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Utah @ Cal Live Blog

Yesterday, it was the SEC, today, we're following the PAC12 with gymnastics powerhouse Utah going to up and coming powerhouse, Cal (Berkley).

Utah has been steadily improving and they're making that push toward the post season in this second of three straight away meets. Cal is looking to break into the elite club of NCAA gymnastics powerhouses. Follow along and refresh every few minutes for all the gymnastics.


Watch for Toni Ann Williams of Cal as a superb vaulter and tumbler. Also watch for Jessica Howe and Sylvie Seilnacht.

For Utah, Samantha Partyka has stepped up while Kari Lee has been injured. Tiffani Lewis is a standout sophomore, and watch Breanna Hughes in the all-around. Watch for Maddy Stover on beam.

First rotation, Cal will be on vault, Utah will be on bars.

Desiree Palamores VT Cal - FTY, good form small hop. 9.8

Samantha Partyka UB Utah -  jump KCHS, giatn 1/2 + jaeger, a little close, toe on + bail, DLO, stuck. Nice lead off performance 9.85

Alicia Gallarzo VT Cal - Yurchenko arabian, crooked in entry, small hop, off to side. 9.85

Tiffani Lewis UB Utah - jump KCHS,  giant 1/1 + tkatchev, bail,  DLO, small leg seps in air, small hop on landing. 9.825

Arianna Robinson VT Cal - FHS, front pike off. huge power, big step on landing. 9.8

Sabrina Schwab UB Utah - KCHS, tkatechev, bail,  stalder + double back, hop on landing. 9.8

Sylvia Seilancht VT Cal - Yurchenko arabian, nice form in air, small hop on landing. 9.85

Kassandra Lopez UB Utah -  jump KCHS,  giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail, DLO nice landing. 9.875

Emily Richardson VT Cal - FTY, good form, hop to side. 9.825

Breanna Hughes UB Utah - jump KCHS, giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail,  KCHS,  full in, stuck. 9.9

Toni Ann Williams Cal VT -  FTY, off to side on entry, hop back. 9.85

Baely Rowe Utah UB -  jump KCHS,  giant 1/1 + tkatchev, hesitates on full, bail, DLO, small hop. 9.85

Scores after first rotation:
Utah Bars 49.300
Cal vault 49.175

On to the second rotation, Utah will hit vault and Cal will go to bars.

Makenna Merrell VT Utah - FTY, good landing. Chest down slightly. 9.825

Emily Richardson UB Cal -  jump KCHS,  toe on + tkatchev + bail,  DLO, mini shuffle, good routine. 9.825

Kassandra Lopez VT - FTY, stuck. piked a little on landing. 9.85

Amber Takara UB Cal -KCHS toe on+ gienger+ bail, full in, small hop. 9.85

Erika Muhaw Utah VT -  FTY, huge distance. Hop on landing. Good form, piked a little on landing. Solid. 9.8

Sofie Seilnacht UB Cal - giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, bail,  giant 1/2 + 1 1/2 front. 9.875

Baely Rowe VT Utah - FTY, stuck, Nice form in air. 9.875

Jessica Howe Ub cal - tkatchev, pak,  short on that HS, full in, small step on landing. 9.75

Breanna Hughes VT Utah -  Yurchenko 1 & 1/2, slightly shuffled her foot. Maybe the judges won't see it. 9.9

Toni Ann Williams UB Cal -  glide KCHS + shaposh, bail, full in, stuck.9.825

Tiffani Lewis VT Utah - FTY, small hop. good flair and distance. 9.825

Yuleen Sternberg UB Cal - Toe on + tkatchev, bail, stalder + double back. stuck. 9.8

Scores after 2 rotations:
Utah 98.575, vault total 49.275
Cal 98.350, bars total 49.175

It's a close one! I'm excited to see if Cal can pull off another upset over a higher ranked team, let alone another powerhouse like Utah. Going into the third rotation, Utah will be on floor while Cal will be on beam.

