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Beavers to Open Season Ranked 17th

Dec 16, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Oregon State gymnastics team will begin the 2022 campaign as the 17th ranked team in the nation according to the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Preseason Poll, which was released on Friday.

Eleven out of 12 opponents on the Beavers' schedule are ranked in the top 36 with a 12th receiving votes. In addition, five Pac-12 Conference teams are ranked among the top 25 and all eight of the league's gymnastics programs are in the top 36.

Oregon State's home schedule includes duals against No. 8 UCLA (Jan. 23), No. 12 Arizona State (Feb. 5), No. 34 Washington (Feb. 13) and No. 33 Stanford (Feb. 25). In addition, the Beavers will host No. 24 Boise State, No. 34 Washington and unranked San Jose State in a quad meet to open their home slate on Jan. 15. The annual Dam Cancer meet is set for Feb. 5 when the Beavers take on the Sun Devils in Gill Coliseum.

The Beaver road slate includes many challenges with a season-opening podium competition at the 2022 Collegiate Challenge that features six top gymnastics programs on Jan. 8 in Anaheim, Calif. The Pac-12 road trips begin at No. 7 California (Jan. 29) with others including No. 4 Utah (Feb. 18) and No. 27 Arizona (March 4).

OSU concludes the regular-season in Denver, Colo. with a four-team meet against No. 10 Denver, No. 11 Arkansas and No. 32 Nebraska on March 13.

The 2022 Oregon State gymnastics team features thirteen returning letterwinners with seasoned veterans - Madi DagenKayla Bird, and Kaitlyn Yanish – amongst them that will lead the squad this winter.

In addition, the Beavers welcome nine new faces that look to make a big impact during the 2022 campaign – led by Olympic Gold Medalist Jade Carey. Other freshmen in training include Carley BeemanNatalie BrionesKarlie ChavezKaitlin GarciaPhoebe JakubczykLauren LetzschTrinity Pyle and Brianna Yamamoto

2022 WCGA Preseason Poll
1. Michigan – 2405 points (37 first place votes)
2. Florida – 2319 (16)
3. Oklahoma – 2317 (6)
4. Utah – 2306 (8)
5. LSU – 2179 (1)
6. Alabama - 2027
7. California – 2020 (1)
8. UCLA - 1887
9. Minnesota - 1803
10. Denver - 1763
11. Arkansas - 1700
12. Arizona State - 1666
13. Kentucky - 1571
14. Auburn - 1460
15. Georgia - 1384
16. Missouri - 1334
17. Oregon State - 1316
18. Iowa - 1308
19. BYU -1208
20. Iowa State - 1005
21. North Carolina State - 981
22. Ohio State - 957
23. Illinois - 919
24. Boise State - 908
25. Southern Utah - 864
26. Utah State - 607
27. Arizona - 593
28. Central Michigan - 517
29. Penn State – 432
30. West Virginia - 428
31. Maryland - 425
32. Nebraska - 383
33. Stanford - 381
34. Washington - 367
35. North Carolina - 336
36. Michigan State - 305
 
Season and single meet tickets for the 2022 Oregon State gymnastics season are available for purchase via BeaverTickets.com/Gymnastics and 1-800-GO-BEAVS.

For more information on the Oregon State gymnastics team, follow the club's official Twitter account at Twitter.com/BeaverGym, by Facebook at Facebook.com/BeaverGym or on Instagram at Instagram.com/BeaverGym.

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