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West Virginia at Alabama Live Blog

Final live blog of the day, covering West Virginia at Alabama.  It's been a busy weekend for Alabama. They were at Auburn Friday night and now they're back home again to host West Virginia.
To follow along, refresh the page every few minutes or so for up to date routines and scores!

For Alabama, watch out for Mackenzie "Mack" Brannan, she's an all-arounder, and has very pretty lines on beam and bars and can throw a huge double Arabian on floor. She'll compete beam, bars and vault tonight.

Lauren Beers is another to watch on Alabama's team. She's a senior all-arounder who has strong vault, floor and beam skills. She's been in and out of the all-around this year, but expect her to contribute a Yurchenko one and a half with a 10.00 start value. She's the only all-arounder competing for either team this evening.

Kiana Winston is another fantastic all-arounder, she's got mad skills on bars and beam and is pretty solid on every event.  Also look out for Katie Bailey for wicked bar moves and Aja Sims for beautiful, fluid beam work that's like drifting in the sea on a calm summer day. Abby Armbrecht is making her collegiate debut tonight on vault.

For West Virginia,  Zaakira Muhammed is a fantastic tumbler who throws a huge, high double layout on floor.

First rotation, Alabama will start on vault as the home team and West Virginia will be on bars.

Line Ups:
Alabama vault:
Abby Armbrecht
Mack Brannan
Keely McNeer
Jenna Bressette
Kiana Winston
Lauren Beers

West Virgina Bars:
Robyn Bernard
Tiara Wright
Zaakira Muhammed
Jaquie Tun
Alexa Goldbery
Jordan Gillette

Abby Armbrecht leads off vault for Bama - FTY, small hop.  9.825

Robyn Bernard UB jeager, bail,  giant 1/1+ double back, step fwd. 9.65

Mack Brannan VT Alabama -  yurchenko 1 1/2, legs bent, short on landing a bit. 9.85

Tiara wright UB WV -  maloney +  bail, toe shoot, stalder + double back, step back.9.75

Keely McNeer VT  -  FTY, stuck landing, low chest. 9.85

Zaakira Muhammed UB -  tkatchev,  giant 1/2 + straddle back,  DLO, stuck landing. beautiful job.  9.85

Jenna Bressette VT - FTY, small hop. Good form and power. 9.85

Jaquie Tun UB - toe shoot, giant 1/2 + jaeger + bail, DLO, beautiful, stuck. 9.85

Kiana Winston VT - FTY good landing.

Alexa Goldberg UB -  giant 1/2 + jaeger, bail, DLO, beautiful, another gorgeous DLO from west virginia.

Lauren Beers VT - Yurchenko 1 1/2, steps back and off mat. under rotated. 9.775

Jordan Gillette UB -  jump KCHS, stalder shoot + gienger, peels. clear hip + pak,  giant 1/1 + double back.  9.05

After the first rotation:
Alabama vault 49.275
West Virgina bars 48.875

Second rotation, West Virginia will go to vault while Bama will go to bars.

Line ups:
Alabama Bars:
Mack Brannan
Ari Guerrera
Lauren Beers
Amanda Jetter
Kiana Winston
Katie Bailey

West Virginia vault:
Robyn Bernard
Amanda Bowman
Sarah Moore
Jaida Lawrence
Zaakira Muhammed
Kirah Koshinski

Robyn Bernard leads off vault for West Virginia -  Yurckenko arabian, arms bent on block, but good landing. 9.875

Mack Brannan leads off bars for Alabama -  giant 1/2 + jeager + bail,  DLO, small foot shuffle, good routine. 9.875

Amanda Bowman vault WV -  FTY, lots of distance, off the side a bit. 9.8

Ari Guerra UB Alabama - giant 1/2 + jaeger + bail,  DLO, small hop back. 9.85

Sarah Moore VT West Virginia -  FTY, big hop back. Nice form, 9.875

Lauren Beers UB Alabama -  maloney + pak,  KCHS,  giant 1/2 + dbl front, step fwd.
9.825

Jaida Lawrence 9.8 VT

Amanda Jetter UB Alabama -  ray,  bail,  toe shoot to HB,  giant 1/2 + double front small hop

 Zaakira Muhammed VT  FTY good landing 9.9

Kiana Winston UB  - toe on + ray,  Pak,  toe on, DLO dismount, hop back. 9.85

Kirah Koshinski VT West Virginia , yurchenko 1 1/2, big amplitude, small step on landing. 9.85

Katie Bailey UB - giant 1/2 + jaeger + bail. full in dismount, steps back a few times. 9.8


Scores after 2 rotations:
Alabama 98.5, bars total 49.225
West Virginia 98.1, vault total 49.225

On to rotation 3 - Alabama will go to beam and West Virginia will go to floor.

