddle 1/4 position – double tuck with a pretty large bounce back. She goes 9.675. Opening the door.

Mundell – UB – Denver – Nice tkatchev, toe on to bail, clean – short cast hs on high – DLO, lchest down but controlled.

Jennings – BB – Ohio State – bhs, tries to connect to side aerial but it’s going to be a hudgement cal – split 1/2, hit – aginer full, slide back.

It’s going to be 49.325 on bars for Denver nonetheless. That should help gain some ground back.

Warga – BB – Ohio State – little hesitation on full turn – aerial, check before bhs – switch 1/2, little check – kickover, arm wave and turn to the side to control it – solid dismount.

Costa for Brown falls on bars.

Looks like it was Loyim on floor for Iowa State with a multi-fall floor routine.

Airzona State went 49.150 on bars. OK, but not as high as they wanted.

Hambrick – BB – Arkansas – they’re counting 9.775 and 9.800, so she’ll want to bring up those scores – good full turn – bhs loso, secure, some knees – switch, small hesitation into switch 1/2 but good – beat to straddle 3/4, solid – gainer full, hop back. 9.875

Wojcik is finishing up for Michigan on beam, trying to drop Heiskell’s fall but it acctually doesn’t matter. Chiles finishes FX with a controlled double pike. Her opening DLO was excellent.

Elswick – BB – Arkansas – bhs loso, clean – split to split jump 3/4, lean forward to control it – aerial, check – hop on dismount

Hargrove – FX – Arizona – Arizona getting a huge floor score so far – FTDT, chest downb, controlled  – 1/2 to front full – split leap full, around – double tuck, controls the step. 

Chae Campbell sticks a double tuck to finish that meet, with UCLA  and Michigan going through easily.

ELIMINATED: Maryland, North Carolina

Arizona will stay ahead of Arkansas after 2 events. Arizona State will remain well back in 4th.

After 2:
Florida 98.800
Ohio State 98.500
Iowa State 98.350
Denver 98.325

This thing is still verrrry close, but Denver will have to make a move on beam now. Florida closer to the pack than they would like because of that very B team vault rotation.

After 2:
Oklahoma 99.075
Arizona 98.625
Arkansas 98.525
Arizona State 97.950

Arizona acting as the surprise so far, but vault has been a journey this year with a lot of 48s, which can’t happen if they are to keep this going today.

Rotation 3

Loving our technical difficulties shifting to the Oklahoma regional now.

Blakely – Ub – Florida – maloney to pak, small leg break – solid 1/2 turn position on low – toe 1/2 to front giant to double front, large lunge forward. 9.800

Ruiz on beam good save on her series to minimize error with just a small check – side aerial hit into split jump – gainer pike, stuck. 9.825

McCusker – UB – Florida – maloney to pak, clean – hits cast hs – van leeuwen – good cast – stalder to double tuck, lunge back but better for her.

Mabanta – BB – Denver – good wolf turn – bhs loso, lovely foot position but a check – split leap – switch 1/2, very high to split jump -bhs 1.5, small shuffle

Steinmeyer – VT – Iowa State – lands short on her y1.5 and falls. Iowa State will have to count a 9.700 in this rotation.

Iwai – BB – Denver – switch to split is clean – bhs loso loso, under control – full turn and a large wobble, leg up – side aerial, hit – bounce back on dismount. 9.800

Maxwell – VT – Iowa St – large bound forward today on y1.5 –

Hankins has an OOb in third third spot on FX for Ohio State.

Perfect DLO from Thomas finishing bars.

Thompson – BB – Denver – side aerial to loso, good height – short of position on her switch to switch combination – side aerial to layout full, stuck. 9.900

Iowa State 49.100 on vault –

Thomas with her second 10.000 of the day.

Edwards – FX – Ohio State – big double pike, slide back -1.5 to layout, little shuffle, stays in bounds – switch side to popa, good elevation –  doubel tuck, controlled step –

Hutchinson – BB – Denver – kickover to bhs, smooth – switch to split, no trouble – kickover, secure –

W’re back in action on the Oklahoma stream. Arizona did go under 49 on vault, so a big opening for Arkansas here on floor.

Muindell – BB – Denver – bhs loso, arm wave correction – switch, pauses before switch 1/2, adds a beat jump afterward with a check. 9.750

Hlavach – FX – Ohio State – piked full in, controls the step, chest down – 1.5 to layout, clean layout position – switch side to split full to straddle full, split full was a little shy of position, around – double tuck is good. 9.850

Leah Smith on FX for Arkansas, struggled on her first pass landing and then only does a back tuck second pass and stops. Uh oh.

Denver 49.300 on beam.

Grimes – FX – Ohio State – double pike, chest just a bit forward – 1.5 to layout, control, leg separation – switch side to popa, under on switch side, popa is higher – doubel tuck, short again, step forward

Meanwhile, Arizona State has Scahrf in the 6 spot on beam – wolf double is good – bhs loso, secure, some feet – side somi, small check to hold it – switch to split, some back leg position – 1.5 dismount, off line and a leg-up balance check to try to hold the landing.

Ohio State got a 9.800 in the final spot from Grimes and will be tied with Denver for 2nd place going to the last rotation. Ohio State on vault, Denver on floor. That’s up for either team. And Iowa State is not that far out going to bars. This one should be fun.

After 3:
Florida 148.450
Denver 147.625
Ohio State 147.625
Iowa State 147.450

Meanwhile, Arizona State went 49.150 on beam, still well behind Arizona despite gaining some ground.

Arkansas still hasn’t resumed floor after the Smith injury. Hambrick still waiting to go in the 5th spot. Stab me in the eye.

Hambrick – FX – Arkansas – double tuck, bounce back – rudi to back layout to double stag is good – switch 1/2 to popa – double pike, chest down, controls the step back. 9.900.

Lovett – FX – Arkansas – DLO, controls step – double tuck, same, chest up – switch 1/2 to popa, good extension, step back to control landing – front lay to front full, solid.

Final rotation underway in Auburn. Edwards with a very good yfull for Ohio State in the third spot. And she got a perfect 9.950 for it. Here we go.

Iwai started floor for Denver with 9.850.

Arkansas got 9.925 on floor for Lovett and will have a solid lead going to vault.

Hlavach with a round off full on back layout, clean position, step back. Nice.

Mabanta with a clean 1.5 to layout for Denver on floor, not the highest –

Malas finishes Ohio State with a yfull, good landing, flexed feet in the air and some leg separation.

We have Ohio State done on 196.925, so that will be the mark.

Basuel – UB – Iowa State – short first hs – blind to jaeger, nice floaty – better next hs – not quite to vertical on bail hs – lovely final cast hs position – DLO, whips it over to find landing but does, stuck.

Mundell – FX – Denver – double pike, little bounce back – switch ring was not there for ring, but a solid split position – front lay to front full, a tad under, leg separation – punch rudi, just a small rebound. 9.875

Orrego – IUB -ISU – maloney to pak is solid – a little late on 1/2 turn on low – good cast hs on high – DLO, chest down, hop forward. They’ll come up just short of Ohio State.

Denver needs better than 49.300 on floor and is about to get there.

Thompson – FX – Denver – double pike, slide back – switch side to popa to popa, a tad short of position – front lay to rudi, larger bounce back – leg guitar –

9.975 for Thoams on beam. 39.875 on the day.

Denver gets 9.825 from Thompson and will finish ahead of Ohio State and Iowa State regardless of what Hutchinson scores.

QUALIFIED: Florida, Denver
ELIMINATED: Ohio State, Iowa State

We’re underway in the final rotation at Oklahoma. Arkansas has opened vault with 9.750 and 9.800, although they don’t need to be ideal here.

Schaffer – VT – Arkansas – another very clean Y1/2, slide back today. 9.800

McCabe – Ub – Arizona – 3rd up for them – blind to piked jaeger, a bit close, hind handstand afterward – giant full, a bit of angle on bail hs catch – DLO, legs, step back. Following 9.850 and 9.825. She goes 9.800.

Elswick – VT – Arkansas – clean yfull, small hop, good position. 9.825

Hambrick – VT – Arkansas – very solid on her Y1.5 – small step, knees. That could get her the AA spot at nationals despending on how things go. 9.900

Deets – UB – Arizona – rushes first hs – tkatchev, hit – bail, holds the vertical pretty well – DLO, step forward into salute.

Arkansas will scratch Smith on vault and go 49.075 there. 196.975.

Fears – Ub – Arizona – good first hs – tkatchev, solid distance – clear hip to bail, a bit shy of vertical – small loose back on cast hs on high but good vertical – DLO, holds landing with a little lean.

Hargrove – UB – Arizona – giant full, good finsih position into tkatcehv, a little low but caught – bail, nice vertical position – short of position on cast hs – FTDT, stuck. Good finish for them. 9.900. So Arizona goes 49.250 on bars. Will finidh 196.800, just .175 behind Arkansas.

