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Western Michigan @ Central Michigan & Cal @ Washington Live Blog

Today, it's a Michigan centric live blog this afternoon with Western Michigan @ Central Michigan.

Central Michigan received a good boost early in the season when then they were ranked # 3 after the first week of competition. They're currently ranked # 16.

Refresh the page every five minutes or so for updates!

Central Mich starts on vault as the home team and Western Mich starts on bars.

Brytanny Kaplan VT CMU - Yfull, some piking in the air. 9.725

Taylor Buis UB WMU -  tkatchev, bail, bit short on her last HS, DLO, pikes a bit in the air, lands a bit short. 9.625

Nora Fettinger VT - tucked y full, decent height, couldn't see the landing.

Kelsey Hood -  West  Mich - blind change + jaeger, bail, 9.75

Sydney Rae Johnson for CMU sat her yfull, 9.250

Stacy Harrison West Mich - over arches hs, blind change + jaeger, nice,  bit short on last KCHS, DLO, solid.



Sidney Williams VT - y full, bit short

I would really like it if they put a name card graphic below the athletes' names when they're on screen, seriously.

Morgan Spence  West Mich - toe 1/2 + gienger,  bail,  good lines,  giant full, solid landing.9.8

Katy Clements CMU - Yfull, good height, nice form, small step on the landing. 9.775

Stacie Harrison on bars for West. Mich 9.750.

Jessica Junjai UB WMU - jump hecht,  blind change + pike jaeger, too far out, can't re-catch and falls. Tries to repeat, makes the same mistake.  giant full + double back, small step.8.3

Denelle Pedrick VT - huge DTY, small hop, legs a bit crossed in the air. 9.9

Amelia Mohler UB WMU -  jump to HB, KCHS,  giant full, gienger, beautiful,  blind change + straddle back,  bit overarched on her last HS, finished with a great DLO, almost stuck, I think she just had a slight step on her landing. 9.9

Scores after 1st rotation -
Central Michigan 48.825 vault
Western Michigan 48.825 bars

It's a tie going into the second rotation!

Time for the ole' dual-meet-rotation switcheroo. Central Michigan is on bars, Western Michigan is on vault.

Tsuk tuck full for WMU vault lead off Katie Jennings 9.725

Pedrick UB - jump KCHS,  huge tkatchev,  giant full + pak,  beautiful, switch kip,  giant full + toe on tucked front 1/2. Very unique routine! 9.85

Sarah Shirley WMU - yfull, nice landing, good form. 9.8

Courtney Campbell UB  CMU -  nice HS giant full + gienger,  some leg seps, bail,  blind full + double back, stuck landing. 9.775

Harrison VT - Yfull, a bit piked in the air, step on the landing. 9.775

Kennedy Rae Johnson UB CMU -  nice HS, giant full + gienger, bit late on the full, bail, nice HS position,  great final HS, full in, I think she should have held the landing longer, she hopped out to salute.9.9

Spence VT - FTY, big step back, knees a bit soft in the air. 9.775

Kailey Miller - blind change + jaeger, bail,  full in, small step on the landing.

Rachael Underwood WMU VT - yfull, leg seps on entry. Can't really see the landing.

Gianna Plaska UB CMU -  giant 1/2 + jaeger,  bail, nice HS, good tight form, blind change + dbl front, small step. Another solid bars set for Central Mich! 9.85

Buis VT - nice distance, chest a bit down on landing.  9.775

Kaplan - blind 1/2 + markelov/Khorkina, blind change + bail,  DLO, chest a bit down on landing, slight stumble. 9.775

Central Michigan exhibition from Hayley Porter -  giant full + gienger, beautiful, full in, chest pretty low, steps forward.

Williams exhibition -  nice HS giant full + hugh tkatchev, bail, drags feet on floor, full in, chest a bit down, same situation as Porter.

Scores after 2 rotations -
Central Michigan 97.975, bars 49.150
Western Michigan 97.775, vault 48.950

Third rotation - Central Michigan will be on beam while Western Michigan is on floor.

Macey Hilliker BB CMU - press hs mt,  BHS + LOSO, didn't have enough rotation and slid off, side aerial,  cat leap + sw 1/2, front full dismount, stuck. 9.15

Kira Hoy FX WMU -  FHS + fro 2/1,  tour jete 1/2 + spl 1/2,  ro + whip +LOSO,  FHS + rudi 9.65

Plaska BB - fro tuck, 1/1 turn,  beat jump + spl 3/4, nice,  BHS + LOSO, solid, sheep jump,  gainer pike, stuck. Good routine to follow up that fall. 9.825

Juncaj FX -  double pike,  fro lay + fro full,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  FHS +rudi.

