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No. 24 Oregon State Heads to Stanford for Last Regular-Season Meet

Mar 10, 2021

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 24 Oregon State gymnastics team will head to Stanford for their final meet of the regular season.
DATE: Sunday, March 14
TIME: 12:00 PM PST
SITE: Burnham Pavilion - Stanford, Calif. 
TEAMS: Stanford hosts #24 Oregon State
STATS: (links coming soon)
Oregon State notes | Stanford notes (coming soon)
*NQS, which stands for National Qualifying Score, is calculated using a gymnast's or team's top four scores, at least two of which must be from away meets. 
• Oregon State has spent the 2021 season consistently improving upon themselves with each meet.
• The team started with a 191.950 against Boise State (1/15) and most recently, the Beavers combined for their third score above a 196, on March 5, just after Oregon State scored its season-best, 196.500, at #13 UCLA (2/27). 
• Madi Dagen (beam) and Kaitlyn Yanish (floor) have won the individual title on their respective events in six of the Beavers' seven meets of 2021. 
• M. Dagen has won the individual title on beam in six of her seven meets. With an NQS of 9.913, she sits 22nd in the nation. In addition to success on the beam, M. Dagen owns the ninth-best NQS on vault with a 9.925, and with a 9.894 NQS on the floor, she is ranked 45th.
• Coming back from an injury, Lacy Dagen has scored, or tied her sister for, the top vault score on Oregon State in three of her four meets. With the minimum required for an NQS, a 9.875, she ranks 41st in the nation.
• The vault and floor lineups lead with three gymnasts in the top-100. Yanish's 9.925 NQS is good for 20th with Madi Dagen (9.894 - 45th) and Kayla Bird (9.863 - 97th) following. On the vault, M. Dagen leads with L. Dagen closely behind her. Yanish rounds out the top-100 on vault (9.856 - 63rd). 
• Sydney Gonzales leads the freshmen with 15 routines, 13 hits, and three titles - one on vault and two on beam. Close to the top-100, she ranks 103rd on vault with a 9.831 NQS.
• Oregon State's vault and floor lineups rank 14th in the nation due to the NQS after seven meets. The beam lineup follows in 17th place with the bars sitting at 45th.
• Injury report: Grace Johnson, Jane Poniewaz, and Anna Yeates will be sitting out for the remainder of the season. Colette Yamaoka will not yet be returning from her injury. 
• Oregon State earned a third score above 196 but fell to #4 Utah on Friday, March 5.
• The Beavers came together to win on the floor, with an individual title on the vault and the floor from Sydney Gonzales and Kaitlyn Yanish, respectively.
• Gonzales notched her first title on vault, second individual win this year, with a career-best 9.900.
• Madi Dagen and Jenna Domingo tied for the top OSU score on beam with a 9.900 while Kayla Bird scored a 9.750 for the Beavers' best bars routine. 
• Domingo and Lexie Gonzales competed for personal records on beam, a 9.900 for Domingo and a 9.850 for L. Gonzales.
Other top-three performances: Madi Dagen - Floor - 9.925 (2nd); Madi Dagen - All-Around - 39.325 (3rd)

Vault: 14th - 49.219
Bars: 44th - 48.619
Beam: 17th - 49.213
Floor: 14th - 49.325
All-Around: 24th - 196.244
Individuals in the Top 100
9. Madi Dagen - 9.925
41. Lacy Dagen - 9.875
63. Kaitlyn Yanish - 9.856
22. Madi Dagen - 9.913
74. Kristina Peterson - 9.869
20. Kaitlyn Yanish - 9.925
45. Madi Dagen - 9.894
97. Kayla Bird - 9.863
42. Madi Dagen - 39.150
48. Kayla Bird - 39.094
*ranked from National Qualifying Scores

Team 49.325 48.825 49.350 49.450 196.500
Kayla Bird 9.825 9.850 9.800 9.900 39.175
Lacy Dagen 9.900
Madi Dagen 9.950 9.825 9.925 9.925 39.525
Jenna Domingo 9.100 9.900
Savanna Force 9.875
Lexie Gonzales 9.850
Sydney Gonzales 9.900 9.900 8.850
Lena Greene 9.800
Kaitlyn Hoiland 9.775
Grace Johnson
Niya Mack 9.750 9.850
Alexa McClung
Julia Melchert
Kristina Peterson 9.850 9.750 9.925 9.875 39.300
Jane Poniewaz 9.825 9.750 9.825
Colette Yamaoka
Kaitlyn Yanish 9.875 9.950
Anna Yeates
Ariana Young 9.725 9.875


