Kim Jacob – opens with a double pike – crowd clapping along to her music – 1.5 to front 1/1 – switch side straddle to straddle 1/1 to straddle drop down on the floor – closes wtih a 1.5 to front layout. 9.825
Lora Leigh Frost – opens with a double layout – solid – punch 1/1 to front layout – no problem this week – must be strong for the final pass – Ten Troupe is behind her – beautiful landing this week – way chest high – fans on their feet in the Ten Troupe corral – so excited for her success. 9.900
Diandra Milliner – showing some swagga coming out of that double front Arabian with her dance move – front handspring -front layout to front 1/1 – step forward to control the landing – no steps on the final landing of the double pike – a little leg split on the landing however. Great routine. 9.925
Marissa Gutierrez – opens with a double layout – super landing – huge smile – front 1/1 to front layout – right on – ring leap to wolf 1/1 – closes with a double pike - good landing. Teammates thrilled for her. 9.875 -
GSE – opens with a double front Arabian - a little labored on the landing, head down, body forward a bit as well - front 1/1 to front layout – closes with a great double pike – embraces the sky with her final Shushonova jump down to the floor – crowd loving it – 9.95 – that’s a little high considering that opening pass landing.
Ashley Priess – the icing on the cake – opens with a double tuck, chest high landing - no problems with her second pass – 1.5 to front layout – closes with a strong double pike – funky dance in between – double twisting jump in tuck position – muscle dance leap at the end shows her athleticism right before she finishes with an elegant pose. Crowd loves it. 9.950
Exhibition: Brooke Parker – opens with a DFA - stuck landing, no movement – 1.5 to front pike – nails that landing as well (no movement) – switch leap to wolf 1/1 combination – closes with a double pike – one step forward on landing, head down a bit – excellent effort from the freshman. 9.825!
Arkansas on Balance Beam
Jordan Salsberg – raise leg and waves arms a few times to stay on after completing the flight series – switch split leap to gainer bloso – bends at the waist after landing the second element – dismounts with a double twist – good landing. Some form deductions as well throughout. 9.600
Shelby Salmon – front aerial – back tuck – small hop on landing the second element – side aerial – bends at the waist to stay on – switch split leap to wolf jump 1/1 – a little hesitancy between these elements so she may not get full credit – running tuck 1/1 dismount – hop forward. 9.650
Sammi Kolbas – looking good with her tumbling elements so far – switch split leap to straddle – needs a little more amplitude and split – double tuck dismount – chest down but she holds the stick for a 9.700.
Scarlett Williams – lots of difficulty in t his routine – dismounts with a bhs to layout to 1.5 twist – falls during earlier flight element unfortunately. 9.250
Jaime Pisani – front handspring onto the beam – a little wiggle – front toss to wolf jump – double twist dismount – solid routine with a few balance checks here and there. 9.800
Katherine Grable – solid routine – front toss to straddle jump – beat jump to tuck 1/1 – dismounts with a difficult double pike but lunges forward mightily on the landing towards the beam and that will be the largest deduction in her routine. 9.850 – a little high considering the dismount execution problems.