We had our first 198 of the season this weekend as Florida (surprise, surprise) dominated Alabama at home. And by dominate we mean completely annihilated. The Gators couldn’t just sail to the first 198, they had to do it with three perfect 10s. But those weren’t the only perfect marks in the county. LSU’s Ashleigh Gnat scored her second consecutive one on vault at Metroplex. Oklahoma sought revenge on its early-season loss at LSU and Georgia finally stayed on beam when it counted. It was an exciting weekend in NCAA gymnastics, but we didn’t expect you to have caught it all. So 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.
Florida: 198.175 | Alabama: 197.525
VT: Boren, Baker 9.95 | UB: McMurtry 10.0 | BB: Sloan 10.0 | FX: Baker 10.0 | AA: Sloan 39.775
It was definitely an exciting meet to say the least. The Gators showed up to play against conference-rival Alabama. With three 10.0s and a slew of other 9.9s, Florida notched the first 198 in the country this season. Bridget Sloan also had a night, with the first perfect mark on beam this season from any gymnast and a 9.975 on floor to go along with it. McMurtry’s 10 on bars was the first in the country this season on the event and Kennedy Baker’s perfect mark on floor was the second. Alabama didn’t do too shabby itself, scoring a season-high with help from Aja Sims’ 9.975 on beam, a 9.925 on floor from Kiana Winston and a 9.9, 9.925 and 9.95 from Lauren Beers.
OU: 197.550 | LSU: 196.750 | UW: 196.175 | Stanford: 196.075 | Missouri: 195.825
VT: Gnat 10.0 | UB: Wofford, Price 9.95 | BB: Gnat, Hong 9.925 | FX: Jones 9.95 | AA: Price 39.6
It was a close competition with LSU and Oklahoma battling it out for the win. But two falls on beam from LSU and a nailed performance overall from Oklahoma sealed the win for the Sooners. The teams are now tied in head-to-head matchups in 2016. Despite throwing up a huge vault rotation to end the night, which included a second-consecutive perfect 10 from Ashleigh Gnat, the Tigers weren’t able to make up for their mistakes on beam. The Sooners stayed consistent all night and finally competed solid beam and floor routines throughout the lineups to tally their biggest total of the season. In a surprise, Washington had the third-highest team total with its first 196 of the season. The Huskies’ previous high in 2016 was just a 194.650. Stanford came in a close fourth, narrowly finishing behind Washington by just a tenth. It was floor that plagued the Cardinal as the team only managed a 48.55.
No. 3 Michigan at No. 17 Nebraska: Full Results
Nebraska: 196.775 | Michigan: 196.550
VT: Laeng, Karas, Chiarelli, Sheppard 9.85 | UB: Laeng 9.925 | BB: Williams 9.95 | FX: Artz 9.975 | AA: Karas 39.525For the first time since 2014, Michigan scored lower than a 49.0 on an event during a competition. The Wolverines were forced to count a 9.325 on beam from Lauren Marinez after both she and Nicole Artz had missed routines. But the whole meet wasn’t a downer for the team. The floor lineup scored a whopping 49.55, which included a 9.975 from Artz, a 9.95 from Olivia Karas and a 9.9 from Talia Chiarelli. Nebraska took advantage of Michigan’s mistakes and stole the win from under the Wolverines’ noses. Grace Williams had a career-high 9.95 on beam and 9.9 on bars while Jennie Laeng had a 9.925 on bars. The Huskers were still without Ashley Lambert for a second week in a row, though. But overall, consistency won out, as Nebraska upset Michigan after a slow start to its 2016 season.
No. 4 UCLA at No. 21 California: Full Results
Cal: 196.375 | UCLA: 195.175
VT: Williams, Lee 9.875 | UB: Honest 9.875 | BB: Francis 9.925 | FX: Williams 9.9 | AA: Williams 39.25Mistakes by UCLA on bars and beam made the competition closer and more exciting than most thought before it started. Going into the last rotation, California had the lead by a little over three tenths. The bears finished the job with five strong floor routines, including Toni-Ann Williams’ 9.9, and defeated UCLA for the first time since 1985 and only the third time ever. The Bruins’ mistakes on bars were silly: falling over on handstands as well as falls on beam from lineup veteran Peng-Peng Lee and lineup newcomer Angi Cipra. Vault was better but still not a strong point for the team. Things picked up on floor but landings weren’t precise as they usually are for the No. 1 floor team in the country. And in the end there were just too many mistakes to overcome to beat the up-and-coming Cal team. Cal has one of the most difficult vault lineups in the country with a whoppingfive10.0 start value vaults. Bars and beam were an improvement upon recent meets, and floor, led by Williams, was a major strength. While UCLA had an off meet, it gained valuable knowledge about its second-tier gymnasts as head coach Valerie Kondos Field took the opportunity to rest many of the starters and explore depth. Meanwhile, Cal continued to show fans it’ll be one to keep an eye on in the coming years.
