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Michigan State @ Michigan Live Blog

I'm back for more NCAA Gymnastics. Today, it's Michigan State at Michigan.

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Look out for Nicole Artz and Olivia Karas. They're Michigan's top two all-arounders. Karas is only a freshman and has shown stellar consistency throughout the 2016 season. Artz, a junior is the defacto leader of the team. She leads with consistency and positivity.

Also keep an eye out for Talia Chiarelli, she is a former Brestyan's gymnast and she excels at vault, beam and floor.  Austin Sheppard is a senior stalwart of the team who delivers strong uneven bars, floor and vault performances. Brianna Brown is a sophomore, she excels at bars and beam with her beautiful lines.

First rotation, Michigan will start on vault and Michigan State will be on bars.

Line-ups:
Michigan Vault:
McClean
Brown
Artz
Chiarelli
Sheppard
Karas

Michigan State bars:
Frederick
Lagoski
Gamelo
Westney
Ling
Burt

I love that the marching band shows up for home meets.  That is beyond awesome.

Emma McClean Leads off vault for Michigan -  FTY - clean, maybe a slight movement of her left foot.

Kira Frederick bars, MIS - gienger + bail,  DLO, piked on 2nd flip, small step 9.775

Brianna Brown Mich VT -  FTY, knee bend in air. good height.  step on landing. 9.75

Elena Lagoski Mich State -  giant 1/2 = jaeger, caught it close + bail,  double arabian stuck 9.65.

Nicole Artz VT MICH -  FTY, big height and distance, small step on lading. 9.8

Anna Gamelo UB Mich State -  giant 1/2 + jaeger,  bail,  toe on  giant 1/1 + double pike, step foward.

Talia Chiarelli VT Mich -  yurchenko 1 1/2, stuck, nice form in the air 9.925

Hailee Westney UB Mich State Ray -  +pak  stalder, swing foward to half twist tucked dismount. 9.825

Austin Sheppard VT Mich - FTY, stuck, chest was down on landing a little.  9.85

Jessica Ling Mich State Bars -  falls on her 1st handstand, full in dismount9.225

Olivia Karas Mich VT -  yurchenko 1 1/2, lots of power, took steps on the landing.9.9

Lisa Burt Mich State UB - giant 1/2 + gienger,  bail,  toe shoot, DLO nice landing. 9.825

Scores after first rotation:
Michigan vault 49.275
Michigan State bars 48.825

Now to rotation two - Michigan will go to bars, Michigan State will go to vault.

Anna Gamelo Leads off vault for Michigan State: Yurchenko 1/2. 9.775

Lindsay Williams UB for Mich - jaeger, bail, 9.9

Austin Sheppard UB Mich - giant 1/1 + tkatchev, straddle back,  DLO, small step back.  9.8

Lisa Burt VT Mich State -  FTY, hop back. lots of power and distance. 9.75

Nicole Artz Mich UB -  giant 1/2 + piked jaeger +bail, DLO, good landing. 9.925

Elena Lagoski Michigan State vault -  FTY, lots of height, distance. step back on landing 9.65

Olivia Karas UB Michigan -   toe on + maloney+pak,  DLO, step back. 9.825

Nicola Deans Vt Mich State - FTY - piked down on landing, hop back. 9.775

Brianna Brown UB Mich - JUMP KCHS +tkatchev + pak, toe on DLO, floats it, stuck landing. 9.8

Scores after 2 rotations:
Michigan 98.550, bars total 49.275
Michigan State 97.625,vault total 48.825

Onto rotation three, Michigan will head to beam and Michigan State will be on floor.

Line ups:
Michigan Beam:
Karas
Brown
Marinez
Williams
Artz
Chiarelli

Michigan State Floor:
Ryan
Noll
Burt
Hendershot
Frederick
Lagoski

Olivia Karas leads off beam for Michigan -  front tuck + beat jump,  cat leap + sw 1/2 (missed it the first time),  BHS + LOSO, small balance check, 1/1 turn,  gainer pike dismount, stuck. 9.8

Holly Ryan leads off floor for Michigan State -  double pike, OOB,  sw ring + sw 1/4,  FHS + rudi + loso,  side somi,  FHS + rudi. 9.6

Brianna Brown Mich BB- jump to straddle spl mt,  front aerial + beat jump,  BHS + LOSO, big balance check, spl + sissone,  side somi, 1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount., stuck 9.8

