Broncos Head To Denver To Face Tough Competition

What's Happening:
The No. 29-ranked Boise State Broncos (6-0, 3-0 WAC) will face their toughest competition of the season thus far on Fri., Feb. 19 at the Burnsley Invitational. The Broncos will head to Denver to take on No. 18-ranked University of Denver, No. 39-ranked Southeast Missouri State and unranked Seattle Pacific. The meet will be the fifth of the season for the Broncos, including their fourth away competition.

Live Stats and Video:
Fans can follow the live stats for the event at www.denverpioneers.com, go to the gymnastics page and clicking on the camera under the schedule section.

Last Time Out:
The Broncos hosted their first meet of the season with the Beauty and the Beast on Feb. 12. They earned their highest score of the season, a 195.075, and defeated Sacramento State and Seattle Pacific in the process. Hannah Redmon earned the all-around title as well as picking up wins on bars and floor. Amy Glass and Chelsee Apple shared the vault title while Kelsey Lang finished in a three-way tie for first on beam.   

All-Time Series:
Facing Seattle Pacific for the second time in as many weeks, the Broncos extended their consecutive wins streak to 27 over SPU and hold a 45-9 all-time record lead after their win last week. The University of Denver will be an interesting match-up for the Broncos, since the two teams share an 8-8-1 all-time record. The last time the Broncos and Pioneers met was Mar. 21, 2005 and Denver holds a two-win streak over the Broncos. Southeast Missouri State enters the week with a 5-2-0 all-time series lead over Boise State, however the Broncos came away with the win in their most recent meeting on Apr. 12, 2008 at the NCAA Central Regional.

Athlete of the Week:
Junior Hannah Redmon earned her third WAC honor of the season this week when she was named WAC Gymnast of the Week. She earned a WAC Gymnast of the week honor for the week of Jan. 11-17 as well as Specialist of the Week for the week of Feb. 1-7, while freshman Hailey Gaspar earned a WAC Specialist of the Week honor for the week of Jan. 25-31.  

Making a Mark in the Record Books:
Four current Broncos hold spots in the all-time records for Boise State. Junior Hannah Redmon moved up to No. 6 on the all-time career wins in the all-around chart with six total, while also moving up to a tie for No. 3 on all-time career wins on floor with 12 career wins. Her win on floor this past weekend marked her fourth of the season, tying her for No. 8 on the all-time season floor wins chart. She also holds the No. 4 spot in career vault wins with 11. Redshirt senior Taylor Jacob sits in a tie for third for all-time career wins on bars with 13 while junior Kelsey Lang jumped up to a tie for No. 8 in career beam wins, totaling five in her career. She has also earned three wins on beam this season, tying her for No. 9 on the all-time season beam wins chart.

Boise State Broncos:
The Broncos moved up five spots this week to No. 27 while also improving their team rankings on each event as well. They moved up one spot to tie for No. 16 on vault, jumped two spots to No. 34 on bars, jumped four spots to No. 29 on floor and remained the No. 34-ranked team on beam.  

Broncos In the Rankings:
Hannah Redmon holds the highest ranking for the Broncos as individuals this week, sitting at No. 8 on floor. Redmon also ranks No. 86 in the all-around and shares the No. 20 spot on vault with teammate Hailey Gaspar. Five additional Broncos hold national top-100 rankings, including Amy Glass who ranks No. 75 in the all-around and tied for No. 39 on vault. Chelsee Apple also is ranked on vault sitting in a tie for No. 81. On beam, Kelsey Lang moved up four spots to tie for No. 46 while Taylor Jacob and Katie Tuller rank No. 64 and No. 91, respectively, on bars.    

Denver:
Denver (10-3) enters the meet as the highest ranked team, sitting at No. 18. They have produced a season-high score of 195.575 in their season-opener. They most recently scored a 195.250 against Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa in Chicago.

As a team they rank No. 24 on vault, No. 21 on bars, No. 22 on beam and No. 15 on floor. They have four top-100 nationally ranked athletes, including Brianna Artemev who holds the highest rankings. She sits in a tie for No. 24 on bars while also sitting at No. 34 in the all-around rankings. Kelly Hennigan is also ranked in two categories, sitting at No. 55 on vault and No. 80 in the all-around. Taylor Sanford holds the No. 32 spot on beam as well as No. 75 on floor while Louise Mercer is tied for No. 64 on bars.

Southeast Missouri State (SEMO):
Southeast Missouri State holds the No. 39 spot in the national rankings while they have produced a season-high of 194.60 team score, scored at their most recent meet against BYU. They also hold a perfect 7-0 record entering the meet as well as holding a No. 37 rank on vault, No. 42 on bars, No. 44 on beam and No. 40 on floor.

The Redhawks have two athletes ranked in the nation's top-100 with Brianna Gaddie holding the highest ranking, sitting in a tie for No. 75 on floor. Rikara Turner also holds a top-100 spot, sitting at No. 90 in the all-around this week.

Seattle Pacific:
Seattle Pacific moved up three spots this week to No. 56 after posting their season-high, 190.50, at the Beauty and the Beast meet. They also hold the No. 60 spot on vault, No. 52 on bars, No. 61 on beam and No. 57 on floor.

The Falcons (0-8) have yet to win a meet and finished third in the Beauty and the Beast meet this past week behind the Broncos and Sacramento State.  

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