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Oklahoma @ Georgia Live Blog

Today, it's the current national champions, Oklahoma versus the former many time national champion Georgia.

Oklahoma opens their season on the road and Georgia has their second meet in a matter of days. Georgia struggled in their season opener against Alabama and will definitely want to make Friday a distant memory. Oklahoma, as per usual is expected to kill it.

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KJ looks incredibly bored.

1st rotation  - Georgia is on vault, Oklahoma is on bars.
Sabrina Vega UGA -  FTY, chest a bit down, knees slightly bent. 9.775

AJ Jackson Oklahoma UB -  l grip giant, piked jaeger, bail,  full in- small hop 9.85

Marissa Oakley VT - UGA - small shuffle, good position and height 9.8

Anastasia Webb UB Oklahoma -  pak, very nice,  shap 1/2,  toe 1/2 + double front. solid, small step 9.85

Rachel Dickson UGA VT -  solid, nice height, flares it. small hop. 9.825

Stefani Catour UB -  overarches 1st hs, toe on, bail, great DLO, stuck. 9.85

Lauren Johnson VT - Big FTY, small hop, pikes landing down a bit. 9.825

BRENNA!!! (Brenna Dowell, OK) UB -  ray gorgeous bail,  slightly short on last HS, DLO dismount, stuck. 9.9 for Brenna!

Sydney Snead UGA VT - FTY  - good amplitude, hop in place.  Gets applause from Charlie Tamayo 9.85

Nicole Lehrmenn giant 1/2 + jaeger, arms bent a bit on catch, nice hs in the bail, beautiful full in dismount, perfect toes, stuck. 9.9

Maggie Nichols UB OK -  jump to HB, church, gorgeous, pak + toe on + shap  1/2, DLO, maybe a stuck.  9.925

Exhibition from Alex Marks who is now blond - slipped off with that HS, grip slid maybe, tried to get up again and just scratched.

Scores after 1 rotation -
Oklahoma bars 49.425
Georgia vault 49.050

Thank you ESPN, I just love having advertisements for Jodi Arias murder "mystery" in between rotations of gymnastics. I mean that sarcastically of course.

Switcheroo for the second rotation - Oklahoma goes to vault and Georgia goes to bars.

I love that Georgia's marching band shows up for their gymnastics meet. I strongly approve.

Bre Showers VT OK - FTY, good form, nice height, small hop. 9.875

Lauren Johnson UB UGA -  clear hip + huge gienger,  bail,  bit short on that last HS. DLO, steps on landing. 9.75

Lehrmann VT - sticks y full, good form, wouldn't expect less.  9.875

Marissa Oakley UB UGA -   shap + pak, gorgeous,  solid HS position, stuck the full in dismount.  Gorgeous routine. 9.725

Jade Degouveia VT OK -  y 1 1/2, small hop, knees bent just slightly on  second flip 9.825

Nat Vaculik UB UGA -   giant full + gienger, is perfection, bail,  toe shoot to HB,  full out dismount, step back. lots of air. 9.85

Brenna VT - y 1 1/2, perfect, stuck landing.  great amplitude. 9.95

Snead UB UGA -  clear hip + tkatchev, bail,  DLO, small hop, Cat Hires says it's a stick, but it's a slight hop. 9.85

Webb VT - y 1/2 on, front pike, small hop. 9.85

Rachel Dickson UB - tkatchev,  bail, toe shoot to HB,  great DLO, flared in the air, small hop. 9.9

AJ Jackson VT - y 1 1/2, small hop on the landing, some leg seps on entry. Good height and amplitude. 9.9

Scores after 2 rotations -
Oklahoma 98.875, vault 49.450
Georgia 98.125, bars 49.075.

Time for the 3rd rotation! UGA is on beam, the one event they have 6 athletes competing, Oklahoma is on floor.

Some Courtney Kupets fluff on the broadcast while touch warm ups are happening. This is going to happen every time there is a Georgia meet from here to eternity.

Snead leads off beam for Georgia -  BHS + LOSO+ BHS, solid,  cat leap + sw + back tuck,  full turn, stays in releve for a bit,  front tuck, bit of a balance check, round off + 2/1 dismount, small hop. Good lead off routine to get them started. 9.85

Showers FX -  clean double pike,  great landing,  sw ring  + ferrari, those are a thing in NCAA now too,  lay 1/2 + fro 1/1 9.85

Oakley BB -  wolf full,  sw, big balance check, spl + spl ring, broke connection after switch leap, BHS + LOSO, solid,  cat leap + fro aerial + wolf jump,  cartwheel + gainer full dismount. She was definitely nervous, but she ended well and didn't fall. She'll be pleased. 9.8

