NC State Head Coach Mark Stephenson has announced his retirement after 37 years at the helm. He's the only Head Coach in the program's history. He's a five-time EAGL Coach of the Year and five-time Regional Coach of the Year.
Regionals are over and 12 teams are selected to the National meet in two weeks in St. Louis. For the rest of the teams, the final placements in the Rankings are now available.
Stanford celebrated Senior Day with a 422.9 to 406.0 win over Cal. Akash Modi led the Cardinal, winning FX, PH, PB and the AA. Teammate Taylor Season won VT and HB while Cardinal Josiah Eng won R.
Oklahoma powered to a huge 198.075 to win the Seattle Regional. Host Washington extended a final round lead on the BB to post a 196.55 (updated). Kentucky was 4th at 196.2, Stanford 4th at 195.575, BYU th at 195.025 and USU 6th at 194.85.
OU's Maggie Nichols posted a 39.75 to win the AA. She won the FX and tied for titles on VT and BB. She tied for the VT title with teammate AJ Jackson and on BB with teammate Chayse Capps. Stanford's Elizabeth Price won the UB with a 9.975.
Kentucky's Alex Hyland and Mollie Korth were the two highest placing AAers not on an advancing team. They, along with Price, should qualify to Nationals as individuals.
Link: OU Release
Link: UW Release
LSU posted a 197.45 to easily win the Lincoln Regional. Nebraska was second at 196.625 while Boise St posted a 196.15 for 3rd. Minnesota hit for a 195.575, edging Arizona's 195.5 and Iowa State's 195.25.
LSU's Sarah Finnegan won the AA with a 39.475. She also won the UB. Teammate Kennedi Edney won the VT while Tiger Ashleigh Gnat won the FX. NU's Danielle Breen won the BB.
Iowa State's Haylee Young and Boise State's Shani Remme were the top AAers not on an advancing team and should advance to Nationals.
Link: LSU Release
UCLA posted a 196.8 to win the Champaign Regional. Oregon State grabbed the 2nd spot by 0.1 over Iowa, 196.15 to 196.05. Host Illinois posted a 195.825 for fourth after troubles on FX, while Ohio State was close behind in fifth at 195.7. EMU rounded out the tight field with a 195.4.
Oregon State's Kaytianna McMillan won the AA with a 39.4. She also tied for the FX title with UCLA's Angi Cipra and Madison Kocian. Kocian took the UB while Beaver Dani Dessaints won the VT. On BB, Iowa's Clair Kaji and Angel Metcalf tied for the title.
Metcalf and Ohio State's Alexis Mattern were the top AAers not on an advancing squad and will unofficially be joined at Nationals by Kaji.
Link: Ohio State Release
Utah posted a 197.15 to edge DU's 197.05 and win the Fayetteville Regional. Auburn and Arkansas tied at 196.6 for third. Cal posted a 196.3 for fifth and CMU was sixth at 195.675.
Utah's MyKayla Skinner won the FX and tied for the VT title en route to a 39.525 AA win. She tied for the VT title with DU's Rachel Fielitz, CMU's Denelle Pedrick and Arkansas' Braie Speed. On UB, Samantha Cerio of AU and Diana Chesnok of DU tied for the title. Finally on Balance Beam, Utah's Shannon McNatt tied with DU's Maddie Karr, CMU's Katy Clements and Cal's Desiree Palomares for the title.
Auburn's Katie Becker and Arkansas' Jessica Yamzon were the top AAers not on an advancing team and should qualify to Nationals, along with event co-champs Pedrick, Speed, Cerio, Clements and Palomares.
Michigan posted a 197.35 to win the Morgantown Regional. Bama was 2nd at 196.625, holding on for the 2nd spot despite some problems on various events. Host WVU stayed consistent for 3rd at 196.325, passing SUU (195.675), who struggled on the BB in the final round. GWU was just behind at 195.625 and Kent State was 6th at 194.375.
Michigan was led by Paige Zaziski who won the UB and the AA with a 39.575. She also tied for the VT title with GWU's Chelsea Raineri and teammate Emma McLean. Wolverine Nicole Artz won BB while Bama's Aja Sims won FX.
WVU's Zaakira Muhammad and GWU's Cami Drouin-Allaire were the top AAers not on an advancing squad and should qualify to Nationals, in addition to VT co-winner Raineri.
Link: Michigan Release
Florida posted a 197.125 to win the Gainesville Regional and advance to the National meet. UGA posted a 196.775 to secure the 2nd spot. Missouri was 3rd at 196.1, PSU 4th at 195.325, UNC 5th at 194.425 and UNH 6th at 194.175.
Alex McMurtry of Florida won the AA with a 39.675. She also took the UB and tied for the BB title with UGA's Ashlyn Broussard and the FX title with teammates Alicia Boren and Kennedy Baker. Florida's Rachel Slocum and UGA's Sydney Snead tied for the VT title.
PSU's Briannah Tsang and Sabrina Garcia were the top 2 AAers not on qualifying teams and will unofficially earn the individual spots at Nationals.
Link: Mizzou Release
Link: UGA Release
Wisconsin-Whitewater won its fourth National Championship at the 2017 NCGA (Division 3) Nationals. They won with a 191.0, easily defeating UW La Crosse (188.3), Brockport State (186.8), Ursinus (186.75), host UW Stout (186.475) and Springfield (184.775).
UW-Whitewater sophomore Lisa O'Donnell won the AA title with a 38.225. Oshkosh's Jessica Bernado was 2nd and Marissa DeAngelo of Springfield was 3rd.
Maya Albertin, L10 at Stars in Texas, has committed to Minnesota. She has finished in the top 5 AA at her meets this season, including a 5th place finish at her recent state meet. She also placed 2nd on vault and beam at that meet.
Wildfire Gymnastics has announced that Madison McIntyre is headed to Utah State next season. She has finished all of her meets this season in the top ten AA and recently placed 3rd AA at the SoCal state meet.
Emma LaPinta, L10 at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics, has committed to SEMO. This season she competed to a first place finish on floor and 3rd place all around at the Texas Prime. She competed one event at the Kurt Thomas Invite, floor exercise, and won that event.
For 36 teams, the season has built up to one day, the Regionals and the 12 teams that will qualify to the National semi-finals. There are six Regions and the top two teams in each Region will qualify to Nationals. Through the proliferation of online video and Conference TV networks, we've been able to follow the progress of every member of each and every Regional. Here's how the field shakes down.
Event champions were crowned on Saturday at the USA Gymnastic Collegiate Men's Nationals.