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Massive Ten Girls’s Gymnastics Week 9 Recap


After a busy Massive 5 weekend, Week 9 in Massive Ten ladies’s gymnastics noticed groups enterprise outdoors their convention for chaotic quad meets and primetime matchups.

After being outscored by the Wolverines at Massive Fives, Michigan State put ahead a giant 197.725 to steer the convention in Week 9. Whereas prime contenders struggled, underdogs Maryland and Nebraska surged ahead. Each groups entered 197 territory with spectacular season highs, placing the convention (and the nation) on discover.

Learn under to see how everybody fared in Week 9 of Massive Ten ladies’s gymnastics.

#7 Michigan @ #1 Oklahoma

Remaining rating: Oklahoma: 198.650 – Michigan: 197.325

The Wolverines fell to the No. 1-ranked Sooners by a whopping 1.325. Whereas the end result was removed from final yr’s consequence, the staff left Norman with a decent street rating.

Michigan began on bars, posting a season-high 49.500. Haylen Zabrowski matched her season excessive (9.825) for a clear effort, adopted by prime scores from Carly Bauman (9.90) and Sierra Brooks (9.95). McCaleigh Marr was extraordinarily spectacular in solely her second look of the season, showcasing beautiful handstands and a caught double format for a 9.90.

Trailing by simply 0.025 after one, the potential of an upset appeared actual. Nevertheless, the vault squad struggled to seek out any sticks, tallying only a 49.075 whereas Oklahoma went 9.9 or higher on all six bar routines. On the shut of the rotation, the Sooners prolonged their result in 0.675.  

The Wolverines felt the absence of Naomi Morrison on flooring, placing up simply 5 athletes in an all-scores-count scenario. Nevertheless, they rose to the event. Wilson and Brooks added a pair of 9.925s, adopted by a clutch hit from Paige Thaxton within the anchor spot to go five-for-five. Regardless of their robust effort, Oklahoma was near-perfect on beam, extending their result in a full level.

On beam, Mulligan continued her strong day, posting a 9.90 within the leadoff place. After some nervy routines from Jacey Vore and Bauman, Brooks nailed her again handspring to double twist dismount for Michigan’s second 9.90, closing the meet on a excessive observe.

Subsequent up, the Wolverines return to Ann Arbor to host their annual “Flip for Chip” spirit meet, taking up the No. 20 Georgia Bulldogs. With the Bulldogs contemporary off a season’s finest 197.550, the Wolverines will must be on their A sport to defend their turf.

Upcoming matchup: Friday, March 8 @ 7 p.m. ET | Georgia @ Michigan

New Hampshire @ #8 Michigan State

Remaining rating: Michigan State: 197.725 – New Hampshire: 195.725

Contemporary off a Massive Ten Common Season title, the Spartans toppled New Hampshire in Week 9, posting a 197.725, their second-highest staff whole this season. Michigan State was a pillar of consistency – their lowest rating on the day was a 9.80.

Spotlight: Nikki Smith on vault (10.0). Smith provides an ideal rating on vault to her excellent 10 on flooring this season – a well-deserved reward for her spectacular 1.5.

The Spartans opened on vault with a few of their finest landings in 2024 (49.475). After weeks of flirting with an ideal rating, Nikki Smith was spectacular, sticking her Yurchenko 1.5 with glorious block and kind for an ideal 10.0.

The Spartans saved rolling on bars, with all scores going 9.80 or higher. Sage Kellerman led the way in which together with her 9.925. Kellerman’s routine featured a board-straight caught double format to complete. Heading to beam, the Spartans had a large 1.050 lead.

On beam, the Spartans replicated their bars consistency, posting 9.8 or higher on each routine and sticking all however one dismount. Giana Kalefe went lights-out within the leadoff, nailing her triple sequence and cartwheel gainer full for a 9.90. Baleigh Garcia was additionally 9.90-worthy, floating by her oversplits to tie Kalefe for the title.

The staff sealed the win on flooring (49.525). MaKayla Tucker was exact within the third spot, incomes a career-high 9.925. Harkness nailed her full-twisting double front and back by to double tuck, and Skyla Schulte closed the meet for the Spartans with a near-perfect routine, each incomes 9.925s to separate the ground title 3 ways.

