No. 19 Boise State Gymnastics Gears Up to Face Highly Ranked Opponents at Oregon State Quad Meet

COMING UP:
The No. 19 Boise State Broncos will compete in their final regular season road meet on Saturday, March 15 in Corvallis, Oregon. The meet will be hosted by No. 8 Oregon State University and will include No. 16 University of Missouri and No. 36 Sacramento State. The Salbasgeon Suites Invitational is slated for a 5 p.m. (Mountain Time) start at the Gill Coliseum on the campus of Oregon State University.

LIVE STATS:
Fans are able to view live stats for the event at:
http://www.osubeavers.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml on the Oregon State Beavers athletic website.

LAST TIME OUT:
Boise State earned their ninth and tenth wins this past weekend when they topped Arizona State and Penn State in the Arizona State Triangular. The Broncos posted their second best team score of the season, a 196.00, winning the event by .950 over Penn State. ASU came in third with a 194.550. The Broncos took the lead in the first rotation and never looked back, leading the three-team competition from beginning to end. The Broncos’ Hannah Redmon finished in a tie for first in the all-around competition, posting a career high of 39.325 in the event. The only other Bronco to earn a title in the triangular was senior Lindsay Ward who earned her fifth win this season on bars, tying her career best of 9.925 in the event. The Broncos’ score tied the ninth best mark in school history for total team score.

ABOUT THE BRONCOS:
The Broncos jumped from No. 22 to No. 19 (194.995 Regional Qualifying Score) this week after defeating (then ranked) No. 20 Arizona State and No. 21 Penn State. They continue to hold the No. 15 spot on bars (48.870 RQS) and improved to No. 18 (48.945 RQS) on floor. They also moved up to No. 20 (48.920 RQS) on vault and improved three spots to No. 27 (48.510) on beam.

Boise State had a handful of athletes in the Gym Info’s National Top-100 individual event rankings. Freshman Hannah Redmon led the pack, ranking in four categories. Redmon ranks No. 50 (38.895 RQS) in the all-around competition while also holding the No. 24 (9.870 RQS) spot on vault, tying for No. 26 (9.865 RQS) on floor and tying for No. 57 (9.815 RQS) on bars. Senior Lindsay Ward sits in the rankings in two events, ranking No. 16 on bars (9.880 RQS) and tying for No. 53 on beam (9.820 RQS). In addition on vault, freshman Amy Glass is tied for No. 68 (9.820 RQS) while junior Shaniece Craft is tied for No. 75 (9.815 RQS). Additionally, redshirt sophomore Taylor Jacob holds the No. 20 spot (9.865 RQS) on bars while redshirt freshman Sarah Smith is tied for No. 73 (9.810 RQS) on floor.

ABOUT OREGON STATE:
The Oregon State Beavers will be the toughest competition the Broncos have faced this season, entering this weekend’s competition with a No. 8 national team ranking with an RQS of 196.355. Not only does the team pose to be a tough all-around team, but they also rank in the nation’s top-10 in all four events, including a No. 6 spot on beam (49.100 RQS), a No. 8 spot on floor (49.155 RQS), a No. 9 spot on vault (49.220 RQS), and a No. 10 spot on bars (49.020 RQS).

The Beavers have many key individuals helping with the team’s great success this season. Ranking in the nation’s top-100, all-arounder Jami Lanz ranks No. 6 (39.415 RQS) in the all-around competition while also ranking in a tie for No. 49 (9.840 RQS) on vault, in a tie for No. 51(9.820 RQS) on bars, ranking No. 3 (9.895 RQS) on beam, and tied for No. 19 (9.875 RQS) on floor. Mandi Rodriguez is also ranked for the Beavers in the all-around, holding the No. 43 spot (38.990 RQS). Rodriguez holds individual event rankings in three events, including: tied for No. 10 (9.905 RQS) on vault, tied for No. 87 (9.785) on bars, and No. 13 (9.885 RQS) on floor. OSU’s Tasha Smith is tied for No. 14 (9.885 RQS) on vault and is tied for No. 28 (9.865 RQS) on floor while Yuki Lamb is tied for No. 41 (9.850 RQS) on vault and tied for No. 55 (9.815 RQS) on beam. Laura-Ann Chong is tied for No. 72 (9.795 RQS) on bars and tied for No. 58 (9.810 RQS) on beam while Jen Kesler is tied for No. 40 (9.835 RQS) on bars and tied for No. 62 (9.810 RQS) on beam. The Beavers’ Claire Pierce is also tied for No. 58 (9.810 RQS) on beam while Kera Bolen sits in a tie for No. 91 (9.795 RQS) on floor.

