Sunday, March 6, 2011

Florida @ Utah


BARS: ELLIS 9.750; DICKERSON 9.775; MAHLICH 9.900; CAQUATTO 9.925; JOHNSON 9.925; KING 9.750. GOODWIN
VAULT: LEMEZAN 9.825; ELLIS 9.825; SMITH 9.875; DICKERSON 9.900; JOHNSON 9.900; KING 9.900.


Not their best meet, but they were far better than Utah than the scores may have indicated.  The Gators look more ready to peak during the post season than they usually do.  Switching up the lineup halted their momentum and they are now building back up for when it counts.

Reviews of the American Cup, Nastia Cup, Jr Worlds and the weekend in NCAA Gymnastics are on the way.  Aunt Joyce has been a tad busy.



FLOOR: FERGUSON 9.800; STAGEBERG 9.825; SMITH 9.850; JOHNSON 9.800; DICKERSON 9.875; KING 9.750.
BEAM: MAHLICH 9.825; STAGEBERG 9.850; JOHNSON 9.800; CAQUATTO 9.850; DICKERSON 9.875; KING 9.850.

14 comments:

  1. Yay! Excited for reviews esp your take on Russian delegation being PO'ed at USA gymnastics/FIG for allowing Weiber to partake in the American Cup.

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  2. I totally disagree with you on this post. Yes, Florida is a stronger team, but look what Utah was working with. Even without Kyndal and only having Colo for beam Utah took Florida down to the wire and was only beaten by .250. Florida was using its usual heavy hitters (Johnson, Dickerson, Caquatto, King) and only barely edged Utah. And don't forget, Utah is one of the few teams that hasn't had to count a fall yet. Florida just came off an ugly loss with half its beam lineup falling. Last but certainly not least, Utah tied or won every event final including the all-around, they only came up short for the team title. Is Florida still the team to beat? Definitely. But don't count out Utah, they've already proven how tough they are :)

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  3. The biggest threat to Florida's quest for the NCAA title is Alabama. Once Priess returns, Bama will have a shot to beat them. I'm not sure that Utah or Stanford are flashy enough to get the job done. UCLA continues to look terrible for the level of talent they have. I'm doubting that they can get it together at this point.

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  4. Based on an article posted in a Tuscaloosa newspaper, it's looking like the coaches will choose to redshirt Priess. Even without Priess though, I still think Bama is the biggest threat to Florida. Their vault lineup is as good as Florida's, beam has come around, and they have 5 E passes on floor. Bars is iffy though without Moore or Priess. Still, if Florida hits big, I think they win. Whether UF has already peaked or not remains to be seen.

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  5. I'm curious why you think the scores for these two team should've been closer, Florida didn't stick a single vault and had balance checks or steps on landings on every beam routine. Florida is far and away the better team, but they did not show it at Utah.

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  6. Coming within .250 of Florida is a win for Utah. If you compare talent level of these two teams Florida should've blown Utah out of the water. An ode to the Utah coaching staff they are definitely exceeding expectations this year.

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  7. Not a Florida fan, but Johnson and Dickerson both stuck their vaults. I watched the archive and didn't see one Utah vault that deserved more than a 9.85. Bottom line, if Gael Mackie got a 9.9 on her vault, then Johnson and Dickerson should have had 9.95s, and Smith should have scored a 9.9. I thought the scores were fine for both teams on bb (minus Beers's ridiculous 9.875) and fx, but Florida should have been further ahead after the first 2 rotations. They were clearly superior to Utah on both events.

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  8. No doubt the quality of gymnastics performed by Florida was superior, but there were a lot of deductions and steps on landings. Ashanee and Alaina sticking their vaults is debatable as both athletes were off balance. But they were great vaults and both deserved 9.90's. Mackie's vault was obviously over-scored, but she did nail it. Bottom line Florida scored 49.4 compared to Utah's 49.175 on vault. Scoring looks pretty accurate.

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  9. I watched this meet, the scoring was a mess. UT got senior night scoring for sure, and UF was robbed on vt, bb and ub, the fx rotation was a mess and the deserves all the deductions they got there.

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  10. I find it comical that Florida fans think a 49.4 on vault was a robbery. 4 of the 6 girls had steps on the landings, and the other 2 were off balance. Since when is 3-9.90's robbery?

    Balance Beam was as much a mess as floor, There was not a single stuck dismount. And all, but Mahlich and Johnson had Balance Checks throughout.

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  11. Side note Mahlich took a huge lunge forward on her dismount and Johnson sidestepped off the matt on her dismount. Deductions apply to Florida just like everyone else. (With the exception of Mackie... :)

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  12. I think the point that Florida fans are trying to make is that the scoring was not consistent between the teams. You can't just list the deductions that the UF vaults would possibly take in a regular meet when those deductions were not taken for Utah's vaults. Say what you will about Stegman, but in the Bama meet when the judges overscored McComb's vault, they also gave the same leniency to Bama on that event. That clearly was not the case here. Comparing the vaults side by side, UF should have been about .4 better than Utah on vault, not .225.

    As for beam, I have no idea why UF fans are complaining. They received loose judging on that event just like Utah. They do have a legitimate gripe about vault and bars though.

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