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Fridge_Break
03-28-2010, 02:49 AM
Just got home from OSU... it was a great competition! All of the teams did well, very few falls, and lots of excellent routines!

Results:
1. Michigan
2. Penn State
3. Iowa
4 (tie). Michigan State & Minnesota
6. Illinois
7. Ohio State

Michigan scored four 9.9's on the beam in the final rotation. Their fans were LOUD.

Penn State had the #1 and #3 All Arounders of the competition.

Iowa played the spoiler role... they were expected to be 6th or 7th, but they had a great first 3 rotations. Houry Gebeshian scored a 9.95 on beam and a 10 from one judge. They had a girl get injured on vault, I'm pretty sure it was an achilles :(

Minnesota hit vault, which was crucial for them. The rest of their meet was solid. Michigan State struggled a bit on beam, scoring about a half point under what they could have, but everything else was fantastic.

Illinois had a bad bars rotation, counting 2 scores in the 9.5's and two more in the 9.6's... that knocked them out of things, the rest of their meet was excellent.

Ohio State was pretty solid minus a fall on bars, but they've had a very bumpy season with injures, so the fact that they scored a high 194 and held up with the other teams was pretty successful.

Fun meet, hoping that I can catch a re-airing BTN sometime. My mom said she saw me on TV a few times in the audience :P

HeatherC
03-28-2010, 03:52 AM
^^^Illinois is the team who lost one of their girls to an ankle injury. They were doing SO well and that seemed to kind of zap their mojo today. :(

I ended up staying home from the family event today due to not feeling so great and I watched the Big Ten Championships all afternoon. It was a really great meet! I'm proud of the Buckeye girls who had a pretty strong meet after a tough season. The Penn State-Michigan battle on the last event was insane! Wow, it was like stuck routine after stuck routine right down the lineups. GREAT job by all the girls! I hope the Big Ten teams all do well at their regionals and I'm looking forward to seeing how they all handle that competition. :biggrinbo

FB-I'm glad you had a great time at OSU! Your MSU girls did a pretty good job although I didn't get to see much of them. B10 has a great network but covering an event live had to be tough for them. They could only show so much with everything going on at once and I missed a lot of routines that I really wanted to see today. Oh well, it was definitely better than nothing! ;)

Any news on how the other championships went this weekend?

BigB08822
03-28-2010, 07:38 PM
LSU ended up 4th at SEC's. Not horrible considering the big three (Florida, Bama and UGA) are so hard to beat. Florida won, which is a bit of a surprise, I figured Bama would get it but the meet was in FL so that didn't hurt. Susan Jackson had an uncharacteristic mistake on floor so she didn't do well in the AA but she ended up only .300 out of 1st which would have easily been doable minus her mistake on floor. She is still looking good for a chance at the NCAA title. LSU had their biggest struggle on floor, there was a fall, another semi low score and then Susan's 9.550. They were slightly below 49 on bars but they had bars in the 1st rotation so I have to think if they went up later in the rotation (or wore red and black, hehe) that they would have hit 49. They did well on beam and nailed vault, sharing the highest team score on that event.

Susan Jackson was named SEC Gymnast of the Year! :cheer:

CEPool
03-29-2010, 07:32 PM
ACK was at our state competition with her girls from Bengals. She gave us updates every time they rotated events. Ashleigh's bobble head sat at the head table throughout the meet. LOL.

Fridge_Break
03-30-2010, 03:47 AM
Regional selections have been announced! They will be taking place on April 10th. We've got some REALLY lopsided meets. It didn't help that 2/3 of the host schools ended up seeded in the top 18. Things really got shuffled around quite a bit.

