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Oklahoma @ UCLA Live Blog

It's the showdown we have all been waiting for. UCLA versus Oklahoma, one beam team takes on another.

Last weekend, UCLA lost at Pauley Pavillion for the first time like, ever when they hosted Stanford and Georgia. Oklahoma has been almost unbeatable, sans the loss at LSU in the first week of the season.  Will Oklahoma crush UCLA's dreams or will they rise to the occasion.

Refresh the page every few minutes or so to find out!
The biggest show down to watch out for is Danusia Francis versus Chayse Capps. Both are innovative beam workers and both have scored a 10 on beam this year.  Watch for Danusia's transverse aerial and look for Chayse's unique choreography.

First rotation: UCLA will be on vault, Oklahoma will start on bars. Oklahoma has huge depth on this event. Haley Scaman, McKenzie Woffard, Keely Kmeeciak and Chayse Capps are just a few of the athletes to watch in this rotation.

Angi Cipra leads off vault for UCLA - FTY, lots of height, hop back. 9.8

AJ Jackson leads off bars for Oklahoma -  jump KCHS,  pike jaeger + bail, full in, stuck. Solid lead off performance for AJ.9.875

Janay Honest VT UCLA -  FTY, off to the side, small hop. 9.825

Nicole Lehrmann UB Oklahoma -  jump hecht KCHS, lost her HS, giant 1/2 + jaeger,  toe on + bail,  KCHS, full in, stuck.  She recovered well 9.6

Pua Hall UCLA VT -  yurchenko 1 & 1/2,  bent arms on block,  deep knee bend, fights for the landing. 9.8

Chayse Capps UB Oklahoma - jump KCHS, giant 1/1 + tkatchev+ bail,  full in, small step forward. Good way to come back from Nicole's fall. 9.825

Sonya Meraz VT UCLA - FTY, stuck, some knee bend in air chest down a bit on landing, but solid 9.775

Stephanie Catour UB Oklahoma- tkatchev + bail,  DLO, stuck. 9.925

Sadiqua Bynum VT UCLA -  yurchenko arabian, step forward, nice height, power. 9.85

Keeley Kmeeciack UB Oklahoma -  ray,  bail + toe shoot to HB, full in, chest a little down, step FWD. 9.825

Madison Preston anchors vault for UCLA -  FTY, nice form, height, small hop.9.875

McKenzie Woffard anchors bars for Oklahoma - jump hecht KCHS,  giant 1/1, giant 1/2 + jaeger, beautiful, clear hip + bail,full in, stuck.  Beautiful toes, lines, everything. 9.95

Scores after the first rotation:
Oklahoma bars 49.400
UCLA vault 49.150

Second rotation, UCLA will be on bars, Oklahoma on vault.

In this rotation - AJ Jackson has a gorgeous Yurchenko one and a half and Haley Scaman has been busting out one as well. On bars for UCLA, Sophina DeJesus is one of the most consistent UCLA bar workers, of course, Danusia Francis is one to watch.

Leading off vault for Oklahoma Charity Jones - FTY, beautiful, high stuck. 9.875

Danusia Francis leads off bars for UCLA - glide KCHS, maloney + bail + toe shoot to HB, giant 1/1 + double pike, solid landing. 9.825

Nicole Lehrmann VT Oklahoma -  FTY, small bounce, but beautiful form, slightly off center. 9.85

Sonya Meraz UB UCLA -  jump KCHS,  toe on + bail,  tkatchev,  a little short on that HS, DLO dismount, some piking in the air, big step back. 9.8

Hunter Price Oklahoma VT -  handspring pike front half, huge power, small hop. 9.9

Stella Savvidou UB UCLA -  jump hecht KCHS , giant 1/2 + pike jaeger + bail,  giant 1/1 + double back, stuck. Solid. Great way for her to finish the season on bars, especially since she's had some difficulty on this event. 9.875

Chayse Capps VT Oklahoma -  FTY, beautiful, high, powerful, and stuck, she barely had to touch the vault 9.825

Melissa Metcalf UB UCLA - glide KCHS, maloney + bail, toe on + toe shoot, giant 1/2 + double front, foot shuffle back. 9.85

Haley Scaman VT Oklahoma -  yurchenko  1 1/2, step forward, off center. 9.875

Janay Honest UB UCLA -  jump KCHS, clear hip + tkatchev giant 1/1 + straddle back,  full in, stuck, maybe her chest was slightly forward, but that's about it. Good routine. 9.95

AJ Jackson anchors vault for Oklahoma - yurchenko one and a half, small hop to the side. 9.875

Sophina DeJesus will anchor bars for UCLA - jump hecht + giant 1/1 + gienger + bail,  full in, chest was down. 9.8

Scores after 2 rotations:
Oklahoma 98.775, vault total 49.375
UCLA 98.400, bars total 49.300

Third rotation, Oklahoma will go to floor, UCLA will go to beam. This is where it will get interesting. UCLA has some solid beam workers in Katelyn Ohasi, Danusia Francis. Maybe they will put Nicki Shapiro in the line-up. Mikaela Gerber is always a solid lead off for UCLA on beam.  AJ Jackson for Oklahoma is solid on floor, Chayse Capps is a dream to watch. Haley Scaman is a past 10.00 recipient on this event.