Sofie Seilnacht BB Cal - 1/1 turn,  BHS +LOSO, solid,  beat + spl 3/4,  sw + spl,  aerial + 1/1 twist, stuck. Beautiful, solid lead off for Cal. What a beautiful, fluid beam worker. 9.85

Makenna Merrell FX Utah - fro 2/1 + punch front, sw ring, 1 1/2 + punch front,  FHS + rudi. 9.775

Charlie Owens BB Cal -  BHS + BHS+LOSO, wobbles, but stays on,  beat + double stag ring,  sw + cat leap,  round off + 2/1 twist, small hop. 9.7

Tiffani Lewis FX Utah -  full in, deep squat, under rotated almost put her hands down.  fro hs+ fro lay+ fro 1/1,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double back 9.6

Toni Ann Williams BB Cal -  cat leap,  front tuck + LOSO,  sw + straddle cross,  1/1 turn,  front 1/1 dismount, small hop fwd. 9.725

Baely Rowe FX Utah -  double pike, clean,  sw + tour jete 1/1,  2/1 + loso,  1 1/2 + fro lay. 9.85

Desiree Palomares BB Cal - Silivas mt, fro aerial + straddle jump,  BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn back attitude, pike + sheep, small balance check, gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.85

Maddy Stover FX Utah -  FHS + 1 1/2,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  whip + loso,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  FHS + rudi 9.85

Jessica Howe BB Cal -  fro aerial + sissone + double stag ring,  BHS +LOSO,  1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel + 1/1 twist, stuck. Solid routine. 9.85

Sabrina Schwab Utah FX - double pike,  cartwheel,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw  1/4 + popa,  2 1/2. 9.85

Zoe Draghi BB Cal -  fro aerial,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful extension,  pike + sheep jump, solid,  1/1 turn,  BHS + gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. Solid routine 9.85 - she was underscored! Hmmph! Okay, they revised it, it's a 9.9 now. That means I don't have to take an impromptu flight to Berkley to beat some sense into the judges.

Breanna Hughes Utah FX -  double pike,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf jump,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double back, stuck. 9.925

Scores after 3 rotations:
Utah 147.825, 49.250
Cal 147.525, 49.175 (how's that for consistency?)

Now, we are in the final rotation, Utah will go to beam and Cal will head to floor.

Samantha Partyka leads off beam for Utah -  spl + straddle 1/4,  cat leap + aerial cartwheel,  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO, is off and her leg comes up, but she saves it, sw + sissone,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck. 9.775

Charlie Owens leads off floor for Cal -  1/1 turn,  double back,  sw + tour jete 1/1,  punch rudi, little short,  1 1/2 + front layout. 9.825

MaKenna Merrell BB Utah -  fro aerial,  sw + spl,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check,  1/1 turn,  front toss + beat jump,  round off + 2/1 twist, stuck landing. 9.8

Desiree Palomares FX Cal -  double pike, big step on landing,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2, double back, chest a little low on landing,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1. 9.825

Breanna Hughes Utah BB -  BHS + LOSO, was under rotated, shoulder angle was off and she and fell, 1/1 turn,  spl + spl 3/4,  beat jump,  aerial cartwheel + 1/1 turn 9.2

Jessica Howe FX Cal -  double pike,  FHS + rudi,  1 1/2 + front layout + stag jump. 9.875

Kassandra Lopez BB Utah -  sw + straddle jump,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  1/1 turn,  front tuck + beat jump,  spl + spl 3/4,  round off + 2/1 twist, small hop. 9.85

Arianna Robinson FX Cal -  double arabian, a little short,  tuck jump + tour jete 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double pike. 9.85

Baely Rowe Utah BB -  shoulder stand,  sw + straddle 1/4, BHS + BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn,  front toss, slightly off line in air maybe, but is okay on landing,  round off + 1 1/2 twist. 9.875

Toni Ann Williams Cal FX -  DLO, huge air,  some hair- o-graphy, front lay + fro 1/1, double pike, OOB. 9.775

Maddy Stover anchors beam for Utah -  fro aerial + split jump,  BHS + LOSO, small arm check,  sw + straddle cross jump,  yang bo? cartwheel + gainer 1/1 dismount. Stuck. 9.9

Zoe Draghi anchors floor for Cal -  double back,  punch front layout + front 1/1,  wolf hop 1/1 + tour jete 1/1,  FHS + rudi. 9.85

Final Scores:
Utah 197.025, beam total 49.200
Cal 196.750, floor total 49.225

Thanks for joining me tonight! I will be back on Monday for Stanford at Oregon State a 8 p.m. MST (10 ET/7 PT/9 CT), join me then. Good night and good luck.




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