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Alabama @ Florida Live Blog

Florida is back at home this week after being the road and two weeks after their meet with Oklahoma where they suspiciously won with the exact score they needed from Alyssa Baumann to win. Alabama is looking to notch a coveted 197 plus score to launch them into the upper echelons of the rankings once the RQS rankings kick in.

Of course, the gymternet is looking to see if the infamous Carol makes an appearance and throws out 10.0 scores because, DTY.

Refresh the page every five to ten minutes to keep up!

Sorry if I'm a bit late. Computer was running a bit slow.

First rotation - Florida is on vault, Alabama is on bars.

Maegan Chant VT FL - Tsuk 1/1, small hop, bit piking in the air. 9.825

Ari Guerra UB Alabama -  bit short ont he 1st hs, blind change + jaeger, bail,  lost tension in her back on the final handstand and fell, gets back up, DLO dismount, solid landing. 9.25

Amelia Hundley VT FL - FTY, nice and clean, small hop on the landing, legs a bit separated on entry.

Lexi Graber UB FL -  nice 1st hs, giant full +gienger, nice height, just small leg seps on regrasp, full in, bit messy on 2nd flip 9.85

Jazmyn Foberg VT FL -  lots of power, has a big hop on the landing, but good height and distance. 9.825

Shea Mahoney UB AL -  toe on + shap , beautiful toes and lines, bail,  bit short on the final HS, stuck her full in dismount and keeps her toes pointed throughout 9.825 - now 9.875

Alicia Boren VT FL = y 1 1/2, big air, but big hop on the landing.  9.8

Kylie Dickson UB AL -    bail, nice hs,  good lines, and toes, beautiful tkatchev, nice height, over rotates full in. 9.825

Rachel Slocum VT FL -  HS front pike 1/2, chest a bit down on landing, but clean form in the air, 8 1/2 feet of distance per KJC.  9.875

Kiana Winston UB Al -   shap + pak, beautiful,  bit short on the last HS, great toes and lines, DLO, stuck 9.9

Alex McMurty VT FL -  does the DTY, actually sticks it, that's deserving of a 10. Carol would have given it an 11, ala Spinal Tap. "This one goes to 11!"9.975

Mack Brannan UB AL - straddle hecht mt, blind change + jaeger, good height and good postion on regrab nice HS, toe on + bail, legs are glued together,  hits final hs, DLO, legs a bit separated at the ankles, but sticks the landing.

Scores after the 1st rotation -

Alabama bars 49.350
Florida vault 49.325

On to the second rotation  - Bama is on vault, Florida is on bars

Mahoney VT AL -  clean y full, stuck or almost stuck. 9.85

Boren UB FL -  tkatchev, nice and high, toe on + bail, good HS,  DLO, stuck the landing. BOOM 9.925

Abby Armbrecht VT AL - very clean y full, landing is stuck per Kathy. 9.825

Foberg UB FL -  KCHS, toe on + pak, ankles separated, shap + in bar gienger, full in, stuck it. 9.825

Graber VT AL - Big y full, but  bounced on the landing a bit. 9.85

Megan Skaggs UB FL -  toe on + tkatchev, nice height, maybe some flexed feet in the air, bail, DLO lands very low. 9.8

Winston VT AL = FTY is beautiful, her form is so lovely, hop on the landing. 9.825

Hundley UB FL -  glide kchs, toe on + shap +pak + shap 1/2,  bit short on the last HS, full in is beautiful, and stuck. 9.9

Maddie Desch VT - FTY, beautiful form, hips piked a bit in air, small slide back. 9.8

Rachel Gowey UB FL = ray, toe on toe on + pak, beautiful,  1/2 pirouette,  beautiful HS positions, pikes down DLO a bit much and hops on landing. 9.9

Nickie Guerrero VT AL -  Y 1 1/2, big vault, small slide, legs a bit bent in air. Good height. 9.9

McMurty UB FL   = ray is huge, bail, HS is perfect, full in is so high, she's suspended in the air for a second. Stuck the landing. 9.95

Scores after 2 rotations -
Florida 98.825, bars 49.50
Alabama 98.600, vault 49.250 - season high for them

Third rotation - Florida is on beam and Alabama is on bars.