Mangahas is 5th up for Arizona State on floor. Getting big 9.900s in this rotation but just a bit too late – FTDT, small movement – front tuck through to double tuck, secure, chest down

Oklahoma is over 198 with Smith still to go on beam. Bhs loso with a lean to the side, bend at the hip.

Scharf finishes for Arizona State on floor – front tuck through to double tuck, bounce back – front full to front tuck is solid – switch 1/2 to wolf full, has the height – doubel pike, good

QUALIFIED: Oklahoma, Arkansas
ELIMINATED: Arizona, Arizona State

So now we have two seeded teams eliminated so far, LSU and Arizona State. One semifinal to go, coming up in a few minutes as Oregon State tries to fend off Illinois and Stanford. 

Wellllll looks who’s not having any techinical difficulties at the beginning this time…

News is that Abby Paulson was injured in the warmup and will not compete for Utah.

Rotation 1

Garcia – VT – Oregon St – good distance on her yfull, not the most height, bounce back. 9.800

Gilstrap was sitting in the fetal position to start her routine for 509 minutes before stepping off.

Gutierrez opens beam with a hit for Stanford. Lineup change.

Borden – UB – Illinois – hits jaeger to overshoot, a little crooked but good toes – shy on final cast hs – rudi dismount, finds landing.

Gilstrap lands short on a rudi

Letzsch – VT – Oregon State – better height on her yfull but another bounce back

Good bhs bhs loso series for Navarro in the 2nd spot for Stanford – switch to split to straddle 1/4, hits initial position in switch, shorter on subsequent elements – 1.5, stuck. 9.875

Illinois has a fall from Simons in the second spot on bars.

Gonzales – VT – Oregon St – round of full on back pike, hop back. 9.825

Randall – FX – Utah – double tuck, chest down with a jarring landing – good leap postions – 1.5 to layout, gets lower on the layout –

Dagen – VT – Oregon St – hits her Y1.5 – small hop to the side, some knees. And it’s 9.925.

Carey – VT – Oregon St – DTY, so high, nearly sticks, small movement – 9.975 for not stuck is fun. 49.325 for Oregon State.

Mizuki sticks her double tuck bars dismount for Illinois

Rucker – FX – Utah – sticks FTDT, excellent – front lay to front full, under control.

Bryant – BB – Stanford – bhs loso series, leg-up check, some knee position – beat to switch split jump is strong – front tuck, arm wave – bhs bhs double tuck, step back.

McCallum – FX – Utah – opens FTDT, controls step – 

Knight – Ub – illinois – blind to piked jaeger, some eblows on catch but fine – bail, leg break, gets to vertical – giant full, solid finish position, double tuck, nearly stuck, stepped before showing real control. 9.900 still.

Widner – BB – Stanford – switch to split, well done – bhs loso, secure – aerial to split jump, good extension on both – side aerial to full. Will be another good one.

Takekawa – UB – Illinois – piked jaeger, clean – good hs – bail, nice legs together and vertical – shy on final cast hs – DLO, stuck. Lovely. 9.950

O’Keefe – FX – Utah – clean double pike – switch to split leap 1.5, good splits, just a little under on rotation – wolf double – back 1.5 to front full, side step. 9.900

Lawson – BB – Stanford – arabian is right on –  switch and switch 1/2, short of position – bhs loso, secure, some feet – gainer pike, solid. Big rotation for Stanford.

Illinois goes 49.400 on bars to Oregon State’s 49.325 on vault, and now it’s 49.350 for Stanford. I

Soloski – FX – Utah – DLO, steps back and OOB – switch 1/2 to split leap full, some foot form – front lay to front full, controls dance out – 1.5 to front lay, nice rise into layout, smooth layout shape.

Wait is Utah going to be in last after floor?

Yep, it’s 9.775 for Soloski and Utah is on 49.300. You wouldn’t expect that to continue, but it’s something.

After 1:
Illinois 49.400
Stanford 49.350
Oregon St 49.325
Utah 49.300

This regional had loose scoring in the first semifinal, so be ready for an experience tonight. This is shaping up to be one of those where every routine is the same regardless of quality.

Rotation 2

O’Keefe opens vault for Utah with a solid full, small movement, clean position. And gets 9.900.

Yamaoka got late on her giant full into dismount on bars but worked it out.

Borden really has to lean through her aerial fhs series

Stanhope – VT – Utah – Y1.5 – small step, knees, scores will continue soaring. 9.900.

Beeman finishes second bars for Oregon State with a salder, little hang up, into double tuck, small hop.

Rucker – VT – utah – clean Y1.5 in the air but lands well short, step back and another little step. Still 9.775.

Gutierrez – FX – Stanford 2.5 to front, legs but only slightly, good control – split leap full to popa, slightly out of control. 9.850

Burch – VT – Utah – holds the landing on her Y1.5 well, not the most distance, some leg separation. And it’s 9.950. We continue.

McCallum has a larger bounce back on her vault. 9.800

Nice rudi from Brunette on floor for Stanford.

Hall – Vt – utah – out of control on her y1.5 with a large bound forward, which is the opposite error from usual. So three meh vaults to go along with three good ones for Utah. Which means a 49.325, same vault score as Oregon State. Won’t create separation with that.

Mueller – BB – Illinois – bhs loso with a check, arm wave – switch to switch, good 180 position – beat to kickover, holds it, little correction – 1.5, short with a slide back

Jakubczyk has to take an empty swing on bars after her shaposh.

Hoang – FX – Stanford – DLO, maybe the smallest slide, good chest up position – split leap full to popa, nice lift – front lay to front full, secure, not super high – double pike, little slide

Townes – BB – Illinois – cat leap to kickover, secure – straddle jump, small hesitation to straddle 1/4, arm wave – bhs loso, foot readjustment

Carey – UB – Oregon St – small arch in first hs – maloney to bhardwaj, excellent – van leeuwen, legs together – rushes cast hs on high – FTDT, little rebound in place. Good. Jade Carey saves the rotation for the millionth time. 9.925

Oregon State goes 49.150 on bars, will fall behind Utah by .150.

Lawson hits her 1.5 to double tuck on floor – hits a split leap full but doesn’t get close to split on her split jump full after that, seemed like she pulled out of the element – double pike, chest a bit forward, step

Knight – BB – Illinois – candle mount, good – switch to sissone, nice – side aerial to bhs, pretty solid extension there – side somi and connects into her back tuck full dismount, a little ragged with a step

Bryant – FX – Stanford – FTDT, very solid, chest up, landing control – front tuck through to double pike, also an excellent landing – switch side to popa, looked a little crooked on switch side – double tuck, keeps front foot down. That will keep Stanford ahead of Utah. 9.950 for her.

Takekawa – BB -Illinois – side aerial to bhs, solidly done – full turn, check, turns to the side – switch to straddle 1/4, good split, another arm movement to correct though – bhs gainer full, stuck. Not her best but should raise the team total.

After 2:
Stanford 98.775
Illinois 98.775
Utah 98.625
Oregon St 98.475

So this is still happening. You expect Utah to pull this together, especially with Stanford and Illinois still to vault, but that would have to happen at some point. 

Koeth from Sac State had a very jarring landing on beam and was evaluated, then got up to continue her beam routine, which is the first instance I’ve seen this season of the new 2 minute medical evaluation period being used.

Can we not look back at Hoda embarrassing herself all over the Olympics and acting like she was part of the team?

Rotation 3

Morgan – Ub – utah – maloney to bhardwaj, a bit of angle on catch, works it out into 1/2 turn – giant full, again a bit of angle into double tuck, solid landing.

Chrobok with her best vault for Stanford, stuck, still deductions for distance and chest postion. But 9.850. Vault scoring today.

Navarro – VT – Stafnord – hits a yfull, better distance but a bounce back and some flexed feet

McCallum falls on bars for Utah. Looked like she missed her foot going into her van leeuwen and had to stop. She gets 9.400. Didn’t Kathy say she also hit her foot on resuming?

Gutierrez – VT – Stanford – solid y1.5, only a small hop in place, some leg form, not quite as high as the Utah vaults. 9.900

Burch – UB – Utah – good jaeger, clean bail – DLO, small slide back. 9.950 oh dear.

Neault chest way down on round off full on back pike. Still goes 9.775

Brunette – VT – Stanford – larger bounce back on yfull. 9.850.

The judges are so drunk tonight.

Thompson – UB – Utah – pretty pak – a bit shy on a couple handstands but good van leeuwen – DLO, bounce back. 9.850

Bryant – VT – Stanford – hop back on yfull, smaller hop than Brunette, good position in the air. How did she get a lower score than Brunette?