In Week 10, the Spartans host their Senior Night time quad meet, welcoming Fisk, Greenville, and Central Michigan to Jenison Fieldhouse. The competitors ought to pose a main alternative for Michigan State to publish one other massive rating of their last common season dwelling meet of 2024.

Upcoming matchup: Saturday, March 9 @ 2:00 p.m. ET | Fisk, Greenville, and Central Michigan @ Michigan StateDwell Stats | Video (Massive+)

#15 Ohio State @ All Ohio quad meet

Remaining rating: Ohio State: 196.825, Illinois: 196.325, Kent State: 196.125, Bowling Inexperienced: 194.275

Though the Buckeyes fell wanting a 197, the staff left their quad meet victorious, incomes wins over Illinois, Kent State, and Bowling Inexperienced. Senior Nicole Riccardi was named the “MVP” of the meet for her stellar three-event efficiency.

Spotlight: Nicole Riccardi on vault (9.875). Riccardi had a fantastic day, incomes the “MVP” award because of scores of 9.85 or higher on her three occasions.

Within the first rotation, the vault squad struggled on their landings, with pricey errors incomes only a 49.050. Riccardi led the staff with a 9.875 for her flighty and well-controlled full whereas Sidney Washington was additionally clear (9.825).

The staff’s touchdown struggles continued on bars, nevertheless. Payton Harris tried to get the Buckeyes again on monitor, hitting her Ray and sticking her full-twisting double for a much-needed 9.90 and the bars title.

Heading into Rotation 3, Ohio State owned only a two-tenth lead over Illinois. On beam, the scores constructed with almost each routine, together with a clutch rating from Tory Vetter to earn the beam title (9.90). After an uncharacteristic fall from Ella Hodges and weeks of inconsistency, freshman Courtney McCann roared again (9.85), nailing her roundoff-layout sequence and incomes hugs from her teammates.  

The Buckeyes closed their meet with their finest rating of the day (49.475). Savannah Gonzalez posted a season-high 9.875 within the leadoff, beginning the rotation with confidence. Vetter earned her second 9.9 of the day, posting a 9.925. Harris nailed her entrance double to punch entrance and near-stuck double pike for a career-high 9.95 (and the occasion title).

Subsequent up, the Buckeyes head west to Provo, Utah to tackle a strong BYU staff. The Cougars maintain a season excessive of 197, which means that the Buckeyes might want to shoot for the 197-mark to hopefully depart Utah with a win.

Upcoming matchup: Friday, March 8 @ 9:00 p.m. ET | Ohio State @ BYUDwell Stats | Video (ESPN+)

#16 Minnesota @ Boise State quad meet

Remaining rating: Washington: 197.200, Boise State: 196.825, Minnesota: 196.425, UC Davis: 195.425

Minnesota completed a disappointing third on the Boise State quad meet after a tough bar rotation. Whereas the Gophers’ whole rating was their second lowest this season, their capacity to climb again from an imperfect begin was spectacular.

Spotlight: Lauren Pearl on flooring (9.95). Pearl continues to impress throughout the stage and notched one other accolade (an occasion win) with this dramatic and highly effective flooring routine.

The Gophers began on bars the place they dug themselves right into a deep gap. After a fall from Ella Sirjord, Jordyn Lyden (9.825) and Gianna Gerdes (9.925) each hit, seeming to avert catastrophe. Nevertheless, Hooten suffered a fall on her piked Jaeger within the anchor spot, guaranteeing a sluggish begin for Minnesota.

The staff rebounded strongly on beam, posting a 49.275. In a testomony to their consistency, 5 athletes went 9.85. The one to interrupt the sample was Sarah Moraw. Moraw notched a 9.875 for her routine, that includes a beautiful straddle to straddle 3/4 and a caught again handspring to gainer full.

On flooring, the Gophers went lights-out, with 4 athletes scoring 9.9+. Unsurprisingly, Hooten tied for first on the occasion, incomes a 9.95 for her technically superior tumbling. Her teammate, rising star Lauren Pearl, joined her on the rostrum, with a career-high 9.95 of her personal.

