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Ohio State @ UCLA Live Blog

Time for one more meet for today.

This evening, it's Ohio State (or THE Ohio State) at UCLA.

It's always interesting to see what UCLA will do, they've got this talented bunch of former elites, Olympians etc.

This week has apparently been brought to you by the Twilight Zone, so we'll see what happens. Hopefully no on lands vault in another dimension.

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UCLA will start on vault and THE Ohio State will start on bars.

Jim Watson was saying this is the first time these two teams have met during the regular season. That's interesting.

Both teams are looking especially sparkly today.

Nia Dennis is leading off vault for UCLA - FTY, big air, smallish slide back.9.775

Stephanie Merkle leads of bars for Ohio State on bars -  jumto hB, giatn 1/2 + jaeger, good height,  slightly short on that HS, giant full +dbl ba, step back 9.75

Gracie Kramer VT UCLA -  Y 1 1/2 tucked, sat it down. 9.15

Peyton Hinterberger UB -  giant 1/2 + jaeger,  over arches HS, bail, good HS, maybe a bit short, lost it on that blind change,  tries to repeat and just couldn't get it. 8.00

Kyla Ross VT UCLA -  FTY, lots of power, big hop back. 9.8

Nevin Adankski - UB Ohio state, loses hS,  bail, DLO, step forward 9.0

Pauline Tratz UCLA VT - FTY, stuck. She is FIERCE! 9.85

Alexis Mattern UB OSU -  giatn 1/2, jaeger, bail,  good HS,  nice 1/2 in 1/2 out, small hop 9.825

Pua Hall UCLA VT - sits her y 1 1/2 down 9.25

Olivia Aepli UB Ohio State -   shap, peels,  over arches HS on bail, nice last HS, good dismount. 8.95

Felicia Hano VT UCLA - y 1 1/2,  lands it, some soft knees, but good power and small hop on the landing. She landed it, so that's what they needed. 9.825 gives UCLA a very un UCLA 48.5

Jenna Schwartzentruber  UB Ohio State - maloney + pak, nice,  toe shap 1/2,  DLO, just a bit low, steps forward but lands it.

Scores after 1 rotation -
UCLA vault 48.500 (yikes)
Ohio State bars 47.275 (double yikes)

Second rotation - Ohio State moves to vault, UCLA moves to bars.

Merkle leads off Ohio State on  vault -  FTY, big hop, some knee bend, blocked pretty high I think.9.75

Janay Honest leads off UCLA on bars -  KCHS,  clear hip + tkatchev, huge height,  bail, toe on,  gorgeous final HS. full in, small step back. 9.825

Schwartzentruber VT -  yurchenko back tuck, was supposed to do a Yfull. 9.3

Kyla Bars UCLA -  maloney + bail, toe shoot to HB, DLO, perfect. 9.9

Morgan Lowe VT Ohio State -  Yfull, big bounce back on landing. pretty good form. 9.775

Sonya Meraz UB UCLA -  toe on + ray,  bail,  DLO, a bit pikey on the last flip, small step. 9.75

Aepli VT -  beautiful Y full, stuck. Gorgeous form. 9.825

Katelyn Ohashi UCLA UB -  toe on + bail,  bit short on that HS, tkatchev, DLO, small hop.

Jamie Stone VT Oh. State - Y arabian, stuck landing,  doubted herself a bit. 9.65

NIA UB - maloney + bail,  DLO, big air, bit piked on 1st flip, small hop, but big air. 9.825

Mattern VT -  HS fro pike 1/2, lots of power, hop back. Good anchoring vault. 9.75

Christine Peng Peng Lee UB UCLA -  ray, bhardwaj + shap 1/2, DLO, stuck. 9.975

On to rotation 3 - UCLA is on beam and Ohio State is on floor.

Scores after 2 rotations -
UCLA 97.800, bars 49.300
Ohio State 96.025, vault 48.750

NIA will lead UCLA off on beam - squat through mount,  wolf turn 2/1,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + sw 1/2, small wobble, side somi,  round off + 1 1/2 NIIIAAAAAAA 9.75

Swartzentruber is leading off Ohio State on floor - 2 1/2 + front tuck, sw + tour jete 1/2,  wolf 2/1,  dbl pike, over rotated and went OOB and fell 9.1

Sonya Meraz BB -  chest stand mount,  BHS + BHS + LOSO,  sw 1/2, big wobble, sw,  1/1 turn, small wobble,  sw + straddle,  round off + 1 1/2, small step 9.525