Porter BB - BHS + LOSO, small balance check, just lifts left, sw + straddle 1/4,  cat leap + side aerial, foot was a bit off, but she kept going, full turn, gainer pike, stuck.9.775

Spence FX -  double pike over rotates and may have went OOB, rudi + double stag leap, tour jete 1/2 + sw 1/4, bit under 180,  fro full + fro lay. 9.625

Pedrick BB - full turn, solid, falls on her BHS +LOSO series,  cat leap + sw 1/2,  fro aerial,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount, small hop. 9.2

Hood FX -  double pike, solid,  tour jete 1/2 + popa,  fro lay + fro 1/1, some soft knees and leg seps,

Miranda Wieczorek BB CMU -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  beat jump + straddle 3/4, solid,  cartwheel,  sw + LOSO, gainer pike dismount, small hop. She's a solid beam worker.

Underwood FX -  fhs + fro 2/1,  FHS + rudi + loso, sw 1/2, 9.75

Clements BB -  BHS+ BHS +LOSO,  sw + straddle 1/4, fro aerial, solid, gainer full, stuck. solid. 9.925

Harrison FX -  double pike OOB,  fro full + fro pike, sw side + popa + wolf full, short on her double back.

Abby Rose Zoeller BB exhibition for CMU - full turn,  sw 1/2 + spl jump, Aerial + korbut, paused between that connection, don't know if they'll give it to her, and she crotched the beam. fro full dismount

Going to switch to the Cal @ Washington meet now. I'll have to give the final Western Michigan @ Central Michigan scores in a bit. I can't multi-task like that. Sorry :(

48.525 for both Central Michigan and Western Michigan on beam and floor respectively.
CMU 146.5
WMU 146.3

1st rotation in the Washington/Cal meet. Washington on vault, Cal on bars

Madison Kopiak VT Wash -  FTY, solid landing, small hop, good form in the air. 9.7

Sofie Seilnacht Cal UB -  KCHS, blind change + jaeger pike, bail,  blind change + 1 1/2 front twist dismount 9.85

Monica Riley VT Wash - y 1/2, stuck landing, doubted it for a sec, but she did it. , beautiful form in the air, nice height. 9.8

Kyana George UB Cal - struggled with a blind change, over arches and falls, tkatchev bail, holds it awhile, stuck full in dismount. 9.075

Haley Roy VT Wash -  tsuk  1/2, stuck, back arm a bit bent on entry, position in air good. 9.875

Chelsea Shu UB Cal -  toe on  + ray, big air, bail,  short on her last HS, and short on her dismount. 9.175

Kristin Hoffa VT - y full, step back on the landing, off to the side a bit, piked landing a bit.

Toni Ann Williams UB Cal  - jump  KCHS on hb, hindorff, big air, clear hip to bail,  DLO, solid, step foward, chest down a bit on landing 9.8

Hailey Burelson VT Wash - beautiful y full, step back on landing, good height. 9.75

Nina Schank UB Cal -  toe shoot to hB, blind change + pike jaeger, bail DLO, stuck, or almost stuck..9.925
Evanni Roberson VT Wash -  good y full, lots of power, small hop back,

Yuleen Sternberg Cal UB - ray,  bail,  bit short on last HS, sits down her double front. (side note - Carly Patterson said "Oh that's like a Ray, for Elise Ray." It is a Ray Carly.)

Back to the Central/Western Michigan meet -Hood WMU BB - BHS loso, solid, round off 1 1/2
dismount. 9.1, I think she had a fall. Oops :(

Zoeller FX CMU -  rudi + back tuck + spl jump,  fro full + front lay,  switch side to popa,  punch rudi + dbl stag jump.

Back to Washington -
Scores after the 1st rotation -
Washington vault - 48.950
Cal bars 47.900

Cal had to count two falls, no bueno.  Second rotation - Washington goes to bars and Cal is on vault.

Alicia Gallarzo leads off vault for Cal -  sits down her y 1/2, under rotated. 9.2

Michaela Nelson Wash UB -  blind change + jaeger, pak + switch kip,  giant full + dbl back, stuck. Good solid opening routine. 9.825

Cassidy Keelen VT Cal  - big y full, lots of power, hops on the landing.9.6

Roberson UB -  l grip + pike jaeger + bail, nice form, small hop on her DLO. 9.825

Rachael Mastrangelo VT Cal - yfull, small hop, nice form, not a lot of height though. 9.75

Maya Washington UB Wash -  nice HS giant full + giegner, gorgeous,  g 1/1 to dbl back. 9.825 - that's consistency

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that there was possibly an injury on floor from Macey Hilliker for Central Michigan?! Everyone's looking at her now... landed a double back crunched on her knees. :(

George VT -  FTY, small hop, crossed herself before going. 9.85

Riley UB -  glide kchs,  toe on + shap + bail, nice HS positions,  DLO, small hop, 9.8

Williams VT  - sticks her FTY, beautiful height, distance. 9.9

Copiak UB  over arches a HS,  bail,   good final HS, sticks her full in. 9.825

Arianna Robinson VT Cal -  FHS front pike, stuck, nice height, amplitude.

