The Dismount: Week 6

If you thought there were a lot of upsets to start the 2016 season, you didn’t see anything compared to this weekend in NCAA gymnastics. No. 4 Alabama went down to No. 8 Auburn when the Tigers broke a 117-meet streak spanning 37 years. No. 5 LSU also lost to No. 11 Georgia. Rutgers picked up its first Big 10 win over Maryland and Iowa continued its success, beating Illinois. Minnesota remained undefeated, picking up a win over Nebraska, and Kentucky earned its first conference win of the season over Missouri. Read all about each of the top 15 meets, find individual event winners and links to team recaps and full results below.

Perfect 10 Challenge: No. 12 Denver, No. 17 George Washington, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 30 Utah State: Full Results
OU: 197.675 | DU: 196.000 | GWU: 195.750 | USU: 195.100
VT: Scaman 9.95 | UB: Kmieciak, Lehrmann 9.95 | BB: Capps 9.925 | FX: McGee 9.925 | AA: Capps 39.625Both Denver and George Washington entered the competition undefeated but despite putting up stones performances, left with losses. Oklahoma won the meet with another mid-197, backed by Chayse Capps’ all around win and season-high performances from many member of the team. While some scores were a bit generous, the Sooners will take the road score to add to its already great average, most likely remaining on top of the rankings another week. The team also took the meet as an opportunity to explore depth, putting up Ali Jackson on beam for the first time. Denver’s Nina McGee continued to kill it, posting the top floor score of the night and helping Denver to yet another 196. GW performed well on many of the girls’ first time on podium, scoring a high 195 for its efforts. The Colonials proved they deserved to be hanging with the big girls after competing alongside them and getting similar scores to what they’ve seen so far this season. Utah State also had a nice

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performance as the fourth team in the competition. Posting its highest road score of the year.
No. 9 Arkansas at No. 2 Florida: Full Results
UF: 197.450 | Arkansas: 195.975
VT: Boren 9.95 | UB: McMurtry, Sloan 9.95 | BB: McMurtry 9.95 | FX: Sloan 9.95 | AA: Boren 39.525To start, it looked like Arkansas might in fact be on its way to yet another upset over a top-ranked team. But mistakes on floor, including a serious injury to one of gymnasts, prevented the girl win from happening. After Leah MacMoyle went down on her last pass, the rest of the floor lineup was visible shaken, not putting together performances like it typically does. And despite resting some of its key gymnasts this week, Florida still came out with the win. Bridget Sloan was out of the vault lineup while Kennedy Baker was resting on floor, allowing freshman Ashley Hiller to step in and gain valuable experience.

No. 40 Michigan State at No. 3 Michigan: Full Results
UM: 197.225 | MSU: 195.425
VT: Chiarelli 9.925 | UB: Artz 9.925 | BB: Artz 9.95 | FX: Karas 9.925 | AA: Artz 39.5For the second time this week, Michigan surpassed the 197 mark. The #FlipForChip meet, started off with a bang, with Olivia Karas scoring a 9.9 and Talia Chiarelli a 9.925 on vault. Lindsay WIlliams (9.9, 9.9) and Nicole Artz (9.925, 9.95) added to the success on bars and beam, and Karas finished off the performance with a 9.925 on floor. Michigan State had some struggles on bars and floor but competed consistently on vault

and beam to put together an overall solid performance for its season-high in 2016.
No. 4 Alabama at No. 8 Auburn: Full Results
Auburn: 197.275 | Alabama: 197.250
VT: Beers, Brannan, Guerrero, Atkinson 9.9 | UB: Bailey, Atkinson, Milliet 9.9 | BB: Atkinson 9.925 | FX: Atkinson 9.925 | AA: Atkinson 39.650For the first time in thirty seven years and 117 attempts, the Auburn gymnastics team beat in-state rival Alabama. By the smallest margin possible, the Tigers snapped the long losing streak that had been around since Jimmy Carter was president. It was a come-from-behind win, but Auburn looked good all night, especially on vault where the landings were secure and clean unlike most of the meets prior to Friday. Floor was also a highlight, and junior Caitlin Atkinson closed out the meet with a bang, earning the exact score she needed to bring home a win.