Minnesota continued to chip away at their scoring deficit, ending robust with a 49.325 on vault. Pearl added to her stellar day, posting a 9.875. Hooten notched a 9.925 for her 1.5 with a tiny hop ahead, closing the Gophers’ meet on a excessive observe. Gerdes claimed the all-around title with a career-high 39.575.

Subsequent up, the Gophers head south to Tuscaloosa to tackle a troublesome quad meet matchup, competing towards the No. 9 Crimson Tide, No. 24 Illinois, and Talladega on Alabama’s Senior Night time.

Upcoming matchup: Friday, March 8 @ 8:00 p.m. ET | Minnesota @ Alabama Quad MeetDwell Stats | Video

#22 Penn State @ Penn State Quad Meet

Remaining rating: Penn State: 196.825, Towson: 196.775, Ball State: 195.875, West Virginia: 195.800

The Nittany Lions posted their second-best rating of the season en path to a quad win over Towson, Ball State, and West Virginia. Bella Salcedo had a stellar day, accumulating the beam and flooring wins. Freshman Kalea McElligott was additionally distinctive, posting her profession finest all-around whole (39.375).

Spotlight: Gabrielle Gallentine on bars (9.875). The Florida Gators switch resides her finest life with the Nittany Lions, capping her profession at Completely satisfied Valley with a team-high bars rating.

The staff began off in a giant method, incomes their highest vault whole of 2024 (49.250). Whereas vault queen Ava Piedrahita led the way in which (9.90), 5 athletes went 9.825 or higher, together with a caught Yurchenko full from McElligott.

Bars was the Lions’ lowest rating of the day (49.025) regardless of no main errors. Gabrielle Gallentine posted the highest rating for Penn State, incomes a 9.875 for her clear transitions and excessive double format dismount.

Penn State dominated the beam in Rotation 3. Regardless of a stunning fall from Piedrahita within the leadoff spot, the rest of the lineup was rock-solid. McElligott tied her profession excessive (9.875) and Salcedo claimed the title, nailing her standing entrance tuck and punch entrance full dismount for a 9.90.

Heading into the ultimate rotation, the Lions’ lead over Towson was simply 0.075, however the Blue & White put up a 49.300 to narrowly defeat the Tigers within the last hour. McElligot wrapped up a profession day with a 9.875. One other first yr, Alyssa Kramer, added a 9.875 of her personal, adopted by a meet-best 9.90 for Salcedo’s jazzy and stylish routine.

In Week 10, the Nittany Lions jet off to Southern Utah to face the Redbirds on Friday and journey to NC State for a quad meet on Sunday.

Upcoming matchups: 

#23 Illinois @ All Ohio Quad Meet

Remaining rating: Ohio State: 196.825, Illinois: 196.325, Kent State: 196.125, Bowling Inexperienced: 194.275

Whereas the Illini in the end fell to their convention rivals (Ohio State), the staff picked up strong wins over Kent State and Bowling Inexperienced on the “All Ohio” meet.

Coach Walsh’s squad began off on beam, showing nervous however managing to remain on the equipment for a workable 48.975. Kaitlyn Ewald led the staff with a 9.85, hitting her uncommon sequence: a one-arm back-handspring to back-handspring.

On flooring, Ewald additionally topped the Illini, posting a 9.875 for her routine, that includes an attractive Rudi to speedy format stepout to complete. Mia Townes was additionally clutch, going 9.875 for her efficiency; Townes has not scored under a 9.8 on flooring all season. Sadly, after a fall from Allie Morgan (entrance full), the Illini needed to rely a 9.675 from Arielle Ward, resulting in a below-average occasion whole (49.000).

After a sluggish begin, the Illini headed to vault and bars, the place they’d publish their highest occasion totals of the day (matching 49.175s). On vault, all 5 counting scores had been 9.8 or higher, with Townes tying for the vault title with a 9.875. Townes vaulted a lofty Yurchenko full with nice distance. Abby Mueller earned the second finest rating of the day – a 9.85.

