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Saturday, 03 April 2021 19:50

SLC Regional: Utah 197.925, LSU 197.75 Advance

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In a thrilling finish, Utah held onto a lead in the final round to win the Salt Lake City Regional and win a spot at Nationals.  The other three squads were neck and neck heading into the final round, with Kentucky just 0.025 ahead of LSU, and 0.175 ahead of ASU.  ASU finished first with a 49.525 on UB, while Kentucky had a few problems early in their FX lineup.  LSU proceeded to hit their opening BB routines, but a fall in the fifth spot put the pressure on anchor Raegan Campbell to deliver and secure the second spot at Nationals, which she did.  

Maile O'Keefe led Utah with a tie for first on three events. She tied on UB with ASU's Cairo Leonard Baker and UK's Raina Worley.   O'Keefe also tied for 1st on BB with teammates Cristal Isa and Abby Paulson, Worley and UK's Josie Angeny plus LSU's Sami Durante.  On FX, O'Keefe tied with teammate Sydney Soloski and LSU's Kiya Johnson.  On VT, LSU's Haleigh Bryant won with a 10. 

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Link:  Utah Release

OU posted a big 198.175 to win the Tuscaloosa Regional and advance to the National meet.  Alabama secured the 2nd spot at 197.575.  Arkansas posted a 196.7 to stay ahead of Missouri's 196.55.  For the Sooners, Olivia Trautman won VT with a 10 and teammate Anastasia Webb won BB and the AA (39.7). Bama's Shania Adams won UB while teammate Luisa Blanco won FX.

Link:  OU Release

Michigan tied its program record at 198.1 to win the Morgantown Regional and claim a spot at Nationals.  Cal was not far behind at 197.75 and claimed the second spot.  UCLA was third at 197.275 with Ohio State posting a 195.625.  Michigan's Sierra Brooks won the AA (39.75), BB and tied for 1st on VT with teammate Naomi Morrison. Teammate Natalie Wojcik won UB.  Wolverine Gabby Wilson and Cal's Kyana George tied for first on the FX.  

Link:  Release

Saturday, 03 April 2021 19:34

Men's: OU Wins MPSF Championship

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OU posted a 412.75 to best Stanford's 411.55 and claim it's ninth straight MPSF Championship title.  Air Force was third at 388.35 with Cal 4th at 386.95.  OU was paced by wins from Morgan Seyler on FX and Gage Dyer on FX.  Stanford's Brody Malone won HB and took the AA with an 83.05.  Cardinal Ian Gunther won PH and R.  Stanford teammate Blake Sun took the PB.  

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Saturday, 03 April 2021 19:29

Men's: Navy Claims ECAC Conference Title

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Navy claimed the ECAC Conference title, posting a 397.8.  W&M was second at 392.1, with Army third at 388.05.  Springfield completed the field at 381.75.   Navy was led by wins from David Toussaint on FX, Jake Carlson on R, Travis Keller on VT, Giovanni Gambatese on HB and Ryan McVay in the AA (79.2).  Army's Matthew Martin won the PH and W&M's Andrew Lyubovsky won the PB.  

Link:  Release

Saturday, 03 April 2021 19:01

Athens Regional: Florida, Minnesota Advance to Nationals

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Florida posted a 197.7 to win the Athens Regional and advance to the NCAA Nationals.  Minnesota posted a 197.425 to place 2nd and claim the other available slot at Nationals.  DU posted a 197.275 to just fall short of the Gophers.  NC State was 4th at 196.15.   DU's Lynnzee Brown won the UB and FX with a 10 and the AA at 39.75. Florida's Leah Clapper tied for 1st on BB with DU's Alexis Vasquez and Minn's Lexy Ramler. Gopher Mya Hooten won VT.

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Kentucky held back LSU's comeback to take the evening session in Round 2 of the SLC Regional, and advance to the Final.  LSU also advances, after suffering problems on BB to open the meet.  Arizona and USU tied for third at 196.025.   Kentucky was led by Raena Worley, who tied for 1st on UB with LSU's Sami Durante.  LSU's Kiya Johnson won the AA with a 39.7 and took the FX title.  She also tied for first on VT with teammate Haleigh Bryant.  LSU's Raegan Campbell won BB. 

