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Regionals Live Blog

Today we have the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals. These six meets will determine who will get a ticket to Fort Worth in a couple of weeks for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.

There are so many regionals all at about the same time, I'm going to do one giant live blog for all of them. Refresh the page every few minutes or so for all the updates.

We'll begin our journey in Georgia for the Athens Regional.

At this regional we have these teams:

Seed 1 LSU 197.695
Seed 2 Georgia 197.010 - Host
Seed 3 Oregon State 196.575
George Washington
Michigan State

At this point, I'm just waiting for it to start... You haven't missed much.

Well, ESPN and or Georgia are dicks and I have been waiting here for about 15 minutes, with nothing. As is the rest of the gymternet. 

Ok, we are finally starting. 

Michigan State will start on vault, Georgia is on Beam. George Washington is on bars, Oregon State is on Floor with Arizona and LSU on byes.

Ashley Noll VT Michigan State -  FTY, hop on the landing. Some piking in the air, but solid lead off vault.

Brandie Jay got a 9.75 to lead off Georgia on beam. 

Natalie Vaculik BB Georgia - SW + spl,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  fro aerial, balance check,  side somi, chest is down and she's off. 1/1 turn,  side aerial + 1/1 twist dismount.

Jillian Winstanley UB  George Washington- Gienger giant 1/2  + giant 1/2 + bail,  full in, small shuffle.

Lisa Burt Michigan State VT - FTY, good distance. small hop

Brittany Rogers BB Georgia - fro aerial, small bobble, sw 1/2 + beat jump,  BHS 1/1,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  1/1 turn,  BHS + 1 1/2 twist. Small hop.

Vivi Babalis BB Georgia -  fro aerial + LOSO, big balance check,  sw + cat leap + 1/1 turn,  front toss, fro 1/1 dismount 9.65

Jamie Radermacher OSU FX -  FHS + 2/1 + front tuck, wolf 1/1 + popa,  2 1/2 twist,  Fro 1/1 + fro tuck. 

Nicola Deans Mich State  VT -  FTY, some piking in the air, big hop back. 

Chelsea Rainer UB George Washington - Jump KCHS,  jaeger, bail, Full twisting DLO, small mini shuffle.

Mary Beth Box BB Georgia -  spl + tuck 1/1,  BHS + LOSO, small wobble, saves it,  sw + straddle 3/4, Moonwalk,  1/1 turn,  fro aerial,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck. 9.875

Kaytianna McMillan Oregon State FX -  FHS + 2/1 twist,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw 1/2 + popa,  back spin, hells yeah!  punch rudi. 9.875

Tyra McKellar FX Towson -  1 1/2 + fro lay,  side aerial, nice flexibility and lines,  double back, huge amplitude,  sw + tour jete 1/2, a little short,  1 1/2 + fro 1/1.

Rotation 1 is finished in Athens.

Here are the scores:
Georgia beam 49.025
Oregon State floor 49.000
George Washington bars 48.825
Michigan State vault 48.575
LSU - Bye
Arizona - Bye

Georgia has a small lead for now, but LSU is ready to go on bars, so we'll see if their lead lasts. Oregon State will go to vault, Arizona will be on floor, and Georgia and Michigan State will be on byes.

Taylor Ricci leads off vault for Oregon State - FTY, small hop, chest is down. 

Maddy Cindric FX Arizona -  double pike, big step out,  wolf 1/1 + spl,  double back,  sw  + stag,  1 1.2 + fro lay. 

Sara Mermelstein BB GW - sw + straddle 1/4,  BHS + BHS + LOSO beat + wolf,  1/1 turn,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, small hop. 

Randii Wyrick LSU UB - jump KCHS, giant 1/1 + tkatchev, bail, DLO, small step back. 

Megan Jiminez VT OSU - FTY, good height, form, hop

Lexie Priessman UB LSU -  jump KCHS, tkatchev + pak, DLO, small hop. 9.9

Going to pop over to the Minnesota regional - Denver is in this regional and since I'm a Denver fan, I'll be following this entire regional. I will keep an update of scores from Athens.

Okay, Minnesota is also behind. Ugh. Erin Macadeag is on beam of LSU -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  gBHS + gainer 1/1 dismount. 

Gabby Laub VT - Arizona - Yurchenko arabian, small wobble in place. 

Vivi Babalis FX Georgia -  whip + double back,  tour jete 1/1 + sw 1/2,  fro lay + fro 1/1, straddle,  double pike, over rotated, fell on her butt.

Juliana Cannamela BB LSU - BHS + LOSO, sw + straddle 1/4,  gainer loso, wobble,  round off + 1 1/2 step forward.

To Minnesota, Finally. It only started about 20 minutes late. WHAT PART OF THE EVENT STARTS AT FOUR IS NOT CLEAR!

Bailie Holst FX Minnestoa -  1 1/2 + front lay, deep landing. 9.675

Sarah Kent Ohio State UB glide KCHS, shaposh, Pak, leg seps,  giant 1/1 + double back 

Bailey Abernathy FX Minnesota -  front tuck back tuck,  double back,  sw side + popa,  punch rudi + straddle jump. 9.85

Julia Ross BB Denver - they cut to Minnesota, grr. I wanted to see Julia on beam!

