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No. 12 Beavers Set to Take Flight in Mile High Quad Meet

Mar 11, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Its No. 12 Oregon State versus No. 14 Denver, No. 18 Arkansas and Nebraska battling it out in Mile High City for the Beavers' final meet of the regular season. The Denver quad is set to begin at 1 p.m. PT inside the Magness Center. With a potential ice hockey conflict, the meet might be held inside the Hamilton Gymnasium. The regular season finale will be available on the Pioneers All-Access ($) and can be accessed on the gymnastics schedule page at osubeavers.com.

BEAVS IN THE RANKINGS
The Beavers jumped back into the rankings after their meet at Arizona after competing in their third road matchup of the 2022 campaign. With an NQS score of 196.980, the Orange & Black sit at No. 12 with Michigan State heading into the regular season finale. OSU is ranked 11th on vault, 15th on beam and floor and 23rd on bars. Individually, Jade Carey leads the nation in the all-around and on bars while sitting No. 2 on floor, No. 5 on vault and No. 16 on beam. Senior Madi Dagen ranks 24th with a 39.335 all-around NQS, respectively, while Jenna Domingo is No. 37 on beam.

PAC-12 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS
For the first time in program history, Oregon State earned a share of the conference regular season title after finishing in a four-way tie for first place with Arizona State, California, and Utah this season. This is the third season the conference has crowned a regular season champion, beginning the tradition in 2020.

WEEK EIGHT QUICK STICKS
Oregon State earned its first road victory last Friday after taking down the University of Arizona 196.675-195.925 … As a team, the Orange & Black scored their highest event on beam posting a 49.275 … Ariana Young was inserted back in the lineup and delivered with a 9.85, leading off on the apparatus … freshman Lauren Letzsch collected her first individual title with a career-best 9.95 on floor while freshman counterpart Jade Carey added four individual titles on the night … the Olympic gold medalist took home her eighth all-around (39.750) to go along with the vault (9.95), bars (9.95) and beam (9.925) titles in her home state … freshman Kaitlin Garcia scored in her first career meet with a 9.80 as the leadoff on vault.

SEASON QUICK STICKS
OSU has hit 181 of 192 routines this season … Gymnasts who have hit every routine are Carley Beeman (7-7), Jade Carey (32-32), Karlie Chavez (8-8), Sydney Gonzales (24-24), and Lauren Letzsch (24-24) … Individual event winners this season are Carey, Madi Dagen, Domingo and Letzsch. As a team this season, Oregon State has scored a 49.00 or higher in 30 of 32 events over the course of eight meets, nearly 95 percent of all events. Their five 197s this season is the first time in a single campaign since 2005.

HISTORY WITH THE OPPONENTS
The Beavers are a combined 21-29 overall against the Huskers, Pioneers and Razorbacks … OSU holds a losing record amongst all three and are 0-3 in the previous meetings … the last Oregon State win against Arkansas occurred back in 2006 at the NCAA Championships while the Beavers defeated both Denver and Nebraska during the 2011 campaign.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
Arkansas is coached by Olympic gold medalist Jordan Wieber and has elevated the Razorbacks to No. 18 in the nation with a 196.645 NQS … The Gymbacks (3-9) are coming off a two-meet weekend having competed at Elevate the Stage on March 6, finishing third with a 196.800 … Denver head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart has gotten the Pioneers to No. 14 after week nine … DU improved its overall NQS by more than a tenth following its second highest score of the season (197.075) at the Penn State quad last weekend … Nebraska's head coach Heather Brink has gotten the Huskers to 38th and are coming off a tri-meet at the Masters Classic in Lincoln after posting a 194.925 … At the B1G meet on Feb. 19, the Huskers added their highest score of the season with a 196.7500.  

UP NEXT
Oregon State heads to the Pac-12 Championships next Saturday, March 19, to begin the postseason. Currently, the Beavers are set to compete in the night session at 5 p.m. PT at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The competition will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Tickets can be purchased here.

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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