Nebraska 195.625 over University of Arizona 195.400.
It was an off night for Nebraska.
Bars warm-ups looked sharp. Much attention to hitting handstands. Then Jennifer Lauer, first routine, fell on a huge Tkachev. Unexpectedly.
Always the worst way to start a competition.
Nebraska did not have to count that fall, nor any fall. …
“It wasn’t our best day, but …,” Head Coach Dan Kendig said.
Emily Wong is a lovely gymnast, though. Sweet. Petite. Elite quality. Very appealing.
By comparison, Arizona looked better than their score. The home crowd left happy.
… the floor team came back to smash out a 49.275 to wrap up the meet and win the event by three tenths. Sangston opened her second event of the night, starting off with a 9.775. The scores only went up from there, with the Cats taking the 1, 2, and 3 podium spots. In third place was junior Jordan Williams who returned to the lineup after a one meet hiatus to earn a 9.825. Silver went to the double Arabian twins Klarenbach and Cristello who both totaled scores of 9.875. The highlight of the event, however, was a second consecutive floor title for freshman Jessie Sisler who earned a near perfect 9.925.
“Jessie is legit; she is a legitimate floor star. The end of our floor lineup is very exciting, it’s fun to sit back and watch and Jessie’s floor score was well deserved. She’s got a national level routine, her twisting technique is some of the best in the nation bar none and when she’s on there is literally no deductions to take,” Ryden said. …
Amber Womba was underscored on Beam, I felt, at 9.800. (VIDEO)
The Wildcats do some big, entertaining routines.