Michigan posted the top mark of 197.8625 to win Semi-Final 1 and advance to the "Four on the Floor" final on Saturday. Florida edged Cal, 197.4375 to 197.3625 to capture the second slot in the final. Minnesota was not far behind those two at 197.1875. Michigan was led by Sierra Brooks, who posted the top AA mark of 39.65. She also had the top mark on BB and tied for the top mark on FX, with Minnesota's Mya Hooten. Cal's Maya Bordas posted the day's top mark on UB while Gopher Ona Loper was the top vaulter.
Link: SemiFinal 1 Results
Minnesota's Shane Wiskus has been named the winner of the 2021 Nissen-Emery Award. It is given to the Nation's best senior collegiate male gymnast.
Lauren Hsu and Katlyn Sawyer have signed with MSU. Their early commitments were previously announced.
Sarah Kuper, Premier Gymnastics, has committed to W&M. She was a 2019 regional qualifier. This season she has finished in the top four AA at four meets. She recently placed 11th AA at her state meet.
Sidney Fitzgerald, C and C Gymnastics, has committed to UGA. She was a 2019 regional qualifier. This season she won floor titles at the Atlanta Crown and the Sand Dollar Invitational. She recently placed 2nd AA at her state meet.
Sage Kellerman, All American Flames, has committed to MSU. She was a 2019 regional qualifier and she sat out the 2020 season. This season she is showing particular strength on vault and floor.
Alyssa Ojeda from Dynamo has committed to Missouri. She was a 2019 JO qualifier. Her 2021 stats reveal that she can be a strong floor worker for Mizzou, having placed no lower than 2nd on that event this seasond. She recently finished 1st on bars and 2nd AA at her state meet.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals concluded with event finals on Sunday. Maddie Gose of TWU won the VT while Centenary's Taylor Ann Wilson won the UB. SEMO's Anna Kaziska prevailed on BB while TWU's Isabel Goyco won the FX.
Link: SEMO Release
Ciena Alipi, an elite National Team member from Midwest Gymnastics Center, has committed to UCLA. In 2019 she finished 1st AA and 1st on bars at the American Classic. She earned 2nd place beam finishes at the 2019 American Classic, US Classic and US Nationals. She recently finished 6th AA at the 2021 Winter Cup.
SEMO posted a 49.375 on BB in the last rotation to slip past Lindenwood and win the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National championships. They posted a 195.025 to Lindenwood's 194.875. Air Force was 3rd at 194.4, with TWU 4th at 193.7. Centenary completed the field at 190.875.
SEMO's Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso won the AA title with a 39.225.
The NCAA has formally announced the full set of qualifiers for the NCAA Championships. These include the top two teams from each Regional plus the top AAer and individual event in each Regional from a non-advancing team (after a tiebreaker).
Michigan posted a 411.0 to win the Big Ten Championship in a wire-to-wire victory. Nebraska posted a 398 to edge Iowa's 397.7. Illinois was 4th at 396.9, just ahead of PSU at 396.8. Minnesota was 6th at 395.95 and Ohio State completed the field at 394.9.
Wolverine senior Cameron Bock tied for the AA title with Minnesota's Shane Wiskus at 84.7. Bock also won the PH and SR to lead Michigan. Wiskus won the FX, PB and HB for the Gophers. Illini Michael Fletcher won the VT.