The USAG Dismount: Week 9

Just one weekend between the USAG and the respective conference championships and somehow, things continue to get more and more interesting by the week. The GEC will keep anyone on their toes. SEMO lost a narrow battle with fellow-MIC competitor Illinois State. Texas Woman’s got yet another season high with another 195-plus. The top teams are looking great right now, but don’t forget to check out the bubble USAG qualifying teams. There’s only a 0.045 difference between qualifying and not qualifying to nationals as a team right now, so these last couple meets matter.


The GEC Shuffle

We were all guilty of chatting about the upset Brown pulled on Penn at the Ivy Classic, and the Golden Rams continued to hustle in silence. In a midweek meet, West Chester jumped from 7th to 5th in the USAG rankings. While the Golden Rams wouldn’t hodl onto that 5th place ranking, Brown jumped ahead of Yale. Brown’s jump puts the Brown Bears within sticking distance of Air Force now, too. 

Who’s Cutting Onions?

The emotions that flowed from everyone on the floor after Riley Meeks saluted, not a dry eye for the Bull Dogs. We also said goodbye to Raegan Walker, Caitlin Henry, Aimee Titche, and Cassie Clement. Just a reminder, seniors, you can always use that Covid year at Utica. Happy trails, Class of 2023. 

Go Big or Go Home

We don’t know if anyone else has noticed but SEMO’s Madison Greene is having herself a year. She was already a floor standout last season, but she’s stepped up her game on vault this year. A 9.8, approaching 9.9 is a weekly occurrence at this point. Be on the lookout for her when it comes to crowning conference and national event champions.

Top Meet of the Week

Illinois State at SEMO

Why Should You (Re)Watch? Who doesn’t want to watch a meet that comes down to the final routine to determine the victor. SEMO started the meet on a vault stick spree, and finished up absolutely slaughtering floor. However, it was not quite enough to edge out conference foe, Illinois State. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down?: After two sub-normal meets, SEMO will gladly take the 195-plus on senior night. This is a good sign for things to come, especially considering the solid score came with a fall counting on beam

Underrated Meet of the Week

Cornell, Cortland at Brockport

Why Should You (Re)Watch? There’s something about Tuttle that puts magic into floor routines. And you’ll find not only an excellent spread of variety in floor, but floor done well. The top eight scores between these Division I and Division III teams went 9.800 or better, with the top three spots going 9.900, 9.900, and 9.925. And, for once, you won’t be taking to Twitter to complain about overscoring. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down?: Brockport is slowly putting its beam lineup back together after having a less than consistent season, but the Golden Eagles are trending back up. Cortland is shining again on vault and floor, and putting it all together back on bars. With a little beam work, like Brockport, the Red Dragons will be back on track. The Big Red are looking hot and holding steady, with only bars holding them back from their full potential. 

Editors’ Choice Meet of the Week

West Chester, Towson, Maryland at Temple

Why Should You (Re)Watch? The Golden Rams sneakily climbed through the rankings with some perfect pacing during this season. They notcehd the second highest score of the season, with a 194.275, which was good enough for the fifth best in program history, but the Golden Rams hit beam for the sixth best score in history and swung to the tenth best bar score in history. While everyone was busy still going “ooohhh” about Brown beating Penn at the Ivy Classic last weekend, West Chester has been putting in the work. And a clinic on how to click the pieces together at the right time. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down?: Maryland and Temple are holding steady as the season starts to end. Towson has a few things to clean up before it can be trending up again. But West Chester may as well be the Golden Jets the way they’re shooting for the sky. 

Overall Standings

Place Team Average
1 Lindenwood 194.720
2 Texas Woman’s 194.540
3 SEMO 194.500
4 Air Force 194.310
5 Brown 194.290
6 Yale 193.685
7 West Chester 193.630
8 Cornell 192.500
9 Southern Connecticut 192.455
10 Bridgeport 190.955
11 Centenary 188.505

Top Scores

Gymnast Team Event Score
Madison Greene SEMO Floor 9.925
Victoria DeMeo Cornell Floor 9.900
Raegan Walker Yale Beam 9.900
Kate Michelini Cornell Floor 9.875
Lindsay Ockler SEMO Vault 9.875
Jordan Coleman West Chester Bars 9.850
Taylor Ingle SEMO Floor 9.850
Lindsey Moffitt SEMO Floor 9.850
Lindsay Ockler SEMO Bars 9.850
Nyah Reader SEMO Floor 9.850
Ciana Rios Southern Connecticut Floor 9.850
Cami Whitaker Cornell Floor 9.850
Sarah Wilson Yale Bars 9.850
Daisy Woodring Texas Woman’s Floor 9.850
Libby Allen Southern Connecticut Floor 9.825
Abby Contello Brown Beam 9.825
Maya Davis Brown Floor 9.825
Sophia Dewar Brown Floor 9.825
Brooke Ferrari Texas Woman’s Bars 9.825
Madison Greene SEMO Vault 9.825
Mara Johnson Texas Woman’s Floor 9.825
Steelie King Texas Woman’s Beam 9.825
McKenna Kissinger West Chester Floor 9.825
Alix Pierce Texas Woman’s Floor 9.825
Nyah Reader SEMO Beam 9.825
Kristina Rodriguez West Chester Beam 9.825
Hanna Strause Yale Floor 9.825
Taylor Ann Wilson Centenary Bars 9.825
Angela Xing Brown Beam 9.825
Caitlyn Allen West Chester Beam 9.800
Elena Bailey Southern Connecticut Vault 9.800
Julia Bedell Brown Vault 9.800
Sydney Beers Cornell Vault 9.800
Sydney Beers Cornell Floor 9.800
Rose Fanara West Chester Floor 9.800
Asta-Sollilja Farrell Brown Bars 9.800
Madelin Gose Texas Woman’s Vault 9.800
Maddie Griffith Texas Woman’s Vault 9.800
Maddie Griffith Texas Woman’s Bars 9.800
Leilani Johnson Centenary Floor 9.800
Jayci Jordan Southern Connecticut Bars 9.800
Janelle Lopez SEMO Vault 9.800
Liza Marcus Brown Beam 9.800
Lily McFarland West Chester Beam 9.800
Alexa Melanson Southern Connecticut Floor 9.800
Alix Pierce Texas Woman’s Beam 9.800
Ella Poley Brown Floor 9.800
Caitlyn Walsh Cornell Floor 9.800
Lydia Webb SEMO Vault 9.800
Sarah Wilson Yale Floor 9.800
Daisy Woodring Texas Woman’s Beam 9.800
Hanna Zebdi Southern Connecticut Vault 9.800
Hanna Zebdi Southern Connecticut Floor 9.800


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Interested in how all the teams around the country performed this week? Check out our recaps of the top matchups in our other various Dismounts.

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