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Utah @ UCLA Live Blog

It's the meet we've been waiting all weekend for. The highly contentious match-up between Utah and UCLA at UCLA.

Fans on both side are ready to duke it out. I mean, this is the Alabama/Georgia rivalry of this generation.

Follow along with me as I report on every routine and every instance of side eye and every instance of crack scoring.  Refresh the page every five minutes or so.

All updates will be at the bottom of the page.

Rotation 1

UCLA Vault Utah Bars

Nia Dennis UCLA VT -  FTY, clean, nice lift and great landing. I'd say that was a stick.9.95

Tiffani Lewis Utah UB -  giant full + t kitchen, nice height, bail,  good last HS,  DLO, stuck, some leg seps in the air. 9.85

Pauline Tratz UCLA VT - another stuck FTY, great amplitude, pop. Fabulous 9.925

A little "campfire defense around the chalk bucket" Jim Watson everybody

Makenna Merrell Giles UB Utha -  deltchev, huge amplitude,  stalder to dbl tuck, great landing.9.9

Kyla Ross VT UCLA -  FTY, very clean, just hop back on the landing 9.85

Missy Reinstadtler UB UCLA -  toe 1/2 + jaeger, beautiful,  bail, small leg seps,  short on the last HS,  full in, small hop back. 9.825

Napualani Hall UCLA VT - sits her yurchenko 1 & 1/2,  came up short and just sat it down.9.3

Kari Lee UB Utah -  straddle hecht mt,  blind change + pike jaeger, bail, great amplitude,  perfect hs, blind change + giant 1/2 + dbl  back, hop on landing. 9.825

Felicia Hano VT UCLA -  Y 1 1/2 - huge amplitude, good form, hop on the landing but it's small. 9.925

Kim Tessen UB Utah -    hop change + jaeger, nice,  perfect handstand on her bail,  clean full in, and stuck the landing. 9.9

Anna Glenn VT UCLA -  FTY, big amplitude, just a hop on the landing and chest down a bit. 9.8

MyKayla Skinner UB Utah -  over arches hs off the bat, leg seps on her snap stuck the full in to a 90 degree back bend salute 9.775

Scores after the 1st rotation
UCLA vault 49.450
Utah bars 49.300

Rotation 2



Reinstadtler VT Utah -  FTY, beautiful as always, because she is perfect and I love her gymnastics. 9.8

Dennis UB UCLA - shop + bail, solid,  last hs is good, stuck the DLO dismount, lots of height, great lift. great. 9.925

Lee VT Utah -FTY, good height, distance, just a hop in place 9.9

Katelyn Ohashi UB UCLA -  toe on  bail, solid,  good hs position, tkatchev,  very solid,  DLO, small hop but good amplitude and height. 9.9

Lewis VT Utah - big FTY, off balance on the landing 9.875

Janay Honest UB UCLA - huge tkatchev,  straddle back, bit flexed feet, full in to half turn hop. 9.8

Tessen VT Utah - short on her Y 1 1/2,  blocked kinda hight and sat it down.9.325

Christine Peng Peng Lee UCLA UB -  great 1st hs + ray, huge air, big bhardwaj, shap 1/2 is perfect, but landed very deep in the knees landing her DLO 9.8

MMC VT Utah - also a bit short, manages to stay on her feet, was still twisting when she landed so she stepped to the side. 9.775

Ross UB UCLA -  beautiful shaposh to bail,  clean last HS, DLO to windmill to step back salute.9.875

Skinner VT Utah - DTY, nails it as per usual. 9.95

Sonya Meraz UCLA UB -  good 1st hs, ray, misses it falls, toe on bail, good there,  solid landing on her DLO. 9.125

Scores after 2 rotations -
UCLA  98.750, 49.300 bars
Utah 98.600, 49.300, vault

Peng Peng is sporting the "Hong" aka the dinosaur hairdo.

Amanda Borden is explaining that the reason MyKayla Skinner does that double double so well is speed. So essentially, she's the Flash and eat your heart out Barry Allen. I'm a weirdo, I know.



