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Things Are Happening – January 19, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, January 20
Scores Watch
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [23] Arkansas @ [16] Georgia LINK SECN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [3] Florida @ North Carolina FLOG
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [11] Auburn @ [9] Kentucky SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [21] Minnesota @ Michigan State LINK BTN+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Eastern Michigan @ Central Michigan LINK ESPN3
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State, William & Mary @ [25] NC State LINK ACCN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Kent State FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-La Crosse @ UW-Eau Claire
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Winona State @ UW-Oshkosh FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Lindenwood @ SEMO LINK
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – TWU @ [2] LSU LINK SEC+
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [4] Alabama @ [8] Missouri LINK SECN
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Stanford @ Southern Utah FLOG
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ BYU FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [7] Denver, [15] Boise State, UIC @ [5] Utah P12
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – UW-Stout @ Alaska FREE
Saturday, January 21
Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Yale @ Penn
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Brockport @ Ithaca FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – UW-Whitewater @ Gustavus Adolphus
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Northern Illinois, Seattle Pacific @ [19] Oregon State LINK P12
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – Cortland @ Cornell Ivy $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [22] Iowa @ [18] Ohio State CSL $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Maryland @ Penn State LINK FREE
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Pitt, Southern Connecticut @ New Hampshire
4:30 ET/1:30 PT – Illinois State @ Bowling Green
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Iowa State @ Arizona
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – UC Davis @ Arizona State P12
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ West Virginia LINK WVU
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [10] Nebraska, Brown, West Chester @ Rutgers LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [17] Washington, San Jose State @ [13] Cal LINK P12
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [24] Sacramento State @ Air Force FREE
Sunday, January 22
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ursinus @ Temple FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [19] Illinois @ [12] Michigan LINK FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [14] George Washington @ Towson LINK FREE
Monday, January 23
Scores Watch
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – UW-Stout @ Alaska FREE

B. No live blogs this weekend

I’m abandoning you.

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I know you’re really broken up about it. If you need to participate in group therapy about the wackadoo scoring or keep me apprised of important things that I should remember or complain about in the future, feel free to use the comments section on this page. Everything will be back to normal next week. Unless we’re all dead by then. Continue reading Things Are Happening – January 19, 2017

Best Routine of Week 2 Poll

Congratulations to our week 1 champion, MyKayla Skinner’s floor routine, which just edged out Kennedi Edney’s vault in 2nd and Maggie Nichols’ bars in 3rd.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2

Who will take the week 2 crown? It’s time to decide. (With the usual disclaimer about video availability.)


1. Ali Jackson, Oklahoma – Floor


2. Rachel Slocum, Florida – Vault


3. Myia Hambrick, LSU – Floor


4. Kyla Ross, UCLA – Bars


5. Ashleigh Gnat, LSU – Vault


6. Mollie Korth, Kentucky – Floor


7. Peng Peng Lee, UCLA – Beam


8. Diana Mejia, Boise State – Bars


9. Britney Ward, Missouri – Vault


10. Kiana Winston, Alabama – Bars


11. Chayse Capps, Oklahoma – Beam


12. MJ Rott, Auburn – Floor


13. Sydney Snead, Georgia – Vault


Time to vote!

