UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma & Denver Advance To 2019 NCAA Finals
Apr 20, 2019After placing in the top two in their respective semifinals, UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma, and Denver have qualified to the first Four on the Floor NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship final. In semifinal I, UCLA finished in first with a 197.6750, and LSU finished in second with a 197.5125. In semifinal II, Oklahoma won with a 197.8500 while Denver came in second with a 197.0375.
Pac-12 Gymnastics Preview: Individuals To Watch
Jan 3, 2019UCLA and Utah may be the top teams of the Pac-12, but each team has talented gymnasts that can excel individually. With the NCAA Championships format changing beginning this season, only eight schools advance to the national postseason. Therefore, some teams that have advanced in the past may have to rely on individuals to represented their schools at NCAAs. With this in mind, the competition for individual gymnasts, from all-arounders to event specialists, will be more competitive than ever before.
Kerry Perry Addresses Media At 2018 U.S Gymnastics Championships
Aug 19, 2018For the second time since taking the helm of USA Gymnastics, Kerry Perry sat down with media to read a statement about USA Gymnastics’ current initiatives and answer a number of questions, including several pertaining to her communication with Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross. The first time she spoke to a group of media was off the record at the 2018 GK U.S. Classic.
Biles, Patterson Set Precedent For Classic 2 Years Ahead Of Olympics
Jun 28, 2018We’re only a month away from the U.S. Classic, a competition that hopeful elites must qualify to in their journey of possibly competing at U.S. Championships later in the summer. The U.S. Classic is one of the first domestic competitions where elites aim to demonstrate their progress for the season, and an important step in the selection process for World Championships in the fall.
A New Mentality For Kyla Ross In UCLA's Title-Winning Season
Jun 8, 2018Kyla Ross has competed on some of the biggest stages in elite gymnastics—the Olympic Games in London, the World Championships in Belgium and China. She was a two-time world all-around medalist and was the silver medalist at back-to-back national championships.
Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Vault Edition
May 29, 2018In our fourth and final installment on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we are taking a look at vault. Specifically, we're analyzing which teams had the most 10.0 start value vaults. In 2016, the Yurchenko full was devalued to a 9.95 start value, and many teams since then have reacted by upping the difficulty of the vaults their gymnasts compete. We have seen more Yurchenko 1.5s and even Yurchenko doubles.
Most Difficulty In The 2018 Super Six: Floor Edition
May 22, 2018For the third installment in our series on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we're taking a look at floor exercise. Floor scores are calculated similarly to bars and beam scores: Gymnasts start from a 9.5 and add in difficulty value and connection value in order to get to a 10.0 start value. Gymnasts can add difficulty by performing "E" skills (worth 0.20) and "D" skills (worth 0.10).
Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Beam Edition
May 20, 2018Today, we are taking another look at which teams had the most difficulty in their lineups at the Super Six championships, focusing this time on balance beam. As we mentioned in our previous look at the uneven bars, gymnasts start from a 9.5 difficulty level on bars, beam, and floor, and they are required to add bonus points to get to a 10.0 start value.
Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Uneven Bars Edition
May 11, 2018In NCAA gymnastics, execution is paramount to an athlete’s success on the floor, thanks in large part to the use of the 10.0 system. Gymnasts strive for perfection and look to minimize form deductions as much as possible, and difficulty often takes a back seat as a result.
Lindenwood Breaking Records, Stanford Perfection, And Florida Celebration
Mar 12, 2018Lindenwood edged Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, and Temple in a quad meet in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon in record-breaking fashion. The Lions scored over a 196 for the first time in school history with a 196.400. They set new program records with totals on bars (49.100) and on beam (49.425).
Recapping The Action: Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins Hit 198
Feb 26, 2018Oklahoma hit its fourth score of 198 or better after topping West Virginia 198.025 to 195.750. It was a much better performance for the Sooners on balance beam with a 49.600 — the best team total for OU during the meet.
Recapping the Action: Utah Edges UCLA, LSU Hits 198 Twice
Feb 19, 2018In a battle between the top two teams in the Pac-12, it came down to the final rotation. UCLA had the edge early on vault and maintained the lead through the second rotation after some uncharacteristic mistakes from both squads. But Utah cut down the lead in the third rotation, bolstered by MyKayla Skinner’s 9.975 on floor exercise to tie the meet, and earned the win in the final rotation 197.550 to 197.425.
Recapping The Action: Sooners, Bruins Keep Rolling
Feb 12, 2018No. 1-ranked Oklahoma posted a score above the 198 mark for the third straight week, this time totaling a season-best 198.150 to top North Carolina on Sunday in Norman, OK.
UCLA And Florida Earn Big Wins, Elizabeth Price Nearly Perfect Again
Jan 29, 2018When one of the opposing coaches walked up to Miss Val after the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday night in Fort Worth, Texas, and congratulated her, she didn't quite know what to say.
Metroplex Challenge: 5 NCAA Routines You Won't Want To Miss
Jan 25, 2018The NCAA side of the Metroplex Challenge this weekend in the Dallas area includes two top-10 teams: No. 2 LSU and No. 4 UCLA, as well as No. 14 Washington and No. 28 NC State.