Alabama didn’t do bad by any means, but the little mistakes added up and the Crimson Tide didn’t look as sharp as they normally do. Head coach Dana Duckworth continued to play around with lineups, which could have contributed to the loss. With two major upsets over Alabama this season, it may be time to start solidifying the top six on each event.
No. 24 West Virginia at No. 4 Alabama: Full Results
Alabama: 197.375 | WVU: 195.250
VT: Winston, Muhammad 9.9 | UB: brannan, Jetter 9.875 | BB: Sims, Bailey 9.95 | FX: Beers 9.95 | AA: Beers 38.875In a rare Sunday afternoon meet, Alabama took the opportunity to experiment with lineups, even more so than usual. Many freshmen got the chance at competing while lineup mainstays had a chance to rest over the two-meet weekend. But despite all the changes, Alabama still posted a big 197.375, backed by a 49.55 on beam. Aja Sims and Katie Bailey had 9.95s on the event and Nickie Guerrero had a 9.925. Lauren Beers closed out the meet on floor with a 9.95 even after falling on beam. West Virginia also had a good learning experience, competing in front of a big Alabama crowd. The team only scored a 195.250 and had mistakes on beam. However, vault was stellar, especially since the vault code changes have limited most team’s scoring potential on the event. Zaakira Muhammad had a 9.9 whole Kirah Koshinski finished the rotation with a 9.85. Robyn Bernard also had a 9.875 to start the Mountaineers off.


No. 5 LSU at No. 11 Georgia: Full Results
Georgia: 197.525 | LSU: 196.800
VT: Gnat 9.95 | UB: Rogers 9.95 | BB: Rogers, Macadaeg 9.925 | FX: Box, Jay, Gnat 9.925 | AA: Jay 39.675For the second week in a row, Georgia upset a strong conference foe at home, beating LSU on alumni night. The Gymdogs not only smashed their previous season-high but hit all six beam routines, totaling a 49.425 on the event. Vault and beam were also strong for the team, but bars wasn’t as good as previous meets, proving the team can only get better from here. LSU had adversity from the start with freshman Lexie Priessman going down in the pre meet warm ups. Her status is unknown but the coaching staff is optimistic about her prognosis. While the Tigers had many highlights, there were also some lows. Ashleigh Gnat fell on beam while Sarah Finnegan fell on floor. Randi Wyrick also had a miss on bars.

But on vault, the fans were treated to a show with both Georgia’s Brittany regress and Gnat competing double-twisting Yurchenkos. They were the first of their kind to ever be performed in Stegeman Coliseum. Gymdogs senior had herself a night, which led to the Georgia win. Jay had a trio of 9.925s as well as a career-high 9.9 beam.
No. 32 Washington at No. 6 Utah: Full Results
Utah: 197.125 | Washington: 196.250
VT: Delaney, Hughes 9.9 | UB: Schwab 9.925 | BB: Northey 9.9 | FX: Hughes 9.975 | AA: Hughes 39.575A week removed from a narrow loss to UCLA, the Utes were back home in front of its massive crowd. The Utes continued to string together good performances. However, the landings and various details throughout could have been cleaner. With a bit of a help from the judges, the team found its way to a 197, including a 49.525 total on floor. Breanna Hughes won the all around with a 39.575. She also took top honors on floor with a 9.975 and tied for the vault title with teammate Kailah Delaney with a 9.9. But above anything Utah did, Washington actually had a pretty awesome meet, scoring a whopping 49.3 on floor and above 49 on vault and beam as well. Allison Northey came