ABOUT MISSOURI:
The University of Missouri Tigers hold a No. 16 (195.465 RQS) ranking and are likely the second toughest competition the Broncos have faced or will face this regular season. The Tigers rank in the nation’s top-25 in all four individual events, including their highest ranking of No. 16 on vault (48.985 RQS) and on beam (48.885 RQS). The Tigers also hold the No. 22 spot on floor (48.890 RQS) and the No. 24 spot on bars (48.705 RQS).

Proving they will be in the hunt for individual titles this weekend as well, the Tigers are led by Adrianne Perry who is tied for No. 14 (39.305 RQS) in the all-around. Perry also ranks No. 59 (9.815 RQS) on bars, No. 22 (9.855 RQS) on beam, and tied for No. 53 (9.830 RQS) on floor. Sarah Shire will look to be an all-around threat as well, holding the No. 31 spot (39.100 RQS). Shire also is tied for No. 28 (9.860 RQS) on vault and tied for No. 24 (9.870 RQS) on floor for the Tigers. The Tigers’ third and final all-arounder to rank in the nation’s top-100 is Ashley Khederian who holds the No. 48 (38.940 RQS) ranking for this week. Ranked in singles events, Alicia Hatcher is tied at No. 28 (9.845 RQS) on bars and tied for No. 44 (9.830 RQS) on beam.

ABOUT SACRAMENTO STATE:
The Sacramento State Hornets enter the weekend with the lowest team ranking of No. 36 (193.105 RQS), but will still prove to be tough competition. The Hornets rank highest on the beam where they hold the No. 20 spot (48.795 RQS), while also holding the No. 44 spots on bars (48.195 RQS) and on floor (48.195 RQS). Sac State also sits at No. 49 on vault with an RQS of 48.045.

Individually, the Hornets are led by Marina Borisova who ranks No. 49 (38.915 RQS) in the all-around. Borisova also ranks No. 87 (9.785 RQS) for the Hornets on bars. Also ranking in the all-around, Eryn Stubblefield is ranked No. 90 (38.270 RQS) while Melissa Genovese is No. 92 (38.170 RQS) in the event. Genovese holds the teams’ highest individual ranking, sitting at No. 6 on beam with a 9.880 RQS. Elizabeth Norvell is the only other Hornet in the rankings, tying for the No. 100 spot (9.770 RQS) on beam.

PROBABLE BRONCO LINE-UP BY EVENT:
VAULT:
Leading the team all season, Hannah Redmon will be likely be joined by key squad members, Amy Glass, Shaniece Craft, and Lindsay Ward in the vault line-up, while season-long contributors Yvette Leizorek and Amber Neroes will likely round out the line-up for the Broncos.

BARS: After winning her fifth title on bars this season, Ward will be joined by Taylor Jacob as the backbone of the bars squad. Redmon and fellow freshman Mallory Dziawura will also make a big impact while Neroes and freshman Cassie Tycast will likely be a part of this week’s line-up.

BEAM: Last week’s leader, Kelsey Lang will be joined by season-long leader Ward to head up the beam squad. Jacob, Redmon, and Glass have all been showing improvements while Sarah Smith will likely compete on beam for her fifth meet this season.

FLOOR: Smith posted a team-high and career best last week and will look to join forces with Redmon as the Bronco leaders on floor. Lang, Glass, Leizorek, and Jacob have all been big contributors on floor this season and will likely round out this week’s line-up for the Broncos.

ALL AROUND: Redmon is most likely to compete in this week’s all-around competition while there is a slight chance that Glass could join her in all four events.


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