O’Keefe – Ub – Utah – good hs – maloney to pak, smooth – 1/2 turn on low, a bit late – solid final cast hs – doubele arabian, step forward. 9.900

Stanford goes 49.225 on vault, which will make them somewhat vulnerable.

Oregon State had big numbers from the first three on beam – Gonzales falls on her series in the 4th spot.

Isa – UB – Utah – good high ray – bail, some elbows on catch – giant full to DLO, does well to save it, nearly collapsed in the knees, deduction for deep.

Takekawa finishes FX with a rudi to split jump, travels

Isa goes 9.875 on bars, Utah moves ahead of Stanford by a tenth.

Dagen – BB – Oregon St – bhs loso with a leg-up wobble – switch to switch 1/2 to beat, she was a little slow in switch combination – side aerial to layout full, better ending. 9.850

Knight – FX – Illinois – front 2/1, controls step – double tuck, well short on landing with a lunge – 1.5 to layout, form on the layout.

Carey – BB – Oregon St – aerial, good position – bhs loso, secure – switch to switch 1/2 to beat, not quite there on switch 1/2, not too bad – gainer full, hop in place. 9.975????

Townes is good on the front 2/1 in the anchor spot for Illinois – wolf jump 1.5, gets it around – 1.5 to front full, controls step – split leap full to popa, under on split leap – 9.875

After 3:
Utah 148.100
Illinois 148.075
Stanford 148.000
Oregon St 147.950

Just a casual .150 separating four teams. Utah moves in front by a tad. Now how do they react to not having Paulson in the beam lineup? Oregon State is planning to go with Yanish in the floor lineup.

Rotation 4

Young – FX – Oregon St – double pike, controlled step –

Morgan – BB – Utah – bhs bhs loso, small lean, some feet – switch to to split, good leg position on switch, a little lower on split – full turn, hit – beat to side aerial to layout full, stuck. 9.900

Waguespack sticks DLO on bars for Stanford. 9.900

Takekawa – VT – Illinois – yfull, small step, a little bit of pike.

Lawson – Ub – Stanford – toe on to maloney, legs into bail, small leg break – toe full, a bit late into double tuck, hop forward

Randall – BB – Utah – replacing McCallum, good full turn – bhs loso, secure – switch to straddle 1/4, a little tight but fine – rulfova, nice – 1.5 a bit under, step back. Still goes 9.900.

O’Donnell with a lunge back on vault.

Brunette – UB – Stanford – giant 1/2 to deltchev, some form, connected into overshoot – DLO, stuck landing, nice. 9.900

Powe – VT – Illinois – medium hop back on yfull, just a little pike for her as well. 9.825Townes follows with an important stick on her Y1.5. 9.925

Oregon State has 9.850 and 9.875 to start on floor.

Neault – UB – Stanford – Maloney to pak, smoothly done – 1/2 turn on low bar is somewhat late – toe full into double tuck, stuck landing. 9.900. Not letting Oregon State in.

Burch under control on beam for Utah.

Nataraj – VT – Illinois – lands short on her y1.5, lunge back to save it

Bryant – Ub – Stanford – toe on to tkatchev, low but hit – pak, lovely – 1/2 turn on low, good position – solid cast hs on high – DLO, deep landing, hops into salute to try to cover

Clean yfull for Simons to finish vault for Illinois.

Simons goes 9.900. Illinois 49.225 on vault to set the final at 197.300.

Stanford moves ahead of Illinois with Widner to come

Dagen – FX – Oregon St – punch front 2/1 with a lunge forward – does have a bounce back on her double pike, does stay in bounds.

Widner – Ub – Stanford – hits tkatchev – giant full to bail, leg separation – giant full to double tuck, small slide back.

Isa got a 9.950 on beam.

Eaker – BB – Utah – side aerial to loso, secure – switch to korbut, clean – cat leap to sdie aerial to tuck full, sticks with lean forward. That will be enough to qualify Utah to tomorrow.

Stanford is done on 197.450. Between them and Oregon St.

Carey – FX – Oregon St – double double tuck, nails the landing – front layout to front full to sissone – switch 1/2 to popa, hits – double tuck, under control.

She needs a 10 to move into a tie with Stanford with one person to go.

Carey goes 9.975, so Oregon State needs a counter from Yanish in the final spot. Must go over 9.850.

O’keefe hits a clean beam to finish it for Utah.

Actually Stanford would win the tiebreak over Oregon State, so Oregon State needs 9.900 from Yanish to advance.

Yanish – FX – Oregon St – DLO, solid landing, maybe a little slide – front full to front lay, liuttle slide forward – switch side to popa, a bit under on the popa position – double tuck, chest down! Hop forward! For me, that would take away the 9.9. We’ll see what they do.

It’s 9.825 for Yanish. They won’t pass Stanford. Stanford advances to the regional final (!) from the play in.

Utah 197.800
Stanford 197.450
Oregon State 197.425
Illinois 197.375

So that was a thing.

We have three seeds eliminated today: LSU, Arizona State, Oregon State

Advancing: Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky, Auburn, Minnesota, Cal, Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan, UCLA, Florida, Denver, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Utah, Stanford

Get some sleep you weirdos!












Regional Play-Ins Live Blog

Elimination season has now arrived with the ever-maligned play-in meets, where the #8 and #9 teams in each regional battle it out to determine who has the honor of competing in the actual regional. Here’s the deal:

3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [33] Towson v [35] North Carolina
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – [31] West Virginia v [32] Arizona
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – [28] Iowa State v [36] Western Michigan
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – [29] Stanford v [34] San Jose State

Full schedule and streaming/scoring links.

For North Carolina/Towson, we have what should be a pretty evenly matched one. Towson has gone over 196 more often and more consistently in recent meets than North Carolina has, but North Carolina has been the stronger-scoring team at road meets throughout the season, going 196.4s and 196.6s to Towson’s 196.0s and 196.1s. At EAGLs, Towson’s hit meet scored five tenths higher than UNC’s fall-counter. The absence of Lali Dekanoidze for North Carolina is deeply significant for their scoring potential, but they have scored 196.4 on two occasions without her.

West Virginia and Arizona have pretty much been trading lower-196s since the end of January, hence their nearly identical NQSs. But, with West Virginia very slightly ahead, that means both teams will end this one on their strongest events, West Virginia on floor and Arizona on beam. If everything stays as close as it seems until that point, you like West Virginia since their floor has been the highest-scoring apparatus for either team, but at this point Arizona should fancy its chances on beam against most. Recall when Arizona led the first session of Pac-12s following beam.

Iowa State against Western Michigan is the largest ranking mismatch here, but it’s also worth noting that even though the score-scape probably isn’t comparable, the teams got almost the same score at conference championships when Western Michigan counted a fall and Iowa State didn’t (but got stuck in high-48 town). Iowa State has done well to survive an “everyone’s injured” season, with Alondra Maldonado the latest victim, but if Western Michigan can escape vault without giving up tooooo much of a deficit, upset watch could be on.

As for Stanford against San Jose State, both teams have made a strong comeback this year after more-or-less not having a season last year. Stanford has the higher ceiling this year with 196.9s on two occasions and should be considered the favorite as long as they hit, but both those scores were at home, and it is San Jose State that has the stronger road-meet record, reinforced at conference championships when SJSU scored about five tenths better than Stanford when Stanford counted a beam fall.

Rotation 1

Weitz – VT – Towson – oh we’re starting! Hits a yfull, solid amplitude, lunge back. 9.700

We missed Shearer on bars. But she went 9.725. This has been a problem before. They don’t typically do the play-ins in the normal routine-alternating format for dual meets because shrug emoji.

Borkowski – VT – Towson – lands quite short on her yfull with a lunge forward. 9.625

Greene – UB – North Carolina – giant full, a bit late into tkatchev and falls – finishes with solid stick on FTDT. 9.000

Bolen 4th up for Towson – solid stick on her yfull, just piking in the air. She follows a 9.825 from Tisler, who had a bounce up in place. 9.800

Vitoff – VT – Towson – 5th up, hits a Y1.5 pretty well, a little locked on landing, step to the side.

Greenlow – UB – North Carolian – hits gienger, legs apart on catch, connects to overshoot – double arabian dismount, cowboy, hit with step. Just 9.625 and counting.

Davis – VT – Towson – does Yfull (posted number for the full as well), pretty large bounce back. 9.800

Towson on 48.950 on vault, which is a solid result for them.

