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Inside Gymnastics Journal | Gators seize common season SEC crown in thrilling matchup with the Wildcats

Rotation 1

Kentucky kicked off their effort with two strong Yurchenko fulls whereas Florida’s first three bar employees put up strong routines, however with some missed handstands and no caught landings. 

Arianna Patterson and Isabella Magnelli each carried out large entrance handspring pike half vaults for Kentucky, scoring 9.925 and 9.900.

On bars, Ellie Lazarri had a tough touchdown on her dismount, however that didn’t part freshman star Anya Pilgrim, who adopted up Lazarri’s 9.500 with a 9.900. For Kentucky, Raena Worley had an uncharacteristically giant step ahead on her Yurchenko 1.5 for a 9.775.

Kentucky and Florida wanted to drop Worley’s and Lazarri’s scores to be able to keep forward. Needing a giant quantity, Makenzie Wilson ran down the runway to carry out her vault. As she vaulted, SEC commentator Kathy Johnson Clarke mentioned she has an uncanny skill to stay and Wilson proved her proper, sticking her vault chilly! The rating got here in as a ten.0 and Kentucky followers lit up the sector.

On the opposite aspect of the ground, Leanne Wong mounted the bars, additionally needing a giant rating. She carried out a stupendous routine as at all times and caught her double format dismount for a giant 9.975.

Kentucky and Florida had been each capable of drop their decrease scores, leaving the meet very shut after the primary rotation.


Kentucky – 49.500

Florida – 49.425

Rotation 2:

Florida Freshman Skylar Draser began the second rotation out massive, hitting a terrific Yurchenko 1.5, scoring 9.950. Sloane Blakely adopted that up with one other large vault (9.900). Because the momentum for Florida was constructing, Victoria Nguyen ran down the runway, however sadly sat her vault down, leaving the Gators in a strain scenario to drop her 9.200.

In the meantime, Kentucky was on a roll on bars, sticking three dismounts in a row for 3 9.875+ scores! Raena Worley completed the rotation off sturdy with an enormous 9.95 routine for the Wildcats.

Coming after the autumn, Florida’s remaining three vaulters stepped up, with the very best rating coming from freshman Danie Ferris (9.95), permitting the Gators to drop their low rating.


Kentucky – 98.950

Florida – 98.925

Rotation 3:

Midway by means of the meet, each groups had been nonetheless in attain of a 198. This could be Kentucky’s first 198 in program historical past. Equally, a 198 for Florida would proceed their season momentum enhancing their rating week after week this season. 

Kentucky began off their beam rotation with freshman All-Arounder Delaynee Rodriguez who carried out a powerful routine for a 9.875. Creslyn Brose confirmed some nerves in her routine, scoring a 9.775. On flooring, Lori Brubach went out of bounds on her first cross, scoring a 9.75. Once more, each groups had been in place to need to drop a decrease rating.

Within the 4th spot for Kentucky, Patterson had an uncharacteristic fall on her swap leap to modify leap combo, that means the Wildcats needed to depend the 9.775 from Brose.

For Florida, Morgan Hurd gave us all a March to recollect competing a double format for the primary time in her school profession, performing stunning dance and scoring an enormous profession excessive 9.950. 

Pilgrim adopted up with a stupendous routine, displaying her calm, assured presence. Her response to seeing the ten.0 rating flash was priceless! Florida completed out the rotation with sturdy routines from Blakely and Wong, permitting them to drop the 9.750.

Worley and Magnelli adopted up the 9.100 from Patterson with large, assured routines scoring 9.925 and 9.950. Kentucky dropped the autumn, however as a result of Florida had such a powerful rotation of Ground, 0.30 separated the 2 groups going into the final rotation.


Florida – 148.650

Kentucky – 148.350

Rotation 4:

Each groups had phenomenal last rotations with some highlights being Pilgrim’s 9.95 on beam and Brose’s 9.975 on flooring. As a result of the meet was Kentucky’s senior evening, the 4 seniors within the flooring lineup confirmed emotion and all scored over 9.925. 

And with no dry eye inside the sector, Worley completed out the meet and her 5 years competing at house with an ideal 10 on flooring, sticking two of her passes chilly!

As a result of Florida established a 3 tenth lead within the third rotation, Kentucky was unable to catch the Gators.

Florida’s massive rating right here is proof that the Gators are trending as their scores proceed to construct each meet. The pacing is working and this group continues to rise underneath strain. To not be counted out, this meet was record-breaking for Kentucky, because the Wildcats scored 198 for the primary time ever in program historical past, cementing themselves as a real contender primed for the postseason!

Remaining Rating:

Florida – 198.225

Kentucky – 198.100

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