Upsets, canceled meets, uncharacteristic mistakes and Pride—it was an exciting slate of meets for week four, and you can catch up on everything that happened below.
Routine of the Week
Maile O’Keefe (Utah)
It had to be the 10, right? With just the second perfect mark of the 2021 season—by this point last season there had already been 11—the Utah sophomore performed a stellar routine and continued her streak of 9.9-plus scores to start the year.
Stick of the Week
Addy De Jesus (Iowa State)
The junior transfer from Nebraska has been on fire this season. De Jesus continued that success by notching a perfect 10 on vault, something that eluded her in her time in Lincoln.
Carol Moment of the Week
Line Judges at West Virginia at Oklahoma
We really have no other commentary. At the very least keep the joy inside, judges? You’re supposed to at least appear unbiased…
Backstreet Boys (Kentucky)
While we’re sure it was a prerecorded video that the athletic department uses for lots of sporting events, we had to fangirl a little over the fact that the iconic boy band sang the national anthem before Kentucky’s meet versus Alabama Friday night.
Sienna Schreiber (Missouri)
Missouri leaned into Florida’s Pride Meet with some seriously good hair ribbons. With Schreiber’s added double buns? You can’t lose.
Fail of the Week(s)
Every Bar Judge in the Country
OK bar judges, we need to chat. We could forgive some SV tricky moments and slow judging the first few weeks of season, but it’s getting out of hand. What is going on?
Jenny Rowland (Florida)
Whether she already had these in her closet or specifically went out and bought them, we can’t get enough of Rowland’s strappy rainbow shoes from the Florida Pride meet.
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps of top meets or particularly exciting matchups and even links to watch archived broadcasts.
Mask Warriors of the Week
Like New Hampshire, Cal is taking mask wearing to a whole new level by having the (majority of) gymnasts keep their masks on while competing. Bonus points, judges?
Alabama at Kentucky
Missouri at Florida
Oregon State at Arizona State
Texas Woman’s at SEMO
Arkansas at Georgia
Boise State at Southern Utah
BYU at Utah State
Maryland at Rutgers
Penn State at Minnesota
Michigan at Ohio State
Nebraska and Ohio State at Michigan State
Temple at New Hampshire
Air Force at California
Washington at Utah
Eastern Michigan at Kent State
Central Michigan at Western Michigan
Iowa at Illinois
Iowa State at Denver
Texas Woman’s at Lindenwood
George Washington at North Carolina
Bowling Green at Northern Illinois
UCLA at Arizona
Illinois State at Ball State
N.C. State and Towson at Pittsburgh
West Virginia at Oklahoma
Article by the editors of College Gym News
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