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P&G Championships Day 2 - Junior Session Live Blog

Time for the final day of competition of the P&G Championships.

Today is the women's finals and this afternoon is the juniors' final. Featuring Emma Malabuyo vs. Maile O'Keefe for the junior national championship title. Or, perhaps a third party could sneak in and win it all.

Follow along with me to get all the action.

Refresh the page every 10 minutes or so for updates.


Other than Malabuyo and O'Keefe, keep an eye on Kara Eaker, of GAGE for those beautiful GAGE lines and toes and Jay Jay Marshall with her piked double Arabian that's on par with Kennedy Baker's, plus, she has Aliya Mustafina's floor music from 2013 and the resting bitch face to go with it. It's awesome.

March ins and introductions have begun.

Rotation 1 will commence shortly.

Here are the start lists for today's junior session if you're interested:



Oh hi Sam Peszek and Jordyn Wieber.

I love Sam's lipstick.

Rotation 1 -

Audrey Davis UB -  Ugh, ok, there's a scoring issue, so we sit and wait.  Finally, we go.  toe on, toe full + maloney,  toe shoot to HB,  stadler + giant 1/2 + jaeger, nice air,  double front dismount. Beautiful routine.

Emma Malabuyo VT -  DTY, stuck. That would be a ten in NCAA. 14.7

Ciena Alipio FX - missed her first pass, double l turn,  front aerial,   sw + sw 1/2, 2 1/2.

Lily Lippeatt UB -  jump to HB,  ray,  toe 1/2 = pak,  stadler inbar + stalder shoot to HB, giant 1/2, full in.

Jay Jay Marshall FX - love her gold leo,  full twisting DLO, fab, 2/1 L turn,  dos santos, almost laid out,  sw ring, tour jete full,  1 1/2 step out to 3/1, spl leap, full in, chest a bit down, but very well done. Much improved from night one.

Olivia Dunne VT - FTY, stuck. Flared out. I love it.

JaFree Scott FX -  Popa,  full in, stuck cold,  spl jump, beautifully split,  Memmel turn,  double arabian, stuck cold again,  double back, slid feet back and put hands down,  double pike, tiny bit short.

Anya Pilgrim BB - Spl jump, nice scale,  front tuck, chest a bit down, steps forward,  gainer BHS + BHS + LOSO + LOSO, falls,  fro aerial,  BHS + BHS + Patterson dismount. BAM!

Grace McCallum BB - wolf turn,1/1, very nicely done,  straddle 3/4,  side aerial + LOSO, bit soft knees, front tuck,  fro aerial,  sissone + sw 1/2, falls,  double back dismount, stuck. 12.55

Abigail Scanlon FX -  DLO,  sw ring,  sw 1/2,  fhs + fro 1/1,  tour jete, maybe a bit under rotated,  double back, bounces back,  2/1 wolf turn,  popa,  double pike, hands down.

Maile O'Keefe UB -  chow + pak,  maloney + ricna,  pike jeager,  toe on, stalder full, double arabian dismount, 14.05

Rotation 1B

Leanne Wong FX -  double arabian+ stag, popa,  3/1 twist,  sw side + straddle jump,  double back, small hop,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  double L turn,  2/1 dismount.

Annie Beard VT - DTY, small hop.

Gabby Perea UB - glide KCHS, toe full + maloney + ray + pak + shap 1/2, pike jaeger,  DLO, small hop.

Selena Harris FX -  sw ring, spl jump 1/1,  2 1/2 + fro tuck + stag jump,  1 1/2 + triple full,  memmel turn,  double back.

Adeline Kenlin UB - in bar + in bar 1/1 + ricna, toe 1/1 + pka, maloney 1/2  toe full - double front 1/2 out.

Kara Eaker -  clean double pike, just hop on landing,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  memmel turn,  3/1 twist,  sw ring + tour jete,  sw side,  2/1 twist.

Olivia Hollingsworth UB - pak, toe on + toe 1/2, full in dismount.

Sienna Robinson BB -  BHS + BHS + 2 ft lay, 1/1 y turn, sw + sissone + spl,  back tuck,  fro aerial + sissone,  front tuck,  2 1/2 dismount. 12.75

Sunisa Lee BB - 2/1 wolf turn,  fro aeiral + spl jump + straddle jump,  BHS + BHS + 2 ft lay, sw + sw 1.2 + back tuck,  side aerial,  sw ring,  BHS + BHS + double back 13.7

Rotation 2A comin' at'cha shortly.

Standings after 1 rotation -
JaFree Scott VT - FTY 13

Victoria Smirnov BB -  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO+ LOSO,  sw perfect, sw 1/2, back pike,  side aerial,  Onodi + spl + sissone,  fro aerial,  ring jump,  sw ring, 2/1 dismount.

