Denver and Fisk at Michigan
|Michigan: 198.125||Denver: 197.200||Fisk: 184.800|
|VT: Casali 9.975||UB: Wojcik 9.975||BB: Wojcik 9.950||FX: Heiskell 9.950||AA: Brooks, Heiskell, Wilson 39.600|
The Big Storyline: Denver and Michigan are looking like it’s the middle of the season already. Both the Pioneers and the Wolverines improved on their team scores from Week 1. Fisk had a tougher meet, but most of its major errors, like falls on floor and counting a 5.400 on bars, are entirely fixable, as long as there is more bars depth than the five that performed here.
Implications: Michigan’s 198.125 should help the Wolverines stay at the top of the Big Ten, and Denver’s 197.200 will keep it at second in the Big 12. Rosie Casali’s 9.975 on vault is also big for Denver. Casali competed a Yurchenko one and a half for the first time at Michigan, so Denver’s vault lineup could be trending up.
Records: Michigan scored above 198 in the Crisler Center for the first time in program history, and Denver set a new program record on vault with a 49.550.
Current Rankings: No. 9 Denver and No. 49 Fisk at No. 4 Michigan
Why You Should Cancel Plans for It: This meet features three exciting teams! Denver and Michigan are both ranked in the top 10, and Fisk will be competing in its second meet in program history. If Denver really hits, it has the potential to upset Michigan. Tune in to see if the Pioneers can pull it off.
What We’re Watching: Our eyes will be glued to the beam. Denver is currently tied for first place on the event after scoring a 49.425 at its first meet. As for Michigan and Fisk, they will be looking to improve on some subpar beam performances from last week. Michigan had to count a number of 9.700s, and Fisk had some form issues that kept it from posting a higher opening-week total.
What Else to Know Before Tuning in: This meet is Michigan’s home opener, so you can expect to see the team feeding off of the crowd’s energy, especially with the jam-packed floor lineup. As for Fisk, this is its second road meet in a row, so the Bulldogs might have to fight through some travel fatigue.
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- Video: https://www.bigtenplus.com/en-int/playerpage/1562025
- Scores: http://sidearmstats.com/umichigan/wgym/
- Live Blog: https://collegegymnews.com/2023/01/13/live-blog-no-9-denver-and-no-49-fisk-at-no-4-michigan/
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