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Illinois-Champaign @ Michigan Live Blog

I'm back for more gymnastics live blogging and today, we take on the Big Ten.

It's Michigan's home opener, probably long overdue for them after two weeks on the road. They're hosting fellow Big Ten team, Illinois.

They started a little slow at the start of the season against Utah so it will be interesting to see what they do at home.

Refresh the page every five minutes or so for updates!

First rotation, Michigan is starting on vault, Illinois is on bars.

Line ups -
Michigan vault

Illinois Bars

Polina Shechennikova - FTY, nice form, step on the landing 9.725

Sarah Lyons -  KCHS,  giant 1/2 + pike jaeger + bail, toe on, DLO, stuck. Solid first routine up. 9.8

Nicole Artz - FTY, beautiful height and form in the air, hop back on landing. 9.75

Lindsey Dwyer  -  KCHS,  giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, bail, giant 1/1 + double back, step back. 9.7

Paige Zaziski - FTY, big hop back, lots of power and distance 9.775

Balthazor -  toe on + tkachev + bail,  giant 1/1 + double back 9.8

Talia Chiarelli - Y 1 & 1/2, stuck landing, knees bent a bit in the air on the 1/2 twist 9.9

Karen Howell - KCHS,  pike jaeger, falls pak,  giant 1/1 + double back stuck 9.0

Emma McLean -  FTY, nice height, form, step back on landing. 9.825

Mary Jane Horth - maloney 1/2,  gienger + bail, full in, stuck, nice form, knees together 9.85

Olivia Karas - Y 1 1/2 - big step on landing, lots of height and distance though 9.75

Lizzy Leduc -  jump to HB KCHS,  clear hip + pak,  toe shoot to HB, DLO, stuck. Ok - never mind, I guess that was Buchanan? 9.625

Maddy Osman (exhibition for Michigan) -  FTY, solid landing, good height

Michigan hasn't been doing very well at showing their own scores, I'll post them when I see them.

1st rotation scores -
Michigan vault 48.975 NM - it was 49 - not sure which score they adjusted
Illinois bars 48.775'

Second rotation Michigan is on bars and Illinois is on  vault -

Mary Jane Horth vt Illinois - FTY, hop on the landing and maybe off to the side bit 9.75

Lexy Funch Mich UB -  giant 1/1 + tkatchev, flexed feet, bail, DLO 9.825

Karen Howell VT Illinois - FTY, a bit piked in the air, big step back. 9.7

Emma McLean UB Mich -   giant 1/1 + tkatchev, bail,  giant 1/1 + double back, chest down on landing and takes a step 9.85

Sarah Lyon VT Illinois - FTY, hop on the landing,  good form in the air, nice height 9.75

Lauren Marinez UB Mich -  Downie, Bail, leg seps,  DLO 9.9

Ray Balthazor Illinois VT - FTY, big step on the landing, piked down a bit 9.675

Polina Shechennikova UB Mich - malone y+ pak ,  giant 1/1 + double back stuck 9.9

Lizzy Leduc VT Illinois - FTY, good open hip position, hop on landing 9.75

Nicole Artz Mich UB  -  jump hecht, giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, bail,  DLO, stuck 9.85

Erin Buchanan VT Ill - FTY, step back on landing 9.7

Paige Zaziski UB Mich -  jump to HB KCHS, giant 1/1 + Tkatchev,  bail, nice HS, toe on,  DLO, stuck. 9.975

Osman UB exhibition, giant 1/2 + bail + toe shoot to HB, DLO, step back

Michigan 2 event total 98.475, bars 49.476
Illinois 2 event total 97.425, vault 48.775

Third rotation - Michigan is on beam, and Illinois is on floor

Line ups -
Michigan beam

Illinois Floor

Oliva Karas beam - Michigan - front tuck + beat jump, sw + pike jump, looked confused in the air for a sec, BHS + LOSO, balance check,  1/1 turn,  rudi dismount, small hop on landing. 9.775

Bridget Hodan FX Illinois -  FHS + 2/1 twist,  double illusion turn,  FHS + rudi + loso,   tour jete to another leap I couldn't see because her teammates were blocking her, FHS + rudi 9.775