Line ups:
Alabama Beam:
Mack Brannan
Lauren Beers
Keely McNeer
Aja Sims
Katie Bailey
Nickie Guerrero

West Virginia Floor:
Melissa Idell
Jordan Gillette
Zaakira Muhammed
Kirah Koshinski
Tiara Wright
Alexa Goldberg


Mack Brannan BB - BHS + LOSO, sw + double stag ring,  1/1 turn,  front toss + beat Jump,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount. small hop 9.875

Melissa Idell FX -  FHS + fro 2/1,  FHS + rudi + loso,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  FHS + rudi 9.75

Lauren Beers BB -  sw + spl,  side somi, falls,  BHS +LOSO,  1/1 turn,  spl + sheep jump wobbles,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck. 9.3

Jordan Gillette FX - double pike,  double back,  clean form,  tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/2,  1 1/2 + fro lay, .825

Keely McNeer BB -  fro aerial + BHS,  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + spl,  round off + 1 1/2, leans chest forward, but landing is stuck. Solid routine. 9.9

Zaakira Muhammed - 1 1/2 step out + dbl back, tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/4+ wolf 1/2,  double pike, huge amplitude. I guess I lied about the DLO,  9.85

Aja Sims BB - spl 1/1 turn, BHS + LOSO,  sw + sw side,  round off + double back, small hop, 9.95

Kirah Koshinski FX - DLO,  1 1/2 + front layout, beautiful,  tour jete 1/2 + popa,  double pike.  9.825

Katie Bailey BB -  L turn,  BHS + LOSO, aerial cartwheel,beat jump + tuck 1/1,  round off + 2/1 twist, stuck. 9.95

Tiara Wright FX -  double back,  nice,  1/1 turn,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2, 2 1/2, OOB - okay not really,  fro lay + fro 1/1 9.725

Nickie Guerrero BB Anchor Bama -  BHS + LOSO+LOSO,  sw + cross straddle,  1/1 turn,  round off + 1 1/2. Solid routine. She needs to be in everyone's beam line up ever. Including Russia's. 9.925

Alexa Goldberg anchoring FX for West Virginia - full in, FHS + rudi + LOSO, sw 1/4 + popa,  double back, nails the landing. 9.85

Scores after 3 rotations:
Alabama 148.050, beam total 49.550
West Virginia 147.200, floor total 49.1

Final rotation, Alabama finishes on floor and West Virginia will end on beam.

Line ups:
Alabama Floor:
Aja Sims
Angelina Giancroce
Mackenzie Valentin
Ari Guerra
Kiana Winston
Lauren Beers

West Virginia Beam:
Alexa Goldberg
Melissa Idell
Audrey Tolbert
Sarah Moore
 Carly Galpin
Jordan Gillette


Alexa Goldberg leads off beam for West Virginia -  sw + cross straddle+ beat jump,   fro walkover + LOSO + beat Jump, 1/1 turn, beat jump,  front 1/1 dismount. 9.725

Aja Sims leads off floor for Alabama -  double pike,  switch side + popa,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw 1/2 + sw 1/1,  double back, nails it. Boom. 9.825

Melissa Idell BB -  fro aerial - balance check,  fro aerial + BHS,  1/1 turn,  cat leap + sw + spl,  BHS + LOSO + 1/1 twist. 9.675

Angelina Giancroce FX -  double pike, OOB,  sw side  + popa,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double back, hands down. 9.15

Audrey Tolbert BB -  fro aerial + BHS, sw + sw 1/4,  beat + wolf,  front 1/1 dismount.

Mackenzie Valentin FX - double front,  fro lay + fro 1/1, wolf 1/1 + sw 1/4,  double pike, 9.8

Sarah MooreBB - BHS + LOSO, 1/1 turn,  beat jump,  aerial cartwheel, chest down, falls,  spl + sheep jump,  gainer 1/1 dismount, 9.125

Ari Guerra FX -  1/1 turn,  double back, huge,  tour jete 1/2,  1 1/2 + fro lay + fro tuck,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike, huge. 9.85

Tiara Wright BB -  beat, BHS + korbut, 1/1 turn,  fro toss pike,  gainer pike dismount. 9.725

Kiana Winston FX -  double pike,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  sw ring + sw 1/2,   double back, boom baby. 9.9

Jordan Gillette anchors beam for West Virginia -  1/1 turn,  BHS + BHS + LOSO, falls, lands on her elbow. cat leap + sw +fro aerial, round off + 1 1/2. She's got to be injured. She literally crashed on her elbow. 8.9

Lauren Beers anchors floor for Alabama -  DLO, huge,  FHS + fro Lay + fro 1/1,  sw + ring + tour jete,  double back, nailed it. Crowd loves it. High fives, Dana Duckworth can't hide her joy. 9.95

Final scores:
Alabama 197.375, floor total 49.325
West Virginia 195.250, beam total 48.050.

That's all she wrote, everyone. Good night and good luck.

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