Eastern Michigan at Iowa
Note: Lindenwood was originally slated to compete as well but withdrew on Jan. 5, 2022.
|Full Results||Iowa: 195.950||Eastern Michigan: 194.100|
|VT: Henderson 9.925||UB: Greenwald 9.900||BB: Kenlin 9.925||FX: Henderson 9.925||AA: Crossen 38.850|
The Big Storyline: Iowa still put up a near-196 without a strong showing on bars.
Implications: Don’t count out the reigning Big Ten regular season champion. A 195.950 that counts several mistakes means there’s nowhere to go but up. Scores started to trend up in the second half of the meet for both teams, and Eastern Michigan showed particular polish on beam.
Records: Alex Greenwald was awarded a career high 9.900 and the event victory for her work on bars.
Controversies: The commentary situation at Iowa reminded us all what a bizarre practice it is that gymnastics is often covered by individuals who are not familiar with the sport. The gymternet was filled with Tweets questioning commentators this weekend.
- Video Type: BTN+
- Video: https://www.bigtenplus.com/en-int/playerpage/1169371
- Scores: https://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=381684
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2022/01/07/live-blog-eastern-michigan-at-no-18-iowa/
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