Brenna FX -  FHS + double front + stag leap, perfect,  1 1/2 + fro full, had a jump out of that pass, I guess that was on purpose?  Fro Lay + fro 1/1. Love how she keeps her toes pointed in her dbl front. 9.9

Vaculik BB -  cat leap + side aerial + wolf jump,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  she's going for broke here,  sw + straddle side, small balance check, full turn, tiny bal check she covers w/ choreo. round off 1 1/2  dismount, small step. 9.675

Webb FX - FHS + fro 2/1,  1 1/2 + fro full,  tour jete + spl jump full, FHS + rudi. 9.825

Vivi Babalis BB -  fro aerial + LOSO,  sw + spl + back tuck,  full turn,  front tuck + beat jump, punch fro full dismount, small hop. 9.9

Jade FX - FHS, fell on a rudi,  double pike, big bounce out,  sw 1/2 + popa,  1 1/2 + front layout,. The commentators really wanted to let us know that Oklahoma are humans. Really? I thought they were aliens. 9.1

Dickson BB  - fro aerial + sw leap, connection a bit slow on the switch leap, full turn,  BHS + LOSO, small step back,  sw + spl, bhs + 1 1/2, small hop. Solid routine. Didn't have many more errors besides the slowish connection 9.9

Nichols FX - double back to start, clean, nice amplitude,  fro full + fro LOSO, very cool, sw ring + tour jete full, beautiful amplitude and flexibility, Ends with a double pike. 9.9

Vega anchors beam for Georgia -  spl jump mount,  sw ring,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful,  full turn,  cat leap + front aerial + beat jump, sw + spl jump, does the moonwalk, crowd roars approval, side aerial + 1/1 dismount, small hop. 9.875

Jackson FX -  beautiful open full in,   1 1/2 + fro full, double pike is on the moon.

Jasmine Arnold exhibition on beam, spl jump + tuck jump full,  fro aerial + BHS,  she looks solid so far,  sw  + straddle 1/4, nice amplitude, round off + 1 1/2, small step. Solid routine. Could definitely be a line-up option in the future.

Floor exhibition from Oklahoma's Evy Schofer - double pike,  1 1/2 + front lay,  sw ring,  lands double back a bit short.

Final rotation switcheroo, home team ends on floor, Oklahoma ends on beam.

Scores after 3 rotations (Oklahoma is of course SLAUGHTERING the competition, but Georgia is bringing it just as hard) -
Oklahoma 148.250, floor 49.375
Georgia 147. 450, beam 49.325

Catour leads off beam for Oklahoma - full turn, BHS + LOSO series, balance check after her leap series, cat leap + fro aerial, gainer pike, small hop. 9.825

Arnold leads off floor for Georgia -  double pike, nice amplitude,  front aerial - just because, double back is ginourmous, nice amplitude on her leap series,  1 1/2 + front lay, great routine. 9.825

Showers BB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, soft knees, sw + beat jump full + korbut swingdown,  front toss, cartwheel + gainer full dismount, stuck 9.9

Babalis FX -  whip + double back, landing a bit low,  1 1/2 + fro full, tour jete 1/2 + spl leap full, double pike lots of amplitude, bounces out.  9.75

Jackson BB -  full turn, BHS + LOSO, small balance check, covers well,  cat leap + sw side,  pike jump + LOSO, slightly off and falls, 1 1/2 dismount, stuck. 9.2

Snead FX -  whip + double back, good control on landing,  fhs + rudi + shushunova,  sw ring + wolf full + wolf 1/2,  beautiful double pike last pass.  Stream cuts to Courtney jumping up and down with excitement. Of course, Mom super excited on replay 9.8

Lehrmann - interesting chest stand mount combination -  fro aerial, balance check, cat leap + sw side, solid,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + korbut swing down, beautiful,  gainer full dismount, good routine. 9,825

Dickson FX -  double pike beautiful height,  1 1/2 + front full, Cat Hires is talking about sucking up to judges, sw side + popa, double tuck is to the ceiling, perfect control on landing.

Webb BB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO,  cat leap + fro aerial,  sw + spl,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount, small slide back on landing.

Vega anchors floor for Georgia -  double pike,  1 1/2 + front full,  love her dance,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  tour jete full, beautiful double tuck to end. Fabulous. 9.9

Nichols anchors beam for Oklahoma -  fro aerial + beat jump + ring jump, small balance check,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check, covers well,  sw + sissone, beautiful, full turn,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck. Perfection. 9.875

Final Scores -
Oklahoma 197.550, beam 49.300
Georgia 196.600, floor 49.150

That's all for me today. Come back next weekend for more fun with NCAA gymnastics.

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