LIU, Temple and Utah State at Minnesota
|Full Results||Minn.: 197.850||USU: 195.200||Temple: 193.625||LIU: 193.200|
|VT: Loper 9.925||UB: Titarsolej, Ramler, Loper 9.900||BB: Ramler 9.950||FX: Hooten 10.0||AA: Loper, Ramler 39.650|
The Big Storyline: Minnesota had a standout day on senior night, which saw Lexy Ramler perform a second bar routine in the exhibition spot featuring the Ramler (a Maloney full). The highlight of LIU’s night was seeing Mara Titarsolej tie for the bar title with Ramler and Ona Loper, proving that she is a serious regional—and maybe national—individual qualifier threat. Both Utah State and Temple put up lower totals than they would have preferred, with tough days on bars and beam, respectively.
Implications: Minnesota has more than proven it can put up massive scores, with three straight. It can provide a serious challenge to a Michigan team that has had a few off weeks recently at Big Tens last week. Of course, a headline day for Minnesota comes to about the same total for an off day for the Wolverines, so all of the stars will need to align for the Gophers to win their second-straight conference title. Utah State is comfortably into regionals, and Temple and LIU are out.
Records: Minnesota tied its all-time second best team total and set a regular season attendance record with 4,240 fans in Maturi Pavilion.
Current Rankings: No. 22 Utah State, No. 43 Temple and No. 55 LIU at No. 8 Minnesota
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: Minnesota senior night means our tearful goodbye to some of gymnastics fans’ most beloved athletes. And at a quad, no less!
You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: There is going to be some stellar gymnastics happening at this one. You already know not to miss a moment of Ona Loper’s or Lexy Ramler’s gymnastics one last time in the Pav. Keep your eyes peeled for Utah State’s Brie Clark on floor and Temple’s Brooke Donabedian there as well. The Owls’ Julianna Roland is can’t-miss on her three, vault, beam and floor, and LIU’s Mara Tatarsolej scored the first perfect 10 outside of the Power Five conferences last week on bars.
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