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Arizona State @ Minnesota Live Blog

I'm back after my break last weekend for a Big 10 - Pac 12 match-up with Minnesota and Arizona State.

We're in a period of which I am going to call the "ASU Renaissance" since they're on track to make the national championships after years of struggling to qualify to regionals.

Minnesota has a bevy of talented athletes, including Ivy Lu and freshwoman phenom, Lexy Ramler.

I haven't been able to watch Minnesota this season, so I'm excited to see this meet.

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Rotation 1 -

The feed started in the middle of the 1st rotation, ugh

Lexi Montgomery MINN VT 9.75

Morgan Wilson UB ASU -9.825

Ciara Garner Minn VT - Y full, maybe a bit piked in the air 9.75

Justine Callis UB ASU - tkatchev, flexed feet in air, leg seps on bail, DLO, leg seps in air, hop forward on landing. 9.6

Kristen Quaglia VT MINN - beautiful Y full, nice height, bit off to the side 9.8

Kaitlyn Szafranski UB great 1st HS, beautiful ray, good hs on clear hip, leg seps on bail,  short on the last HS,  giant full to double back, stuck. 9.775

Hannah Hitchcock VT MINN - Y full, step on landing,  good height

Ashley Szafranski UB shap + pak, big leg sep on the pak,   good final hs position,  great DLO, leg seps in the air, but sticks it. 9.9

Lexy Ramler VT MINN - beautiful Y full, nice extension, I think it's a stick! 9.85

Anne Kuhm UB -  KCHS,  hop change to jaeger, nice height and distance,  bail, nice extension and toes, small step on the DLO dismount. 9.875

Abby DeMuse VT MINN - was supposed to do a full, but does a yurchenko layout instead, has a big hop on the landing. 9.550

Cairo Leonard Baker UB ASU -  big ray,  nice HS position, great hs on bail,  toe shoot to HB, full in stuck it. 9.825

Scores after 1st rotation
ASU bars 49.250
Minnesota vault, 48.925

Rotation 2





K.Szafranski VT ASU - FTY, solid landing, just a small hop. 9.775

Selena Ung UB MINN -  blind change to jaeger, bail, solid hs, small leg seps, double pike layout, hop on the landing.

Stuck FTY Jess Ginn of ASU 9.825

Quaglia UB MINN - straddle heath to hb, blind change to pike jaeger, nice,  blind full to double back, solid. 9.775

Kuhm VT ASU - beautiful FTY, hop on the landing, great lift and height.9.775

Rachel Rowland UB Minn -  blind change to big jaeger, bail,  stalder to toe on front tuck off. 9.875

CLB ASU - beautiful FTY, lots of distance, practically at the end of the mat, step on landing. 9.8

Hitchcock- UB Minn, solid 1st hs, beautiful gienger, bail, full in well above the bar and stuck cold.  9.925

Wilson VT ASU -  big FTY, takes a step on the landing

Ramler UB Minn -  shap + pak + shap 1/2, beautiful, perfect form throughout,  toe on  + full in, gorgeous! bit close to the bar though 9.675

Gracie Rushton VT ASU - tuck y full, just a step on the landing. 9.675

Ivy Lu UB Minn -  toe on + shap + pak, beautiful hs positions, DLO, stuck it cold. 9.95

Scores after 2 rotations -
ASU 98.200, vault 48.950
Minnesota 98.175, bars 49.250

Lindsay Mable is making a guest commentary appearance. Miss her gymnastics.

Rotation 3 -

Montgomery BB Minn -  BHS + LOSO, solid, some soft knees,  beat + straddle 1/2, solid,  front tuck, solid,  round off + 1 1/2, knees a little bent in the air, step forward on landing. 9.775

Callis FX ASU -  clean double pike to open,  2 1/2 twist, solid landing,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2, beautiful,  1 1/2 + front lay, knees a bit soft on the layout. 9.8

Mary Korlin Downs BB MINN - beautiful flexibility,  side aerial + bhs step out,  beat + split + split 1/2, nice,  full turn,  cat leap + gainer full off the side, solid landing.  9.75 bumped up to a 9.85

Heather Udowitch ASU FX -  double pike, over-rotates and takes a big step out,  sw ring + tour jete full + wolf full, rudi,  full turn,  1 1/2 + front pike, bit short on the front pike. 9.625

Ung BB Minn -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  full turn, solid,  cat leap + switch side,  solid,  hitch kick to side aerial, no major breaks or errors so far,  BHS + gainer full, stuck. 9.85

Ginn FX ASU -  front tuck to double back, solid,  switch side to popa,  front lay + front 1/2, nice lift on the front 1/2, double pike.