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OU posted a 198 to advance to the Tuscaloosa Regional final.  Missouri also advanced, with a season-high 197.325, the third highest score in school history.  Maryland posted a 195.075.  Sooner Anastasia Webb won UB with a 10 and took the AA with a 39.6.  She also tied for first on FX with teammate Olivia Trautman.  Sooner Karrie Thomas won BB with a 9.975.  Trautman and fellow Sooners Audrey Davis, Allie Stern and Katherine Lavasseur tied with Maryland's Alexis Rubio for first on VT. 

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Michigan won the second session of Round 2 at the Morgantown Regional.  UCLA was 2nd.  Host WVU posted a 195.65 for 3rd, well ahead of Kent State's 194.3.  Sierra Brooks led Michigin, winning the AA (39.65) and the VT.  Teamamtes Abby Heiskell and Gabby Wilson tied for first on FX.  On UB, Wolverine Natalie Wojcik tied with UCLA's Marzetta Frazier and PSU's Alissa Bonsall for first.  On BB, UCLA's Norah Flatley and UNH's Hailey Lui tied for top honors.

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Florida and NC State advanced to the Athens Regional Final.  Illinois posted a 196.375 and CMU 195.575.  NC State is the first team to advance to a Regional final after competing through the "play in" round, since the format was introduced in 2018-2019.  They were placed in the "play in" rounds despite qualifying in 26th place.  Florida's Megan Skaggs won VT and the AA (39.65). Teammates completed a sweep: Trinity Thomas on UB, Alyssa Bauman on BB, Nya Reed on FX.

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Ute Maile O'Keefe won BB and the AA with a 39.575 to lead the Red Rocks to a spot in the Salt Lake City Regional Finals.   ASU's Hannah Scharf won VT and FX and teammate Cairo Leonard Baker won the UB as the Gym Devils held off SUU's 195.927 and Boise's State's 195.825.  Boise State was in a strong position to challenge for the 2nd spot before problems on BB.

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Alabama got 10s from Makarri Doggette on UB and Luisa Blanco on BB to lead Bama to a win in the Tuscaloosa Regional Semi-Finals.  Arkansas placed 2nd in a closely contested round with a 197.25, with Iowa 3rd at 197.05.  Iowa State was not far behind at 196.525.   Blanco also won the AA with 39.8 and tied for 1st on FX with Arkansas' Sophia Carter and Iowa's Jerquavia Henderson.  For Illinois State, individual qualifier Angelica Labat won VT. 

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Cal posted their second highest score in team history as they advanced to the final of the Morgantown Regional.  Ohio State advanced with a 196.525.  BYU posted a 196.35 and Towson a 195.025 to complete their season.  Cal swept the top places: Nina Schank on VT, Emi Watterson on UB, Maya Bordas on BB, Kyana George on FX, and Andi Li in the AA with a 39.475.

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Minnesota posted a 197.625 to easily win their session in Round 2 at the Athens Regional.  Denver posted a 196.775 to narrow edge host UGA's 196.75 and a claim the 2nd spot in the Regional final.  Oregon State posted a 196.375 for fourth.  Ona Loper and Lexy Ramler led the way for the Gophers.  Loper posted a 10 on VT and tied for first on FX with DU's Lynnzee Brown. Ramler won the UB, BB and the AA with a 39.775. 

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Skinner stepped away from college gymnastics to take a run at spot on the Olympic team, but she has one more year of NCAA eligibility.  This past year she suffered setbacks due to Covid-19 and a foot injury. Over the summer she will reevaluate whether she is healthy enough to compete one more year at Utah.   Barring health issues, she intends to return to Utah in the fall.

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Thursday, 01 April 2021 21:22

UW Stout 184.15 at UW Eau Claire 178.85

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Stout continued their winning ways as they concluded their season with a win over Eau Claire.  For Stout, Carlie Beatty won BB and Shadae Boone won FX.  Eau Claire's Tia Ravara won the UB and the AA (37.0).  Teammate Andrea Gessner added a win on VT. 

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