The Dismount: Week 3

It was a weekend of snow and upsets. Before the competitions even got underway, 12 teams cancelled or postponed their meets due to winter storm Jonas plummeting the east coast. North Carolina, West Chester, Towson, Maryland, Penn State, George Washington, Western Michigan, Yale, Penn, Illinois-Chicago, N.C. State and Temple all did not perform — some by their own free will and others not so much (Temple was stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for over 30 hours!).

But the competitions that did occur did not disappoint. No. 14 Missouri upset No. 9 Georgia after the Gymdogs imploded yet again on beam (are we sounding like a broken record yet?), No. 10 Arkansas defeated No. 4 Alabama for the first time ever in Tuscaloosa and second year in a row, and Pitt took the win over No. 15 New Hampshire in a quad turned dual.

Read more about those thrilling matchups and everything else you might have missed from this weekend’s events. You can also find full results, links to highlights and photo galleries and event winners.

No. 1 Florida at No. 8 Auburn: Full Results | Florida Photo Gallery | Auburn Video Highlights
Florida: 197.075 | Auburn: 195.900
VT: McMurtry 9.9 | UB: Sloan 9.925 | BB: McMurtry 9.9 | FX: Baker 9.95 | AA: Sloan 39.575In Florida head coach Jenny Rowland’s homecoming, she picked up yet another solid Gator win with a 197.075 on the road for a victory against her former team. Bridget Sloan did Bridget Sloan things, winning bars and the all around and improvising on beam and still earning a 9.875 for her quick thinking. Sophomore Alex McMurtry stuck her vault for the third time in a row and picked up a beam title to go along with it. Auburn started the meet off tight, trying too hard for the sticks on vault, resulting in unnecessary steps and hops. But the team bounced back on floor where it tallied a 49.175 which included Caitlin Atkinson’s 9.9 and Lexus Demers’ 9.925 in front of the team’s second-ever sold-out crowd.

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No. 35 Iowa State, No. 48 Arizona State at No. 2 Oklahoma: Full Results | OU Video Highlights | OU Photo Gallery
OU: 197.475 | ISU: 193.850 | ASU: 193.325
VT: Capps, Scaman, Jackson 9.875 | UB: Kmieciak, Wofford 9.925 | BB: Brown 9.925 | FX: Scaman 9.925 | AA: Capps, Kmieciak 39.5The meet for Oklahoma was more about posting a high score to add to its average rather than beating the other two teams in the competition. And the Sooners did just that, working through some of its beam and floor troubles from previous meets and posting the second-highest total so far this season. Chayse Capps and Keeley Kmieciak continued to develop into reliable all-arounders as well. As for their opponents, Iowa State had a solid performance on floor but left much to be desired on the remaining three apparatuses. Arizona State also continued its struggles on bars and beam but was saved once again by senior Taylor Allex’s floor score of 9.875, which helped the team to a season high.

Good way to start the meet tonight! #nailedit #makeitcOUnt

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No. 3 Michigan at No. 17 Illinois: Full Results | Videos and Interviews
Michigan: 196.900 | Illinois: 195.150
VT: Karas 9.95 | UB: Horth, Artz 9.9 | BB: Marinez, Artz 9.9 | FX: O’Connor 9.925 | AA: Karas 39.55Michigan just can’t seem to catch a break. The Wolverines scored their fourth 196.9 in as many tries, failing once again to get over the 197 hump in 2016. However, the mark is nothing to be ashamed about, and you can’t call the team inconsistent. Freshman Olivia Karas remained undefeated on vault with a 9.95 for her effort. She also won the all around with a 39.55. The team extended its streak of consecutive 49 event totals dating back to the 2014 season as well. Illinois struggled on bars and showed the vault changes are affecting it more than other teams. However, Mary Jane Horth and Giana O’Connor continued to be the team saviors, winning bars and floor, respectively.