Lu BB MINN 0  BHS + LOSO, big balance check,  leg comes up, sw + split, nice flexibility, but another balance check,  double turn - shades of Peng Peng Lee,  side somi and WTF - it cut to ASU 9.6

K Szafranski Fx- stumble on a double back, tour jete + straddle full, clean 1 1/2 + front lay last pass. 9.875

Gardner BB Minn - wolf full,  front aerial + bhs + LOSO, small balance check, split + dbl stag ring jump, htichkick to gainer full, small step on landing.

Kuhm ASU FX -  whip to double back, lots of amplitude, solid on landing,  1 1/2 + front tuck to stag leap,  solid leap pass, beautiful split positions,  2 1/2 twist to end, solid, nice control on the landing. 9.875

Ramler BB Minn -  full turn, nice toes,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful extension,  front aerial + wolf jump, dances in and out of her elements, so fluid,  beat + ring jump, beautiful,  side aerial + back lay full, stuck. beautiful. 9.95

Corinne Belkhoff FX ASU - double pike, chest a bit down on landing,  1 1/2 + front pike,  switch  side to popa,   1 1/2 + front pike. 9.85

Rachel Cutler - exhibition on beam for Minnesota -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  cat leap + side aerial, slightly off and has a balance check, full turn,  beat + split 3/4, split position a bit under 180,  gainer pike

Maya Williams ASU exhibition on floor - big double back, over rotates slightly, big bounce out, wolf jump full,  tour jete to wolf 1/2, 1 1/2 + front lay

Scores after 3 rotations -
ASU 147.450, floor 49.250
Minnesota 147.350, beam 49.125

Tight meet! These teams are only 0.15 apart. Things could change quickly if either team has a hiccup or two or three.

Ok - looks like Minnesota's score got bumped up by 0.05, separating ASU and Minnesota by 0.050

Rotation 4

CLB BB ASU -  straddle + standing LOSO, full turn, so powerful,  beat jump + straddle 3/4, splits a bit below 180 on the straddle 3/4,  BHS + LOSO, great amplitude, round off + 1 1/2 dismount, great lead off for ASU on beam. 9.825

Cutler FX MINN -  front lay + front full,  tour jete full + split jump full, punch rudi, solid, little shimmy in her choreography,  clean double back to end, chest a bit down though. 9.85

Udowitch BB ASU -  front aerial + BHS, little slow on the connection though,  sw + split, nice split positions,  full turn,  cat leap + front toss, solid there,  side aerial to back full, stuck.9.75

Julia Huebert FX Minn -  punch front lay + front full,  switch side to popa,  wolf full,  1 1/2 + front lay, sits the layout down, didn't have enough punch out of the 1 1/2. 8.975

Kuhm BB ASU -  BHS + LOSO, nice amplitude, chest a bit down on landing though,  front aerial + beat jump, beautiful toes and extensions,  sw + split +sheep jump, round off + double full dismount. 9.75

Montgomery FX Minn -  clean double pike,  sw side + popa,  punch lay + front full, some soft knees, dive roll,  1 1/2 + front lay, slightly short but stays on her feet. 9.75

Wilson BB ASU -  BHS + LOSO, solid,  full turn,  switch leap, balance check, connects her next two leaps,  front toss + beat jump, looked a bit low landing the front toss, gainer full dismount. 9.825

Gardner FX Minn - rudi + loso, beautiful,  bit tour jete + popa, great amplitude,  clean double back, lots of height, switch leap down to the splits,  illusion turn, got a bit wonky. 9.9

Ashley Szafranski BB ASU -  front aerial + korbut swing down,  side aerial, solid switch leap to split jump, good control on the full turn, BHS swing down full, beautiful, gainer full dismount but slides her back foot back ever so slightly on her landing. 9.825

Ramler FX Minn -  beautiful dbl pike, very high, stag leap full,  clean 1 1/2 + front lay,  sw ring to sw 1/2,  beautiful double back. 9.9

Calliss BB ASU - beautiful mount, starts low on beam, triple series, two backhand springs to a layout step out, full turn, split jump + double stag ring, small bobble,  front hs to her knees,  beautiful back scale, gorgeous flexibility, side aerial to back full and stuck it. 9.85

Paige Williams FX Minn - front double full, beautiful lift in the air, switch side to popa, great amplitude,  1 1/2 to front full, clean,  front hs to rudi, solid landing. Great finishing routine for Minnesota. 9.9

Maya Williams with an exhibition on beam - bobble on her leap pass,  bhs + LOSO, beautiful lift , front tuck,  sw + split,  solid there, punch front full, small step on the landing.

Final Scores
Minnesota 196.675, floor 49.275
ASU 196.525, beam 49.075

Great meet for both these teams.

I'll be back tomorrow at 12 p.m. MST time for the Nebraska quad meet. See you then!

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