Leanne Wong VT -  DTY, clean, nice height, maybe a small foot tap, 14.8

Olivia Dunne UB -  toe full + tkatchev + pak,  maloney + in bar gienger,  toe 1/2 + jaeger,  full in 12.9

Grace McCallum FX -  full in,  step,  fro lay + fro full + stag leap,  wolf turn full,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  3/1 twist,  sw 1/2,  double back. 13.1

Maile O'Keefe BB -  side aerial + LOSO+LOSO,  sw ring, a bit off,  sw 1/2 + spl ring jump,  BHS + BHS + 2 ft lay, 1/1 turn,  fro aerial + spl + sissone,  double pike, small hop in place. 14.450

Kayla DiCello FX -  double pike,  1 1/2 + 2 1/2,  sw + tour jete, FHS + fro full,  3/1 wolf turn + 2/1 wolf turn, sw 1/2,  double back, chest down,steps back, 13

Adeline Kenline BB -  side aerial + LOSO, some flexed feet, sw + sw 1/2 + back tuck,  spl 3/4,  fro aerial + spl + sissone,  BHS + BHS + LO 2 ft, l turn 1/1,  double pike, over rotated and takes some steps back. 14.550

Sienna Robinson, FX -  double pike,  sw +sw 1/2,  under split a bit, memmel turn, double back, 2 1/2 + front tuck,  2/1 twist.

Annie Beard BB -  bail,  clear hip + toe shoot to HB,  giant 1/2, giant 1/2 full in. 11.65

Rotation 2B -

Kara Eaker VT - FTY, small hop. 13.7

Sunisa Lee FX - 2/1 L turn,  double double, stuck,  DLO, deep landing,  memmel turn,  sw ring + sw 1/2, 1 1/2 + fro 1/1, wolf turn 3/1, wolf turn 2/1,  double back.

Emma Malabuyo UB - missed her, she got a 13.850.

Audrey Davis BB - onodi + spl jump sw + sw 1/2,  fro aerial, spl ring, 2 1/2 dismount, hop to the side. 13.3

Jay Jay VT - DTY, huge height, small step but, fabulous - 14.5

Sydney Barros UB maloney + stalder, maloney 1/2, toe on + pike jaeger

Lily Lippeatt BB - press HS mount,  spl 3/4, under rotated, 1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO+ LOSO,  fr aerial, balance check,  splits on turning leaps are a bit under 180,  double pike dismount, step back.

Hannah Hagle on FX - finishing routine with a double pike.

Going to rotation 3A shortly.

STANDINGS
So, Maile O'Keefe is still in the lead, she's ahead of Emma by 0.1.

Time to start rotation 3A -

Leanne Wong UB -  maloney + pak,  toe shoot,  toe 1/2, looses the handstand,  toe on 1/2 + jaeger, she's looking like she's got her rhythm lost.  Dismounted. OH, the black glove is back.

Sienna Robinson VT - FTY - piked down, but nice height. 13.05

Deiah Marie Moody is walking off floor. Perfect 17.5

Sunisa Lee VT - FTY,  big height, step back.

Adeline Kenlin FX -  2/1 L turn, FHS + podkepaeva,  FHS + fro 2/1 + fro tuck + stag leap,  tour jete 1/2,  1 1/2 step out + fro 1/1, sw + sw ring,  double back, good chest position on landing, just a hop back, Nary a wolf turn in sight on that routine! She deserves a bonus for that.

Kara Eaker UB -  toe full + maloney + pak,  maloney 1/2,  toe 1/2 + jaeger, DLO, beautiful position, perfect.

Jordan Bowers BB -  BHS + LOSO,  fro tuck + spl + spl ring,  fro aerial + sw + sissone,  sw ring,  BHS + BHS + double back, great landing

Ciena Alipio UB - nice pirouettes, pak,  nice handstand positions, beautiful piked jaeger,  clean double back, but stuck.

Emma Malabuyo BB -  wolf turn 3/1,  BHS + BHS + LOSO + LOSO, big break, front tuck + straddle jump, Arabian, landed on one leg and managed to stay on.  fro aerial + spl ring,  sw ring,  sits down her double pike dismount.

Audrey Davis FX -  pike full in, stuck, chest a bit down though,  double back, hop back,  sw ring, nice, tour jete, very lovely,  1 1.2 + fro lay, very NCAA,  2/1 l turn, sw + sw 1/2, 2 1/2.

Annie Beard BB -  wolf turn 1/1,  front tuck, solid landing,  BHS + LOSO,  fro aerial + spl + sissone,  straddle 3/4, sw, side aerial,  2 1/2 dismount.

So per Sam, Annie is a baby Kim Zmeskal, personality wise. Always keeping all the other athletes in check.