Week 2 Rankings and Notes

WEEK 2 RANKINGS
green-up-arrow 1. Oklahoma 197.888
  • First team to break 198 with a 198.025 v. UCLA
  • Nichols wins AA again with 39.750, Capps’ 39.700 is 2nd
  • Two falls but counts no score lower than 9.825
  • Nationally 3rd on VT, 1st on UB, BB, FX
  • Capps’ 9.975 is top BB score so far.
reddownarrow 2. LSU 197.700
  • Fall to 2nd after pitiful, lowly 197.575. Was that a try?
  • Ashleigh Gnat’s VT is the season’s first 10.000
  • #1 nationally on VT
  • Hambrick leads team AA with 39.600, 9.950 on FX.
  • Still no Ruby.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.350
  • 197.600 in home opener, 4th-highest national score
  • Baker leads team AA with 39.575
  • Slocum performs first competition vault, scores 9.950
  • Five 10.0 starts on vault is currently the most in the country
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 4. Alabama 196.900
  • Improve on last week’s total with a 197.100 to stay in 4th
  • Winston two 9.950s on UB, FX and 39.600 AA lead team
  • Maddie Desch debuts 1.5 on vault
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 5. Utah 196.763
  • 196.900 away against BYU: higher VT, FX, lower UB, BB vs. week 1
  • Skinner leads team with 39.600 AA, wins every event title
  • Schwab (FX) and Merrell (VT) are team’s other 9.9 scores
green-up-arrow 6. UCLA 196.263
  • Improves on last week’s score by over a point with 196.825
  • Lee’s 9.950 on BB leads the team
  • 9.925s on UB (Ross, Lee) and BB (Kocian)
  • Ross does not start from 10.0 on BB for second straight week (9.825)
  • No routines from Preston
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 7. Denver 196.113
  • Denver holds onto 7th with 196.350 in home opener.
  • Karr wins the AA again with 39.425
  • Addison wins FX with 9.925
  • Competes only five VT and FX routines again
reddownarrow 8. Missouri 196.100
  • Two-meet weekend sees Missouri score 195.850, 196.225
  • Ward goes 9.925 on VT in first meet, 9.925 on BB in second meet
  • Morgan Porter scores 9.950 on VT in second meet
green-up-arrow 9. Kentucky 196.013
  • Program-best score of 196.950 away at Florida
  • Korth ties for meet AA crown with 39.575
  • Four scores of 9.9 or better (2 Korth, 1 Dukes, 1 Hyland)
green-up-arrow 10. Nebraska 195.700
  • Season debut of 195.700 with eight entire gymnasts
  • Crouse and Laeng tie with 39.350 AA, 9.925 on UB
  • Houchin competes VT, UB, FX in debut
  • Ashley Lambert returns from injury to compete VT, UB, BB
  • Grace Williams limited to BB, FX
green-up-arrow 11. Auburn 195.675
  • Auburn does not count a fall this week, gets into 196s with 196.025
  • MJ Rott records team-high 9.950 on FX
  • Only score over 9.850 for Auburn in the meet
  • Milliet limited to UB, BB
reddownarrow 12. Michigan 195.625
  • Counts a BB fall for second-consecutive sub-196 score: 195.725
  • Artz 9.950 on FX, Karas 9.900 on VT are team’s high scores
  • Polina hits bars this time for 9.825
  • Zaziski struggles again, 37.275 AA score
green-up-arrow 13. Cal 195.438
  • Cal’s 195.550 performance is similar to Monday’s 195.325
  • Palomares BB 9.875 is team’s highest score
  • Draghi returns to compete BB, still no FX
reddownarrow 14. George Washington 195.388
  • GW falls on bars for 195.225, lower than week 1
  • 9.900 on BB from Winstanley and Zois are team’s high scores
  • GW currently ranks 5th nationally on BB
green-up-arrow 15. Boise State 195.300
  • BSU goes 195.300 on opener, lowest score since 2015 opener
  • McGregor wins AA with 39.000
  • Means competes VT for first time, falls for 9.150
  • Mejia 9.900 on UB leads team
green-up-arrow 16. Georgia 195.200
  • Recovers from first week BB with two-straight no-fall beams
  • Lowest counting beam score is 9.775
  • 196.800 on Saturday, 196.875 on Monday*
  • Snead’s Monday 9.950 on VT is team’s highest score of weekend
green-up-arrow 17. Washington 195.175
  • 195.175 in Elise Ray’s coaching debut
  • Copiak falls from bars, suffers major back spasms, halts routine
  • Goings leads team with 9.925 on BB
  • Burleson competes AA for 39.200
green-up-arrow 18. Ohio State 195.088
  • Upsets Michigan with 195.800 home victory
  • Mattern VT 9.900, Hofland UB 9.850 lead team scores
  • No falls in 24 routines
reddownarrow 19. Oregon State 195.050
  • Catastrophic UB rotation, BB falls see Oregon State fall 10 places
  • 194.525 is team’s lowest score since January 2013
  • McMillan 9.900 on VT is team’s high score
green-up-arrow 19. Illinois 195.050
  • Improves over 1.5 on last week with solid 195.900
  • Leduc returns to AA with career-high 39.425
  • Also leads team with 9.925 BB, 9.900 FX
reddownarrow 21. Minnesota 194.813
  • Minnesota’s 194.900 is similar to first-meet total
  • Disastrous UB, counting 8.900, takes away possible 196
  • Gardner leads team AA with 39.175
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 22. Iowa 194.692
  • Two-meet weekend is 195.475, 194.400
  • Multi-fall BB rotation sends second score into 194s
  • Metcalf UB 9.900 in second meet is team’s high
  • Zurawski two-straight 9.875s on UB
 reddownarrow 23. Arkansas 194.650
  • Achilles tear to Amanda Wellick ruins everything
  • Three UB falls, five routines on VT, FX lead to 193.950 total
  • Scoring is led by McGlone’s 9.900 on VT
green-up-arrow 24. Sacramento State 194.438
  • Look at you Sac State
  • Into the top 25 after two consecutive 194.4s
  • Second 194.4 included counting two falls on BB
  • 9.850s from Caitlin Soliwoda (BB) and Tara Catour (FX) lead team
reddownarrow 25. NC State 194.413
  • BB problems give NC State a 193.900, 194.800 two-meet weekend
  • 9.875 from Knight (UB), Paris (FX) on Monday are team’s highs
  • Alexa Phillips didn’t vomit on anyone

