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Utah State @ Denver Live Blog

While the rest of Denver is gearing up for the Broncos' Super Bowl match up against the North Carolina Panthers.It's the true pride of Colorado, the University of Denver Gymnastics team will be facing off against the Utah State Aggies.



Last week, the Pioneers got a season high of 196.125 against Bowling Green and jumped in the rankings to 13th. Can they do it again? Refresh the page every 5-10 minutes or so for updates!



Rotation one - Denver will be on vault, Utah State will be on bars.

Anchoring vault for Denver, Emily Barrett - Yurchenko 1/2. small hop 9.7

Bailey McIntire anchors bars for Utah State - gienger, bail, full in stuck 9.825

Kaitlyn Schou VT DU -  FTY - big height, small hop on the landing. 9.75

Charly Bellsestein Utah State UB -  went over on 1st handstand,  shaposh, peels. repeats and peels again, she was flat on her handstand into it, pak, double back, chest down, step forward. 8.15

Diana Chesnok VT DU -  FTY very high, small bounce back. 9.85

Melanie Oster Utah State UB - gienger,  giant 1.2 straddle back,  DLO - some leg seps.

Julia Ross DU VT -  FTY small hop in the landing. beautiful height. Piked down in the landing. 9.775

Another fall for Utah State on bars from McKinzey McIntire, 9.125.

Nikola Addison DU VT - FTY step back,  piked down on landing. 9.7

Joanna Cuba Utah State UB -  jump hecht to HB, giant 1/2 + jaeger, bail,  giant 1/1 + double back stuck landing. 9.775

Nina McGee VT DU -  Tsuk 1/1, small hop, nice height and in air form 9.85

Madison Ward Utah State UB - jaeger, gail, short HS,  full in dismount, stuck. 9.8

DU vault score: 48.925
Utah State bars score: 48.325

Moving to rotation 2 - Denver will go to bars and Utah State will hit vault.

Bailey McIntire VT Utah State - FTY - hop back,  9.675

Claire Kern DU UB - jaeger,  bail,  DLO very nice, small hop back. she has very nice lines and toe-point. 9.85

Madison Ward Utah State VT - FTY - big step back. 9.75

Katie Menhenick UB DU -  glide KCHS, shaposh +pak,  DLO small hop on the landing. Lots of difficulty in that routine. 9.825

Michelle Yasukochi Utah State VT - FTY, hop back, piked in the landing. 9.835

Nikole Addison DU UB -  jump to HB, giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail,  DLO stuck. Leg seps in the air. 9.8

McKinzey Martinez  VT Utah State - FTY - small hop 9.775

Diana Chesnok UB DU -   giant 1/1 + tkatchev, bail, small break,  full in, stuck. Very nice.

Jillian Chappel Utah State VT - Y 1 1/2, step back, some soft knees in air. 9.75

Nina McGee UB DU -  jump hecht - giant 1/1 + gienger + bail,  DLO stuck, beautiful landing. 9.925

Katie Brown Utah State VT- Y Arabian 9.75

Julia Ross DU UB -  jump hecht ,  toe on + gienger,  Pak,  DLO stuck. Gorgeous anchoring routine for DU. 9.85 (I'm protesting that score and Peng Peng's beam score from earlier. Such an injustice!)

Scores after 2 rotations:
Denver 98.225, bars total 49.3
Utah State, 97.125, vault total 48.85

Onto rotation three, Denver will go to beam and Utah State is on the floor.

Keri Peel is leading off floor for Utah State -  FHS + rudi,  2 1/2 twist,  sw ring + tour jete + wolf 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro layout. 9.75

Leading off beam for Denver, Kaitlyn Schou -  BHS +LOSO,  1/1 turn,  fro aerial + sissone,  beat jump + sheep,  round off 1 1&1/2. very  nice routine.  Her form is gorgeous! 9.825

Claire Hammen BB DU -  1/1 turn,  BHS +LOSO, beautiful extension,  sw + spl,   front toss,  round off + 2 1/2 small hop, super difficulty! 9.875

Jillian Chappel utah state FX -  double pike, huge height,  switch ring + wolf 1/1,  2 1/2,  1 1/2 + front 1/2 9.8

Diana Chesnok DU BB -  spl +sheep, very nice,  BHS +LOSO, big balance check, holds it, 1/1 turn,  fro aerial,  round off + 1 & 1/2, step forward. 9.475

