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Stanford blasted through the final to win their fifth National Team Championship in a row.  Entering the final, Stanford had qualified in third position behind OU and Michigan.  But with a big 425.324 team tally, the Cardinal easily outdistanced Michigan's 419.689.  OU finished back at 412.956, just ahead of NU's 412.427.  Illinois was 5th at 411.659 and the host Buckeyes tallied a 399.122.  Stanford was led by AA champ Khoi Young and teammate Asher Hong, who won R, VT and PB.  Young posted a big 86.098 to outpace Michigan's Fred Richard's 83.999 and OU';s Fuzzy Benas (83.864).  Michigan's Paul Juda won the FX while Air Force's Patrick Hoopes took the PH with a big 15.3.  Illini Tate Costa won the tiebreaker on HB.  Earlier in the week, Stanford's Colt Walker won the Nissin-Emery Award. 

Link:  Results and Stanford Release

Saturday, 20 April 2024 14:55

LSU Wins the 2024 NCAA Championships (W)

LSU becomes just the 8th team to win the NCAA Team title. Coming from behind on BB, they posted a school record 49.7625 to tally a 198.225. Cal was 2nd at 197.85, Utah a 197.8 and Florida a 197.4375. This is LSU's first NCAA Team title in Gymnastics.  Utah had a slight lead heading into the final round, but had problems on their first two vaults.  Cal also suffered a mistake on their first routine as well.  Things began to get dramatic when LSU counted a fall on their BB routine, but all their next four gymnasts went 9.95 or higher to secure the title in dramatic fashion.  Utah finished strong, but Cal posted a 49.5 on UB to surpass them in the final round. 

Link:  Results

OU edged Michigan 418.957 to 418.954, thanks to a 1.0 neutral deduction to the team score.  Both teams easily advanced to the Final.  Ohio State posted a 408.725 to secure the final spot, defeating PSU (405.423), Air Force (398.089) and Springfield (382.19).  OU was led by Emre Dodanli, who posted the top mark of the day on FX, and teammate Max Bereznev, who posted the top mark on VT.  Michigan got first place finishes from Javier Alfonso on R, Evgeny Siminiuc on PB and Fred Richard on HB.  Air Force's Patrick Hoopes posted the top mark of the day on PH, a 15.266.   PSU's Josh Karnes posted an 83.531 to lead the AAers.

Link:  Results and Michigan Release

 

Stanford posted a 417.389 to win the first session of the qualifying day at the Men's NCAA Championships.  Nebraska was 2nd at 413.523 and Illinois 3rd at 410.461.  Cal was 4th at 407.158, Navy 5th at 396.29 and Greenville 5th at 389.157.   Stanford was led by Asher Hong, who posted the top mark of the day on R and PB.  For the Illini, Connor McCool had the top mark on FX while teammate Brandon Dang swung to a 15.0 on PH.  Illini Ryan Vanichtheeranont had the top mark on HB.  Cal's Khalen Curry had the top mark on VT.  

Link:  Results and Stanford Release

Courtney Kupets-Carter will not return next season, after seven years at the helm of the program.  A national search will commence immediately, with ripple effect repercussions on coaching staffs and recruiting.   

Link:  UGA Release

Stanford signee Levi Jung-Ruivivar, competing for the Philippines, won a silver medal on UB at the Doha World Cup.  In doing so, she has secured a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Link:  Insta

Here are the final combined team and individual results from both sessions of the Women's NCAAs, including scoresheets with each judge and score.

Link:  PDF

Utah edge Florida to win the second Semi-Final at the Women's NCAA Championoships.  #1 Oklahoma stumbled on VT, with a fall and two very short landings to fall off the pace early.  Bama fell victim to the BB, with 4 misses and a 47.25.  With the "bracket" fully busted, the two will have a showdown with LSU and Cal on Saturday, for the National Team title.

LSU's Haleigh Bryant retained her lead from Session 1 with a 39.7125 to claim the 2024 NCAA AA title.  Tied for 2nd were Leanne Wong of Florida and Jade Carey of Oregon State.  OU's Audrey Davis shared the UB title with Wong and the BB title with teammate Faith Torres, all with scores of 9.9625.   Two other gymnasts from Session 1 took event titles.  Stanford's Anna Roberts won the VT title at 9.95 while LSU's Aleah Finnegan won the FX title at 9.9625.