*The official weekly rankings debut Monday morning, so the Monday meet between Georgia and NC State is not included in the totals or standings. If it were, Georgia would rise to 10th, and NC State would rise to 24th.

Full rankings at RoadtoNationals. Continue reading Week 2 Rankings and Notes

Monday Live Blog – January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16 Scores Watch
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [16] NC State @ Georgia LINK SEC+

This national holiday Monday recommences our annual tradition of remembering, appreciating, and learning from the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr by heading down to Georgia and watching some women get sparkly wedgies while irrationally rolling our eyes about whether they deserve 9.825s. Because citizenship.

KEVIN!

Rotation 1:
Broussard – VT – good full, pretty much identical to her usual vault – hop back this time. 9.775.

Brooker – UB – toe, toe shap , bail – floppy legs on the bail will get her – short final cast handstand – step back on DLO, pretty good hollow shape on that DLO (not too hollow but straight enough). 9.750.

Reynolds – VT – her best vault in a WHILE – good open on her yfull and a stick, a little piked and not the biggest, but very strong. 9.900.

“A lot of times the first routine starts off the lineup.”

P Phillips – UB – starts with a step up to high – very late on slear hip – some major legs on gienger – sticks tuck full dismount with knee-chest. 9.750.

Dickson – VT – bigger hop back on her full – little bit of piking, good distance and direction.

Tamburro – UB – half turn to jaeger with Raisman knees – an arched handstand in here, but the bail was fine – DLO 1/1 dismount – pikes the second salto with a hop back. 9.750.

Johnson – VT – best dynamics of the rotation so far, but a large bounce back. 9.775.

Sobhan – UB – very late half turn to to a piked jaeger, high but raggedy – overcasts a handstand similar to Tamburro but can’t save it – doesn’t come off but as good as – knee down on DLO dismount.

Marino – VT – still with the full, also a bounce back but smaller than Johnson’s bounce. 9.800.

A Fillard – UB – short first hs – good finish and clean giant 1/1 – excellent legs on Gienger – short handstands are the real villain here – whippy DLO with a small hoppy hop.

Snead – VT – gorgeous 1.5 with a hop forward – good legs, just comes in a touch short and has to slide back. Still gets 9.950.

Knight – UB – giant 1/2 to bail, legs togther throughout – godo amplitude on tkatchev – step back on DLO – early handstands were short but later handstands actually improved – tape on ankles emphasizes foot form, but the best routine of the rotation. 9.875.

Lol at cutting away right as Beth Roberts is about to exhibition vault.

After 1: Georgia 49.225, NC State 48.875
Snead got Georgia a solid vault number there with her 1.5 because the rest of the lineup (save Reynolds) was too bouncy to get a huge score.