No. 10 Arkansas at No. 4 Alabama: Full Results
Arkansas: 196.700 | Alabama: 196.400
VT: Guerrero, Wellick 9.9 | UB: Winston 9.9 | BB: A. Sims 9.95 | FX: Jetter 9.925 | AA: Beers, Wellick 38.95Going in, most fans thought it would be a quick and easy win for Alabama, especially at home. However, after everything was said and done, that was not the case. Trouble on beam spelled disaster for the Tide as the team was forced to count two falls from Lauren Beers and Kiana Winston after freshman Avery Rickett fell from the apparatus and could not finish her routine. But it wasn’t all Alabama’s undoing that sealed the win for Arkansas. The Razorbacks nailed their beam routines in the final rotation to seal the team’s first-ever win in Tuscaloosa and second victory in a row against the Tide.

No. 5 UCLA at No. 29 Arizona: Full Results
UCLA: 196.800 | Arizona: 196.475
VT: Hall 9.9 | UB: Ohashi 9.925 | BB: Cindric 9.875 | FX: Bynum 9.925 | AA: Ohashi 39.375A scary moment came on the beam when UCLA freshman Katelyn Ohashi fell on her neck after an equipment malfunction on her double pike dismount. But she eventually picked herself up off the mat and was allowed to perform again at the end of the lineup, scoring a 9.825 in the process and winning the all around and bar titles as well. That score helped UCLA to the win over Arizona despite the Wildcats scoring by far a season high. With many of the Bruins battling the flu, newcomers stepped up to pick up the slack. Sophomore Sonya Meraz and freshman Madison Preston competed on floor for the first time this season and Ohashi was back in the vault lineup. Arizona showed its strength on beam, hitting routine after routine with style and not just the same old compulsory set of skills seen by many other gymnasts around the country.

No. 11 Oregon State at No. 6 Utah: Full Results
Utah: 196.125 | Oregon State: 195.125
VT: Hughes 9.9 | UB: Rowe 9.95 | BB: Stover 9.925 | FX: Schwab 9.925 | AA: Gardiner 39.15Utah picked up yet another solid win at home over Oregon State Saturday afternoon. Some floor mistakes, though, kept the team total from being an outstanding mark and instead the Utes had to settle for a 196.125. Oregon State also had some bright spots. Kaytiana McMillan was back in on beam but many of the others in the lineup fell and the Beavers only tallied a 48.0. Maddie Gardiner picked the team up with her 39.15 in the all around and 9.875 on floor. For the Utes, junior Baely Rowe notched a 9.95 on bars, freshman Sabrina Schwab earned a career-high on floor with her 9.925 and Breanna Hughes also totaled a 9.9 on both vault and floor.


No. 20 Kentucky at No. 7 LSU: Full Results
LSU: 196.575 | Kentucky: 195.100
VT: Gnat 10.0 | UB: Priessman 9.925 | BB: Dukes, Finnegan 9.9 | FX: Gnat 9.95  | AA: Hambrick 39.325LSU showed up on vault. Juniors Sydney Ewing and Ashleigh Gnat led the Tigers to a big total on the event with a 9.975 and 10.0, respectively. Gnat’s perfect mark was the first of its kind on the event in 2016 and only the second 10 on any event. The Tigers took a step back on bars, having to count a fall, but rebounded in the second half of the competition, throwing up big scores on both beam and floor and showing last week’s dismal beam rotation was a distant memory. Kentucky also did fairly well with freshman Sidney Dukes continuing to impress. Dukes tied for the beam title with gymternet-favorite Sarah Finnegan and came in second in the all around behind LSU’s Myia Hambrick.

