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BIG Five Qualifier # 1 Live Blog

Time for Saturday gymnastics! This afternoon, it is the first qualifying session for the Big Ten Championships. Teams competing are: Michigan, Iowa, Rutgers, Minnesota and Penn State, who is also hosting.

Refresh the page every 5-10 minutes for all the action!

Michigan is on vault, Penn State is on bars, Iowa is on beam, Minnesota is on floor, Rutgers is on a bye.

Nicole Medvitz leads off UB for penn state -  Tkatchev,  + pak,  giant 1/1 + double back. 9.8

Kaitlin Rohan leads off floor for  Minnesota -  double back, good landing. 9.825

Emma McLean leads off vault for Michigan - FTY - small hop. Good power. 9.775

Savannah Borman Iowa leads off beam -  1/1 turn,  BHS + BHS + LOSO, is off line and  falls. Sw + spl,  cartwheel + gainer 1/1 stuck. 9.0

Briana Tsang UB Penn State - jump hecht KCHS, giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail,  DLO, some piking in the air, but sticks. 9.85

Nicole Artz VT Michigan - FTY, good landing, clean form,  9.85

Bailey Abernathy Minnesota FX -  front tuck + double back,  double back, sw side + wolf 1/1,punch rudi + straddle jump. 9.875

Mollie Drenth BB Iowa -  BHS + LOSO + LOSO, small balance check, sw + side straddle,  1/1 turn,  round off + 1 1/2, hop forward. 9.875

Olivia Karas VT Michigna - Yurchenko 1 1/2, stuck. Tons of air, power, great form. 9.95

Ciara Gardner Minnesota FX -  FHS + 2/1 + loso,  double pike, hop back,  sw 1/2 1 1/2 + front lay.9.875

Kiera Brown Penn State UB - KCHS + clear hip + tkatchev, bail,  giant 1/1 + double back, stuck 9.9

Lindsay Mable Minnesota FX -  double pike, clean, beautiful,  1/1 back attitude turn + sw 1/4 + popa,  punch rudi + straddle jump + front tuck,  1 1/2 + front lay, solid. 9.925

Talia Chiarelli Vault Michigan -  yurchenko 1 1/2- big power, legs bend on second flip, but good landing.  9.9

Scores for the first rotation:
Penn State Bars 49.325
Minnesota Floor 49.325
Michigan vault 49.275
Iowa beam 49.125

Second rotation - Michigan will go to bars, Minnesota will be on vault, Penn State will be on beam and Iowa will be on a bye with Rutgers on floor.

Libby Groden leads off floor for Rutgers -  FHS + rudi + loso,  1/1 turn,  double pike,  sw 1/1 + sw 1/2,  little short on the second leap maybe,  FHS + rudi. 9.8

Ciara Gardner Leads off vault for Minnesota - FTY - off to the side, good height 9.75

Briana Tsang Beam Penn State -  standing LOSO + LOSO,  cat leap + sw side, hitch kick + side somi, 1/1 turn,  BHS + gainer 1/1 stuck. 9.875

Brianna Brown Michigan UB -  jump KCHS + ray + pak, DLO, beautiful, small slide back. 9.925

Bailie Holst Minnesota VT - FTY, big height, small hop on landing.  9.8

Chanen Regaza Penn State BB - sw + spl,  cat leap + aerial + 1/1 twist. 9.85

Bailey Abernathy VT Minnesota - fhs front pike 1/2 out. Solid landing. Super unique vault. 9.9

Katie Stebeck FX Rutgers - fro 2/1,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double back, bounces out, 9.7

Olivia Karas UB Michigan -  glide KCHS,  toe on + maloney + pak,  1/2, KCHS, DLO, some piking in air, steps back. 9.85

Lindsay Mable VT Minnesota -  FTY, beautiful form, big air, small hop. 9.85

Kiera Brown BB Penn State -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + side straddle,  1/1 turn,  sw 1/2,  hit splits perfectly,  punch 2/1 dismount. 9.9

