Oregon State Begins Road Swing Friday at Arizona
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State gymnastics is set to finish the 2022 regular season on the road, beginning at Arizona this Friday, March 4. The Beavers and Wildcats will compete at 5 p.m. PT inside the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz. The Pac-12 clash is available for free on Arizona's live stream and can be accessed on the gymnastics schedule page.
BEAVS IN THE RANKINGS
For the second consecutive week, the Beavers remain out of the polls due to the rankings moving 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. After Friday's meet, OSU will qualify on March 7. Prior to last 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 SEVEN QUICK STICKS
Oregon State secured an unbeaten home season (7-0) and achieved its fourth consecutive 197 of the season and fifth during the 2022 campaign after taking down No. 19 Stanford (197.225 – 195.05) on Friday's Senior Night … The Beavers celebrated their three seniors in Alexa McClung, Colette Yamaoka and Kaitlyn Yanish … As a team, the Orange & Black tied its highest beam score of the season with a 49.425 despite having to drop their first score … Jenna Domingo added her fourth 9.9 of the season on the apparatus while Jade Carey anchored with a meet-high 9.925 … Carey took home all five individual titles, tying a career-best 39.825 all-around and now holds 32 titles this season … senior Madi Dagen produced another solid all-around (39.400) that was highlighted by a 9.90 on floor … Yanish concluded her career in Corvallis adding a 9.825 on vault and 9.95 on floor one last time in front of Beaver Nation … Yamaoka delivered her best bar routine of 9.825 while McClung served as an exhibition on bars and floor.
SEASON QUICK STICKS
OSU has hit 159 of 168 routines this season … Gymnasts who have hit every routine are Carley Beeman (6-6), Jade Carey (28-28), Karlie Chavez (7-7), Sydney Gonzales (21-21), Lauren Letzsch (21-21) and Kaitlyn Yanish (14-14) … Individual event winners this season are Carey (32), Madi Dagen (1) and Domingo (1).
The Beavers lead the overall series with Arizona, 64-27, which includes a 14-10 record in Tucson … Oregon State rides an 11-meet winning streak heading into Friday … The last loss to the Wildcats occurred back in 2003 after OSU fell at Arizona by a score of 195.775-194.800 … Last time these two teams met, the Orange & Black knocked off the 22-ranked Wildcats, 196.400-196.150, in the Pac-12 opener in 2020 … Kaitlyn Yanish won the event title on floor while two former Beavers tied for top honors on the balance beam.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
Arizona (1-8) is coached by John Court who was named head in 2018 but served on the Wildcat's staff for 19 seasons … The Wildcats are ranked No. 32 this week with an RQS of 195.820, averaging 195.675 this season … Arizona last competed at home on Friday against No. 4 Utah, scoring its highest so far this season of 196.850 to hand Utah its second loss of the season … Emily Mueller leads the Wildcats in the all-around, ranking 31st with a 39.130 RQS.
Oregon State's final regular season matchup will be in Denver, Colo. on March 13 as the Beavers compete in a quad-meet against No. 13 Denver, Arkansas and Nebraska. The action is slated to begin at 1 p.m. PT and will be aired via Denver's live stream.
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