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This Weekend In NCAA Gymnastics - Week 5

  Week five of NCAA gymnastics is upon us and there are some exciting match-ups this weekend. The biggest meet of the weekend will be the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas where number one Oklahoma will face off against number two LSU! Also at the meet will be number eight ranked Arkansas and Iowa State. We will be streaming this meet LIVE on Gymnastike Gold so you can follow along with all of the action.    Other exciting meets include number three Florida traveling to Athens to take on number 11 Georgia and ...

Friday Focus: Jessica Savona

This week's Friday Focus Q&A features LSU junior Jessica Savona. Savona is originally from Mississauga, Ontario where she competed international elite for Canada. She was a six time Canadian National Team Member and was selected as the alternate for the 2012 Olympics. At LSU, Savona has competed every event for the Tigers and is a consistent performer. She especially shines on floor and her career high is a 9.95.  If you weren’t doing gymnastics, what would you be doing? I think I would be running track because I absolutely love run...

Recap: #1 Oklahoma Continues Success With Win At Denver

The number one ranked Sooners got another win tonight in a duel against number 20 Denver. The Pioneers put up a good fight and scored a respectable 195.9 but it wasn’t enough to out do OU who scored a 197.65. Haley Scaman had the vault high with a 9.925, Scaman and McKenzie Wofford both posted the high of a 9.9 on bars, Kara Lovan won beam with a 9.925, and Brenna Dowell earned the floor high of a 9.95. Nina McGee was the sole all-around competitor and posted a 38.875.   Oklahoma switched up some of their line ups tonight, possibly ...

Illinois Looks to Apply Lessons Learned Versus Penn State

After a loss to top 10 opponent and Big Ten rival Michigan last weekend, Illinois has a similar matchup coming up this Saturday. The No. 14 Fighting Illini will host the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions in their annual Pink Meet at Huff Hall. Illinois looks to apply what it learned at Michigan in its second home meet of the season. In Ann Arbor, the Illini scored below a 49 on their final three events. “We did have a couple bumps in the middle of our competition, on vault and floor, and they came back strong on beam,” head coach Kim ...

Meet The Team: #8 Arkansas Razorbacks

In only the first few weeks of the 2015 gymnastics season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have faced a Top 25 Team in each meet so far, including their season-opener against Co-National Champions and current No. 1, Oklahoma. As they’ve improved each week, the Razorbacks are making a name for themselves and have already upset one national championship contender in their historic performance, and subsequent defeat, of No. 6 Alabama on January 16th. As they head into this weekend’s Metroplex Challenge, the Razorbacks will be faced with an op...

Meet The Team: Iowa State Cyclones

.post-content img { padding: 10px; } The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-3-1 on the season but continue to show improvement each time they take the floor. Despite their current ranking at No. 28 overall, the Cyclones actually hold the No.1 ranking on balance beam with the highest event total in the NCAA of a 49.425.   via Iowa State Gymnastics on Facebook With only one senior and seven true freshman, the Iowa State Cyclones are a young team with an abundance of potential. SENIOR Caitlin Brown Lone yet formidable senior, Caitlin Brown, is t...

Loaded Roster For Winter Cup Challenge

Six of the seven members of the U.S. Men’s Team that won the team bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China, are expected to compete at next month’s Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas.  Competition runs Feb. 19-21 and will be held in the Riviera Hotel & Casino’s Royale Pavilion.  The members of the World Championships Team who are in the field are: Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva. Sam Mikulak, John Orozco, Paul Ruggeri III, and Donnell Whittenburg.   At the 2014 Worlds, Leyva also earned the paral...

10 Routines Not To Miss At The 2015 NCAA Metroplex Challenge

This weekend's Metroplex Challenge is sure to deliver an exciting meet and high scoring routines. Number one ranked Oklahoma will be leading the pack followed closely by number two ranked LSU who is looking for an upset. Also competing are number eight ranked Arkansas and number 28 Iowa State. Below are ten of the routines that you definitely do not want to miss this weekend. 10. Caitlin Brown (Iowa State) - Beam Iowa State senior Brown is an all-around gymnast but especially shines on beam. She has a 9.95 high this season and last weekend she...

Big Ten: Week 5

Big Ten: Week 5

Keri Monstrola

January 28, 2015, 4:00am

This week in the Big Ten will feature the top two teams in a dual meet, Nebraska at Michigan.  In the rankings, Michigan held steady at No. 4 this week, Nebraska at No. 7, Penn State moved up again to No. 9, Illinois No. 14 and Ohio State No. 17.  Nicole Artz (Michigan) is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation on floor with a 9.933 average.  Some highlights from this weekend include Ashley Lambert (Nebraska) scored her second consecutive perfect 10.0 on vault, Briannah Tsang (PSU) set new career highs with a 39.50 in the all-arou...

Laurie Hernandez Added To U.S. National Team

Laurie Hernandez has been added to the U.S. National Team following the January National Team Training Camp, as USAG released.  Hernandez won silver at the 2013 P&G Championships but missed out on competition in 2014 due to injuries. Gymnastike visited Hernandez and MG Elite in October and Hernandez was looking strong and nearly back at full health. Watch our Beyond the Routine featuring Hernandez and teammates Jazmyn Foberg and Ari Agrapides here. This past training camp included half routine verification and physical abilities test...

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