Broncos Set to Host Aggies in WAC Dual Meet at Taco Bell Arena

BOISE, Idaho The 25th-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will host their first of three home competitions this season on Fri., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos will host Western Athletics Conference opponent Utah State for their first head-to-head competition of the season.

 

EVENT INFO:

The Jan. 30 meet against Utah State will also be the Broncos’ “Pink Out” meet in support of breast cancer awareness. The meet is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the “Pink Out”. Gymnasts who are junior high age or lower who attend the event are invited to sit out on the floor during warm-ups to cheer on the Broncos. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for juniors 18-years and under.

 

LIVE STATS:

Live stats for the Boise State vs. Utah State meet will be available at http://www.broncosports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml

 

BOISE STATE:

The Broncos enter the week ranked No. 25 in the nation by GymInfo.com. As a team they also hold the No. 22 spot on bars and on floor, while sitting in a tie for No. 25 on beam and at No. 35 on vault. The Broncos lead the WAC with a 193.800 average.

 

The Broncos have a handful of gymnasts ranked in the nation’s top-100 in each event. Redshirt junior Taylor Jacob is tied for No. 10 in the country on bars while sophomores Mallory Dziawura and Amy Glass sit at No. 77 and No. 83 on bars, respectively. Sophomore Sarah Smith is tied for No. 61 on floor while junior Yvette Leizorek is tied for No. 81. Freshman Lindsay Kazandjian holds the No. 75 spot in the beam national rankings while redshirt freshman Chelsee Apple sits at No. 93 on vault.

 

UTAH STATE:

The Aggies currently hold the No. 52 spot in the national rankings. They are ranked as high as No. 45 on bars as a team while also holding the No. 56 spot on vault and beam and the No. 58 spot on floor. Utah State ranks sixth in the WAC with a 188.975 average.

 

Two Aggies hold top-100 national rankings in individual events. Nicole Simoneau sits at No. 24 on bars while Lyndsie Boone is tied for No. 71 on the national all-around list.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES:

Between the two teams, Utah State leads in the all-time series match-ups, 54-16, however the Broncos have won their last three competitions against the Aggies. Those three wins came during the 2008 season when the Broncos defeated Utah State at home, then in Logan and finally at the WAC Championships held in Boise.


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