Rotation 3 B -

Lily Lippeatt FX -  pike full in,  1 1/2 step out to dbl back, sw ring + tour jete,  2 1/2 + punchfront.double pike to finish. 13.35

JaFree Scott - UB -  toe full,  maloney + pak, nice toe shoot to HB, toe on to jaeger, nice DLO. 13.05

Grace McCallum VT - DTY, small step back. Good height

Lauren Little BB - spl 3/4, front tuck,  full turn,  BHS + LOSO,  fro aerial,  side aerial,  sw  + sw 1/2, under rotated,  2 1/2 dismount, step forward.

Jay Jay Marshall UB - maloney, some leg seps in air,  pak,  toe full, toe on, stalder shoot to bh, g 1/2 + jaeger, tkatchev,  full in, solid.

Maile O'Keefe FX - double arabian to a stag jump that would make Bambi jealous,  beautiful leaps, 1 1/2 + 2 1 /2, wolf turn 2/1, actually does it well enough that I don't want to stab my eyes out, Dbl back, sw ring, tour jete 1/2, oversplit,  love it,  clean double pike to finish.  She's a beautiful gymnast.

Dunne BB -  head stand roll, 1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO + LOSO, small balance check, fro aerial + spl _ straddle jump, side aerila,  sw,  sw 1/2, nice splits,  sw ring,  split ring jump,  spl 3/4, not full split,  double pike, short and steps forward, hands down.

Maile's lead increased to 1.1, 99.750, to Emma's 98.650.

Rotation four to commence soon.

Starting now.

Kara Eaker BB -  sw leap mount, y turn,  spl Jump + side somi,  beautiful,  fro aerial + ring jump,  side aerial + LOSO + LOSO, perfect. She deserves an extra tenth of bonus on that series than she's already getting, sw ring, sw + sw side, perfect split positions. Just gorgeous,  ro + BHS + 2 1/2, nearly perfect, small step on the landing. She;s a dream

Audrey Davis VT - dty

Sunisa Lee on Bars - does her nabieva, arched in the air, some leg separations, maloney  + in bar gienger, giant 1/2 + pike jaeger,  toe on full, 1/2 in 1/2 out dismount.

Lily Lippeatt - FTY.

Emma Malabuyo FX -  double lay, perfect. is she making it rain? fro 2/1 + fro tuck,  sw ring,  tour jete 1/1, full in, small hop,  3/1 wolf turn,  sw 1/2, maybe a bit under 180,  clean double pike to end. She's adorable. She needs to be a senior NOW, dammit!!!!

Jay Jay Marshall BB -  onodi, beautiful, fro aerial + spl + straddle jump, perfect split positions,  BHS +BHS + 2 ft lay, 1/1 turn, perfect straddle 3/4,  spl 3/4, perfect.  front tuck, small wobble, split jump, wobble,  round off +BHS +  dbl back

Sydney Barros FX -double pike, 2/1 l turn, 2 1/2, big step out,  sw ring,  tour jete,  fro tuck + 2/1, clean double back to end.

JaFree Scott BB -arabian, small balance check,  nice bhs + loso series, balance check,  sw side, nice split position, spl + wolf,  side aerial, step forward on her dbl tuck dismount.

Lauren Little FX - dbl arabian,  triple full, not all the way around, full turn,2 1/2 stag jump, got a bit crazy in the air,  nice split jump full, dbl back, chest a bit down.

Ok - rotation 4B will start momentarily and then we'll be done.

Here are the standings half-way through the last rotation -

Maile O'Keefe VT - only needs 12.7 to win.  DTY, lots of distance. hop back. She's won. competition over. Everyone else can go home. Even you Olivia Dunne with your great DLO on floor.  pike full in, nice. wolf turn, it's compulsory.  hands down on a double back. sw ring. Maile got a 14.7. Everyone else can go home now. BYYYYEEEE! JK.

Adeline Kenlin VT - DTY, chest down a bit, hop forward.

Leanne Wong BB - side straddle mount,  sw  + straddle jump that reaches the stratosphere,  BHS + LOSO + LOSO,  full l turn, perfect, fro aerial,  side aerial,  side somi,  2/1 twist to end.

Grace McCallum bars - tkatchev + pak,  toe shoot to HB,  giant 1/1,  full in, stuck.

Annie Beard FX - popa,  full in,  double back, clean,  sw ring,  sw 1/2,  1 1/2 + front pike,  wolf turn 3/1,  2 1/2 to finish. Standing ovation please.

Sienna Robinson closes the meet on bars -  toe on + giant 1/2 + jaeger, maybe a bit close,  pak,  toe shoot to hB,  giant 1/1, stuck full in.  Start throwing the roses people.

Maile O'Keefe wins her second junior national title by a full two points. 114.45 to Emma's 112.450.

Final Scores -

That's all for me right now. Join me a 5 p.m. MDT for the seniors! YAY!

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