The Dismount: Week 6

By Christina Marmet, Caroline Medley and Elizabeth Grimsley


It was such an exciting weekend for NCAA gymnastics! We saw two 198s, a plethora of perfect 10s—some from those that haven’t gotten one before—a number of upsets and some really close meets! In case you missed any of the thrilling goings on, catch up here with recaps, individual event results and team wrap ups.
No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 16 Auburn at Perfect 10 Challenge
Full Results | OU: 198.075 | AU: 195.725
VT: Dowell 9.950 | UB: Catour, Lehrmann, Nichols 9.900 | BB: Capps 9.950 | FX: Nichols 10.000 | AA: Nichols 39.675The Perfect 10 Challenge was the first podium meet of the season for Oklahoma and the second for Auburn, but it saw the Sooners absolutely dominate and run away with that “W”. Freshman superstar Maggie Nichols scored her third 10.000 of her career, this time on the floor exercise. She is now only one 10.000 away from


a “gym-slam,” and we are only halfway through her freshman season! Nichols also became the first Sooner to ever score 10.000 on three different events. The Sooners put up a solid performance throughout and broke the 198 mark for the second time this season, scoring their highest score yet. There weren’t many changes to OU’s lineups, but the fans finally got to see freshman Jade Degouveia in an exhibition on floor, where she presented her slow jazz-blues-y routine, and we are already obsessed with it. Additionally, senior Chayse Capps introduced her double layout as her first pass on floor, and we certainly hope it’s there to stay. The Tigers faced struggles right off the bat in the first rotation and had to count a fall on bars. They were able to bounce back on the other three events but never came within reach of the Sooners. Auburn is still looking for its first win of the season, but this young team has a challenging schedule ahead. That said, the Tigers are showing improvements week after week, and this will be a usable road score if needed as we get ready to switch to the RQS rankings.
No. 2 LSU at No. 23 Arkansas
Full Results |LSU: 197.700 | Ark: 196.325
VT: Gnat, Edney 9.900 | UB: Priessman, Garner 9.900 | BB: Hambrick 9.950 | FX: Gnat: 9.950 | AA: Edney 39.500This meet saw both teams put up very strong and consistent performances. LSU came away with the win and posted a huge 197.700, its best road score to date this season. Freshman Kennedi Edney once again competed in the all-around and breezed through the competition like a veteran. The Tigers put up big scores on all four events, despite a few unusual landings on


vault from Ewing and Hambrick. But really, we are nitpicking here. Sophomore Julianna Cannamela came back on vault after being out since the first meet of the season against Georgia, and freshman Ruby Harrold made her debut on the event as well with a solid Y1.5. McKenna Kelley was also back on floor exercise after her scary fall on vault two weeks ago at Kentucky. She showed us that we had no reasons to worry by scoring a career-high 9.925 on the event. All in all, the Tigers look consistent, confident, and ready to continue improving as we inch closer to the postseason. Arkansas continued its rise through the rankings and posted another 196+ score this weekend with this solid showing. Current SEC Freshman of the Week Jessica Yamzon led her team in the all-around, while Hailey Garner took a share of the uneven bars title with a 9.900. Garner will be clutch for the Razorbacks in the all-around, hopefully sooner rather than later.
No. 9 Georgia at No. 3 Florida
Full Results | UF: 197.975 | UGA: 196.525
VT: Slocum 9.975 | UB: McMurtry 10.000 | BB: McMurtry 9.950 | FX: Boren 9.950 | AA: Boren 39.725Despite a majority of the team having to deal with illness throughout the week leading up to the meet, the Gators still managed a season-high and near-198 in their big rivalry meet against Georgia. The meet was strong from the start for Florida, as Rachel Slocum nailed her vault for a 9.975. Amelia Hundley followed the perfect Amelia Hundley and Alex McMurtry followed up the performance on bars with another 9.975 for Hundley and a perfect 10 for McMurtry. Alicia


Boren, somewhat overshadowed by the perfect party going on around her, won floor with a 9.950 and the all around with a huge 39.725. Georgia had a solid meet as well, adding a good road score to its eventual RQS. However, small issues throughout and no huge scores kept the team from a 197.
No. 4 Utah at No. 11 Oregon State
Full Results | Oregon State: 196.550 | Utah: 196.525
VT: Skinner 9.900 | UB: Aufiero, McMillan 9.850 | BB: Dessaints, McMillan, Merrell, Reinstadtler, Rowe, Skinner 9.875 | FX: McMillan 9.925 | AA: McMillan, Skinner 39.500After a stellar last rotation on floor, Oregon State upset Utah and ruined the Utes’ undefeated season. But it wasn’t all about the Beavers excelling. Utah faltered and gave up ground on bars, totaling just a 48.975 on a normally strong event for the team. But for


