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It's now time for BYU at Utah!

Utah's opening it at home and keeping it in-state against BYU.  To catch all the action refresh the page every 5-10 minutes.You know the drill!


Utah's in a pretty good spot coming into their season. They only lost Baely Rowe, so they're not needing to fill tons of holes in their line ups.

MyKayla Skinner is back and she's going to be expected to carry on what she brought last year. She seems to be able to handle the pressure though.

As per usual, Utah is the home team and will start on vault and BYU starts on bars.

Macey Roberts leads the Utes off on vault -  Nice full, big height, has so much power she takes a big bounce out of it. 9.75

Natasha Trejo Marsh leads of BYU on bars -  tkatchev,  clear hip + bail, some wonky legs, DLO very clean. 9.675

Missy Reinstadler VT Utah - gorgeous vault, y full, flares it out and just has a hop on the landing. 9.825

Angel Zhong -short 1st hs, jaeger, switch kip,  short on that last hs too, DLO, some piking in the air, hop on the landing. 9.625

Tiffani Lewis VT  - nice y full, almost stuck. beautiful height and she flares it out. 9.9

Jill Van Mierlo BYU UB -  giant 1/2, jaeger, misses it,  bail,  beautiful handstands, full in, small hop. 8.95

Kim Tessen VT Utah -  y 1 1/2 - nice form, good landing. Wouldn't quite give her a stick, but it was close. 9.9

Shannon Hortman Evans BYU UB - toe on, gienger, gorgeous,  nice HS,  beautiful DLO, just a slide back. 9.8

Makenna Merril Giles VT Utah - 1 1/2 yurchenko, just a couple of steps. Look at you Utah with your 10.0 start value vaults. Props!

Brittni Hawes uB BYU -  beautiful gienger bail,  holds that HS, toe on,  DLO, flares it out, beautiful. 9.75

MyKayla Skinner anchors vault for Utah - DTY - huge air, she's such a quick twister. That shit is easy for her. Form is much better, knees a tiny bit soft on replay, but Meh. 9.875

Haley Pitou anchors BYU on bars  -  giant 1/2 + jaeger, went too far out and fell, finishes with a full in dismount. 9

After 1 rotation -
Utah 49.325 vault
BYU 47.850 bars

Up next - Utah will go to bars and BYU will be on vault

Oh hi Georgia Dabritz. She must be doing the radio broadcast.

Angel Zhong leads off BYU on vault  - nice Y full, clearn form, good landing, 9.725

Tiffani Lewis leads off Utah on bars -  giant 1/1 + tkatchev, big air, bail, nice HS,  hits final HS, DLO, some leg seps in the air but stuck landing. 9.85

SHE BYU VT -  y 1/2, big hop forward 9.75

MMG UB UT -  KCHS,  toe on + deltchev,  bail, toe circle,  nice HS, stalder + double back 9.85

Avery Bennet VT BYU - full on - back tuck off 9.75

Missy Reinstadler UB -  toe 1/2 + jaeger, beautiful, bail,  nice toes and lines,  full in, small hop. Gorgeous routine. 9.875

Jill Van Mierlo BYU VT -  FTY, bit off to the side, step to the side, some piking in the air. 9.75

Kari Lee UB UT -  giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, bail,  giant 1/2 giant 1/2 + double back 9.85

Mackenzie Douglas VT BYU - Y 1 1/2 tucked, small hop. 9.8

Kim Tessen UB UT -  KCHS L-grip giant + jaeger, bail, over arches HS, sticks her full in dismount 9.775

Abby Boden anchors VT for BYU - tucked y 1 1/2, falls 9.1

MyKayla Skinner anchors bars for UT -  maloney + bail,  tkatchev, big height, full in, great routine! She's majorly improved her form on this event. 9.9

Scores after 2 rotations -
Utah 98.650, bars 49.325
BYU 96.675, vault 48.775

Third rotation - Utah goes to beam and  BYU will be on floor

Shannon McNatt leads off beam for Utah -  beat jump + sheep jump,  fro aerial + bhs, a little slow on that connection, full turn,  gainer LOSO, small bobble, , sissone, side scale,  cartwheel + gainer 1/1. Solid start. 9.575

Van Mierlo leads off floor for BYU -  double back, nice landing,  FHS + rudi,  sw side + popa + shushunova, fro lay + fro 1/1 9.725

MMG BB -  sw + spl, BHS + BHS + LOSO,  fro aerial + beat jump,  full turn, small wobble, but moves past it,  round off + 2/1, solid landing. 9.875

Briana Pierson FX BYU -  fro 2/1, very powerful,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  FHS + rudi,  1 1/2 + fro lay. 9.75