close to the top all around score with a 39.55 with a 9.9 on beam and 9.925 on floor. It was the Huskies highest score of the season and second 196 so far.
No. 16 Oregon State at No. 7 UCLA: Full Results
UCLA: 197.475 | Oregon State: 196.225
VT: Honest, Preston 9.9 | UB: McMillan 9.925 | BB: DeJesus 9.975 | FX: Bynum 9.975 | AA: Francis 39.45After a week of being an internet sensation, Sophina DeJesus took to the competition floor once again, and handled the pressure quite well apart from a fluke error on bars that some have been calling a “reverse Shayla.” DeJesus notched the top beam scores with a 9.975. She also hit another solid floor routine that made the crowd go wild, earning a 9.9. Sadiqua Bynum closed out the show with a 9.975 on floor, which followed Angi Cipra’s 9.95. Danusia Francis had a 9.95 on feam and freshman Nicki Shapiro, in her first ever collegiate routine, scored a 9.9 on beam. Peng-Peng Lee had her third error in five tries on the same event and only ended with a simple layout, tallying just a 8.875. The crowd wasn’t into just DeJesus’ floor routine though. Fans in the stands cheered for every bit of


exciting gymnastics from both sides of the competition floor. Risa Perez got cheers for her personality-filled and energetic floor piece and Kaytianna McMillan’s floor back spin and beam one-armed front handspring to knee produced audible gasps. McMillan also scored a 9.925 on bars to start her great night. Danusia Francis also had herself a night, competing vault for the first time ever in college and winning the all around in the process.
No. 13 Stanford at No. 27 Arizona: Full Results
Stanford: 196.650 | Arizona: 196.150
VT: Price 9.875 | UB: Price 9.975 | BB: Price 9.875 | FX: Price, Spector 9.925 | AA: Price 39.65With a season-high for Stanford on floor, the Cardinal took home a win over former Stanford gymnast Tabitha Yim who is in her first year as head coach at Arizona. The Cardinal had an improved performance from its Monday night meet, scoring a 196.650, which almost matched its season-high. But the main story from the meet came from the Wildcats on the last routine of the night. Kennady Schneider was set to perform her routine, but after beginning the music went out and she kept going. The music then came back in part-way through the set, but she continued unfazed. However, after the fact, the judges gave Schneider an overtime deduction of one tenth for the effort, making Yim more than a little upset. One judge awarded the routine a 9.9 while the other only a 9.75. Schneider was


visibly rattled, tears falling from her eyes. At first it appeared as if she would get a redo because of an equipment malfunction, but that was later dismissed, leaving fans and the team alike frustrated. But on the bright side, Stanford’s Elizabeth Price won yet another all around title and swept the individual events as well. Ivana Hong bounced back from her beam fall with a hit routine, and Haley Spector picked up a 9.925 on floor. Arizona’s Jessie Sisler, the 2015 Pac-12 co-floor champion had a 9.9 for herself on floor, and the Wildcats finished with a strong 196.150, hitting 24-for-24 routines despite the controversial ending.
No. 10 Boise State at No. 45 San Jose State: Full Results
Boise State: 196.275 | SJSU: 193.700
VT: Bennion 9.825 | UB: Jacobsen 9.95 | BB: Unpingco 9.85 | FX: Krentz 9.9 | AA: Collantes 39.15Boise State continued its impressive trek to a potential nationals spot by posting yet another solid 196. However, at this point, the overall scores need to start increasing along with the other teams. Vault is still lower, so for a team without a lot of difficult vaults, producing bigger numbers on the remaining three events in crucial. And for Boise, those three are quite consistent, with the Broncos tallying 49.25, 49.1 and 49.1, respectively. Sandra Collantes won the all around with a 39.15, Krystine Jacobsen posted a huge 9.95 on bars and Maddie krentz had a 9.9 on floor. For San Jose State, the team had a rough time on beam, having to count three sub-9.7 scores. Floor was also underwhelming with only one score at 9.7 with the rest sitting under the mark. The Spartan’s Marissa Unpingco won beam with a 9.85.