On bars, the staff noticed glorious efforts from veteran Mia Takekawa and rookie Lyden Saltness to shut their meet. Each gymnasts went 9.90 to tie for the bars title and lock-in second place over Kent State.

Bowling Inexperienced @ #23 Illinois

Remaining rating: Illinois: 196.125 – Bowling Inexperienced: 194.500

Whereas the rating was their third-lowest of 2024, Illinois collected their second win over Bowling Inexperienced in Week 9. En path to the win, Arielle Ward had a profession day, claiming the vault, flooring, and all-around titles. Lyden Saltness earned the bars win and Mia Takekawa the beam to brush the remaining occasions.

Spotlight: Lyden Saltness on bars (9.90). The freshman has been a spotlight on the bars time and time once more in 2024. Search for Lyden to problem for the Massive Ten bars title.

The Illini began on vault with a 49.125. Takekawa and Alea Byrne each contributed 9.80s, adopted by a 9.85 from Olivia Coppola. Nevertheless, Ward took the highest spot with a 9.90 for her highly effective Yurchenko 1.5.

On bars, rookie Lyden Saltness continued to show her prowess on the occasion, posting her third-straight 9.9+. Saltness showcases an attractive Ray to Pak salto and clear double tuck dismount. Her hit proved essential – the next-best rating for the Illini was only a 9.775.

After three-straight hits from Mia Townes, Amelia Knight, and Ward on beam, Abby Mueller incurred a shocking fall. In response, Kaitlyn Ewald hit a clutch 9.825 to stabilize the Illini, just for Takekawa to edge her teammate with a meet-winning 9.85.

With a large lead heading into flooring, Illinois simply wanted to hit to safe the win. Ward posted a 9.875 within the leadoff spot to win the title, adopted by one other fall from Mueller for a 9.075. Regardless of the mid-rotation hiccup, Byrne and Townes each added robust 9.825s to assist clinch the meet.

Subsequent week, the Illini be a part of No. 17 Minnesota and Talladega at No. 9 Alabama’s quad meet, competing in what’s more likely to be a troublesome surroundings on the Crimson Tide’s Senior Night time.

Upcoming matchup: Friday, March 8 @ 8:00 p.m. ET | Illinois, Minnesota, Talladega @ Alabama – Dwell Stats | Video (ESPN)

Nebraska @ Nebraska Quad Meet

Remaining rating: Nebraska: 197.125, North Carolina: 195.200, S.E Missouri: 194.375, Illinois State: 193.650

After a disappointing rating at Massive Fives, the Huskers roared again to publish a season-high rating (197.125) and accumulate three wins. Nebraska claimed a share of all occasion titles, and Emma Spence notched one other all-around win (39.475).

Spotlight: Isabel Sikon on beam (9.875). Sikon’s hit beam within the leadoff place was pivotal for the Huskers, creating momentum and setting the stage for a giant beam effort.

The Huskers began on vault the place they posted their lowest occasion rating of the day amid touchdown errors (48.950). Martina Comin claimed a share of the vault title for her Yurchenko 1.5 (9.85). Her vault confirmed her cleanest kind this season with only a small hop ahead.

After a jittery begin on vault, the Massive Pink discovered their groove on bars. Each rating went 9.80 or higher, with 4 Huskers going 9.9+. Whitney Jencks earned one of many 9.9s for her Ray to overshoot and caught double format. Spence took the title for her effort, together with a Pak to toe-on to speedy Van Leeuwen (9.925). With a season-high 49.425, the Huskers took a 0.250 lead over Illinois State.

The Massive Pink posted one other season excessive on beam (49.300) to increase their lead. Isabel Sikon was fearless within the leadoff place, sticking her 1.5 dismount to tie for the title (9.875). Additionally sharing the beam win had been Allie Gard and Ayzhia Corridor. Regardless of a fall from Csenge Bácskay, the Huskers’ lowest counting rating was a 9.825.

Of their third-straight season excessive, the Huskers notched an enormous 49.450 on flooring to clinch the win. Three Huskers posted a rating of 9.90 or higher, with Sophia McClelland and Comin tying for the ground title (9.925). Spence rounded out the highest scores (and clinched the all-around) with a 9.90.