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No. 9 Georgia at No. 14 Missouri: Full Results
Missouri: 195.800 | Georgia: 195.350
VT: Ward, Snead, Rogers, Jay 9.875 | UB: Vaculik 9.875 | BB: Ward 9.9 | FX: Harris 9.925 | AA: Jay 39.475It’s the same old story. Through three events, Georgia annihilated the competition, leading Missouri by a sizeable margin. However, one look at the beam and the team crumbled. Well, most of it did. The first two Gymdogs up fell — and coincidentally those first two were the only gymnasts to hit in Monday’s meet. But things began to look up as senior Brandie Jay stuck her first ever competitive collegiate beam routine for a 9.85. Rachel Schick followed with a rocky but nonetheless solid 9.625. But then Brittany Rogers also fell. Mary Beth Box wrapped things up with a team-high 9.875, but the damage had already been done, and Missouri’s slow and steady pace throughout the whole competition paid off as the team pulled off yet another upset in 2016. Tiger Britney Ward continued to impress with a 9.875 on vault and 9.9 on beam and Kennedi Harris also produced yet another strong floor set for a 9.925.

No. 14 Mizzou defeats No. 9 Georgia, 195.800-195 350!!!! MIZ

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No. 13 Boise State, No. 42 UC Davis at No. 41 BYU: Full Results
Boise: 196.425 | BYU: 195.475 | UC Davis: 194.750
VT: Stockwell 9.925 | UB: Stockwell 9.875 | BB: Haliday 9.875 | FX: Collantes 9.925 | AA: Haliday, Remme 39.25

The underclassman stood out in Boise State’s win over BYU and UC Davis Friday night. Sophomore Ann Stockwell recorded a 9.925 and 9.875 on her two events, vault and bars, respectively and freshman Shani Remme tied for the all around crown with a 39.25. Sandra Collantes, a redshirt sophomore, also picked up an event title with her 9.925 on floor. BYU’s Makenzie Haliday also continued her solid senior season, taking a share of the all around title and posting the top score on beam with a 9.875.

No. 15 New Hampshire at No. 54 Pittsburgh: Full Results
Pitt: 193.550 | UNH: 193.275
VT: Pearson 9.75 | UB: King 9.825 | BB: Lauter, Aucoin 9.925 | FX: Offutt 9.9 | AA: Pearson 38.875Pittsburgh came away from a delay-filled, snowed, quad turned dual meet with the upset over New Hampshire. George Washington and Temple were originally supposed to make the trip as well but were unable to make it due to the blizzard. GWU stayed in Washington D.C. for preemptive reasons while Temple was stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for over 30 hours. But at the competition, things heated up. No. 15 New Hampshire, killed it on beam, totaling a 49.2 but fell to pieces on the remaining three events, only managing a low 48 on vault and 47s on bars and floor. Pitt, meanwhile, stayed consistently in the mid to high 48s on three events, sealing the win for the Panthers.

No. 40 Washington at No. 16 Denver: Full Results
Denver: 195.650 | Washington: 194.300
VT: McGee 9.9 | UB: McGee 9.875 | BB: Northey 9.825 | FX: McGee 9.975 | AA: McGee 39.5No. 51 Rutgers at No. 18 Nebraska: Full Results
Nebraska: 195.825 | Rutgers: 193.075
VT: Schweihofer 9.9 | UB: Williams 9.875 | BB: Williams 9.9 | FX: Blanske 9.95 | AA: Blanske 39.5

No. 44 Michigan State at No. 19 Minnesota: Full Results
Minnesota: 195.675 | MSU: 195.275
VT: Haines 9.825 | UB: Holst, Burt 9.85 | BB: Nordquist 9.95 | FX: Mable, Lagoski 9.9 | AA: Gardner 39.1

No. 21 Eastern Michigan, No. 62 Illinois State at No. 46 Ball State: Full Results
EMU: 195.050 | Ball State: 192.700 | Illinois State: 191.900
VT: Slocum 9.9 | UB: Conrad 9.8 | BB: Rubin 9.875 | FX: Slocum, Christian 9.85 | AA: Valentin 39.025

No. 22 California, No. 50 San Jose State at No. 24 Stanford: Full Results
Stanford: 196.675 | Cal: 195.650 | SJSU: 194.875
VT: Price 9.925 | UB: Price 9.925 | BB: Hong 9.925 | FX: Williams 9.925 | AA: Price 39.55