Host School: Kentucky
#2 Alabama
#12 Nebraska
#13 Illinois
#20 Kentucky
#24 Central Michigan
#27 Michigan State

Host School: West Virginia
#6 Michigan
#6 Stanford
#18 Southern Utah
#28 NC State
#29 Kent State
#31 West Virginia

Host School: Utah
#4 Florida
#10 Utah
#16 Auburn
#19 Boise State
#22 Denver
#23 Washington

Host School: Penn State
#1 Oklahoma
#11 LSU
#14 Penn State
#33 Maryland
#34 Ohio State
#35 New Hampshire

Host School: Missouri
#5 Georgia
#8 Oregon State
#15 Missouri
#25 Minnesota
#30 Iowa
#36 North Carolina

Host School: UCLA
#3 UCLA
#9 Arkansas
#17 Iowa State
#21 Arizona
#26. Brigham Young
#32 Arizona State

Criteria for qualifying to the NCAA Championships: The top two schools at each of the 6 regional competitions earn a full team. Additionally, the top-2 individual All-Around finishers from non-qualifying teams advance. Finally, the individual apparatus winners are advanced as specialists for the particular event, however if a gymnast from an already-advancing team wins an event, no specialists are sent for the particular apparatus.

BigB08822
03-30-2010, 04:36 AM
Why do you think some of the regionals are so lopsided? I think the most competitive will be the Kentucky regional. They are actually dangerous if they hit and being at home will only help them! The race for spot #2 to Nationals should be close between Nebraska and Illinois and Kentucky if they are on that day.

I think the other regionals should all go as planned. The upsets should only occur if a team beats itself by making major mistakes. LSU and Penn State are closely ranked but LSU is certainly a better team if they are both hitting, IMO. I actually think LSU could win because Oklahoma has been hugely overscored all season at home. The most dangerous factor is that this is at Penn State so that is a big help to them.

Fridge_Break
03-30-2010, 06:17 AM
Why do you think some of the regionals are so lopsided? I think the most competitive will be the Kentucky regional. They are actually dangerous if they hit and being at home will only help them! The race for spot #2 to Nationals should be close between Nebraska and Illinois and Kentucky if they are on that day.

Well, there were a lot of factors, actually. The top 18 teams in the national rankings are considered 'seeded' teams. 3 seeded teams are grouped together for each regional competition, they are (usually), as follows:

#1, 12, and 13
#2, 11, and 14
#3, 10, and 15
#4, 9, and 16
#5, 8, and 17
#6, 7, and 18

The main problem here is the grouping for #3, 10, and 15. The teams that currently hold those placings are UCLA, Utah, and Missouri. Wildly enough, ALL 3 of those teams were selected before the season started to host a regional. Since the host team has to compete at home (or else what would the point be? :lol: ), they had to jumble some things around with the seeded teams in order to ensure this.

Teams ranked 19th through 36th are then placed into a regional based on geographic location (to cut travel time/expenses). And beyond that, unseeded teams that are ranked in this category that are hosting, fill up one of the 3 remaining spots. It's all pretty straight forward, putting teams into locations that are closest to them. Is it fair? Not exactly, just look at the Kentucky regional as opposed to the West Virginia or Penn State regional. It's just the luck of the draw.

Now with that out of the way, I have to chime in about the regional at Kentucky, since that's where Michigan State will be. What a crazy, crazy meet it will be. Alabama is obviously going to be a lock, but I really believe that the second spot is up for grabs for any of the five remaining teams. Nebraska has been solid all season long, as has Illinois. However, Illinois will most likely be competing without Melissa Fernandez, who got injured on vault at the Big Ten Championships. MSU managed to beat them this past weekend at said event. Kentucky can be dangerous at home, as was mentioned above. And Central Michigan has been one of those teams that really pulled things together out of nowhere (defeated Michigan State at the Michigan Classic, and has been posting consistent mid-high 195's and broken 196 a few times). It's going to be nuts.

BigB08822
03-31-2010, 12:25 AM
I found out LSU (and all teams seeded #2) will end on a bye after beam. That makes it even tougher! I hope the girls are ready to compete and fight because PSU is at home and hungry!