Knower – UB – UNC – gienger, hit, legs – shortish cast hs – toe on to bail, small leg break, hits vertical – strong final cast hs – FTDT, chest forward and a step. 9.700

Schaefer – UB – UNC – a bit short on first hs – blind is nice into clean jaeger – short cast hs – clear hip to bail, shy of vertical there – hip angle on final cast hs – FTDT, good form, stuck landing. Nice finish. 9.800

Culton – UB – UNC – nice first hs – stalder to tkatchev, hit, keeps toe point throughout, Tkatchev not super high – bail, leg break, a bit short of vertical – solid hs – stalder into double tuck, stuck landing. Clean work. 9.850

Can we discuss how dumb it is not to alternate when it’s just a dual meet? We could have been watching vaults during these bars judging breaks instead of Danna clapping.

After 1: Towson 48.950, North Carolina 48.700

North Carolina hasn’t been sub 49 on bars since February 12th. UNC would have expected a lead after bars, so that’s a big shift after one rotation. Now UNC is really going to need to see some 9.7s for Towson on bars as well because they are typically a 48 team on vault.

It was a range of 9.800-9.950 for Culton on bars. I think 9.850 was a reasonable ultimate score for that.

Rotation 2

Greene – VT – UNC – Yfull, solid control, small bounce back, not a lot of distance, some pike. 9.775

Keener – UB – Towson – blind to jaeger, a little low, connected to overshoot – solid cast hs position – giant full, a bit late, into double tuck, stuck. Solid. 9.850

Schaefer – VT – UNC – y tucked full, some direction, hop back. 9.750

Vitoff – UB – Towson – hecht mount – short hs – clear hip to a high gienger, crazy legs – short cast hs on high – FTDT, a bit of legs, step back. 9.700

Summey hits yfull layout for UNC, legs apart, hop back. 9.825

Shinohara – VT – UNC – larger bounce back on her yfull, better distance, some piking. 9.800

Girot – UB – Towson – another gienger, large leg break – clear hip to bail, body angle on catch and a leg break – FTDT, holds landing. 9.750

Knower – VT – UNC – solid yfull, but a fairly large bounce back, less pike but some. 9.800

Weil – VT – UNC – handspring front pike, hop forward, tucks it a bit at the end. 9.700

Hong – UB – Towson – good first hs – blind to piked jaeger, solid – short cast hs – bail is clean, closer to vertical – blind to double front, pretty good leg position, small step. 9.775

UNC went 48.950 on vault, the same as Towson there.

Vaillancourt – UB – Towson – blind to jaeger, solid extension into overshoot, good, small hip angle – looks like she’s getting to vertical on handstands but rushing out of the position- DLO, legs apart, holds the landing with a little lean forward. 9.825

Stewart – UB – Towson – piked jaeger, takes it too far and falls, so that won’t count but Towson already has a 48.900 on bars to retain the lead. Second fall on a high Pak and she’s like SEE YA THIS ISN’T COUNTING.

After 2: Towson 97.850, North Carolina 97.650

No rotations over 49 thus far. That second rotation confirmed bars scoring as tighter than vault scoring here, but now that both teams have done both, Towson is out with a lead. Almost exclusively built on bars handstand positions.

Rotation 3

Bolen – BB – Towson – large break on bhs loso series, lean to the side – another leg up check on punch front – switch to straddle 1/4, large lean forward – bhs gainer full, stuck. Stayed on but will need to drop it. 9.200

Nam finishes FX for North Carolina with a 1.5 to front lay full, little crossover dance out.

What is happening with this floor. They have the white floor and then have to mark it with floor lines that are…not quite consistent with the white floor space? I love when we get to postseason and learn how effed up all these floors are.

Keener – BB – Towson – nice amplitude on loso series, small check – switch to tuck 3/4, around comfortably – cat leap to kickover, very deep, works out of it to save with a check – gainer full, hop back. 9.625 and counting. Oof. Range of 9.500-9.750

St Brice – FX – UNC – 1.5 to front lay, legs apart on lay – wolf jump 1.5, a bit shy of rotation – switch 1/2 to split jump full, under on switch position, hits split – double pike, gets fairly low, jarred back. 9.700

Vaillancourt – BB – Towson – standing front tuck to beat jump, a bit deep on landing but OK for a standing – bhs loso, some feet, secure – switch to switch, shortish back leg – holds full turn – gainer full, small hop back. 9.825

Greenlow – FX – UNC – double pike, chest down but secure – switch 1/2 to wolf full, nice toes – front tuck through to 2.5, lunge forward and OOB – 1.5 to layout, good rise on layout. 9.575

Weitz – BB – Towson – switch to loso, knee position on loso, check with an arm wave – aerial, works through to bhs, another small check – switch to split, solid 180s shown – another hesitation on full turn – side aerial to layout full, holds stick almost into salute. 9.775

Culton – FX – UNC – double tuck, chest up, small bounce back – switch ring to switch side, good lift – front lay to rudi, another somewhat jarred landing, bounce – switch side to popa, lovely split work – 9.850

Hong – BB – Towson – split to straddle 3/4, around well, a little crooked – switch to split jump full, scoots her feet around a tad at the very end but mostly got there, nice toes – punch front full dismount, stuck. Pretty. 9.850

Knower – FX – UNC – double pike, large bounce back and a crossover step OOB – 1.5 to layout is clean though – finishes was a mostly-controlled double tuck, a little present to the side. 9.700

Hurst – BB – Towson – falls on bhs loso series which means a miss will be counting for Towson. Big news.

So, it’s going to be 48.275 for Towson on beam, and Weil will finish for North Carolina on floor, still needing a solid hit from her to secure a real lead going into the last rotation – bounce back on double back – 1.5 to layout, controls the step forward – switch side to popa, under on element rotation there – double pike, slide back. 9.775

After 3: North Carolina 146.450, Towson 146.125

So North Carolina takes a lead, but it’s still not impervious despite Towson’s fall because Towson goes to floor now and UNC is on beam.

We’ve started elsewhere, and Iowa State has an opening fall on vault. So not what we expected.

Lewis is 2nd up for West Virginia on vault, way off to the side on her yfull, nearly off the mat. Good amplitude. Following a leadoff 9.675. She goes 9.650

Mueller has an opening fall for Arizona on bars. And it looks like Western Michigan also started with a fall on bars. What a start. 3 of 4 opening routines were falls at these meets.

Kane – UB – AZ – blind to jaeger, a bit close into overshoot – blind to double front, holds the landing.

Solid Yfull from Yancey for WVU – small hop in place. 9.800

McCabe – UB – AZ – pretty close catch on piked jaeger but casts out of it – giant full to bail, a bit of legs but hits positions – cast to DLO, holds stuck landing. 9.825

Iowa State back on track on vault with a 9.850 from Boychuk.

Good lift on Y1.5 from Pierson for WVU, larger lunge forward. 9.775

Deets – Ub – AZ – giant full to tkatchev, smooth – a bit of loose back on cast befor ebail – pretty solid final cast hs – DLO, solid position, bounce back.

Stumble landing on ro full on back tuck for Fletcher on VT for WVU, so that won’t be a counter.

Final rotation starting for UNC and Towson, so off to finish what we started:

Summey – BB – UNC – bhs loso series, small check – hits full turn – beat to straddle 3/4, chest forward to hold it – cat leap, small pause before side aerial to side position – 1.5, a bit deep but holds the landing. 9.700

Bolen opened floor for Towson with 9.800.

Western Michigan is now counting a fall on bars, while Iowa State is through vault with 49.100 after the opening fall.

Shearer – BB – UNC – bhs loso, knee bend in loso, check with a leg up – aerial is hit – switch, small pause before straddle 1/4 – small step on dismount. 9.750

Weitz – FX – Towson – double tuck, controls step, chest down, double pike is similar. 9.850

Towson gaining back what they need to gain back.

Big development: Arizona 49.200 on bars to West Virginia 48.650 on vault. That’s a surprisingly low VT score from WVU and will be tough to come back from without help.

Nam – BB – UNC – bhs loso, holds with small correction – switch to straddle 1/4, good lift – cat leap to side aerial, lower, lean to the side – full turn – stuck 1.5 dismount. 9.825

Tisler – FX – Towson – nice high double tuck – solid amplitude on leap positions – 1.5 to layout, gets low on that layout, has to whip over the layout – rudi to double stag, arm wave to control. 9.825

The hard thing about listening to Christina is that she says exactly what I’m about to type and then it’s like I’m copying…

Culton – BB – UNC – bhs loso, smooth, good extension – cat leap to switch side, good horizontal position – aerial, a bit of knee, into beat jump – side aerial to full, stuck landing, a bit of pike. Good one. 9.925

Hong – FX – Towson – stumbles forward on front 2/1, two steps and OOB – high whip 1/2 into her front full, lovely – rudi, another lack of control on landing with a slide back. 9.625

Advantage shifting back to UNC.

Knower – BB – UNC – bhs loso, great amplitude, extended leg – kickover, chest up well, secure – beat, small pause before switch 1/2, hits it with a wobble – 1.5, stuck landing. Very good again. 9.900

The beamers came through when North Carolina needed it.

