Whitewater defeated host La Crosse on Tuesday night. Blaise Wilson led UW Whitewater with a win on BB. The hosts collected wins from Megan Hawkins on VT, Kerrie Legault on UB, Emma Grant on FX and Kacey Mortneson in the AA (37.95).
Illinois defeated host Minnesota in the Gopher's final regular season home meet. The Illini were led by Michael Fletcher, who won the AA and R. Teammate Connor McCool won FX, Illini Tommy Mistretta won PH and teammate Evan Manivong won VT. For Minnesota, Crew Bold won PB and HB.
Oklahoma and Florida remain tied at the top of the women's National Rankings for the Week of March 22nd, as compiled by the RoadtoNationals.com, based on National Qualifying Score. LSU moved up to third, with Michigan close behind in fourth. Cal remains #5..
Using a big advantage on BB and FX, Utah posted a 197.725 to defeat Cal's 197.375 and win their first Pac 12 Conference meet title since 2017. UCLA was third at 196.725 with a problem on BB and ASU avoided major trouble and posted a 196.375. In the early session, Oregon State posted a 195.625 after a slow start on UB. Arizona was 2nd at 195.4, Stanford improved to 195.175 but Washington slipped 194.4 after four opening falls on BB, despite a sizable lead heading into the final round.
Utah's Maile O'Keefe led the way, winning the AA with a 39.7. She also tied for first on UB with teammate Cristal Isa and UCLA's Margzetta Frazier. The two Utes then tied with teammate Abby Paulson for the BB title, as the Utes went 49.675 on the event. Then on FX, O'Keefe tied with teammates Jaedyn Rucker and Sydney Soloski, UCLA's Pauline Tratz and Chae Campbell, Cal's Kyana George and Stanford's Kyla Bryant. UCLA's Sekai Wright won the VT.
Link: Utah Release
Alabama won the SEC Championships, edging LSU for the title 197.875 to 197.775. Florida finished well back at 196.975, with star Trinity Thomas' absent on all but UB. Kentucky won the morning session at 196.825, followed by Auburn (196.275) and Mizzou (196.125). Arkansas struggled to a 195.6 after problems on UB.
Luisa Blanco led the way, winning the AA with a 39.8 and earning a share of titles on VT, UB and BB. LSU's Kiya Johnson won FX with a 10. On VT, LSU's Elena Arenas and Haleigh Bryant shared the title with Blanco. On UB, Bama frosh Shania Adams and teammate Makarri Doggette also grabbed a share of the title. On BB, Bama's Lexi Graber and Florida frosh Ellie Lazzari and senior teammate Alyssa Baumann also finished atop the podium.
Link: LSU Release
BYU posted a 196.925 to hold off Boise State's 196.725 and capture the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference title. USU was third at 196.25 edging SUU in 4th at 196.225. BYU was led by Abby Miner Alder, who won the FX title. A trio of Broncos took home titles: Courtney Blackson on VT, Emily Muhlenhaupt on the UB and Adriana Popp on the BB.
Temple won its first ever EAGL Championships in a big win on Saturday. They posted a 196.5 to outdistance NC State's 196.05. Towson was third at 195.875, just ahead of GWU's 195.8. UNC was 5th at 195.275, followed by host Pitt at 194.35 and newcomer LIU 192.725.
UNC's Elizabeth Culton won the AA with a 39.375 and was also the UB champion. She also tied for the BB title with teammate Hallie Thompson and Towson's Emerson Hurst. Temple's Julianna Roland won the VT. On FX, Kendall Whitman of GWU, Jordan Ceccarini of Pitt and Faith Leary of Temple tied for the top spot.
Link: Pitt Release
Minnesota picked up its first Big Ten Conference title, with a program record 197.75. Michigan was 2nd at 197.425, with Illinois and Iowa tying for third at 196.625. Big Ten Gymnast of the Year Lexy Ramler won the AA title with a 39.725 and was also the UB and BB (9.975) champ. Natalie Wojcik of Michigan won the VT with a 10. On FX, Ona Loper of Minnesota, Jerquavia Henderson and Lauren Guerin of Iowa, and Gabby Wilson of Michigan tied for first.
Sooner Matt Wenske led his squad, winning R and taking the AA with an 80.7. Teammate Gage Dyer won another FX title while OU's Zach Nunez won PH. Teammate Cesar Gracia won PB while Sooner Jack Freeman took the HB. For Cal, Caleb Rickard won VT to deny a sweep.
Iowa celebrated Senior Night with a super close win over Nebraska. Senior Bennet Huang led the way with a win the AA at a career-high 83.1. Huang also tied for the FX title with NU's Sam Phillips. Teammate Stewart Brown won VT. For the Huskers, Evan Krilley won PH, Dylan Young won R, Evan Hymanson won PB and Dillan King won HB.
Michigan wrapped up the regular season Big Ten title with a win at PSU. Sophomore Paul Juda led the way, winning the FX, VT and PB en route to a big 86.35 in the AA. Senior teammate Cameron Bock won the PH and SR while Adam Wooten won the HB.
The Spartans were led by wins from Jada Mazury on FX and ties for 1st from Emma Milne on BB (with AF's Daija Stevenson) and Lauren Macpherson on VT (with AF's Heidi Sand). Stevenson added wins on FX and in the AA for the Falcons.
EMU won its fourth MAC Championships, posting a 195.9. NIU was third at 195.525, just ahead of Kent State at 195.425. CMU was 4th at 194.9, edging out Ball State at 194.8. BGSU and WMU were not far behind at 194.6. WMU frosh Sarah Moravsky won the AA. EMU's Molly Paris tied with NIU's Tara Kofmehl and Ball State's Marissa Nychyk for the VT title. On UB, CMU's Hannah Demers tied for the title with NIU's Natalie Hemp. CMU's Morgan Tong won BB while Kent State's Abby Fletcher won FX.
Ball State's Joanna Saleem was named Coach of the Year. Gymnast of the Year was WMU's Payton Murphy. Frosh of the Year was WMU's Sarah Moravansky, with EMU's Caitlin Satler and NIU's Natalie Hamp tying for Specialist of the Year. Abby Fletcher of Kent State was named the top Senior.
Rutgers won the early session of the Big 10 Championships, posting its highest ever score at the Championships. RU was led by Hannah Joyner and Belle Huang. Joyner won the AA with a 39.375 and tied for the BB title with Huang, Cassidy Rushlow of PSU and NU's Kaitlyn Higgins. Huang tied for the FX title with Buckeye Claire Gagliardi. Rushlow tied for the UB title with Ohio State's Jenna Swarzentruber. On VT, NU's Anika Dujakovich tied for 1st with UMD's Alexis Rubio.