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New Hampshire, BYU at Utah State Meet Preview

UNH GymnasticsBy David F.P.

(Scores from Troester.)

Teams: (Last meet scores, team high, and team average scores show. )
New Hampshire Wildcats 194.225, 194.225, 191.9375 ,
BYU Cougars 193.925, 193.925,192.825 ,
Utah State Aggies 192.275, 192.4, 191.2667.

Highest Team Event Score:

UNH Vault 48.8
BYU Floor and Vault: 48.7
Utah State Floor: 48.725

Notes: Brigham Young is 32nd in the nation, New Hampshire is 41st, and Utah State 45th, though UNH and USU are both close it would seem to the top 36. While BYU is averaging better than UNH, UNH defeated BYU when the Cougars came to Durham just a few weeks ago. UNH also has a higher high score than BYU. While I tend to minimize wins and losses, these are two teams who would seem to be battling to make the field of 36 so it does take on a little more importance, though how much I’m not sure. Utah State is not out of the race yet by any means either. All three teams have made use of deep lineups as the season has progressed.

Top 2 Scorers (High score and average score listed respectively.) While all team members contribute in tangible and intangible ways, this is meant to serve as a snapshot of the top scorers for each team on each event.

All Around
UNH: Steinberg 37.575
BYU: N/A
UTAH STATE: Felley 38.775, Heinrich 38.275

Vault
UNH: Diodati 9.9, Steinberg 9.85
BYU: Smart-Allen 9.875, Boon 9.85
UTAH STATE: Minion 9.875, Felley and Heinrich 9.825

Bars
UNH: Diodati 9.85, Alwin 9.8
BYU: Draper-Marvin 9.825, Hough 9.775
UTAH STATE: Simoneau 9.85, Felley 9.825

Beam
UNH: LaFountain 9.875, Steinberg 9.825
BYU: Smart-Allen 9.825, Jensen 9.75
UTAH STATE: Heinrich 9.8, Patterson and Felley 9.675

Floor
UNH: LaFountain 9.875, Sablosky, Smith, and Turner 9.8
BYU: Jensen 9.825, Draper-Marvin 9.8
UTAH STATE: Minion and Tschida 9.85, Felley 9.775

Past year’s scorers:

This is just a snapshot of some of the high scores from the year before among returnees.

BYU
Vault: Boon 9.95, Smart-Allen 9.9, Jensen 9.8, Goldman 9.775, Fischer 9.7
Bars: Draper-Marvin and Boon 9.875, Poulson and Smart-Allen and Walker-Pond 9.825, Hough 9.7
Beam: Smart-Allen 9.95, Boon 9.875, Gallup 9.8, Jensen 9.8
Floor: Smart-Allen 9.975, Poulson 9.85 and Draper-Marvin and Berrett 9.85, Boon 9.825, Goldman 9.75.
All Around: Smart-Allen 39.5, Boon 39.225

UTAH STATE
Vault: Felley 9.875, Omann and Heinrich 9.85, Markle 9.8
Bars: Markle and Felley 9.8, Heinrich 9.75
Beam: Heinrich 9.85, Felley 9.825, Omann 9.725, Markle 9.7.
Floor: Felley 9.9 and Tschida 9.9, Markle 9.85, Heinrich 9.75
All Around: Felley 39.05, Markle 38.925, Heinrich 38.75

New Hampshire
Vault: Turner and Diodati had the team highs of 9.85,Schenkel had a 9.8, Grey and Alwin picked up 9.775s, and Porter had a 9.7.

Bars: Diodati lead the team on this event as well with a 9.9. Grey was second with a 9.85, Porter had a 9.825, Bronson a 9.775, and Turner had a 9.75.

Beam: Smith lead the team with a 9.925 high, Bronson and LaFountain had 9.9 highs, Cesar a 9.8, Liston a 9.7.

Floor: Smith lead the team with a 9.875, Turner and Plummer had 9.85s, LaFountain and Bronson a 9.75, and Kovary 9.725.

All Around: Turner had a 38.925 high, and Bronson a 38.525.

Moves: (I will update UNH and add in BYU if I have the chance to.)
Vault Rotation.

SCHENKEL
Yurchenko, 1/2 turn into front layout.
PORTER
Yurchenko, 1/2 turn into front layout.
ALWIN
Yurchenko, Full Twist.
GREY
Luconi, Roundoff on + full turn, back pike.
TURNER
Yurchenko, back tuck.
DIODATI
Yurchenko, full twist.

New Hampshire Bars Rotation.

ALWIN
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. Grip change on high bar.
Tkatchev.
Aerial transition from low to high bar.
Dismount is 2 back layouts from high bar.

BRONSON
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. Grip change.
Transitions from high to low bar with a flip maneuver.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Dismounts using “The Bronson” (She swings backward around the high bar so that her back is facing the mat and then pushes up into a straddle of the bar. She swings her legs together as she lets go of the bar. Her legs no together bounce off the bar and she begins to twist as she flips backward doing a full twist in the process.)

PORTER
Mounts from behind high bar.
Grip change.
Tkatchev.
Aerial transition from high bar to low bar.
Grip change.
Dismount: swings backward off bars, and seems to float while doing what looks like 2 twists. (Though I had trouble diagnosing this move.)

GREY
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Flip from high to low.
Grip change on high bar prior to dismount.
Double back pike off high bar.

DIODATI
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar.
Grip change.
Gienger.
Flip from high to low bar.
Grip change.
2 Back tucks off high bar.

STEINBERG (exhibition)
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. (Straddles the low bar as she does so.)
Grip change.
Tkatchev.
Transition from high to low.
Two back layouts off high bar.

Unknown (exhibition)
Mounts from front of apparatus, pushes off low bar to reach high bar. (Straddles the low bar as she does so.)
Jaeger.
Grip change.
Aerial transition from high to low.
Two back pikes off high bar.

New Hampshire Floor Rotation.
KOVARY
Double stag.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
P2: Front layout, front full twist, punch front tuck.
Not sure what type of jump. pirouette. wolf full.
P3: Front Handspring walkout, 1 1/2 twists.

PORTER
P1: Roundoff, Whipback, Back Handspring, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
Some sort of straddle jump, straddle jump full.
P2: Front Handspring walkout, Front 1 1/2 twist.
Turn with one leg extended. (Some sort of roll.)
Cat leap with full turn.
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.

LAFOUNTAIN
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Straddle jump, straddle half turn.
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
P3: Front Handspring walkout, front layout, front full turn.
Straddle jump with full turn. Wolf jump with full turn.

CALIENDO
Split jump, pirouette
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Back walkover. (Some sort of switch split.) Straddle jump with full turn. Back handspring. (Some sort of shushunova I believe.) Double stag.
P2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, 2 1/2 twists.
P3: Front Handspring walkout, front layout, front full twist.

SMITH
Wolf jump full.
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Some sort of side split straddle jump. Wolf jump with full turn. Straddle jump with full turn.
P2: Front Handspring walkout, front layout, front layout.
Tour jete. Pirouette.
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.

PLUMMER
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Pirouette.
P2: Roundoff, whipback, back 1 1/2 twist.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump, straddle jump with full turn.
P3: Front Handspring walkout, 1 1/2 twist.

ALWIN (exhibition)
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Strug. Straddle jump full.
P2: Roundoff, whipback, back two twists.
Switch split into straddle. Split with full turn.
P3: Front Handspring walkout, 1 1/2 twists.

SABLOSKY (exhibition)
P1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump with full turn.
P2: Front Handspring walkout, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette
P3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.