Subsequent up, the Huskers keep in Lincoln to host their second-consecutive quad meet. This meet, nevertheless, shall be a more durable win; the Huskers welcome No. 4 Florida, Jap Michigan, and Lindenwood.

Upcoming matchup: Saturday, March 9 @ 7:00 p.m. ET | Florida, Jap Michigan, and Lindenwood @ NebraskaVideo (Massive+)

Iowa @ Sacramento State

Remaining rating: Iowa: 196.025 – Sacramento State: 194.900

The Hawkeyes posted their fourth-straight 196+ rating en path to a street win over Sacramento State. The meet marked a profession day for Karina Muñoz; the sophomore notched a 39.525 to win the all-around (together with vault, beam, and flooring).

Spotlight: Hannah Castillo on vault (9.825). Whereas it wasn’t essentially Iowa’s highest rating, Castillo’s caught vault helped usher a wave of robust vaults.

Iowa began on bars the place kind and touchdown errors slowed down their scores. The ever-reliable Eva Volpe tallied their first robust rating, sticking her double format for a 9.775. Muñoz recorded the Hawkeyes’ prime mark (9.825) for her piked Jaeger and clear hip to speedy double format. After one rotation, the Hawkeyes had been dead-even with the Hornets.

Needing a powerful rating, Hanna Castillo opened the Hawkeyes’ vault effort with a 9.825 for her dynamic, caught Yurchenko full. Alyse Karenbauer added a 9.825 of her personal, just for Muñoz to set the usual with a 9.875 for her superbly excessive Yurchenko full.

After two rotations, the Hawkeyes notched a lead of 0.325 over Sacramento State and added to their lead with a 49.250 on flooring. Regardless of a stunning fall from Volpe, 4 Hawkeyes scored 9.825 or higher. Muñoz and Bailey Libby tied for the ground title with a 9.90.

Iowa put collectively a strong beam effort to shut the meet (49.175). Aubrey Nick went 9.875 to position second on the occasion. After early season struggles, Nick has been a vital piece of the puzzle in Iowa’s beam lineup, going 9.825 or higher within the final 4 outings. With an already-stellar day within the books, Muñoz earned a 9.925 for her routine, that includes a floaty acrobatic sequence and caught gainer full.

In Week 10, the Hawkeyes tackle the Iowa State Cyclones in a battle for the Hawkeye State. The groups are at the moment ranked inside one spot of one another within the nationwide rankings, just about guaranteeing an thrilling rivalry meet.

Upcoming matchup: Friday, March 8 @ 7:30 p.m. ET | Iowa @ Iowa State – Dwell Stats | Video (ESPN+)

Maryland @ Maryland quad meet

Remaining rating: Maryland: 196.350, George Washington: 195.6750, Central Michigan: 195.450, William & Mary: 193.2000

After posting only a 195 within the earlier two meets, the Terrapins returned to their profitable methods, posting a 196.350 to earn three victories on senior night time. Maddie Komoroski claimed a share of the beam title and Emma Silberman the bars.

Spotlight: Maddie Komoroski on beam (9.925). Her work speaks for itself; Maddie is among the many most elegant gymnasts within the NCAA on beam and continues to herald prime scores.

Maryland began off with a less-than-stellar 48.950 on vault regardless of robust landings. Taylor Rech continued to be a rock, sticking her Yurchenko full to her staff’s pleasure (9.775). Josephine Kogler led the way in which, incomes a 9.850 for her clear, hollow-body full.

Bars opened with a fall from Victoria Gatzendorfer. After the unlucky begin, Tasha Brozowski nailed her double format to reenergize her staff (9.775). Silberman was a spotlight, flying by her Gienger to nail her first bar routine since mid-January and earn a share of the title (9.85).

Rotating to beam, the Brett Nelligan’s staff headed for one more 195. Nevertheless, the Terps upped the ante, posting a powerful 49.250, led by a 9.90 from Kogler and a career-high 9.925 from Komoroski.