Mikaela Gerber leads off beam for UCLA -  wolf turn 1/1,  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS + LOSO, big balance check,  sw + spl,  side somi,  BHS + gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.8

Natalie Brown leads off floor for Oklahoma -  fro 2/1 twist,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  round off + LOSO,  tour jete 1/1 + popa,  FHS + rudi. 9.875

Sonya Meraz BB UCLA -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, slides right off. Is she ok? She's done. She looked like she crashed her knee. No bueno. That will leave a big bruise tomorrow. 0.00

Chayse Capps FX Oklahoma - double pike,  fhs + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  sw side + popa,  FHS + rudi. Jump 1/1 with leg horizontal. That was gorgeous. Guess Miss Val complimented Chayse's choreo. Maybe she offers her a job after graduation? 9.925

Nicki Shapiro BB UCLA -  beautiful sit splits,  BHS + BHS + LOSO, small balance check, but solid, sw + spl,  1/1 turn, small wobble,  aerial + 1/1 twist. Whew. She hits and UCLA definitely needed that. 9.8

Alex Marks FX Oklahoma -  FHS + 2/1 twist,  2 1/2, big step out, chest was down, she saved it,  punch front lay + fro 1/1. 9.7

Katelyn Ohashi BB UCLA -  jump to straddle mount,  BHS + BHS + 2 ft lay, sw ring,  1/1 turn,  sw + spl,  fro aerial,  BHS + LOSO + 1/1 twist dismount. Nice to see she changed that dismount. 9.9

I guess Sonya Meraz might go again?

Charity Jones FX Oklahoma -  2 1/2 + fro tuck,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  tour jete 1/1 + wolf 1/2,  double pike. Jim, it's pronounced Miy-amah (seriously ask Bart Conner). 9.925

Sophina DeJesus BB UCLA -  fro aerial + back tuck,  front toss,  beautiful side Y-scale,  sw + straddle side + front support,  1/1 turn in back attitude,  gainer front 1/1, small hop, solid.  UCLA may not need Sonya to go again... As long as the next two hit... 9.85

AJ Jackson FX Oklahoma -  whip + 2 /1,  whip 1/2 + fro 1/1,  sw side + popa,  double pike, sticks, Beautiful routine 9.95

Danusia Francis BB Oklahoma - silivas mt,  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + spl, small balance check,  1/1 y scale turn,  transverse aerial + 1/1 twist, solid.

Haley Scaman anchors floor for Oklahoma -  DLO, beautiful, solid landing,  FHS + rudi + LOSO,  sw side + popa,  double back, solid.  Love it! 9.95


Oookay so Sonya is going again -  bhs + bhs + LOSO, falls again, really? THEY DIDN"T NEED HER SCORE! Sw 1/2, spl + straddle 1/1 turn round off + 1 1/2 twist 9.075

Scores after 3 rotations:
Oklahoma 148.400,  floor total 49.625
UCLA 147.675, beam total 49.225

Final rotation, UCLA ends on floor, Oklahoma ends on beam.

Missed the first Oklahoma beam routine, stream cut out. >:(
Charity Jones got a 9.9 for the lead off.

Leading off floor for UCLA Katelyn Ohashi -  double back, sky high Whip 1/2 + fro 1/1 + fro lay + back tuck + straddle jump , sw ring + sw 1/2,  double pike, 9.825

Nicole L BB Oklahoma -  1/1 turn,  fro aerial,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + straddle side,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck. 9.825

Janay Honest FX UCLA - double pike,  punch fro lay + fro 1/1, sw side + popa,  shushunova,  double back, small stumble in to her ending pose. 9.85

Stephanie Catour BB Oklahoma, - 1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO,  cat leap + sw side,  cat leap + fro aerial,  gainer pike dismount, solid. 9.95

Danusia Francis FX UCLA -  opens with her foot behind her head, haha.  silivas ankle roll,  whip + double back,  side aerial + scale,  2 1/2, tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/2, and we go into James Bond,  double pike. 9.95

Natalie Brown BB Oklahoma -  fro aerial + bhs,  beat + sw 3/4, small balance check,  sissone,  gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.9

Sophina "I-made-the-internet-blow-up" DeJesus FX UCLA -  fro 2/1 twist, small bobble on the landing,  double back, chest was down,  sw ring + wolf 1/1,  fro 1/1 + fro lay drops to the splits. 9.775

AJ Jackson BB Oklahoma -  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check,  cat leap + sw side,  straddle + standing LOSO,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, hop. 9.8

Angi Cipra  for UCLA on floor and the cell phone routine ugh -  double back,  sw + tour jete 1/1 + popa,  1 1/2 + fro lay + rudi + straddle.  double pike. I really, really, really, REALLY, hope she changes that routine next year, I cannot stand it. Sorry. 9.95

Chayse Capps anchors beam for Oklahoma -  press HS mount,  stag jump,  BHS + LOSO + beat jump, 1/1 turn,  front aerial + scale,  sw + straddle side,  round off + gainer 1/1, solid.  9.975

Sadiqua Bynum anchors floor for UCLA (love her hawk) - DLO, solid,  double back side pass + stag jump, I love her choreo, tour jete + wolf jump,  fro tuck + double back. Solid. 9.95

Final Scores:
Oklahoma 197.950, beam total 49.550
UCLA 197.200, floor total 49.525

Man, Oklahoma is on fire. Way to finish the season, beating UCLA at home.




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