Oregon State, Kaytianna McMillan continued to dominate her senior year, winning bars, beam, floor and the all around against Utah and a surging MyKayla Skinner—who, incidentally, only won vault, beam and all around this time around. But despite the success Utah still had, the team was not happy with scoring throughout the meet.
No. 29 Stanford at No. 5 UCLA
Full Results | UCLA: 198.125 | Stanford: 194.175
VT: Preston 9.950 | UB: Kocian, Lee 10.000 | BB: Ohashi 9.975 | FX: Kocian 9.950 | AA: Kocian 39.575UCLA was finally back in Pauley after the last few weeks on the road, and the Bruins put on a fantastic performance for their fans. They came out of the gate running and the vault rotation was highlighted by a few stuck landings, a “perfect” 9.95 from Madison Preston, and freshman Gracie Kramer who competed her Yurchenko 1.5 for the first time. The momentum continued for the team on bars when both


Madison Kocian and Peng Peng Lee each scored a 10.000 to the delight of most of the gymternet, particularly because of all the Peng Peng Lee feels. On beam, sophomore Katelyn Ohashi brought back her BHS BHS layout full series and hit it like it was no big deal. Finally, the Bruins brought the house down on floor, and we finally got to see Angi Cipra on that event for the first time this season. In the end, UCLA passed the 198 mark and put up the highest score of any teams so far this season. While some of the scores may be seen as controversial, it was undeniable that UCLA was on fire last night, and it was finally the UCLA we had all been waiting to see. On the other hand, the Cardinals had yet another rough performance in L.A. Stanford’s leader Elizabeth Price was out with a sprained toe, and the Cards struggled to replace her scores and to find depth on each event. They were forced to only put up five gymnasts on bars and subsequently had to count a fall and very shaky set. Despite coming back strong on vault and posting a big 49.300, the team was never able to gain momentum on beam and floor, with more falls, multiple out-of-bounds and overall rough sets. Right now, Stanford is dangerously close to not making it to Regionals, and it will need to put up much stronger performances in the next few weeks to avoid that scenario, salvage its RQS, and pray to the gym gods that Price will be back and fully healthy.
No. 6 Alabama at No. 10 Kentucky
Full Results | UK: 197.475 | Bama: 197.050
VT: Korth 9.925 | UB: Korth 9.925 | BB: Guerrero, Dukes, Hyland 9.950 | FX: Winston, Dukes, Korth 9.925 | AA: Korth 39.625The magic is real in Lexington this season. Kentucky continued its hot 2017, after a couple meets on a downswing, and upped its program record team total for the third time this season
with a 197.475. Mollie Korth was absolutely on fire, and in front of her dad who surprised her at the meet. Korth mailed her Yurchenko 1.5 on vault, her full-twisting double layout off bars and her high-difficulty floor passes for 9.925s on each of the three events, giving her a monster 39.625 all around. The team’s record was good enough to beat No. 6 Alabama by over four tenths after the Crimson Tide had some uncharacteristic struggles on beam. However, it wasn’t a bad meet for the Tide overall as the team still hit 197 on the road.
No. 7 Michigan at No. 43 Michigan State
Full Results | UM: 196.025 | MSU: 195.625
VT: Artz 9.875 | UB: Artz 9.900 | BB: Karas 9.900 | FX: Artz 9.925 | AA: Artz 39.575Michigan continued to struggle on the road with another subpar score and time running out to drop bad scores for RQS when the time comes. It started on bars with two falls and having to count a 9.2 right off the bat, and struggles continued with 9.7s and 9.6s across the remaining three. Michigan State, transversely, had a great competition, hitting its season high


and making it close with the Wolverines. Both Kira Frederick and Nicola Deans had 9.875s to lead the team and move the Spartans in the right direction toward a potential regionals berth.
No. 8 Boise State at No. 12 Denver
Full Results | DU: 197.125 | Boise State: 197.075
VT: Means, Karr 9.900 | UB: Mejia, Ogden 9.925 | BB: Remme, Karr 9.925 | FX: Addison, Karr 9.950 | AA: Karr 39.675It was a meet that came down to the very last routine. It was also a night of high scores on both sides with the Broncos and Pioneers notching 197s. Maddie Karr dominated, winning vault, beam and floor with scores at 9.900 or above, as well as the all around with a 39.675. After things being tied after three rotations, Boise State headed to beam and put on a stellar