Emily Briones Utah State FX -  double back, so much power, over rotates slightly, sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike, over rotates, FHS+ fro lay+ fro 1/1 9.5

Julia Ross DU BB - shoulder stand MT, superb flexibility,  fro aerial + BHS, cat + sw ring, 1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel + 1/1 twist, sticks! 9.825

Hayley Sanzotti Utah State FX -  double pike,  sw ring + wolf 1/1,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/2,  double back. 9.825

Nina McGee BB DU -  Wolf  jump+ LOSO,  sw 1/4,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful execution, 1/1 turn,  straddle 3/4, spl + tuck 1/2,  gainer 1/1 stuck. That was absolutely beautiful.  I will riot if she doesn't get a 10. 9.875 - another scoring injustice!

McKinzey Martinez FX Utah State -  double pike, floats it. gorgeous,  fun performer,  double back, lovely, wolf 1/1 + popa,   fro 1/1 + fro pike.  9.875

Emily Barrett DU BB -  BHS + LOSO, small step,  aerial cartwheel, 1/1 turn,  cat leap + sw + gainer LOSO, balance check,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck. 9.725

Bailey McIntire Utah State FX - Some "Uptown Funk" full in, huge, chest looked like it was down,  sw 1/4 + wolf 1/1 + popa,  fhs + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  double pike, a little low 9.825

Beautiful exhibition from Nikole Addison of Denver, does a BHS + 2 foot layout, dismounts with a round off 1 & 1/2 very nice.

Solid beam rotation for Denver!

Scores after 3 rotations
Denver - 147.350, beam score 49.125 (despite the injustices of scoring!)
Utah State - 146.250, floor score 49.075

Moving to the fourth and final rotation, Denver will finish the night on floor (a strong event for them) and Utah State will finish up on beam.

Leading off beam for Utah State Keri Peel -  BHS + LOSO,  sw 1/2,  1/1 turn,  beat + spl jump,  cat leap + aerial + 1/1 twist. 9.525,

Emily Barrett leads off floor for Denver -  double pike, nice height, lovely toe point,  sw ring + tour jete,  fhs + fro lay + fro 1/1,  2 1/2 ending pass.  very nice. Solid routine.  9.825

Bailey McIntire BB Utah State - FHS mount, BHS + BHS +LOSO,  falls, cat leap + sw 1.4, front 1/1 dismount, soft knees and small hop. 9.125

Kaitlyn Schou DU FX -  FHS + 2/1 twist,  sw ring + sw 1/4,  1 1/2 + front pike,  fhs + rudi last pass, solid. 9.875

Emily Briones BB Utah State - Cat leap + fro aerial walkover,  1/1 turn,  BHS +LOSO small balance issue, pulls it  beat jump + straddle 1/1,  round off + 2 1/2 twist dismount, stuck, looked really squatted in the landing though.  9.8

Claire Hammen Denver FX -  double pike,  sw 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  2 1/2 twist, 1/1 turn,  fhs + fro 1/1 + front tuck. 9.7

Melanie Oster BB utah state -  aerial + bhs,  sw + straddle 3/4, spl leap 1/1 turn,  round off + 1 & 1/2 dismount. 9.85

Maggie Laughlin Denver FX -  Punch rudi,  beautiful double pike,  1/1 back attitude turn,  sw ring + sw 1/4 + popa,  fro 1/1 + fro 1/2 last pass. Nice performance! Happy to have her back! 9.8

Hailey Sanzotti BB Utah state -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  beat + spl 1/1,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck 9.775

Nikole Addison FX Denver -  DLO, huge, almost OOB,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw 1/4 + popa, beautiful amplitude,  double pike, clean. Very nice. 9.875

Natalie Rainbolt final beam performer for Utah State -  BHS + LOSO, small balance check,  fro aerial small wobble, unsure a bit,  1/1 turn, spl + spl jump + sheep,  Gainer 1/1  dismount piked down a bit. 9.8

Nina McGee is the final performer of the night on floor for Denver -  beautiful, high DLO,  sw 1/4 + wolf 1/1, FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  double pike, almost oob.  popa. 9.95

Final Scores:
Denver:196.675, floor total: 49.325
Utah State: 195, beam total: 48.750

A win and ANOTHER season high for Denver! That is awesome!

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