Team 49.125 47.996 48.979 49.200 195.300
Kayla Bird 9.762 9.718 9.520 9.829 39.094
Lacy Dagen 9.875
Madi Dagen 9.757 9.604 9.882 9.846 39.045
Jenna Domingo 9.100 9.835
Savanna Force 9.771
Lexie Gonzales 9.560
Sydney Gonzales 9.804 9.686 8.850
Lena Greene 9.800
Kaitlyn Hoiland 9.475
Grace Johnson
Niya Mack 9.521 9.696
Alexa McClung
Julia Melchert
Kristina Peterson 9.764 9.450 9.838 9.821 38.860
Jane Poniewaz 9.733 9.531 9.787
Colette Yamaoka
Kaitlyn Yanish 9.839 9.907
Anna Yeates
Ariana Young 9.525 9.675

2021 BEAVER NQS             

Team 49.219 48.619 49.213 49.325 196.244
Kayla Bird 9.775 9.800 9.713 9.863 39.094
Lacy Dagen 9.875
Madi Dagen 9.925 9.738 9.913 9.894 39.150
Jenna Domingo 9.850
Savanna Force 9.850
Lexie Gonzales 9.625
Sydney Gonzales 9.831 9.825
Lena Greene
Kaitlyn Hoiland 9.744
Grace Johnson
Niya Mack 9.669 9.825
Alexa McClung
Julia Melchert
Kristina Peterson 9.794 9.869 9.850
Jane Poniewaz 9.531
Colette Yamaoka
Kaitlyn Yanish 9.856 9.925
Anna Yeates
Ariana Young 9.669 9.775

Vault: 10 - Kristie Snyder (1995, '96), Katrina Severin (2001)
Bars: 10 - Chari Knight (1992, '92, '93, '94, '94), Heather Bennett (1996), Danae Phillips (1999), Elizabeth Jillson (2003), Kaytianna McMillan (2017)
Beam: 10 - Chari Knight (1992, '93, '93), Michelle Sandoz (1994)
Floor: 10 - Amy Durham (1993, '93), Lara Degenhardt (1999), Chrissy Lamun (2003), Tasha Smith (2008)
All-Around: 39.75 - Chari Knight (1993)
Vault: 49.475 (1999, 1996)
Bars: 49.675 (2013)
Beam: 49.600 (2004)
Floor: 49.700 (2004)
Overall: 197.850 (2013)
• After returning to campus on January 4, and following a 10-day mandated quarantine, the Cardinal started its practices, with restrictions, on January 14. Sports in Santa Clara County were able to resume indoor competition. 
• Resuming competition, the Cardinal started at San Jose State (Feb. 27), focusing on individual competition, before heading to Washington for their first full team meet, against both Washington and Boise State, on March 7.
• The Cardinal scored a 191.825 at Washington. Chloe Widner won vault with a 9.875 with Stanford getting second on both beam and floor from Widner (9.850) and Kyla Bryant (9.925), respectively. Widener finished with the top all-around score, a 39.275.
• Before hosting the Beavers, the Cardinal will go against San Jose for a full team competition on Wednesday, Mar. 10.
• Senior Kyla Bryant was named one of 29 nominees for the American Athlete, Inc. Award, which is presented to the most outstanding collegiate senior female gymnast in the country.
• Due to the Cardinal's shortened season, the team has not competed in enough meets for an NQS. 

Team 48.300 48.475 46.000 49.050 191.825
Ira Alexeeva
Madison Brunette 9.450 9.675 9.725
Kyla Bryant 9.775 9.850 9.150 9.900 38.600
Jade Chrobok
Rachael Flam 8.950
Grace Garcia 9.475 9.825
Morgan Hoang 9.825 9.825
Sandra Jessen 9.550 8.900 9.675
Taylor Lawson
Eve Micco
Lauren Navarro
Isabela Onyshko
Kelly Ramm
Wesley Stephenson
Addie Stonecipher
Sze En Tan
Grace Waguespack
Chloe Widner 9.875 9.725 9.850 9.825 39.275
Amanda Zeng 9.625 9.650 9.775


Team 48.300 38.613 37.238 38.438 138.438
Ira Alexeeva
Madison Brunette 9.450 9.675 9.725
Kyla Bryant 9.775 9.812 9.150 9.900 38.600
Jade Chrobok
Rachael Flam 8.950
Grace Garcia 9.475 9.737
Morgan Hoang 9.737 9.825
Sandra Jessen 9.550 8.650 9.037
Taylor Lawson
Eve Micco
Lauren Navarro
Isabela Onyshko
Kelly Ramm
Wesley Stephenson
Addie Stonecipher
Sze En Tan
Grace Waguespack
Chloe Widner 9.875 9.725 9.800 9.812 39.275
Amanda Zeng 9.625 9.362 9.700