Maddy Stover BB UT -  fro aerial + BHS,  full turn,  beat jump + spl ring jump,  front toss,  sw + straddle jump, tiny balance check,  cartwheel + gainer full, small slide 9.775

Douglas FX -  full in, lands with her chest down,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  9.775

Missy Reinstadtler BB UT -  fro  aerial + spl jump, beautiful,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check, saves it,  sp + spl 1/4,  full turn,  falls on her side somi, was just to far back in her shoulders, round off +  gainer full dismount. 9.275

Abby Miner BYU FX -  huge DLO to open,  dive roll,  tour jete full + spl full,  1 1/2 + fro lay. 9.75

Skinner BB -  BHS + LOSO, nice amplitude, solid landing,  side aerial + sissone, much better split position, l turn 1/1 + full turn,  sw + straddle + back tuck,  flash the obligatory U, round off +double back, small hop.  I'm really impressed that she's  improved her split form. 9.9

Kylie Greenlief BYU FX -  double back, she has phantom of the opera to open her music,  fro lay + fro full,  FHS + rudi. 9.825

Kari Lee anchors beam for Utah -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful,  beat jump + side aerial,  sw + sw side,  round off + 2/1 twist, great landing. 9.85

Hortman-Evans anchors floor - Phantom of the Opera and now the beach boys and the theme from Hawaii 5-0  double pike, big bounce out, dbl back, tour jete full +  wolf full, fro lay + fro full, she ends with the theme from Jaws... wow, that is a lot to take in...9.8

Scores after 3 rotations - very un-Utah like beam score there, Utah...
Utah 147.625, beam 48.975
BYU 145.575, floor, 48.900 - their best score so far.

Final rotation - Utah will end on floor and BYU finishes on beam.

Hannah Miller leads off beam for BYU -  BHS + LOSO,  beat + fro toss + spl jump,  spl  + tuck 3/4,  full turn,  gainer 1/1 , small step 9.775

Lewis leads off floor for Utah -  double pike, very nice,  fhs + fro lay + fro full,  sw side + spl full,  BHS + double back, very powerful, great start for Utah, saves the obligatory U for the end. 9.9

Helody Cyrenne BYU BB -  sw + sw 1/2,  under rotated a bit,  BHS + LOSO, big bal check, but saves it,  round off + 1 1/2, small hop 9.625

Macey Roberts FX - Yes, I see that U, double pike,  fro lay + rudi,  sw side + wolf full,  1 1/2 + back 1/1 + spl jump, bit under rotated on her last full. 9.8

Trejo Marsh BB BYU -  hitchkick + fro toss + BHS,  full turn,  sw + double stag ring, gainer full dismount, stuck landing. 9.775

Reinstadtler FX UT -  double back, small bounce back on the landing, sw ring + tour jete full, gorgeous spl 1 1/2 + fro lay, and there's the U,  clean double pike to finish. I love her, she's such a pretty gymnast 9.9

Boden BB -  fro toss + BHS, solid series,  full turn,  small bobble,  sw + spl 1/4, bit under 180,  round off + 1 1/2 9.725

Sydney Soloski FX -  attitude turn, gorgeous,  huge DLO opening pass,  sw 1/2,  2/1 twist, big beautiful,  1 1/2 + fro lay, Great freshman debut! 9.85

S H. Evans BB -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  beat + spl jump,  hitchkick,  fro toss + pike jump, small balance check, repeats the elements, gainer LO 1/1. 9.55

MMG -   pike full in, beautiful and so much cleaner than last year, tour jete,  1 1/2 + fro lay + fro pike,  the U,  rudi + straddle jump. 9.925, givers her 39.475 all-around

Van Mierlo anchors beam for BYU -  BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  sw + straddle side,  cat leap + side aerial, solid,  gainer full dismount, stuck. BOOM! 9.8

Skinner anchors floor for Utah as is expected -  L jump full,  double double opening pass, she lands that so easily, tour jete full, much better split position,  1 1/2 step out + double full,  front tuck,  full in, went OOB, I think that's the first time I've seen her go OOB in college. 9.8 - ties her with MMG for 39.475 AA

Final Scores -
Utah, floor 49.375, total 197.0
BYU Beam 48.7, total, 194.275

Great opening score for Utah. They really only had a weak score on beam, but that can be remedied. Definitely impressed with BYU. They've got a lot of talent and some great potential.

That's all for me tonight. Join me tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m. MST for the Denver @ Arizona meet. Then I'll be back in the evening for THE Ohio State @ UCLA.

Good night and good luck. 

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