OU leads the College Gymnastics Asssociation (CGA) Men's National Rankings for the week of January 16th, as administered by RoadtoNationals. Stanford is 2nd and Illinois is third. The Sooners received all the first place votes (the Men's rankings are based on coaches' votes, not scores).
After a big 198.025 this past week, OU takes over the top spot in the National standings, as compiled by RoadToNationals.com. They are closely followed by LSU, of course, with Florida rising to third. OU leads the nation on UB, BB and FX, while LSU is the top team on VT.
W&M posted strong individual performances at their State Open, with no team scores kept in the competition.
Stanford defeated cross-Bay rival Cal in "The Big Meet" on Sunday afternoon. Stanford was led by Akash Modi, who won PH and PB en route to a 87.15 AA win. Teammates Jordan DeClerk, Josiah Eng, Barrett Weiss, and Robert Neff won FX, Rings, VT and HB, respectively.
Link: Cal Release
OU broke the 198 barrier and downed the visitors from UCLA 198.025 to 196.825 in action Sunday afternoon. Frosh Maggie Nichols led the Sooners once again. She won the AA with a 39.75, won the FX, and tied for the titles on VT and UB. Teammate Chayse Capps tied Nichols on BB and won the BB. OU's Nicole Lehrmann and UCLA's Kyla Ross and Peng-Peng Lee tied for the UB title.
Link: OU Release
Cal defeated host Iowa 195.55 to 194.4 in the second of their road meets this weekend. Arianna Robinson led the Bears, winning the VT and tying for the FX title with teammate Toni-Ann Williams and Iowa frosh Clair Kaji. Bear teammate Desiree Palomares won the BB. Iowa's Angel Metcalf took the UB.
Link: Cal Release
CMU travelled cross-state and blasted to a 194.95 win over WMU (192.9). CMU's Bryttany Kaplan won the UB, Katy Clements won the BB, Gianna Plaska won the FX and frosh Denelle Pedrick won the AA. For WMU, Anna Corbett took another VT title.
Link: CMU Release
Nebraska opened solidly, posting a 195.7 to defeat the visitors from PSU, who managed just a 192.9 after fielding only five gymnasts on floor. Sienna Crouse led the Huskers, winning the FX and tying for the UB and AA (39.35) titles with teammate Jennie Laeng. Frosh Taylor Houchin won the VT. PSU's Nicole Medvitz won the BB.
Link: PSU Release
Brockport St took home the quad meet win, posting a 187.6. Ithaca was 2nd at 183.2 while Springfield was 3rd at 183.05. Host RIC completed their only home meet with a 176.375. Brockport was led by senior Jen Sklenar, who won BB and tied for 1st on FX with teammate Candis Kowalik. Springfield's Jess Clemens won UB and the AA (37.575).
Link: RIC Release
West Chester, led once again by star Majesta Valentine, posted a 190.65 to defeat Cortland State (179.05) and host Southern Connecticut (188.55). Valentine won the VT and UB en route to a 38.875 AA win. SCSU's Rotem Porat won the BB while teammate Alexandra Avendano won the FX.
Link: SCSU Release
|Brockport St, Ithaca, Springfield at RIC||12:00 ET||TBD||Link|
|NIU At Ball St||1:00 ET||TBD||Link|
|Cortland St, West Chester at SCSU||1:00 ET||TBD||Link|
|CMU at WMU||1:00 ET||TBD||ESPN3|
|PSU at NU||1:00 CT||Link|
|Cal at Iowa||2:00 CT||MSO||Fee|
|Missouri, SEMO at Lindenwood||3:00 CT||Link||Fee|
|UCLA at Oklahoma||3:45 CT||Link||FOX2Go|
|Stanford at Cal||12:00 PT||TBD||TBD|
|W&M at State Open||3:00 ET||Link|
Illinois posted a 412.15 to win the Windy City Invitational. Ohio State was 2nd at 403.45, while Michigan (397.1) nipped Minnesota (397.0) for 3rd. Iowa was fifth at 387.55 while UIC was sixth at 360.25. For Illinois, Bobby Baker won VT while Johnny Jacobson won the PB. Teammate Matt Foster tied with Ohio State's Alec Yoder on PH, while on Rings, Alex Diab tied with Ohio State's Tristan Burke. Ohio State's Jake Martin won the AA with an 83.4. Michigan's Emyre Cole won the FX.
Link: Ohio State Release