There was so much hype for this meet and it started with so much energy, but it is difficult to leave it feeling anything other than a tad bummed out.
A 197.300 for Florida is fine, but they are capable of so much more. This certainly shows that Oklahoma is really in the mix for the post season, as they can easily best a 197.300.
196.175 for UGA- seriously weak for this point in the season. The Gym Dogs may lose a big meet at home, but they rarely ever blow it like this after such a strong start. Noel falling off beam?!
What a day.
Balance Beam Situation:
I’m totally a psychic genius for mentioning a 197.300 for Florida in the intro. I said it would feel like a letdown, and it does. This was just OK, and the landings were not up to expected level. It’s February, so that’s fine, but this team looked rather beatable today …
I’m ready to declare that Georgia has developed a full-on balance beam situation. They’ve hit this event to capability once this season, and it carried over into floor where several of the routines had flat, blah tumbling landings. They are developing the reputation of being a two-event team and haven’t yet proven that they don’t deserve that reputation. This team still has the potential to be a Super Six team …