No. 20 Arizona at No. 7 Utah: Full Results
Utah: 197.150 | Arizona: 194.850
VT: Edwards, Delaney 9.85 | UB: Hughes 9.925 | BB: Hughes, Rowe 9.85 | FX: Partyka 9.975 | AA: Hughes 39.525Despite losing standout sophomore Kari Lee at the beginning of the week due to an Achilles tear, Utah showed vast improvements on floor, an event it’s been struggling on so far this season. The Utes had a 9.9, 9.925, 9.95 and 9.975 for close out the meet after changing around the lineup. Bars was also a strong point for the team, as it totaled 49.425 for its efforts.
Arkansas: 196.600 | Auburn:195.975
VT: Wellick, Rott 9.9 | UB: Engler, Milliet 9.875 | BB: Wellick, Nelson, Demers 9.85 | FX: Nelson 9.925 | AA: Wellick 39.5
It was a weird meet. Just minutes after her teammate went down with an injury, Lexus Demers vaulted a stuck Yurchenko full to right the ship. But then MJ Rott balked on her vault but did not touch the table or board and got another opportunity to get a score. And she nailed it, sticking her vault as well for a 9.9. But the wheels fully came off on beam as Emma Engler not only fell on her dismount but had what looked to be a severe knee injury. That fall came after a fall from Taylor Krippner, meaning the Tigers would have to count a miss and a 9.65 on the event. The Razorbacks continued what they started last week when they upset Alabama, performing consistent routines to slowly inch ahead of the Tigers for the win. Wellick delivered with a 9.9 on vault and floor. Samantha Nelson also had a career-high 9.925 on floor for Arkansas.
No. 34 BYU at No. 10 Boise State: Full Results
Boise: 196.400 | BYU: 195.100
VT: Stockwell, Douglas 9.85 | UB: Jacobsen 9.95 | BB: Halliday 9.925 | FX: Collantes, krentz 9.95 | AA: Collantes 39.475In its first home meet of the season, Boise State showed it deserves its high ranking. The Underclassmen showed up and did not disappoint with Ann Stockwell posting 9.85s on her two events, vault and bars, Shani Remme had 9.875s on both bars and beam and a second-place finish in the all around and Sandra Collantes won the all around and had a huge 9.95 on floor. Bronco Krystine Jacobsen also had a 9.95 on bars and Maddie Krentz a 9.95 on floor. The team posted one of the top totals in the nation on bars with its 49.425 with all six of its competitors posting higher scores than BYU’s gymnasts. BYU’s Mackenzie Halliday was the highlight of its meet. The veteran won beam with a 9.925 and a third-place finish in the all around.
GWU: 194.950 | UNC: 194.275
VT: Drouin-Allaire 9.875 | UB: Hedelund, Raineri 9.825 | BB: Lane, Peterson, Zois, Pfeiler 9.85 | FX: Lane 9.825 | AA: Drouin-Allaire 39.25George Washington continued to perform consistent gymnastics at North Carolina Saturday afternoon to pick up yet another win on the season and put up another solid score to keep it in the top 20 in the rankings. While it wasn’t phenomenal in any particular place, the Colonials put together a complete meet without having to count a fall. Cami Drouin-Allaire won vault with a 9.875 with only a Yurchenko full. She also won the all around with a 39.25. Chelsea Raineri picked up a share of the bars win with Tar Heel Kaitlynn Hedelund while UNC’s Morgan Lane and Sarah Peterson and GWU’s Alex Zois and Liz Pfeiler all tied for the beam win. Lane also won floor with a 9.825.
Georgia: 196.275 | Kentucky: 195.050
VT: Jay 9.9 | UB: Rogers 9.925 | BB: Rogers 9.875 | FX: Box 9.9 | AA: Jay 39.35Georgia finally hit five beam routines and put together a solid meet to take home the win at Kentucky. Despite Gracie Cherrey’s fall on the Gymdogs’ nemesis, the rest of the lineup stayed put on four inches with a high from 9.875 Brittany Rogers. Rogers also had a 9.925 on bars for her elite-level routine and Brandie Jay had a 9.9 on vault for her stuck Yurchenko 1.5. Jay competed beam for the second time in her career, nailing the routine and winning her second all around title in as many tries. Kentucky was once again led by its underclassmen with Sidney Dukes scoring the top score for the team on two events and finishing second in the all around.
Denver: 196.125 | BGSU: 194.525
VT: McGee 9.85 | UB: McGee 9.9 | BB: Mitchell, McGee 9.85 | FX: McGee 9.925 | AA: McGee 39.525It was the Nina McGee show in Bowling Green Saturday afternoon as the fifth-year senior won or shared all four event titles and the all around. It was Bowling Green’s first time ever competing inside the Stroh Center and posted a season-high team total for the occasion. Denver was still without Maggie Laughlin and Rachel Fielitz (out for the season) who have been out with injuries. However, the Pioneers still managed a low 196 despite being without two of its high-contributing gymnasts.