Stewart – FX – Towson – front lay to rudi, slide back – split leap full to jump full, shy of split on those elements – double tuck, short with a hop forward. 9.850

Greenlow – BB – UNC – hits full turn – bhs loso, holds it well, little movement – cat leap to side aerial, low but holds onto it without a check – switch to switch, short of position a bit there – 1.5, small hop in place. 9.875

So this one is clinched for North Carolina now. A 195.725 for UNC. 

Borkowski finishes for Towson – high double tuck, chest up, controls step back – front lay to front full, hit under control, some knee bending – double pike, chest down, little hop.

FINAL: North Carolina 195.725, Towson 195.250

So, North Carolina advances to tomorrow over Towson. It came down to…Towson counting a 9.200 on beam. Actually surprising that it ended up as close as it was given that Towson basically counted a fall and North Carolina did not. If Towson hits five beam routines, Towson advances. But North Carolina’s beam was the most impressive rotation of the day, and that clinched it.

The update elsewhere is that Western Michigan ended up with three falls on bars for a 47.450 to Iowa State’s 49.100, so basically Iowa State just has to not implode at this point.

Arizona had a .550 lead on West Virginia after the first rotation, but with Arizona going 48.725 on vault in the second, West Virginia has a chance to eat into that significantly on bars finishing out this rotation.

Pierson – UB – WVU – anchoring the lineup – not sure what the delay is about because Abarca’s 9.800 has been in for a while – toe on to shap, strugdles to cast up, short of vertical – toe 1/2, hesitation into yezhova, hits with a leg break – can’t get up to handstand and hops off. Was fighting it throughout.

WVU did have five hits before that but now will have to count a 9.700, which handcuffs their ability to move up on Arizona. This one is still live, though. Arizona leading by .350 after two events.

After 2: Arizona 97.925, West Virginia 97.575

Western Michigan went 48.975 on vault, but Iowa State is only going to extend its lead after the second rotation.

Orrego finishes bars for Iowa State – good first hs – maloney to pak, small legs breaks – pretty solid 1/2 turn on low bar – short final cast hs – pikes some to get it around, slight movement. 9.850

After 2: Iowa State 98.175, Western Michigan 96.425

Rotation 3

Orman – FX – Arizona – rudi, control, some leg crossing – switch side to popa, mostly there, back leg – double pike, short landing, lunge forward. 9.725

Handono – BB – WVU – hits loso series, lots of knee bend -full turn, hit – kickover, deep, holds with with a lean into beat jump – cat leap to switch to split – cat leap to side aerial to tuck full, slide. 9.625

Mueller – FX – Arizona – double pike, good height, little slide – 1.5 to layout, slight leg separation – double tuck, chest down, lunge. 9.850

Pierson – BB – WVU – standing front tuck to bhs, hits it – split to straddle 1/4, good height, a bit short of place – side aerial to tuck full, a bit short, hop forward.  9.750

Hornung – BB – WVU – hits wolf turn – cat leap to aerial, knee, into one arm bhs – finishes 1.5 with lunge forward. 9.800

We had a stream freeze at the beginning of Deets on FX and middle of Hornung on BB, but Deets finishes with a comfortable double tuck. 9.825

Combs – BB – WVU – aerial, solid into back tuck, good rhythm in connection – cat leap to switch side, solid 180 shown, lean correction – kickover, holds it with arm wave into beat jump – front full dismount, soft knees, hop forward. 9.750

Fears – FX – AZ – double tuck, mostly controls lunge back – switch side to popa is around – 2.5, pretty solid, only a small step, a bit of legs, not bad for a 2.5 – 1.5 to front full, gets a tad soft at the end, good control. 9.875

Holmes-Hackerd – BB – WVU – cat leap to aerial to back tuck, kept moving through combination – cat leap to switch, back leg, into back tuck, small adjustment – full turn, hit – gainer full, stuck with stagger. 9.850

Herry – FX – AZ – double tuck, chest up, controlled – switch 1/2 to popa, good height, some short leg in popa – 1.5 to layout, good twisting position, controls step – double pike, chest down, lunge forward. 9.900

Asper – BB – WVU – bhs loso loso, really nice control because she looked so low on that middle loso but got through it without a check – switch to split 1/2, nice style on landing – 1.5 dismount. holds stick, lean. 9.825

Hargrove – FX – AZ – nearly holds the stick on her FTDT, tries for it and ends up with a little step, good pass – back 1/2 to front full, crossover step but nice twisting form – switch ring to split leap full, slightly out of control on landing – double tuck, solid. 9.875

Arizona will extend its lead heading to the final event.

Iowa State does have a fall and a 9.675 through the first four beamers, but they’d need to show another fall to make this one interesting. They’re just doing enough.

Arizona went 49.325 on floor to West Virginia’s 48.975 on beam to extend Arizona’s lead through three.

After 3: Arizona 147.250, West Virginia 146.550

Floor is West Virginia’s best event and floor scoring was really loose in that last rotation, so there’s room to gain some ground here, but they would need 7 tenths, which means they’re going to need help from Arizona as well.

Looks like we have an injury for Western Michigan from Ludwig in the final spot on floor, which will also be another counting fall in that rotation.

Iowa State didn’t have a great beam rotation there for 48.725, but it doesn’t matter at this point.

Rotation 4 – WVU v Arizona

Fears – BB – Arizona – bhs loso series, hit securely – side aerial into sissone, good – 1.5, little hop after a lean. 9.850

Hornung – FX – WVU – double pike, small bounce – 1.5 to front layout, legs together – 1.5 to front pike, controls the step. 9.800

Herry – BB – Arizona – bhs loso, good lift into loso, small hesitation – side somi, lean back, brings it back – straddle jump to straddle 1/2, large break, lean forward and leg up to horizontal – bhs 1.5 dismount, hop back

Lewis – FX – WVU – rudi to loso, pretty position – finishes double tuck, good chest up. 9.875

Holmes-Hackerd – FX – WVU – well something insane just happened – landed her rudi wayyy short like onto her shins or something and then tried to spring out of it for a second and then decided to stop. She is walking off relatively ably though.


So Herry ended up with a 9.650, that Arizona will want to drop, but WVU also has to drop Holmes-Hackerd’s stopped routine.

Castles – BB – Arizona – bhs loso, secure landing – switch to split leap, not bad on split leap 180 – aerial, connects into sissone, good split position, slightly soft leg – 1.5, a little short, tries to hold the stick, ends up stepping. 9.850

Pierson – FX – WVU – DLO is well controlled – front lay to front full, hit – double tuck, slide back. 9.875

Hargrove – BB – Arizona – bhs loso, good height – cat leap side aerial, holds it – slight hesitation full turn – 1.5 dismount, short, slide back. 9.850

Yancey – FX – WVU – double pike, solid, small rebound – switch ring to split full, good height and comfort – 1.5 to layout to stag jump – double tuck, chest a bit forward, hops to present – this should be another strong number, but Arizona hasn’t given them enough of an opening. 9.900

Mueller – BB – Arizona – side aerial to loso, strong – switch to split – finishes 1.5, small hop. That will clinch for Arizona. 9.875

Combs – FX – WVU – front tuck through to double pike, lunge back – switch side to wolf full to popa, a little short on wolf position but nice amplitude overall – double tuck, solid.

Combs 9.900 gets West Virginia to 49.350 on floor and a 195.925 final.

Linton – BB – Arizona – double wolf, small hesitation on finish – bhs bhs loso, check, arm wave and foot up – switch to split, good switch – side aerial to layout full, stuck. 9.850

While West Virginia did get the higher score on floor, it was by only a bit and not enough to overcome Arizona’s superiority on bars and beam.

FINAL: Arizona 196.525, West Virginia 195.925

Iowa State is not exactly rolling in scores on floor here in the final rotation but doing more than enough.

And they’re getting picked up at the end, Maddie Diab with a 9.925 now to absolutely, mathematically, absolutely clinch the win.

Murphy will finish the meet for Western Michigan on beam – kickover front with an arm wave, pause before split jump – full turn, a couple wobble steps forward – bhs loso is hit – beat to split ring jump, large break but keeps it on, wobble and then another lean – side aerial to full, out of control hop back, looks like she’s fighting it with that ankle/foot. 

So, Iowa State is done on 195.750. Western Michigan puts up its weakest meet of the season with 193.575 to be eliminated.

So West Virginia still has the second best score of the day in being eliminated.

Also, an update that the start of Stanford and San Jose State is delayed by about an hour because of equipment malfunction. Love that for us.

Update: Intros are starting.

National anthem. Shot of eagle in flight. Statue of Liberty. Repeat.

Now there’s a video package about sewing I think. I think I got the point.

Alisa lets us know that the vault runway was set up on top of carpet, which was the equipment malfunction. They had to cut out the carpet. Is this even a real sport?