Brielle Nguyen Bb UCLA -  full turn,  front aerial + LOSO, bit slow on the connection,  sw + split, solid, split 3/4, front full dismount, small hop . 9.825

Tiffani Lewis FX Utah -  clean double pike, front lay + front full,  sw side + split full,  clean double tuck, nice amplitude. 9.825

Madison Kocian BB UCLA -  sw + sheep jump,  BHS + LOSO, full turn, slight balance check.  front aerial,  round off + 2 /1 dismount. Solid 9.9

Lee FX Utah -  2 1/2 twist, nice lift and good amplitude,  sw + ferrari,  2/1 twist + LOSO,  front lay + front full. 9.9

Grace Glenn UCLA BB - bhs + LOSO, fro aerial + split jump,  sw + sw,  beautiful, full turn,  beautiful flexibility in that scale,  gainer full off the side. 9.875

Reinstadtler FX Utah -  clean double back, beautiful,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  beautiful split positions,  front full to front lay,  gotta flash that U! clean double pike to end. Beautiful. 9.925

Ohashi BB UCLA -  front aerial + BHS + LOSO,  sw ring, balance check,  nice scale,  sw + split,  BHS + LOSO + back full. 9.925

Sidney Soloski Utah FX -  beautiful attitude turn,  big dbl lay,  cat leap, switch side,  double full, very powerful,  front aerial, ya know, for funsies, sat down her front lay out on her front full front lay, series, just landed with her shoulders behind her feet. 9.175

Ross BB UCLA -  BHS + LOSO, beautiful,  gets great lift, and even more on her switch ring + sw leap series, front aerial, beautiful,  side aerial to back full to pee pee dance. 9.875

MMG Utah FX -pike full in, solid,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  front full +f front lay + front pike,  rudi + straddle jump solid. 9;925

Peng Peng Lee UCLA BB - the Homma flares, elicited huge cheers from the crowd,  BHS + 2 ft lay,  i think it's a bit pike but, meh,  big balance check on her double turn,  repeats, to a split jump,  side aerial + back full, huge amplitude. 9.8

Skinner FX Utah - L turn hop full,  double double,  nails it as per usual,  tour jete full,  nice amplitude, improved on her split positions, 1 1/2 step out to double full,  Flash the U, it's in the Utah code of points,  full in,  nails it. Bam. 9.975


Scores after 3rd rotation - it's close!
UCLA 148.150, beam 49.400
Utah 148.150, floor 49.550.

Rotation 4

Maddy Stover BB Utah -  front aerial, big balance check,  front aerial + BHS, solid there,  full turn,  split + split ring jump,  sw + straddle jump,  cartwheel to gainer full dismount. 9.775

Gracie Kramer FX UCLA -  front double full + front tuck and Out of bounds,  1 1/2 + front full, good there, switch side to popa,  front hs to rudi to straddle jump, 9.675

MMG BB Utah -  sw + spl,  solid there,  BHS + BHS + LOSO,  front aerial, small balance check,  full turn,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount, stuck. 9.925

Dennis FX UCLA  - goes OOB on double arabian, with both feet, stepped out,  front lay front full,  tour jete 1/2 + tour jete full, big double back, has another big step out of it. 9.625

Alexia Burch BB Utah -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO,  cat leap + front aerial + beat jump,  split jump + straddle 1/4,  round off + 1 1/2, windmill arms to step back salute. 9.85

Ross FX UCLA -  whip to double back, lands it, almost thought she wouldn't,  sw + ferrari,  1 1/2 + front lay,  side aerial to cartwheel, double pike to end, chest a bit down though..9.875

Lee BB Utah -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO,  beat jump to side aerial, solid,  sw + straddle 1/4,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount, good landing just a small hop back 9.875

Tratz FX UCLA  - big full in,  love the intensity 1 1/2 + front full,  sw ring + popa, solid,  clean double back, but went OOB.  I think UCLA has handed this meet over to Utah. 9.775

Reinstadtler BB Utah -  front aerial + split jump small balance check.  BHS + LOSO, another big balance check,  beautiful scale, sw + straddle side, beautiful leap split positions, gainer full dismount. 9.825

Hano FX UCLA - DLO stuck it cold,  punch front lay + front full, does that weird jump again, guess that was intentional, flailing stag jump,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  clean double pike to end. Where was that routine four routines ago? 9.975

Skinner FX Utah -  squat through mount,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  side aerial + sissone,  full turn, slightly off but is really just fine,  sw + straddle jump + back tuck,  the U,  round off + double tuck, stuck it.  She's sealed the meet for Utah. 9.925

Ohashi FX UCLA -  big double lay,  1 1/2 + front 1/2 + straddle jump to straddle jump + front tuck,  She does Michael Jackson better than Michael Jackson did. sw ring + tour jete full _ tuck jump full,  front full + front 1/2 + sw jump to splits 9.975

Final Scores
Utah 197.550, beam 49.400
UCLA 197.425, floor 49.275

First time in 10 years that Utah has beat UCLA at Pauley.

That's all for me tonight! Come back next Friday for more gymnastics live blogging!

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