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Oklahoma @ UCLA Live Blog

Forget the Super Bowl, the ultimate sports event is not between the Patriots and the....Eagles? Yes, the Eagles, I think. The ultimate showdown is between Oklahoma and UCLA, former and current national champions performing daredevil tricks and flying high.

UCLA is coming off of a win at Metroplex last weekend and Oklahoma is coming off of a loss to Florida, breaking their winning streak.

Who will prevail this afternoon?

Refresh the page every five to ten minutes or so to get updates!

You gotta love that this meet is on ESPN!!! EEEEEEEEE!!!

Super Meet Sunday, that's right Bart!

Down to business - UCLA is the home team and is starting on vault, Oklahoma's starting on bars.

Katelyn Ohashi leads off vault for UCLA- FTY - hop in place, good height. 9.775

AJ Jackson leads off bars for Oklahoma -  front giant + pike jaeger, nice, bail to handstand, good HS position, full in, lots of amplitude, but small hop on landing. 9.8

Pauline Tratz UCLA VT -  FTY, very nice in the air, again, hop on the landing. Good distance, 9 feet per Kathy Johnson Clarke 9.85

Anastasia Webb OK UB - nice shap 1/2,  blind change, double front and small hop. 9.8

Nia Dennis VT UCLA -  stuck her y full. Great height, distance, flared in the air. 9.925

Stefani Catour UB - beautiful ray, toe on + bail, good handstand, nice final handstand, she sticks her DLO.  "anything you can do I can do better!" 9.875

Kyla Ross VT UCLA - beautiful FTY, hop on the landing, nice toes, extension, everything. 9.9

Brenna Dowell UB OK - jump to HB, KCHS, solid HS, ray gorgeous,  bail, perfect toe point, stuck her DLO. 9.9

Pua Hall VT UCLA - y 1 1/2, stuck it. Niche height, but some leg separations and soft knees in the air. 9.95

Nicole Lehrmann UB OK -  blind change + jaeger,  toe on + bail, nice handstand position,  great toes, points toes in full in dismount, beautiful. 9.95

Felicia Hano VT UCLA - y 1 1/2, small hop, but good distance, big height, distance. 9.875

Maggie Nichols UB OK - toe on + Church, pak, nice, toe on + shap 1/2, great extension, toes, legs glued together on everything.  stuck her double lay dismount. 9.95

Scores after 1st rotation -
UCLA vault 49.500
Oklahoma bars 49.475

It's tight!

Second rotation, UCLA is on bars, and Oklahoma is on vault.

They're honoring Kathy and Bart on the broadcast. :)

Brehanna Showers VT OK - great FTY, hops on the landing, but nice extension, height and distance.

Janay Honest UB UCLA -  huge tkatchev improvement on the feet pointed, still a bit flexed though,  blind change + straddle back, last hs is a bit short, stuck the full in dismount. 9.825

Lehrmann VT OK - FTY, stuck the landing, great extension, not as high as some but her form is clean 9.9

Dennis UB UCLA - shap + bail,  bit short on the last HS, DLO, didn't quite stick it, didn't hold it long enough. 9.9

BRENNA! VT OK -  huge y 1 1/2, stuck the landing, great extension, slight ankle seps though.  10.00!!!!!

Sonya Meraz UB UCLA - toe on + ray clean form through out routine, steps back on the landing on her DLO. Piked it a bit in air 9.8

Anastasia Webb OK VT - sits her Omelianchik vault.  9.25

Ohashi UB UCLA -  toe on + bail, toe on, misses her tkatchev, too far out, short on her DLO, big step forward. 9.075

Jackson VT OK - y  1  1/2, step back, tiny bit short and a bit off center...9.85

Christine Peng-Peng Lee UB UCLA - good 1st hs, toe on to ray, huge Bhardwaj, shap 1/2,  DLO, just a slide back, but it's a hit and a HUGE hit at that. 9.95

Nichols VT OK - Peng's good karma transfers to Maggie and she stuck her yurchenko one and a half. 9.975

Ross UB - shap + bail + toe shoot to HB, clean final HS, DLO is perfect as usual, it's usual Kyla stuff. 9.925

Scores after 2 rotations -
Oklahoma takes the lead!
Oklahoma 99.075, vault 49.575
UCLA 98.750, bars 49.250

3rd rotation - Oklahoma moves to floor while UCLA moves to beam. Both good events for them, so it's gonna get interesting!