HeatherC
03-31-2010, 03:43 AM
Ohhhh, I live awfully close to where the Kentucky regional will be held and the temptation to go is REALLY huge! I loved the regional we went to last year at OSU (saw some great gymnastics that day) and I think it would be fun to go again, especially since I wasn't able to go to the Big Ten Championships this past weekend. *must make big decision soon to plan the trip* :eek: :biggrinbo

BigB08822
03-31-2010, 06:14 AM
GO! If you are regretting missing the Big Ten's then don't regret missing yet another meet. I have been to Regionals twice when it was hosted at LSU and it is one of my favorite meets. I love having 6 teams to watch, especially since I could really watch some other teams when LSU was on a bye. Not to mention there is almost always a tight race between #1/2 and if you are lucky between #2/3 for the final spot! I would certainly go if one was here. LSU should be hosting again soon, I think it has been a few years since they last hosted and they usually host every 4 years or so.

Not to mention, I think the Kentucky regional will be the closest for the 2nd spot if all teams are hitting.

Looks like LSU can't catch a break. PSU is their biggest competition for the 2nd spot to Nationals and besides LSU having bad luck with ending on a bye, it turns out PSU ends on Floor. LSU needs to hit. If PSU is within striking distance going into floor then you have to think they can do it, they should score nicely and have the crowd on their side. The one good thing is LSU starts on floor, where they have struggled this year. I think it will be good for LSU to go early on that event because scores are not as tight on floor even in the 1st rotation and the girls will be fresh. Then they go to vault where they can build even more momentum as they are best on this event.

Fridge_Break
03-31-2010, 03:36 PM
Ohhhh, I live awfully close to where the Kentucky regional will be held and the temptation to go is REALLY huge! I loved the regional we went to last year at OSU (saw some great gymnastics that day) and I think it would be fun to go again, especially since I wasn't able to go to the Big Ten Championships this past weekend. *must make big decision soon to plan the trip* :eek: :biggrinbo

Definitely go if you are considering! Lexington is about 5.5 hours from here and we are even thinking about making the trip! :lol:

Jayar
04-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Yay! My cousin's team is heading to the Utah Regional. I hope they qualify!!!

BigB08822
04-02-2010, 04:10 AM
Which team is your cousin on? I could give you a good idea if they should qualify or not.

HeatherC
04-04-2010, 04:26 AM
My mom and I are talking about heading down to the Kentucky regional now! We have to check and make sure we don't have any other plans set and then check out the times and other details. If we can go I'll be sure to give a report and try to post some pictures. I know I didn't do that great of a job posting pictures from last year (whoops, LOL) but I'll do better if we go this year! ;)

I spent most of today watching college gymnastics due to the fact that our Fox Sports Ohio affiliate aired both the Pac-10 and Big 12 championships this afternoon! It was VERY cool and there are some great gymnasts in both of those divisions. I enjoyed the UCLA girls (loved the girl who won the AA) although Stanford, Oregon State, and Arizona State had some great gymnasts too. UCLA was the class of this event and I could watch them on FX all day long. :) Oklahoma wasn't totally perfect through everything but still had a pretty solid meet overall and ended up winning the title. I LOVED how Hollie Vise looked and I'm so glad she's competing most of the events again! Her beam was gorgeous, her bars set was amazing, and her dance elements in FX were just as good now as they were back when she was in the Olympic eligible competition. They had a few small issues on beam but looked great on FX and VT and had some very minor issues on bars. Nebraska had a pretty great meet too (they finished second) and if they hit, I think they could make some noise in the regionals next week. Overall it was a REALLY fun afternoon of gymnastics and I'm glad I got to see some of the other teams who will be competing this week. Bring it on! :cheer:

BigB08822
04-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Regionals tomorrow!! Yay! I think almost everyone is on Saturday but there might be a regional taking place today or Sunday, not sure, but it has happened occasionally in the past.