Rotation 1

Lopes starts on bars for SJSU – clean bail position midway through – giant full, late into double tuck, hop back. 9.750

Chrobok – VT – Stanford – bounce back on yfull, piking throughout. 9.725

Navarro – VT – Stanford – looks like she’s replacing Zeng in the lineup who got a 9.5 at Pac12s – this will be better than that – pretty solid layout position on yfull – slide back. 9.800

Weyhmiller – UB – SJSU – solid jaeger – pak, small separation – cast hs slightly short – DLO, smooth, stuck landing. 9.850

Gutierrez – VT – Stanford – Y1.5, lands it, medium hop forward, knees. 9.850

Macpherson – UB – SJSU – good height on tkatchev, gets a little close on catch – toe on to bail, solid vertical position – short cast hs on high – giant full, not too bad on finish position – into FTDT, chest well down, lunge on landing. 9.725

Neault has several steps back on her ro full on back pike vault. 9.650

Brunette – VT – Stanford – Yfull fairly large bounce back, good distance, only a bit of pike. 9.850

Milne – UB – SJSU – we join at her pak, which is solid – toe 1/2 on low bar, a little late – finishes DLO, chest down, nearly sells control but steps forward. 9.800

Bryant – VT – Stanford – excellent Yfull – good stick, just pikes it down a bit at the end to find the stick. 9.900

Mazury – UB – SJSU – blind to piked jaeger, comfortable – hits cast hs – pak, legs together well – hits cast hs on high – clean handstands, not the most amplitude on her releases but not much to take here – DLO, little hop in place. Nice one. 9.900

Solomon – UB – SJSU – toe on to church, high, just some legs – connects to overshoot, solid height – DLO, chest forward, step. 9.850

Really enjoying the inevitable disaster of live scoring.

Stanford on 49.125, which is a good vault number for them, but SJSU will have the lead.

After 1: San Jose State 49.150, Stanford 49.125

Big deal for San Jose St to have the lead after the first rotation since bars is a good event for them and vault not so much for Stanford. But the lead is minimal. Now, San Jose State would lovvvve to go over 49 on vault, which Stanford will expect to do on bars.

Rotation 2

Mazury starts with a ro 1/1 on back pike on vault, mostly controls landing with a step but will get hit for chest down. 9.650

Macpherson – VT – SJSU – pretty clean position on yfull but a large lunge back. 9.775

We cut back to Lawson to see her hop off the bars after her toe on. Following a leadoff 9.800 from Waguespack.

Gentry – VT – SJSU – struggles on her yfull, not much distance and low with a step forward. 9.600

Brunette – UB – Stanford – small arch in first hs – 1/2 turn to deltchev , hits with some leg form connects to a clean overshoot – DLO, bounces a bit, step back. 9.775

Kirsch – VT – SJSU – good height on y tucked 1.5 – medium bounce forward. 9.850 and they needed it.

Lopes – VT – SJSU – sticks her yfull very well – just a bit of pike at the end and not the highest we see. 9.850

Neault – UB – Stanford – short first hs – maloney to pak, solid legs on pak – 1/2 turn on low is nicely finished – short sh on high – toe full, solid vertical into double tuck, bounce back. 9.800

Kelperis – VT – SJSU – Tsuk lay full – step, some legs apart and soft feet throughout. 9.775

SJSU goes 48.900 on vault, which is not quittte what they wanted but definitely usable.

Bryant – UB – Stanford – good first hs – toe on to tkatchev, low but fine – small arch in cast – pak, lovely – 1/2 turn, rushed slightly but ok – DLO, a bit short, hop in place. 9.850

Gutierrez – UB – Stanford – shortish first hs – toe on to jaeger, good toe point – hits cast – bail, piked position on the catch, double front 1/2 out dismount, lunge forward. Countable but things. Meet will stay close after two.

It’s just 9.725 for Gutierrez to put Stanford on 48.950 on bars, definitely not what they wanted.

After 2: Stanford 98.075, San Jose State 98.050

So this one is delivering so far. Stanford’s floor should be the best score of the remaining apparatuses for either team, so will be imperative for SJSU to have the lead after three because you’d expect them to give up ground in four.

Rotation 3

Stephenson – BB – Stanford – aerial, good knee position, but a small pause into beat jump – bhs loso, nice height but a huge break and falls. Uh oh.

Marquez is on FX for SJSU – switch to wolf jump full to wolf jump full – double tuck, under control, crunched down on landing. 9.750

We see Stephenson finish with a stuck gainer full. 9.150

Lopes – FX – SJSU – double pike, controls step, chest down – switch side to split jump full, looks like she pulled it around – 1.5 to front lay, solid, a bit of leg position in 1.5 – double tuck, bounce back. 9.800

Replay of Gutierrez bhs loso, small check – switch to switch 1/2, good switch, 1/2 a bit short – 1.5 with a hop. 9.800

Kelperis – FX – SJSU – 1.5 to front full, solid work, just a bit soft in the knees – cat leap full and I don’t hate it – split leap 1.5, looks like she pulled it around enough at the end, nice toes and general presentation posture – double tuck, controls step. 9.850

Navarro finishes beam for Stanford with 1.5, a bit locked on landing with a step back. 9.775

Macpherson – FX – SJSU – double pike, well controlled – switch ring to switch side, fine, a little tight – 1.5 to layout, bounce forward, good twisting position – double tuck, chest down some. 9.850

Neault on beam hits switch ring to beat jump, 1.5 dismount stuck. 9.825

Mazury – FX – SJSU – front lay to rudi, slide back – split leap 1.5 attempt (?) to split jump full, indistinct in those landing positions – double pike, a bit low but fine, small slide again. 9.900, we’re getting a bit high here.

Bryant – BB – Stanford – full turn, good – bhs loso, wobble with leg up, holds it – beat to switch split, again with a wobble working out of it, another leg up moment – front tuck, small hop forward – bhs bhs double tuck, step back. They can count it but won’t be a huge number. 9.800 is friendly. I had three flat .100 deductions in there at minimum.

Orcutt – FX – SJSU – double pike, chest down, keeps the step back in bounds – switch ring to switch 1/2, not quite high enough on the back leg on the ring attempt – front full to front full, controls it, knees. 9.825

Widner – BB – Stanford – switch to split, excellent leap positions – bhs loso, good extended legs, clean – aerial, nice into split jump – side aerial to full, stuck. Wonderful. 9.900

After 3: San Jose St 147.275, Stanford 147.175

Stanford avoids disaster. San Jose State gets the lead back after three, which was imperative, but is that one tenth margin going to be enough with Stanford heading to floor? Stanford will expect to go a couple tenths better than San Jose in the final rotation.

Rotation 4

Weyhmiller – BB – SJSU – switch to switch 1/2 to beat jump, small pause in between the switches, switch 1/2 a little short but normal – bhs loso series and falls – finishes side aerial to full, stuck. 9.275

Neault finishes FX with a rudi, somewhat ragged and chest down – 1.5 to layout, hit. 9.825

Mazury – BB – SJSU – hitch kick to side aerial and immediately falls – well this one was exciting for three rotations at least – bhs loso series is secure – beat to straddle 1/2 is nice, good position and toe point – 1.5 dismount stuck. 9.150

Gutierrez finishes floor with a double pike, slide back. 9.850

Lopes – BB – SJSU – bhs bhs loso and she falls as well. San Jose suddenly having a Western Michigan over here – finishes side aerial to tuck full. 9.000

Brunette does wolf hop full to split full, nice variation on the wolf jump full combination, double tuck, chest up, little rebound. 9.850

Macpherson – BB – SJSU – switch to split, nicely done – bhs bhs loso, well extended, leg-up check – standing loso, secure – 1.5, step back. 9.800

Apparently Hoang went OOB on her DLO on floor. Front lay to front full is solid, double pike under control. 9.650

Milne – BB – SJSU – side aerial to loso, good height and extended leg position – split jump to korbut, pretty – wolf jump to sheep jump, pretty solid closure positions, step – hop back on dismount. 9.850

Lawson 1.5 through to double tuck on floor, under control – struggles on split leap full with leg extension but pulls it around – doubel pike, small bounce. 9.900

Kirsch – BB – SJSU – good candle mount – bhs onodi, hits it, gets a little back leggy on the bhs but love the series – switch to split 1/4 – bhs to tuck 1.5, hop back. 9.800

Stonecipher – FX – Stanford – she’ll come in for Bryant, who will have to compete for her individual qualification hopes tomorrow – whip 1/2 to rudi, jarred landing, some form – switch 1/2 to wolf full is good – double tuck is solid – 9.825

FINAL: Stanford 196.425, San Jose State 195.150

So. Three of the four meets today decided by counting falls, with Western Michigan and San Jose State falling out of their meets with disaster rotations and Towson counting a beam fall as well. West Virginia was the lone team to be eliminated today without counting a miss.

