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Denver, UIC & Boise State @ Utah Live Blog

Now, we're traveling (virtually) to Salt Lake City for this Utah quad meet featuring Denver, University of Illinois-Chicago and Boise State.

For Boise State, look out for New Zealand Gymnast, Courtney McGregor who competed in Rio this summer!

For Denver, Maddie Karr is their freshman standout. She's an amazing gymnast and she owns the beam. Also look for Julia Ross, who has the toe point to die for. Also look for Sam Ogden and Courtney Loper, who are also amazing freshmen standouts.

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Sabrina Schwab tore her ACL in practice this week, so she will probably be out the rest of the season. So I'm going to look to see how they replace her in the line-ups, especially since she was competing all-around.

Poor girl is hobbling out on crutches during introductions. Ugh, my heart is broken for her!

First rotation and I know Utah is starting on vault

Baely Rowe is leading off vault for Utah - FTY, nice form, some pikeing on the landing. 9.85

Missy Reinstadtler VT Utah - FTY, under-rotates lands on her knees. 9.225

Nice wolf 1/2 to popa for the gymnast on floor

Kim Tessen VT- y 1 & 1/2, small hop 9.9

Nikole Addison UB Denver - jump to HB KCHS,  giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail, toe on DLO, some leg seps, small hop 9.8

Kari Lee VT Utah -  FTY, big hop on landing... nice form in the air.

Courtney McGregor is up on beam for Boise State -  front tuck,  BHS + 2 ft lay, 9.775

Makenna Merrill is on vault for Utah - y 1 & 1/2, maybe a bit short, but lands it 9.875

MyKayla Skinner anchors VT with a DTY, small foot slide, a bit piked down, but nice height 9.975

Sam Ogden got a 9.9 on bars for Denver, nice full in dismount

Maddie Karr Denver bars, bail,  DLO dismount.

Julia Ross is up on bars for Denver - toe on, stuck her dismount. 9.9

Isabella Amado - Unique mount on beam BHS + LOSO, small wobble,  1/1 turn, sw + sw 1/2,  fro aerial,  round off + 1 1/2

UIC is on floor, popa + sissone - don't know who it is...

Scores after the first rotation -
Utah vault 49.425
Denver bars 49.275
Boise State beam 49.050
Illinois-Chicago 48.225

Next rotation - Utah is on bars, Denver is on beam, Boise State is on floor, UIC is on vault.

Kim Tessen is on bars for Utah - missed most of her routine, but she dismounts with a full in and sticks it. 9.85

UIC VT - Yurchenko layout. step back.

Makenna Merrill UB - toe on + deltchev,  bail,  toe on + double back, stuck. 9.825

Nikole Addison on beam for Denver - side aerial, very nice, and she finished her routine already. 9.775

MyKayla Skinner UB Utah - maloney + bail, full in 9.9

Kaitlyn Schou Denver beam -Spl + sissone, beat jump dismounted 9.825

Courtney McGregor on FX fro lay + fro 1/1, double pike 9.775

Kari Lee giant 1/2 + pike tkatchev, full in, looks like she landed with her chest a bit low 9.85

Rachel Fielitz Denver beam BHS + LOSO, small balance check,  switch + spl + back tuck, side aerial, 9.825

Tiffani Lewis UB Utah -  giant 1/1 + tkatchev,  bail, DLO, small hop 9.7

Julia Ross - love her silivas mount, 1/1 turn, beautiful,  cat leap + switch ring, balance check,  front aerial + BHS, side aerial to full, I assume she stuck it because the camera man switched 9.825

Baely Rowe - tkatchev, bail,  toe on DLO, stuck. 9.85

I think Reinstadtler is exhibitioning for Utah on bars. she's got very nice toe point, a bit short on a handstand or two.

DAMN YOU DIRECTOR! I missed Maddie Karr on beam! Why, WHY would you do that to me!