No. 18 Minnesota at No. 14 Nebraska: Full Results
Minnesota: 196.300 | Nebraska: 196.100
VT: Laeng 9.875 | UB: Holst, Mable 9.875 | BB: Mable, Williams 9.9 | FX: Blanske 9.95 | AA: Mable 39.525Minnesota continued an unexpected win streak Friday night in Husker territory, upsetting Nebraska and adding another win to its undefeated record. The Gophers were calm and consistent throughout the meet, taking advantage of Nebraska’s mistakes. The Huskers started out with a rough vault rotation and the errors continued from there. The loss was the second in a row from a lower-ranked opponent for the team. For Minnesota, Lindsay Mable was back to her old self, posting the top all around score and winning a share of the bars and beam titles as well. The Gophers also had a season-high total in Lincoln.


No. 15 Missouri at No. 25 Kentucky: Full Results
UK: 196.050 | Missouri: 194.675
VT: Ward 9.875 | UB: Beucler 9.875 | BB: Dukes 9.9 | FX: Puryear 9.875 | AA: Stuart 39.175In the first upset of the weekend, Kentucky outlasted Missouri at home, defeating the Tigers in an exciting competition broadcast live on the SEC Network. The team continued it improvement once again with help from its underclassmen. Missouri didn’t do bad, but it was less sharp and had more mistakes than it typically does. Counting a fall on floor and a handful of lower totals on the other events hurt the Tigers in the end. But that’s not to take away from Kentucky’s performance. Standout freshman from a year ago Sydney


Waltz was finally back from an ACL tear, and the Wildcats looked more put together than in past competitions.
No. 19 California at No. 50 Arizona State: Full Results
Cal: 196.900 | ASU: 194.725
VT: Williams 9.925 | UB: Williams 9.9 | BB: Williams 9.925 | FX: Williams, Allex 9.95 | AA: Williams 39.7No. 26 Iowa at No. 20 Illinois: Full Results
Iowa: 196.275 | Illinois: 195.125
VT: Piorkowski 9.875 | UB: Sotillo 9.9 | BB: Drenth, Metcalf 9.875 | FX: Buchanan, O’Connor, Glover 9.875 | AA: Drenth 39.3

No. 31 BYU, No. 36 Sacramento State at No. 21 Southern Utah: Full Results
SUU: 195.975 | BYU: 194.000 | Sac State: 193.300
VT: Ramirez 9.875 | UB: Shettles 9.875 | BB: Bozzuto, Vidmar 9.85 | FX: Trejo 9.9 | AA: Halliday 39.175

No. 68 Southern Connecticut State at No. 22 New Hampshire: Full Results
UNH: 194.100 | SCSU: 190.425
VT: Mahoney 9.9 | UB: Mulligan 9.85 | BB: Pflieger 9.875 | FX: Pflieger, Doolin 9.85 | AA: Doolin 38.825

No. 29 Penn State at No. 23 Ohio State: Full Results
PSU: 195.925 | OSU: 195.675
VT: Harrison, Garcia, Stone 9.775 | UB: Brown 9.925 | BB: Hosek 9.9 | FX: Mattern, Tsang 9.9 | AA: Brown 39.325

No. 28 Eastern Michigan, No. 51 SEMO at No. 42 Bowling Green: Full Results
EMU: 196.600 | BGSU: 195.425 | SEMO: 192.800
VT: Valentin 9.9 | UB: Nocella 9.9 | BB: Gervais 9.925 | FX: Ebeyer, McEachern, Slocum 9.875 | AA: Nocella 39.325

IGI Chicago Style: No. 56 Alaska, No. 33 Central Michigan, No. 43 Northern Illinois, No. 64 Temple: Full Results
CMU: 195.125 | NIU: 194.200 | Temple: 192.325 | Alaska: 190.375
VT: Janowicz 9.875 | UB: Kaplan, Africano 9.875 | BB: Clements 9.9 | FX: Janowicz 9.9 | AA: Janowicz 38.825