Janelle McLelland - FX - double pike,  fro full + fro lay,  silivas ankle spin,  double back, clean landing. 9.775

Hano BB UCLA - sw ring + beat jump, small balance check,  BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  sw + spl, solid,  side aerial, small bobble,  round off + 1 1/2, stuck, she fought to stick it. 9.675

Aepli FX-  double pike,  FHS + fro full + fro lay,  tour jete + sw 1/2,  dbl back, bit short. 9.65

Grace Glenn BB UCLA -  elephant walk,  BHS + LOSO,  sw  + spl + sw,  fro aerial,  full turn + scale, beautiful,  gainer full dismount, step to the side... chest was down. 9.725

Stone FX -  double pike, tiny bit short,   2 1/2 + fro tuck, bit short,  sw side + popa,  2 1/2 to end. 9.8

Kyla BB -  jump back to straddle sit MT,  BHS + LOSO, solid, floaty, beautiful, sw ring + beat jump,  1/1 turn,  fro aerial,  side aerial + full stuck. She did have a slight bobble after her front aerial, but she covered it up pretty well, I thought it was part of her choreo.9.9

 Stephanie Merkle FX -  full in, chest a bit down,  sw 1/2 + wolf jump,  2/1 + loso,  front tuck,  double back, solid. Great routine. 9.825

Peng BB - the Peng flairs, BHS + back layout looked piked to me,  2/1 turn,  side aerial + 1/1 twist. I know they're the "Homma" flairs, but, alas, they're Peng's flairs to me. 9.925

Mattern FX - beautiful huge, DLO,  tour jete 1/1 + popa,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  I like her dance. Per Sam Pezsek, it's a tribute to strong women, I love it. double pike 9.9

On to the final rotation, UCLA will be on floor, Ohio State finishes on beam.

Scores after 3 rotations
UCLA 146.775, beam 48.975 (some very un-UCLA like scores there, UCLA)
Ohio State 144.975, floor 48.95

Swartzentruber leads off Ohio State on beam -  side straddle mt, wolf turn 1/1,  BHS + LOSO,  cat leap + beat jump,  sw + spl, bit off but doesn't falter, gainer full, stuck. solid lead off. 9.8

Kramer leads off UCLA on floor -  2/1 + fro tuck, stays in bounds, barely,  1 1/2 + fro lay, sw side + popa,  fhs + rudi + straddle jump, fantastic lead off routine, will put UCLA in a good spot 9.9

Mattern BB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO,  is off and she falls,  cat leap + front toss,  cat leap + sw leap,  gainer full, stuck. 9.175

Kyla FX -  double back,  beat jump full,  sw + ferrari,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  side aerial + cartwheel,  double pike, nails it.  Kyla's form is gorgeous. 9.9

Aepli BB -  cat leap + fro toss, big balance check,  BHS + LOSO, slightly off, saves it,  sw + straddle 3/4, another wobble,  gainer full, step back. 9.575

Ohashi FX -  DLO, huge,  1 1/2 + fro 1/2 + fro tuck + straddle jump,  sw ring + sw 1/2.  double back, bit short 9.875

Lowe BB -  BHS + LOSO,  sw + spl, solid,  side aerial,  full turn, lots of pauses,  round off + 1 1/2, small hop.9.725

Nia FX -  double arabian, huge height,  FHS + fro full + double back, OOB,  sw 1/2 + spl full, double back 9.7

Stone BB -  BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  beat jump,  cat leap + sw side,  round off + 2 1/2 dismount.9.8

Hano FX -  DLO, huge, lands it perfectly,  fro full + fro 1/2 + fro tuck,  tour jete + wolf full,  dbl pike to end, solid. 9.875

Merkle BB -  headstand mount, very cool,  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, very under rotated falls,  cat leap + fro aerial + beat jump hitchkick + sw side,  gainer pike, small step. Please don't cry :(

Tratz anchors UCLA on floor -  huge full in,  oh man, she's intense, 1 1/12 + fro 1/1,  tour jete + sw 1/1,  double back, clean landing, lots of power. She's freaking AWESOME!!!! 9.875

Ok, they've changed the beam scores, they updated Fish's score to 9.725, pushing the score for UCLA on beam to 49.025, better but still not UCLA standard.

Final scores -
UCLA, total 196.250, floor, 49.425
Ohio State, total 193.050, beam 48.075

I'll be back on Friday at 5 p.m. MST time for the Florida's home opener against LSU!

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