The Boise State will travel to Fullerton, Calif. to face Western Athletic Conference opponent, Cal State-Fullerton for the second time this season. The meet is scheduled for a 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) start at CSUF’s Titan Gym.
Last Time Out:
The Boise State gymnastics team was able to earn their fifth win of the season, topping San Jose State 194.375-191.600. The Broncos won all four events with Hannah Redmon earning 9.90 on vault and floor for wins and Lindsay Ward earning a 9.90 on bars and a 9.875 on beam to seal the top spots. Redmon also finished second in the all-around competition with a 38.875.
About the Broncos:
In the WAC:
The Broncos continue to hold the No. 2 spot in the weekly WAC rankings, sitting just behind Southern Utah with a 194.281 average. BSU boasts the top rank on vault and floor exercise in the conference with averages of 48.662 and 48.812, respectively. They hold the No. 2 spot on uneven bars (48.556) and balance beam (48.250). Not only does the team have high rankings, but several individuals rank among the conference’s top-10 marks. On vault Shaniece Craft holds the No. 1 spot (9.806 average), while Amy Glass sits at No. 4 (9.781) and Amber Neroes at No. 10 (9.694). On uneven bars Lindsay Ward leads the conference (9.856) while Taylor Jacob (9.731) sits at No. 8 and Morgan LaRoque (9.725) at No. 9. On balance beam Jacob is ranked fourth (9.775) with Ward in sixth (9.712) and Kelsey Lang in eighth (9.694). With four athletes ranked on floor, Hannah Redmon leads the conference (9.856) while Sarah Smith sits at No. 4 (9.781). Lang holds the No. 6 spot (9.762) while Ruthie Pennington sneaks in at No. 10 (9.725). Redmon is the only top-10 Bronco in the all-around, leading the conference with a 39.00 average.
The Broncos also continue to hold their No. 4 spot in the West Region rankings according to GymInfo.com. Their highest event ranking comes on floor with a No. 2 ranking while the Broncos rank No. 4 in the region on bars, beam and vault. Individually the Broncos have a handful of athletes in the top-10 ranks. Lindsay Ward and Hannah Redmon each hold No. 5 spots on bars and floor exercise, respectively while Redmon sits at No. 8 in the all-around and Sarah Smith at No. 9 on floor.
Boise State dropped two slots this week to No. 21 in the national rankings. They currently hold the No. 14 spot on floor, the No. 17 spot on bars, the No. 21 spot on vault and the No. 24 spot on beam. Lindsay Ward holds the highest individual ranking, sitting at No. 15 on bars. In other top-100 rankings, Taylor Jacob joins Ward on bars at No. 100. On vault, Shaniece Craft holds the No. 58 spot while Amy Glass shares the No. 79 spot. On beam, Jacob ranks No. 56 (tied) while Ward is tied for No. 99. On floor, Hannah Redmon ranks No. 21 while Sarah Smith is tied for No. 69 and Kelsey Lang is tied at No. 95. In the all-around, Redmon is the only top-100 Bronco, sitting in the No. 42 spot.
About the Titans:
In the WAC:
Cal State-Fullerton holds the No. 5 spot in the WAC weekly rankings with a 191.304 average. As a team the Titans sit at No. 4 in the WAC on floor exercise (48.296) and uneven bars (47.708) while sitting at No. 5 on vault (48.292) and No. 6 on beam (47.025). The Titans have a handful of individuals ranked in the WAC’s top-10 by event, including: Maddie Steinauer (No. 5; 9.780) and Alaina Baker (No. 8; 9.712) on vault, Baker (No. 9; 9.746) on floor, Jessica Tait (No. 10; 9.646) on beam, and Shelly Cooper (No. 10; 38.350) in the all-around.
Regionally CSUF ranks No. 8 overall with floor exercise as their strongest event, ranking No. 6. They also rank No. 8 on vault and uneven bars while holding the No. 10 spot on beam. They have no individuals ranked among the West Region’s top-10.
Nationally the Titans rank No. 44 while their floor exercise ranking sits the highest at No. 35. Not far behind is their No. 38 spot on vault, while also holding the No. 47 rank on bars and No. 54 on beam. The Titan’s only individual to rank in the nation’s top-100 in any event is Maddie Steinauer who is tied for No. 85 with a 9.780 average.
BRONCOS BY EVENT:
VAULT: Hannah Redmon will be a key factor in the Broncos’ vault line-up after earning consecutive wins the past two weeks as well as WAC Gymnast of the Week honors greatly due to her 9.90 performance last week. Always consistent, Shaniece Craft will also be in the line-up while Amber Neroes, Ruthie Pennington, Yvette Leizorek, and Amy Glass will likely round out the line-up.
BARS: After winning on bars last week and earning WAC Specialist of the Week for the event, Lindsay Ward will lead the Broncos again this weekend. Likely to also compete will be Taylor Jacob, Leizorek, Redmon, Glass and Mallory Dziawura.
BEAM: Ward and Jacob will look to be the top of the Bronco line-up on beam while Redmon, Kelsey Lang, Sarah Smith, and Cassie Tycast could be possible in the line-up.
FLOOR : After strong performances last weekend, Redmon and Lang will look to lead the floor line-up. Smith will also be a major contributor while Jacob, Leizorek, and Pennington will be likely to compete.