No. 34 Kent State, No. 25 Kentucky, No. 47 Lindenwood at No. 48 Ball State: Full Results
UK: 195.800 | Kent State: 194.625 | Ball State: 194.375 | Lindenwood: 190.950
VT: Stuart 9.875 | UB: Penny, Beucler 9.875 | BB: Stypinski 9.875 | FX: Christian, Stypinski 9.9 | AA: Stuart 39.175

No. 35 Iowa State, No. 58 Texas Woman’s at No. 72 Centenary: Full Results
Iowa State: 194.725 | TWU: 191.550 | Centenary: 190.275
VT: Sievers 9.875 | UB: Sievers 9.85 | BB: Jordan, Converse 9.85 | FX: Young 9.875 | AA: White 38.95

No. 37 N.C. State, No. 65 William & Mary at No. 53 North Carolina: Full Results
NCSU: 194.050 | UNC: 193.000 | W&M: 192.400
VT: Hedelund 9.875 | UB: Watkins, Lane 9.775 | BB: Wild 9.85 | FX: Kerr 9.85 | AA: Lane 39.1

No. 38 Western Michigan at No. 43 Northern Illinois: Full Results
NIU: 195.000 | WMU: 194.200
VT: Van Voorhis 9.875 | UB: Peszek 9.825 | BB: Greenfield 9.85 | FX: Martucci 9.9 | AA: Corbett 38.55

No. 49 Rutgers at No. 39 Maryland: Full Results
Rutgers: 194.850 | UMD: 194.425
VT: Wilson 9.9 | UB: Shank 9.8 | BB: N
ee, Jones, Salinas 9.8 | FX: Roberts 9.825 | AA: Groden 39.05

No. 41 UC-Davis at No. 63 Seattle-Pacific: Full Results
UCD: 192.550 | SPU: 192.500
VT: Nogaki, Hundley 9.8 | UB: Brown, Hundley 9.775 | BB: Nogaki 9.875 | FX: Yektaparast 9.85 | AA: Harger 38.65

No. 44 Bridgeport at No. 57 Brown: Full Results
Bridgeport: 194.825 | Brown: 194.000
VT: Tralli 9.825 | UB: Chretien 9.8 | BB: Comport 9.9 | FX: Mitchell, Williams 9.825 | AA: Morant 39.1

No. 61 Penn, No. 52 Pittsburgh, No. 71 Ursinus at No. 45 Towson: Full Results
Pitt: 195.250 | Towson: 193.425 | Penn: 191.775
VT: Offutt 9.875 | UB: Dotson, Offutt 9.925 | BB: Yarussi, Offutt 9.875 | FX: Offutt 9.9 | AA: Offutt 39.575

No. 66 Air Force, No. 69 Brockport, No. 76 Ithaca at No. 54 Cornell: Full Results
Air Force: 191.525 | Cornell: 191.225 | Brockport: 187.625 | Ithaca: 185.900
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No. 77 Winona State at No. 55 Illinois State: Full Results
ISU: 192.275 | Winona State: 186.825
VT: LaRoche 9.8 | UB: Knoernschild 9.775 | BB: Mohler 9.825 | FX: LaRoche 9.825 | AA: Donaldson 36.925

No. 56 Alaska at No. 59 Illinois-Chicago: Full Results
UIC: 193.225 | Alaska: 192.275
VT: Northern 9.775 | UB: Cholod, Szabo 9.8 | BB: Matsunami 9.85 | FX: Penker 9.825 | AA: Matsunami 39.05

No. 82 Rhode Island College, No. 60 West Chester at No. 62 Yale: Full Results
Yale: 192.275 | West Chester: 191.125 | RIC: 176.325
VT: Opperman 9.7 | UB: Winkelman, Wang 9.775 | BB: Ryan 9.8 | FX: Opperman 9.825 | AA: Valentine 38.775

No. 66 Air Force at No. 73 Cortland: Full Results
Air Force: 190.250 | Cortland: 187.250
VT: Filipski 9.7 | UB: Witgen 9.6 | BB: Witgen, Scanlon 9.725 | FX: Bell, Witgen, Passalacqua 9.725 | AA: Witgen 38.2

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