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Penn at Yale 1-26-08

Penn at Yale 1-26-08 First Look Report
By David F.P. [Image Gallery]
(Scores from eyewitness account and Troester.)

Yale opened up its Ivy League competition this season versus the Penn Quakers. The Ivy League match ups are interesting because the four teams operate under the same environment of both lacking athletic scholarships and of course adhering to Ivy League academic standards. Yale would score a season high 188.575 building off of their success last week. Penn’s 183.775 would be their lowest score so far this season, but perhaps it will prove to be a momentary dip. If wins and losses matter to teams then this would probably be a meet for that. In addition to this two NCAA regionals attendees would be in the house, as Alina Liao competed for Yale and Marissa Rosen for Penn.

While there seemed to be a smaller crowd at Yale from the week before there was still a vocal student section, even carrying signs in support of the Bulldog gymnasts as well as parents and other fans. The Quakers had a substantial number of parents present as well. Yale used to have a tradition where a t-shirt would be thrown into the crowd by a gymnast who scores a 9.7 or higher. Recently this was changed to a 9.5. Though today several Yale gymnasts would eclipse the previous number and several more shirts would end up flying into the Lee Amphitheater stands.

Rotation 1
Yale opened the meet on the Vault, and the team as a whole improved upon last weeks score. Alina Liao led the team with her 9.5, and Brigitte Kivisto was second with a 9.4. Alison Mak, Laura Lombardi, and Kristen Campbell also improved their score from the week before.

Penn opened on the Bars, and only competed with five gymnasts in the lineup. This naturally takes away the ability to chose the five of six best scores. They had to count a fall. However Marissa Rosen did pick up the top score for either team with a 9. Teammate Elise Bowe was second among the visitors with a 9.45, and Kimberly Chin and Jordan Brewer also contributed solidly to the scoring.

Rotation 2
Yale moved to the Bars, and also saw an improvement in their team scores. Laura Lombardi picked up the top Yale score with a 9.575, Sherry Yang was second with a 9.5. Alina Liao, Cynthia Leung and Brigitte Kivisto scored well too. Yale’s scoring has fluctuated the past two weeks but in what is undoubtedly a testament to teamwork, when one gymnast’s score has dropped, another’s has risen to keep the scores up.

On Vault, Penn’s score dropped from the week before, but still featured Jordan Brewer’s 9.575, and Marissa Rosen’s 9.425, as well as Kerri Lutfey and Katie Riggleman-Thomas’s solid scores.

Rotation 3
Yale turned to Beam, and while they were unable to replicate the scoring spectacular from a week ago, still put together a solid set of performances. Liao had a 9.625 to lead the team. Lombardi was second with a 9.5, Campbell had a 9.25, Tatsuno a 9.2, and a Mak a 9.125.

Penn improved upon their Floor scores as well in this meet.
Marissa Rosen picked up a 9.825, which was the top floor score of the meet (tied with Alina Liao), Jordan Brewer was not far behind with a 9.6, and Stephanie Ortiz’s 9.35, and Lucy LaCour’s 9.2 also were solid. Penn did need to count a fall though. Rosen had improved upon her score from a week ago, but Brewer had made a huge scoring improvement when she hit her routine.

Rotation 4
Penn finished on Beam, and improved their scores slightly from the week before. It would be Brewer who led the red and blue with a 9.625, Chin was second with a 9.5, and Ortiz had a 9.375.

Yale finished on Floor, and while their Beam score had dropped from last week their floor score soared, Liao hit with a 9.825, Kivisto a 9.75, Tatsuno a 9.725, and Campbell a 9.65. Mak picked up a 9.275, and Sarah Hughes a 9.2. Everyone’s scores improved from last week, though Campbell, Mak, and Hughes had the larger rises. It looked like a very good day on Floor for the Bulldogs.

Both of these teams have a lot of all arounders. Liao led them all with a 38.275, with Rosen and Brewer for Penn both having a 37.8. Kivisto was very good on 3 of 4 events, but the Beam dropped her AA score from last week to 36.7, and Campbell put together 3 good events for a 36.625. Penn’s Elise Bowe had a score drop from last week, but can also score well in the all around.

Moves (I covered Floor and Vault here as I know a bit more about them then the other two events. I hope to write more about Beam and Bars later on.)

Yale Vault

Vault
MAK
Yurchenko, back layout.

LOMBARDI
Tsukahara, back pike.

CAMPBELL
Yurchenko, back pike.

KIVISTO
Yurchenko, back layout.

LIAO
Yurchenko, back layout.

TATSUNO
Yurchenko, Back Layout.

Penn Vault

Bowe
Yurchenko, back pike.

laCour
Yurchenko, back layout off.

Riggleman-Thomas
Front hand spring on, front tuck.

Lutfey
Yurchenko, back pike.

Rosen
Front hand spring on, front tuck.

Brewer
Yurchenko, half twist into front tuck.

Yale Floor
HUGHES
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, back 2 twists.
split jump with full turn, straddle jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
(Some sort of switch split leap.), sissone
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist.

MAK
pirouette, split jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, 2 twists.
illusion, walkover into sit, switch split leap, strug.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
2 turns with leg extended.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 twist.

