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No. 16 Gym Devils Home Opener On Friday

Jan 26, 2022

By Olivia Dowell, media relations intern

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After starting the 2022 campaign on the road, the No. 16 Gym Devils will finally be back at Desert Financial Arena this Friday at 7 p.m. MST to host the Washington Huskies.

How to Follow
Desert Financial Arena will be open to the public and tickets are available here. Fan safety protocol information is here. The matchup can be viewed on the ASU Live Stream at 7 p.m. MST. Live scoring will be available, as well as updates on Twitter (@SunDevilGym). 

Sun Devil Outlook
No. 16 Arizona State (0-2, 0-1 Pac-12)

  • In the conference opener at No. 2 Utah, the Gym Devils took second with a score of 196.100, the 12th meet in a row with a team score over 196.000. 
  • The meet with UW will be the home opener for the Gym Devils and give the fans their first chance to be in Desert Financial Arena for gymnastics since Dec. 17 for the Maroon and Gold Scrimmage.
  • Other impressive streaks continued for ASU against the Utes as the Gym Devils now have 19 meets in a row scoring 49.000+ on bars and now they've reached 11 consecutive meets reaching that score on the vault.
  • Hannah Scharf won her first all-around title of the year on Friday with a score of 39.500. She scored season highs on the beams (9.900) and bars (9.875) while matching last week's vault score (9.875). She has yet to score below a 9.850 in 2022.
  • Two other Gym Devils competed in the all-around. Freshman Alex Theodorou made her collegiate debut on the beam to compete in the all-around for the first time where she scored 9.825 or better on three events. Emily White also competed in the all-around for the first time this season and scored a career-high on floor with a 9.850. 
  • Sophomore Sarah Clark, along with Gracie Reeves and Jade Mangahas, made their debut for ASU this season. Clark received solid scores in her two events where she tied Scharf with the team-high on bars (9.875) and had a 9.825 on the beam.

Opponent Outlook
Washington (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12)

  • Washington is coming off its first home meet of the season against California where it scored 195.450, a 1.45 point improvement from its first two meets. The Huskies opened their season in Corvallis in the Oregon State Tri-Meet where they took second place in a meet with OSU and San Jose State.
  • UW is ranked No. 31 on Road to Nationals, its best event being vault where they're ranked No. 26. Sophomore Skylar Killough-Wilhelm represented the Dawgs in the Pac-12 weekly awards, earning the coaches choice of the week after her strong performance last week.
  • The Sun Devils and the Huskies competed last season in Seattle where ASU picked up its first win at Washington since 2010 and had its season-high road score of 197.050.