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Best Routine of Conference Championships Poll

Congratulations to the week 10 champion, Stacie Webb’s beam, the first 10 in Southern Utah history, which beat out Katelyn Ohashi’s beam in second place and Kiana Winston’s beam in third. It was the week of beam.

ROUTINE of the WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4 Ross, UB McMurtry, VT PP Lee, UB
Week 5 Gardiner, BB Ward, VT Winston, FX
Week 6 PP Lee, UB Slocum, VT Jackson, FX
Week 7 Ross, BB Price, UB Guerrero, BB
Week 8 McMurtry, FX Mossett, FX Lehrmann, UB
Week 9 McMurtry, VT Aufiero, UB Deans, FX
Week 10 Webb, BB Ohashi, BB Winston, BB
Conference Champs

To the vote for the conference championships, meets that brought us four more 10.000s, all from gymnasts who have already received 10s on those events this season. Be more interesting, humanity. Continue reading Best Routine of Conference Championships Poll

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Best Routine of Week 7 Poll

Congratulations to our week 6 champion, Peng Peng Lee’s bars, which won by a billion votes to zero. It was a close-run thing for the remaining spots, however, as Rachel Slocum’s vault took second, just two votes ahead of Ali Jackson’s floor, which was just three votes ahead of Alex McMurtry’s bars, itself only two votes ahead of Maggie Nichols’ floor.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4 Ross, UB McMurtry, VT PP Lee, UB
Week 5 Gardiner, BB Ward, VT Winston, FX
Week 6 PP Lee, UB Slocum, VT Jackson, FX
Week 7

Now, to the vote for week 7, in which the highest score given out to any gymnast was 9.875. No, I’m totally kidding, everyone got a 10 obviously.

(Heads up, no nominees from the GymQuarters meet this weekend because that meet is behind a paywall and not all of you can watch the routines, in case you’re wondering why Maggie Nichols isn’t four of the nominees. I think she’ll survive.) Continue reading Best Routine of Week 7 Poll

Best Routine of Week 6 Poll

Congratulations to our week 5 champion, Maddie Gardiner’s beam, which used a campaign boost from Oregon State to cruise to victory over Britney Ward’s vault in second and Kiana Winston’s floor in third. The race for third was close, with Winston’s floor just edging Price’s bars and Nichols’ beam.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4 Ross, UB McMurtry, VT PP Lee, UB
Week 5 Gardiner, BB Ward, VT Winston, FX
Week 6

To the vote for week 6, a week replete with 10 after 10 after 10. After 10. After 10.

So, welcome to perfect score week! This week, the nominees are all the routines that received either 10.000 or 9.975 over the weekend, and it’s your job to rank them from most-deserving to least-deserving routine by way of your vote.

(There were nine routines that fit this criterion, and since I usually do ten nominees, I added Preston’s vault, which did also technically receive a perfect score of 9.950.) Continue reading Best Routine of Week 6 Poll

Best Routine of Week 5 Poll

Congratulations to the week 4 champion, Kyla Ross’s 10.000 on bars, which strolled to victory ahead of Alex McMurtry’s DTY in second and Peng-Peng Lee’s bars in third. I hope you’re pleased with yourselves because Ross falling on bars this week is 100% your fault. Lee joins Skinner as the only two gymnasts to have finished in the top three twice this year, both on two separate events.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4 Ross, UB McMurtry, VT PP Lee, UB
Week 5

It’s time to decide who is a high queen in her blood for week 5! Continue reading Best Routine of Week 5 Poll

Best Routine of Week 4 Poll

Congratulations to our week 3 champion, Nicole Artz’s first career 10.000 on floor, which eked out the victory over Wynter Childers’ beam in second and MyKayla Skinner’s vault in third.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4

Who will take the title for week 4? I’m limiting to 10 nominees this week to see if that’s slightly more manageable.

1. Elizabeth Price, Stanford – Bars (9.925)


2. Kennedy Baker, Florida – Floor (10.000)


3. Skyler Sheppard, Arizona – Beam (9.925)


4. Alex McMurtry, Florida – Vault (9.950)


5. Kyla Ross, UCLA – Bars (10.000)


6. Kennedi Edney, LSU – Floor (9.925)


7. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – Vault (9.950)


8. Olivia Karas, Michigan – Vault (9.975)


9. Peng Peng Lee, UCLA – Bars (9.950)


10. Zaakira Muhammad, West Virginia – Vault (9.900)


Time to vote!