Nicole Artx UB Michigan -  jump hecht,  giatn 1/2 + pike jaeger, missed  the bar, stomach plants,  bail, DLO, clean, stuck. 9.125

Jessica Jones BB Penn State -  BHS +LOSO, off center with her hips, she fell,  1/1 turn,  front tuck + beat jump,  sw side,  BHS + gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.275

Nicole Medvitz BB Penn State -  1 arm BHS + LOSO,  sw + sissone, little slow on the connection,  1/1 turn,  beautiful back scale, fro aerial + beat jump + gainer 1/1 9.975

Riahanah Ali FX Rutgers -  full in , lots of power, almost oob, sw side + popa,  front tuck + double pike, solid,  double back, clean, solid routine. 9.875

Damn Penn State with that beam rotation. That was solid.

Scores after 2 rotations
Penn State 98.700, beam total 49.375
Minnesota 98.550, vault total 49.200
Michigan 98.525, bars total 49.275
Iowa (bye) 49.125
Rutgers floor 49.00

Third rotation, Penn State is on a bye before floor, Michigan goes to beam, Iowa goes to floor, Minnesota goes to bars and Rutgers will be on vault.

Olivia Karas leads off beam for Michigan -  front tuck + beat jump,  sw + pike jump,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check, 1/1 turn,  punch rudi dismount, hop back. 9.9

Libby Groden VT Rutgers -   FTY, beautiful, height, form, stuck landing. Feet are quite a bit apart, hopefully judges won't punish her for it.

Briana Brown Mich BB - jump straddle MT, fro aerial + bhs,  sw + spl,  cat leap side somi, balance check, 1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 twist, stuck. 9.825

Ciara Gardner UB Minnesota - jaeger, bail,  giant 1/2 + double front, stuck dismount. 9.825

Jenna Williams VT Rutgers -  FTY, good height, some slight piking in the air, small hop. 9.825

Melissa Zurawaski FX Iowa -  double pike, lost a little control 1 1/2 + fro lay sw 1/4 + popa, FHS + rudi.

Madeline Hanley UB Minnesota - jump KCHS,  giant 1/2 + jaeger, bail,   DLO, beautiful, stuck. 9.775

Emma Hoffman VT Rutgers -  yurchenko 1/2.

Nicole Artz BB Michigan -  pike + straddle 3/4,  fro aerial,  1/1 turn,  fro toss + bhs,  beat jump,  crashes the dismount, may be hurt, 9.450

Lindsay Mable UB - jump KCHS, toe on + gienger,  beautiful + pak,  full in, small step back. 9.85

Angel Metcalf FX Iowa - double back,  1 1/2 + fro lay, solid,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike, almost OOB.9.7

Lindsay Williams BB Michigan -  beat jump + double stag ring, cat leap + aerial cartwheel, wobbles a bit, 1/1 turn, BHS + LOSO, spl jump, round off + 1 1/2, stuck landing. 9.9

Mollie Drenth FX Iowa -  double back pike, clean,  sw side + popa,  FHS + rudi, small step back,  1 1/2 + fro lay.  9.85

Scores after third rotation:
Minnesota 147.750, bars total 49.225
Michigan 147.450, beam total 48.900
Penn State (bye) 98.7
Iowa 98.225, floor total 49.100
Rutgers 98.025, vault total 49.00

On to the fourth rotation, Minnesota will end on beam, Michigan is on a bye before floor, Iowa is on vault, Rutgers is on bars, Penn State ends on floor.