performance while Denver took to the floor, putting up only five competitors. But those five did the trick, with Nikole Addison notching a 9.950 to go alongside Karr’s and bringing the fans to their feet with her energetic and entertaining routine. Meanwhile on beam, Shani Remme tallied a 9.925 and Sarah Means a 9.900, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Denver. However the Broncos will take the 197 road score either way.
No. 14 George Washington, No. 25 Iowa State, No. 53 Lindenwood at No. 13 Missouri
Full Results | Mizzou: 195.725 | ISU: 195.350 | GWU: 194.350 | LU: 194.100
VT: Ward 9.925 | UB: Green 9.850 | BB: Ward 9.875 | FX: Young 9.900 | AA: Young 39.325No. 15 California at No. 26 Arizona
Full Results | Arizona: 196.100 | Cal: 195.325
VT: Robinson, Peterson 9.900 | UB: Laub, Ortiz 9.900 | BB: Palomares 9.900 | FX: Schneider 9.925 | AA: —

No. 49 Arizona State at No. 17 Washington
Full Results | UW: 196.750 | ASU: 195. 150
VT: Yacalis, Burleson 9.850 | UB: Duranczyk 9.950 | BB: Burleson, Goings 9.900 | FX: Duranczyk, Burleson, Yacalis 9.900 | AA: Burleson 39.425

No. 18 Ohio State at No. 32 Penn State
Full Results | Ohio State: 195.950 | PSU: 195.850
VT: Mattern 9.850 | UB: Hofland 9.925 | BB: Medvitz, Garcia 9.875 | FX: Mattern 9.925 | AA: Mattern, Tsag 39.400

No. 19 Nebraska at No. 28 Minnesota
Full Results | Neb: 196.550 | Minn: 194.900
VT: Laeng, Lambert 9.850 | UB: Lambert, Crouse, Iu 9.875 | BB: Schweihofer 9.900 | FX: Gardner 9.900 | AA: Laeng 39.325

No. 31 Utah State at No. 20 Southern Utah
Full Results | SUU: 196.725 | USU: 195.725
VT: Ma. McBride 9.850 | UB: Ma. McBride 9.925 | BB: Bozzuto 9.875 | FX: Jorgensen 9.950 | AA: —

No. 21 Illinois-Champaign, No. 56 UIC at No. 22 Iowa
Full Results | Iowa: 196.475 | Illinois: 196.050 | UIC: 192.625
VT: Piorkowski 9.875 | UB: Sullivan 9.850 | BB: Metcalf 9.925 | FX: Leduc 9.875 | AA: Leduc 39.350

No. 45 North Carolina, No. 52 Temple, No. 24 West Virginia at No. 38 Towson
Full Results | UNC: 195.525 | Towson: 195.025 | WVU: 194.575 | Temple: 193.575
VT: Lane, Muhammad 9.850 | UB: Goldberg, Wright 9.875| BB: Lane 9.925 | FX: Hislop 9.900 | AA: Yarussi 39.350

No. 27 New Hampshire at No. 51 Bowling Green
Full Results | UNH: 194.700 | BGSU: 193.850
VT: East 9.850 | UB: Mulligan 9.825 | BB: Lauter, East, Worthington 9.875 | FX: Doolin 9.850 | AA: Doolin 38.875

No. 34 Kent State at No. 30 Eastern Michigan
Full Results | EMU: 195.750 | KSU: 195.550
VT: Hardison 9.900 | UB: Conrad 9.875 | BB: Stypinski 9.950 | FX: Stypinski, Brown 9.925 | AA: Conrad, Stypinski 39.175

No. 45 North Carolina, No. 49 Pittsburgh, No. 63 William & Mary at No. 31 North Carolina State
Full Results | UNC: 195.675 | N.C. State: 195.025 | Pitt: 194.075 | W&M: 193.025
VT: Pearson 9.875 | UB: Knight 9.900 | BB: Lane 9.950 | FX: Grantham 9.900 | AA: Lane 39.325

