Broncos Head to Utah State for Second Meet of the 2010 Season

What's Happening:
The No. 21-ranked Boise State gymnastics team is well-rested after a week off from competition and ready to head to Logan, Utah to take on Western Athletic Conference Opponent Utah State on Fri., Jan. 29. The Broncos (2-0) enter just their second meet of the season, while the Aggies (1-4) will compete in their fourth meet of the season. The home-opener for USU is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Mountain Time) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Friday's meet will count towards the 2010 WAC standings. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for youth.

Live Results and Live Video:
Live results for Friday's meet are available by clicking on the "Live Results" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. * Note the link will only work after the start of the meet.

Fans can watch the meet on Friday live online by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Fans will have to register and pay a small fee to watch.

Last Time Out:
The Broncos opened up their season with the Flips Invitational in Reno, Nev., taking on San Jose State and Sacramento State in a triangular meet. The Broncos earned the team title as well as capturing wins on vault, bars, beam and floor. Junior Hannah Redmon was a title winner on vault and floor, while redshirt sophomore Amy Glass captured a top finish on bars and sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian on beam. Redmon was named WAC Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 11-17 for her efforts.

All-Time Series:
Boise State and Utah State will meet for the 75th time in their all-time series this Friday, with Utah State holding the 54-20 all-time record over the Broncos. In recent history, however, the Broncos have been the dominate team, winning the last seven meetings between the two schools. Their most recent meeting was on Mar. 21, 2009 at the WAC Championships in Sacramento, Calif.  

Boise State Broncos:
The Broncos enter their second meet of the season after taking a week's hiatus from competition since the start of their season. Although they did not compete this past week, the Broncos held strong in the national, regional and WAC standings for the week. As a team, the Broncos dropped only three spots to No. 21 as a team in the NCAA national team rankings. They also fell one spot to No. 11 on vault, one spot on beam to No. 37 and one spot on floor to No. 15. The team moved up one spot to tie for No. 14 in the nation as a team on bars. In regional standings, Boise State maintained the No. 4 spot, but was jumped by Southern Utah in the WAC weekly standings, falling to No. 2. Southern Utah has a .375 average team score advantage over the Broncos this week.

Broncos In the Rankings:
After taking one week away from competition, still hold 13 spots in individual events in the nation's top-100 weekly rankings on vault, bars, beam and floor. Junior Hannah Redmon holds the highest rankings, remaining in a tie for No. 4 on vault from last week, moving up to a tie for No. 3 in the nation on floor and dropping a couple spots in the all-around to No. 34. Redshirt sophomore Amy Glass also ranks in three events, sitting in a tie for No. 62 on vault, tied for No. 27 on bars and in a tie for No. 49 in the all-around. Freshman Hailey Gaspar holds two top-100 rankings, sitting in a tie for No. 62 on vault and a tie for No. 52 on beam. Holding a tie for No. 95 on vault is freshman Brittany Potvin-Green and sitting at a tie for No. 64 on bars is redshirt senior Taylor Jacob and redshirt junior Katie Tuller. Also holding rank is sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian who is tied for No. 20 on beam this week and senior Yvette Leizorek who is tied for No. 48 in the nation on floor.

Utah State Aggies:
Utah State enters its fourth meet of the season and will face their sixth opponent of the season thus far with Boise State. The Aggies hold a 1-4 record, falling to Central Michigan in their season opener on Jan. 15 and Southern Utah on Jan. 22 in dual meets. They finished third in a quad-meet against New Hampshire, Ball State and Yale on Jan. 17, posting their season-high team score of 191.650.

As a team, Utah State holds the No. 47 spot in team standings, nationally, as well as sitting at a tie for No. 42 on vault, holding the No. 39 spot on bars, rank No. 50 on beam and sit at No. 58 on floor as a team.

Amelia Montoya is the only individual to hold a top-100 national ranking for the Aggies, sitting at No. 92 in the all-around. Heather Heinrich holds a team season-high on vault (9.80), beam (9.725) and ties with Lyndsie Boone as a team leader on floor (9.775). Chelsea Marquardt and Brandie Dickson tie for a team-best on bars (9.775) this season, while Montoya leads the team with the best all-around score of the season (38.600).  


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