NC State has some scoring potential in this lineup. Fillard’s Gienger is a highlight. Knight scored the best because she had the best handstands of the group and didn’t suffer those moments of floppy legs that the earlier ones did. Really, it was the handstands that took the scores down to 9.750 most of the time. Hit one more handstand apiece and that’s a lineup of 9.8s.

Rotation 2:
Tamburro – VT – good full, medium step back – more piking and not the distance of the Georgia vaulters, but solid.

Sanders – UB – toe – blind to piked jaeger – bail – most of these handstands are borderline – stalder to doulbe tuck with a hop back – fine, improving, but things to take. 9.775.

C Fillard – VT – better height on her full than Tamburro, slightly larger “back and to the left” step from Fillard – same lack of distance. 9.675.

Reynodls – UB – hop grip change to jaeger is hit – very good shape on her pak – 1/2 turn to step up to high – DAMN – totally peeled off on giants before her dismount – flew sideways in the fetal position but landed knees-first on the mat and seems fine.

A Fillard – VT – they’re improving on dynamics as the lineup goes but also bigger hops backward, that was a bounce but she is rewarded for distance and amplitude with a  9.750.

Johnson – UB – clear hip – to Gienger, some more ragged shape on that one – small leg floppy on bail but probably not evident from judges angle – the DLO is the highlight of the routine – but this time landing deep with a lunge forward.

A Phillips – VT – very similar to the rest of the lineup – more piking than the second Fillard but just lunges back with one foot. 9.775.

Dickson – UB – good first hs – toe on – Ray with great amplitude – a short handstand in there – and nother toward the end – DLO – solid – 9.850.

P Phillips – VT – great dynamics and best laid out position, shoulder-sized hop back

Schick – UB – good hs – great amplitude and shape on piked jaeger floats out DLO with a hop back – very clean routine, as she can often do. 9.925.

Knight – VT – best legs of the team so far on vault – also hops back, though – they’re all giving away a tenth on these landings, but a little smaller bounces than we saw last time they vaulted in the Florida meet.

Snead – UB – good first hs as well – tkatchev isn’t the biggest but not a deduction – OOOh arches her bail on the low but saves it – very short hs back up to high – opens DLO but lands short with a lunge forward. She got rattled by that arched bail and got uncharacteristically sloppy after that. 9.775 still. How?

After 2: Georgia 98.350, NC State 97.625

Georgia avoids counting the mistake from Reynolds and is able to take a few 9.775s to stay over the 49 mark on bars.

Rotation 3:
Vega – BB – pause before loso series but smooth and solid – walkover is controlled as well – arm swing to save side somi, not major – switch to split jump, 180 – full turn – side aerial to full with some mush. 9.850.

Tamburro – FX – double tuck, open and controlled – double turn, which we don’t see a lot on floor in NCAA because it’s such a deduction trap – 1.5 to front 1/2 to straddle, not high but landed well – good control on double pike dismount as well, solid. 9.750.

Sanders – BB – so this is new. No Dickson. bhs loso series, smooth – cat leap to switch side, short of 180 there – tentative on full turn but no check – secure back tuck to straddle jump – standing front tuck, deep landing but not as deep as we saw in training videos – front layout full with a hop. 9.775.

Well. A new Georgia beamer came into the lineup and…hit?

A Phillips – FX – double Arabian, short with a two-step stumble backward but stays on her feet – short of position on split full – 1.5 to layout – rudi with some raggedy and a step back.

Snead – BB – bhs loso bhs series is good – a little checky on a back – front tuck with a bigger check – 2/1, some legs but sticks. 9.775.

C Fillard – FX – full in, good controlled step back on landing, legs apart but well landed – 1.5 to front pike – double tuck, a bit of an awkward step on that one but a small one.

Broussard – BB – bhs loso series, knees but secure – switch to straddle 1/4 is nice – side aerial to split, strong position on split – sticks gainer full with a lean to hold the stick. 9.900.

Grantham – FX – similar full in to the others, leg form with controlling the landing well, hers a little more bouncy – solid positions on split elements – 1.5 to layout is stuck – short on double pike and falls.