So, ready for tomorrow? It starts at 1 ET with the LSU/Missouri/Iowa/NC State semifinal.


Who Will Qualify As Individuals?

From each of the four regionals, one all-arounder and one athlete on each event (who aren’t part of a qualifying team) will advance to nationals as individuals. Thursday’s scores will decide individual qualifiers—though we won’t actually know who they are until after Saturday when we know what teams made it. Tiebreaks are used, the first being to count all four judges’ scores, then if they’re still tied, we go to the head judge’s score, and then if they’re still tied, we go to NQS.

To help visualize who is in contention for these spots, I’ve broken the athletes into their regionals and listed the top 12 ranked athletes in each category at each regional. Those in italics are seeded to advance with a team, while those in bold are not seeded to advance with a team.

NC State Regional

1. Sierra BrooksMichiganEvening
2. Abby HeiskellMichiganEvening
3. Natalie WojcikMichiganEvening
4. Audrey BarberMarylandEvening
5. Sienna SchreiberMissouriAfternoon
6. Naomi MorrisonMichiganEvening
7. Jordan ChilesUCLAEvening
8. JerQuavia HendersonIowaAfternoon
9. Norah FlatleyUCLAEvening
10. Hannah JoynerRutgersEvening
11. Deja ChamblissGeorge WashingtonAfternoon
12. Emma MalabuyoUCLAEvening

While Jordan Chiles would be the smart-money pick here, it’s Audrey Barber who is highest ranked of the non-Michigan AAers.

1. Haleigh Bryant LSUAfternoon
2. Sierra BrooksMichiganEvening
3. Jocelyn MooreMissouriAfternoon
4. Naomi MorrisonMichiganEvening
5. Natalie WojcikMichiganEvening
6. Gabby WIlsonMichiganEvening
7. Abby HeiskellMichiganEvening
8. Chae CampbellUCLAEvening
9. Reyna GugginoMichiganEvening
10. Amari CelestineMissouriAfternoon
10. Kiya JohnsonLSUAfternoon
12. Deja ChamblissGeorge WashingtonAfternoon
12. KJ JohnsonLSUAfternoon

Jocelyn Moore has four straight 9.950s for her Y1.5.

1. Natalie WojcikMichigan Evening
2. Sami DuranteLSUAfternoon
3. Haleigh BryantLSUAfternoon
4. Jordan ChilesUCLAEvening
5. Norah FlatleyUCLAEvening
6. Abby HeiskellMichiganEvening
7. Sierra BrooksMichiganEvening
8. Gabby WilsonMichiganEvening
9. Alyona ShchennikovaLSUAfternoon
9. Abby BrennerMichiganEvening
11. Jacey VoreMichiganEvening
12. Aleka TsikniasMarylandEvening
12. Audrey BarberMarylandEvening
12. Katie ChamberlainPittEvening

Michigan and LSU dominate the bars standings, but Chiles and Flatley stand out as individual favorites. This could be Flatley’s chance, especially if Chiles makes it for AA.

1. Natalie WojcikMichigan Evening
2. Sienna SchreiberMissouriAfternoon
3. Kiya JohnsonLSUAfternoon
4. Emma MalabuyoUCLAEvening
4. Helen HuMissouriAfternoon
4. Haleigh BryantLSUAfternoon
7. Abby HeiskellMichiganEvening
7. Hannah JoynerRutgersEvening
7. Elizabeth CultonNorth CarolinaEvening
7. Adeline KenlinIowaAfternoon
11. Aleah FinneganLSUAfternoon
11. Christina DesiderioLSUAfternoon
12. Emily ShepardNC StateAfternoon

This is a deep beam regional, with most of the UCLA lineup and most of the Missouri lineup seeming realistic should they not get through as teams.

1. Gabby WilsonMichigan Evening
2. Sierra BrooksMichiganEvening
3. Lauren GuerinIowaAfternoon
4. JerQuavia HendersonIowaAfternoon
5. Naomi MorrisonMichiganEvening
6. Natalie WojcikMichiganEvening
7. Jordan ChilesUCLAEvening
7. Amari CelestineMissouriAfternoon
9. Belle HuangRutgersAfternoon
9. Abby HeiskellMichiganEvening
11. Audrey BarberMarylandEvening
11. Jocelyn MooreMissouriAfternoon

We could very well have a situation where Guerin, Henderson, Chiles, and Chae Campbell are all competing for one spot.

Auburn Regional

1. Suni Lee AuburnAfternoon
2. Raena WorleyKentuckyAfternoon
3. Megan SkaggsFloridaEvening
4. Leanne WongFloridaEvening
5. Cassie StevensAuburnAfternoon
6. Hannah DemersCentral MichiganEvening
7. Payton MurphyWestern MichiganAfternoon*
8. Rachel DeCavitchKent StateAfternoon
9. Sarah MoravanskyWestern MichiganEvening
10. Rylie MundellDenverEvening
11. Sloane BlakelyFloridaEvening
12. Dani PetrousekWestern MichiganEvening

*Unless Western Michigan advances as a team, then evening.

Raena Worley stands out here as a clear frontrunner to advance as an individual should Kentucky not go.

1. Trinity ThomasFlorida Evening
2. Nya ReedFloridaEvening
3. Makayla MaxwellIowa StateEvening
4. Drew WatsonAuburnAfternoon
4. Raena WorleyKentuckyAfternoon
6. Savannah SchoenherrFloridaEvening
7. Megan RobertsGeorgiaAfternoon
8. Arianna PattersonKentuckyAfternoon
8. Suni LeeAuburnAfternoon
8. Derrian GobourneAuburnAfternoon
11. Megan SkaggsFloridaEvening
12. Rylie MundellDenverEvening
12. Caitlin KhoSouthern UtahAfternoon

Makayla Maxwell has a 10.000 this year for Iowa State. Even if Iowa State does not advance out of the play-in, Maxwell will have a place to compete as an individual on Thursday.

1. Suni LeeAuburn Afternoon
2. Trinity ThomasFloridaEvening
3. Leanne WongFloridaEvening
4. Mara TitarsolejLIUEvening
5. Raena WorleyKentuckyAfternoon
6. Megan SkaggsFloridaEvening
6. Colby MillerOhio StateEvening
8. Shylen MurakamiSouthern UtahAfternoon
8. Derrian GobourneAuburnAfternoon
10. Cally NixonKentuckyAfternoon
11. Savannah SchoenherrFloridaEvening
11. Rylie MundellDenverEvening
11. Aria BruschAuburnAfternoon

LIU’s Mara Titarsolej ranks as the top bars worker here among those who aren’t favored with a team, and qualification would be a major accomplishment for 2nd-year LIU.

1. Suni LeeAuburnAfternoon
2. Trinity ThomasFloridaEvening
3. Sophia GrothAuburnAfternoon
4. Leanne WongFloridaEvening
5. Sloane BlakelyFloridaEvening
6. Raena WorleyKentuckyAfternoon
6. Megan SkaggsFloridaEvening
8. Hailey LuiNew HampshireEvening
8. Alyssa BaumannFloridaEvening
8. Leah ClapperFloridaEvening
11. Gabby McLaughlinAuburnAfternoon
11. Alyssa WorthingtonNew HampshireEvening

Auburn and Florida truly dominate the beam standings, so if they both go through as teams and then Worley goes through for AA, the beam qualifier from Auburn could be the most wide-open race of all.

1. Trinity ThomasFlorida Evening
2. Nya ReedFloridaEvening
3. Derrian GobourneAuburnAfternoon
4. Suni LeeAuburnAfternoon
4. Raena WorleyKentuckyAfternoon
6. Leanne WongFloridaEvening
8. Maddie DiabIowa StateEvening
9. Rachel BaumannGeorgiaAfternoon
10. Elexis EdwardsOhio StateEvening
11. Hailey DavisKentuckyAfternoon
11. Soraya HawthorneGeorgiaAfternoon

Maddie Diab is another Iowa State gymnast with a 10 this year. Baumann and Hawthorne probably represent Georgia’s best chance to get something to nationals.

Oklahoma Regional

1. Lexy RamlerMinnesotaAfternoon
2. Ona LoperMinnesotaAfternoon
3. Hannah ScharfArizona StateEvening
4. Audrey DavisOklahomaEvening
5. Andi LiCalAfternoon
6. Nevaeh DeSouzaCalAfternoon
7. Maya BordasCalAfternoon
8. Kennedy HambrickArkansasEvening
9. Angelica LabatIllinois StateEvening
10. Malia HargroveArizonaAfternoon*
11. Emily WhiteArizona StateEvening
12. Leah SmithArkansasEvening

*Unless Arizona advances as a team, then evening.