Mason Hosek leads off floor for Penn State -  double pike, solid. 9.85

Libby Groden Rutgers UB - pike jaeger, bail,  DLO, hop back. 9.65

Ciara Gardner BB Minnesota - wolf 1/1, fro aerial + sissone,  sw + side straddle,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  BHS + gainer 1/1, stuck. 9.9

Angel Metcalf VT Iowa -  FTY, beautiful form, power, small hop 9.875

Rachel  Haines BB Minnesota-  beat + straddle 3/4, BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn,  standing LOSO,  cat leap + sw side,  cartwheel + gainer 1/1 9.95

Mollie Drenth VT Iowa -  yurchenko arabian, huge power, small hop to side.

Madeline Hanley BB Minneota BHS + LOSO, sw + spl fro toss + sissone, 9.95

Oni Timothy FX Penn State -  full in, chest was down,  1/1 turn,  sw side + popa, big amplitude on those splits,  whip + 1 1/2 + front tuck, double back.

Nicki Youd Iowa VT - Yurchenk arabian, stuck.

Lindsay Mable BB Minnesota -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, big balance check, stays on,  fro toss,  s w + straddle side,  1/1 turn, elegant,  aerial + 1/1 twist dismount. 9.875

Kiera Brown Penn State FX -  double back, clean, solid,  tour jete 1/2 + sissone, + popa,  double pike, under rotates, face plants.  1 1/2 + fro lay.  solid finish. Sucks about that fall. :(

Hanna Nordquist BB Minnesota -  aerial cartwheel + loso,  cat leap + sw side, solid,  1/1 turn,  sw 1/2, big amplitude on her leaps and splits are perfect, aerial cartwheel + 1/1 twist. It was perfect for the judges! She gets a 10!

Brianna Tsang FX Penn State -  double pike, OOB.

Scores for the fourth rotation:
Minnesota 197.425, beam total 49.675
Penn State 147.925, floor total 49.225
Iowa 147.500, vault total 49.275
Rutgers 145.650, bars total 47.625

Final rotation - Michigan ends on floor, Penn State ends on vault, Iowa ends on bars and Rutgers will end on beam.

Libby Groden leads off beam for Rutgers -  BHS + LOSO,  front toss + beat jump,  sw + split,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. Solid lead off for Rutgers. 9.85

Mason Hosek VT Penn State -  FTY, beautiful height, stuck landing 9.8

Nichelle Christopherson FX Michigan -  1 1/2 + fro lay. 9.85

Lexi Mura Iowa - jump hecht kchs, gienger, bail,  toe shoot to HB,  Full in, hop back. 9.825

Jessica Jones VT Penn State -  FTY, big power, stuck lending. 9.8

Lindsay Williams FX double pike,  sw 1/4 + popa,  1 1/2 + front lay,  double back. 9.875

Kiera Brown VT Penn State -  FTY, some piking on the landing, hop back, big height 9.875

Briana Brown Michigan FX -  double pike, clean, beautiful,  1 1/2 + front layout,  tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/1,  double back, solid landing.  9.875

Brianna Tsang Penn State VT - yurchenko 1 1/2 - hop foward. 9.85

Olivia Karas FX Michigan -  double arabian, huge air,  sw 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  fro lay + fro 1/1
double pike perfect landing. 9.925

Angel Metcalf UB Iowa jump KCHS, giant 1/2 pike jaeger, bail, DLO, small hop. beautiful form

Makenzey Shank Fro toss + scale,  BHS + LOSO, wobble, 1/1 turn , sw + sheep jump,  cat leap + gainer 1/1 9.875

Talia Chiarelli FX Michigan -  double pike. 9.9

Final scores:
Minnesota 197.425
Penn State 197.125, vault total  49.2
Michigan 196.875, floor total 49.425
Iowa 196.650, bars total 49.150
Rutgers 194.525, beam total 48.875

So from this meet, Minnesota and Penn State will be competing in the Big Ten evening session.

The next qualifier is in 1 hour and that will feature Nebraska, Ohio State, Illinois Champaign, Michigan State and Maryland College Park.

Diana Chesnok VT Denver - FTY, big power, some piking in the landing. hop on the landing.

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