CAMPBELL
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Split jump with full turn, straddle jump with full turn.
Switch split into Ring Jump. Wolf jump with full turn,
double stag with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
front handspring*, (Some sort of pike jump into drop to the
floor.), pirouette.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist.

TATSUNO
Tumbling Pass 1: Front tuck, round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
split jump with turn, straddle jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, whipback, 1 1/2 twists.
Wolf with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists.

KIVISTO
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, 2 twists.
Switch split leap, straddle jump, jump to floor.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, whipback, 2 1/2 twists.
Wolf jump with full turn. Wolf jump with 1 1/2 twists.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, two twists.

LIAO
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, 2 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.
Strug. (Jump to the floor.) Pirouette, Tuck Jump.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, 1/2 twist, front full twist.

Penn Floor
Bowe
Wolf with turn, tuck with turn.
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
Switch leap.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, punch front tuck.
Wolf jump with turn, split jump with turn, (front aerial walkover.)
Tumbling Pass 3: Front full twist.

laCour

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, 2 twists.
Pirouette, wolf jump with turn, straddle jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist

Ortiz

Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, front twist.
Strug, split jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette, wolf jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.

Riggleman-Thomas

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Straddle jump with turn, tuck jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, 1/2 twist, front layout.
round off , straddle jump.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, 1/2 twist, full twist.

Brewer

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Straddle jump with turn, straddle jump with turn. (Some sort of jump.)
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette, straddle jump with turn, wolf jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: Front 1 1/2 twist.

Rosen

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Wolf jump with turn, straddle jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, 1/2 twist, front layout, front layout.
Switch split leap, straddle jump, pirouette.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.

Penn Bars

Ortiz
Mount over low bar to high bar, tkatchev front half twist dismount.

Brewer
Front mount to low bar, grip change, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to hgih transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Chin
Front mount to low bar, aerial transition from high to low, aerial transition from low to high, grip change, gienger, grip change, back tuck dismount.

Bowe
Front mount to low bar, grip change on high bar, tkatchev, grip change, aerial transition from high to low, back tuck dismount.

Rosen
Front mount to low bar, grip change on high bar, aerial transition from high to low, aerial transition from low to high, back tuck dismount.

Yale Bars

Leung
Back mount to top bar, grip change, grip change, aerial transition from high to low bar, aerial transition from low to high bar…back tuck dismount.

Campbell
(Front mount to low bar, grip change, gienger…Aerial high to low transition, back tuck dismount.

Lombardi
(Back mount to high bar, jaeger piked, grip change, aerial transition from high to low…grip change, back tuck dismount.)

Kivisto
(Front mount to low bar, grip change on high bar, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, back layout dismount.)

Yang
(Back mount to high bar, grip change, grip change, grip change, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition, back tuck dismount.)

Liao
(Back mount to high bar, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition, back layout/back tuck dismount?)

Yale Beam

Campbell
(Unknown mount, Holds herself up from Beam, switch split leap, layout stepout, pirouette, pirouette, aerial roundoff?, straddle split, tuck jump with turn, full twist dismount. )

Lombardi
(Mount to middle of the beam, split jump, straddle jump, straddle jump, back handspring, layout stepout, split jump, sheep jump, pirouette, changement?, back pike dismount. ) Beam Penn Floor Brewer (Fast paced dramatic orchestral.)

Tatsuno
(Front flip onto beam, (Fall), pirouette, switch split leap, straddle jump, back tuck, back handspring, back flip, back pike dismount.)

Kivisto
(Mounts middle of the beam into handstand, moves along beam in handstand than pulls into straddle while holding herself up from beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split into ring jump, switch split leap, straddle jump…(roundoff into not sure?)

Liao
(Mount to the middle of the beam, wolf jump with turn, 1 handed handspring walkout, layout stepout, spins one one leg while squatting with one leg extended, backwards roll, cat leap, switch split leap into side split, aerial roundoff?, roundoff, 2 twists dismount.)

Penn Beam

Lutfey I believe.
(Mount onto beam, back handspring walkout, back handspring walkout, back tuck, split switch leap, straddle jump, tuck jump with turn, pirouette, straddle jump, RO, full twist dismount.

Bowe I believe.
(Mount onto middle of the beam, front layout stepout?, back handspring walkout, layout stepout… front tuck, split jump, split jump, tuck jump with turn, aerial roundoff, pirouette, front full twist dismount.

Chin
(Front flip onto beam, pirouette…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, straddle jump, back tuck, some dance moves close to the beam, switch split leap, straddle jump, back pike off.

Oritz
(Mount to middle of the beam, valdez into sit, back handspring walkout, layout stepout… switch split leap, straddle jump, front layout stepout?, turning split jump, pirouette, back pike off.)

Rosen
(Mount to center of the beam, one handed back handspring walkout, layout stepout…sheep jump, front walkover?, straddle jump, straddle jump, pirouette…one handed back handspring walkout, 1/2 twist off.)

Brewer
(Mount to middle of the beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump, front tuck, pirouette, switch split into straddle jump, round off 1 1/2 twists.)