OSU: 195.875 | ASU: 193.075
VT: Allex 9.85 | UB: M. Colussi-Pelaez 9.85 | BB: Gardiner 9.925 | FX: Perez 9.9 | AA: Gardiner 39.3In its annual Dam Cancer meet, Oregon State continued to improve upon its early-season results, posting a high 195 for an overall average-but-not-great meet. Maddie Gardiner fixed her beam problems from last week, scoring a 9.925 on the event while fan-favorite Risa Perez had a 9.9 on floor to help the Beavers to the win against Perez’s former team. Arizona State continued to be meh, but a slightly better meh than previous performances. Bars still continue to be an issue for the Sun Devils, but everyone managed to stay on beam and on their feet on vault. So improvements happened even if the results didn’t fully show it.
Minnesota: 196.075 | OSU: 194.900
VT: Stone 9.875 | UB: Holst 9.975 | BB: Harrison, Mable 9.9 | FX: DeMuse 9.875 | AA: Mable 39.15No. 19 Illinois at No. 32 Penn State: Full Results
Illinois: 195.725 | Penn State: 195.025
VT: Tsang 9.85 | UB: Raygoza, Horth 9.9 | BB: LeDuc, Kato 9.9 | FX: Tsang 9.925 | AA: Horth 39.400
No. 42 Northern Illinois at No. 24 Eastern Michigan: Full Results
EMU: 194.775 | NIU: 193.950
VT: Van Voorhis 9.8 | UB: Conrad, Carter 9.85 | BB: Rubin 9.825 | FX: Ebeyer, Slocum, Martucci 9.85 | AA: Valentin 38.875
No. 51 Bridgeport, No. 26 New Hampshire, No. 69 Southern Connecticut State at No. 64 Yale: Full Results
UNH: 195.800 | Bridgeport: 193.650 | Yale: 191.475 | SCSU: 187.875
VT: Tralli 9.775 | UB: Mulligan 9.9 | BB: Lauter 9.925 | FX: Pflieger 9.9 | AA: Pflieger, Lauter 39.15
No. 39 UC-Davis at No. 30 Sacramento State: Full Results
Sac State: 194.250 | UC Davis: 193.100
VT: Konnor 9.875 | UB: McCartney 9.85 | BB: Stamates 9.875 | FX: Rice, Yektaparast, Stamates 9.875 | AA: McCartney 39.3
No. 46 Lindenwood, No. 37 N.C. State at No. 38 Iowa State: Full Results
Iowa State: 195.650 | N.C. State: 194.475 | Lindenwood: 194.250
VT: A. Phillips 9.875 | UB: Green, Sievers 9.9 | BB: Marasco 9.875 | FX: Watkins 9.875 | AA: Young 39.225
No. 53 Pittsburgh, No. 50 Rutgers, No. 48 Towson at No. 40 Michigan State: Full Results
MSU: 193.925 | Towson: 193.800 | Rutgers: 193.550 | Pitt: 193.100
VT: Deans, Wilson 9.85 | UB: McKellar 9.85 | BB: Offutt 9.875 | FX: Lagoski, Ryan, Offutt 9.85 | AA: Offutt 39.25
No. 55 Texas Woman’s, No. 65 Seattle Pacific, No. 62 William & Mary at No. 43 San Jose State: Full Results
SJSU: 192.825 | TWU: 191.275 | SPU: 189.875 | W&M: 187.650
VT: Hundley, Matos 9.8 | UB: Hundley, Simpson, Malecki 9.8 | BB: Jones 9.85 | FX: Matos 9.8 | AA: Won 38.8
No. 67 Centenary, No. 63 Temple, No. 70 Ursinus at No. 59 West Chester: Full Results
West Chester: 190.875 | Temple: 189.575 | Ursinus: 186.925 | Centenary: 177.900
VT: Odom, Gipson 9.65 | UB: Wiczkowski, Gopson, Odom 9.65 | BB: Knapp 9.8 | FX: Valentine 9.8 | AA: Valentine 38.775
No. 67 Centenary, No. 59 West Chester at No. 60 Penn: Full Results
West Chester: 190.875 | Penn: 190.600 | Centenary: 186.350
VT: White 9.7 | UB: Brannon 9.825 | BB: Valentine 9.825 | FX: Valentine 9.775 | AA: Valentine 38.925
No. 61 Brown, No. 71 SUNY-Cortland, No. 69 Southern Connecticut at No. 76 Springfield: Full Results
Brown: 192.575 | SCSU: 189.025 | Cortland: 187.275 | Springfield: 186.850
VT: Holman 9.75 | UB: Morant 9.8 | BB: Mitchell, Porat 9.8 | FX: Pruchnik 9.825 | AA: Mitchell 38.55