No. 32 Utah State at No. 23 Southern Utah: Full Results
SUU: 195.272 | USU: 194.900
VT: Webb 9.85 | UB: Martinez 9.95 | BB: Trejo, Webb, Briones 9.875 | FX: Webb, McIntire 9.825 | AA: McIntire 39.0

No. 25 Ohio State at No. 37 Iowa: Full Results
Iowa: 196.375 | OSU: 195.025
VT: Stone, Ortiz, Piorkowski 9.85 | UB: Zurawski 9.875 | BB: Drenth 9.9 | FX: Glover 9.9 | AA: Drenth 39.300

No. 61 William & Mary at No. 26 West Virginia: Full Results
WVU: 195.800 | W&M: 190.075
VT: Koshinski 9.9 | UB: Goldberg 9.875 | BB: Galpin 9.875 | FX: Muhammad 9.95 | AA: Muhammad 39.325

No. 28 Sacramento State at No. 63 Seattle-Pacific: Full Results
Sac State: 194.425 | SPU: 188.425
VT: McCartney 9.825 | UB: Soliwoda, Rice, McCartney 9.75 | BB: McCartney 9.875 | FX: Rice 9.85 | AA: McCartney 39.25

No. 34 Bridgeport, No. 81 Rhode Island College, No. 66 Southern Connecticut at No. 64 Brown: Full Results
Brown: 191.175 | Bridgeport: 190.850 | SCSU: 186.625 | RIC: 176.700
VT: Stewart 9.775 | UB: Chretien, Walters 9.75 | BB: Butchness 9.75 | FX: Hargrave 9.825 | AA: Mitchell 37.875

No. 36 Cornell at No. 73 SUNY-Cortland: Full Results
Cornell: 192.275 | Cortland: 189.300
VT: Bair 9.725 | UB: Molotsky, Green 9.8 | BB: Green 9.9 | FX: Dudley 9.775 | AA: Dudley 38.5

No. 38 Central Michigan at No. 45 Northern Illinois: Full Results
CMU: 195.275 | NIU: 194.675
VT: Janowicz 9.875 | UB: Carter, Carr, Kaplan 9.85 | BB: Clements, Fitzpatrick 9.825 | FX: Wenzel, Stambaugh 9.85 | AA: Janowicz 39.125

No. 46 Ball State, No. 43 Lindenwood at No. 62 Illinois State: Full Results
Lindenwood: 192.150 | Ball State: 192.050 | Illinois State: 190.800
VT: Sokolowski 9.825 | UB: Mohler 9.825 | BB: Pas 9.75 | FX: Christian 9.85 | AA: Sokolowski 38.8

Alaska at No. 47 Bowling Green: Full Results
BGSU: 194.075 | Alaska: 191.500
VT: Feely 9.8 | UB: Nocella 9.8 | BB: Mitchell 9.875 | FX: Heath 9.85 | AA: Feely 38.5

No. 52 SEMO at No. 74 Centenary: Full Results
SEMO: 193.225 | Centenary: 190.425
VT: Brawner 9.675 | UB: White, Brawner, Stanley 9.775 | BB: Jordan, Desjardins, Israel 9.725 | FX: Jones 9.825 | AA: Brawner 38.9

No. 65 Air Force, No. 74 Centenary, No. 52 SEMO at No. 53 Texas Woman’s: Full Results
SEMO: 191.900 | TWU: 191.600 | Centenary: 190.525 | Air Force: 190.500
VT: Brawner 9.8 | UB: White 9.85 | BB: Neumann 9.775 | FX: Jones 9.825 | AA: White 38.925

No. 60 Penn at No. 64 Yale: Full Results
Penn: 189.575 | Yale: 188.725
VT: Podsednik, Venuti 9.675| UB: Ryan, Winkelman, Shenberger 9.7 | BB: Tan 9.725 | FX: Alleyne, Lim 9.725 | AA: Ryan 37.750

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