Oklahoma, Florida, and Utah onto Super Six!

Oklahoma, Florida, and Utah advanced to the Super Six after the second semifinal at the 2018 NCAA Championships.

The Sooners
The Sooners scored a total of a 198.05 to take first in the second semifinal competition.

On beam, the team earned a 49.375 with no scores under a 9.8. The highest score of the rotation was from Maggie Nichols, who earned a big 9.95.

The team went to floor next where they scored a huge. 49.5875. Four scores from the line up were in the 9.9s. Maggie Nichols anchored again and scored a 9.9625. Anastasia Webb scored a 9.9375, AJ Jackson scored a 9.925, and Brenna Dowell a 9.9.

Next was vault where the two highest scores were from Dowell, who earned a high 9.9375, and Nichols who earned a 9.9.

Finishing on bars, Oklahoma earned a great score of 49.6125. Nichols achieved a perfect 10.0. The second two highest scores were from Nicole Lehrmann, with a 9.95 and Stefani Catour, with a 9.925.

The Gators
The Gators totaled a 197.5875 to move on to the Super Six finals after an awesome meet.

The team was great from the start, posting a 49.475. Reigning NCAA champ Alex McMurtry anchored with a 9.95, and Amelia Hundley and Rachel Gowey both scored 9.9s.

In the second rotation, the team totaled a 49.3125 on beam. Gowey’s routine scored a 9.9125.  McMurtry anchored again and scored a 9.875.

On floor, the Gators had a few mistakes, which was McMurtry stumbling on her triple full landing and scoring a 9.825.

Even though the team had mistakes, they didn’t let those mistakes get to them. An awesome routine came from Alicia Boren, who scored a 9.9.  Alyssa Baumann anchored with a career-high 9.95.

Florida finished big on vault with a team score of a 49.4875. McMurtry performed a massive double-twisting Yurchenko but had a hop back on the landing and scored a 9.9.375. Boren stuck her Yurchenko one and a half for a 9.925 and Slocum scored a 9.9.

The Utes
The Utes finished with a 197.1375 to finish off their competition.

The team had a bit of a slow start on vault, and finished with a 49.225. The team struggled midway, but MyKayla Skinner rounded up their line up with an incredible stuck Yurchenko double full.

The team moved onto bars, where they scored a 49.3375.  Skinner anchored again and scored  the highest score of a 9.925.

On beam, the Utes experienced some trouble when MaKenna Merrell-Giles fell, putting the pressure on the rest of the lineup to hit. However, they didn’t let the fall get to them because they hit the rest of their routines in the lineup, with Skinner anchoring as usual and scoring a 9.925.

Finishing on floor, Utah earned a 49.4625 to secure their spot in the Super Six. Sydney Soloski scored a 9.9125 while MyKayla Skinner anchored with a 9.925.

This meet was another great meet to watch. There were a lot of talented teams going head to head. What did you guys think about the meet? Who was your favorite team to watch?


Lindenwood setting records, Standford hitting perfection, and Florida honors!

  Lindenwood edged Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, and Temple in a quad meet in Philadelphia that set a new school record. The Lions scored a 196.400. They set new program records with totals on bars (49.100) and on beam (49.425).

The huge performance on balance beam helped the meet for the Lions as all six gymnasts scored a 9.750 or better. Kierstin Sokolowski tied her program record 9.950 in the anchor spot, while both Emily Milliet and Ryan Henry posted 9.900s. Sokolowski also led the way on vault with a 9.875 and tied Henry for the top Lions score on bars with a 9.850.

Florida topped Nebraska 197.925 to 196.700 on senior night while celebrating its four seniors — Rachel Slocum, Grace McLaughlin, Alex McMurtry, and Kennedy Baker. McMurtry posted a 9.925 or better on all four events — including 9.975s on bars and beam to have a 39.825 all-around score. Additionally, freshman Megan Skaggs competed in the all-around for the first time this season and went 9.825 or better on all four routines.

Stanford posted its best score of the season,196.650, to celebrate senior Elizabeth Price’s final home competition. Price earned a 9.975 for her stuck Yurchenko double twist and a 9.950 for an awesome bar routine. Price capped off her day with her third 10.0 of the season, this time on floor after a flawless final routine. UCLA earned the win in the meet with a 197.800, including three 10.0s — two from Peng Peng Lee and one from Kyla Ross.

Oklahoma posted its sixth score over 198 in the last seven meets with a 198.100 in a quad meet against Arizona State, Denver, and Arkansas. AJ Jackson, who has struggled a little bit with her landings on floor this season, had an impressive performance on floor and finished with a 9.950 to win the event.

Overall, its great to see how the DI teams are competing and which teams are major competitors with other teams. What teams do you guys believe will stand out this year for post season?