BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State gymnastics program made a last minute decision on Thursday to change competition sites for the coming weekend. The No. 16 Broncos were scheduled to compete in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, Feb. 22, however inclement weather has forced them to cancel the trip. The Broncos still wanted to compete this weekend and were able to schedule a trip to Denver to compete at No. 13 University of Denver on Saturday, Feb. 23.
There the Broncos will take on the Pioneers, as well as No. 43 Rutgers and No. 53 Utah State, who they faced in their season-opener. The meet is slated for 6 p.m. MST at the Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Denver.
Live Gymnastics Scores can be followed at: http://www.denverpioneers.com/fls/18600/live_stats/gym/2013/20130223.htm?&SPSID=90225&SPID=10867&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18600
THE 100 MARK:
Boise State co-head coaches Neil Resnick and Tina Bird are in the midst of their sixth season as co-head coaches. Last week the duo earned their 100th and 101st wins at the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City. The pair now holds a 101-31 (.765) record.
#16 BOISE STATE "BRONCOS":
Boise State enters its sixth meet of the season, third on the road, with a 6-1 record and a No. 16 national ranking. The team sits at No. 4 in the West Region according to Troester.com and holds national event ranks of No. 15 on vault, No. 8 on uneven bars, No. 25 on balance beam and No. 20 on floor exercise. Boise State holds a season-high of 196.325 earned against BYU on Feb. 1, 2013.
In its five meets Boise State has won or tied for a win in 18 of the possible 25 individual events. Amanda Otuafi leads the vault titles (3), while Brittany Potvin-Green has earned two and Kelsey Black, Caitlin Mann and Ciera Perkins have all earned one title apiece. Erin Wippermann has three titles on bars, while Potvin-Green, Perkins and Mann each have one, while Mann is the only Bronco to earn any titles on beam this season (3). Black, Otuafi and Potvin-Green have each earned two wins on floor, while Mann has collected three all-around titles and Potvin-Green has one.
Six Broncos hold top-100 national averages in their individual events according to Troester.com. For the third-straight week Wippermann holds the team's highest individual national ranking, sitting at a tie for No. 37 on bars. Black holds a No. 49 spot in the all-around, while also sitting at No. 62 on vault, tied for No. 54 on bars and No. 50 on floor. Mann ranks No. 80 in the all-around, while tying for No. 44 on bars and No. 77 on beam. Potvin-Green ranks No. 46 on floor and No. 87 on vault, while Perkins and Otuafi tie for No. 63 and No. 67 on vault, respectively.
This week's meet at Oklahoma marks the second road meet of five this season for Boise State.
The Denver Pioneers enter the week with a No. 13 rank, as well as top-20 rankings in each of the four events as a team. DU holds a season-high of 196.600 as well as an 8-2 record this season (2-0 WAC).
The Broncos and Pioneers hold a 10-9-1 all-time series record in favor of Denver. Boise State won the most recent meeting on April 2, 2011.
Rutgers enters the meet with a No. 43 rank, as well as a 7-8 record on the season. The Scarlet Knights have earned a season-high team total of 195.000.
Boise State and Rutgers have met twice in series history with the Broncos leading 2-0. They most recently met on April 12, 1997.
SCOUTING UTAH STATE:
Utah State holds a No. 53 rank this week as well as a team high of 194.200. The Aggies hold a 1-6 record on the season as well as a 0-4 WAC record.
The Aggies lead the all-time series with the Broncos 55-28 however the Broncos have won the last two meetings, including the Jan. 18, 2013 meet to kick-off the Broncos' season.