Arkansas (Katherine Grable) - 9.925 FX
The nation's #1 ranked all arounder, Katherine Grable of Arkansas, lived up to the hype tonight in Alabama's Power of Pink meet. She won the all around title with a 39.475, won vault with a 9.95 and captured the floor title with a 9.925. Not only is this a crowd pleasing routine, but her first two tumbling passes are incredibly unique and well executed. In the team competition, Alabama won 197.125 - 196.10.
Workout Wednesday: University of Georgia
This week's Workout Wednesday takes us Athens, Georgia and the #6 Gym Dogs. This instrasquad was filmed just two days before UGA hosted the 2014 Athens Regional Championships where Georgia placed second and qualified to the NCAA National Championships.
UCLA's Samantha Peszek Returns to FX with 9.925!
2008 Olympian Samantha Peszek made a triumphant return to all around on Friday night against Michigan. Peszek competed her crowd pleasing floor routine for the first time this season after sitting out with a stress reaction in her heel. Peszek scored a 9.925 for this performance and won the meet's all around title with a 39.65. This marked her first all-around competition since the 2012 NCAA Championships as she missed the 2013 season with an achilles tear. Eighth-ranked UCLA racked up another strong road score, placing second in the tri-meet with a total of 197.475. The seventh-ranked Wolverines won the meet with a 197.825, and sixth-ranked Utah was third with 197.350.
Kytra Hunter Scores her 5th PERFECT 10 of 2014!
Hunter does it again! Junior All-American Kytra Hunter increases her season-total of perfect marks to five, a Florida program record. She has turned in a 10.0 in each of Florida's five home meets with three on floor and two on vault. She also took third in the all-around at 39.575. This performance was awarded as Gymnastike Routine of the Week!
Florida, Kytra Hunter - PERFECT 10.0 VT
Junior All-American Kytra Hunter ended the Gators first rotation with a bang, scoring her first perfect 10.0 on vault. Hunter had been oh-so-close to the perfect mark, earning a 9.975 at six previous meets. This is third week in a row that Hunter has earned a perfect score after back-to-back 10.0's on floor. #1 Florida won its Valentines Day meeting with No. 11 Arkansas Friday dazzling the home crowd with a 197.525 and the Razorbacks posted a 196.025.
Florida, Bridget Sloan - 9.95 BB, 2014 vs OU
Reigning NCAA All Around, Beam, and Team Champion Bridget Sloan scores a 9.950 on beam to help Florida beat #1 ranked Oklahoma at home.
OSU, Larry Mayer - 15.8 VT at Windy City
Ohio State gymnast Larry Mayer sticks his difficult handspring double front pike vault to score a 15.80 and win the event title at the 2014 Windy City men's NCAA Invite. The Buckeyes tied for 2nd with Illinois in the team competition. This performance puts Mayer at the very top of the current NCAA national rankings on vault!
Arkansas - Katherine Grable - 9.95 Amazing VT!
The Nation's #1 ranked all around gymnast, Katherine Grable of Arkansas, nailed her Podkopayeva vault at Alabama to win the event and all around title.
Georgia, Chelsea Davis - 9.9 UB 2014 Season Opener
Former U.S. National team member Chelsea Davis of Georgia on bars during their 2014 season opening meet at Oklahoma.
Florida, Mackenzie Caquatto - 9.95 UB vs Arkansas
Florida senior Mackenzie Caquatto ALMOST got her perfect 10 during week 6 of the 2014 season. She earned a 10.0 from one judge and a 9.90 from the other to average a 9.95 and tie for the event win with teammate Alaina Johnson. UF easily won the meet over Arkansas.
Illinois, Jordan Valdez HB (15.45, 1st place) - 2014 Windy City
U of Illinois gymnast Jordan Valdez wins high bar at the 2014 Windy City Invite with a score of 15.45. After two weeks of NCAA competition, Valdez is ranked 4th nationally on high bar.
OSU, Sean Melton PH (15.0, 3rd place) - 2014 Windy City
Ohio State freshman Sean Melton makes his NCAA debut for the Buckeyes at the 2014 Windy City Invite. Melton finshed 3rd on pommel horse with a 15.00 and helped his team to a 2nd place finish behind Michigan. This routine puts Melton in 5th pace in the current pommel horse national rankings. OSU teammate Michael Newburger currently dominates the event rankings with a huge 16.250.
Illinois, CJ Maestas (15.50, 1st place) - 2014 Windy City
C.J. Maestas is BACK for the Illini! In the first competition of the 2014 NCAA season, Maestas won the still rings title at the Windy City Invite with a 15.50. This performance puts him in 3rd for this week's still rings National Rankings.
W FX CO Michigan, Joanna Sampson (9.925)
Reigning NCAA Floor Champion Joanna Sampson's huge score of 9.925 gave her the event title for the night and helped Michigan beat Illinois.
Nebraska, Jessie DeZiel - 9.90 BB with Stuck 2.5
Jessie DeZiel of Nebraska tied for the all around title with teammate Emily Wong with a 39.575 and helped the Huskers beat Penn State. DeZiel earned a 9.90 for this routine with a rare and difficult 2.5 twist dismount.
Georgia, Brittany Rogers - 9.85 UB, 2014 Season Opener
OU, Mike Squires - 16.100 SR (1st), 2014 Metroplex Challenge
Michael Squires of OU wins rings with a huge 16.100 at the 2014 Metroplex Challenge. He is currently ranked #1 in the nation on the event.
OU, Keeley Kmieciak - 9.9 VT, 2014 Season Opener
Georgia (Lindsey Cheek) - 99
Florida, Bridget Sloan - 9.950 VT vs Arkansas
Bridget Sloan, the nation's #1 ranked vaulter, sticks her yurchenko full yet again for a near-perfect 9.95 in week 6 against Arkansas. UF easily won the team competition.