Link:  Results and Florida Release

Link:  Video Replay, Main Broadcast (ESPN2)

LSU posted a 198.1125 to win the first Semi-Final session at the NCAA Championships.  Cal was 0.4 behind with a 197.7125 to also move ahead.  Stanford posted a 197.075 and Arkansas 196.475 to conclude their seasons.  LSU's Haleigh Bryant scored a 39.7125 to take the lead in the All-Around.  Scores from Session 1 and 2 will be combined to determine the AA and event champions.   Tying for second in the AA in Session 1 at 39.6375 were former clubmates Mya Lauzon of Cal and Anna Roberts of Cal.    The leaders on the other events:

VT:  Anna Roberts, Stanford, 9.95
UB:  Courtney Blackson, Boise State; Bryant; Lily Smith, UGA; Skylar Killough-Wilhelm, Washington; Reese Drotar, Arkansas 9.925
BB:   Bryant and Lauzon, 9.95
FX:  Aleah Finnegan, LSU, 9.9625

Link:  Results and LSU Release
Link:  Replay (Main Feed) on ESPN+

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:32

2024-2025: Miyashiro to Air Force

Patience Miyashiro, a L10 at Realis, has committed to Air Force, starting in 2024-2025.  She recently tied for 14th AA at the Region 1 L10 Regionals.  She also qualified to Regionals in 2023. 

Link:  Insta

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:23

2024-2025: Simcox to Pitt

Darbi Simcox, a L10 from Dynamats, has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Pitt, starting in 2024-2025.  She recently placed 1st on BB and 5th AA at the Region 7 L10 Regionals, in the Senior E division.  She also won BB at Regionals in 2023, qualifying to Nationals as an All-Star. 

Link:  Insta

National champions where named at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals (W) on Sunday.  On VT, Kyrstin Johnson of Talladega won the VT while Jordan Coleman of West Chester won the UB title.  Air Force's Clara Wallace won the BB while teammate Maggie Slife won the FX. 

Kieran Ross of Bridgeport was named winner of the Mari-Rae Sopper Spirit Award.  Catelyn (nee Orel) Branson of Lindenwood won Head Coach of the Year while Lion assistants Sienna Crouse and Sam Scherwisnki were named co-Assistant Coaches of the Year. 

Link:  USAG Release

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:10

Transfer: Brownfield to Illinois State

Ellie Brownfield, a sophomore to be at Lindenwood, is transferring to Illinois State for next season. 

Link:  Insta

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:03

LSU's Bryant Named AAI Award Winner

LSU's Haleigh Bryant was named the winner of the 2024 AAI Award.  Voted upon by the Head Coaches, the AAI Award honors the top senior female gymnast. 

Link: LSU Release

In a bittersweet end to their program, Lindenwood took another USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National title, posting a 195.7 to hold off TWU's 195.45.  Air Force was not far behind at 194.85 for 3rd, with host West Chester in 4th at 193.525.  Lions Kaylee Cooper and Hannah Moon tied with AF's Maggie Slife for 1st on UB.  Teammate Nya Kraus tied for 1st on FX with TWU's Sophie Hernandez.  Slife was the top AAer for the day, with a 39.375.  TWU's Kaitlyn Hoiland was 1st on VT while teammate Emma Brkljacic tied for 1st on BB with AF's Clara Wallace. 

The event finals are on Sunday. 

Link: Results

Lindenwood won the evening session at the Women's USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals.  They will advance, along with West Chester, to face TWU and Air Force in the finals.  Lion Jaly Jones posted a 39.15 in the AA to lead the way.  Teammate Reese Baechle posted the top mark on VT while Lion Hannah Appleget had the top mark on UB.   Lindenwood's Nya Kraus posted the top mark on BB while Brown's Maya Davis posted the top mark on FX. 

The overall AA champion came from Session 1, Morgan Price of Fisk.  She's the first champion from an HBCU.  Jaly Jones of Lindenwood was 2nd and Krystin Johnson of Talladega was 3rd.

Link:  Results and Lindenwood Release

Link: Combined Results at Roadtonationals.com

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