Brielle Nguyen BB UCLA - full turn,  front aerial + standingg loso, soling, nice leap seies. spl 3/4, solid,  punch front full, stuck. Great start for UCLA. 9.9

(I think Kocian's in this lineup)

Showers  FX OK -  big double pike, clean landing,  front full to front lay,  sw + ferrari,  front 1/2 + front full. 9.825

Madison Kocian BB UCLA -sw ring, small balance check,  front aerial + BHS, solid,  sw + sheep, solid there, round off + 1 1/2, bit under-rotated, takes a step back on landing 9.85

BRENNA! FX OK -  fhs + dbl front,  back 1 1/2 + front lay + cat leap,  tour jete + popa, nice, front lay + front full. 9.9

Grace Glenn UCLA BB - BHS + LOSO, very pretty sw + sw, beautiful split positions,  has a bit of a balance check on her front aerial, beat jump + spl jump, BHS + gainer full, small hop. 9.75

Evy Schoepfer FX OK -dbl back, bounces OOB,  back 1 1/2 to front lay, sw ring + wolf hop full, dbl pike, solid there 9.675

Ohashi BB UCLA - press HS mount, back full turn,  BHS + LOSO, sw ring + beat jump, had a bit of a wobble but still made the connection, BHS + LOSO +  full 9.925

Webb FX - FHS + front 2/1,  goes oob in her 2nd pass 3/2 to front full, clean rudi to end. 9.7

Ross BB UCLA  - BHS + LOSO, perfection,  sw ring + beat jump, balance check,  full trun, front aerial, side aerial + back full, step on landing. 9.85

Jackson FX OK -  huge full in, she doesn't need to pull at all, she can just do it 1 1/2 to front full,  man I love the choreography on this routine, it's so weird  and random, chest down on her double pike.

Peng BB UCLA - Homma flairs,  BHS + back pike,  double turn to beat jump,  totally solid,  side aerial + layout full. Double peace signs, because, per Kathy, she was going to flash one for funsies.10

Nichols FX OK -  double back,  front full + front LOSO,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  double pike, perfect. Crowd went nuts for Peng's ten during her routine, drowned out the music, but she just kept going like the pandemonium was for her (which it should ALWAYS be). 9.975

It's a close meet! They are TIED going into the final rotation. My husband is next to me going: WOW! THIS IS AN AWESOME MEET! THEY'RE TIED MARNEY! THEY'RE TIED! He might be more excited than I am.

Scores after 3 rotations -
Oklahoma 148.275, floor 49.225.
UCLA 148.275, beam 49.525

It all comes down to the FINAL rotation! UCLA is on floor, Oklahoma is on beam.

Catour BB OK -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  cat leap + sw side, perfect.  cat leap + front aerial, solid,  tuck gainer full, stuck.  Great lead off performance. 9.95

Gracie Day UCLA FX -  front hs + front lay + front tuck, 1 1/2 to front lay,  FHS + rudi + straddle jump, another solid opening routine. 9.87f5

Showers BB OK -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, looked a bit off in the air, but i think she adjusted, sw leap + beat jump full + Korbut flip, hit  this time, front toss + beat jump, cartwheel to gainer full, stuck. Gorgeous! 9.975

Dennis FX UCLA -  dbl arabian, had a big bounce out, but stayed in bounds.  front full + front lay,  sw + tour jete full, double back is solid.  Oh it's ON! 9.875

Carly Woodard BB OK -  love that splits low on the beam,  front toss, has a big balance check, but saves and then actually falls, repeats, front aerial + bhs,  sw + spl, has a bounce out , side aerial + back full. 8.975

Ross FX UCLA -  whip + double back, stuck it cold,  fouette hop, very lovely,  sw + ferrari,  1 1/2 + front lay,  random ass side aerial to cartwheel,  double pike, stuck it, but her chest was kind of low. 9.875

Lehrmann BB OK -  full turn,  front aerial, slight balanc ehceck , sw + sw side,  BHS + LOSO, another balance check,  sw + korbut flip,  gainer full, stuck. 9.85

Hano FX UCLA  - huge DLO to open,  punch front lay + front 1/2,  I think she  kind of botched that leap, it was supposed to be a double stag and she kind of baile half way through,  double pike, solid landing.  It's VERY close!! 10???? Really? Am i on crack? That wasn't a ten...

Webb BB OK - 1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful floaty series,  cat leap + front aerial,  sw + spl, solid, side aerial + back full, stuck. 10!

Ohashi FX UCLA -  DLO, great landing, 1 1/2 , front lay, fro 1/2 + front tuck to straddle jump, sw ring + tour jete, solid,  front lay + rudi + sw leap + splits!  Another 10!!! WOW!

Nichols BB OK -  front aerial + spl jump,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + spl, perfect there,  full turn,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck! OMG! THAT WAS AWESOME!! IT'S A TEN!!!!!!!!!!!

Tratz FX UCLA = full in, bit short,  1 1/2 + front full,  sw ring + tour jete,  double back, stuck it. Oh man, it's tight!!!! 9.925!

Oklahoma takes the win by .10!!!!!
Oklahoma 198.050, beam 49.775
UCLA 197.950, floor 49.625

They're doing a tribute to the survivors of Nassar, specifically honoring Maggie, Jordyn, Jamie, Mattie and Jeannette. This is so moving, I'm crying.


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