Broncos Host Second Beauty and the Beast Competition

The No. 16 Boise State gymnastics team will host No. 46 Southeast Missouri on Sunday, Feb. 10 in the second of two Beauty and the Beast competitions this season. The meet is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Boise State's Taco Bell Arena. The No. 23 Bronco wrestling team will take on Cal Poly in the side-by-side competitions.

Boise State was the first school in the nation to host a Beauty and the Beast competition where gymnastics and wrestling compete side-by-side. The tradition began in 2003 and has grown into a national favorite as many other schools have added the same type of meet. 

The Broncos began their Beauty and the Beast tradition on Feb. 14, 2003, a fitting event for Valentine's Day. Boise State wrestling came away with a 35-9 win over Portland State, while the gymnastics team picked up a 196.375-195.9 win over BYU in front of a crowd of 2,350 fans. 

Beauty and the Beast is now in its11th season at Boise State, missing only the 2008 season. In 2009 a Beauty and the Beast meet was held, but the gymnastics team competed in an intrasquad competition rather than against an opponent. 

Bronco wrestling holds an 11-1 record in Beauty and the Beast competitions, while the gymnastics program holds a 10-1 record all-time. 

The Bronco wrestlers' only loss came to Oregon in 2006 (17-16), while the gymnasts' only loss came to Washington in 2005 (195.00-194.20).

Tickets can be purchased at the Boise State Taco Bell Arena Box Office the day of the event. Prices are as follows: Adults, $6; Junior/Senior, $4; Boise State Students get in free with valid ID. You can also purchase a Bronco Sports Pass for $50, granting access to all regular season home games for volleyball, soccer, wrestling, women's basketball, gymnastics, outdoor track and field and softball. Fans who wear pink can purchase a $4 ticket at the door. Free entry if you present your men's basketball ticket stub from the Feb. 9 game vs. Wyoming.

Beauty and the Beast activities include: Pink Meet "Flip for a Cure" in honor of breast cancer. Fans who wear pink can purchase a $4 ticket at the door. Free entry if you present your men's basketball ticket stub from the Feb. 9 game vs. Wyoming. Fans are encouraged to attend the meet in order to collect the third installment of 2013 gymnastics trading cards. Boise State's junior class will be this week's group of 2013 gymnastics trading cards being released.

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The Broncos and Redhawks have an all-time series record of 5-3, in favor of Southeast Missouri. In their most recent meeting, Boise State came away with a 196-425-192.925 win over the Redhawks in a quadrangular meet hosted by the University of Denver. Boise State has won the two most recent meetings between the teams.  

Boise State enters its fourth meet of the season, third at home, with a 3-0 record and a No. 16 national ranking after jumping five spots this week. The team sits at No. 4 in the West Region according to and holds ranks of No. 20 (tied) on vault, No. 9 on bars, No. 25 on beam and No. 27 on floor in national rankings.

The Broncos host the second-straight Beauty and the Beast competition this weekend. Boise State hosted BYU in its first Beauty and the Beast meet, earning its highest season score of 196.325.  

In just three meets the Broncos have won or tied for a win in 13 of the possible 15 individual events. Brittany Potvin-Green has collected two floor titles and one title apiece on vault, bars and the all-around. Caitlin Mann has earned two titles on beam and the all-around, as well as titles on vault and, while Amanda Otuafi has two vault titles and one floor title. Erin Wippermann has collected two titles on bars, while Ciera Perkins has one win on bars and Kelsey Black one win on floor.

For the second-straight week Kelsey Black holds the most top-100 national ranks in individual events for Boise State this week. Black sits in a tie for No. 54 on bars, a tie for No. 78 on vault and tie for No. 63 on floor. Mann sits at No. 74 in the all-around and is tied with Black at No. 54 on bars. Otuafi ranks No. 61 on vault, while Wippermann is tied for No. 41 on bars. Potvin-Green is tied for No. 54 on floor and Alessandra Cinfio ties for the No. 82 spot on beam this week.

This week's meet against Southeast Missouri marks the third of four home meets for the Broncos this season. The final home meet will be held March 1 vs. Southern Utah in Taco Bell Arena.

Southeast Missouri (2-1) enters the week with a season-best of 193.700, earned on Jan. 25 against Centenary. The Redhawks have earned wins over Lindenwood University and Centenary, while falling to Northern Illinois. They will face BYU on Friday, Feb. 8 prior to coming to Boise on Sunday.

The Redhawks hold a national ranking of No. 46, while also ranking No. 58 on vault, No. 33 on bars, No. 43 (tied) on beam and No. 49 on floor. 

Individually two Redhawks sit in the nation's top-100 rankings in their respective events. Taryn Vanderpool ties for No. 65 on bars (9.80), while also tying for No. 77 in the all-around (38.738). Megan Fosnow is tied for No. 79 in the all-around with an average of 38.725.

Major Promotions for upcoming events include:
March 1 - Senior Night, Autographs, BAA Night, Senior Trading Cards, Kids Meet

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