Babalis – BB – wobble on aerial and doesn’t redo – switch and split – full turn – kickover front and another break – improvises a back tuck to layout stepout series to get her acro connection, slow in connection but she got something in there – another large wobble – double tuck dismount with a hop in place. 9.575.

Knight – FX – attitude turn – such an open position on her double pike, does bounce back – high 1.5 to layout, a billion tiny hops to keep herself in bounds, like on the other pieces, she has the most amplitude on the team but is struggling to control it – very good double turn to wolf jump combo, precise – leg-crossed rudi to finish.

Schick – BB – loso series with a small check – lovely aerial to sissone – front walkover – breaks connection and just sort of walks around for a second awkwardly – instead does switch to split to wolf – good extension on side aerial – round-off gainer full, stuck. Still gets 9.925 in spite of a balance check and a weird-broken connection check-wander.

P Phillips – FX – double arabian, good control on the landing, very solid – hitting 180 – 1.5 to layout, some legs in the 1.5 – slides back on rudi – but good routine. 9.875.

After 3: Georgia 147.575, NC State 146.500

“This crowd has been large, it has been…” You know you wanted Kevin to add “in charge.”

Rotation 4:
C Fillard – BB – switch to tuck jump 3/4, tight in those dance elements – bhs loso series is secure – deep kickover front into beat jump – gainer full, a bit short with a hop forward. 9.725.

Reynolds – FX – front 2/1, good direction – one to layout, walk/dance/slides out of it but fine – some of her choreography is crawling across the floor like a dog – solid rudi to finish, pretty good leg form, especially compared to some of those NC State crossed-leg passes we just saw.

P Phillips – BB – quite a big wobble on loso series – leg up – kickover front is much more secure – JESUS CHRIST WITH THIS GIRL’S FOOT SWEATING – Cat got the note too – switch leap straddle 1/4 with another larger break – gainer gull with slide. Paris “foot sweat problems” Phillips apparently.

Roberts – FX – double pike is better, secure, still chest but solid landing – front lay to front full with a bounce/dance – splits are fine – solid double tuck, probably her best competition set. 9.825.

Tamburro – BB – lovely aerial carthwheel to two feet – very secure and well executed – and then the bhs loso series is nowhere close – fall – barely got one foot onto the beam – standing loso is good – round-off 1.5. In enjoyed her full twist in the air after falling on her loso and her salute afterward.

Babalis – FX – double tuck with a bounce to start – front layout to front full and dances out of it – “this is more of a hip hop” – round off double pike, large lunge backward and a slide.

A Fillard – BB – very short switch split, wonder if there’s a back leg issue given that tape – extended three series to loso, small check – kickover front with an arm wave to save a wobble – sticks a legs-apart gainer layout.

Vega – FX – chest down on full in but the best control she has shown on that landing so far – 1.5 to layout – hitting splits well – excellent double pike to finish, chest up and controlled – her best floor for Georgia.

Grantham – BB – kickover front with a check – bhs loso series with a major wobble, bend at the hips, barely stays on but does – switch leap with another check – side aerial is good – switch side – ro 1.5 with a large stumble back – stayed on but will be as good as a fall.

Snead – FX – full in, brought back, chest down like Vega, does have a hop on it – rudi to bhs loso – SHE TUMBLES ON THE FLOOR LIKE SHE’S ON THE BEAM – Double pike.

Knight – BB – walkover, solid – bhs loso series with a check – switch to straddle 1/4, bend at the hips – attitude turn – good stag leap – working tight and not showing off her full quality this time though – side aerial gainer full dismount, stick but a bend over.

Marino – FX – DLO, stumble on landing but controls it – her straddles have not been as strong so far this year as they were last year, when they were excellent – 1.5 to layout, great body shape – secure double tuck, great final two passes after the stumble on the DLO. Yeah, her floor music is Tequila.

