The season is down to its final weekend, and 39 teams are in the position to qualify for Regionals. 29 teams have their places set, but there are 9 teams battling for six remaining slots. And, there are 21 teams pursuing the Top 18 Regional Seeds.
The Women's National Rankings are out for the week of March 14th. With this release, a total of 29 teams have clinched their spots in the Regional competition. Ten more teams are battling for the last remaining 7 spots at Regionals. OU continues to lead the team race, with Florida 2nd and LSU 3rd.
No. 1 OU down host UCLA, despite resting several top gymnasts. Chayse Capps led the way, winning BB and the AA (39.55). Teammate Hunter Price won VT while Sooner McKenzie Wofford tied for the UB title with JaNay Honest. Five athletes tied for the FX title: AJ Jackson and Haley Scaman of OU, and Danusia Francis, Angi CIpra and Sadiqua Bynum of UCLA.
Link: UCLA Release
Host UIC fell to ASU's men's club team in their final home meet. Daniel Bronnenburg led ASU with a 15.25 on VT.
Link: UIC Release
Host Alaska won the first of two meets with Air Force this weekend. M'rcy Matsunami led the way, winning VT, UB and the FX en route to a 38.825 AA win. Air Force's Sarah Neumann won the BB.
Cal celebrated Senior Night with a season high score and win over Army. Bear senior Kevin Wolting led the way with a win on FX and VT, en route to a 88.9 AA win. Classmate Kyle Zemeir won Rings while classmate Takahiro Kawada won PH.
Cal posted its highest score in school history, a 197.5, to pick up a huge road score and move into the Top 12. Cal defeated NorCal rivals Sac State and host UC Davis. Toni-Ann Williams led the way once again, winning UB and FX. Teammates Arianna Robinson and Jessica Howe won VT and BB respectively. Lauren Rice led a trio of Sac State AAers with a 39.225.
Kentucky posted a solid 196.275 to boost their RQS and score a Senior Night win over Iowa State. Iowa State is battling to qualify to Regionals while UK is chasing a spot in the Top 20. Kentucky's Alex Hyland won the AA with a 39.3 and tied for the BB title with Iowa State's Alex Marasco to lead UK to the win. Teammate Sidney Dukes tied for titles on VT and UB. She tied on VT with teammate Aubree Rosa and on UB with teammate Marissa Beucler. Kentucky's Taylor Puryear won the FX.
OU posted the fourth-highest score in NCAA history to defeat host Ohio State. For the Buckeyes, Sean Melton won the AA with a 91.6, the top mark in the NCAA this season. He also won PB(t), HB and FX. Teammate Alec Yoder won PH. For OU, their superior depth carried the day, but Levi Anderson won VT and Yul Moldauer snagged a share of the PB title.
PSU celebrated Senior Night with a win over Nebraska. Leroy Clarke, Jr won PH and PB to lead the Nittany Lions. Teammates Dominic DiFulvio, Trevor Howard and Alexis Torres won Rings, VT and HB, respectively. For NU, Austin Epperson won FX while Anton Stephenson took the AA (86.75).