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Massive 12 Gymnastics Week 8 Recap

The Massive 12 gymnastics season is heating up as we head into NQS rankings and the ultimate month of the common season, with eyes on the postseason and modifications that have to be made earlier than then.

West Virginia @ #1 Oklahoma

Remaining rating: Oklahoma: 198.675 – West Virginia: 195.550

The Sooners now maintain the fourth highest rating in NCAA historical past after their efficiency this previous weekend, profitable towards Oklahoma and incomes a program document rating (198.675) towards convention foe West Virginia (195.550) on Friday evening at dwelling. 


Oklahoma swept all the person titles of their record-breaking win. They began the evening off on vault, with Religion Torrez executing a shocking Yurchenko 1.5 that earned her a 9.925. Torrez additionally earned a profession excessive (39.775) within the all-around.

Taking dwelling the titles on bars, flooring, and within the all-around, Jordan Bowers turned the third Oklahoma gymnast to place up a 39.800+ within the all-around. Maggie Nichols and Anastasia Webb had been the primary two.

On beam within the third rotation, Ragan Smith scored an ideal ten for the second week in a row. She nailed the remainder of her routine with distinctive combos and an ideal dismount that included a again handspring gainer full to attain the marked perfection.

“We caught six dismounts out of six; we had no wobbles. That beam rotation is one thing, as a coach, you’ll dream about having any time. It was close to flawless, so 49.800 does mirror that. Ragan, two good scores in a row and [tying] the document on steadiness beam for essentially the most 10s – that’s superior. Everyone from the start all the way in which to the tip was spot on and that was very nice to see,” head coach Ok.J. Kindler mentioned.

The 49.800 on beam additionally ties OU’s program document, and the 198.675 is the very best rating within the nation thus far this season.

The Sooners will probably be again at dwelling and internet hosting Michigan on Friday, March 1 at 7:15 p.m. ET. The meet will probably be nationally televised on ESPN 2.

West Virginia

Though the Mountaineers fell to the Sooners, they did document a season-high 195.550 staff rating. 

Beginning the meet on bars, Amber Lowe put up a 9.825 to steer the staff. On vault, Abbie Pierson scored a 9.825 and likewise scored a 39.125 within the all-around. The duo additionally put up 9.85s on flooring. Closing out on beam, Emma Wehry led the way in which for the staff with a 9.85. 

The Mountaineers will probably be taking up No. 22 Penn State, Towson, and No. 25 Ball State in State School on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. ET. They then host Pittsburgh, Towson, and Western Michigan on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. ET.

Iowa State @ Utah State quad meet

Remaining rating: Boise State: 197.025, Utah State: 196.275, Iowa State: 195.950, Texas Girl’s: 195.425  

Iowa State completed third in a quad meet at Utah State on Friday. Opening the meet on flooring, Noelle Adams gained the occasion title with a 9.950. The second rotation welcomed vault, the place Josie Bergstrom was the staff chief, placing up a 9.875. On bars, Loganne Basuel scored a 9.800. The meet concluded for the Cyclones on beam, the place Hannah Loyim scored a team-leading 9.850. 

“This staff, week-to-week, continues to indicate that they know the way to deal with adversity. There have been quite a lot of wins that we are able to take from tonight. We actually needed to give attention to offering the power to assist pull this staff by. We had quite a lot of alternatives the place we could have had some errors, however we had quite a lot of athletes who stepped up, and I’m actually pleased with that. The enjoyable factor is we get to do it once more in a pair days at Southern Utah,” head coach Ashley Miles Greig mentioned.

#7 Denver @ #24 BYU

Remaining rating: Denver: 196.900 – BYU: 196.500


Jessica Hutchinson rested this week, however the Pioneers nonetheless pulled off a win towards the Cougars with stellar performances.

“With having solely in the future of coaching this week and the entire shifts within the lineups, I’m pleased with how they stepped up – together with some individuals who had by no means been in lineups earlier than,” head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart mentioned.

Rosie Casali fell within the leadoff spot on bars, however the remainder of the lineup delivered, with Madison Ulrich tying for first with a 9.900. Ulrich additionally finally gained the primary all-around title of her school profession (39.325).

Shifting to vault, Casali redeemed herself, recording a 9.850 to tie for second place with teammate Rylie Mundell. With the strongest performances on flooring, Casali and Ulrich earned 9.925s – one more tie for the occasion title.

Concluding on beam, the Pioneers modified up two of their common six opponents within the lineup. Junior Momoko Iwai tied for the occasion title with a rating of 9.950, matching her profession excessive.

The Pioneers will probably be taking up San Jose State, Lindenwood, and Air Drive at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 3. 


Massive 12 newcomer BYU fell to the Denver Pioneers however had some particular person highlights, together with Brynlee Andersen incomes a ten from one choose to tie for the beam title with a 9.950.

Beginning on vault, Sydney Benson scored a 9.875. Within the second rotation on bars, Anna Bramblett scored a stable 9.900 within the anchor spot to assist the Cougars attain a 49.125 on the occasion – their highest occasion rating of the evening. Within the final rotation on flooring, Eliza Millar-Crossman went 9.900.

The Cougars will probably be taking up Southern Utah in two matchups this weekend: first on Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET, with BYU internet hosting, and second on Monday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET, when Southern Utah hosts.

Iowa State @ Southern Utah

Remaining rating: Southern Utah: 196.500 – Iowa State: 195.700

Iowa State was in motion once more on Monday, falling to Southern Utah by practically a degree. Noelle Adams tied for the vault title with a 9.875. On bars, Ella Schell and Laura Cooke tied for the staff’s high rating with 9.825s. Adams continued her sturdy day on beam with an event-winning 9.925 and was the highest Cyclone on flooring with a 9.875.

Subsequent up: Iowa State faces Temple, Northern Illinois, and NC State at NC State on Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m. ET.

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