Burleson UB -  jump KCHSm  blind change  + tkatchev, bail,  giant full + double back, small hop. beautiful lines.  9.8

Scores after 2 rotations -
Washington 98.050, bars 49.100
Cal 97.500, vault, 48.925

Third rotation - Cal will be on floor and Washington is on beam.

Zoey Schaefer BB Wash - balance check,  BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  spl + double stag ring,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount. 9.7

Sofie Seilnacht FX -  FHS + fro lay + rudi,  illusion turn,  1 1/2 +  1/2 + stag jump,  1 1/2 + front pike. 9.725

Washington, Maya. BB -  BHS + LOSO,  beat jump,  side aerial,  sw side + straddle jump,  full turn, front full dismount, small Step 9.8

Shu FX -  double back, nice landing, good amplitude,  double pike, big step out on landing,  traddle + popa, 1 1/2 + front pike, solid. 9.80

Joslyn Goings BB Wash -  sit to scale,  BHS + BHS + LOSO,  beat jump + straddle side,  full turn,  gainer LOSO,  side aerial + back full, stuck. 9.725

Robinson FX -  sticks her dbl arabian,  1 1/2 +front pike,  clean double pike to end. 9.8

Copiak BB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw  1/2 , balance check,  side aerial +  beat jump,  round off 1 1/2, solid landing.9.625

Keelen FX -  double pike solid,  sw ring + sw side, fhs + fro lay + fro 1/2, fhs + rudi to end. Solid routine. 9.775

Roberson BB -  sw + straddle 1/4,  full turn,  standing LOSO + LOSO, solid,  round off + gainer full dismount. Solid. 9.825

George FX- front 2/1, sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  front tuck + fhs + rudi,  double back, just a bit short. 9.75

Burleson BB -  fro aerial + BHS,  side aerial + spl sw lea[,  straddle + straddle 1/4, full turn,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount, stuck. Really solid beam rotation for Washington. 9.8

Williams FX -  huge DLO to open, perfect landing, switch side + popa,  front lay + front full,  solid,  clean double pike to end. Fabulous routine. 9.925

Scores after 3 rotations -
Washington 146.900, beam 48.85
Cal 145.875, floor 49.05

Final rotation, Cal goes to beam, Washington finishes on floor.

Seilnacht opens beam for Cal -  BHS + LOSO,  falls on a spl 3/4,  sw + spl, side aerial to back full dismount. 9.075

Schaefer leads off floor for Washington -  double pike, lots of air,  fro full + fro lay + dbl stag,  back spin,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  clean double back. 9.875

Shu BB -  front walkover mount,  fro aerial + bhs, bit slow on the connection,  hitchkick + sw 1/2,  full turn, bit of a balance check,  side somi,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount, small hop 9.725

Roy FX - clean double pike  sw side + wolf full,  front full + front lay,  double back, lots of power, bounced out of the landing a bit 9.675

George BB -  3/1 wolf turn,  fro aerial + BHS, sw + spl, bit under 180 on the first leap,  round off + double back, huge height, it's like she's on floor. Small step on the landing. 9.9

Roberson FX -  FHS + front 2/1,  FHS + rudi + LOSO,  sw ring + wolf hop full,  I think the switch ring was a bit under 180,  double back is huge.9.825

Keelen BB -  BHS + LOSO, big balance check, full turnm Spl 3/4, front aerial + spl jump,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount.  some leg seps, soft knees 9.775

Hoffa FX -  clean double pike,  front lay + front full,  sw 1/2 + wolf jump,  clean double back, maybe shuffles out a bit, but another good routine.  9.875

Gallarzo BB -  full turn, slight bobble,  front aerial  + BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + spl,  round off 1 1/2 9.875

Maya W BB -  clean double back,  sw side + popa, nice amplitude and split positions,  front lay to
front full, good,  double pike, solid. 9.9

Williams BB -  front tuck +  LOSO almost fell on the LOSO, but saves it,  sw + spl, full turn solid dismount landing. 9.7

Burleson finishes up the meet  FX -  clean double pike,  1 1/2 + rudi, floats in the air, sw ring + wolf hop full,   2 1 /2 twist to end. solid. Great routine. 9.9

Final Scores -
Washington 196.325, floor - 49.375
Cal 194. 850, beam - 48.975

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