No. 35 BYU, No. 72 Centenary College at No. 55 Texas Woman’s
Full Results | TWU: 195.625 | BYU: 195.450 | Centenary: 191.300
VT: Jones 9.875 | UB: Wilde 9.950 | BB: Moredock, Northrop 9.825 | FX: Douglas 9.900 | AA: Jones 39.200

No. 38 Central Michigan at No. 36 Ball State
Full Results | Ball State: 195.425 | CMU: 194.000
VT: Pedrick 9.900 | UB: Kaplan, Penny 9.800 | BB: Clements, Bell 9.850 | FX: Menzione, Hilliker 9.850 | AA: Plaksa 39.000

No. 65 Seattle Pacific, No. 37 UC-Davis at No. 62 Air Force
Full Results | UCD: 194.625 | USAFA: 194.500 | SPU: 190.425
VT: Brown, Harger 9.825 | UB: Brown, Kreager 9.825 | BB: Brown 9.875 | FX: Bell 9.850 | AA: Brown 39.350

No. 40 Northern Illinois at No. 42 Western Michigan
Full Results | NIU: 195.350 | WMU: 193.800
VT: Van Voorhis 9.800 | UB: Carter 9.925 | BB: Van Voorhis, Prentice 9.825 | FX: Underwood 9.875 | AA: Underwood 39.150

No. 41 Maryland, No. 58 Pennsylvania, No. 60 Yale at No. 47 Rutgers
Full Results | Maryland: 195.050 | Rutgers: 194.150 | Yale: 193.050 | Penn: 190.825
VT: Faller, Chong 9.825 | UB: Winkelman, Farina 9.800 | BB: Shank 9.850 | FX: Brauckmuller 9.875 | AA: Groden 39.000

No. 44 Sacramento State at No. 48 San Jose State
Full Results | SJSU: 195.200 | Sac State: 193.900
VT: Ca. Soliwoda 9.775 | UB: Rice 9.825 | BB: Relova, Chan 9.850 | FX: Chan 9.875 | AA: Won 39.075

No. 46 Bridgeport, No. 70 Brockport State, No. 79 Ithaca College at No. 57 Cornell
Full Results | Cornell: 194.450 | Bridgeport: 193.225 | Brockport: 189.550 | Ithaca: 189.150
VT: Tralli, Whittaker 9.800 | UB: Green 9.825 | BB: Reimers 9.875 | FX: Comport, Dudley, Cutolo 9.900 | AA: Dudley 39.225

No. 64 S.E. Missouri at No. 54 Illinois State
Full Results | ISU: 193.475 | SEMO: 191.875
VT: Priest 9.775 | UB: Marema 9.775 | BB: Pas 9.750 | FX: Cooke 9.875 | AA: LaRoche 38.975

No. 76 Springfield College at No. 59 West Chester
Full Results | West Chester: 194.400 | Springfield: 189.300
VT: Valentine 9.825 | UB: Chan, Valentine, Marshall 9.750 | BB: Valentine 9.850 | FX: Valentine 9.875 | AA: Valentine 39.300

No. 82 Rhode Island College, No. 71 Southern Conn. at No. 61 Brown
Full Results | Brown: 192.650 | SCSU: 190.850 | RIC: 177.650
VT: Morant 9.775 | UB: Olson 9.775 | BB: Morant 9.875 | FX: Morant 9.875 | AA: Morant 38.725

No. 64 S.E. Missouri, No. 68 UW-Eau Claire, No. 75 UW-Whitewater, No. 73 Winona State at Harley Davidson Invitational
Full Results

No. 78 Cortland State at No. 66 Ursinus College
Full Results | Ursinus:  189.675| Cortland: 185.975
VT: Filipski 9.625 | UB: Chavis 9.625 | BB: Gildemeyer, Haas 9.675 | FX: Brubaker, Puryear 9.700 | AA: Puryear 38.125

No. 74 UW-Stout at No. 69 UW-La Crosse
Full Results | UW-LC: 190.200 | UW-S: 187.500
VT: Bugge 9.600 | UB: Wiekamp, Barmore 9.575 | BB: Huseman 9.650 | FX: Spitzmueller 9.775 | AA: Wiekamp 37.750

No. 77 Hamline at No. 81 Gustavus Adolphus
Full Results | Gustavus Adolphus: 184.600 | Hamline: 184.350
VT: Tribbet 9.475 | UB: Ardy 9.500 | BB: Kershner 9.500 | FX: Anderson 9.650 | AA: Kershner 37.650

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