Oregon State Closes Out Home Competition Against No. 19 Stanford
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Fresh off its fourth 197 of the season at No. 4 Utah, Oregon State gymnastics will host No. 19 Stanford in the home finale this Friday, Feb. 25 inside Gill Coliseum. Celebrating senior night, the Beavers will send off the seniors after the action that is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. PT with introductions scheduled for 7:20 p.m. PT. The meet will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with Jim Watson on the call.
FOR THE FANS
The Pac-12 matchup requires all fans in attendance to wear a mask inside Gill Coliseum as doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Oregon State requires all attendees at designated university events to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of a (-) COVID test within the prior three days of the event. Official 2022 Oregon State gymnastics posters and individual meet programs will be available for fans to pickup in the concourse pre-meet.
Oregon State has simplified and enhanced the fan experience, while making meetday safer for fans with the introduction of its new app OSU Beavers Mobile, presented by Toyota. Tickets will be scanned on game day using the app on a mobile device. Fans are encouraged to have their tickets downloaded to their wallet on either iPhone or Android devices, and ready to present upon arrival to help expedite the entry process. Step-by-step instructions for the process may be accessed online, CLICK HERE. Beaver fans are also encouraged to purchase their 2022 Pac-12 Championship tickets now in order to reserve seats with other OSU fans. Visit osubeavers.com to claim tickets today!
YOUTH GYM CLUB TICKETS
Oregon State gymnastics invites all gymnastics clubs out to a Beavers home meet this season for free. Complimentary tickets will be provided to coaches and athletes in the general admissions sections of Gill Coliseum. Guests of coaches and athletes may purchase discounted meet tickets using a promo code. For more information or to request tickets, CLICK HERE.
BEAVS IN THE RANKINGS
The Beavers dropped out of the polls this week due to the rankings being moved to National Qualifying Scores (NQS). A team's NQS is calculated by taking the highest six scores of the season, three of which must be road scores, dropping the high score and averaging the remaining five. After the season-opener at the Collegiate Challenge was canceled due to COVID-19 and with OSU's next road meet not occurring until March 4, the Beavers will not qualify for rankings until March 7. Prior to this week, Jade Carey ranked first in the nation in the all-around with a 39.760 average and sat No. 1 on bars, No. 3 on floor, No. 6 on beam and No. 9 on vault. Kaitlyn Yanish and Madi Dagen were tied for 39th on floor while Yanish held sole possession of 39 on vault.
WEEK SIX QUICK STICKS
For the first time since the 2017 season, Oregon State scored its fourth 197 in a single season at No. 4 Utah on Friday evening … The Beavers suffered its second loss of the season, falling to the Utes by a score of 198.000-197.150 … As a team, the Orange & Black posted its highest beam score of the season with a 49.4000 despite having to drop their first score … Lauren Letzsch (9.85) and Sydney Gonzales (9.90) tied career-bests while senior veteran Madi Dagen added a personal-high of 9.95 to lead OSU on the apparatus … Jade Carey took home four individual titles in all-around (39.700), bars (9.95), floor (9.925) and scored a personal-best 9.975 on vault … Dagen hit a career-high 39.575 all-around score to finish third behind Carey and Olympian silver medalist and Ute, Grace McCallum.
SEASON QUICK STICKS
OSU has hit 136 of 144 routines this season … Gymnasts who have hit every routine are Carley Beeman (5-5), Jade Carey (24-24), Karlie Chavez (6-6), Sydney Gonzales (18-18), Lauren Letzsch (18-18) and Kaitlyn Yanish (12-12) … Individual event winners this season are Carey (27), Madi Dagen (1) and Domingo (1).
The Beavers lead the overall series with Stanford, 68-30, which includes a 29-4 record in Corvallis … Oregon State rides a five-meet winning streak heading into Friday … The last loss to the Cardinal occurred back in 2016 after OSU fell at Stanford by a score of 197.000-196.450 … Last season, the Beavers came away with a 196.550-194.025 victory on the road after OSU scored its season best … Madi Dagen shared the vault title with teammate Kristina Peterson while Kayla Bird scored a career-best 9.925 on floor to win the event.
SCOUTING THE CARDINAL
Stanford (3-7) is coached by Tabitha Yim who is in her fifth season at the helm … The Cardinal are ranked No. 19 this week with an RQS of 195.940, averaging 196.100 this season … Stanford last competed at the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, scoring a 195.450 against No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 12 Denver and #34 Washington … Stanford's highest score this season of 196.900 occurred on Feb. 12 against No. 16 UCLA inside Maples Pavilion … Kyla Bryant leads the Cardinal with an 39.300 all-around NQS, which places her in seventh overall.
Oregon State will be in action on the road for the remainder of the season, beginning at Arizona on March 4. The Beavers and Wildcats are set to square off at 5 p.m. PT on Arizona's Live Stream. The final regular-season competition will occur on March 13 when Oregon State travels to Denver, Colo. to face Denver, Arkansas and Nebraska for a quad meet.
Single meet tickets for the 2022 Oregon State gymnastics season are available for purchase via BeaverTickets.com and 1-800-GO-BEAVS.
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