Hundley BB FL -  front aerial + sissone, connection a bit slow, they showed from another angle and it was connected,  BHS + LOSO, per KJC, she was sick earlier this week, cat leap + sw side, round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck landing 9.8

Guerra FX AL -  clean double tuck,  tour jete  + popa,  1 1/2 + front lay,  double pike, nice clean opening routine for Bama. 9.85

Grace McLaughlin BB FL - fro aerial + bhs, balance check, connection kinda slow, spl + double stag, bit under 180,  broke connection again with a balance check.  side aerial + back full, step forward 9.650

Desch FX AL -  sits down her double arabian, was short on landing, didn't have the punch out of the skill, rudi + spl jump, gets double back around,  i almost thought she'd sit it down... 9.2

Boren BB FL -  front toss,  BHS + LOSO,  solid,  sw + straddle, good,  cat leap + gainer LOSO,  full turn,  cartwheel + gainer full, solid. 9.925

Alonza Klopfer FX AL -  clean double back,  tour jete full  _ tour jete 1/2,  double pike is  a bit short, chest is down on landing.  1 1/2 + front lay. Good pick me up for Bama after Desch's blunder. 9.775

Gowey BB FL _  sw + spl, beautiful split positions,  BHS + LOSO + LOSO, small balance check, front aerial + sissone,  full turn,  gainer full, stuck. 9.825

Armbrecht FX  AL - double pike, very clean,  1 1/2 + front lay, dances out,  FHS + rudi + double stag 9.85f

Alyssa Baumann BB FL - side split mount,  onodi, beautiful,  BHS + LOSO, perfection, sw + split, her splits are to die for, sw 1/2 + beat jump,  front aerial  + sissone, full turn,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck, but didn't hold it for long enough. 9.925

Winston FX AL -  double pike, very clean,  high controlled, fr lay + fro full, bit of a stumble out, sw ring + sw 1/2, not quite as high as she can get,  double back, stuck. 9.825

McMurty BB Fl -front toss,  BHS + LOSO, has a bit of a wobble, but is ok,  sw side + yurchenko loop,  full turn,  round off + 2/1 twist, small hop. 9.925

Guerrero FX AL -  clean double pike,  stuck it cold,  sw side + popa, nice amplitude,  rudi + front full, again stuck cold,  she's freakin ON!  FHS + rudi, solid,  She's excited! 9.9

Scores after 3 rotations -
Florida 148.225, beam 49.4
Alabama 147.800, floor 49.200

Final rotation - Florida goes to floor and Bama ends on beam.

Desch BB AL -  front aerial, bit of a wobble, tries to cover it up as a dance move, bhs + loso,  side somi,  sw + spl,  bhs + BHS + 1 1/2 dismount 9.75

Slocum FX - whip + double back, solid,  gator chomp! good split position in her leap pass, back 1 1/2 to front pike, I'm pretty sure that that "Mambo No.5" floor music she's using came out when she was born... ugh, I feel so old. 9.875

Armbrecht BB AL -  fro aerial + beat jump,  beautiful scorpion scale,  BHS + LOSO, bit of a lean, but save it,  spl + beat + sheep jump, another big balance check,  round off + 2/1 twist. 9.825

Hundley FX FL -  whip to double back, gets great amplitude, and super clean landing, switch side to popa,  double pike, chest a bit down on landing.  1 1/2 + front lay, not  as dynamic as she could be. 9.875

Peyton Ernst BB AL -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful, snaps arms down  and bam, sw + sheep, bit of a balance check,  front aerial + spl beautiful splits,  round off + 2/1 twist, stuck, landed a bit close to beam, good height. 9.9

Baumann FX FL - double back, very clean,  1 1/2 + front full, gorgeous,   sw 1/2 + popa, gorgeous,  double pike, beautiful. BOOM 9.925

Graber BB AL -  BHS + back pike,  sw + straddle 3/4,  front toss, clipped her foot on the side, didn't connect it to an arabesque,  round off + 2/1 twist, leaned back and didn't hold that landing. 9.85,

Gowey FX -  double pike, beautiful, splits are amazing on the leap pass,  1 1/2 to front lay, beautiful amplitude on each skil,  clean double back, chest a bit down though 9.875

Winston BB AL -  spl + straddle 3/4,  love her flexibility,  front aerial + BHS,  full turn, so lovely,  lands double back kind of short, chest down on landing. 9.7

Boren FX FL -  beautiful DLO, perfectly laid  out the whole time,  1 1/2 + front lay, beautiful amplitude,  tour jete full + wolf 1/2,  beautiful double back ending pass.  Gator Chomp to end.

DVR Cut me off before Nickie Guerrero's beam routine... damn. She got 9.9. So all 3 of her scores were about 9.9

I'm so lazy... join me in a 1/2 hour for ASU @ Utah

Here are the final scores -
Florida 197.850, floor 49.625 - Kennedy Baker got a 10.0
Alabama 197.075, beam 49.275


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