Ashley Noll FX Mich State -  double pike, beautiful,  punch rudi,  tour jete +  sw 1/2, 9.625

Lauren Marinez BB Mich,  1/1 turn,  cat leap + aerial, beat jump,+ double stag ring, Feed keeps cutting out.  round off + 2/1 twist dismount. 9.85

Lisa Burt Mich State - squat pose to open,  FHS + rudi + back layout,  sw 1/4 +  tour jete 1/1,  double pike,  sheep jump,  FHS + rudi. 9.825

Lindsay Williams BB Mich-  beat + double stag ring jump,  cat leap + aerial cartwheel, 1/1 turn switch 1/1,  BHS +LOSO, round off + 1 1/2 dismount. 9.9

Drew Hendershot Michigan State Floor -  double pike,  tour jete 1/2 + tuck jump 1/1,  2 1/2 twist,  Fro lay + rudi + double stag 9.85

Nicole Artz BB Michigan -  pike + straddle 3/4,  fro aerial + back handspring,  1/1 turn,  front toss,  punch rudi dismount, stuck. 9.95

Kira Frederick Floor Michigan State -  FHS + 2/1 twist, FHS + rudi +layout step out, gorgeous,  switch + sw 1/2 + popa,  FHS + rudi + straddle jump. 9.875

Talia Chiarelli BB Michigan -  is feelin "fancy" BHS +LOSO,  beat + straddle 3/4, aerial cartwheel + cat leap,  1/1 turn,  round off + double back, small step back. 9.875

Elena Lagoski Michigan State floor -  double arabian, hop,  sw 1/4 + popa,  FHS + fro 1/1 + front tuck,  fouette hop,  FHS + rudi + double stag. Warrior Princess routine. 9.825

Scores after 3 rotations:
Michigan 147.925, beam total 49.375
Michigan State 146.625, floor total 49.000

Now to the final rotation. Michigan will end on floor and Michigan state ends on beam.

Line ups:
Michigan Floor:
Williams
Brown
McLean
Chiarelli
Karas
Artz

Michigan State Beam:
Holmes
Lagoski
Noll
Huehn
Ryan
Burt

Brittany Holmes leads off beam for Michigan State -  round off + loso,  sw 1/2 + straddle cross,  1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel,  round off + 1 1/2 twist dismount. 9.775

Lindsay Williams leads off floor for Michigan -  double pike, tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/2,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double back. 9.85

Elena Lagoski BB Mich State - BHS + LOSO,  sw + straddle 1/2,  front tuck, solid,  1/1 turn,  sw 1/4,  round off + 1 1/2, big step. 9.725

Brianna Brown Mich FX -  double pike,  1 1/2 twist to front layout,   sw 1/2 + tour jete 1/2,  double back, huge.  9.85

Ashley Noll BB Mich State -  BHS +LOSO,   1/1 turn,  sw + straddle,  beat jump + double stag ring,  aerial + tucked 1/1 dismount. 9.75

Emma McLean FX Mich -  double pike,  front layout + front full, 1/1 turn,  sw side + popa,  double back, doesn't get her feet under her body and puts her hands down. 9.325

Victoria Huehn BB Mich State -  sw + spl jump, fro aerial + back tuck. 1/1 turn,  front toss,  front 1/1 tuck dismount. 9.7

Talia Chiarelli FX Mich -  full in,  1 1/2 + front layout,  sw side + popa,  double pike. 9.85

Holly Ryan BB Mich State - 1/1 turn, BHS + 2 ft layout,  beat jump + double stag ring, side somi,  cat leap + sw side, cartwheel + gainer 1/1 9.725

Olivia Karas FX Mich - double arabian,  sw 1 /2 + wolf 1/2,  Front layout + front 1/1,  double pike. 9.925

Lisa Burt will anchor beam for Michigan State -  sw + sheep jump,  BHS +LOSO,   front aerial,  1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 dismount. 9.825

Nicole Artz anchors floor for Michigan -  piked full in,  sw 1/2 + popa,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  double pike, bounces out of it. holds it together still. 9.825

Final scores:
Michigan 197.225, floor total 49.300
Michigan State 195.425, beam total 48.800

That's all for this meet. Join me in 20 minutes for West Virginia at Alabama!





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