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Arizona State @ Utah Live Blog

We go from the SEC to the PAC12 where the Sun Devils take on the Red Rocks or the Utes(because Utah's gymnastics team is called the Red Rocks because reasons).

The Sun Devils are on the rise this year and with a talented brood of freshmen and a world of possibilities in front of them.

Refresh the page to follow along and prepare to flash that U.

First rotation - Utah is going to start on vault, ASU starts on bars.

Missy Reinstadtler leads off Utah on vault -  FTY, very clean in the air, hop on the landing. flares it out 9.775

Morgan Wilson leads off ASU on bars -  hecht mt,  short on 1st hs, giant full + giant 1/2 + jaeger, beautiful, bail,  toe on, giant full, double back, small step 9.725

Kari Lee VT UT -  FTY, stuck the landing, good form in air, arms looked a bit bent on entry, but I don't see it on the replay. 9.85

Kaitlyn Szafranski UB ASU - ray, beautiful, bail, little bit o crazy legs, giant full + double back, good landing 9.725

Tiffani Lewis VT UT -  FTY, big air, small hop on the landing. 9.825

Morgan Hart UB ASU -  blind change + jaeger, beautiful height, bail, toe on, bit short on her last HS,  DLO, tucked her knees though, she'll loose some credit there.9.550

Kim Tessen VT UT -  y 1 1/2, good form in the air, hops on the landing.9.85

Ashley Szafranski UB ASU -  toe on, pings off the bar on her shap, didn't have enough  juice, I guess, bails on her pak, bends her knees and catches on the ground, DLO dismount is great. 8.450

Makenna Merrill - Giles VT UT  - y 1 1/2, some soft knees, hop on the landing. 9.875

Anne Kuhm UB ASU - toe on +  shap front giant + jaeger,  gorgeous, does a beautiful DLO, small step on the landing, but very clean.

MyKayla Skinner VT UT -  DTY, big vault,  twists a bit early and hops back. 9.9

Cairo Leonard Baker UB ASU - huge ray bail, great handstand, maybe a wee bit short on her last HS, full in, stuck the landing. Great height in the air, legs together, she just hangs suspended in the air for a million years before she lands.

Scores after 1st rotation -
Utah 49.300 vault
ASU 48.650, bars

Second rotation switcheroo  -

 Utah on bars, ASU on vault

K. Szafranski ASU VT -  FTY, good height, chest a bit low on landing. 9.725

Tiffani Lewis UB UT -  giant full + tkatchev, nice height, bail,  good HS position,  DLO, bit close to the bar, pikes on the 2nd flip.9.75

Jessica Ginn VT ASU -  FTY, good height, small step back on landing, Coach let out a very audible "YEAAAAHHHHH!" 9.75

MMG UB UT -  toe on + deltchev,  bail, nice ,  good last HS, stalder + double back. HAHAHAHAH Sam calls out the "college stick" 9.775

Kuhm VT ASU -  FTY,  great form, small step on landing. 9.8

Reinstadtler UB UT -  gorg toes, blind change + jaeger, bail,  love those lines, beautiful HS position, just hops on the landing of the  full in, legs got a bit cray cray in the air 9.8

CLB ASU VT -  FTY, big air,  step back on landing, lots of distance, high on table, affects her height.9.725

Lee UB UT -  straddle hecht moutn, blind change + pike jaeger, beautiful, bail,  g 1/2 + giant 1/1 + double back, hop on landing 9.85

Wilson ASU VT -  beautiful FTY, nice height. 9.825

Tessen UB UT - jump KCHS on hb, jaeger,  toe on to HS, bail, nice HS, good final HS, full in, stuck the landing. 9.9

Katelyn Lentz VT ASU -  FTY, some flexed feet in the air, chest a bit down on landing, piked a bit in air. 9.75

Skinner UB UT -  shap + bail, some leg seps on shap, toe on + full in, stuck. 9.925

Scores after 2 rotations
Utah 98.550, bars 49.250
ASU 97.500, vault 48.85

Third rotation - ASU moves to floor and Utah goes to beam.

Maddy Stover BB UT -  front aerial + bhs,  solid,  full turn,  beat jump + ring jump, ring position a bit dicey from the front angle, front toss, sw + straddle jump,  carthweel + gainer full, stuck.9.8

Lentz FX ASU -  dble pike, clean,  sw side + popa,  1 1/2 + front lay, some leg seps,  double back, knees a bit low. 9.775

MMG BB UT -  sw + spl,  BHS + BHS + LOSO, she was off from the 1st BHS and she fell on the LOSO, front aerial + beat jump, full tunr,  round off + 2/1 dismount, stuck it.  Baely Rowe is right at the edge of that mat, kinda wish she'd back up some I worry she's going to get  kicked or whacked in the face. 9.125

Morgan Hart FX ASU - clean double pike,  front lay + front full, sits it down,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf jump,  bit under 180 in the tour jete, hits her double back last pass. 8 .85