Final: Georgia 196.875, NC State 194.800

 

 

 

Sunday Live Blog – January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15 Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Brockport, Springfield, Ithaca @ Rhode Island
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Western Michigan ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [17] Northern Illinois @ Ball State LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – West Chester, Cortland @ Southern Connecticut SCSU
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [19] Penn State @ Nebraska LINK
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [13] Cal @ [24] Iowa LINK UI TV
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [6] Missouri, SEMO @ Lindenwood LINK FLOG
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [8] UCLA @ [2] Oklahoma LINK FSSW
FSOK
FSWest

Ah, the day has come. This is the second-straight year we get a UCLA/Oklahoma meet, and I hope this develops into an annual matchup because it’s becoming among the most anticipated and delightful meets in college gymnastics. You know it’s going to be a show: two teams whose ultimate goal is to out-“floor routines about refugees” and out-“solving world hunger through beam emoting” the other. Also winning, but that’s definitely item #2. (Mostly because we all know Oklahoma is going to win). Continue reading Sunday Live Blog – January 15, 2017

Saturday Live Blog – January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14 Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – North Carolina, Cornell, Penn @ [10] George Washington LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [11] Michigan, Washington, Kent State @ [22] Ohio State LINK CSL $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [18] Minnesota, Arizona, Alaska @ Maryland LINK BTN+
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – New Hampshire, Bridgeport @ Brown
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, Illinois-Chicago @ [24] Illinois LINK FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona State, TWU, Air Force @ [7] Denver LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – That Ozone Thing (Illinois State, Temple, Centenary, UW-Eau Claire)

Follow along here for quick hits and commentary on Michigan, Washington, and Kent State’s visit to Ohio State. Continue reading Saturday Live Blog – January 14, 2017

NCAA Week 2 Results

Monday, January 9
Final Score
Stanford, San Jose State, UC Davis, Sacramento State @ Cal Cal 195.325
Sac St 194.475
Davis 193.875
Stanford 193.250
SJ State 192.600
Tuesday, January 10
Final Score
Brockport @ Cortland Brockport 185.300
Cortland 183.750
Wednesday, January 11
Final Score
Alaska @ William & Mary W & M 191.325
Alaska 188.950
Thursday, January 12
Final Score
West Chester @ Ursinus WCU 191.050
Ursinus 186.875
Friday, January 13
Final Score
[21] West Virginia @ Pitt Pitt 194.025
WVU 193.875
[15] Kentucky @ [3] Florida Florida 197.600
Kentucky 196.950
Georgia @ [14] Auburn Georgia 196.800
Auburn 196.075
UW-Whitewater @ UW-Stout Whitewater 187.950
Stout 184.300
UW-Oshkosh, Towson @ Iowa State ISU 194.275
Towson 193.075
Oshkosh 184.025
Hamline @ UW-La Crosse La Crosse 187.675
Hamline 182.950
Gustavus Adolphus @ Winona State Winona 184.150
Gustavus 182.400
[6] Missouri @ [12] Arkansas Missouri 195.850
Arkansas 193.950
Michigan State @ [24] Iowa Iowa 195.475
MSU 193.875
[1] LSU @ [4] Alabama LSU 197.575
Alabama 197.100
[5] Utah @ [23] BYU Utah 196.900
BYU 194.975
[16] NC State, Bowling Green @ Utah State Utah State 195.400
NC State 193.900
BGSU 193.275
Stanford, Boise State, Yale @ UC Davis BSU 195.300
Stanford 193.800
Davis 193.275
Yale 188.900
[9] Oregon State @ Seattle Pacific OSU 194.525
SPU 189.425
San Jose State @ [20] Sacramento State Sac State 194.400
SJSU 192.725
Saturday, January 14 Final Score
North Carolina, Cornell, Penn @ [10] George Washington GWU 195.225
Penn 193.275
UNC 192.300
Cornell 190.825
[11] Michigan, Washington, Kent State @ [22] Ohio State OSU 195.800
Michigan 195.725
UW 195.125
KSU 192.975
[18] Minnesota, Arizona, Alaska @ Maryland Minnesota 194.875
Arizona 193.225
Maryland 192.350
Alaska 188.175
New Hampshire, Bridgeport @ Brown Bridgeport 194.475
UNH 193.975
Brown 192.475
Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, Illinois-Chicago @ [24] Illinois Illinois 195.900
EMU 194.725
Rutgers 191.125
UIC 190.850
Arizona State, TWU, Air Force @ [7] Denver Denver 196.350
ASU 193.275
TWU 192.125
Air Force 189.900
Ozone (Illinois State, Temple, Centenary, UW-Eau Claire) ISU 192.550
Temple 192.225
Centenary 186.300
Eau Claire 185.950
Sunday, January 15 Final Score
Brockport, Springfield @ Rhode Island Brockport 187.600
Springfield 183.500
Ithaca 193.200
RI 176.375
Central Michigan @ Western Michigan CMU 194.950
WMU 192.900
[17] Northern Illinois @ Ball State Ball State 194.175
NIU 193.475
West Chester, Cortland @ Southern Connecticut WC 190.650
SCSU 188.550
Cortland 179.050
[19] Penn State @ Nebraska Nebraska 195.700
PSU 192.900
[13] Cal @ [24] Iowa Cal 195.550
Iowa 194.400
[6] Missouri, SEMO @ Lindenwood Missouri 196.225
LU 193.400
SEMO 190.650
[8] UCLA @ [2] Oklahoma Oklahoma 198.025
UCLA 196.825
Monday, January 16 Final Score
[16] NC State @ Georgia

