Pac-12 gymnastics teams to hit the road in week two

All eight Pac-12 gymnastics teams are hitting the road this weekend. From a regional rivalry in Provo to cross country trips to the likes of Iowa, Oklahoma, and Maryland -- every Pac-12 team is taking the show on the road. 

Once again this weekend, Pac-12 teams are challenging themselves against top competition. Seven teams ranked in the top 25 of the current national standings will face Pac-12 competition this weekend, highlighted by No. 8 UCLA making the trip to No. 2 Oklahoma. Other top teams going up against the Pac-12 in the coming days include No. 7 Denver, No. 11 Michigan, No. 18 Minnesota, No. 22 Ohio State, No. 23 BYU, and No. 24 Iowa.

As expected, the former Olympians competing in the Pac-12 had incredible opening weekends of the 2017 season. In her first collegiate gymnastics meet, UTAH freshman and 2016 Team USA alternate MyKayla Skinner earned the fourth-best opening weekend all-around score in the nation. Skinner is also ranked 9th on vault, 5th on bars, and 7th on floor. Skinner's performance in UTAH's win over Michigan earned her both Gymnast of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors in the Pac-12. UCLA freshman and gold medalist Madison Kocian also enjoyed a successful first outing as a college gymnast, earning herself the tenth-highest all-around score in the nation over the weekend. CALIFORNIA junior and 2016 Olympian Toni-Ann Williams opened the season by marking the third-best floor score in the nation.

The Pac-12 performed especially well on vault in the first week of competition. Of the seven teams that were in action, five are now ranked in the top 10 nationally on vault: CALIFORNIA and UCLA are tied at No. 4, STANFORD sits at No. 6, UTAH is No. 8, and OREGON STATE is the tenth-best vault team in the nation.

After being off last weekend, WASHINGTON will open the season at No. 22 Ohio State this weekend in a meet that will also feature No. 11 Michigan and Kent State. This will be the first meet as a Husky for first year head coach Elise Ray.

Gymnasts come from all over the world to compete in the Pac-12. This year’s rosters include 14 international student-athletes from four different countries: Canada (9), Australia (3), Ecuador (1), and Jamaica (1).

UTAH sold more than 8,600 season tickets for the 2017 gymnastics season, selling season seats in the upper deck for the first time in school history. Their season opener against Michigan on Saturday drew a crowd of 14,675.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

Friday, Jan. 13

TV/Stream

Time

No. 5 UTAH at No. 23 BYU

 BYUtv

6 p.m. PT

STANFORD, Boise State, Yale at UC Davis

 

7 p.m. PT

No. 9 OREGON STATE at Seattle Pacific

 

7 p.m. PT

Saturday, Jan. 14

 

 

WASHINGTON, No. 11 Michigan, Kent State at No. 22 Ohio State

 

1 p.m. PT

ARIZONA, No. 18 Minnesota, Alaska Anchorage at Maryland

 BTN Plus

1 p.m. PT

ARIZONA STATE, Air Force, Texas Women's at No. 7 Denver

 

5 p.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 15

 

 

No. 13 CALIFORNIA at No. 24 Iowa

 

12 p.m. PT

No. 8 UCLA at No. 2 Oklahoma

FSN

2 p.m. PT

 


RECENT RESULTS

Friday, Jan. 6

Result

ARIZONA STATE at Iowa State

 Iowa State, 193.850 - 191.800

No. 13 OREGON STATE at No. 8 Auburn

 OSU, 195.575-195.275

Texas Women's, Utah State at No. 18 ARIZONA

 ARIZ 1st, 194.025

Saturday, Jan. 7

 

No. 17 Arkansas at No. 4 UCLA

 UCLA, 195.700 - 195.350

No. 7 Michigan at No. 6 UTAH

 UTAH, 196.625-195.525

Monday, Jan. 9

 

Nor Cal Classic: No. 11 STANFORD, UC Davis, Sacramento State, and San Jose State at No.10 CALIFORNIA

 CAL 1st, 195. 325
 STAN 4th, 193.250

 


CONFERENCE STANDINGS 

Teams

Ave.

Pac-12 Record

Overall Record

California

 195.325

0-0

4-0

Arizona

 194.025

0-0

2-0

Utah

 196.625

0-0

1-0

UCLA

 195.700

0-0

1-0

Oregon State

 195.575

0-0

1-0

Stanford

 193.250

0-0

1-3

Arizona State

 191.800

0-0

0-1

Washington

  --

0-0

0-0

  


PAC-12 VS. OTHER CONFERENCES

Conference

 

Big Ten

1-0

Big 12

0-1

East Atlantic Gymnastics League 

0-0

Eastern College Athletic

0-0

Mid-American

0-0

Midwest Independent 

1-0

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

4-2

Mountain Rim

1-0

Southeastern

2-0

Western Athletic

0-0

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic

0-0

Independent

0-0

Total

9-3


GYMNASTICS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS

Pac-12 Networks, now in its fifth season of unprecedented coverage of Pac-12 sports, will air 30 women’s gymnastics meets in 2017. All eight Pac-12 schools will appear on the Networks at least six times: Arizona (7), Arizona State (7), California (8), Oregon State (7), Stanford (6), UCLA (9), Utah (7) and Washington (7). Both sessions of the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be televised live nationally on Pac-12 Network on Saturday, Mar. 18 at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California. 

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