Alexia Burch BB UT -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, bit of a balance check, front leg came up a bit, fro aerial, sw + sw side,  round off 1 1/2 stuck. 9.825

Ginn FX ASU - fro tuck + dbl back, popa,  front lay + front 1/2, lots of amplitude, dbl pike, solid. 9.775

Lee BB UT -  full turn, solid so far,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  beat jump + side aerial, bit off on the side aerial, but is still solid,  round off + 2/1 9.85

K Szafranski FX ASU -  clean double pike,  double back, a bit short,  tour jete + popa,  1 1/2 + front lay. 9.775

Reinstadtler BB UT -  front aerial + spl jump, was maybe a tiny bit off but kept connection up, BHS + LOSO, bit off going in, but she's amazing so yeah, full turn,  sw + straddle 1/4,  cartwheel + gainer full, small-ish hop. Solid routine for her. 9.85

Kuhm ASU FX -  beautiful whip + double back, lots of height,  front lay + front tuck + stag leap,  sw ring + sw 1/2, lovely,  2 1/2 twist to end, Great landing.  She's my new favorite. I've officially decided. 9.875

Skinner BB UT -  squat through mount,  BHS + LOSO, soft knees and feet, side areial + sissone, bit of a wobble,  sw + straddle + back tuck,  flashes the U with the nod of her head, round off + double back dismount, slight hop but great height and amplitude 9.9

CLB AZU FX - clean double back to open, tour jete + popa, bit under 180 in the leap psotions, 3/2 + front 1/1, huge dbl pike to end. 9.875

I think Shannon McNatt is exhibitioning for Utah on beam. Of course, they won't show it. but alas.

Scores after 3 rotations -
Utah 147.775, beam 49.225
ASU 146.375, floor 49.075

MMG's husband's name is Matthew, and per the fluff interview, she got married in July.  She says it helps her gymnastics because she can basically come home and un-wind, and not think about gymnastics for a bit. Plus, he's her biggest cheerleader. Awww. The commentator guy said "I've been happily married for 20 years and it hasn't helped my gymnastics." HAR HAR HAR HAR. I've been married for going on 9 years... maybe I should try gymnastics if that's going to help. Even though I haven't set foot in a gymnastics facility since I was like, 15?

Anyways, final rotation, ASU on beam, Utah on floor

CLB BB ASU - straddle jump to standing LOSO, solid,  beat jump + straddle 3/4,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck. Solid lead off routine for ASU. 9.725

Lewis FX UT -  double pike,  fhs + front lay + fro 1/1, sw side + spl full,  (she has a twin per the broadcast) clean, BIG double back to finish.  It's on. 9.9

Dudes in the student section are holding up signs that say "be my valentine?" Whom is that question directed to?

Heather Udowich ASU BB -  front aerial  + bhs, bit slow, sw + spl,  full turn,  cat leap + front toss, that connection is solid,  side aerial + back full. 9.8

Macey Roberts FX UT -  clean double pike,  front lay + front full, lands under rotated and falls forward, sw side + popa, wolf jump,  1 1/2 + frot 1/2 + dbl stag 9.225

Kuhm BB ASU -  side split mount,  BHS + LOSO, solid beautiful form and lines and toes and everything,  front aerial + beat jump, solid,  sw  + sheep jump, slight wobble but it doesn't phase her. round off + 2 /1 twist, hop on the landing. 9.775

Lee FX UT -  2 1/2 opening pass,  sw + ferrari, ring position might be a bit dicey,  2/1 twist + LOSO,  front lay + fro 1/1, solid. Flash the U and you're done.9.875

Lentz BB ASU -  BHS + LOSO, bit of a balance check,  sw + sw side,  standing LOSO,  full turn,  cat leap + sw side, solid,  ro + 1 1/2 - small step.9.775

Reinstadtler FX UT -  dbl back, over cooks and goes OOB,  1 1/2 + front lay, clean double pike, Sam Pezsek said it was a bit under rotated...9.65

A. Szafranski BB ASU -  front aerial + korbut flip, very lovely,  side aerial, bit off to the side, gets her shoulders in line and adjusts, sw + spl,  illusion turn, Korbut full,  full turn,  gainer full, stuck. 9.725

MMG FX UT -  pike full in, solid,  sw ring, back leg not fully in ring,  1 1 /2 + front lay + front tuck,  rudi + straddle jump. 9.925

Justine Callis BB ASU -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, a bit flat, but saves it,  spl + dbl stag ring jump, another small balance check, front toss to her knees,  side aerial + 1/1 twist. 9.75

Skinner closes the meet on floor for Utah -  L jump full,  double double, huge air, has a big bounce back - maybe not - on the replay it looks ok - she's such a quick twitch gymnast, things just happen and I'm not always sure what happened, cat leap tour jete full, good split position, much improved,  1 1/2 step out + 2/1 twist,  random front tuck, full in, clean landing. 9.95

Final Scores
Utah 197.075, floor 49.300
AZU 195.400, beam 48.825

Join me tomorrow at 12:30 MT for UCLA at Cal.

See you then!

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