Week 2 AA leaders:
1. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – 39.750
2. Chayse Capps, Oklahoma – 39.700
3. MyKayla Skinner, Utah – 39.600
3. Kiana Winston, Alabama – 39.600
3. Myia Hambrick, LSU – 39.600

Week 2 VT leaders:
1. Ashleigh Gnat, LSU – 10.000
2. Elizabeth Price, Stanford – 9.950 (Meet 1)
2. Rachel Slocum, Florida – 9.950
2. Morgan Porter, Missouri – 9.950
5. Alex McMurtry, Florida – 9.925
5. Britney Ward, Missouri – 9.925
5. Myia Hambrick, LSU – 9.925
5. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – 9.925
5. Chayse Capps, Oklahoma – 9.925

Week 2 UB leaders:
1. Elizabeth Price, Stanford – 9.950 (Meet 1)
1. Alex McMurtry, Florida – 9.950
1. Kiana Winston, Alabama – 9.950
4. Amelia Hundley, Florida – 9.925
4. Sienna Crouse, Nebraksa – 9.925
4. Jennie Laeng, Nebraksa – 9.925
4. Kyla Ross, UCLA – 9.925
4. Peng Peng Lee, UCLA – 9.925
4. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – 9.925
4. Nicole Lehrmann, Oklahoma – 9.925

Week 2 BB leaders:
1. Chayse Capps, Oklahoma – 9.975
2. Peng Peng Lee, UCLA – 9.950
2. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – 9.950
4. Alicia Boren, Florida – 9.925
4. Sarah Finnegan, LSU – 9.925
4. Joslyn Goings, Washington – 9.925
4. Lizzy Leduc, Illinois – 9.925
4. Madison Kocian, UCLA – 9.925
4. Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA – 9.925
4. Natalie Brown, Oklahoma – 9.925
4. Britney Ward, Missouri – 9.925

Week 2 FX leaders:
1. MJ Rott, Auburn – 9.950
1. MyKayla Skinner, Utah – 9.950
1. Myia Hambrick, LSU – 9.950
1. Kiana Winston, Bama – 9.950
1. Ashleigh Gnat, LSU – 9.950
1. Nicole Artz, Michigan – 9.950
1. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – 9.950

Friday Live Blog – January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13
Scores Watch
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – [21] West Virginia @ Pitt LINK ACCN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [15] Kentucky @ [3] Florida LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Georgia @ [14] Auburn LINK SECN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Whitewater @ UW-Stout LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Oshkosh, Towson @ Iowa State LINK ISU TV
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Hamline @ UW-La Crosse FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ Winona State FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [6] Missouri @ [12] Arkansas LINK SEC+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan State @ [24] Iowa LINK UI TV
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [1] LSU @ [4] Alabama LINK SECN
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [5] Utah @ [23] BYU LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [16] NC State, Bowling Green @ Utah State LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Stanford, Boise State, Yale @ UC Davis LINK
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – [9] Oregon State @ Seattle Pacific LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State @ [20] Sacramento State LINK

A big day! Well, you know, a relatively hearty day. A husky day. It’s LSU and Alabama. I mean, come on. The live-blogging plan is to begin with Georgia/Auburn and Kentucky/Florida, then on to LSU/Alabama and maybe a dash Missouri/Arkansas. Today, we also have some watch-worthy later teams including Utah and Oregon State, so the slate is packed. For you non-subscription viewers, your treat today is the free streams for both Utah and Oregon State.