**Cardinal information as of 3/9/21
• Oregon State leads the all-time series, 66-30.
• The Beavers last met the Cardinal in 2020, beating it 196.825-194.575. Beating Stanford as a team on vault, beam, and the floor, OSU also saw individual titles in the same events. The Dagen sisters each notched a title with Madi Dagen scoring a 9.900 on vault and Lacy Dagen earning a 9.975, her career-best, on beam. 2020 graduate, Isis Lowery, grabbed the floor title with a 9.975. Alyssa Minyard, another 2020 graduate, finished first for Oregon State, second overall, with a 9.850 on bars. Other OSU scores in the top-three included: Lacy Dagen - Vault - 9.850 (2nd); Savanna Force & Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.900 (2nd); Destinee Davis & Isis Lowery - Beam - 9.875 (2nd); Halli Briscoe - Bars - 9.825 (3rd). 
vs. Boise State

Madi Dagen - Vault - 9.900
Madi Dagen - Beam - 9.850
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.900
vs. Washington
Madi Dagen - Vault - 9.950
Kayla Bird, Kaitlyn Hoiland - Bars - 9.775
Madi Dagen, Sydney Gonzales, Kristina Peterson - Beam - 9.800
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.950
at #15 Arizona State
Madi Dagen - Vault - 9.950
Madi Dagen, Sydney Gonzales - Beam - 9.900
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.900
at Washington 
Lacy Dagen - Vault - 9.850
Madi Dagen - Beam - 9.875
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.900
vs. #13 California
Madi Dagen, Kristina Peterson - Beam - 9.925
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.950
at #13 UCLA
Madi Dagen - Beam - 9.925
vs. #4 Utah
Sydney Gonzales - Vault - 9.900
Kaitlyn Yanish - Floor - 9.950
• Tanya Chaplin enters her 24th season directing the gymnastics program. With a record of 431-251-3 at the start of the 2021 season, she owns the most wins in the gymnastics program's history. She earned this distinction with her 318th win in 2014, against Iowa State.
• During her time at OSU, she has become well-known as one of the best in the business for the choreography her gymnasts' floor and beam routines see, putting her athletes in the best position to entertain the crowd as well as the judges.
• Since 1997-98, when Chaplin came to Oregon State, gymnastics has 12 NCAA Championship team appearances with 13 additional individual appearances throughout six different seasons. The Beavers have seen two NCAA Regional titles (2008, 2011) and two Pac-12 titles (2011, 2013) under Chaplin's direction.
• A five-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Chaplin has coached 19 Pac-12 individual champions, with three two-time champions and two four-time champions, three Pac-12 Gymnasts of the Year (with one two-time) and three Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
• Over the course of her career at OSU, Chaplin has led 29 gymnasts to earn All-American honors - one seven-time honoree, two six-time, two four-time, four three-time, five two-time, and 14 one-time honorees, including one gymnast who earned the honor before and after Chaplin joined the Beavers.
• Michael Chaplin joined Oregon State at the same time as Tanya Chaplin. Coaching the Beavers since, Chaplin was named the associate head coach prior to the 2004 season. 
• As part of the Oregon State gymnastics coaching staff, Chaplin has been named the NACGC West Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year twice (1999, 2003) and the NACGC West Region Co-Coach of the Year once (2011). 
• In combination with Tanya Chaplin, he has coached Oregon State to 12 NCAA championship team appearances with two NCAA Regional titles and two Pac-12 championships.
• Chaplin serves as OSU's vault and tumbling coach.
Here are some quick hitters about the 2021 Oregon State gymnastics roster:
• The Beavers have seven seniors on the team (Lacy Dagen, Lena Greene, Savanna Force, Lexie Gonzales, Niya Mack, Colette Yamaoka, Kaitlyn Yanish). They have combined to perform 225 routines in their career entering the season.
• There were six additions to the squad this fall with the arrivals of freshmen Sydney Gonzales, Kaitlyn Hoiland, Grace Johnson, Julia Melchert, Anna Yeates, and Ariana Young. 
• Ten of the 13 returning gymnasts on the 2021 team competed in at least one meet for the Beavers last season. Alexa McClung and Jane Poniewaz are seeking their first competition routines at OSU, in addition to the six freshmen. 
• The Beavers have two gymnasts that hail from the state of Oregon - Lena Greene (Tigard) and Alexa McClung (Salem).