 

 

 

 

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!

UCLA 2017

#4 UCLA ROSTER 2017
Seniors
Angi Cipra
  • Top FX, weekly VT in 2016
  • Provides backup BB
  • 2016 RQS: FX – 9.930, VT – 9.830
  • 2016 average: BB – 9.375
Mikaela Gerber
  • Leadoff BB in 2016, backup FX
  • 2016 RQS: BB – 9.860
  • 2016 average: FX – 9.760
Peng Peng Lee
(redshirt)
  • When not injured, starring routines on UB, BB
  • Occasional VT when able
  • 2016 average: UB – 9.875, VT – 9.825, BB – 9.471
Hallie Mossett
  • Peppered in UB, FX routines between injuries in 2016
  • 2016 average: FX – 9.863, UB – 9.592
Juniors
Rechelle Dennis
  • Two VTs, three UBs in 2016
  • 2016 average: UB – 9.792, VT – 9.675
Pua Hall
  • Frequent VT, early-season FX in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: VT – 9.840, FX – 9.795
Janay Honest
  • Made postseason lineups on VT, UB, FX in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: UB – 9.875, VT – 9.810
  • 2016 average: FX – 9.861
Sonya Meraz
  • Weekly BB, UB in 2016
  • Borderline lineup/backup routines on any event as needed
  • 2016 RQS: BB – 9.835, UB – 9.810
  • 2016 average: FX – 9.825, VT – 9.774
Sophomores
Katelyn Ohashi
  • Staple of BB lineup in 2016
  • Contributed UB, FX when healthy, backup VT
  • 2016 RQS: BB – 9.865, FX – 9.830
  • 2016 average: VT – 9.738, UB – 9.733
Madison Preston
  • Anchor VT, occasional FX, one BB in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: VT – 9.830
  • 2016 average: FX – 9.855, BB – 9.775
Stella Savvidou
  • Fleeting, momentary routines on UB, BB in freshman year
  • 2016 average: BB – 9.550, UB – 9.490
Freshmen
Maria Caire
  • Annual walk-on mystery
Anna Glenn
  • Southeastern
  • 2015 Nastia Cup 2nd AA
  • 2015 JO Nationals 6th AA, VT 2nd
Grace Glenn
  • Southeastern
  • 2016 Region 8 champion
  • 2014 JO Nationals AA champion
Felicia Hano
  • Gym-Max
  • 2014 US Nationals 9th (three events)
  • 2014 Pan Ams alternate
Madison Kocian
  • WOGA
  • 2016 Olympic gold medalist
  • 2016 Olympic UB silver
  • 2015 World Championship UB gold
  • Madison Kocian
Gracie Kramer
  • Wildfire
  • 2015 JO Nationals 2nd AA, 2nd BB, 2nd FX
Giulianna Pino
  • Ecuador
  • Competed at 2015 World Championship
Kyla Ross
  • Gym-Max
  • 2012 Olympic gold medalist
  • 2013 World Championship AA silver
  • 2014 World Championship AA bronze
  • Kind of a big deal
Mercedez Sanchez
  • Matrix CA
  • 2016 Region 1 AA 13th, VT 10th
Macy Toronjo
(redshirt)
  • Did not compete in freshman year with injury

Recent History
2016 – 5th
2015 – 11th
2014 – 8th
2013 – 4th
2012 – 3rd
2011 – 2nd
2010 – 1st

Heading into 2016 nationals, UCLA’s recent results had been pretty meh, displaying a clear downward trajectory from those championship-contending teams of the early 2010s. That made returning to Super Six last year an essential milestone. Finishing in 5th place was as well as that roster could have hoped to do, and 2016 marked the first time the Bruins had improved on the previous season’s result since that 2010 championship.

But really, it’s been all about the 2017 season for a while now. This is the year the famous freshmen swoop in to return UCLA to its title-winning ways. Or so it has been explained to us. Even with Simone Biles deciding to become some kind of massive celebrity now instead going to UCLA (forgiveness is a process), this Bruin 2017 team remains stacked with names and talent.

A national championship is a realistic goal, but UCLA is also the most mysterious of the title contenders because we haven’t seen actual college routines from the majority of the essential contributors. What level of gymnastics, difficulty, and health will the likes of Ross and Kocian show in NCAA? That, more than anything else, will determine whether UCLA is more of a 1st-place team or a 7th-place team in 2017.

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