Gymnastics Preps for Sunday Competition at Fullerton

What's Happening:
The No. 31-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will set out for redemption this week after struggling in their second meet of the season last week at Utah State. This week the Broncos head to Western Athletic Conference opponent Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif., for their second dual of the season on Sun., Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. (Mountain Time). The Broncos (3-0) as well as the Titans (1-4) each enter their third meet of the season, with this Sunday's competition counting toward their 2010 WAC record. The meet has been moved up two hours from its original time due to the Super Bowl. The meet will be the Titans' "Pink Meet" as well as their "Alumni Day" at Titan Gym. Tickets can be purchased for $5.

Last Time Out:
The Broncos headed to Logan, Utah to take on Utah State in their first dual of the season. Boise State struggled in their first rotation on bars and had to climb their way back through vault, floor and beam to sneak past the Aggies with a 191.625-191.125 win. Although the Broncos struggled, they were able to place one athlete at the top of each event with Hailey Gaspar capturing a win on vault, Katie Tuller on bars, Kelsey Lang on beam and Hannah Redmon on floor.

All-Time Series:
The last time Boise State and Cal State Fullerton met was at the 2009 WAC Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The Broncos hold the advantage entering the weekend, holding a 28-18 all-time record lead over the Titans. The Broncos have also won the last six meetings between the two schools.   

Boise State Broncos:
After a tough performance this past week the Broncos suffered a ten-place drop to No. 31 in this week's NCAA national team rankings. They improve six spots on beam to No. 31 but drop five spots for a tie for No. 16 on vault, dropped significantly on bars to No. 40 and dropped to No. 30 on floor.

Broncos In the Rankings:
A handful of Broncos remain in the nation's top-100 in their respective events after their second meet of the season. Hannah Redmon leads the way with a tie for No. 13 on floor. She also ranks No. 28 on vault and No. 98 in the all-around this week. Hailey Gaspar moved up 41 spots to No. 21 on vault, while Amy Glass improved 14 spots to No. 48 on vault and holds the No. 85 spot in the all-around. Competing in her first meet of the season Chelsee Apple was able to pull out a No. 36 ranking on vault while Taylor Jacob improves one spot to No. 63 on bars. Katie Tuller holds the No. 87 spot on bars Lindsay Kazandjian holds a No. 61 spot on beam to round out the ranked Broncos.  

Cal State Fullerton:
Cal State Fullerton prepares for their third competition of the season as well as their first dual of the season. The Titans hold a 1-4 record entering the week after falling to San Jose State, UC Davis, Southern Utah and Sacramento State while also defeating Wisconsin-Whitewater in their season opener. Their best team score this season has been a 188.900 which they scored just this past week at the Sacramento State triangular

As a team, Cal State Fullerton holds a No. 55 ranking over all in the nation. They rank No. 45 on bars, No. 46 on vault, No. 60 on beam and No. 66 on floor.

Alaina Baker is the only Titan to hold a national top-100 mark this week, ranking No. 99 (tied) on bars with a 9.725 average. Baker also holds four of the team's top marks this season, leading the team on vault (9.70), bars (9.70), floor (9.70) and the all-around (38.550). Cami Casimere leads the team on beam with a 9.675 score.


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