• OSU also has one gymnast from outside the continental 48 states - Jenna Domingo (Kapolei, Hawai'i).
• Though unable to finish the 2020 season out, the Beavers return 10 of 24 routines from the 2019 NCAA Championships lineup. Mariana Colussi-Pelaez (bars), Mary Jacobsen (vault, floor, bars) and McKenna Singley (vault, floor, beam) graduated in 2019 while Hallie Briscoe (bars), Sabrina Gill (bars, beam), Maela Lazaro (beam), and Isis Lowery (beam, bars, floor) graduated following the 2020 season. Those returning are Madi Dagen (vault, floor, beam), Lacy Dagen (vault, beam), Savanna Force (floor), Colette Yamaoka (beam), and Kaitlyn Yanish (vault, floor).
• The Beavers finished the season ranked No. 15.
• OSU opened the 2020 season with a second-place finish at the Critique Classic with a 194.450. The Beavers posted the top score on the uneven bars to help beat Iowa (192.700) and Bridgeport (189.300). Oregon State fell to No. 8 Georgia (195.100) in their opening meet.
• The next month saw a 6-2 record with a first-place finish in a tri-meet against Seattle Pacific and Centenary and two second-place finishes in tri-meet against Arizona State & Louisiana State and No. 21 Arizona & Sacramento State.
• The Beavers closed the season with four-straight losses against No. 3 Utah, No. 10 California, No. 3 UCLA, and No. 12 Washington despite seeing some of their best team scores, including a tie for the highest against UCLA with a 196.825 score, on the season.
• All four of OSU's lineups were ranked among the top-20 in the nation. The beam lineup was the highest ranked for the Beavers at No. 12 (48.700 national qualifying score), while the bars (48.600) and floor (48.700) ranked No. 14, and vault (48.450) was No. 19.
• The Beavers' routine production breakdown looked like this: Seniors performed 105 of 240 routines (43.75%), sophomores produced 50 of 240 (20.83%), juniors 48 of 240 (20%), and freshmen 37 of 240 (15.42%). Lacy Dagen will return as a senior with 18 of the seniors' 105 routines.
• Kaitlyn Yanish (floor) and Madi Dagen (beam) were named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team.
• 11 OSU gymnasts were named to the Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll. The honorees included: Halli Briscoe (Organizational Leadership, MS), Lacy Dagen (sociology), Madi Dagen (digital communication arts), Savanna Force (kinesiology), Lexie Gonzales (digital communication arts), Lena Greene (bioengineering), Jaime Law (design & innovation management in OSU's Honor College), Maela Lazaro (biohealth sciences), Isis Lowery (human development and family sciences), Kristina Peterson (human development and family services) and Colette Yamaoka (biology).
• 15 gymnasts were recognized as Scholastic All-Americans by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association: Kayla Bird, Halli Briscoe, Lacy Dagen, Madi Dagen, Jenna Domingo, Savanna Force, Lexie Gonzales, Lena Greene, Jaime Law, Maela Lazaro, Isis Lowery. Alexa McClung, Alyssa Minyard, Kristina Peterson, and Jane Poniewaz.
• The Beavers return 13 gymnasts from 2020 including 10 that competed last season.
• Among those 13 returning gymnasts are seven seniors - Lacy Dagen, Savanna Force, Lexie Gonzales, Lena Greene, Niya Mack, Colette Yamaoka, and Kaitlyn Yanish - who will be expected to provide leadership for the squad. 
• Lena Greene, who missed the 2017 season due to injury, will be using her fifth year of eligibility and will compete as a redshirt senior in 2021.
• Lacy Dagen, who suffered knee injuries in her first two seasons at Florida, will be returning for her fourth year of competition as a redshirt senior in 2021.
• Oregon State returns one WCGA Regular Season All-American from 2019. Kaitlyn Yanish was recognized for her routines on the floor exercise for the second straight season.
• In November, two gymnasts made official commitments to join the Oregon State gymnastics program for the 2021-22 academic year. Natalie Briones (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Phoebe Jakubczyk (Bristol, United Kingdom) are scheduled to enroll at Oregon State this coming summer.
• In addition, 2018 signee Jade Carey (Phoenix, Ariz.), who has deferred her enrollment to train for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, still plans to join the Beavers in time for the 2022 season.
• After traveling to Stanford, the Beavers will start the postseason at the Pac-12 Championships on March 20. 

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