Paige Zaziski BB Mich -  cat leap + side straddle,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + straddle jump,  1/1 turn,  front toss, a little off, hides it well, gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck 9.8

Nguyen Illinois FX -  spl 1/1,  double back,  fro HS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  tour jete + tour jete 1/2,  1/1 turn,  1 1/2 + front layout 9.775

Lexy Funk Mich BB - 1/1 turn, 1/1 dismount 9.65

Haley Roe Illinois FX -  double back pike,  tour jete + switch side,  double back popa + wolf 1/1, side somi,  fro lay + fro 1/1, 9.75

Nicole Artz BB Michigan -  pike jump + straddle 3/4,  fro aerial + BHS,  1/1 turn,  front toss + beat jump,  punch rudi dimount, hop on the landing. 9.825

Karen Howell Illinois FX -  double back,  tour jete + popa + wolf 1/2,  fro lay + fro 1/2,  1/1 memmel turn,  double pike, step to the side. 9.75

Lauren Marinez BB Mich -  jump to split mount, fro aerial + BHS + LOSO, 1/1 turn,  cat leap + side aerial,  beat jump + double stag ring,  round off + 2/1 dismount, stuck or almost stuck landing.  9.875

Erin Buchanan FX Illinois - double pike, double back, step out, 1/1 turn,  beat jump,  switch side + popa,  1 1/2 + front layout. 9.75

Talia Chiarelli BB Mich -  BHS + LOSO,  beat + straddle 3/4 jump,  cat leap + side aerial, small balance check,  1/1 turn, round off + double back, step back on landing. 9.85

Lizzy Leduc Illinois FX -  double pike,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay, FHS + rudi 9.825

Polina Shchennikova Michigan Beam Exhibition,  - press handstand to roll mount,  1/1 y turn,  BHS + LOSO, spl jump balance check,  beat jump + sheep jump,  side aerial + sissone,  round off + 2/1 twist, hop to the side

Scores after 3 rotations
Michigan 147.600, beam 49.125
Illinois 146.300, floor 48.875

Final rotation - Michigan is on floor, Illinois is on beam

Illinois beam Bridget Hodan -  side aerial + bhs + loso,  sw + side straddle,  beat jump,  illusion turn,  cartwheel + gainer 1/1 9.825

Lexy Funk Mich FX -  double pike,  switch side + popa,  huge double back,  fro 1/1 + fro lay 9.8

Haley Roe BB Illinois -  BHS + LOSO, spl + sw side,  beat jump + gainer loso, 1/1 turn,  round off + 1 1/2 stuck. 9.725

Maddy Osman FX Mich - full in, lots of amplitude,  front 1/1 + fro lay,  sw side + popa,  double pike, very clean. Great routine, lots of power and clean gymnastics! 9.825

Brielle Nguyen Ill BB - 1/1 turn, fro aerial + loso,  soft knees,  cat leap,  sw + spl + beat jump,  front 1/1 dismount, hop on landing 9.75

Emma McLean Mich FX -  double pike, fro lay + fro 1/1,  tour jete 1/2 + popa,  double back, 9.9

Karen Howell Ill BB - 1/1,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + straddle 1/4,  cat leap + sw side, scale, gainer pike, step to the side 9.775

Olivia Karas Mich FX -double arabian, spl + popa,  fro lay + fro 1/1, double pike 9.9

Talia Chiarelli Mich FX -  double back, very high,  1 1/2 + fro lay + tuck front,  sw side + popa,  double pike. 9.825

Mary Jane Horth got a 9.8 on beam

Lizzy Leduc BB Ilinois BHS + LOSO, onodi,  HS + back shoulder roll,  sw + sheep jump,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount' 9.85

Nicole Artz Mich FX -  pike full in,  tour jete + spl 1/1,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  double pike 10.0

Final scores -
Michigan 197.050, floor 49.450
Illinois 195.175, beam 48.875

That's all for now! I'll be back next week for more NCAA gymnastics live blogging.


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