Krystin Johnson, Docksiders, is the first commit for the 2023-4 season.
OU placed first in the final National Rankings for the week of March 20th, as compiled by RoadToNationals.com. The teams are ordered by taking their last Regionals score and adding it to their final NQS score. The teams are clustered by how far they advanced through the Championships: Top 8, Top 16, Top 32, Top 36 and final NQS.
Host Denver won the Denver Regional with a 197.875, despite missing standout Rylie Mundell LSU and Michigan tied at 197.75 but LSU triumphed in the tiebreaker (all six score count). Oregon State was just behind at 197.65. Michigan loses the tiebreaker with LSU for 3rd. Oregon St just behind at 197.65. Denver's Lynnzee Brown won AA with a 39.8, won VT and tied for 1st on FX with LSU's Haleigh Bryant. Bryant also won UB at 9.975.On BB, DU's Bella Mabanta and Oregon St's Jade Carey tied for 1st at 9.975. Just another reminder that every score matters and that every last step, hop and wobble can make the difference.
Link: Results and LSU Release
Cal posted a 198.075 to win the Pittsburgh Regional and advance to Nationals. Also making the cut was Florida, who placed 2nd at 197.8. MSU was not far behind at 197.6 while ASU was a step back at 197.475. For UF, star Trinity Thomas missed the competition, while MSU could have used the standout VTs of frosh Sage Kellerman. Cal's eMjae Frazier won FX (9.975) to seal the win. UF's Leanne Wong won the AA (39.775), BB and UB (both 9.975). UF's Payton Richards and ASU's Anaya Smith tied for 1st on VT.
Here are the event champions at the Big Ten Championships: FX: Connor McCool, Illinois, 14.725 PH: Ian Skirkey, Illinois, 14.8 R: Ashton Anaya, Illinois, 14.475 VT: Taylor Christopulos, Nebraska, 14.95 PB: John Karnes, PSU, 14.35 HB: Fred Richard, Michigan, 14.725
Link: Results and UMich Release
Utah posted a 198.05 and UCLA a 197.925 to break away from Missouri and secure the two spots to the National meet. Missouri posted a 197.6 and Washington a 195.65. The meet was virtually tied heading into the final round, but Utah hit FX for a big 49.6 while UCLA hit VT for a 49.5 while Mizzou ran into the tougher scoring event, UB. UCLA frosh Selena Harris captured the AA title with a 39.75, including a tie for 1st on VT at 10 with Utah's Jaedyn Rucker and a tie for 1st on BB with Utes Kara Eaker and Maile O'Keefe. Bruin Jordan Chiles won FX with a 10 and UB with a 9.975.
Link: UCLA Release and Results
Stanford powered to the MPSF title with a big win over OU, AF and Cal. They were led by Asher Hong, who posted an 83.7 to win the AA. He also took the PB. Teammate Khoi Young won PH (14.75) while Cardinal Mark Berlaga won R. Stanford's Zach Martin and Taylor Burkhart tied for 1st on VT. AF's Garrett Braunton won HB while OU's Emre Dodanli won FX.
Navy posted a 395.65 to easily win the ECAC Championships. Springfield was 2nd at 386.85, W&M 3rd at 384.25 and Army 4th at 377.65. Greenville was not far behind at 377.25 and Simpson rounded out the field at 346.85. Navy was led by wins from Connor Van Loo and Syam Buradagunta on FX, Isaiah Drake on PB and Giovanni Gambatese on HB. W&M's Christian Marsh won R while Springfield's Dominic Ramalho won the AA title at 77.25.
Link: Results and Springfield Release
In a dramatic final that saw heavy favorite OU open with two falls on BB, OU came roaring back to post a 198.05 and advance to Nationals. Kentucky posted a 197.85 to hold off Ohio State's 197.75 and Bama's 197.65. OU's Katherine Lavasseur posted a 10 to win VT. Sooner Jordan Bowers won AA at 39.7 and the UB at 9.975. She also tied with six others for first on FX. Sooner Faith Torrez won BB with a 9.975 also tied for 1st on FX with Bowers and teammate Danielle Sievers plus Kentucky's Raena Worley, Bama's Luisa Blanco as well as Gabby Gladieux plus tOSU's Elexis Edwards.
Michigan won its 20th Big Ten title, posting a 412.4 to defeat PSU (410.7), Nebraska (410.5), Illinois (409.4) and host Ohio State (405.5). Michigan frosh Fred Richard led the way with a big 85.95 AA win. The finals are on Saturday. He placed first on the PB, HB and tied for the top spot on FX with Husker Taylor Christopulos. Wolverine teammates David Wolma had the top mark on VT while Javier Alfonso topped the standings on Rings. Illini Ian Skirkey's 14.45 outpaced the field on PH by 0.6.
Link: Results and UMich Takes 3rd Straight
Michigan posted a 198.025 to defeat host DU's 197.45. Both teams advance to Sunday's finals. Minnesota's season ends with a 197.2 while Arizona kept pace with a 196.975. UMich was led by Sierra Brooks' 10 on FX. Teammate Natalie Wojcik won UB (9.975) while Abby Heiskell won the AA (39.675). Wolverine Naomi Morrison tied for VT honors with Arizona's Malia Hargrove. DU's Jessica Hutchinson won the BB with a 9.975.
Link: Results and DU Release
Florida posted a 197.875 to win the afternoon session in the second round of the PIttsburgh Regional. ASU was not far behind with a 197.575 to advance easily. PSU was 3rd at 196.825 and Maryland 4th at 196.675. UF's Kayla DiCello posted a 10 on UB and won VT en route to 39.8 AA win. She also tied for 1st on BB with teammate Riley McCusker and ASU's Hannah Scharf. Gator Leanne Wong won FX with a 9.975. Florida overcame the loss of star Trinity Thomas, who stopped her FX routine shortly after her first pass. She had successfully competed BB but was unable to continue. Per Florida's Twitter, she has a "right lower led injury. Status is day to day".
Oregon State and LSU tied for 1st place at 197.375 to advance to the Denver Regional Final. UGA was not far behind at 197.00 while NU was 4th at 195.525. LSU's Haleigh Bryant won the AA with a 39.7, taking 1st on UB and tying for 1st on BB with Beaver Jade Carey. Carey won FX (9.975) while Oregon St's Madi Dagen won VT.
Link: LSU Release and Results
Cal posted a 197.25 and MSU 196.85 to easily advance to the Pitt Regional finals. WMU was third at 196.175 and WVU posted a 195.85 for 4th. For Cal, eMjae Frazier won FX and teammates Gabby Perea and Ella Cesario tied for 1st on UB. MSU's Gabrielle Stephen won BB and the AA (39.525). On Vault, Emma Wehry of WVU tied with WMU's Cassie St. Clair for first.
Link: MSU Release
Grace Walker, GMS Gymnastics, to Bridgeport
Alexa Graziano, Yellow Jackets, to Gustavus Adolphus
The host Bruins posted a 198.275 to join Pac 12 conference mates Utah and Washington in the Regional Final. Missouri posted a 197.4 to hold off Stanford's 197.275. Boise St completed the field at 196.225. UCLA's Jordan Chiles won the AA (39.75), the UB (9.975) and the FX. Teammates Selena Harris and Emma Malabuyo tied for 1st on BB at 9.975. On VT, Courtney Blackson of Boise State posted the Session's only 10.
Link: Results and UCLA Release