Ciara Gardner FX Minnesota -  1 1/2 + loso,  double pike,  sw side + popa,  tour jete  + splits,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  9.825

Nina McGee BB Denver - Straddle 1/4 + tuck 1/1, gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.7

Lindsay Mable FX - 1/1 attitude, sw side,   1 1/2 + straddle + front tuck. 9.4 - what happened here?

EMily Barrett BB  Denver-  cat leap + sw + Gainer loso,  1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel, small balance check, covers well,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck. solid. 9.825

Standings after the first rotation:
Minnesota Floor 48.900
BYU Vault 48.525
Ohio State bars 48.700
Denver Beam 48.525

Wow, looks like everyone had a problem in that first rotation. Denver and BYU will have byes for their second rotation, Minnesota is on vault, Florida on bars, Ohio State is on beam and Missouri will surface on floor after a bye on the first rotation. 

Over to Georgia for a sec - Natalie Vaculik pulled off a clean FTY on vault.

Brittany Rogers vault Georgia - Yurchenko 1 & 1 /2, hop to the side.

Back to Minnesota.

Kennedy Baker - tkatchev, bail, toe shoot,  giant 1/2 + double front. 9.85

Someone is on floor for Missouri and I don't know who.

Alicia Boren UB Florida -  jump KCHS,  tkatchev,  clear hip + bail,  DLO, small hop

Bailie Holst ? Minnesota VT - FTY, good form, small hop.

Bianca Dancose Giambattisto UB Florida - DLO, chest a bit down. 9.75

Bridgey Caquatto UB Florida - jump KCHS + ray,  toe on  + bail,  DLO, small step. 9.775

Rachel Haines VT Minnesota - HS fro 1/2 pike off.

Alex McMurtry UB Florida - Ray + bail, toe shoot to HB, full in, stuck.

Beam seems to be an issue in Minnesota. Lots of wobbles and a couple of falls from Ohio State. Did the Minnesota girls put baby oil on the beam before Denver went up?

Taylor Harrison BB Ohio State - BHS + LOSO,  sw + spl 1/4, small balance check, 1/1 turn,  cat leap + front toss,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.725

Kennedi Harris FX Missouri - double back. 9.825

Florida's bars scores are ahhh, kind of low. I'm calling shenanigans on Minnesota's judging.

Standings after 2 rotations:
Minnesota 98.075, vault total 49.175
Ohio State 96.900, beam total 48.200
Florida Bars 49.125
Missouri Floor 48.850
Denver - Bye

Third rotation - Florida is on beam, Denver is on floor, Ohio State and Minnesota are on byes, Missouri is on vault and BYU will go to bars.

Kennedy Baker Leads off beam for Florida - Fro aerial + BHS, spl + spl 3/4,  side aerial + 1/1 twist stuck. 9.875

Emily Barrett FX Denver -  Ok, music shenanigans? That's shady.. double pike,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  FHS _ Fro lay + fro 1/1.  2 1/2. 9.825

Peyton Ernst BB Florida - gainer pike dismount. 9.75

Ericha Fassbender BB Florida - fro aerial, + BHS + LOSO,  sissone,

Claire Hammen FX DU -  double pike,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  2 1/2 twist,  1/1 turn,  1 1/2 + front lay, solid

Alex Mc Murtry BB Florida - BHS _ LOSO,  sw + straddle 1/4 + front support back hip circle, 1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 twist. 9.925

Maggie Laughlin DU FX - sw side + popa,  1 1/2 + rudi + shushunova. 9.825

Bridget Sloan BB Florida  - sq thru mount,  cat leap + front aerial + spl jump,  BHS + LOSO, small wobble,  sw + spl,  1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 twist. 9.95

Nikole Addison DU FX - DLO, small leg seps, solid landing.  1 1/2 + fro lay, right on the edge there,  sw side + popa, double back? 9.675

In Athens, Oregon State finished with a 196.000.

Nina McGee FX DU -  DLO, beautiful, solid, clean,  sw side + popa,  fhs + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  double pike. tuck 1/1 + shushunova. 9.95

Scores after 3 rotations -
Florida 98.425, beam total 49.300
Minnesota Bye 98.075
Missouri 97.925, vault, 49.050
Denver 97.775, floor total 49.250
BYU 97.350, bars total 48.525
Ohio State bye 96.900

Julia Ross VT DU - FTY, beautiful height, small hop on the landing. 9.8

Maggie Laughlin  VT DU - round off 1/2 on front pike off, step on landing. Beautiful vault. 9.875

Maddie Hanley UB Minnesota - jaeger, bail, DLO dismount, small hop. 9.825

Lindsay Mable - jaeger, bail, full in stuck. maybe a small foot shuffle.

Okay, at this point, I am too invested in these results. I'll be back for the Salt Lake City Regional at 6 p.m.  MDT.

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