If Minnesota doesn’t go, then Ramler/Loper would be the clear pick, but if not, this one just looks like a gaggle of 39.4s and 39.5s where most of Cal’s team seems as likely as each other.

1. Jordan BowersOklahoma Evening
2. Ona LoperMinnesotaAfternoon
3. Katherine LevasseurOklahomaEvening
4. Mya HootenMinnesotaAfternoon
5. Alex TheodorouArizona StateEvening
6. Suki PfisterBall StateAfternoon
7. Nevaeh DeSouzaCalAfternoon
7. Allie SternOklahomaEvening
10. Angelica LabatIllinois StateEvening
10. Amanda ElswickArkansasEvening
10. Hannah ScharfArizona StateEvening
10. Danielle SieversOklahomaEvening

Theodorou stands as ASU’s best chance for an event qualifier, with a few individual qualifiers like Pfister and Labat in with a realistic shot.

1. Audrey DavisOklahomaEvening
2. Emily MuhlenhauptBoise State Afternoon
3. Andi LiCalAfternoon
3. Lexy RamlerMinnesotaAfternoon
5. Jordan BowersOklahomaEvening
6. Emily LopezBoise StateAfternoon
6. Karrie ThomasOklahomaEvening
8. Alexis StokesBoise StateAfternoon
9. Ragan SmithOklahomaEvening
10. Ona LoperMinnesotaAfternoon
11. Katherine LevasseurOklahomaEvening
11. Maya BordasCalAfternoon
11. Danielle SieversOklahomaEvening
11. Madelyn WilliamsCalAfternoon

The regionals of bars will see many of the top bars workers in the country miss nationals regardless of which teams advance. This is definitely Boise State’s best look at a qualifier, but beating an entire Minnesota or Cal lineup is an ask.

1. Ragan SmithOklahomaEvening
2. Lexy RamlerMinnesotaAfternoon
3. Carly WoodardOklahomaEvening
4. Katherine LevasseurOklahomaEvening
5. Amanda ElswickArkansasEvening
6. Audrey DavisOklahomaEvening
7. Hannah ScharfArizona StateEvening
7. Sirena LintonArizonaAfternoon*
9. Kennedy HambrickArkansasEvening
9. Milan ClausiCalAfternoon
9. Adriana PoppBoise StateAfternoon
12. Maya BordasCalAfternoon
12. Carley BaylesUtah StateAfternoon

*Unless Arizona advances as a team, then evening.

While this one may not be quite as wide open as beam in Auburn, it’s close…

1. Mya HootenMinnesotaAfternoon
2. Ragan Smith OklahomaEvening
3. Brie ClarkUtah StateAfternoon
4. Jordan BowersOklahomaEvening
5. Grace QuinnCalAfternoon
6. Ona LoperMinnesotaAfternoon
7. Halle RemlingerMinnesotaAfternoon
7. Lexy RamlerMinnesotaAfternoon
9. Andi LiCalAfternoon
9. Bella SalcedoPenn StateAfternoon
11. Carly WoodardOklahomaEvening
12. Kendra CombsKent StateEvening

Will Brie Clark do the Biles I to try to get that individual spot as Utah State’s best shot at a qualifier?

Washington Regional

1. Jade CareyOregon State Evening
2. Grace McCallumUtahEvening
3. Sadie Miner-Van TassellBYUAfternoon
4. Madi DagenOregon StateEvening
4. Skyla SchulteMichigan StateAfternoon
6. Mia TakekawaIllinoisEvening
7. Skylar Killough-WilhelmWashingtonAfternoon
7. Kyla BryantStanfordEvening
9. Jada MazurySan Jose StateEvening
10. Kyla KesslerUC DavisAfternoon
11. Lauren MacphersonSan Jose StateAfternoon*
12. Jaudai LopesSan Jose StateEvening
12. Gabrielle StephenMichigan StateAfternoon

*Unless SJSU advances as a team, then evening.

If Oregon State is eliminated as a team, it would be a huge surprise if Carey doesn’t go for AA.

1. Jade CareyOregon State Evening
2. Grace McCallumUtahEvening
2. Lucy StanhopeUtahEvening
4. Sadie Miner-Van TassellBYUAfternoon
4. Shallon OlsenAlabamaAfternoon
6. Jaedyn RuckerUtahEvening
6. Alexia BurchUtahEvening
8. Gabrielle StephenMichigan StateAfternoon
9. Geneva ThompsonWashingtonAfternoon
10. Cammy HallUtahEvening
11. Arayah SimonsIllinoisEvening
11. Kyla BryantStanfordEvening
11. Amara CunninghamWashingtonAfternoon

It’s quite possible that we could see a Yurchenko full advance as a vault specialist from this one if Miner-Van Tassell doesn’t get one of her top scores.

1. Jade CareyOregon State Evening
1. Grace McCallumUtahEvening
3. Luisa BlancoAlabamaAfternoon
4. Makarri DoggetteAlabamaAfternoon
5. Anyssa AlvaradoBYUAfternoon
6. Mia TakekawaIllinoisEvening
6. Sage ThompsonUtahEvening
8. Cristal IsaUtahEvening
9. Cam MachadoAlabamaAfternoon
10. Jada MazurySan Jose StateEvening
10. Delanie HarknessMichigan StateAfternoon
11. Amelie MorganUtahEvening
11. Skylar Killough-WilhelmWashingtonAfternoon
11. Maile O’KeefeUtahEvening

Alvarado has the slight edge here among on the non-Utah/Alabama/Carey ones, but I wouldn’t count out Michigan State’s lineup.

1. Maile O’KeefeUtahEvening
2. Cristal IsaUtahEvening
3. Luisa BlancoAlabamaAfternoon
4. Abby PaulsonUtahEvening
4. Jade CareyOregon State Evening
6. Mia TakekawaIllinoisEvening
6. Elease RollinsBYUAfternoon
8. Grace McCallumUtahEvening
9. Skylar Killough-WilhelmWashingtonAfternoon
10. Emma MilneSan Jose StateEvening
10. Gabrielle StephenMichigan StateAfternoon
10. Amelie MorganUtahEvening
10. Baleigh GarciaMichigan StateAfternoon

Mia Takekawa has a 10.000 this year, and though she’s technically as likely to go for bars as for beam (or both), beam is her main thing.

1. Jade CareyOregon State Evening
2. Sydney SoloskiUtahEvening
3. Lexi GraberAlabamaAfternoon
3. Grace McCallumUtahEvening
5. Kyla BryantStanfordEvening
5. Ashley HofelichMichigan StateAfternoon
5. Brittney VitkauskasBYUAfternoon
8. Maile O’KeefeUtahEvening
8. Lilly HudsonAlabamaAfternoon
8. Tara KofmehlNorthern IllinoisEvening
11. Sadie Miner-Van TassellBYUAfternoon
12. Anna KaziskaSEMOAfternoon
12. Skyla SchulteMichigan StateAfternoon
12. Delanie HarknessMichigan StateAfternoon
12. Megan Ray UC DavisEvening

Kyla Bryant had the misfortune of getting the same regional as Carey, which puts a damper on her AA qualification hopes, so floor looks like her best shot.

Regionals – Schedule and Links


Wednesday, March 30

3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT
NC State Play-in:
[33] Towson v [35] North Carolina

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT
Auburn Play-in:
[28] Iowa State v [36] Western Michigan

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT
Oklahoma Play-in:
[31] West Virginia v [32] Arizona

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT
Washington Play-in:
[29] Stanford v [34] San Jose State

Thursday, March 31

1:00pm ET/10:00am PT

NC State Semifinal 1:
[6] LSU
[11] Missouri
[22] Iowa
[30] NC State

2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Auburn Semifinal 1:
[7] Auburn
[10] Kentucky
[23] Georgia
[27] Southern Utah

2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Oklahoma Semifinal 1:
[8] Minnesota
[9] Cal
[24] Boise State
[25] Utah State

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

Washington Semifinal 1:
[5] Alabama
[12] Michigan State
[21] BYU
[25] Washington

7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

NC State Semifinal 2:
[3] Michigan
[14] UCLA
[20] Maryland
Towson/North Carolina

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Auburn Semifinal 2:
[2] Florida
[15] Denver
[17] Ohio State
Iowa State/Western Michigan

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Oklahoma Semifinal 2:
[1] Oklahoma
[16] Arizona State
[18] Arkansas
West Virginia/Arizona

10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT

Washington Semifinal 2:
[4] Utah
[13] Oregon State
[19] Illinois
Stanford/San Jose State

Saturday, April 2

5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT

NC State Regional Final:

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT

Auburn Regional Final:

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT

Oklahoma Regional Final:

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Washington Regional Final:
Michigan State

Thursday Master Schedule

How to Watch

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