Of course, Stanford and Boise State would be a watch-worthy later meet as well, if we could watch it. Still, that’s one of those meets where refreshing the live scores should be a sporting event unto itself. Lots of calories burned there. Continue reading Friday Live Blog – January 13, 2017

Things Are Happening – January 12, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, January 13
Scores Watch
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – [21] West Virginia @ Pitt LINK ACCN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [15] Kentucky @ [3] Florida LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Georgia @ [14] Auburn LINK SECN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Whitewater @ UW-Stout LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Oshkosh, Towson @ Iowa State LINK ISU TV
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Hamline @ UW-La Crosse FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ Winona State FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [6] Missouri @ [12] Arkansas LINK SEC+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan State @ [24] Iowa LINK UI TV
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [1] LSU @ [4] Alabama LINK SECN
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [5] Utah @ [23] BYU LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [16] NC State, Bowling Green @ Utah State LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Stanford, Boise State, Yale @ UC Davis LINK
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – [9] Oregon State @ Seattle Pacific LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State @ [20] Sacramento State LINK
Saturday, January 14 Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – North Carolina, Cornell, Penn @ [10] George Washington LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [11] Michigan, Washington, Kent State @ [22] Ohio State LINK CSL $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [18] Minnesota, Arizona, Alaska @ Maryland LINK BTN+
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – New Hampshire, Bridgeport @ Brown
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, Illinois-Chicago @ [24] Illinois LINK FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona State, TWU, Air Force @ [7] Denver LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – That Ozone Thing (Illinois State, Temple, Centenary, UW-Eau Claire)
Sunday, January 15 Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Brockport, Springfield @ Rhode Island
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Western Michigan ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [17] Northern Illinois @ Ball State LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – West Chester, Cortland @ Southern Connecticut SCSU
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [19] Penn State @ Nebraska LINK
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [13] Cal @ [24] Iowa UI TV
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [6] Missouri, SEMO @ Lindenwood LINK FLOG
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [8] UCLA @ [2] Oklahoma LINK FSN
Monday, January 16 Scores Watch
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [16] NC State @ Georgia LINK SEC+

It’s a double-meet weekend for Missouri, NC State, Iowa, and Georgia. I have listed those four teams in the order in which they are ranked. This is the world we live in. Significant (as significant as we get in the second week of January) meets highlight Friday and Sunday. Saturday is a little sparse, but we’ll make do. I’ll have a live blog of that Ohio State quad with Michigan and Washington to keep things interesting. Here’s what I’m watching for:

B. LSU/Alabama

  • LSU’s vault edge
    In the first week, LSU competed three 10.0 vaults to Alabama’s one (Brannan did not vault) and showed much more control on landings. Repeated, those week 1 results would give LSU a margin on vault that Alabama would be hard pressed to make up on the other pieces without the benefit of some falls.

Continue reading Things Are Happening – January 12, 2017

Best Routine of Week 1 Poll

Poll time!

Each week, I’ll put up the top routines of the previous weekend and let you guys vote on which routine wins the award for best of the week. Deciding the nominees is up to me (mwahahahaha) and is based on 3) score, 2) overall quality, and 1) which ones are easily available online—aka, which ones have been uploaded by our dear NastiaFan101. Because, you know, we need to be able to see them in order to vote for them. So if you want to vote for Elizabeth Price…get those meets to start taking place in the present day. With color televisions. And the iron horse.

Feel free to use the comments for reasoning and/or write-in votes.


1. Kennedi Edney, LSU – Vault


2. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – Bars

Continue reading Best Routine of Week 1 Poll