The Terps adopted up beam’s success with a strong flooring rotation (49.200). The bottom counting rating was a 9.80, with Natalie Martin and Alexa Rothenbuescher tying for a 9.875. In an evening that Coach Nelligan stated his seniors will “always remember,” Maryland appeared to have righted the ship.

Maryland @ Yale quad meet

Remaining rating: Maryland: 197.300, Yale: 195.025, New Hampshire: 194.525, Southern Connecticut: 192.300

What was it about righting the ship? Maryland did that after which some of their second meet of the weekend, posting their second-best rating in program historical past (197.300). The rating topples their earlier season excessive by greater than six-tenths – a testomony to the staff’s excessive ceiling.

Spotlight: Natalie Martin on vault (9.925). After weeks spent trying to find the stick – Natalie discovered it, and the consequence was spectacular!

The Terps began their meet on bars with a season-high 49.400. Although usually famend for her flooring, Alexa Rothenbuescher notched a profession excessive (9.925) for her routine, that includes an enormous full-twisting double tuck dismount. Tasha Brozowski was constant once more, posting one in all Maryland’s three 9.875s.

On beam, Maryland earned its third 49.200+ this season. Komoroski replicated her beautiful train from Friday, incomes one other 9.925 and her second beam title of the weekend. With two large rotations behind them, the Terps had been fired up.

Flooring introduced extra enjoyable for the staff, with three scores going 9.9 or higher to match their bars whole (49.400). Regular leadoff Taylor Rech lastly obtained her flowers, incomes a 9.875 to begin the rotation. The Terps saved rolling. Komoroski continued her spectacular weekend, posting one other 9.925.

Whereas vault is their weakest occasion, the Terps’ momentum couldn’t be diminished. The staff posted their season-high vault whole (49.275), marking almost a two-tenth enchancment over the earlier excessive. All 5 counting scores went 9.8 or higher, however Natalie Martin’s career-high 9.925 stole the present (and gained the vault title).

Contemporary off a profitable but busy doubleheader, the Terps tackle one other doubleheader in Week 10. They first head north to Temple to face the Owls, No. 21 NC State, and Penn in a contentious quad meet, adopted by a twin meet at Towson on Sunday.

Upcoming matchups:

Rutgers vs. Rutgers quad meet

Remaining rating: Rutgers: 195.325, Cornell: 193.975, West Chester: 190.700, Ursinus: 189.725

Rutgers earned decisive wins on alumni night time, posting a strong 195.325 rating. The Scarlet Knights claimed a number of occasion titles, with Emily Leese taking vault, Elia Aird and Avery Balser bars, and Stephanie Zannella and Jackie Manifold beam.

On vault, Rutgers discovered their strongest landings for a season-best vault whole (49.125). Valentina Lorente-Garcia obtained the Knights off to a smashing begin, taking a tiny hop again on her Yurchenko full for a 9.80 within the leadoff spot. Gabrielle Dildy and Leese led the Knights with their highly effective vaults, incomes a 9.85 and 9.875, respectively.

The Knights mustered a 48.825 on bars – a decent rating on their weakest occasion. A pair of 9.80s from Aird and Balser led the pack, with Aird’s routine that includes a excessive piked Jaeger and Balser’s a beautiful Pak salto.

After two rotations, a 196 appeared potential. Sadly, pricey errors on beam saved a better rating out of attain. After a leadoff 8.825 from Katy Koopman, the staff seemed rattled. Adopted by a pair scores within the 9.6s and a missed acrobatic connection from Dildy, the Knights’ whole was assured to be low. Manifold and Zannella posted clutch 9.875s, however their scores weren’t sufficient to offset the harm.

On flooring, Zannella led off with a 9.775 for her sky-high double tuck and beautiful change ring. Concord Webster hit her full-in for third on the occasion (9.825), however Leese topped the Knights, incomes a 9.85 her full-in and entrance by to double tuck to complete second.

Subsequent up, the Knights head to West Virginia in a Massive Ten v. Massive 12 matchup. Rutgers heads into Mountaineer territory as slight favorites in what must be a detailed and thrilling meet.

Upcoming matchup(s): Sunday, March 10 @ 2:00 p.m. ET | Rutgers @ West Virginia – Dwell Stats | Video (ESPN+)



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