Ohio State, Stanford and Utah State at California
|Full Results||California: 198.100||Stanford: 197.400||Ohio State: 196.900||Utah State 195.000|
|VT: Jennings, Lauzon 9.925||UB: Alexeeva, Li, Perea 9.950||BB: Lauzon, Widner 9.975||FX: Lauzon 9.950||AA: Li 39.625|
The Big Storyline: For just the second time in program history, the Golden Bears broke 198 as Mya Lauzon’s triple event title evening powered California to a new school record. A giant 49.600 on beam to follow its usual standout bar lineup pushed California to its new best as it easily won the first of two home quad meets of the weekend. Stanford’s Chloe Widner had a big night as she pushed the Cardinal to an upset of Ohio State, who faltered on bars early and wasn’t able to make a comeback.
Implications: Stanford is the only major mover in the rankings, sliding into the top 20 after a new road best.
Records: California’s beam total ranks first in program history.
Current Rankings: No. 15 Ohio State, No. 20 Stanford and No. 47 Utah State at No. 7 California
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: This is an interesting spread of teams. California has quietly cruised to a No. 7 ranking, Ohio State picked up where it left off last season, Stanford is having another good season, and Utah State’s had a rollercoaster season after losing the bulk of its 2022 competitive routines to transfer.
Need More Proof? California has the No. 3 bars team in the country; Andi Li and Madelyn Williams are particularly stunning. eMjae Frazier also notched a 10 on floor last week, and Mya Lauzon stands out on beam and floor. Payton Harris is living up to her potential for the Buckeyes; keep an eye out for her Yurchenko one and a half. Nicole Riccardi and Colby Miller are great on bars, and Elexis Edwards and Claire Gagliardi are ones to watch on floor. Stanford’s Anna Roberts stands out on vault and floor, and watch for Chloe Widner and Ira Alexeeva on bars and beam. Sofi Sullivan, Brianna Brooks and Carley Bayles make a great back half of Utah State’s beam lineup, while Alivia Ostendorf is coming into her own on vault and floor.
- Video Type: Live Stream (free)
- Video: https://pac-12.com/live/university-california
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=462790
- Live Blog: https://collegegymnews.com/2023/03/10/live-blog-no-15-ohio-state-no-20-stanford-no-47-utah-state-at-no-7-california/
- Live Blog Editor: Brandis