Third rotation - Denver is on floor, Utah is on beam, UIC is on bars and Boise State will be on vault

2 rotation scores -

Utah bars 49.375, 2 event total 98.8
Denver beam 49.125, 2 event total 98.4
Boise State floor 48.900 2 event total 97.950
UIC vault 47.900, 2 event total 96.123

At this point, I'm really only following Denver and Utah because there is no commentary or graphics to tell me who everyone is and they're the only two teams I know faces and names.

Courtney Loper leads off floor for Denver. 9.75

Makenna Merrill leads off beam for Utah -  sw + spl,  BHS + BHS + LOSO, she's off the beam,  fro aerial,  1/1 turn,  front toss, front 1/1 step out on landing. The disappointment is written all over her face.

Julia Ross FX Denver, double pike,  1/1 turn + wolf 1/1 + popa, rudi,  wolf hop +spl leap 9.8

Missy Reinstadtler beam Utah -  front aerial + BHS,  sw + side straddle, 1/1 turn,  side somi, cartwheel + gainer 1/1. Nice hit routine, especially after her crash on vault. She's a beautiful gymnast 9.8

Kaitlyn Schou Denver FX -  FHS + fro 2/1, 9.85

MyKayla Skinner BB Utah -  BHS + LOSO, some soft knees,  side aerial + split jump, switch + spl,  cross straddle + back tuck, gotta flash that U! round off + double back, stuck. 9.925

Maddie Karr FX Denver -  double pike, 9.85

Maddy Stover Utah BB 1/1 turn,  front aerial + bhs, balance check,  sw + cross straddle, double stag ring, cartwheel + gainer 1/1  9.825

Kari Lee BB 1/1 turn, BHS + LOSO,  sw + side straddle,  beat jump + side aerial, round off + 2/1 twist dismount 9.9

Nikole Addison FX Denver -  beautiful double lay 9.875

Baely Rowe BB Utah, shoulder stand mount,  sw + side straddle BHS + BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn + 1/1 turn, the moonwalk,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount.

Shannon McNatt beam exhibition for Utah -beat + sheep jump, front aerial, big balance check, saves it,  front aerial + bhs,  1/1 L turn,  sw + BHS another big balance check, round off + gainer 1/1

Final rotation Utah is on floor, Denver on vault, Boise state bars and UIC is on beam

Scores after 3 events
Utah Beam 49.425, 3 event total 148.225
Denver Floor 49.125 3 event total 147.525
Boise State vault 49.1, 3 event total 147.050
UIC bars 48.650, 3 event total 144.775

Kaitlyn Schou vaulting for Denver get's a 9.85 and Addison goes 9.875

Macey Roberts FX Utah -  double pike,  fro lay + rudi,  switch side + wolf 1/1,  fro 1/1 + fro 1/2 + stag jump 9.825

Kim Tessen FX Utah -  double pike,  1 1/2 step out + double full,  sw 1/2 + wolf + wolf 1/2, punch rudi to finish 9.825

COurtney McGregor UB  toe on + maloney + bail,  KCHS, full in

Maddie Karr - Denver VT, - y 1 & 1/2 9.85 - Rachel Fielitz before her went 9.9, giving Denver a 49.350 on vault! With only 5 athletes!

Baely Rowe, tour jete 1/1,  1 1/2 + front lay 9.9

Missy Reinstadtler FX Utah -  double back,  switch ring + switch half,  1 1/2 + front layout,  double pike to finish, super clean.  That was gorgeous! Great addition to Utah's floor line-up. 9.875

Makenna Merrill FX Utah -  pike full in, short and puts her hands down, switch ring + switch leap, 2 1/2 + front tuck, 2/1 twist + straddle jump 9.8??? She put her hands down!

MyKayla Skinner double double,  cat leap + tour jete,  front tuck,  1 1/2 + double full, 1/1 turn, full in 9.975 - should have gone 10.0

Erika Muhaw double pike,  sw side + wolf 1/1,   1 1/2 + front tuck, steps out of it, silivas ankle roll,  double tuck, chest down a bit on landing

Final scores
Utah floor 49.400, total 197.625
Denver vault 49.350, total 196.875
Boise State total 196.225
UIC 193.250


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