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.
Led By Hunter Dula, Utah Adds Top JO Talent For 2019 NCAA Gymnastics Season
Sep 24, 2018Now that first official practices are underway at many schools, we’re continuing our series on the new additions to NCAA gymnastics team rosters, highlighting the Utah Utes today. Similar to LSU, the team have only lost two key competitors to graduations, Tiffani Lewis and Maddy Stover. Lewis was an important competitor for the team on vault, bars, and floor, while Stover was one of the team’s top beam workers.
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.
Podcast: MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, Tiffani Lewis - NCAA Ready
Apr 6, 2018In this episode, FloGymnastics talks on the phone with Utah gymnasts MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, and Tiffani Lewis about Pac-12s, senior leadership, team goals, and more!
Podcast: Utah Coach Megan Marsden Talks Silver Lining Of Pac-12 Finish
Apr 5, 2018In this episode, FloGymnastics talks on the phone with Utah coach Megan Marsden to chat about recovering from Pac-12s, heading to regionals as the No. 1 seed, and the Utes' attack plan for NCAAs.
Recapping The Action: Seniors, Records, And 198s From UCLA, Utah, & LSU
Mar 19, 2018The regular season has come to a close, with teams and gymnasts putting together their best stuff ahead of conference championship weekend and, after that, regionals. From California to the Midwest to Alabama, the routines were on point over the weekend. Check out our recap below.
5 Can't-Miss Routines From Oklahoma Sooners, SEC Squads, And Utah Utes
Mar 15, 2018There are still some fantastic routines to catch before the NCAA gymnastics season winds down and gives way to regionals. This week's five can't-miss routines come from the defending national champion Sooners, a slew of SEC squads, and the Utes out west.
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.
NCAA Recap: Bruins And Sooners Rise Together, Utah No. 2 In Nation
Feb 5, 2018Oklahoma took on UCLA at Pauley Pavilion Sunday in a meet that did not disappoint. The Sooners came out on top 198.050 to 197.950 with a second straight week scoring over the 198 mark. But perhaps the most moving part of the afternoon came after the final floor routine finished and the last score was flashed.
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.
Preview: Utah, UCLA, Stanford, And Washington Clash At Elevate The Stage
Jan 12, 2018The Elevate the Stage college meet kicks off Sunday at 5 PM ET in Reno, Nevada, and will be broadcast LIVE on FloGymnastics. Watch as No. 2 Utah, No. 4 UCLA, Stanford, and Washington face off in a Pac-12 showdown.